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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Emergency Medicine,
Wilderness Medicine, and Geriatrics

Royal Caribbean's <em>Empress of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas
8-Night Best of Cuba Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida

November 07 - 15, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
4 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
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

Eric G. Tangalos, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD

Eric G. Tangalos, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD
Dr. Eric Tangalos is Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was Chair of Primary Care Internal Medicine from 1997 to 2006. Dr. Tangalos received his undergraduate training from the University of Michigan, is a graduate of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and was a resident and fellow in Internal Medicine at Mayo. 

He is a past president of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) and is a fellow and past governor of the American College of Physicians. He is a past director of the American Geriatrics Society and served on their Foundation for Health in Aging. He served eight years on the national board of the Alzheimer's Association and was a member of their executive committee. He is a delegate to the AMA and is the immediate past chair of the AMDA Public Policy Committee. 

Dr. Tangalos has been continuously funded with the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center since 1987. He was responsible for the recruitment of volunteers that first defined Mild Cognitive Impairment and was an author on those seminal publications. He currently serves as chair of the Mayo formulary committee responsible for all neurologic and psychiatric drugs. He is an Internist and Geriatrician, teaches on the Mayo campus and lectures both nationally and internationally.

Laurie Boge, DO FAAEM

Clerkship Director
Wilderness Medicine Director
Wellness Coordinator
Core Faculty Emergency Medicine Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL
Assistant Professor, Florida International University Medical School, Miami, FL
  Laurie has been practicing emergency medicine since 2001. During this time she served in the US Army and deployed in 2005-2006 to the busiest trauma center in Iraq, earning a bronze star while there. Her love for military medicine converted to wilderness medicine when she became a civilian and heads up South Florida Wilderness Medicine. 

Her other passion is in training emergency medicine physicians and she is core faculty and clerkship director at a Mount Sinai Medical Center on Miami Beach. Her motto in academic medicine is to uplift and inspire others to be their best to give their best. 

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Stroke Update
    • Identify large vessel occlusion strokes and outline pre-hospital care and emergency care for optimal patient outcome.
  2. Low Risk Chest Pain Patients
    • Define the HEART Score and HEART Pathway and which patients can go home for outpatient workup.
  3. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Update
    • Are CT scans good enough to rule out SAH or do we still need to LP?
    • What about CTA instead?
    • What is a traumatic LP?
    • How can we tell if traumatic SAH or spontaneous SAH from CT findings?
    • Who needs seizure prophylaxis?
    • Outline best workup and treatment for these patients.
  4. The Febrile Infant
    • Boston, Rochester, Philadelphia or Step by Step?
    • Describe how best to workup the febrile infant.
  5. Royal Pain in the Back
    • Back pain patients can be high risk if they have certain red flags. We will cover those red flags to make sure you have a structured approach to evaluate these patients.
  6. Wilderness Medicine
    • Manage patients outside of our normal environments.
    • Learn to expand the our brain box!
  7. Disaster Medicine
    • Unfortunately in our world it is a matter of when, not if.
    • Everyone must be prepared for mass casualty events. Describe steps to manage these situations.
  8. Ophthalmology for Non-Ophthalmologist
    • Compile eye complaints and recognize who needs to see ophthalmologist now.
  9. Drowning Update -NOT USING THIS ONE
    • Define new terminology and treatment for the drowning patient.
Additional 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
Thu Nov 07 Miami, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Fri Nov 08 Havana, Cuba
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Sat Nov 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Nov 10 Cienfuegos, Cuba
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Nov 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Nov 12 Santiago, Cuba
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Nov 13 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Nov 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Nov 15 Miami, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
RCI Empress 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.

Havana, Cuba - Legendary nightlife, iconic music, and distinct culture. Take the unique opportunity to get to know fascinating local culture while discovering the timeless sights and sounds of nostalgic Havana. Mingle with locals and partake of the cafecito ritual at local cafés as you immerse yourself in a place untouched by time.

TRAVEL POLICY (Announced on November 9, 2017)

Important information to be in compliance with the law and have a memorable vacation in a fascinating destination:

 

  • If you made your reservation(s) on or after June 16, 2017, and disembark in Cuba , you must participate in a full-day guided group program-offered by the respective cruise line, or another qualifying third-party-sponsored program.
  • If you made your reservation(s) before June 16, 2017, and disembark in Cuba, you may still travel under the 'self-guided' people-to-people exemption or join a Cruise Line-guided group program.
  • All visitors to Cuba are now prohibited from engaging in direct financial transactions with certain entities in Cuba, including some hotels, shopping centers and other tourist-focused businesses. A complete list of restricted businesses in Cuba is issued periodically by the U.S. State Department and will be updated from time to time.
  • Please remember that popular shore excursions sell out quickly, so you'll want to book early to ensure that you get your preferred shore excursions in Cuba. 

    Please see the Royal Caribbean Cruises-Cuba Travel Checklist

     

    Please see the Travel Affidavit For Norwegian Cruise Line. You need to sign the Travel Affidavit and give it to a Norwegian Cruise Line representative at embarkation.

    Finally, please see the Travel Affidavit for HA cruises and Cuba Q&A detail. You need to sign the Travel Affidavit and give it to Holland America Line representative at embarkation.

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Cienfuegos, Cuba -

Santiago, Cuba - A tropical and energetic cultural epicenter, Santiago de Cuba is the country's second largest city and has played an instrumental role in the evolution of Cuban music, literature and architecture. Wedged between the looming Sierra Maestra mountain range and the aquamarine Caribbean Sea, the city offers a plethora of rich heritage and cultural diversions amidst a dramatic backdrop. Discover the city's fascinating history at Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca and the Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, where Cuban hero José Martí and Emilio Bacardí Moreau of the famed rum dynasty are both buried. Countless musicians have emerged from Santiago de Cuba including Miguel Matamoros of Trío Matamoros and Sindo Garay, and many say the heart of this thriving city lives in its music scene.

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

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
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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