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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Cardiology and Pediatric Intensive Care

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

August 04 - 11, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
6 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$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.

Andrew D. Michaels, MD, MAS, FACC, FAHA

Andrew D. Michaels, MD, MAS, FACC, FAHA
Chief of Cardiology
Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, Nampa, Idaho Dr. Andrew Michaels received his undergraduate degree in History & Science from Harvard University. He then completed his medical degree, internship, residency, general cardiology fellowship, and interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF).

He stayed at UCSF for 6 years as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab. He was then recruited to the University of Utah as a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab. He then transitioned to a community-based interventional cardiology practice at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, CA for 8 years. Since 2018, he has worked in Boise and Nampa, Idaho for the Saint Alphonsus Medical Group.

He is the Co-Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab and Medical Director of Cardiology in Nampa. He has over 100 publications, and has had clinical research grants from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and the National Institutes of Health.

Dania Rumbak, MD

Dania Rumbak, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY Dania Rumbak is a pediatrician, pediatric intensivist and healthcare entrepreneur. She received her MD from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care.

She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the New York University School of Medicine. She has previously worked at Columbia University Medical Center and the Children's Hospital at Montefiore, where she received all her medical training (residency and fellowship.) She has published multiple works in medical journals. She was also co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of a healthcare startup called Baby Doctor. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children. 

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The course will provide an overview of important pathologies seen commonly in the PICU. It will empower the learners to gain skills that will allow them to recognize critical illness early in children and to intervene in clinical scenarios commonly encountered. The learner will be able to recognize sepsis early and intervene appropriately.

The learner will gain a basic understanding of asthma and how to treat it. The learner will gain tools to treat DKA effectively. Additionally, the breath and depth of the field of pediatric critical care will be explored. Controversial topics such as brain death, vaccinations, and ethics will be covered and explored. Lastly, the topic of congenital heart disease and repair will be covered.

Pediatric Intensive Care:
  1. Congenital Cardiac Malformations and Repair
    • Discuss the anatomy and repair of common congenital heart lesions
  2. Pathophysiology and Treatment of Sepsis
    • List the current treatment goals for sepsis to be delivered in the early hours of therapy.
  3. Vaccine-preventable Illnesses and their ICU Manifestations
    • Describe the clinical manifestations of several vaccine-preventable illnesses.
  4. Severe Asthma Management: From Home to the PICU
    • List the most important treatments for severe asthma.
  5. Death by Neurological Criteria: Diagnosis and Management
    • Describe the criteria for the clinical diagnosis of brain death
  6. Ethical Issues in the PICU
    • Discuss relevant ethical issues commonly encountered in the PICU
  7. Endocrine Emergencies in the ICU: Case Studies in DKA, Thyroid Storm and Adrenal Insufficiency.
    • Discuss the appropriate management of endocrine emergencies in the PICU.
  8. Evaluation of Chest Pain and the Cardiac History
    • Accurately assess and diagnose life-threatening causes of acute chest pain.
  9. Antiplatelet Therapy in Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Compare and select appropriate antiplatelet therapy for patients with acute coronary syndrome, with a focus on the appropriate duration of therapy.
  10. New Anticoagulants for Atrial Fib: Where Do They Fit In?
    • There are now four new oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation. There is often confusion regarding appropriate patient selection.
  11. ECG ST Changes for Myocardial Ischemia/Injury
    • Accurately diagnose cardiac and non-cardiac problems based on the ECG.
  12. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
    • Assess which patients would be potential candidates for transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery.
  13. What is New in the Hypertension Guidelines?
    • Understand the current blood pressure guidelines for the general population, the elderly, those with kidney disease, and those with heart failure.
  14. What is New in the Hyperlipidemia Guidelines?
    • Assess atherosclerosis risk based on lipid profile.
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 Aug 04 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Mon Aug 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Aug 06 Santorini, Greece
1:00 am 10:00 pm
Wed Aug 07 Mykonos, Greece
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Aug 08 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Aug 09 Katakolon, Greece
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Aug 10 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 11 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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