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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Internal Medicine, Primary Care, and Hospital Medicine

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Port Canaveral, Florida
January 29 - February 05, 2023
Royal Caribbean's <em>Wonder of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
4.0 Hours of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
16.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$795 for Physician Assistants
$595 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Hospital Medicine

This educational activity will present attendees with key updates in clinical topics fundamental to the care of the adult inpatient, including major advances from the medical literature. Additionally, this we will review fundamental skills basic to the practice of hospital medicine, such as diagnostic test interpretation and medical decision making. The content will allow for attendees to practice evidence-based medicine grounded in current evidence and literature applicable to internal medicine and associated specialties.

  1. Hospital Medicine Literature Highlights - Cardiology, Cancer, Nephrology
    • Describe key updates & current literature related to the modern practice of hospital medicine
  2. Hospital Medicine Literature Highlights 2 - Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Rheumatology
    • Describe key updates & current literature related to the modern practice of hospital medicine.
  3. Tick Borne Diseases
    • Recognize key clinical features of tick borne diseases.
  4. Test Interpretation and Medical Decision Making
    • Interpret medical test results in a scientific manner using Bayes' Theorem based strategies or a Fagan Nomogram.
  5. Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - prophylaxis and treatment
    • Discuss the mechanisms of acute pancreatitis
    • Describe the current standard of care for prophylaxis and treatment of venous thrombosis in a hospitalized patient.
  6. Special Considerations for the Geriatric Patient
    • Describe key treatment considerations for geriatric inpatients.
  7. Sepsis and Shock
    • Describe the current state of sepsis recognition and treatment, in accordance with widely accepted published guidelines.
  8. Peri-operative management
  9. Manage perioperative patients using validated tools and strategies to optimize outcomes
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

Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP

Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP
Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine (retired)
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Executive Healthcare Services (retired)
Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP recently retired from a 40-year career of practicing and teaching primary care general internal medicine. He has served on the faculties of Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and Georgetown University and has lectured at over 30 medical schools. He gives lectures on primary care general internal medicine, the doctor-patient relationship, and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of religion, faith, and prayer in clinical care. He is the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998), a four-volume research work (The Faith Factor: An Annotated Bibliography of Clinical Research on Spiritual Subjects), three documentaries, and over 65 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and other publications. Dr. Matthews is a graduate of Princeton (AB, cum laude, Romance Languages, 1976) and Duke University School of Medicine (1980). His internship and residency in internal medicine took place at the University of Connecticut (1980-3) and he completed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Program and Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at Yale (1983-5). In 1989, he was named the George Morris Piersol Teaching and Research Scholar of the American College of Physicians. He has received many awards for his compassionate patient care, including Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor recognition. He has appeared on numerous television shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and Good Morning America. He lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Demetra, a certified public accountant. He has two adult children and three grandchildren. He enjoys family and church activities, Bible study and teaching, golf, baseball, piano, singing, songwriting, ballroom dancing, travel, and photography.

Robert Fogerty, MD

Robert Fogerty, MD
Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine
Director of Bed Resources, Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT 
  After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Boston College, Robert L. Fogerty received his MD and MPH degrees from Northwestern University and completed training in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

In 2011, he joined the Yale faculty as a founding member of the Academic Hospitalist Program, where he currently is an Associate Professor and is Co-Director for the Quality Improvement & Physician Leadership Distinction. His academic interests include safety and quality of care in the inpatient setting, and cost-effective care. 

In his position as Director, Bed Resources for Yale New Haven Hospital, known institutionally as the "Bed Czar," Dr. Fogerty holds administrative responsibility for the allocation and utilization of the 1,541 licensed beds at Yale New Haven Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the United States, and he remains clinically active on the inpatient general medicine service.

Publications include the Journal of Hospital Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine and holds leadership positions in the Society of Hospital Medicine and the Society of General Internal Medicine.

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
Sun Jan 29 Port Canaveral, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Jan 30 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jan 31 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Feb 01 San Juan, Puerto Rico
2:00 pm 10:00 pm
Thu Feb 02 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Fri Feb 03 Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.
10:00 am 4:30 pm
Sat Feb 04 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 05 Port Canaveral, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Port Canaveral, Florida - Port Canaveral lies just 35 miles east of Orlando, along the 72 miles of pristine beaches known as Florida's Space Coast. Besides its close proximity to Orlando's theme parks, you'll find space-age attractions of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep. - Puerto Plata is a popular port of call with Caribbean cruise lines. It’s the ninth largest city in the Dominican Republic, which doesn’t sound very big but exciting experiences await with activities for the entire family.

A walk through the Parque Central, or the town center, will take you to the towers of the Church of San Felipe. About 100 meters down, on Duarte street, you’ll find The Amber Museum. A beautiful Victorian structure houses the museum, and in it a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber.

Some experts purport that the amber found here is the most transparent in the world. Amber is classified as semiprecious and is actually tree sap that has hardened for millions of years, capturing many fossils of plant and insect life

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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