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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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.

Anesthesia Update
New York City, New York
April 16-19, 2018

Monday, April 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 The Science of Trauma Anesthesia R.Sikorski  
  0830 Endpoints in Resuscitation: Part I R.Sikorski  
  0930 Break
  0945 Endpoints in Resuscitation: Part II R.Sikorski  
  1045 Cardiac Clearance: Is it Clear to You? M.Murphy  
  1145 Period Management of Stents and CIED’s. Do You Want the Magnet? M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, April 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Current Trends in Monitoring the High-Risk Surgical Patient: Part I R.Sikorski  
  0830 Current Trends in Monitoring the High-Risk Surgical Patient: Part II R.Sikorski  
  0930 Break
  0945 Airway Management of the Trauma Patient R.Sikorski  
  1045 The Obesity Epidemic M.Murphy  
  1145 OSA: Landmines for All Involved M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, April 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Pacemakers and ICDs A.Atchabahian  
  0830 Allergy and Anaphylaxis A.Atchabahian  
  0930 Break
  0945 Regional vs. General Anesthesia: Is There a Difference in Outcomes? A.Atchabahian  
  1045 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy  
  1145 Fire in the OR. Who Else Gets Burned? M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, April 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 I Think I Remember My Surgery M.Murphy  
  0830 If the Procedure Went Well, Why Am I Blind? POVL M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Coagulation Factors in Trauma B.Batoon  
  1045 Perioperative Fibrinogen Concentrate B.Batoon  
  1145 Intraoperative Considerations of the Septic Patient B.Batoon  
  1245 Adjourn    

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Arthur Atchabahian, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
NYU School of Medicine
New York, New York
Attending Anesthesiologist
NYU Hospital for Joint Disease
New York, New York

Bonjo M. Batoon, MSN, CRNA
Staff Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
Member of Shock Trauma Go Team
International Medical Surgical Response Team (IMSuRT)
Maryland-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (MD-1 DMAT)
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
University of Maryland Medical Systems                 
Baltimore, Maryland

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

Robert A. Sikorski, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Trauma Anesthesia
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland


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 #1034981; Expiration Date 4/19/18.

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 February 15, 2018 to March 17, 2018. No refund after March 17, 2018; 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 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.

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.