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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine

Royal Caribbean's <em>Freedom of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas
7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico

April 14 - 21, 2019
14.0 CE Credits for Psychologists
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
CLE may be available
14 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.
Faculty

Michael L. Brooks, MD, JD, FCLM

Director of Neuroradiology, Mercy Diagnostic Imaging
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Darby PA  Dr. Brooks is a neuroradiologist practicing in Philadelphia. Dr. Brooks is a graduate of Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel University College of Medicine) who completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, in Darby, PA. Following residency, he completed a Neuroradiology fellowship at the Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital and worked as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and Staff Neuroradiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital before returning to Philadelphia in 1988. From 1988 to 1998, Dr Brooks was Associate Director of the Graduate Hospital Imaging Center and Neuroradiologist for The Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Since 1998 Dr. Brooks has been the Director of Neuroradiology for Mercy Medical Imaging,now Mercy Diagnostic Imaging, where he is involved on a daily basis teaching Radiology and Neurosurgery residents and medical students at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2006, Dr. Brooks received his JD from the Temple University, Beasley School of Law and was admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania in 2007. In 2007, Dr. Brooks was voted one of the "Top Doctors" in Radiology on the main line in Main Line Today magazine.

Dr. Brooks has been providing expert witness reviews for plaintiff and defense law firms and insurance companies in PA, NJ, and DE since 1995. He also regularly lectures to attorneys and insurance professionals on the topics of spine and brain imaging. Dr. Brooks has provided both substantive and ethics CLE lectures to attorneys in PA and lectured at the Temple University, Beasley School of Law on expert witness ethics and testimony and understanding and overcoming bias in testimony.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPsychiatrist, PsychologistsPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
LEGAL MEDICINE & MEDICAL ETHICS
14 Hours CME (2 Hours Ethics)
CLE, Dental and Nursing Contact Hours
  1. ETHICS & BIOETHICS 1 Hour
    • Bioethics, Professionalism, and Communication
    • Fetal Interests, Abortion and Stem Cell Research
  2. REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE - Overview of Federal and State Laws 1 Hour
    • Licensing, Credentialing, Privileging and Impairment Issues
    • HIPAA, EMTALA, and Other Federal Mandates
    • Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations
    • Fraud and Abuse and Criminal Negligence
  3. ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) versus ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EMR) 1 Hour
    • Current State of Implementation of Health Information Technology (HIT)
    • Meaningful Use Stages I, 2 (2014) and 3 (2016)
    • Electronic Informed Consent
    • EHR Malpractice Liability
  4. END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS - Ethical and Legal Issues 1 Hour
    • The Dying Process
    • Classification of Euthanasia
    • Physician Aid in Dying and Hospice Care
    • Determination of Death
  5. FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATION OF PAIN MANAGEMENT 2 Hours
    • Controlled Substances Act Standard of Pain Treatment
    • REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) Program
    • Monitoring Programs and Disposal of controlled substances
    • Pain Management State Guidelines, Laws and Rules
    • Addiction, Death and Pain Malpractice
  6. MEDICAL AND FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESS AND TESTIMONY 1 Hour
    • Federal and State Rules of Evidence Governing Expert Witnesses
    • Deposition of Expert Witness
    • Direct and Cross Examination of Expert at Trial
    • Daubert Challenges of Experts
  7. OFFICIAL DISABILITY GUIDELINES AND AMA GUIDES IN WORKERS COMPENSATION AND NON-OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES 2 Hours
    • Evidence Based Medicine
    • Official Disability Guidelines
    • Rating Impairment under AMA Guides
    • Return to Work Guidelines
  8. PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL LIABILITY & NURSING MALPRACTICE 3 Hours
    • American Law and Judicial Process
    • Medical Negligence: Causes, Prevention and Defenses
    • Spoliation of Evidence in Medical Records
    • Capacity, Competency, Informed Consent and Informed Refusal
    • Liability of MCOs, ACOs, Hospitals, CRNAs, Nurses, PAs and Nurse Practitioners
    • Malpractice Case Presentations
  9. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE MOCK TRIAL 2 Hours
    • MOCK TRIAL: Never Event Medical Error
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
Sun Apr 14 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Mon Apr 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Apr 16 Willemstad, Curacao
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Apr 17 Oranjestad, Aruba
7:00 am 11:00 pm
Thu Apr 18 Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Apr 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Apr 20 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Apr 21 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Willemstad, Curacao - An isle of Dutch treats: gabled storybook houses, duty-free Delftware, the famous Curacao orange flavored liqueur

Oranjestad, Aruba - A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes

Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles - Kralendijk is the sleepy capital of Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Antilles. Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime greens. Famous for its diving - the island is surrounded by a Marine Park - Bonaire also offers such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

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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