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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Critical Care Medicine and Geriatrics

<em>Celebrity Silhouette</em>
Celebrity Silhouette
10-Night Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil
from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
March 28 - April 07, 2021
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
6 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
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.
Faculty

Daniel H. Kett, MD

Daniel H. Kett, MD
ACMO for Critical Carel
University of Miami Hospital
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL  Daniel H. Kett, MD, is the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Critical Care at University of Miami Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Kett completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Kett has strong clinical and research interests in severe ICU related infections, including invasive candidiasis and healthcare associated pneumonia,and infection control practices in the ICU.

Dr. Kett is an investigator for the Mycoses Study Group, a large multidisciplinary group of researchers with a primary focus on studying serious infections, and is active in several projects related to fungal infections in critically ill patients.

Results of his research have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Chest, and the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Kett has presented at numerous scientific meetings and has been an invited lecturer at national and international conferences.

Eric G. Tangalos, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD

Eric G. Tangalos, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD
Dr. Eric Tangalos is Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was Chair of Primary Care Internal Medicine from 1997 to 2006. Dr. Tangalos received his undergraduate training from the University of Michigan, is a graduate of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and was a resident and fellow in Internal Medicine at Mayo. 

He is a past president of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) and is a fellow and past governor of the American College of Physicians. He is a past director of the American Geriatrics Society and served on their Foundation for Health in Aging. He was also on the national board of the Alzheimer’s Association for eight years and was a member of their executive committee. He continues with NCQA on their Geriatric Measurement Advisory Panel and reviews NIH STTR-SBIR grants on a regular basis.

Dr. Tangalos has been continuously funded with the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center since 1987. He was responsible for the recruitment of volunteers that first defined Mild Cognitive Impairment and was an author on those seminal publications. He is an Internist and Geriatrician, teaches on the Mayo campus and lectures both nationally and internationally.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Osteoporosis
    • Evaluate screening recommendations and apply them to everyday practice
    • Utilize therapies that include bisphosphonates, PTH and inhibitors of the RANK/RANKL/OPG system
    • Review the current controversies and clinical studies regarding Vitamin D
    • Better advise patients on calcium supplementation
  2. MCI and Alzheimer's Disease
    • Define Mild Cognitive Impairment in both amnestic and non-amnestic disease states
    • Understand the potential implications of early diagnosis of dementia for patient care outcomes
    • Describe the clinical manifestations of Alzheimer's disease
    • Evaluate patients for symptoms of cognitive and functional loss
    • Apply appropriate drug and non-drug interventions for patients with dementia
    • Counsel families and caregivers at all stages of disease
  3. To Sleep: Perchance to Dream
    • Describe the age-related changes in sleep
    • Evaluate the psychiatric, medical, and neurological causes of sleep problems
    • Implement office-based and objective methods for evaluating sleep disordered breathing
    • Intervene with appropriate treatments for complaints of insomnia including CBTI as first line guideline directed care
  4. Management of Constipation
    • Understand the common barriers that hinder the optimal management of chronic constipation in health care settings
    • Define primary as well as secondary causes of hypertension in the older adult
    • Provide a rational strategy to manage constipation based on current best evidence of the drug classes currently available
  5. Where Pain Management Meets Addiction Medicine
    • Understand the pathogenesis of pain
    • Apply recent guidelines in pain management including calculations for Morphine Milligram Equivalent Units
    • Choose appropriate drug therapy and multimodal interventions for the relief of pain
    • Consider the metabolic breakdown of different narcotics and their contribution to serotonin syndrome
    • Employ newer tools to determine the potential for opioid dependence
  6. Pulmonary Disease in the Elderly
    • Evaluate current trends in pulmonary disease in the elderly
    • Review current immunization guidelines and supportive therapy
    • Include new therapies like LAMA/LABA combination inhalers and roflumilast in the management of COPD
    • Implement the appropriate use of nebulizers, MDIs and oxygen
    • Apply guideline directed care to patients with COPD
  7. Nutritional Supplements: When East meets West
    • Understand that adequate nutrition is a prerequisite for the maintenance of good health and optimum efficiency
    • Find the on-line resources that provide the best evidence in support of dietary and nutritional supplements
    • Identify targeted supplements for heart disease, vision, depression/mood, and urologic disorders
    • Council patients on the risks of certain therapies in the presence of other disease
    • Improve your working knowledge of the Mediterranean diet
  8. Critical Review of the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign
    • The Surviving Sepsis Campaign was recently updated. Realize the important points that impact patient care.
  9. Fungal Infections in the ICU
    • Currently different organizations vary in their recommendations on when to use the available anti-fungal therapies.
  10. ARDS Clinical Update
    • Upon completion of this lecture, clinicians should be able understand and implement cost effective infection control measures in their practice.
  11. Management of Embolic Stroke
    • Currently different organizations vary in their recommendations on treatment of CVAs and related complications.
    • Critically review the management of acute embolic strokes.
  12. Infection control practices in the ICU: What is the evidence?
    • Upon completion of this lecture, clinicians should be able understand and implement cost effective infection control measures in their practice.
  13. Critical Care Controversies: Transfusion in the ICUs
    • Identify the appropriate transfusion trigger in the critically ill and the risks associated with transfusion.
    • Also discussion transfusion practices for massive transfusions.
  14. Ethical cases in the Critically III
    • Understand how to best integrate non-standard advanced directives into the care of critically ill patients.
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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Mar 28 Buenos Aires, Argentina
- -
Mon Mar 29 Buenos Aires, Argentina
- 6:45 pm
Tue Mar 30 Montevideo, Uruguay
8:45 am 7:00 pm
Wed Mar 31 Punta del Este, Uruguay
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Thu Apr 01 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Apr 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Apr 03 Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun Apr 04 Ilhabela, Brazil
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Apr 05 Buzios, Brazil
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Apr 06 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8:00 am -
Wed Apr 07 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil

