This cruise features a Sunday departure round-trip from Seattle, Washington, giving you the opportunity to experience this amazing city in depth if you so choose. Enjoy ports of call in Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan, Alaska as well as Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Look forward to scenic views of Hubbard Glacier, all while cruising onboard Holland America’s stylish ms Oosterdam.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sun Aug 23 Seattle, Washington - Embark 4:00 PM
  Mon Aug 24 At Sea    
  Tue Aug 25 Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage    
  Tue Aug 25 Juneau, Alaska 01:00 PM 09:00 PM
  Wed Aug 26 Hubbard Glacier 02:00 PM 06:00 PM
  Thu
Aug 27 Sitka, Alaska 08:00 AM 04:00 PM
  Fri
Aug 28 Ketchikan, Alaska 07:00 AM 01:00 PM
  Sat
Aug 29 Victoria, B.C., Canada 06:00 PM 11:30 PM
  Sun Aug 30 Seattle, Washington - Disembark 7:00 AM  

Sunday, August 23 - Board ship in Seattle, Washington

Harvester of trees. Provisioner to gold rushers. Gateway for sea commerce. Incubator of jazz and grunge, jets and literature, coffee and computer software. Seattle is as much about reinvention as it is a landscape. But what a landscape! There are lakes and mountains and forests everywhere you look. The rest is an archipelago of neighborhoods studded with boutiques and coffee shops. Catch a salmon at Pike Place Market, ride to the top of the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew in Fremont, or slurp a bowl of steaming pho down in the International District.

Monday, August 24 - At Sea

Tuesday, August 25 - Scenic Stephens Passage Cruising

Enjoy a leisurely voyage along this beautiful waterway. For a thousand miles, your ship threads its way among emerald islets, past rocky headlands, and over still blue waters. From the moment when the sun rises over the peaks of distant mountains, to the most gorgeous sunsets you’ve ever seen, each day is a new revelation. Naturalists are on board to alert you to the wildlife: eagles on the treetops, bears ambling along the shores, seabirds soaring and shrieking overhead, and whales cavorting alongside.

Tuesday, August 25 - Juneau, Alaska

No roads lead to Juneau, which gives the Alaskan capital a misty inscrutability. You need to come by air or water, but when you arrive, the place will delight you with its bounty of water, forests, and mountains. Squeezed between the Gastineau Channel and Coast Mountains, Juneau offers a lot of variety in close proximity. The massive Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields are at its back door. The vast Tongass National Forest stretches away to the northeast. You can shop downtown or get out and kayak, dogsled, raft, hike, whale watch, flightsee or fish. The adventures are as bountiful as the daylight.

Wednesday, August 26 - Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier is the largest calving glacier on the North American continent. The glacier routinely calves off icebergs as high as 10-story buildings, sending massive blocks of ice into the sea every few minutes. Hubbard is certainly gigantic. It's more than six miles wide where it meets the ocean.

Thursday, August 27 - Sitka, Alaska

The onion domes of St. Michael's Cathedral are your first clue that Sitka was once a key Russian settlement. Indeed, it was capital of Russian America, seat of the bishop of Kamchatka, and the most important port on the West Coast for the first half of the 19th century. Catch a performance by the New Archangel Dancers, be greeted by native Tlingit people, then stand on the spot where the United States took possession of Alaska in 1867. The dramatic setting in the shadow of Mt. Edgecumbe is one of the loveliest in the Great North.

Friday, August 28 – Ketchikan, Alaska

As Alaska’s first city, Ketchikan claims to be the salmon capital of the world. Its harbor shelters a colorful fleet of fishing and pleasure boats. Watch for bald eagles swooping to snatch a fish for dinner. Ketchikan is also center of the ancient Tlingit culture and proudly displays its heritage. Tour to see Alaska’s largest collection of original totems. Walk through the forest to an authentic Indian community house, with awesome carvings. Go flight seeing to scenic Misty Fjords National Monument with its sheer granite walls, glacier-carved fjords and sky-blue alpine lakes.

Saturday, August 29 - Victoria, Canada

Victoria is a city that started as Salish Village, spent a roustabout adolescence as a main port for gold prospectors and opium traders, and then transformed itself into an icon of British gentility after the completion of the trans-Canada railroad put neighboring Vancouver in the ascendant. Two events were seminal: the opening of Butchart Gardens in 1904 and the completion of the Empress Hotel in 1908. Butchart is a collection of gardens more than a single garden -- highlights for cruise visitors include the Sunken Garden (built from a former limestone quarry), the Italian Garden, the Japanese Garden, and the fragrant Rose Garden. The Empress Hotel is merely a national icon. Come in for high tea.

