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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

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.

Cassandra R. Nelson, MS, PhD

Cassandra R. Nelson, MS, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor
Division of Life Sciences
Nelson Biological Laboratories / Busch Campus
Rutgers University
Piscataway, New Jersey With an expertise in skeletal muscle and exercise physiology, Dr. Nelson earned her PhD from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2014 and since then has had faculty appointments at three different universities - Marian University (Wisconsin), Marquette University, and currently at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.

Dr. Nelson’s primary professional focus has been undergraduate teaching, as she has taught a wealth of courses ranging from non-majors biology to cellular neurobiology, vertebrate anatomy and development, and systems and experimental physiology. Publications include Cardiovascular Research, American Journal of Physiology, and Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. An accomplished division 1 track and field and cross country athlete at Marquette University, Dr. Nelson continues to enjoy running, having completed 18 half marathons and 5 marathons. She loves to bring the physiology of running and exercise into her teaching and research.

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.

  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
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 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.

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