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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Internal Medicine and Critical Care

<em>Celebrity Reflection</em>
Celebrity Reflection
10-Night Italy & Greek Isles Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

October 12 - 22, 2018
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
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

Daniel H. Kett, MD

Daniel H. Kett, MD
ACMO for Critical Carel
University of Miami Hospital
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL  Daniel H. Kett, MD, is the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Critical Care at University of Miami Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Kett completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Kett has strong clinical and research interests in severe ICU related infections, including invasive candidiasis and healthcare associated pneumonia,and infection control practices in the ICU.

Dr. Kett is an investigator for the Mycoses Study Group, a large multidisciplinary group of researchers with a primary focus on studying serious infections, and is active in several projects related to fungal infections in critically ill patients.

Results of his research have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Chest, and the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Kett has presented at numerous scientific meetings and has been an invited lecturer at national and international conferences.

Barry Nathanson, BA, MD, MHCM, FRCPC, FACP

Barry Nathanson, BA, MD, MHCM, FRCPC, FACP
Chief of Staff
Stevenson Memorial Hospital
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Adjunct Lecturer
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
Board Member
Physician Payment and Review Board
Ontario Medical Association and The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
President and CEO
True North Health Care Consulting Inc. Dr. Nathanson earned a BA (English Lit.) in 1982 from Yeshiva University in New York City and he graduated in 1990 from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine where he also completed his internal medicine training. He began practising internal medicine and critical care medicine in 1995 at York County Hospital in Newmarket, Ontario which, in 2000, became Southlake Regional Health Centre. 

Early on Dr. Nathanson served as medical director of the inpatient Palliative Care Unit. He later founded the Southlake Heart Function Program. He was president of the Southlake Medical Staff Association for 4 years. He then helped develop Southlake's Clinical Resource Utilization Management Program. From 2008 to 2017 he served as Southlake's Physician Leader (Medical Director), Acute Medicine Programs. 

In 2010 Dr. Nathanson completed a Master of Science degree in Health Care Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has served on 2 Ontario provincial task forces, the ER/ALC Advisory Committee and the ALC Action Team. In July of 2016, Dr. Nathanson completed a 2-year term as co-chair of Southlake&apost;s Quality, Utilization and Resource Management committee. He began his latest administrative role in December of 2016, Chief of Staff at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston, Ontario. He is presently serving as a member of the Physician Payment Review Board of the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ontario Medical Association.

Dr. Nathanson's additional professional interests are in Medical Bioethics and Health Law, Health Policy and Health Economics, especially the impact of different payor systems on clinical systems design and on clinical decision making, the role of Physician Leadership and Engagement in driving system change toward improved clinical safety, efficiency and effectiveness, and physician health and wellness. 

His many personal interests include travelling, especially on his 2014 Indian Chief Classic, together with his wife, Genny, all over Ontario, Canada, the US, and beyond!

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines: Separating fact from fiction
    • Identify for the conference members the discrepancies between current guideline recommendations and the current literature on the subject.
  2. Critical Review of the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign
    • The Surviving Sepsis Campaign was recently updated. Realize the important points that impact patient care.
  3. Fungal Infections in the ICU
    • Currently different organizations vary in their recommendations on when to use the available anti-fungal therapies.
    • Develop a practice based plan for the use of the available anti-fungal therapies.
  4. ARDS Clinical Update
    • Current clinical practice in patients with ARDS often does not follow the most recent literature.
    • Upon completion of this lecture, clinicians should be able to practice more evidence based medicine.
  5. Infection control practices in the ICU: What is the evidence?
    • Upon completion of this lecture, clinicians should be able understand and implement cost effective infection control measures in their practice.
  6. Management of Embolic Stroke
    • Currently different organizations vary in their recommendations on treatment of CVAs and related complications.
    • Critically review the management of acute embolic strokes.
  7. Critical Care Controversies: Transfusion in the ICUs
    • Identify the appropriate transfusion trigger in the critically ill and the risks associated with transfusion. Also discussion transfusion practices for massive transfusions.
  8. Forces of Change: The Physician's Place in the Evolution of Modern Healthcare
    • Identify salient forces that are driving rapid and uncomfortable health system evolution
    • Leverage new insights into a more rewarding practice, renewing connections with core motivators, and contributing to system improvement.
  9. Physician Leadership: The Mirror and the Lamp. What is Takes to be an Effective Leader in Today's Health Services Environment
    • Recognize and apply suitable leadership insights and skills.
  10. Antithrombotics and Management of Bleeding
    • Apply the current evidence base to selecting an appropriate antihrombotic agent and integrate bleeding risk and bleeding management strategies into clinical practice.
  11. Diagnostic Error and Cognitive Bias
    • Cite and discern, in oneself and in others, the cognitive biases and heuristics that lead to diagnostic errors.
  12. Mayday! Mayday! Identifying and Managing the Crashing Inpatient
    • Identify and cite diagnostic categories of deteriorating patients
    • Apply the available evidence to recognize and improve such patients' outcomes and avoid using common techniques that can actually make things worse!
    • Identify and cite diagnostic categories of deteriorating patients.
    • Apply the available evidence to recognize and improve such patients' outcomes and avoid using common techniques that can actually make things worse!
  13. Post Cardiac Arrest Management: Update on Targeted Temperature Management
    • Explain why the main focus in the post cardiac arrest scenario must be on optimizing brain function and advocate for and institute temperature control in this circumstance to achieve that goal.
  14. MAiD in Ontario: Medical Assistance in Dying, The Ontario Experience
    • Cite the Canadian and Ontario legislative and clinical history leading up to the legalization of MAiD, relate our experience in advocating for and providing MAiD and evaluate the process whereby this service is provided.
  15. Anticoagulation, Antithrombotics, and Management of Bleeding
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
Fri Oct 12 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 13 Messina, Sicily
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun Oct 14 Valletta, Malta
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Oct 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Oct 16 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 17 Rhodes, Greece
7:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu Oct 18 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Oct 19 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Oct 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Oct 21 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Mon Oct 22 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Reflection Map

Ports of Call

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.

Valletta, Malta - Tiny Malta abounds in forts and temples. In Valletta, wander through the ornate Grand Master's Palace of the Knights of St. John. Within the thick walls of Medina, the Silent City (no cars), visit the serene Baroque cathedral.

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Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.

Rhodes, Greece - The crusader Knights of St. John made Rhodes their headquarters. Explore the massive fortress of the Palace of Grand Masters, and peer into tiny rooms of the Inns which once housed the knights. See where the towering Colossus of Rhodes once stood -- it could be seen for miles at sea!

Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

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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