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Topics in Emergency Medicine and Neurology

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
August 11 - 18, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
4 ½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
Up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

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.
<William O. Tatum IV, DO FAAN, FACNS
Professor of Neurology and Senior Consultant
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida

Dr. William O. Tatum IV is professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and senior consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Florida. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.

He is board-certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy and serves as the current director for the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. He completed his medical education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, neurology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, and a two-year epilepsy fellowship at Graduate Hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

After training, he relocated to Tampa, Florida pioneering Tampa General Hospital-University of South Florida Comprehensive Epilepsy Center before joining the Mayo Clinic in 2009 as a clinician-educator.

He is a past president of the board of the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, currently serving as the Vice-Chair for the clinical neurophysiology section of the American Academy of Neurology. He has served on the board of directors for the American Board of Registration of EEG Technologists and Evoked Potentials, and currently serves on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation of America.

He has been principal investigator in surgical and pharmacologic clinical trials with research interests in seizure semiology, drug-resistant epilepsy, and EEG/clinical neurophysiology. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and editorials and has edited/co-edited 7 books in the field of epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. He serves on the current editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology as an Associate Editor, and is the Editor-in-Chief for Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports. He has presented lectures at national and international meetings as an invited lecturer.

Jason W. Wilson, MD, MA, FACEP
Associate Facility Medical Director, Tampa General Hospital at TEAMHealth
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Core Faculty Member, Research Director
Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Office of Clinical Research, Tampa General Hospital

Dr. Wilson is a board certified emergency medicine physician. He serves as at the Associate Facility Medical Director at Tampa General Hospital, a TEAMhealth location and a level 1 trauma center with an academic teaching program associated with the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida where he is an affiliate assistant professor and core faculty member.

Dr. Wilson has presented at over 10 national conferences and has published numerous articles. He serves as the research director for the division of emergency medicine as well as the Medical Director for the Office of Clinical Research at Tampa General Hospital. His interests blood borne viruses and evolution of treatment strategies in HIV and HCV treatment in the ED, non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants as well as management of bleeding emergencies, atrial fibrillation and VTE as well as the operationalization of new research findings into hospital pathways and best practices.

In addition, Dr. Wilson is interested in primary care sports medicine and the treatment of common musculoskeletal complaints in the ED. He serves as a team emergency medicine physician with the NHL and NFL and covers NCAA events.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners. Attorneys, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives

  1. Dementia
    • As a result of this activity, learners should be able to identify Alzheimer's disease and be able to render effective diagnosis and treatment.
  2. Seizures
    • Following this lecture, participants should be acquainted with the most recent treatment options available for patients with seizures and epilepsy.
  3. Spells
    • After the presentation of this activity, participants should have greater familiarity of the episodic functional neurological disorders.
  4. Diabetic neuropathy
    • After concluding this activity, learners should be able to understand the multiple forms of neuropathic consequences of diabetes.
  5. Neurology Case Studies
    • Following participation is this learning activity participants should be able to approach the diagnosis, differential diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment options that exist for several of the most common neurological conditions.
  6. Neuroimages
    • Following this activity, the participant should be able to recognize important clinical features of neurological conditions from neuroimages involved in the physical examination and ancillary test procedures.
  7. Neurological Examination
    • As a result of this lecture, the participant should be able to complete a neurological examination that is focused to specific symptomatic complaints and understand the localization of abnormal features.
  8. HIV & HCV Updates
    • Order and Interpret appropriate HIV and HCV Tests in Differnt Clinical Scenarios
    • Recognize associated disease processes associated with each illness
  9. Sickle Cell Disease
    • Appropriately manage sickle disease and associated pain in the ED
    • Recognize sickle cell disease emergencies
  10. Anticoagulation - AFIB, DVT, PE
    • Review the current landscape of anticoagulants
    • DVT Mgmgt
    • PE Mgmt
    • Afib Mgmt
  11. Bleed Management
    • Review management of patients with emergent bleeding while on NOACs
    • Review management of patients with emerged bleeding while on antiplatelet medications
    • Review management of patients with bleeding and traumatic injury
  12. Sepsis
    • Review pathophysiology of sepsis
    • Review surviving sepsis campaign ans CMS bundle requirements
  13. Patient Experience & Patient Satisfaction
    • Understand the context of patient satisfaction within the framework of alternative payment models
    • Utilize system and individual level approaches to improving patient satisfaction
  14. Eye Emergencies
    • Complete and Appropriate Eye Exam
    • Recognize and manage eye emergencies in the ED
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.

MOC ABIM Accreditation
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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 Aug 11 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Sun Aug 12 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Aug 13 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Aug 14 Willemstad, Curacao
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Aug 15 Oranjestad, Aruba
7:00 am 11:00 pm
Thu Aug 16 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Aug 17 Basseterre, St. Kitts
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Aug 18 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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