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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Current Topics in Hospital Medicine and Preventive Medicine

<em>Celebrity Eclipse</em>
Celebrity Eclipse
9-Night Pacific Coastal Cruise
Round-trip Los Angeles, California

November 11 - 20, 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.

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, SFHM, FACPE

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, SFHM, FACPE
Founding Chief of Hospital Medicine, Baptist Health Medical Group Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine Davie FL Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Miami FL Dr. Tom Villanueva is Associate Vice President, Clinical Resources, of Vizient, Inc. In this capacity, he is the clinical and operational lead for the Vizient Transformation of Clinical Practice Initiative team and the Vizient Practice Transformation Network. The Network has over 26,000 enrolled clinicians in the CMS funded TCPI program to prepare for the move to value based reimbursement.

Dr. Villanueva was Chief of Primary Care for the Baptist Health Medical Group, part of Baptist Health South Florida. As Chief, Dr. Villanueva was responsible for primary care redesign by transforming these practices towards value based payments, risk sharing and population health. He has over 18 years of physician leadership experience, first as a hospitalist where he created over 3 different programs and is a member of the inaugural class of Senior Fellows for the Society of Hospital Medicine and has served in many national committees for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine with Honors from Nova Southeastern University, where he presently holds a position as Clinical Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in addition to holding the same teaching position at Florida International University, College of Medicine. He is double boarded in Internal and Palliative Care Medicine.

Dr. Villanueva also has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Miami, School of Business, in Health Administration and Policy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives. He has a vast experience in networking among multiple physician specialties and establishing policies and programs.

John A. Rumberger, PhD, MD, FACC

Dr. John A. Rumberger is trained in engineering [BAAE, MSc, PhD - The Ohio State University, 1972 and 1976, respectively] and in medicine [MD - University of Miami, 1978].

He did his internal medicine training at The Ohio State University [1981-1984] and his Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship [1984-1987] at the University of Iowa. In 1987 Dr. Rumberger became a Consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine & Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. During his tenure at the Mayo Clinic [1987-1998], Professor Rumberger established himself as a leader in the development and application of cardiac imaging, applied clinical physiology and Preventive Medicine. He has published over 200 scientific papers, 200 abstracts, 30 book chapters, and two books.

From 1998 until 2005, Dr. Rumberger was Medical Director of several Wellness Diagnostic Centers in Columbus, Ohio - specializing in early disease detection and diagnosis. He is author of "The Way Diet', a compendium of healthy dietary advise, exercise, and stress management. He was appointed Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio in 2001.

In 2006 he joined the staff of the Princeton Longevity Center, Princeton, NJ as a staff physician and Director of Cardiac Imaging. Dr. Rumberger is recognized as an authority on the use of Cardiac CT, diagnostic, and Preventive Medicine. He is a Permanent Member of Who's Who in Health Care and has received numerous sponsored lectureships. He continues his clinical practice of early disease diagnosis, diet, and preventive medicine and enjoys lecturing on Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Rumberger posts educational information on the following sites:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCGmd4rfZOvV3hAF__z_HXA/feed and https://www.facebook.com/jarassociates?fref=ts

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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

The purpose of my lectures are to teach best practice and the latest science behind common conditions seen the practice of hospital medicine today in addition to Aquent the audience with team building and leadership skills necessary for a successful hospital medicine practice to succeed.

