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Current Topics in Sleep Medicine and Nutrition

7-Night Classical Danube River Cruise
from Embark in Budapest to Debark in Passau October 01 - 08, 2023
<em>Amadeus Silver III</em>
Amadeus Silver III
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 ADA CERP Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
1.0 Hour of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
14.0 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, PharmacistsDentists, Dental Staff
Program Purpose / Objectives
This educational is designed to provide in-depth overview of sleep physiology, major sleep disorders, and relationship of sleep to other disorders. The activity will also cover topics in nutrition including food choices for overall health, eating plans and nutritional requirements.>br />
Topics and Objectives Under Development
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  1. Waking up to the importance of sleep.
    • Discuss the importance of sleep and its link to multiple health conditions
    • Recognize how important and common sleep disorders are.
  2. Narcolepsy evaluation and management
    • Discuss basic knowledge on the diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment of narcolepsy
  3. The Mediterranean Diet.
    • List the basic components of the Mediterranean diet and its health benefits<.li>
  4. The Ketogenic Diet
    • Recognize the benefits of the Ketogenic diet
  5. Hypoglossal stimulator therapy for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome.
    • Discuss HNST criteria, anatomy, physiology, evaluation, management and monitoring
  6. Chronic Insomnia, diagnosis and management.
    • Review DSM 5 and ICSD3 diagnostic criteria for insomnia. Discuss the safest FDA approved treatments for insomnia
  7. Three vital peptides for sleep and energy balance- Leptin, GLP, Orexin
    • Provide a basic review of Leptin, GLP and orexin
  8. Dental sleep medicine, A to Zsss.
    • Discuss the role of the dentist in sleep medicine
    • Review home sleep testing and its role in dental sleep medicine
    • Develop a communication plan between medical providers and dentists
  9. Functional properties of Vinegar: Weight loss, DM II, CV disease, Cancer, RLS.
    • Identify the health benefits of acetic acid
  10. Circadian Rhythm Disorders: Master the body clocks to improve health
    • Describe the body clocks and their importance to health
  11. Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Management: Why primary care is crucial
    • Describe the importance of OSA diagnosis and management
  12. Sleep related movement disorders.
    • Discuss the newest developments regarding movement disorders
  13. REM Behavior Disorder (RBD) - Acting out dreams predicts Parkinson's disease.
    • Discuss pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of RBD
  14. Neurobiology of Long COVID
    • Discuss long covid as a neurologic disease. Discuss management of fatigue and brain fog in long covid
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.

Domingo Rodriguez-Cue, MD

Domingo Rodriguez-Cue, MD
Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and Family Medicine.
Medical Director SleepWorks Inc. Raleigh NC and Martin General Hospital Sleep Center
Williamston, NC.
Sleep physician for WakeMed Hospital Cary NC.
Adjunct Faculty UNC School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill NC.
CEO of SleepCues PA. Practice dedicated to Sleep Disorders. Dr. Domingo Rodriguez-Cue was born in Havana, Cuba. Inspired by his father, who was also a physician, he went to Medical School at San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic. He did general surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital in NJ and subsequently transferred to East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He completed a rural residency program and then a faculty development fellowship. Dr. Cue was featured in Peter Jennings's world news tonight American Agenda program on Telemedicine use in rural practice. He recently authored a chapter titled “Sleep Diagnosis: Polysomnography and Home Sleep Apnea Testing” in Dental Sleep Medicine A Clinical Guide, Springer, 2022

He trained students and residents with ECU for 4 years, and then went into private practice in Williamston, NC. He was chief of staff for 7 years and practiced holistic family medicine, including ICU, ER, OBGYN and newborn care. With a strong focus on diet and exercise, he felt he needed to focus on the third pillar of health, which is sleep. He underwent his sleep training at Atlanta Sleep School at Northside Hospital. He became board certified in Sleep Medicine in 2009. He is the medical director of SleepWorks in Raleigh North Carolina, and practices at 5 locations throughout the state.

His sleep practice is 40 % pediatrics with a focus on movement disorders, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, circadian rhythm disorders and insomnia.

He interprets Level I polysomnograms and also Level II-IV home based tests. Along with prescribing CPAP therapy, Dr. Cue also works closely with dentists who provide oral appliances for sleep apnea patients. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, CHEST physicians, AAFP and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He specializes in non-pharmacologic approaches to insomnia and movement disorders.

