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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

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

<em> Celebrity Summit</em>
Celebrity Summit
7-Night Bermuda & Newport Cruise
Round-trip Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ

July 18 - 25, 2021
12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
12.0 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

William E. Lawson, MD, FACCP, FACC, FSCAI

Professor of Medicine
Director, Heart Center Outcomes Research
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program 

Dr. William Lawson graduated from Rutgers Medical School in 1977. Dr. Lawson has been at SUNY, Stony Brook since 1980, where he is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. At Stony Brook he has acted as Chief of Cardiology, Director of Echocardiography, Non-Invasive, Invasive, and Preventive Cardiology. He is currently Director of Cardiac Outomes Research and Preventive Cardiology. Dr. Lawson is a practicing interventional cardiologist and Director of the Interventional Cardiology fellowship program at Stony Brook.

Dr. Lawson is ABIM certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology and is a Fellow of the ACC, ACCP, SCAI, ACA. He has broad expertise and interest in the field of cardiovascular disease and is actively involved in the teaching and mentoring of physicians and allied health care professionals at SUNY, Stony Brook.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersInternists, Family Physicians, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Objectives: To provide the physician with a working knowledge of clinically relevant and up-to-date topics using a combined lecture and case study approach. This review will provide a practical overview of commonly encountered problems in clinical cardiology, focusing on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

For each topic, cardiology 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 be able to define treatment objectives of primary and secondary prevention based on clinical assessment; recognize non-traditional markers for coronary artery disease risk; describe differences in prevention, diagnosis, treatment in women; identify the indication, utility, and findings of non-invasive cardiac testing; describe the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of chronic and unstable coronary artery disease (including myocardial infarction and its complications); consider the appropriate use of medical treatment, catheterization, angioplasty and surgical revascularization in the management of coronary artery disease; interpret basic EKG abnormalities; recognize and treat common cardiac arrhythmias; understand the changing objectives of congestive heart failure treatment; diagnose and treat valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, and non-cardiac vascular disease.

Ideal candidates for this seminar include physicians as well as other health care professionals involved in the daily management of cardiac patients in the office, clinic, or hospital settings.

Agenda

DATE TIME TOPICS
July 20 9:00 am -10:00 am
10:00 am -10:15 am
10:15 am -11:15 am
11:15 am -12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Primary & Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
Break
Emerging Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
Women and Heart Disease Diagnosis & Management of Coronary Heart Disease
Lunch
New Strategies in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes
Break
Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction and its Complications
July 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
10:15 am - 11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Advances in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
Break
Interventional Cardiology: Indications, Outcomes & New Frontiers
Changes in Cardiac Surgical Revascularization
Lunch
EKG Review and Case Studies
Diagnosis and Management of Vavular Heart Disease
Break
Cardiomyopathies & Pericardial Disease
Topics:
  • Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Emerging Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
  • Women and Heart Disease
  • Diagnosis & Management of Coronary Heart Disease
  • New Strategies in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction and its Complications
  • Advances in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
  • Interventional Cardiology: Indications, Outcomes & New Frontiers
  • Changes in Cardiac Surgical Revascularization
  • EKG Review and Case Studies
  • Diagnosis and Management of Vavular Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathies & Pericardial Disease
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of non-Cardiac Vascular Disease
Objectives:
Participants will be invited to share their clinical experiences, concerns, and insights.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Define treatment objectives of primary and secondary prevention based on clinical assessment
  • Recognize non-traditional markers for coronary artery disease risk
  • Describe differences in prevention, diagnosis, treatment in women
  • Identify the indication, utility, and findings of non-invasive cardiac testing
  • Describe the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of chronic and unstable coronary artery disease (including myocardial infarction and its complications)
  • Consider the appropriate use of medical treatment, catheterization, angioplasty and surgical revascularization in the management of coronary artery disease
  • Interpret basic EKG abnormalities
  • Recognize and treat common cardiac arrhythmias
  • Understand the changing objectives of congestive heart failure treatment
  • Diagnose and treat valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, and non-cardiac vascular disease
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 Jul 18 Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ
- 4:00 pm
Mon Jul 19 Newport, Rhode Island
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Jul 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jul 21 King's Wharf, Bermuda
4:00 pm -
Thu Jul 22 King's Wharf, Bermuda
- -
Fri Jul 23 King's Wharf, Bermuda
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jul 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 25 Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ
8:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Bermuda

Ports of Call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ - Cape Liberty Cruise Port is located on the New York Harbor in Bayonne, New Jersey, and is just seven miles from New York City and three miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. Its waterfront location and convenience to the Big Apple allows visitors easy access to everything New York City has to offer along with providing visitors access to the historic roots of Northern New Jersey. Convenient guest parking is located adjacent to the cruise terminal.

Newport, Rhode Island - Witness the lavish excesses of Newport's "gilded age" as you visit the summer cottages of the Vanderbilts, Astors and Morgans; relive the fairy-tale wedding reception of Jacqueline Bouvier at her childhood summer home, Hammersmith Farm.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

King's Wharf, Bermuda - King's Wharf has something for everyone. Sample typical island food and stroll through the shops and museums of the Royal Naval Dockyard, an impressive military fortress built in 1815. Sail the clear waters of Hamilton Sound. Find quaint gems at the Bermuda Arts Center and Craft Market. If that's not enough, a snorkel park and watersport facility offer hours of activities to the adventuresome.

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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