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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine
Cardiorespiratory and Renal Physiology and Medicine

<em>Celebrity Solstice</em>
Celebrity Solstice
7-Night Alaska Dawes Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

May 06 - 13, 2022
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants
$750 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 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.

Gary F. Merrill, PhD

Gary  F. Merrill, PhD
Professor of Physiology
Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Nelson Biological Laboratories/ Busch Campus
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ Investigator of the mammalian cardiovascular system, full professor, teacher, author (e.g. Our Intelligent Bodies, 2020; Our Aging Bodies, 2015; Our Marvelous Bodies, 2008; all published by Rutgers University Press).

Hayley B. Gershengorn, MD, FCCM, ATSF

Hayley B. Gershengorn, MD, FCCM, ATSF
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 
Adjunct Associate Professor
Division of Critical Care Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Dr. Gershengorn is an Associate Professor and Interim Vice Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia.

She is Associate Editor for Critical Care of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, serves on the program committee for Critical Care for the American Thoracic Society, and is Chair-Elect of the Internal Medicine Section for the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Presented by Dr. Hayley B. Gershengorn, MD, FCCM, ATSF
  • ARDS – diagnosis and basic management
  • Basics of MV (invasive mech ventilation)
  • Therapies for ARDS after conventional MV (paralytics, inhaled agents, HFOV, ecmo)
  • Ventilator liberation
  • Non-invasive vent and ABGs
  • Sepsis in 2022
  • The value of making the ICU less “invasive”
  • The “24-7” ICU – Overnight staffing; should things run the same overnight as they do during the day (i.e., extubation, visitors, etc...)?
Topics in Cardiorespiratory and Renal Physiology and Medicine
Presented by Gary F. Merrill, Ph.D.
  • Automaticity and regulation of heart rate
  • Blood pressure and its regulation
  • Blood flow and its control
  • Acetaminophen: beyond fever and pain
  • Caffeine: not for the cardiovascular system
  • Exchange and delivery of blood gases
  • Regulation of respiration and ventilation
  • Renal salt and water balance
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

Fri May 06 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat May 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun May 08 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon May 09 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
5:30 am 10:00 am
Mon May 09 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue May 10 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue May 10 Alaska Inside Passage
6:30 am 10:30 pm
Wed May 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu May 12 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri May 13 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 - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.

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.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, 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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