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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Hospital Medicine and Palliative Care & Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology of the Soft Tissues for Primary Care Physicians and Dentists

6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
February 18 - 24, 2024
Royal Caribbean's <em>Symphony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
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
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, PharmacistsDentists, Dental Staff
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Rapid recognition & treatment of sepsis
    • Quickly recognize signs of sepsis, severity of sepsis, and recognize basic treatment options.
  2. Working through serious illness and conflict with families
    • Learn tools for communicating serious news and working through conflict
  3. Determining and communicating prognosis
    • Learn tools to help with prognostication and methods of communicating prognosis
  4. Pain management in hospitalized patients
    • Describe the Society of Hospital Medicine pain management guidelines
    • Learn robust treatment options for pain management in the hospital
  5. Peri-operative risk assessment
    • Discuss available perioperative risk assessment tools and apply them to scenarios
  6. Strategies for patients with high-risk behaviors in the hospital
    • Identify, assess and manage high-risk, non-adherent, and violent patient behavior
  7. Optimizing documentation
    • Develop documentation strategies to help them accurately capture their patient's healthcare conditions.
  8. Comprehensive Soft Tissue Head and Neck Screening Examination
    • Demonstrate the ability to provide a complete soft tissue description of disease utilizing site, morphology, and color criteria
  9. Differential and Provisional Diagnosis Formulation
    • Demonstrate the ability to construct an appropriate differential and provisional diagnosis of soft tissue disease
  10. Proper Treatment and Management of Potentially Malignant Disorders
    • Develop an appropriate treatment and management plan.
  11. Patient Follow-up and Referral Guidelines
    • Employ current patient follow-up and/or referral guidelines.
  12. Risk Management Reduction
    • Integrate additional potential pitfalls resulting in increased patient risk
  13. Interprofessional collaborative practice
    • Demonstrate the importance of interaction between physicians, dentists, and the health care delivery team
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.

Michael Alan Kahn, DDS

Michael Alan Kahn, DDS
Professor Emeritus
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Craniofacial Pain
Boston, MA 02111

  Michael A. Kahn, DDS, is an emeritus professor and former chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral Medicine, and Craniofacial Pain at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Professor at Tufts School of Medicine, and laboratory director of Tufts Oral Pathology Services.

He maintained a university-based consultative oral medicine/oral pathology clinical practice and conducted intramural and extramural funded basic and clinical research. He is past-president and emeritus fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology as well as past-president and emeritus diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Kencee Graves, MD, FACP

Kencee Graves, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Associate Chief Medical Officer, Inpatient Health, University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, Utah
Academic Hospitalist, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Dr. Kencee Graves is an Associate Professor within the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine at University of Utah Health, and serves as the University's Chief Medical Officer for Inpatient Health. Her clinical practice areas are Hospital Medicine and Palliative Medicine. She enjoys caring for hospitalized patients with a variety of medical problems and working on programs to improve the care of hospitalized patients and to streamline work for clinical teams. Dr. Graves received her MD from the University of Utah in 2010, completed a residency in Internal Medicine in 2013, and served as a Chief Medical Resident. She completed a fellowship in Hospice & Palliative Medicine in 2019. Her passions are improving health care and communication for all patients, as well as supporting and sponsoring physicians in leadership.

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 Feb 18 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Feb 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 20 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Feb 21 Falmouth, Jamaica
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu Feb 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Feb 23 Nassau, Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Feb 24 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Labadee, Haiti - Beachside meets mountainside on the shores of Labadee — a Royal Caribbean private destination on Haiti’s northern coast. Here you’ll find pristine sands, coral reefs and jungle-covered hilltops nestling lagoon-like bays. There’s no shortage of places to relax and recharge across five stretches of beach. Or dial up the thrills on an active adventure like a half-mile-long zip line ride over the ocean. And fascinating culture, history and the natural beauty of Haiti’s spectacular coasts wait to be discovered around every corner. Escape to the Western Caribbean for a wilder way to experience paradise.

Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.

Nassau, Bahamas - Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven— and you can explore its colorful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins, or spot colorful coral on a glass-bottom boat.

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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