  1. Interval Training for Exercise
    • Understand the use of interval training and other aspects to provide information directly to patients on exercise
  2. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Understand the importance of thinking about OBS as a major problem in your patients with AF, CHF, and severe hypertension. Learn how it is diagnosed and how it is treated
  3. Practical application of Coronary Artery Calcium scores in preventive medicine and early diagnosis of atherosclerotic heart and vascular disease
    • Learn how to interpret CAC scoring in terms of your own personal patient to improve personal cardiovascular risk and how to use this in clinical practice
  4. Practical application of Non-Invasive Cardiac CT Angiography in diagnosis of the severity of focal heart issues and focal atherosclerotic plaque
    • Learn how to apply CCTA to diagnosis and most importantly prognosis for future cardiovascular events - both in the outpatient and ED arenas.
  5. Practical application of lipidology in clinical practice
    • Learn about what works and does not work in terms of working towards individual goals for patients with elevated cholesterol values.
  6. Osteopenia and Osteoporosis
    • Learn how this is very common in MEN and WOMEN years before it is even thought of that they have problems with their overall bone health
    • Learn how to recognize and treat the problems before it gets worse.
  7. Practical aspects of Diet
    • Learn the true issues between the 'low fat' diet and increased CV obesity and mortality.
    • Learn practical aspects of what to tell your patients about diets and their health.
  8. Team approach to health care: Vital towards reducing burnout and improving care
    • Learn the importance of the team approach to care to improve quality and reduce provider burnout.
    • What are the components of the team.
    • What makes a great team player.
  9. Transitions of Care Management: Holistic approach to improve outcomes and reduce readmissions
    • Readmissions are a major source of waste and poor clinical outcomes in our country.
    • The provider must understand the key components of a successful transitions of care management team.
    • Understanding the issues involved during the post acute care time.
  10. Update on CHF in the acute care setting
    • ID the latest evidence in the treatment of decompensated CHF.
    • Review the data of common medications used in the treatment of decompensated CHF.
    • Understand the data behind appropriate transitions of care.
  11. Inpatient hyperglycemic care
    • Understanding the patients needs and goals for the treatment of hyperglycemia is important to improve outcomes.
    • What is the latest evidence in the inpatient treatment of hyperglycemia.
    • Review the evidence between injectable versus oral forms of hypoglycemic medication in the hospital setting
  12. Treatment if anemia in the acute care setting
    • Understand the appropriate to address anemia in the hemodynamically stable hospitalized patient.
    • Understand the appropriate time to transfuse in the hemodynamically stable hospitalized patient.
    • Discuss the data of fresh vs. extended stored PRBCs after transfused .
  13. Hot topics in 2018 for hospital medicine
    • Review some of the hot topics affecting hospital medicine today.
    • Review areas of the latest data on some of the common conditions seen in hospital medicine.
  14. Hot topics in perioperative medicine
    • Review some of the hot topics affecting perioperative medicine today.
    • Review areas of the latest data on some of the common misconceptions seen in perioperative medicine.
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

Mon Nov 11 Los Angeles, California
- 4:00 pm
Tue Nov 12 Santa Barbara, California
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Nov 13 San Francisco, California
2:00 pm -
Thu Nov 14 San Francisco, California
- 8:00 pm
Fri Nov 15 Monterey, CA
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Sat Nov 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Nov 17 Catalina Island
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Mon Nov 18 San Diego, California
7:00 am 11:59 pm
Tue Nov 19 Ensenada, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Nov 20 Los Angeles, California
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Eclipse Map

Ports of Call

Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles is a relatively young city, barely over a century old. This 467-square-mile desert basin is not only the center of the world's film industry; it also plays a major role in television, fashion, music and art. No wonder some of the world's most famous individuals choose L.A. as their home. The sunsets over the Pacific are nothing less than spectacular, and there are 72 miles of incredible oceanfront beaches from which to enjoy them.

Santa Barbara, California - Founded in the 18th century as the 10th Franciscan mission in California, Santa Barbara's heritage is one of its biggest draws. Zoning laws keep the city preserved in time as the adobe look in its architecture is maintained even as new constructions spring up around town. There's also a wonderfully welcoming fragrance in the city, a mixture of oranges, jasmine and blossoming flowers.

San Francisco, California - Much has been written about the Bay Area. From its seafood and sourdough breads to Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is the ideal city for visitors. Trolleys and prominent landmarks make getting around this eclectic metropolis easy. One of the best views in town can be had from the Coit Tower, one of the most prominent landmarks in the city and a fine example of Art Deco architecture.

Monterey, CA - Monterey, California This is one of the truly magical places in California. Aside from its magnificent golf courses and proximity to Fisherman's Wharf and Big Sur, Monterey boasts an eclectic mix of shops, art galleries and restaurants, not to mention one of the world's premier aquariums.

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Catalina Island - Known to divers for its spectacular wall diving, this deserted island is ringed by gorgeous beaches and crystal clear water.

San Diego, California - Sunshine and fun are business as usual in San Diego. Walk on Coronado Island's sandy beach, take in the elegant streetscapes of the historic district, have a wild time at the famous San Diego Zoo or a whale of a good time at Sea World.

Ensenada, Mexico - South of the border, alongside mountains, desert and sea, Ensenada offers a warm and wonderful introduction to Mexico. The oldest community on the Baja Peninsula, it was first visited by Spanish missionaries in the 17th century. Today it's a thriving seaport. Ensenada's breezy climate invites exploration, shopping for colorful handicrafts, dining on delectable seafood, viewing the wonderful Gold Coast, and sipping cervezas in lively cantinas.

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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