14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
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$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
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Emergency Medicine Residency Founding Program Director
Professor of Clinical Sciences
Florida State University College of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Residency:Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania: 1 year internal medicine, three years emergency medicine (1990)
Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida (1986)
College: United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado (1982)
Experience: US Air Force Active duty 1978-1982, 1990-1999. Program Director for the Air Force for the Joint Military Medical Centers Emergency Medicine Residency in San Antonio, 1990-1995.
Department Director and Flight Commander. Emergency Medicine, 6th Medical Group, MacDill AFB, 1995-1999.
Medical Director of Adult Emergency Care Center at Tampa General Hospital 1999-2007.
Founding Program Director of the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Residency at Tampa General Hospital, 2001-2017.
Charter member of INDUS-EM group to bring emergency medicine residency training to India, 2005-2016.
Dr. O'Keefe has published multiple chapters in many major EM textbooks and is a long-time speaker for ACEP and other groups.
Areas of Interest: Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, Resident Education, Eye emergencies, International emergency medicine, home schooling.
Hobbies: Long distance road biking, tennis, baseball (go Red Sox!), music (plays bari sax in a blues/ rock band), snow skiing, weight training, wood working, world history. Dr. O’Keefe is a practicing emergency physician in Sarasota, Florida. He is the founder, and current Program Director, for the Florida State University College of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency. He started the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Residency at Tampa General Hospital, and directed that program from 2000-2017.
In addition, he was the Program Director for the US Air Force side of the Joint Military Medical Centers Emergency Medicine Residency Program in San Antonio, Texas, from 1990-1995. He has additional leadership experience as an emergency department Medical Director at several hospitals. Dr. O’Keefe has spoken at the national level for ACEP for many years, and has published numerous times in Emergency Medicine textbooks and journals.
Professor of Medicine; Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of CWRU
Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.
|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Thu May 26||Venice, Italy
|Fri May 27||Split, Croatia
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|Sat May 28||Kotor, Montenegro
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|Sun May 29||Taranto, Italy
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|Mon May 30||*At Sea - Cruising
|Tue May 31||Naples, Italy
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|Wed Jun 01||Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
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|Thu Jun 02||La Spezia, Italy
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|Fri Jun 03||Toulon, France
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|Sat Jun 04||Barcelona, Spain
Venice, Italy - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
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.
Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.
Taranto, Italy - Taranto sits on the bottom of the boot of Italy and offers everything you’d expect from a Mediterranean dream destination. 3,000 years of history. Delicious southern Italian cuisine and fresh-caught seafood. And one amazing beach after another. Stroll the city’s charming Old Town. Savor the local flavors at an olive oil or wine tasting. Or venture to must-see archeological sites just outside the city, such as the excursion we offer to Sassi di Matera, home to ancient limestone cave dwellings so perfectly preserved you won’t believe your eyes.
One of Italy's most important museums is also here, dedicated to the archaeology of ancient Taras (Taranto). It houses the largest collection of Greek terracotta figures in the world, fine collections of 1st-century BC glassware, classic Greek black-and-red Attic vases, and stunning gold and jewelry from Magna Graecia, including a 4th-century BC bronze and terracotta crown.
At Sea - Cruising - Cruising
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.
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.
La Spezia, Italy - La Spezia, Italy is a lovely Ligurian town not far from some of Italy’s most attractive sites, including Florence, Pisa, Cinque Terra and even Genoa. It is an ideal port of call for an overnight stay, depsite not being well-known outside Italy.
Historically, La Spezia was a prominent trade center during the Roman Empire. Today it remains not only one of Italy’s busiest port towns, but also home to the country’s largest naval base. As a cruise port, La Spezia is convenient, centrally located and a little underrated. This is the region reputed to make the world's best olive oil; be sure to try a local focaccia to see for yourself.
The Cinque Terre are merely a short train trip from Stazione La Spezia Centrale (no roads), making it easy to explore the port of call and surrounding areas in a day or half-day excursion. Florence, home of the Renaissance, is just two hours away;start your day on the coast of the Ligurian Sea and end the day looking up in awe at the Gothic-style Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Genoa is also well within reach, a little closer than Florence really, and is a quite beautiful city.
Toulon, France - One of the Mediterranean's best ports and largest harbors welcomes you to the home of the French Mediterranean Fleet. Located in the Var prefecture of the Provence, Toulon has a long history that is revealed in various districts of the city. The Old Town is along the harbor, with narrow streets and small squares, most boasting a nicely decorated fountain. The Upper Town is mostly 19th century grandeur. You can take a cable car to Mont Faron, bypassing the road that is a notorious stretch for bicycle racers. The waterfront neighborhood of Le Mourillon is a family-friendly beach area for Toulonais. There are wonderful museums of history, art from various periods and naval history to explore as well.
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 your time here.
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