Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The birthplace of American independence and home of the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia offers a unique variety of attractions, culture, entertainment, and activities that are sure to please.

Tour the city’s historic neighborhoods and other sites free to the public. Stroll the Old City, Philadelphia’s first commercial district. In addition to Betsy Ross’s home and Elfreth’s Alley (America’s oldest continuously residential street), Old City is known for the most exciting collection of art galleries on the East Coast. Next, running along the Delaware River are hundreds of historically significant townhouses and places of worship which make up the whole of Society Hill. Encompassing North and South Broad Street, The Avenue of the Arts is one of the premier cultural destinations in the city and the region and home to the Academy of Music, the Merriam Theater, Wilma Theater, Freedom Theatre, and the Regional Performing Arts Center.

Visit Chinatown, where the “Chinese Friendship Gate” at 10th and Arch Streets welcomes you to this bustling community that has established itself as a center for fine art, culture, and the very best in Asian culinary delights for more than a century. On the banks of the Schuylkill River, just west of Center City, Manayunk boasts more than 65 chic boutiques, galleries, and dozens of restaurants. The “hippest street in Philadelphia,” South Street is famous for its eclectic shops, restaurants, and dynamic nightlife.

The Bellevue Hotel

Discover true grandeur, historic style and unrivaled service at one of the most iconic hotels in the all of downtown Philadelphia. Situated on the famous Avenue of the Arts, The Bellevue Hotel seamlessly blends old-world architecture with modern interiors to provide a stay that epitomizes Philadelphia luxury. Explore the Avenue of the Arts, featuring some of the city’s most unique cultural touchstones, museums and live performance spaces. Savor a variety of culinary delights, including delectable dishes at XIX (NINETEEN), all of which are thoughtfully sourced and carefully served. Stay fit at the Sporting Club, offering 93,000 square feet of fitness space, including strength training equipment and full-sized gymnasium. The Sporting Club is considered one of the city’s preeminent health clubs and was recently ranked number two among Best Hotel Gyms in the United States. See more of Philadelphia, including sporting events, luxury shopping and some of the city’s best restaurants, moments from the hotel.

Enjoy some of the premier shops in all of Philadelphia without ever having to leave the building - the historic Bellevue is home to a number of the world’s most renowned retailers! Standard guest rooms feature one King or two Queen Hyatt Grand Bed™ (based on availability) featuring sumptuous linens and a feather duvet, flat screen TV, safe, coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, iron/board, hair dryer, KenetMD bath amenities, generous work area, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access and data port. Discover true grandeur within these luxuriously oversized Philadelphia hotel accommodations.

Hotel parking is located in the adjacent PARKWAY Bellevue Garage, easily accessible via sky bridge. Maximum height clearance for the garage is 6’4”. Hotel Guest Rates: Overnight self-parking, $35 per night (in and out privileges up to 5pm on departure day); Overnight valet parking, $45 per night (in and out privileges up to 5pm on departure day). Prices subject to change without notice. Hyatt at the Bellevue is located approximately 13 miles from the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

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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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 26-29, 2022

Thursday, May 26

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Trauma Airway Management C.Smith
  0800 Trauma Anesthesia: Initial Evaluation and Management C.Smith
  0900 Neuroanesthetic Emergencies C.Smith
  1000 Break
  1015 Intubation for the Sick Child With Severe Cardiac Disease R.Ing
  1115 Recent Literature in Pediatric Anesthesia That Impacts Clinical Practice R.Ing
  1215 Noncardiac Anesthesia in Children With Congenital Heart Disease R.Ing
  1315 Adjourn

Friday, May 27

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 General Anesthesia for Trauma C.Smith
  0800 Electrophysiology Procedures: Anesthesia Considerations C.Smith
  0900 Hemoglobin: How Low Can We Go During Anesthesia? R.Ing
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthesia Considerations for Head Trauma and Increased ICP C.Smith
  1115 The Critically Ill Infant for Anesthesia R.Ing
  1215 Management Approaches to Pediatric Shock R.Ing
  1315 Adjourn

Saturday, May 28

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Morbid Obesity and Ultra Obesity: The Growing Challenge in Anesthesia A.Wadhwa
  0800 Opioids or No Opioids in the Morbidly Obese A.Wadhwa
  0900 Anesthesia for Children With Mediastinal Masses R.Ing
  1000 Break
  1015 Spine Surgery and Anesthesia C.Smith
  1115 Sleep, Respiration and Pain: What Is the Connection? A.Wadhwa
  1215 The Essential Knowledge of Sleep-Disordered Breathing A.Wadhwa
  1315 Adjourn

Sunday, May 29

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Components, Benefits to Patients and Healthcare A.Wadhwa
  0800 Allergic Reactions: So Easy to Miss!! How to Handle? A.Wadhwa
  0900 Shock Resuscitation and Fluid Therapy C.Smith
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthesia Considerations for Patients Undergoing Radiological Procedures R.Ing
  1115 Disclosure and Analysis of Adverse Events: How to Avoid the Blame Game? A.Wadhwa
  1215 Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA) for the High-Risk Population A.Wadhwa
  1315 Adjourn  



24 CME

24 Class A CE

4.7 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 3/26/22


Richard John Ing M.B., B. Ch FCA(SA)
Professor, Children’s Hospital Colorado
Department of Anesthesiology, Children’s Hospital Colorado,
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado

Charles Smith, MD
Attending Anesthesiologist
Montreal Neurological and Montreal General Hospitals
Professor of Anesthesia
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Anupama Wadhwa, MBBS, MSc, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Texas Southwestern
Dallas, Texas
President, ISPCOP
Past President, KIAPI


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 24 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: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0® requirements.

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 American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 24 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1041230; Expiration Date 05/29/2022.

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 24 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWAS/NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), 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).

The AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

This program offers 24 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest 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 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS/NWS 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 March 27, 2022 to April 26, 2022. No refund after April 26, 2022; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS/NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that are no-shows for the program.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

We value your patronage and have a simple program to reward you. Our Frequent Attendee Points (FAP) program gives you an added bonus for money spent on our seminars, as well as cruise cabins booked through our in-house travel agency, Northwest Worldwide Travel.

You are automatically enrolled in this program with your paid registration. Click here for more information.

*Effective January 1, 2023, net hotel stays for 2023 and beyond will no longer be included in FAP calculations.

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.


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.

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