16 ACPE Credits
1.0 Hour of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
16.0 Contact Hours
$795 for Physician Assistants
$595 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
This educational activity will further the understanding of the learner about sports medicine topics. We will cover musculoskeletal issues so as to improve the comfort zone in dealing with common issues in athletes as well as weekend warriors. Medical professionals that attend these sessions will leave feeling comfortable recognizing and managing issues in young athletes and active adults. Along with the common conditions, we will also review some more complex "zebras" in the field of sports medicine..
Professor of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, OH
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics & Sports Medicine,Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH
Joseph A. Congeni, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center at Akron Children's Hospital as well an Professor of Pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Sports Medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He developed the Primary Care Pediatrics Sports Medicine Fellowship at Akron Children's Hospital, the first of its kind at a pediatric hospital in the U.S. in (1990). He is a (1980) graduate of the University of Notre Dame; and received his medical degree from NEOMED in (1984). Dr. Congeni is currently a team physician for the University of Akron and Archbishop Hoban High School since (1988).
He has won many awards including: the OHSAA Respect the Game Award (2004-2005), the Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association’s Team Physician of the Year Award (2008), and Ohio Outstanding Team Physician by the Ohio State Medical Association (2008), Best Doctors in Northeast Ohio (2009-2022), the Dr. Carl Krill Award for humanism and excellence in the field of medicine from the Knights of Columbus (2013),Sports & Exercise Medicine Godfather, Cleveland Clinic (aka Warthog Society) (2017), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Thomas Shaffer National Award for significant contributions to the field of sports medicine (2018) and most recently was inducted to the Diocese of Cleveland CYO Hall of Fame in (2019).
He is also a lead author on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Baseball/Softball Policy Statement issued March 2012. Dr. Congeni’s media events vary from appearing on NBC’s TODAY Show in 2009 to his appearance on a PBS documentary entitled “The Smartest Team” in 2012 and a Sports Illustrated segment in 2014. He also has been appearing on a weekly radio sports medicine segment since 1995. In addition, he does about 10-15 media appearances and 25-35 speaking engagements, locally, regionally, and nationally per year. Joe and his wife Karen have six children.
Department of Emergency Medicine
Rabin Medical Center
Dr Drescher graduated from the University of Michigan in 1982 with a BA in economics after writing his senior thesis on “Jewish and Arab Economies in Mandatory Palestine.” Upon graduating from the U of M he moved to Israel where after performing his military service as an infantry rifleman he began his medical school studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Hadassah Medical School where he graduated in 1992. After marrying his wife Yosefa, Michael returned to the US and completed a residency at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency, staying on as faculty and in charge of research for the residency as well as an attending physician at Hartford Hospital Emergency Department.
In 2000 Dr Drescher and his family moved back to Israel where he worked as an attending physician in the ED at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel where he was interim head of the Trauma service and of the ED until 2005. Those were years of unrest in Israel with terrorist attacks happening with relative frequency affecting both work in the ED and life outside.
From 2005 -2010 moved back to Connecticut where he was the Associate Chief of Emergency Medicine at Hartford Hospital and after another move from 2015-2022 was the Chief of EM at Beilinson Hospital, Rabin Medical Center, in Petah Tikvah, Israel.
Dr Drescher has published over 40 peer reviewed articles, with a research interest in emergency radiology, pain control, clinical decision making among other topics.
From 2018-2022 he was the Chairman of the Israel Association for Emergency Medicine and worked on the advancement of the specialty in Israel. He is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCONN school of medicine and visiting Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Tel Aviv University School of Medicine.
Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.
|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Sat Jan 13||Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
|Sun Jan 14||*At Sea - Cruising
|Mon Jan 15||San Juan, Puerto Rico
||3:30 pm||10:00 pm|
|Tue Jan 16||Philipsburg, St. Maarten
||10:00 am||7:00 pm|
|Wed Jan 17||Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
||7:00 am||3:00 pm|
|Thu Jan 18||Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.
||11:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Fri Jan 19||*At Sea - Cruising
|Sat Jan 20||Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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
San Juan, Puerto Rico - The vibrant capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan offers something for every traveler — world-famous beaches with crystal clear waters, incredible cuisine, rugged natural beauty and a rich history that goes back 500 years. With its ancient fortresses and colorful colonial-era buildings, San Juan makes it easy to feel as though you’ve slipped into the past. Life moves at a slower pace along the sunny cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, and salsa beats seem to waft perpetually from open windows. If you’re craving a hike, head to El Yunque National Forest. And if you’re more in the mood to unwind, set your sights on the beautiful shores of Isla Verde or El Condado. Mealtime is also an adventure, with so many delicious options to try — from mofongo and pastelon to chillo frito and alcapurrias. Pair every bite with a piña colada — Puerto Rico’s national drink.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - The capital of the Dutch side of St. Maarten is the town of Philipsburg, though St. Maarten is an island with two distinct sides. To the north is the French side, whose capital is Marigot, while Philipsburg sits on the southern part of the island. When exploring on cruises that go to St. Maarten, it’s important to visit both sides to understand their customs and heritage.
You’ll quickly be charmed by all sides of the island. Of course, this Caribbean island is best known for its beaches, like Maho Beach or Great Bay Beach, one of the area’s best snorkeling spots. Sample local seafood or rum during your time in port, which have become symbols of St. Maarten life. There’s just enough to fill the day here, especially if you hop between the French and Dutch beaches.
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!
Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep. - In Puerto Plata, you’ll be greeted by verdant mountains, pristine beaches, and nature-filled adventures. Go for a swim at the awe-inspiring 27 Waterfalls complex. Hike through the lush, protected jungle of El Choco National Park, enjoying the park’s two lagoons. Swim with dolphins at World Ocean, the largest manmade dolphin habitat in the world, or grab a kayak and head out on the water at Manatee Reserve.
For history buffs, tour the Fortress of San Felipe and travel back in time to Spanish occupation. Don’t leave the Domincan Republic without sampling locally distilled rum or delicacies like la bandera and mofongo.
Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.