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Current Topics in Neurology and Pediatric Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Royal Caribbean's <em>Jewel of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas
7-Night Greek Isles Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

June 16 - 23, 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
6 ¾ 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.

William O. Tatum IV, DO, FAAN, FACNS

William O. Tatum IV, DO, FAAN, FACNS
Professor of Neurology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Health Sciences
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Mayo Clinic Dr. William O. Tatum IV is professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and senior consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Florida. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. He is board-certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy and serves as the current director for the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the Mayo Clinic in Florida.

He completed his medical education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, neurology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, and a two-year epilepsy fellowship at Graduate Hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. After training, he relocated to Tampa, Florida pioneering Tampa General Hospital-University of South Florida Comprehensive Epilepsy Center before joining the Mayo Clinic in 2009 as a clinician-educator.

He is a past president of the board of the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, currently serving as the Chair for the clinical neurophysiology section of the American Academy of Neurology. He has served on the board of directors for the American Board of Registration of EEG Technologists and Evoked Potentials, and currently serves on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. He has been principal investigator in pharmacologic and device clinical trials with research interests in drug-resistant epilepsy, seizure semiology and EEG/clinical neurophysiology.

He has authored 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 35 book chapters and edited/co-edited 8 books in the field of epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. He serves on the current editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology as Associate Editor, and is the Editor-in-Chief for Epilepsy and Behavior Reports. He has presented lectures at national and international meetings as an invited lecturer.

Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS

Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Director, Asthma Clinical Research Center
Boston Children's Hospital
Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
Boston, MA Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS, director of the Asthma Clinical Research Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, has dedicated her career to reducing and preventing asthma and allergic diseases.

Originally from St. Louis, she earned her medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 1997. After a fellowship in immunology at Johns Hopkins University, she joined the faculty in the Division of Immunology and Allergy at Boston Children’s and Harvard Medical School, where she has remained for nearly 2 decades.

Dr. Phipatanakul has built a deep network of community relationships, and she conducts both school- and home-based asthma studies in children and has had continuous NIH funding for nearly 20 years. She leads the NIAID School Inner-City Asthma Intervention Study and the NHLBI Environment Assessment of Sleep in Youth, and overall PI for a NIAID funded, nationwide, multicenter asthma prevention study evaluating omalizumab (anti-IgE) in preventing the atopic march and asthma. Most recently she was awarded a NIAID U01 evaluating whether patients carrying a IL4RαR576gene variant, will have a greater response to dupilumab.

She leads her Center as Pediatric PI in multiple NHLBI asthma and prevention networks, including Precise and has authored over 220 publications in scientific journals, including JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. She is passionate about successfully mentoring the next generation of investigators, and has received multiple mentoring awards for her efforts. She also enjoys serving the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the American Board of Allergy and Immunology in support of her specialty and serving as a role model to others balancing work and family.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Asthma
    • Updates on strategies to reduce and prevent asthma with consideration of practice guidelines in management
  2. Rhinitis/Sinusitis
    • Appreciate the signs and symptoms of rhinitis due to allergies and acute and chronic sinusitis with an emphasis on diagnosis and treatment.
  3. Allergy Shots/ Sublingual Immunotherapy
    • Learn about allergy shots and sublingual immunotherapy and indications for its use and how they may be given safely .
  4. Environmental and Occupational Allergenic Triggers
    • Provide appropriate testing and counseling to patients with suspected environmental and occupational triggers for disease .
  5. Food Allergy
    • Determine whether a patient has food allergy, perform and interpret appropriate allergy tests, and provide a management plan for patients with food allergy.
  6. Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema
    • Manage atopic dermatitis, based upon better knowledge of a complex chronic skin disorders.
  7. Anaphylaxis
    • Recognize the severity of anaphylaxis and the causes.
  8. Approach to the patient with Spells
    • Identify clinical signs and symptoms involved in patients with recurrent spells.
  9. Epilepsy - Medical and Surgical Management
    • Describe the type of epilepsy and appropriate medical and surgical approaches to best practice.
  10. Using Anti-seizure Drugs
    • Know the essential differences in new and old anti-seizure drugs when choosing them for epilepsy and neurological disease states.
  11. Focusing on the Neurological Examination
    • Enhance the skill necessary to provide a targeted time-efficient neurological examination for patients with conditions impairing neurological function.
  12. Signs in Neurological Disease
    • Determine the significant features involved in clinical signs present in patients with neurological disease.
  13. Case Studies in Neurology
    • Address important features in case studies involving neurological signs/symptoms, synthesize a differential diagnosis, and implement specific treatment.
  14. Video Challenge: You Make the Call
    • Assess the role of video in supporting a clinical diagnosis in patients with neurological complaint.
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 Jun 16 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Mon Jun 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jun 18 Santorini, Greece
1:00 am 10:00 pm
Wed Jun 19 Mykonos, Greece
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Jun 20 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jun 21 Katakolon, Greece
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Jun 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 23 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!

Katakolon, Greece - Explore the site of the very first Olympic Games! Ancient Olympia is a short drive from Katakolon to see where the sacred flame is still lit every Olympic year. Wonder at the ruins of the awesome Temple of Zeus.

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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