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Topics in Emergency Medicine and
Mass Casualty Incident Management

Celebrity's Classic Celebrity Summit
Celebrity Summit

6-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Cape Liberty, New Jersey to San Juan, Puerto, Rico
October 22 - 28, 2017

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
14 CE Credits
1½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$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.
Miklosh Bala, MD
General and Trauma Surgeon, Department of General Surgery, Hadassah Hebrew University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel

Dr. Bala Miklosh is a Director of Trauma and Acute care Surgery Unit and senior surgeon of Department of General Surgery of Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. Residency in General Surgery in Hadassah Medical Center. Fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care in Baltimore, MD. Active member of EAST, AAST and ESTES. Currently work as a leading surgeon in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma and chief consultant for surgery in ICU. Member of trauma committee of Israeli Trauma Association.

Dr. Bala's clinical and research experience in trauma care started in 2001 while he was a second year surgical resident at the Hadassah Medical Center and was first exposed to trauma surgery. Since then trauma surgery has become a major topic of his investigations and a main subspecialty.

During his period of residency in general surgery at Hadassah Medical Center, he took care of and was involved in the management of hundreds of casualties that arrived at our Trauma Center following terrorist attacks. On the basis of his experiences, he helped to first introduce the civilian protocol for the management of mass casualty incidents MCIs and showed his team's high success rate in saving life by fully utilizing the limited resources available in civilian hospitals. He was able to summarize this experience in a number of recently published papers relating to different aspects of MCI management, for the first time assessed in terms of ICU need and blood use during the MCI (Published in Injury and European Journals). He summarized his data from hundreds of victims suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to terrorist attacks in an article published in the Journal of Trauma.
Collection of this data is an ongoing project, for which he works in close collaboration with a psychological group in his hospital. The importance of these studies has been demonstrated in real-time and he have been invited as an expert speaker and guest lecturer to a number of teaching courses and conferences around the world.

Lastly, he is active in National Homeland Security committee for disaster preparedness, where he works on preparedness for earthquake and chemical disaster on hospital and national levels.
Other topics of special interest:
  • Trauma surgery and surgical critical care
  • Huge incisional hernias if abdominal wall
  • Education in surgery and trauma
  • Postoperative complications
  • Surgical feeding disorders

Boris Garber, DO
Attending Physician MetroHealth Medical center Cleveland, Ohio
Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics and Learning Objectives

  1. Overview of mass casualty incidents (MCI)-Terror Related Events in Israel
    Upon completion of this talk the participant should be able to determine the overall and general epidemiology of all factors relevant in a MCI, be familiar with the definition and goals of terrorism, the history of terrorist attacks, and the most common types of mass casualty disasters that result from terrorist and other disasters.
  2. Pre-hospital MCI management
    This talk focuses on the clinical aspects of pre-hospital care as well as developing communications with field teams in order to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Also participants will be able to identify priorities (TRIAGE/SORT) of field and early hospital management, discuss the function and structure of pre-hospital triage and Incident Command. The participants will be able to discuss their own management system and together we will determine strategies.
  3. Medically managing and clearing blast scenes
    Our aim is to share with you all medical and nursing management strategies that are used in controlling a mass casualty incident- Keep in mind that a MCI happens to the entire organization- it is not just the ER's problem!
  4. MCI Peacetime Preparation ‐ Principles of Mass Casualty Management
    This talk will elaborate on all resources needed to prepare the participants' organization for a mass casualty incident. We will analyze together the gaps in equipment, personnel, and surge capacity in order to return to hospitals to update.
  5. Non-conventional Disasters
    Who knows what is waiting for us in the future? Anticipated radiological, nuclear, chemical and biological scenarios will be described. Best possible treatment plans will be explained. This talk will familiarize the participant with the terms and concepts that are unique to the medical management of mass casualties, including triage, surge capacity, decontamination, and critical mortality.
  6. Ethical challenges, Dilemmas and PTSD
    We will discuss how to keep our teams resilient. In addition, we will assess methods for psycho-emotional support and care of disaster casualties, their families, and responders. We will share with the participants our experiences and lessons learned as well as results from 2 longitudinal research studies investigating medical teams in Israel.
  7. Abdominal pain and wounds
    As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Underline nuances of evaluation and management of abdominal trauma and important abdominal surgical pathology
  8. Airway management pearls
    As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Discuss nuances and cutting edge in airway management in Emergency Department
  9. Allergy, angioedema, and anaphylaxis
    As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Enable rapid diagnosis and management of dangerous allergic complications in the Emergency department
  10. ENT emergencies--non trauma
    As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Discuss important ENT emergencies, treatment, and disposition
  11. Genitourinary injuries and select emergencies
    As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Discuss modern approach to select GU injuries and diseases
  12. CNS infectious emergencies
    As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Discuss common and uncommon CNS infectious emergencies
  13. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation pearls
    • Discuss new recommendations in resuscitation of children and adults
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.

Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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
Sun Oct 22 Cape Liberty, New Jersey
- 4:00 pm
Mon Oct 23 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Oct 24 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Oct 25 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Oct 26 St. John's, Antigua
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Oct 27 Basseterre, St. Kitts
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Sat Oct 28 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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