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Topics in Cardiology, Pain Management, and Palliative Care

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Solstice
Celebrity Solstice

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
September 7 - 14, 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.
Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan, MD, MS, FACP, FACC, FNLA, FCRS, FHFSA
Medical Director, Institute for Congestive Heart Failure
Abrazo Arizona Heart Institute and Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Non-invasive Cardiologist
Abrazo Arizona Heart Institute and Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
Noninvasive Cardiologist
Scottsdale Cardiovascular Center, P.C., Scottsdale, AZ
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona, Phoenix
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Midwestern University College of Medicine, Glendale, AZ
President, Twinepidemic, Inc.
Executive Board Member, National Lipid Association
Executive Board Member, Medical Executive Committee
Abrazo Arizona Heart and Arrowhead Hospital

Dr. Kris Vijay received his medical degree from the Kasturba Medical College, University of Mysore, India, in 1979, and postgraduate training in medicine in Bombay, India, in Oxford, UK and in Rochester, New York. He served a fellowship in nephrology at KEM Hospital in Bombay, endocrinology and diabetes at University of Southampton, UK and a fellowship in cardiology at Good Samaritan Medical Center, University of Arizona, in Phoenix. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan

Dr. Vijay is the Medical Director of the Institute of Congestive Heart Failure at Abrazo Arizona Heart Institute and Hospital in Phoenix. He is a Non-invasive Cardiologist, a clinical lipidologist, an ardent researcher and a Heart Failure specialist .He has been in clinical practice in Arizona for more than 27 years.

Dr. Vijay is a past Governor of the American College of Cardiology, Arizona Chapter, past President of the National Lipid Association, South West chapter, a founding member and past President of the Cardio Renal Society of America and current President of the TWINEPIDEMIC, Inc., a nonprofit organization addressing Diabetes and Heart disease among Ethnic Communities all over the world. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, National Lipid association and Heart Failure Society of America. He is a member of the clinical cardiology council as well as council for Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology at American Heart Association, a member of Prevention and Cardio-metabolic committee at American College of Cardiology and an Executive Board member of the National Lipid Association.

Dr. Vijay is a founding member of the Arizona Managed Care Quality Enhancement Program (AMCQEP), 1992, and received the Governor's award from Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), October 2002, an innovation award through the Center for Health Innovation and Clinical Trial (CHI&CT) at Arizona State University from the President of Arizona State University in 2010 and the Jerome Markowitz award for a distinguished career from South Asian Society of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis in 2013. He was one of the three nominees of Healthcare Heroes award for Phoenix Business Journal towards Life time achievement in 2017.

Dr. Vijay has participated in more than 180 clinical trials and his research is focused on such disorders as congestive heart failure, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, coronary artery disease, plaque regression, Atrial Fibrillation, peripheral vascular disease and diabetes/metabolic syndrome. He has published more than 100 articles in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Vijay serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Arizona, Phoenix and as an adjunct Professor of Medicine at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM).

He has presented at numerous national and International meetings on diabetes and heart disease His professional activities also include serving on Editorial Boards of medical journals, reviewing landmark guidelines and policy statements and serving on many important advisory boards dealing with Quality initiatives of national organizations.

David Weiland, Jr., MD
Chief Medical Officer
Largo Medical Center
HCA West Florida; Largo, Florida

Dr. David Weiland is a graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University and serves as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. At Bayfront, he works closely with the medical staff where he combines physician feedback with strategy, technology and innovation to set standards in hospital-based care.

He has more than a decade of experience as a medical educator, formerly serving as assistant director of Bayfront's Family Practice Residency Program. He also served as the Medical Director for the Suncoast Hospice in Pinellas County Florida.

He completed his medical training at the University of South Florida and served as Chief Resident of internal medicine before entering private practice in 1992. He continues to present and publish nationally on a series of Palliative Care and other medical issues.

He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Recently, he has promoted the integration of palliative care consult services into Pinellas county community hospitals to increase the access of pain and symptom management services to those struggling with chronic life threatening illnesses.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Update on dyslipidemia
    • Apply knowledge gained to improve management of complex cholesterol related issues
  2. Hypertension: The debate about newer guidelines
    • Manage hypertension in a complex patient with multiple comorbidities
  3. Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: Focus on new treatments
    • Distinguish therapies in diabetes management that are beneficial or harmful from a cardiovascular perspective
  4. Atrial Fibrillation : New therapies in stroke prevention
    • Gain insight into New Oral Anticoagulants and their judicious utilization
  5. Congestive Heart Failure: Evolving strategies in management
    • Synthesize diagnostics and create an algorithm based intervention using new therapies
  6. Cardiorenal intersection: The comorbidity conundrum
    • Classify types of CRS, employ biomarkers to predict AKI, CKD and ESRD and propose new hypothesis to generate ideas for new therapies
  7. EKG Pearls: Clinical corelation
    • Analyze ekg abnormalities and corelate with potential clinical scenario
Additional topics under development
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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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
Fri Sep 07 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Sep 08 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 09 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Sep 10 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Scenic Cruising
6:00 am 10:00 am
Mon Sep 10 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Sep 11 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Sep 11 The Inside Passage - Scenic cruising
6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed Sep 12 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Sep 13 Victoria, Canada
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Sep 14 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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