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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

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

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

January 27 - February 03, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 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.

Minesh Khatri, MD

Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Winthrop University Hospital
State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives

To provide the physician with a working knowledge of clinically relevant and up-to-date topics in clinical nephrology using a combined lecture and case study approach. This review will provide a practical overview of commonly encountered problems in clinical nephrology, focusing on prevention, diagnosis, and management. For each topic, nephrology 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 have a clear understanding of the stages of chronic kidney disease and be able to enumerate the common disease entities that result in chronic disease; recognize common complications of chronic kidney disease especially anemia and abnormalities of calcium and phosphorus metabolism, their pathophysiology and management.

Participants should be familiar with the incidence of hypertension in the community, its demographics and complications, and be able to describe the approach to management of the difficult to control hypertensive patient. Participants should recognize the renal complications of diabetes mellitus, its pathophysiology and approach to management; describe the different types of kidney stones, their pathophysiology and management; recognize the significance of proteinuria, describe the common diseases associated with proteinuria, and understand the management of proteinuria.

The practitioner should also be familiar with the approach to management of the stable renal transplant patient and be able to recognize and anticipate the major complications. Finally, the practitioner should be able to describe the pathophysiology and etiology of hyponatremia in clinical practice and have an understanding of the approach to its management.

Ideal candidates for these seminars include physicians as well as other health care professionals involved in the daily management of renal patients in the office, clinic, or other outpatient setting.

January 28 08:00 am-10:00 am Chronic Kidney Disease: Its Causes and Stages
  10:00 am-10:15 am Break
  10:15 am-12:15 pm Calcium and Phosphorus Abnormalities in Chronic Kidney Disease
January 29 09:00 am-10:00 am Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease
  10:00 am-10:15 am Break
  10:15 am-12:15 pm Hypertension: Demographics and Incidence
  12:15 pm-1:15 pm Lunch
  1:15 pm-2:15 pm Combination Therapy in Management of Hypertension Case Studies
  2:15 pm-3:15 pm Diabetic Nephropathy
  3:15 pm-3:30 pm Break
  3:30 pm-4:30 pm Kidney Stones: Its Causes and Management
February 2 08:00 am-09:00 am Proteinuria: Its Causes and Management
  09:00 am-10:00 am Managing the Renal Transplant Patient
  10:00 am-10:15 am Break
  10:15 am-11:15 am New Approaches to the Management of Hyponatremia
  11:15 am-12:15 pm Case Studies and Course Overview
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

Sun Jan 27 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Jan 28 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jan 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jan 30 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jan 31 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Fri Feb 01 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Sat Feb 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 03 Miami, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Allure 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

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

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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