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Topics in Infectious Diseases and Sports Medicine

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10-Night Italy & Greek Isles Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome, (Civitavecchia), Italy
September 21 - October 1, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
14 MOC Part 2 Points
4 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Doctors of Pharmacy
$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
Blaise L Congeni, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Microbiology
Northeastern Ohio University, College of Medicine
Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases
Attending Physician
Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio.

Dr. Congeni received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his pediatrics residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and his pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital.

Dr. Congeni is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases. A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and American Society of Microbiology.

Dr. Congeni has been named in the Best Doctors in America for more than a dozen years. He has been the recipient of numerous faculty awards including Leibelt-Wheeler, 1999, Legendary Service, 2013, Golden Apple Award for teaching excellence 6 times, honorary hooder by the graduating class 4 times, and he was elected Master Teacher at NEOMED, class of 2000.

Dr. Congeni serves as an editorial board member for Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice , and he is a past editorial board member for Concise Reviews of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He has authored more than 60 abstracts, book chapters, and peer-reviewed medical journal publications, and he has served as a guest editor of Pediatric Annals.

Joseph A. Congeni, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, OH
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics & Sports Medicine,Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Dr. Congeni developed the Primary Care Pediatrics Sports Medicine Fellowship at Akron Children's Hospital, the first of its kind at a pediatric hospital in the U.S. in 1990. He is a 1980 graduate of the University of Notre Dame; and received his medical degree from NEOMED in 1984. Dr. Congeni is currently a team physician for the University of Akron and Archbishop Hoban High School.

He has won many awards including: OHSAA Respect the Game Award, Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association's Team Physician of the Year Award, and Ohio Outstanding Team Physician by the Ohio State Medical Association. Most recently he received the Dr. Carl Krill Award for humanism and excellence in the field of medicine from the Knights of Columbus. He is also a lead author on the American Academy of Pediatrics' Baseball/Softball Policy Statement issued March 2012. Dr. Congeni's media events vary from appearing on NBC's TODAY Show in 2009 to his appearance on a PBS documentary entitled "The Smartest Team" in 2012 and a Sports Illustrated segment in 2014. He also appears on a weekly radio Sports Medicine segment. He and his wife Karen have six children.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Exercised induced asthma and vocal cord dysfunction in the approach to athletes with shortness of breath or chronic fatigue
    • Describe the differential diagnosis of shortness of breath in athletes vs. chronic fatigue.
  2. The pre-participation sports physical: Making it a worthwhile exercise for parents, athletes and medical personnel.
    • Explain the appropriate work-up of infections mono and safe return to play.
  3. Hand, finger, wrist injuries in athletes. (includes splinting vs. surgical approach)
    • Describe the differences in "jammed finger" injuries from volar plate injury (ligament tear), mallet finger, Jersey finger and fracture.
  4. Initial evaluation and management of sports concussions.
    • Ensure that the participant is aware of the factors that predispose athletes to prolonged recovery from sports concussion.
  5. A systematic approach to assessment of sports shoulders injuries.
    • Ensure that participants will be able to differentiate and manage dislocated shoulder vs. separated shoulder.
  6. Spine injuries in athletes: differentiating the workup and management in young athletes adults.
    • Upon completion of this session a participant should be able to determine the appropriate use of x-rays, MRI, bone scan and CTs.
  7. Stress fractures in athletes: Identifying low risk vs. high risk fractures
    • Describe the hallmark presentation of Jones fracture, tarsal navicular and proximal/anterior tibial stress fractures and femoral neck and be aware of the implications of missing them.
  8. Treatment of Respiratory Tract Infections in Adults and Children
    • Develop treatment strategies for Otitis media, sinusitis and pneumonia
  9. Immunization Update: Adults
    • Develop strategies for implementing new vaccines such as the new shingles vaccine into schedules
  10. Immunization Update: Pediatrics
    • Develop strategies for addressing vaccine hesitancy
  11. Avoiding Common Diagnostic Pitfalls
    • Spot situations can can often lead to diagnostic errors
  12. Using New Diagnostic Modalities
    • Consider how new tests can be cost effectively added to patients they treat
  13. Animal Bites and Related Syndromes
    • Identify common pathogens and treatment guidelines
  14. Approach to the Patient With Lymphadenopathy
    • Identify common etiologies incuding EBV, cat scratch and Mycobacteria
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.



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 Accreditation Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 14 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provide's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP 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
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Fri Sep 21 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sat Sep 22 Messina, Sicily, Italy
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun Sep 23 Valletta, Malta
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Sep 24 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Sep 25 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Sep 26 Rhodes, Greece
7:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu Sep 27 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Sep 28 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Sep 29 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 30 Naples (Pompeii/Salerno/Capri), Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Mon Oct 01 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
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