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Emergency Medicine, Women's Health, Phlebology, and Osteoporosis

7-Night Eastern Caribbean & Coco Cay Cruise
Round-trip Miami, Florida
January 14 - 21, 2023
Royal Caribbean's <em>Symphony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
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
Many changes have taken place in the field of women's physical and emotional health creating significant implications for those who care for female patients. This program is designed to provide participants with current up to date information in order to provide the very best in contemporary patient care. Unique to the lecture format is the identification and analysis of specific physical disorders and their effect on the emotional health of patients. Participants should be able to apply this new knowledge immediately into clinical practice. A multi-discipline, integrated approach to patient care is emphasized with an eye towards quality improvement and overall health care team performance.

Topics:
  1. Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    • Utilize appropriate diagnostic approaches to evaluate and treat patients across the entire spectrum of CVI
  2. Pelvic Phlebology
    • Identify causes and sequelae of CVI unique to the pelvic anatomy female patients
  3. PCOS and Androgen Excess
    • Develop a cost-effective thorough plan for assessing PCOS, its sequelae and related conditions
  4. Cord Blood: Collection and Applications
    • Differentiate fact vs. fiction in the clinical use of cord blood transplant therapy
  5. Autoimmune Disease
    • Recognize signs and symptoms of autoimmune disorders and appreciate sequelae of autoimmune disease in women
  6. Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
    • Explain reasons for habitual abortion, how to evaluate patients and utilize new treatment strategies
  7. Vaginitis Revisited
    • Identify routine as well as challenging causes of vulvar symptoms of burning, itching or pain
  8. Ultrasound in OB/GYN
    • Recognize the role that ultrasound plays in an outpatient OB/GYN office
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

Jerry G. Ninia, MD, RVT

Jerry G. Ninia, MD, RVT
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine; Clinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Ninia is the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson , NY and a Clinical Associate Professor of OB/GYN at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and continued his post graduate training at Nassau County Medical Center. For over 30 years, he has maintained two separate private practices in both OB/GYN and Phlebology. He has lectured internationally on the topic of women's health and venous disease and has authored 3 text book chapters and over 25 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is the clerkship director for NYITCOM medical students rotating through St. Charles hospital department of OBGYN with administrative, didactic and clinical teaching responsibilities.

A Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN's, Surgeons and Phlebologists, he is board certified in OB/GYN as well as Phlebology and was instrumental in the creation of the nationally administered Phlebology board certification exam. He is certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Registered Vascular Technologist. He has served as a member of the American College of Phlebology Board of Directors and the Phlebology Foundation Board. He has served on the Catholic Health Services of Long Island Board of Trustees and helped create initiatives to improve patient safety in Labor and Delivery. His efforts resulted in St. Charles hospital earning the Healthcare Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for quality and patient safety along with his earning the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt award given to those individuals who provide outstanding voluntary contributions and leadership at Long Island hospitals.

David S. Edwards, MD

David S. Edwards, MD
Medical Simulation Director
Associate Program Director
Student Clerkship Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Miami Beach, FL

Associate Clinical Professor
FIU Herbert-Wertheim College of Medicine
Miami, FL

Associate Clinical Professor
Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
Davie, FL From self-publishing a 100 page Emergency Medicine book during residency to pioneering novel simulation strategies using gaming engines and telemedicine, Dr. Edwards has made his career around medical education. The recipient of multiple teaching awards, he continues to look for ways to make learning medicine fun and efficient. After working a decade at a top teaching hospital in Miami where he directed resident education as the Associate Program director, directed med student education as the Clerkship Director, and started and ran the simulation program for the entire hospital as Medical Simulation Director, he now brings his enthusiasm to the Florida Athletic Commission where - when he is not competing himself - you can find him ringside taking care of the professional fighters and training new doctors in this niche field.

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 Jan 14 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Jan 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jan 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jan 17 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jan 18 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jan 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Jan 20 Coco Cay, Bahamas
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Jan 21 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades--be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.

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!

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

PERFECT DAY COCOCAY

Perfect Day Cococay

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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