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Current Topics in Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology, and Rheumatology

<em>Celebrity Reflection</em>
Celebrity Reflection
10-Night Ireland & Iceland Cruise
Round-trip Dublin, Ireland

May 16 - 26, 2019
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
16 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants
$750 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

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

George P. Rodgers, MD, FACC

George P. Rodgers, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Associate Chief of Cardiology 
The University of Texas Dell Medical School
Austin, TX. George Rodgers is a practicing cardiologist and an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of Cardiology at University of Texas Dell Medical School. He led the development of the cardiovascular curriculum for the new medical school and teaches medical students and residents on a regular basis. Beyond medical education, he has particular interests in prevention and the early detection of heart disease, team-based care and innovative value-based care for the safety net population.

Dr. Rodgers received his medical education and residency training in internal medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his fellowship training in cardiology at Baylor College of medicine in Houston. He began his cardiology practice in Austin in 1989. Dr. Rodgers has been very active in the American College of Cardiology and has served as the chair of its board of governors and on many other committees, task force and writing groups 

He received the Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Cardiology award in March 2017. 

When Dr. Rodgers is not teaching or practicing cardiology, he is making music videos with his singer-actress wife Leslie www.lesliehylandrodgers.com George Rodgers is a practicing cardiologist and an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of Cardiology at University of Texas Dell Medical School. He led the development of the cardiovascular curriculum for the new medical school and teaches medical students and residents on a regular basis. Beyond medical education, he has particular interests in prevention and the early detection of heart disease, team-based care and innovative value-based care for the safety net population.

Dr. Rodgers received his medical education and residency training in internal medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his fellowship training in cardiology at Baylor College of medicine in Houston. He began his cardiology practice in Austin in 1989. Dr. Rodgers has been very active in the American College of Cardiology and has served as the chair of its board of governors and on many other committees, task force and writing groups 

He received the Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Cardiology award in March 2017. 

When Dr. Rodgers is not teaching or practicing cardiology, he is making music videos with his singer-actress wife Leslie www.lesliehylandrodgers.com 

Alan Rubinow, MD

Alan Rubinow, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Medicine, Hadassah University Medical Center, Ein-Kerem
Jerusalem, Israel 
  Dr. Alan Rubinow was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a graduate of the Hadassah - Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel. Following his residency in Internal Medicine he trained in Rheumatology and Allergy in the Division of Arthritis at the Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts. His main research interest during his seven year tenure in Boston was amyloidosis, particularly the hereditary and familial forms of the disease. 

He is American Board certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Allergy/ Clinical Immunology. Dr. Rubinow is Associate Professor of Medicine and Senior Physician in the Department of Medicine and past chairman of the Rheumatology unit. He is past Chairman of the Israel Rheumatology Society and past Chairman of the Board of Examinations in Rheumatology. 

He has been visiting professor at many international universities and medical schools where he was involved in teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels: Indiana University School of Medicine (1994), University of Western Australia in Perth (2004) Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York City (2005), University of Cape Town, South Africa (2007) and University of Florence, Italy (2008). 

Prof. Rubinow was a member of the Board of Directors of Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI). He is the author of over 140 publications and chapters in books. 

