Park City, Utah

Park City has recently seen historic changes. Two of the town’s resorts merged to form Park City Mountain Resort, the largest ski area in the United States, connected by the new Quicksilver Gondola. Other enhancements include two new lifts, restaurant upgrades, and enhanced snowmaking capabilities.

The six mountains of Deer Valley Resort offer a thrilling day for skiers of all abilities. Challenge yourself on the same runs skied by Olympians during the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games; take a ski lesson and learn the basic fundamentals of an exciting, new sport; or treat yourself to Deer Valley’s award-winning cuisine.

You will also find opportunities to cross-country ski, hike, fish, boat, and enjoy wildlife. After a day of skiing, explore and indulge with award-winning dining, incredible shopping, and vibrant nightlife. Park City has something for everyone.

Hyatt Centric Park City

Ideally situated at the base of Canyons Village in Park City, Utah, Hyatt Centric Park City is an AAA Four Diamond, luxury resort located in the heart of North America’s largest ski resort offering 7,300 acres of skiable terrain. Hyatt Centric Park City offers ski-in/ski-out access via Sunrise chairlift. Combined with nearby Deer Valley Resort outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy over 9,000 acres of recreational terrain.

Hyatt Centric Park City is a beautiful alpine retreat long loved by skiers, snowboarders, and outdoor enthusiasts. It's situated about five miles from downtown Park City dining and shopping, and during ski season, the lodge provides guests with a free shuttle within the Canyons Resort area and downtown Park City. This resort features an outdoor heated pool and two whirlpools for use all year long. Enjoy a swim in the warm, soothing waters while you enjoy the peaceful views of snow-capped mountains. Grab some food from EPC Market, and head out to eat an alfresco breakfast, lunch, or dinner poolside. Keep up your workout routine in the 24-hour StayFit™ fitness center.

When it’s time to dine, Escala Provisions Company is a casual restaurant and bar that serves fresh locally-inspired food and drinks for breakfast and dinner. An extension to the restaurant, the urban market, offers an abundant selection of beverages and foods like salads, sandwiches, and, hearth fired pizza. After a day on the slopes, roast s’mores at Escala Provisions Company while gathered around the fire with the family.

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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 anesthesia specialty or are impacted by it.


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.


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
Park City, Utah
March 21-25, 2022

Monday, March 21

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Introduction NWS Staff  
  0700 Arrhythmias: The Tachycardias S.Lowson  
  0800 Arrhythmias: The Bradycardias and Others S.Lowson  
  0900 Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Vision for the Future: Update on Postoperative Vision Loss R.McAllister  
  1700 Arthritis and the Difficult Airway N.Strand 1800Adjourn  

Tuesday, March 22

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Goal-Directed Perioperative Fluid Management S.Lowson  
  0800 Crystalloids vs. Colloids: The Ongoing Debate S.Lowson  
  0900 Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Spinal Cord Stimulation: General vs. MAC? Neuromonitoring? N.Strand  
  1700 Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity: History and the Latest Recommendations R.McAllister  
  1800 Adjourn

Wednesday, March 23

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Obstetrical Emergencies R.McAllister  
  0800 The Dangers of Social Media in Medical Practice R.McAllister  
  0900 Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Ketamine for Acute Postoperative Pain Control N.Strand  
  1700 Steroids and Surgery S.Lowson 1800Adjourn  

Thursday, March 24

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Perioperative Glucose Control S.Lowson  
  0800 Respiratory Problems in the PACU S.Lowson  
  0900 Break
  1545 Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Update on the Role of Lipid Emulsion in Clinical Practice: New Roles and Research Into Future Roles R.McAllister  
  1700 Positioning Concerns for Chronic Pain Patient in the Operating Room N.Strand 1800Adjourn  

Friday, March 25

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Management of the Chronic Pain Patient in the Perioperative Period N.Strand  
  0800 Postop Delirium and Cognitive Dysfunction S.Lowson 0900Break  
  0915 Rare and Preventable Complications in Anesthesiology: Part I R. McAllister  
  1015 Rare and Preventable Complications in Anesthesiology: Part II R. McAllister  
  1115 Adjourn

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/12/21


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

Russell K. McAllister, MD, DABPM
Chair and Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
Scott & White Medical Center
Temple, Texas

Natalie H. Strand, MD
Division of Pain Medicine
Assistant Professor Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
Director of Pain Research
Director of Neuromodulation Practice
Phoenix, Arizona


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), and the Georgia 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 January 20, 2022 to February 19, 2022. No refund after February 19, 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.

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 Going Places. 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


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