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Cardiology and Pulmonology Update for PCPs

9-Night Mediterranean & Adriatic Cruise Conference
from Barcelona, Spain to Venice, Italy
August 11 - 20, 2018

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

<em>Celebrity Constellation</em>
Celebrity Constellation
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$495 for Nurses, Students & Others

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 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.

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners,

Program Purpose

Topics:
  1. Pleural effusions
  2. Sleep apnea
  3. COPD
  4. Alpha - 1 antitrypsin deficiency
  5. Cough
  6. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  7. Parasomnias
  8. Management of Congestive Heart Failure: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Differentiate heart failure due to systolic and diastolic dysfunction.
    • Assess prognosis based upon NYHA class and Ejection Fraction.
    • Apply the evidence-based approach to current pharmacological and advanced device therapy treatment guidelines.
  9. Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Understand the assessment of bleeding and thromboembolic risk for atrial fibrillation.
    • Assess patient candidacy for warfarin and novel oral anticoagulant therapies.
  10. Management of Hyperlipidemia: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Review the evidence to support the use of statins for primary and secondary prevention.
    • Review the evidence to support the elimination of non-statin therapy from lipid treatment guidelines.
    • Understand the role of PCSK9 inhibitor therapy in management of dyslipidemia.
  11. Cardiac Risk Assessment: Risk Calculators or Cardiac Imaging?
    • Appreciate the value and limitations of cardiovascular risk calculators.
    • Understand the utility and role of non-invasive arterial imaging modalities.
  12. Management of Symptomatic Stable CAD: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Appreciate in which patients are percutaneous coronary intervention and surgical revascularization are useful.
    • Review novel medical therapies for CAD.
  13. Statin Intolerance/Resistance: Is the problem the patient or the drug?
    • Understand the physiologic basis and incidence of statin intolerance.
    • Review of treatment options for patients who are statin intolerant or resistant.
  14. Endocarditis: Who are you going to call-Cardiology, Infectious Disease or Cardiac Surgery?
    • Review of clinical criteria for endocarditis.
    • Appreciate the indications for surgical and medical therapy for endocarditis.
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.

Faculty

Khalid H. Sheikh, MD, MBA, FACC, FNLA, FASE

Khalid H. Sheikh, MD, MBA, FACC, FNLA, FASE

Director of the Health First Institute for Cardiovascular Wellness and Disease Prevention, Cocoa Beach, FL.
Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, College of Medicine, Orlando, FL.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University Global Health Institute, Durham, NC.

Dr. Sheikh is a consulting cardiologist, practicing on the Space Coast of Florida. He serves as Director of the Health First Institute for Cardiovascular Wellness and Disease Prevention. He is engaged in clinical practice, as well as research and teaching. His academic appointments include Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Duke University Global Health Institute, as well Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida.

His clinical interests include preventative cardiology, cardiac imaging, and global cardiac health and wellness. He was voted by the Consumer council of America as one of America’s top cardiologists. Dr. Sheikh speaks at national and international forums about a variety of topics related to his clinical research, cardiovascular diseases and cardiac wellness. He has served as the principal investigator in over 100 national and international clinical trials. He has authored over 150 scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. He is the author of the critically acclaimed heart wellness book, “Don’t Let Your Heart Attack.”

Arthur Andrews, MD, FCCP

Arthur Andrews, MD, FCCP

Associate Professor College of Medicine , Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa Florida.

Dr. Andrews attended Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson where he received his degree in Medicine in 1995. He completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Jacksonville Florida. Dr. Andrews, completed Fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester Minnesota. He completed 2 years of research in the areas of cigarette smoke extract and its effects on epithelial cells and also idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Dr. Andrews joined the staff at the University of South Florida subsequent to Fellowship training. He is Board certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He has an outpatient clinic in Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine and a lung nodule clinic and also actc as Attending in the inpatient arena for Pulmonary Consultation Service and Critical Care service several months of the year and Bronchoscopy service several months per year. His current interests include interstitial lung diseases, bronchoscopy and sleep medicine. Bronchoscopy is currently his primary interest particularly the use of endo-bronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and other malignancies as well as sarcoidosis. Publications are in the areas of COPD and interstitial lung disease and impact on sleep and bronchoscopy.

Accreditation

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 12 contact hours.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

 

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

 

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 14 contact hours.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: Can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 14 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 14 contact hours.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

 

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

 MOC ABIM

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Aug 11 Barcelona, Spain
- 5:00 pm
Sun Aug 12 Valencia, Spain
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Mon Aug 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Aug 14 Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Aug 15 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Aug 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Aug 17 Kotor, Montenegro
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Aug 18 Split, Croatia
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Aug 19 Venice, Italy
3:00 am -
Mon Aug 20 Venice, Italy
- -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Constellation Map

Ports of Call

Barcelona, Spain -

Barcelona is a one of the world's great cities. Stroll down her tree-lined boulevards, the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia or the more touristed Las Ramblas. On the Passeig, shop a serious fashion district while marveling at examples of Mordenisme architecture, seemingly sculpted from the stuff of dreams (Gaudi's masterpiece of a family home, Casa Batlló is well worth a visit). If a trip on the Passeig hasn't convinced you of Gaudi's genius, a visit to La Sagrada Familia Cathedral will do the trick; this fantastic, soaring marvel will live on in your memory long after you've returned.

