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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Family Medicine, ENT, and Sleep Medicine

<em>Celebrity Constellation</em>
Celebrity Constellation
10-Night Venice, Turkey & Greek Islands
Round-trip Venice, Italy

August 17 - 27, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
4 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.

J. David Cunningham, Jr., MD, FACS

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology, Campbell University Medical School; Board Certified in Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine
Director of Sleep Diagnostics at UNC ENT, Goldsboro NC Dr. Cunningham completed his medical training at Thomas Jefferson University as well as an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency in 1984. 

He was in private practice in suburban Philadelphia and was an academic instructor in Otolaryngology with both the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson until moving to North Carolina in 2001.

He is presently practicing at UNC Ear Nose and Throat, associated with University of North Carolina since March of 2018 and is an associate Professor of Otolaryngology with Campbell University Medical College since 2014. 

He is board certified in Otolaryngology in 1984 and with subspecialty Sleep Medicine in 2008.

Dana E. King, MD, MS

Dana E. King, MD, MS
Professor and Chair of Family Medicine 
West Virginia University School of Medicine (WVU) 
Morgantown, West Virginia  Dr. King is a board certified family physician who has served as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at West Virginia University since 2012. Prior to that he was Vice Chair of Family Medicine and Director of Research at Medical University of South Carolina, and previously, was on the faculty of the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. 

Throughout his career he has been a clinical researcher and educator with several areas of emphasis including lung disease, cardiovascular risk reduction, and clinical epidemiology. He was co-founder of the WV Practice-Based Research Network and is a senior leader in the WV Clinical Translational Science Institute. He has been a leader of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) since early in his career and currently is an officer on the Executive Board. He has been a national speaker for the American Academy of Family Physicians on lung disease and other topics.

Dr. King has published over 100 peer-reviewed research publications and his work has been recognized with a Distinguished Paper at NAPCRG and has been a finalist for paper of the year at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He enjoys time with family and is an avid road bike cyclist. Dr. King is an experienced lecturer and maintains an active clinical practice.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Family Medicine Lectures:

The purpose of this CME activity is to review and discuss common general medical conditions and to provide guidelines for their management and to provide updated guidelines for prevention of common primary care conditions. Topics have been chosen to benefit the family physician, general internist and Advance Practice Professionals in an ambulatory care setting.

ENT & Sleep Medicine Lectures:

The purpose of these lectures is to update the attendees knowledge of common ENT and sleep disorders seen in the primary care office. This will include updating clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of facial paralysis, facial pain and headache disorders and "sinus headaches" as well as a discussion of the head and neck manifestations of reflux disease and the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of rhinitis.

The sleep medicine lectures will update knowledge in the latest diagnostic and treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea including hypoglossal nerve stimulation.

We will discuss other sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, REM sleep behavioral disorder and nocturnal leg movement syndromes. The attendees will learn the basics of CPAP management for patients with OSA and provide a basis for incorporating CPAP care into the primary care office. It is the desired outcome that these lectures will result in improved diagnosis of head and neck and sleep disorders resulting in effective treatment and improved patient outcomes.

  1. Healthy Lifestyles and the Obesity Epidemic
    • Discuss the epidemiology of obesity
    • Discuss the role of lifestyle habits in prevention and management of obesity
  2. Screening for Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer
    • Distinguish the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
    • Enumerate the recommended screening tests for breast, colon and lung cancer and their timing.
    • Describe the recommended guidelines for blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, and diabetes screening.
  3. Evidence-based Exercise and Diet options for Cardiovascular Prevention
    • Describe the recommended levels of exercise for adults.
    • Describe the most appropriate diet for patients with diabetes or hypertension.
  4. The Physiologic Basis of a Healthy Diet and Exercise - a primer
    • Provide at least three physiologic effects of exercise on human cells
    • Describe three physiologic mechanisms for the impact of fruits and vegetables on health
  5. Update on Pneumonia Management
    • Describe the most common causes of community-acquired pneumonia.
    • Identify the latest recommended initial empiric treatment of patients with community-acquired pneumonia with or without co-existing morbidities.
  6. Update on COPD Management
    • Describe the classification of severity of COPD according to symptoms and spirometry values.
    • Identify the recommended initial treatment of patients with COPD according to severity.
  7. Update on Asthma Management
    • Describe the classification of asthma according to symptoms and spirometry values.
    • Identify the recommended initial treatment of patients with asthma for each level of severity.
    • Describe the important differences between treatment options for asthma and treatment for COPD.
  8. Facial Paralysis and Bell's Palsy
    • Participants should be able to differentiate the potential causes of unilateral facial paralysis and know the AAO-HNS guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.
  9. Head and Neck Manifestations of Reflux
    • Participants will be able to list and associate symptoms that may be caused by reflux in patients that have no heartburn or GI symptoms.
  10. Rhinitis- Not just Allergy
    • Participants should be able to recognize allergic from non-allergic rhinitis and improve patient care with the most appropriate treatment.
  11. Sinus Headaches and facial pain syndromes
    • Participants should be able to differentiate facial pain arising from sinus disease from the many other causes of facial pain and headaches and elicit symptoms that suggests other etiologies for patient headaches.
  12. Sleep Apnea Update 2020
    • Participants should be able to identify risk factors for OSA and co-morbidities. Treatment options and follow-up will be emphasized.
  13. Narcolepsy and other sleep disorders
    • Participants should be able to diagnose other causes of daytime sleepiness and discuss diagnostic testing and treatment options.
  14. Incorporating CPAP care in the Primary Care Office
    • Participants should be able to understand the basics of CPAP machines and differences between CPAP,BPAP, ASV and auto PAP machines.
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

Mon Aug 17 Venice, Italy
- 5:00 pm
Tue Aug 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Aug 19 Katakolon, Greece
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Aug 20 Santorini, Greece
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri Aug 21 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Aug 22 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Aug 23 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Aug 24 Chania (Souda), Crete, Greece
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Tue Aug 25 Corfu, Greece
12:30 pm 8:30 pm
Wed Aug 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 27 Venice, Italy
6:45 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Venice, Turkey & Greek Islands

Ports of Call

Venice, Italy - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice
Pre and Post-Cruise Hotel Packages in Venice

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Katakolon, Greece - Explore the site of the very first Olympic Games! Ancient Olympia is a short drive from Katakolon to see where the sacred flame is still lit every Olympic year. Wonder at the ruins of the awesome Temple of Zeus.

Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey - Ephesus, one of the world's finest archeological sites, awaits. Here you will walk the Arcadian Way, view the facade of the Library of Celsus and visit the Amphitheatre.

Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!

Chania (Souda), Crete, Greece - Chania is the second largest city of Crete, and one of the most beautiful. It lies along the north coast of the island at the east end of the Gulf of Chania. Chania is the site of the ancient Minoan settlement the Greeks called Cydonia (Kydonia), which was mentioned in Virgil's Aeneid. The site has been continuously inhabited from Neolithic times-at least 5000 years. The city's rich history can be traced through historic buildings and monuments with Venetian, Turkish and Greek architecture.

Corfu, Greece - Corfu greets you with sunny beaches, miles of cypress groves and the opulent villas of 19th century European royalty.

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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