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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Clinical Pearls & Updates in Internal Medicine

<em>Norwegian Getaway</em>
Norwegian Getaway
9-Night Scandinavia, Russia & Baltic Cruise
Round-trip Copenhagen, Denmark

August 18 - 27, 2019
25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
25 Contact Hours (12 live, 13 flip classroom)

Course Fees:

$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants
$850 for Nurse Practitioners
$695 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.

Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS

Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center
Clinical Chief, Division of Nephrology, New York Presbyterian Hospital Dr. Radhakrishnan is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. He is the Director of Clinical Services of the Nephrology Division. His clinical and research interests are the in the therapy of chronic kidney disease (including glomerular diseases and lupus kidney disease) and intensive care nephrology.

He is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and National Kidney Foundation. His commitment to medical education and patient care is exemplified by his numerous teaching awards and his inclusion in the Who's Who among America's Teachers & Educators, America's Best Doctors and Castle Connolly's Top Doctor.

Paul G. Lee, MD, MPH

Paul G. Lee, MD, MPH
Harry C. and Misook Doolittle Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Section of Hospital. Medicine
Medical Director, Global Health.  Dr. Lee graduated from Mount Sinai Medical School and trained at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for internship and residency. After serving as a Chief Medical Resident, he joined the Section of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University. Since 2002, he has served as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Since 2003, he has been the Medical Director of the Hospitalist Program. Since 2013, he has been the Medical Director for International Services at New York Presbyterian Hospital/CUMC. He has been the Head Team Internist for the New York Yankees since 2003 and for the new MLS soccer team, New York City Football Club, since 2015.

Hyunmi Choi, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Neurology
Columbia University, New York, New York Dr. Hyunmi Choi graduated Cum Laude from medical school at SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse in New York. Dr. Choi completed her internship at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City and her residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Medical Center.

Following her residency, she went on for her clinical fellowship in epilepsy at the Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Dr. Choi speaks fluent Korean.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives

Please review Videos highlights from "25th Annual Updates in Internal Medicine" prior to the "At Sea Conference". The physicians will be happy to discuss and answer any questions.

Note: Link for the videos will be provided upon registration
  1. Cardiorenal Syndrome, Jai Radhakrishnan MD, MS
  2. Hypertension: Guidelines, Andrew S. Bomback MD, MPH
  3. A Clinical Approach to Glomerular Diseases, Gerald B. Appel MD
  4. Chronic Kidney Disease, Maya K. Rao MD
  5. Electrolyte Disorders, Anthony Valeri MD
  6. Acute Kidney Injury, Jai Radhakrishnan MD, MS
  7. Update in Pulmonary Embolism, Paul G. Lee MD, MPH
  8. Stroke & Neurological Emergencies, Joshua Willey MD, MS
  9. Perioperative Management, Paul G. Lee MD, MPH
  10. Arrhythmias 2019, Angelo B. Biviano MD, MPH
  11. Basic Clinical Ethics for the Internist, Kenneth Prager MD
  12. Chronic Diarrhea, Celiac Disease, Benjamin Lebwohl MD, MS
  13. Noninvasive Testing in CVD, Sonia Tolani MD


Date Session
Sunday - Aug 18, 2019Copenhagen, Denmark
Depart: 5:00 pm
Monday - Aug 19, 2019 Warnemunde, Germany
Arrive: 7:30 am
Depart: 10:00 pm
Tuesday - Aug 20, 2019 Gdynia, Poland
Arrive: 1:00 pm
Depart: 8:00 pm
Wednesday - Aug 21, 2019 Conference At Sea
Diuretic Strategies. Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
Addressing Alcohol Use: An Integral Part of Primary Care Update in Perioperative Medicine. Paul Lee, MD, MPH
Epilepsy For Internists. Hyunmi Choi, MD, MS
Question & Answer Session
Thursday - Aug 22, 2019 Tallinn, Estonia
Arrive: 8:00 am
Depart: 5:00 pm
Friday - Aug 23, 2019 St Petersburg, Russia
Arrive: 7:00 am
Saturday - Aug 24, 2019 St Petersburg, Russia
Depart: 7:00 pm
Sunday - Aug 25, 2019 Conference At Sea
An Approach to "Refractory Hypertension". Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
Update in Venous Thromboembolism (part 1: Prophylaxis). Paul Lee, MD, MPH
Update in Venous Thromboembolism (part 2: Treatment). Paul Lee, MD, MPH
Question & Answer Session
Monday - Aug 26, 2019 Conference At Sea
Kidney Stones. Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS
Update in Community Acquired Pneumonia. Paul Lee, MD, MPH
Neurology Topics for Internists. Hyunmi Choi, MD, MS
Question & Answer Session
Tuesday - Aug 27, 2019 Copenhagen, Denmark
Arrive: 7:00 am
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

Sun Aug 18 Copenhagen, Denmark
- 5:00 pm
Mon Aug 19 Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany
7:30 am 10:00 pm
Tue Aug 20 Gdynia, Poland
1:00 pm 8:00 pm
Wed Aug 21 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 22 Tallinn, Estonia
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Aug 23 St. Petersburg, Russia
7:00 am -
Fri Aug 23 St. Petersburg, Russia
- -
Sat Aug 24 St. Petersburg, Russia
- 7:00 pm
Sun Aug 25 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Aug 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Aug 27 Copenhagen, Denmark
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor - Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.

Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany - In Berlin history awaits: Checkpoint Charlie, Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag. Browse lively Kurfurstendamm for delicate hand-painted porcelain, a snack of beer and bratwurst.

Gdynia, Poland - Stroll the beautiful waterfront of Gdynia before heading to nearby Gdansk, the largest city in northern Poland. For a taste of local life, walk along bustling Long Market lined with delicious cafes and unique boutiques. Explore the sites of historic Old Town, which was restored after being destroyed in World War II. Tour St. Mary’s Church – one of the world’s largest brick cathedrals – or visit the Maritime Museum for a glimpse into the past of this ancient port city. 

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Tallinn, Estonia - Medieval walls and towers still stand tall in Old Town. Stroll and shop along cobblestone streets, walk up to the Baroque palace, drop in at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to find inspiration in the gleaming mosaics and icons.

St. Petersburg, Russia - In Peter the Great's "Window on Europe", head for the fabulous Hermitage, with its renowned art collection from Raphael to Rembrandt, Titian to Tintoretto. Take in a concert--folkloric or grandly operatic. 

*Visas are included with most shore excursions. If you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own, however, a visa will be required; obtaining one can take some time, so please begin the visa process immediately.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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