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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Emergency Medicine, Violence Against Women, and
Physician Wellness

Royal Caribbean's <em>Allure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas
7-Night Western Caribbean & Perfect Day Cococay
Round-trip Miami, Florida

April 18 - 25, 2021
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 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

Charles L. Emerman, MD

Charles L. Emerman, MD
Professor and Chairman of Emergency Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Quality 
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Emerman trained in Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital. He has been Chairman of Emergency Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center for more than 30 years and served as Chairman of Emergency Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for 10 years. 

Dr. Emerman has been an examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine for the past 20 years. He has been an active researcher in the areas of pulmonary and cardiac disease with more than 100 peer reviewed publications. His grants total approximately $2 million. Dr. Emerman has been active in the teaching of Emergency Medicine, having founded the residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been an active lecturer, providing CME to physicians around the world. 

Carolyn J. Sachs, MD, MPH

Carolyn J. Sachs, MD, MPH
Clinical Profession UCLA Emergency Medicine Department
Los Angeles, California
Voluntary Medical Director FNS Sexual Assault Examination Program
Long Beach, California Dr. Carolyn Joy Sachs graduated from the honors program in medical education at Northwestern University in 1990 and then went on to completed an emergency medicine residency and research fellowship at the UCLA Emergency Medicine Center where she has stayed on ever since and currently serves in the rank of Clinical Professor step III. Her career research interests have centered on violence against women and she has authored many peer reviewed publications and book chapters on sexual assault and intimate partner violence.

For the last 23 years she has served as a chairwoman of the UCLA Intimate Partner Violence Committee.  She serves as the voluntary medical director for a comprehensive forensic sexual assault examination program which provides over 1200 emergent sexual assault examinations to adults and children living in Southern California each year.  

Dr. Sachs also a full time practicing academic emergency physician in the UCLA Emergency Department with an interest in physician well-being.  She serves on the UCLA physician Health and Wellness committee and as the faculty advisor for the UCLA/OV Emergency Residency Wellness Committee. She has lectured nationally and internationally about intimate partner violence, sexual assault, provider well-being and other emergency medicine topics.
 

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
These lectures provide a framework and outline processes for the emergency department health care team to manage challenging encounters, address workplace violence, and to improve provider wellbeing. Additionally, the lectures incorporate materials with the goal of participants forming a multidisciplinary team to respond effectively in caring for patients suffering from intimate partner violence and sexual assault.

Topics:
  1. Workplace violence
    • Create a plan to apply the principals of de-escalation and safe contingency plans when confronting a potentially violent patient.
  2. Intimate Partner Violence
    • Employ the principals of identification, treatment, documentation and referral to aid patients suffering from intimate partner violence
  3. Sexual Assault
    • Determine which patients have suffered the consequences of sexual assault and how to manage the encounter with compassion.
  4. Physician Burnout and Depression
    • Cite the causes of burnout and depression in physicians.
  5. Improving Provider well-being Personal and Institutional Interventions
    • Devise a plan for personal and institutional wellness at work.
  6. Challenging Interactions in the Medical Setting
    • Assess what makes an interaction challenging and plan optimal ways to meet those challenges.
  7. The Silent Killers: 8 common medications that could kill your patient
    • Identify 8 medications with serious side effects that may harm our patients.
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.
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 Apr 18 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Apr 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Apr 20 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Apr 21 Roatan, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Apr 22 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Apr 23 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Apr 24 Coco Cay, Bahamas
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Apr 25 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Roatan, Honduras - Roatan Island, Honduras is an adventure traveler's vacation paradise with its blue skies, clear turquoise water and year-round moderate climate. Go scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins or, ashore, take a canopy tour, ride horses, explore tropical scenery, shop for island crafts, walk the beach and view butterfly and floral gardens.

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

PERFECT DAY COCOCAY

Perfect Day Cococay

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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