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Sports Medicine, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Telemedicine, and Electronic Medical Records

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
June 01 - 08, 2019

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<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
4 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

COURSE FEES

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Topics:
  1. Telemedicine and allergy
    • Describe different types of telemedicine
    • Select digital equipment for examining patients via telemedicine
  2. Immunodeficiency
    • Identify risk factors for primary immunodeficiency (PID)
    • Order and interpret tests for PID
  3. Environment including toxic mold
    • Obtain a relevant environmental history and use it to advise patients how to reduce their exposure to allergens that are contributing to their illness.
  4. Asthma
    • Diagnose asthma severity, prescribe appropriate treatment and develop an asthma action plan.
    • Attendees will also be able to diagnose vocal cord dysfunction as part of the differential of asthma and prescribe appropriate management.
  5. Food allergy
    • Properly diagnose food allergy using appropriate tests
  6. Allergic Rhinitis and Allergy Shots
    • Identify the underlying causes of patients with rhinitis and prescribe appropriate medical management including nasal sprays.
  7. Electronic Medical Records
    • Comply with meaningful use requirements Use EMRs effectively for documentation
  8. New recommendations for concussion evaluation and treatment
    • Describe current recommendations regarding concussion management
    • Determine and develop appropriate return to play guidelines
  9. Sudden cardiac death: Recognizing cardiac conditions in the young athlete
    • Recognize ECG changes associated with sudden cardiac death
    • Recognize and identify athletes at high risk for sudden cardiac death
  10. Running injuries of the lower extremity
    • Discuss risks factors, signs and symptoms associated with running injuries of the lower extremity
    • Implement appropriate treatments plans for these injuries
  11. Sports Dermatology and Infectious Diseases
    • After attending this activity, the participants will be able to recognize, treat and provide sports clearance for athletes presenting with common dermatological conditions
    • Participants will be able to diagnose, treat and provide sports clearance for athletes presenting with infectious mononucleosis.
    • Participants will be able to interpret hepatitis panels and provide sports restriction and guidance to athletes according to their hepatitis panel results.
    • Identify and discuss the recommendations and current controversies regarding sports participation for athletes with HIV.
  12. The pre-participation physical examination current guidelines and controversies
    • Discuss the primary and secondary purposes of the Pre-participation Physical Examination (PPE)
    • Understand the cardiovascular requirements of the PPE
    • Identify causes that may prevent an athlete from clearance during the initial PPE
    • Discuss current controversies surrounding the performance of the PPE in its current form
  13. Performance enhancing substances and supplements use in sports
    • Identify current supplements and performance enhancing drugs currently used in sports
    • Develop strategies to address the use of performance enhancing drugs in athletes and discuss their harms
  14. Joint injections
    • Understand indications,risks, and contraindications of joint injections.
    • Recognize and understand the use of different types of medications and approaches used in joint injections

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

Faculty

Jay M. Portnoy, MD

Jay  M. Portnoy, MD

Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Medical Director of Telemedicine
Children's Mercy Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics at the U. Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Kansas City, MO, USA

Dr. Jay Portnoy is an allergist in the Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and he is the Medical Director of Telemedicine at Children's Mercy-Kansas City and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He received his medical degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and he did his pediatric residency at the Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and his Allergy fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following that he returned to Children's Mercy Hospital.

Dr. Portnoy has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals involving asthma disease management, environmental control and mold allergy. More recently he has been involved in use of Telemedicine to deliver patient care and in evidence-based medicine. He founded the UMKC School of Medicine allergy program and directed it from 1997-2006.

Dr. Portnoy served as President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in 2008 and he currently serves on numerous committees both of the American College and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. He also is Chair of MOC for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and he serves on the FDA advisory panel for allergenic extracts.

Dr. Portnoy lives in Overland Park Kansas with his wife and 2 cats. Fortunately, neither are cat-allergic.

Carlos R. Rodriguez, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM

Carlos R. Rodriguez, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM

Director Sports Medicine Fellowship
 Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg, Florida
Assistant Director Family Medicine Residency Program
Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg, Florida
Assistant Medical Director AllSports Medicine Program
Johns Hopkins  All Children’s Hospital
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Affiliate Assistant Professor Department of Family Medicine
University of South Florida Morsani School of Medicine
Tampa, Florida

Carlos Rodriguez is the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship and Assistant Director to the Family Residency Program at Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg. He is also Assistant Medical Director of the sports medicine program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.   He received his BA in Biology from Harvard University in 1989. He completed his medical degree at the Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, IL in 1993.  Following medical school Dr Rodriguez completed a General Surgery Internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. He then joined the United States Navy where he served as General Medical Officer from 1994 to 1997. After completing his active duty commitment he remained in the United States Naval Reserve until 2002 when he was Honorably Discharged.

Dr.  Rodriguez completed his Family Medicine Residency Program at The Medical Center of Central Georgia/Mercer University School of Medicine in 2001 where he served as Chief Resident during his final year and received the Resident Teacher Award.  He then proceeded to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Bayfront Medical Center. After finishing the fellowship program Dr Rodriguez remained in the Tampa Bay area in private practice and later joined Community Health Centers of Pinellas where he served as Director of the Family Medicine Department.

