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Topics in Cardiology and Emergency Medicine

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
December 16 - 23, 2017

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

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.
Andrew D. Michaels, MD, MAS, FACC, FAHA
St. Joseph Health Medical Group, Eureka, CA.

Dr. Michaels graduated from Harvard University with honors in History and Science. At the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), he completed medical school, internship, residency, cardiology fellowship, and interventional cardiology fellowship. He was an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory for six year. For the next four years, he was a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the University of Utah.

Since 2010, he has served as Director of Cardiology and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, CA. He was worked as the Chair of the American Heart Association Acute Cardiac Care Committee.

He has published over 80 original manuscripts, as well as numerous review articles, a cardiology textbook, and over 70 abstracts. He has been the recipient of clinical cardiology research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American College of Cardiology, and the American Heart Association. He is currently an active interventional cardiologist in private practice.

Jonathan Glauser, MD, MBA, FACEP
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

Dr Glauser is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, and received his undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of Michigan

He completed his residency training at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis in Emergency Medicine. He has since attained a Masters in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University. He is currently board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine as well as in Emergency Medicine.

He serves as senior faculty in the residency training program in Emergency Medicine in Cleveland based at MetroHealth Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. He resides with his wife Barbara in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Primary Care Physicians, Internists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Resuscitation Update 2017
    • Describe developments in targeted temperature management in the cardiac arrest patient.
    • Identify new guidelines for medication use in the cardiac arrested patient. List more invasive practices proposed in the effort to increase patient survival.
  2. Toxicology Updates and Rapid killers
    • List antidotes currently recommended for specific ingestions and overdoses.
    • Define guidelines for transplant referral and for dialysis after poisoning.
  3. Syncope
    • Appraise cost-effective strategies in the evaluation of the patient who has lost consciousness.
    • Name interventions which have value in the evaluation of the patient with near-syncope.
  4. Procedural Sedation
    • Name agents used to provide sedation for procedures, and list their potential complications.
    • Differentiate agents based upon their side effects and desired usage in selected patients.
  5. Issues in pediatric fever management
    • Recognize testing and signs of the child with a serious bacterial infection.
    • Describe potential advances in the evaluation of the febrile infant.
  6. Event Medicine
    • Indicate challenges with the practice of medicine outside of traditional health care settings and large crowds.
    • List likely complaints by type of event an by type of likely spectators.
  7. Airway and Rapid Sequence Intubation
    • Name agents useful in the sedation and paralysis of the patient is urgent need of airway support.
    • Identify barriers to smooth airway management.
  8. Evaluation of Acute Chest Pain
    • Accurately assess and diagnose life-threatening causes of acute chest pain.
  9. New Antiplatelet Agents for Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Compare and select appropriate antiplatelet therapy for patients with acute coronary syndrome, with a focus on the appropriate duration of therapy.
  10. New Anticoagulants for Atrial Fibrillation
    • There are now four new oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation.
    • There is often confusion regarding appropriate patient selection.
  11. Case Review of ECGs
    • Accurately diagnose cardiac and noncardiac problems based on the ECG.
  12. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
    • Assess which patients would be potential candidates for transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery.
  13. What's New in the Hypertension Guidelines
    • Understand the current blood pressure guidelines for the general population, the elderly, those with kidney disease, and those with heart failure.
  14. What's New in the Hyperlipidemia Guidelines
    • Assess atherosclerosis risk based on lipid profile.
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.

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
Sat Dec 16 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Dec 17 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am ‐ 12 Noon
- -
Mon Dec 18 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 9:00am ‐ 12 Noon; 1- 4 pm
- -
Tue Dec 19 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Dec 20 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu Dec 21 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Fri Dec 22 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am ‐ 12 Noon
- -
Sat Dec 23 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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