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5th Annual Clinical Pearls of Medicine

Royal Caribbean's Stupendous Freedom of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

7-Night Mediterranean Cruise
Round-trip Barcelona, Spain
August 20 - 27, 2017

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

Course Fees:
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$850 for Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practioners
$695 for Nurses & Others

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.
Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine, Nephrology

Dr. Radhakrishnan is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. He is the Director of Clinical Services of the Nephrology Division. His clinical and research interests are the in the therapy of chronic kidney disease (including glomerular diseases and lupus kidney disease) and intensive care nephrology.

He is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and National Kidney Foundation. His commitment to medical education and patient care is exemplified by his numerous teaching awards and his inclusion in the Who's Who among America's Teachers & Educators, America's Best Doctors and Castle Connolly's Top Doctor.

Paul Lee, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, General Medicine

Dr. Lee graduated from Mount Sinai Medical School and trained at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for internship and residency. After serving as a Chief Medical Resident, he joined the Section of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University. Since 2002, he has served as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Since 2003, he has been the Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program. Since 2013, he has been the Medical Director for International Services at New York Presbyterian Hospital/CUMC. He has been the Head Team Internist for the New York Yankees since 2003 and for the new MLS soccer team, New York City Football Club, since 2015.

Hyunmi Choi, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Neurology

Dr. Hyunmi Choi graduated Cum Laude from medical school at SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse in New York. Dr. Choi completed her internship at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City and her residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Medical Center. Following her residency, she went on for her clinical fellowship in epilepsy at the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Dr. Choi speaks fluent Korean.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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





August 20

5:00 pm

Depart: Barcelona, Spain

August 21

Marseilles (Provence), France

Marseilles (Provence), France

August 22

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Nice (Villefranche), France

August 23

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Florence (La Spezia), Italy

August 24

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

August 25

7:00 am-6:30 pm

Naples, Italy

August 26

7:00 am


7:30 am Community-Acquired Pneumonia Paul Lee, MD, MPH
8:15 am Epilepsy Hyunmi Choi, MD
9:00 am How I approach Acute Kidney Injury Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
9:45 am Hospitalist Medicine Paul Lee, MD, MPHD
10:30 am How I Approach Glomerular Diseases Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
11:15 am Perioperative Cardiac Risk Paul Lee, MD , MPH
12 Noon Lunch
12:30 pm Management of Kidney Stones Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
1:15 pm Venous Thromboembolism Paul Lee, MD, MPH
2:00 pm Management Strategies in "Treatment Refractory Hypertension" Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
2:45 pm Neuro Emergencies #1 Hyunmi Choi, MD
3:30 pm Diabetic Nephropathy Update Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
4:15 pm Pleural Effusions Paul Lee, MD, MPH
5:00 pm Adjourn
5:30 pm Cocktail party
August 27
Arrival: 6:00 am Barcelona, Spain
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 21 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 Aug 20 Barcelona, Spain
- 5:00 pm
Mon Aug 21 Marseille (Provence), France
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Aug 22 Nice (Villefranche), France
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Aug 23 La Spezia (Cinque Terre/Florence/Pisa), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Aug 24 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Aug 25 Naples (Pompeii/Salerno/Capri), Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Sat Aug 26 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 27 Barcelona, Spain
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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