Sail from Buenos Aires, Argentina to ports across South America aboard the glamorous Celebrity Eclipse.
Enjoy stops in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Ilhabela, Brazil; Buzios, Brazil; and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.


  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sun Feb 17 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Embark 5:30 PM
  Mon Feb 18 At Sea
  Tue Feb 19 At Sea
  Wed Feb 20 Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  Thu Feb 21 Ilhabela, Brazil 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Fri Feb 22 Buzios, Brazil 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
  Sat Feb 23 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 8:00 AM
  Sun Feb 24 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 2:00 PM
  Mon Feb 25 At Sea
  Tue Feb 26 At Sea
  Wed Feb 27 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Disembark 4:30 AM

Sunday, February 17 – Buenos Aires, Argentina

buenosairesDiscover the birthplace of the tango and a culture with the passion to match. Buenos Aires captivates visitors with all the energy and excitement of a modern metropolitan city combined with touches of antique charm derived from its European-inspired roots. Tour or take in a performance at the elegant Teatro Colon, an architectural and acoustic marvel with its stately marbled interiors and glided halls.

Stroll the “Paris of the South” when you visit the neighborhood of Recoleta, a vibrant collection of restaurants, boutiques, mansions, hotels, and market stalls. Enjoy Argentinian fare of grilled meats and vegetables including steak, ribs, and chorizo. Bite into flavorful empanadas, breaded meats, or savor a tasty dulce de leche cake. Wash it down with an energizing tea-like traditional Argentinian beverage, yerba mate.

Recoleta Cemetery is the final resting place of Eva Perón, the iconic political advocate of women and the less fortunate in Argentina during the 1940s and 50s. The opulent mausoleums and tombs are easily navigable using a plot map and offer many interesting historical gleanings.

A visual feast awaits at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, home to masterpieces from the 14th-20th centuries and other rotating exhibits. For a more exciting excursion, Puerto Madero is an up-and-coming shopping district by day and a lively neighborhood of restaurants and fashionable clubs by night.

Monday, February 18 – At Sea

Tuesday, February 19 – At Sea

Wednesday, February 20 – Sao Paulo (Santos) Brazil – Day Open

saopauloThe largest city in South America, Sao Paulo is a diverse community of great international cuisine, world-class museums, and dynamic neighborhoods.

Enjoy the bustle along Paulista Avenue, where you can shop or enjoy the outdoor street performers, food vendors, and live music. Surrounded by museums, São Paulo’s Parque do Ibirapuera offers respite amongst shady trees, intriguing sculptures, and fountains.

Young and old alike will enjoy the interactive exhibits at Catavento Cultural e Educacional. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Sao Paulo features an ever-changing program of art exhibitions, photography, theater, documentaries and feature films, and other engaging cultural works.

Thursday, February 21 – Ilhabela, Brazil – Day Open

ilhabelaEmbark on a vigorous hike through the rainforest to sample the beautiful views and wildlife on your way to Gato Waterfall. Swim or soak up some sun on Juliao Beach, a quaint stretch of beach with nearby restaurants and amenities. Cabras Island is a fun place for a picnic or a bit of snorkeling. Back on land, shop the Rua do Meio for the perfect souvenir, drink an artisnal beer, or sit and relax to live street music.

Friday, February 22 –Buzios, Brazil - Day Open

buziosMore than 20 beaches, world-class galleries, clubs, and boutiques draw travelers from all over the world to Buzios. Spend your day in the sand and surf, then stroll the Rua das Pedras for nightlife, shopping, and drinks. Porto da Barra Buzios also offers great restaurants, trendy shops, lively oceanside lounges, and the most gorgeous sunset on the peninsula.

Saturday, February 23 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Day Open

Sunday, February 24 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Morning Open

rioOnce you spy the iconic Corcovado atop its mountain, you know you’re in Rio. Ride the tram up to the monument for sweeping 360 degree views of the city below. Similarly, you can ride the cablecar up the hill to Morro da Urca, the first stop on your way to Sugarloaf Mountain.

No trip to Rio would be complete without a stroll along Ipanema Beach. Shop the nearby boutiques and surf shops, or grab a bite at one of many eateries. End your day on Arpoador beach where you’ll find the best vantage point for a beautiful sunset.

