Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia provides coastal charm, vast beaches, outdoor adventure, and a vibrant food and entertainment scene.  The waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay are obvious draws, but swimming and beach time is just the beginning. Virginia Beach offers a variety of music and arts venues, a dozen public golf courses, miles and miles of hiking and biking paths, and an ever-growing list of dining, shopping, and nightlife options. Stroll, rollerblade or bike along three miles of beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront. Enjoy waterfront restaurants, shops, outdoor concerts, three beaches, parks, attractions and the coolest vibes on the East Coast. Take a SUP tour through beautiful Rudee Inlet and Owl Creek Waterway, or enjoy ocean adventures to see dolphins and seals. Golfers won't want to miss some of the most scenic holes of golf on the East Coast, with options for all abilities. Explore the history of the area evidenced by the lighthouses at Cape Henry, First Landing State Park, the notable Adam Thoroughgood House home, The Virginia Military Aviation Museum, and much more. Families will delight at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, showcasing thousands of animals representing over 300 species or with a visit Atlantic Fun Park featuring a wide variety rides for all ages. From the lively oceanfront area to remote Sandbridge, the calming Chesapeake Bay to bustling Town Center, or the eclectic ViBe creative district to the surrounding inland areas, your well-earned Virginia Beach vacation awaits you.

Cavalier Resort

For nearly a century, the grand Cavalier has stood sentinel over the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Perched on a grassy hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Virginia’s most iconic hotel has welcomed ten U.S. Presidents, countless celebrities and distinguished guests from around the world. The history within the stately architecture reveals a sense of timeless elegance and glamor and earned the Cavalier a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, The Cavalier has been reinvented to bring you an experience that marries grand tradition with a warm, contemporary feel. This historic gem features the full-service SeaHill Spa,  Tarnished Truth Distilling Co. on site, three restaurants, modern fitness center, indoor resort-style pool, and Beach Club.  The Cavalier Beach Club features semi-private beach access, a seaside infinity pool, a poolside bar and grill, and private locker rooms with showers. Plus, your Cavalier Beach Club experience includes a full array of beach services, from private beach cabanas and loungers to beach chairs, towels, and more. Enjoy convenient golf cart shuttle service to/from the Beach Club as well as complimentary use of Cavalier bikes. From arts & crafts and exotic animals, to dance lessons and sunrise meditation & mimosas, Cavalier Resort Activities list has something for everyone throughout each day. 

Luxurious Run of House Guest Rooms feature 1 King or 2 Queen beds (based on hotel availability), flat screen TV, iPod dock, coffee/tea maker, mini-fridge, mini-bar, iron/board, safe, marble bathroom, hairdryer, robe, slippers and more. The Cavalier Virginia Beach is located approximately 20 miles from the Norfolk International Airport (ORF). Valet parking is available for approx. $5/hour or $26 per night. Car charging stations are available. Self-parking is not available. 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.


Topics in Anesthesia
Virginia Beach, Virginia
July 23-26, 2024

Tuesday, July 23

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0725 Welcome NWAS Staff
  0730 Update on Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient T.Grissom
  0830 In Search of the Perfect Clot: Management of the Actively Bleeding Patient T.Grissom
  0930 Break
  0945 Numb and Number: Blocks for Upper Extremity Surgery M.Fingerman
  1045 The Knee-Sential Guide: A Journey Through Regional Anesthesia for Knee Surgery M.Fingerman
  1145 What Is New in Obstetric Anesthesia 2024? B.Clayton
  1245 Adjourn

Wednesday, July 24

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Minimize Maternal Hemorrhage Through Optimal Oxytocin Administration B.Clayton
  0830 Maternal Emergencies: Recognition and Response B.Clayton
  0930 Break
  0945 Will Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Improve My Outcomes? T.Grissom
  1045 Viscoelastic Hemostatic Assays: A Better Way to Assess Coagulation in the Trauma and Perioperative Setting? T.Grissom
  1145 Trunk It Up: Blocks for Truncal Surgery M.Fingerman
  1245 Adjourn

Thursday, July 25

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Perioperative Nerve Injury: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown M.Fingerman
  0830 Hip Mastery: Blocks for Achieving Optimal Perioperative Analgesia M.Fingerman
  0930 Break
  0945 Perioperative Medication Errors: Uncovering Risks from Behind the Drapes B.Clayton
  1045 Considerations for Pregnant Women With Substance Use Disorder B.Clayton
  1145 Are You and Your Hospital Ready for a Mass Casualty Event? T.Grissom
  1245 Adjourn

Friday, July 26

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In - Continental Breakfast
  0730 Code in the OB Unit: Resuscitation Efforts for Mom and Baby B.Clayton
  0830 Addressing Clinician Burnout B.Clayton
  0930 Break
  0945 You Took What This Morning? Perioperative Medication Conundrums M.Fingerman
  1045 Price Is Right: How Much Does Anesthesia Cost? T.Grissom
  1145 Get the Most Out of Your Reading: How to Critically Review the Literature T.Grissom
  1245 Adjourn  

20 CME

20 Class A CE

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

Refreshments served at the meeting are for registered attendees only.
Rev. 2/7/24



Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, CRNA, FAAN
Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Cincinnati
Program Director, Nurse Anesthesia Major
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

Mitchell Fingerman, MD, FASA
Associate Professor
Division Chief and Associate Fellowship Director
Division of Regional and Ambulatory Anesthesia
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Thomas E. Grissom, MD, MSIS, FCCM
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Division of Trauma Anesthesiology
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
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 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 20 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1043683; Expiration Date 07/26/2024.

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), 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.


$100 May 24, 2024 to June 23, 2024. No refund after June 23, 2024; however, 50% of tuition paid may 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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