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Essential Topics in Cardiology and Pulmonology:
2017 Update

Royal Caribbean's Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Orlando (Port Canaveral), FL
July 16 - 23, 2017

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
2½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Arthur Andrews, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor College of Medicine , Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa Florida.
Dr. Andrews attended Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson where he received his degree in Medicine in 1995. He completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Jacksonville Florida. Dr. Andrews, completed Fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester Minnesota. He completed 2 years of research in the areas of cigarette smoke extract and its effects on epithelial cells and also idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Dr. Andrews joined the staff at the University of South Florida subsequent to Fellowship training. He is Board certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He has an outpatient clinic in Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine and a lung nodule clinic and also actc as Attending in the inpatient arena for Pulmonary Consultation Service and Critical Care service several months of the year and Bronchoscopy service several months per year. His current interests include interstitial lung diseases, bronchoscopy and sleep medicine. Bronchoscopy is currently his primary interest particularly the use of endo-bronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and other malignancies as well as sarcoidosis. Publications are in the areas of COPD and interstitial lung disease and impact on sleep and bronchoscopy.

Merrill A. Krolick, DO, FACC, FACP
Dr. Krolick is board certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology and internal medicine. After graduating Cum Laude, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Dr. Krolick entered the study of medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York, where he earned his D.O. designation. After earning his cardiology fellowship from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr. Krolick became an attending physician in cardiology at Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia.
Dr. Krolick has a special focus on peripheral vascular disease and interventional therapy. Currently, he is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Morton Plant Hospital, Mease Dunedin and Countryside Hospitals. Dr. Krolick is the former president of the Pinellas County Chapter of The American Heart Association and is currently on the board of he Florida Medical Association of Pinellas County. He is director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Largo Medical Center and is Head of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at HCA Largo Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor in Cardiology at the University of South Florida and an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University.
He and his wife, Dana, have two children, Alex and Matthew. His younger son Matthen is in the Army and recently returned form a tour in Afghanistan.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  • PAD: Risk Factors and Treatment
  • ACS Guideline Update
  • Aorta Valvuloplasty and trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation
  • Venous Thromboembolism Awareness
  • Varicose Vein and Endovenous Laser Therapy
  • Update on Management of Hypertension
  • Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Chronic Cough
  • Hypothermia
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • COPD
  • Alveolar-Hypoventilation in Congestive Heart Failure
Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss reversible and irreversible risk factors for PAD
  • Incorporate recent guideline recommendations into the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome
  • Discuss treatment options to prolong survival with aortic stenosis in non-open heart patients
  • Discuss risk factors for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • Discuss laser treatment for varicose veins in patients that have failed treatment with compression stockings
  • Discuss current guidelines for treatment of hypertension
  • Review primary and secondary prevention of congestive heart failure
  • Describe the most common signs and symptoms of IPF
    Discuss the diagnostic criteria for IPF
    Discuss the currently available treatment options for IPF
  • Discuss common presentations of patients with Pleural effusion
    Describe the way we analyze Pleural Effusions
    Discuss common causes of Pleural Effusions
  • Discuss the clinical approach in evaluation of chronic cough
    Discuss the current recommendations for treatment of chronic cough
    Discuss the common causes of chronic cough
  • Discuss the history of medically induced hypothermai
    Describe the protocols for initiating hypothermia
    Discuss the role of hypothermia in cardiac arrest and head trauma
  • Discuss the epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea
    Describe the procedure for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea
  • Discuss the epidemiology of COPD
    Describe the procedure involved in diagnosing COPD
    Discuss current treatment strategies for COPD
  • Discuss epidemiology of congestive heart failure
    Discuss the incidence of sleep disordered breathing in CHF
    Describe treatment options for sleep-disordered breathing in CHF patients
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.

Accredited Continuing Medical Education 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.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

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.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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.
Cruise Itinerary
Sun Jul 16 Port Canaveral, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Jul 17 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Tue Jul 18 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 4:30 pm
Wed Jul 19 Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Jul 20 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 9:00am-12Noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
- -
Fri Jul 21 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Jul 22 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Sun Jul 23 Port Canaveral, Florida
6:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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