Monday, February 25 – At Sea

Tuesday, February 26 – At Sea

Wednesday, February 27 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Disembark

The Ship: Celebrity Eclipse®

rio Luxurious and upscale on every level, Celebrity Eclipse continues to set new standards in modern luxury vacations. Renowned for her contemporary décor and an extraordinary choice of dining options—you can also enjoy a wide selection of bars and lounges to suit every mood, almost endless entertainment from the impressive theater shows to the peace and quiet of the library, and variety of activities to keep mind, body, and soul in tune.

Ship Features:

Gastrobar: Comfort food and craft beer enthusiasts can unite to try over 40 handcrafted boutique beer selections, creative cocktails and a wide selection of a la carte, gourmet comfort food and bar bites that are so satisfying you could make a meal of them. If you prefer wine with your eats, Gastrobar offers an impressive selection by the glass or bottle. With inviting entertainment and great music, Gastrobar offers an atmosphere of casual sophistication.

Martini Bar & Crush: Totally cool, from the drinks to the ice-topped bar. Talented bartenders put on a high-energy show preparing an intriguing menu of classic and contemporary martinis, served on an ice-topped bar. Sit back and relax, listening to up-tempo tunes and enjoying a collection of rare vodkas and a portfolio of fine caviars.

Cellar Masters: Try a bold collection of both familiar and unknown wines from around the world in this inviting wine bar. To help you explore, we feature the state-of-the-art Enomatic® wine-by-the-glass dispensing system. It will pour your choice directly from the bottle in a 1-ounce, 2.5-ounce or 5-ounce portion as you swipe your SeaPass® card. Our Sommeliers will offer further insight into the fine art of wine selection.

Slush: Chill out with a flurry of fresh frozen cocktails located poolside to help you keep your cool. Hand-made, frozen cocktails blended with the freshest ingredients range from Russian Standard Vodka, Limoncello, fresh pressed lemon juice and raspberries to Hendricks Gin, fresh cucumbers and mint, fresh Persian lime and Florida Valencia and Hamlin orange juice, all balanced with organic agave nectar. Several of the cocktails are also available in non-alcoholic versions.

Michael Kors: A luxurious, new Michael Kors boutique joins an already superb assortment of shops onboard Celebrity Eclipse. Here you’ll find a spectacular assortment of handbags, wallets, watches, glasses, jewelry and more. And, did we mention it’s all tax and duty-free?

The Studio: Picture this—a new way to capture vacation memories. Strike a pose in the new, high-end portrait studio for a truly personal souvenir. This unique space is ideal for capturing vacation photos with friends, family, and loved ones.

Lawn Club: A freshly manicured lawn on the highest deck of the ship. This is The Lawn Club. Enjoy casual outdoor activities in a decidedly Country Club atmosphere, and let the grass between your toes take you places no cruise has gone before.

Canyon Ranch SpaClub®: Relax and rejuvenate in our serene spa at sea. Experience the unique services of Canyon Ranch in a breathtaking setting—aboard Celebrity’s modern luxury ships. Enhance your vacation with a complete wellness and lifestyle program that increases resilience, restores serenity, and helps you feel rejuvenated.

Liquid: Liquid transforms the Solarium into an adults-only, late night club with live DJ and Percussionists, specialty cocktail creations, and spontaneous moments of entertainment.

Eclipse Theater: Enjoy a comfortable, intimate atmosphere, bringing you production shows, beautiful musical arrangements, and sidesplitting comedy.

Balcony Stateroom


Spacious staterooms located throughout the ship, each with its own private veranda.

Inside Stateroom


Staterooms with ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV.

We have a block of cabins for seminar participants.
Once this block is sold, cabins are on availability only and may be at a higher rate.
Cruises sell out early

Travel Arrangements

To receive these discounted cruise fares you must book your cruise through NWAS. We have all of the information regarding the cruise and seminar and can make your cruise reservations.


