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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Updates in Cardiology & Hematology and Oncology

7-Night Alaska Inside Passage Cruise
Round-trip Vancouver, British Columbia
July 20 - 27, 2024
Holland America's <em> Koningsdam</em>
Holland America's Koningsdam
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. Coronary Revascularization Who, How, What do I do after?
    • Describe a strategy for identifying patients likely to benefit from revascularization and understand optimizing care post procedure
  2. My Leg Hurts When I walk! How to evaluate the patient and what treatment to recommend.
    • Develop a differential diagnosis for exertional leg pain
    • Determine the appropriate non-invasive tests and develop a plan of care
  3. Why is My Heart Rate so Funny? The epidemic of Atrial Fibrillation
    • Summarize the current knowledge regrading atrial fibrillation and evaluate therapeutic options including medication and LAA occlusion
  4. MINI CABG: Don1t Crack my Chest: Non sternotomy approaches including hybrid PCI
    • Discuss the risks, benefits and patients who might be considered for these procedures
  5. I thought I was having a stroke and they told me I have a hole in my heart! What now
    • Summarize the frequency of PFO in strokes, the relationship of PFO and Atrial septal aneurysms to recurrent events
    • Compare treatment options in specific patient groups
  6. They told me I have a heart murmur, Am I gonna die? How to evaluate valvular heart disease
    • Discuss the valve(s) involved, type of disease and the hearts response will allow us to devise and treatment plan
  7. Mitral Valve Disease: Open it if it sticks and closing it if it leaks
    • Assess clinical status, valvular and ventricular function \to create an individualized plan of care
  8. Anemia
  9. Abnormal CBC
  10. Rational Antithrombotics
  11. New anticoagulants
  12. Venous Thromboembolic Disease
  13. PCR Elderly Anticoagulation
  14. Thrombocytopenia
  15. Management of low platelets
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.

Joseph J. Shatzel, MD

Joseph J. Shatzel, MD
Assistant Professor of Hematology-Medical Oncology & Biomedical engineering
Oregon Health & Science University
Knight Cancer Institute 
Portland Oregon My research focus is centered on the design of novel strategies to improve patients suffering from thrombotic disorders. My three areas of interest are in the utility of inhibitors of the contact activation pathway of blood coagulation to prevent medical device-related thrombosis, the prevention of blood clotting in patients with sepsis, and the resolution and prevention of post thrombotic syndrome.

Tarek Helmy, MD, FACC, MSCAI

Tarek Helmy, MD, FACC, MSCAI
Professor, Chief of Cardiology
LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine
Heart & Vascular Institute, Ochsner-LSU Health Science Center
Shreveport, LA Dr. Helmy is a 1991 graduate of Cairo University, Egypt. In June 2000, he completed his Cardiology Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed his Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at New England Medical Center, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts. He has served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, Professor of Medicine, Director of Interventional Cardiology Fellowship program and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, and then Professor of Cardiology and Director of the J. Gerard Mudd Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

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 Jul 20 Vancouver, British Columbia
- 4:00 pm
Sun Jul 21 Alaska Inside Passage
- -
Mon Jul 22 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
9:00 am 9:30 am
Mon Jul 22 Juneau, Alaska
1:00 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jul 23 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Jul 24 Glacier Bay
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jul 25 Ketchikan, Alaska
11:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Jul 26 Alaska Inside Passage
- -
Sat Jul 27 Vancouver, British Columbia
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Vancouver, British Columbia - Sophisticated. Culturally diverse, this beautiful port city brims with attractions. From Vancouver's cosmopolitan downtown to the historically renovated Gastown district and exotic Chinatown, Vancouver displays varied urban scenes. Nestled near the city center is Stanley Park, resplendent with its deep forest, totem poles, and scenic promenades.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you will need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

Alaska Inside Passage - Winding along the breathtaking coast of Alaska, the Inside Passage offers magnificent views of forested islands, rock-walled fjords and snowcapped mountains. Richly diverse flora and fauna are also on display.

Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Amidst the pure silence, you'll sail past translucent blue icebergs silhouetted against a most dramatic backdrop of waterfall-laced rock walls ascending thousands of feet into the sky. This classic fjord, Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles and once seen, it is never to be forgotten.

Skagway, Alaska - The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Glacier Bay - If you didn't know any better, you'd think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice.When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world.

Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage— a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. You’ll see it in the colorful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks, and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.

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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