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Topics in Emergency Medicine, Pain Management, and
Palliative Care

Royal Caribbean's <em>Adventure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas
5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Galveston, TX

February 05 - 10, 2021
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours

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.

Mellar Davis, MD, FCCP, FAAHPM

Mellar Davis, MD, FCCP, FAAHPM
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Editor-in-Chief, Progress in Palliative Care
Chairman, Palliative Section, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Scientific Subcommittee, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Reviewer, journals Cancer, Palliative Medicine, British Journal of Cancer, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Chest, Journal of Palliative Medicine, Journal of Supportive Care in Oncology Dr. Mellar Davis is a member of the Palliative Care Department, and Section Head, Geisinger Medical System Danville, PA.
He has been a member of the Geisinger Medical Staff since August 2016. In his role as Section Head, Dr Davis is responsible for developing palliative care services throughout the Geisinger Medical System including outpatient and inpatient services. In addition, Dr Davis works with the Geisinger Hospice Services to develop and coordinate care within the central region.

Dr. Davis was a member of the Cleveland Clinic Palliative Care section, Taussig Cancer Institute and fellowship director until joining the Geisinger Medical System. He was the co- chair of the Palliative Care Study Group of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care (MASCC) and a past board member since 2010. 

He is a Professor of Medicine in The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, since 2009 and elected as a Fellow to the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2010. He is Editor in Chief of Progress on Palliative Care.

His present duties within the Associate Editor in Chief of PC FACS (Fast Article Critical Summary for Clinicians in Palliative Care).

Miguel A. Acevedo, MD, FACEP

Miguel A. Acevedo, MD, FACEP
Faculty, Emergency Medicine Residency
AdventHealth, Orlando Florida
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Nova Southeaster School of Medicine Dr. Miguel Acevedo completed his education on the University Of Puerto Rico system. After completing his Residency in San Juan in 1991, he moved to Biloxi, MS to serve in the Air Force as an Emergency Physician and Flight Surgeon. In 1997 he moved to Orlando, FL where he still works for AdventHealth Emergency Department, the busiest ED of the country. Dr. Acevedo has been involved as Faculty on the Emergency Medicine Residency since its inception on 2008, in addition of teaching for the Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Podiatry Residencies.

He has academic appointments with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and NOVA Southwestern School of Medicine helping hundreds of students on their rotations and mentoring them as they progress in their careers.

Dr. Acevedo has hold innumerable positions in the administration of his group: Florida Emergency Physicians of TH, in the AdventHealth Hospital System and has been involved in the Florida College of Emergency Physicians for more than 20 years, assuming administrative and academic positions.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
I selected a series of topics that are common in Emergency Medicine. I will present how to diagnose and manage them appropriately. I will clarify when to work up and when to refer to the specialist. This would enable the practitioner to utilize the resources of the hospital or clinic wisely. The Physician or the Advance Practice Provider that attends the course will be able to navigate this conditions with expertise and will facilitate a smooth transition of care.

Knowing that not all attendees will be Emergency Physicians, I selected topics that are common and general in nature, for easy understanding, but with severe complications if left untreated or if they go unrecognized by the practitioner. This information will be relevant to all attendees.

  1. BRUE (Brief Resolved Unexplained Event)
    • Define and classify low risk BRUE
  2. Foreign Body Aspiration
    • List different types of FB aspiration and how to manage them
  3. Foreign Body Ingestion
    • List different types of FB ingestions and how to manage them
  4. Hyperemesis Gravidarum
    • Explain how to treat this common condition with home remedies and hospital interventions
  5. Pediatric Abdominal Non-Traumatic Emergencies
    • Identify many surgical emergencies in Pediatric patients, how to properly diagnose and treat them
  6. Orthopedic Pitfalls Upper Extremities
    • Recognize this orthopedic emergencies, how to interpret the x-rays and how to manage them
  7. Orthopedic Pitfalls Lower Extremity
    • Recognize this orthopedic emergencies, how to interpret the x-rays and how to manage them
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

Fri Feb 05 Galveston, TX
- 4:00 pm
Sat Feb 06 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 07 Costa Maya, Mexico
12:00 pm 7:00 pm
Mon Feb 08 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Feb 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Feb 10 Galveston, TX
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Western Caribbean

Ports of Call

Galveston, TX - Galveston is famous for its seafood, tropical scenery and breathtaking Victorian architecture. This magnificent island also boasts of 32 miles of beautiful beaches and great sportfishing.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

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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