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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Family Medicine and Mass Casualty Disaster Management

<em>Celebrity Edge</em>
Celebrity Edge
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

March 31 - April 07, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
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
9.9 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

Sandra L. Argenio, MD

Sandra L. Argenio, MD
Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Emeritus Staff Member
Faculty Physician and Consultant, Institute for Healthcare Excellence, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians Continuous Professional Development/ CME Committee 
Past President of the FAFP Dr. Sandra Argenio served as a Consultant in the Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Mayo Medical School. She joined Mayo Clinic in 1992 and continues as an Emeritus member of the Family Medicine Department.

Dr. Argenio was instrumental in the development of the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic Florida and served as the program's first residency director. She has trained and mentored over 150 family medicine residents. 

Dr. Argenio served as the President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians in 2005 and has been active on many committees of the FAFP and the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has been very active in CME program planning at Mayo Clinic and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Argenio has conducted maintenance of Certification Workshop sessions on multiple topics for over 1100 participants at FAFP meetings.
She has served on the Florida Governor's Physician Workforce Advisory Board.

Dr. Argenio has been involved with Communication Training since 2005. She chaired the Mayo Florida Communication Faculty. In her present position on the faculty of the Institute for Healthcare Excellence, she has designed curricula and delivered programs at over 35 institutions, including multiple hospitals and pediatric hospitals, hospice organizations, and military healthcare organizations including Walter Reed, Fort Belvoir and Camp Pendleton.

Communication training activities have included train-the trainer sessions, teamwork training and coaching.

Dr. Argenio is a graduate of Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Hahnemann Medical University in Philadelphia, Pa. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania in 1982. She resides in Holly Hill, Florida with her husband and daughter. 

Gidon Almogy, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Department of Surgery B
Hadassah University Hospital
Jerusalem, Israel  Dr Gidon Almogy is the Director of the Department of Surgery B, and senior surgeon of Department of General Surgery of Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. He did his Residency in General Surgery in Hadassah Medical Center, and a Fellowship in Foregut Surgery in Los Angeles, CA (USC). He is an Active member of Israeli Surgical Society.

Dr. Almogy's clinical and research experience in trauma care started in 2001 while he was a second year surgical resident at the Hadassah Medical Center and was first exposed to trauma surgery. Since then trauma surgery has become a major topic of his investigations and one of his chief subspecialties. 

Based on the unfortunate Israeli experiences, he was involved in the first introduction of the civilian protocol for the management of mass casualty incidents (MCI's) and showed a high success rate in saving life by fully utilizing the limited resources available in civilian hospitals. The importance of these studies has been demonstrated in real life. He was invited as an expert speaker and guest lecturer to a number of teaching courses and conferences around the world. 
Other topics of special interest:
  • Foregut surgery
  • Education in surgery and trauma

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Family medicine/General medicine:
    • Cardiovascular disease in Women
    • Update in Type 2 diabetes management
    • Travel medicine - Staying healthy on the road and at sea
    • Migraine headaches - management and coping
  2. Communication
    • Patient Experience - What do patients desire most in their physician?
    • The difficult patient encounter - successful avigation
  3. Leadership and Teambuilding
    • Keys to building a connected, compassionate team
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
Sun Mar 31 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Apr 01 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Apr 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Apr 03 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Apr 04 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Apr 05 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Apr 06 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Apr 07 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Edge Map

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

Puerto 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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