7-Night Italy, Greece & Adriatic Cruise
from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to Venice, Italy June 21 - 28, 2020
12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 12 ACPE Credits Up to 12 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program Up to 12 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program 12.0 Contact Hours
$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.
Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Manchester campus)
The Frank H Netter School of Medicine/Quinnipiac University
North Haven, CT
Dr. Peter Buch is a clinical gastroenterologist with 37 years of teaching experience. Teaching is his passion and his style is case based, practical, interactive and fun.
He is a graduate of Downstate Medical Center (NY) He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center (now a division of Northwell Health).
Dr. Buch is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Frank H Netter school of Medicine/Quinnipiac University.
Dr. Buch has been honored to speak at dozens of national conferences. He looks forward to learning with you!
Grzegorz W. Telega, MD, MBA
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pediatric Liver Disease and Liver Transplant Program
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dr Telega developed one of the most successful pediatric liver disease and liver transplant program in the country. He published scientific articles with the intention to influence the clinical medicine. Work on utility of percutaneous cholangiography affected diagnostic work up of biliary atresia.
Dr Telega developed standards liver/kidney transplant in polycystic liver kidney disease. He participated in the international project analyzing approaches of primary care providers to outpatient management of obesity, participated in the study evaluating utility of ultra-sonographic measurement of epicardial fat in management of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
He performed large scale epidemiological study on prevalence of type 2 diabetes. His projects stem from the questions facing physician scientist in clinical practice and help to provide more effective and more cost-efficient care.
Describe why fatty liver disease is becoming the number one source of cirrhosis and hepatoma in the US and to manage the treatment of fatty liver
Understanding and Treating Chronic Diarrhea
Identify and treat the common sources of chronic diarrhea
Clinical Dilemmas in GI Bleeding
Identify the risk factors that lead to GI bleeding
Colon Cancer Prevention 2019
Define the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention
Dysphagia/Dyspepsia/GERD and the Primary Care Provider
Describe the difference between dyspepsia and GERD and to develop a clinical approach when PPIs fail
Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Tools for Successful Treatment
Select the "appropriate" workup for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Probiotics 2019: Fulfilling the Promise
Recognize the proven uses of Probiotics
Recognize presenting symptoms of celiac disease.
List conditions associated with increased risk of celiac disease.
Describe diagnostic process for celiac disease.
Identify benefits of gluten free diet in celiac disease.
Describe presenting symptoms in pediatric liver disease.
Classify symptoms into pathophysiological groups.
List differential diagnosis for main pathophysiologic group.
Genetic and metabolic liver disease
List the most common genetic and metabolic liver disorders.
Summarize available therapeutic options.
Autoimmune liver disease
List the most common autoimmune liver diseases.
Integrate screening and evaluation of autoimmune liver disease into primary practice.
Apply systematic approach to diagnosis of pediatric constipation.
Develop office based strategy for medical and behavioral treatment of constipation.
Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux
Apply systematic approach to diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux.
Develop office based strategy for medical and behavioral management of reflux.
Food allergy and gastrointestinal eosinophilic disease.
Describe presenting symptoms in pediatric food allergies.
Classify symptoms of food allergy and eosinophilic disease.
Generate treatment plan for the most common disorders.
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.
PORT OF CALL
Sun Jun 21
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Mon Jun 22
Tue Jun 23
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Wed Jun 24
*At Sea - Cruising
Thu Jun 25
Fri Jun 26
Sat Jun 27
Sun Jun 28
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Ah, the Eternal City: Romance, culture, food, history and fashion. You'll have to plan your time carefully as the sights of Rome are captivating and seemingly endless: the Colosseum and Forum, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain and, of course the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.You can't fit it all in one day (or even a week, to be honest). Be sure to spend at least a couple days enjoying the many pleasures Rome has to offer before you embark on your cruise conference.
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.
Catania, Sicily, Italy - Catania is one of the major cities in Sicily and is located on the island's eastern coast between Taormina and Syracuse (see Sicily map). Catania is on a major rail line and has an airport with flights to and from mainland Italy and other European cities.
Catania Top Sights: Greek and Roman Archeological Park with remains of an amphitheater, Odeon, Greek acropolis, Roman forum, catacombs, and baths.
At Sea - Cruising - Cruising
Argostoli, Greece - Situated on the largest of the Ionion Islands on Kefalonia, Argostoli is perfect for nature and history lovers. Tour the ruins of St. George Castle, see loggerhead turtles feeding and take in sweeping views atop its cliffs.
Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.
- Zadar is blessed with beautiful natural surroundings. The city faces an Adriatic archipelago that is one of the best sailing areas in the world. With its mild winters and warm summer, Zadar offers inhabitants and visitors an excellent environment for work and leisure.
Zadar is bordered by four national parks: the untouched Kornati Islands, the breathtaking Velebit mountains, the winding Krka River and the peaceful Plitvice Lakes. Other natural sites include the canyon of the river Zrmanja and the caves at Cerovac. These places are ideal for swimming, diving, boating, surfing, tracking, climbing and even skiing.
Venice, Italy - Now that you've finished your cruise take advantage of the abundance of things to do in Venice. Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.