Vienna, Austria

Come explore this magnificent city whose history goes back to Roman times. There is so much to see, from St. Stephen’s Cathedral to the Imperial Palace, and of course the magnificent baroque palace Schonbrunn. Bask in the splendor of the Secession, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the modern architecture of 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's cultural tradition of high art is well known worldwide, exeplified by a wide variety of theater, music, art, and cinemas. This historical city 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. Enjoy yourself with a leisurely shopping stroll, in the sweet life between coffeehouses and pubs. Vienna also 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.

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 food and beverage outlets. Two of these are bars (Cascade Bar and Champions Bar) and two are restaurants (Garden Café and the Parkring Restaurant). Please note the respective opening hours.

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.

Vienna Marriott Hotel is located approx. 23.6 km / 14.66 miles from the Vienna International Airport (VIE). Hotel parking: Hourly: €4.90; Daily: €27 (parking fees 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.


Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
Vienna, Austria
April 21-25, 2025

Monday, April 21

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient Part I R.Sikorski
  0830 An Update in Resuscitation: The Bleeding Patient Part II R.Sikorski
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Arrhythmias: Diagnosis and Management Part I R.Lenhardt
  1045 Perioperative Arrhythmias: Diagnosis and Management Part II R.Lenhardt
  1145 Patient Has Implantable Cardioverter / Defib and No Cardiologist, What Now? S.Dunn
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, April 22

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Labor Analgesia: State-of-the-Art S.Dunn
  0830 Impediments to Labor Epidural Placement S.Dunn
  0930 Break
  0945 ERAS and Fluid Management Part I: What’s the Latest?? R.Sikorski
  1045 ERAS and Fluid Management Part II: What’s the Latest?? R.Sikorski
  1145 Anesthesia for the Morbidly Obese Patient R.Lenhardt
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, April 23 - Day Open


Thursday, April 24

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Hyperglycemia in the Perioperative Period R.Lenhardt
  0830 MRI and Anesthesia R.Lenhardt
  0930 Break
  0945 Endpoints of Resuscitation: Can We Do a Better Job? R.Sikorski
  1045 Physics and Chemistry for Anesthesia Practitioners S.Dunn
  1145 Controversies in Pediatric Anesthesia S.Dunn
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, April 25

  0715 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0730 Anesthesia Jeopardy S.Dunn
  0830 The Monitoring of Coagulation: Are We Behind the Times? R.Sikorski
  0930 Break
  0945 Mass Casualty Scenarios: Caught in the Middle R.Sikorski
  1045 Brain Edema and Perioperative Fluid Management R.Lenhardt
  1145 Hyperthermia, Fever and Anesthesia R.Lenhardt
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

6.3 Pharmacology Hours†

Breakfast WILL NOT be served at the meeting, but an All American Breakfast Buffet is included in the group room rate for those that booked their room via NWAS/NWWT reservation methods only, and is served daily in the Park Ring Restaurant from 6:30am-10:30am. Hours subject to change, check with front desk. Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 7/2/24


Steven Dunn, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Baystate Medical Center
University of Massachusetts School of Medicine
Worcester, Massachusetts

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

Robert A. Sikorski, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Medical Director of Trauma Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The John Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland 


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 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 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 of the AR, DC, FL, GA, KS, KY, MI, MS, NH, NM, ND, SC, WV, and WY nursing boards. 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 February 19, 2025. Cancellations between February 20, 2025, and March 22, 2025, incur a $100 fee. Cancellations after March 22, 2025, 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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