Memphis, Tennessee

There are few cities with as much to do as you’ll find in Memphis. Music is still the city’s main attraction. In fact, Beale Street has been cited as second only to Bourbon Street as the best entertainment district in America. No trip to Memphis would be complete without a visit to Graceland, Elvis’ 14-acre estate.

The area today also offers a fascinating collection of shops, restaurants, nightspots, theaters, and parks. Explore A. Schwab’s, the Beale Street Substation Police Museum, the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, or the Center for Southern Folklore. Memphis shopping offers everything from big-name national chains to boutiques, antiques, local artists treasures, and one-of-a-kind gifts. From a five-star French masterpiece to hole-in-the-wall barbecue joints and nationally known fusion restaurants, travel writers regularly remark that there is a surprising share of remarkable dining offerings.

Don’t let Memphis’ legendary reputation for nightlife overshadow the city’s scores of remarkable family activities. From the educational attractions that give a vivid glimpse of important American history to the acclaimed zoo or the long list of places that are just plain fun, Memphis is a memorable treat for tourists of all ages.

The Peabody Memphis

In the heart of “Blues City,” you’ll find The Peabody Memphis, a magnificent Forbes Four-Star, AAA Four-Diamond historic hotel, located just blocks from Memphis attractions like Beale Street, the Memphis Rock N Soul Museum, Gibson Guitar Factory, Fed-Ex Forum, National Civil Rights Museum, Sun Studio, Orpheum Theatre, and the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

The Peabody itself is also one of Memphis’ most popular attractions. The Peabody Ducks march to and from the Grand Lobby daily at 11am and 5pm in a time-honored tradition dating back to 1933. Legendary, charming, elegant, and grand are adjectives that perfectly describe this luxury Memphis hotel. Enjoy the heated indoor pool and day spa, fun shops, and award-winning dining.

Guest rooms feature amenities such as flat screen television, hairdryer, bathrobe, iron/board, in-room safe, and more. Memphis International Airport (MEM) is just 15 minutes from The Peabody.

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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
Memphis, Tennessee
March 31 - April 3, 2022

Thursday, March 31

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Difficult Airway: Part I S.Dunn
  0830 Difficult Airway: Part II S.Dunn
  0930 Break
  0945 Labor Analgesia: State of the Art S.Dunn
  1045 Burnout in Healthcare: It Is Past Time to Do Something M.Murphy
  1145 The Quadruple Aim: Keep Healthcare Personnel Healthy M.Murphy
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, April 1

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Positioning Risks and Responsibility M.Murphy
  0830 Preop Testing and Screening Guidelines: Do They Really Matter? M.Murphy
  0930 Break
  0945 Patient Has Implantable Cardioverter/Defib and No Cardiologist, What Now? S.Dunn
  1045 Impediments to Labor Epidural Placement S.Dunn
  1145 Spinal for Cesarean Section S.Dunn
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, April 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Physics and Chemistry for Anesthesiology S.Dunn
  0830 New Concepts in Neuroanesthesia I.Osborn
  0930 Break
  0945 Medications for Intraoperative Blood Pressure Control: “Going Up or Down?” I.Osborn
  1045 Perioperative Fluid Management: Can We Do Better? I.Osborn
  1145 PBLD: The Patient on Naltrexone for Surgery I.Osborn
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, April 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Risk Management: Ethical Challenges You Will Face M.Murphy
  0830 Risk Management: Clinical Minefields Where You Work M.Murphy
  0930 Break
  0945 Infection Control: Role of the Anesthesia Provider I.Osborn
  1045 Can We Monitor Nociception and Pain? I.Osborn
  1145 Enhanced Recovery From Surgery (ERAS): The Science and the Techniques I.Osborn
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

5.2 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/6/22


Steven Dunn, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Baystate Medical Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Springfield, Massachusetts

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

Mark T. Murphy, MD
Owner, MSN Education, LLC
St. Petersburg, Florida
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington


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: 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 1040794; Expiration Date 04/03/22.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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 January 30, 2022 to March 1, 2022. No refund after March 1, 2022; 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.


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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