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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Family Medicine and Sports Medicine

<em>NCL'S Pride of America</em>
NCL'S Pride of America
7-Night Hawaii Cruise
Round-trip Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

December 05 - 12, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
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.

Randolph Taylor II, MD, FAAFP

Randolph Taylor II, MD, FAAFP
Faculty, Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program
Sugar Land, TX  Dr. Randolph Taylor II earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor completed both his internship and residency in family medicine at Womack Army Medical Center in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. He also received his primary care sports medicine fellowship from Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has served as the team physician for the University of South Florida volleyball team, Eckerd College athletics, and Houston Baptist University athletics. He serves as a ringside physician for professional and amateur boxing and MMA.

Dr. Taylor found his way into medicine through a combination of a strong interest in science and a love of sports. His diverse background includes providing inpatient, outpatient and battlefield medical care as a staff physician to soldiers, their families and veterans during his military service. While on active duty, Dr. Taylor completed a combat tour in Iraq supporting Operation New Dawn. He was also the medical director for the Warrior Transition Battalion at Ft. Campbell, KY. Dr. Taylor received an honorable discharge at the rank of Major from the United States Army in 2013.

Dr. Taylor was prior faculty for the Memorial Family Medicine Residency in Sugar Land, TX and clinical faculty at Texas A&M College of Medicine. He currently treats acute injuries and illness in Houston, TX. He is interested in concussion management and ultrasound guided therapy for treating musculoskeletal injuries, combative sports, and innovative nontraditional methods of advancing health care. In his spare time, Dr. Taylor enjoys spending time with family, flag football, softball, and bowling.

Elliot Davidson, MD, FAAFP

Elliot Davidson, MD, FAAFP
Medical Director, The Center for Family Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
Professor of Family Medicine, NEOMED
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Ohio Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Dr. Elliot Davidson is the Medical Director of the Center for Family Medicine (CFM) at Cleveland Clinic Akron General in Akron, Ohio.

He is Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM). He serves on many committees including the Research Oversight Committee and the Ethics Committee. He is past Chairman of the Board of Partners Physician Group, the Private Practice of Akron General Health System.

Dr. Davidson is passionate about the prevention of heart disease and has published in and is a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. He is a leader in test taking preparation and has presented on this topic at many local and national meetings. For the 11 years he was a Family Medicine Program Director from 2008 to 2019 his graduates had a 100% pass rate on their first attempt on the American Board of Family Medicine Certifying Examination. He is actively engaged in teaching many medical and pharmacy students, and family medicine residents.

Dr. Davidson graduated from both Kent State University (Summa cum Laude) and NEOMED in 1982 and did his Family Medicine Residency at Akron General Medical Center.

He is married and has four children.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Primary Care Physicians are dedicated to taking care of a wide variety of medical conditions and must also be dedicated to life long learning. Our approach must constantly evolve to keep up with the changes in available treatments, new research, reimbursement models, government regulation and electronic medical record requirements.

This series of lectures serves to review and update PCPs on common conditions we see in the office everyday using available new guidelines (such as Diabetes and Hypertension) as well as what is new within the field of Family Medicine (such as utilizing Team Science and the latest research).

  1. What is New in Outpatient Diabetes Management?
    • Demonstrate understanding of new medications to treat diabetes
    • Modify their existing approach to managing diabetes in the outpatient setting.
  2. Understanding and Applying the new Hypertension Guidelines
    • Demonstrate understanding of new guidelines to treat Hypertension
    • Modify their existing approach to managing Hypertension in the outpatient setting.
  3. Making Sense of the Hyperlipidemia Recommendations
    • Demonstrate understanding of new guidelines and medications to treat Hyperlipidemia
    • Modify their existing approach to managing Hyperlipidemia in the outpatient setting.
  4. Keeping up with all the New Asthma and COPD options?
    • Demonstrate understanding of new medications to treat asthma and COPD
    • Modify their existing approach to managing asthma and COPD in the outpatient setting.
  5. Sorting out Non-Cardiac Chest Pain
    • Identify the common conditions that can mimic acute coronary syndrome.
    • Learn how to differentiate and treat common non-cardiac causes of chest pain.
  6. What is Team Science and why should I use this to my practice?
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of teamwork and team science and the critical role it will play in the future of primary care practice.
  7. Hot off the presses! What is the latest in medical research relevant to my patients?
    • Learn about the latest in medical research from the top rated journals.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of how to apply these findings to practice.
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

Sat Dec 12 Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
7:00 am -
Fri Dec 11 Cruise Napali Coast
- -
Fri Dec 11 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
- 2:00 pm
Thu Dec 10 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
8:00 am -
Wed Dec 09 Kona, Hawaii
7:00 am 5:30 pm
Tue Dec 08 Hilo, Hawaii
8:00 am 6:00 am
Mon Dec 07 Kahului, Maui
- 6:00 pm
Sun Dec 06 Kahului, Maui
8:00 am -
Sat Dec 05 Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
- 7:00 pm
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
7 Night Hawaii, round-trip Honolulu

Ports of Call

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Combine the languid allure of the tropics with big-city sophistication, then add the spirit of aloha, and you've got Honolulu. This Pacific crossroads features museums, dazzling beaches, historic Pearl Harbor and spectacular sunrises over Diamond Head. Gardenias and jasmine blanket the air with a heady fragrance, and pink sunsets cast a magical glow over fabled Waikiki Beach.

Cruise Napali Coast -

Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii - The Garden Isle, Kauai receives the most rainfall of all the Hawaiian Islands, which leads to lush vegetation and elegant hibiscus blossoms, as well as a huge canyon carved by wind and water erosion. Marvel at the narrow paths worn by the ancient Menehunes into the cliffsides of the steep Na Pali Coast, unmarred by roads and unapproachable except by foot trail or helicopter.

Kona, Hawaii - The sun-blessed Kona coast stretches 80 miles along macadamia nut orchards, famous coffee plantations and some of the most important sites in Hawaiian history. Captain Cook came ashore here and died at the hands of angry natives. The coast is also famous for water sports, and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is a world-renowned annual event.

Hilo, Hawaii - Gaze up from this charming town and see snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano. It's just one of the scenic marvels in this exotic greenhouse of lush tropical plants, towering banyan trees, thundering falls and enough flowers to fill a rainbow. Arid deserts, steaming fissures and volcanoes that blow their tops are just as impressive.

Kahului, Maui - A surplus of natural splendor and the genuine hospitality of its people have helped to make Maui Hawaii's second most popular island. Explore the fascinating history of the town of Lahaina. Plant yourself on a pristine beach, or play one of the world's most beautiful golf courses.

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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