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Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and Cardiology

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Solstice
Celebrity Solstice

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
July 12 - 19, 2019

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Doctors of Pharmacy
$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
Kevin L. Ferguson MD, FACEP
Dr. Ferguson is currently Professor of Emergency Critical Care Medicine at Cobia Delta Medical Center in Visalia, California , where he is also Medical Director for the Stroke Program, associate program director for the Emergency Medicine residency program, and Chair of the Internal Review Board at cobia.

He has academic appointment as Professor of Emergency Critical Care Medicine at the University of California Irvine, and the American University Antigua. He has lectured extensively on topics in emergency critical care as well as international & global health medicine.

Dr. Ferguson is an emergency intensivist physician and a graduate of University of Michigan medical school. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Martin Luther King LA County medical center in 1988. He also complete a critical care Fellowship at State University of New York in Syracuse in 1991. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Board Eligible in Critical Care Medicine.

He was a member of the founding faculty in emergency medicine at the University of Michigan from 1991 through 1997. He joined the faculty at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 2001 and founded the emergency medicine residency program at UF.

He also founded the emergency medicine track for the critical care Fellowship at University of Florida with the Department of anesthesiology. At that time, he held a dual appointment in emergency medicine and anesthesiology critical care and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010.

He was a member of the University of Florida's NASA medical support team from 2001 until the end of the shuttle program in 2011; during the last three years, he was medical director of the medical support team. At the University of Florida, he was recognized as a master educator in medical education and twice received exemplary teacher awards from University of Florida. He was subsequently inducted as a member of the Society of Teaching Scholars in Medical Education at the University in 2011. Also at the University of Florida, he founded "Project Thailand" a global health program designed to teach students and residents topics in tropical medicine and global health, as well as bring primary medical care to the hill tribes people of northern Thailand.

He enjoys attending concerts, hunting sharks teeth on the beach, golf, and international travel.

Khalid H. Sheikh, MD, MBA, FACC, FNLA, FASE
Director Cardiology, Cape Canaveral Hospital, Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University Global Health Institute.
Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine.

Dr. Sheikh lives and works on the Space Coast of Florida. He is Director of the advanced lipid management clinic for Health First Cardiology and Director of Cardiology for Cape Canaveral Hospital. His clinical interests include preventative cardiology, cardiac imaging, and global cardiac health and wellness programs. He was voted by the Consumer council of America as one of America's top cardiologists.

Dr. Sheikh is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, and has an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology. He also holds sub-specialty certifications in adult echocardiography, cardiac multislice CT imaging and advanced lipid management. His academic appointments are as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Duke University Global Health Institute, as well Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Sheikh conducts clinical research and speaks at national and international forums about a variety of topics related to clinical research, cardiovascular diseases and cardiac wellness. He has served as the principal investigator in over 100 national and international clinical trials. He has authored over 150 scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. He is the author of the critically acclaimed heart wellness book, " Don't Let Your Heart Attack."
He is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Journal of the National Lipid Association.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Management of Congestive Heart Failure: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care and Acute Care Provider
    • Differentiate heart failure due to systolic and diastolic dysfunction.
    • Assess prognosis based upon NYHA class and Ejection Fraction.
    • Apply the evidence-based approach to current pharmacological and advanced device therapy treatment guidelines.
  2. Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care and Acute Care Provider
    • Understand the assessment of bleeding and thromboembolic risk for atrial fibrillation.
    • Assess patient candidacy for warfarin and novel oral anticoagulant therapies.
  3. Assessment of acute chest pain: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care and Acute Care Provider
    • Only 30% of patients with acute chest pain have a cardiac etiology
    • What are best-practice clinical and diagnostic modalities to be used in assessment
    • Incorporation of cardiac imaging tests in the ED evaluation of chest pain.
  4. Acute Coronary Syndromes: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care and Acute Care Provider
    • Acute coronary syndromes are a medical emergency; the acute care practitioner must be capable of recognizing, diagnosing, beginning initial therapy, and initiate the multidisciplinary team approach to this life-threating emergency.
    • The use of cardiac biomarkers in acute diagnosis.
    • The early initiation of medical therapy, and when to initiate interventional therapy.
  5. Management of Symptomatic Stable CAD: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care and Acute Care Provider.
    • Appreciate in which patients are percutaneous coronary intervention and surgical revascularization are useful.
    • Review novel medical therapies for stable CAD.
  6. Endocarditis: Who are you going to call-Cardiology, Infectious Disease or Cardiac Surgery?
    • Review of clinical criteria for diagnosis of endocarditis.
    • Appreciate the indications for surgical and medical therapy for endocarditis.
  7. Management of Hyperlipidemia: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care and Acute Care Provider
    • Review the evidence to support the use of statins for primary and secondary prevention.
    • Review the evidence to support the elimination of non-statin therapy from lipid treatment guidelines.
    • Understand the role of PCSK9 inhibitor therapy and other emerging therapies in management of dyslipidemia.
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
Fri Jul 12 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jul 13 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 14 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jul 15 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Scenic Cruising
6:00 am 10:00 am
Mon Jul 15 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jul 16 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jul 17 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jul 18 Victoria, Canada
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Jul 19 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
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