Sail ports up the Pacific seaboard in style and comfort when you join us aboard the glamorous Celebrity Eclipse.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Mon Apr 8 San Diego, California 5:00 PM
  Tue Apr 9 At Sea  
  Wed Apr 10 Monterey, California 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Thu Apr 11 San Francisco, California 8:00 AM  
  Fri Apr 12
San Francisco, California   5:00 PM
  Sat Apr 13
At Sea    
  Sun Apr 14
Astoria, Oregon 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Mon Apr 15 Seattle, Washington 11:00 AM 9:00 PM
  Tue Apr 16 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Wed Apr 17
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 5:00 AM

Monday, April 8 - San Diego, California - Embark

San Diego is a world-renowned vacation destination that is vibrant and refreshingly easy to navigate. The region offers a host of attractions including the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, SeaWorld San Diego, LEGOLAND California, Balboa Park (the nation’s largest urban cultural park and home to 15 museums), Mission Bay (the largest man-made aquatic park in the country), and the USS Midway Museum to name a few. 70 miles of breathtaking beaches, spectacular mountains and deserts, there is plenty to see and do. The Gaslamp District, named for the gas lamps that once lined the streets, is the place to be, boasting 94 historic buildings in the one-square-mile area. Victorian Era-themed, these distinctive buildings set the stage for the best dining, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife in town.

Tuesday, April 9 - Cruising the Pacific Ocean

Take advantage of the many fabulous onboard amenities during your days at sea. Wine and dine with live entertainment, take a dip in the ship’s pool, or sun yourself on-deck. There’s no shortage of fun activities and relaxing ocean vistas.

Wednesday, April 10 - Monterey, California - Day Open

Monterey highlights everything that’s best about California. Take a drive down Highway One, winding along the breathtaking Big Sur coastline, and experience the top road trip in the United States. Wander through Big Sur’s redwood groves or sip handcrafted wines at tucked-away tasting rooms where the winemaker might just be the person pouring. Take a surfing lesson or experience the wonders of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary by scuba diving, kayaking, or by glass bottom boat.

Thursday, April 11/Friday, April 12 - San Francisco, California - Day Open

Century-old cable cars, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Park—San Francisco is packed with iconic sights. Visitors have access to a wide range of sightseeing services, including bus tours, boat tours, museum tours, self-guided tours, and fishing excursions. Visit Chinatown or the pagoda-crowned Japan Center for a unique cultural experience, or the Victorian neighborhood known as Cow Hollow for upscale boutique shopping. Ocean Beach and Seal Rocks, Union Square, and North Beach are all popular spots for beachgoers.

Saturday, April 13 - At Sea

Sunday, April 14 - Astoria, Oregon - Day Open

Historic Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains, first established as a fur trading post before it expanded to become the bustling port city it is today. Its storied past is documented in numerous museums, from the Columbia River Maritime Museum with its collection of nautical relics to the Uppertown Firefighters Museum, whose collections of firefighting memorabilia is complimented by the interactive Children’s Museum on the second floor. See the house from The Goonies film, climb the 125-ft. Astoria Column, or ride the Astoria Riverfront Trolley.

Monday, April 15 - Seattle, Washington

Gateway for sea commerce. Incubator of jazz and grunge, jets and literature, coffee and computer software. Seattle is as much about reinvention as it is a landscape. There are lakes, mountains, and forests everywhere you look. The rest is an archipelago of neighborhoods studded with boutiques and coffee shops. Catch a salmon at Pike Place Market. Ride the elevator to the top of the Space Needle and take in gorgeous city vistas. Sample a local microbrew in Fremont, enjoy fresh steamers down at the pier, or slurp a bowl of steaming pho in the International District.

Tuesday, April 16 - Victoria, British Columbia - Day Open

Victoria is a city that started as Salish Village, spent a roustabout adolescence as a main port for gold prospectors and opium traders, and then transformed itself into an icon of British gentility. Two events were seminal: the opening of Butchart Gardens in 1904 and the completion of the Empress Hotel in 1908. Butchart is a collection of gardens including the Sunken Garden, the Italian Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the fragrant Rose Garden. The Empress Hotel is a national icon. Come in for high tea.

Wednesday, April 17 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Disembark

Cradled amid towering mountains and sparkling ocean, scenic Vancouver is a modern, cosmopolitan city that blends culture and landscape. Galleries and public exhibits for art enthusiasts, historical sites and districts for history buffs, and scenic hiking trails and botanical gardens for nature lovers are just a small sampling of the city’s diverse attractions. The seawall that borders Vancouver’s coastline is the most popular recreational spot in the city. Stretching 13.7 miles from Coal Harbour to Kitsilano Beach, it wraps around Stanley Park along the way.

The Ship: Celebrity Eclipse®

rio Luxurious and upscale on every level, Celebrity Eclipse continues to set new standards in modern luxury vacations. Renowned for her contemporary décor and an extraordinary choice of dining options—you can also enjoy a wide selection of bars and lounges to suit every mood, almost endless entertainment from the impressive theater shows to the peace and quiet of the library, and variety of activities to keep mind, body, and soul in tune.

