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Urology; Cardiology Essentials for Primary Care and
Acute Care Providers

Royal Caribbean's <em>Rhapsody of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas
7-Night Greece & Croatia Cruise
Round-trip Venice (Ravenna), Italy

September 25 - October 02, 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

Khalid H. Sheikh, MD, MBA, FACC, FNLA, FASE

Khalid H. Sheikh, MD, MBA, FACC, FNLA, FASE
Director of the Health First Institute for Cardiovascular Wellness and Disease Prevention, Cocoa Beach, FL.
Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, College of Medicine, Orlando, FL.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University Global Health Institute, Durham, NC. Dr. Sheikh is a consulting cardiologist, practicing on the Space Coast of Florida. He serves as Director of the Health First Institute for Cardiovascular Wellness and Disease Prevention. He is engaged in clinical practice, as well as research and teaching. His academic appointments include Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Duke University Global Health Institute, as well Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida.

His clinical interests include preventative cardiology, cardiac imaging, and global cardiac health and wellness. He was voted by the Consumer council of America as one of America’s top cardiologists. Dr. Sheikh speaks at national and international forums about a variety of topics related to his clinical research, cardiovascular diseases and cardiac wellness. He has served as the principal investigator in over 100 national and international clinical trials. He has authored over 150 scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. He is the author of the critically acclaimed heart wellness book, “Don’t Let Your Heart Attack.”

Pamela Ellsworth, MD

Professor of Urology, University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Chief, Division of Urology
Nemours Childrens' Hospital
Orlando, Florida  Dr. Pamela Ellsworth graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston College. She completed her medical school at University of Massachusetts Medical School, her urology residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and her pediatric urology fellowship at University of Florida Gainesville/Nemours Jacksonville. 

Dr. Ellsworth was awarded an Honorary AOA while on the staff at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for her teaching skills. She became the first female full time surgeon to become full professor at Brown University and received the resident teaching aware while at Brown University. 

She was awarded the Top Doctor Award for 2 years while at UMassMemorial Medical Center. Much of her career has been decidated to education, both in the realm of pediatric and adult urology. The author of over 75 peer reviewed publications, over 50 book chapters and several books geared for the layperson, including 100 Questions and Answers about Prostate Cancer, with a 5th edition soon to be published.

Dr. Ellsworth has educated medical students, residents, peers and patients over the years. 

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Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The seven lectures on Adult and Pediatric Urology will review recent guidelines as well as current advances in the evaluation and management of a number of commonly encountered Adult and Pediatric Urologic Conditions encountered in both Primary Care and Specialty Care offices. A review of recent changes in the guidelines and recommendations in such conditions as undescended testes radiologic and medical management of urolithiasis, evaluation and management of overactive bladder and the evaluation and management of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women is essential to ensure that individuals affected by these conditions achieve timely and appropriate treatment to minimize long-term adverse effects. Primary care providers must be aware of recent advances in the field of Urologic oncology, particularly indications and adverse events associated with newer therapies as well as the role of biomarkers in the various urologic malignancies. Lastly, pediatric urologic conditions are commonly identified in the primary care office and thus an understanding of commonly encountered pediatric urologic conditions will help primary care providers to determine what children need urgent evaluation and which children may be further evaluated and managed by the primary care provider. The team approach to management of such conditions may optimize, minimize morbidity and cost.

Cardiology: These lectures are intended to provide medical care providers interested in the practice of clinical cardiology, the prevention and mangement of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and lipid management a review of the clinical applicability and evidence-base for the most recent standards of care in diagnosis and therapy. These health-care providers function as the captain of the healthcare team in the outpatient and inpatient setting. By coordinating resources amongst mid-level providers, nurses, pharmacists, medical assistants and administrative support staff, the primary care provider can help achieve optimal clinical outcomes for their patients afflicted by cardiovascular diseases. To fulfill this mission, the provider must understand the risks and benefits, costs, clinical pitfalls and limitations of evaluation and treatment strategies advocated by current practice standards and guidelines.

