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Topics in Emergency Medicine,
Wilderness Medicine, and Geriatrics

8-Night Best of Cuba Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida
November 07 - 15, 2019
Royal Caribbean's <em>Empress of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
14 Contact Hours
4 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, 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

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

Program Purpose

Topics:
  1. Stroke Update
    • Identify large vessel occlusion strokes and outline pre-hospital care and emergency care for optimal patient outcome.
  2. Low Risk Chest Pain Patients
    • Define the HEART Score and HEART Pathway and which patients can go home for outpatient workup.
  3. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Update
    • Are CT scans good enough to rule out SAH or do we still need to LP?
    • What about CTA instead?
    • What is a traumatic LP?
    • How can we tell if traumatic SAH or spontaneous SAH from CT findings?
    • Who needs seizure prophylaxis?
    • Outline best workup and treatment for these patients.
  4. The Febrile Infant
    • Boston, Rochester, Philadelphia or Step by Step?
    • Describe how best to workup the febrile infant.
  5. Royal Pain in the Back
    • Back pain patients can be high risk if they have certain red flags. We will cover those red flags to make sure you have a structured approach to evaluate these patients.
  6. Wilderness Medicine
    • Manage patients outside of our normal environments.
    • Learn to expand the our brain box!
  7. Disaster Medicine
    • Unfortunately in our world it is a matter of when, not if.
    • Everyone must be prepared for mass casualty events. Describe steps to manage these situations.
  8. Ophthalmology for Non-Ophthalmologist
    • Compile eye complaints and recognize who needs to see ophthalmologist now.
  9. Drowning Update -NOT USING THIS ONE
    • Define new terminology and treatment for the drowning patient.
Additional topics under development
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.
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.

Faculty

Eric G. Tangalos, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD

Eric G. Tangalos, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD

Dr. Eric Tangalos is Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was Chair of Primary Care Internal Medicine from 1997 to 2006. Dr. Tangalos received his undergraduate training from the University of Michigan, is a graduate of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and was a resident and fellow in Internal Medicine at Mayo. 

He is a past president of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) and is a fellow and past governor of the American College of Physicians. He is a past director of the American Geriatrics Society and served on their Foundation for Health in Aging. He served eight years on the national board of the Alzheimer's Association and was a member of their executive committee. He is a delegate to the AMA and is the immediate past chair of the AMDA Public Policy Committee. 

Dr. Tangalos has been continuously funded with the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center since 1987. He was responsible for the recruitment of volunteers that first defined Mild Cognitive Impairment and was an author on those seminal publications. He currently serves as chair of the Mayo formulary committee responsible for all neurologic and psychiatric drugs. He is an Internist and Geriatrician, teaches on the Mayo campus and lectures both nationally and internationally.

Laurie Boge, DO FAAEM

Clerkship Director
Wilderness Medicine Director
Wellness Coordinator
Core Faculty Emergency Medicine Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL
Assistant Professor, Florida International University Medical School, Miami, FL
 

Laurie has been practicing emergency medicine since 2001. During this time she served in the US Army and deployed in 2005-2006 to the busiest trauma center in Iraq, earning a bronze star while there. Her love for military medicine converted to wilderness medicine when she became a civilian and heads up South Florida Wilderness Medicine. 

Her other passion is in training emergency medicine physicians and she is core faculty and clerkship director at a Mount Sinai Medical Center on Miami Beach. Her motto in academic medicine is to uplift and inspire others to be their best to give their best. 

Accreditation

Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician 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).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

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

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

Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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.

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
Thu Nov 07 Miami, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Fri Nov 08 Havana, Cuba
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Sat Nov 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Nov 10 Cienfuegos, Cuba
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Nov 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Nov 12 Santiago, Cuba
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Nov 13 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Nov 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Nov 15 Miami, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
RCI Empress Map

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

Havana, Cuba - Legendary nightlife, iconic music, and distinct culture. Take the unique opportunity to get to know fascinating local culture while discovering the timeless sights and sounds of nostalgic Havana. Mingle with locals and partake of the cafecito ritual at local cafés as you immerse yourself in a place untouched by time.