Ship Features:

Gastrobar: Comfort food and craft beer enthusiasts can unite to try over 40 handcrafted boutique beer selections, creative cocktails and a wide selection of a la carte, gourmet comfort food and bar bites that are so satisfying you could make a meal of them. If you prefer wine with your eats, Gastrobar offers an impressive selection by the glass or bottle. With inviting entertainment and great music, Gastrobar offers an atmosphere of casual sophistication.

Martini Bar & Crush: Totally cool, from the drinks to the ice-topped bar. 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.

Cellar Masters: Try a bold collection of both familiar and unknown wines from around the world in this inviting wine bar. To help you explore, we feature the state-of-the-art Enomatic® wine-by-the-glass dispensing system. It will pour your choice directly from the bottle in a 1-ounce, 2.5-ounce or 5-ounce portion as you swipe your SeaPass® card. Our Sommeliers will offer further insight into the fine art of wine selection.

Slush: Chill out with a flurry of fresh frozen cocktails located poolside to help you keep your cool. Hand-made, frozen cocktails blended with the freshest ingredients range from Russian Standard Vodka, Limoncello, fresh pressed lemon juice and raspberries to Hendricks Gin, fresh cucumbers and mint, fresh Persian lime and Florida Valencia and Hamlin orange juice, all balanced with organic agave nectar. Several of the cocktails are also available in non-alcoholic versions.

Michael Kors: A luxurious, new Michael Kors boutique joins an already superb assortment of shops onboard Celebrity Eclipse. Here you’ll find a spectacular assortment of handbags, wallets, watches, glasses, jewelry and more. And, did we mention it’s all tax and duty-free?

The Studio: Picture this—a new way to capture vacation memories. Strike a pose in the new, high-end portrait studio for a truly personal souvenir. This unique space is ideal for capturing vacation photos with friends, family, and loved ones.

Lawn Club: A freshly manicured lawn on the highest deck of the ship. This is The Lawn Club. Enjoy casual outdoor activities in a decidedly Country Club atmosphere, and let the grass between your toes take you places no cruise has gone before.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®: Relax and rejuvenate in our serene spa at sea. Experience the unique services of Canyon Ranch in a breathtaking setting—aboard Celebrity’s modern luxury ships. Enhance your vacation with a complete wellness and lifestyle program that increases resilience, restores serenity, and helps you feel rejuvenated.

Liquid: Liquid transforms the Solarium into an adults-only, late night club with live DJ and Percussionists, specialty cocktail creations, and spontaneous moments of entertainment.

Eclipse Theater: Enjoy a comfortable, intimate atmosphere, bringing you production shows, beautiful musical arrangements, and sidesplitting comedy.

Balcony Stateroom

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

Oceanview Stateroom

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.

Inside Stateroom

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

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 will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit of $500 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


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.

Clinical Concerns in Anesthesia 9-Night Pacific Coastal Cruise April 8 - 17, 2019

Monday, April 8 - San Diego, California - Embark

  1700 Ship Sails (subject to change)

Tuesday, April 9 - Cruising the Pacific Ocean

  0730 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0755 Welcome
  0800 Evaluation of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland  
  0900 Breakfast Break
  0945 Management of the Difficult Pediatric Airway G.Crosland  
  1045 Clinical Pharmacology Review W.Wilson  
  1145 Allergy and Anaphylaxis W.Wilson  
  1245 Lunch
  1330 Ketamine: Multiple Uses for an Old Friend G.Crosland  
  1430 Anesthesia for Care of Major Burns G.Crosland  
  1530 Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Anesthesia Provider W.Wilson  
  1630 Quality and Safety in Healthcare and the OR W.Wilson  
  1730 Adjourn

Wednesday, April 10 - Monterey, California - Day Open


Thursday, April 11 - San Francisco, California - Day Open


Friday, April 12 - San Francisco, California - Day Open


Saturday, April 13, At Sea

  0645 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0700 Dexmedetomidine: Principles and Practice W.Wilson  
  0800 Practical Review of Hemodynamic Medications W.Wilson  
  0900 Breakfast Break
  0945 Electrolyte Disorders W.Wilson  
  1045 Tonsillectomy: Myths and Current Controversies G.Crosland  
  1145 Providing Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room G.Crosland  
  1245 Lunch
  1330 Blood Pressure Management and CNS Outcomes W.Wilson  
  1430 Treatment of Pain Agitation and Delirium in the ICU W.Wilson  
  1530 Medical Ethics: The Four Cornerstones G.Crosland  
  1630 40 Tricks Not in the Book: Tips Garnered Over 40 Years of Practice G.Crosland  
  1730 Adjourn

Sunday, April 14 - Astoria, Oregon - Day Open


Monday, April 15 - Seattle, Washington

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign-In
  0645 Anesthesia for the Elderly W.Wilson  
  0745 Burnout: The New Provider Epidemic G.Crosland  
  0845 Resiliency: How to Survive Burnout G.Crosland  
  0945 Adjourn    

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†


Tuesday, April 16 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Day Open

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Disembark


James Grady Crosland, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas

William C. Wilson, MD, MA
Clinical Professor
Chief Medical Officer
University of California Irvine Health System
Irvine, California


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 #1037072; Expiration Date 4/15/2019.

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.


$100 between February 7, 2019 and March 9, 2019. No refund after March 9, 2019; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be in writing.


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.


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 Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - 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.