Las Vegas, Nevada

Welcome to Vegas! A land of grandiose hotels, casino gaming, excitement, and luxury. If you can bet on it, you’ll find it here. Comedy and music legends, six resident Cirque du Soleil productions, classic Las Vegas show girl revues, and more are here for your pleasure. From elaborately themed clubs to the new wave of upscale “ultra lounges,” you can experience a variety of night spots. For the golf aficionado, the sixty-plus golf courses in Las Vegas, designed by top golf pros, have put Vegas on the map. Popular courses include Topgolf Las Vegas, Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort, Bali Hai Golf Club, TPC Las Vegas, and Royal Links Golf Club.

If you want to unwind, Las Vegas offers the most luxurious and varied spa experiences and pools to be found anywhere. Wherever you choose to relax, stress doesn’t stand a chance. Afterward, stop by the Bellagio for a superb Botanical Garden experience where radiant colors dance in creative flower displays that will captivate young and old. Las Vegas has become one of the premium world-class shopping destinations in the country with specialty stores sporting Prada, Gucci, Dior, Chanel, Jimmy Choo and so much more. Budget-minded shoppers will delight in the outlet malls both north and south of downtown, easily accessed by bus.
Trade dazzling city lights and crowds for the serenity of Red Rock Canyon. Break a sweat with scenic hiking across Moenkopi Loop, Calico Hills, Turtlehead Peak, and more. Keep eyes open for Triassic fossils, various desert flora and wildlife. Travelers can also venture out to see nearby Boulder City, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, or the Grand Canyon.

Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Resorts holds more Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Awards than any other independent hotel company in the world. Whether you're anticipating your first visit to Wynn Las Vegas, or you're planning a regular trip to your home away from home, there's always something new to discover at this resort. Choose to include a one-of-a-kind experience during your visit to turn your moments here into unforgettable memories. Whether it be shopping, relaxing or working out, we're sure you've never done it like this. With two Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spas, unique salons, luxury shopping, exquisite resort pools and a team of concierges to assist with your every need, you'll find all you are looking for within the resort. Creating moments of excitement, discovery and wonder for guests is the heart of every project and conception at Wynn Las Vegas. From large production shows and spellbinding displays, to live music and once-in-a-lifetime chances at adventure, the opportunities abound for memories to be made that will last forever.

Wynn Las Vegas is known for the finest in dining, shopping and entertainment. From fine to casual dining, vegan and healthy eating options offer something to please any palate. There are also a number of resort bars and lounges to choose from, each offering unique scenery, menus and entertainment. Discover for yourself why Wynn Las Vegas was named the best hotel in Las Vegas in Condé Nast Traveler magazine's 30th Annual Reader's Choice Awards. Wynn Resort rooms are 640 square feet and offer a bright, modern design bathed in warm light and accented with luxurious furnishings. Wynn Resort rooms features one king or two queens pillow-top Wynn Dream Beds (based on hotel availability) with 507 thread-count linens and overstuffed pillows and shams, floor-to-ceiling windows, elegant furnishings, 55" 4K UHD television, bedside mobile phone charging outlets and touch-screen curtain, lighting, room service, and privacy controls. The bathroom features an oversized marble bath, separate shower and water closet, and plush, terrycloth bathrobes for your comfort.

The hotel is located approximately 3.5 miles from the Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) - formerly known as McCarren International Airport. Valet parking is subject to a fee. Self-parking is complimentary for hotel guests.

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TARGET AUDIENCE

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.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

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.

OBJECTIVES

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.

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia Update
Las Vegas, Nevada
December 18-21, 2023

Monday, December 18

  0900 Registration / Mandatory Sign In / Continental Breakfast
  0925 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0930 Perioperative Pulmonary Hypertension: Protecting the RV S.Khoche
  1030 Noncardiac Surgery After Heart Transplantation S.Khoche
  1130 Break
  1145 Noncardiac Surgery in the Patient With a LVAD S.Khoche
  1245 Factor Concentrates in Cardiac Surgery: Clinical Update S.Khoche
  1345 Heparin and Protamine: Old Drugs, New Thoughts S.Khoche
  1445 Adjourn
     

Tuesday, December 19

  0900 Registration / Mandatory Sign In / Continental Breakfast
  0925 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0930 Going Beyond the Echo Report in Perioperative Care S.Khoche
  1030 Spinal Cord Protection in Aortic Surgery: Clinical Update S.Khoche
  1130 Break
  1145 Evolution of Anesthesia in the Electrophysiology Lab S.Patel
  1245 Anesthetic Considerations for Interventional Electrophysiology S.Patel
  1345 Implantable Cardiac Devices: New Devices and Key Anesthetic Considerations S.Patel
  1445 Adjourn
     

Wednesday, December 20

  0900 Registration / Mandatory Sign In / Continental Breakfast
  0925 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0930 Anesthesia for Afib Ablation: Optimizing Outcomes S.Patel
  1030 Anesthesia for VT Ablation: Do We Need MCS? S.Patel
  1130 Break
  1145 Perioperative Pulmonary Hypertension in Pediatric Practice R.Ing
  1245 Anesthetic Challenges With Cardiomyopathy in Kids and Adults R.Ing
  1345 Anesthesia for MRI in Children With Heart Disease: Clinical Update R.Ing
  1445 Adjourn
     

Thursday, December 21

  0900 Registration / Mandatory Sign In / Continental Breakfast
  0925 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0930 Anesthesia for Coronary Bypass Surgery: Classic Principles and Novel Procedures S.Patel
  1030 Regional Techniques for Cardiac Surgery: Polish Your ERAS Pathway S.Patel
  1130 Break
  1145 Managing Massive Transfusion in Pediatric Practice R.Ing
  1245 Management of Coagulation in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery R.Ing
  1345 Tips for Pediatric Practice From Recent Literature Highlights R.Ing
  1445 Adjourn  
   

20 CME

20 CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 
 

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.

 
Rev. 12/30/22

FACULTY

Richard J. Ing, MBBCh, FCA(SA)
Professor, Children's Hospital Colorado
University of Colorado Health Science Center
Department of Anesthesiology
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, Colorado

Swapnil Khoche, MBBS, DNB, FCARCSI
Associate Professor
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

Saumil Jayant Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Associate Program Director
Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship Program
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PROGRAM COORDINATOR
(non-speaking role)

John G.T. Augoustides, MD, FASE
Professor
Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs
Anesthesiology and Critical Care University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ACCREDITATION

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 is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

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), 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.

COURSE DIRECTOR

Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, Medical Director, Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 October 19, 2023 to November 18, 2023. No refund after November 18, 2023; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another program within the next 12 months. Cancellation must be made in writing.

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.

REGISTER EARLY

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.