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Topics in Infectious Diseases and Sports Medicine

<em>Celebrity Apex</em>
Celebrity Apex
7-Night Mexico, Key West & Grand Cayman
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

January 30 - February 06, 2021
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants
$750 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 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

Blaise L Congeni, MD

Blaise L Congeni, MD
Professor of Pediatrics 
Northeastern Ohio Medical University
Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases
Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio. Blaise L. Congeni, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics and of Medical Microbiology at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED.) He also serves as Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Attending Physician at Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio.

Dr. Congeni received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his pediatrics residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, and his pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital

Dr. Congeni is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases. A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and American Society of Microbiology, Dr. Congeni has been named in the Best Doctors in America for more than a dozen years. He has been the recipient of numerous faculty awards including Leibelt-Wheeler, 1999, Legendary Service, 2013, Golden Apple Award for teaching excellence 6 times, honorary hooder by the graduating class 4 times, and he was elected Master Teacher at NEOMED, class of 2000.

Dr. Congeni serves as an editorial board member for Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, and he is a past editorial board member for Concise Reviews of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He has authored more than 60 abstracts, book chapters, and peer-reviewed medical journal publications, and he has served as a guest editor of Pediatric Annals.

Joseph A. Congeni, MD

Joseph A. Congeni, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, OH
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics & Sports Medicine,Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Joseph A Congeni, MD is the Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center at Akron Children's Hospital as well an Professor of Pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Sports Medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He developed the Primary Care Pediatrics Sports Medicine Fellowship at Akron Children's Hospital, the first of its kind at a pediatric hospital in the US in (1990).   He is a (1980) graduate of the University of Notre Dame; and received his medical degree from NEOMED in (1984).  Dr. Congeni is currently a team physician for the University of Akron and Archbishop Hoban High School since (1988). 

 

He has won many awards including: the OHSAA Respect the Game Award (2004-2005), the Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association’s Team Physician of the Year Award (2008), and Ohio Outstanding Team Physician by the Ohio State Medical Association (2008), Best Doctors in Northeast Ohio (2009-2019), the Dr. Carl Krill Award for humanism and excellence in the field of medicine from the Knights of Columbus (2013),Sports & Exercise Medicine Godfather, Cleveland Clinic (aka Warthog Society) (2017), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Thomas Shaffer National Award for significant contributions to the field of sports medicine (2018) and most recently was inducted to the Diocese of Cleveland CYO Hall of Fame in (2019).  

 

He is also a lead author on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Baseball/Softball Policy Statement issued March 2012.  Dr. Congeni’s media events vary from appearing on NBC’s TODAY Show in 2009 to his appearance on a PBS documentary entitled “The Smartest Team” in 2012 and a Sports Illustrated segment in 2014.  He also has been appearing on a weekly radio sports medicine segment since 1995.   In addition, he does about 10-15 media appearances and 25-35 speaking engagements, locally, regionally, and nationally per year. Joe and his wife Karen have six children.

 

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Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of these lectures is to further the understanding of the course attendant about sports medicine topics. We will cover musculoskeletal issues so as to improve the comfort zone in dealing with these very common issues in athletes as well as weekend warriors.

We will review hot topics such as recognition and evaluation and management of concussions and also what to look for to make the sports physical a meaningful interaction. Overall medical professionals that attend these sessions will leave feeling comfortable recognizing and managing issues in young athletes and active adults. Along with the common conditions, we will also review some more complex "zebras" in the field of sports medicine as well.

Topics:
  1. Exercised induced asthma and vocal cord dysfunction in the approach to athletes with shortness of breath or chronic fatigue.
    • Describe the differential diagnosis of shortness of breath in athletes vs. chronic fatigue.
  2. The pre-participation sports physical: Making it a worthwhile exercise for parents, athletes and medical personnel.
    • Explain the appropriate work-up of infections mono and safe return to play.
  3. Hand, finger, wrist injuries in athletes. (includes splinting vs. surgical approach)
    • Describe the differences in"jammed finger" injuries from volar plate injury (ligament tear), mallet finger, Jersey finger and fracture.
  4. Initial evaluation and management of sports concussions.
    • Ensure that the participant is aware of the factors that predispose athletes to prolonged recovery from sports concussion.
  5. A systematic approach to assessment of sports shoulder injuries and knee injuries.
    • Ensure that participants will be able to differentiate and manage dislocated shoulder vs. separated shoulder.
  6. Spine injuries in athletes: differentiating the workup and management in young athletes adults.
    • Upon completion of this session a participant should be able to determine the appropriate use of x-rays, MRI, bone scan and CTs.
  7. Stress fractures in athletes: Identifying low risk vs. high risk fractures, ankle sprains, mimics and stress fractures.
    • Describe the hallmark presentation of Jones fracture, tarsal navicular and proximal/anterior tibial stress fractures and femoral neck and be aware of the implications of missing them.
  8. Case Histories in Sports Medicine 2020-2021
    • Participants will synchronize the information from earlier lectures in sports medicine to answer questions about challenges.
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
Sat Jan 30 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Jan 31 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Feb 01 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 02 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Feb 03 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Feb 04 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Feb 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Feb 06 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Western Caribbean

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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!

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.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

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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