Topics in Emergency Medicine and Neurology for PCPs
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
September 23 - 30, 2018
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
6 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Doctors of Pharmacy
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Dr. Edward M. Mendoza is an independent contractor and senior Physician Consultant of the Mendoza group. He has more than 29 years of experience in health care as a physician and consultant. He also has a Neurology private practice. Dr. Mendoza's consulting services include physician training, coder and case manager education, physician liaison training, clinical documentation quality reviews, clinical pathway development, and clinical cost management. Other present consulting experience is as a part time Vice President of Medical Affairs (Medical Director) at a tertiary care facility. He also assists with DRG and CPT proper coding projects and educational programs for HIM, UM, and QA personnel.
Dr Mendoza is board certified in Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Medical Management. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Academy of Neurology. He is a Certified Physician Executive. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science, received his Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and his Masters of Business Administration from the Executive Program of Georgia State University in Atlanta.
The Road to 10: The Small Physician Practice's Route to ICD-10, is a resource provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
to help physicians prepare for the arrival of ID-10.
Dr. Mendoza has recently been honored by being selected by CMS to be a member of the Physician Champion Community of Practice. This Community of Practice was established by CMS in order to bring together physicians from across the country to share ICD-10 best practices and lessons learned with their peers. The physician champions are well-respected leaders in their local physician communities and volunteer their time to service as an ICD-10 resource and a mentor to their colleagues.
Dr. Mendoza is widely published in the medical literature including several books: International Healthcare, A Framework for Comparing National Health Care Systems, 3rd edition and Mastering the Reimbursement Process, 2nd Edition. He has been recognized in Modern Healthcare for his international expertise. He has spoken at numerous seminars, both nationally and internationally on clinical, international health care, and managed care topics. He has prepared and taught "Financing International Health Care Systems, Comparative International Health Care Systems, and Managed Care for Public Health" for the school of Public Health, Morehouse School of Medicine.Kelly P. O'Keefe, MD, FACEP
Emergency Medicine Residency Founding Program Director
Professor of Clinical Sciences
Florida State University College of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Residency:Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania: 1 year internal medicine, three years emergency medicine (1990)
Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida (1986)
College: United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado (1982)
Experience: US Air Force Active duty 1978-1982, 1990-1999. Program Director for the Air Force for the Joint Military Medical Centers Emergency Medicine Residency in San Antonio, 1990-1995.
Department Director and Flight Commander. Emergency Medicine, 6th Medical Group, MacDill AFB, 1995-1999.
Medical Director of Adult Emergency Care Center at Tampa General Hospital 1999-2007.
Founding Program Director of the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Residency at Tampa General Hospital, 2001-2017.
Charter member of INDUS-EM group to bring emergency medicine residency training to India, 2005-2016.
Dr. O'Keefe has published multiple chapters in many major EM textbooks and is a long-time speaker for ACEP and other groups.
Areas of Interest: Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, Resident Education, Eye emergencies, International emergency medicine, home schooling.
Hobbies: Long distance road biking, tennis, baseball (go Red Sox!), music (plays bari sax in a blues/ rock band), snow skiing, weight training, wood working, world history.
Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.
- CVA (stroke)
- Regognize the time line for early treatment and the treatments available.
- Recognize the different types of dementia and apply the therapies for the different types.
- Recognize the types of headaches and the different therapies available for each
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Define the diagnosis of the different types of MS
- Manage the treatment of different types of seizures
- Define the types of sleep disorder and the treatment for each
- Movement Disorders
- Define the different types of movement disorders
- Eye Trauma
- Identify critical, sight-saving actions to be taken with eye trauma
- Oncologic Emergencies
- Determine the differential diagnosis for altered mental status in the oncologic patient.
- HIV in the ED
- Give examples of the broad variety of infectious organisms and the disease states associated with them in the patient with HIV.
- Toxicology Jeopardy
- Demonstrate knowledge of antidotes to common poisonings.
- Acute Abdominal Emergencies: the Common and the Deadly
- List the risk factors for the development of acute mesenteric ischemia.
- The Emergency ECG
- Explain the significance of the Wellens T wave on the ECG.
- Stump the Expert: Cases and Questions in EM
- The speaker will discuss case presentations and questions from the audience and allow the participants to demonstrate their ability to synthesize information, make the correct diagnosis, and take critical actions in the care of the undifferentiated emergency patient
- Male Urologic Emergencies
- Discuss critical actions to be taken for the patient with suspected testicular torsion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Sun Sep 23||Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Mon Sep 24||Nassau, The Bahamas
||7:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Tue Sep 25||At Sea - Cruising
|Wed Sep 26||Cozumel, Mexico
||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Thu Sep 27||Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
||9:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Fri Sep 28||Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Sat Sep 29||At Sea - Cruising
|Sun Sep 30||Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.