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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology, and Pain Management

<em>Celebrity Solstice</em>
Celebrity Solstice
7-Night Alaska Dawes Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

August 21 - 28, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
6 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

George P. Rodgers, MD, FACC

George P. Rodgers, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Associate Chief of Cardiology 
The University of Texas Dell Medical School
Austin, TX. George Rodgers is a practicing cardiologist and an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of Cardiology at University of Texas Dell Medical School. He led the development of the cardiovascular curriculum for the new medical school and teaches medical students and residents on a regular basis. Beyond medical education, he has particular interests in prevention and the early detection of heart disease, team-based care and innovative value-based care for the safety net population.

Dr. Rodgers received his medical education and residency training in internal medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his fellowship training in cardiology at Baylor College of medicine in Houston. He began his cardiology practice in Austin in 1989. Dr. Rodgers has been very active in the American College of Cardiology and has served as the chair of its board of governors and on many other committees, task force and writing groups 

He received the Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Cardiology award in March 2017. 

When Dr. Rodgers is not teaching or practicing cardiology, he is making music videos with his singer-actress wife Leslie www.lesliehylandrodgers.com George Rodgers is a practicing cardiologist and an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of Cardiology at University of Texas Dell Medical School. He led the development of the cardiovascular curriculum for the new medical school and teaches medical students and residents on a regular basis. Beyond medical education, he has particular interests in prevention and the early detection of heart disease, team-based care and innovative value-based care for the safety net population.

Dr. Rodgers received his medical education and residency training in internal medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his fellowship training in cardiology at Baylor College of medicine in Houston. He began his cardiology practice in Austin in 1989. Dr. Rodgers has been very active in the American College of Cardiology and has served as the chair of its board of governors and on many other committees, task force and writing groups 

He received the Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Cardiology award in March 2017. 

When Dr. Rodgers is not teaching or practicing cardiology, he is making music videos with his singer-actress wife Leslie www.lesliehylandrodgers.com 

Christopher Gharibo, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care and Pain Medicine
NYU Langone Health, New York, NY Christopher Gharibo, MD is an Associate Professor with the Departments of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine as well as Orthopedics at NYU School of Medicine and serves as the Medical Director of Pain Medicine at NYU Langone Hospitals Center. Dr. Gharibo obtained his M.D. degree from Rutgers Medical School in 1992 and completed his anesthesiology residency at NYU Medical Center. He served his Pain Medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and holds subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine.

He has acute pain experience with system-wide use of interventional techniques in combination with nonopioids and opioids as part of multimodal acute pain management pathways.

His areas of clinical expertise include low back and neck pain of musculoskeletal and spinal origin, cancer pain, and neuropathic pain syndromes such as painful peripheral neuropathies and reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

His areas of technical expertise include nerve blocks, peripheral and spinal injection techniques for diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain syndromes including joint injections, epidural steroid injections, nerve root blocks, facet injections, facet nerve blocks, radiofrequency rhizotomy as well as drug delivery systems and spinal cord stimulators. Many of these injections can provide diagnostic answers and be tailored to provide prolonged pain relief and functional improvement when used as part of an overall plan of care.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The overall purpose of these eight lectures is to provide clinicians in general adult medicine with useful, updated information of management of their patients with risk factors for cardiovascular disease. We will cover evidence based information on the ideal diet for patient with coronary artery disease and those at risk.

  • We will discuss the epidemic of obesity and the effect of the cardiometabolic syndrome on the cardiovascular system.
  • We will delivery a comprehensive and evidence-based lecture on the management of congestive heart failure.
  • We will provide the clinician with the newest information on the evaluation and management of hypertension and on the new class of drugs for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia-PCSK9 inhibitors.
  • We will explore issues and treatment strategies for patients who could benefit from statins but who are intolerant of these medications.
  • We address a very common issue for midldle-aged men, erectile dysfunction. We will discuss prevalence, mechanisms and potential therapies for ED.
  • Finally we will review evidence based guidelines for the pre-operative evaluation of adult patients with and without cardiovascular disease.


    1. Obesity and Cardiometabolic syndrome
      • Describe the pathophysiology of the cardiometabolic syndrome
    2. The Mediterranean diet and other heart healthy diets
      • Describe the evidence supporting the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet
    3. Hypertension-new treatment recommendations
      • Outline the major changes in the new AHA/ACC guidelines regarding the treatment of hypertension
    4. Erectile Dysfunction-The hard evidence
      • Explain the prevalence and the pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction. Describe three treatment strategies for ED
    5. Statin intolerance-the tricks of the trade
      • Describe the prevalence of statin intolerance
      • Describe three treatment strategies for statin intolerance
    6. Alirocumab and Evolocumab-PCSK9 inhibitors
      • Explain the pharmacologic mechanism of PCSK9 inhibitors in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia
    7. Pre-Operative evaluation for noncardiac surgery
      • Explain the risk stratification for patients anticipating noncardiac surgery
    8. Congestive Heart Failure-Update
      • Describe a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to the medical management of congestive heart failure
    Additional topics under development
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
Fri Aug 21 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Aug 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 23 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Aug 24 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
5:30 am 10:00 am
Mon Aug 24 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Aug 25 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Aug 25 Alaska Inside Passage
6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed Aug 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 27 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Aug 28 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Alaska Dawes Glacier Cruise

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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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