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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Emergency Medicine

<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox
6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

September 07 - 13, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
9.9 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.

Francis R. Mencl, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM

Francis R. Mencl, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM
Professor of Emergency Medicine; Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED); Rootstown, OH
ED Staff Physician, Western Reserve Hospital Emergency Department; Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Editorial Board, Prehospital Emergency Care  A graduate of Case Western Reserve (BA), Cleveland State (MS) and NEOMED (MD), Dr. Francis Mencl has been an emergency physician for 25 years. After completing his residency in EM at Akron City Hospital (Summa Health System) he stayed on as a teaching attending until this past winter when a national contract group stepped in. At Summa, he was involved with EMS, first as associate and then as system EMS Medical Director, while also serving on several area, state and national committees and as a board of directors of the Ohio Chapter of the ACEP.

In his leadership position, he assisted the hospital in acquiring and maintaining a variety of certifications and accreditations including level 1 trauma center, STEMI and chest pain as well as stroke center. He also revamped many of the EMS protocols for area agencies and introduced many area firsts.

Dr. Menc's passions include teaching and research. He is Professor of Emergency Medicine at NEOMED and lectures frequently at various national and international venues and is on the editorial board of PEC. He reorganized the EMS curriculum for the residents and revamped EMS continuing education for the EMTs and paramedics moving to more realistic hands-on, case based and simulation training, some of which involved the local police. At the paramedic school the students now do to an overnight training at the local national park. 

He also believes in translating research into practice and used some of his published work to develop best practices for his EMS agencies and Summa's STEMI program achieving significant savings in time to intervention.

For two years (2004-2006) Dr. Mencl took a sabbatical to serve as the program director of a new EM residency at the OLVG hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This provided insight into different health care systems and required considerable tact and sensitivity while dealing with a different health care system and with different medical specialties not all of whom where friendly towards the idea of emergency medicine. It also required a fair degree of humility at times!

After leaving Summa Health System Dr. Mencl continues to work in the ED but has also begun to branch out doing wound care in nursing homes and is a partner in a Subaxone clinic.

C. James Holliman, MD, FACEP, FIFEM

C. James Holliman, MD, FACEP, FIFEM
Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health Sciences 
Global Health Program Advisor at Penn State University Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland
Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, 
Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Peoples Republic of China
  Dr. Holliman (Jim) also is the Past-President of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, a consortium of all of the world's national and regional Emergency Medicine organizations. Jim's career has been centered around the development of the specialty of Emergency Medicine and training programs internationally. 

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. The Holliman Healthcare Plan and Why You Should Get Involved in Social Activism
    • Describe the inter-relationships between healthcare reform, tort reform, welfare reform, and prison reform.
  2. The Role of Emergency Medicine in Global Health
    • Describe the current structure of emergency medical care in different countries
  3. Mammal Bites
    • State the indications for antibiotic prophylaxis and treatment of mammal bites
  4. Toxic Seafood Ingestions
    • List the potentially dangerous types of seafood
  5. Abdominal Pain
    • Describe the diagnosis and initial management of acute abdominal pain
  6. Allergic Emergencies
    • List the sequence and dosages of medications used to treat allergic emergencies
  7. Chemical Weapons
    • Describe the management of exposure to chemical agents
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

Sat Sep 07 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:00 pm
Sun Sep 08 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Sep 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Sep 10 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Sep 11 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Sep 12 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Sep 13 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Western Caribbean

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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