Nashville, Tennessee

Travel & Leisure Magazine recently named Nashville “America’s Friendliest City” – Come see why! Local museums offer everything from education on the Civil War to county star couture, such as Faith Hill’s dress, to priceless art such as Picasso and Warhol; there’s something for everyone in Music City. Take a tour of a historic home, or take in a comedy while enjoying dinner with your date. Do you like the nightlife? You’ve come to the right place because the “stars” come out at night. Hear blues, rock, country, gospel, jazz, or contemporary Christian. Only in Nashville can you step into a honky tonk on Broadway, look around and see famous faces. Throughout the city, small dives hidden away from the limelight showcase Nashville’s true legends – songwriters.

Every night the music scene in Nashville is vibrant and contagious. Fans rush to get a seat in the clubs while the latecomers crowd the walls and dance floors. By late evening, the clubs are alive and rocking, and there are still many hours left before the clubs close. Let Chopin and Mozart carry you away as you watch the Nashville Ballet or listen to the Grammy-nominated Nashville Symphony. Take in a performance of the Nashville Opera or enjoy an off-Broadway performance at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Beyond the great sounds is shopping. Posh boutiques, guitar stores filled with instruments, chic clothing and fashionable shops – Nashville’s shopping scene covers the gamut in style and appeal.

When hunger strikes, Nashville’s plate has many unique options to tempt your taste buds. Known for “meat and threes” and zesty barbecue, Nashville also specializes in New Southern and Southern fusion, a blend of down-home cooking and uptown dining. Are you asking yourself what makes Nashville family-friendly? Then think no further. Explore the Adventure Science Center, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, Fort Nashborough, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, or Valley Amusement Park. For the sports fan, Nashville boasts three professional sports teams as well as Busch and Indy series car racing. Nashville is surrounded by lush, rolling hills and sparkling blue lakes. Walk 18 holes on Nashville’s five resort courses or eight public golf courses. Ride amusement park rides or slide down Tennessee’s largest waterslides. Rent a jet ski for the day or just cruise upon the world’s largest showboat. When it’s time to unwind, enjoy a day of pampering and relaxation at one of many great day spas.

Hilton Nashville Downtown

Stay in the heart of ‘Music City’ at Hilton Nashville Downtown. You’ll be treated to true Southern hospitality and premier accommodations. Dine in style at four on-site restaurants. You’ll relish the hotel’s central location in the midst of all there is to see and do in Nashville. Explore the history of country music, catch live performances and take in all the sights and sounds of the entertainment district, all nearby. Celebrate all things country music at the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Hilton Nashville Downtown is an all-suite hotel. Each suite has 1 king bed or 2 double beds (based on availability), plus a sofa sleeper in a separate parlor area with a chair and ottoman. Suites also feature amenities such as a coffeemaker, mini-refrigerator, two flat screen HDTVs, personal work station, iron/board, hairdryer, safe and more.

The Hilton Nashville Downtown is located approximately 7 miles from the Nashville International Airport (BNA). Hotel Parking is $40 daily or event parking fee, and a $50 overnight parking fee for self-parking in the underground garage. Self-parking does not have in-and-out privileges. Valet parking is $50 overnight and has in-and-out privileges. Parking charges are subject to change without notice.

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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.

Topics in Anesthesia
Nashville, Tennessee
May 13-16, 2024


Monday, May 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Personalized Medicine: A Primer on How Genetics Will Change Perioperative Medicine T.Egan
  0830 Are Opioid Indispensable for General Anesthesia? T.Egan
  0930 Break
  0945 Analgesic Techniques for Thoracic and Breast Surgery S.Koushik
  1045 Ketamine Mechanisms and Dosing Overview S.Koushik
  1145 Neuraxial Complications and How to Manage Them N.Anand
  1245 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, May 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Perioperative Hypertension Management N.Anand
  0830 Perioperative Glucose Management N.Anand
  0930 Break
  0945 The Clinical Pharmacology of Intravenous Anesthetics in the Obese: How Do I Set the Pump? T.Egan
  1045 Total Intravenous Anesthesia: Theoretical and Practical Considerations T.Egan
  1145 A Review of Opioid and Non-Opioid Analgesics S.Koushik
  1245 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, May 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Post-Dural Puncture Headache Treatment and Management S.Koushik
  0830 Analgesic Techniques for Hepatic Surgery S.Koushik
  0930 Break
  0945 Trauma Anesthesia Fundamentals N.Anand
  1045 Cannabis, Pain and Anesthesia N.Anand
  1145 Leadership and Teamwork in Anesthesiology: Lessons From Behavioral Science T.Egan
  1245 Adjourn
     

Thursday, May 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Intraoperative Awareness: Is It a Problem? What Can We Do About It? T.Egan
  0830 Clinical Application of a Short-Acting Opioid T.Egan
  0930 Break
  0945 Postoperative Visual Loss: An Overview and Updates in Management S.Koushik
  1045 Bread and Butter Regional Anesthesia for the Upper Extremity N.Anand
  1145 Bread and Butter Regional Anesthesia for the Lower Extremity N.Anand
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

8.6 Pharmacology Hours†

 
 

May 17, 2024 - Concurrent Workshop (Separate Tuition)

  EKG Interpretation Seminar  
 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/8/24

FACULTY

 

Neelesh K. Anand, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Creighton School of Medicine
Scottsdale, Arizona

Talmage D. Egan, MD
Professor and Chair
KC Wong Presidential Endowed Professorship, Department of Anesthesiology
Adjunct Professor in Departments of Neurosurgery, Bioengineering, and Pharmaceutics
University of Utah School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah

Sarang S. Koushik, MD
Anesthesiologist and Pain Physician
Associate Professor at Creighton University SOM Phoenix
Director of Pain Management Services
Valleywise Health Medical Center
Phoenix, Arizona

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 1043311; Expiration Date 05/16/2024.

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.

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 March 14, 2024 to April 13, 2024. No refund after April 13, 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.

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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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