TRAVEL POLICY (Announced on November 9, 2017)

Important information to be in compliance with the law and have a memorable vacation in a fascinating destination:

 

  • If you made your reservation(s) on or after June 16, 2017, and disembark in Cuba , you must participate in a full-day guided group program-offered by the respective cruise line, or another qualifying third-party-sponsored program.
  • If you made your reservation(s) before June 16, 2017, and disembark in Cuba, you may still travel under the 'self-guided' people-to-people exemption or join a Cruise Line-guided group program.
  • All visitors to Cuba are now prohibited from engaging in direct financial transactions with certain entities in Cuba, including some hotels, shopping centers and other tourist-focused businesses. A complete list of restricted businesses in Cuba is issued periodically by the U.S. State Department and will be updated from time to time.
  • Please remember that popular shore excursions sell out quickly, so you'll want to book early to ensure that you get your preferred shore excursions in Cuba. 

    Please see the Royal Caribbean Cruises-Cuba Travel Checklist

     

    Please see the Travel Affidavit For Norwegian Cruise Line. You need to sign the Travel Affidavit and give it to a Norwegian Cruise Line representative at embarkation.

    Finally, please see the Travel Affidavit for HA cruises and Cuba Q&A detail. You need to sign the Travel Affidavit and give it to Holland America Line representative at embarkation.

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At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Cienfuegos, Cuba -

Santiago, Cuba - A tropical and energetic cultural epicenter, Santiago de Cuba is the country's second largest city and has played an instrumental role in the evolution of Cuban music, literature and architecture. Wedged between the looming Sierra Maestra mountain range and the aquamarine Caribbean Sea, the city offers a plethora of rich heritage and cultural diversions amidst a dramatic backdrop. Discover the city's fascinating history at Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca and the Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, where Cuban hero José Martí and Emilio Bacardí Moreau of the famed rum dynasty are both buried. Countless musicians have emerged from Santiago de Cuba including Miguel Matamoros of Trío Matamoros and Sindo Garay, and many say the heart of this thriving city lives in its music scene.

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

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.

Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas

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

Junior Suite, J3 Junior Suite (J3)
All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone. 
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800-422-0711
for Pricing

Outside

Ocean View, 2N Ocean View (2N)
Size: 139 sq. ft.
Occupancy: 2 guests standard
Amenities: Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, picture window or porthole window, private bathroom with shower, mini-safe, vanity area, hairdryer, telephone, and closed-circuit TV.
Please Note: Category 2N staterooms 3018-3038, 3518-3538, 4002-4026, and 4502-4526 have porthole windows.
Wheelchair Accessible Staterooms: 4548 and 4550. (144 sq. ft.)
Wheelchair Accessible Amenities: Two twin beds that can convert into a Royal King bed with open bed frames, (some rooms have pull down beds and/or sofa beds to accommodate more guests), wider entry door, turning spaces, window, sitting area with lowered vanity, lowered closet rods and lowered safe, private bathroom with wider door, roll-in shower (do not have bathtubs), grab bars, fold down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet and a lowered sink. Staterooms also feature closed-circuit TV with close caption, amplified telephone, and a hairdryer. Refrigerator is request only.
Please Note: Royal Caribbean requires guests booked in this category to acknowledge need for the accessible stateroom by completing a Guest Special Needs Form.
Smoking Policy: Smoking is not permitted in staterooms or on balconies. 
$784.00

Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
Interior  Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Select staterooms have two pullman beds.  Stateroom: 117 sq. ft. 
$544.00

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $404.00 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
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 click here to visit TravelSafe.com to get a quote.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

Travel Insurance Plans

  • TravelSafe Basic Plan - A plan for those who want just the bare necessities.
  • TravelSafe Classic Plan - TravelSafe's most popular plan includes higher limits on all of the important benefits to expand your coverage. Add Cancel For Any Reason for even more coverage.

Below please find some examples of insurance coverage:

Coverage For Your Arrangements - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Trip Cancellation Trip Cost Trip Cost
Trip Interruption 150% of Trip Cost Trip Cost
Missed Connection $2,500 $500
Trip/Travel Delay $750 $500
Travel Delay
Per Day Maximum Limit $150 $100
Required minimum delay time 6 Hours 6 Hours
Cancel For Any Reason Not Included Not Included
Coverage For You - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Medical Expense / Emergency Assistance
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $100,000 $35,000
Emergency Dental Expense $750 $750
Emergency Medical Evacuation &

Return of Remains
$1,000,000

Included
$100,000

Included
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation $25,000 Not Included
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
24 Hour Coverage during Trip $25,000 Not Included
Coverage For Your Belongings - Benefit Limits
Plan Classic Basic
Baggage & Personal Effects $2,500 $500
Baggage Delay $250 $100
Required minimum delay time 12 Hours 12 Hours