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Preventive Cardiology: 2018 Cardiometabolic Summit

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Celebrity Equinox

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida
July 7 - 14, 2018

20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
20 Contact Hours
20 CE Credits

Course Fees:
$495 for Physicians
$395 for other Healthcare Providers

Please inquire for group discounts

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.
Medical Director, Center for Prevention and Wellness
Baptist Health South Florida
Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dr. Ozner is one of America's leading advocates for heart disease prevention. Dr. Ozner is a board-certified cardiologist, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Heart Association, Medical Director of Wellness & Prevention at Baptist Health South Florida and a well-known regional and national speaker in the field of preventive cardiology.
He is also the Symposium Director for "Cardiovascular Disease Prevention" an annual international meeting highlighting advances in preventive cardiology and dedicated to treatment and prevention of heart attack and stroke.

Dr. Ozner is the past President of the American Heart Association of Miami and has frequently appeared in the print, radio and television media including The New York Times, NPR radio and CBS News.

Dr Ozner was voted "Best of Miami in Medicine" in 2006 by Miami Today and he was the recipient of the 2008 American Heart Association Humanitarian Award and has been elected to Top Cardiologists in America by the Consumer Council of America.

Dr. Ozner is also the author of The Great American Heart Hoax, Heart Attack Proof and The Complete Mediterranean Diet. DrOzner.com

Tara Dall, MD, FNLA
Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology
Physician cofounder AvanceMD Concierge & Medispa, Richmond, VA
Co-founder Lecturepad.org
Chief of Cardiometabolic Education, Foundation for Health Improvement & Technology (nonprofit) Co-founder MD21.com virtual medicine

Dr. Tara Dall is a board certified lipidologist with roots in family medicine and training at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has spent the last 15 years using advanced biomarker testing in the clinical care of patients. She graduated in the inaugural class of Diplomates of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology in 2005. Her center achieved national recognition as the first fully certified Level II lipid clinic in the United States.

In 2008, Dr. Dall formed the Early Detection Center for heart disease and diabetes near Madison, Wisconsin and served as a clinical associate professor for the Medical College of Wisconsin. Two years later, she brought her fight against heart disease to the web, co-founding Lecturepad.org and FHITtv.org, web platforms that advance clinical understanding and application of advanced lipid and biomarker testing.

For 3 years Dr. Dall served as Chief Medical Officer of Health Diagnostic Laboratory. As an author and educator on biomarker research focused on the role that insulin resistance plays in diabetes prevention she has expanded the education of physicians to prevent chronic disease. She has a special interest in insulin resistance's role in cardiovascular disease, women's heart disease, Autoimmune disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and obesity. She also serves as chief of cardiometabolic education at the non-profit Foundation for Health Improvement and Technology (FHIT).

Known for her passionate delivery of complex medical topics in patient-friendly terms, Dr. Dall is a sought after speaker, traveling the world to present research on advanced biomarkers. She is a also a regular go-to for reporters, appearing on Bloomberg News, CBS Sports, CNN Radio, Reach MD Satellite Radio, and RadioHealth Journal. She was also a regular guest on KTXD-TV's The Broadcast in Dallas, as well as programs on wabcradio.com (Optimal wellness and Forever Young). She continues to practice medicine as a physician founder of AvanceMD Concierge in Richmond, VA which incorporates cutting edge web based technology to the human touch of medicine, providing services to local as well as national and international clients.

James Ehrlich, MD
Clinical Associate Professor (endocrinology)
University of Colorado, Denver
Founder and Medical Director
Early Detection Technology and Ehrlich Preventive Services, LLC
Denver, Colorado
Senior Medical Advisor, Cardionexus (affiliated with Panasonic Health Care)
Houston, Texas
Advisor on radiation protection
Premier Micronutrient Corporation, Denver, Colorado.

Dr. James Ehrlich is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, Denver (endocrinology) and was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the department of medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington DC from 1999-2012. Currently, he is the senior medical advisor for Cardionexus (Houston), an affiliate of Panasonic Healthcare.

Ehrlich is the medical director of Early Detection Technologies, LLC, which advises on best practices involving biomarkers, imaging technologies and radiation protection. From 2007 to 2009, Ehrlich has served as the chief medical officer of Atherotech, a Birmingham-based cardio- diagnostic laboratory where he served primarily to educate physicians in lipidology and to set up primary prevention programs within office practices.

