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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Emergency Medicine, Women's Health, and Endocrinology

7-Night Key West, Belize & Grand Cayman Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
April 01 - 08, 2023
<em>Celebrity Apex</em>
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
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
  1. Selecting medications for your patients with Type 2 Diabetes
    • Discuss the new treatment guidelines for therapy of Type 2 Diabetes
  2. Obesity Management Update
    • Discuss the role of food plans,new medications and surgical interventions for weight reduction
  3. Managing disorders of calcium metabolism
    • Discuss regulation of calcium metabolism and the new guidelines for managing hyperparathyroidism
  4. Managing Thyroid Disease
    • Discuss guidelines for treatment of subclinical thyroid disease and management of thyroid nodules
  5. What is happening in Osteoporosis
    • Discuss the individualization of therapy for patients with different manifestations of the disease
  6. Using Insulin Effectively
    • Discuss the differentiation of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the role of new insulins and monitoring technologies in improving primary care
  7. Challenging Endocrine Problems you will see in your practice
    • Discuss evaluation of incidental adrenal and pituitary masses ,identifying eating disorders management of adrenal and pituitary insufficiency and hirsutism
  8. Dyslipidemia Management: A new look at the guidelines
    • Discuss pathogenesis of dyslipidemia and therapeutic guidelines and food plans for management
  9. My Errors in Medicine Can Help You
    • Discover and define Type 1 and Type 2 critical thinking
    • Recognize and categorize the most common diagnostic errors
    • Apply this knowledge to actual cases where errors occurred
  10. Chief Complaint of Chest Pain, so Now How Do I Work It Up
    • Be able to describe the criteria and scoring systems used to clinically rule out for CAD or PE
    • Apply the diagnostic criteria rule out emergency causes of chest pain and know the evidence based ways to work up these chest pain diagnoses
  11. Treating COPD and Asthma Exacerbations in the ED
    • Distinguish COPD from Asthman Exacerbations and the treatment differences
    • Develop a strategy to utilize therapies will be emphasized
    • Use case discussions to identify mild to severe exacerbations of these conditions
    • Discuss Beta 2 agonists, steroids and intubation strategies in the management of COPD and Asthma Exacerbations
  12. Update on the diagnosis and treatment of pneumonia and respiratory infections in the ED.
    • List the up to date recommendations for antibiotic choices for pneumonia and how the microbiology has changed
    • Know the changes in recommendations by the IDSA/ATS in 2019 compared to 2007
    • Describe which populations are at increased risk of bad outcomes with influenza
  13. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
    • Synthesize and interpret the most recent literature regarding incision and drainage of abscesses
    • Rapidly recognize various skin and soft tissue infections
    • Describe the criteria and the diagnostic work up of severe soft tissue infections
    • Differentiate when surgery is needed for severe infections
  14. Preventing COVID-19 infections, can we do it?
    • Know the most current recommendations for vaccines and treatments
    • Know if it is the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning
  15. The Impact of Patient Satisfaction on my Patients and My Practice
    • Identify the financial impact of patient satisfaction on hospitals
    • Illustrate simple skills to improve scores
    • Apply service recovery skills to patients
  16. Applying leadership literature to medicine
    • Know the importance of leadership throughout your organization
    • Know the difference between leadership and management
    • Understand the importance strengths and weaknesses and creating a vision for your success
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.

Daniel R. Martin, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM

Daniel R. Martin, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM
Professor and Vice Chair of Education
Director EM IM Residency Program 
Department of Emergency Medicine
Ohio State University  Daniel R. Martin is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is the Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Martin served as the Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Categorical Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center from 1990 to 2010. 

Dr. Martin received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Indiana University School of Medicine and recently received an Executive MBA from Fisher School of Business. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and then completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin serving as Chief Resident during his final year. 

His clinical interests include the treatment of infectious diseases in the emergency department, cognitive errors, leadership and patient education and satisfaction. His research interests are the ED treatment of infections, such as pneumonia and respiratory infections, medical education research and patient experience. 

Dr. Martin is an active member of national organizations such as the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors, The American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) where he is an Ohio ACEP Counselor and an Ohio ACEP Board member. He has lectured as a Visiting Professor both regionally and nationally on topics such as Respiratory Infections, Case Studies of Infectious Emergencies, Recognizing and Reducing Cognitive Errors in Medicine, Applying Leadership Literature to Emergency Medicine and Patient Experience.

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD, FACP

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine Texas A & M, Temple, Tx.
Senior Staff Endocrinologist, Baylor Scott and White; Temple, Texas
Director Diabetes Education Section, Baylor Scott & White, Temple, Texas Dr. Piziak received her undergraduate degrees and her PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her medical degree from University Kentucky in Lexington. She completed her internal medicine residency at Akron general Medical Center in Akron Ohio and her fellowship training in endocrinology metabolism at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Dr. Piziak is presently the Emeritus Chief of Endocrinology, Director of the Diabetes section and Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship program at Baylor Scott and White in Temple Texas. She is a Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University and a fellow of the American College of physicians.

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 Apr 01 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Apr 02 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Apr 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Apr 04 Belize City, Belize
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Apr 05 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Apr 06 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Apr 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Apr 08 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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