Sea Island, Georgia

Approximately 75 miles south of Savannah on Georgia’s southeast Atlantic coast, you'll find The Golden Isles of Georgia, which includes St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island, and the port city of Brunswick. Here you will find activities and adventures for everyone, including beaches, water sports, fishing, birding, bird watching, golf, spas, horseback riding, and pure relaxation.

Since 1928, Sea Island has been known as an exceptional destination, appealing to those who appreciate gracious service and heartfelt hospitality. Sea Island features five miles of private beach, a Beach Club, tennis center, Yacht Club, Shooting School, and children’s programs, as well as three championship golf courses, including the home of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic.

With four Forbes Five-Star experiences -- The Cloister at Sea Island, The Lodge at Sea Island, The Spa at Sea Island, and the Georgian Room restaurant – Sea Island entices families, outdoor enthusiasts, and those simply wanting to refresh. It is the only resort in the world to have received four Forbes Five-Star awards for 13 consecutive years and is the only U.S. resort to host a G-8 Summit of world leaders.

The Cloister at Sea Island

The Cloister at Sea Island always makes an impression. Since 1928, Sea Island has been known as an exceptional destination appealing to those who appreciate gracious service and heartfelt hospitality. With four Forbes Five-Star experiences, Sea Island entices families, outdoor and activity enthusiasts, and those simply wanting to refresh and recharge. It is the only resort in the world to have received four Forbes Five-Star awards for 13 consecutive years.

Tucked away on a private island on 50 lush acres, surrounded by the river, saltwater marshes, and the sea, with five miles of private coastline to discover. Forbes Five-Star accommodation, but you’ll feel right at home, like family. What can you do at Sea Island? Almost anything you can imagine! With five miles of private beach, plenty of activities on and off the water, and a beautiful coast to explore on foot, bike, horseback, kayak or paddleboard. Golf enthusiasts will find three championship courses with breathtaking landscapes and top instructors. There's also tennis, bowling, fishing, Falconry and a host of activities for children and teens to fill free time. When its time to unwind, Sea Island is the world-class home to a Forbes Five-Star spa and a cutting edge fitness facility. Dining options here are plentiful to suit every location, every activity, and every mood. Located at the center of all the action, The Cloister is welcoming and comfortable.

Cloister Run of House rooms offer 1 King or 2 Queen beds and varying resort or garden views and will be located in the hotel's choice of the Main Building and Wings, the Beach Club, or Cloister Ocean Residences. No matter where you are, rooms are finely detailed, spacious, and warm and feature amenities such as Nespresso coffee maker, soaker tub, rainhead shower, bathrobes, slippers, and more.

Sea Island is located off southeastern Georgia’s beautiful Atlantic Coast approximately 67 miles from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), 80 miles from Savannah International Airport (SAV), 15 miles from Brunswick Airport (BQK) (Jet Service on Delta from Atlanta). During your stay, Sea Island offers an on-demand, complimentary on-property ride share service between the Cloister, the Lodge, the Inn at Sea Island and Retreat. Valet parking is required for guests staying in The Cloister Main Building or Wings. Guests that book their room via NWAS/NWWT only will receive discounted Valet Parking at $15 per night (otherwise it's approximately $25 per night). Parking rates subject to change without notice.


Dining The choices are as plentiful as they are delicious. Dining options to suit every location, every activity, and every mood. From Forbes Five-Star elegance to breezy beachfront charm. Playful poolside dining to gastro-inspired sports grill. Warm intimate steakhouse to French Brasserie. Wherever you are at Sea Island, you’ll always find a delicious dish.

Golf  From the Sea Island Golf Club’s early beginnings in 1928 records have been set, championships have been hosted, and top touring professionals have been lured to Sea Island’s glorious setting. Where else can you get championship golf courses, top instructors, new teeing areas and practice greens and a 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Golf Performance Center? From juniors just starting out to PGA champions—and everyone in between—there’s no better place for a golfer to learn and grow.