He has served as a team physician and provided medical coverage for many of our local sports. These activities include the Tampa Bay Rays, Eckerd College and University of South Florida sports, St. Anthony’s Triathlon, Saint Petersburg Parrots (Hockey), Seminole High School, Indian Rocks Christian School, Saint Petersburg Pelicans (Rugby) and the Tampa Bay Storm. He also covers local club sports for the Chargers Soccer Club and the Tampa Bay Jr. Lightning League. He is the medical director of the Sprint Tri-Athlon series in Saint Petersburg. He is also a licensed professional ringside physician and provides medical coverage for professional boxing and mixed martial arts in Florida.

Dr. Rodriguez has published sports medicine articles in FP Essentials, Florida Family Physician and ACSMs Health and Fitness Journals. He is an editorial member of the AAFPs FP Essentials. He is also in the faculty for University at Sea providing sports medicine CME courses.

Dr. Rodriguez is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, the Pinellas County Medical Association, and the Association of Ringside Physicians.

Dr. Rodriguez is married and has three children. His oldest daughter attends Florida State University. He enjoys playing basketball and tennis but loves to spend his spare time watching his children participate in sports.

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.

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

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.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Jun 01 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Jun 02 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Jun 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jun 04 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Jun 05 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jun 06 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jun 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jun 08 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Silhouette Map

PORTS OF CALL

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.

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Past meets present in Costa Maya. Cruise to Costa Maya and find ancient Maya ruins and mysterious jungles just begging to be explored, as well as private beach clubs and trendy restaurants— all in one place. It’s 250 square miles of paradise packed with entertainment and history, all just 30 miles south of Cancun. The Great Maya Reef just off the coast is the second largest in the world— it’s a must-snorkel spot. Or you can kick back at the port village of Mahahual with an ice-cold michelada— a spicy beer cocktail— in hand. For a culture fix, head to the Kohunlick ruins to see the famous Temple of the Masks.

Cozumel, Mexico - With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - Grand Cayman is where the high life meets island life. Snorkel with stingrays in Stingray City. Treat your inner foodie at eateries established by acclaimed top chefs like Michael Schwartz, or chow down on conch fritters by the seashore. You can even soak up some rays at one of the beaches voted best in the world, Seven Mile Beach. And do it all in the same day.

Celebrity Equinox

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.

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Suite/Deluxe

Royal Suite, RS Royal Suite (RS)
Unwind in a luxuriously large living and dining area featuring floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, a primary bedroom featuring the luxury king-size mattress, a primary bathroom with a large soaking tub, a separate shower, and double sink vanity, and a spacious private veranda. No matter where you are in this suite, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the sea. Sleeps up to 4. One bedroom, one bathroom. 687 sq ft. with 72 sq. ft. veranda. 
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Celebrity Suite, CS Celebrity Suite (CS)
These two-room suites feature a large living area with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, private veranda, and a primary bedroom with a king-sized bed. Sleeps up to 4. 460 sq. ft. with 51 sq. ft. veranda 
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Aqua Sky Suite, AS Suite/Deluxe Aqua Sky Suite (AS)
The Aqua Sky Suite offers a blend of expansive views and intimate luxury. Enjoy exclusive access to Luminae and the private lounge, unlimited access to the Persian Garden, complimentary dining at Blu, and a personal spa concierge. Sleeps up to 4. 319 sq. ft. with 79 sq. ft. balcony.
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Penthouse Suite, PS Suite/Deluxe Penthouse Suite (PS)
The retreat includes stunning accommodations, a private restaurant, and exclusive lounge and sundeck that rivals a high-end resort. Sleeps up to 6. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms. 1378 sq ft. with 197 sq. ft. veranda.
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Sky Suite, S1 Suite/Deluxe Sky Suite (S1)
The Sky Suite offers a blend of expansive views and intimate luxury. Enjoy exclusive access to Luminae and the private lounge. Sleeps up to 4. 319 sq. ft. with 79 sq. ft. balcony.
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Sunset Sky Suite, SS Suite/Deluxe Sunset Sky Suite (SS)
The Sunset Sky Suite offers a blend of expansive views and intimate luxury. Enjoy exclusive access to Luminae and the private lounge, and beautiful panoramic views at the rear of the ship, perfect for viewing sunsets. Sleeps up to 4. 319 sq. ft. with 79 sq. ft. balcony.
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Ultra Deluxe Veranda Stateroom, UV Suite/Deluxe Ultra Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (UV)
Ample indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. Relax in a spacious lounge and enjoy amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. Your personal veranda lets you greet the day, enjoy fresh sea breezes, and soak in breathtaking sunsets. Each veranda stateroom includes world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $306.41 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30+ days before sailing date - 75% Refund ; 7-29 days before sailing date - 50% Refund; Less than 7 days before sailing date - No Refund

Cruise Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our agents 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.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


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