Emergency Medicine CME Bahamas Cruise from New Jersey aboard the Quantum of the Seas - March 13-21, 2015
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Emergency Medicine

8-Night Bahamas Cruise Conference
from Cape Liberty, New Jersey
March 13 - 21, 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.

Royal Caribbean's Breathtaking Quantum of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
13.75 AAFP Prescribed Credits
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, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Advanced ECGs – Shocking Arrhythmia
  2. New Street Drugs of Abuse
  3. Acute Pain Management
  4. Headaches that Kill
  5. Severe Skin Infections – Peeling It All Apart
  6. Vascular Emergencies – Code Reds to Care About
  7. Commonly Missed Orthopedic X-Rays
  8. Advanced ECG interpretation – Ischemia
  9. Urologic Emergencies in the E.D.
  10. Anaphylaxis in the office
  11. Approach to syncope/presyncope
  12. Hypertension in the office: urgency or crisis?
  13. Can’t breath – An evidence-based approach to acute asthma, COPD, and pulmonary edema
  14. Non-evidence-based E.D. Interventions in the E.D. that We Need to Abandon
Objectives:
  • Identify subtle ECG changes to detect early MI
  • Recognize the importance of history in the identification of an acute MI
  • Use proper strategies to reduce the amount of missed MIs
  • Recognize the most frequent X-rays missed by ED health care professionals
  • Understand the factors that lead to misinterpretation of X-rays
  • Learn about some radiographic signs that allows one to mitigate the rate of misses, and apply tools learned to reduce the miss rate
  • Critically examine some traditional clinical practices in the ED, and provide convincing arguments to abandon these practices
  • Change ED practice based on evidence
  • Discuss the management of anaphylaxis in the ED
  • Recognize how the management can be safely initiated in the office
  • Elaborate a strategic approach to investigating the allergic patient in the office
  • Recognize the importance of history in the diagnosis of the etiologies of syncope
  • Apply risk stratification tools to help manage the syncope patient
  • Discuss and elaborate an efficient strategic approach to investigations
  • Elaborate the classification of hypertensive emergencies
  • Discuss the algorithmic approach to managing hypertensive crisis in the ED and the office
  • Elaborate a list of appropriate therapies for the office
  • Elaborate a strategic approach to managing acute dyspnea
  • Elaborate a list of therapies for the management of acute asthma, COPD, and pulmonary edema
  • Recognize when advanced measures are needed
  • Gain an awareness of and recognize Brugada Syndrome, prolonged QT, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndromes in syncope patients
  • Remember to always check the rhythm… even when STEMI is glaring
  • Recognize subtle presentations of Complete Heart Block
  • Learn about New Street Drugs, such as Bath Salts, Spice, Salvia, etc. and discuss their management in acute overdoses
  • Learn about new ways in which abusers are using old drugs and their problems (ie. Fentanyl patches, Levamisole in cocaine, OxyNeo)
  • Discuss strategies for administering analgesia in the ED
  • Recognize that Demerol (meperidine) and Codeine are outdated drugs with many side effects
  • Introduce Ketamine as both analgesia and dissociative agent for Procedural Sedation
  • Refreshing knowledge and clinical presentation of dangerous headaches such as Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Temporal Arteritis, Cerebral Venous Thrombosis, Carotid/Vertebral Artery Dissection, Pseudotumour Cerebri
  • Discussing new evidence and controversial approaches to investigation of the Thunderclap Headache
  • Learn to look for subtle features of Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Distinguishing the management of TENS, SJS, and Erythema Multiforme
  • How to manage minor skin infections like Erysipelas, Furuncles and MRSA infections
  • Understand that vascular emergencies are great masqueraders and have a wide range of clinical presentations
  • Remember to consider vascular causes for many somatic complaints such as chest pain, back pain, limb ischemia and neurological abnormalities
  • Learn to recognize serious injuries that may have negative / normal Xrays such as Scaphoid fracture, DRUJ injury, Lisfranc injury and Maisonneuve injury
  • Learn to recognize subtle Xray findings of occult pneumothorax, scapholunate dissociation, Triquetrum fractures, etc.

This Live activity, Emergency Medicine Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of 03/13/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.75 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
Vukiet Tran, M.D., FCFP, MHSc, MBA, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Division, DFCM, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Tran has been in practice in both family medicine and emergency medicine for 13 years and has lectured extensively at local, regional, national and international levels. Dr. Tran has been an ACLS instructor for more than 10 years and is a POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound) instructor for more than 4 years. His interests are in ultrasound in emergency medicine, cardiovascular emergencies, ECG interpretation, emergency radiology, professional development, and healthcare business innovation.



Boon H. Chang M.D., C.C.F.P.(EM), Lecturer, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto.

Dr. Chang is dual board certified in both family medicine and emergency medicine. He is currently practicing in both an urban and rural emergency medicine setting. Dr. Chang is also certified by the Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Society (CEUS) and is an ATLS Instructor Candidate. He has taught at all levels of medical education. His interests are in medical education and wilderness medicine.

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
Fri Mar 13 Cape Liberty, New Jersey - 4:00pm
Sat Mar 14 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
- -
Sun Mar 15 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 1:00pm
- -
Mon Mar 16 Port Canaveral, Florida 6:30am 9:00pm
Tue Mar 17 Cococay, Bahamas 9:00am 5:00pm
Wed Mar 18 Nassau, Bahamas 8:00am 5:00pm
Thu Mar 19 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 1:00pm
- -
Fri Mar 20 At Sea Cruising
- -
Sat Mar 21 Cape Liberty, New Jersey 7:00am -

Ports of Call
Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ - Cape Liberty Cruise Port is located on the New York Harbor in Bayonne, New Jersey, and is just seven miles from New York City and three miles from Newark Liberty International Airport. Its waterfront location and convenience to the Big Apple allows visitors easy access to everything New York City has to offer along with providing visitors access to the historic roots of Northern New Jersey. Convenient guest parking is located adjacent to the cruise terminal.
Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.
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
Port Canaveral, Florida - Port Canaveral lies just 35 miles east of Orlando, along the 72 miles of pristine beaches known as Florida's Space Coast. Besides its close proximity to Orlando's theme parks, you'll find space-age attractions of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

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.

Quantum 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
ACCOMMODATIONS
PER PERSON
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 (D3) - 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 (D4) - 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 (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 (D8) - 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 -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (L) - 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, 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.
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.