Recreation  Take in water sports such as kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, sailing, or fishing. Go horseback ridging or practice your aim by shooting clays, playing tennis on Har-Tru® clay courts or even by bowling. Let the kids and teens participate in Camp Cloister or one of the special activity programs or classes. Reconnect with nature by experiencing Falconry or by walking through marsh and maritime forest or patrolling the beach for nesting sea turtles. Or, explore the history of the golf club, Sea Island’s deep connections to U.S. Presidents, the hotel’s original architecture, landscaping and furnishings with guided tours with a resident historian. Sea Island has all of that, and much more.

Spa Sea Island is the world-class home to a Forbes Five-Star spa and a cutting edge fitness facility. That’s 65,000-square-feet of expert staff, therapists, consultants, traditional treatments, innovative technologies, fitness programs, state-of-the-art equipment, and customized therapies.

Shopping Sea Island’s unique shops offer everything from everyday essentials to the unquestionably exquisite and distinctive—signature apparel, home accessories, fashion,  fine jewelry and performance golf and fitness apparel.

Dress Code Every place is a special place at Sea Island, but some restaurants, events, and activities call for a little more polish than others. For guidelines to keep in mind when you’re planning and packing, visit

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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
Sea Island, Georgia
May 22-25, 2023

Monday, May 22

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient (Part 1) R.Sikorski
  0830 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient (Part 2) R.Sikorski
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthetic Considerations for Endovascular Surgery: EVARs, TEVARs, and FEVARs R.Isaak
  1045 Point-of-Care Ultrasound R.Isaak
  1145 Updates on Anesthesia for Cesarean Deliveries K.Quisenberry
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, May 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthetic Consideration for the Obese Parturient K.Quisenberry
  0830 Substance Abuse and Pregnancy: What Do I Need to Know? K.Quisenberry
  0930 Break
  0945 ERAS and Fluid Management Part 1: What's the Latest?? R.Sikorski
  1045 ERAS and Fluid Management Part 2: What's the Latest?? R.Sikorski
  1145 Endpoints of Resuscitation R.Sikorski
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, May 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Perioperative Pulmonary Embolism Management R.Isaak
  0830 What Would YOU Do?!?! Clinical Challenges and Conundrums Facing Anesthesia Providers R.Isaak
  0930 Break
  0945 Folklore, Fairy Tales, and Fantasy: Examining Dogmas in Anesthesiology R.Isaak
  1045 THRIVE (Transnasal Humidified Rapid-insufflation Ventilatory Exchange): What Is It? K.Quisenberry
  1145 Anesthetic Considerations for Obese Children K.Quisenberry
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, May 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 The Monitoring of Coagulation: Are We Behind the Times? R.Sikorski
  0830 Mass Casualty Scenarios: Caught in the Middle R.Sikorski
  0930 Break
  0945 What Do I Need to Know About My Pediatric Asthmatic Patient? K.Quisenberry
  1045 Myths and Facts Regarding Perioperative Anaphylaxis and Anaphylactoid Reactions R.Isaak
  1145 Advances in the Practice of Anesthesiology: Gameshow Style!! R.Isaak
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

4.8 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 5/8/23


Rob Isaak, DO, FASA
Professor of Anesthesiology
Division Chief - Liver Transplant / Vascular Anesthesiology
Associate Residency Program Director
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Durham, North Carolina

Kerry L. Quisenberry, DNP, CRNA
Faculty at Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Anesthesia Group, Inc., Staff CRNA
Cleveland, Ohio
Aultman Ohio Based Physicians Corporation, Staff CRNA
Canton, Ohio

Robert A. Sikorski, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Medical Director of Trauma Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The John Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland


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 1041971; Expiration Date 05/25/2023.

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 March 22, 2023. Cancellations between March 23, 2023, and April 22, 2023, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after April 22, 2023, 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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