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Family Medicine, Clinical Informatics, Infectious Diseases, and Tropical Medicine

7-Night Western Caribbean & Coco Cay Cruise
Round-trip Miami, Florida
April 27 - May 04, 2024
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14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
3.5 Hours 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, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the Tropics
    • Be familiar with common STD presentations in the tropics
    • erform syndromic management of STDs
  2. Protozoal Infections
    • Recognize and diagnose common protozoal infections in the tropics
  3. Tropical Lung Disease
    • Form a differential for pulmonary infilrates in the tropics
    • Identify common tropical lung diseases
  4. Gastrointestinal diseases in the Tropics
    • Develop a strategic approach GI complaints in the tropics
    • iagnose and treat common GI diseases in the tropics
  5. Tuberculosis
    • Be aware of the many manifestations of tuberculosis in the tropics
    • Recognize and diagnose tuberculosis
  6. Malaria
    • e aware of the prevalence and presentations of malaria
    • Diagnose and manage malaria
  7. Tropical Dermatology
    • Recognize common dermatologic diseases as well as dermatologic manifestations of systemic disease
  8. Heart Failure Update 2024
    • Define common risk factors for heart failure and strategies for delaying progression
    • Discuss the latest updates in the management of chronic heart failure
    • Define several of the common quality indicators for heart failure and strategies for improvement
    • Recognize when to refer to advanced heart failure specialists
  9. Atrial Fibrillation Management
    • interpret practice guidelines for atrial fibrillation and identify appropriate anticoagulation strategies for atrial fibrillation
  10. Updates in Preventative Cardiology
    • Apply the most recent management guidelines for primary and secondary ASCVD prevention
  11. Hypertension Guidelines and Controversies
    • Recognize the principles of and the evidence for pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of the hypertensive patient
  12. COPD & CAP Update
    • Utilize contemporary management principles in COPD and Pneumonia
  13. Bone Health and Osteoporosis
    • Recognize risk factors for osteoporosis and apply evidence-based screening
    • Describe the importance of aggressive treatment of Osteoporosis
  14. Dermatologic diseases of the aging skin
    • Identify and apply treatment principles for common non-cancerous skin and nail disorders in the older patient
  15. Current Evidence in Obesity Management
    • Define how the latest guidelines apply to the practical evaluation and treatment of patients who are obese; including weight management pharmacotherapy
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.


Director of Evidenced Based Medicine
BayCare Health System, Clearwater, Florida;
Chairperson, BayCare Health System Continuing Medical Education Clearwater, Florida;
Past Program Director USF Family Medicine Residency; Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida After medical school Dr. Lewis joined the U.S. Air Force, completed a transitional internship and spent the next four years at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, where he worked in Aviation Medicine as a Flight Surgeon. He had many positive experiences, ranging from medical care of the pilots and their families to traveling the globe in support of military operations to flying in F-16 fighters.
He then returned to his native Florida as one of six members of the inaugural class of the USF-MPM Family Medicine Residency program in 1998, serving as Chief Resident from 2000-2001. Dr. Lewis joined the faculty after graduation and held the position of Medical Director from 2007 until 2012. During his tenure as Medical Director he led the Turley Family Health Center team in achieving NCQA certification as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. This recognition in 2011 was the 1st Residency Practice Site in the State of Florida to achieve certification. He was also one of the lead Physician Informaticists in the Baycare Health System during the implementation of its inpatient electronic medical record and chaired the Internal Medicine and Critical Care Committees. Additionally, he received the Certified Physician Executive designation in 2013 from the American College of Physician Executives
He has a passion for clinical medicine and has for several years in a row been listed in the Best Doctors in America database as elected by his peers. His clinical interests include informatics, inpatient medicine, geriatrics and dermatology.
In his spare time, he enjoys camping and spending time with his wife and two young daughters. He loves water sports, scuba diving and the local beaches.

C. Scott Mahan, MD

C. Scott Mahan, MD
Assistant Chief of Medicine, Education and Research,
Hospitalist/Infectious Disease Consultant
Charles George VA Hospital, Asheville, NC

Intermittent Infectious Disease Consultant
Frye Regional Hospital- Hickory, NC
Clinical Associate Professor
University of North Carolina
Dept of Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor
Dept of Internal Medicine
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Dr. Charles "Scott" Mahan is an infectious disease doctor certified in tropical medicine. He is active in teaching medical students, medical residents, and staff clinicians. He is a clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at both the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. He currently works in Asheville NC, previously having done clinical work and research in Ghana, Zambia, and Uganda. He continues to go on regular medical missions in the developing world. Dr. Mahan is co-author of the popular book Clinical Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple and author of Are you Afraid of Snakes? A doctor's exploration of Alternative Medicine. Areas of interest include clinical tropical medicine, tuberculosis, and HIV. He is happily married and the father of three boys: Connor, David, and Thayer.

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 27 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Apr 28 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Apr 29 Roatan, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Apr 30 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed May 01 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu May 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri May 03 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat May 04 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - As far as vacation destinations go, Miami tops most sun-seekers’ lists. With its gorgeous beaches, vibrant neighborhoods and melting pot of cultures, the Magic City is the perfect place to spend a few days before your Caribbean island hop. Ahead of your cruise from Miami, jump-start your morning in true Miami style with a Cuban cafecito from a ventanita — a streetside shop window. Then climb the historic lighthouse at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on quiet Key Biscayne before lounging on the island’s secluded sandy shores. If you’re looking for a bit more action, head to South Beach — home to world-class restaurants, nightlife, shopping and lively beaches, all set against snap-worthy Art Deco buildings. Art lovers who visit Miami can head to Wynwood and explore the neighborhood’s colorful street murals and local galleries. Or take a trip back in time at the Renaissance-style Vizcaya estate, which offers a glimpse into Miami’s dazzling past.

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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.

Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

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.

CocoCay Map

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