New York City, New York

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Immerse yourself in New York City for five minutes and you’ll see why it’s like no other place on earth. Only here will you find all of America’s best attributes – the diversity, culture, and style – intensified in such an intriguing way. If you’re a first-time visitor, come see the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Bronx Zoo, Staten Island Ferry, Brooklyn Bridge, and all the other world-famous attractions. If you’ve been here before, there’s always another neighborhood to explore, another restaurant to try, another Broadway show or museum to see, another don’t-miss cultural performance or sporting event.

In Brooklyn, you can enjoy taking a roller coaster ride, visiting the beach, seeing a dolphin show at Coney Island, or exploring one of the world’s best Egyptian collections at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The Bronx has more parkland than any of the other boroughs, a renowned botanical garden, a world-famous zoo, stately mansions, historic sites, a ‘Little Italy’, beaches, and City Island, an island reminiscent of a New England fishing village. Don’t forget to include a trip aboard the free Staten Island Ferry.

The excursion from the tip of Manhattan cruises through New York Harbor past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Governors Island, allowing an unobstructed view of lower Manhattan. Visit the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, which is one of only two Himalayan-style, monastery buildings in the Western world, and the only one in the United States. The Chinese Scholar’s Garden at the Staten Island Botanical Garden is the only authentic one of its kind in the country.

Shoppers can discover it all in New York City—from bargain bazaars to luxury boutiques to major department stores and more. And no New York trip would be complete without a visit to a variety of world-famous New York City restaurants.

Grand Hyatt New York

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The Grand Hyatt New York is a sleek and sophisticated hotel located in Midtown Manhattan connected to the Grand Central Terminal, just steps away from Broadway theaters, 5th Avenue shopping, the Empire State Building, and Times Square. Enjoy convenient services including a state-of-the-art StayFit™ Fitness Center, grab-n-go Market, valet parking and in-room spa services. Connected to the hotel via an inside walkway is the world famous Grand Central Terminal. You will discover the most unique collection of Manhattan shopping opportunities at the Grand Central Terminal shops. Here you can find apparel, beauty products, jewelry, a chocolatier, educational and fanciful toys, fine wines, Murray’s Cheese, fresh produce, florists and more.

When it’s time to dine, New York Central Bar and Kitchen is the place to see and be seen in the heart of Manhattan. Experience a sleek, metropolitan atmosphere coupled with a menu featuring the very freshest seasonal ingredients. Immerse yourself in sophisticated ambiance of The Lounge at New York Central. Situated in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt New York, Market is a fresh Manhattan café offering grab n’ go goodies with an upscale twist.

Grand guest rooms feature 1 king or 2 double beds (based on availability) plus complimentary internet access, Geneva Sound Station with iPod® dock, flat screen HDTV, laptop safe, iron/board, and more. The Grand Hyatt New York is located 9 miles from La Guardia Airport (LGA); 16 miles from John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK); and 17 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

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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 specialty or are impacted by it.


Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional:

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

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner


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
New York City, New York
April 10-13, 2017

Monday, April 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access S.Clendenen  
  0830 Ultrasound 101: What's Different About Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia? S.Clendenen  
  0930 Break
  0945 Preoperative Evaluation of the Ambulatory Patient J.Kryc  
  1045 From Symptoms to Biomarkers: Should We Change the Paradigms J.Kryc  
  1145 Statins and Non Cardiac Surgery: Can We Reduce Perioperative Risk J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology

Tuesday, April 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pediatric Anesthesia Sedation Updates and Challenges F.Chiao  
  0830 Emergence Delirium: Challenges, Controversies, and New Treatment Options F.Chiao  
  0930 Break
  0945 Ultrasound-Guided Central Neuraxial Block: Spinals, Thoracic, and Lumbar Epidurals S.Clendenen  
  1045 Acute Pain Management in the Chronic Pain Patient S.Clendenen  
  1145 Paravertebral Blocks S.Clendenen  
  1245 Adjourn
2.1 Pharmacology

Wednesday, April 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Preoperative Management of Arterial Stents (Coronary and otherwise) P.Mack  
  0830 Anesthesia for Interventional Radiology P.Mack  
  0930 Break
  0945 What Does It Take to Make the Perfect Clot? J.Kryc  
  1045 Triggers, Targets, and Antithrombotics J.Kryc  
  1145 Neuraxial Anesthesia and Anticoagulation: Is This a Good Idea? J.Kryc  
  1245 Adjourn
2.7 Pharmacology

Thursday, April 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy J.Kryc  
  0830 Maternal Mortality: Who, When, Where, and Why J.Kryc  
  0930 Break
  0945 Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Pathophysiology and Anesthetic Considerations I.Osborn  
  1045 Sedation, Analgesia, and Paralysis in the ED and ICU I.Osborn  
  1145 TIVA: How and Why? I.Osborn  
  1245 Adjourn
2.8 Pharmacology

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

8 Pharmacology Hours†


Franklin B. Chiao, MD, Masters
Assistant Professor
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York Presbyterian Medical Center
Director of Pediatric Pain
Director of Pediatric Regional Anesthesia
Instructor and Visiting Professor
New York School of Regional Anesthesia
New York, New York

Steven R. Clendenen, MD
Chair, Division of Regional Anesthesia
Vice-Chair Practice, Department of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida

Joseph J. Kryc, MD, MBA
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Banner University Hospital
Tucson, Arizona

Patricia Fogarty Mack, MD
Chair, Quality and Patient Safety (Anesthesiology)
Director, Non-Operating Room Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology
New York, New York

Irene P. Osborn, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Division of Neuroanesthesia
Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, 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: 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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1033475; Expiration Date 4/15/2017.

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: 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, Austin, Texas, and 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 February 9, 2017 to March 11, 2017. No refund after March 11, 2017; 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)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel and tuition booked through NWAS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWAS! Click here for more information.

Lecture notes will be provided on a CD 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.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email:


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.