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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Selected Topics in Family Medicine, Sleep Medicine, and Ear, Nose, & Throat Disorders

Royal Caribbean's <em>Freedom of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas
7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
September 08 - 15, 2018
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) 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.
Faculty

David B. Feller

David B. Feller
Clinical Associate Professor, Family Practice, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Vice Chair of Community Health and Director of Behavioral Medicine, University of Florida, College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program, Gainesville, Florida 

Dr. Feller received his M.D from University of Florida, Florida. Dr. Feller is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He did clinical practice for 5 years and then joined the faculty of the Family Medicine Residency Program. He is currently vice chair for community health and director of behavioral medicine.

He has received several awards for his teaching including Clinical Science Teacher of the year by medical students, Exemplary Teaching Award from the College of Medicine, Teacher of the year by Family Medicine Residents, and Exemplary Teaching Award by the FAFP. His academic interests include integrative medicine and behavioral medicine.

J. David Cunningham, Jr., MD, FACS

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, Campbell University Medical School; Board Certified in Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine; Director of Eastern ENT Sleep Diagnostics, Eastern ENT, Sinus and Allergy Center, Goldsboro, North Carolina. Dr. Cunningham completed his medical training at Thomas Jefferson University as well as an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency in 1984. 

He was in private practice in suburban Philadelphia and was an academic instructor in Otolaryngology with both the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson until moving to North Carolina in 2001.

He is presently practicing at UNC Ear Nose and Throat, associated with University of North Carolina since March of 2018 and is an associate Professor of Otolaryngology with Campbell University Medical College since 2014. 

He is board certified in Otolaryngology in 1984 and with subspecialty Sleep Medicine in 2008.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
ENT :
  1. Facial paralysis and Bell's Palsy
    • Participants should be able to differentiate the potential causes of unilateral facial paralysis and know the present AAO-HNS guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
  2. "Sinus Headaches "
    • Participants should be able to differentiate facial pain arising from sinus disease from the many other causes of facial pain and headache
    • Participants should be able to determine symptoms that suggests other etiologies of headache.
  3. Head and Neck Manifestations of Reflux Disease
    • Participants should be able to list and associate symptoms that may be caused by reflux in patients that have no heartburn or GI symptoms
  4. Rhinitis
    • Participants should be able to recognize allergic from non-allergic rhinitis and improve patient care with most appropriate treatment.
Sleep Medicine:
  1. Sleep Apnea Update 2018
    • Participants should be able to Identify risk factors for OSA and co-morbidities.
    • Treatment options and follow-up will be emphasized.
  2. Narcolepsy and Other sleep disorders
    • Participants should be able to diagnose other causes of daytime sleepiness and discuss diagnostic testing and treatment options.
  3. Incorporating CPAP care in the Primary Care Office
    • Participant should be able to understand positive airway pressure machines and the differences between CPAP, BPAP,ASV and autoPAP
    • Attendees will understand Medicare guidelines for treatment and follow-up.
Family Medicine:
  1. Hypertension
    • Apply new HTN guidelines
    • Describe rationale for those guidelines
  2. Managing Mildly Abnormal Liver Functions
    • Apply established guidelines in the evaluation of abnormal LFTs
    • Describe the rationale behind the guidelines
  3. Common Skin Rashes and Skin lesions
    • dentify and recognize common rashes and lesions in the primary care setting
  4. Introduction to CAM/Integrative Medicine including Herbals and Supplements
    • Cite the frequency of use of various modalities among patients and health care professionals
    • Give examples of the more common CAM therapies
    • Examine the evidence base for and/or against common CAM therapies
  5. Evaluating Dyspepsia
    • Apply established guidelines in the evaluation of Dyspepsia
    • Describe the rationale behind the guidelines
  6. Low Back Pain
    • Apply ACP/APS guidelines to the evaluation and treatment of low back pain
    • Apply the concept of "red flags" to the evaluation of LBP
  7. Treating Obesity
    • Identify health consequences of obesity
    • Review pathophysiology of obesity
    • Distinguish advantages/disadvantages of diet and exercise types
    • Discover new modalities for treatment of obesity
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
Sat Sep 08 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Sun Sep 09 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Sep 10 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Sep 11 Willemstad, Curacao
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Sep 12 Oranjestad, Aruba
7:00 am 11:00 pm
Thu Sep 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Sep 14 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Sep 15 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas

Ports of Call

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.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

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Willemstad, Curacao - An isle of Dutch treats: gabled storybook houses, duty-free Delftware, the famous Curacao orange flavored liqueur

Oranjestad, Aruba - A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes

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.

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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