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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine

9-Night Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 04 - 13, 2022
<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox
21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
21 ACPE Credits
21.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
A variety of topics will be presented allowing providers to develop better patient care strategies and improve interprofessional teamwork. In addition to didactic lectures, a review and discussion of current literature will provide potentially practice changing strategies to learner Topics:
  1. Prevention and Treatment of Motion Sickness
    • List 3 symptoms of motion sickness
    • Describe the 3 types of behavioral interventions
    • Recite 3 types of medications use for Motions Sickness
  2. Incidentaloma’'s How to approach these findings?
    • Differentiate the different sites of incidentalomas
    • Explain the work up for Thyroid , Pulmonary and Pituitary Incidentalomas
    • List the 3 Red flags related to Thyroid, Pulmonary and Pituitary findings
  3. Hey Doc ! By the way: Common OTC treatment of every day Dermatologic Problems In daily Practice
    • Describe 3 most common skin complaints in the office setting
    • List 3 over the counter treatments that are used for these skin conditions
  4. Common Knee and shoulder complaints in the office setting : how to give injections to treat knee and shoulder complaints
    • Demonstrate a rapid shoulder and knee exam
    • List the contraindications to a steroid injection
  5. Use of the Medical Interpreter to maximize the office visit
    • Describe at least 5 tips for using a medical interpreter
    • List 3 Medical Interpreter Resources
    • Explain at least 2 benefits of using a trained interpreter
  6. Current Guidelines on the evaluation of the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Describe what constitutes and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • List the 3 main risk factors for AAA
    • Apply the screening requirements for AAA
  7. Efficacious use of antiemetics in the office setting
    • List the 3 primary neurotransmitters involved in nausea and vomiting
    • Discuss the 4 categories of antiemetics used in the ambulatory setting
  8. Travel Medicine: Preparation and Prevention
    • Assess appropriately the medical risk to the traveler
    • List commonly needed Immunizations for travelers
    • Implement helpful travel preventative treatments
    • Utilize travel medicine related website resources
  9. There is a What in My ED?
    • Identify common and not so common diseases of travelers and immigrants
    • Assess returning travelers presenting with varied complaints
    • Discuss treatment options
  10. Tackling the Opiate Crisis: An overview of MAT and Suboxone
    • Discuss the role suboxone can play in the treatment of an opiate addict
    • Identify potential candidates for suboxone (or other MAT) treatment
    • Review the limits of treatment
  11. Medical Error Reduction: Optimizing Outcomes and Patient Safety
    • Identify potential sources of medical errors in the way they approach pt assessment and diagnosis
    • Discuss how functioning as a team with open communication and no fault reporting can help prevent errors
    • Incorporate this understanding into their approach to patients
  12. Death by Breathing: Reassessment of the ABCs in resusciation
    • Describe the dangers of excessive ventilation
    • Identify errors in ventilation
    • List the techniques to mitigate and correct this
    • Apply this information in the treatment of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  13. Death by Oxygen: Reassessing the need for oxygen in all patients
    • Identify the conditions for which hyperoxemia is potentially dangerous
    • Describe the goals and targets of oxygen therapy
    • Apply this information in patient care
  14. Remote Ischemic Conditioning (RIC) in STEMI care
    • Describe the technique of performing RIC
    • List the benfits of RIC therapy
    • Apply this information in the treatment of STEMI patients in the acute setting
  15. Updates and Practice Changing Articles
    • Describe some of the newest science and interventions in acute medicine as described in recent literature
    • Discuss how these articles are potential game changers
    • Demonstrate how this will change your patient assessment and care
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.
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

Dereck DeLeon, MD

Dereck DeLeon, MD
Senior Vice President
Chief Academic Officer
Designated Institutional Official
Cone Health 
Greensboro, NC 


Dr. DeLeon is currently overseeing 5 Residencies and Fellowships, Institutional Research as well as the education of other health care learners and their integration within our health system.

