Our office will be closed Thursday, November 24th (all day) in observance of Thanksgiving Day. We will reopen on Friday, November 25th, at 8:30 am.
University at Sea®
5700 4th St. N.
St Petersburg, 
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm EST
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association
Support Doctors Without Borders


You may have found this page in error or been referred to this page via an outdated link. If you did come to this page from a link posted on another website, you may wish to alert the person responsible for the link that the program is labeled as inactive on our site. You are also welcome to e-mail us and report this message.

Cardiology and Family Medicine

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity Equinox

11-Night Jazz Festival and Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida
April 23 - May 04, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
3 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.
David Parrish, MS, MD, FAAFP
Associate Director, Family Medicine Residency, Bayfront Health, St Petersburg, Florida
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
Board Certified with Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Sports Medicine

Dr. David Parrish currently serves as Associate Director of the Family Medicine Residency and has also served as Director of the Residency and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Bayfront Medical Center in St Petersburg, Florida.

He has been faculty in the residency for 30 years and Residency Director 2002-2016. As Director he was responsible for 24 residents 2 fellows and 7 full time faculty.
Leadership positions he has held in the organization include Chief of the Medical Staff for 4 years, Chair of IRB for 8 years as well as multiple committees and community endeavors. He has received the AJ Gorday award, which is the highest award given by the medical staff.

Before joining Bayfront residency as faculty he established Family Medicine at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and was faculty in a US Navy residency in Charleston, SC. On leaving the active duty Navy he continued in the US Navy Reserves, serving twice as Directorate of Health Services for two different multi state regions, and Reserve Commanding Officer for Navy Hospital Jacksonville, Fl and National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Md near Washington, D.C. He assumed Command of NNMC a few weeks after the attacks of 9/11/2001. Following the 2 year tour at NNMC he was recalled to Active duty for one year. CAPT Parrish has received many awards and medals for his service.

Dr Parrish teaches in the residency daily and lectures frequently. He has taught ACLS and ALSO for many years as National Faculty. He has lectured on many topics from wilderness medicine to women's health. He especially likes to mentor emerging leaders and those interested in a life of service and organizational command leadership.

Dr David Parrish was born and raised in a small town in Alabama. Public high school and a BS degree in Secondary Education from Auburn University were earned before being drafted to serve the US Army. Using his GI Bill he completed a Master's Degree at UAB in Pathology followed by Medical School. Returning to the military he completed a Family Practice Residency at Naval Hospital Pensacola. Other than continuing education courses, he completed the NIPDD (National Institute for Program Director Development). Dr Parrish is a recognized speaker, author and is Family Physician to many patients.

Merrill A. Krolick, DO, FACC, FACP
Dr. Krolick is board certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology and internal medicine. After graduating Cum Laude, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Dr. Krolick entered the study of medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York, where he earned his D.O. designation. After earning his cardiology fellowship from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr. Krolick became an attending physician in cardiology at Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia.

Dr. Krolick has a special focus on peripheral vascular disease and interventional therapy. Currently, he is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Morton Plant Hospital, Mease Dunedin and Countryside Hospitals. Dr. Krolick is the former president of the Pinellas County Chapter of The American Heart Association and is currently on the board of he Florida Medical Association of Pinellas County.

He is director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Largo Medical Center and is Head of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at HCA Largo Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor in Cardiology at the University of South Florida and an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University.
He and his wife, Dana, have two children, Alex and Matthew. His younger son Matthen is in the Army and recently returned form a tour in Afghanistan.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Treatment of Abdominal Aneurysm
    • Will teach AA awareness and role of endografts
  2. Treatment of Peripheral Vascular Disease
    • Raise awareness and teach how to diagnose, what medication to use, when to consider device treatment
  3. Treatment of HTN focus on JNC8
    • How long is it advisable to treat blood pressure, which medications should be used
  4. Modern day treatment of CHF
    • What drugs are available, when to consider ICD or Pacemaker treatment
  5. Treatment of Venous Insufficiency
    • When to refer patient out for laser or phlebectomy
  6. Treatment of Aortic Valve Disease focus on TAVR
    • Learn when to refer for TAVR versus surgical options
  7. Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Will teach physicians when to admit patients, when to stress and when to treat medically.
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
Mon Apr 23 Miami, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Tue Apr 24 Grand Bahama Island
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Apr 25 Key West, Florida
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Apr 26 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Apr 27 New Orleans, Louisiana
9:00 am -
Sat Apr 28 New Orleans, Louisiana
- -
Sun Apr 29 New Orleans, Louisiana
- 7:00 pm
Mon Apr 30 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue May 01 Cozumel, Mexico
10:30 am 8:00 pm
Wed May 02 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu May 03 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri May 04 Miami, Florida
7:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
©2016 - University at Sea®