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Allergy & Immunology Update and
Topics in Physician Wellness

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

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, FL
November 11 - 18, 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

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.
Kathy Stepien, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Regional Hospitalist, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
Director, Institute for Physician Wellness, Juneau, AK
Private practice, Juneau, AK

Kathy Stepien, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has nearly 30 years of experience in healthcare. Her first career was in physical therapy, which she practiced for many years prior to studying medicine. She holds a MA in Philosophy with a special interest in ethics. She attended medical school at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency in 2011.
Using resources from her broad background, Dr. Stepien works to cultivate and enhance physician wellness at the personal, institutional and cultural levels. She is active in patient care as a pediatric hospitalist.

G. Edward Stewart II, MD

Dr. Stewart received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Lambuth College in Jackson, TN and a B.S. degree in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 1979. After practicing pharmacy at the Methodist Hospitals of Memphis for five years he returned to the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and received his M.D. degree in 1988. He then completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee in 1991, then completed a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida in 1993. He completed a fellowship in Clinical Laboratory Immunology at the University of South Florida in 1994. He then joined Allergy and Asthma Care of Florida in Ocala, FL in 1994 where he continues to see patients and conduct clinical trials.

Dr. Stewart is board-certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology where he currently serves on the Rhinitis, Rhinosinusitis and Ocular Allergy Committee. He is also a fellow of the American College of Allergy, A sthma and Immunology. Dr. Stewart is a past-president of the Florida Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society and is a member of the American Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association and the Marion County Medical Society. Dr. Stewart also has an appointment as Affiliate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of South Florida in Tampa where he volunteers his time. He is also the President of the Marion County Medical Society (through August 2016).

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Update of physician wellness at individual, institutional and cultural levels
  2. Dealing with difficult colleagues and patients
  3. The medical marriage
  4. Coping with trauma and loss
  5. The ethics of burnout
  6. When the doctor becomes a patient
  7. Burnout: Is it me or is it medicine?
Additional 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.

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
Sun Nov 11 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Nov 12 Nassau, The Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Nov 13 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Nov 14 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Nov 15 Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Nov 16 Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Nov 17 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Nov 18 Miami, Florida
6:15 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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