Reservations will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit of $500 per cabin. Final payment as instructed by our travel agent. Due to the number of details needed to complete cruise cabin booking accurately, a cabin will not be booked for you until you have spoken with one of our cruise agents via phone or via direct email correspondence. Please contact our office at 1-800-222-6927 or 1-509-547-7065 to complete your cruise reservation.

Discounted Fares

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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 specialty or are impacted by it.


Presentations are designed to facilitate the physician, nurse specialist, and other providers maintaining skills of the same kind to review and update knowledge and abilities in one or more of these areas vital to the practicing professional:

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

Provide assistance with and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon the professional expertise of the practitioner


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.

Clinical Concerns in Anesthesia10-Night Brazil Cruise February 17–27, 2019

Sunday, February 17 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

  1730 Ship Sails (Subject to change)

Monday, February 18 - At Sea

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 A Routine Case, Then Anaphylaxis M.Murphy  
  0830 Breakfast
  0915 The Obesity Epidemic M.Murphy  
  1015 Anesthesia for the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea C.Petrovitch  
  1115 Break
  1130 Mechanisms of Coagulation: Round up the Usual Suspects C.Petrovitch  
  1230 Common Bleeding Disorders: What to Do? C.Petrovitch  
  1330 Adjourn 1.4 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, February 19 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Drugs That Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part I C.Petrovitch  
  1000 Drugs That Affect the Hemostatic Mechanism: Part II C.Petrovitch  
  1100 Break
  1115 Is There Anything New in PONV? M.Murphy  
  1215 Herbs, Supplements, and Other Substances Your Patients Are Not Reporting M.Murphy  
  1315 Adjourn
4.0 Pharmacology Hours

Wednesday, February 20 - Sao Paulo (Santos) Brazil - Day Open

Thursday, February 21 - Ilhabela, Brazil - Day Open

Friday, February 22 - Buzios, Brazil - Day Open

Saturday, February 23 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Day Open


Sunday, February 24 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Morning Open

  1445 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1500 If the Procedure Went Well, Why Am I Blind: POVL M.Murphy  
  1600 I Think I Remember My Surgery M.Murphy  
  1700 Monitoring Cerebral Oximetry: Can This Improve Patient Outcomes? C.Petrovitch  
  1800 Adjourn
0.4 Pharmacology Hours

Monday, February 25 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Preoperative Evaluation, Preop Testing: Is There a Shortcut Out of the Maze? C.Petrovitch  
  1000 Preoperative Evaluation of the Patient with Heart Disease: What Are the Current Guidelines C.Petrovitch  
  1100 Managing the Patient with Cardiac Disease: Beta Blockers, Statins, Alpha Agonists; Oh My! M.Murphy  
  1200 Managing the Patient with Cardiac Disease: Stents and CIEDs in the Perioperative Period M.Murphy  
  1300 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology Hours

Tuesday, February 26 - At Sea

  0830 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0900 Recent Cases From the Literature M.Murphy  
  1000 Risk Management: the Minefields Where You Walk and Work M.Murphy  
  1100 Post-Operative Delirium: Does our Anesthetic Management Make a Difference? C.Petrovitch  
  1200 Acute Pain Management: Opioids and Non-Opioids: What's Your Choice C.Petrovitch  
  1300 Adjourn
1.3 Pharmacology Hours

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

8.4 Pharmacology Hours†


Wednesday, February 27 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Disembark

Depart as scheduled or stay over and explore this unique treasure!


Mark T. Murphy, MD
MSN Education, LLC
St Petersburg, FL
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

Charise Petrovitch, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia


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 AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1036902; Expiration Date 2/26/2019.

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 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.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Anesthesia 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.


$100 between December 19, 2018 and January 18, 2019. No refund after January 18, 2019; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWAS program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.


Penalties apply for cancellation of the cruise for any reason. We strongly recommend purchase of the cancellation insurance. Ask us for details. Please be aware that premiums paid for insurance are non-refundable.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 60 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWAS and NWWT will not be responsible for any non-refundable cruise fare, airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including net cruise, net hotel, 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! FAP is an especially valuable bonus when you book your cruises through NWAS. Not only do you receive the lowest fare, but you get a 1.5% of net cruise fare credit toward future tuition!. Click here for more information.

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.

Airfare available through Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking. Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email:


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.