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Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 28 - April 04, 2020

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Celebrity Equinox

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
10 ½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

COURSE FEES

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The lectures on pulmonary embolism, cerebral ischemic disease and asthma/COPD are intended to bring attendees up to date on current means of assessment and treatment. The lectures on deposition, alcohol treatment and opioid treatment will bring the attendees innovative approaches to these problems including multi-disciplinary team approaches to the management of complex problems including social issues around these problems.

Topics:
  1. Pulmonary embolism
    • Understand the historical context of pulmonary embolism
    • Comprehend the pathophysiology and know some common risk factors
    • Be aware of the clinical features of PE and have a basic understanding of various diagnostic test
    • Gain a therapeutic approach to the treatment of PE and discuss a simplified method in the work-up of PE
    • Attempt to dispel a few "myths" about pulmonary embolism
  2. Cerebral ischemic disease
    • Understand the management of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke
    • Understand the indications and exclusions of IV-tPA in ischemic stroke
    • Understand current diagnostic modalities for ischemic stroke
    • Discuss controversies in acute stoke care
    • Understand the Emergency Department evaluation of TIA
    • To understand risk stratification of TIA
  3. Opioid withdrawal and treatment
    • Review indications for opioid replacement therapy
    • Manage the patient with opioid withdrawal
  4. Alcohol withdrawal
    • Identify criteria for alcohol use disorder
    • Initiate treatment for AUD
  5. Asthma and COPD
    • Distinguish between asthma and COPD
    • Develop testing strategies for patients
    • Outline management options for ED treatment
    • Specify the ventilation management of intubated patients
    • Outline the discharge regimen for asthma and COPD patients
  6. ACS updates
    • Describe the recommended approach to patients with NSTEMI
    • Outline approaches and options in the management of NSTEMI patients
    • Address new recommendations for managing STEMI patients
    • Discuss controversies in the management of STEMI patients
  7. Surviving your deposition
    • Identify common methods of conducting the deposition
    • Review appropriate approaches to deposition tactics
  8. Managing the chronic COPD and acute Pneumonia patient
    • Utilize contemporary management principles in COPD and Pneumonia
  9. Updates in hyperlipidemia management
    • Apply the most recent management guidelines for primary and secondary ASCVD prevention
  10. Prevention and Management of Osteoporosis : The impact on the individual
    • Recognize risk factors for osteoporosis and apply evidence-based screening.
    • Additionally describe the importance of aggressive treatment of Osteoporosis.
  11. Current Evidence in Obesity Management
    • Define how the latest guidelines apply to the practical evaluation and treatment of patients who are obese;including weight management pharmacotherapy
  12. Atrial Fibrillation Management: Impacting Quality of Life and Stroke Risk
    • Interpret practice guidelines for atrial fibrillation and identify appropriate anticoagulation strategies for atrial fibrillation
  13. Dermatologic diseases of aging skin for nondermatologic practioners
    • Identify and apply treatment principles for common non-cancerous skin and nail disorders in the older patient
  14. 2020 Hypertension Guidelines and Controversies
    • Recognize the principles of and the evidence for pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic managment of the hypertensive patient

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

Charles L. Emerman, MD

Charles L. Emerman, MD

Professor and Chairman of Emergency Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Quality 
MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Emerman trained in Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital. He has been Chairman of Emergency Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center for more than 30 years and served as Chairman of Emergency Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for 10 years. 

Dr. Emerman has been an examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine for the past 20 years. He has been an active researcher in the areas of pulmonary and cardiac disease with more than 100 peer reviewed publications. His grants total approximately $2 million. Dr. Emerman has been active in the teaching of Emergency Medicine, having founded the residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He has been an active lecturer, providing CME to physicians around the world. 

Paul Lewis, MD, FAAFP, CPE, CPHIMSS, ABPM- CI

Paul Lewis, MD, FAAFP, CPE, CPHIMSS, ABPM- CI

Director of Evidenced Based Medicine
BayCare Health System, Clearwater, Florida;
Chairperson, BayCare Health System Continuing Medical Education Clearwater, Florida;
Past Program Director USF Family Medicine Residency; Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida

After medical school Dr. Lewis joined the U.S. Air Force, completed a transitional internship and spent the next four years at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, where he worked in Aviation Medicine as a Flight Surgeon. He had many positive experiences, ranging from medical care of the pilots and their families to traveling the globe in support of military operations to flying in F-16 fighters.
He then returned to his native Florida as one of six members of the inaugural class of the USF-MPM Family Medicine Residency program in 1998, serving as Chief Resident from 2000-2001. Dr. Lewis joined the faculty after graduation and held the position of Medical Director from 2007 until 2012. During his tenure as Medical Director he led the Turley Family Health Center team in achieving NCQA certification as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. This recognition in 2011 was the 1st Residency Practice Site in the State of Florida to achieve certification. He was also one of the lead Physician Informaticists in the Baycare Health System during the implementation of its inpatient electronic medical record and chaired the Internal Medicine and Critical Care Committees. Additionally, he received the Certified Physician Executive designation in 2013 from the American College of Physician Executives
He has a passion for clinical medicine and has for several years in a row been listed in the Best Doctors in America database as elected by his peers. His clinical interests include informatics, inpatient medicine, geriatrics and dermatology.
In his spare time, he enjoys camping and spending time with his wife and two young daughters. He loves water sports, scuba diving and the local beaches.

