Lake Tahoe (Stateline), Nevada

Lake Tahoe is an amazing summer destination that offers a wide variety of activity options with something for everyone, whether you're going solo or looking for family fun. Gaze and play on the stunning blue waters of Lake Tahoe, hike, bike, or look for wildlife, all while soaking in the fresh mountain air. Golf, shop for unique treasures or indulge in a luxurious spa treatment. Lake Tahoe also offers beautiful beaches, so don’t feel guilty if you decide to laze the day away on a Lake Tahoe beach. Round out your day with fine dining, nightclubs, 24-hour casino gaming, Broadway-style entertainment and more. It's all waiting for you in Lake Tahoe!

Edgewood Tahoe Resort

Nestled on the shores of Lake Tahoe, North America’s largest alpine lake, and bounded by the majestic peaks of the Sierra, you’ll find Edgewood Tahoe Resort, a one-of-a-kind boutique resort where luxury reaches new heights every day.
Unwind at the Spa at Edgewood Tahoe Resort which offering guests uninterrupted relaxation, rejuvenation, and unmistakable inner balance. If you can pull yourself away from the sandy shores of Lake Tahoe, the lakefront heated pool and hot tub make for the perfect place to unwind without ever having to take your eyes off the mesmerizing waters of the Sierra's shiniest jewel. You'll also find a state-of-the-art fitness center to help you keep your fitness goals on track.

Golf on the shores of America’s most majestic alpine lake. Since its creation by George Fazio in 1968, and its later renovation by his nephew, world-renowned golf architect Tom Fazio, Edgewood has captured the imaginations and tested the mettle of golfers of all skill levels from around the globe. Rated as one of Golf Digest’s top public golf courses, Edgewood has welcomed some of the biggest names in the game. From the first hole to the last, you'll find one-of-kind challenges, natural marvels, and enduring, championship-caliber memories.

Edgewood Tahoe Resort also offers guests curated summer activities such as morning Yoga, nightly s'mores, lawn games, live entertainment, and much more. For dining, Edgewood Tahoe Resort offerings include golf-inspired casual, an energetic bistro, and an enchanting, lake view dining experience framed by majestic floor-to-ceiling windows. Each restaurant is distinguished by an elite team of nationally recognized chefs who are rapidly putting the resort on the map as a must-visit gastro destination.

What to explore more? Edgewood Tahoe Resort is just minutes from famed casinos, nightlife, as well as Heavenly Village which is an energetic hub offering over 40 shops, a variety of bars and eateries, live music, miniature golf, and even an 8-plex movie theater. Edgewood Tahoe Resort offers courtesy local shuttle transportation within designated areas around South Lake Tahoe, making getting around a breeze.

When it's time to rest, Luxurious Tahoe rooms are approximately 500 sq ft. and offer 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on hotel availability) with premium linens, Keurig coffee maker, mini-refrigerator, robes, hairdryer, bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower and more. Guestrooms also feature a gas fireplace and private deck or terrace. Step out onto your balcony each morning for a breath of fresh mountain air, and let the soft glow of your gas fireplace envelop you at night.

Edgewood Tahoe Resort  is located approximately 56 miles from the Reno-Taho International Airport (RNO). For more information on transportation to and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport visit or South Tahoe Airporter For those that book their room via NWS/NWWT reservation methods only, overnight valet parking at Edgewood Tahoe  is reduced to $25 per night (normally $50 per night). Complimentary day parking is available for non-guests to attend the meetings. Parking fees are 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.

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Topics in Anesthesia
Lake Tahoe (Stateline), Nevada
June 10-13, 2024

Monday, June 10

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Management of Pediatric Preoperative Anxiety and Emergence Delirium A.Franklin
  0830 Special Considerations in Pediatric Airway Management A.Franklin
  0930 Break
  0945 Bread and Butter Regional Anesthesia for the Upper Extremity N.Anand
  1045 Bread and Butter Regional Anesthesia for the Lower Extremity N.Anand
  1145 Checklists: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly D.Lin
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, June 11

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part I D.Lin
  0830 Seven Habits for Highly Safe Anesthesiologists and Anesthetists: Part II D.Lin
  0930 Break
  0945 Anesthesia for a Child With an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection A.Franklin
  1045 Management of Common Pediatric Surgical Emergencies A.Franklin
  1145 Anesthesia for the Opioid-Tolerant Patient N.Anand
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, June 12

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Cannabis, Pain, and Anesthesia N.Anand
  0830 Perioperative Hypertension Management N.Anand
  0930 Break
  0945 In the Eyes of the Patient: Dialog and Disclosure: Part I D.Lin
  1045 In the Eyes of the Patient: Dialog and Disclosure: Part II Case Discussion D.Lin
  1145 Problem-Based Learning Discussions: Pediatric Anesthesia A.Franklin
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, June 13

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Anesthesia for Pediatric Scoliosis Surgery A.Franklin
  0830 Pediatric Multimodal Acute Pain Management: Drugs, Drips, and Dosing A.Franklin
  0930 Break
  0945 Trauma Anesthesia Essentials N.Anand
  1045 Workplace Violence in Anesthesia: Are We Immune? D.Lin
  1145 Burnout: Interventions That WORK Against This Healthcare Epidemic D.Lin
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 CE

6.3 Pharmacology Hours†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 8/1/23



Neelesh Anand, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Creighton School of Medicine
Scottsdale, Arizona

Andrew David Franklin, MD, MBA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Division Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Perioperative Medicine
Director, Pain Management Services
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Co-Director, Continuous Professional Development
Department of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Della Ming Lin, MD
Senior Fellow, Estes Park Institute
Patient Safety Leadership Fellow and Faculty, HRET
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Board of Directors
Past Department Chief, Anesthesiology
Queen's Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii


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 1043682; Expiration Date 06/13/2024.

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 April 10, 2024. Cancellations between April 11, 2024, and May 11, 2024, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after May 11, 2024, 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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