Switching careers from anesthesiology to "high tech prevention", he founded and became the medical director of Colorado Heart and Body Imaging in Denver, two preventive medical imaging facilities using electron beam tomography (EBT) and numerous other modalities for the early detection of coronary and vascular disease, sleep apnea, osteoporosis and some cancers. By 2002, Colorado Heart and Body Imaging became the "nation's most technologically advanced and versatile screening center". Beginning in 1999, Dr. Ehrlich has also medically directed HeartScanWashington DC, HeartScan Houston and HeartScan Indiana while consulting for several other imaging centers nationally.

Considered an authority in the integration of imaging, physiologic and laboratory technologies with conventional office based assessment, Dr. Ehrlich has delivered over 200 lectures to physician audiences on 5 continents during the past 15 years and is the course director for two annual symposia on preventive medicine and new biomarkers. Involved in atherosclerosis research with investigators at two medical schools, Dr. Ehrlich is a founding member of the Society of Atherosclerosis Imaging and a co-founder of the Society of Cardiovascular CT. He is an active contributor to and task force member of SHAPE - the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication. Most of his research has focused on the monitoring of subclinical atherosclerosis in insulin resistant states and in Type 1 diabetes. Over the past 15 years, Ehrlich has made over 200 appearances on national and regional TV and radio discussing new methods for the early detection of disease and emerging concepts in prevention and wellness. Dr. Ehrlich is head of the medical advisory board of U.S. Preventive Medicine and is a medical advisor to Premier Micronutrient Corporation with a particular focus on biologic radiation protection.

After graduating with honors from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1976, he did his internship and residency training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where he had been a Clinical Asst. Professor in the department of anesthesiology,a specialty he had practiced for twenty years. In 2009, he created the IDA ("Identify Disease in Advance") Medical Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide access to advanced early detection tests in heart disease and cancer to individuals, regardless of ability to pay. A co-author of a multimedia CD called "The Physician's Guide to Coronary Imaging", he is now authoring a preventive medicine guide for the proactive consumer, while creating teleseminars and newsletters on biomarkers for physicians and the proactive individual. He is currently writing the novel which forms the basis for a medical detective television drama concept he created.

Michael A. Smith, MD
Senior Health Scientist for Life Extension

"The country doctor with a city education", that's how Dr. Michael A. Smith's many devoted fans describe him. Senior health scientist and online personality for Life Extension® -the world's leading organization dedicated to extending the healthy human life span - Dr. Smith is an author and blogger, creates and conducts webinars and appears in informational health and wellness videos. His engaging ability to present complex medical topics, be it diabetes, migraines, food sensitivity or weight management, in a clear, conversational manner has won him a sizable following of anti-aging and disease-prevention enthusiasts.

lso known as 'Dr. Mike,' for more than six years, he has worked at Life Extension in a variety of capacities, including as a health advisor, clinical information trainer and specialist and keynote speaker for the company's monthly lecture series.

Dr. Smith was a recurring guest in 2012 on The Suzanne Show with Suzanne Somers on the Lifetime Network, appeared on Gem of the Caribbean, a television show dedicated to disease prevention and is currently seen in several regional infomercials as an expert guest. He is also heard on numerous syndicated national health radio shows. He hosts Healthy Talk radio on www.RadioMD.com and is currently writing a book on the dietary supplement pyramid that is scheduled for publication spring 2014.

Most recently he contributed to Martha Stewart's Whole Living website as well as health articles on Examiner.com, About.com, and Expert Beacon. He has been a guest lecturer for numerous anti-aging organizations in South Florida and in his spare time, Dr. Smith manages several content-based medical websites that reach out to his legion of health-conscious fans.

Before joining Life Extension, Dr. Smith worked for the global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca as a cardiovascular medical science liaison. A spokesman for AstraZeneca's phase-3 clinical trial programs, he traveled throughout the U.S. presenting study results to cardiology groups and university centers.

