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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Otolaryngology Update 2019

Royal Caribbean's <em>Symphony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida

November 02 - 09, 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.

Sam J. Marzo, MD

Sam J. Marzo, MD
Interim Dean Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Professor and Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Loyola University Health System Dr. Sam J. Marzo attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine (SSOM) from 1987-1991. He then completed a 5-year Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency at Loyola University Health System from 1991-1996.

After completing a one-year Neurotology Fellowship at Vanderbilt University from 1996-1997, he rejoined Loyola. He was residency program director from 2005-2015 and became Chairman of the Department on July 1, 2015.

He has a very busy clinical practice that includes all facets of Otology, Neurotology, and Lateral Skull Base Surgery. He has a particular interest treatment of hearing loss and he has implanted many patients with ossicular prostheses, bone-anchored hearing systems, cochlear implants, and active middle ear implants.

He is also very involved in clinical and translational research, medical and surgical education, and outreach. Additionally, with the recent departure of the Dean of the SSOM, he was named interim dean on January 1, 2019.

Christopher J. Britt, MD

Christopher J. Britt, MD
Clinical Instructor
Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Otolaryngology
Baltimore, MD

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 this program is to present a modern cost-effective evaluation and treatment of patients with diseases of the ears, nose, and throat based on the best current evidence and expert opinion. The course is geared toward providers who care for patients with ENT diseases.

This 14-hour CME program will offer in-depth discussions based on real case studies, didactic lectures, and question and answer sessions. Planned topics include hearing loss, ear infections, dizziness, vertigo, sinonasal diseases, facial nerve paralysis, oral cavity and neck masses, hoarseness, thyroid disease, and sleep disorders.


  1. Welcome and Introduction
  2. Anatomy and Physiology of the Ear and Hearing Testing
    • Assess the normal from the abnormal ear
  3. Evaluation and Treatment of the Patient with Hearing Loss
    • Classify the various types of hearing loss and differentiate the various types of treatment
  4. Diagnosis & Treatment of the Draining Ear in Adults and Children
    • Explain how to form a differential diagnosis and treatment algorithm for ear drainage
  5. How to do a Head & Neck Examination
  6. Nasal Drainage, Nasal Masses, & Epistaxis
  7. Evaluation of the Patient with Sinus Headache
  8. Hoarseness and Dysphagia
  9. Workup of Neck and Thyroid Masses
  10. Evaluation and Treatment of the Patient with Tinnitus
    • Summarize the various causes of tinnitus and describe the treatment options
  11. Bell's Palsy and Facial Paralysis
    • Apply an understanding of facial nerve anatomy to determine the causes of facial paralysis
  12. Snoring and Sleep Apnea
  13. Evaluation and Treatment of the Dizzy Patient
    • Appraise and classify common types of dizziness and discuss treatment options
  14. Hearing Aids and Implants
  15. Diet, Nutrition, & ENT Diseases
    • Recognize the role of diet and nutrition as it relates to various diseases of the ears, nose and throat
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 Nov 02 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Nov 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Nov 04 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Nov 05 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Nov 06 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Nov 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Nov 08 Coco Cay, Bahamas
8:30 am 5:30 pm
Sat Nov 09 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.


Perfect Day Cococay

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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