Ports of Call

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Seductive and profoundly nostalgic, only Buenos Aires could have given birth to the tango. An overnight stay gives you time to savor the city's fading, beloved European heritage, its creative intensity, the elegance of its citizens, and its famous night-owl social life.

Montevideo, Uruguay - Resting on the southernmost point of the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay's capital is a charming city. Tour the Establecimiento Juanico winery with buildings dating back to 1849. Wander the Plaza Independencia or take in the scenery at Estancia La Rabida.

Punta del Este, Uruguay - The Saint-Tropez of Latin America is a favorite summer playground of southernmost South America. Sail the calmer waters or lounge on the beach along a 20-mile shoreline. And witness the big waves breaking at la Brava.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil - Hop on a tour of Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, about 50 miles away. The Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Ibirapuera Park, site of a number of architecturally significant buildings, are popular stops, while the Jardins District is a mecca for shopping. Santos offers a relaxed environment. Gonzaga Beach resembles a resort on the French Riviera. Also lovely is Enseada Beach, in Guaruja, just across the estuary from Santos. Coffee lovers will enjoy a visit to Santos' Museu do Cafe (Coffee Museum), housed in a former palace

Ilhabela, Brazil - Ilhabela literally means 'beautiful island' and indeed it is, with its volcanic peaks, beautiful beaches, tropical jungle and a staggering 360 waterfalls. The UNESCO-protected biosphere is home to toucans and capuchin monkeys, shipwrecks and mountains, making it a favorite destination for divers, hikers, surfers and beach-bums alike.

Buzios, Brazil - This peninsula beach resort, made popular in the 1960s by Brigitte Bardot, boasts more than 20 beaches, with those to the west experiencing calmer water than the east-facing Praia's, which are ideal for surfers and windsurfers. Boating, scuba diving and surfing are the most popular activities here, with excellent schools for novices wishing to learn. When the sun dips, enjoy delicious, fresh seafood at one of the popular pay-by-the-kilo restaurants before drinking and dancing the night away at one of the town's popular bars or nightclubs.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Christ the Redeemer, one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World, stands atop the Corcovado peak. Survey the city from a platform below the 125-foot statue or hop on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and get a different perspective of Rio and the Christ. Feel a rush to your senses from the awesome activity on world-famous beaches Ipanema and Copacabana. If the quiet side of Rio is what you seek, a visit to the lush botanical garden home to some 8,000 species will delight you

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.
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