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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Rheumatology, Disability, and Rehabilitation Medicine

Royal Caribbean's <em>Brilliance of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas
5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Tampa, Florida

December 06 - 11, 2021
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
ALSO AVAILABLE:
10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
10 ACPE Credits
10 Contact Hours
1 Hour of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
 
16.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

CREDITS/CONTACT HOURS ATTENDEES COURSE FEES
16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 16 ACPE Credits, 16.0 Contact Hours Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists $995
Physician Assistants $750
Nurse Practitioners $750
Nurses, Students & Others $595
10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 10 ACPE Credits, 10.0 Contact Hours Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists $695
Physician Assistants $595
Nurse Practitioners $595
Nurses, Students & Others $395

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

Nicole D. Melendez, MD, FACR

Nicole  D. Melendez, MD, FACR
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine (Voluntary Faculty)
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL  Nicole D Melendez, MD graduated from St Matthews University, completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Missouri- Columbia and her Rheumatology fellowship at Louisiana State University. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She has been practicing Rheumatology in the Tampa Bay area since 2011.

She has a very active practice and is also involved in clinical research.  She's been voluntary faculty at the University of South Florida in the Department of Rheumatology since 2015, and she has a personal interest in nutrition and diet and its impact on rheumatologic disease states.

Elizabeth Moberg-Wolff, MD

Elizabeth Moberg-Wolff, MD
Board Certified PM&R, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics -University of Wisconsin Medical School Madison, WI
Fellow, American Academy of PM&R, Pediatric Council leadership
Staff Physician, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Appleton Medical Center, Aurora Hospital
Former Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Medical College of Georgia
Editor and reviewer, Medscape Elizabeth Moberg-Wolff MD graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed a residency and fellowship in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) . She holds board certification in PM&R, with subspecialty certification in Brain Injury Medicine and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. She is an active leader in the American Academy of PM&R, served as a Peds PM&R fellowship director and current medical student mentor, and enjoys educating therapists and primary care physicians about disabling medical conditions.

Her medical practice includes both children and adults with diagnosis such as cerebral palsy, brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular and genetic disorders. Spasticity management with botulinum toxins and intrathecal baclofen are areas of expertise. Travel, gardening and cooking for her family of 5 are her spare time activities.

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 lecture series is to provide up to date information on disease states, how to preform a necessary work up and to have a better understanding of the medications and treatments used to care for rheumatology patients. Attendees should gain a better understanding of how to co-manage their patients along with the rheumatologist.

  1. Clinical Approach to Rheumatic Disease
    • Identify patients that require a rheumatology referral and those that can be managed by their primary care.
  2. Approach to Inflammatory Arthritis
    • Identify inflammatory arthritis and when to refer to rheumatology
  3. Osteoporosis
    • Identify when to treat as well as best first line options for individual patients.
  4. Gout
    • Better manage acute flairs and improve confidence with chronic gout treatment
  5. Back Pain: Is it Inflammatory?
    • Distinguish between mechanical vs inflammatory back pain.
  6. Lupus
    • Recognize the clinical presentation of lupus and how to start a work up.
  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Evaluate, identify and co-manage RA patients
  8. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and GCA
    • Identify patients, understand work up as well as new treatment options.
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
Mon Dec 06 Tampa, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Tue Dec 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Dec 08 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Dec 09 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Dec 10 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Dec 11 Tampa, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Tampa, Florida - A myriad of attractions awaits you during your stay in the Tampa area: the active nightlife of Tampa's Ybor City, it's Aquarium, and Busch Gardens for those with kids (even Walt Disney World is within striking distance). Magnificent beaches are a short ride away (Ft. DeSoto being a rare jewel of a beach without hotels and "McMansions" crowding out nature), then there's the Dali museum in St. Petersburg's hip, food-and-art-centric Downtown. To the south, in quieter Sarasota, you can visit the palatial mansion and art museum of the king of the circus: John Ringling. It's a great vacation destination, in itself. Be sure to plan a couple days before or after your cruise to soak it in.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

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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