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Royal Caribbean's Incredible Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

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

Course Fees:
$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.

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
Edward M. Mendoza, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAN, FACPE

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.

Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics Under development
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
Sun Sep 23 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Sep 24 Nassau, Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Sep 25 At Sea
- -
Wed Sep 26 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Sep 27 Roatan, Honduras (Coxen Hole)
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Sep 28 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Sep 29 At Sea
- -
Sun Sep 30 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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