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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Sports Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Royal Caribbean's <em>Harmony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

February 17 - 24, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
14.0 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
4 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
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

Blaise L Congeni, MD

Blaise L Congeni, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Microbiology
Northeastern Ohio University, College of Medicine
Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases
Attending Physician
Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio. Dr. Congeni received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his pediatrics residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and his pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital.

Dr. Congeni is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases. A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and American Society of Microbiology.

Dr. Congeni has been named in the Best Doctors in America for more than a dozen years. He has been the recipient of numerous faculty awards including Leibelt-Wheeler, 1999, Legendary Service, 2013, Golden Apple Award for teaching excellence 6 times, honorary hooder by the graduating class 4 times, and he was elected Master Teacher at NEOMED, class of 2000.

Dr. Congeni serves as an editorial board member for Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice , and he is a past editorial board member for Concise Reviews of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He has authored more than 60 abstracts, book chapters, and peer-reviewed medical journal publications, and he has served as a guest editor of Pediatric Annals

Joseph A. Congeni, MD

Joseph A. Congeni, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, OH
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics & Sports Medicine,Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH Dr. Congeni developed the Primary Care Pediatrics Sports Medicine Fellowship at Akron Children's Hospital, the first of its kind at a pediatric hospital in the U.S. in 1990. He is a 1980 graduate of the University of Notre Dame; and received his medical degree from NEOMED in 1984. Dr. Congeni is currently a team physician for the University of Akron and Archbishop Hoban High School. 

He has won many awards including: OHSAA Respect the Game Award, Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association's Team Physician of the Year Award, and Ohio Outstanding Team Physician by the Ohio State Medical Association. Most recently he received the Dr. Carl Krill Award for humanism and excellence in the field of medicine from the Knights of Columbus. He is also a lead author on the American Academy of Pediatrics' Baseball/Softball Policy Statement issued March 2012. Dr. Congeni's media events vary from appearing on NBC's TODAY Show in 2009 to his appearance on a PBS documentary entitled "The Smartest Team" in 2012 and a Sports Illustrated segment in 2014. He also appears on a weekly radio Sports Medicine segment. He and his wife Karen have six children.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, PharmacistsPediatricians
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Exercised induced asthma and vocal cord dysfunction in the approach to athletes with shortness of breath or chronic fatigue
    • Describe the differential diagnosis of shortness of breath in athletes vs. chronic fatigue.
  2. The pre-participation sports physical: Making it a worthwhile exercise for parents, athletes and medical personnel.
    • Explain the appropriate work-up of infections mono and safe return to play.
  3. Hand, finger, wrist injuries in athletes. (includes splinting vs. surgical approach)
    • Describe the differences in "jammed finger" injuries from volar plate injury (ligament tear), mallet finger, Jersey finger and fracture.
  4. Initial evaluation and management of sports concussions.
    • Ensure that the participant is aware of the factors that predispose athletes to prolonged recovery from sports concussion.
  5. A systematic approach to assessment of sports shoulders injuries.
    • Ensure that participants will be able to differentiate and manage dislocated shoulder vs. separated shoulder.
  6. Spine injuries in athletes: differentiating the workup and management in young athletes adults.
    • Upon completion of this session a participant should be able to determine the appropriate use of x-rays, MRI, bone scan and CTs.
  7. Stress fractures in athletes: Identifying low risk vs. high risk fractures
    • Describe the hallmark presentation of Jones fracture, tarsal navicular and proximal/anterior tibial stress fractures and femoral neck and be aware of the implications of missing them.
  8. Treatment of Respiratory Tract Infections in Adults and Children
    • Develop treatment strategies for Otitis media, sinusitis and pneumonia
  9. Immunization Update: Adults
    • Develop strategies for implementing new vaccines such as the new shingles vaccine into schedules
  10. Immunization Update: Pediatrics
    • Develop strategies for addressing vaccine hesitancy
  11. Avoiding Common Diagnostic Pitfalls
    • Spot situations can can often lead to diagnostic errors
  12. Using New Diagnostic Modalities
    • Consider how new tests can be cost effectively added to patients they treat
  13. Animal Bites and Related Syndromes
    • Identify common pathogens and treatment guidelines
  14. Approach to the Patient With Lymphadenopathy
    • identify common etiologies incuding EBV, cat scratch and Mycobacteria
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 Feb 17 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Feb 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Feb 20 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Feb 21 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Fri Feb 22 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Sat Feb 23 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 24 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.

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.  

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

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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