Itinerary

 
Day
Date
Ports of Call
Arrival
Departure
Activity
  Wed Aug 31, 2022 Boston, Massachusetts
-
6:00 PM
Boarding
  Thu Sep 01, 2022 Bar Harbor, Maine
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
Tendered
  Fri Sep 02, 2022 Halifax, Nova Scotia
9:30 AM
4:30 PM
Docked
  Sat Sep 03, 2022 Sydney, Nova Scotia
8:30 AM
2:30 PM
Docked
  Sun Sep 04, 2022 Cruising
-
-
-
  Mon Sep 05, 2022 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
9:00 AM
-
Docked
  Tue Sep 06, 2022 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
-
10:00 AM
Docked
  Wed Sep 07, 2022 Cruising
-
-
-
  Thu Sep 08, 2022 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
7:00 AM
3:00 PM
Docked
  Fri Sep 09, 2022 Cruising
-
-
-
  Sat Sep 10, 2022 Portland, Maine
10:00 AM
8:00 PM
Docked
  Sun Sep 11, 2022 Boston, Massachusetts
7:00 AM
-
Departure

Boston, Massachusetts

BostonBoston, the capital of Massachusetts, is one of the most historic cities in North America and home to many leading universities, including world-renowned Harvard in neighboring Cambridge. As one of the oldest established cities in the United States, this cultural capital offers an abundance of historic sites and national treasure to discover.

Stroll the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail that connects about 16 of Boston’s landmarks such as Boston Common, the Old Corner Bookstore, and Paul Revere’s House or visit the first-class Museum of Fine Art and Boston Symphony Orchestra and so much more. Head to the Seaport District for fresh seafood, local specialties include cod, steamed lobster, oysters on the half-shell and creamy chowders.

Then venture to the birthplace of America’s original craft beer, the Samuel Adams Brewery, to find out how the ales and lagers are made, perhaps sample a few, and learn about this great patriot. There’s such an amazing cross-section of rich history, music, art, literature and theater to explore on a cruise to Boston.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar HarborThe list of residents inhabiting this part of Mount Desert Island once read like a who's who of America's richest citizens - Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and Carnegie, to name a few. Now anyone can come and visit the adjacent Acadia National Park, which offers a network of hiking trails leading to some of the region's most breathtaking views of the Atlantic.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

HalifaxLocated on the shores of the world's second-largest natural harbor, the "City of Trees" adds to the pastoral beauty of Canada's maritime region. An extensive network of walking trails extends from the waterfront out to a series of beautiful parks and vibrant gardens, inviting exploration.

Sydney, Nova Scotia

SydneySydney, Nova Scotia lies on the northeast coast of Cape Breton Island and is the largest metropolitan area on the island. Founded in 1785 by the British, this small port city has served as home to many immigrants who arrived on Canadian shores through the centuries, including French Acadians, Eastern Europeans, Scotsmen, and Africans. Sydney is the perfect gateway to the beauty and wonder of Cape Breton Island on a Nova Scotia cruise.

Just outside the city limits lies a wealth of sightseeing possibilities, including nature walks and museums. Visit the Louisbourg Fortress, the largest historical reconstruction in North America, and relive the life of the first settlers of this region. Discover Cabot Trail and explore the raw unspoiled nature of Canada, breathtaking coastal vistas, kayaking, hiking and much more. Seafood fresh from the ocean and traditional pub fare are always on local menus. Head to the Big Fiddle Market located inside the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion where you’ll find local arts and crafts for keepsakes and souvenirs.

Quebec City, Quebec

QuebecQuebec City, Canada was first settled in 1535 by France and is one of North America’s oldest, and most beautiful cities. A captivating sense of French influence still echoes at every turn--from the language to the cuisine and the architecture. There is so much rich history and culture to explore on Quebec cruises. Walk the quaint streets passed stone houses, churches, cafés, and abandoned military fortifications that at one time helped to hold invading forces at bay.

The fascinating heritage of Quebec City begins in The Old Town (Vieux-Quebec) district. Located on the city harbor on the bank of the St. Lawrence River, this well-preserved neighborhood was first established over 400 years ago as a permanent French settlement and is also an UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the wonderful historic attractions and landmarks as you make your way along the narrow streets, including Le Chateau Frontenac (1893) and Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec (1647). Sample the best of Quebecois cuisine at one of the many fine dining establishments in the neighborhood with menus that reflect truly Canadian, yet very European-inspired gastronomy.

