Topics in Primary Care and Rheumatology
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise ConferenceRound-trip Miami, Florida
January 19 - 26, 2019
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
$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.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Dr. Ronald Butendieck is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He received his undergraduate degree of biochemistry and molecular biology at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University Of Florida College Of Medicine. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency and his Rheumatology Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. He is actively involved in teaching Internal Medicine Residents and Rheumatology Fellows at the Mayo Clinic and has received the Top Teacher in Rheumatology Award three times as a consultant at the Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Butendieck has an interest in Behçet's disease and has presented on the topic of Neuro-Behçet's at the 16th International Conference on Behçet's Disease in Paris, France and the 56th Annual Australian Rheumatology Association Conference in Adelaide, Australia. He is the contributing author on the topic of Behçet's for the National Organization for Rare Disorders. He has also given numerous national and regional presentations and authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
Dr. Butendieck maintains membership in the American College of Rheumatology, American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association. In 2017, he was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. He currently serves on the Mayo International Health Program Selection Committee and the Humanities in Medicine Subcommittee.
David B. Feller, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Family Practice, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Vice Chair of Community Health and Director of Behavioral Medicine, University of Florida, College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program, Gainesville, Florida
Dr. Feller received his M.D from University of Florida, Florida. Dr. Feller is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He did clinical practice for 5 years and then joined the faculty of the Family Medicine Residency Program. He is currently vice chair for community health and director of behavioral medicine.
He has received several awards for his teaching including Clinical Science Teacher of the year by medical students, Exemplary Teaching Award from the College of Medicine, Teacher of the year by Family Medicine Residents, and Exemplary Teaching Award by the FAFP. His academic interests include integrative medicine and behavioral medicine.
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- Rheumatoid arthritis: Diagnosis and management
- Diagnose and initiate treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
- Lupus: A case-based approach
- List the most common clinical and laboratory features of lupus
- Sjogren&aposs syndrome: Beyond sicca
- Identify extra-glandular features of Sjogren's syndrome and outline a treatment plan for most common manifestations.
- Scleroderma: A systemic disease
- Describe key clinical features scleroderma.
- Accurately select patients who require more immediate investigations to identify cardiopulmonary disease.
- Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis
- Diagnose polymyalgia rheumatica and initiate treatment.
- Diagnose giant cell arteritis and initiate treatment
- Gout and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease
- Use the ACR/EULAR guidelines to diagnose and treat gout.
- Differentiate between gout and pyrophosphate deposition disease.
- Rheumatologic medications: what you need to know
- Summarize key potential risks when using disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).
- Develop a plan for the appropriate administration of immunizations and timing of surgical procedures in patients who are being treated with DMARDs
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.
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.
Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
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.
Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .
US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.
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|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Sat Jan 19||Miami, Florida
|Sun Jan 20||At Sea
|Mon Jan 21||San Juan, Puerto Rico
||3:30 pm||11:00 pm|
|Tue Jan 22||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Wed Jan 23||Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
||7:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Thu Jan 24||At Sea
|Fri Jan 25||Nassau, Bahamas
||9:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Sat Jan 26||Miami, Florida
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.