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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Emergency Medicine Institute - Urgent Care Pearls of Practice

<em>Celebrity Apex</em>
Celebrity Apex
7-Night Puerto Rico, St. Thomas & St. Kitts
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

November 14 - 21, 2020
15.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$649 early bird pricing
$379 early bird student discount
$699 regular pricing

Early bird discount is only valid until 10-14-2020

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.

John Bielinski, Jr. MS, PA-C

John Bielinski, Jr. MS, PA-C
Growing up, John struggled in school and was labeled a "difficult" learner. Feeling unprepared for college,John joined the United States Marine Corps and was soon deployed to Operation Desert Storm. John’s job was to quickly and accurately recognize armored vehicles to determine which were the “good guys” and which were the “bad guys.” Any mistake could cost American lives. John had to learn quickly and effectively.

The military provided John with a unique learning tool – flash cards. One side of the card had a picture of the vehicle. The other listed identifying features. Reading and flipping the cards a few times, it clicked. John Bielinski learned the information. Quickly and effectively.

His military experience provided John with a foundation to build upon - and he took advantage as he made his way through college. A course at the University at Buffalo provided John with incredible insight into how people learn – called "Methods of Inquiry," the course covered different ways people learned. The course sparked a lifelong passion for learning and education.

After completing his degree, John Bielinski moved into clinical practice and threw himself into learning medicine at an extremely high level. He applied the techniques he had learned during his undergraduate studies to learn and remember medicine. Flash cards and memory tricks provided a solid foundation for retaining information that was critical to saving lives. He retained information and remembered it at critical times. He developed consistent, high-caliber, reproducible systems of assessing patients. Systems for evaluating patients with various symptoms.

John ran a rural emergency department for nine years without a physician on site. He took the opportunity and applied the techniques he had so carefully honed firsthand. John Bielinski got results. He took that success a step further and began teaching Advanced Cardiac Life Support and later an advanced course. Feeding his passion for learning, John developed a new passion for teaching. Through teaching, his learning deepened as well. He taught for ten years at two physician assistant schools in Buffalo, New York,and taped some of his lessons. Those lesson videotapes eventually turned into CME4LIFE.

John Bielinski, Jr. conceptualized CME4LIFE after being frustrated by CME and conferences that focused on learning tools that were…well…boring. Who learns effectively through busy PowerPoint slides or yawn-inducing charts and pie graphs? There had to be a better way.

John feels strongly that God has given him the gift of teaching to share with passionate, intelligent medical providers across the US. His humility in teaching allows him to pursue his passion and provide critical information to those who need it. He coined his unique learning system "Active Engagement Learning"- song and dance, various mnemonics, audience participation and critical thinking lead to CME that is unlike any other product available.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
"No matter which environment you are working in, urgent care or fast-track in an emergency department, you will need to avoid high-risk pitfalls that can lead to bad outcomes.

Our program has been designed to enhance your urgent skills and give you clinical pearls that can be applied immediately to better patient care. Join us for an amazing conference experience unlike no other.....".

The plan is for a 5 ½ hour session each day beginning at 7:30 am while at sea with two 15-minute breaks.

CME4Life's Urgent Care CME Course will discuss the pathophysiology, presentations diagnosis and treatment of the following urgent care complaints.

General urgent care complaints:
  • Allergic reactions
  • Alcohol related problems
  • Depression
  • Dermatology- rashes, ulcers, abscesses etc.
  • Hypertension
  • Musculoskeletal injuries/strains
  • Headache
  • Syncope
  • Coronary artery disease
  • PE/Pneumothorax
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Sinusitis
  • Upper respiratory infections
ABD Pain:
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Sexually transmitted disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • 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 Nov 14 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    - 3:30 pm
    Sun Nov 15 *At Sea - Cruising
    - -
    Mon Nov 16 San Juan, Puerto Rico
    3:30 pm 11:00 pm
    Tue Nov 17 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
    8:00 am 6:00 pm
    Wed Nov 18 Basseterre, St. Kitts
    7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Thu Nov 19 *At Sea - Cruising
    - -
    Fri Nov 20 *At Sea - Cruising
    - -
    Sat Nov 21 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    7:00 am -
    *Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
    Eastern Caribbean

    Ports of Call

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

    At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

    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!

    Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.

    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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