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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Women's Health

<em>Celebrity Edge</em>
Celebrity Edge
7-Night Puerto Rico, Tortola & St. Maarten
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

March 28 - April 04, 2021
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
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.

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD, FACP

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine Texas A & M, Temple, Tx.
Senior Staff Endocrinologist, Baylor Scott and White; Temple, Texas
Director Diabetes Education Section, Baylor Scott & White, Temple, Texas Dr. Piziak received her undergraduate degrees and her PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her medical degree from University Kentucky in Lexington. She completed her internal medicine residency at Akron general Medical Center in Akron Ohio and her fellowship training in endocrinology metabolism at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Dr. Piziak is presently the Emeritus Chief of Endocrinology, Director of the Diabetes section and Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship program at Baylor Scott and White in Temple Texas. She is a Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University and a fellow of the American College of physicians.

Chaim Lotan, MD, FACC, FESC

Chaim Lotan, MD, FACC, FESC
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Head of the Cardiovascular Division
Past President, Israel Heart Society
Course Director, ICI Meeting
Hadassah Medical Center
Jerusalem, Israel Professor Chaim Lotan was born in Israel in 1952, and was educated at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Medical School. He is an Interventional Cardiologist with over 35 years' experience in the field. He has been Director of the Heart Institute of The Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel, since September 2000. He is Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at The Hebrew University.

Prof. Lotan served as President of the Israel Heart Society in 2011-2013. He participates in various basic science and clinical research projects, and he is a consultant to several start-up companies. He is Course Co-Director of the international scientific congress “Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions” held in Israel. Prof. Lotan initiated, and together with Dr. Yaakov Nahmias, built the interdisciplinary academic track of Biodesign Innovation at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of these lectures is to provide an overview of the management of common endocrinology and women health problems utilizing new guidelines and medications to improve the care of patients seen in primary care settings. Areas covered include: thyroid disorders, and the effectiveness of dietary, surgical and medical therapy for obesity.

Comfortable use of the diagnostic tests and medications for metabolic bone problems is another goal. An approach to the integration of new diabetes medications into primary care practice and the American Diabetes Association guideline changes for 2020 will be discussed to improve understanding of their utility in various types of patients particularly those with complications from diabetes. Advances in the diagnosis and management of common pituitary and adrenal disorders have recently changed with new guidelines from the Endocrine Society. There are updated guidelines for PCOS which improve the therapy of the total condition.

  1. Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Disease in Women
    • Discuss management of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and subclinical thyroid disease and thyroid disease in pregnancy
  2. How to Choose the Proper Medication for Your Female Patient with Type 2 Diabetes
    • Describe the use of oral agents in patients with Type 2 diabetes
  3. Using Insulin Effectively in the Treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
    • Describe the use of insulin in various forms of diabetes
  4. New Developments in the Medical and Surgical Management of Obesity
    • Explain the use of food plans, exercise, medications and surgery in the management of obesity
  5. New aspects of PCOS and new developments in management
    • Discuss the diagnosis and management of PCOS
  6. Common Adrenal and Pituitary Problems: How to Spot Them in your Practice
    • Discuss the most common adrenal and pituitary problems, diagnosis and therapy
  7. Metabolic bone disease:sorting out the causes to decide effective therapy
    • Describe the diagnosis management of osteoporosis and hyperparathyroidism.
  8. The Digital Revolution in Cardiology
    • Understand and recognize the current changes in the digital health affecting especially the cardiologist arena
  9. Atrial Fibrillation: A growing epidemic - New therapeutic approaches
    • Understand and recognize the current importants and treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  10. Heart Failure: The changing landscape
    • Recognize the new epidemic of heart failurewith new daignostics tools and modern therapeutic approaches
  11. Diabetes Mellitus: Time for cardiologists to be involved
    • Understand the improtance of diabetes Mellitus as a major risk factor for coronary heart disease.
  12. Lipid disorders: The therapeutic revolution with PCSK9 Inhibitors
    • Understand the importance of hyper-lipidemia as a major risk factor for coronary heart diseases
  13. New developments in Electrophysiology: New pacemakers, CRT and ablation
    • Recognize and learn about the new development in electrophysiology of the heart
  14. New Oral Antiplatelet and anticoagulants - What should the menu be?
    • Learn about the new era of anti-thrombotic therapy
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

Sun Mar 28 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Mon Mar 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Mar 30 San Juan, Puerto Rico
3:30 pm 11:00 pm
Wed Mar 31 Tortola, British Virgin Islands
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Apr 01 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Apr 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Apr 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Apr 04 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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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.  

Tortola, British Virgin Islands -  Besides being one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean, Tortola also has a fascinating cultural and historical side. For a glimpse into the island’s colonial past, visit the Virgin Islands Folk Museum. The restored house was once the family home of shipwright, Joseph Wilfred Penn and features a deep collection of Arawak and Carib pottery and stone tools, as well as plantation artifacts. Hike along the seven available walking trails in Sage Mountain National Park for stunning panoramic views of the island and the surrounding natural habitat. Snorkeling in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and a rum tasting at Callwood Rum Distillery are essential on a cruise to Tortola. Sample the delicious curries, spicy soups, and sumptuous shellfish dishes available in abundance at local restaurants and many snack shacks around the island.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

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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