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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Nephrology Essentials and Case Studies

7-Night Alaska Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
June 17 - 24, 2022
Royal Caribbean's <em>Ovation of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants
$595 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives

To provide the physician with a working knowledge of clinically relevant and up-to-date topics in clinical nephrology using a combined lecture and case study approach. This review will provide a practical overview of commonly encountered problems in clinical nephrology, focusing on prevention, diagnosis, and management. For each topic, nephrology essentials will be reviewed and illustrative cases explored and discussed. Participants will be invited to share their clinical experiences, concerns, and insights. Upon completion of the course, participants should have a clear understanding of the stages of chronic kidney disease and be able to enumerate the common disease entities that result in chronic disease; recognize common complications of chronic kidney disease especially anemia and abnormalities of calcium and phosphorus metabolism, their pathophysiology and management. Participants should be familiar with the incidence of hypertension in the community, its demographics and complications, and be able to describe the approach to management of the difficult to control hypertensive patient. Participants should recognize the renal complications of diabetes mellitus, its pathophysiology and approach to management; describe the different types of kidney stones, their pathophysiology and management; recognize the significance of proteinuria, describe the common diseases associated with proteinuria, and understand the management of proteinuria. The practitioner should also be familiar with the approach to management of acute kidney injury patient and be able to recognize and anticipate the major complications.

Ideal candidates for these seminars include physicians as well as other health care professionals involved in the daily management of renal patients in inpatient or outpatient setting.

  1. Chronic Kidney Disease: Definition, Evaluation, and Management
  2. Calcium and Phosphorus Abnormalities in Chronic Kidney Disease
  3. Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease
  4. Updates in Hypertension
  5. Evaluation of Acute Kidney Injury
  6. Diabetic Nephropathy
  7. Kidney Stones: Its Causes and Management
  8. Interpretation of Urinalysis and Evaluation of Proteinuria
  9. Cardiorenal Syndrome
  10. Hypertension and Proteinuria in Pregnancy
  11. Case Studies and Course Overview
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.

Sobia Khan, D.O.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University;
Co-Medical Director of the Kidney Center, Stony Brook University Hospital

Dr. Sobia Khan is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University and Co-Medical Director of the Kidney Center at Stony Brook University Hospital. Dr. Khan graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Old Westbury, New York, completed an Internal Medicine residency program at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA and a fellowship in Nephrology at Stony Brook University Hospital.

As a full-time clinical faculty member in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Dr. Khan is actively involved in continuing education of the fellows and the physicians. She has organized the Nephrology fellowship curriculum to better prepare fellows for their boards and their day-to-day activities. Dr. Khan chaired the Nephrology fellowship competency committee, where the progress of nephrology fellows is evaluated to help and guide them to improve their overall competence level. Her clinical educational role includes lecturing, bedside clinical training, and small group teaching. She mentors students, residents, fellows, and faculty colleagues. Her educational responsibilities also include evaluation and curriculum development.

In addition, Dr. Khan is involved in multiple research projects as Principal Investigator. Her research has investigated whether Endotoxin Activity Assay (EAA) level prognosticates acute kidney injury. Initially her research team performed the research in critically ill COVID-19 patients. They have also investigated if the prevalence of increased endotoxemia coincides with increased hospital stay. She is currently investigating the relationship between EAA results and health outcomes of a diverse cohort of patient admitted to intensive care unit in Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

Fri Jun 17 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jun 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 19 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jun 20 Skagway, Alaska
11:00 am 8:00 pm
Tue Jun 21 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
5:00 am 10:00 am
Tue Jun 21 Juneau, Alaska
1:00 pm 9:00 pm
Wed Jun 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jun 23 Victoria, British Columbia
5:00 pm 10:00 pm
Fri Jun 24 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage— a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. You’ll see it in the colorful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks, and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.

Skagway, Alaska - The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Victoria, British Columbia - Though Toronto and Vancouver are the more famous Canadian destinations, it’s high time for the sophisticated and beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia (BC) to have its big moment. The quaint charm and English manners of Victoria will take you back in time to the days of British occupation in the 19th century. Victoria is known as “the garden city” for its lushness and its commitment to keeping the city beautiful. Head to Butchart Garden or Beacon Hill Park to enjoy nature during your time in port.

Of course, a little history lesson is another must while on a cruise to Victoria, BC. Tour the expertly maintained Craigdarroch Castle and the Parliament Buildings, or stop in the Royal BC Museum, a natural history museum dedicated to the history of human settlement in the region. There’s also the Emily Carr House, a museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous painter, Emily Carr. Victoria exudes an intellectualism where art galleries and afternoon tea await you, but so do long bicycle rides along the seafront. Stylish cafes and restaurants are modernizing the city, all while maintaining its signature look: something straight out of a postcard.

Non-Americans/Canadians, please Click Here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise, which visits Canada

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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