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Cardiology for the Cardiologist

Holland America Line's Right Sized ms  Koningsdam
Holland America's ms Koningsdam

10-Night Mediterranean Cruise
Round-trip Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
September 28 - October 8, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Doctors of Pharmacy
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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.
Steven R Bailey, MD, MSCAI, FACC, FACP
Chair, Janey and Dolph Briscoe Division of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Janey Briscoe Distinguished Chair
University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

George P. Rodgers, MD, FACC

George Rodgers is a practicing cardiologist and Asst. Prof. of medicine at University of Texas Dell Medical School. He led the development of the cardiovascular curriculum for the new medical school and teaches medical students and residents on a regular basis. Beyond medical education, he has particular interests in prevention and the early detection of heart disease, team-based care and innovative value-based care for the safety net population.

Dr. Rodgers received his medical education and residency training in internal medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his fellowship training in cardiology at Baylor College of medicine in Houston. He began his cardiology practice in Austin in 1989.

Dr. Rodgers has been very active in the American College of Cardiology and has served as the chair of its board of governors and on many other committees, task force and writing groups.

At the 2017 Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Dr. Rodgers was awarded the College's 2017 Distinguished Fellowship Award in honor of his contributions to the cardiovascular profession.

When Dr. Rodgers is not teaching or practicing cardiology, he is making music videos with his singer-actress wife Leslie

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Adults with Congenital Heart Disease-Palliated not cured
    • Describe the more common congenital heart conditions, their repair and and strategies for management in adult patients.
  2. Cardiac CT- Update on its role in early detection and assessment of CAD
    • Describe evidence based techniques and strategies for CV risk stratification and assessment of obstructive CAD.
  3. Statin intolerance
    • Describe the prevalence of statin intolerance
    • Describe three treatment strategies for statin intolerance
  4. PCSK-9 inhibitors
    • Explain the pharmacologic mechanism of PCSK9 inhibitors in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia
  5. Diets and Heart Disease
    • Describe the evidence supporting the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet
  6. Key biomarkers of heart failure, inflammation and infarction. Review of their clinical benefits and pitfalls in practice.
    • Describe guideline-based best practices in the use of these biomarkers.
  7. Onco-Cardiology: An introduction to echocardiographic LV strain and its use in a protocol to identify early cardiac toxicity during chemotherapy
    • Design an algorithm for earliest detection of cardiotoxicity for patients undergoing chemotherapy that makes use of LV strain and cardiac MR
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.

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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
Fri Sep 28 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- 6:00 pm
Sat Sep 29 At Sea
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00-4:00pm
- -
Sun Sep 30 Dubrovnik, Croatia
10:00 am 11:00 pm
Mon Oct 01 Kotor, Montenegro
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Oct 02 Kerkira, Nisos Kerkira (Corfu), Greece
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 03 Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Oct 04 Piraeus (Athens), Greece
8:00 am 11:00 pm
Fri Oct 05 Thira (Santorini), Greece
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Oct 06 At Sea
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00-4:00pm
- -
Sun Oct 07 Naples (Pompeii), Italy
9:00 am 7:00 pm
Mon Oct 08 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
7:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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