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Topics in Emergency Medicine

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity Equinox

6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
September 7 - 13, 2019

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

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.
C. James Holliman, MD, FACEP, FIFEM
Emeritus Professor of Emergency Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Global Health Program Advisor at Penn State University Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland
Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia,
Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Peoples Republic of China

Dr. Holliman (Jim) also is the Past-President of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, a consortium of all of the world's national and regional Emergency Medicine organizations. Jim's career has been centered around the development of the specialty of Emergency Medicine and training programs internationally.

Francis R. Mencl, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM
Professor of Emergency Medicine; Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED); Rootstown, OH
ED Staff Physician, Western Reserve Hospital Emergency Department; Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Editorial Board, Prehospital Emergency Care

A graduate of Case Western Reserve (BA), Cleveland State (MS) and NEOMED (MD), Dr. Francis Mencl has been an emergency physician for 25 years. After completing his residency in EM at Akron City Hospital (Summa Health System) he stayed on as a teaching attending until this past winter when a national contract group stepped in. At Summa, he was involved with EMS, first as associate and then as system EMS Medical Director, while also serving on several area, state and national committees and as a board of directors of the Ohio Chapter of the ACEP.

In his leadership position, he assisted the hospital in acquiring and maintaining a variety of certifications and accreditations including level 1 trauma center, STEMI and chest pain as well as stroke center. He also revamped many of the EMS protocols for area agencies and introduced many area firsts.

Dr. Menc's passions include teaching and research. He is Professor of Emergency Medicine at NEOMED and lectures frequently at various national and international venues and is on the editorial board of PEC. He reorganized the EMS curriculum for the residents and revamped EMS continuing education for the EMTs and paramedics moving to more realistic hands-on, case based and simulation training, some of which involved the local police. At the paramedic school the students now do to an overnight training at the local national park.

He also believes in translating research into practice and used some of his published work to develop best practices for his EMS agencies and Summa's STEMI program achieving significant savings in time to intervention.

For two years (2004-2006) Dr. Mencl took a sabbatical to serve as the program director of a new EM residency at the OLVG hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This provided insight into different health care systems and required considerable tact and sensitivity while dealing with a different health care system and with different medical specialties not all of whom where friendly towards the idea of emergency medicine. It also required a fair degree of humility at times!

After leaving Summa Health System Dr. Mencl continues to work in the ED but has also begun to branch out doing wound care in nursing homes and is a partner in a Subaxone clinic.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. The Holliman Healthcare Plan and Why You Should Get Involved in Social Activism
    • Describe the inter-relationships between healthcare reform, tort reform, welfare reform, and prison reform.
  2. The Role of Emergency Medicine in Global Health
    • Describe the current structure of emergency medical care in different countries
  3. Mammal Bites
    • State the indications for antibiotic prophylaxis and treatment of mammal bites
  4. Toxic Seafood Ingestions
    • List the potentially dangerous types of seafood
  5. Abdominal Pain
    • Describe the diagnosis and initial management of acute abdominal pain
  6. Allergic Emergencies
    • List the sequence and dosages of medications used to treat allergic emergencies
  7. Chemical Weapons
    • Describe the management of exposure to chemical agents
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.

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 Sep 07 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Sep 08 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Sep 09 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Sep 10 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Sep 11 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Sep 12 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Sep 13 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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