The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Phoenix, Arizona has notified us that due to an unforeseen delay in their guestroom renovations, our upcoming November 10-13, 2022 Current Topics in Anesthesia meeting AND guest room block is being relocated to the nearby Mountain Shadows Resort. Click HERE for current info.

Phoenix, Arizona

The year-round good weather in Phoenix, Arizona creates perfect conditions for world-class outdoors experiences and desert fun.

Golfers rejoice!—Phoenix has a course for every level of play from the challenging fairways of Wildfire Golf Club, an upscale golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, to municipal courses offering lessons for the kids. A hiker’s paradise, Phoenix also offers a handful of challenging trails including Camelback Mountain, Cholla Trail, Echo Canyon Trail and others. You don’t have to scale mountains for a lesson in desert ecology. Look no further than the Desert Botanical Garden and its wonderful collections of permanent trailside exhibits, temporary art exhibitions and seasonal experiences including live music and performances.

For cultural enlightenment, visit the world-renowned Heard Museum and its extensive collection of Native American art and historical exhibits. Next, browse the Phoenix Museum of Art, take in a ballet performance at the Orpheum Theater, or gets tickets for a concert at the Comerica Theatre. Travelling with kids? Bring the little ones to the Phoenix Zoo. You’re sure to spot an elephant, Sumatran tiger, and a monkey or two.

When you’re ready to dine, downtown Phoenix is brimming with restaurants of every kind of cuisine. Order southwestern and Mexican favorites, surf’n’turf, or American barbecue.

Mountain Shadows Resort

Mountain Shadows Resort is located at
5445 E Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona, 85253

Originally built below Camelback Mountain in 1959, Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale reemerged as an icon of luxury and design after it was completely rebuilt in 2017. Located near Scottsdale in serene Paradise Valley, the resort features striking architecture and stunning desert surroundings that create an energy of renewal that draws you into this unique destination. Mountain Shadows resort is the winner of numerous awards and accolades including the Top 500 List Travel + Leisure, Top 10 Resorts in The Southwest (#7), Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards/Best Hotels, U.S. News & World Report, and Tripadvisor #14 resorts in Paradise Valley Travelers' Choice Award 2022.

Laze the day away by two 75-foot pools connected by a modern waterfall feature. Refreshing cocktails, plush chaise lounges, and private cabanas set the tone for a leisurely afternoon. Admire dramatic views of Camelback Mountain and the surrounding desert beauty while you bask in the Arizona sun. Stay on track or try something new in the 4,000-square-foot fitness facility, offering Pilates, classic and aerial yoga, barre, a cycle center, TRX, the latest Precor equipment, personal training and individual and group classes. Explore the stunning desert scenery in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale with a variety of hiking, walking and biking options in our backyard.

Tee off Mountain Shawdows Resort's Short Course, an award winning and scenic 18-hole course that offers fun and fast rounds, ideal for beginners and pros alike. Each hole is a par 3, making this the perfect place to work on your short game. The original 1961 course was designed by Arthur Jack Snyder, and redesigned by his mentee, Forrest Richardson. The updated layout pays homage to the original with challenging greens, rugged slopes, and distinct holes. The Short Course comes with a bonus, Hole 17.5. The Forrest Wager is a long, flowing green where the object is to play against your opponents in similar fashion to the popular golf game Bingo Bango Bongo. Here, one point is awarded for the closest to the hole on the first shot played. Another for the first player to hole out (the farthest plays first, as always). And a third point for the lowest score.

Round out your desert escape with a luxurious massage performed in your guestroom or suite, or outside on your patio or balcony. Choose from styles including Swedish, Thai, Shiatsu, reflexology and more. When it's time to dine, Hearth ’61's Chef de Cuisine Alfred Muro takes his inspiration from the beautiful flavors of local and organic ingredients, crafting food that is delightful in its simplicity. Pair your meal with a pour from their acclaimed wine list or a seasonal craft cocktail. Hitting the links? Visit Rusty's for bites and brews. You can also sip and savor poolside or in your guestroom.

Signature guestrooms are approxiately 427 square feet and offer 1 King or @ Queen beds (based on hotel availblity) with luxuious bedding, laptop-sized safe, flat screen HD TV, in-room coffee and bottled water, robes and slippers, hair dryer, iron/board, red flower Bath Amenities and much more to ensure a relaxing stay.

Mountain Shadows Resort is located approximately 13 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). For hotel guests, overnight valet parking is included with the resort fee, and Tesla and universal EV charging stations are available. For non-hotel guests, day valet parking is approximate $10 per vehicle and parking validation may be availabel for those dining at Hearth '61, cabana reservartions or tee times. Parking fees and validation policies subjet to change without notice.

Contact us here or call (800) 222-6927 • (509) 547-7065
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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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Phoenix, Arizona
November 10-13, 2022

Thursday, November 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Perioperative Arrhythmias: How to Recognize Them - Part I R.Lenhardt
  0830 Perioperative Arrhythmias: How to Recognize Them - Part II R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Optimization of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery S.Rajagopalan
  1045 Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices S.Rajagopalan
  1145 Resuscitation Strategies to Manage "Lethal Triad" of Trauma S.Rajagopalan
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, November 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Patient Hyperthermia, Fever and Anesthesia R.Lenhardt
  0830 A Case of Malignant Hyperthermia R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese R.Lenhardt
  1045 Management of Traumatic Brain Injury S.Rajagopalan
  1145 Nuts and Bolts of Geriatric Anesthesia S.Rajagopalan
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, November 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Drug Diversion, Coming to a Practice Near You T.Trentman
  0830 Case Studies in Disruptive Anesthesia Providers T.Trentman
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia, Burn Out, and Resilience T.Trentman
  1045 Modern Fasting Guidelines R.Lenhardt
  1145 Hyperglycemia in the Perioperative Period R.Lenhardt
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, November 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anticoagulants and Reversal Before Surgery R.Lenhardt
  0830 Sepsis Guidelines in 2022 R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 What's New With Aging Anesthesia Providers? T.Trentman
  1045 Anesthesia, the Autonomic Nervous System, and a Murder Mystery T.Trentman
  1145 OR Professionalism and the Age of Social Media T.Trentman
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

5.4 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 10/3/22


Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Suman Rajagopalan, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Pre-Anesthesia Clinic and Testing Center
Director of Trauma Anesthesia
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Terrence L Trentman MD
Chair Emeritus, Mayo Clinic Arizona
Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic College Medicine
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: 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 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1041575; Expiration Date 11/13/2022.

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 20 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 20 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 September 11, 2022 to October 11, 2022. No refund after October 11, 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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