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Topics in Allergy, Immunology, and Nephrology

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Eclipse
Celebrity Eclipse

12-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Barcelona, Spain
September 11 - 23, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

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.
Roger W. Fox, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida.

After receiving his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his 3 years of Internal Medicine and 2 years in Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He joined the faculty at USF in the Division of Allergy and Immunology. He was recognized for his 30 years of service to USF College of Medicine and to the Tampa VA Department of Medicine. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He has been elected as The Best Doctors in America for the past decade. He serves as the Director of A/I Fellow Training, and he has trained 75 Allergy/Immunology Fellows. He has an extensive list of contributions in the literature, and presentations at local, national and international meetings. He has been on various boards including the Hillsborough County Medical Association and Florida Allergy Asthma and Immunology Society and many committees in the Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Warren Kupin MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Miami Transplant Institute
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dr Kupin is a graduate of Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He did his Internal Medicine training and Nephrology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit , MI where he was on staff until moving to the University of Miami in 1999.

Dr Kupin is Associate Medical Director of Transplant Nephrology and is involved in the evaluation, listing and post transplant immunosuppression followup of kidney and kidney pancreas-transplant recipients. He is the course director of the nephrology module for the sophomore medical students and lectures for the ACP Internal Medicine Recertification Course and the American Society of Nephrology Board Review Course. He is a speaker at the American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting and has been an invited speaker for Medical Grand Rounds throughout the U.S.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Primary Care Physicians, Internists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Atopic Dermatitis
    • Diagnose this common skin disorder and understand the important allergic and nonallergic aspects.
  2. Urticaria
    • Identifying the many different causes of urticaria can be challenging.
  3. Angioedema
    • Managing patients with angioedema requires the identification of benign or life-threatening types.
  4. Food Allergy
    • Appreciating the new revelations in the immunologic mechanisms has led to the concepts of prevention and desensitization.
  5. Drug Allergy
    • Gaining knowledge of the complex nature of drug allergies is essential to providing the patient with information about their reaction.
  6. Indoor Allergies
    • Appreciating that indoor allergen sources can create problems for respiratory and cutaneous allergy sufferers.
  7. Rhinosinusitis
    • Describing rhinosinusitis as acute and chronic is important in diagnosing and treating this common disorde.r
  8. Diagnosis, Prevention and Management of Acute Kidney Injury
    • Explain the new definition of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), and describe the short and long term complications of patients that experience AKI.
    • Review the strategies used to prevent AKI in specific clinical situations : IV contrast, general surgery, gadolinium exposure.
    • Discuss individual agents and the risk and unique types of AKI associated with NSAIDs, antibiotics and chemotherapeutic drugs.
  9. Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Discuss the new definition of chronic kidney disease (CKD) with specific emphasis on the measurement and important role of microalbuminuria.
    • Describe the complications of CKD and the treatment guidelines for the management of Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Anemia, Acidosis and Hyperparathyroidism.
  10. Hypertension update 2018
    • Describe the new ACC/AHA guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of HTN.
    • Discuss the specific guidelines for the treatment of hypertension in patients with renal disease.
    • Review the clinical criteria for the recognition of secondary hypertension and the new treatments of resistant hypertension.
  11. Evaluation and Prevention of Kidney Stones
    • Define the epidemiology and clinical impact of kidney stone disease in the U.S.
    • Describe the different types of kidney stones and the pathophysiologic causes of each type of stone.
    • Review the surgical and medical treatment options available for each type of stone disease and the strategies to prevent future stone recurrence.
  12. Kidney Transplantation for the Primary Care physician
    • Describe the current status of the renal transplant program in the U.S. from the standpoint of patient outcomes, governmental regulation, organ donation policy and economic coverage.
    • Define the basic immunosuppression used and the side effects of individual agents. Discuss the common medical complications in transplant recipients seen in the primary care setting.
  13. Current Concepts and Treatment of Hyponatremia
    • Establish the definition and physiologic consequences of hyponatremia.
    • Review the different causes of hyponatremia and the workup required to establish a correct diagnosis.
    • Define the role of hypertonic saline and the use of vaptans in the treatment of acute and chronic hyponatremia.
    • Describe the entity called osmotic demyelinating syndrome and its relationship to the treatment of hyponatremia.
  14. Herbal Supplements and the Kidney
    • Review the governmental policies regulating the distribution and labeling of herbal therapy in the U.S.
    • Discuss the potential risks of heavy metal toxicity, nephrotoxicity and electrolyte abnormalities associated with individual types of herbal therapy.
    • Outline the potential interaction of herbal therapy with prescription medication and how to avoid these potential complications.
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.

MOC ABIM Accreditation
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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
Tue Sep 11 Barcelona, Spain
- 5:00 pm
Wed Sep 12 Valencia, Spain
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Sep 13 Alicante, Spain
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Sep 14 Strait of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
11:00 am 10:00 pm
Sat Sep 15 Malaga, Spain
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Sep 16 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Sep 17 Marseille (Provence), France
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Sep 18 Nice (Villefranche), France
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Sep 19 Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Sep 20 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Sep 21 Naples (Pompeii/Salerno/Capri), Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Sat Sep 22 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 23 Barcelona, Spain
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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