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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Allergy, Immunology, Family Medicine, and Primary Care

7-Night Key West, Belize & Grand Cayman
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
January 21 - 28, 2023
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Celebrity Apex
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
The purpose of this CME activity is to review and discuss common general medical conditions and to provide guidelines for their management and prevention. Topics have been chosen to benefit the family physician, general internist and Advance Practice Professionals in an ambulatory care setting.

  1. Heart Disease in Women: A Call to Action
  2. Hypertension in African Americans
  3. Hypertension Update 2019
  4. Health Literacy
  5. Hypertension Emergencies
  6. Assessing Cardiac Risk Before Surgery
  7. What PCPs Need to Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis
  8. Implicit Bias in Health Care
  9. The Choosing Wisely Movement in Medicine
  10. Update on the Role of Trigylcerides in CVD
The purpose of the allergy lectures is to review common allergy-related conditions that primary care providers will encounter and bring participants up-to-date with the current methods of evaluation and treatment. Attendees will re-enforce their present knowledge and acquire additional information about the covered topics with emphasis on the best management options for each disease state discussed as well as appropriate times to make referral to a specialist

  1. Acute and chronic rhinosinusitis
    • Understand the anatomy of the paranasal sinuses
    • Explain the pathophysiology of acute and chronic rhinosinusitis
    • Describe methods of diagnosis and treating acute and chronic rhinosinusitis
  2. Anaphylaxis: Diagnosis and management
    • Explain mechanisms and presentations of anaphylaxis.
    • Describe treatment with emphasis on the importance of epinephrine.
    • Explain why physicians and staff should be proficient in anaphylaxis management.
  3. Update in Asthma Management
    • Discuss the pathophysiology of asthma
    • Describe how asthma symptoms do not always correlate with asthma severity
    • Explain the concepts of step-care guideline-based asthma management
    • Explain the growing number of newer treatment modalities for severe asthmatics.
  4. Caring for the patient with chronic cough
    • Explain the mechanism of the cough reflex.
    • Describe the most common causes of chronic cough.
    • Describe diagnostic empiric trials of therapy.
  5. Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria and Angioedema
    • Explain the pathophysiology of chronic idiopathic urticaria and angioedema.
    • Describe the differences between other types of dermatitis and pruritus vs. chronic idiopathic urticaria and angioedema.
    • Determine an appropriate treatment plan and when referral to an allergist and/or dermatologist is indicated.
  6. Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis; Non-allergic (chronic) rhinitis
    • Explain types of allergic rhinitis & conjunctivitis and non-allergic (chronic) rhinitis.
    • Describe conditions that mimic rhinitis.
    • Determine appropriate evaluation diagnostic studies and treatment plans.
  7. Current approach to the management of stinging insect allergy
    • Explain various types of reactions to an insect sting.
    • Describe treatments for each type of sting reaction.
    • Determine which patients should be referred to a board-certified allergy/immunology specialist.
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.

David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP

David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Dr. David S. Kountz is a Professor of Medicine for the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Co-Chief Academic Officer for Hackensack Meridian Health. He earned his AB at Princeton, MD at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine, and MBA at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. He completed training in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. 

A board-certified internist, Dr. Kountz has had progressive responsibilities in academic medicine as Associate Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

Dr. Kountz's research interests include hypertension treatment and guidelines in underserved populations, health literacy, pipeline programs and leadership development. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, editorials and abstracts, and is a frequent speaker within and outside of his health network on a variety of topics in primary care. 

G. Edward Stewart II, MD

G. Edward Stewart II, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine (retired)
University of S. Florida
Allergy and Asthma Care of Florida
Ocala, FL and The Villages, FL

G. Edward Stewart II, MD received his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 1979 and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1988. Dr. Stewart completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis in 1991.

He completed his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida in 1993 and completed a fellowship in Clinical Laboratory Immunology at the University of South Florida in 1994.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.  He has an Allergy and Immunology practice in Ocala, FL and in The Villages, FL. He is a past-president of the Marion County Medical Society and a past-president of the Florida Allergy Asthma and Immunology Society.

Dr. Stewart recently retired as Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of South Florida where he had volunteered on a part-time basis for nineteen years.

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

Sat Jan 21 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Jan 22 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Jan 23 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jan 24 Belize City, Belize
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Jan 25 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jan 26 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jan 27 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jan 28 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Belize City, Belize - From the thriving, pulsating Caribbean capital of Belize, paradise calls. The longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere (175 miles long and second only to Australia's Great Barrier Reef) is dotted with cayes teeming with a dazzling array of colorful fish and tropical plants. Inland, find dense virgin jungles, tumbling jade-green rivers and verdant valleys. An eco-tourist's paradise.

Cozumel, Mexico - With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - Grand Cayman is where the high life meets island life. Snorkel with stingrays in Stingray City. Treat your inner foodie at eateries established by acclaimed top chefs like Michael Schwartz, or chow down on conch fritters by the seashore. You can even soak up some rays at one of the beaches voted best in the world, Seven Mile Beach. And do it all in the same day.

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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