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Monterey, California

Just 100 miles south of San Francisco, Monterey's breathtaking scenery, rich history, world-renowned attractions and outdoor adventures invite one to grab life by the moments! Monterey is a dramatic setting for endless choices of activities. Cannery Row is one of the most popular destinations here, named for John Steinbeck’s novel, Cannery Row offers waterfront luxury hotels, boutique shopping, spas, restaurants and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is home to favorite marine life that can be observed in one of the most amazing natural environments found anywhere in the United States. Monterey is also named a Top North American Golf Destination. Monterey County offers 99-miles of coastline including dramatic cliffs with everything from breathtaking waterfalls to rocky shores, tidepools to explore and opportunities for surfing, and fishing.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Perched dramatically on historic beachfront property above the crashing surf of the Pacific, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa delights its guests with classic, California coastal experiences animated by an irresistible spirit of conviviality and play. Here you’ll be welcomed with warm hospitality and elegantly-appointed guest rooms with thoughtful extras and luxury touches. From their chef-driven oceanfront restaurant, award-winning rooftop luxury spa and prime location steps from charming Cannery Row, this elegant oceanfront hotel is the centerpiece of Monterey Bay. Vista Blue Spa is a sophisticated escape, with dramatic panoramic views from the sundeck it has been named one of Travel & Leisure's TOP 25 Spas, and, for three years in a row, one of Conde Nast’s TOP 75 Hotel Spas in North America. Stay on track in the fully equipped, state-of-the-art fitness center, with unrivaled views of Monterey Bay. There is also The Terrace, the new, new family-friendly area that includes a sundeck with lounge furniture and two oversized hot tubs for hotel guests to enjoy.

Guest rooms are approximately 400 square feet and offer modern amenities such as plush microfiber beds, large windows, LCD flat screen TV, Keurig coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/board, spacious marble bathrooms, robes and luxurious bathroom amenities. Available with 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on hotel availability). Inland View rooms offer views of historic Cannery Row, the recreational trail or The Terrace. Harbor View rooms overlook the Plaza towards the Monterey harbor, while Ocean View rooms are built right over the ocean with stunning views of Monterey Bay. Guest will also enjoy amenities such as complimentary high speed wireless Internet, unlimited local phone calls, complimentary daily newspaper, Coastal Curators Service and complimentary use of bicycles.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is located approximately 10 minutes from the Monterey Regional Airport (MYR), 75 miles from San Jose International Airport (SJC), and 106 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Valet Parking at the hotel with unlimited in/out privileges is approximately $35 per day, per vehicle. Parking fees 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 Obstetrical Anesthesia
Monterey, California
April 4-7, 2023
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Tuesday, April 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Beating Burnout: Five Mindset Altering Exercises L.Tsen
  0830 Reducing Obstetric General Anesthesia: Ten Practical, Tested Tips L.Tsen
  0930 Break
  0945 Major Obstetric Hemorrhage: A Perspective on Protocols L.Tsen
  1045 DPE, CSE, and Epidural Labor Analgesia: Is There an Optimal Technique? L.Tsen
  1145 Nutrition During Labor and Delivery: It's Time to Feed the Need J.Pellegrini
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, April 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Surgical Site Infection in Major GYN Abdominal Surgery and Cesarean Section: The Anesthesia Providers Responsibility J.Pellegrini
  0830 Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy: Anesthetic Management for Labor and Delivery A.Girnius
  0930 Break
  0945 Expanding Our Skill Set: Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Labor and Delivery A.Girnius
  1045 Communication and Handoffs in Labor and Delivery: A Culture of Safety A.Girnius
  1145 Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy: A Practical Primer L.Tsen
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, April 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Bleeding Disorders and Neuraxial Anesthesia A.Girnius
  0830 Postpartum Headache: Is It Anesthesia's Fault? A.Girnius
  0930 Break
  0945 Optimizing Oxytocin and Alternative Uterotonic Use for Cesarean L.Tsen
  1045 The Effectiveness of TXA in Reducing Blood Loss at Cesarean Section J.Pellegrini
  1145 Management Strategies in the Prevention and Treatment of Spinal-Induced Hypotension J.Pellegrini
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, April 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Hail Cesar: Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery L.Tsen
  0830 Challenges in Providing Analgesia and Anesthesia to the Morbidly Obese Parturient J.Pellegrini
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia Implications and Management Strategies in the Preeclamptic Patient J.Pellegrini
  1045 Non-Obstetric Surgery During Pregnancy A.Girnius
  1145 Don't Get Stuck: Anesthesia for Placenta Accreta Spectrum A.Girnius
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 CE

6.4 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 4/27/22


Andrea Girnius, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Division Director of Obstetric Anesthesia
Program Director, Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Joseph E. Pellegrini, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
Adjunct Professor, Nurse Anesthesia Program
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Lawrence C. Tsen, MD
Associate Professor in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Director of Anesthesia, Center for Reproductive Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Associate Director, Center for Professionalism and Peer Support
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts


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 1042177; Expiration Date 04/07/2023.

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 February 3, 2023 to March 5, 2023. No refund after March 5, 2023; 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.

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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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