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Practical Updates in Clinical Medicine

Royal Caribbean's <em>Anthem of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas
7-Night Bermuda and Boston Cruise Conference
Round-trip Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ

November 03 - 10, 2018
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$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.

Noelle Aikman, MD, FACOG

Noelle Aikman, MD, FACOG
Interim Chair, Department of OB/GYN
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Program Director, OB/GYN Residency
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Vice Chair, Dept. of OB/GYN
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Dr. Noelle Aikman was born in Kingston, Jamaica and is a graduate of Brooklyn College in NY. She obtained her medical degree at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway NJ. Dr. Aikman completed her Ob-Gyn Residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and remained in the area to build her career. She has recently been appointed Interim Chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.

Dr. Aikman has built a successful private practice and treats her patients like they are a family member. Whether completing a surgery in the operating room or delivering a baby on labor and delivery, she treats all her patients like a VIP. 

Dr. Aikman has served as the Residency Program Director since 2016. She was recently interviewed and highlighted by the Greater New York Hospital Association in their series entitled Behind the White Coat. They highlighted her role as the program director and her approach to engage and educate the residents.

Dr. Aikman is an active member of the American College of Gynecology and Obstetrics (ACOG) and is board certified. Outside of work, Dr. Aikman loves to spend time in New York City, as well as warm and sunny Florida. 

Dawn M. Calderon, DO, FACC

Dawn M. Calderon, DO, FACC
Vice Chair of Cardiology-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall
Assistant Professor of Cardiology
Chief of Cardiology 
Director, Adult Congenital Heart Services
Director, Cardiovascular Education and Research
Jersey Shore University Medical Center.  Dr. Calderon's love of medicine started long before she entered medical school. As an undergrad she completed a BS in nursing then started her career as a critical care nurse. Once graduating New York College of Osteopathic Medicine her post graduate training brought her to Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, and finally to the prestigious Cleveland Clinic for a specialized fellowship in Adult Congenital Cardiology. 

As one of fewer than 300 doctors in the country with this advanced training she has served the adult congenital heart population of New Jersey for more than 20 years. 

She joined the staff of Jersey Shore University Medical Center in 2011. In 2012 she was appointed Chief of Cardiology. Dr. Calderon is an accomplished clinician, teacher, researcher, patient advocate, and community lecturer. She is a founding member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Adult Congenital Heart Association and the International Society of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease.

She has also been recognized with awards for teaching, leadership, and community service most recently being the AHA NJ Heartsavers award and The NJ Hospital Associations Community Outreach award for spearheading the"Community of Lifesavers" initiative which has taught more than 10,000 graduating high school students CPR and the use of a defibrillator, and has gotten state legislation passed making this training a requirement. She is a career long champion for women's health and an active member of the American Heart Association's "Go Red" speakers bureau.

This fall Jersey Shore welcomed its first Jane Booker Cardiology Fellows. The program was designed by and now directed by Dr. Calderon, in keeping with the goal of teaching tomorrow's doctors.

Adam C. Kaplan MD, FACP

Adam C. Kaplan MD, FACP
Internal Medicine Faculty - Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Core Faculty Assistant Professor- Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall
Clinical Instructor - Rutgers Robert Wood Jonson Medical School Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Dr. Adam Kaplan was born and raised in Keyport, New Jersey. He received his undergraduate degree from Rowan University and his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, graduating with high honors. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he was selected as Chief Resident. Dr. Kaplan stayed true to his roots and is currently a Board certified physician practicing Internal Medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center; Dr. Kaplan also serves as full time faculty in the Internal Medicine Residency program. 

Since graduating from residency, Dr. Kaplan has stayed active in the academic arena of medicine in both clinical and research roles. Dr. Kaplan is the attending of record for residents, on a regular basis, and takes pride in focusing on, not only, evidence based care but also on teaching physicians humility with a bedside approach. He is the lead faculty for the resident driven, quality improvement initiative and is currently overseeing 9 projects by the 1st and 2nd year residents. 

Dr. Kaplan is an active member of the ACP, achieving Fellow status in 2017, and is involved at local and national meetings. Past activities included Leadership Day, where important healthcare initiatives where discussed in Washington, DC, as a judge at the NJ regional meeting, as well as an appointment to the Early Career Physician Council. 

