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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Royal Caribbean's <em>Harmony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

March 10 - 17, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14.0 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
8 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.

Jonathan Glauser, MD, FACEP, MBA

Jonathan Glauser, MD, FACEP, MBA
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Case Western Reserve University 
Faculty, Residency Training Program in Emergency Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center/ Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio  Dr. Jonathan Glauser is currently Professor of Emergency Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

He has been active in the education of medical students and resident training for over three decades, and is currently on the full-time faculty of the residency program in Emergency Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center/ Cleveland Clinic.  

He serves on the editorial advisory board of three publications in the field of emergency care, and is section editor in Infectious Disease for the journal Current Emergency and Hospital Medicine Reports. He lives with his wife in the greater Cleveland area.

George Yung-hsing Wu, MD, PhD

George Yung-hsing Wu, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Hepatology Section

Herman Lopata Chair in Hepatitis Research
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, CT Dr. George Y. Wu is a Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Hepatology Section, and holds the Herman Lopata Chair in Hepatitis Research at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

He has been a pioneer of targeted delivery of biological substances including genes, and mitochondria specifically to hepatocytes. He has received an American Gastroenterological Association/Industry Research Scholar Award, American Liver Foundation Research Prize, AGA-Gastroenterology Research Group Young Scientist Award, was elected a Fellow of the AGA, and the American Association for the Study of liver Diseases.

He was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, the National Academy of Inventors, and was a Fulbright Specialist. He has published more than 160 articles, edited 13 books and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, and senior associate editor of the Journal of Digestive Diseases.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, PharmacistsPediatricians
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Celiac disease
    • Identify risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for celiac disease
  2. C. difficile colitis
    • Define risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for C. difficile colitis
  3. Eosinophilic esophagitis
    • Describe risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for eosinophilic esophagitis
  4. Fulminant hepatic failure
    • Cite risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for fulminant hepatic failure
  5. Update, chronic hepatitis C
    • Identify risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for chronic hepatitis C
  6. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    • Define risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  7. Imaging of space occupying lesions of the liver
    • Analyze the principles, strengths, weaknesses, and diagnostic characteristics of modalities for imaging of space occupying lesions of the liver.
  8. Pediatric fever update
    • List serious bacterial infections
    • Indicate clinical scores for behavior in the patient unable to communicate
    • Calculate risks for sepsis, meningitis, and
    • Describe the significance of fever
    • Identify the indications for specific testing in the febrile infant
  9. Event Medicine
    • Identify medical entities likely to present by event
    • Describe medications and personnel required for coverage
    • Evaluate environment, including weather to determine necessary resources
  10. Syncope Evaluation and Management
    • Formulate guideline to identify patients most at risk following a loss of consciousness.
    • Identify specific cardiac and pulmonary causes for near-syncope
    • Distinguish the seizure patient from the syncopal patient
    • Define safe guidelines for discharge of the syncopal patient
  11. Resuscitation Update
    • Indicate the indications for targeted temperature management
    • Demonstrate the proposed use of neuroimaging in cardiac arrest
    • Appraise the value of ECMO in the emergency setting
    • Recognize the value of medications in the setting of ACLS
  12. Trends in the Management of Pediatric Trauma
    • Illustrate differences inherent in the traumatized child versus the injured adult
    • Discuss transfusion guidelines in the injured pediatric patient
    • Indicate indications and risks for head CT
    • Debate management of the concussed child
  13. Legal Considerations in Emergency Care
    • Formulate specific presentations which expose the practitioner to liability.
    • Estimate the cost in time, stress, and dollars for which the practitioner is as risk
    • Debate mechanisms by which one can avoid a lawsuit
    • Illustrate the magnitude of the problem in emergency care
  14. Pain Management in the Era of the Narcotic Abuse Scourge
    • Name alternatives to narcotics in the management of pain.
    • List evidence for the use and efficacy of certain agents
    • Recognize the risks and magnitude of narcotics abuse
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

Sun Mar 10 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Mar 11 *At Sea - Cruising
12:00 am 12:00 am
Tue Mar 12 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Mar 13 Falmouth, Jamaica
10:30 am 7:00 pm
Thu Mar 14 *At Sea - Cruising
12:00 am 12:00 am
Fri Mar 15 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Mar 16 *At Sea - Cruising
12:00 am 12:00 am
Sun Mar 17 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas 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.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.

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.

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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