PCPs, Southern Caribbean Cruise, Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico: July 21 - 28, 2018"/> University at Sea®
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Topics in Gastroenterology and Pulmonology for PCPs

Royal Caribbean's Stupendous Freedom of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

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

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
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.
Faculty
Richard Kramer, MD
San Jose, CA

Dr. Kramer is a retired Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Gastroenterology at Stanford University and Associate Chief of Gastroenterology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose CA., which is a safety net and teaching hospital that serves as one of the Stanford teaching sites.

Dr. Kramer is an AOA graduate from the University of California, Irvine, and did his Internship at Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, CA, part of the UCLA teaching hospital complex. He did his Internal Medicine Residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA and then his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Stanford University.

He has 25 years of experience in the private practice of Gastroenterology. Despite a full career in private practice, Dr. Kramer joined the voluntary teaching staff in the Division of Gastroenterology at Santa Clara University and Stanford Medical Center in 1978, to help educate house staff and fight tirelessly as a patient advocate for the underserved. Then in 2003, he made the decision to leave his private practice to work full time at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center because education was so important to him. He formally retired in 2015, but decided to return part-time seeing patients and educating house staff in 2016.

Dr. Kramer is a Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association and belongs to the American Association of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and American Society of Gastroenterological Endoscopy (ASGE). He is also a dedicated member of the Santa Clara County Medical Association and was an Alternate Delegate to the California Medical Association for two years.

Mark Rumbak, MD

Dr. Rumbak is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Occupational Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. He is the Director of Bronchoscopy & Chief in the Clinical Research Unit, Pulmonary & Critical Care at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Rumbak is from Johannesburg, South Africa, where he went to medical school and did his residency and Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical care medicine. He came to the US IN 1987, spent five years at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, and then came to the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr Rumbak's main interest is interventional pulmonary medicine, including pulmonary arterial hypertension. He is the Governor for Florida for the American College of Chest Physicians.

He is a full professor and is on staff at four hospitals including the James A Haley Hospital, Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital, Tampa.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners. Attorneys, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Evaluation of the Asymptomatic Patient with Abnormal LFT's on Routine Testing
    • The participant will be able to interpret and work up the abnormal liver tests on routine testing.
  2. The Gas We Pass or Clearing the Air About Flatulance
    • To better understand the Physiology of gas in the GI Tract; to enable better diagnosis and treatment of this common problem.
  3. Less Common Causes of Liver Disease, not Alcohol-Case Studies
    • Improve the knowledge of non- Alcohol related liver diseases and through case studies improve the work up.
  4. Dysphagia-A Subject Hard to Swallow
    • After this session, the providers will be able to improve their diagnostic approach to history taking and work up of dysphagia.
  5. Acute Diarrhea - More than Just a Nuisance?
    • Differentiate between acute and chronic diarrhea and make better decisions in the work up of acute diarrhea.
  6. Probiotics and GI Disease
    • To differentiate between Prebiotics and Probiotics: be able to discuss the current evidence for their use in GI Disease.
  7. Acute Pancreatitis
    • The provider will be able to discuss the mechanisms of acute pancreatitis & differentiate the mild from severe cases.
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.
Accreditation

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.


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.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

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.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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
Sat Jul 21 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Sun Jul 22 Charlotte Amalie, St.Thomas
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Jul 23 At Sea
- -
Tue Jul 24 Willemstad, Curacao
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Jul 25 Oranjestad, Aruba
7:00 am 11:00 pm
Thu Jul 26 At Sea
- -
Fri Jul 27 Basseterre, St.Kitts
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Jul 28 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
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Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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