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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association
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Allergy and Immunology for PCPs

Norwegian Cruise Lines's One of a Kind  NCL’s <em> Pride of America</em>
NCL’s Pride of America

7-Night Hawaii Cruise Conference
Round-trip Honolulu, Oahu
August 4 - 11, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

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.
Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Director, Asthma Clinical Research Center
Boston Children's Hospital
Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
Boston, MA

Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS, has dedicated much of her career to clinical research aimed at reducing and preventing asthma and allergic diseases in children, particularly inner-city children. She directs the Asthma Clinical Research Center at Boston Children's Hospital and is a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Originally from St. Louis, she earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in 1997. After a fellowship in immunology at Johns Hopkins University, she joined the faculty in the Division of Immunology and Allergy at Boston Children's and Harvard Medical School, where she has remained for the past 18 years. She holds a Master of Science in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Phipatanakul has built a deep network of community relationships, and she conducts both school- and home-based asthma studies with inner-city children. From there, she leads a comprehensive National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded school-based environmental trial, the School Inner-City Asthma Intervention Study and was recently awarded a new NHLBI R01 comprehensively evaluating environmental exposures and sleep disordered breathing in children.

Dr. Phipatanakul is also the Boston pediatric principal investigator for the NHLBI AsthmaNet and the Severe Asthma Research Program and the PreCISE network. She is also the Boston site PI for a multicenter primary asthma prevention study evaluating killed bacterial lysate in babies, a vitamin D trial in school aged children with asthma, and the overall PI for a NIAID funded, nationwide, multicenter asthma prevention study evaluating omalizumab (anti-IgE) in preventing the allergic asthma march in allergic, wheezing toddlers. She has authored 180 publications in scientific journals, including JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine and has had continuous NIH funding for 15 years. She was recently elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Jay Portnoy, MD
Allergist in the Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Medical Director, Telemedicine, Dept of Medical Informatics and Telemedicine
Professor of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine
Children's Mercy- Kansas City

Dr. Jay Portnoy is an allergist in the Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and he is the Medical Director of Telemedicine at Children's Mercy-Kansas City and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He received his medical degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and he did his pediatric residency at the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and his Allergy fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following that he returned to Children's Mercy Hospital.

Dr. Portnoy has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals involving asthma disease management, environmental control and mold allergy. More recently he has been involved in use of Telemedicine to deliver patient care and in evidence-based medicine. He founded the UMKC School of Medicine allergy program and directed it from 1997-2006.

Dr. Portnoy served as President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in 2008 and he currently serves on numerous committees both of the American College and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. He also is Chair of MOC for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and he serves on the FDA advisory panel for allergenic extracts.

Dr. Portnoy lives in Overland Park Kansas with his wife and 2 cats. Fortunately, neither are cat-allergic.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives

  1. Asthma
  2. Rhinitis/Sinusitis
  3. Allergy Shots/SLIT
  4. Environment/Occupational triggers
  5. Food Allergy
  6. Atopic derm/eczema
  7. Anaphylaxis
  8. Prevention of allergies
  9. Telemedicine
  10. Evaluation of recurrent infections- Problem-based learning
  11. Urticaria/angioedema
  12. Immunodeficiency
  13. Drug allergy
  14. Contact dermatitis
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.
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
Sat Aug 04 Honolulu, Hawaii
Lectures: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
- 7:00 pm
Sun Aug 05 Kahului, Maui (Overnight)
8:00 am -
Mon Aug 06 Kahului, Maui
Lectures 4:00pm-7:00pm
- 6:00 pm
Tue Aug 07 Hilo, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Aug 08 Kona, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
7:00 am 5:30 pm
Thu Aug 09 Nawiliwili, Kauai (overnight)
8:00 am -
Fri Aug 10 Nawiliwili, Kauai
Lectures: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- 2:00 pm
Sat Aug 11 Honolulu, Hawaii
7:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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