Emergency Medicine CME Eastern Caribbean Cruise, from Fort Lauderdale,FL, December 20 - 27, 2015
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Emergency Medicine

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Fort Lauderdale, FL
December 20 - 27, 2015

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

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

Course Fees:
$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$550 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

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
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:

  • Stroke I: Epidemiology & Pathophysiology of Acute Stroke. Correlating physical exam, stroke score and associated vascular lesion.
  • Stroke II: Outliers, TIA, Wake up Stroke, Stuttering stroke and the use of advanced imaging to guide lytic therapy decisions.
  • Stroke III: Endovascular Therapies, Mechanical Thrombectomy, Flow Diversion, & Stent guided coiling.
  • Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation: Strategies for Initiation, Weaning and Release.
  • Sepsis Update: Evolution of Early Goal Directed Therapy, Implications of ProCESS, & ARISE Trials.
  • Tele-consultation & Stroke Evaluation: There’s and app for that.
  • Evaluation of Chest Pain in the Emergency Department
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome- STEMI and NSTEMI Updates in Clinical Management 2015
  • Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Principles of ED Stabilization and Management
  • Atrial Fibrillation- Dilemmas in the Emergency Department
  • Congenital Heart Disease- All Grown Up
  • Venous Thromboembolic Disease- Admission and Discharge Algorithms
  • Oral Antiplatelet and Anticoagulants: Which is What and What is for Whom?
  • Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring

Emergency Critical Care Case Conference: Audience Participation of Cases drawn from this week’s Topics:

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this session the participants will:
  • Know cerebral vascular anatomy, and be able to relate stroke score to involved artery and location of the vascular lesion.
  • Understand strategies for giving lytic therapy for “ wake up stroke”.
  • Understand how to interpret CTP, CTA and define the penumbra.
  • Know the role of MRA an MRI in the evaluation of acute stroke.
  • Understand the parameters involved in the decision to give lytic therapy in stroke patients.
  • Know the indications for mechanical thrombectomy.
  • Know the risks, benefits and alternatives for each therapy.
  • Know the indications and contraindications for NIPPV, (CPAP and BiPAP)
  • Understand how to select initial ventilator settings.
  • Know how to evaluate response to NIPPV treatment
  • Know when/how to wean and release a patient from NIPPV.
  • Understand the initial response to EGDT in sepsis treatment.
  • Know the impact of changes supported by large recent clinical trials.
  • Understand the implications of and response to severe sepsis.
  • Understand contemporary definition of a TIA.
  • Understand the appropriate workup of a TIA.
  • Know the indications for admission versus outpatient evaluation of a TIA.
  • Understand the comorbidities associated with TIA.
  • Understand the current state of telemedicine.
  • Know the role of telemedicine evaluation of stroke.
  • Understand the cost benefit analysis for using telemedicine.
  • Understand the legal issues associated with telemedicine consultation.
  • Understand the various presentations of chest pain
  • Appropriately risk stratify using newer risk scores (ie HEART)
  • provide algorithms and protocols for Chest Pain evaluation including stress, nuclear and CT modalities
  • Recognize STEMI and NSTEMI ekgs and presentations
  • Appropriately treat STEMI and NSTEMI, including reducing door-to-needle/balloon times
  • Review up to date guidelines on management modalities
  • Understand the various presentations of heart failure
  • Familiarize with NIPPV modalities to assist airway
  • Review medications to maximize improvement in the ED
  • Review literature on rate vs rhythm control strategies
  • Provide algorithms and tools for safe DC from the ED
  • Understand scoring criteria for anticoagulation and balance safely with bleeding risk
  • Recognize presentations of Adult CHD patients
  • Review EKG findings of these patients
  • Discuss management strategies of complication of CHD patients
  • Review the pathophysiology of DVT and PE
  • Provide risk scoring tools such as Wells and PESI to appropriately identify at-risk patients
  • Review the Thoracic Society guidelines for safe discharge and medical management principles
  • Review novel antiplatelet and anticoagulation agents
  • Discuss pharmacological differences including bioavailability and reversal methods


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
Kevin L. Ferguson MD FACEP
Dr. Ferguson is currently Professor of Emergency Critical Care Medicine at Cobia Delta Medical Center in Visalia, California , where he is also Medical Director for the Stroke Program, associate program director for the Emergency Medicine residency program, and Chair of the Internal Review Board at cobia.

