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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Timely Topics in Infectious Diseases and Primary Care

<em>Celebrity Apex</em>
Celebrity Apex
7-Night Italy, France, Monaco & Spain
from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy to Barcelona, Spain
July 17 - 24, 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.
Faculty

David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP

David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University
Attending Physician
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Neptune, NJ
  Dr. David S. Kountz is a Professor of Medicine for the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Co-Chief Academic Officer for Hackensack Meridian Health. He earned his AB at Princeton, MD at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine, and MBA at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. He completed training in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. 

A board-certified internist, Dr. Kountz has had progressive responsibilities in academic medicine as Associate Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

Dr. Kountz's research interests include hypertension treatment and guidelines in underserved populations, health literacy, pipeline programs and leadership development. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, editorials and abstracts, and is a frequent speaker within and outside of his health network on a variety of topics in primary care. 

Kevin T. Stephan, MD, FACP

Kevin T. Stephan, MD, FACP
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Adelante Healthcare
Goodyear, AZ Dr. Stephan is a board-certified Infectious Disease physician with many years of clinical experience.  He currently serves as Director of Strategy and Planning for eInfectionMD, a telemedicine-based Infectious Disease practice headquartered in Phoenix, AZ where he sees patients live and via virtual video visits throughout the western United States.

Prior to this, he served as Chief of Medical Specialties and Chief of Infectious Disease for St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN, where he was voted top doctor in Infectious Disease by Duluth Superior Magazine, and won top recognition for patient care ranking in the top 10% nationally with a 5-star rating of Infectious Disease physicians over multiple years as assessed by PRC research.

Dr. Stephan had a 23-year career in the United States military, serving in multiple roles as a physician, researcher, and educator, including running the HIV program for the United States Air Force in San Antonio, TX.  He deployed after 9/11/2001 and also participated in humanitarian operations and relief in Africa and Central America.

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 this CME activity is to review and discuss common general medical conditions and to provide guidelines for their management and prevention.

Topics have been chosen to benefit the family physician, general internist and Advance Practice Professionals in an ambulatory care setting.

Topics:
  1. Identifying and Managing Low Health Literacy
    • Understand which patient groups are at greatest risk for low health literacy
    • Appreciate the role that low health literacy plays on health outcomes
    • Review a simple intervention to identify the low health literacy patient
  2. Preoperative Assessment of Cardiac Risk in Non-Cardiac Surgery
    • To appreciate causes of perioperative cardiac events
    • To understand which patients require preoperative assessment
  3. Hypertension in African Americans
    • To understand the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans
    • To review social determinants of health which impact on effective treatment in this population
  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Primer for Primary Care Clinicians
    • Review the role of the primary care clinician in the co-management of rheumatoid arthritis
    • Describe the role of disease-modifying drugs (DMARDs) on the clinical course of rheumatoid arthritis
  5. Physician Wellness and Resilience: Old Problem; New Urgency
    • To define physician wellness and the impact of physician stress on physicians and their patients
    • To describe new interventions to help physicians cope with wellness issues.
  6. Heart Disease in Women
    • Appreciate sex-related differences in symptoms of ischemia between men and women
    • Review non-traditional risk factors for CAD impacting women that deserve special attention
    • Discuss strategies to raise awareness and close the gaps to optimize treatment of heart disease in men and women
  7. Resistant Hypertension - Review of Case Studies to Enhance Understanding
    • Through the use of case studies review the epidemiology the clinical presentation and evidence-based approaches resistant hypertension (HTN)
    • Use current guidelines and algorithms to develop treatment plans for patients with HTN with an emphasis on resistant HTN
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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Jul 17 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sun Jul 18 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Mon Jul 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jul 20 La Spezia, Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Jul 21 Cannes, France
7:00 am 10:00 pm
Thu Jul 22 Monte Carlo, Monaco
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Jul 23 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sat Jul 24 Barcelona, Spain
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Italy, France, Monaco & Spain Cruise

Ports of Call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

La Spezia, Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.

Cannes, France - When Lord Brougham, Chancellor of Britain was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Cannes on his journey to Italy, he was captivated by the natural setting of the village. Each winter he returned to Cannes which began a tourism industry as England's wealthy flocked to spend their holidays here. Today the rich and famous come from all over the world to participate in the elite Cannes Festival, which honors filmmakers from the world over.

Monte Carlo, Monaco - The Casino, of course--if only to venture into the enchanting Salon Rose, with its nymphs on the ceiling. A drive along the scenic Corniche which takes you to Nice, undisputed capital of the Riviera.

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, Palma offers pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. The historic district of the city is a great stop for an inexpensive good meal, a visit to a wonderous cathedral (for those seeking peace, consider visiting the quiet of the Saint Francis cathedral rather than its more touristed big brother. Shopping abounds in this european vacation spot as well as a very beautiful, small modern art museum with free entrance. Or take a day excursion to visit charming and quiet Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

Barcelona, Spain -

Barcelona is a one of the world's great cities. Stroll down her tree-lined boulevards, the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia or the more touristed Las Ramblas. On the Passeig, shop a serious fashion district while marveling at examples of Mordenisme architecture, seemingly sculpted from the stuff of dreams (Gaudi's masterpiece of a family home, Casa Batlló is well worth a visit). If a trip on the Passeig hasn't convinced you of Gaudi's genius, a visit to La Sagrada Familia Cathedral will do the trick; this fantastic, soaring marvel will live on in your memory long after you've returned.

Not far from the Passeig and just north of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter (the Barri Gotic) provides an abundance of shopping opportunities for all tastes, and a bit of European history to boot - check out the tranquil Cathedral of Barcelona. To see a bit of local life a visit to a food market is a quick, fun detour: try Santa Caterina near the Cathedral or Mercado de La Boqueria, right off of Las Ramblas.

Barcelona's food is also a highlight: stop into a tapas bar and try a variety of delicacies. "Standard" restaurants of every style are available, too. And, there's music, too! Visit an underground jazz club or the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana; or stop by the Palau Dalmases for a stunning, flamenco performance (it's near the Picasso museum). Did we mention art? One of the largest collections of Picasso's art is found at the Museau Picasso, and a great collection of contemporary, figurative (i.e not abstract) painting and sculpture is housed at the European Museum of Modern Art just around the corner.

It's probably clear by now that you really can't get it all done in a day (even if all means "just the must-sees"). So, stay for a day or three in the Gothic Quarter or near Plaça de Catalunya and really get a feel for what makes Barcelona such a wonderful place. Partly it's the result of the "accidents" of its history and present: as the regional capital of Spain's prosperous Catalunya region, Barcelona has a "flavor" that is a bit of a mix between Spanish and French (it's located quite close to the French border). Yes, you can practice your Spanish here - it attracts Spaniards from throughout the country - but you'll also see and hear Catalan with it's own charm. You won't regret you time here.

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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