Sunday, August 30 - Disembark in Seattle, Washington

The Ship: ms Oosterdam

Holland America Line’s first Vista-class cruise ship, Oosterdam recently emerged from dry dock with exciting updates—including completely refreshed suites and new lounge, dining and entertainment venues, such as Music Walk™, with Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club and Billboard Onboard. Guests can choose from among delectable specialty restaurants, hone culinary skills with America’s Test Kitchen and thrill to BBC Earth Experiences.

Signature features of the ms Oosterdam include:

America's Test Kitchen: Holland America Line guests can experience America’s Test Kitchen’s enticing array of live onboard cooking shows and hands-on workshops. Learn foolproof techniques and user-friendly recipes for making delectable dishes with confidence. Designed exclusively with Holland America Line, this new culinary programming is currently available on select ships.

Explorations Central : Discover the connections that unite us across borders and cultures. Explorations Central™ (EXC™) is immersive onboard programing designed to make your journey more engaging, vivid and meaningful. From EXC Talks,™ to EXC Encounters™ to a chat with your EXC Guide™, you’ll feel the spirit of a region come to life.

B.B. King's Blues Club: Direct from Beale Street, B.B. King's All Stars bring the best of Memphis music to sea. From funky and fast to soulful and smooth, this eight-piece band performs in the B.B. King's Blues Club in the Queen’s Lounge where you can enjoy specialty cocktails like the Lucille and Rock Me Baby.

BBC Earth Experiences: We have partnered with BBC Earth to bring you unforgettable new ways to experience the world's natural wonders. Through the innovative and breathtaking programming, guests will be taken closer to the ocean and the natural world through a groundbreaking concert, films, game shows, trivia, children's activities, and feature cruises.

O The Oprah Magazine: Holland America Line and O, The Oprah Magazine have partnered on an exciting initiative that will unite the soul-stirring power of travel with O’s deep commitment to wellness, connection and personal growth through a series of cruises and activities that will bring the magazine to life for all on board.

Lincoln Center Stage: In an exclusive partnership with the world’s leading center for the performing arts, we proudly present Lincoln Center Stage, showcasing outstanding musicians performing multiple programs of chamber music most evenings, as well as afternoon recitals during leisurely days at sea.

Billboard Onboard: Fifty years of chart-topping hits rock the house as two pianists play music that you know and love. It’s all part of Billboard Onboard, an interactive experience made possible by a partnership with Billboard, the leading global destination for charts, news, trends and innovation in music. Between nightly sets, guests are part of the show as they sing and play along with trivia questions presented on screens throughout the room.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon: During a leisurely day at sea, few places help you refresh, relax and rejuvenate like the Greenhouse Spa & Salon. This heavenly retreat nurtures every aspect of your well-being with renowned spa rituals and healing touches. In the spa, pamper your skin with facial treatments featuring premium, naturally sourced ingredients. Nurture your body, too, with massage treatments employing time-honored, hands-on massage techniques gleaned from around the world.

The Mainstage: Showcasing comedy, song, dance and more, the Mainstage presents myriad performances and presentations to entertain and inform throughout your voyage, including Holland America Line exclusives such as the BBC Earth Experiences live show Planet Earth II in Concert.

Club HAL®: Holland America Line's youth activities program, Club HAL, offers an array of entertaining events for kids and teens ages 3-17, supervised by a full-time, professionally trained staff. They'll have an opportunity to join other kids their age for arts and crafts, sports, video game competitions, scavenger hunts, challenging team games and themed parties. Club HAL is offered on board all ships except for ms Prinsendam.

Casino Action: Play perennially popular slot machines, and enjoy blackjack tables and the latest in sophisticated gaming. The Casino is staffed with professionals eager to help you learn new skills.

Explorer's Lounge: The Explorer’s Lounge is an elegant and refined space to enjoy a glass of wine, a cocktail, or your favorite liqueur.

 

Interior Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed, shower.

Oceanview Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed, bathtub, shower.

Balcony Stateroom

2 lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Signature Suite

2 lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Neptune Suite

2 lower beds convertible to 1 King-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows. 

We have a block of cabins for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, cabins are on availability only and may be at a higher rate. Cruises sell out early.

Travel Arrangements

To receive these discounted cruise fares you must book your cruise through us. We have all of the information regarding the cruise and seminar and can make your cruise reservations.

Reservations

Reservations will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit in the amount of $700 per cabin. Final payment as instructed by our travel agent. Due to the number of details needed to complete a cruise cabin booking accurately, a cabin will not be booked for you until you have spoken with one of our cruise agents via phone or via direct email correspondence.

