In the wake of the devastating wild fires in Maui, Hawaii, our thoughts are with those impacted by this historic event.
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We anticipate that our October 2024 event will proceed as scheduled.

Maui, Hawaii

Travelers who can go anywhere in the world come back to Maui again and again. There is magic on this island, where natural wonders set your spirit free and the warm aloha of Maui’s people fills your heart with a sense of belonging. Maui’s natural beauty is accessible and breathtaking. From a rugged backcountry hike to educational activities focusing on Maui’s culture, history, and environment to unique attractions and world class entertainment - the Magic Isles have it all!

The best golf in paradise is yours to enjoy on Maui. There are challenges for players of all skill levels and incredible views. Nowhere else in the world will you find the array of ocean sports and activities that Maui offers. There are the 42 miles of world famous beaches, ranging from the little jewel of Red Sand Beach to the black sand beach at Waianapanapa State Park. The best snorkeling is at Honolua Bay or the small islet of Molokini, a submerged crater.

For the nature enthusiast, Maui has breathtaking hiking trails. The rangers at Haleakala National Park lead free nature walks, both at the 10,000 foot summit of Maui’s awe-inspiring, long-dormant volcano and at Oheo Gulch with its famous Seven Pools. For an unforgettable vacation that will rejuvenate you, body and soul, come to Maui and find out why people in Hawaii say, “Maui no ka oi...Maui is the best.”

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Welcome to an oceanfront oasis on world-renowned Ka‘anapali Beach. This newly reimagined 40-acre Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is a AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel offering access to everything you desire for an unforgettable getaway in paradise. Enjoy a half-acre pool with a dedicated water playground for keiki (kids), a nightly on-site luau, rooftop stargazing, oceanfront golf, a beachfront spa, cultural activities, and true Hawaiian hospitality.

Newly renovated guest rooms feature a lanai, flat-screen TV, coffee/tea maker, mini-fridge, safe, robes, iron/board, hairdryer, and other amenities to assure a comfortable stay. Bedding options (based on hotel availability) include one king bed plus a full size sofa sleeper or two queen beds plus chaise lounge sofa.

Speedi Shuttle is offering attendees and their travel companions discounted shared airport/hotel shuttle service. Guests with prearranged arrival reservations are met in the baggage claim area, then directed to their waiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, 6’1” headroom, adjustable headrests and comfortable seats. For pricing and reservations, visit https://www.speedishuttle.com/a/r/multiaff7.4/sp1/i/2/res/universal?force_cr=&widget=

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TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

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.

OBJECTIVES

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 Topics in Anesthesia
Maui, Hawaii
October 28 - November 1, 2024

Monday, October 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Common Anesthetic Dilemmas: Can They Be Settled? J.Leslie
  0830 Postoperative Sore Throat (POST): Frequent? Preventable? J.Leslie
  0930 Break
  0945 Minimally Invasive Airway Management (Beyond MAC) I.Osborn
  1045 Medications for Intraoperative Blood Pressure Control: "Going Up or Down?" I.Osborn
  1145 Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation T.Fuhrman
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, October 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Neuroanesthesia: The Basics T.Fuhrman
  0830 Neuroanesthesia: Beyond the Basics T.Fuhrman
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia Journals Update: Key Articles for All Anesthesia Practitioners J.Leslie
  1045 Chemical Dependency and the Anesthesia Practitioner J.Leslie
  1145 PTSD: What Is It? How Can We Effectively Manage the Patient? I.Osborn
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, October 30 – Day Open

     

Thursday, October 31

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Perioperative Fluid Management: Can We Do Better? I.Osborn
  0830 Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA): How to Do It and Why We Should Be Using It More
I.Osborn
  0930 Break
  0945 Obstructive Sleep Apnea T.Fuhrman
  1045 Postoperative Cognitive Deficits T.Fuhrman
  1145 Anesthesia for Laparoscopy: Common Problems and Solutions J.Leslie
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, November 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign in - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Checklists for Anesthesia Practitioners: No Brainers? J.Leslie
  0830 Anesthetic Management of the Geriatric Patient J.Leslie
  0930 Break  
  0945 Cardiac Devices T.Fuhrman
  1045 Local Anesthetic Review: How Much Can I Give? How Do I Rescue? I.Osborn
  1145 Sustainability in Anesthesia I.Osborn
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

7.3 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 12/28/23

FACULTY

 

Thomas Fuhrman, MD, MMSc, FASA, FCCP, FAARC
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Central Florida COM
Orlando, Florida

John B. Leslie, MD, MBA
Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Mayo Medical School – Arizona Campus
Consultant in Anesthesiology – Mayo Clinic Hospital
Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Arizona School of Medicine – Tucson and Phoenix Campus
Staff Anesthesiologist – ValleyWise Medical Center Phoenix
Creighton University Medical School - Phoenix Campus
Phoenix, Arizona

Irene P. Osborn, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Division of Neuroanesthesia
Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine
New York, New York

ACCREDITATION

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, www.theABA.org, 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 1044011; Expiration Date 11/01/2024.

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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

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

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 August 29, 2024 to September 28, 2024. No refund after September 28, 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.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. Click here for more information.

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

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.

REGISTER EARLY

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.

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You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1-800-328-1111* Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NM36A

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