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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Pulmonary Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Adult & Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Royal Caribbean's <em>Symphony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida

January 11 - 18, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
4 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
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.

Feroza Daroowalla, MD, MPH

Feroza Daroowalla, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Pulmonary/ Critical Care Medicine
Department of Medical Education
University of Central Florida COM
  Dr. Feroza Daroowalla received her M.D. degree from SUNY Upstate Health Sciences University and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Connecticut. She continued on to complete fellowship training in Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Daroowalla has been in academic clinical practice in pulmonary and critical care for most of her career. Her current position is as an Associate Professor in the Department of Medical Education at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Orlando VA. 

Jennifer Mitzman, MD, FACEP

Jennifer Mitzman, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Dr. Mitzman is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She is also involved in resident and student education serving as a core faculty member and the director of the 3rd year medical student selective. She has an interest in simulation and has developed a Pediatric Emergency Medicine resident simulation curriculum.

In addition, she has a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. There she has an opportunity to work with residents from a variety of disciplines including Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Family Medicine as well as fellows in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Mitzman completed her medical education at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She went on to complete residency in Emergency Medicine at Case Western University Hospitals in Cleveland. There she discovered passions for pediatric patients and education. After residency, she elected to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center - Brenner Children's Hospital. Following her training she returned to Ohio and joined The Ohio State University faculty.

She enjoys free time with her husband and young children.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Acutely ill pediatric patients can be challenging and anxiety provoking at times to emergency medicine phyisicans and general pediatricians. This lecture series will address common illness complaints with up to date evidence based practices on a variety of topics including asthma, bronchiolitis, DKA, non-accidental trauma, novel ingestions, and seizure.

Additionally, one lecture will focus on helping physicians and their teams deal with difficult outcomes which can be stressful particularly when involving pediatric patients.

The Pulmonary content will provide updates on commonly encountered clinical problems and syndromes for primary and consulting providers who are not pulmonary specialists. After attending the program, the audience will have the latest recommendations and tools to evaluate, treat and partner with pulmonary specialist in the care of patients.

  1. Bronchiolitis and Pediatric Asthma: When is the right time to get aggressive?
    • Cite current literature for management of bronchiolitis
    • Apply aggressive asthma management to appropriate patient populations
  2. Ins and Outs: What's new in pediatric ingestions
    • Employ evidence based guidelines for emergent, urgent and outpatient management of several common pediatric ingestions
  3. Second Victim Syndrome: Helping you and your staff recover from adverse events
    • Describe effective team strategies for dealing with the emotional aftermath of a bad outcome
  4. The Pain Free Pediatric ED
    • Determine medication administration strategies to minimize pain in the pediatric emergency department
  5. Victims of Violence: Interpartner violence and child abuse
    • Synthesize concerning complaints, injuries, or social risk factors which can help identify children who have been injured by a caregiver
  6. Pediatric Hyperglycemic Emergencies
    • Cite current literature on fluid resuscitation in DKA
  7. Nuts and Bolts of Neurologic Emergencies
    • Describe which patients and on what timeline patients should be evaluated by a neurologist following a seizure
  8. COPD Update
    • Apply updated guidelines for patient diagnosis and management
  9. Lung Cancer Highlights
    • Describe the newest approaches to lung cancer treatment
  10. Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease (interstitial lung disease)
    • Diagnose various DPLD and categorize approaches to work up
  11. Work related illnesses
    • Outline etiologies and exposures implicated in work related lung disease
  12. Solitary Lung Nodule work-up and Screening
    • List criteria and methods for screening for lung cancer
  13. Asthma
    • Appraise treatment strategies and alignment with recommended guidelines
  14. Respiratory Failure
    • Diagnose and triage respiratory failure in a timely manner
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

Sat Jan 11 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Jan 12 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jan 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jan 14 Basseterre, St. Kitts
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Jan 15 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jan 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Jan 17 Coco Cay, Bahamas
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Jan 18 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas Map

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

Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

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

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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