Savannah, Georgia

Savannah’s architecture and history are internationally known, as is its reputation for Southern charm and hospitality. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city’s architecture and historic buildings: the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South’s first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest African American Baptist congregations in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third oldest synagogue in America), and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in America). The largest National Historic Landmark District in the United States, Savannah contains more than twenty city squares filled with museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary and Civil War eras.

Don’t miss the chance to see the beautiful cobblestone streets, manicured gardens, and oak-shaded parks drizzling with silvery Spanish Moss. The city’s location offers visitors access to the coastal islands and the Savannah Riverfront, both popular tourist destinations. Tybee Island, formerly known as “Savannah Beach”, is the site of the Tybee Island Light Station, the first lighthouse on the southern Atlantic coast. Savannah is the perfect Georgia vacation destination for all ages – abuzz with art, culture, festivals, concerts, live theater, outdoor cafes, gourmet restaurants, and true Southern hospitality.

Hyatt Regency Savannah

Located on Bay Street, this newly renovated Savannah riverfront hotel is situated near popular attractions like River Street, City Market, and Tybee Island. Located near River Front Plaza, this hotel offers unequalled access to the largest historic district in the country. Stroll through the Historic District to view stately Georgia homes, landmark architecture, and famed Savannah sights like Forsyth Park. Board a riverboat, hop on the trolley for a moving tour, and enjoy close proximity to Savannah Hilton Head International Airport. Enjoy travel enhancing conveniences including a 24-hour fitness center and an indoor swimming pool. Enjoy a local brew or cocktail alongside an array of delicious and fresh cuisine with a Southern twist. Hyatt Regency Savannah features Moss + Oak, a full service bar that also includes a patio overlooking the Savannah River and River Street.

For those on the go, Corner Pantry is ideal for gourmet grab and go options or Moss and Oak Express is your place for specialty coffees and treats. Experience spectacular river views from the Savannah River Lounge, perfect for relaxation after a full day exploring Historic Savannah. Watch as freight boats go by, or simply enjoy the view of the Savannah River.

Spacious guestrooms feature one king or 2 double beds (based on availability), wireless high-speed Internet, iHome stereo with iPod® docking station, signature Hyatt Grand Beds®, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, iron/board, safe, and more to ensure a comfortable stay.

TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

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.

OBJECTIVES

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
Savannah, Georgia
December 14-17, 2023

Thursday December 14

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWS Staff
  0730 Informed Consent for Anesthesia Procedures: Obtaining Informed Consent in Grey Zone Patients K.Schroeder
  0830 Extraglottic Airway Exchange: Navigating an Airway Bridge K.Schroeder
  0930 Break
  0945 Endotracheal Intubation in Patients With Poor Cardiac Function R.Ing
  1045 Anesthetic Considerations in Blunt Thoracic Trauma R.Ing
  1145 Anesthetic Care for Patients With Cardiomyopathies J.Feinman
  1245 Adjourn
     

Friday, December 15

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthetic Care for Patients With Thoracic Aortic Disease J.Feinman
  0830 Evolution of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement J.Feinman
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Pain Management for Shoulder Surgery: Novel Techniques to Spare the Diaphragm K.Schroeder
  1045 Pain Management for Trauma Patients K.Schroeder
  1145 Pediatric Literature Update R.Ing
  1245 Adjourn
     

Saturday, December 16

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Massive Transfusion in Pediatric and Adult R.Ing
  0830 Update on Neurotoxicity of Anesthetic Agents in Children R.Ing
  0930 Break
  0945 TAVR Under MAC Sedation: A Case-Based Approach J.Feinman
  1045 Transcatheter Interventions Beyond TAVR J.Feinman
  1145 Anesthesia Management of Breast Surgery K.Schroeder
  1245 Adjourn
     

Sunday, December 17

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Navigating Operating Room Emergencies K.Schroeder
  0830 What You Don't Know About Ultrapotent Opioids Can Kill You K.Schroeder
  0930 Break
  0945 Cardiopulmonary Bypass and ECMO J.Feinman
  1045 The Critically Ill Infant for Anesthesia R.Ing
  1145 Management Approaches to Pediatric Shock R.Ing
  1245 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 Class A CE

5 Pharmacology Hours†

 
Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 4/1/22

FACULTY

Jared W. Feinman, MD, FASE
Associate Professor
Program Director, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Richard J. Ing, MBBCh, FCA(SA)
Professor, Children's Hospital Colorado
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Department of Anesthesiology
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado

Kristopher M. Schroeder, MD, FASA
Professor
Vice Chair of Faculty Development
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin

ACCREDITATION

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 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1042526; Expiration Date 12/17/2023.

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), 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), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 October 15, 2023 to November 14, 2023. No refund after November 14, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS/NWS 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)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net hotel*, net cruise 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.

*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.

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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.

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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.