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Hematology/Oncology & Cardiorespiratory/Renal Physiology and Medicine

Royal Caribbean's Wonderful Symphony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, FL
May 18 - 25, 2019

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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.
Gary Merrill, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
School of Arts and Sciences
Division of Life Sciences
Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ

Joseph J. Shatzel, MD
Assistant Professor of Hematology-Medical Oncology & Biomedical engineering
Oregon Health & Science University
Knight Cancer Institute
Portland Oregon

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Cardiac conduction system
    • Clarify cellular/tissue types and function
  2. Cardiac output: its distribution and redistribution
    • Teach the physiology of cardiac output beyond simply defining it
  3. Ischemia/reperfusion vs hypoxia/reoxygenation
    • Clarify/teach the relationship between organ/tissue ischemia/reperfusion and hypoxia/reoxygenation
  4. Acetaminophen: beyond fever and pain
    • Re-emphasize the history, safety, efficacy of acetaminophen
  5. Cardioprotection and acetaminophen
    • Teach new research results (heart, brain, muscle)
  6. Respiratory/renal health and disease
    • Teach clearance, GFR, exchange and transport of gases in health/disease
  7. Diet and exercise
    • Help resolve fact vs fiction
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.

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

MOC ABIM Accreditation
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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 May 18 Miami, FL
- 4:30 pm
Sun May 19 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon May 20 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue May 21 Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed May 22 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu May 23 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri May 24 Cococay, Bahamas
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat May 25 Miami, FL
6:00 am -
Royal Caribbean Eastern Caribbean Itinerary Map
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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