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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine

<em>Celebrity Edge</em>
Celebrity Edge
7-Night Italy, France, Monaco & Spain Cruise Conference
from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to Barcelona, Spain
June 15 - 22, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
2½ 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.

Kelly P. O'Keefe, MD, FACEP

Kelly P. O'Keefe, MD, FACEP
Emergency Medicine Residency Founding Program Director
Professor of Clinical Sciences
Florida State University College of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Residency:Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania: 1 year internal medicine, three years emergency medicine (1990)
Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida (1986)
College: United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado (1982)

Experience: US Air Force Active duty 1978-1982, 1990-1999. Program Director for the Air Force for the Joint Military Medical Centers Emergency Medicine Residency in San Antonio, 1990-1995. 
Department Director and Flight Commander. Emergency Medicine, 6th Medical Group, MacDill AFB, 1995-1999. 
Medical Director of Adult Emergency Care Center at Tampa General Hospital 1999-2007.
Founding Program Director of the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Residency at Tampa General Hospital, 2001-2017.
Charter member of INDUS-EM group to bring emergency medicine residency training to India, 2005-2016. 

Dr. O'Keefe has published multiple chapters in many major EM textbooks and is a long-time speaker for ACEP and other groups.

Areas of Interest: Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, Resident Education, Eye emergencies, International emergency medicine, home schooling.
Hobbies: Long distance road biking, tennis, baseball (go Red Sox!), music (plays bari sax in a blues/ rock band), snow skiing, weight training, wood working, world history. Dr. O’Keefe is a practicing emergency physician in Sarasota, Florida. He is the founder, and current Program Director, for the Florida State University College of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency. He started the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Residency at Tampa General Hospital, and directed that program from 2000-2017.

In addition, he was the Program Director for the US Air Force side of the Joint Military Medical Centers Emergency Medicine Residency Program in San Antonio, Texas, from 1990-1995. He has additional leadership experience as an emergency department Medical Director at several hospitals. Dr. O’Keefe has spoken at the national level for ACEP for many years, and has published numerous times in Emergency Medicine textbooks and journals.

Daniel Montero, MD,FAAFP, CAQ Sports Medicine

Daniel Montero, MD,FAAFP, CAQ Sports Medicine
Instructor of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Consultant, Departments of Family Medicine and Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic Florida
Jacksonville, Florida.  Dr. Montero graduated from the University of Virginia in 1993 and Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1998. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Mayo Clinic Florida, followed by a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Ohio State University.

Dr. Montero first practiced both sports medicine and primary care in his native Virginia before returning to Mayo Clinic Florida. He has worked with athletes of all ages and skill levels, including amateurs and professionals; college and Olympic.

Dr. Montero currently serves as a Consultant in both the Department of Orthopedics and Family Medicine and works in the Department of Orthopedics at Mayo Clinic Florida.
He serves as co-chair for the Communication in Healthcare Faculty group and will serve as  President of Officers and Councilors at Mayo Clinic Florida in 2019.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The Sports Medicine Topics presented cover a wide variety of common injuries and issues seen in a primary care physicians practice. Subjects range from common sports injuries in children to fundamental musculoskeletal history and physical exam skills to practical joint injection procedures.

Recommendations for identifying, treating and return to play guidelines for athletes with concussion and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports(RED-S) are reviewed.

Finally, future therapies and treatments regarding Regenerative Medicine are presented in this Sports Medicine overview.

Lectures will also be given on a variety of Emergency Medicine Core Topics that are designed to increase the provider's awareness of common presentations to the ED and common mistakes made in the diagnosis and treatment of these issues. Learners will become more aware of risk factors, appropriate treatment modalities, and approaches to emergency diagnosis and care designed to improve patient outcome.

