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Emergency Medicine and Cannabinoid Medicine

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity Equinox

7-Night Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida
December 29, 2018 - January 5, 2019

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
3 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

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.
Marni Brooks, BSc, MSW, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Staff Physician, New York General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chair, Ontario Medical Association Medical Interest Group in Cannabinoid Medicine

Dr. Marni Brooks began her education at McGill university where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in psychology and focused her thesis in the area of pediatric pain. She was then sponsored by a physician in Sydney, Australia to assist in his pediatric pain research.

Upon her return to Canada, she completed a Master of Social Work degree where she spent years of training studying women's health and addiction as field placements. Her interest in addiction continued after she completed her medical degree and family medicine residency at the University of Toronto.

She is now a Fellow in Family Medicine and, until now, has explored working in the areas of family medicine, sleep medicine, addiction medicine and cannabinoid medicine. Dr. Brooks also sat on the OMA Executive of the Section on Addiction Medicine for nearly a decade where she assisted with negotiations with the Ministry of Health on behalf of the members in her section. Most recently, she founded and is the Chair of the OMA Medical Interest Group in Cannabinoid Medicine, the first such group in the country.

Dr. Brooks currently focuses her work in Cannabinoid Medicine, her two main interests. She hopes to help educate her peers, the community and patients, as well as advocate for them, on the benefits of cannabis for a variety of health conditions, either as sole therapy or in conjunction with other treatments. Other experiences in Cannabinoid Medicine include speaking on the Northwinds panel for insurance providers and acting as an expert witness on the safety and medical uses of cannabis in a sentencing hearing.

Eric Gross, MD, MMM, FACEP
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Quality Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, Davis

Dr. Gross completed his undergraduate training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and went on to finish his residency in emergency medicine at the George Washington University. He also received a Masters in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2013.

Dr. Gross has been in academic clinical practice since 2001, holding the position of Associate Residency Director at both Maricopa Medical Center and Hennepin County Medical Center.

Currently Dr. Gross is the Quality Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Davis. In addition to his leadership role at Davis, Dr. Gross has been active in emergency medicine on a national level for many years.

For the American Board of Emergency Medicine, he serves as an item writer and oral board examiner. For the American College of Emergency Physicians, he serves on the Education Committee. He is also longstanding faculty for the Heroic and Life Saving Procedural Labs taught annually at the ACEP Scientific Assembly.

Trevor Mills, MD, MPH
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California Health
Chief of Emergency Medicine
Veterans Affairs
Northern California Health Care System.

Dr. Mills, is an academic emergency physician at the University of California Davis and the Chief of Emergency Medicine at the VA Northern California Heath Care System.

His undergraduate education was at the University of Oregon and he subsequently attended medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. His lifelong interest in Trauma, including the treatment and prevention of injuries, was sparked in his EM residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, and his time as an attending at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Commitment to the study of inquiry prevention paved the way for his Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas Houston.

He currently resides in Davis California, with his wife and family.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Decision making rules in Trauma
    • Utilize simple decision making rules to more efficiently treat the injured patien
  2. Application of decision making rules in trauma-real life examples
    • Apply decision making rules to real life examples
  3. Your patient is bleeding, massive transfusions and beyond
    • Utilize the national standard approach to massive transfusions
  4. Updates in the evaluation of neurologic emergencies
    • Develop a strategy for the approach to the patient with a TIA or suspected stroke
  5. A modern approach to burn care
    • Develop a strategy to the approach of the burned patient
  6. Visual Perles in Trauma
    • Use visual perles to explore difficult diagnoses
  7. Heroic procedures in the ED
    • Utilze up to date techniques for the perfomance of difficult procedures
  8. Airway Management Tips
    • Discuss algorithmic approach to airway management
  9. Airway Case Management Discussion
    • Apply knowledge of new devices and approaches to management in case based scenarios
  10. Abdominal Pain That Can Kill
    • Suggest algorithms for rapid diagnosis of patients with abdominal pain
  11. Upper Extremity Fracture Management
    • Recognize which fractures require immediate orthopedic consultation
  12. Resistant Infections in the ED
    • Discuss appropriate antibiotic use in patients with potential antibiotic resistant infections
  13. A Look at the Red Eye
    • Discuss causes and management of the red eye
  14. Heat Illness: Are You Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot?
    • Recognize the various presentations of heat illness
  15. Cannabis as Medicine: Practical Applications for Physicians
    • Why medical cannabis should be an important consideration for physicians
    • What the medicinal components of cannabis are and how they work
    • What types of cannabinoid products are available in North America
    • What evidence exists that supports medical cannabis use
    • How can physicians authorize (“prescribe”) medical cannabis safely
    • To provide resources and tools for future prescribers of cannabis and/or for referral to a Cannabis Clinic
    • Review case studies (time permitting)
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.

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 Dec 29 Miami, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Dec 30 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Dec 31 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jan 01 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Jan 02 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jan 03 George Town, Cayman Islands
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jan 04 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jan 05 Miami, Florida
7:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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