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Lake Tahoe (Truckee), California

More than three million people visit Lake Tahoe each year, drawn by its pristine natural beauty and promise of year-round outdoor adventure. A favorite with families, Lake Tahoe offers skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and other activities, all set against the beauty of North America’s largest alpine lake.

When it's time to explore, access The Village at Northstar by taking the Highlands Gondola directly from our host hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The Village at Northstar offers outdoor shopping with a mix of dining, specialty boutiques and a two-screen movie theater all centered around a skating rink the entire family can enjoy.

You can also venture to Truckee, just ten minutes from the resort. Truckee is a historically rich mountain town surrounded by rugged Sierra Nevada scenery. Its authentic charm and small town character will captivate you. Truckee’s quaint historic downtown is full of unique dining options and specialty boutiques.A winter wonderland, Truckee is within minutes of eight major ski resorts. There is also dog sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowmobiling and tubing.

The Ritz-Carlton - Lake Tahoe

Set mid-mountain at Northstar California is The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, where guests will find the ideal après-ski destination. Allow the mountain concierge to handle all aspects of your equipment, escorting you to your skis or snowboard waiting on the slopes just steps out the backdoor. Recharge with a restorative treatment at the spa, delight in roasting s’mores by the fire pit or cozy up next to one of the three fireplaces in the spacious Living Room.

Enjoy dining on artfully crafted cuisine at Manzanita and the slope-side Backyard Bar and BBQ with ski-in/ski-out outdoor dining. Kids can take part in the Vibrant Ritz Kids program with interactive games, educational activities and opportunities for young guests to connect with and create memories amid the mountains.

Luxury Run of House guest rooms are approximately 455 square feet and feature 1 king or 2 queen beds (based on availability). Other amenities include in-room gas fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows with varying views of the region, flat screen TV, iPod docking station, gourmet coffee and tea presentation, spacious closets with safe, oversized deep-soaking tub and separate shower, dual bathroom sinks, Diptyque bath amenities, lighted make-up mirror and hair dryer, Ritz-Carlton signature terry bathrobes, iron/board, and more.

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is located approximately 43 miles from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport (RNO). Due to the mid-mountain location, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers valet parking only; self-parking is not available. Valet parking is approximately $55 per night. Parking cost subject to change without notice.

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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
Lake Tahoe (Truckee), California
February 6-10, 2023

Monday, February 6

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0655 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Trauma Anesthesia: Initial Evaluation and Management C.Smith
  0800 Trauma Airway Management C.Smith
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Diagnosis and Management of Massive Pulmonary Embolism in Surgical Patients R.Dudaryk
  1700 Update on Postoperative Vision Loss R.McAllister
  1800 Adjourn

Tuesday, February 7

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity Update R.McAllister
  0800 Vigilance: Rare and Preventable Complications in Anesthesia R.McAllister
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Shock Resuscitation and Fluid Therapy C.Smith
  1700 Colloids vs. Crystalloids: Sterling Equation Does Not Hold Water R.Dudaryk
  1800 Adjourn

Wednesday, February 8

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Update on MTP and Hemostatic Resuscitation R.Dudaryk
  0800 Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy: What Is the Goal? R.Dudaryk
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 The Dangers of Social Media in Medicine R.McAllister
  1700 Anesthesia Considerations for Head Trauma and Increased ICP C.Smith
  1800 Adjourn

Thursday, February 9

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 Spine Surgery and Anesthesia C.Smith
  0800 Neuroanesthetic Emergencies C.Smith
  0900 Ski Break
  1545 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  1600 Amniotic Fluid Embolism: Diagnosis and Treatment R.McAllister
  1700 Postoperative Respiratory Failure: Prevention and Treatment Strategies R.Dudaryk
  1800 Adjourn

Friday, February 10

  0630 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0700 The Clot Thickens: Perioperative Viscoelastic Monitoring R.Dudaryk
  0800 Periprocedural Management of Anticoagulation and Monitoring of DOAC R.Dudaryk
  0900 Break
  0915 General Anesthesia for Trauma C.Smith
  1015 Update on the Positive Cardiovascular Effects of Lipid Emulsion R.McAllister
  1115 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 CE

6.3 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/1/22


Roman Dudaryk, MD
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Division of Trauma Anesthesia / Critical Care Medicine
Co-Director Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Director of Quality, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Miami / Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami. Florida

Russell K. McAllister, MD
Chair and Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Scott & White Medical Center
Temple, Texas

Charles Smith, MD
Attending Anesthesiologist
Montreal Neurological and Montreal General Hospitals
Professor of Anesthesia
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


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: 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, www.theABA.org, 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 1042012; Expiration Date 02/10/2023.

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), 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.


$100 December 8, 2022 to January 7, 2023. No refund after January 7, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may 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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