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Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders: 2017 Update

Royal Caribbean's Wonderful Jewel of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas

7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
September 03-10, 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.
Roy Casiano, MD, FACS,
Professor and Vice Chairman
Director: Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Program
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida
After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Wabash College (Crawfordsville, Indiana) in 1978, Dr Casiano received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, Indiana) in 1982. He then completed his Otolaryngology residency at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine in 1988, after which he joined the faculty at the University Of Miami Department Of Otolaryngology. During his years of service in the department, he has earned the highest rank of tenured Professor and Vice Chairman, where he has mentored over 80 otolaryngology residents and 13 rhinology and endoscopic skull base fellows to date, all of which are currently serving in some capacity as a rhinologist and faculty member at various academic medical centers throughout the country.

Dr Casiano is an internationally recognized expert in the field of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. From 2014-2015 he had the honor to serve as President of the American Rhinologic Society, one of the most prestigious medical societies in the world. He continues to direct one of the most world-renowned training programs in the country, and is frequently invited as a guest speaker to numerous national and international meetings. His clinical and research interests have resulted in over 160 peer reviewed research publications, book chapters, or textbooks in the area of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery.

Dr Casiano continues to be an active member of the American Rhinological Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and Pan American Association of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology in 1988, Dr Casiano participates in numerous national committees of the American Academy. Additionally, he has participated as a faculty member in the annual American Board of Otolaryngology National Board Exam, as an oral examiner. He has served as Associate Editor for the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Journal, and is active on the editorial review boards for a number of peer review journals in Otolaryngology (Laryngoscope, Allergy and Rhinology Journal, International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, Archives of Otolaryngology, and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Journal).

Dr Casiano has had the honor of receiving the American Academy of Otolaryngology Distinguished Service Award twice, for his contributions to his field. He has served as Secretary General, as well as past President, of the Panamerican Association of Otolaryngology. In 1992, he developed a unique 1 month International Panamerican Rhinology "Minifellowship" Program at the University of Miami, which has trained hundreds of young international otolaryngologists (mostly from Latin Americans) to perform endoscopic sinonasal and skull base surgery. Many have become leaders in the field, in their own countries, teaching the next generation of young endoscopic sinus surgeons. Currently, this Rhinology Minifellowship Program in Miami remains widely popular for young otolaryngologists throughout Latin America and Spain.

Ramzi T. Younis, MD, FACS, FAAP
Professor and Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida

Dr. Younis is currently the Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Miami Department Otolaryngology University of Miami. He has built a world-wide reputation for his clinical and research activities. His primary areas of expertise are sinus diseases, sinus surgery, airway reconstruction, ear infections, and management of snoring and sleep disorders in children. He is one of only a few surgeons who can perform delicate endoscopic procedures in pediatric patients with rare head and neck tumors such as teratoma or juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma. Dr. Younis has published 49 scientific articles and 25 textbook chapters. He is also the Editor of a unique book on Sinus Disease in Children. Before joining the University of Miami, Dr. Younis was the Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Yale University and thereafter Interim Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Mississippi, Jackson Mississippi.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Primary Care, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, ENT, Nurses, PAs, NPs
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. The ENT Exam in Adults and Children
    1. Demonstrate how to perform a normal H&N exam
    2. Identify normal variants in the H&N anatomy
  2. Guidelines for the Management of Tonsillitis and Sleep Apnea in Children
    1. Explain the indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
    2. Formulate a management plan for tonsillitis and OSA
  3. Diagnosis and Management of Neck Abscesses Illustrate the normal anatomy of neck spaces
    1. Differentiate the etiology and different locations of neck abscesses
    2. Examine the role of CT and drainage
  4. Diagnosis and Management of Foreign Body Aspiration and Caustic Ingestion
    1. Differentiate the different etiologies and pathophysiology of foreign body aspiration
    2. Examine the management and etiology of caustic ingestion and complications
  5. Management of Angioedema and Airway Emergencies Illustrates the various procedures of securing the airway in case of an emergency
    1. Explain the etiology, pathophysiology, and management of Angioedema
  6. Differential Diagnosis and Testing for Hearing Loss
    1. Illustrate the various diagnostic modalities in identifying hearing loss
    2. Differentiate between different common causes for hearing impairment
    3. Formulate preventive and therapeutic measures for hearing loss
  7. Guidelines for the treatment of Acute and Chronic Otitis
    1. Examine the current definitions and formulate appropriate treatment options for acute vs chronic otitis media
    2. Differentiate between otitis media with effusion and other causes of otitis media
    3. Examine the indications and analyze the expected outcomes from ventilating tubes in children vs other treatment options.
  8. Differential Diagnosis and Management of the Draining Ear
    1. Differentiate between the different etiologies of a draining ear; otitis externa, otitis media, tube otorrhea, etc.
    2. Determine the appropriate management algorithm for patients with a draining ear
  9. Neck Masses in Children: When is it a Congenital Neck Mass
    1. Assess children presenting with neck masses
    2. Formulate a management plan for children with neck masses.
  10. Guidelines for Management of Thyroid Nodules
    1. Develop a management plan for patients presenting with thyroid nodules
    2. Distinguish between thyroid nodules and malignancy
  11. Management of Voice Disorders and Vocal Cord
    1. Explain the normal voice physiology
    2. Differentiate between the most common causes of hoarseness
    3. Formulate an appropriate management plan when encountering a patient with hoarseness
  12. Guidelines for the Management of Reflux Disease
    1. Differentiate upper airway and pharyngeal manifestations of laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR)
    2. Formulate an appropriate treatment plan for LPR
  13. Differential Diagnosis and Management Chronic
    1. Differentiate between the most common causes of chronic cough
    2. Formulate an appropriate workup and treatment plan for patients with persistent cough
  14. Guidelines for the treatment of Acute and Chronic Rhinosinusitis
    1. Explain the normal physiology and anatomy of the nose and paranasal sinuses
    2. Differentiate between the various common etiologies of acute and chronic rhinosinusitis
    3. Formulate a treatment plan for acute vs chronic rhinosinusitis
  15. Guidelines for the Management of Allergic and Non-allergic
    1. Determine the current classification and clinical manifestations of allergic rhinitis
    2. Differentiate the pathophysiology and treatment plan for patients with allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, and vasomotor rhinitis
  16. Differential Diagnosis and Management of Nose
    1. Demonstrate the common office or emergency room supplies, equipment, and techniques needed to evaluate acute nose bleeds.
    2. Differentiate between the different common causes for nose bleed and formulate a management plan
  17. Difficulty Swallowing: Differential Diagnosis and Workup Analyze normal vs abnormal swallowing in adults
    1. Differentiate the most common etiologies and formulate an appropriate workup for dysphagia
  18. Headache: Differential Diagnosis and Guidelines for Management Distinguish between the most common causes of headache
    1. Formulate the appropriate treatment plan for headaches
  19. Differential Diagnosis and Management of Nasal Distinguish between the most common causes of nasal obstruction
    1. Formulate the appropriate workup and treatment plan for patients with nasal obstruction
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.

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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.

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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 Sep 03 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Mon Sep 04 Cannes, France
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Sep 05 Ajaccio, Corsica, France
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Sep 06 Barcelona, Spain
10:00 am 8:00 pm
Thu Sep 07 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Sep 08 Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sat Sep 09 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 10 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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