Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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Lake Tahoe is the dazzling diamond in the northern Sierra Nevada’s jeweled crown. The uncompromising beauty of North America’s largest alpine lake is a vision of crystalline blue waters, towering pine trees, majestic mountains, and a translucent sky. Lake Tahoe’s glacier-carved basin unveils spectacular peaks that greet the sun more than 300 days each year and provide a stunning backdrop for casinos, ski resorts, and all manner of world-class activities, both indoors and out.

Alpine skiing is what many come for and no mountain region in North America can offer the variety of ski resorts and lifts that encircle Lake Tahoe. The couloirs, gullies, and chutes are welcomed by snowboarders, who have more natural half-pipes in Tahoe than anywhere else in the country. Even if you don’t ski, there’s definitely plenty to do at Lake Tahoe. One of the great pleasures of skiing at Lake Tahoe is that when the lifts close, the action doesn’t stop.

Fine restaurants, nightclubs, casino showrooms, big-name acts, Broadway-style entertainment and 24-hour gaming can entertain even the most hopeless insomniac. If you just want to relax, there’s always a spa or hot spring close by. Snowmobiling tends to be the number one option, and guided tours use hundreds of miles of scenic trails, encompassing several national forests. There are also sleigh rides, and dogsled tours which are great for kids and couples. Recently, snowshoeing has become popular at several state parks and at most of the cross-country ski areas, and it’s possible to take short, easy hikes through frosted meadows and pristine forest or even along snow-covered beaches.

The Stateline hotels have such a complete transportation infrastructure that guests arriving at the Reno or Tahoe airports can get along just fine without a car.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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Tap into the rock star inside of you with a hotel experience that brings together lavishness, quality and edge. Guests will find modern amenities and facilities, picturesque views of Lake Tahoe and its alpine peaks and the kind of rock ‘n roll memorabilia you can only find at a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino resort.

Snow lovers can be on the hill in a matter of minutes, the Heavenly gondola descends into the heart of South Lake and is just a short walk from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. When it’s time to play, you don’t have to go to the action—the action comes to you. With a 25,000 square foot casino floor featuring more than 500 state-of-the-art video gaming machines and table games, including Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow and more, you’re going to need a bigger wallet.

Dine like a rock star as Executive Chef Jonathan Snyder introduces four amazing new restaurant and bar offerings. To complement the cuisine, mixologists provide signature cocktails made with the finest ingredients and liquors, served alongside a wide selection of both locally crafted and global beer selections – the perfect way to cap off your evening. Standard guest rooms offer comfortable living in contemporary surroundings and feature robes, hair dryer, safe, iron/board, and much more.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is located 53 miles from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. For more information on transportation to and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport visit or South Tahoe Express

Rental Discounts and Other Activities

We are very excited for our upcoming meeting in Lake Tahoe, Nevada and now is the time to start thinking about your free time activities.

Lift Ticket Discounts Discount coupons for skiing at Heavenly Resort will be available starting on the first day of the meeting at our meeting registration desk.
These coupons can then be redeemed at the Heavenly ticket office for the discounted lift tickets. 

Here is a breakdown of the coupon prices:
Adult 1 day – $107
Adult 2 Day - $212
Adult 3 day - $315
Adult 4 Day - $412
Adult 5 Day - $505
Adult Gondola - $47

Rental Discounts
Rent Skis is offering a 25% discount on rentals. Please reserve your gear on their website at least 3 days prior to arrival to receive the discount and better service.

To reserve your gear, visit

You can choose to pick up your gear from the following shops, or have your gear delivered to you:

Heavenly Sports Marriott, Heavenly Village Way #18 & #19 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Sun-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri-Sat 8am-9pm, (530) 542-2859

Heavenly Sports - Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm, Sat-Sun 8am-5pm, (530) 541-4293

Heavenly Sports - Stagecoach Rentals, 375 Quaking Aspen Road Stateline, NV 89449
8am-5pm, (775) 586-2343

Heavenly Sports - California Main Lodge Rental, 3860 Saddle Road South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
8am-5pm, (530) 542-5135

Heavenly Sports - Cecil's Plaza, 4118 Lake Tahoe Blvd Unit 2 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
8:30am-6pm Sun-Thur, 8:30am-7pm Fri-Sat, (530) 214-3241

Back Country Skiing Enjoy the peaceful oneness that is achieved with the spectacular surroundings. Please be sure to contact the U.S. Forest Service at (530) 573-2600 for maps, trail guides, safety guidelines, and to check weather and snow conditions before heading out. Here are a few areas in the Tahoe Basin where trails can be accessed: Echo Lake - Parking/trail access located off Highway 50, on the road to Echo Lake, one mile east of Echo Summit. Echo Summit - Parking/trail access located 8 miles west of the junction of Highways 50 and 89, on the south side of Highway 50. Taylor Creek - Parking/trail access located on the west side of Highway 89, about 3 miles north of the intersection of Highways 50 and 89.

Other Activities
Dog Sled Rides Experience the thrill of the wind in your face as a team of huskies takes you on a winter adventure.  Husky Express Dog Sled Rides located on Highway 88, just west of the junctions of Highways 89 and 88, Hope Valley, CA. (775) 782-3047.

Hot Springs Relax those tired muscles in the soothing waters of natural hot springs. Amenities differ at each establishment, so be sure to pick the one that best suits your tastes. Grover Hot Springs - Hawkins and Markleeville Peaks overlook this rustic park with mineral spring fed pools. Located off of Highway 89, Markleeville, CA. For more information, please phone (530) 694-2248. Wally's Hot Springs - Established in 1850, come enjoy relaxed elegance in the oldest of the Sierra resorts. Treat yourself to the natural hot springs and spa atmosphere with complete workout facility and on-site massage therapist. Located off of Highway 206, Genoa, NV. (775) 782-8155.

