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Current Topics in Neurology and Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Royal Caribbean's <em>Jewel of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas
7-Night Greek Isles Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

June 16 - 23, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 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

William O. Tatum IV, DO

William O. Tatum IV, DO
Consultant and Professor of Neurology
Mayo Clinic Florida

Dr. William O. Tatum IV is professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and senior consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Florida. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. 

He is board-certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy and serves as the current director for the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. He completed his medical education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, neurology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, and a two-year epilepsy fellowship at Graduate Hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. 

After training, he relocated to Tampa, Florida pioneering Tampa General Hospital-University of South Florida Comprehensive Epilepsy Center before joining the Mayo Clinic in 2009 as a clinician-educator. 

He is a past president of the board of the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, currently serving as the Vice-Chair for the clinical neurophysiology section of the American Academy of Neurology. He has served on the board of directors for the American Board of Registration of EEG Technologists and Evoked Potentials, and currently serves on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. 

He has been principal investigator in surgical and pharmacologic clinical trials with research interests in seizure semiology, drug-resistant epilepsy, and EEG/clinical neurophysiology. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and editorials and has edited/co-edited 7 books in the field of epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. He serves on the current editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology as an Associate Editor, and is the Editor-in-Chief for Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports. He has presented lectures at national and international meetings as an invited lecturer. 

Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS

Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Director, Asthma Clinical Research Center
Boston Children's Hospital
Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
Boston, MA Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS, has dedicated much of her career to clinical research aimed at reducing and preventing asthma and allergic diseases in children, particularly inner-city children. She directs the Asthma Clinical Research Center at Boston Children's Hospital and is a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

Originally from St. Louis, she earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in 1997. After a fellowship in immunology at Johns Hopkins University, she joined the faculty in the Division of Immunology and Allergy at Boston Children's and Harvard Medical School, where she has remained for the past 18 years. She holds a Master of Science in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Phipatanakul has built a deep network of community relationships, and she conducts both school- and home-based asthma studies with inner-city children. From there, she leads a comprehensive National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded school-based environmental trial, the School Inner-City Asthma Intervention Study and was recently awarded a new NHLBI R01 comprehensively evaluating environmental exposures and sleep disordered breathing in children.

Dr. Phipatanakul is also the Boston pediatric principal investigator for the NHLBI AsthmaNet and the Severe Asthma Research Program and the PreCISE network. She is also the Boston site PI for a multicenter primary asthma prevention study evaluating killed bacterial lysate in babies, a vitamin D trial in school aged children with asthma, and the overall PI for a NIAID funded, nationwide, multicenter asthma prevention study evaluating omalizumab (anti-IgE) in preventing the allergic asthma march in allergic, wheezing toddlers. She has authored 180 publications in scientific journals, including JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine and has had continuous NIH funding for 15 years. She was recently elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Asthma
    • Updates on strategies to reduce and prevent asthma with consideration of practice guidelines in management
  2. Rhinitis/Sinusitis
    • Appreciate the signs and symptoms of rhinitis due to allergies and acute and chronic sinusitis with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment.
  3. Allergy Shots/ Sublingual Immunotherapy
    • Learn about allergy shots and sublingual immunotherapy and indications for its use and how they may be given safely .
  4. Environmental and Occupational Allergenic Triggers
    • Provide appropriate testing and counseling to patients with suspected environmental and occupational triggers for disease .
  5. Food Allergy
    • Determine whether a patient has food allergy, perform and interpret appropriate allergy tests, and provide a management plan for patients with food allergy.
  6. Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema
    • Manage atopic dermatitis, based upon better knowledge of a complex chronic skin disorders.
  7. Anaphylaxis
    • Recognize the severity of anaphylaxis and the causes.
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.
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 Jun 16 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Mon Jun 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jun 18 Santorini, Greece
1:00 am 10:00 pm
Wed Jun 19 Mykonos, Greece
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Jun 20 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jun 21 Katakolon, Greece
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Jun 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 23 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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Ports of Call

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!

Katakolon, Greece - Explore the site of the very first Olympic Games! Ancient Olympia is a short drive from Katakolon to see where the sacred flame is still lit every Olympic year. Wonder at the ruins of the awesome Temple of Zeus.

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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