Point Clear, Alabama

The Gulf Coast of Alabama is steeped in history. Here numerous museums, forts, and historical parks dot the landscape, just waiting to share their secrets. Visitors can satisfy a passion for golf on challenging courses, launch a sailboat or cruiser from one of many marinas and launch sites, fish, or keep fit with tennis, swimming, or horseback riding. Be sure to stroll the Eastern Shore Trailblazers trail that winds 33 miles throughout the Eastern Shore all the way to Weeks Bay to experience an abundance of wildlife and the beauty of State Champion trees, wild flowers, and landscaped beds blooming year round.

The main attraction here is miles of sparkling turquoise Gulf waters and stunningly white sand that’s so soft it squeaks under your feet. You’ll find a variety of public beaches each special in its own way and each offering a different experience. Shopping along the Eastern Shore is truly an exclusive experience where you can find unique clothing, home furnishings, native crafts, antiques, and collectibles. Year-round cultural activities include live theatre productions, fine art exhibitions, and concerts.

History buffs will not be disappointed - the region’s small towns have museums dedicated to their fascinating history. Near Mobile, be sure to visit Battleship Memorial Park, America’s most unique military attraction. Prepare your imagination for takeoff as you walk the flight line of the historic aircraft inside the huge Aircraft Pavilion. Experience life the way it was over seven decades ago on one of America’s most decorated Battleships, the U.S.S. Alabama and the submarine USS DRUM, a World War II veteran with 12 Battle Stars.

When it’s time to eat, sample fresh seafood, Creole and Southern favorites, innovative café cuisine, and ethnic delicacies served by the area’s diverse restaurants.

The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa

The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club, and Spa at Point Clear dates back to 1847 and even has a Confederate cemetery on the grounds. Today it offers a dramatic departure from standard Gulf Shores resorts and boasts two challenging golf courses as part of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, as well as a luxurious 20,000 square foot European-style spa, a fabulous array of exceptional dining options, and a sizeable marina for sailboats, yachts, and fishing boats. The delightful beaches, extraordinary pool complex, and kids Fun Camp offer plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Guest rooms feature new deluxe Revive® bedding, coffee/tea maker, safe, Internet access, hair dryer, iron/board, and more. Located 46 miles from Mobile Regional Airport (MOB) and 65 miles from Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport (PNS). Having a car here is handy so you can explore the entire coast line.

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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 Pediatric Anesthesia
Point Clear, Alabama
June 2-5, 2022

Thursday, June 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Preoperative Evaluation of the Pediatric Patient M.Brockel
  0830 Pediatric Airway Management M.Brockel
  0930 Break
  0945 Pediatric Foreign Bodies M.Brockel
  1045 Anesthesia for Care of Major Burns G.Crosland
  1145 Ketamine: Multiple Uses for an Old Friend G.Crosland
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, June 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Dental Anesthesia for the Special Needs Patient G.Crosland
  0830 Pediatric Trauma (via Zoom) R.Bryskin
  0930 Break
  0945 Hemostasis in the Pediatric Surgical Patient (via Zoom) R.Bryskin
  1045 Pediatric Enhanced Recovery After Surgery M.Brockel
  1145 Pediatric POCUS (via Zoom) R.Bryskin
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, June 4

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Grown-Up Congenital Heart Disease (via Zoom) R.Bryskin  
  0830 Pediatric Regional Anesthesia (via Zoom) R.Bryskin  
  0930 Break
  0945 Neurological Risks of Anesthesia in Pediatrics G.Crosland  
  1045 Providing Pediatric Anesthesia Outside the Operating Room G.Crosland  
  1145 Preoperative Anxiety and Emergency Agitation in Children M.Brockel  
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, June 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Tonsillectomies in Children M.Brockel  
  0830 PBLD: Pediatric Case Discussions M.Brockel  
  0930 Break
  0945 Endocrine Emergency Under Anesthesia (via Zoom) R.Bryskin  
  1045 Burnout: The New Provider Epidemic G.Crosland  
  1145 Resiliency: How to Survive Burnout G.Crosland  
  1245 Adjourn

20 CME

20 CEC

4.5 Pharmacology Hours†

  Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.  
Rev. 05/30/22


Megan A. Brockel, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Robert B. Bryskin, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Director of Acute and Chronic Pain Management
Nemours Children’s Clinic
Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida

J. Grady Crosland, MD, MAR
Adjunct Professor of Department of Anesthesiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Arkansas Children's Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas


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, www.theABA.org, 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 1041472; Expiration Date 06/05/2022.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 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.


No penalty if canceled by April 2, 2022. Cancellations between April 3, 2022, and May 3, 2022, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after May 3, 2022, are not eligible for a refund. However, 50% of the tuition paid can 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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