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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Critical Care and Addiction Medicine

Royal Caribbean's <em>Harmony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

March 03 - 10, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
14 CE Credits for Psychologists 
8 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
9.9 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & 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.
Faculty

Stephen R. Holt, MD, MS, FACP

Stephen R. Holt, MD, MS, FACP
Associate Program Director, Yale Primary Care Residency Program Director, Yale Addiction Recovery Clinic Associate Professor of Medicine Department of Medicine Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, CT

Dr. Holt attended Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons, and subsequently completed his residency and Chief Residency at Yale School of Medicine's Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program before joining the faculty. He has served as the Associate Program Director of Yale's Primary Care Program since 2010. His areas of interest include addiction medicine, medical education, and the art and science of physical diagnosis. He is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. 

Current clinical activities include ambulatory clinic precepting, co-directing Yale's Addiction Recovery Clinic, and general medicine ward attending several months per year. He is the director of Musculoskeletal Education and Addiction Medicine Education within the Primary Care training program, and codirects the Clinician Educator Distinction Track within the Department of Medicine. He has won numerous teaching awards at Yale and nationally, including the Faculty Teacher of the Year Award (Yale Primary Care Residency, 2009 and 2017), the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award (Yale School of Medicine, 2014), and the New Investigator/Educator Award (Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse,2016) and gives recurring lectures on physical diagnosis, medical education, and addiction medicine topics both at Yale and nationally. 

Dr. Holt has authored numerous articles, reviews, and book chapters on addiction medicine topics and is a premier author for Yale's Office-based Medicine Curriculum, used by over 200 residency programs nationally.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Holt is an avid guitarist and naturalist who genuinely enjoys the art and science of tree identification. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and their two daughters (9 and 10 years old) that entertain him nightly. 

Daniel H. Kett, MD

Daniel H. Kett, MD
ACMO for Critical Carel
University of Miami Hospital
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL 

Daniel H. Kett, MD, is the director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital and a professor of Clinical Medicine at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and his medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Kett completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Kett has strong clinical and research interests in ICU related infection control practices and in the treatment of severe ICU related infections, including healthcare associated pneumonia invasive candidiasis.

Dr. Kett is an investigator for the Bacteriology and Mycoses Study Group, a large multidisciplinary group of researchers with a primary focus on studying serious infections, and is active in several projects related to fungal infections in critically ill patients. Results of his research have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Chest, and the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Kett has presented at numerous scientific meetings and has been an invited lecturer at national and international conferences.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines: Separating fact from fiction
    • Identify for the conference members the discrepancies between current guideline recommendations and the current literature on the subject
  2. Critical Review of the 206 Surviving Sepsis Campaign
    • The Surviving Sepsis Campaign was recently updated. Realize the important points that impact patient care.
  3. Fungal Infections in the ICU
    • Currently different organizations vary in their recommendations on when to use the available anti-fungal therapies.
    • Develop a practice based plan for the use of the available anti-fungal therapies.
  4. ARDS Clinical Update
    • Current clinical practice in patients with ARDS often does not follow the most recent literature.
    • Upon completion of this lecture, clinicians should be able to practice more evidence based medicine.
  5. Infection control practices in the ICU: What is the evidence?
    • Upon completion of this lecture, clinicians should be able understand and implement cost effective infection control measures in their practice.
  6. Management of Embolic Stroke
    • Currently different organizations vary in their recommendations on treatment of CVAs and related complications.
    • Critically review the management of acute embolic strokes.
  7. Critical Care Controversies: Transfusion in the ICUs
    • Identify the appropriate transfusion trigger in the critically ill and the risks associated with transfusion.
    • Also discussion transfusion practices for massive transfusions.
  8. The Role of Opiate Agonist Therapy in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
    • Characterize the role of and practical differences between buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone in the treatment of patients with opioid use disorder.
    • Recognize the impact of stigma on the treatment of patients with addiction
  9. Safe Opioid Prescribing and Urine Drug Testing
    • Interpret urine drug testing results in the context of opioid prescribing and monitoring
  10. Inpatient management of patients with OUD
    • Outline an approach to safely and effectively managing inpatients with OUD
  11. Medical Complications of Alcohol Use Disorder
    • Describe the various manifestations of alcohol use disorder
  12. Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder
    • Recognize the variety of evidence-based medications available for the treatment of AUD, and recognize the factors that guide selection
  13. Cocaine, crack and the cardiovascular system
    • Explain the differences between powdered cocaine and crack cocaine, and the variety of manifestations associated with acute and chronic use
  14. Tobacco cessation and motivational interviewing
    • Integrate principles of motivational interviewing into discussing treatment options for smoking cessation
    • Contrast the available treatment options for tobacco use disorder

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.
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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Mar 03 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Mar 04 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Mar 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Mar 06 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Mar 07 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Fri Mar 08 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Sat Mar 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 10 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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.
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