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

Sun Oct 01 Embark in Budapest
- -
Mon Oct 02 Budapest, Hungary
- 1:30 pm
Tue Oct 03 Bratislava
8:00 am 11:00 pm
Wed Oct 04 Vienna
7:00 am 11:59 pm
Thu Oct 05 Dürnstein
8:00 am 12:00 pm
Thu Oct 05 Melk/Emmersdorf
3:00 pm 7:00 pm
Fri Oct 06 Linz
7:00 am 8:30 am
Fri Oct 06 Passau
5:00 pm 6:30 pm
Sat Oct 07 Regensburg
10:00 am 8:00 pm
Sun Oct 08 Debark in Passau
8:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Embark in Budapest - Welcome to your Danube cruise! Your journey begins in Budapest, with an afternoon embarkation. This evening, join us for a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner. A romantic evening cruise through beautifully illuminated Budapest, as well as a Hungarian folklore show, make for a perfect beginning!

Budapest, Hungary - Discover the beautiful sights and attractions of the Hungarian capital. This morning, explore the city which straddles the beautiful Danube, with its Fisherman‘s Bastion on the Buda side, overlooking the river, and the Pest side with its grand, Neo Gothic style Parliament House.

Depart from Budapest after lunch by coach on an excursion to the Hungarian countryside to explore the artists‘ town of Szentendre, and the former imperial residence and capital of Hungary, Esztergom. Should you choose to remain on board, enjoy an afternoon relaxing on deck as the vessel cruises through the Hungarian landscape, before arriving in Esztergom for dinner, where your fellow passengers rejoin the vessel.

Bratislava - In the morning, we call at our next capital city ̶ Bratislava. Explore the city during a walking tour, or on your own. See the home of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the old city walls, the summer residence of the archbishop and the current residence of the president of Slovakia.

This afternoon‘s optional excursions offer a choice – first, the opportunity to visit impressive Schloss Hof with its aristocratic palace, terraced garden and tranquil estate farm. The palace was acquired in 1726 by Eugene of Savoy and redesigned for the Empress Maria Theresia. Wine lovers will want to explore the wine country of Slovakia in the foothills of the Carpathian mountains, on the Small Carpathian wine route. Enjoy dinner on board before the vessel departs from Slovakia late this evening and crosses into Austria.

Vienna - There is much to see in Imperial Vienna: Palaces, a Museum Quarter displaying works by artists Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, the historic buildings along the Ringstrasse, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the famous Vienna State Opera among others.

This afternoon, choose to venture to Schönbrunn Palace, the sumptuous summer palace and gardens of Empress Maria Theresia and the Habsburg Empire. This evening take the chance to attend the “Sound of Vienna” and listen to the “Alt Wien” orchestra play popular pieces from Vienna’s classical era ̶ a perfect end to your Vienna experience, before the vessel departs.

Dürnstein - The romantic Wachau Valley is one of the most beautiful landscapes of Austria. In the morning your AMADEUS ship docks in Dürnstein, with its picturesque blue medieval abbey on the edge of the Danube river. Wander through this quaint village or join a walking tour featuring a visit to the Dürnstein Abbey.
Alternatively, if you wish to explore the wines of the Wachau, a visit to the Krems winery estate to learn about the history and enjoy a tasting is a must.

Linz - Arrive in the erstwhile cultural capital of Linz, where your vessel makes a short stop for the departure of today‘s excursions ̶ the walking tour of Linz with a scenic drive to Aschach to rejoin the vessel for lunch, or a full day tour to the Mozart town of Salzburg with lunch at a local restaurant.

Regensburg - After a leisurely breakfast, arrive in the Bavarian city of Regensburg, which is one of the most beautiful old towns in Germany. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts architecture from many centuries, reflective of its varied history. The stone bridge, built in 1135—1146 and the Cathedral of St. Peter are a few of the highlights seen on the guided walking tour.

This afternoon, offers two wonderful options – an excursion to the Danube Gorge and Weltenburg Abbey or a visit to the Thurn & Taxis Palace – both excursions offer the opportunity to sample the local brew. A traditional Bavarian dinner is served as your ship departs for Passau.

Debark in Passau - After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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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