New Orleans, Louisiana

The historic French Quarter, the elegant Garden District, the lively music and colorful characters of Bourbon and Frenchmen Street--the thoroughfares of New Orleans are absolutely brimming with charm. The City that Care Forgot is a hotbed of incredible musicians, eateries, historical attractions, and more.

From Jazz and Blues to Country and even Rock'n'Roll, you'll be tempted inside any number of restaurants, lounges, and clubs. Cozy up to the bar and enjoy a beverage with dinner. Creole, Cajun, and other Southern culinary favorites are a specialty in this town. Tuck-in to a po' boy sandwich, a steaming dish of gumbo, étouffée, or jambalaya. Finer fare options include swordfish steaks, lobster, scallops, or blackened barracuda. For dessert, grab some fresh beignets to go at the famed Café du Monde.

Learn about New Orleans' unique history when you sign-up for a variety of historic tours. Walk the peaceful aboveground cemeteries to view ornate tombs and gravestones, some dating back to the late 1700s. If architecture strikes your fancy, Southern Louisiana is well-known for its abundance of antebellum plantation homes, each with a story detailing the lives of the prominent local families that built and lived in them. Down on the riverfront, you can indulge your romantic side with lunch and scenic city views from the water aboard a real 19th Century paddlewheel steamboat tour.

Families will enjoy The Audubon Zoo and Aquarium of the Americas with exhibits including an exotic mix of animals from around the globe, engaging educational programs, hands-on animal encounters, and lush gardens. Get up close and personal with Amur leopards, tigers, orangutans, and alligators. Touch a sting ray, feed a parakeet, and marvel at gigantic sharks and rays in the 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit.

Souvenirs are a must when you visit six-mile-long Magazine Street. Here, the centuries-old cottages trimmed in Victorian millwork offer collections of local and regional art, crafts, specialized clothing, decor, and the best boutiques to found anywhere in the city. Shop 'til you drop at Riverwalk Mall, hosting over 220 stores. Upscale shopping can be found at Canal Place, home of Saks Fifth Avenue, Brooks Brothers, Gucci and more.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside

It's all about location in New Orleans and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside places you at the center of it all between the Warehouse and Arts District. Nestled against the banks of the Mississippi, guests can watch the ships come sailing in or dive into the city life just steps away. Grab a beignet, listen to live jazz, ride a streetcar, or hop into a parade, you never know what you’ll experience in the vibrant culture and excitement of New Orleans just outside the hotel's front door. Shop the Outlet Collection, attached to the hotel, walk to the French Quarter, Jackson Square, the Audubon Aquarium, and Butterfly Garden and Zoo, as well as countless restaurants, art galleries and more.

Start the day with traditional New Orleans classics like crawfish omelets or local favorites such as beignets. For lunch, stop in to the home of the world famous charbroiled oyster at Drago's Seafood Restaurant, where this cheesy, buttery dish is on every ‘must eat’ list. In the evening, visit Spirits, the hotel's open-air bar for a cocktail and American fare or travel upstairs to the Public Belt bar for speakeasy style and live music. On the go? Grab healthy options and get your coffee fix at Marketplace and River Blends Cafe. Whether you want a cardio fix or a sauna, you’ll find everything you need at The HealthClub by Hilton. Stay fit on-the-go with the fully equipped Athletic Center; New Orleans’ only indoor tennis courts; racquetball, squash, volleyball and basketball courts; whirlpool spas; fitness classes; access to two outdoor pools; and on-site certified personal trainers. Fees may apply.

Standard guest rooms feature 1 king or 2 queen Hilton Serenity Beds (based on hotel availability), flat screen TV, mini-refrigerator, clock radio w/ MP3 connection, safe, hairdryer, iron/board, coffee/tea maker and more. Hilton New Orleans Riverside is located approximately 13 miles from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). Parking fees at the hotel are approximately $44 per night for self parking and $49 per night for Valet parking. Oversize parking avail when arranged in advance. 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.

New Jazz in Anesthesia
New Orleans, Louisiana
May 5-8, 2022

Thursday, May 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Preop Cardiac Clearance Is Not So Clear M.Murphy  
  0830 What Do You Mean the Patient Had an MI? T2MI to MINS M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Challenges in Perioperative Optimization A.Minokadeh  
  1045 Emergency Airway Management A.Minokadeh  
  1145 Positioning Concerns for Chronic Pain Patient in the Operating Room N.Strand  
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, May 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Management of the Chronic Pain Patient in the Perioperative Period N.Strand  
  0830 Arthritis and the Difficult Airway N.Strand  
  0945 Why Is the Anesthesia Service Expected to Place the Magnet on a CIED? M.Murphy  
  1045 Burnout in Healthcare: Time to Do Something M.Murphy  
  1145 Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disordered Breathing in the Hospital A.Minokadeh  
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, May 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Practical Review of Hemodynamic Medications A.Minokadeh  
  0830 Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Anesthesia Provider A.Minokadeh  
  0930 Break
  0945 Epidural Steroid Injections and the Perioperative Implications N.Strand  
  1045 Spinal Cord Stimulation: General vs Mac? Neuromonitoring? N.Strand  
  1145 Risk Management: The Clinical Minefields Where You Work M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, May 8

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pharmacology Review of Opioids, Gabapentinoids, NSAIDS N.Strand  
  0830 Perioperative Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) for the Surgical Patient A.Minokadeh  
  0930 Break
  0945 Allergy and Anaphylaxis A.Minokadeh  
  1045 Ethics and Morals: Case Discussions M.Murphy  
  1145 The Answer Is Outcomes and Money: What Is Your Question? M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn

20 CME

20 CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/24/21


Anushrivan Minokadeh, MD
Clinical Professor
Program Director, ACCM Fellowship
Resuscitation Training Director
Department of Anesthesiology
University of San Diego, School of Medicine
San Diego, California

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

Natalie H. Strand, MD
Division of Pain Medicine
Assistant Professor Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Director of Pain Research
Director of Neuromodulation Practice
Phoenix, Arizona


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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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 March 6, 2022 to April 5, 2022. No refund after April 5, 2022; 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)

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Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

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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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