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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Rheumatology and Family Medicine

7-Night Eastern Caribbean & Coco Cay Cruise
Round-trip Miami, Florida
November 02 - 09, 2024
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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
  1. Rheumatoid arthritis: Diagnosis and initial management
  2. Lupus: A case-based approach
  3. Gout and CPPD
  4. Giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica
  5. Scleroderma: A systemic disease
  6. Sjogren's syndrome: Beyond Sicca
  7. Psoriatic arthritis and Ankylosing spondyloarthritis
  8. Rheumatologic medications: What you need to know
Additional Topics and Objectives under development
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

Ronald R. Butendieck, JR, MD, FACP

Ronald R. Butendieck, JR, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology Consultant
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL Dr. Butendieck received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed clinical residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Butendieck is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and serves as a consultant in the Division of Rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. He is actively involved in teaching residents and fellows and has received the Top Teacher in Rheumatology Award on multiple occasions. Since 2013, he has presented the topics of Vasculitis and Inflammatory/Non-inflammatory myopathies each year at the Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Board Review series for senior residents.

He has a special interest in Behçet’s disease and has presented internationally on the topic of Neuro-Behçet’s. He is also the contributing author on the topic of Behçet’s for the National Organization for Rare Disorders. He has presented nationally and internationally on various topics in rheumatology and has authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

In 2017, he was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. He currently serves on the Mayo International Health Program Selection Committee and the Humanities in Medici

Julia C. Jenkins, MD, FAAFP

Julia C. Jenkins, MD, FAAFP
Assistant Director, USF-MPM Family Medicine Residency
Associate Professor, USF-Morsani College of Medicine
Assistant Professor, FSU College of Medicine-Sarasota Campus
Dr. Julia Jenkins is an accomplished family physician and medical educator. After obtaining her medical degree from the University of South Florida, Dr. Jenkins completed her residency at Bayfront Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Jenkins was awarded the Degree of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians, and she completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Jenkins' clinical interests include lifestyle and obesity medicine, lipidology and cardiovascular disease, telemedicine, leadership development, advocacy, and ophthalmology. She currently works in academics for the USF-MPM Family Medicine Residency program in Clearwater, FL - employed by the BayCare Health System. She currently leads the Continuing Professional Development (or CME) Committee for the Florida Academy of Family 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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Nov 02 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Nov 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Nov 04 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Nov 05 Basseterre, St. Kitts
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Nov 06 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Thu Nov 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Nov 08 Coco Cay, Bahamas
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Nov 09 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

Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.

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.

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.
SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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