Los Angeles, California

The City of Los Angeles (LA) holds many distinctions and many reasons to visit. LA is the entertainment capital of the world, a cultural mecca boasting more than 300 museums, and a paradise of great weather. From tourist attractions like the Walk of Fame's collection of stars to miles of beaches, fabulous shopping, and exquisite dining, LA is the place to be.

Several nightlife venues offer entertainment options galore. Lucky Strike Lanes features 18 state-of-the-art bowling lanes, and LA's preeminent Latin music venue, The Conga Room, dishes out Latin gourmet cuisine and an eclectic lineup of live entertainment. During your stay, stroll Venice Beach to see America's most zany (and amazing) street entertainers - chainsaw jugglers, swamis on rollerblades, and street dancers.

Visit Hollywood and Highland Center for some “that's so LA” shopping and then move on to major attractions such as the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman's Chinese Theatre. They are one-of-a-kind and undoubtedly a part of American pop culture. Whether it's the majesty of the architecture, the purity of sound, or the beauty of its public garden, Walt Disney Concert Hall has become the cultural symbol of Los Angeles. Make sure to stop by other cutting-edge architecture: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Caltrans District 7 Headquarters, and the U.S. Bank Tower.

Whatever kind of activities you enjoy, you will find them within your grasp in LA!

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills invites you to discover this luxury hotel, blending Hollywood glamour with European elegance. In this chic, urban escape, you'll enjoy a Sofitel experience that enchants, intrigues and refreshes. Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills boasts a prime location, adjacent to the elite shopping experience at the Beverly Center, minutes from the vibrant nightlife of the Sunset Strip and world-class couture on Rodeo Drive. The city’s best attractions are just moments away. 

This hotel offers guests unsurpassed service and amenities including the Estérel restaurant and Riviera 31 lounge-bar, full-service SoSpa, outdoor heated pool with deck, SoFit state-of-the-art fitness center, and Le Salon: a Celebrity Hair Salon to experience the Hollywood Glamour. Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills’ Superior King or Double Room features SoBed™—Sofitel’s luxurious feather bed and duvet sleep system, complimentary Wi-Fi, minibar, Bose® Wave® music system, hair dryer, in room safe, and luxurious French toiletries. King rooms are located on the third and fourth floors of the hotel, on either side, and the superior double rooms are located on the Beverly Boulevard side of the hotel.

The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is located approximately 13.5 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 14 miles from Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR), 49 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA), and 53 miles from the LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT). Transportation from area airports to the hotel is available via taxi, shuttle service, Uber and Lyft. Overnight valet parking at the hotel  is available for approximately $50 including tax, per car, per night. Parking price subject to change without notice.

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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.

Topics in Anesthesia
Los Angeles, California
November 30 - December 3, 2021

Tuesday, November 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0730 Post-Spinal Hypotension in Cesarean Section: Keeping It Up! S.Khoche  
  0830 Newer Agents of Homeostasis S.Khoche  
  0930 Break
  0945 Allergic Reactions Under Anesthesia: So Easy to Miss! How to Handle? A.Wadhwa  
  1045 Preoperative Evaluation and Risk Assessment in Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure H.Ramakrishna  
  1145 Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Cardiac Surgery: Tracing a Connected Evolution H.Ramakrishna  
  1245 Adjourn
1.7 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, December 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Outcomes in Aortic Stenosis and Aortic Valve Surgery: What's Clinically Important? H.Ramakrishna  
  0830 Making Sense of Stress-Dose Steroids S.Khoche  
  0930 Break
  0945 Going Beyond the Echo Report in Perioperative Care S.Khoche  
  1045 Supraglottic Airways (LMA): Success in Obese and Non-Obese Patients A.Wadhwa  
  1145 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Components, Benefits to Patients and Healthcare A.Wadhwa  
  1245 Adjourn
1.7 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, December 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Key Issues for Safe Anesthesia in the Morbidly Obese A.Wadhwa  
  0830 Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Bariatric Surgery: Prophylaxis and Treatment A.Wadhwa  
  0930 Break
  0945 Approach to the Patient With Cardiac Disease for Noncardiac Surgery H.Ramakrishna  
  1045 Complications in Noncardiac Surgery: What Every Anesthesia Provider Needs to Know H.Ramakrishna  
  1145 Vasopressors and Inotropes S.Khoche  
  1245 Adjourn
1.5 Pharmacology Hours

Friday, December 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Lung Transplantation: What's New and Relevant? H.Ramakrishna  
  0830 Glycemic Control in Cardiac Surgery S.Khoche  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Beta Blockade S.Khoche  
  1045 Acute Pain Management: Multimodal and Opioid-Sparing Analgesia A.Wadhwa  
  1145 Role of NMDA Antagonists Perioperatively: Thinking Beyond the Perioperative Period A.Wadhwa  
  1245 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

6.8 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 9/17/21


Swapnil Khoche, MBBS, DNB, FCARCSI
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

Harish Ramakrishna, MD, FACC, FESC
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Anu Wadhwa, MBBS, MSc, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Texas Southwestern
President, International Society for the Perioperative Care of the Obese Patient (ISPCOP)
Past President, Kentucky and Indiana Society of Physicians of Indian Origin (KIAPI)
Dallas, Texas


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 Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1040865; Expiration Date 12/3/2021.

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 October 01, 2021 to October 31, 2021. No refund after October 31, 2021; 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)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel and tuition booked through NWAS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWAS! Click here for more information.

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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net


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.