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Cardiology and Pulmonology Update for PCPs

Celebrity's Classic Celebrity Constellation
Celebrity Constellation

9-Night Mediterranean & Adriatic Cruise Conference
from Barcelona, Spain to Venice, Italy
August 11 - 20, 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
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.

Khalid H. Sheikh, MD, MBA, FACC, FNLA, FASE
Director of Cardiology, Cape Canaveral Hospital.
Adjunct Professor, Duke University Global Health Institute.
Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, College of Medicine.

Dr. Sheikh lives and works on the Space Coast of Florida. He is Director of the advanced lipid management clinic for Health First Cardiology and Director of Cardiology for Cape Canaveral Hospital. His clinical interests include preventative cardiology, cardiac imaging, and global cardiac health and wellness programs. He was voted by the Consumer council of America as one of America's top cardiologists.

Dr. Sheikh is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, and has an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology. He also holds sub-specialty certifications in adult echocardiography, cardiac multislice CT imaging and advanced lipid management. His academic appointments are as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Duke University Global Health Institute, as well Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Sheikh conducts clinical research and speaks at national and international forums about a variety of topics related to clinical research, cardiovascular diseases and cardiac wellness. He has served as the principal investigator in over 100 national and international clinical trials. He has authored over 150 scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. He is the author of the critically acclaimed heart wellness book, "Don't Let Your Heart Attack." He is on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and the Journal of the National Lipid Association.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Pleural effusions
  2. Sleep apnea
  3. COPD
  4. Alpha - 1 antitrypsin deficiency
  5. Cough
  6. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  7. Parasomnias
  8. Management of Congestive Heart Failure: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Differentiate heart failure due to systolic and diastolic dysfunction.
    • Assess prognosis based upon NYHA class and Ejection Fraction.
    • Apply the evidence-based approach to current pharmacological and advanced device therapy treatment guidelines.
  9. Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Understand the assessment of bleeding and thromboembolic risk for atrial fibrillation.
    • Assess patient candidacy for warfarin and novel oral anticoagulant therapies.
  10. Management of Hyperlipidemia: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Review the evidence to support the use of statins for primary and secondary prevention.
    • Review the evidence to support the elimination of non-statin therapy from lipid treatment guidelines.
    • Understand the role of PCSK9 inhibitor therapy in management of dyslipidemia.
  11. Cardiac Risk Assessment: Risk Calculators or Cardiac Imaging?
    • Appreciate the value and limitations of cardiovascular risk calculators.
    • Understand the utility and role of non-invasive arterial imaging modalities.
  12. Management of Symptomatic Stable CAD: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Appreciate in which patients are percutaneous coronary intervention and surgical revascularization are useful.
    • Review novel medical therapies for CAD.
  13. Statin Intolerance/Resistance: Is the problem the patient or the drug?
    • Understand the physiologic basis and incidence of statin intolerance.
    • Review of treatment options for patients who are statin intolerant or resistant.
  14. Endocarditis: Who are you going to call-Cardiology, Infectious Disease or Cardiac Surgery?
    • Review of clinical criteria for endocarditis.
    • Appreciate the indications for surgical and medical therapy for endocarditis.
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

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the 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
Sat Aug 11 Barcelona, Spain
- 5:00 pm
Sun Aug 12 Valencia, Spain
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Mon Aug 13 At Sea
- -
Tue Aug 14 Livorno, Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Aug 15 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Aug 16 At Sea
- -
Fri Aug 17 Kotor, Montenegro
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Aug 18 Split, Croatia
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Aug 19 Venice, Italy
3:00 pm -
Mon Aug 20 Venice, Italy
- -
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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