Topics:
  1. Urolithiasis: Evaluation and Management
    • Upon completion of this activity, participants should be aware of the signs/symptoms of urolithiasis, the recommended radiologic evaluation, medial therapy and metabolic work-up in individuals with urolithiasis.
  2. Current guidelines for the evaluation and management of overactive bladder
    • Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to identify the symptoms of OAB, perform a simplified evaluation, understand who the PCP canmanage with first and second line therapies and who should be referred to a specialist
  3. Common pediatric urologic problems: what is normal? When to worry?
    • As a result of this activity, participants should be able to describe several common pediatric urologic problems and which problems require urgent evaluation, may be managed initially by the PCP tor referral to a specialist
  4. Evaluation and Management of voiding dysfunction in children
    • As a result of this activity, participants will be able to cite the signs/symptoms of pediatric voiding dysfunction and the role of behavioral intervention in voiding dysfunction
  5. Adolescent varicocele: Who to treat? Who to follow?
    • As a result of this activity, participants will be able to describe current controversies in adolescent varicocele
  6. What's new in Adult Urologic Oncology.
    • Upon completion of this activity, participants will be aware of recent diagnostic and treatment advances in the field of urologic oncology including the role of biomarkers in prostate cancer and new therapies for advanced prostate cancer and bladder cancer
  7. Evaluation and Management of Recurrent Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in Women
    • As a result of this activity, participants will be able to describe the current guidelines for the evaluation and management of Recurrent uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women
  8. Management of Congestive Heart Failure: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider.
    • Differentiate heart failure due to systolic and diastolic dysfunction.
    • Assess prognosis based upon NYHA class and Ejection Fraction.
    • Apply the evidence-based approach to current
  9. Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider.
    • Understand the assessment of bleeding and thromboembolic risk for atrial fibrillation.
    • Assess patient candidacy for warfarin and novel oral anticoagulant therapies.
  10. Assessment of acute chest pain: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider.
    • Only 30% of patients with acute chest pain have a cardiac etiology; what are best-practice clinical and diagnostic modalities to be used in assessment.
    • Incorporation of cardiac imaging tests in the initial evaluation of chest pain.
  11. Management of Symptomatic Stable CAD: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider.
    • Appreciate in which patients are percutaneous coronary intervention and surgical revascularization are useful.
    • Review novel medical therapies for stable CAD.
  12. Management of Hyperlipidemia: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider.
    • Review the evidence to support the use of statins for primary and secondary prevention.
    • Review the evidence to support the elimination of non-statin therapy from lipid treatment guidelines.
    • Understand the role of PCSK9 inhibitor therapy and other emerging therapies in management of dyslipide
  13. Cardiac Risk Assessment: Risk calculators and incorporating cardiac imagingCardiac Risk Assessment: Risk calculators and incorporating cardiac imaging
    • Appreciate the value and limitations of cardiovascular risk calculators.
    • Understand the utility and role of non-invasive arterial imaging modalities.
  14. Statin Intolerance and Advanced Lipid Therapeutics
    • Understand the physiologic basis and incidence of statin intolerance.
    • Review of treatment options for patients who are statin intolerant or resistant.
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 Sep 25 Venice (Ravenna), Italy
- 6:00 pm
Sun Sep 26 Kotor, Montenegro
12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Mon Sep 27 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Sep 28 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Sep 29 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Sep 30 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Oct 01 Split, Croatia
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 02 Venice (Ravenna), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Venice (Ravenna), Italy - Located on the Adriatic coast in North-East Italy, Ravenna was briefly the capital of the Roman Empire and later the Italian capital of the Byzantine Empire. During this time, incredible mosaics were constructed throughout the city. Described as a symphony of color in Dante's Divine Comedy, Ravenna's well-preserved mosaics are some of the finest remaining in the Western world.

Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.

Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

Split, Croatia - The second largest city in Croatia, Split has many attractions but is best known for the many historical landmarks found within and around the walls of Diocletian's Palace and the 1700-year old harbour beneath it. The Old Town which comprises the palace is in a remarkable state of preservation. In addition, the Split-Dalmatia County has numerous museums, old churches and other archeological sites which make it an important cultural attraction. History, culture, scenic countryside and the sunny weather make Split a sought after destination for vacationers and water sports lovers.

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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