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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Emergency Medicine and Neurology for PCPs

Royal Caribbean's <em>Allure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

September 23 - 30, 2018
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
6 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

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

Edward M. Mendoza, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAN, FACPE

Dr. Edward M. Mendoza is an independent contractor and senior Physician Consultant of the Mendoza group. He has more than 29 years of experience in health care as a physician and consultant. He also has a Neurology private practice. Dr. Mendoza's consulting services include physician training, coder and case manager education, physician liaison training, clinical documentation quality reviews, clinical pathway development, and clinical cost management.

Other present consulting experience is as a part time Vice President of Medical Affairs (Medical Director) at a tertiary care facility. He also assists with DRG and CPT proper coding projects and educational programs for HIM, UM, and QA personnel.

Dr. Mendoza is board certified in Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Medical Management. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Academy of Neurology. He is a Certified Physician Executive. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science, received his Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and his Masters of Business Administration from the Executive Program of Georgia State University in Atlanta.

The Road to 10: The Small Physician Practice's Route to ICD-10, is a resource provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help physicians prepare for the arrival of ID-10. Dr. Mendoza has recently been honored by being selected by CMS to be a member of the Physician Champion Community of Practice. This Community of Practice was established by CMS in order to bring together physicians from across the country to share ICD-10 best practices and lessons learned with their peers. The physician champions are well-respected leaders in their local physician communities and volunteer their time to service as an ICD-10 resource and a mentor to their colleagues.

Dr. Mendoza is widely published in the medical literature including several books: International Healthcare, A Framework for Comparing National Health Care Systems, 3rd edition and Mastering the Reimbursement Process, 2nd Edition. He has been recognized in Modern Healthcare for his international expertise. He has spoken at numerous seminars, both nationally and internationally on clinical, international health care, and managed care topics. He has prepared and taught "Financing International Health Care Systems, Comparative International Health Care Systems, and Managed Care for Public Health" for the school of Public Health, Morehouse School of Medicine.

Kelly P. O'Keefe, MD, FACEP

Kelly P. O'Keefe, MD, FACEP
Emergency Medicine Residency Founding Program Director
Professor of Clinical Sciences
Florida State University College of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Residency:Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania: 1 year internal medicine, three years emergency medicine (1990)
Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida (1986)
College: United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado (1982)

Experience: US Air Force Active duty 1978-1982, 1990-1999. Program Director for the Air Force for the Joint Military Medical Centers Emergency Medicine Residency in San Antonio, 1990-1995. 
Department Director and Flight Commander. Emergency Medicine, 6th Medical Group, MacDill AFB, 1995-1999. 
Medical Director of Adult Emergency Care Center at Tampa General Hospital 1999-2007.
Founding Program Director of the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Residency at Tampa General Hospital, 2001-2017.
Charter member of INDUS-EM group to bring emergency medicine residency training to India, 2005-2016. 

Dr. O'Keefe has published multiple chapters in many major EM textbooks and is a long-time speaker for ACEP and other groups.

Areas of Interest: Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, Resident Education, Eye emergencies, International emergency medicine, home schooling.
Hobbies: Long distance road biking, tennis, baseball (go Red Sox!), music (plays bari sax in a blues/ rock band), snow skiing, weight training, wood working, world history.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
<strong>Topics:</strong>
<ol>
<li>CVA (stroke)
<ul>
<li>Regognize the time line for early treatment and the treatments available.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Dementia
<ul>
<li>Recognize the different types of dementia and apply the therapies for the different types.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Headache
<ul>
<li>Recognize the types of headaches and the different therapies available for each</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Multiple Sclerosis
<ul>
<li>Define the diagnosis of the different types of MS</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Seizures
<ul>
<li>Manage the treatment of different types of seizures</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Sleep
<ul>
<li>Define the types of sleep disorder and the treatment for each</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Movement Disorders
<ul>
<li>Define the different types of movement disorders</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Eye Trauma
<ul>
<li>Identify critical, sight-saving actions to be taken with eye trauma</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Oncologic Emergencies
<ul>
<li>Determine the differential diagnosis for altered mental status in the oncologic patient.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>HIV in the ED
<ul>
<li>Give examples of the broad variety of infectious organisms and the disease states associated with them in the patient with HIV.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Toxicology Jeopardy
<ul>
<li>Demonstrate knowledge of antidotes to common poisonings.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Acute Abdominal Emergencies: the Common and the Deadly
<ul>
<li>List the risk factors for the development of acute mesenteric ischemia.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>The Emergency ECG
<ul>
<li>Explain the significance of the Wellens T wave on the ECG.</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Stump the Expert: Cases and Questions in EM
<ul>
<li>The speaker will discuss case presentations and questions from the audience and allow the participants to demonstrate their ability to synthesize information, make the correct diagnosis, and take critical actions in the care of the undifferentiated emergency patient</li>
</ul>
</li>
<li>Male Urologic Emergencies
<ul>
<li>Discuss critical actions to be taken for the patient with suspected testicular torsion.</li>
</ul>
</li>
</ol>
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
Sun Sep 23 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Sep 24 Nassau, Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Sep 25 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Sep 26 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Sep 27 Roatan, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Sep 28 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Sep 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 30 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Roatan, Honduras - Roatan Island, Honduras is an adventure traveler's vacation paradise with its blue skies, clear turquoise water and year-round moderate climate. Go scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins or, ashore, take a canopy tour, ride horses, explore tropical scenery, shop for island crafts, walk the beach and view butterfly and floral gardens.

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

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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Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
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