Brooklyn, New York

From historic urban landscapes to modern cultural experiences, Brooklyn offers a diverse itinerary for every traveler’s preference.

Enjoy a roller coaster ride, a visit to the beach, or a famous Coney dog at Coney Island. Walk or bike over the historic Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyn Heights for a stroll along the Promenade and its breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.

For a taste of culture, explore one of the world’s best Egyptian collections at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Catch an opera, theater production, or concert performance at the world-famous Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Nature lovers must take a trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for gorgeous exhibits of roses, orchids, bonsai trees and more. Prospect Park is great for families, and boasts 90 acres of wide, open fields for baseball and soccer, trails for running, bike and horseback riding; summer concerts at the Prospect Park Bandshell; an all-season ice skating rink at the LeFrak Center; and several playgrounds. The park also has a small zoo with a duck pond and huge aviary.

While Brooklyn has plenty to do in its own right, the rest of New York City is just a short taxi or subway ride away. First timers won’t want to miss Manhattan’s Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Bronx Zoo, and the Staten Island Ferry.

Marriott New York, Brooklyn Bridge

Completely transformed and brimming with contemporary style, the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge provides an unforgettable destination for your city adventure. This hotel is just across the East River from Manhattan, near the vibrant neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. The subway station is moments away, as is the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Brooklyn’s got something for everyone - and this hotel places you in the heart of the action- from Governors Island and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade to the Brooklyn Museum.

Additional perks at the Marriott New York, Brooklyn Bridge include an indoor pool and a fitness center. You can even escape the hustle and bustle of the city by treating yourself to massage treatment from The Hotel Spa. Make an appointment to be pampered today! Stop by The Bar or Brooklyn Pantry for locally sourced food and drinks, complemented by striking city vistas.

In addition, there are numerous dining venues in the area surrounding the hotel for your dining pleasure. Spacious, stunningly designed rooms offer 1 king or 2 double beds (based on hotel availability) with plush pillowtop bedding, wall-mounted flat-screen TV, modern workspaces and locally-inspired artwork plus coffee/tea maker, mini-refrigerator, safe, alarm clock, iron/board, hair dryer, and more.  Your downtown getaway awaits at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge located approximately 10.4 miles from LaGuardia Airport (LGA), 15 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and 19 miles from John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Onsite parking is approximately $20 per hour or $40 per day, and $52 for oversized vehicles and SUVs. Additional hourly charge after check-out. Parking rates subject to change without notice.

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TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

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.

OBJECTIVES

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.

Topics in Anesthesia
Brooklyn, New York
April 22-25, 2021

Thursday, April 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 The Patient With Cardiac Disease 1: Preop Clearance Is Becoming Less Clear M.Murphy  
  0830 The Patient With Cardiac Disease 2: Periop MINS. What Is That? M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthetic Considerations for Endovascular Surgery: EVARs, TEVARs, and FEVARs R.Isaak  
  1045 Perioperative Pulmonary Embolism Management R.Isaak  
  1145 Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction S.Lowson  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Friday, April 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Goal-Directed Perioperative Fluid Management S.Lowson  
  0830 How Do We Assess Volume in the Perioperative Period S.Lowson  
  0930 Break
  0945 The Patient With Cardiac Disease 3: Perioperative Stent and CIED Management M.Murphy  
  1045 The Obesity Epidemic Is Getting "Bigger" M.Murphy  
  1145 Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Fantasy: Examining Dogmas in Anesthesiology R.Isaak  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Saturday, April 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Myths and Facts Regarding Perioperative Anaphylaxis and Anaphylactoid Reactions R.Isaak  
  0830 Perioperative Multimodal Analgesia Therapies R.Isaak  
  0930 Break
  0945 Risk Management: The Clinical Minefields Where You Walk and Work M.Murphy  
  1045 Risk Management: The Ethical Minefields Where You Walk and Work M.Murphy  
  1145 Perioperative Glucose Control S.Lowson  
  1245 Adjourn
 

Sunday, April 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Wellness and Burnout in Healthcare Providers M.Murphy  
  0830 Beta Blockers and Statin S.Lowson  
  0930 Break
  0945 Electrolyte Emergencies S.Lowson  
  1045 Perioperative Point of Care Ultrasound R.Isaak  
  1145 What Would YOU Do?! Clinical Challenges and Conundrums Facing Anesthesia Providers R.Isaak  
  1245 Adjourn
   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

FACULTY

Robert Isaak, DO
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology, Liver Transplant Division
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Assistant Residency Program Director
Assistant Director, Enhanced Recovery Program
Durham, North Carolina

Stuart Lowson, BSc, MBBs, MRCP, FRCA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director Surgical Trauma ICU
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

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

ACCREDITATION

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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

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

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 February 21, 2021 to March 23, 2021. No refund after March 23, 2021; 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 Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

REGISTER EARLY

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.