A graduate of the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Smith completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Utah and a residency in radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Target Audience
Cardiologists, Internists, Family Physicians and All Health Care Providers interested in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiometabolic Disease
Program Purpose / Objectives
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women worldwide. This conference highlights the recent advances in the treatment and prevention of coronary heart disease, stroke and metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance and diabetes.
  • 20 credit hours, including 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for health care providers
  • State of the art lectures covering the treatment and prevention of cardiometabolic disease
  • Opening Keynote Lecture: The Prevention Revolution and the End of the Heart Attack Epidemic Michael Ozner, M.D.
  • Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Culinary Medicine and Live Cooking Demonstrations
  • Special session on alternative approaches to cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Panel discussions and Q&A with Faculty
  • Complimentary autographed copies of The Complete Mediterranean Diet, Heart Attack Proof and The Great American Heart Hoax

July 8
8:50 am Welcome and Introductions - Michael Ozner, MD
Opening Keynote Address
9:00 am The Prevention Revolution and the End of the Heart Attack Epidemic - Michael Ozner, MD
Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention
9:30 am The Cardiometabolic Benefits of Exercise - Michael Ozner, MD
10:00 am Mental Stress: The Forgotten Cardiovascular Risk Factor - Michael Ozner, MD
10:30 am Break
10:45 am The Optimal Diet for Cardiometabolic Health - Michael Ozner, MD
11:30 am Culinary Medicine: How To Prepare Heart-Healthy Meals: Live Cooking Demonstration - Christine Ozner, RN
12:00 noon Lunch and Visit Exhibits
Lipoprotein (a)
1:00 pm Lipoprotein (a), Homocysteine, Hypercoagulation and CV risk - Tara Dall, MD
Residual Risk
1:30 pm Strategies to Reduce CVD Residual Risk - James Ehrlich, MD
Familial Hypercholesterolemia
2:00 pm Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Clinical Update - Tara Dall, MD
2:30 pm Sleep Apnea and Cardiometabolic Disease - James Ehrlich, MD
3:00 pm Adjourn
July 09: Faculty Q&A and Case Studies: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 10: Faculty Q&A and Case Studies: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
July 11: Faculty Q&A and Case Studies: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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July 12
Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome
9:00 am Obesity from the Perspective of a Lipidologist: Root Cause Analysis - Tara Dall, MD
9:30 am Adiposopathy and the "Obesity Paradox" - Michael Ozner, MD
10:00 am Metabolic Syndrome: The Primary Pathway to CVD and Diabetes - James Ehrlich, MD
10:30 am The Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Optimal Cardiovascular Health - Michael Ozner, MD
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Prevention of "Smoldering" Insulin Resistance to Optimize Cardiometabolic Health - Tara Dall, MD
11:30 am Panel Discussion With Question-and-Answer Session
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 pm Blood Pressure Guidelines: Consensus and Controversy - James Ehrlich, MD
1:30 pm Inflammation and Atherosclerosis - Michael Ozner, MD
2:00 pm Seven Common Conditions Where Hidden Heart Disease Risk Lurks - James Ehrlich, MD
2:30 pm Panel Discussion With Questions and Answers Session
3:00 pm Adjourn
July 13
9:00 am LDL Cholesterol vs Non-HDL Cholesterol vs Apo B for CVD Risk Assessment: And the Winner is... - Michael Ozner, MD
9:30 am Heart Disease in Women: Putting Prevention into Practice - Tara Dall, MD
10:00 am Novel Biomarkers in CV Assessment - James Ehrlich, MD
10:30 am New Diabetes Medications that Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes - Tara Dall, MD
10:45 Break
11:00 am Lessons Learned from Celebrity Heart Disease - James Ehrlich, MD
11:30 am Panel Discussion With Questions and Answers Session
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 pm The Role of Cardiac Imaging in Clinical Practice - James Ehrlich, MD
Complementary and Alternative Approaches For Cardiovascular Health
1:30 pm Vitamins & Supplements - Michael Smith
1:50 pm Meditation - Mindfulness - Michael Ozner, MD
2:10 pm Probiotics - Michael Smith
2:30 pm Panel Discussion With Questions and Answers Session
3:00 pm Adjourn

Agenda is subject to change.
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.

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 20 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.

Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 20 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Chiropractors: CE Credits may be available - At time of booking please let us know what state you need relicensure credit in.
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 Jul 07 Miami, Florida
Welcome Reception 7-8 pm Guests Welcome
- 3:30 pm
Sun Jul 08 At Sea
- -
Mon Jul 09 San Juan, Puerto Rico
3:30 pm 11:00 pm
Tue Jul 10 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Guests Welcome
Q&A and Case Discussions 7-8 pm
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jul 11 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Guests Welcome
Q&A and Case Discussions 7-8 pm
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jul 12 At Sea
- -
Fri Jul 13 At Sea
Farewell Reception- Guests welcome
- -
Sat Jul 14 Miami, Florida
7:00 am -
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