University at Sea®
5700 4th St. N.
St Petersburg, 
Florida 
33703
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm EST
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Sunday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association
Support Doctors Without Borders

Topics in Cardiology and Rheumatology for PCPs

Royal Caribbean's  Harmony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, Florida
August 26 - September 2, 2017

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
6 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses & 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.
Faculty
Professor Howard Amital, MD MHA
Head of Department of Medicine 'B'
Sheba Medical Center
Tel-Hashomer 5262100
Chair of Internal Medicine
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Howard Amital is a professor of Medicine at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of the Tel-Aviv University. He is the head of Department of Medicine 'B' at the Sheba Medical Center at the Sheba Medical Center, in Tel-Hashomer. For the past two years he is also the chair of Internal Medicine at the Sackler faculty of Medicine at the Tel-Aviv University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, and his fellowship at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Prof. Amital conducts clinical and basic research and speaks at international Rheumatology conferences such as the EULAR (European League against Rheumatism) and the ACR (American College of Rheumatology). He has authored over 270 scientific peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. His papers mainly focus on autoimmunity research primarily in new avenues for the development of therapeutic peptides in RA, roles of vitamin D, use of biological therapy, pain and comorbidities of fibromyalgia and epidemiological studies based on Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) databases.

Khalid H. Sheikh, MD, MBA, FACC
Director Cardiology, Cape Canaveral Hospital, Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University Global Health Institute.
Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Sheikh lives and works on the Space Coast of Florida. He is Director of the advanced lipid management clinic for Health First Cardiology and Director of Cardiology for Cape Canaveral Hospital. His clinical interests include preventative cardiology, cardiac imaging, and global cardiac health and wellness programs. He was voted by the Consumer council of America as one of America's top cardiologists.

Dr. Sheikh is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, and has an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology. He also holds sub-specialty certifications in adult echocardiography, cardiac multislice CT imaging and advanced lipid management. His academic appointments are as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Duke University Global Health Institute, as well Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Sheikh conducts clinical research and speaks at national and international forums about a variety of topics related to clinical research, cardiovascular diseases and cardiac wellness. He has served as the principal investigator in over 100 national and international clinical trials. He has authored over 150 scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. He is the author of the critically acclaimed heart wellness book, " Don't Let Your Heart Attack."
He is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Journal of the National Lipid Association.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis-Diagnosis and Management 2017
  2. Psoriatic Arthritis: What's New in the Management of the Skin and Joints
  3. Spondyloarthropathies
  4. Gout and Crystal induced Arthropathies
  5. Fibromyalgia: What it is and what it is not
  6. Osteoarthritis
  7. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Clinical Vignettes
Cardiology topics and Learning Objectives:
  1. Management of Congestive Heart Failure: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Differentiate heart failure due to systolic and diastolic dysfunction.
    • Assess prognosis based upon NYHA class and Ejection Fraction.
    • Apply the evidence-based approach to current pharmacological and advanced device therapy treatment guideline
  2. Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Understand the assessment of bleeding and thromboembolic risk for atrial fibrillation.
    • Assess patient candidacy for warfarin and novel oral anticoagulant therapies.
  3. Management of Hyperlipidemia: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Review the evidence to support the use of statins for primary and secondary prevention.
    • Review the evidence to support the elimination of non-statin therapy from lipid treatment guidelines.
    • Understand the role of PCSK9 inhibitor therapy in management of dyslipidemia.
  4. Cardiac Risk Assessment: Risk Calculators or Cardiac Imaging?
    • Appreciate the value and limitations of cardiovascular risk calculators.
    • Understand the utility and role of non-invasive arterial imaging modalities
  5. Management of Symptomatic CAD: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Appreciate in which patients are percutaneous coronary intervention and surgical revascularization are useful.
    • Review novel medical therapies for CAD.
  6. Statin Intolerance/Resistance: Is the problem the patient or the drug?
    • Understand the physiologic basis and incidence of statin intolerance.
    • Review of treatment options for patients who are statin intolerant or resistant.
  7. Endocarditis: Who are you going to call-Cardiology, Infectious Disease or Cardiac Surgery?
    • Review of clinical criteria for endocarditis.
    • Appreciate the indications for surgical and medical therapy for endocarditis.
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.
Accreditation

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.


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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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
Sat Aug 26 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Aug 27 At Sea
- -
Mon Aug 28 At Sea
- -
Tue Aug 29 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Aug 30 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu Aug 31 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Fri Sep 01 At Sea
- -
Sat Sep 02 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
©2016 - University at Sea®