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Topics in Travel Medicine and Palliative Care

Royal Caribbean's Wonderful Adventure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
April 21 - 28, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
4 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.
Harold Goforth, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Staff Physician, Cleveland Clinic
Section of Headache and Facial Pain Medicine

Dr. Harold Goforth is a member of the Center for Neurological Restoration at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. He has been a member of the Cleveland Clinic Medical Staff since August 2012. He worked previously in the Section of Palliative Medicine in the Department of Hematology/Oncology.

He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, and is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, and Addiction Medicine.

Kevin D. Dieckhaus, MD, FIDSA
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director of Global Health & International Studies
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030-8076

Kevin D. Dieckhaus, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine, the Director of Global Health and International Studies, and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UConn School of Medicine.

Dr. Dieckhaus completed his Medical Schooling at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Internal Medicine training at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Connecticut. He is the clinical lead physician for the Infectious Diseases clinical services at UConn Health, and is the director of International Travel Medicine and Immunization Services at UConn Health Center, a program that provides pre-trip counseling, preventative interventions for over 1500 travelers per year.

He is the primary grantee for the University of Connecticut's Ryan White AIDS support services and New England AIDS Education and Training Center. He is a member of the global health clinical competency subcommittee of the Consortium of Universities in Global Health.

Dr. Dieckhaus has developed linkages with numerous international partners to promote medical trainee learning in immersive cross-cultural settings. He is the medical director for the Clare Nsenga Foundation, a 501-c3 charitable organization that operates a rural medical clinic and associated public health‐related outreach programs in Kisoro, Uganda, where numerous medical trainees have participated in clinical medicine, public health programs, and community/global health research in Kisoro.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Overview of a Travel Medical Service
    • Describe trends in international travel
    • Identify resources available for the travel medicine clinician
    • List the components of a core travel medicine evaluation
  2. Vector-borne illness
    • Identify travel activities that are associated with exposure to vector-borne illnesses
    • Formulate strategies for prevention of mosquito and tick-borne infectious diseases
  3. Food and Water-borne illness
    • Identify patients at risk of food and water-borne illness
    • Formulate strategies for the prevention of food and water-borne illnesses including
      • Vaccination strategies
      • Behavioral interventions
      • Use of medications and antibiotic therapy
  4. The Patient with Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
    • Identify how international travel may exacerbate or confer added risk to patients with underlying co-morbidities
    • Develop strategies for minimizing travel related illness in patients with medical co-morbidities
  5. Travel-Related Environmental Exposures
    • Identify environments that confer increased risk of travel-related morbidity
    • Formulate behavioral strategies for mitigating risk related to environmental exposures
    • Describe appropriate vaccination and medication prescribing to minimize risk related to environment
  6. Travel-Related Activities
    • Identify patient activities that are likely to lead to travel-related illness
    • Describe appropriate strategies for minimizing risk related to patient activities and behaviors while traveling
  7. The sick returned traveler
    • Recognize the most common travel-associated conditions to present after returning from international travel
    • Describe the assessment of the patient returning from travel with: a. fever, b. skin rash, and c. diarrheal syndromes
    • Identify patients at risk of epidemiologically important illnesses including MERS and Avian Influenza
  8. Opioids in the management of pain due to neoplasm
    • Better manage cancer pain syndrome to provide relief to the individual
  9. Opioids in medically vulnerable populations: CHF, COPD
    • Better understand the role of opioids in individuals with COPD and/or CHF
  10. Methadone and Buprenorphine for Pain Control
    • Better understand the unique features of these molecules and how they may be used to better control pain
  11. Opioids and Addictions: Part 1
    • Better understand the risks and epidemiology of addictions in the presence of chronic opioids.
  12. Opioids and Addictions: Part 2
    • Better understand the biology of addictions and the treatment of addicted individuals needing pain control
  13. Headache and Facial Pain Syndromes
    • Better understand common facial pain syndromes including migraine, cluster headaches, and trigeminal neuralgia.
  14. Sympton Management: Small bowel obstruction, Dyspnea, Nausea/Vomiting
    • Better understand current symptom management techniques as they relate to common syndromes seen in palliative medicine.
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.

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
Sat Apr 21 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Sun Apr 22 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Apr 23 Basseterre, St. Kitts
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Apr 24 St. John's, Antigua
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Apr 25 Castries, St. Lucia
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Apr 26 Bridgetown, Barbados
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Apr 27 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Apr 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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