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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care

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

August 01 - 08, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
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

Aaron Buzzard, MD, FACEP

Aaron Buzzard, MD, FACEP
Dr. Buzzard, who is Board Certified in both Emergency Medicine and EMS Medical Direction, is an emergency physician in the St. Joseph emergency department in Bryan, Texas. The facility is a level II trauma center, and the largest hospital in the region.

His areas of interest and expertise are in trauma, critical care medicine, and emergency medical services.  Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Bryan-College Station Campus, Bryan, TX
Regional EMS Medical Director

Joe Nemeth, MD, CCFP, EM FCFP

Joe Nemeth, MD, CCFP, EM FCFP
Emergency Medicine Physician/Trauma Team Leader, McGill University Health Centre 
Montreal General Hospital
Montreal Children's Hospital
Associate Professor, McGill University, University of Toronto 
Director
Trauma Fellowship for the Emergency Medicine Physician
McGill University Dr. Nemeth has led a very geographically varied professional life starting training in the US, completing it in Europe. Subsequently, in 2001 he set up shop at the McGill University Health Center's Montreal General Hospital and Montreal Children's Hospital as an attending emergency medicine physician and has been there since. 

He was the department director at the Montreal General Hospital for 8 of those years. He also took part in a "quasi-sabbatical" one year stop in Toronto working at 5 different hospitals (academic/community) in the capacity of emergency medicine physician and trauma team leader. His extensive international lecturing dossier and numerous McGill University teaching awards attest to his passion for teaching.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, PharmacistsPediatricians
Program Purpose / Objectives
The goal of this lecture series is to share unique experiences learned during combat trauma patient care from a former US Army emergency physician and current care practices in critical care topics such as stroke, ST elevation myocardial infarctions and shock. This series will include new strategies for stroke, shock and STEMI care and improve your skill in trauma patient assessments and care.

We will be providing a simple yet practical knowledge base framework in pediatric emergency medicine/trauma through which the participant will be able to improve their practice in the following areas:

  • Providing basic medical knowledge in the fields of adult and pediatric emergency medicine and trauma
  • PChallenging current patient care practices and providing new practice paradigms to be able to assimilate into the participant's practice
  • PChallenging current systems-based practices and providing new practice paradigms to be able to assimilate into the participant's practice
  • PProviding key interpersonal and communication skills which will help the participant navigate the complex world of team dynamics/crisis resource management and leadership
Topics:
  1. Rapid Trauma Assessment and Stabilization
    • Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to diagnose and manage significant traumatic injuries and apply initial stabilization techniques
  2. Hemorrhagic Shock Recognition and Treatment
    • Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to distinguish patients in true hemorrhagic shock and apply current treatment strategies and ascertain if blood product utilization is appropriate
  3. Sepsis and Septic Shock Recognition and Treatment
    • Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to diagnose and manage patients in septic shock and apply recommended treatment strategies
  4. ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Recognition and Treatment
    • Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to diagnose and asses based on pertinent patient history and ECG's of typical and atypical ST elevation myocardial infarctions and apply current treatment recommendations
  5. Cardiogenic Shock Recognition and Treatment
    • Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to diagnose and asses patients in cardiogenic shock and apply evidence based current treatment recommendations to stabilize their patients
  6. Cerebral Vascular Accident/Stroke Recognition and Treatment
    • Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to diagnose and treat patient's with symptoms concerning for acute stroke, large vessel occlusion and intracerebral hemorrhage and apply current treatment recommendations
  7. Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) Update and Techniques
    • Upon completion of this activity participants should be able to apply updated techniques and knowledge of available medications on situation based airway emergencies and distinguish the most appropriate medications to perform RSI safely
  8. Pediatric Resuscitation Made Really Simple...Really!
    • Identify the scientific basis for PALS treatment recommendations based on the current science guidelines
  9. Anaphylaxis - Not Just an "Allergic Reaction"
    • Define anaphylaxis clinically
    • Understand basis for treatment principles and prioritization of medication
  10. Feng Shui of Resuscitation
    • Understand the role of cognitive loading and how it impacts rational thinking
    • Descibe techniques to improve cognitive stamina
  11. Catastrophic Chest Pain - Myths
    • List can't miss diagnoses presenting with chest pain
    • Undestand limitations of investigative strategies in the diagnosis of these pathologies
  12. Abdo Pain in Kids - As Simple As it Gets
    • Understand limitations of blood work and imaging modalities commonly used in pediatric abdominal pain
    • List age specific abdominal pathologies and their characteristic presentations
  13. The Irritable Neonate - Things that Irritate Me
    • Describe appropriate irritability in a neonate
    • List the most common ominous and benign causes of irritability in a neonate
  14. The Work Up of the Febrile Kid - Easier then You Think
    • Define fever and understand the age-specific investigational strategies
    • List the most common and most dangerous causes of fever in a pediatric 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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Aug 01 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Aug 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Aug 03 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Tue Aug 04 San Juan, Puerto Rico
12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Wed Aug 05 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Aug 06 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Aug 07 Coco Cay, Bahamas
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Aug 08 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Eastern Caribbean

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

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!

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

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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