Emergency Medicine CME Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference aboard the Allure of the Seas - August 3-10, 2014
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Emergency Medicine Review

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas
August 3 - 10, 2014

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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 AAFP Prescribed Credit(s)
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$450 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
EM Physicians, Internists, Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this activity is to review the acute management of traumatic injuries, poisonings and other emergency conditions for physicians.
Topics:
  • Remember that patient ..... using cognitive reasoning principles to avoid bouncebacks
  • CO poisoning
  • Marine trauma
  • Diagnoses at a glance
  • Toxicology
  • Hematology/Oncology emergencies
  • Syndromes you can't afford to miss
  • ECG Patterns that should stop and make you think
  • Ballistics and Firearm Wounds
  • Hot and cold injuries
  • Updates in PE diagnosis and management
  • Syndromes you can't afford to miss
  • ECG Patterns that should stop and make you think
  • Ballistics and Firearm Wounds
Learning objectives:
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Summarize the literature supporting the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Construct management algorithms for the treatment of the CO poisoned patient
  • Describe common marine trauma (bites, stings, hazards)
  • Discuss treatment options for specific marine hazards
  • Appreciate key visual findings associated with many specific illnesses
  • Review the fundamentals of examining and diagnosing the poisoned patient
  • Discuss appropriate strategies for managing the common toxicologic emergencies
  • Analyze some common and interesting cases in which a poisoned patient presented to the emergency department
  • Introduce the listeners to some of the new, and up-and-coming recreational drugs of abuse
  • Discuss a few of the common yet complicated hematologic emergencies
  • Develop a simplified approach to a very complicated topic
  • Analyze some difficult cases in hematology
  • Discuss a few of the common yet complicated oncologic emergencies
  • Develop a simplified approach to a very complicated topic
  • Analyze some difficult cases in oncology patients presenting to the Emergency Department
  • Describe the common presentations of patients with hot and cold injuries
  • Discuss a new understanding of the mechanisms of, and therapies for patients presenting with accidental hyperthermia
  • Discuss a new understanding of the mechanisms of, and therapies for patients presenting with accidental hypothermia
  • Discuss some of the new ideas surrounding the diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism
  • Analyze some common pitfalls when attempting to diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism
  • Describe an easy-to-understand, and practical approach to the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
  • Discuss some of less frequently seen syndromes that are potentially very dangerous if they are not recognized
  • Describe the pattern-recognition approach to help in diagnosing these conditions
  • Explore some cases in which patients presented with these problems
  • Review the many, newly recognized EKG patterns that warrant cath lab activation or timely intervention
  • Discuss appropriate strategies for managing the patients manifesting these abnormal EKGs
  • Analyze some common and interesting cases in which patients with these EKGs presented to the ED
  • Discuss common firearm types—what they are and how they work
  • Describe the many different types of projectiles that can be fired from today’s modern weapons
  • Discuss the common wounding patterns and expected injuries that develop from gunshot wounds

This Live activity, Emergency Medicine Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of 08/03/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
Sorabh Khandelwal, M.D., Assistant Dean for Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine Director of Hyperbaric Medicine, Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

Colin G. Kaide, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM, UHM, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Board-Certified Specialist in Hyperbaric Medicine, Specialist in Wound Care, The Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Accreditation

Accredited 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.


ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
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 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

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

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.

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
Sun Aug 3
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:00pm
Mon Aug 4
Nassau, Bahamas
7:00am
2:00pm
Tue Aug 5
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00 - Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
-
-
Wed Aug 6
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
10:00am
7:00pm
Thu Aug 7
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri Aug 8
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00 - Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
-
-
Sat Aug 9
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Sun Aug 10
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15am
-

Ports of Call
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!
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.
Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

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.

Allure 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.
Cruise Pricing

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

ACCOMMODATIONS
CATEGORY
CEI RATE
Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Owners Suite
Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
Call for Availability
Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Grand Suite
Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 sq. ft.) . Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D4) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Oceanview Stateroom
OceanView Stateroom (F) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Central Park View Stateroom (CV) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), central park view, sitting area, and a private bathroom.
(182 sq. ft.)
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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Inside Stateroom
Large Interior Stateroom( N) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific conference.

PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

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

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

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