Killarney, Ireland

Killarney, Ireland is a warm and most welcoming town. Feel instantly at home as you wander down the streets, grab a tasty meal and relax in a comfortable pub. The town is part of Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry and is a fantastic place to base yourself as you explore the sublime beauty of the area.  Wonder at sights like the Torc Waterfall, Gap of Dunloe and Muckross House. Relax in a spa surrounded by mountains, or stop at one of the countless viewpoints and take it all in. If you’re feeling adventurous, hike Carrauntoohil, cycle on the Ring of Kerry, fish or kayak on the lakes, or golf championship courses. After exploring the great outdoors, return to Killarney town and unwind by strolling the streets, popping into cute shops and charming pubs. This vibrant ‘little’ town is set the incredibly beautiful surrounding countryside which makes Killarney a very special place indeed. Full of history, heritage, activities, and world class hospitality, Killarney is a buzzing and vibrant town with lots of things to do.

The Europe Hotel & Resort

Nestled on the shores of Ireland’s finest vista, with spectacular sweeping outlooks across the lakes, mountains, gardens and national parkland, this award winning, 5 star hotel is set like a jewel in the region’s crown. This is where the magnificent scenery of Co. Kerry’s MacGillycuddy's Reeks mountain range is reflected in the waters of Killarney’s largest lake, Loch Léin.  Here, a magical world awaits, where every guest experiences trademark warmth and welcome. Relaxation and adventure await you in the extensive leisure offerings and decadent ESPA at The Europe. Choose from a unique series of holistic treatments that release tensions and restore a sense of absolute well-being. The 50,000 sq. ft. award winning ESPA at The Europe features two levels. ESPA Spa Level includes multiple treatment rooms, private spa suites, manicure and pedicure thrones and more. On the ESPA Active Level, guests can enjoy complimentary access to the indoor pool and outdoor infinity pool, thermal suite (unisex) with salt water pool, lifestyle showers, ice fountain, sauna, steam room, and relaxation areas. If that's not enough, guests also have complimentary access to the state of the art techno-gym, fitness studio & onsite fitness classes and complimentary Tennis on two indoor tennis courts.

The Europe Hotel & Resort is famous for its own Austrian Haflinger Ponies which can be seen grazing in the hotel grounds. Guests may enjoy complimentary horse rides along sheltered bridleways during their stay. Arrange a charter for fishing, kayaking, and boating from The Europe's private pier or play a round at two championship golf courses adjacent to the hotel (fees apply).  When it's time to dine, The Europe Hotel & Resort offers a number of dining and lounge options, from formal fine dining to a more relaxed affair. Every menu is a thoughtfully developed showcase of local produce and artisanal ingredients from around the island to take you, our guest, on a journey that celebrates Irish cuisine.

At the end of the day, retreat to your elegant guestroom. Lakeview Rooms offer stunning views over the Lakes and Mountains while Golfside Rooms offer Nature or Golf Course views. Double Rooms have 1 Super King Bed; Twin Rooms have 2 x 3ft Single Beds (Continental Twin). You'll find room amenities such as interactive TV & multi-media system, SuitePad & PressReader with complimentary access to digital versions of 1,000s of global newspapers/magazines, complimentary high speed WiFi Internet access (excludes meeting rooms), safe, one U.S. electrical outlet, mini bar, complimentary Mineral Water replenished daily, Nespresso coffee machine & tea making facilities, twice daily housekeeping services including turn down, iron/board, trouser press, hairdryer, robes and slippers, bathroom with Rain Shower & Bathtub (most rooms). Most rooms also feature a large, private balcony.

The Europe Hotel & Resort is located 3 miles from Killarney Town, 11 miles from Kerry Airport (KIR), 58 miles from Cork Airport (ORK) 67 miles from Shannon Airport (SNN) and 188 miles from Dublin airport (DUB). For transportation information, visit

Starting in 2024, citizens from the United States of America traveling to or through Europe will be required to complete an ETIAS application prior to boarding an aircraft, sea carrier, or coach vehicle for Europe, and this includes travelers who will only be transiting in Europe en route to other destinations.

American citizens can expect their ETIAS application to normally be processed and approved within minutes, and the authorization is sent by email in the form of a PDF document. There is no need to print or present any documents as the ETIAS is stored electronically against the passport details stored in the European Immigration system. ETIAS Application Advice: Submit application at least 96 hours before departure. If denied for an ETIAS, travelers can still apply for full visitor visa.

