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Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonary Medicine
for Primary Care Providers

Additional topics under development

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

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
November 4 - 11, 2017

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

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, & Doctors of Pharmacy
$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.
Faculty
Mark Rumbak, MD

Dr. Rumbak is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Occupational Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. He is the Director of Bronchoscopy & Chief in the Clinical Research Unit, Pulmonary & Critical Care at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Rumbak is from Johannesburg, South Africa, where he went to medical school and did his residency and Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical care medicine. He came to the US IN 1987, spent five years at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, and then came to the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Dr Rumbak's main interest is interventional pulmonary medicine, including pulmonary arterial hypertension. He is the Governor for Florida for the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a full professor and is on staff at four hospitals including the James A Haley Hospital, Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital, Tampa.

Andrew S. Bagg, MD, FAAAAI, FCAAAI
Assistant Professor UCF College of Medicine
President Florida Allergy Asthma & Immunology Society
Allergy Asthma Specialists
Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Ocoee, and Clermont, Florida

Board-Certified: American Board of Allergy & Immunology
Secondary-Specialty: American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Allergy & Immunology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
MD: Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Clinical Appointments: Associate Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Florida Hospital, Orlando Regional Healthcare System
Member: American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; American Lung Association; Clinical Immunology Society; Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society, Florida Medical Association, Central Florida Pediatric Society

The specialty of allergy, asthma and immunology combines my passion for science and research with my desire to ease the suffering of my patients. I have also had allergy treatment in the past that worked very well for me, so I've experienced firsthand what specialized allergy care can do.

Allergies and asthma can have so many different symptoms, and patients don't always have a 'textbook' problem. That's why experience is so important. Knowing what to look for, putting together all the pieces of a puzzle - symptoms, medical history, lifestyle - helps me get an accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment for you.

Giving you the right treatment starts with a very simple but vitally important activity: listening. While I use state-of-the-art tests and procedures, I still believe that you are the best source of information about your own health. Taking the time to listen and understand you is crucial to giving you the best care, and it's also one of the best parts of what I do. I enjoy talking with you, getting to know about you and your life and keeping you involved in your care. We'll work together to make sure you get the results you need.

Dr. Bagg has been recognized as one of "America's Top Physicians" for the past four years. He gives presentations to local medical training programs and for the American Lung Association. He is also involved in clinical research and is currently conducting clinical studies with medical students from UCF as an Associate Professor at the College of Medicine. He has published his research findings over 20 times and has presented his research at the World Allergy Organization meeting in Thailand. Colleagues have elected Dr. Bagg to be the future president of the Florida Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society. For the past 2 years, Dr. Bagg was named one of the "Best Doctors in America" in the field of Allergy and Immunology.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Primary Care Physicians, Internists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Nuts and bolts of food allergy
    • Adhering to guidelines, making timely diagnoses
    • Knowing when to prescribe injectable epinephrine
  2. Allergen Immunotherapy
    • Understanding new meds available for treatment. Debunking myths in Allergy and Immunotherapy.
    • REVIEW immunotherapy guidelines regarding when to start preventative treatment, and diagnostic guidelines to avoid delay in diagnosis.
    • DISCUSS the screening diagnostic tests, Describe knowledge of nationally- accepted standards for the treatments of these types of patients.
    • Demonstrate compliance in following the recommended step-wise approach to patient care.
  3. Chronic cough
    • Adhering to guidelines, making timely diagnoses.
    • REVIEW asthma guidelines regarding when to start preventative treatment, and diagnostic guidelines
  4. Myths in Allergy and Immunology
    • Debunking myths in Allergy and Immunology based on clinical research
  5. Anaphylaxis
    • Knowing when to prescribe injectable epinephrine.
    • Following new laws regarding epinephrine in the schools.
    • Understanding new meds available for treatment.
  6. Immune deficiency
    • DISCUSS the immune system, screening diagnostic tests, and patterns to look for in order to avoid a delay in diagnosis.
    • Describe knowledge of nationally- accepted standards for the treatments of these types of patients.
    • Demonstrate compliance in following the recommended step-wise approach to patient care.
  7. Recurrent infections
    • DISCUSS screening diagnostic tests, and patterns to look for in order to avoid a delay in diagnosis.
    • Describe knowledge of nationally- accepted standards for the treatments of these types of patients.
Additional topics under development
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.



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
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Nov 04 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Nov 05 Nassau, The Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Nov 06 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 9:00am ‐12 Noon;1‐4pm
- -
Tue Nov 07 Falmouth, Jamaica
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Nov 08 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am ‐ 12 Noon
- -
Thu Nov 09 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Nov 10 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am ‐ 12 Noon
- -
Sat Nov 11 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
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