Newport, Rhode Island

Over the years, Newport has made a name for itself in a variety of manners, first as a colony founded on religious freedom, later as the summer playground for the American socialite families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt, as a key location for the United States Navy, and then as the yachting capital of the world.

Today, the stories of Newport can be enjoyed on tours through opulent ocean-side mansions, interesting museums, and historic sites such as coastal forts, lighthouses, and worship buildings. For a closer look at the city-by-the-sea, visitors can choose from a variety of walking tours, boat tours, and self-guided tours.

Gilded-Age mansions, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, sailing, beaches and lobster bakes are just some examples of what awaits you. Newport is known for its magnificent beauty and history as a vacation destination for travelers seeking the best of the Northeast. Downtown is full of cobblestone streets, unique shops, waterfront restaurants, and frequent cultural festivals. Three local vineyards offer fine wine, and few places are as beautiful for golfing.

Newport Harbor Island Resort (formerly Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina)

Goat Island is a unique place in New England, a peaceful escape, just 1 mile from Downtown Newport. Situated on Goat Island and surrounded by picturesque Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, Newport Harbor Island Resort offers the seclusion of a private island while being a short walk from the heart and history of the charming waterfront cobblestone streets of Newport.

This waterfront hotel is centrally located to the area’s abundant attractions and activities, which include great restaurants, landmark mansions, museums, vineyards, golf courses, beaches, state parks, scenic walks, musical and theatrical performances, cruises and more. Expansive grounds offering 360-degree water views provide an ideal setting for various dining options, entertainment, wellness, waterfront spa treatments, family fun, and secluded shoreline cocktails featuring the best sunsets in Newport.

This resort is home to Newport’s only outdoor hotel pool. This seaside saltwater pool has a private sun deck. There is also a heated indoor pool for year-round swimming and soaking. The resort's activities director (a.k.a. “director of fun”) will ensure that you enjoy everything the property has to offer, as well as area attractions. Scheduled activities include weekend yoga, bike rentals, crafts, wine tasting, mixology sessions, movie nights, and much more.

Waterview rooms feature expansive windows with serene water views of the bay and harbor plus spacious bath rooms, work desk, small refrigerator, iHome Stereo with iPod Docking Station,  hairdryer, iron/board, safe  and more. Newport Harbor Island Resort is located approximately 28 miles from T. F. Green Airport (PVD).

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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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Newport, Rhode Island
October 17-20, 2022

Monday, October 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 My Name Is Not "Anesthesia" E.Frost  
  0830 Update on Care of the Patient With Head Trauma E.Frost  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthetic Care for Patients With Thoracic Aortic Disease J.Feinman  
  1045 Anesthetic Care for Patients With Cardiomyopathies J.Feinman  
  1145 What We Haven't Learned From the Aviation Industry: The Second Victim Phenomenon R.Finney  
  1245 Adjourn
0.9 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, October 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia Advanced Cardiac Life Support R.Finney  
  0830 Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management Principles (ACRM) R.Finney  
  0930 Break
  0945 Spinal Cord Injury and Its Surgery: From Stem to Stern E.Frost  
  1045 The Brain Is in Bad Shape: Can We Help Fix It? E.Frost  
  1145 TAVR Under Mac Sedation: A Case-Based Approach J.Feinman  
  1245 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, October 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Transcatheter Interventions Beyond TAVR J.Feinman  
  0830 Cardiopulmonary Bypass and ECMO J.Feinman  
  0930 Break
  0945 Endocrinopathies: Related Anesthetic Implications R.Finney  
  1045 Emotional Intelligence: Relevant to Anesthesia? R.Finney  
  1145 So the Patient Is Rather Overweight: How Does Obesity Impact Our Anesthetic Management? E.Frost  
  1245 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours

Thursday, October 20

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthetic Assessment of the Transgender Patient Presenting for Surgery E.Frost  
  0830 Any Questions for Me? E.Frost  
  0930 Break
  0945 VAD Patients Receiving Noncardiac Surgery J.Feinman  
  1045 Neuroprotection in Cardiac Surgery J.Feinman  
  1145 Herbal Medicines and Anesthetic Implications R.Finney  
  1245 Adjourn
1.9 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CE

5.5 Pharmacology Hours†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
Rev. 9/14/21


Jared W. Feinman, MD, FASE
Associate Professor
Program Director, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robyn Finney, APRN, CRNA, DNAP
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care
Nurse Anesthesia Program Faculty
HELP Program Coordinator / SME
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Elizabeth Frost, MD
Clinical Professor of Anesthesia
Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai
New York, New York


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 1041572; Expiration Date 10/20/2022.

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 August 17, 2022. Cancellations between August 18, 2022, and September 17, 2022, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after September 17, 2022, 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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