Be aware that an ETIAS does not guarantee entry to Europe as the final decision is made by the border security personnel of the European country of arrival. For details, visit and

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This course is designed for physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses and other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the anesthesia specialty or are impacted by it.


The practitioner of anesthesiology must possess the scientific background for clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of not only the specialty, but also of all additional related disciplines which may impact it; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures necessary for the provision of quality patient care; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in the clinical setting, the clinical and educational institutions, and the community in which the practice resides; serve as an expert in matters involving health care delivery; serve as an informed manager of clinical and educational services provided, including the acquisition and distribution of resources necessary in meeting professional goals; and provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner. Presentations are designed to facilitate the healthcare provider in reviewing, updating, and/or expanding knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional.


At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences - to include but not be limited to advanced anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, and social sciences - as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of anesthesia and related services inherent in the anesthesia professions.

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, and contraindications and precautions of presented pharmacological agents through the understanding of their physico-chemical properties, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, updated uses, and more recently developed additional, related, and similar drugs.

Outline comprehensive management plans for the group of patients discussed, whether related in age, physical status, cultural background, invasive procedure, anesthetic or analgesic requirements, clinical setting, adverse reactions, and/or goals of care.

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of anesthetic procedures and administrations, equipment use, and other applications encountered during the provision of anesthesia and analgesia whether in the surgical unit, the labor and delivery suite, the pain management clinic, or other more remote location of anesthetizing services.

Incorporate the appropriate recommendations and/or requirements of pertinent external organizations, institutions, and professional groups - recognized as serving as the authority for and/or holding the responsibility to compile and approve such tenets - in the provision of anesthesia and related services, whether medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, or health care management standards.

Apply the new techniques in the clinical setting of the participant.

Current Anesthesia Practice
Killarney, Ireland
August 12-16, 2024

Monday, August 12

  0800 Registration - Mandatory Sign In (breakfast not served at meeting)
  0825 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0830 Perioperative Risk Calculators E.Lobato
  0930 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery: What the Guidelines Do Not Tell Us E.Lobato
  1030 Break
  1045 Perioperative Management of Patients With Coronary Stents E.Lobato
  1145 Position Matters! Risks and Responsibilities M.Murphy
  1245 The Obesity Epidemic Is Bigger Than You Think M.Murphy
  1345 Adjourn

Tuesday, August 13

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In (breakfast not served at meeting)
  0830 Challenging Medications: GLP-1 and SGLT2 M.Murphy
  0930 Herbal Substances Your Patients Are Taking and Not Telling You M.Murphy
  1030 Break
  1045 Allergies, Antibiotics and Anaphylaxis: Global Consequences of Our Decisions M.Murphy
  1145 Pulmonary Evaluation and Risk of Postoperative Pulmonary Complications E.Lobato
  1245 Anesthetic Management of Patient With Chronic Heart Failure E.Lobato
  1345 Adjourn

Wednesday August 14 – Day Open


Thursday, August 15

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In (breakfast not served at meeting)
  0830 Perioperative Myocardial Injury and Infarction After Noncardiac Surgery: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis E.Lobato
  0930 Perioperative Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy E.Lobato
  1030 Break
  1045 Anesthetic Approach to the Patient With a Permanent Cardiac Electronic Implantable Device E.Lobato
  1145 Burnout in Healthcare: Beyond Time to Do Something M.Murphy
  1245 Wellness Solutions: Don’t Wait for HR to Fix It M.Murphy
  1345 Adjourn

Friday, August 16

  0815 Registration – Mandatory Sign In (breakfast not served at meeting)
  0830 A Short History of Anesthesia: How We Got Here, Where We Are Going M.Murphy
  0930 Production Pressures and Outcome Measures: The Answer Is Always Money M.Murphy
  1030 Break
  1045 Recent Publications You Should Know About M.Murphy
  1145 Approach to the Patient With Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension E.Lobato
  1245 Diagnosis and Treatment of Intraoperative Myocardial Ischemia E.Lobato
  1345 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

7.1 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/13/24



Emilio B. Lobato, MD
Anesthesiology Services
North Florida / South Georgia VAMC
Gainesville, Florida

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Owner, MSN Education, LLC
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Anesthesiology: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1043443; Expiration Date 08/16/2024.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS/NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington


Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.


$100 June 13, 2024 to July 13, 2024. No refund after July 13, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

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*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures. The concierge can provide you with childcare information.

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