Discounted Fares

We have been able to negotiate a GREAT DISCOUNT for you on this luxurious cruise!! See reservation form for details. Various promotional fares may also be available. ALWAYS CALL BEFORE BOOKING ANYWHERE ELSE: (800) 222-6927

FOR YOUR AIRFARE NEEDS PLEASE CALL:

Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking.

Contact: Kellee Gray, (858) 456-7962

Email:kellee@universaltravel1.com Booking fee applies

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the emergency medicine specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of emergency medicine must possess evidence-based scientific background for competent clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty and all additional related disciplines; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in providing consistent care in all settings in which emergency care is provided; serve as an expert in matters involving quality, safe and equitable health care delivery and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon professional expertise. Presentations are designed to facilitate the acquisition of cognitive and technical skills as defined through evidence-based data translated to best practice standards by the pertinent governmental and professional organizations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Surgeons and the Emergency Nurses Association and abilities in one or more of the disciplines vital to the practicing professional.

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of services inherent in the professions

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, contraindications and precautions of drugs based on their chemical and pharmacologic properties

Outline comprehensive patient management plans for the special patient population discussed

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of all aspects of patient care regardless of the clinical environment in which the practice resides

Incorporate the published tenets of pertinent, recognized external organizations, institutions, and professional groups defining medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, and health care management standards

Topics in Emergency Medicine: Pediatrics7-Night Alaskan Explorer Cruise via Hubbard Glacier August 23-30, 2020

Sunday, August 23 - Seattle, Washington - Embark

  1600 Ship Sails (subject to change) - Puget Sound and San Juan Islands
 

Monday, August 24 - Scenic Cruising

  0700 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0725 Welcome
NWAS Staff
 
  0730 Pediatric Fever
D.Goo
 
  0830 Breakfast Break
  0930 Environmental Emergencies
B.Bates
 
  1030 Pediatric Asthma
D.Goo
 
  1130 Adolescent Gynecology
B.Bates
 
  1230 Lunch Break
  1330 Altered Mental Status
D.Goo
 
  1430 Bites, Stings and Other Nasty Things
B.Bates
 
  1530 Pediatric Sepsis
D.Goo
 
  1630 Adjourn
 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - Juneau, Alaska - Afternoon Open

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Syncope
B.Bates
 
  0930 Traumatology of Child Abuse
D.Goo
 
  1030 Emergencies in Pediatric Cardiology
B.Bates
 
  1130 Adjourn
 

Wednesday, August 26 - Hubbard Glacier - Afternoon Open

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Pediatric Abdominal Pain
D.Goo
 
  0930 Pediatric Toxicology: What's New Out There?
B.Bates
 
  1030 Challenging Cases in Pediatric Emergency Medicine #1
D.Goo
 
  1130 Adjourn
 

Thursday, August, 27 - Sitka, Alaska - Day Open

 

Friday, August 28 - Ketchikan, Alaska - Day Open

 

Saturday, August 29 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - Evening Open

  0815 Registration - Mandatory Sign In
  0830 Emergency Cases in Pediatric Neurology
B.Bates
 
  0930 Behavioral Health Patients in the Pediatric Emergency Room
D.Goo
 
  1030 Science of Sedation
B.Bates
 
  1130 Sedation Case Presentations
B.Bates
 
  1230 Lunch Break
  1330 Pediatric Orthopedics
D.Goo
 
  1430 Challenging Cases in Pediatric Emergency Medicine #2
B.Bates
 
  1530 Pediatric Visual Diagnosis
D.Goo
 
  1630 Adjourn    
 

Sunday, August 30 - Seattle, Washington - Disembark

   

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBA†

 

FACULTY

Brian Allen Bates, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

David Joseph Goo, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical Director Children's Emergency Department
Gwinnett Medical Center
Lawrenceville, Georgia

ACCREDITATION

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 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.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 20.00 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit.

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: NWS 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.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida and Medical Director, Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

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.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 60 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS and NWWT are not responsible for any non-refundable cruise fare, airfare, hotel, or other expenses you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 June 24, 2020 to July 24, 2020. No refund after July 24, 2020; 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.

CRUISE CANCELLATION

Penalties apply for cancellation of the cruise for any reason. We strongly recommend purchase of the cancellation insurance. Please be aware that premiums paid for insurance are non-refundable.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWS including net cruise, net hotel, and tuition booked through NWS (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 NWS! FAP is an especially valuable bonus when you book your cruises through NWS. Not only do you receive the lowest fare, but you get a 1.5% of net cruise fare credit toward future tuition! Click here for more information.

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

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.

For your airfare needs please call: Universal Travel. Be sure to mention NWS when booking. Contact: Kellee Gray, Phone: (858) 456-7962, Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

REGISTER EARLY

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.