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

Royal Caribbean's Incredible Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Miami, FL
January 27 - February 3, 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.
Minesh Khatri, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Winthrop University Hospital
State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives

To provide the physician with a working knowledge of clinically relevant and up-to-date topics in clinical nephrology using a combined lecture and case study approach. This review will provide a practical overview of commonly encountered problems in clinical nephrology, focusing on prevention, diagnosis, and management. For each topic, nephrology essentials will be reviewed and illustrative cases explored and discussed. Participants will be invited to share their clinical experiences, concerns, and insights. Upon completion of the course, participants should have a clear understanding of the stages of chronic kidney disease and be able to enumerate the common disease entities that result in chronic disease; recognize common complications of chronic kidney disease especially anemia and abnormalities of calcium and phosphorus metabolism, their pathophysiology and management.

Participants should be familiar with the incidence of hypertension in the community, its demographics and complications, and be able to describe the approach to management of the difficult to control hypertensive patient. Participants should recognize the renal complications of diabetes mellitus, its pathophysiology and approach to management; describe the different types of kidney stones, their pathophysiology and management; recognize the significance of proteinuria, describe the common diseases associated with proteinuria, and understand the management of proteinuria.

The practitioner should also be familiar with the approach to management of the stable renal transplant patient and be able to recognize and anticipate the major complications. Finally, the practitioner should be able to describe the pathophysiology and etiology of hyponatremia in clinical practice and have an understanding of the approach to its management.

Ideal candidates for these seminars include physicians as well as other health care professionals involved in the daily management of renal patients in the office, clinic, or other outpatient setting.


January 28 08:00 am-10:00 am Chronic Kidney Disease: Its Causes and Stages
10:00 am-10:15 am Break
10:15 am-12:15 pm Calcium and Phosphorus Abnormalities in Chronic Kidney Disease
January 29 09:00 am-10:00 am Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease
10:00 am-10:15 am Break
10:15 am-12:15 pm Hypertension: Demographics and Incidence
12:15 pm-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm-2:15 pm Combination Therapy in Management of Hypertension Case Studies
2:15 pm-3:15 pm Diabetic Nephropathy
3:15 pm-3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm-4:30 pm Kidney Stones: Its Causes and Management
February 2 08:00 am-09:00 am Proteinuria: Its Causes and Management
09:00 am-10:00 am Managing the Renal Transplant Patient
10:00 am-10:15 am Break
10:15 am-11:15 am New Approaches to the Management of Hyponatremia
11:15 am-12:15 pm Case Studies and Course Overview
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.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim 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.

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
Sun Jan 27 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Jan 28 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Tue Jan 29 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12 noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Wed Jan 30 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jan 31 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Fri Feb 01 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Sat Feb 02 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Sun Feb 03 Miami, Florida
6:15 am -
Royal Caribbean Western Caribbean Itinerary Map
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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