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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Cardiology, Pain Management, and Palliative Care

<em>Celebrity Solstice</em>
Celebrity Solstice
7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
September 07 - 14, 2018
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Up to 14 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Anesthesiology® (ABA) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14 Contact Hours

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.

Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan, MD, MS, FACP, FACC, FNLA, FCRS, FHFSA

Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan, MD, MS, FACP, FACC, FNLA, FCRS, FHFSA
Medical Director, Institute for Congestive Heart Failure
Abrazo Arizona Heart Institute and Hospital, Phoenix, AZ 
Non-invasive Cardiologist
Abrazo Arizona Heart Institute and Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Noninvasive Cardiologist
Scottsdale Cardiovascular Center, P.C., Scottsdale, AZ 
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona, Phoenix
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Midwestern University College of Medicine, Glendale, AZ
President, Twinepidemic, Inc.
Executive Board Member, National Lipid Association
Executive Board Member, Medical Executive Committee
Abrazo Arizona Heart and Arrowhead Hospital Dr. Kris Vijay received his medical degree from the Kasturba Medical College, University of Mysore, India, in 1979, and postgraduate training in medicine in Bombay, India, in Oxford, UK and in Rochester, New York. He served a fellowship in nephrology at KEM Hospital in Bombay, endocrinology and diabetes at University of Southampton, UK and a fellowship in cardiology at Good Samaritan Medical Center, University of Arizona, in Phoenix. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan

Dr. Vijay is the Medical Director of the Institute of Congestive Heart Failure at Abrazo Arizona Heart Institute and Hospital in Phoenix. He is a Non-invasive Cardiologist, a clinical lipidologist, an ardent researcher and a Heart Failure specialist .He has been in clinical practice in Arizona for more than 27 years. 

Dr. Vijay is a past Governor of the American College of Cardiology, Arizona Chapter, past President of the National Lipid Association, South West chapter, a founding member and past President of the Cardio Renal Society of America and current President of the TWINEPIDEMIC, Inc., a nonprofit organization addressing Diabetes and Heart disease among Ethnic Communities all over the world. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, National Lipid association and Heart Failure Society of America. He is a member of the clinical cardiology council as well as council for Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology at American Heart Association, a member of Prevention and Cardio-metabolic committee at American College of Cardiology and an Executive Board member of the National Lipid Association.

Dr. Vijay is a founding member of the Arizona Managed Care Quality Enhancement Program (AMCQEP), 1992, and received the Governor's award from Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), October 2002, an innovation award through the Center for Health Innovation and Clinical Trial (CHI&CT) at Arizona State University from the President of Arizona State University in 2010 and the Jerome Markowitz award for a distinguished career from South Asian Society of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis in 2013. He was one of the three nominees of Healthcare Heroes award for Phoenix Business Journal towards Life time achievement in 2017.

Dr. Vijay has participated in more than 180 clinical trials and his research is focused on such disorders as congestive heart failure, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, coronary artery disease, plaque regression, Atrial Fibrillation, peripheral vascular disease and diabetes/metabolic syndrome. He has published more than 100 articles in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Vijay serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Arizona, Phoenix and as an adjunct Professor of Medicine at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM). 

He has presented at numerous national and International meetings on diabetes and heart disease His professional activities also include serving on Editorial Boards of medical journals, reviewing landmark guidelines and policy statements and serving on many important advisory boards dealing with Quality initiatives of national organizations. 

David Weiland, Jr., MD

David Weiland, Jr., MD

David Weiland, Jr, MD, currently serves as the hospital's Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Weiland is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine and joins Largo Medical Center with more than two decades of healthcare experience. Dr. Weiland served as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Bayfront Medical Center, Medical Director for Suncoast Hospice and ER physician at the Bay Pines VA Health System and the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa. He was in private practice at the Downtown Medical and Diagnostic Center in St. Petersburg.

"Largo Medical Center is fortunate to have the knowledge and expertise that Dr. Weiland brings to our leadership team," said Anthony Degina, CEO, Largo Medical Center. "He is an asset in assisting the hospital and its medical staff to expand services and continue to improve quality outcomes."

Dr. Weiland received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts. He earned his medical degree and completed residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Through the years, he has served on numerous boards and committees including the Pinellas County Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association and the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education. Dr. Weiland is a frequently requested speaker and also lectures internationally with University at Sea .

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Update on dyslipidemia
    • Apply knowledge gained to improve management of complex cholesterol related issues
  2. Hypertension: The debate about newer guidelines
    • Manage hypertension in a complex patient with multiple comorbidities
  3. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: Focus on new treatments
    • Distinguish therapies in diabetes management that are beneficial or harmful from a cardiovascular perspective
  4. Atrial Fibrillation : New therapies in stroke prevention
    • Gain insight into New Oral Anticoagulants and their judicious utilization
  5. Congestive Heart Failure: Evolving strategies in management
    • Synthesize diagnostics and create an algorithm based intervention using new therapies
  6. Cardiorenal intersection: The comorbidity conundrum
    • Classify types of CRS, employ biomarkers to predict AKI, CKD and ESRD and propose new hypothesis to generate ideas for new therapies
  7. EKG Pearls: Clinical corelation
    • Analyze ekg abnormalities and corelate with potential clinical scenario
  8. Relationship Center Care
    • Describe compassionate relationship centered communication techniques.
  9. Updates in Palliative Care 2018
    • Discuss the role of Palliative Care to improve team performance & quality of life
  10. Sepsis Prevention Strategies
    • Evaluate early interventions with Sepsis 2018 Updates
  11. Exploring the Relationship of Depression & Dementia
    • Explore anxiety related depression, dementia & treatment options with the aging population.
  12. Pain Management in the Age of Diversion
    • Identify the opioid crisis & multi -modal pain control to enhance improved outcomes
  13. Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics
    • Analyze biomedical case studies & how to apply them in real world situations
  14. Compassion Fatigue & Resiliency Strategies
    • Identify signs of Compassion Fatigue & develop a resiliency plan
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

Fri Sep 07 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Sep 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 09 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Sep 10 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
6:00 am 10:00 am
Tue Sep 11 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 am 10:00 pm
Wed Sep 12 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Sep 13 Alaska Inside Passage
6:30 am 10:30 pm
Fri Sep 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Sep 15 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Sun Sep 16 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
7 Night Alaska Tracy Arm Fjord Cruise

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.

Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Amidst the pure silence, you'll sail past translucent blue icebergs silhouetted against a most dramatic backdrop of waterfall-laced rock walls ascending thousands of feet into the sky. This classic fjord, Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles and once seen, it is never to be forgotten.

Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, you can pan for gold at Gold Creek and taste salmon baked on an alderwood fire, mush sleddogs, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier at the park. This charming small city also hosts an excellent zipline course. And for the less adventurous, the Red Dog Saloon is near the dock.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

Alaska Inside Passage - Winding along the breathtaking coast of Alaska, the Inside Passage offers magnificent views of forested islands, rock-walled fjords and snowcapped mountains. Richly diverse flora and fauna are also on display.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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