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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Rheumatology, Chronic Pain, Sleep and Nutrition

Royal Caribbean's <em>Ovation of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas
7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

August 16 - 23, 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

Professor Howard Amital, MD MHA

Professor Howard Amital, MD MHA
Head of Department of Medicine 'B'
Sheba Medical Center
Tel-Hashomer 5262100
Chair of Internal Medicine
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel-Aviv University, Israel Howard Amital is a professor of Medicine at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of the Tel-Aviv University. He is the head of Department of Medicine 'B' at the Sheba Medical Center at the Sheba Medical Center, in Tel-Hashomer. For the past two years he is also the chair of Internal Medicine at the Sackler faculty of Medicine at the Tel-Aviv University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, and his fellowship at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Prof. Amital conducts clinical and basic research and speaks at international Rheumatology conferences such as the EULAR (European League against Rheumatism) and the ACR (American College of Rheumatology). He has authored over 270 scientific peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. His papers mainly focus on autoimmunity research primarily in new avenues for the development of therapeutic peptides in RA, roles of vitamin D, use of biological therapy, pain and comorbidities of fibromyalgia and epidemiological studies based on Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) databases. 

Domingo Rodriguez-Cue, MD

Domingo Rodriguez-Cue, MD
Medical Director
Martin General Hospital Sleep Center, Williamston, NC 
Integra Sleep, Raleigh, Clayton, and Chapel Hill, NC
Wilson Sleep Associates, Wilson, NC
Former Associate Professor, Eastern Carolina University School of Medicine Dr. Domingo Rodriguez-Cue was born in Havana, Cuba. Inspired by his father, who was also a physician, he went to Medical School at San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic. He did general surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital in NJ and subsequently transferred to East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He completed a rural residency program and then a faculty development fellowship. Dr. Cue was featured in Peter Jennings's world news tonight American Agenda program on TeleMedicine use in rural practice. 

He trained students and residents with ECU for 4 years, and then went into private practice in Williamston, NC. He was chief of staff for 7 years and practiced holistic family medicine, including ICU, ER, OBGYN and newborn care. With a strong focus on diet and exercise, he felt he needed to focus on the third pillar of health, which is sleep. He underwent his sleep training at Atlanta Sleep School at Northside Hospital. He became board certified in Sleep Medicine in 2009. He is also board certified in Family Medicine, but mostly practices sleep medicine. He is the medical director of the Sound Sleep Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina, and practices at 6 locations throughout the state.

Dr. Cue is also a sleep consultant for CareHere on site Wellness and interprets sleep studies for several of their industrial and private clinics. His sleep practice is 40 % pediatrics with a focus on movement disorders, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, circadian rhythm disorders and insomnia.

He interprets Level I polysomnograms and also Level II-IV home based tests. Along with prescribing CPAP therapy, Dr. Cue also works closely with dentists to provide oral appliances for his sleep apnea patients. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He specializes in non pharmacologic approaches to insomnia and movement disorders.

He lectured at the 2013 North Carolina Academy of Sleep Medicine summer meeting on the association between sleep apnea and cancer. He also presented at the Carolina Sleep Society Meeting in 2015. One of his areas of interest is how the fusion of modern technology is interacting with every day sleep. Heis an avid user of actigraphy to help treat patients with circadian dysrythmias and movement disorders. His focus will be on common sleep disorders in primary care and achieving optimal sleep for your personal well-being.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
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 16 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Aug 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 18 Alaska Inside Passage
- -
Sun Aug 18 Juneau, Alaska
12:00 pm 9:00 pm
Mon Aug 19 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 8:30 pm
Tue Aug 20 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
7:00 am 12:00 pm
Wed Aug 21 *At Sea - Cruising
12:00 am 12:00 am
Thu Aug 22 Victoria, British Columbia
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Aug 23 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas 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

Alaska Inside Passage - Winding along the breathtaking coast of Alaska, the Inside Passage offers magnificent views of forested islands, rock-walled fjords and snowcapped mountains. Richly diverse flora and fauna are also on display.

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.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

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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