He has academic appointment as Professor of Emergency Critical Care Medicine at the University of California Irvine, and the American University Antigua. He has lectured extensively on topics in emergency critical care as well as international & global health medicine.

Dr. Ferguson is an emergency intensivist physician and a graduate of University Michigan medical school. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Martin Luther King LA County medical center in 1988. He also complete a critical care Fellowship at State University of New York in Syracuse in 1991. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Board Eligible in Critical Care Medicine. He was a member of the founding faculty in emergency medicine at the University of Michigan from 1991 through 1997. He joined the faculty at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 2001 and founded the emergency medicine residency program at UF. He also founded the emergency medicine track for the critical care Fellowship at University of Florida with the Department of anesthesiology. At that time, he held a dual appointment in emergency medicine and anesthesiology critical care and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010. He was a member of the University of Florida's NASA medical support team from 2001 until the end of the shuttle program in 2011; during the last three years, he was medical director of the medical support team. At the University of Florida, he was recognized as a master educator in medical education and twice received exemplary teacher awards from University of Florida. He was subsequently inducted as a member of the Society of Teaching Scholars in Medical Education at the University in 2011. Also at the University of Florida, he founded Project Thailand a global health program designed to teach students and residents topics in tropical medicine and global health, as well as bring primary medical care to the hill tribes people of northern Thailand.

He enjoys attending concerts, hunting sharks teeth on the beach, golf, and international travel.

Preeti Jois MD FACEP

Dr. Jois is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Residency program (Tampa General Hospital). Dr. Jois completed her undergraduate work at the University of Florida and is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine. After completing a residency in emergency medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr. Jois pursued a fellowship focusing specifically on cardiovascular emergencies at the Cleveland Clinic. A diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Jois has authored several papers and studies related to cardiovascular emergencies. Prior to joining USF, Dr. Jois was an assistant professor at the University of Florida Emergency Medicine Residency Program in Gainesville, where she opened UF Health-Shands Hospital's first Chest Pain Evaluation Center and served as its Medical Director. In 2010, she received the UF College of Medicine's Exemplary Teacher Award.

Dr. Jois also serves as Captain in the US Air Force Reserves as part of the Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) with the 920th ASTS at Patrick Air Force Base. She enjoys distance running (marathons/half-marathons), spending time with friends and family, and global-trekking in her personal moments away from work.
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 Dec 20 Fort Lauderdale, Florida - 5:00pm
Mon Dec 21 Nassau, Bahamas 7:00am 2:00pm
Tue Dec 22 Cruising
Lectures: 8:00 am - 12 Noon
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- -
Wed Dec 23 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 10:00am 7:00 PM
Thu Dec 24 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00am 5:00pm
Fri Dec 25 Cruising - -
Sat Dec 26 Cruising
Lectures: 8:00 am - 12 Noon
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- -
Sun Dec 27 Fort Lauderdale, FL 6:15 am -

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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
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Owner's Suite (OS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, shower and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs. (569 sq. ft., balcony 246 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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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa. (371 sq. ft., balcony 114 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 to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, sitting area with table and sofa. (287 sq. ft., balcony 78 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 (D7) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D6) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Boardwalk View Stateroom with Balcony (B2) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 47 sq. ft.)
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Central Park View Stateroom with Balcony (C2) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, central park view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50 sq. ft.
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Central Park View Stateroom (CV) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Central Park view bay window. (194 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.
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.
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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.