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Rheumatology

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Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity Equinox

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida
January 19 - 26, 2019

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$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.

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
Ronald R. Butendieck, JR, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology Consultant
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

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.

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Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Rheumatoid arthritis: Diagnosis and management
  2. Lupus: A case-based approach
  3. Sjogren&aposs syndrome: Beyond sicca
  4. Scleroderma: A systemic disease
  5. Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis
  6. Gout and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease
  7. Rheumatologic medications: what you need to know
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.
Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education 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.


ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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.

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 Jan 19 Miami, Florida
- 3:30 pm
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
7:00 am -
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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