London, England

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Take a step through time and check out traditional London. Take afternoon tea, or eat a traditional pub lunch; visit Buckingham Palace or the Tower of London; hop on board a double decker bus and witness the famous Changing the Guard. Explore the lavish interiors of the Queen's official London residence, and one of the world's few remaining working royal palaces, at Buckingham Palace.

Windsor Castle is open all year round and is the perfect place to visit during a day trip from London. The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the 19th centuries, on show 361 days a year, free of charge. The British Museum is home to treasures from every corner of the world. Discover over two million years of human history and culture including artefacts like the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and even Egyptian mummies.

If you enjoy fine dining, London offers endless options for international cuisine. Indian curries and tandoori chicken, steaks and sushi, Italian seafood and authentic pizzas with basil and fresh mozarella—whatever your taste, you can find it in London.

Andaz London Liverpool Street

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Located in the heart of vibrant East London, Andaz London Liverpool Street lends itself as the perfect location. Opened as the Great Eastern Hotel in 1884 and one of London’s original railway hotels, the hotel is housed in a beautiful redbrick Victorian building designed by the architects of London’s famed Houses of Parliament. Andaz London is conveniently located in the heart of the city with excellent access to transport and within walking distance of Shoreditch and it’s lively restaurant, bar and entertainment scene.

There is something to suit all dining tastes at Andaz London. Savour a full English breakfast in 1901, sip international wines and enjoy afternoon tea at the 1901 Wine Lounge or escape the city in Rake's Café Bar. Enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine in Miyako, a brasserie menu with healthy options in Eastway, or a quintessentially Biritish experience in Lady Abercorn's Pub & Kitchen. Guests can de-stress in the extensive state of the art fitness area, set in the uniqueness of an old Egyptian Temple or arrange to escape from the outside world with a range of in-room spa treatments. Andaz King or 2 Twin Bed rooms are approximately 312 square feet. Andaz Large King rooms are approximately 355 square feet with a sitting area. All guest rooms feature complimentary healthy mini-bar with snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, complimentary Wi-Fi, Nespresso coffee machine, 55" SmartTV with mirroring capabilities and Apple TV, USB connections and multiuse international sockets,walk-in shower or fast-fill bathtub, upscale bath amenities from British luxury skincare brand REN, luxurious Yukata robes and more.

Andaz London Liverpool Street is located approximately 8 miles from London City Airport (LCY), 20 miles from Heathrow Airport (LHR), 38 miles from Stansted Airport (STN), and 29 miles from Gatwick Airport (LGW). Please note that the hotel does not have parking on site or valet parking. The closest public car park is the London Wall Car Park, located underground between Aldersgate and Moorgate, with 217 spaces.

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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.


Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional:

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

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner


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.

Topics in Anesthesia
London, England, United Kingdom
October 12-16, 2020

Monday, October 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In*
  0725 Welcome
NWAS Staff
  0730 Arrhythmias: The Tachycardias
  0830 Arrhythmias: The Bradycardias and Others
  0930 Break
  0945 Is There a Medical Professional Aboard This Aircraft?
  1045 NOAC Reversal Agents: A Dream Come True?
  1145 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right?
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, October 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In*
  0730 How Do We Know Our Drugs Are Safe for Our Patients?
  0830 Rarities: Cases You Rarely Encounter That Have Anesthetic Implications
  0930 Break
  0945 Steroids and Surgery
  1045 Perioperative Glucose Control
  1145 Natural Disaster Management: Taking Anesthesia Beyond the OR
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, October 14 - Day Open


Thursday, October 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In*
  0730 Traumatic Shock: the Anesthesia Provider's and the Intensivist's Point of View
  0830 Treating Traumatic Shock: What's New?
  0930 Break
  0945 Neuroanesthesia: Not Just for the Neuroanesthesiologist!
  1045 Update on Care of the Patient With Head Trauma
  1145 What Is the Ideal Hemoglobin?
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, October 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In*
  0730 Multimodal Pain Therapy: Ofirmev and the NSAIDs
  0830 Multimodal Pain Therapy: Ketamine, Lidocaine and Others
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia in the Drug Abuser: the Stimulants
  1045 Anesthesia in the Drug Abuser: the Cannabinoids and the Opioids
  1145 The PACU Nurse Calls: The Patient Is Very Sleepy
  1245 Adjourn

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

*Please plan to eat breakfast prior to the meeting.


Elizabeth Frost, MD
Professor of Anesthesia
Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical Trauma ICU
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Linda E. Pelinka, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology and
Critical Care Medicine
University of Vienna and
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of
Experimental and Clinical Traumatology
Vienna, Austria, European Union


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health and Northwest Anesthesia Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health 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: CME credit will be sent directly to The American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill the Part 2 requirement for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®).

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 Anesthetists for 24 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1038122; Expiration Date 10/16/2020.

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 is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), 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). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia 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 30 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS 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 August 13, 2020 to September 12, 2020. No refund after September 12, 2020; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

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Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

You must sign-in every day you attend to receive credit.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

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

Travel at your own risk.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email:


We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.