Cardiology for the Cardiologist
10-Night Mediterranean Cruise
Round-trip Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
September 28 - October 8, 2018
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
3 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
$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.
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 www.lesliehylandrodgers.com
Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.
- 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.
- 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.
- Statin intolerance
- Describe the prevalence of statin intolerance
- Describe three treatment strategies for statin intolerance
- PCSK-9 inhibitors
- Explain the pharmacologic mechanism of PCSK9 inhibitors in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia
- Diets and Heart Disease
- Describe the evidence supporting the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet
- 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.
- 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
- Coronary Revascularization:Who, How, What do I do after?
- Describe a strategy for identifying patients likely to benefit from revascularization and understand optimizing care post procedure
- My Leg Hurts When I walk! How to evaluate the patient and what treatment to recommend.
- Develop a differential diagnosis for exertional leg pain, determine the appropriate non invasive tests and develop a plan of care
- Why is My Heart Rate so Funny? The epidemic of Atrial Fibrillation
- Summarize the current knowledge regrading atrial fibrillation and evaluate therapeutic options including medication and LAA occlusion.
- MINI CABG: Don't Crack my Chest: Non sternotomy approaches including hybrid PCI
- Minimally invasive revascularization including the use of robotic CABG and PCI are being advocated
- We will discuss the risks, benefits and patients who might be considered for these procedures.
- I thought I was having a stroke and they told me I have a hole in my heart! What now?
- Summarize the frequency of PFO in strokes, the relationship of PFO and Atrial septal aneurysms to recurrent events.
- We will compare treatment options in specific patient groups.
- They told me I have a heart murmur, Am I gonna die? How to evaluate valvular heart disease
- Valvular heart disease increases with age.
- Understanding the valve(s) involved, type of disease and the hearts response will allow us to devise a treatment plan
- Mitral Valve Disease: Open it if it sticks and closing it if it leaks
- New percutaneous procedures have provided treatments for patients who may not have been considered for treatment before.
- Assessing the patients clinical status, valvular and ventricular function will allow us to create an individualized plan of care.
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.
Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .
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.
US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.
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.
Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity.
It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
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.
|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Fri Sep 28||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
|Sat Sep 29||At Sea - Cruising
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||Kerkyra (Corfu), Greece
||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Wed Oct 03||Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
||8:00 am||4:00 pm|
|Thu Oct 04||Athens (Piraeus), Greece
||8:00 am||11:00 pm|
|Fri Oct 05||Santorini, Greece
||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Sat Oct 06||At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00-4:00pm
|Sun Oct 07||Naples (Pompeii/Salerno/Capri), Italy
||9:00 am||7:00 pm|
|Mon Oct 08||Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.