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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Critical Care, and Hospital Medicine

7-Night Western Caribbean & Coco Cay Cruise
Round-trip Miami, Florida
February 12 - 19, 2023
Royal Caribbean's <em>Oasis of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Oasis 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
Healthcare professionals everywhere face growing pressures from the ever-increasing complexity of clinical medicine. In addition, we are being held accountable for the efficiency and effectiveness of our respective health services systems and for the measured satisfaction of our patients. These system demands can sum to staggering personal and professional pressures.

This lecture series will summarize some of the key forces that are driving the changes that we are all experiencing. We'll discover ways to improve our own practices to achieve better outcomes. We'll also discern and analyze the underpinnings of high-functioning teams and effective leadership.

Topics:
  1. Targeted Temperature Management Post Cardiac Arrest
    • Provide a clear understanding of available data and facilitate clinicians' individual, but evidence informed, decisions about optimal post cardiac arrest management strategies
  2. Neuroprognostication post-Targeted Temperature Management
    • Inform clinicians of the best available evidence for discerning survivors of cardiac arrest with a reasonable chance of meaningful neurological outcome
  3. Management of Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Embolism"
    • Discuss current evidence and recommendations will inform and assist clinicians in the management of these highly challenging scenarios
  4. Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility and Disrupted Sleep (PADIS) Guidelines"
    • Care for patients with pain, agitation, and delirium to as great an extent as possible while avoiding harmful, or potentially harmful interventions
  5. Common‐ish Clinical Emergencies in Hospital Medicine
    • Develop a deeper understanding of some key emergency situations and to provide an update on less common emergencies
  6. Complications and Unintended Consequences of Critical Care Management
    • Discuss the latest evidence and recommendations to help avoid harming hospitalized and ICU patients
  7. Surviving Sepsis Campaign: 2023 Guidelines Update
    • Discuss key topics and developments in sepsis and provide clinicians with the tools to manage these dangerously sick patients according to the latest recommendations
  8. Acute Ischaemic Stroke Update
    • Discuss the most up-to-date recommendations on stroke management
  9. Acute Coronary Syndromes and Complications"
    • Discuss the underpinnings of the evidence base for the management of ACS
    • Be familiar with the evolution of our knowledge and understanding of our current recommended strategies for managing ACS and some of the worst complications
  10. MAiD in Ontario: Update on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada and Ontario
    • Develop awareness that the demand is growing in Canada and elsewhere, including the US for Medical Assistance in Dying
    • Explain the political, social, and medical forces that have led us to where we are now and why we all should care
  11. Leadership: How to Win Over Colleagues and Influence Management
    • Explore basic concepts in leadership, influence and impact, and how to navigate leadership roles so as to achieve individual and broader goals
  12. Diagnostic Error: Rates, Roots, and Remedies
    • Discuss the the magnitude and nature of Diagnostic Errors
    • Promote several possible remedies and prevention strategies
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

Barry Nathanson, BA, MD, MHCM, FRCPC, FACP

Barry Nathanson, BA, MD, MHCM, FRCPC, FACP
Chief of Staff
Stevenson Memorial Hospital
Alliston, Ontario, Canada

Medical Director, Critical Care Services
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Newmarket, Ontario

Adjunct Lecturer
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto

Board Member
Physician Payment and Review Board
Ontario Medical Association and The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

President and CEO
True North Health Care Consulting Inc. In 1982, Dr. Nathanson earned a BA (English Lit.) from Yeshiva University in New York City and he graduated in 1990 from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine where he also completed his internal medicine training in 1995. In 2010 Dr. Nathanson completed a Master of Science degree in Health Care Management at the Harvard University Graduate School of Public Health and in 2011 he earned a certificate in Health Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.

In 1995, he began practising internal medicine and critical care medicine at York County Hospital in Newmarket which, in 2000, became Southlake Regional Health Centre. Early on, Dr. Nathanson served as Medical Director of the inpatient Palliative Care Unit. He later founded the Southlake Heart Function Program. He was president of the Southlake Medical Staff Association for four years. He then helped develop Southlake’s Clinical Resource Utilization Management Program. From 2008 to 2017 he was Southlake’s Physician Leader (Medical Director), for Acute Medicine Programs. During that time Dr. Nathanson helped modernize Southlake inpatient services by founding and developing Southlake’s Hospital Medicine Program. In 2017 Dr. Nathanson completed a two-year term as co-chair of Southlake’s Quality, Utilization and Resource Management Committee. In 2018 Dr. Nathanson began an additional 5-year term as Medical Director of Critical Care Services at Southlake where he has helped introduce Southlake’s Physician-Led Critical Care Outreach Team.

In 2008, Dr. Nathanson founded Southlake’s Post Graduate Education Program for senior Internal Medicine residents. The principle focus of this month-long rotation is easing and facilitating residents’ transition into independent community practice, optimizing the likelihood of a long and rewarding career in the challenging environment of Ontario health services.

Dr. Nathanson has served as Chief of Staff at Stevenson Memorial Hospital since 2016 with a principle focus of modernizing physician culture and supporting the community goal of a long-overdue redevelopment of the physical hospital and its clinical service offerings.

Dr. Nathanson has served on 3 provincial task forces, the ER/ALC Advisory Committee and the ALC Action Team. More recently he served in an advisory capacity in support of the Ministry of Health and Long term Care working group aimed at reducing hallway medicine in Ontario.

Dr. Nathanson’s additional professional interests include Medical Bioethics and Health Law, Health Policy and Health Economics including the impact of different payor systems on clinical systems design and on clinical decision making, the role of Physician Leadership and Engagement in driving system change toward improved clinical safety, efficiency and effectiveness, and physician health and wellness. Dr. Nathanson lectures widely on these topics and on a variety of additional clinical and health services related topics.

Dr. Nathanson’s many personal interests include travelling. He second favorite hobby is lecturing to international medical audiences on cruise ships. Above all, he especially enjoys riding his 2014 Indian Chief Classic, together with his wife, Genny, all over Ontario, Canada, the US, and beyond.

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
Sun Feb 12 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Feb 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 14 Roatan, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Feb 15 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Feb 16 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Feb 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Feb 18 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Feb 19 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

Roatan, Honduras - The island of Roatan is known for its glittering bays and colorful coral reefs perfect for outdoor adventures like snorkeling and scuba diving. Discover your inner pirate in Roatan, where you can taste local rum, swim among starfish at Starfish Alley, or sample fresh seafood at local restaurants.

The 40-mile-long island borders the second-longest barrier reef on the globe, which attracts many divers each year. Go horseback riding at Little French Cay or unwind in paradise at West Bay. Don’t forget to try conch fritters and rum cake during your visit.

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Past meets present in Costa Maya. Cruise to Costa Maya and find ancient Maya ruins and mysterious jungles just begging to be explored, as well as private beach clubs and trendy restaurants— all in one place. It’s 250 square miles of paradise packed with entertainment and history, all just 30 miles south of Cancun. The Great Maya Reef just off the coast is the second largest in the world— it’s a must-snorkel spot. Or you can kick back at the port village of Mahahual with an ice-cold michelada— a spicy beer cocktail— in hand. For a culture fix, head to the Kohunlick ruins to see the famous Temple of the Masks.

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.

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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