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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Internal Medicine, Critical Care, and Infectious Diseases

<em>Celebrity Solstice</em>
Celebrity Solstice
7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

August 09 - 16, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
9.9 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

Joseph G. Garner, MD, FIDSA, FSHEA

Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington , CT
Chief of Medicine, Hospital Epidemiologist, Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain, CT  Dr. Garner was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, attended college at the University of Arizona, and attended medical school at Stanford University. He received his training in internal medicine at the University of Rochester and was an infectious disease fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His primary interests have been clinical infectious diseases, medical education and hospital epidemiology. 

Dr. Garner was the Infectious Disease Division Director at The Hospital of Central Connecticut from 1984 until two years ago when he became Chief of Medicine. Throughout his career he has been active in medical education of students, primary care internal medicine residents and infectious disease fellows.
 

Barry Nathanson, BA, MD, MHCM, FRCPC, FACP

Barry Nathanson, BA, MD, MHCM, FRCPC, FACP
Chief of Staff
Stevenson Memorial Hospital
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Adjunct Lecturer
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
Board Member
Physician Payment and Review Board
Ontario Medical Association and The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
President and CEO
True North Health Care Consulting Inc. Dr. Nathanson earned a BA (English Lit.) in 1982 from Yeshiva University in New York City and he graduated in 1990 from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine where he also completed his internal medicine training. He began practising internal medicine and critical care medicine in 1995 at York County Hospital in Newmarket, Ontario which, in 2000, became Southlake Regional Health Centre. 

Early on Dr. Nathanson served as medical director of the inpatient Palliative Care Unit. He later founded the Southlake Heart Function Program. He was president of the Southlake Medical Staff Association for 4 years. He then helped develop Southlake's Clinical Resource Utilization Management Program. From 2008 to 2017 he served as Southlake's Physician Leader (Medical Director), Acute Medicine Programs. 

In 2010 Dr. Nathanson completed a Master of Science degree in Health Care Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has served on 2 Ontario provincial task forces, the ER/ALC Advisory Committee and the ALC Action Team. In July of 2016, Dr. Nathanson completed a 2-year term as co-chair of Southlake&apost;s Quality, Utilization and Resource Management committee. He began his latest administrative role in December of 2016, Chief of Staff at Stevenson Memorial Hospital in Alliston, Ontario. He is presently serving as a member of the Physician Payment Review Board of the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ontario Medical Association.

Dr. Nathanson's additional professional interests are in Medical Bioethics and Health Law, Health Policy and Health Economics, especially the impact of different payor systems on clinical systems design and on clinical decision making, the role of Physician Leadership and Engagement in driving system change toward improved clinical safety, efficiency and effectiveness, and physician health and wellness. 

His many personal interests include travelling, especially on his 2014 Indian Chief Classic, together with his wife, Genny, all over Ontario, Canada, the US, and beyond!

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Forces of Change: The Physician's Place in the Evolution of Modern Healthcare
    • Identify salient forces that are driving rapid and uncomfortable health system evolution
    • Leverage new insights into a more rewarding practice, renewing connections with core motivators, and contributing to system improvement.
  2. Physician Leadership: The Mirror and the Lamp. What is Takes to be an Effective Leader in Today's Health Services Environment
    • Recognize and apply suitable leadership insights and skills.
  3. Antithrombotics and Management of Bleeding
    • Apply the current evidence base to selecting an appropriate antihrombotic agent and integrate bleeding risk and bleeding management strategies into clinical practice.
  4. Diagnostic Error and Cognitive Bias
    • Cite and discern, in oneself and in others, the cognitive biases and heuristics that lead to diagnostic errors.
  5. Mayday! Mayday! Identifying and Managing the Crashing Inpatient
    • Identify and cite diagnostic categories of deteriorating patients
    • Apply the available evidence to recognize and improve such patients' outcomes and avoid using common techniques that can actually make things worse!
    • Identify and cite diagnostic categories of deteriorating patients.
    • Apply the available evidence to recognize and improve such patients' outcomes and avoid using common techniques that can actually make things worse!
  6. Post Cardiac Arrest Management: Update on Targeted Temperature Management
    • Explain why the main focus in the post cardiac arrest scenario must be on optimizing brain function and advocate for and institute temperature control in this circumstance to achieve that goal.
  7. MAiD in Ontario: Medical Assistance in Dying, The Ontario Experience
    • Cite the Canadian and Ontario legislative and clinical history leading up to the legalization of MAiD, relate our experience in advocating for and providing MAiD and evaluate the process whereby this service is provided.
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
Fri Aug 09 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Aug 10 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 11 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Aug 12 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
6:00 am 10:00 am
Mon Aug 12 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 am 10:00 pm
Tue Aug 13 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Aug 13 Alaska Inside Passage
6:30 am 10:30 pm
Wed Aug 14 *At Sea - Cruising
12:00 am 12:00 am
Thu Aug 15 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 am 11:59 pm
Fri Aug 16 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am 12:00 am
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Solstice Map

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.

Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Amidst the pure silence, you'll sail past translucent blue icebergs silhouetted against a most dramatic backdrop of waterfall-laced rock walls ascending thousands of feet into the sky. This classic fjord, Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles and once seen, it is never to be forgotten.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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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