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

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Norwegian Cruise Lines's One of a Kind  NCL’s <em> Pride of America</em>
NCL’s Pride of America

Hawaiian Islands Cruise from Honolulu, Hawaii
February 18 - 25, 2012

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Course Fees:
Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $450
Course Fee Cancellation Policy
30 days or more - 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
Internists, Family Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Purpose: 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.
Feb. 18
2:30-3:30 pm Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
3:30-4:30 pm Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease

Feb. 20
4:00-5:00 pm Emerging Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
5:00-6:00 pm Women and Heart Disease
6:00-7:00 pm Diagnosis & Management of Coronary Artery Disease

Feb. 21
5:00-6:00 pm New Strategies in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes
6:00-7:00 pm Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction and its Complications

Feb. 22
5:00-6:00 pm Advances in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
6:00-7:00 pm Interventional Cardiology: Indications, outcomes, new frontiers

Feb. 24
1:00- 2:00 pm Changes in Cardiac Surgical Revascularization
2:00-3:00 pm EKG Review and Case Studies
3:00-4:00 pm Diagnosis and Management of Valvular Heart Disease
4:00-5:00 pm Cardiomyopathies & Pericardial Disease
5:00-6:00 pm Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Cardiac Vascular Disease
Objectives: 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.
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.
William E. Lawson, M.D., 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.
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.

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)™. Physicians should only claim 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 aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
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
Sat Feb 18
Honolulu, Hawaii
Lectures 2:30pm-4:30pm
Sun Feb 19
Kahului (Maui), Hawaii (overnight)
Mon Feb 20
Kahului (Maui), Hawaii
Lectures 4:00pm-7:00pm
Tue Feb 21
Hilo, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
Wed Feb 22
Kona, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
Thu Feb 23
Nawiliwili (Kauai), Hawaii (overnight)
Fri Feb 24
Nawiliwili (Kauai), Hawaii
Lectures 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sat Feb 25
Honolulu, Hawaii

Ports of Call
Hilo, Hawaii - Gaze up from this charming town and see snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano. It's just one of the scenic marvels in this exotic greenhouse of lush tropical plants, towering banyan trees, thundering falls and enough flowers to fill a rainbow. Arid deserts, steaming fissures and volcanoes that blow their tops are just as impressive.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Combine the languid allure of the tropics with big-city sophistication, then add the spirit of aloha, and you've got Honolulu. This Pacific crossroads features museums, dazzling beaches, historic Pearl Harbor and spectacular sunrises over Diamond Head. Gardenias and jasmine blanket the air with a heady fragrance, and pink sunsets cast a magical glow over fabled Waikiki Beach.
Kona, Hawaii - The sun-blessed Kona coast stretches 80 miles along macadamia nut orchards, famous coffee plantations and some of the most important sites in Hawaiian history. Captain Cook came ashore here and died at the hands of angry natives. The coast is also famous for water sports, and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is a world-renowned annual event.
Maui, Hawaii - Once the center of the notorious Yankee Pacific whaling fleet, today Lahaina's historic grog shops and ship chandleries have been transformed into fashionable boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Other popular optional shore excursions: a humpback whale search; Haleakala Crater, so vast it could swallow Manhattan, skyscrapers and all; the heavenly road to Hana and the seven sacred pools.
Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii - The Garden Isle, Kauai receives the most rainfall of all the Hawaiian Islands, which leads to lush vegetation and elegant hibiscus blossoms, as well as a huge canyon carved by wind and water erosion. Marvel at the narrow paths worn by the ancient Menehunes into the cliffsides of the steep Na Pali Coast, unmarred by roads and unapproachable except by foot trail or helicopter.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.

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.
Cruise Pricing

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

Owner's Suite - Living room, dining room, private balcony with hot tub, separate bedroom with king-size bed and walk-in-closet, CD/DVD library, two TVs, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower and guest bathroom. Butler service and concierge included.
Call for availability
Two Bedroom Deluxe Family Suite with Balcony - Living room, private balcony, two separate bedrooms-one with a king-size bed and walk-in-closet and one with two lower beds, two TVs, two bathrooms-one with bath and shower. Butler service and concierge available.
Call for availability
Balcony Stateroom - Two lower beds, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a private balcony
OceanView Stateroom - Two lower beds that convert to a queen, sitting area in most, picture window, double or single French window
Interior Stateroom - Two lower beds convertible to 1-queen
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $288.45 - $305.99 per person
Deposit $250.00 per person
(Cruise reserves right to add a Fuel Supplement to the above prices)

Cancellation Penalties vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for this 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.
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.
Please 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 below. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.