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

Holland America Line's Classic ms Volendam
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7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Vancouver, B.C., CA
May 9 - 16, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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
William E. Lawson, MD, FACCP, FACC, FSCAI
Professor of Medicine
Director, Heart Center Outcomes Research
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

Dr. William Lawson graduated from Rutgers Medical School in 1977. Dr. Lawson has been at SUNY, Stony Brook since 1980, where he is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. At Stony Brook he has acted as Chief of Cardiology, Director of Echocardiography, Non-Invasive, Invasive, and Preventive Cardiology.

He is currently Director of Cardiac Outomes Research and Preventive Cardiology. Dr. Lawson is a practicing interventional cardiologist and Director of the Interventional Cardiology fellowship program at Stony Brook.

Dr. Lawson is ABIM certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology and is a Fellow of the ACC, ACCP, SCAI, ACA. He has broad expertise and interest in the field of cardiovascular disease and is actively involved in the teaching and mentoring of physicians and allied health care professionals at SUNY, Stony Brook.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Internists, Family Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Objectives:
Participants will be invited to share their clinical experiences, concerns, and insights.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Define treatment objectives of primary and secondary prevention based on clinical assessment
  • Recognize non-traditional markers for coronary artery disease risk
  • Describe differences in prevention, diagnosis, treatment in women
  • Identify the indication, utility, and findings of non-invasive cardiac testing
  • Describe the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of chronic and unstable coronary artery disease (including myocardial infarction and its complications)
  • Consider the appropriate use of medical treatment, catheterization, angioplasty and surgical revascularization in the management of coronary artery disease
  • Interpret basic EKG abnormalities
  • Recognize and treat common cardiac arrhythmias
  • Understand the changing objectives of congestive heart failure treatment
  • Diagnose and treat valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, and non-cardiac vascular disease
Ideal candidates for this seminar include physicians as well as other health care professionals involved in the daily management of cardiac patients in the office, clinic, or hospital settings.


Program

DATE TIME TOPIC
May 10 9:00-10:00 am Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:15 am Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
11:15-12:15 pm Emerging Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15-2:15 pm Women and Heart Disease Diagnosis & Management of Coronary Heart Disease
2:15-4:15 pm New Strategies in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes
4:15-4:30 pm Break
4:30-5:30 pm Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction and its Complications
May 15 9:00-10:00 am Advances in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:15 am Interventional Cardiology: Indications, Outcomes & New Frontiers
11:15-12:15 pm Changes in Cardiac Surgical Revascularization
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15-2:15 pm EKG Review and Case Studies
2:15-3:15 pm Diagnosis and Management of Vavular Heart Disease
3:15-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:30 pm Cardiomyopathies & Pericardial Disease
4:30-5:30 pm Diagnosis & Treatment of non-Cardiac Vascular Disease
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.
Accreditation

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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
Wed May 09 Vancouver, B.C., CA
- 4:30 pm
Thu May 10 Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
- -
Fri May 11 Juneau, Alaska, US
1:00 pm 10:00 pm
Sat May 12 Skagway, Alaska, US
7:00 am 9:00 pm
Sun May 13 Glacier Bay
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon May 14 Ketchikan, Alaska, US
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue May 15 Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
- -
Wed May 16 Vancouver, B.C., CA
7:00 am -
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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