Accreditation

 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.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Mar 28 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Mar 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Mar 30 San Juan, Puerto Rico
3:30 pm 11:00 pm
Tue Mar 31 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Apr 01 Samana, Dominican Republic
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Apr 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Apr 03 Nassau, Bahamas
12:30 pm 7:00 pm
Sat Apr 04 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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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.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The vibrant capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan offers something for every traveler — world-famous beaches with crystal clear waters, incredible cuisine, rugged natural beauty and a rich history that goes back 500 years. With its ancient fortresses and colorful colonial-era buildings, San Juan makes it easy to feel as though you’ve slipped into the past. Life moves at a slower pace along the sunny cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, and salsa beats seem to waft perpetually from open windows. If you’re craving a hike, head to El Yunque National Forest. And if you’re more in the mood to unwind, set your sights on the beautiful shores of Isla Verde or El Condado. Mealtime is also an adventure, with so many delicious options to try — from mofongo and pastelon to chillo frito and alcapurrias. Pair every bite with a piña colada — Puerto Rico’s national drink.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

Samana, Dominican Republic - Samana is the Caribbean of 40 years ago. A region that has seemingly shielded itself from the stress and pressures of modern day life. Samana awakens memories of a bygone era with white-sand beaches, coconut-covered mountains, lush tropical rainforests and vibrant coral reefs.

Nassau, Bahamas - Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven— and you can explore its colorful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins, or spot colorful coral on a glass-bottom boat.

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

Penthouse Suite, PS 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 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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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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Celebrity Suite, CS Suite/Deluxe 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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Royal Suite, RS Suite/Deluxe 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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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 $297.50 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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before you cruise

Riverside Hotel

620 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 3330

Relax in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, where world-class restaurants, hopping nightclubs and enchanting courtyards frame the city's only hotel on the trendy Las Olas Boulevard‐the Riverside Hotel.

Seasons Classic Room Standard Executive Tower Standard Executive Tower Balcony
October 1, 2020 - December 25, 2020 Tues-Sat: $139
Sun/Mon $119
Tues-Sat: $169
Sun/Mon $149
Tues-Sat: $189
Sun/Mon $169
December 26, 2020-April 11, 2021 Tues-Sat: $209
Sun/Mon $189
Tues-Sat: $249
Sun/Mon $229
Tues-Sat: $269
Sun/Mon $249
April 12 - May 23, 2021 Tues-Sat: $139
Sun/Mon $119
Tues-Sat: $169
Sun/Mon $149
Tues-Sat: $189
Sun/Mon $169
May 24 - September 30, 2021 Tues-Sat: $109
Sun/Mon $99
Tues-Sat: $139
Sun/Mon $129
Tues-Sat:$159
Sun/Mon $149

These rates are subject to availability. Rooms are based on single or double occupancy, per night, plus 13% tax.
Children under 18 are complimentary when sharing a room. Each additional person 18 years of age and older will be charged an additional $15.00 per room, per night.
Any requests for a rollaway bed are $15.00 per bed, plus tax, per night. Maximum guest room occupancy is four persons.
Should the preferred rate not be available, the best available rate will prevail.

Cambria Suites

141 SW 19th Court
Dania Beach, FL 33004

If you're looking to enhance your cruise vacation from Fort Lauderdale, FL, come in a day early and stay at Cambria Hotel & Suites Fort Lauderdale, Airport South & Cruiseport .
A 4-mile drive from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, this relaxed hotel is also 9 miles from the Port Everglades cruise terminal, and 7 miles from Gulfstream Park's casino and sports venues.

Low preferred rates available through Continuing Education Inc./University at Sea ® :

Date Price
*January 1 - April 3, 2021 *$139.00
April 4 - October 2, 2021 *$89
October 3 - December 31, 2021 *$119.00
*Black Out Dates: Feb. 12-14, 2021 & Oct 28-31, 2021
The above rates are based upon availability and subject to change. All rates are subject to applicable sales and occupancy tax, currently 13%.

INCLUDED IN THE RATE:
  • WIFI in sleeping rooms and public spaces
  • Complimentary Airport Transportation from 5:00am to 12 Midnight.
  • Self-Parking at no charge while staying at the hotel, extended stay parking is $8.00 per day per vehicle
INCLUDED CAMBRIA:
  • King or Queen Bed
  • In Room Coffee Maker
  • Microwave and Refrigerator
  • Sofa Bed
  • Flat Screen
  • In room save
Check-In/Check Out

Check in time is 3:00pm and checkout is 11:00am

**Available at Cambria, Gourmet Bistro serving an Ala Carte Breakfast. tax.
Full service Bar & Restaurant also opens for Cocktails and Dinner at 5pm. Restaurant and bar options are subject to COVID19 safety regulations.

Fort Lauderdale Marriot Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 USA

Discover our vibrant beach hotel in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa invites guests to embrace beachfront living in style. Nestled along a quarter-mile stretch of pristine private beach, our hotel effortlessly blends laid-back tropical tranquility with signature Marriott service. Enjoy our perfect location near the shops, dining and nightlife of Las Olas Boulevard. Benefit from or close proximity to Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

After a busy day of travel, rejuvenate in our updated guest rooms and suites, many of which feature private balconies to soak in waterfront views. Dive into our lagoon-style pool, spend the day jet skiing and snorkeling, or pamper yourself at our luxury spa. Showcasing an array of unique restaurants, our resort offers ample opportunities for culinary adventures.

Ask your CEI agent for details and availability.

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