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Topics in Emergency Medicine, Pain Management, and
Palliative Care

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Galveston, TX
February 05 - 10, 2021
Royal Caribbean's <em>Adventure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours

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, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists,

Program Purpose

I selected a series of topics that are common in Emergency Medicine. I will present how to diagnose and manage them appropriately. I will clarify when to work up and when to refer to the specialist. This would enable the practitioner to utilize the resources of the hospital or clinic wisely. The Physician or the Advance Practice Provider that attends the course will be able to navigate this conditions with expertise and will facilitate a smooth transition of care.

Knowing that not all attendees will be Emergency Physicians, I selected topics that are common and general in nature, for easy understanding, but with severe complications if left untreated or if they go unrecognized by the practitioner. This information will be relevant to all attendees.

Topics:
  1. BRUE (Brief Resolved Unexplained Event)
    • Define and classify low risk BRUE
  2. Foreign Body Aspiration
    • List different types of FB aspiration and how to manage them
  3. Foreign Body Ingestion
    • List different types of FB ingestions and how to manage them
  4. Hyperemesis Gravidarum
    • Explain how to treat this common condition with home remedies and hospital interventions
  5. Pediatric Abdominal Non-Traumatic Emergencies
    • Identify many surgical emergencies in Pediatric patients, how to properly diagnose and treat them
  6. Orthopedic Pitfalls Upper Extremities
    • Recognize this orthopedic emergencies, how to interpret the x-rays and how to manage them
  7. Orthopedic Pitfalls Lower Extremity
    • Recognize this orthopedic emergencies, how to interpret the x-rays and how to manage them
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.
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Faculty

Mellar Davis, MD, FCCP, FAAHPM

Mellar Davis, MD, FCCP, FAAHPM

Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Editor-in-Chief, Progress in Palliative Care
Chairman, Palliative Section, Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Scientific Subcommittee, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Reviewer, journals Cancer, Palliative Medicine, British Journal of Cancer, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Chest, Journal of Palliative Medicine, Journal of Supportive Care in Oncology

Dr. Mellar Davis is a member of the Palliative Care Department, and Section Head, Geisinger Medical System Danville, PA.
He has been a member of the Geisinger Medical Staff since August 2016. In his role as Section Head, Dr Davis is responsible for developing palliative care services throughout the Geisinger Medical System including outpatient and inpatient services. In addition, Dr Davis works with the Geisinger Hospice Services to develop and coordinate care within the central region.

Dr. Davis was a member of the Cleveland Clinic Palliative Care section, Taussig Cancer Institute and fellowship director until joining the Geisinger Medical System. He was the co- chair of the Palliative Care Study Group of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care (MASCC) and a past board member since 2010. 

He is a Professor of Medicine in The Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, since 2009 and elected as a Fellow to the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2010. He is Editor in Chief of Progress on Palliative Care.

His present duties within the Associate Editor in Chief of PC FACS (Fast Article Critical Summary for Clinicians in Palliative Care).

Miguel A. Acevedo, MD, FACEP

Miguel A. Acevedo, MD, FACEP

Faculty, Emergency Medicine Residency
AdventHealth, Orlando Florida
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Nova Southeaster School of Medicine

Dr. Miguel Acevedo completed his education on the University Of Puerto Rico system. After completing his Residency in San Juan in 1991, he moved to Biloxi, MS to serve in the Air Force as an Emergency Physician and Flight Surgeon. In 1997 he moved to Orlando, FL where he still works for AdventHealth Emergency Department, the busiest ED of the country. Dr. Acevedo has been involved as Faculty on the Emergency Medicine Residency since its inception on 2008, in addition of teaching for the Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Podiatry Residencies.

He has academic appointments with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and NOVA Southwestern School of Medicine helping hundreds of students on their rotations and mentoring them as they progress in their careers.

Dr. Acevedo has hold innumerable positions in the administration of his group: Florida Emergency Physicians of TH, in the AdventHealth Hospital System and has been involved in the Florida College of Emergency Physicians for more than 20 years, assuming administrative and academic positions.

