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Essential Topics in Cardiology and Pulmonology:
2019 Update

Celebrity's Classic Celebrity Millennium
Celebrity Millennium

14-Night Japan, Korea & China
From Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan to Shanghai (Baoshan), China
October 12 - 26, 2019

16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
16 Contact Hours
Up to 16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

Course Fees:
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$595 Nurses & 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.
Arthur Andrews, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor College of Medicine , Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa Florida.
Dr. Andrews attended Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson where he received his degree in Medicine in 1995. He completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Jacksonville Florida. Dr. Andrews, completed Fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester Minnesota. He completed 2 years of research in the areas of cigarette smoke extract and its effects on epithelial cells and also idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Dr. Andrews joined the staff at the University of South Florida subsequent to Fellowship training. He is Board certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He has an outpatient clinic in Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine and a lung nodule clinic and also actc as Attending in the inpatient arena for Pulmonary Consultation Service and Critical Care service several months of the year and Bronchoscopy service several months per year. His current interests include interstitial lung diseases, bronchoscopy and sleep medicine. Bronchoscopy is currently his primary interest particularly the use of endo-bronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and other malignancies as well as sarcoidosis. Publications are in the areas of COPD and interstitial lung disease and impact on sleep and bronchoscopy.

Merrill A. Krolick, DO, FACC, FACP
Dr. Krolick is board certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology and internal medicine. After graduating Cum Laude, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Dr. Krolick entered the study of medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York, where he earned his D.O. designation. After earning his cardiology fellowship from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr. Krolick became an attending physician in cardiology at Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia.
Dr. Krolick has a special focus on peripheral vascular disease and interventional therapy. Currently, he is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Morton Plant Hospital, Mease Dunedin and Countryside Hospitals. Dr. Krolick is the former president of the Pinellas County Chapter of The American Heart Association and is currently on the board of he Florida Medical Association of Pinellas County. He is director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Largo Medical Center and is Head of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at HCA Largo Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor in Cardiology at the University of South Florida and an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University.
He and his wife, Dana, have two children, Alex and Matthew. His younger son Matthen is in the Army and recently returned form a tour in Afghanistan.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Atrial Fibrillation
    • Modern treatment for Atrial Bibrillation, when to treat rate , when to consider conversion
    • The role of Ablation
  2. Congestive Heart Failure-modern day treatment including role of device therapy
    • Learn the difference between Diastolic and Systolic Congestive Heart Failure
    • When to consider implantation of a cardiomems device
  3. Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) + Pulmonary Embolism (PE) modern drug treatment
    • When to consider catheter directed lgsvi for DVT or PE
    • Review strategies to treatPE
  4. Abdominal Aneurysms and EVAR
    • Learn minimally invasive techniques to treat AA in office
    • Learn how to screen for AA
  5. Peripheral Vascular Disease
    • Identify PAD risk factors
    • Learn interventional techniques to treat the disorder
  6. Pre-uperative testing
    • Which patients need pre-operative testing
    • How to lower risk for events
  7. Varicose Veins
    • Treat minimally invasive techniques including laser, phlebotomy to treat varicose veins
  8. Acute Coronary Syndromes
    • Learn difference between unstable angina, MI and NSTEMI
    • When to send someone for intervention
Additional topics under development
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 16 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.

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.

MOC ABIM Accreditation
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. 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.

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
Sat Oct 12 Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
- -
Sun Oct 13 Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
Lectures: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
- 11:00 am
Mon Oct 14 Kobe, Japan
Lectures: 8:00-10:00 am
9:00 am 11:59 pm
Tue Oct 15 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Oct 16 Hiroshima, Japan
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Oct 17 Kochi, Japan
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Oct 18 Beppu, Japan
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Oct 19 Kagoshima, Japan
12:00 pm -
Sun Oct 20 Kagoshima, Japan
- 5:00 pm
Mon Oct 21 Fukuoka, Japan
Lectures: 8:00-10:00 am
10:30 am 8:45 pm
Tue Oct 22 Busan, South Korea
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 23 Jeju Island, South Korea
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Oct 24 Seoul (Incheon), South Korea
9:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Oct 25 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00 - 12 Noon; 1:00 - 5:00 pm
- -
Sat Oct 26 Shanghai (Baoshan), China
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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