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Cardiology Essentials and Case Studies
Co-Provided with Renaissance School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

9-Night Venice, Portofino & Florence Cruise
from Venice, Italy to Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy October 13 - 22, 2022
<em>Celebrity Constellation</em>
Celebrity Constellation
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
Physicians, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Objectives: To provide the physician with a working knowledge of clinically relevant and up-to-date topics using a combined lecture and case study approach. This review will provide a practical overview of commonly encountered problems in clinical cardiology, focusing on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

For each topic, cardiology 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 be able to define treatment objectives of primary and secondary prevention based on clinical assessment; recognize non-traditional markers for coronary artery disease risk; describe differences in prevention, diagnosis, treatment in women; identify the indication, utility, and findings of non-invasive cardiac testing; describe the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of chronic and unstable coronary artery disease (including myocardial infarction and its complications); consider the appropriate use of medical treatment, catheterization, angioplasty and surgical revascularization in the management of coronary artery disease; interpret basic EKG abnormalities; recognize and treat common cardiac arrhythmias; understand the changing objectives of congestive heart failure treatment; diagnose and treat valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, and non-cardiac vascular disease.

Ideal candidates for this seminar include physicians as well as other health care professionals involved in the daily management of cardiac patients in the office, clinic, or hospital settings.

Agenda

DATE TIME TOPICS
July 20 9:00 am -10:00 am
10:00 am -10:15 am
10:15 am -11:15 am
11:15 am -12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Primary & Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
Break
Emerging Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
Women and Heart Disease Diagnosis & Management of Coronary Heart Disease
Lunch
New Strategies in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes
Break
Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction and its Complications
July 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
10:15 am - 11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Advances in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
Break
Interventional Cardiology: Indications, Outcomes & New Frontiers
Changes in Cardiac Surgical Revascularization
Lunch
EKG Review and Case Studies
Diagnosis and Management of Vavular Heart Disease
Break
Cardiomyopathies & Pericardial Disease
Topics:
  • Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Emerging Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
  • Women and Heart Disease
  • Diagnosis & Management of Coronary Heart Disease
  • New Strategies in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction and its Complications
  • Advances in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
  • Interventional Cardiology: Indications, Outcomes & New Frontiers
  • Changes in Cardiac Surgical Revascularization
  • EKG Review and Case Studies
  • Diagnosis and Management of Vavular Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathies & Pericardial Disease
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of non-Cardiac Vascular Disease
Objectives:
Participants will be invited to share their clinical experiences, concerns, and insights.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Define treatment objectives of primary and secondary prevention based on clinical assessment
  • Recognize non-traditional markers for coronary artery disease risk
  • Describe differences in prevention, diagnosis, treatment in women
  • Identify the indication, utility, and findings of non-invasive cardiac testing
  • Describe the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of chronic and unstable coronary artery disease (including myocardial infarction and its complications)
  • Consider the appropriate use of medical treatment, catheterization, angioplasty and surgical revascularization in the management of coronary artery disease
  • Interpret basic EKG abnormalities
  • Recognize and treat common cardiac arrhythmias
  • Understand the changing objectives of congestive heart failure treatment
  • Diagnose and treat valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, and non-cardiac vascular disease
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

William E. Lawson, MD, FACCP, FACC, FSCAI

Professor of Medicine
Director, Heart Center Outcomes Research
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program 

Dr. William Lawson graduated from Rutgers Medical School in 1977. Dr. Lawson has been at SUNY, Stony Brook since 1980, where he is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. At Stony Brook he has acted as Chief of Cardiology, Director of Echocardiography, Non-Invasive, Invasive, and Preventive Cardiology. He is currently Director of Cardiac Outomes Research and Preventive Cardiology. Dr. Lawson is a practicing interventional cardiologist and Director of the Interventional Cardiology fellowship program at Stony Brook.

Dr. Lawson is ABIM certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology and is a Fellow of the ACC, ACCP, SCAI, ACA. He has broad expertise and interest in the field of cardiovascular disease and is actively involved in the teaching and mentoring of physicians and allied health care professionals at SUNY, Stony Brook.

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
Thu Oct 13 Venice, Italy
- 2:00 pm
Fri Oct 14 Kotor, Montenegro
1:00 pm 9:00 pm
Sat Oct 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Oct 16 Messina, Sicily
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Oct 17 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Tue Oct 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Oct 19 Portofino, Italy
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Thu Oct 20 Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
6:00 am 5:30 pm
Fri Oct 21 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

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.

Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.

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.

Portofino, Italy - Portofino, picturesquely situated in a narrow cove at the southeastern tip of a promontory might be the most beautiful place you'll ever see. A tiny port on Italy's northern coast, enchanting Portofino has long been popular with artists, actors and important people thanks to its beautiful setting. Abundantly blessed with agreeable climate and luxuriant vegetation, this "Pearl of the Mediterranean" should have a place on everyone's "bucket list." Fortunately for we in the know, it still remains unspoiled. 

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Now that you've finished your cruise take advantage of the abundance of things to do in Rome. Ah, the Eternal City: Romance, culture, food, history and fashion. You'll have to plan your time carefully as the sights of Rome are captivating and seemingly endless: the Colosseum and Forum, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain and, of course the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.You can't fit it all in one day (or even a week, to be honest). Be sure to spend at least a couple days enjoying the many pleasures Rome has to offer before returning home from your cruise conference.

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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