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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Essential Topics in Cardiology and Pulmonology:
2019 Update

<em>Celebrity Millennium</em>
Celebrity Millennium
14-Night Japan, Korea & China
from Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan to Shanghai, China
October 12 - 26, 2019
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
16.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants
$750 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 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.

Arthur Andrews, MD, FCCP

Arthur Andrews, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor College of Medicine , Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa Florida. Dr. Andrews attended Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson where he received his degree in Medicine in 1995. He completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Jacksonville Florida. Dr. Andrews, completed Fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester Minnesota. He completed 2 years of research in the areas of cigarette smoke extract and its effects on epithelial cells and also idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Dr. Andrews joined the staff at the University of South Florida subsequent to Fellowship training. He is Board certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He has an outpatient clinic in Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine and a lung nodule clinic and also actc as Attending in the inpatient arena for Pulmonary Consultation Service and Critical Care service several months of the year and Bronchoscopy service several months per year. His current interests include interstitial lung diseases, bronchoscopy and sleep medicine. Bronchoscopy is currently his primary interest particularly the use of endo-bronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and other malignancies as well as sarcoidosis. Publications are in the areas of COPD and interstitial lung disease and impact on sleep and bronchoscopy.

Merrill A. Krolick, DO, FACC, FACP

Merrill A. Krolick, DO, FACC, FACP

Merrill Krolick, DO, FACC, FACP, was born in New York City. He received his bacherlor's degree in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. He then attended the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, N.Y. receiving his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree in 1985. Dr. Krolick completed a rotating internship at Sun Coast Osteopathic Hospital in Largo, Fla. In Tampa, Fla. he completed his internal medicine and cardiology training at the University of South Florida, including training in interventional cardiology and cardiac transplantation.

Dr. Krolick has been in clinical practice since 1992. Initially he practiced at Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Va. Currently he is practicing at The Heart Institute at Largo. He is an attending cardiologist at HCA Largo Medical Center, Morton Plant Hospital and HCA Indian Rocks Hospital.

Dr. Krolick has been a previous chairperson and director of the Pinellas chapter of the American Heart Association. He currently serves as co-director of the cardiology fellowship program at HCA Largo Medical Center and is director of the interventional cardiology fellowship. He directs the cardiac cath lab at HCA Largo Medical Center.

Dr. Krolick is triple board certified in Internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has written numerous articles including being published in The New England Journal of Medicine, and writing recent chapters in cardiovascular textbooks. He is an associate professor in cardiology at the University of South Florida, and at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Krolick has served as clinical investigator on numerous drug and clinical device trials including drug coated balloons for treatment of peripheral vascular disease and the original drug coated stent trials for coronary artery disease He practices noninvasive cardiology and interventional cardiology. His special interest is in peripheral vascular disease. He is recognized as both a national and local leader in endovascular interventions. He is currently on advisory panels for Bard Peripheral Vascular, CSI, Access Closure and St. Jude Medical. He has spoken at major vascular meetings including AMP and The Veins.

His peripheral interests included endovascular aortic aneurysm treatment and treatment of CLI (critical limb ischemia), Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), venous treatment, and treatment of symptomatic claudication.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians and Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventionalists.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Atrial Fibrillation
    • Modern treatment for Atrial Bibrillation, when to treat rate , when to consider conversion
    • The role of Ablation
  2. Congestive Heart Failure-modern day treatment including role of device therapy
    • Learn the difference between Diastolic and Systolic Congestive Heart Failure
    • When to consider implantation of a cardiomems device
  3. Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) + Pulmonary Embolism (PE) modern drug treatment
    • When to consider catheter directed lgsvi for DVT or PE
    • Review strategies to treatPE
  4. Abdominal Aneurysms and EVAR
    • Learn minimally invasive techniques to treat AA in office
    • Learn how to screen for AA
  5. Peripheral Vascular Disease
    • Identify PAD risk factors
    • Learn interventional techniques to treat the disorder
  6. Pre-uperative testing
    • Which patients need pre-operative testing
    • How to lower risk for events
  7. Varicose Veins
    • Treat minimally invasive techniques including laser, phlebotomy to treat varicose veins
  8. Acute Coronary Syndromes
    • Learn difference between unstable angina, MI and NSTEMI
    • When to send someone for intervention
  9. COPD
    • Discuss the key aspects of the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of COPD
  10. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
    • Review the prevalence of this deficiency
  11. Obstructive sleep apnea
    • Review epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment options and health consequences of untreated condition
  12. Cough
    • Discuss definition of chronic cough
    • Review common causes and treatment approach
  13. Pleural Effusions
    • Review the initial workup, laboratory evaluation and special situations.
  14. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
    • Discuss the typical symptoms, exam findings of patients with the condition.
    • Review treatment options
  15. Parasomnias
    • Define parasomnia
    • Describe several common parasomnias and review treatment options
  16. Alveolar hypoventilation and central sleep apnea
    • Review epidemiology of alveolar hypoventilation
    • Discuss treatment approach to central apnea
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