Lake Cruises Enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding snow-capped peaks by taking a cruise on the lake. Take a two hour cruise to Emerald Bay, or opt for a special evening of dinner and dancing on one of the Dinner/Dance cruises. Lake Tahoe Cruises - Located at 900 Ski Run Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. For more information, call (800) 23TAHOE or (775) 589-4906. M.S. Dixie II Paddlewheeler  - Located at Zephyr Cove Marina, off of U.S. Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV. (775) 588-3508.

Sleigh Rides What better way to accent your Heavenly vacation than to tour Tahoe's wondrous winter scenery in a horse drawn sleigh? Borges Sleigh Rides - The Borges family's famous Belgian Blondes and Baskir Curleys from Russia are hitched to their sleighs and ready to take you for a one-hour tour over the meadow and through the woods, past Friday's Station (an old Pony Express way station), to one of the most spectacular views of Lake Tahoe! Reservations are recommended. Located at Lake Parkway East and Highway 50, across from MontBleu. (775) 588-2953. Camp Richardson Corral - Offering sleigh rides along the shores of Lake Tahoe or through mountain meadows. Reservations are required. Located off of Highway 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA. (530) 541-3113.

Snowmobiling  These tours take you into the heart of Tahoe's forest lands. Lake Tahoe Adventures - Located at 3071 U.S. Highway 50, Tahoe Paradise, CA. (530) 577-2940. Zephyr Cove Snowmobile Center - Located at 760 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448. (800) 23TAHOE or (775) 589-4906.

Skating at Heavenly Village Open-air skating comes to South Lake Tahoe with music and fun on the ice every day and every night at the Heavenly Village! (530) 543-1423.

Snowshoeing Endless opportunities for back country adventures that range from the easiest trails to challenging climbs: Camp Richardson Mtn. Sports Center, Heavenly's Adventure Peak, and Hope Valley Cross Country Ski Center, (530) 694-2266

Scenic Gondola Rides If skiing or riding isn’t your thing, you can still experience the jaw-dropping views and alpine environment. Just when it seems the ride can't get any better, guests arrive at The Deck - a 14,000 square foot mid-station observation platform. Located at 9,123 feet, guests are treated to views of the Carson Valley, Desolation Wilderness and shore-to-shore views of Lake Tahoe. After soaking in the views on The Deck, sightseers can head to Adventure Peak for a day of mountain fun, then enjoy a meal or grab a drink at the Adventure Peak Grill, a full-service, outdoor restaurant and bar.

Shopping With over 40 unique shops, eateries, ice skating rink, movie theater and other entertainment venues, the Heavenly Village is a "must-see" on your list of things to do. Enjoy the traditional Tahoe ambiance with a distinct European village flair — heated cobblestone sidewalks, wooden archways, covered walkways, open bonfire pits, clock tower, and more.
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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.

Topics in Anesthesia
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
February 6-10, 2017

Monday, February 6

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0700 Preoperative Assessment/Optimization of a Pediatric Patient R.Bryskin  
  0800 Common Pediatric Emergencies and Trauma R.Bryskin  
  0900 Ski Break
  1645 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1700 The Difficult Airway: Part I S.Dunn  
  1800 The Difficult Airway: Part II S.Dunn  
  1900 Adjourn 0.6 Pharmacology  

Tuesday, February 7

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Obstetrical Anesthesia Emergencies S.Dunn  
  0800 Hemostasis in a Pediatric Surgical Patient: When the Red Cells Hit the Road R.Bryskin  
  0900 Ski Break
  1645 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1700 Complications of Regional Anesthesia J.Ortiz  
  1800 Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia of the Upper Extremity J.Ortiz  
  1900 Adjourn 0.6 Pharmacology  

Wednesday, February 8

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia of the Lower Extremity J.Ortiz  
  0800 Ultrasound-Guided Truncal Blocks and Neuraxial Techniques J.Ortiz  
  0900 Ski Break
  1645 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1700 Multiple Applications of Precedex in Pediatric Anesthesia R.Bryskin  
  1800 Implantable Cardioverter Defib and No Cardiologist: What Now? S.Dunn  
  1900 Adjourn 0.6 Pharmacology  

Thursday, February 9

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Labor Analgesia: State of the Art S.Dunn  
  0800 Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Section S.Dunn  
  0900 Ski Break
  1645 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1700 Multimodal Analgesia: Management of Acute Pain in a Patient With Chronic Pain J.Ortiz  
  1800 Pain Management in a Pediatric Trauma Patient R.Bryskin  
  1900 Adjourn 1.9 Pharmacology  

Friday, February 10

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Pediatric Neuroanesthesia R.Bryskin  
  0800 Pediatric Perioperative Endocrine Emergencies R.Bryskin  
  0900 Break
  0915 Regional Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient J.Ortiz  
  1015 Regional Anesthesia in a Febrile Patient With an Abnormal INR: Should I Proceed? J.Ortiz  
  1115 Adjourn 0.8 Pharmacology  

20 CME

20 Class A CEC

4.5 Pharmacology Hours†


Robert B. Bryskin, MD
 Pediatric Anesthesiologist
Nemours Children's Clinic
Wolfson Children's Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida

Steven Dunn, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Tufts University Medical School
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, Massachusetts

Jaime Ortiz, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Regional Anesthesia
Co-Director of Acute Pain Management Service
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas


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 #1033367; Expiration Date 2/10/17.

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: 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, 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 December 8, 2016 to January 7, 2017. No refund after January 7, 2017; 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.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWAS including 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! Click here for more information.

Lecture notes will be provided on a CD 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.