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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Hospital Medicine, Family Medicine, and Women's Health

7-Night Western Caribbean & CocoCay Cruise
Round-trip Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
April 07 - 14, 2024
Royal Caribbean's <em>Wonder of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Wonder 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
5.0 Hours of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
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
The following lectures are designed to be clinically relevant and practical for persons practicing medicine in a variety of medical settings.

The desired outcome is the immediate improvement of patient care and medical team coordination/integration.
  1. Sepsis and Shock
    • Describe the current state of sepsis recognition and treatment, in accordance with widely accepted published guidelines
  2. Tick Borne Disease
    • Recognize key clinical features of tick-borne diseases
  3. VTE and PE
    • Describe the current standard of care for prophylaxis and treatment of venous thrombosis in a hospitalized patient
  4. Literature Highlights I: Cardiology, Cancer, Nephrology
    • Describe key updates & current literature related to the modern practice of hospital medicine
  5. Literature Highlights II: ID, Pulmonary, Rheumatology
    • Describe key updates & current literature related to the modern practice of hospital medicine
  6. Perioperative Management for the Hospitalist
    • Use a validated scoring system to risk stratify patients prior to non-emergent surgical procedures
    • Identify areas of increased risk for patients undergoing surgical procedures
    • li>Describe an evidence-based approach to anti-coagulation management through the peri-operative period
  7. Special Considerations for the Geriatric Inpatient
    • Describe key treatment considerations for geriatric inpatients
  8. Medical Decision Making
    • Interpret medical test results in a scientific manner
  9. General Travel Medicine Advice: Staying Healthy on Land and Sea.
    • Review general recommendations for Travelerís health
    • Learn how to access the CDC site for up to date recommendations for vaccines
    • Review common travel related illnesses
  10. Nutrition- What’s New? What’s Best? What Works?
    • Review basic nutrition principles.
    • Compare traditional and popular diets
    • Recognize the impact of nutrition on health and medical problems
  11. Update in Type 2 Diabetes
    • Review most recent American Diabetes Association guidelines
    • Compare medication options for treating diabetes
    • Discuss lifestyle modifications for Diabetes control
  12. Migraine Headaches-Women Are Different
    • List International Headache Societyís classification of headaches
    • Determine appropriate lifestyle and medication treatment for migraine headaches with emphasis in the care in women
  13. Cardiovascular Disease in Women-Whatís Different?
    • Recognize the scope and impact of cardiovascular disease in women
    • Analyze and understand differences in diagnosis, testing and treatment
  14. The Road to Medical Leadership
    • Recognize the lack of leadership preparation in medical training
    • Review how leadership skills develop in medicine
    • Determine strategies and tips to develop leadership potential
  15. The Difficult Patient Encounter: Successful Navigation
    • Discuss common situations that create difficult encounters
    • Demonstrate strategies and ability to prevent, avoid and navigate difficult encounters
  16. Leading and Connecting Team Members to Joy, Appreciation and Gratitude
    • Recognize leadership skills to allow team members to communicate with excellence
    • Establish a plan to create appreciation and gratitude in your workplace
    • Help your team members to experience joy in their work and life
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

Sandra L. Argenio, MD

Sandra L. Argenio, MD
Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Emeritus Staff Member
Faculty Physician and Consultant, Institute for Healthcare Excellence, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians Continuous Professional Development/ CME Committee 
Past President of the FAFP Dr. Sandra Argenio served as a Consultant in the Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Mayo Medical School. She joined Mayo Clinic in 1992 and continues as an Emeritus member of the Family Medicine Department.

Dr. Argenio has nurtured new generations of doctors, was instrumental in the development of the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic Florida and served as the program’s first residency director. She has trained and mentored over 150 family medicine residents.

Dr. Argenio served as the President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians in 2005 and has been active on many committees of the FAFP and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

She has been active in CME program planning at Mayo Clinic and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, conducting Maintenance of Certification Workshop sessions on multiple topics for over 1,100 participants at FAFP meetings.

Dr. Argenio had a leading role in establishing communication training at Mayo Clinic starting in 2005. She was Chair of the Mayo Clinic Florida Communication Faculty.

She developed coursework for faculty and trainees at Mayo Clinic, including Longitudinal Research in Academic Medicine, Family Medicine Residency, Scottsdale, Arizona; and Team Communication, Strengthening the Cornerstone of Teamwork at Mayo Clinic’s three campuses. She also served on the Florida Governor’s Physician Workforce Advisory Board.

Dr. Argenio was awarded the Exemplary Teacher Award by FAFP in 2000. She also received the Outstanding Florida Family Medicine Education Award by FAFP in 2000, and the Mayo Distinguished Educator Award in 2003. She was listed as one of Jacksonville’s Best Doctors by Jacksonville Magazine from 2000 to 2014. She has published on the topics of presence, reflective listening and communicating effectively with female patients.

In her current work, she has collaborated in designing curricula and delivering programs at multiple hospitals, hospice organizations, and veterans administration and military healthcare organizations.

Dr. Argenio is a graduate of Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Hahnemann Medical University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania in 1982. She resides in Ormond Beach, Florida, with her husband Tom Sperrazza and daughter Jessie.

Robert Fogerty, MD

Robert Fogerty, MD
Medical Director, Senior Medical Director, Clinical Leadership & Associate Clinical Professor
Yale New Haven
New Haven, CT 
  After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Boston College, Robert L. Fogerty received his MD and MPH degrees from Northwestern University and completed training in Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital. In 2011, he joined the Yale faculty as a founding member of the Academic Hospitalist Program. His academic interests include safety and quality of care in the inpatient setting and cost-effective care. Publications include the Journal of Hospital Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is also the co-founder & Past-President of the Society of Hospital Medicine Connecticut Chapter, faculty in the High Value Practice Academic Alliance (HVPAA) training programs, and a founding member of the Hospital Capacity Management Consortium. In his current role as Senior Medical Director, Clinical Leadership, Dr. Fogerty reports to the Chief Medical Officer and works with medical directors from multiple clinical disciplines in clinical operations, professional development, corporate compliance, and other areas.

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 Apr 07 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Apr 08 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Apr 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Apr 10 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Apr 11 Roatan, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Apr 12 Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Sat Apr 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Apr 14 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida - As the home of Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral is the launching point for all-out adventure in Central Florida. Its beaches offer a mix of family-friendly shores and secluded swaths of sand. And with Orlando’s theme park sprawl only an hour away, you can easily mingle with your favorite characters. Beyond the parks lie equally amusing gems packed with Old Florida character. Kayak past manatees in the Banana River Lagoon and zip line above alligators at Brevard Zoo. Discover notable art museums and Park Avenue’s ritzy charm. Orlando cruises give you access to trace the region’s roots at the Orange County Regional History Museum.

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

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.

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!

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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