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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Allergy, Immunology & Geriatrics

Holland America's <em> Nieuw Statendam</em>
Holland America's Nieuw Statendam
10-Night Mediterranean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

October 17 - 27, 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.
Faculty

G. Edward Stewart II, MD

G. Edward Stewart II, MD

G. Edward Stewart II, MD received his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 1979 and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1988. Dr. Stewart completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis in 1991.

He completed his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida in 1993 and completed a fellowship in Clinical Laboratory Immunology at the University of South Florida in 1994.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.  He has an Allergy and Immunology practice in Ocala, FL and in The Villages, FL. He is a past-president of the Marion County Medical Society and a past-president of the Florida Allergy Asthma and Immunology Society.

Dr. Stewart recently retired as Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of South Florida where he had volunteered on a part-time basis for nineteen years.

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.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of the allergy lectures is to review common allergy-related conditions that primary care providers will encounter and bring participants up-to-date with the current methods of evaluation and treatment. Attendees will re-enforce their present knowledge and acquire additional information about the covered topics with emphasis on the best management options for each disease state discussed as well as appropriate times to make referral to a specialist. Topics:
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Acute and chronic rhinosinusitis
    • Understand the anatomy of the paranasal sinuses
    • Explain the pathophysiology of acute and chronic rhinosinusitis
    • Describe methods of diagnosis and treating acute and chronic rhinosinusitis
  9. Anaphylaxis: Diagnosis and management
    • Explain mechanisms and presentations of anaphylaxis.
    • Describe treatment with emphasis on the importance of epinephrine.
    • Explain why physicians and staff should be proficient in anaphylaxis management.
  10. Update in Asthma Management
    • Discuss the pathophysiology of asthma
    • Describe how asthma symptoms do not always correlate with asthma severity
    • Explain the concepts of step-care guideline-based asthma management
    • Explain the growing number of newer treatment modalities for severe asthmatics.
  11. Caring for the patient with chronic cough
    • Explain the mechanism of the cough reflex.
    • Describe the most common causes of chronic cough.
    • Describe diagnostic empiric trials of therapy.
  12. Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria and Angioedema
    • Explain the pathophysiology of chronic idiopathic urticaria and angioedema.
    • Describe the differences between other types of dermatitis and pruritus vs. chronic idiopathic urticaria and angioedema.
    • Determine an appropriate treatment plan and when referral to an allergist and/or dermatologist is indicated.
  13. Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis; Non-allergic (chronic) rhinitis
    • Explain types of allergic rhinitis & conjunctivitis and non-allergic (chronic) rhinitis.
    • Describe conditions that mimic rhinitis.
    • Determine appropriate evaluation diagnostic studies and treatment plans.
  14. Current approach to the management of stinging insect allergy
    • Explain various types of reactions to an insect sting.
    • Describe treatments for each type of sting reaction.
    • Determine which patients should be referred to a board-certified allergy/immunology specialist.
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 Oct 17 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Fri Oct 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Oct 19 Dubrovnik, Croatia
10:00 am 11:00 pm
Sun Oct 20 Kotor, Montenegro
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Oct 21 Corfu, Greece
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Oct 22 Katakolon, Greece
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Oct 23 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Oct 24 Santorini, Greece
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Oct 25 *At Sea - Cruising
12:00 am 12:00 am
Sat Oct 26 Naples, Italy
9:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun Oct 27 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Mediterranean

Ports of Call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Dubrovnik, Croatia - This ancient city is set on a peninsula and surrounded by a 1,000 year old protective wall. Said to be one of the prettiest spots in the world, it is as if you stepped back in time.

Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.

Corfu, Greece - Corfu greets you with sunny beaches, miles of cypress groves and the opulent villas of 19th century European royalty.

Katakolon, Greece - Explore the site of the very first Olympic Games! Ancient Olympia is a short drive from Katakolon to see where the sacred flame is still lit every Olympic year. Wonder at the ruins of the awesome Temple of Zeus.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!

Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

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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