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Topics in Primary Care and Rheumatology

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from San Juan, Puerto Rico to San Juan, Puerto Rico
October 27 - November 03, 2018

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<em> Celebrity Summit</em>
Celebrity Summit

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Topics:
  1. Primary Care Treatment of Essential Hypertension: A 2018 Update
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to customize their treatment approach in the essential hypertension patient and maximize the percent of patients treated who reach goal blood pressure.
  2. Atrial Fibrillation: What the Primary Care Practitioner Needs to Know
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the newest information regarding atrial fibrillation and describe the role of anti-arrhythmics in the management of the disease.
  3. Thromboembolic Disease in Primary Care: Focus on the New Anticoagulants
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the role of the new oral anticoagulants and describe any relevant differences between the available agents.
  4. Asthma and COPD: New Recommendations and Treatment Options
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the new recommendations for treatment of patients with asthma and COPD.
  5. Primary Care Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in the era of Increasing Bacterial Resistance
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the treatment options for UTI’s in the era of increasing antimicrobial resistance
  6. Antimicrobial Resistance: Implications for the Primary Care Provider
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to describe the impact of antimicrobial resistance in both gram-negative and gram-positive infections and discuss treatment strategies for common infections.
  7. Osteoporosis: Review of Guidelines and New Therapeutic Options
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to describe the new National Osteoporosis Guidelines and how the recommendations will impact the treatment and prevention strategies in their patients with osteopenia or osteoporosis.
  8. Gout - Management and where we fall short
    • Better manage acute flairs and improve confidence with chronic gout treatment
  9. Back pain - is it inflammatory
    • Identify different presentations of mechanical versus inflamatory back pain
  10. Lupus
    • Recognize the dianostic criteria, lab test and potential triggers for flairs
  11. Monitoring of Rheumatology Drugs -what to watch out for
    • Inform practitioners of common and not so common potential side effects and risks of drugs
  12. Labs and Radiology and their limitations
    • Assess labs and radiology results especially in initial work-up
  13. Clinical approach to Rheumatic Diisease
    • Identifying Arthritis vs. other Musculoskeletal pain and how to work it up
  14. The Pregnant Patient
    • Manage the unique challenges seen in Pregnant Rheumatologic Patients

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

John Gums, PharmD

John Gums, PharmD

Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 

Dr. Gums is a Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine in the Departments of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida. Additionally, he holds the title of Associate Dean for Clinical and Administrative Affairs in the College of Pharmacy. He received his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Subsequently, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Gums is actively involved in teaching both in the College of Pharmacy and the College of Medicine. He has received the Faculty Recognition Award from the College of Pharmacy, Exemplary Teacher Award from the College of Medicine, and twice was selected as Teacher of the Year by the University of Florida, Department of Family Medicine.

He has authored over 200 peered-review articles, 26 continuing education programs, and 24 book chapters. He has given over 110 invited presentations to national and international pharmacy and medical associations. He maintains an active clinical research program, including past funding from the NIH. Currently, he is a co-investigator on numerous NIH-funded trials evaluating the impact and role of pharmacogenomics in the treatment of patients with hypertension.

Dr. Gums maintains membership in ASHP, AACP, and ACCP. He is a member of the Family Medicine Editorial Advisory Council for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, and is a Scientific Editor for the journal Pharmacotherapy. In 1993, he was appointed by the governor as a member of the State of Florida Pharmacy Services and Technical Review panel. In 1997, he received the Outstanding Clinical Practice Award from ACCP. In 2002, Dr. Gums served as a Primary Health Care Policy Fellow through the office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services in Washington DC. And in 2007, he was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Nicole D. Melendez, MD, FACR

Nicole  D. Melendez, MD, FACR

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine (Voluntary Faculty)
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL 

Nicole D Melendez, MD graduated from St Matthews University, completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Missouri- Columbia and her Rheumatology fellowship at Louisiana State University. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She has been practicing Rheumatology in the Tampa Bay area since 2011.

She has a very active practice and is also involved in clinical research.  She's been voluntary faculty at the University of South Florida in the Department of Rheumatology since 2015, and she has a personal interest in nutrition and diet and its impact on rheumatologic disease states.

Accreditation

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 12 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 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

 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.

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.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

 MOC ABIM

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Oct 27 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Sun Oct 28 St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Oct 29 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Oct 30 Roseau, Dominica
Lectures: 4:00pm-6:00pm
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Oct 31 Bridgetown, Barbados
Lectures: 4:00pm-6:00pm
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Nov 01 St. George's, Grenada
Lectures: 4:00pm-6:00pm
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Nov 02 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8-Noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm
- -
Sat Nov 03 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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PORTS OF CALL

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands - St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a tropical dreamland complete with stunning beaches, clear aqua-blue ocean water, a small rain forest and rolling green hillsides. The Danes purchased St. Croix in the 1700s at which time the slave trade and sugar cane fields thrived. Today, the Danish influence is still apparent in the island's architecture and language. Most of the sugar mills lie in ruins. Yet you can still get a taste of the island's history in freshly squeezed sugar cane juice or Cruzan Rum.

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.

Roseau, Dominica - Ecotourists love Dominica's waterfalls, lakes, freshwater swamps and hiking trails. Roseau's brightly painted buildings recall an earlier time in the Caribbean. The 40-acre botanical gardens were founded in 1891 as an annex to London's famous Kew Gardens.