Quebec has many museums, but Musée de la Civilisation is by far the most popular in town and definitely worth a visit. Experience the stimulating interactive, participatory exhibits and one exhibit of note explores the cultures of Quebec’s native populations. Dive into Quebecois history with a state-of-the-art 30-minute sound and light show at Musée du Fort. The whole family will enjoy the riveting story of the six sieges of Quebec City and accompanying history lesson.

A Quebec cruise would not be complete without sampling the quintessential dishes of the region. Head to a Quebec City brasserie for classic comfort foods, like traditional Quebecois poutine, Montreal-style bagels, and savory tourtiere (meat pies).

The enchanted streets of Petit-Champlain District are brimming with European charm. Marvel at the historic architecture along Rue du Petit-Champlain while browsing the many one-of-a-kind craftsman shops and boutiques for unique keepsakes and mementos.

Charlottetown, PEI

CharlottetownNestled in the harbor of the same name, Charlottetown exudes both a nautical charm and a Victorian sensibility, with a historic waterfront set against homes that retain much of their original personality. On the south shore of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown's red soil adds to the area's natural beauty. No visit would be complete without sampling the local mussels, which are some of the best in the world.

Portland, Maine

PortlandPortland is one of the prettiest coastal towns and has a rich history and folklore waiting to be explored. Established in 1632 as a fishing and trading settlement by the British, the city still holds its rustic charm near and dear.

From the beautiful looming lighthouses to the deep blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the quaint brick buildings, and 19th century warehouses, everywhere you look on your cruise to Maine you’ll find enchanting New England splendor. The famous Portland Head Light dates back to 1791 and is by far one of Portland’s most iconic landmarks. Sitting on Cape Elizabeth, the beautiful lighthouse served as a lookout for oncoming intruders (particularly, the British) and today stands as a symbol of Maine’s heritage. It’s the oldest of its kind in continuous use in the States.

The Portland Museum of Art is well worth a visit. The museum features a broad collection of American and European art, plus an impressive selection of work by notable artists, like Georgia O’Keefe, Andy Warhol, Claude Monet and many other greats. Architecture buffs, as well as literary enthusiasts will appreciate a visit to the great poet and Portland native, Henry Wadsworth-Longfellow’s childhood home. The Wadsworth-Longfellow House is a National Historic Landmark contains most of the original household items and is the oldest standing structure on the Portland peninsula.

Hop on a beer tour on your cruise to Maine and discover what beer experts say is some of the best brews in the United States. The microbrew movement strong in Portland. There are about 17 locally-brewed brands that offer a wide range in flavor profile. Learn all about the fermentation process and sample handcrafted Belgian-style beer, blueberry wheat ale, rich dark stout, and much more.

Wander along the bustling cobblestone streets and alleys of the Old Port district in the downtown city center for wonderful dining and shopping. This small coastal town boasts many award-winning restaurants that are rooted in the farm-to-table tradition. Talented chefs prepare the freshest New England lobster with hearty, local, organic and plant-based foods on menus. And there’s a host of incredible locally owned boutiques within walking distance for unique, one-of-a-kind mementos.

The Ship: Celebrity SummitSM

As part of a $500-million fleet-wide modernization program, Celebrity Summit® is making even more waves in the cruise world. From adding brand new staterooms and elevating design concepts and technology across the ship to adding The Retreat®, an exclusive experience including The Retreat Sundeck and The Retreat Lounge, the results are phenomenal. These new venues combined with our award-winning Luminae are sure to please. Slip into new eXhale® bedding featuring Cashmere™ Mattresses that will surround you in luxury—literally. Marvel at completely new bathroom modernizations. Wine and dine in reimagined restaurants and lounges, including the main dining room, Oceanview Café, Sunset Bar, and Rendezvous Lounge. Surrender your senses in the newly redesigned spa. Shop in new retail boutiques. The Celebrity Revolution® will change the way you experience the world aboard Celebrity Summit.

Ship Features:

Blu: Clean, crisp flavors and inventive cuisine meet an extensive list of sustainable and biodynamic wines.

Oceanview Café: An international café with a menu that takes diners on a voyage around the world.

The Spa Café: Celebrity was one of the first cruise lines to offer a spa restaurant. We saw an opportunity to create an extension of our industry's leading spa experience by introducing the Spa Café.

Martini Bar and Crush: Talented bartenders put on a high-energy show preparing an intriguing menu of classic and contemporary martinis, served on an ice-topped bar. Sit back and relax, listening to up-tempo tunes and enjoying a collection of rare vodkas and a portfolio of fine caviars.

Café al Bacio & Gelateria: Inspired by the ambiance of European cafés, muted sepia tones and pops of citrus yellow bring this space to life.

...and more!

Veranda Stateroom

ocean view veranda

Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship, each with its own private veranda.

