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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Cardiology Essentials and Case Studies
Co-Provided with School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

Royal Caribbean's <em>Allure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas
7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise
Round-trip Barcelona, Spain

October 11 - 18, 2020
12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
12.0 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

William E. Lawson, MD, FACCP, FACC, FSCAI

Professor of Medicine
Director, Heart Center Outcomes Research
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program 

Dr. William Lawson graduated from Rutgers Medical School in 1977. Dr. Lawson has been at SUNY, Stony Brook since 1980, where he is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. At Stony Brook he has acted as Chief of Cardiology, Director of Echocardiography, Non-Invasive, Invasive, and Preventive Cardiology. He is currently Director of Cardiac Outomes Research and Preventive Cardiology. Dr. Lawson is a practicing interventional cardiologist and Director of the Interventional Cardiology fellowship program at Stony Brook.

Dr. Lawson is ABIM certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology and is a Fellow of the ACC, ACCP, SCAI, ACA. He has broad expertise and interest in the field of cardiovascular disease and is actively involved in the teaching and mentoring of physicians and allied health care professionals at SUNY, Stony Brook.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersInternists, Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
deal candidates for this seminar include physicians as well as other health care professionals involved in the daily management of cardiac patients in the office, clinic, or hospital settings.

Topics:
  • Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Emerging Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
  • Women and Heart Disease
  • Diagnosis & Management of Coronary Heart Disease
  • New Strategies in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction and its Complications
  • Advances in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
  • Interventional Cardiology: Indications, Outcomes & New Frontiers
  • Changes in Cardiac Surgical Revascularization
  • EKG Review and Case Studies
  • Diagnosis and Management of Vavular Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathies & Pericardial Disease
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of non-Cardiac Vascular Disease
Objectives:
Participants will be invited to share their clinical experiences, concerns, and insights.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Define treatment objectives of primary and secondary prevention based on clinical assessment
  • Recognize non-traditional markers for coronary artery disease risk
  • Describe differences in prevention, diagnosis, treatment in women
  • Identify the indication, utility, and findings of non-invasive cardiac testing
  • Describe the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of chronic and unstable coronary artery disease (including myocardial infarction and its complications)
  • Consider the appropriate use of medical treatment, catheterization, angioplasty and surgical revascularization in the management of coronary artery disease
  • Interpret basic EKG abnormalities
  • Recognize and treat common cardiac arrhythmias
  • Understand the changing objectives of congestive heart failure treatment
  • Diagnose and treat valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, and non-cardiac vascular disease
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
Sun Oct 11 Barcelona, Spain
- 6:00 pm
Mon Oct 12 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue Oct 13 Provence (Marseille), France
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 14 La Spezia, Florence/Pisa Italy
8:30 am 8:30 pm
Thu Oct 15 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri Oct 16 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Sat Oct 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Oct 18 Barcelona, Spain
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Barcelona, Spain -

Barcelona is a one of the world's great cities. Stroll down her tree-lined boulevards, the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia or the more touristed Las Ramblas. On the Passeig, shop a serious fashion district while marveling at examples of Mordenisme architecture, seemingly sculpted from the stuff of dreams (Gaudi's masterpiece of a family home, Casa Batlló is well worth a visit). If a trip on the Passeig hasn't convinced you of Gaudi's genius, a visit to La Sagrada Familia Cathedral will do the trick; this fantastic, soaring marvel will live on in your memory long after you've returned.

Not far from the Passeig and just north of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter (the Barri Gotic) provides an abundance of shopping opportunities for all tastes, and a bit of European history to boot - check out the tranquil Cathedral of Barcelona. To see a bit of local life a visit to a food market is a quick, fun detour: try Santa Caterina near the Cathedral or Mercado de La Boqueria, right off of Las Ramblas.

Barcelona's food is also a highlight: stop into a tapas bar and try a variety of delicacies. "Standard" restaurants of every style are available, too. And, there's music, too! Visit an underground jazz club or the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana; or stop by the Palau Dalmases for a stunning, flamenco performance (it's near the Picasso museum). Did we mention art? One of the largest collections of Picasso's art is found at the Museau Picasso, and a great collection of contemporary, figurative (i.e not abstract) painting and sculpture is housed at the European Museum of Modern Art just around the corner.

It's probably clear by now that you really can't get it all done in a day (even if all means "just the must-sees"). So, stay for a day or three in the Gothic Quarter or near Plaça de Catalunya and really get a feel for what makes Barcelona such a wonderful place. Partly it's the result of the "accidents" of its history and present: as the regional capital of Spain's prosperous Catalunya region, Barcelona has a "flavor" that is a bit of a mix between Spanish and French (it's located quite close to the French border). Yes, you can practice your Spanish here - it attracts Spaniards from throughout the country - but you'll also see and hear Catalan with it's own charm. You won't regret you time here.

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, these islands offer you pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. Visit Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

Provence (Marseille), France -

La Spezia, Florence/Pisa Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

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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