  1. Upper Extremity Exam & Common Injuries
    • Improve physical exam skills regarding the upper extremity
    • Recognize and apply treatment options for upper extremity injuries.
    • Broaden differential diagnosis.
  2. Lower Extremity Exam & Common Injuries
    • Improve physical exam skills regarding the lower extremity
    • Recognize and apply treatment options for lower extremity injuries.
    • Broaden differential diagnosis.
  3. Common Sports Injuries in Children and Adolescents
    • Learn pediatric vs adult sports injuries.
    • Recognize common acute/chronic injuries.
    • Review “can’t miss” diagnosis.
  4. Regenerative Medicine
    • Define regenerative medicine.
    • Understand differences between platelet rich plasma and stem cell therapies.
    • List current applications in sports medicine
  5. Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports
    • Recognize Signs and Symptoms
    • Review Screening and Diagnosis
    • Discuss Treatment/Return to Play
  6. Musculoskeletal Injections
    • Describe indications and contraindications for joint injections
    • Apply appropriate technique for upper extremity injection
    • Apply appropriate technique for lower extremity injection
  7. Concussion in Sport
    • Describe the mechanism, signs and symptoms of concussion.
    • Apply the latest consensus guidelines of treatment and return to play for an athlete with a concussion.
    • Be aware of respective state laws regarding concussion and return to play criteria.
  8. Eye Trauma
    • Identify critical, sight-saving actions to be taken with eye trauma
  9. Oncologic Emergencies
    • Determine the differential diagnosis for altered mental status in the oncologic patient
  10. HIV in the ED
    • Give examples of the broad variety of infectious organisms and the disease states associated with them in the patient with HIV.
  11. Toxicology Jeopardy
    • Demonstrate knowledge of antidotes to common poisonings.
  12. Acute Abdominal Emergencies: The Common and the Deadly
    • List the risk factors for the development of acute mesenteric ischemia.
  13. The Emergency EKG
    • Explain the significance of the Wellens T wave on the ECG.
  14. Stump the Expert: Cases and Questions in EM
    • The speaker will discuss case presentations and questions from the audience and allow the participants to demonstrate their ability to synthesize information, make the correct diagnosis, and take critical actions in the care of the undifferentiated emergency patient
  15. Male Urologic Emergencies
    • Discuss critical actions to be taken for the patient with suspected testicular torsion.
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

Sat Jun 15 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sun Jun 16 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Mon Jun 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jun 18 Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Jun 19 Monte Carlo, Monaco
7:00 am 10:00 pm
Thu Jun 20 Cannes, France
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Jun 21 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
1:00 pm 9:00 pm
Sat Jun 22 Barcelona, Spain
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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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.

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.

Monte Carlo, Monaco - The Casino, of course--if only to venture into the enchanting Salon Rose, with its nymphs on the ceiling. A drive along the scenic Corniche which takes you to Nice, undisputed capital of the Riviera.

Cannes, France - When Lord Brougham, Chancellor of Britain was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Cannes on his journey to Italy, he was captivated by the natural setting of the village. Each winter he returned to Cannes which began a tourism industry as England's wealthy flocked to spend their holidays here. Today the rich and famous come from all over the world to participate in the elite Cannes Festival, which honors filmmakers from the world over.

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, Palma offers pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. The historic district of the city is a great stop for an inexpensive good meal, a visit to a wonderous cathedral (for those seeking peace, consider visiting the quiet of the Saint Francis cathedral rather than its more touristed big brother. Shopping abounds in this european vacation spot as well as a very beautiful, small modern art museum with free entrance. Or take a day excursion to visit charming and quiet Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

Barcelona, Spain -

Barcelona is a one of the world's great cities. Stroll down her tree-lined boulevards, the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia or the more touristed Las Ramblas. On the Passeig, shop a serious fashion district while marveling at examples of Mordenisme architecture, seemingly sculpted from the stuff of dreams (Gaudi's masterpiece of a family home, Casa Batlló is well worth a visit). If a trip on the Passeig hasn't convinced you of Gaudi's genius, a visit to La Sagrada Familia Cathedral will do the trick; this fantastic, soaring marvel will live on in your memory long after you've returned.

Not far from the Passeig and just north of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter (the Barri Gotic) provides an abundance of shopping opportunities for all tastes, and a bit of European history to boot - check out the tranquil Cathedral of Barcelona. To see a bit of local life a visit to a food market is a quick, fun detour: try Santa Caterina near the Cathedral or Mercado de La Boqueria, right off of Las Ramblas.

Barcelona's food is also a highlight: stop into a tapas bar and try a variety of delicacies. "Standard" restaurants of every style are available, too. And, there's music, too! Visit an underground jazz club or the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana; or stop by the Palau Dalmases for a stunning, flamenco performance (it's near the Picasso museum). Did we mention art? One of the largest collections of Picasso's art is found at the Museau Picasso, and a great collection of contemporary, figurative (i.e not abstract) painting and sculpture is housed at the European Museum of Modern Art just around the corner.

It's probably clear by now that you really can't get it all done in a day (even if all means "just the must-sees"). So, stay for a day or three in the Gothic Quarter or near Plaça de Catalunya and really get a feel for what makes Barcelona such a wonderful place. Partly it's the result of the "accidents" of its history and present: as the regional capital of Spain's prosperous Catalunya region, Barcelona has a "flavor" that is a bit of a mix between Spanish and French (it's located quite close to the French border). Yes, you can practice your Spanish here - it attracts Spaniards from throughout the country - but you'll also see and hear Catalan with it's own charm. You won't regret you time here.

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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