Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Virginia Beach provides the perfect balance of coastal charm with a three-beach experience and a vibrant downtown. At the Resort Beach, from First to 40th Streets, visitors can enjoy a stroll along the iconic three-mile oceanfront boardwalk, a fishing pier and plenty of opportunities for biking, boating, kayaking, jet-skiing, parasailing and stand-up paddle boarding. King Neptune, a 34-foot tall cast bronze statue of the mythological sea god, is a must-stop spot for a selfie at 31st Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Visitors seeking a more relaxed day at the beach will enjoy Chesapeake Bay Beach, which is preferred for its tranquility along the scenic Chesapeake Bay. The area is home to a marina, as well as multiple dockside seafood restaurants and incredible sunset views over the Lynnhaven Inlet. Sandbridge Beach on Virginia Beach’s southern shore is just 20 minutes away from the main resort area and provides a more secluded, island-like environment.

Nestled up against the Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, visitors can enjoy sheer serenity in Sandbridge, where area outfitters offer everything from bikes and paddleboards to surfboards and kayaks. When it’s time to grab a bite to eat, enjoy Virginia Beach’s coastal cuisine, a rich culinary style of fresh seafood from the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay, mixed with organic produce harvested by local farms, making it easy for the city’s nearly 300 restaurants, many locally owned and operated, to serve only the freshest ingredients.

Looking for something else? Local restaurants also celebrate a diverse range of cultures, offering a myriad of choices for every palate. Have fun in and out of the sun at the brand-new treetop Adventure Park at the Virginia Aquarium and Indoor Sky Diving complex. From the urban appeal of Town Center, to the personal attraction of local boutiques and shopping centers, there’s a lot of ground to cover and even more deals to be found. So stretch out those shopping bags and fill them up with a bounty of coastal charm.

Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront is the perfect beach destination for your getaway where you can unwind in luxurious accommodations, dine at oceanfront restaurants, listen to a live concert in the park, or relax in a cabana on the beach.

Situated on the city’s famed boardwalk adjacent to Neptune’s Park, the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront is a Virginia Beach luxury hotel. Relax and take in panoramic views of the Atlantic horizon by Virginia’s first rooftop infinity pool while sipping a cocktail from Sky Bar, 21 stories high. Dine in the only AAA 4-Diamond steakhouse in Virginia, Salacia, or savor fresh oysters and fish grilled on the hardwood fire at Catch 31. Stay fit at the fitness center, equipped with the latest cardio and strength-training equipment, swim laps in the heated indoor pool or take a yoga class. Guest rooms provide 1 King bed or two Double beds (based on availability) plus TV with premium cable channels, Wi-Fi access (fee may apply), coffeemaker, hairdryer, iron/board and more. City View rooms offer city and sunset views while Ocean View rooms offer stunning views of the ocean.

The Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront is approximately 19 miles from the Norfolk International Airport (ORF) and 44 miles from the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF).

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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 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
Virginia Beach, Virginia
March 27–30, 2017

Monday, March 27

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff  
  0730 The Difficult Pediatric Airway R.Litman  
  0830 Laryngospasm: Prevention, Detection, and Treatment R.Litman  
  0930 Break
  0945 Controversies in Outpatient Tonsillectomy Management R.Litman  
  1045 Managing the Patient With Cardiac Disease 1: What Does Cardiac Clearance Really Mean? M.Murphy  
  1145 Managing the Patient With Cardiac Disease 2: Beta Blockers, Statins, Alpha Agonists—Oh My! M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn

Tuesday, March 28

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Neuromuscular Block: Where We've Been and Where We Are Going M.Welliver  
  0830 Muscle Relaxation: Is Residual Paralysis Still a Problem? M.Welliver  
  0930 Break
  0945 Sugammadex: Clinical Applications M.Welliver  
  1045 Caudal vs. Peripheral Block for Pediatric Sub-Umbilical Surgery R.Litman  
  1145 Managing the Patient With Cardiac Disease 3: Stents and CIEDs in the Perioperative Period M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, March 29

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents: Part 1 M.Murphy  
  0830 Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents: Part 2 M.Murphy  
  0930 Break
  0945 Propofol Abuse: An Analysis of Case Reports M.Welliver  
  1045 More Than Meets the Eye: New Theories of Consciousness and General Anesthesia M.Welliver  
  1145 The Future of Medication Safety in the OR R.Litman  
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, March 30

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Malignant Hyperthermia: Update on Susceptibility, Diagnosis, and Treatment R.Litman  
  0830 My Favorite Malpractice Cases R.Litman  
  0930 Break
  0945 Airway Surgeries and Fire Risk M.Welliver  
  1045 The Obesity Epidemic M.Murphy  
  1145 Everyday Cases, Everyday Landmines M.Murphy  
  1245 Adjourn

20 CME I

20 Class A CEC

Pharmacology TBD†



Ronald Steven Litman, DO
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mark T. Murphy, MD
MSN Education, LLC
Austin, Texas
Medical Director
Northwest Anesthesia Seminars
Pasco, Washington

Mark D. Welliver, DNP, CRNA, ARNP
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
School of Nurse Anesthesia
Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, Texas
Director of Research and Clinical Staff Member
SunBelt Anesthesia Services
Jacksonville, Florida


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 has been prior approved by the AANA for 20 Class A CEC; AANA Code #1034063; Expiration Date 3/30/17.

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: 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, Austin, Texas, and 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 January 26, 2017 to February 25, 2017. No refund after February 25, 2017; 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 on a CD 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 Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Anesthesia Seminars when booking (booking fees may apply.) Contact Kellee Kilmer: Phone number: (858) 456-7887 - Email:


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.