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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Neurology Update for PCPs

Royal Caribbean's <em>Harmony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Port Canaveral, Florida

April 12 - 19, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
4 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
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.

William O. Tatum IV, DO, FAAN, FACNS

William O. Tatum IV, DO, FAAN, FACNS
Professor of Neurology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Health Sciences
Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Mayo Clinic Dr. William O. Tatum IV is professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and senior consultant in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Florida. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology, American Neurological Association and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. He is board-certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy and serves as the current director for the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at the Mayo Clinic in Florida.

He completed his medical education at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, neurology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, and a two-year epilepsy fellowship at Graduate Hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. After training, he relocated to Tampa, Florida pioneering Tampa General Hospital-University of South Florida Comprehensive Epilepsy Center before joining the Mayo Clinic in 2009 as a clinician-educator.

He is a past president of the board of the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, currently serving as the Chair for the clinical neurophysiology section of the American Academy of Neurology. He has served on the board of directors for the American Board of Registration of EEG Technologists and Evoked Potentials, and currently serves on the board of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. He has been principal investigator in pharmacologic and device clinical trials with research interests in drug-resistant epilepsy, seizure semiology and EEG/clinical neurophysiology.

He has authored 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 35 book chapters and edited/co-edited 8 books in the field of epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. He serves on the current editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology as Associate Editor, and is the Editor-in-Chief for Epilepsy and Behavior Reports. He has presented lectures at national and international meetings as an invited lecturer.

Jonathan C. Edwards, MD, MBA, FACNS

Jonathan C. Edwards, MD, MBA, FACNS
Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Services - Neurology
Director, MUSC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Medical Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories
Epilepsy/Neurophysiology Fellowship Director
The Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC Dr. Jonathan C. Edwards is a Professor of Neurology and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs at the Medical University of South Carolina. He serves as Director of the MUSC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, and Medical Director of Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories. Dr. Edwards attended Medical School at Wake Forest University, and then completed his residency at the University of Maryland, followed by a fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic. After nine years on the faculty at the University of Michigan, the last two of which he served as President of the Michigan Neurological Association, Dr Edwards joined the MUSC faculty in 2007 as Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

Dr. Edwards' clinical interests include epilepsy treatment, clinical neurophysiology, neuro-stimulation, epilepsy surgery, neurological education, and functional brain mapping. His research interests include new treatments for epilepsy, epilepsy imaging, and improving access to care for patients with epilepsy.

Dr. Edwards is a member of the South Carolina Neurological Association, the American Epilepsy Society, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.

He has served on the scientific committee of several organizations, including the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, and has been a Board Member and Examiner for the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology and for ABRET. Dr. Edwards is currently President of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, and has won numerous awards for teaching, research, and patient advocacy.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Purpose: The overall goal of the CME-based didactic lectures provided for Continuing Education, Inc. is to fill the gaps in clinical care of patients that are commonly identified in routine practice. A series of topics will be presented within the field of neurology that has direct application to practitioners caring for patients with neurological disorders.

The needs of the clinician to be aware of the most current standards of care is essential to ensure that updates on evidence-based medicine are practiced to provide optimal care to patients. The pitfalls in treatment imposed by the limited time requires the PCP to remain current on multiple issues involving subspecialty care to maintain lifelong learning.

Outcome Statement: Nothing is more daunting than neurological illnesses affecting the brain and spinal cord and a deficit in knowledge may result in hesitation or delay in care that results in irreversible damage. Therefore knowledge of acute neurological emergencies and essential approach to common neurological illnesses is a requirement for those "gatekeepers" of care rendered by specialist "providers".


  1. The 5 minute Neurological Examination
    • As a result of this lecture, the participant should be able to complete a neurological examination that is focused to specific symptomatic complaints and understand the localization of abnormal features.
  2. Seizures and Epilepsy
    • Following this lecture, participants should be acquainted with the most recent treatment options available for patients with seizures and epilepsy.
  3. Alzheimer's Disease
    • As a result of this activity, learners should be able to identify Alzheimer's disease and be able to render effective diagnosis and treatment.
  4. Anti-seizure Medication
    • Following this lecture, the attendee should be able to identify common applications and mechanisms of commonly utilized anti-seizure medications widely used in epilepsy, bipolar disorder, pain and migraine
  5. A Picture of of Neurological Health-Not
    • Following this activity, the participant should be able to recognize important clinical features of neurological conditions from neuroimages involved in the physical examination and ancillary test procedures.
  6. Case Studies of Common Illnesses
    • Following participation is this learning activity participants should be able to approach the diagnosis, differential diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment options that exist for several of the most common neurological conditions.
  7. Diagnosis of Spells for the PCP
    • After the presentation of this activity, participants should have greater familiarity of the episodic functional neurological disorders.
  8. Migraine and its variants
    • After this lecture the attendee will be able to recognize migraine, and select first line treatment options.
  9. Sports Concussion and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
    • Following this presentation the attendee with understand the definition of concussion, and will be able to recognize common clinical features. Additionally, the attendee will be able to implement current return to play guidelines.
  10. Recognizing the Most Common Neurologic Emergencies
    • Following this interactive session, physicians will be able to more readily recognize common neurologic emergencies, and will know what urgent testing and treatment may be needed.
  11. Stroke treatment and prevention
    • After this lecture the attendee will be able understand the most recent evidence-based guidelines for the acute and preventative treatments for stroke.
  12. Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnosis and treatment
    • After this lecture the attendee will understand the current diagnostic criteria for multiple sclerosis, and will have a general understanding of the wide range of treatment options.
  13. Overview of Parkinson's Disease
    • Following this lecture, attendees will be able to recognize Parkinson's disease, and will have a practical understanding of common treatments.
  14. Brain Stimulation for Neurologic Disorders
    • Following this lecture, attendees will be aware of the rapidly growing field of neuro-stimulation for a range of neurologic disease.
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 Apr 12 Port Canaveral, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Apr 13 Coco Cay, Bahamas
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue Apr 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Apr 15 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
11:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Apr 16 Roatan, Honduras
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Apr 17 Cozumel, Mexico
7:30 am 5:00 pm
Sat Apr 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Apr 19 Port Canaveral, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Western Caribbean

Ports of Call

Port Canaveral, Florida - Port Canaveral lies just 35 miles east of Orlando, along the 72 miles of pristine beaches known as Florida's Space Coast. Besides its close proximity to Orlando's theme parks, you'll find space-age attractions of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.


Perfect Day Cococay

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

Roatan, Honduras - Roatan Island, Honduras is an adventure traveler's vacation paradise with its blue skies, clear turquoise water and year-round moderate climate. Go scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins or, ashore, take a canopy tour, ride horses, explore tropical scenery, shop for island crafts, walk the beach and view butterfly and floral gardens.

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

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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