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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Palliative Medicine and End of Life Care, Including Related Topics in Neurology

<em>Celebrity Summit</em>
Celebrity Summit
7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico

December 14 - 21, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Up to 14 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Anesthesiology® (ABA) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
 3½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
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.
Faculty

Charles S. Mills, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDBC

Charles S. Mills, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDBC
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Medical Director, Palliative and Hospice Medicine, Elliot Health System, Manchester, NH
Medical Director, Manchester VNA and VNA of Southern NH Hospice
Medical Director, Inspiris/Optum Care of United Health, Massachusetts
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Dr Mills is a board certified internist and palliative care specialist with over 35 years of medical experience and practice. He practiced for many years both clinically and with administrative positions at the former Fallon Clinic/Fallon Community Health System. It was here that he built a strong interest in and knowledge of the impact of health care systems and economics on the delivery of care. In these various rolls, he became a strong advocate for physician education to assist the evolution of the care models necessary for success in the developing health care market.

Dr Mills's extensive work in geriatrics in his clinical practice led to his growth in palliative and hospice medicine. Taking on a medical directorship at a local hospice, he gained practical knowledge of this field and went on to complete additional study in this area leading to his successful completion of board certification in 2008. 

He is a zealous proponent of interactive learning processes and enjoys leading/mentoring invigorated medical education forums. He has lectured and taught broadly at both a community/ lay level, medical school level , residency/fellow level and at attending level of audience

Joel M. Kaufman, MD, FAAN

Joel M. Kaufman, MD, FAAN
Clinical Professor of Neurology
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Department of Neurology
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI. Dr. Joel M. Kaufman is Clinical Professor of Neurology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a member of the Department of Neurology at Rhode Island Hospital, where he is the Medical Director of the Neurology Resident Teaching Clinic. 

Dr. Kaufman graduated from Boston University, majoring in mathematics, and from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship at Presbyterian Hospital at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco (now California Pacific Medical Center) and his Neurology residency at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center). He then joined Fallon Clinic (now Reliant Medical Group) in Worcester, Massachusetts. From 1988 through 1996 he was Medical Director of Fallon Community Health Plan. From 1997 to early 2014 he was Executive Director of the Lifespan/Physicians Professional Services Organization.

Dr. Kaufman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and active with the Academy, currently chairing the Payment Alternatives Team. He is also serving or has served on many other professional boards and committees.

Dr. Kaufman's interests include physician advocacy, quality improvement in medical practice, provide-payer interaction, and clinical teaching.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics
  1. Palliative Care Overview: History, Range of focus and Relation to Hospice Care
    • To discover the roots of palliative medicine, its impact on traditional practice models and the relation/definition between palliative and hospice care
  2. Advanced Care Directives
    • To define the history/legalities of advanced care directives.
    • To differentiate the various formats and techniques to advance end of life discussions.
    • To examine the controversies in ACD such as surgical thirty day rules.
  3. Pain Management and Palliative Care: Pharmaceutical review and a Review of the Issues of the Opioid Crisis
    • To illustrate treatment options for critical and end of life medical conditions.
    • To examine the roots and solutions of the opioid crisis particularly as related to palliative and hospice care.
  4. COPD, CHF and ESRD in Palliative Care
    • To utilize palliative medicine skills in the planning/treatment of these common chronic conditions.
  5. Patient Driven Voluntary Cessation of Hydration and Nutrition
    • To identify the phenomena of patient's elective decision in non acutely mortal situations to terminate their lives through active decision.
    • To examine the practitioners role/obligations in such a situation
  6. End of Life Symptomology and Management
    • To summarize the common EOL symptoms.
    • To demonstrate pharmaceutical and behavioral management of these conditions.
  7. Reimbursement and Coverage Strategies
    • To examine the CMS rules of remuneration for non palliative/hospice providers in palliative/hospice patients
  8. Mental State - delirium, MCI and dementia
  9. Can the Patient Hear Me? - awareness, unresponsiveness and coma
  10. Stroke - follow-up and prognosis
  11. Gap Analysis - quality approach to practice improvement
  12. Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's in Palliative Care
  13. Brain Death - what is it and diagnosis
  14. The Plan for Monday - changes for ease of practice and improvement in care
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
Sat Dec 14 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Sun Dec 15 St. Thomas, U.S. V.I.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Dec 16 Basseterre, St Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Dec 17 St John's, Antigua and Barbuda
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Dec 17 Castries, St. Lucia
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Dec 19 Bridgetown, Barbados
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Dec 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Dec 21 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Summit Map for 12/14/2019

Ports of Call

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.

St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. - Arguably the island with the best shopping and the best beaches. Shop duty-free Charlotte Amalie 'til you drop. Or dive into the beach scene at beautiful Magens Bay, Coki Point, or Turtle Cove, nesting ground of the endangered hawksbill sea turtle.

Basseterre, St Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis -  

St John's, Antigua and Barbuda -

Bridgetown, Barbados - An island some say is more British than Britain. Here, cricket is the national sport and afternoon tea goes without saying. But Barbados is true blue Caribbean as well, with classic sand beaches, and wild monkeys in the jungle.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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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