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Selected Topics in Primary Care and Emergency Medicine for PCPs

Royal Caribbean's <em>Ovation of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas
7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

July 05 - 12, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
7½ 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.
Faculty

Dereck DeLeon, MD

Dereck DeLeon, MD
Senior Vice President
Chief Academic Officer
Designated Institutional Official
Cone Health 
Greensboro, NC 


Dr. DeLeon is currently overseeing 5 Residencies and Fellowships, Institutional Research as well as the education of other health care learners and their integration within our health system.

Executive Director: Greensboro Area Health Education Center(AHEC):
Serving 8 counties within North Carolina , to meet the state's health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs and services that bridge academic institutions and communities to improve the health of the people of North Carolina with a focus on underserved populations. 
Our vision is to lead the transformation of healthcare education and services in North Carolina. 
Dr. Dereck DeLeon has been a Family Physician with Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California for the past 22 years and was the Program Director for the Kaiser Permanente Family Medicine Residency Program in San Diego as well as the Southern California Regional Chair for Diversity in Graduate Medical Education Committee. 

He was also the Co-Chair of the San Diego Graduate Medical Education Committee and the Chair of the San Diego, Innovation in Quality Education and Transformation Committee at Kaiser Permanente San Diego.

His leadership background also includes being on the Association of Family Medicine Residency Director Education and Program Director Development Committee as well past Chair of the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Continuing Medical Education Committee .He also has completed numerous Fellowships in Leadership, Faculty Development and Curriculum Design and Assessment.

Dr. DeLeon also maintains a busy clinical practice with Kaiser Permanente. He holds the appointment of Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Preventative Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. 

One of Dr DeLeon's passions is in developing community programs that seek to expose those from underrepresented backgrounds to the health care profession as well as to educate other healthcare providers around the issues of health inequities in our communities. Dr DeLeon help pioneer the Kaiser Permanente/ San Ysidro High School Summer Urban Fellowship which has helped provide the education/mentoring and role modeling for local high school, college and medical students from underrepresented groups ,who seek careers in medicine .

Dr. DeLeon has been an invited speaker at numerous venues and has presented numerous scholarly work at, the AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly , the AAFP Program Directors Workshop , the University of California San Diego School of Medicine , and the AAMC Minority Student Workshop among others. 

Francis R. Mencl, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM

Francis R. Mencl, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM
Professor of Emergency Medicine NEOMED Rootstown Ohio
Emergency Department Western Reserve Hospital Cuyahoga Falls Ohio

A graduate of Case Western Reserve (BA), Cleveland State (MS), and NEOMED (MD), Dr. Mencl has been an emergency physician for more than 25 years.  After completing his residency in EM at Akron City Hospital (Summa Health System), he stayed on, eventually becoming the system EMS Medical Director.  In this leadership position, he assisted the hospital in acquiring and maintaining a variety of certifications and accreditations including level 1 trauma center, STEMI and chest pain, as well as stroke center. He also revamped numerous EMS protocols and introduced many area firsts.

Dr. Mencl’s passions include teaching and research.  He is professor of Emergency Medicine at NEOMED, lectures nationally and internationally, and is on the editorial board of Prehospital Emergency Care.  He has translated research into practice using some of his published work to develop best practices for his EMS agencies and helped Summa’s STEMI program achieve significant savings in time-to-intervention.

Under his direction, the EMS curriculum for the residents and EMS continuing education for the EMTs and paramedics was revamped moving to more hands-on, case-based, and simulation training, even going out for an overnight training at the local national park. From 2004-2006 Dr. Mencl took a sabbatical to serve as the program director of a new EM residency at the OLVG hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, thus gaining additional insight into different health care systems.

After leaving Summa Health System, Dr. Mencl continues to work in the ED but has also done wound and worked in a Subaxone clinic.  He is now board certified in EMS and continues to serve on several area, state, and national committees while teaching whenever possible.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
There have been several changes in, and new recommendations for, the treatment of various cardiac risk factors. Meanwhile there has been an evolution as well as a reassessment of the approach to chest pain, heart attack and cardiac arrest patients. Using a case-based multidisciplinary approach we will review these changes in patient care from office to the emergency department.

Providers will learn the latest recommendations allowing them to develop better patient care strategies. They will also learn the most common types of STEMIs (ST elevation MIs), how to rapidly recognize them as well as the dangers of excessive oxygen and ventilation during resuscitation. Common medical errors and their avoidance will also be discussed.

Finally, despite discussions about walls and fears of terrorist incidents, worldwide travel and immigration continues. It is important to understand the potential dangers of traveling for yourself and your patients as well as to recognize some of the diseases that returning travelers and immigrants can present with.

Topics:
  1. Travel Medicine: Preparation and Prevention
    • Assess appropriately the medical risk to the traveler
    • List commonly needed Immunizations for travelers
    • Implement helpful travel preventative treatments
    • Utilize travel medicine related website resources
  2. There is a What in My ED (or Clinic)?
    • Identify common and not so common diseases of travelers and immigrants
    • Assess returning travelers presenting with varied complaints
    • Discuss treatment options
  3. Tackling the Opiate Crisis: An overview of Suboxone
    • Discuss the role suboxone can play in the treatment of an opiate addict
    • Identify potential candidates for suboxone (or other MAT) treatment
    • Review the limits of treatment
  4. Medical Error Reduction: Optimizing Outcomes and Patient Safety
    • Identify potential sources of medical errors in the way they approach pt assessment and diagnosis
    • Discuss how functioning as a team with open communication and no fault reporting can help prevent errors
    • Iincorporate this understanding into their approach to patients
  5. Updates in the Management of CV and CAD from Office to the ED
    • Summarize some of the changes in guidelines
    • Incorporate the latest guidelines and recommendations into daily practice
    • Rapidly identify a STEMI on ECG
    • Describe changes in EMS and ED care of the patient with chest pain or STEMI
  6. Death by Breathing: Reassessment of the ABCs in resusciation
    • Describe the dangers of excessive ventilation
    • Identify errors in ventilation
    • List the techniques to mitigate and correct this
    • Apply this information in the treatment of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  7. Death by Oxygen: Reassessing the need for oxygen in all patients
    • Identify the conditions for which hyperoxemia is potentially dangerous
    • Describe the goals and targets of oxygen therapy
    • Apply this information in patient care
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
Fri Jul 05 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jul 06 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 07 Alaska Inside Passage
- -
Sun Jul 07 Juneau, Alaska
12:00 pm 7:00 pm
Mon Jul 08 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 8:30 pm
Tue Jul 09 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
7:00 am 12:00 pm
Wed Jul 10 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jul 11 Victoria, British Columbia
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jul 12 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas 07052019

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Alaska Inside Passage - Winding along the breathtaking coast of Alaska, the Inside Passage offers magnificent views of forested islands, rock-walled fjords and snowcapped mountains. Richly diverse flora and fauna are also on display.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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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