Not far from the Passeig and just north of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter (the Barri Gotic) provides an abundance of shopping opportunities for all tastes, and a bit of European history to boot - check out the tranquil Cathedral of Barcelona. To see a bit of local life a visit to a food market is a quick, fun detour: try Santa Caterina near the Cathedral or Mercado de La Boqueria, right off of Las Ramblas.

Barcelona's food is also a highlight: stop into a tapas bar and try a variety of delicacies. "Standard" restaurants of every style are available, too. And, there's music, too! Visit an underground jazz club or the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana; or stop by the Palau Dalmases for a stunning, flamenco performance (it's near the Picasso museum). Did we mention art? One of the largest collections of Picasso's art is found at the Museau Picasso, and a great collection of contemporary, figurative (i.e not abstract) painting and sculpture is housed at the European Museum of Modern Art just around the corner.

It's probably clear by now that you really can't get it all done in a day (even if all means "just the must-sees"). So, stay for a day or three in the Gothic Quarter or near Plaça de Catalunya and really get a feel for what makes Barcelona such a wonderful place. Partly it's the result of the "accidents" of its history and present: as the regional capital of Spain's prosperous Catalunya region, Barcelona has a "flavor" that is a bit of a mix between Spanish and French (it's located quite close to the French border). Yes, you can practice your Spanish here - it attracts Spaniards from throughout the country - but you'll also see and hear Catalan with it's own charm. You won't regret you time here.

Valencia, Spain - Incredibly, Valencia is a hidden gem of a big city in Spain. Although, it doesn't get the same attention that Barcelona and Madrid get, it competes quite well with those two well known destinations. Food, Shopping, Art and Architecture can be found in abundance; take some time and wander through the winding maze of medieval streets and stubble on your newest favorite shop/bar/restaurant. Too bad cruises don't depart from here; you could certainly spend a few days visiting Valencia's must-sees. One highlight is the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències) designed by architect Santiago Calatrava. This beautiful complex consists of a cinema, garden, theater, planetarium, science museum and more!

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.

Split, Croatia - The second largest city in Croatia, Split has many attractions but is best known for the many historical landmarks found within and around the walls of Diocletian's Palace and the 1700-year old harbour beneath it. The Old Town which comprises the palace is in a remarkable state of preservation. In addition, the Split-Dalmatia County has numerous museums, old churches and other archeological sites which make it an important cultural attraction. History, culture, scenic countryside and the sunny weather make Split a sought after destination for vacationers and water sports lovers.

Venice, Italy - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice

Celebrity Constellation

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 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.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Sky Suite, S1 Sky Suite (S1)
When you stay in a Sky Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of private butler service. This includes assistance with unpacking and packing. In-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea. Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Café al Bacio. Stateroom: 251 sq. ft. Veranda: 57 sq. ft. 
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Celebrity Suite, CS Suite/Deluxe Celebrity Suite (CS)
When you stay in a Celebrity Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of European-style butler service. This includes assistance with unpacking and packing. In-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea. Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Cafe al Bacio. Stateroom: 467 sq. ft. Veranda: 85 sq. ft.
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Royal Suite, RS Suite/Deluxe Royal Suite (RS)
With spaces fit for a king or queen, our Royal Suites deliver on style and comfort. Separate living, dining, and sleeping areas provide all the room you need to relax in modern luxury. Enjoy VIP treatment in the exclusive lounge bar serving complimentary cocktails, craft beers and tapas, and savor mouthwatering meals in a private Luminae restaurant. Stateroom: 538 sq. ft. Veranda: 195 sq. ft.
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Sky Suite, S2 Suite/Deluxe Sky Suite (S2)
When you stay in a Sky Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of private butler service. This includes assistance with unpacking and packing. In-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea. Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Café al Bacio. Stateroom: 251 sq. ft. Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
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Balcony

AquaClass, A2 AquaClass (A2)
Celebrity's AquaClass veranda staterooms are perfectly suited for those with a focus on wellness and pure relaxation. Enjoy luxurious spa elements infused into the stateroom experience, savor clean cuisine with priority seating at Blu restaurant, and escape to the Relaxation Room and Persian garden for stunning sea views. Relax with AquaSpa treatments arranged by your personal spa concierge and feel rejuvenated with wellness classes such as meditation and yoga. Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft. 
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Concierge Class, C3 Concierge Class (C3)
Concierge Class staterooms are well-appointed, personal retreats located in some of the most-desirable locations on the ship. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. From Priority Check-In — when you're greeted by your Concierge — to the moment you head back home, we're there to assist you.

Stateroom: 204 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft. 
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Concierge Class, C3 Concierge Class (C3) Triple
Concierge Class staterooms are well-appointed, personal retreats located in some of the most-desirable locations on the ship. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. From Priority Check-In — when you're greeted by your Concierge — to the moment you head back home, we're there to assist you. Stateroom: 204 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.