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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Cardiology for PCPs

Royal Caribbean's <em>Freedom of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas
7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico

February 17 - 24, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
2 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.

Thomas G. Allison, PhD, MPH

Thomas G. Allison, PhD, MPH

Dr. Allison is Associate Professor in Medicine at the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also a Consultant to Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine for the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. He is the Director of the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Laboratory and the Chair of the Education Committee at the Cardiovascular Health Clinic. Dr. Allison is widely published in peer reviewed journals. He is an active member of the American Heart Association for which he serves on the Epidemiology Council and the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism.

Dr. Allison received his Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology and his Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also earned a Master of Arts in Health, Recreation, and Physical Education from the same institution. He is an Elected Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine.

Joseph G. Murphy, MD

Dr. Murphy is Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He is Director of the Cardiology Invasive Specialist program at the Mayo School of Health Sciences. Dr Murphy is the Director of the Mayo Clinic Scientific Press and Chair of the Section of Scientific Publication at the Mayo Clinic. He is also Chair of the Mayo Foundation Publications Committee.

Dr. Murphy graduated from University College Cork in Ireland, where he also completed a Medical and Surgical Internship in the Professional Department at the University College Cork Hospital. He was Senior House Officer in Rotation in General Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland Medical School at St. Laurence's Hospital, Dublin Teaching Hospital. He was Tutor/Registrar in General Medicine at the Medical School, University of Dublin, Trinity College at the Dublin Teaching Hospital. Dr. Murphy was Senior House Officer and Registrar in Cardiology and General Medicine at Mater Misericordiae Hospital at Dublin Teaching Hospital. He completed a research fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School and fellowships in Clinical and Invasive Cardiology at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Murphy completed a Doctorate in Medicine in Cardiology by Thesis at the National University of Ireland.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Atrial Fibrillation
    • Recognize and manage atrial fibrillation
  2. Heart failure
    • Recognize and manage heart failure
  3. Valvular heart disease
    • Recognize and manage Vvlvular heart disease
  4. Physician Burnout
    • Recognize and manage physician burnout
  5. Pre-Operative assessment
    • Evaluate cardiac risk prior to elective surgery
  6. Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Recognize and manage Pulmonary Hypertension
  7. Unstable Angina
    • Recognize and manage Unstable Angina
  8. Prevention of atherosclerosis by managing lipids
    • Recommend appropriate therapy for dyslipidemia to prevent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
  9. Benefits of exercise and how to prescribe it
    • Make exercise capacity an important vital sign and provide brief, effective advise on improving physical activity and cardiovascular fitness
  10. Sports cardiology - why it isn't just cardiology
    • To effectively triage athletes who require further, specialized evaluation
  11. Work-up for CAD with emphasis on stress testing
    • To order the right test for the right patient and to act appropriately on the results
  12. Secondary prevention of coronary artery disease for the primary care physician
    • To apply guideline-directed optimal medical therapy for coronary artery disease and to appropriately refer patients for revascularization
  13. Update on hypertension
    • To utilize guideline-directed medical therapy for hypertension
  14. Challenging cases
    • To apply what has been learned to real-life patients
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 Feb 17 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Mon Feb 18 Basseterre, St. Kitts
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Feb 19 St. Johns, Antigua
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Feb 20 Castries, St. Lucia
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Feb 21 Bridgetown, Barbados
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Feb 22 *At Sea - Cruising
12:00 am 12:00 am
Sat Feb 23 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Feb 24 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

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.

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.

St. Johns, Antigua - Saint John's is the capital of the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Located in northwestern Antigua, this is a cove of the Caribbean Sea, a major exporter of sugar, rum, cotton, handicrafts, fiber-made items, ceramics and fabrics. The city is also a tourist destination. St. John's skyline, capital and major city in Antigua and Barbuda, is mastered by the baroque magnificence of the St. John's Cathedral's dome and steeple.

Castries, St. Lucia - Watch natives fashion boats from gum trees, write postcards in a Creole cafe. Shop for black coral carvings and exquisite silk-screened fabrics.

Bridgetown, Barbados - An island some say is more British than Britain. Here, cricket is the national sport and afternoon tea goes without saying. But Barbados is true blue Caribbean as well, with classic sand beaches, and wild monkeys in the jungle.

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.

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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