In 1998 Prof. Rubinow was the recipient of the Feldman Foundation Fellowship and was Associate Visiting Professor of Medicine in the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University. He is a member of the Hadassah Medical Center Helsinki committee (Institutional Review Board) for research on human subjects, member of the ethics bureau of the Israel Medical Association and advisor to the Ombudsman in the Ministry of Health.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician AssistantsPhysicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Advances in diagnosis and management
    • Learn the new American College of Rheumatology/ EULAR diagnostic criteria
    • Understand the application of new serologic tests
    • Appreciate how use biologic agents in RA treatment
  2. Psoriatic Arthritis: whats new in management of skin and joints
    • Able to recognize between various forms of psoriatic arthritis
    • Know the new treatment modalities for PA
  3. Spondyloarthropathies
    • Discuss rheumatic and systemic features of this group of disease.
    • Learn new diagnostic and treatment options
  4. Gout and Crystal induced Arthropathies
    • Understand the epidemiology of gout
    • Discuss diagnosis of gout and pseudgout
    • Learn new treatment options
  5. Fibromyalgia: What it is and what it is not
    • Appreciate the contentious arguments surrounding this condition
    • Learn current opinions about pathophysiology
  6. Osteoarthritis
    • Discuss bio-mechanical and demographic aspects
    • Appreciate medical management
  7. Systemic Lupus Erythematosis: Clinical Vignettes
    • Review the current diagnostic criteria for SLE
    • When to refer a patient with SLE to a Rheumatologist
  8. Ethical dilemmas in Rheumatology
    • Identify ethical issued in common practice
    • Discuss the language of ethical discourse
  9. Obesity and Cardiometabolic syndrome
    • Describe the pathophysiology of the cardiometabolic syndrome
  10. The Mediterranean diet and other heart healthy diets
    • Describe the evidence supporting the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet
  11. Hypertension-new treatment recommendations
    • Outline the major changes in the new AHA/ACC guidelines regarding the treatment of hypertension
  12. Erectile Dysfunction-The hard evidence
    • Explain the prevalence and the pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction.
    • Describe three treatment strategies for ED
  13. Statin intolerance-the tricks of the trade
    • Describe the prevalence of statin intolerance
    • Describe three treatment strategies for statin intolerance
  14. Alirocumab and Evolocumab-PCSK9 inhibitors
    • Explain the pharmacologic mechanism of PCSK9 inhibitors in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia
  15. Pre-Operative evaluation for noncardiac surgery
    • Explain the risk stratification for patients anticipating noncardiac surgery
  16. Congestive Heart Failure-Update
    • Describe a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to the medical management of congestive heart failure
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.
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
Thu May 16 Dublin, Ireland
- 10:15 pm
Fri May 17 Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat May 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun May 19 Reykjavik, Iceland
1:00 am -
Mon May 20 Reykjavik, Iceland
- 3:00 pm
Tue May 21 Akureyri, Iceland
10:30 am 6:30 pm
Wed May 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu May 23 Lerwick (Shetland), Scotland
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri May 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat May 25 Cobh (Cork), Ireland
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun May 26 Dublin, Ireland
7:30 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Reflection Map

Ports of Call

Dublin, Ireland - Dublin, the fair city, invites you to wander the streets trod by Joyce, Yeats and Oscar Wilde. Drop in at pubs with mahogany bars and stained glass. In the Trinity College Library, feast your eyes on the illuminated 9th-century Book of Kells. Sample the world's most famous stout at the original Guinness Brewery. And, of course, there are plenty of shopping opportunities — from a souvenir shillelagh to Waterford crystal.

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland - Scotland's largest city, Glasgow's skyline is a kaleidoscope of architectural gems, encompassing the magnificent 12th century cathedral, the stunning Victorian cityscape and revolutionary Art Nouveau. Against this backdrop, the famed art galleries and museums of Glasgow have ensured that its cultural heritage stands alongside that of other major European cities. See works by some of the worlds greatest artists at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum housing a superb collection of paintings by, among others, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland's capital and largest city is located on the country's southwest coast at the head of Faxafloi Bay. Settled in 877 AD, Reykjavik has grown into an important seaport and center of government and education with theatres, museums and observatories. Interestingly, this modern city still chooses to use water from nearby hot springs to heat all of its buildings.

Akureyri, Iceland -  Akureyi, Iceland's second largest city‐affectionately known as the Capital of North Iceland‐ is one of the country's most important ports and fishing centers. Today, Akureyi is creating something of a buzz for its cool café scene, growing gourmet movement and bustling nightlife. But don't let that fool you. The atmosphere here is always laidback. From a fabulous summer festival program (energized by the near 24-hour daylight), to some of the best winter skiing you could wish for, Akureyi is a great base for exploring Eyjafjörður, Iceland's longest fjord, all year round.

Lerwick (Shetland), Scotland -

Cobh (Cork), Ireland - Cobh is just a short train ride to charming Cork, Ireland, whose hilly streets echo with the music of what is renowned to be Ireland's most talkative citizenry. Visit local artisans and witness their skills in the arts of weaving and cutting crystal. The charming English Market is a great place to get a taste of the local flavors (including the chance for an excellent meal at the Farmgate Cafe located within). Also, Cork's lovely art museum has many fine works by lesser known artists from the last few centuries.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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.
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