Executive Director: Greensboro Area Health Education Center(AHEC):
Serving 8 counties within North Carolina , to meet the state's health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs and services that bridge academic institutions and communities to improve the health of the people of North Carolina with a focus on underserved populations. 
Our vision is to lead the transformation of healthcare education and services in North Carolina. 
Dr. Dereck DeLeon has been a Family Physician with Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California for the past 22 years and was the Program Director for the Kaiser Permanente Family Medicine Residency Program in San Diego as well as the Southern California Regional Chair for Diversity in Graduate Medical Education Committee. 

He was also the Co-Chair of the San Diego Graduate Medical Education Committee and the Chair of the San Diego, Innovation in Quality Education and Transformation Committee at Kaiser Permanente San Diego.

His leadership background also includes being on the Association of Family Medicine Residency Director Education and Program Director Development Committee as well past Chair of the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Continuing Medical Education Committee .He also has completed numerous Fellowships in Leadership, Faculty Development and Curriculum Design and Assessment.

Dr. DeLeon also maintains a busy clinical practice with Kaiser Permanente. He holds the appointment of Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Preventative Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. 

One of Dr DeLeon's passions is in developing community programs that seek to expose those from underrepresented backgrounds to the health care profession as well as to educate other healthcare providers around the issues of health inequities in our communities. Dr DeLeon help pioneer the Kaiser Permanente/ San Ysidro High School Summer Urban Fellowship which has helped provide the education/mentoring and role modeling for local high school, college and medical students from underrepresented groups ,who seek careers in medicine .

Dr. DeLeon has been an invited speaker at numerous venues and has presented numerous scholarly work at, the AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly , the AAFP Program Directors Workshop , the University of California San Diego School of Medicine , and the AAMC Minority Student Workshop among others. 

Francis R. Mencl, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM, FAEMS

Francis R. Mencl, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM, FAEMS
Professor of Emergency Medicine Penn State University College of Medicine
Division Chief Life Lion EMS and Critical Care Transport Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center
Director EMS Fellowship Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center Dr. Mencl has been practicing and teaching emergency medicine and prehospital care for almost 30 years. A graduate of Case Western Reserve (BA), Cleveland State (MS), and NEOMED (MD), He completed his residency in EM at Akron City Hospital (Summa Health System) where he stayed on as faculty, eventually becoming the system EMS Medical Director and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at NEOMED. In this leadership position, he assisted the hospital in acquiring and maintaining a variety of certifications and accreditations including level 1 trauma center, STEMI and chest pain, as well as stroke center. In his EMS capacity he served as medical director to the paramedic training program, started and ran an EMS fellowship and an EMS medical student rotation.

Currently Dr. Mencl is working for Penn State in Hershey Pennsylvania where he is responsible for the hospital-based ambulance and critical care service (Life Lion) which includes 2 helicopters. He is the EMS fellowship Director and a teaching attending in the EM residency there.

Dr. Mencl’s passions include teaching and research and he is a veteran of a number of University at Sea cruise conferences. He lectures nationally and internationally, and is on the editorial board of Prehospital Emergency Care. He has translated research into practice using some of his published work to develop best practices for his EMS agencies and helped Summa’s STEMI program achieve significant savings in time-to-intervention. From 2004-2006, Dr. Mencl took a sabbatical to serve as the program director of a new EM residency at the OLVG hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, thus gaining additional insight into different health care systems. He also participates regularly in the Rally Rejviz an international EMS/Ambulance competition held in the Czech Republic that attracts participants from around the world.

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.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Fri Mar 04 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Sat Mar 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 06 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Mar 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Mar 08 Willemstad, Curacao
11:00 am 11:59 pm
Wed Mar 09 Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Thu Mar 10 Oranjestad, Aruba
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri Mar 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Mar 12 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 13 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Cruise

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

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.

Willemstad, Curacao - An isle of Dutch treats: gabled storybook houses, duty-free Delftware, the famous Curacao orange flavored liqueur

Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles - Kralendijk is the sleepy capital of Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Antilles. Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime greens. Famous for its diving - the island is surrounded by a Marine Park - Bonaire also offers such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean.

Oranjestad, Aruba - A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes

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.
SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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