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

 

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).

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

ANCC

 

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.

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


Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea ® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This activity is approved for a total of 14 contact hours of Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credit.

 

Accreditation Council for American Academy of PAs

Continuing Education, Inc. has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 14 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

 

 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.

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
Fri Feb 05 Galveston, TX
- 4:00 pm
Sat Feb 06 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 07 Costa Maya, Mexico
12:00 pm 7:00 pm
Mon Feb 08 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Feb 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Feb 10 Galveston, TX
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Western Caribbean

Ports of Call

Galveston, TX - Galveston is famous for its seafood, tropical scenery and breathtaking Victorian architecture. This magnificent island also boasts of 32 miles of beautiful beaches and great sportfishing.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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!

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

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 Adventure 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

Royal Suite with Balcony, RS Royal Suite with Balcony (RS)
Grand entrance with doorbell. Bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, private balcony with whirlpool, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano. Stateroom: 1,188 sq. ft. Balcony 170 sq. ft. 
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Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom, OS Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (OS)
Marble entry with door bell. Queen-size bed, bathroom with tub. Separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. Stateroom: 506 sq. ft. Balcony: 64 sq. ft. 
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Junior Suite with Balcony, J4 Junior Suite with Balcony (J4)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa and bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 277 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft. 
$964.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom, GS Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (GS)
Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with double sofa bed and bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 381 sq. ft. Balcony: 95 sq. ft.
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Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms, GT Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms (GT)
Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), balcony, two bathrooms (one with tub) and living area with double sofa bed. Stateroom: 610 sq. ft. Balcony: 234 sq. ft.
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Junior Suite with Balcony, J3 Suite/Deluxe Junior Suite with Balcony (J3)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa and bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 277 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Panoramic Suite (No Balcony), VP Suite/Deluxe Oceanview Panoramic Suite (No Balcony) (VP)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Curtained section with bunk beds. Living area with double sofa bed, vanity and sitting area. One and a half baths with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic windows. Stateroom: 406 sq. ft.
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Balcony

Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 3B Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (3B) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft 
$654.00

Third/Fourth $219.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft. 
$514.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 1B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (1B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft
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Oceanview with Balcony, 1D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (1D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 2B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (2B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft
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Oceanview with Balcony, 3D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (3D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 4B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (4B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft
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Oceanview with Balcony, 4D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (5D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 6B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (6B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft
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Oceanview with Balcony, 6D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (6D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 7D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (7D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Stateroom: 162 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Oceanview Stateroom (1N) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 161 sq. ft. 
$454.00

Third/Fourth $219.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Oceanview Stateroom, 8N Oceanview Stateroom (8N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 161 sq. ft. 
$344.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Ultra Spacious Oceanview, 1K Outside Ultra Spacious Oceanview (1K)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, two Pullman beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed and bathroom. Stateroom: 328 sq. ft.
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Spacious Panoramic Oceanview, 1L Outside Spacious Panoramic Oceanview (1L)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King with an open bed frame. Double sofa bed. Wider entry door. Turning spaces. Lowered vanity with sitting area, closet rods and safe. Private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower seat, raised toilet and a lowered sink. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic window. Stateroom: 191 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview, 1M Outside Spacious Oceanview (1M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 161 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 3N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (3N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 161 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview, 4M Outside Spacious Oceanview (4M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and bathroom. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 3V Interior Stateroom (3V) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 151 sq. ft. 
$324.00

Third/Fourth $219.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Interior Stateroom, 6V Interior Stateroom (6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 151 sq. ft. 
$234.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Promenade View Interior, 1T Inside Promenade View Interior (1T)
A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 167 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 1V Inside Interior Stateroom (1V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 151 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 151 sq. ft.
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Studio Interior, 2W Inside Studio Interior (2W)
One twin bed, vanity area, and bathroom. (106 sq. ft.) Accommodates 1 guest. Stateroom: 106 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 4V Inside Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Stateroom: 151 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $225.72 per person.
Deposit $100.00 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.
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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 protection 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 protection 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 protection 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 Protection 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