Sarasota, Florida

On Florida’s Southwest Coast, Sarasota offers the best of both worlds, with a combination of big-city living and close access to pristine natural areas and beautiful islands. The city of Sarasota is a scene of eateries, theaters, shopping boutiques and artist enclaves. Shops and colorful bungalows turned into bakeries, galleries, salons and yoga studios surround central downtown and are divided into five districts: Burns Court, Towles Court, Rosemary District, Historic Palm Avenue and Gillespie Park.

Enjoy live music and unique vendors with high quality produce, food, and crafts at the Sarasota Farmer’s Market. Next, head to the Ringling mansion, circus museum, and art museum. Get a glimpse of a restored circus train and old circus wagons, or browse collections of famous master artists. The fun continues at picturesque Bayfront Park where kids will enjoy play areas and adults can stroll along the marina from the iconic dolphin fountain to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The exhibits at the botanical gardens include the Children’s Rainforest Garden, the Tropical Conservatory, the Banyan Grove, the Bonsai exhibit, the Butterfly Garden, and many more.

Outdoor activities are endless in Sarasota. Play a round of golf at one of several championship golf courses including University Park Country Club, Rolling Green Golf Club, and the Bobby Jones Golf Complex. Rent a sailboat, go kayaking, or take a tour on the gulf. Parasailing, paddleboarding, and snorkeling are also fantastic options. Whatever your preference, join us in Sarasota!

Lido Beach Resort

Lido Beach Resort is known as one of the most luxurious resorts in Sarasota, offering an exclusive, secluded beach escape on the white, powdery sands of Lido Key. Enjoy the outdoor, heated pools and hot tubs - with both family-friendly spaces and adults-only pool, there's an outdoor space for everyone to enjoy. Other amenities at the Lido Beach Resort include a fitness center with everything from treadmills, elliptical machines, strength training equipment, free weights, and yoga mats. When it's time to dine, cool down with a refreshing cocktail and tempting bites at the beautiful waterfront Tiki Bar or indulge in fresh seafood and Italian cuisine from Drift Kitchen & Bar while enjoying panoramic views of the Gulf and skyline.

Lido Beach Resort is also near many enjoyable attractions like the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, The Ringling Circus Museum, downtown Sarasota, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, Kayaking Mangrove Tunnels, and many more. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from St. Armand’s Circle daily! Play golf at vibrant courses like Rolling Green Golf Club, The Highlands, and Tatum Ridge Golf Links or shop the boutiques and galleries on St. Armands Circle.

Newly renovated rooms and suites feature coastal design touches, luxe linens, spacious walk-in showers, and much more.

Tiki Tower Rooms are approx. 375 feet and offer 1 king or 2 queen beds (based on hotel availability), plus a kitchenette with a full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, and dining seating for four. Tiki Tower rooms have outside entrances.
Palm Tower studio suites offer 1 king bed plus queen-sized sleeper sofa or 2 queen beds (based on hotel availability), private balcony, kitchen with a cooktop, full sized refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, and dining seating for four.
Palm Tower One Bedroom Suites are approx. 525-650 square feet and offer 1 King bed in separate bedroom, living room with a sleeper sofa, private balcony, kitchen with a cooktop, refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, and dining seating for four.
Palm Tower King/King Two Bedroom Suites are approx. 780–1,000 sq ft and feature 2 king beds in separate bedrooms, large private balcony, a living room with a sleeper sofa, two large bathrooms, kitchen with a cooktop, refrigerator, dishwasher, toaster, and dining seating for four.

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is about 7 miles from the resort. Tampa International Airport (TPA) is 60 miles from the resort. Parking: Self-parking is included in resort fee for hotel guests. Valet parking approximately $20 per car, per night. Parking fees subject to change without notice.

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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
Sarasota, Florida
January 16-19, 2025

Thursday, January 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Hemorrhagic Shock and Trauma Part I R.Lenhardt
  0830 Hemorrhagic Shock and Trauma Part II R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 21st Century Anticoagulation Aggravation? Coagulation Confusion? Reversal Rescue? A Practical Review C.Goldstein
  1045 Fluid and Pressor Management in the 21st Century: GDFT, SVV, PPV, SPV, SVI Explained C.Goldstein
  1145 Cardinal Concepts for Accurate EKG Interpretation M.Kossick
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, January 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Evidence-Based Guidelines for Diagnosing T Wave and ST Segment Changes M.Kossick
  0830 Decision Algorithm for EKG Lead Selection Including True Chest Leads vs. Modified Chest Leads
  0930 Break
  0945 Opioid Epidemic: Perioperative Considerations From OBA to OFA C.Goldstein
  1045 Emergency Scenarios: Practical Approach to Emergencies and the Concept of Anesthesia-Centric ACLS C.Goldstein
  1145 Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient R.Lenhardt
  1245 Adjourn

Saturday, January 18

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Hyperglycemia in the Perioperative Period R.Lenhardt
  0830 Modern Fasting Guidelines R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 Blockbuster: Regional Anesthesia - A “Head to Toe” Overview Part I C.Goldstein
  1045 Blockbuster: Regional Anesthesia - A “Head to Toe” Overview Part II C.Goldstein
  1145 Diagnostic Criteria for Myocardial Infarction M.Kossick
  1245 Adjourn

Sunday, January 19

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtual and Augmented Reality Primer C.Goldstein
  0830 Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Implications for Axis Deviation, Bundle Branch Blocks and Fascicular Blocks
  0930 Break
  0945 Practice EKG Interpretation: Ischemia, Injury, MI, Axis Deviation, Bundle Branch Blocks and Fascicular Blocks
  1045 Brain Edema and Perioperative Fluid Management R.Lenhardt
  1145 Anesthesia for Abdominal Robotic Surgery R.Lenhardt
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 CEC

4.3 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/17/24


Joseph Christopher Goldstein, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
OR Medical Director
Director of Anesthesia Clinical Affairs and Medical Informatics
Co-Director TAVR Program
Department of Anesthesiology, VAHS
Gainesville, Florida

Mark A. Kossick, DNSc, CRNA, APN
Professor Emeritus
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, North Carolina
Educational Consultant
Dunnellon, Florida 

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


Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars / Northwest Seminars 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 1044212; Expiration Date 01/29/2025.

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 of the AR, DC, FL, GA, KS, KY, MI, MS, NH, NM, ND, SC, WV, and WY nursing boards. 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 November 26, 2024. Cancellations between November 27, 2024, and December 27, 2024, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after December 27, 2024, 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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