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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Hospital Medicine and Organ Systems Physiology

Royal Caribbean's <em>Adventure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas
5-Night Bermuda Cruise
Round-trip Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ

May 30 - June 04, 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
5 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.
Faculty

Gary F. Merrill, BS, MS, PhD

Gary  F. Merrill, BS, MS, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Division of Life Sciences
School of Arts and Sciences
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  Investigator of the mammalian cardiovascular system, full professor, teacher, author (e.g. Our Intelligent Bodies, 2020; Our Aging Bodies, 2015; Our Marvelous Bodies, 2008; all published by Rutgers University Press).

Robert Fogerty, MD

Robert Fogerty, MD
Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine
Director of Bed Resources, Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT 
  After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Boston College, Robert L. Fogerty received his MD and MPH degrees from Northwestern University and completed training in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

In 2011, he joined the Yale faculty as a founding member of the Academic Hospitalist Program, where he currently is an Associate Professor and is Co-Director for the Quality Improvement & Physician Leadership Distinction. His academic interests include safety and quality of care in the inpatient setting, and cost-effective care. 

In his position as Director, Bed Resources for Yale New Haven Hospital, known institutionally as the "Bed Czar," Dr. Fogerty holds administrative responsibility for the allocation and utilization of the 1,541 licensed beds at Yale New Haven Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the United States, and he remains clinically active on the inpatient general medicine service.

Publications include the Journal of Hospital Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine and holds leadership positions in the Society of Hospital Medicine and the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The speaker will discuss selected topics in classic, mammalian, organ systems physiology (e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory, renal). One objective is to refresh the attendee's knowledge of the application of classic physiology to the practice of medicine. Another objective is to expose learners to new data and information gleaned from experimental physiology in the presenter's laboratories.

The desired outcome of these lectures is improved attendee knowledge and patient care through research-based education. For example, those attending will learn about nonanalgesic properties of acetaminophen. How safe and efficacious this historically-important drug is will be emphasized. The hepatotoxicity (suicidal use) of the drug will be de-emphasized. This should increase the physician's confidence in recommending its use.

This educational series will present attendees with key updates in clinical topics fundamental to the care of the adult inpatient, including major advances from the medical literature. Additionally, this educational series will review fundamental skills basic to the practice of hospital medicine, such as diagnostic test interpretation and medical decision making.

Hospital medicine is a 'team sport' with a wide breadth of content, and this educational series will help attendees provide the most advanced hospital medicine care and allow them to bring what they learn back to their home institutions and share with their teams.

Topics:
  1. Cardiac Conduction System
    • Clarification of cellular/tissue
  2. Cardiac Output
    • Teaching the physiology of cardiac output beyond simply defining it
  3. Ischemia/Reperfusion vs Hypoxia/Reoxygenation
    • Learning the similarities and differences in the two topics
  4. Cardio- and Cerebroprotection by Acetaminophen
    • To teach new research data about the protective effects of acetaminophen in heart, brain and elsewhere
  5. Respiratory function: gas exchange and transport
    • Define differences between gas exchange and transport
  6. Renal function: Osmotic forces and formation of dilute vs concentrated urine
    • Learn and understand the importance of concentrated/dilute urine vs body water and circulatory homeostasis
  7. The physiology/medicine of diet and exercise
    • Learn the importance of sorting out fact and fiction
  8. Tick Borne Diseases
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to recognize key clinical features of tick borne diseases.
  9. Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - prophylaxis and treatment
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe the current standard of care for prophylaxis and treatment of venous thrombosis in a hospitalized patient.
  10. Test Interpretation and Medical Decision Making
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to interpret medical test results in a scientific manner.
  11. Special Considerations for the Geriatric Patient
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe key treatment considerations for geriatric inpatients.
  12. Sepsis and Shock
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe the current state of sepsis recognition and treatment, in accordance with widely accepted published guidelines.
  13. Hospital Medicine Literature Highlights - Cardiology, Cancer, Nephrology
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe key updates & current literature related to the modern practice of hospital medicine.
  14. Hospital Medicine Literature Highlights 2 - Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Rheumatology
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe key updates & current literature related to the modern practice of hospital medicine.
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
Sat May 30 Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ
- 3:00 pm
Sun May 31 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jun 01 King's Wharf, Bermuda
9:00 am -
Tue Jun 02 King's Wharf, Bermuda
- 5:00 pm
Wed Jun 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jun 04 Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Bermuda

Ports of Call

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ - Cape Liberty Cruise Port is located on the New York Harbor in Bayonne, New Jersey, and is just seven miles from New York City and three miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. Its waterfront location and convenience to the Big Apple allows visitors easy access to everything New York City has to offer along with providing visitors access to the historic roots of Northern New Jersey. Convenient guest parking is located adjacent to the cruise terminal.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

King's Wharf, Bermuda - King's Wharf has something for everyone. Sample typical island food and stroll through the shops and museums of the Royal Naval Dockyard, an impressive military fortress built in 1815. Sail the clear waters of Hamilton Sound. Find quaint gems at the Bermuda Arts Center and Craft Market. If that's not enough, a snorkel park and watersport facility offer hours of activities to the adventuresome.

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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