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Sports Medicine, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Telemedicine, and Electronic Medical Records

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity Equinox

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
June 1 - 8, 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
Jay Portnoy, MD
Allergist in the Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Medical Director, Telemedicine, Dept of Medical Informatics and Telemedicine
Professor of Pediatrics, UMKC School of Medicine
Children's Mercy- Kansas City

Dr. Jay Portnoy is an allergist in the Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and he is the Medical Director of Telemedicine at Children's Mercy-Kansas City and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He received his medical degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and he did his pediatric residency at the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and his Allergy fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following that he returned to Children's Mercy Hospital.

Dr. Portnoy has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals involving asthma disease management, environmental control and mold allergy. More recently he has been involved in use of Telemedicine to deliver patient care and in evidence-based medicine. He founded the UMKC School of Medicine allergy program and directed it from 1997-2006.

Dr. Portnoy served as President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in 2008 and he currently serves on numerous committees both of the American College and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. He also is Chair of MOC for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and he serves on the FDA advisory panel for allergenic extracts.

Dr. Portnoy lives in Overland Park Kansas with his wife and 2 cats. Fortunately, neither are cat-allergic.

Carlos R. Rodriguez, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Rodriguez is the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship and Assistant Director to the Family Residency Program at Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg. Dr. Rodriguez received his B.A. in Biology from Harvard University in 1989. He completed his medical degree at the Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, IL in 1993. Following medical school Dr. Rodriguez completed a General Surgery Internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. He then joined the United States Navy where he served as General Medical Officer on the USS Shreveport, the Naval Base in Norfolk and the Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia from 1994 to 1997. After completing his active duty commitment he remained in the United States Naval Reserve until 2002 when he was Honorably Discharged.

Dr. Rodriguez completed his Family Medicine Residency Program at The Medical Center of Central Georgia/Mercer University School of Medicine in 2001 where he served as Chief Resident during his final year and received the Resident Teacher of the Year Award. He then proceeded to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Bayfront Medical Center. After finishing the fellowship program Dr. Rodriguez remained in the Tampa Bay area in private practice and later joined Community Health Centers of Pinellas where he served as Director of the Family Medicine Department and Chair of the National Electronic Health Records Committee for Health Choice Networks.

Dr. Rodriguez has served as a team physician and provided medical coverage for many local sports in the Tampa Bay area. These activities include the Tampa Bay Rays, Eckerd College and University of South Florida sports, St. Anthony's Triathlon, St. Petersburg Parrots, Seminole High School, Chargers Soccer Club, Indian Rocks Christian School and the Tampa Bay Storm. He is also a licensed professional ringside physician and provides medical coverage for professional boxing and mixed martial arts in Florida.

Dr. Rodriguez is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, the Florida Medical Association, the Pinellas County Medical Association, and the Association of Ringside Physicians.

Dr. Rodriguez is married and has three children. He enjoys playing golf and tennis but loves to spend his spare time watching his son play club soccer and his daughters participate in competitive cheerleading.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Telemedicine and allergy
    • Describe different types of telemedicine
    • Select digital equipment for examining patients via telemedicine
  2. Immunodeficiency
    • Identify risk factors for primary immunodeficiency (PID)
    • Order and interpret tests for PID
  3. Environment including toxic mold
    • Obtain a relevant environmental history and use it to advise patients how to reduce their exposure to allergens that are contributing to their illness.
  4. Asthma
    • Diagnose asthma severity, prescribe appropriate treatment and develop an asthma action plan.
    • Attendees will also be able to diagnose vocal cord dysfunction as part of the differential of asthma and prescribe appropriate management.
  5. Food allergy
    • Properly diagnose food allergy using appropriate tests
  6. Allergic Rhinitis and Allergy Shots
    • Identify the underlying causes of patients with rhinitis and prescribe appropriate medical management including nasal sprays.
  7. Electronic Medical Records
    • Comply with meaningful use requirements Use EMRs effectively for documentation
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.



Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

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.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Jun 01 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Jun 02 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Jun 03 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jun 04 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Jun 05 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jun 06 George Town, Cayman Islands
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jun 07 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jun 08 Fort Lauderdale, 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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