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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine

<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

March 28 - April 04, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
10 ½ 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.

Charles L. Emerman, MD

Charles L. Emerman, MD
Professor and Chairman of Emergency Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Quality 
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Emerman trained in Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital. He has been Chairman of Emergency Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center for more than 30 years and served as Chairman of Emergency Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for 10 years. 

Dr. Emerman has been an examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine for the past 20 years. He has been an active researcher in the areas of pulmonary and cardiac disease with more than 100 peer reviewed publications. His grants total approximately $2 million. Dr. Emerman has been active in the teaching of Emergency Medicine, having founded the residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been an active lecturer, providing CME to physicians around the world. 

Paul Lewis, MD

Paul Lewis, MD
Affiliate Assistant Professor Department of Family Medicine
USF College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
Director of Evidenced Based Medicine & Quality
BayCare Health System,Clearwater, FL
Vice Chairman BayCare Health System CME Committee
Clearwater, FL
Director of Continuing Medical Education
Morton Plant Mease Hospitals, Clearwater, FL

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The lectures on pulmonary embolism, cerebral ischemic disease and asthma/COPD are intended to bring attendees up to date on current means of assessment and treatment. The lectures on deposition, alcohol treatment and opioid treatment will bring the attendees innovative approaches to these problems including multi-disciplinary team approaches to the management of complex problems including social issues around these problems.

  1. Pulmonary embolism
    • Understand the historical context of pulmonary embolism
    • Comprehend the pathophysiology and know some common risk factors
    • Be aware of the clinical features of PE and have a basic understanding of various diagnostic test
    • Gain a therapeutic approach to the treatment of PE and discuss a simplified method in the work-up of PE
    • Attempt to dispel a few "myths" about pulmonary embolism
  2. Cerebral ischemic disease
    • Understand the management of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke
    • Understand the indications and exclusions of IV-tPA in ischemic stroke
    • Understand current diagnostic modalities for ischemic stroke
    • Discuss controversies in acute stoke care
    • Understand the Emergency Department evaluation of TIA
    • To understand risk stratification of TIA
  3. Opioid withdrawal and treatment
    • Review indications for opioid replacement therapy
    • Manage the patient with opioid withdrawal
  4. Alcohol withdrawal
    • Identify criteria for alcohol use disorder
    • Initiate treatment for AUD
  5. Asthma and COPD
    • Distinguish between asthma and COPD
    • Develop testing strategies for patients
    • Outline management options for ED treatment
    • Specify the ventilation management of intubated patients
    • Outline the discharge regimen for asthma and COPD patients
  6. ACS updates
    • Describe the recommended approach to patients with NSTEMI
    • Outline approaches and options in the management of NSTEMI patients
    • Address new recommendations for managing STEMI patients
    • Discuss controversies in the management of STEMI patients
  7. Surviving your deposition
    • Identify common methods of conducting the deposition
    • Review appropriate approaches to deposition tactics
  8. Managing the chronic COPD and acute Pneumonia patient
    • Utilize contemporary management principles in COPD and Pneumonia
  9. Updates in hyperlipidemia management
    • Apply the most recent management guidelines for primary and secondary ASCVD prevention
  10. Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis : The impact on the individual
    • Recognize risk factors for osteoporosis and apply evidence-based screening.
    • Additionally describe the importance of aggressive treatment of Osteoporosis.
  11. Current Evidence in Obesity Management
    • Define how the latest guidelines apply to the practical evaluation and treatment of patients who are obese;including weight management pharmacotherapy
  12. Atrial Fibrillation Management: Impacting Quality of Life and Stroke Risk
    • Interpret practice guidelines for atrial fibrillation and identify appropriate anticoagulation strategies for atrial fibrillation
  13. Dermatologic diseases of aging skin for nondermatologic practioners
    • Identify and apply treatment principles for common non-cancerous skin and nail disorders in the older patient
  14. 2020 Hypertension Guidelines and Controversies
    • Recognize the principles of and the evidence for pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic managment of the hypertensive patient
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

Sat Mar 28 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Mar 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Mar 30 San Juan, Puerto Rico
3:30 pm 11:00 pm
Tue Mar 31 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Apr 01 Samana, Dominican Republic
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Apr 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Apr 03 Nassau, Bahamas
12:30 pm 7:00 pm
Sat Apr 04 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

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.  

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

Samana, Dominican Republic - Samana is the Caribbean of 40 years ago. A region that has seemingly shielded itself from the stress and pressures of modern day life. Samana awakens memories of a bygone era with white-sand beaches, coconut-covered mountains, lush tropical rainforests and vibrant coral reefs.

Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop

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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