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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Primary Care and Rheumatology

<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida

January 19 - 26, 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
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

Ronald R. Butendieck, JR, MD, FACP

Ronald R. Butendieck, JR, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology Consultant
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL Dr. Ronald Butendieck is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He received his undergraduate degree of biochemistry and molecular biology at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University Of Florida College Of Medicine. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency and his Rheumatology Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. He is actively involved in teaching Internal Medicine Residents and Rheumatology Fellows at the Mayo Clinic and has received the Top Teacher in Rheumatology Award three times as a consultant at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Butendieck has an interest in Behçet's disease and has presented on the topic of Neuro-Behçet's at the 16th International Conference on Behçet's Disease in Paris, France and the 56th Annual Australian Rheumatology Association Conference in Adelaide, Australia. He is the contributing author on the topic of Behçet's for the National Organization for Rare Disorders. He has also given numerous national and regional presentations and authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Dr. Butendieck maintains membership in the American College of Rheumatology, American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association. In 2017, he was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. He currently serves on the Mayo International Health Program Selection Committee and the Humanities in Medicine Subcommittee.

David B. Feller, MD

David B. Feller, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Family Practice, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Vice Chair of Community Health and Director of Behavioral Medicine, University of Florida, College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program, Gainesville, Florida 

Dr. Feller received his M.D from University of Florida, Florida. Dr. Feller is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He did clinical practice for 5 years and then joined the faculty of the Family Medicine Residency Program. He is currently vice chair for community health and director of behavioral medicine.

He has received several awards for his teaching including Clinical Science Teacher of the year by medical students, Exemplary Teaching Award from the College of Medicine, Teacher of the year by Family Medicine Residents, and Exemplary Teaching Award by the FAFP. His academic interests include integrative medicine and behavioral medicine.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Rheumatoid arthritis: Diagnosis and management
    • Diagnose and initiate treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
  2. Lupus: A case-based approach
    • List the most common clinical and laboratory features of lupus
  3. Sjogren&aposs syndrome: Beyond sicca
    • Identify extra-glandular features of Sjogren's syndrome and outline a treatment plan for most common manifestations.
  4. Scleroderma: A systemic disease
    • Describe key clinical features scleroderma.
    • Accurately select patients who require more immediate investigations to identify cardiopulmonary disease.
  5. Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis
    • Diagnose polymyalgia rheumatica and initiate treatment.
    • Diagnose giant cell arteritis and initiate treatment
  6. Gout and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease
    • Use the ACR/EULAR guidelines to diagnose and treat gout.
    • Differentiate between gout and pyrophosphate deposition disease.
  7. Rheumatologic medications: what you need to know
    • Summarize key potential risks when using disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs).
    • Develop a plan for the appropriate administration of immunizations and timing of surgical procedures in patients who are being treated with DMARDs
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
Sat Jan 19 Miami, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Jan 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jan 21 San Juan, Puerto Rico
3:30 am 11:00 pm
Tue Jan 22 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Jan 23 Punta Cana, Dominican Rep.
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jan 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Jan 25 Nassau, Bahamas
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Jan 26 Miami, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Equinox 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

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.  

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!

Punta Cana, Dominican Rep. - Punta Cana, the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, abuts the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It's a region known for its 32km stretch of beaches and clear waters.The ocean waters are mainly shallows, with several natural marine pools in which visitors can bathe without danger. From north to south, the main beaches are Uvero Alto, Macao, Arena Gorda, Bávaro, El Cortecito, Las Corales and Cabeza de Toro, all north of the cape; and Cabo Engaño, Punta Cana and Juanillo south of the cape. The Bávaro area and Punta Cana combine to form what's known as La Costa del Coco, or the Coconut Coast, an area of lavish, all-inclusive resorts. It's popular for zip-lining, windsurfing, kayaking and sailing.

Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop

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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