Dr. Kaplan believes that in order to excel at medicine you must enjoy it and while medicine should be a priority in your life, it should not encompass it. To encourage a more balanced life, Dr. Kaplan is an aspiring photographer and enjoys submitting his photos to the Hackensack Meridian Health Photography expo each year. He also keeps a focus on a healthy lifestyle that includes running, biking, and swimming (triathlons). The most rewarding of all is his family, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son. 

Ramon Solhkhah, MD

Ramon Solhkhah, MD
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Neptune, NJ Ramon Solhkhah, MD, is the current Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. He is an attending psychiatrist of all five hospitals in the Meridian Health System and is also the Corporate Medical Director of Meridian Behavioral Health Services. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. Additionally, he maintains a private psychiatry practice in New York, NY and Neptune, NJ.

Dr. Solhkhah received his undergraduate degree from University of Nevada-Reno in Reno, NV, and his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. After spending two years as a general surgery resident in the Bronx, NY area, Dr. Solhkhah changed his focus to psychiatry and completed his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry residency at Harvard Medical School. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Solhkhah returned to New York, where he completed a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at New York University.

Dr. Solhkhah is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and other professional organizations. He has been an ad hoc reviewer of several medical journals such as The American Journal of Addiction and Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. He has participated in numerous clinical trials in the field of psychiatry and has authored many journal articles, book chapters, and abstracts. He has presented his work at nationally recognized congresses. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and is board eligible in Psychosomatic Medicine.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives

Predict the effects of opioid use on multi-organ systems and avoid common pitfalls that may put patients at risk for addiction Manage common medical and cardiac problems related to pregnancy and menopause Distinguish normal versus abnormal physical findings and test results for sports participation clearance Evaluate treatment options for patients struggling with tobacco, marijuana, and food abuse Manage vaccination recommendations for adolescents and adults Formulate an appropriate screening plan for women at risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes Implement the latest changes in cardiac guideline recommendations Become familiar with state of the art devices and their appropriate use in cardiac patients.

  1. The Opioid Epidemic and its sequelae:
    • Opioid Addiction and its Impact on population Health
    • Opioids and Target Organ Injury to the Lung & Kidney
    • Opioids and Target Organ Injury to the Heart
    • Strategies to Combat Opioid Addiction: the JSUMC approach
  2. Women's Health:
    • Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
    • Common Cardiac Issues in Pregnancy
    • Post-partum Depression
    • Impact of Menopause on Cardiovascular Health
  3. Teen/Young Adult Health:
    • Marijuana Use Disorders in teens and young adults
    • The Athletic Heart-weekend warrior to Olympic athlete ( and clearance for school sports participation)
    • Adolescent Reproductive Health
  4. Primary Care Issues:
    • Tackling Ticks in the Primary Care Setting
    • Smoking Cessation?
    • Update in Cardiology Guidelines and Gadgets
    • The Heavy Burden of Weight Management in the Primary Care Setting
    • Emergency Contraception
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

Sat Nov 03 Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ
- 3:30 pm
Sun Nov 04 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Nov 05 King's Wharf, Bermuda
9:00 am -
Tue Nov 06 King's Wharf, Bermuda
- 3:30 pm
Wed Nov 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Nov 08 Boston, Massachusetts
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Nov 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Nov 10 Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ - Cape Liberty Cruise Port is located on the New York Harbor in Bayonne, New Jersey, and is just seven miles from New York City and three miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. Its waterfront location and convenience to the Big Apple allows visitors easy access to everything New York City has to offer along with providing visitors access to the historic roots of Northern New Jersey. Convenient guest parking is located adjacent to the cruise terminal.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

King's Wharf, Bermuda - King's Wharf has something for everyone. Sample typical island food and stroll through the shops and museums of the Royal Naval Dockyard, an impressive military fortress built in 1815. Sail the clear waters of Hamilton Sound. Find quaint gems at the Bermuda Arts Center and Craft Market. If that's not enough, a snorkel park and watersport facility offer hours of activities to the adventuresome.

Boston, Massachusetts - The cradle of American history, Boston rests on its glorious cultural laurels-Trinity Church, Old Ironsides, the Freedom Trail; yet thrusts into the next millennium as a high-tech hub of the computer industry.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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