7-Day Hawaii, Cruise Conference
Round-trip Honolulu, Oahu
December 2 - 9, 2017
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™14 Contact Hours
4¼ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Professor of Medicine, Duke University; Director of Endoscopy and Chief of Gastroenterology, Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, North Carolina
Dr. Poleski is currently Professor of Medicine at Duke University in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University. He was Chief of Gastroenterology at Duke Regional Hospital (DRH) and Director of the Endoscopy from 2008 to 2016.
Dr. Poleski created the modern DRH Gastroenterology Department, starting with one Gastroenterologist in 2008, and now includes 8 Gastroenterologist. He is currently a full time Professor of Medicine at Duke University with a full time practice at Duke University clinics and endoscopy centers.
Dr. Poleski graduated McGill University, Montreal, in 1973 with an MD. He did his Internal medicine training at The University of Toronto and McGill University. In academic year 1975-76 he was Chief Medical Resident at The Jewish General Hospital of McGill University. He did a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Memorial Sloan Kettering , part of the Cornell Hospitals in New York City.
After completing his fellowship he returned to the Jewish General hospital as a consultant in Gastroenterology, developed the first Inflammatory Bowel Disease center at that hospital and at McGill University. He eventually rose in the ranks to become an Assistant Professor of Medicine at McGill University.
He joined the Scripps Clinic Medical Group in La Jolla , California at the end of 1992 as a consultant in Gastroenterology. He subsequently became Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and Director of the Fellowship program in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Scripps clinic.
He also had an appointment at UCSD as Clinical Professor of Medicine. In the summer of 2003 he joined the faculty of Duke University as Professor of Medicine and senior consultant in Gastroenterology. He has continued his interest in inflammatory Bowel disease (IBD), involved in clinical studies and having a clinic at Duke University Medical Center dedicated to IBD.
Keyur Patel, MD, FRACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto, Division of Gastroenterology
UHN Toronto, ON, Canada
Dr. Patel received his Bachelor of Medicine degree from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom and completed his clinical fellowship in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Perth Teaching Hospitals, Western Australia. He completed a 3-year post-doctoral research fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research in viral hepatitis at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, San Diego, CA and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham NC.
He was on faculty at Duke University 2004-2015, and an Associate Professor of Medicine (with Tenure) since 2013.
He is now at the Toronto Center for Liver Disease and University of Toronto Health Network. He has served as Principal Investigator on numerous clinical trials in NAFLD, hepatitis B and C infection.
His research Interests include clinical and translational research relating to host metabolic risk factors and mechanisms of fibrosis in viral hepatitis, along with the development of noninvasive markers of fibrosis, and the incorporation of functional genomic tools in the development of biomarkers of disease progression.
Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.
- Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Tests
- Interpret Liver Function Tests in context of chronic liver disease
- Recognize the prevalence of HBV infections in the community
- Apply basic screening tools for diagnosis of HBV infections and interpretation of serologic tests
- Apply management guidelines in treatment consideration of chronic HBV infection
- Recognize patients at risk of disease progression and utilize guidelines for treatment selections
- Evaluate risk factors associated with NAFLD
- Assess and manage NAFALD using current practice guidelines
- Recognize patients at risk of disease progression and hepatic decompensation
- Assess the cirrotic patient
- Discuss management and treatment issues in decompensated patients
- Recognize DILI and differentiate from other acute liver injury
- Identify basic types of DILI
- Discuss management of DILI
- Utilize current guidelines, identify high risk patients, and understand factors that cause screening to fail
- Distinguish the different forms of IBS.
- Increase physician's knowledge of the different treatments for IBS, chronic abdominal pain and Narcotic Bowel Syndrome
- Improve the compliance of patient with their IBD therapy.
- Recognize complications of the new therapies for IBD
- Distinguish the etiologies, diagnosis, and treatment options in patients with chest pain and heartburn
- Prevent and treat ulcer disease based on different potential etiologies
- Discuss guidelines for preventive care of patients with chronic Gastrointestinal disorders
- Design a cost effective approach to the assessment and management of chronic diarrhea
Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.
Nurse Practitioners can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
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.
Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .
US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Sat Dec 02||Honolulu, Hawaii
|Sun Dec 03||Kahului, Maui (Overnight)
|Mon Dec 04||Kahului, Maui
|Tue Dec 05||Hilo, Hawaii
|8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Wed Dec 06||Kona, Hawaii
|7:00 am||5:30 pm|
|Thu Dec 07||Nawiliwili, Kauai
|Fri Dec 08||Nawiliwili, Kauai
|Sat Dec 09||Honolulu, Hawaii
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.