LIVE Webinar Conference

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars presents Relevant Topics in Anesthesia, a live webinar.

This live web conference will be presented with the same quality speakers and topics as our on-site conferences.

This is a live online course and will not be available for viewing later.

See below for more details.

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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.


This continuing education program is designed for anesthesia providers and other healthcare providers seeking to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge in the field. The program aims to provide attendees with the latest updates, innovations, and practical techniques to advance their anesthesia practice. Through a combination of lectures, case studies, and discussion with faculty/peers, participants will gain valuable insights and skills to help in the provision of safe, effective anesthesia care.


Improve knowledge, competence, and utilization of the most recent evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

Bolster competence in the management of patients with complex comorbidities and less common medical conditions, thereby improving patient outcomes and safety.

Improve skills/strategies in the use of newer equipment/technologies and improve performance within multidisciplinary protocols in order to optimize patient outcomes.

Increase knowledge of newer pharmacologic agents, thereby improving competence in medication management via anticipation of potential polypharmacy interactions.

Improve knowledge and competence in the timely recognition and management of complications during the perioperative period. By enhancing competence, patient outcomes improve by reducing complications.

Enhance recognition and coping strategies to mitigate the effects of workplace stressors and burnout and achieve well-being in the clinical setting.

Improve knowledge and competence in the provision of anesthesia care outside of the operating room.

Note: Not all objectives apply to every program.


Relevant Topics in Anesthesia
LIVE Webinar Conference
November 23-24, 2024

  All times in Pacific Time  

Saturday, November 23

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Mechanical Ventilation and Acute Lung Injury: What Can We Do Better? L.Clark
  0800 NPO 8 Hours or Not: Gastric Ultrasound and the 2023 Practice Guideline for Preoperative Fasting L.Clark
  0900 Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury: Is It Preventable? L.Clark
  1000 Break
  1010 Preparing Children for the Operating Room: What Are the Current Practices? A.Adler
  1110 Review of Pediatric Anesthesia: From Premeds to Emergence Delirium A.Adler
  1210 Lunch Break
  1300 Updates in Anesthesia for Cesarean Deliveries K.Quisenberry
  1400 The Pregnant Trauma Patient K.Quisenberry
  1500 Substance Abuse and Pregnancy: What Do I Need to Know? K.Quisenberry
  1600 Adjourn

Sunday, November 24

  0655 Login to Session and Welcome NWAS Staff
  0700 Pediatric Anesthesia and Neurodevelopment: Long-Term Impact of Our Drugs A.Adler
  0800 OSA and Pediatric Anesthesia: From Diagnosis to Discharge A.Adler
  0900 The Opioid Epidemic and the Anesthesia: How Much Is Too Little? A.Adler
  1000 Break
  1010 Anesthesia for ERAS Protocols: Colorectal Surgery K.Quisenberry
  1110 How Resilient Are We? Anesthesia Burnout K.Quisenberry
  1210 Lunch Break
  1300 How Does Consciousness Monitoring Add to Your Practice? L.Clark
  1400 Artificial Intelligence in Cars and Now for Anesthesia L.Clark
  1500 Adjourn  

15 CME

15 Class A CE

15 CE

5.9 Pharmacology Hours†

Rev. 2/6/24


Adam C. Adler, MS, MD, FAAP, FASE
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas

Laura D. Clark, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Chairman of the Institutional Review Board
Director of Acute Pain and Regional Anesthesia
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky

Kerry L. Quisenberry, DNP, CRNA
Assistant Professor
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Magee-Womens Hospital, OB CRNA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Aultman Ohio Based Physicians Corporation, Staff CRNA
Canton, Ohio 


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 15 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 15 Class A CE credits; AANA approval number 1044171; Expiration Date 11/24/2024.

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 15 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 15 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 will be announced in class.


We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 14 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS/NWAS will not be responsible for any other liabilities you may incur.


No penalty for webinar cancellation received by November 9, 2024. $50 penalty for webinar cancellations received after November 9, 2024. Cancellation must be made in writing. No tuition credit or refund will be issued for attendees that do not log in 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.

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