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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Cardiology and Family Medicine

Royal Caribbean's <em>Harmony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas
7-Night Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Coco Cay Cruise
Round-trip Port Canaveral, Florida

May 03 - 10, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
7 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
10 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.
Faculty

Khalid H. Sheikh, MD, MBA, FACC, FNLA

Khalid H. Sheikh, MD, MBA, FACC, FNLA
Director of the Health First Institute for Cardiovascular Wellness and Disease Prevention
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University Global Health Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida Dr. Sheikh is a consulting cardiologist, practicing on the Space Coast of Florida. He serves as Director of the Health First Institute for Cardiovascular Wellness and Disease Prevention. He is engaged in clinical practice, as well as research and teaching. His academic appointments include Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Duke University Global Health Institute, as well Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida.

His clinical interests include preventative cardiology, cardiac imaging, and global cardiac health and wellness. He was voted by the Consumer council of America as one of America’s top cardiologists. Dr. Sheikh speaks at national and international forums about a variety of topics related to his clinical research, cardiovascular diseases and cardiac wellness. He has served as the principal investigator in over 100 national and international clinical trials. He has authored over 150 scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. He is the author of the critically acclaimed heart wellness book, “Don’t Let Your Heart Attack.”

Kevin Scott Ferentz, MD

Kevin Scott Ferentz, MD
Chairman, Department of Family Medicine
Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Clinical Associate Professor
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
These lectures are intended to provide clinicians with practical information they can use in their day to day care of patients. Each lecture provides an evidence-based approach to the common problems presented. The presentations attempt to give clinicians strategies they can employ to significantly impact their patients' lives. Ideally clinicians will come away from each lecture with techniques they can use with patients as soon as they return to their practices.

Topics:
  1. Smoking cessation
    • Recognize the role of smoking in disease and the Health Consequences of smoking.
    • Utilize techniques and develop resources to enhance a patients' ability to stop smoking
    • Recognize the various benefits or advantages, indications and contraindications for use of the various available drugs and devices to assisting your patient in smoking cessation.
  2. Obesity
    • State the epidemiology of obesity in America and the health risks associated with obesity.
    • Recommend and utilize Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obese Adults with options available, including diet, exercise, medications, and bariatric surgery.
    • Employ the Endocrinology Society Guidelines on Pharmacological Management of Obesity.
  3. Depression and Anxiety Disorders
    • Explain the incidence and prevalence of anxiety and depression.
    • Evaluate patients with signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression so as to make an accurate diagnosis as per the APA and DSM-5 Criteria.
    • Prescribe appropriate medications and/or behavior modification to treat the various degrees of anxiety and depression as well as bipolar disorder from initiation to continuation and maintenance, when needed
    • Identify the suicidal patient and take appropriate actions for their safety as well as the public.
  4. Routine Adult Care
    • Determine which screening tests are indicated for particular patients, according to USPSTF guidelines.
    • Employ Guideline recommendations presented for common disorders such as HBP, Lipids, STDs, Cancers-lung, Cx, Breast, etc; AAA, Hep B & C; T2DM, etc.
    • Advise patients regarding vitamins and supplements as per the USPSTF and Evidence.
    • Order appropriate immunizations for adult patients as per the ACIP and CDC Schedules.
  5. Headache
    • Employ the diagnostic criteria for the common types of headaches seen in primary care as per the HA Classification Subcommittee of the International Headache Society and NHF.
    • Be aware of "red flag" symptoms indicating the possibility of a more serious reason for the headache.
    • Determine when diagnostic imaging is indicated in patients presenting with headache.
    • Select appropriate treatment modalities for patients presenting with headache.
  6. Improving Compliance
    • Use techniques that can better detect non-compliance in their patients.
    • Apply techniques that can be used to increase compliance in their patients.
  7. Thyroid disease
    • Formulate a plan for the evaluation of a patient with presumed thyroid disease.
    • Interpret common lab and imaging tests in the evaluation of a patient with thyroid disease.
    • Select appropriate treatment modalities, both medical and surgical, for patients with thyroid disease according to the American Thyroid Association Guidelines
  8. Management of Congestive Heart Failure: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider.
    • Differentiate heart failure due to systolic and diastolic dysfunction.
    • Assess prognosis based upon NYHA class and Ejection Fraction.
    • Apply the evidence-based approach to current pharmacological and advanced device therapy treatment guidelines.
  9. Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Understand the assessment of bleeding and thromboembolic risk for atrial fibrillation.
    • Assess patient candidacy for warfarin and novel oral anticoagulant therapies.
  10. Assessment of acute chest pain: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Only 30% of patients with acute chest pain have a cardiac etiology; what are best-practice clinical and diagnostic modalities to be used in assessment.
    • Incorporation of cardiac imaging tests in the initial evaluation of chest pain.
  11. Management of Symptomatic Stable CAD: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider.
    • Appreciate in which patients are percutaneous coronary intervention and surgical revascularization are useful.
    • Review novel medical therapies for stable CAD.
  12. Management of Hyperlipidemia: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider.
    • Review the evidence to support the use of statins for primary and secondary prevention.
    • Review the evidence to support the elimination of non-statin therapy from lipid treatment guidelines.
    • Understand the role of PCSK9 inhibitor therapy and other emerging therapies in management of dyslipidemia.
  13. Cardiac Risk Assessment: Risk calculators and incorporating cardiac imaging.
    • Appreciate the value and limitations of cardiovascular risk calculators.
    • Understand the utility and role of non-invasive arterial imaging modalities.
  14. Statin Intolerance/Resistance: Is the problem the patient or the drug?
    • Understand the physiologic basis and incidence of statin intolerance.
    • . Review of treatment options for patients who are statin intolerant or resistant.
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
Sun May 03 Port Canaveral, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon May 04 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue May 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed May 06 San Juan, Puerto Rico
10:00 am 8:00 pm
Thu May 07 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri May 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat May 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun May 10 Port Canaveral, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
7 Night Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day

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

Perfect Day Cococay

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

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