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Sports Medicine

Norwegian Cruise Lines's Fabulous Norwegian Gem
Norwegian Gem

9-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference from New York, New York
January 11 - 20, 2014

14 AMA PRA Category 1 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.

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.
Bradley J. Monteleone, BSc, MSc, PhD, MD, CCFP, Fellowship and Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dr Monteleone provides Sport Medicine care for patients at the LifeMark Health Sport Medicine Centre in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. As Executive Director of Research for LifeMark Health, Dr Monteleone conducts his research activities at Banff Sport Medicine, Banff, Alberta, Canada, and LifeMark Health Sport Medicine Centre, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. In addition, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Research in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Dr Monteleone received his Medical Degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He received a Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine in Ottawa, Ontario. Dr Monteleone completed his Fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine and then received his PhD in Biomechanics at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

Carlos R.Rodriguez, M.D., FAAFP,

Dr. Rodriguez is the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship and Assistant Director to the Family Residency Program at Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg. Dr. Rodriguez received his B.A. in Biology from Harvard University in 1989. He completed his medical degree at the Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, IL in 1993. Following medical school Dr. Rodriguez completed a General Surgery Internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. He then joined the United States Navy where he served as General Medical Officer on the USS Shreveport, the Naval Base in Norfolk and the Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia from 1994 to 1997. After completing his active duty commitment he remained in the United States Naval Reserve until 2002 when he was Honorably Discharged.

Dr. Rodriguez completed his Family Medicine Residency Program at The Medical Center of Central Georgia/Mercer University School of Medicine in 2001 where he served as Chief Resident during his final year and received the Resident Teacher of the Year Award. He then proceeded to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Bayfront Medical Center. After finishing the fellowship program Dr. Rodriguez remained in the Tampa Bay area in private practice and later joined Community Health Centers of Pinellas where he served as Director of the Family Medicine Department and Chair of the National Electronic Health Records Committee for Health Choice Networks.

Dr. Rodriguez has served as a team physician and provided medical coverage for many local sports in the Tampa Bay area. These activities include the Tampa Bay Rays, Eckerd College and University of South Florida sports, St. Anthony's Triathlon, St. Petersburg Parrots, Seminole High School, Chargers Soccer Club, Indian Rocks Christian School and the Tampa Bay Storm. He is also a licensed professional ringside physician and provides medical coverage for professional boxing and mixed martial arts in Florida.

Dr. Rodriguez is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, the Florida Medical Association, the Pinellas County Medical Association, and the Association of Ringside Physicians.

Dr. Rodriguez is married and has three children. He enjoys playing golf and tennis but loves to spend his spare time watching his son play club soccer and his daughters participate in competitive cheerleading.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Adolescent Back Pain
  2. Ankle Joint Complex Injuries
  3. Concussion in Sport
  4. Exercise-Induced Lower Leg Pain
  5. Knee Injuries
  6. Shoulder Injuries
  7. Non-Surgical Management of Knee OA
  1. Identify the common causes of adolescent back pain and be able to apply the appropriate management strategies.
  2. Review about the biomechanics of ankle joint complex injuries and how this effects the management of chronic ankle instability.
  3. Identify all the symptoms related to concussions and how to appropriately manage these patients.
  4. Review the common causes of exercise-induced lower leg pain and how to management each of these conditions.
  5. Perform a focused history and physical examination of knee injuries.
  6. Discuss more about the different imaging techniques that are available for common shoulder injuries.
  7. List the different management strategies for patients with knee osteoarthritis.
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.

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.

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.

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

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 Credits™ as needed aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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 Jan 11
New York, New York
Welcome Reception - Families and guests invited
January 11, 2014 6:00 - 7:00 pm Location TBA
Sun Jan 12
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00-5:00pm
Mon Jan 13
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon
Tue Jan 14
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Wed Jan 15
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Thu Jan 16
St. Thomas, USVI
Fri Jan 17
Samana, Dominican Republic
Sat Jan 18
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon; 1:30-4:30pm
Sun Jan 19
At Sea Cruising
Mon Jan 20
New York, New York

Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.