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Cardiology Essentials and Case Studies
Co-Provided with Renaissance School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

8-Night Italy, Greece, and France Cruise
from Athens (Piraeus), Greece to Barcelona, Spain
October 17 - 25, 2022
Royal Caribbean's <em>Jewel of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
10 Credits are live, and 4 are pre-classroom.

COURSE FEES

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

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Objectives: To provide the physician with a working knowledge of clinically relevant and up-to-date topics using a combined lecture and case study approach. This review will provide a practical overview of commonly encountered problems in clinical cardiology, focusing on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

For each topic, cardiology essentials will be reviewed and illustrative cases explored and discussed. Participants will be invited to share their clinical experiences, concerns, and insights.

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to define treatment objectives of primary and secondary prevention based on clinical assessment; recognize non-traditional markers for coronary artery disease risk; describe differences in prevention, diagnosis, treatment in women; identify the indication, utility, and findings of non-invasive cardiac testing; describe the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of chronic and unstable coronary artery disease (including myocardial infarction and its complications); consider the appropriate use of medical treatment, catheterization, angioplasty and surgical revascularization in the management of coronary artery disease; interpret basic EKG abnormalities; recognize and treat common cardiac arrhythmias; understand the changing objectives of congestive heart failure treatment; diagnose and treat valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, and non-cardiac vascular disease.

Ideal candidates for this seminar include physicians as well as other health care professionals involved in the daily management of cardiac patients in the office, clinic, or hospital settings.

Agenda

DATE TIME TOPICS
July 20 9:00 am -10:00 am
10:00 am -10:15 am
10:15 am -11:15 am
11:15 am -12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Primary & Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
Break
Emerging Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
Women and Heart Disease Diagnosis & Management of Coronary Heart Disease
Lunch
New Strategies in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes
Break
Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction and its Complications
July 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
10:15 am - 11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Advances in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
Break
Interventional Cardiology: Indications, Outcomes & New Frontiers
Changes in Cardiac Surgical Revascularization
Lunch
EKG Review and Case Studies
Diagnosis and Management of Vavular Heart Disease
Break
Cardiomyopathies & Pericardial Disease
Topics:
  • Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
  • Emerging Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
  • Women and Heart Disease
  • Diagnosis & Management of Coronary Heart Disease
  • New Strategies in the Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction and its Complications
  • Advances in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
  • Interventional Cardiology: Indications, Outcomes & New Frontiers
  • Changes in Cardiac Surgical Revascularization
  • EKG Review and Case Studies
  • Diagnosis and Management of Vavular Heart Disease
  • Cardiomyopathies & Pericardial Disease
  • Diagnosis & Treatment of non-Cardiac Vascular Disease
Objectives:
Participants will be invited to share their clinical experiences, concerns, and insights.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
  • Define treatment objectives of primary and secondary prevention based on clinical assessment
  • Recognize non-traditional markers for coronary artery disease risk
  • Describe differences in prevention, diagnosis, treatment in women
  • Identify the indication, utility, and findings of non-invasive cardiac testing
  • Describe the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of chronic and unstable coronary artery disease (including myocardial infarction and its complications)
  • Consider the appropriate use of medical treatment, catheterization, angioplasty and surgical revascularization in the management of coronary artery disease
  • Interpret basic EKG abnormalities
  • Recognize and treat common cardiac arrhythmias
  • Understand the changing objectives of congestive heart failure treatment
  • Diagnose and treat valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, and non-cardiac vascular disease

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

William E. Lawson, MD, FACCP, FACC, FSCAI

Professor of Medicine
Director, Heart Center Outcomes Research
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program 

Dr. William Lawson graduated from Rutgers Medical School in 1977. Dr. Lawson has been at SUNY, Stony Brook since 1980, where he is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. At Stony Brook he has acted as Chief of Cardiology, Director of Echocardiography, Non-Invasive, Invasive, and Preventive Cardiology. He is currently Director of Cardiac Outomes Research and Preventive Cardiology. Dr. Lawson is a practicing interventional cardiologist and Director of the Interventional Cardiology fellowship program at Stony Brook.

Dr. Lawson is ABIM certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology and is a Fellow of the ACC, ACCP, SCAI, ACA. He has broad expertise and interest in the field of cardiovascular disease and is actively involved in the teaching and mentoring of physicians and allied health care professionals at SUNY, Stony Brook.

