Vienna, Austria

Come explore this magnificent city whose history goes back to Roman times. There is much to see, from St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace, and the magnificent baroque palace Schonbrunn, to the Art Nouveau splendor of the Secession, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the modern architecture at the Museumsquartier. Walk in the footsteps of the Habsburgs, visit the Belvedere Palaces, or stroll along the magnificent Ring Boulevard and take a look at the heart of the former vast Habsburg empire, the Imperial Palace. Get a sense of the luster and glory of the old empire by visiting the Spanish Riding School, the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Prater, as well as the sarcophagi in the Imperial Vault.

Vienna offers a wide variety of theater, music, art, and cinemas. The cultural tradition of the high art is well known worldwide. Vienna has been home to many famous musicians, such as Mozart and Beethoven. Vienna’s most trendy shopping mile is the Mariahilfer Strasse between the center of the city and Westbahnhof - hundreds of shops offer fashions, jewelry, and accessories. Vienna boasts one of the world’s most famous culinary traditions. A diverse yet delectably harmonious range of dishes reflects the city’s mix of nationalities and food cultures through the centuries, and inspires visitors from all over the globe.

Vienna is a very green city with an impressive number of parks in the city center. Situated in the very center of Europe, some of the most fascinating destinations are just around the corner. Tour Salzburg, Graz, Lake Neusiedl, or the Wachau region and its scenic beauty. Enjoy yourself in Vienna with a leisurely shopping stroll, in the sweet life between coffeehouses and Heurigens, at “in” bars and hotdog stands, or with clubbing and beisels - the options are endless.

Vienna Marriott Hotel

The Vienna Marriott is positioned in the heart of Vienna, right on the famous Ringstrasse which Emperor Franz Josef had built as a splendid boulevard around the inner city. Only a few minutes walking distance from St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Opera House, many museums, as well as the elegant pedestrian and shopping area, Kaerntner Strasse. As one of the few hotels in the inner city with an indoor swimming pool, the Vienna Marriott allows you to take a splash following a relaxing sauna visit or stimulating workout in the well-equipped 24 hour fitness center. Browse the shops and boutiques in the lobby or enjoy a drink in one of the four restaurants. Newly renovated deluxe guest rooms showcase modern design and feature 1 King or 2 Double Beds (based on hotel availability), mini-bar, in room safe, work desk, individual climate control, alarm clock, iron/board, hair dryer, flat screen TV, and other thoughtful amenities.
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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.


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.

Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
Vienna, Austria
May 2-6, 2021

Monday, May 2

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 Preoperative Cardiac Risk Assessment and Testing: What Are the Current Guidelines? C.Petrovitch  
  0830 Perioperative Management of the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea C.Petrovitch  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Management of the Hypertensive Patient K.Domino  
  1045 Anesthesia for Major Spine Surgery K.Domino  
  1145 Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient R.Lenhardt  
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, May 3

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Perioperative Arrhythmias: How to Recognize Them: Part I R.Lenhardt  
  0830 Perioperative Arrhythmias: How to Recognize Them: Part II R.Lenhardt  
  0930 Break
  0945 Drugs and the Hemostatic Mechanism Part I: Heparins and Warfarin C.Petrovitch  
  1045 Drugs and the Hemostatic Mechanism Part II: Perioperative Management of Patients on Anti-Platelet Therapy and the New Oral Anticoagulants (NOACS) C.Petrovitch  
  1145 Brain Function Monitoring and Prevention of Awareness During Anesthesia K.Domino  
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, May 4 - Day Open

Thursday, May 5

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Anesthesia Closed Claims Project: Lessons Learned and Current Trends K.Domino  
  0830 How to Avoid a Lawsuit: Lessons from the Closed Claims Project K.Domino  
  0930 Break
  0945 Hemorrhargic Shock and Trauma R.Lenhardt  
  1045 Enhanced Recovery after Surgery: Are We Prepared? R.Lenhardt  
  1145 Perioperative Management of Diabetes and Hyperglycemia: How Sweet It Is! C.Petrovitch  
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, May 6

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Management of Perioperative Fluid Administration C.Petrovitch  
  0830 Regional Anesthesia and Anticoagulation: Safe Sailing on the Titanic C.Petrovitch  
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Delirium: Etiology, Prevention, and Treatment K.Domino  
  1045 Avoiding Burnout and Finding Joy in the Workplace" K.Domino  
  1145 Multimodal Analgesia R.Lenhardt  
  1245 Adjourn

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/5/21


Karen B. Domino, MD, MPH
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Neurological Surgery
University of Washington School of Medicine
Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
University of Washington
Staff Anesthesiologist
Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, Washington

Rainer Lenhardt, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Charise Petrovitch, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
George Washington University
Washington, District of Columbia


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 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.


Mark T. Murphy, MD, MSN Education, LLC, Treasure Island, Florida, 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 March 3, 2022 to April 2, 2022. No refund after April 2, 2022; 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 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 Going Places. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Gray: Phone number: (858) 456-7962 - Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com


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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