Sunriver, Oregon

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Nestled next to the Deschutes River on 3,300 acres of pristine high desert, lush meadows, and beautiful pine forests, Sunriver, Oregon is the premier Northwest destination for vacationers, golfers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. With the Cascade Mountains to the west and the Newberry Volcanic National Monument to the east, Sunriver boasts an exciting array of world class amenities such as golf, tennis, swimming, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, biking, hiking, bird watching, spa and fitness centers, music and art festivals, and a variety of restaurants from fine dining to casual.

In the summer, the Sunriver Village is the place to dine, shop, and mingle, with activities for the whole family ranging from mini-golf, bumper cars, train rides and bounce houses. Just a short drive away, the High Desert Museum offers an interactive experience, complete with birds of prey, otters, porcupines, a bobcat, and living history. A 20 minute drive away, the Mt. Bachelor Bike Park features more than 10 miles of excavated and single-track trails. Mt. Bachelor’s Disc Golf course is a PDGA listed course. Ride the Pine Marten chair up to hole #1 and work your way down the mountain to the final hole #18. Elevation and the varied terrain add extra elements to your game!

The towns and unique regions that make up Central Oregon—Bend, Sisters, Madras, Redmond, LaPine and others—are bursting with high desert and mountain culture and ideas. Dubbed the “outdoor playground of the West” for a thousand good reasons, Bend is world famous for both its outdoor pursuits and pristine beauty. You can catch an art exhibit, dine at an award-winning restaurant, spoil yourself at one of many spas, or trek the legendary Bend Ale Trail, the largest beer trail in the west. Bend makes a great spot for family-friendly fun as well, from floating the river through the Old Mill District to canoe tours under the stars at one of the many Cascade Lakes.

Sunriver Resort

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Sunriver Resort offers a unique Oregon vacation in a serene, natural setting. The resort boasts 63 holes of world-class golf, so magnificent that Golf Magazine awarded Sunriver the coveted Gold Medal, identifying this as one of America’s best golf resorts.

If Tennis is your game, the Resort’s USPTA certified tennis professional will give you the tools needed to play to your fullest potential. Take advantage their indoor facility, including three tennis courts and state of the art conditioning center, or play on four outdoor courts. Visit The Cove, Sunriver Resort’s pool complex featuring a large pool area with zero entry design, hot tub, new spacious deck and lawn areas, water slide, kid’s discovery area, nature trails, food and beverage services, and private cabanas.

Take refuge in the renowned Sage Springs Club and Spa, offering a full range of treatments for relaxation seekers. For those traveling with kids, Fort Funnigan children’s program and a host of other activities have been thoughtfully designed to keep every member of the family happy.

Be sure to check out the The Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory for a closer look into the natural world that surrounds the Sunriver area. There is even a private marina on the Deschutes River for canoeing and kayaking.

Lodge Village Guestrooms offer one king or two double beds, gas fireplace, private deck, hairdryer, coffee maker, iron and more.

Lodge Village 2 Queen Suites sleep 2-6 people and are approximately 900 sqft. Two Queen beds are in an open loft upstairs with a Queen sleeper sofa downstairs in the living room. Kitchenette includes four-burner stove (no oven), small refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and dining and living room area. Queen Suites also offer two bathrooms, private deck, hair dryer, coffee maker, iron and more.

Lodge Village King Suites are a spacious 990 sqft. and offer an open loft with a king bed and one bathroom with rain shower. Downstairs features a kitchenette with small refrigerator, microwave, stove top (no oven), coffee and tea maker, and island breakfast bar. King Suites also feature living room area, two flat-screen TVs, MP3 docking station, and a private deck.

The Sunriver Resort is located approximately 45 minutes away from Redmond, Oregon Airport (RDM); 3 1/2 hours from Portland International Airport (PDX); 2 1/2 hours from Eugene, Oregon Airport (EUG).

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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.

Current Topics in Anesthesia
Sunriver, Oregon
August 5-9, 2018

Sunday, August 5

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWS Staff  
  0700 The Role of Premedication in Pediatric Anesthesia M.Vadi  
  0800 Kids With Colds: Implication for Anesthesia M.Vadi  
  0900 Staying Alive: Are You Prepared for a Hospital Shooting? M.Malkin / M.Vadi  
  1000 Break
  1015 Anesthetic Considerations During Robot-Assisted Surgery M.Malkin  
  1115 The Art of Communication in Anesthesia: What We Say vs. What They Hear W.Weigel  
  1215 Anesthesia, Scavenging and the Environment W.Weigel  
  1315 Adjourn

Monday, August 6

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Neuromuscular Blockade: Confusion and Danger Part I W.Weigel  
  0800 Neuromuscular Blockade: Confusion and Danger Part II W.Weigel  
  0900 Anesthesia for Patients With Anterior Mediastinal Masses M.Vadi  
  1000 Break
  1015 Difficult Cases: When Placing "Standard Monitors" Isn't So Easy M.Vadi  
  1115 You Want Me to Go Where? Anesthesia in the MRI Scanner M.Malkin  
  1215 Malignant Hyperthermia and Mimickers: A Refresher Course M.Malkin  
  1315 Adjourn

Tuesday, August 7 - Day Open


Wednesday, August 8

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Anesthesia for Organ Procurement M.Malkin  
  0800 Anesthesia for the Drug-Abusing Patient M.Malkin  
  0900 One Lung, Two Lung, Good Lung, Bad Lung: Thoracic Anesthesia W.Weigel  
  1000 Break
  1015 Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery: What Could Go Wrong? W.Weigel  
  1115 Cognitive Processes in Anesthesiology Decision Making M.Vadi  
  1215 Surgical Fires Prevention and Management M.Vadi  
  1315 Adjourn

Thursday, August 9

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Noncardiac Surgery in the Adult Congenital Heart Patient M.Vadi  
  0800 New Devices for Airway Management M.Vadi  
  0900 Massive Transfusion M.Malkin  
  1000 Break
  1015 Neuraxial Blockade and Anticoagulant Therapy M.Malkin  
  1115 Ultrasound-Guided Blocks: Upper Extremity W.Weigel  
  1215 Anesthesia for GI Procedures: An Evolving Subspecialty W.Weigel  
  1315 Adjourn

24 CME I

24 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshements served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.


Mathew R. Malkin, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
University of California Davis School of Medicine

Marissa G. Vadi, MD, MPH
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
University of California Davis School of Medicine

Wade A. Weigel, MD
Staff Anesthesiologist
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, Washington


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 24 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 24 CEC; AANA Code #1035481; Expiration date 8/9/18.

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 24 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 24 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Austin, Texas, and 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.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 30 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 airfare, hotel, or other liabilities you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance. Travel at your own risk.


$100 June 6, 2018 to July 6, 2018. No refund after July 6, 2018; 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.

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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 (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - 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.