Bridgetown, Barbados - An island some say is more British than Britain. Here, cricket is the national sport and afternoon tea goes without saying. But Barbados is true blue Caribbean as well, with classic sand beaches, and wild monkeys in the jungle.

St. George's, Grenada - St. George's is the capital of Grenada. The city is surrounded by a hillside of an old volcano crater and is on a horseshoe-shaped harbor. The city has significantly developed in recent years, while preserving its history, culture, and natural beauty. It has a moderate tropical climate that ensures the success of spice production. Nutmegs are the most plentiful crop, followed by an array of such spices as cocoa, mace, cloves, vanilla, cinnamon and ginger.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Celebrity Summit

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

Sky Suite, S1 Sky Suite (S1)
When you stay in a Sky Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of private butler service. This includes assistance with unpacking and packing. In-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea. Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Café al Bacio.  Stateroom: 251 sq. ft. Veranda: 57 sq. ft. 
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Celebrity Suite, CS Suite/Deluxe Celebrity Suite (CS)
When you stay in a Celebrity Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of European-style butler service. This includes assistance with unpacking and packing. In-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea. Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Cafe al Bacio. Stateroom: 467 sq. ft. Veranda: 85 sq. ft.
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Penthouse Suite, PS Suite/Deluxe Penthouse Suite (PS)
Master bedroom features: two lower beds convertible to queen-size bed, extra dressing room with vanity, powder room with shower, master marble bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower, separate whirlpool bathtub, and one complimentary dinner for all guests in suite and two complimentary dinners for all guests in suite in a specialty restaurant. Stateroom: 1,432 sq. ft. Veranda 1,098 sq. ft.
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Royal Suite, RS Suite/Deluxe Royal Suite (RS)
With spaces fit for a king or queen, our Royal Suites deliver on style and comfort. Separate living, dining, and sleeping areas provide all the room you need to relax in modern luxury. Enjoy VIP treatment in the exclusive lounge bar serving complimentary cocktails, craft beers and tapas, and savor mouthwatering meals in a private Luminae restaurant. Stateroom: 538 sq. ft. Veranda: 195 sq. ft.
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Sky Suite, S2 Suite/Deluxe Sky Suite (S2)
When you stay in a Sky Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of private butler service. This includes assistance with unpacking and packing. In-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea. Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Café al Bacio.  Stateroom: 251 sq. ft. Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
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Balcony

Concierge Class, C3 Concierge Class (C3)
Concierge Class staterooms are well-appointed, personal retreats located in some of the most-desirable locations on the ship. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. From Priority Check-In — when you're greeted by your Concierge — to the moment you head back home, we're there to assist you. Stateroom: 191 sq. ft. Veranda: 41 sq. ft. 
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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda, 2A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (2A)
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. From thoughtful in-room additions to personalized service, enjoy the signature touches you'll only find when you sail with Celebrity Cruises. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. Veranda: 38 sq. ft. 
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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda, 2A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (2A) Quad
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. From thoughtful in-room additions to personalized service, enjoy the signature touches you'll only find when you sail with Celebrity Cruises. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. Veranda: 38 sq. ft. 
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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda, 2B Balcony Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (2B)
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. From thoughtful in-room additions to personalized service, enjoy the signature touches you'll only find when you sail with Celebrity Cruises. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. Veranda: 38 sq. ft.
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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda, 2C Balcony Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (2C)
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. From thoughtful in-room additions to personalized service, enjoy the signature touches you'll only find when you sail with Celebrity Cruises. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. Veranda: 38 sq. ft.
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AquaClass, A1 Balcony AquaClass (A1)
Celebrity's AquaClass veranda staterooms are perfectly suited for those with a focus on wellness and pure relaxation. Enjoy luxurious spa elements infused into the stateroom experience, savor clean cuisine with priority seating at Blu restaurant, and escape to the Relaxation Room and Persian garden for stunning sea views. Relax with AquaSpa treatments arranged by your personal spa concierge and feel rejuvenated with wellness classes such as meditation and yoga. Stateroom: 195 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
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AquaClass, A2 Balcony AquaClass (A2)
Celebrity's AquaClass veranda staterooms are perfectly suited for those with a focus on wellness and pure relaxation. Enjoy luxurious spa elements infused into the stateroom experience, savor clean cuisine with priority seating at Blu restaurant, and escape to the Relaxation Room and Persian garden for stunning sea views. Relax with AquaSpa treatments arranged by your personal spa concierge and feel rejuvenated with wellness classes such as meditation and yoga. Stateroom: 195 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
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Concierge Class, C1 Balcony Concierge Class (C1)
Concierge Class staterooms are well-appointed, personal retreats located in some of the most-desirable locations on the ship. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. From Priority Check-In — when you're greeted by your Concierge — to the moment you head back home, we're there to assist you. Stateroom: 191 sq. ft. Veranda: 41 sq. ft.
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Concierge Class, C2 Balcony Concierge Class (C2)
Concierge Class staterooms are well-appointed, personal retreats located in some of the most-desirable locations on the ship. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. From Priority Check-In — when you're greeted by your Concierge — to the moment you head back home, we're there to assist you. Stateroom: 191 sq. ft. Veranda: 41 sq. ft.
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Family Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda, FV Balcony Family Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (FV)
Plenty of room for you and the family. 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 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. Stateroom: 271 sq. ft. Veranda: 242 sq. ft.