Oceanview Stateroom

ocean view

Window staterooms with a sitting area where you can kick back and relax after a day that has been as busy or easy as you want.

Interior Stateroom

inside

Staterooms with ample living space, including a flat screen TV.

Photos and renderings of guestrooms are representative of the general design and view of the rooms.
The exact layout and view in any of the guestroom photos are not guaranteed.

We have a block of cabins for seminar participants.
Once this block is sold, cabins are on availability only and may be at a higher rate.
Cruises sell out early

Travel Arrangements

To receive these discounted cruise fares you must book your cruise through NWAS. We have all of the information regarding the cruise and seminar and can make your cruise reservations.

Reservations

Reservations will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit of $900 per cabin. Final payment as instructed by our travel agent. Due to the number of details needed to complete cruise cabin booking accurately, a cabin will not be booked for you until you have spoken with one of our cruise agents via phone or via direct email correspondence. Please contact our office at 1-800-222-6927 or 1-509-547-7065 to complete your cruise reservation.

Discounted Fares

We have been able to negotiate a GREAT DISCOUNT for you on this luxurious cruise! See reservation form for details. ALWAYS CALL US BEFORE BOOKING ANYWHERE ELSE: (800) 222-6927

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 anesthesia 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 Anesthesia11-Night Boston, Maine, and Canada Cruise August 31 - September 11, 2022

Wednesday, August 31 - Boston, Massachusetts - Embark

  1800 Ship sails (subject to change)
 

Thursday, September 1 - Bar Harbor, Maine - Day Open

Friday, September 2 - Halifax, Nova Scotia - Day Open

Saturday, September 3 - Sydney, Nova Scotia - Day Open

Sunday, September 4 - At Sea

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0915 My Name Is Not "Anesthesia" E.Frost  
  1015 Vaping: For, Against, Undecided E.Frost  
  1115 Herbal Stuff: It's All Safe, Right? E.Frost  
  1215 Lunch Break (on your own)
  1330 New Developments in Oxygen Transport and Monitoring: Part I S.Barker  
  1430 New Developments in Oxygen Transport and Monitoring: Part II S.Barker  
  1530 Break
  1545 Anesthesia for Trauma: Part I S.Barker  
  1645 Anesthesia for Trauma: Part II S.Barker  
  1745 Adjourn
1.8 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Monday, September 5 - Quebec City, Quebec (overnight) - Day Open

Tuesday, September 6 - Quebec City, Quebec - Day Open

Wednesday, September 7 - At Sea

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0915 Flying the Anesthesia Machine: So Easy a Caveman Can Do It? S.Barker  
  1015 Anesthesia for the Elderly S.Barker  
  1115 Malignant Hyperthermia S.Barker  
  1215 Lunch Break (on your own)
  1330 The Changing Scene in Fluids and Colloids E.Frost  
  1430 "Let's Go Off to the Basement" E.Frost  
  1530 Break
  1545 What Happens If You Are Sued? E.Frost  
  1645 Medico-Legal Case Discussions E.Frost  
  1745 Adjourn
1.4 Pharmacology Hours
 
 

Thursday, September 8 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - Day Open

Friday, September 9 - At Sea

  0900 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0915 Rarities: Cases You Rarely Encounter That Have Anesthetic Implications E.Frost  
  1015 Anesthetic Assessment of the Transgender Patient Presenting for Surgery E.Frost  
  1115 Ethical Issues and Anesthesia: How Can They Be Handled? E.Frost  
  1215 Lunch Break (on your own)
  1330 Pulse Oximetry: Progress and Limitations S.Barker  
  1430 Dealing With the Disruptive Colleague S.Barker  
  1530 Clinical Case Discussion: "Fire in O.R. #9!" S.Barker  
  1630 Adjourn
0.8 Pharmacology Hours
 

Saturday, September 10 - Portland, Maine - Day Open

Sunday, September 11 - Boston, Massachusetts - Disembark

   

20 CME

20 CEC

4 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Rev. 7/19/21

FACULTY

Steven J. Barker, PhD, MD
Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, Arizona

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

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 FEE

$100 between July 2, 2022 and August 1, 2022. No refund after August 1, 2022; 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.

CRUISE CANCELLATION

Penalties apply for cancellation of the cruise for any reason. We strongly recommend purchase of the cancellation insurance. Ask us for details. Please be aware that premiums paid for insurance are non-refundable.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 60 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 cruise fare, airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net cruise, 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! FAP is an especially valuable bonus when you book your cruises through NWAS. Not only do you receive the lowest fare, but you get a 1.5% of net cruise fare credit toward future tuition!. 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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@goingplacestravel.net

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.