Sat Oct 12 Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
- -
Sun Oct 13 Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
- 11:00 am
Mon Oct 14 Kobe, Japan
9:00 am 11:59 pm
Tue Oct 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Oct 16 Hiroshima, Japan
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Oct 17 Kochi, Japan
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Oct 18 Beppu, Japan
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Oct 19 Kagoshima, Japan
12:00 pm -
Sun Oct 20 Kagoshima, Japan
- 5:00 pm
Mon Oct 21 Fukuoka, Japan
10:30 am 8:45 pm
Tue Oct 22 Busan (Pusan), South Korea
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 23 Jeju Island, South Korea
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Oct 24 Seoul (Incheon), South Korea
9:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Oct 25 *At Sea - Cruising
12:00 am 12:00 am
Sat Oct 26 Shanghai, China
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan - Even though Tokyo is among the largest, most frenetic cities in the world, it's still able to maintain a great deal of efficiency and charm. Amid the endless buzzing neon signs and the overhead cable webs, Tokyo is home to some of the world's most impressive architecture, stylish shops and 4-star restaurants. But just a short distance outside the clamor of the city is a whole different world. In the surrounding small towns and villages you'll get a glimpse into Japan's rich culture and traditions. Here you'll discover scores of wooden residential homes, ancient temples, shrines and imperial gardens. From the frenzy-filled metropolis to the tranquil bonsai-tree-lined neighborhoods, Tokyo is truly a study in delightful contrasts.

Kobe, Japan - Perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Kobe is one of Japan's most attractive and cosmopolitan cities. Home of the heralded Kobe beef, this small city is easily navigated. Visit the Hatsukura Sake Brewery Museum for a tour or dine in one of the area's incredible restaurants.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Hiroshima, Japan - Hiroshima is now defined as a beacon of peace and prides itself on its exceptional natural beauty. See more than 300 cherry blossom trees in bloom at Peace Memorial Park, journey to the breathtaking Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, and take time to sample "okonomiyaki"—a delicious example of Japanese soul food.

Kochi, Japan - Kochi is the capital of Kochi Prefecture on the southern coast of Shikoku. The city is small and friendly, with a casual atmosphere and a dose of southern flair.
Kochi boasts several attractions of interest to travelers. A well preserved, original hilltop castle from the feudal period marks Kochi's downtown

Beppu, Japan - Beppu is a city and spa resort on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. Set between Beppu Bay and volcanic mountains, it's home to more than 2,000 onsen (hot springs). 

Kagoshima, Japan - Kagoshima is the capital city of Kagoshima Prefecture at the south western tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan, and the largest city in the prefecture by some margin. It has been nicknamed the "Naples of the Eastern world" for its bay location (Aira Caldera), hot climate, and emblematic stratovolcano, Sakurajima. The city was officially founded on April 1, 1889.

Fukuoka, Japan - Fukuoka City is the main port of access from Korea into Japan by sea and is regarded by many as the cultural hub of Japan.

Busan (Pusan), South Korea - Find stillness at some of the largest Korean Buddhist temples, including Beomeo-sa, first constructed in the year 678 and home to over one thousand monks-it also contains seven different registered national and cultural treasures. Near the port, explore the famous Jagalchi fish market or the city's renowned beach resorts. Journey to the Dongnae area to soak in the city's healing hot springs.

Jeju Island, South Korea - Jeju is the capital of Jeju Province in South Korea and the largest city on Jeju Island. The city is served by Jeju International Airport. Located on an island off the Korean Peninsula, Jeju has mild, warm weather during much of the year. The city is a well-known resort, with prestigious hotels and public casino facilities

Seoul (Incheon), South Korea - Seoul is one of Asia's major centers of culture, entertainment, and research, with additional strengths in the arts, commerce, education, finance, media, services, and tourism. Seoul forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, the 5th most populous in the world, which is also one of the most populous urban agglomerations and includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, altogether home to roughly half of the country's population.

Shanghai, China - Once a quaint fishing village, Shanghai has netted over 11 million people. Join the masses for morning tai chi on The Bund, or stroll through the Yu Yuan Gardens, inspiration for the famous " willow pattern" chinaware.

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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