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 full 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 available 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 4-7, 2023

Thursday, May 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Preparing Children for the Operating Room: What Are the Current Practices? A.Adler
  0830 Review of Pediatric Anesthesia: From Premeds to Emergence Delirium A.Adler
  0930 Break
  0945 OSA and Pediatric Anesthesia: From Diagnosis to Discharge A.Adler
  1045 Updates in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury J.Richards
  1145 Advances in Regional Anesthesia for Orthopedics: New Blocks and New Tricks for Old Blocks S.Garner
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, May 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 QL and ESP Blocks: The Holy Grail of Truncal Analgesia? S.Garner
  0830 Developing an Anesthesia and Analgesia Protocol for Total Knee Arthroplasty S.Garner
  0930 Break
  0945 The Opioid Epidemic and the Anesthesia: How Much Is Too Little? A.Adler
  1045 Pediatric Anesthesia and Neurodevelopment: Long-Term Impact of Our Drugs A.Adler
  1145 Management of Hemorrhagic Shock: What the Anesthetist Needs to Know J.Richards
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, May 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Noncardiac Surgery for Adults With Congenital Heart Disease A.Adler
  0830 PBLD: Help, This Kid Showed Up With a Ventricular Assist Device - What Do I Do? A.Adler
  0930 Break
  0945 Regional Anesthesia Complications: Protecting Your Patients and Yourself S.Garner
  1045 Intraoperative Management of Septic Shock: Bringing the ICU to the OR J.Richards
  1145 Putting the (Coagulation) Pieces Back Together: Management of Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy J.Richards
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, May 7

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Right Ventricular Dysfunction for the Noncardiac Anesthetist J.Richards
  0830 Perioperative Diastolic Dysfunction: The Other Half of Heart Failure J.Richards
  0930 Break
  0945 Aortic Stenosis During Noncardiac Procedures: When to Fix and How to Manage J.Richards
  1045 Beyond the Hospital: Continuous Peripheral Nerve Catheters S.Garner
  1145 Alternative Nerve Block Approaches for Shoulder Analgesia S.Garner
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

5.3 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/10/23


Adam C. Adler, MS, MD, FAAP, FASE
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas

Shane D. Garner, MSNA, CRNA, NSPM-C
Director of Anesthesia
Ripon Medical Center
Ripon, Wisconsin

Justin E. Richards, MD
Staff Anesthesiologist
Boise Anesthesia P.A.
Boise, Idaho


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,, 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 1042604; Expiration Date 05/07/2023.

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.


No penalty if canceled by March 4, 2023. Cancellations between March 5, 2023, and April 4, 2023, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after April 4, 2023, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can 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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