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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Current Topics in Cardiology and Lipidology

9-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
January 06 - 15, 2023
Royal Caribbean <em>Voyager of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean Voyager 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
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
These lectures are intended to provide medical care providers interested in the practice of clinical cardiology, the prevention and management of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and lipid management a review of the clinical applicability and evidence-base for the most recent standards of care in diagnosis and therapy. These health-care providers function as the captain of the healthcare team in the outpatient and inpatient setting. By coordinating resources amongst mid-level providers, nurses, pharmacists, medical assistants and administrative support staff, the primary care provider can help achieve optimal clinical outcomes for their patients afflicted by cardiovascular diseases. To fulfill this mission, the provider must understand the risks and benefits, costs, clinical pitfalls and limitations of evaluation and treatment strategies advocated by current practice standards and guidelines.

  1. Assessment of Acute Chest Pain
    • Apply appropriate risk stratification of the chest pain patient to deliver best clinical outcomes and optimally use health care resources
  2. Management of Acute Coronary Artery Syndrome
    • Deliver best clinical outcomes and optimally use health care resources by rapid and cost-effective triage of patients presenting with acute coronary artery syndromes.
  3. Management of Congestive Heart Failure
    • Deliver best clinical outcomes and optimally use health care resources by understanding novel cardiac imaging modalites and pharmacotherapies available to clinicians in both the inpatient and outpatient management of congestive heart failure
  4. Management of Venous Thromboembolism: DVT and Pulmonary Embolism
    • Introduce novel treatment strategies for the prevention and management, that incorporate outpatient and inpatient options for therapy, and reduce morbidity and mortality
  5. Cardiac Risk Assessment: Risk calculators and Cardiac Imaging
    • Reduce risk to patients of major adverse cardiovascular events through early detection and institution of evidence-based treatment strategies.
  6. Management of Hyperlipidemia
    • Apply evidence-based criteria to incorporate lifestyle interventions and all available pharmacotherapy options for patients at risk for, or those with atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.
  7. Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation
    • Avoid unnecessary use of anticoagulant therapies in patients at low-risk for thromboembolic events, and optimize use of newer and safer direct oral anticoagulant therapies.
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.

Khalid H. Sheikh, MD, MBA, FACC, FNLA, FASE

Khalid H. Sheikh, MD, MBA, FACC, FNLA, FASE
Director of the Health First Institute for Cardiovascular Wellness and Disease Prevention, Cocoa Beach, FL.
Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, College of Medicine, Orlando, FL.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University Global Health Institute, Durham, NC. Dr. Sheikh is a consulting cardiologist, practicing on the Space Coast of Florida. He serves as Director of the Health First Institute for Cardiovascular Wellness and Disease Prevention. He is engaged in clinical practice, as well as research and teaching. His academic appointments include Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Duke University Global Health Institute, as well Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida.

His clinical interests include preventative cardiology, cardiac imaging, and global cardiac health and wellness. He was voted by the Consumer council of America as one of America’s top cardiologists. Dr. Sheikh speaks at national and international forums about a variety of topics related to his clinical research, cardiovascular diseases and cardiac wellness. He has served as the principal investigator in over 100 national and international clinical trials. He has authored over 150 scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. He is the author of the critically acclaimed heart wellness book, “Don’t Let Your Heart Attack.”

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 Jan 06 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Sat Jan 07 Basseterre, St. Kitts
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Jan 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jan 09 Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Tue Jan 10 Oranjestad, Aruba
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Wed Jan 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jan 12 Bridgetown, Barbados
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jan 13 St. John's, Antigua
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Jan 14 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Jan 15 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The vibrant capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan offers something for every traveler — world-famous beaches with crystal clear waters, incredible cuisine, rugged natural beauty and a rich history that goes back 500 years. With its ancient fortresses and colorful colonial-era buildings, San Juan makes it easy to feel as though you’ve slipped into the past. Life moves at a slower pace along the sunny cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, and salsa beats seem to waft perpetually from open windows. If you’re craving a hike, head to El Yunque National Forest. And if you’re more in the mood to unwind, set your sights on the beautiful shores of Isla Verde or El Condado. Mealtime is also an adventure, with so many delicious options to try — from mofongo and pastelon to chillo frito and alcapurrias. Pair every bite with a piña colada — Puerto Rico’s national drink.

Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles - Kralendijk is the sleepy capital of Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Antilles. Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime greens. Famous for its diving - the island is surrounded by a Marine Park - Bonaire also offers such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean.

Oranjestad, Aruba - A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes

Bridgetown, Barbados - An island some say is more British than Britain. Here, cricket is the national sport and afternoon tea goes without saying. But Barbados is true blue Caribbean as well, with classic sand beaches, and wild monkeys in the jungle.

St. John's, Antigua - Saint John's is the capital of the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Located in northwestern Antigua, this is a cove of the Caribbean Sea, a major exporter of sugar, rum, cotton, handicrafts, fiber-made items, ceramics and fabrics. The city is also a tourist destination. St. John's skyline, capital and major city in Antigua and Barbuda, is mastered by the baroque magnificence of the St. John's Cathedral's dome and steeple.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - The capital of the Dutch side of St. Maarten is the town of Philipsburg, though St. Maarten is an island with two distinct sides. To the north is the French side, whose capital is Marigot, while Philipsburg sits on the southern part of the island. When exploring on cruises that go to St. Maarten, it’s important to visit both sides to understand their customs and heritage.

You’ll quickly be charmed by all sides of the island. Of course, this Caribbean island is best known for its beaches, like Maho Beach or Great Bay Beach, one of the area’s best snorkeling spots. Sample local seafood or rum during your time in port, which have become symbols of St. Maarten life. There’s just enough to fill the day here, especially if you hop between the French and Dutch beaches.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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