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Topics in Allergy, Immunology, and Nephrology

7-Night Croatia, Montenegro & Greece Cruise
Round-trip Venice (Ravenna), Italy
July 23 - 30, 2022
<em>Celebrity Infinity</em>
Celebrity Infinity

Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics and Objectives under development
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

Jay M. Portnoy, MD

Jay  M. Portnoy, MD
Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Medical Director of Telemedicine
Children's Mercy Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics at the U. Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Kansas City, MO, USA

Dr. Jay Portnoy is an allergist in the Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and he is the Medical Director of Telemedicine at Children's Mercy-Kansas City and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He received his medical degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and he did his pediatric residency at the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and his Allergy fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following that he returned to Children's Mercy Hospital.

Dr. Portnoy has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals involving asthma disease management, environmental control and mold allergy. More recently he has been involved in use of Telemedicine to deliver patient care and in evidence-based medicine. He founded the UMKC School of Medicine allergy program and directed it from 1997-2006.

Dr. Portnoy served as President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in 2008 and he currently serves on numerous committees both of the American College and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. He also is Chair of MOC for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and he serves on the FDA advisory panel for allergenic extracts.

Dr. Portnoy lives in Overland Park Kansas with his wife and 2 cats. Fortunately, neither are cat-allergic.

Oliver Lenz, MD MBA

Oliver Lenz, MD MBA
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Training Program Director
Vice Chair of Medicine (APT)
Medical Director, Jackson Memorial Hospital Inpatient Dialysis
Medical Director, UHealth Tower Inpatient Dialysis
Medical Director, DaVita Miami North Dialysis
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami FL Dr. Lenz is a general nephrologist who serves as Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. Dr. Lenz has (co)authored some 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, he participated in both federally and industry-funded clinical trials and served on data safety monitoring boards.

Dr. Lenz is Medical Director of Inpatient Dialysis, UHealth Tower and Jackson Memorial Hospital and Medical Director of DaVita North Miami Outpatient Dialysis Center, he served as Interim Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension for three years and now is Vice Chair of Medicine. For more than a decade, Dr. Lenz has been the Director of the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he trained some 60 fellows over the past 13 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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Jul 23 Venice (Ravenna), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sun Jul 24 Split, Croatia
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Jul 25 Kotor, Montenegro
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Jul 26 Corfu, Greece
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Jul 27 Dubrovnik, Croatia
8:00 am 11:59 pm
Thu Jul 28 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Jul 29 Zadar, Croatia
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Jul 30 Venice (Ravenna), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Venice (Ravenna), Italy - Located on the Adriatic coast in North-East Italy, Ravenna was briefly the capital of the Roman Empire and later the Italian capital of the Byzantine Empire. During this time, incredible mosaics were constructed throughout the city. Described as a symphony of color in Dante's Divine Comedy, Ravenna's well-preserved mosaics are some of the finest remaining in the Western world.

Split, Croatia - The second largest city in Croatia, Split has many attractions but is best known for the many historical landmarks found within and around the walls of Diocletian's Palace and the 1700-year old harbour beneath it. The Old Town which comprises the palace is in a remarkable state of preservation. In addition, the Split-Dalmatia County has numerous museums, old churches and other archeological sites which make it an important cultural attraction. History, culture, scenic countryside and the sunny weather make Split a sought after destination for vacationers and water sports lovers.

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

Corfu, Greece - Corfu greets you with sunny beaches, miles of cypress groves and the opulent villas of 19th century European royalty.

Dubrovnik, Croatia - This ancient city is set on a peninsula and surrounded by a 1,000 year old protective wall. Said to be one of the prettiest spots in the world, it is as if you stepped back in time.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Zadar, Croatia - Zadar is blessed with beautiful natural surroundings. The city faces an Adriatic archipelago that is one of the best sailing areas in the world. With its mild winters and warm summer, Zadar offers inhabitants and visitors an excellent environment for work and leisure.

Zadar is bordered by four national parks: the untouched Kornati Islands, the breathtaking Velebit mountains, the winding Krka River and the peaceful Plitvice Lakes. Other natural sites include the canyon of the river Zrmanja and the caves at Cerovac. These places are ideal for swimming, diving, boating, surfing, tracking, climbing and even skiing.

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