Accreditation

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Mon Oct 17 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
- 5:00 pm
Tue Oct 18 Santorini, Greece
Educational Sessions: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Oct 19 Katakolon, Greece
Educational Sessions: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Oct 20 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Educational Sessions: 7:00am - 9:00am
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Oct 21 Salerno, Italy (Amalfi Coast)
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 22 Ajaccio, Corsica
Educational Sessions: 7:00am - 11:00am
11:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun Oct 23 Villefranche (Nice), France
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Oct 24 Sete, France
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Oct 25 Barcelona, Spain
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - As the capital of Greece and one of Europe’s most bustling cities, Athens is powered by 5,000 years of history. At night, the city of Athens glows from afar, light reflecting off the ancient ruins. Today travelers flock from around the world to experience its history while on cruises from Athens. After all, the art, theatre, architecture, and philosophy of Athens had ripple effects through the fabric of entire civilizations.

Santorini, Greece -

Santorini, Greece

Here on the island of Santorini, you'll find a classic Greek seascape‐whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo.

Katakolon, Greece - Explore the site of the very first Olympic Games! Ancient Olympia is a short drive from Katakolon to see where the sacred flame is still lit every Olympic year. Wonder at the ruins of the awesome Temple of Zeus.

Catania, Sicily, Italy - Catania is one of the major cities in Sicily and is located on the island's eastern coast between Taormina and Syracuse (see Sicily map). Catania is on a major rail line and has an airport with flights to and from mainland Italy and other European cities. Catania Top Sights: Greek and Roman Archeological Park with remains of an amphitheater, Odeon, Greek acropolis, Roman forum, catacombs, and baths.

Salerno, Italy (Amalfi Coast) - Framed by Mount Vesuvius along a dramatic skyline, the 2,800 year-old port city of Naples is chock full of historical sites, churches, and museums that make it an incredible place for you to explore. And in the region where pizza was first invented, you know the food is going to be incredible. Just 35 miles down the coast, Salerno offers you a rich history but also boasts a marvelous collection of parks, natural wonders, and unique vantage points to take in the beauty of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Two cities. One incredible stretch of Italian coastline.

Ajaccio, Corsica - Ajaccio's monuments and squares celebrate Napoleon Bonaparte, its most famous native son. The elegant city delights with its mix of Italianate charm, Gallic style and Corsican culture against a stunning backdrop of rugged mountains.

Villefranche (Nice), France - Villefranche is your gateway to the one-of-a-kind French Riviera, home to Monte Carlo, Cannes and Nice. Shaded by jagged mountains touching deep blue shores, Villefranche offers sunny beaches, sophisticated resort cities, quaint red-roofed villages and spectacular views.

Sete, France - Located in the Mediterranean Sea, the port of Sete, France is a town with a cosmopolitan flair and down-to-earth ambience. The city is sure to delight its visitors with its sidewalk cafes, lighthouse, canals, and hilltop church.

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 your time here.

Royal Caribbean's Jewel 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.

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Suite/Deluxe

Junior Suite with Balcony, J3 Junior Suite with Balcony (J3)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed and private bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 299 sq. ft. Balcony: 66 sq. ft. 
$2,193.00
Our Agents ALWAYS check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking.
Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom, OS Suite/Deluxe Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (OS)
Queen-size bed, bathroom with whirlpool tub, double sink and bidet. Separate living area with a double sofa bed. Sleeps up to 4 people. Stateroom: 512 sq. ft. Balcony: 66 sq. ft
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Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom, OT Suite/Deluxe Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom (OT)
All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone.
These large suites offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living area with a sofa bed.
Two sets of two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
One double sofa bed
Two Pullman beds
  • Stateroom: 584 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 191 sq. ft.
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Balcony

Oceanview with Balcony, 4D Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft. 
$595.00
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Oceanview with Balcony, 1D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (1D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 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, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 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, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
$329.00
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Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (1N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 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: 170 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 4N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (4N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 8N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (8N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
$210.00
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Interior Stateroom, 1V Inside Interior Stateroom (1V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 6V Inside Interior Stateroom (6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 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 $330.99 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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