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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Family Medicine, Neurology, and Neurological Critical Care

Royal Caribbean's <em>Allure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

August 18 - 25, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
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.
Faculty

Elliot Davidson, MD, FAAFP

Elliot Davidson, MD, FAAFP
Program Director
Cleveland Clinic Akron General 
Family Medicine Residency
Director, The Center for Family Medicine
Professor of Family Medicine, NEOMED Dr. Elliot Davidson is the Family Medicine Program Director at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and the Director for the Center for Family Medicine (CFM). 

He is Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM). He serves on many committees including the Research Oversight Committee and the Ethics Committee. He is past Chairman of the Board of Partners Physician Group, the Private Practice of Akron General Health System.

Dr. Davidson is passionate about the prevention of heart disease and has published in and is a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. He is a leader in test taking preparation and has presented on this topic at many local and national meetings. He is actively engaged in teaching many medical and pharmacy students, and family medicine residents. 

Dr Davidson graduated from both Kent State University (Summa cum Laude) and NEOMED in 1982 and did his Family Medicine Residency at Akron General Medical Center.

He is married and has four children. 

Mark Rumbak, MD

Mark Rumbak, MD
Dr. Rumbak is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Occupational Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. He is the Director of Bronchoscopy & Chief in the Clinical Research Unit, Pulmonary & Critical Care at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida. 

Dr. Rumbak is from Johannesburg, South Africa, where he went to medical school and did his residency and Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical care medicine. He came to the US IN 1987, spent five years at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, and then came to the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr Rumbak's main interest is interventional pulmonary medicine, including pulmonary arterial hypertension. He is the Governor for Florida for the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a full professor and is on staff at four hospitals including the James A Haley Hospital, Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital, Tampa.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives

Primary Care Physicians are dedicated to taking care of a wide variety of medical conditions and must also be dedicated to life long learning. Our approach must constantly evolve to keep up with the changes in available treatments, new research, reimbursement models, government regulation and electronic medical record requirements.

This series of lectures serves to review and update PCPs on common conditions we see in the office everyday using available new guidelines (such as Diabetes and Hypertension) as well as what is new within the field of Family Medicine (such as Population Health and the latest research).

Topics:
  1. What is New in Outpatient Diabetes Management?
    • Demonstrate understanding of new medications to treat diabetes
    • Modify their existing approach to managing diabetes in the outpatient setting.
  2. Understanding and Applying the new Hypertension Guidelines
    • Demonstrate understanding of new guidelines to treat Hypertension
    • Modify their existing approach to managing Hypertension in the outpatient setting.
  3. Making Sense of the Hyperlipidemia Recommendations
    • Demonstrate understanding of new guidelines and medications to treat Hyperlipidemia
    • Modify their existing approach to managing Hyperlipidemia in the outpatient setting.
  4. Keeping up with all the New Asthma and COPD options?
    • Demonstrate understanding of new medications to treat asthma and COPD
    • Modify their existing approach to managing asthma and COPD in the outpatient setting.
  5. Sorting out Non-Cardiac Chest Pain
    • Identify the common conditions that can mimic acute coronary syndrome.
    • Learn how to differentiate and treat common non-cardiac causes of chest pain.
  6. What is Population Health and why should I add this to my practice?
    • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the emergence of population health sciences and the importance to the future of primary care practice.
  7. Hot off the presses! What is the latest in medical research relevant to my patients?
    • Learn about the latest in medical research from the top rated journals.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of how to apply these findings to practice.
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.
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
Sun Aug 18 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Aug 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Aug 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Aug 21 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Aug 22 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Fri Aug 23 Labadee, Haiti
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Aug 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 25 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

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.
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Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
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