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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 Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida

November 07 - 15, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
4 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.
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

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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, 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.
  10. Osteoporosis
    • Evaluate screening recommendations and apply them to everyday practice
    • Utilize therapies that include bisphosphonates, PTH and inhibitors of the RANK/RANKL/OPG system
    • Review the current controversies and clinical studies regarding Vitamin D
    • Better advise patients on calcium supplementation
  11. MCI and Alzheimer's Disease
    • Define Mild Cognitive Impairment in both amnestic and non-amnestic disease states
    • Understand the potential implications of early diagnosis of dementia for patient care outcomes
    • Describe the clinical manifestations of Alzheimer's disease
    • Evaluate patients for symptoms of cognitive and functional loss
    • Apply appropriate drug and non-drug interventions for patients with dementia
    • Counsel families and caregivers at all stages of disease
  12. To Sleep: Perchance to Dream
    • Describe the age-related changes in sleep
    • Evaluate the psychiatric, medical, and neurological causes of sleep problems
    • Implement office-based and objective methods for evaluating sleep disordered breathing
    • Intervene with appropriate treatments for complaints of insomnia including CBTI as first line guideline directed care.
  13. Management of Constipation
    • Understand the common barriers that hinder the optimal management of chronic constipation in health care settings
    • Define primary as well as secondary causes of hypertension in the older adult
    • Provide a rational strategy to manage constipation based on current best evidence of the drug classes currently available
  14. Where Pain Management Meets Addiction Medicine
    • Understand the pathogenesis of pain
    • Apply recent guidelines in pain management including calculations for Morphine Milligram Equivalent Units
    • Choose appropriate drug therapy and multimodal interventions for the relief of pain
    • Consider the metabolic breakdown of different narcotics and their contribution to serotonin syndrome
    • Employ newer tools to determine the potential for opioid dependence
  15. Pulmonary Disease in the Elderly
    • Evaluate current trends in pulmonary disease in the elderly
    • Review current immunization guidelines and supportive therapy
    • Include new therapies like LAMA/LABA combination inhalers and roflumilast in the management of COPD
    • Implement the appropriate use of nebulizers, MDIs and oxygen
    • Apply guideline directed care to patients with COPD
  16. Nutritional Supplements: When East meets West
    • Understand that adequate nutrition is a prerequisite for the maintenance of good health and optimum efficiency
    • Find the on-line resources that provide the best evidence in support of dietary and nutritional supplements
    • Identify targeted supplements for heart disease, vision, depression/mood, and urologic disorders
    • Council patients on the risks of certain therapies in the presence of other disease
    • Improve your working knowledge of the Mediterranean diet
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 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Nov 09 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun Nov 10 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Nov 11 Belize City, Belize
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Nov 12 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Nov 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Nov 14 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Nov 15 Miami, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

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

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

Belize City, Belize - From the thriving, pulsating Caribbean capital of Belize, paradise calls. The longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere (175 miles long and second only to Australia's Great Barrier Reef) is dotted with cayes teeming with a dazzling array of colorful fish and tropical plants. Inland, find dense virgin jungles, tumbling jade-green rivers and verdant valleys. An eco-tourist's paradise.

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

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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