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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Hospital Medicine and Neurology

Royal Caribbean's <em>Symphony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida

September 21 - 28, 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
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

Edward M. Mendoza, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAN, FACPE

Dr. Edward M. Mendoza is an independent contractor and senior Physician Consultant of the Mendoza group. He has more than 29 years of experience in health care as a physician and consultant. He also has a Neurology private practice. Dr. Mendoza's consulting services include physician training, coder and case manager education, physician liaison training, clinical documentation quality reviews, clinical pathway development, and clinical cost management.

Other present consulting experience is as a part time Vice President of Medical Affairs (Medical Director) at a tertiary care facility. He also assists with DRG and CPT proper coding projects and educational programs for HIM, UM, and QA personnel.

Dr. Mendoza is board certified in Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Medical Management. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Academy of Neurology. He is a Certified Physician Executive. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science, received his Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and his Masters of Business Administration from the Executive Program of Georgia State University in Atlanta.

The Road to 10: The Small Physician Practice's Route to ICD-10, is a resource provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help physicians prepare for the arrival of ID-10. Dr. Mendoza has recently been honored by being selected by CMS to be a member of the Physician Champion Community of Practice. This Community of Practice was established by CMS in order to bring together physicians from across the country to share ICD-10 best practices and lessons learned with their peers. The physician champions are well-respected leaders in their local physician communities and volunteer their time to service as an ICD-10 resource and a mentor to their colleagues.

Dr. Mendoza is widely published in the medical literature including several books: International Healthcare, A Framework for Comparing National Health Care Systems, 3rd edition and Mastering the Reimbursement Process, 2nd Edition. He has been recognized in Modern Healthcare for his international expertise. He has spoken at numerous seminars, both nationally and internationally on clinical, international health care, and managed care topics. He has prepared and taught "Financing International Health Care Systems, Comparative International Health Care Systems, and Managed Care for Public Health" for the school of Public Health, Morehouse School of Medicine.

Robert Fogerty, MD

Robert Fogerty, MD
Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine
Director of Bed Resources, Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT 

After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Boston College, Robert L. Fogerty received his MD and MPH degrees from Northwestern University and completed training in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

In 2011, he joined the Yale faculty as a founding member of the Academic Hospitalist Program, where he currently is an Associate Professor and is Co-Director for the Quality Improvement & Physician Leadership Distinction. His academic interests include safety and quality of care in the inpatient setting, and cost-effective care. 

In his position as Director, Bed Resources for Yale New Haven Hospital, known institutionally as the "Bed Czar," Dr. Fogerty holds administrative responsibility for the allocation and utilization of the 1,541 licensed beds at Yale New Haven Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the United States, and he remains clinically active on the inpatient general medicine service.

Publications include the Journal of Hospital Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine and holds leadership positions in the Society of Hospital Medicine and the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Hospital Medicine Literature Highlights - Cardiology, Cancer, Nephrology
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe key updates & current literature related to the modern practice of hospital medicine.
  2. Hospital Medicine Literature Highlights 2 - Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Rheumatology
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe key updates & current literature related to the modern practice of hospital medicine.
  3. Tick Borne Diseases
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to recognize key clinical features of tick borne diseases.
  4. Test Interpretation and Medical Decision Making
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to interpret medical test results in a scientific manner.
  5. Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - prophylaxis and treatment
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe the current standard of care for prophylaxis and treatment of venous thrombosis in a hospitalized patient.
  6. Special Considerations for the Geriatric Patient
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe key treatment considerations for geriatric inpatients.
  7. Sepsis and Shock
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe the current state of sepsis recognition and treatment, in accordance with widely accepted published guidelines.
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
Sat Sep 21 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Sep 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Sep 23 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Sep 24 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Sep 25 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Sep 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Sep 27 Coco Cay, Bahamas
8:30 am 5:30 pm
Sat Sep 28 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

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.  

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

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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