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Current Topics in Cardiology, Lipidology, and Emergency Medicine

9-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
January 06 - 15, 2023
Royal Caribbean <em>Voyager of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

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

COURSE FEES

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$795 for Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
$595 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

This educational activity will provide the attendee with relevant knowledge on broad section of topics in Emergency Medicine and reinforce important principles in rapid recognition and management of life threats in the Emergency Department
  1. Male urological emergencies
    • Discuss modern approach to select GU injuries and diseases
  2. CNS infections
    • Discuss common and uncommon CNS infectious emergencies
  3. Allergy/anaphylaxis
    • Enable rapid diagnosis and management of dangerous allergic complications in the Emergency department
  4. Abdominal pain and trauma
    • Underline nuances of evaluation and management of abdominal trauma and important abdominal surgical pathology
  5. Airway management
  6. Resuscitation update
    • Discuss new recommendations in resuscitation of children and adults
  7. ENT emergencies
    • Discuss important ENT emergencies, treatment, and disposition
  8. Management of alcohol withdrawal
    • Familiarity with alternate techniques for managing alcohol withdrawal
These lectures are intended to provide medical care providers interested in the practice of clinical cardiology, the prevention and mangement of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and lipid management a review of the clinical applicability and evidence-base for the most recent standards of care in diagnosis and therapy. These health-care providers function as the captain of the healthcare team in the outpatient and inpatient setting. By coordinating resources amongst mid-level providers, nurses, pharmacists, medical assistants and administrative support staff, the primary care provider can help achieve optimal clinical outcomes for their patients afflicted by cardiovascular diseases. To fulfill this mission, the provider must understand the risks and benefits, costs, clinical pitfalls and limitations of evaluation and treatment strategies advocated by current practice standards and guidelines.

  1. Management of Congestive Heart Failure: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider.
    • Differentiate heart failure due to systolic and diastolic dysfunction.
    • Assess prognosis based upon NYHA class and Ejection Fraction.
    • Apply the evidence-based approach to current pharmacological and advanced device therapy treatment guidelines.
  2. Anticoagulation for Atrial Fibrillation: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Understand the assessment of bleeding and thromboembolic risk for atrial fibrillation.
    • Assess patient candidacy for warfarin and novel oral anticoagulant therapies.
  3. Assessment of acute chest pain: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider
    • Only 30% of patients with acute chest pain have a cardiac etiology; what are best-practice clinical and diagnostic modalities to be used in assessment.
    • Incorporation of cardiac imaging tests in the initial evaluation of chest pain.
  4. Management of Symptomatic Stable CAD: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider.
    • Appreciate in which patients are percutaneous coronary intervention and surgical revascularization are useful.
    • Review novel medical therapies for stable CAD.
  5. Management of Hyperlipidemia: Updated Guidelines for the Primary Care Provider.
    • Review the evidence to support the use of statins for primary and secondary prevention.
    • Review the evidence to support the elimination of non-statin therapy from lipid treatment guidelines.
    • Understand the role of PCSK9 inhibitor therapy and other emerging therapies in management of dyslipidemia.
  6. Cardiac Risk Assessment: Risk calculators and incorporating cardiac imaging.
    • Appreciate the value and limitations of cardiovascular risk calculators.
    • Understand the utility and role of non-invasive arterial imaging modalities.
  7. Statin Intolerance/Resistance: Is the problem the patient or the drug?
    • Understand the physiologic basis and incidence of statin intolerance.
    • . Review of treatment options for patients who are statin intolerant or resistant.

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

Khalid H. Sheikh, MD, MBA, FACC, FNLA, FASE

Khalid H. Sheikh, MD, MBA, FACC, FNLA, FASE

Director of the Health First Institute for Cardiovascular Wellness and Disease Prevention, Cocoa Beach, FL.
Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, College of Medicine, Orlando, FL.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University Global Health Institute, Durham, NC.

Dr. Sheikh is a consulting cardiologist, practicing on the Space Coast of Florida. He serves as Director of the Health First Institute for Cardiovascular Wellness and Disease Prevention. He is engaged in clinical practice, as well as research and teaching. His academic appointments include Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Duke University Global Health Institute, as well Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida.

His clinical interests include preventative cardiology, cardiac imaging, and global cardiac health and wellness. He was voted by the Consumer council of America as one of America’s top cardiologists. Dr. Sheikh speaks at national and international forums about a variety of topics related to his clinical research, cardiovascular diseases and cardiac wellness. He has served as the principal investigator in over 100 national and international clinical trials. He has authored over 150 scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. He is the author of the critically acclaimed heart wellness book, “Don’t Let Your Heart Attack.”

Boris Garber, DO

Boris Garber, DO

Attending Physician MetroHealth Medical center Cleveland, Ohio
Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio

After completing an Emergency Medicine Residency in Stony Brook Medical center in Stony Brook NY, he worked in community Emergency medicine in central Illinois for three years, then was hired to Metrohealth Medical center in 2005.

He is an attending physician in MetroHealth Medical center, faculty in the EMS fellowship, Fellow of American College of Emergency Physicians, Assistant Professor in Case western Reserve School of medicine, and Medical Director for Cuyahoga County College paramedic program.

Accreditation

 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 16 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 16 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 16 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16 (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
Fri Jan 06 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Sat Jan 07 Basseterre, St. Kitts
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Jan 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jan 09 Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Tue Jan 10 Oranjestad, Aruba
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Wed Jan 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jan 12 Bridgetown, Barbados
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jan 13 St. John's, Antigua
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Jan 14 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Jan 15 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

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.  

Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles - Kralendijk is the sleepy capital of Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Antilles. Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime greens. Famous for its diving - the island is surrounded by a Marine Park - Bonaire also offers such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean.

Oranjestad, Aruba - A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes

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. John's, Antigua - Saint John's is the capital of the island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Located in northwestern Antigua, this is a cove of the Caribbean Sea, a major exporter of sugar, rum, cotton, handicrafts, fiber-made items, ceramics and fabrics. The city is also a tourist destination. St. John's skyline, capital and major city in Antigua and Barbuda, is mastered by the baroque magnificence of the St. John's Cathedral's dome and steeple.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - The capital of the Dutch side of St. Maarten is the town of Philipsburg, though St. Maarten is an island with two distinct sides. To the north is the French side, whose capital is Marigot, while Philipsburg sits on the southern part of the island. When exploring on cruises that go to St. Maarten, it’s important to visit both sides to understand their customs and heritage.

You’ll quickly be charmed by all sides of the island. Of course, this Caribbean island is best known for its beaches, like Maho Beach or Great Bay Beach, one of the area’s best snorkeling spots. Sample local seafood or rum during your time in port, which have become symbols of St. Maarten life. There’s just enough to fill the day here, especially if you hop between the French and Dutch beaches.

Royal Caribbean Voyager 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.

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Balcony

Ocean View Balcony, 2D Ocean View Balcony (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Sleeps up to 3 guests. Stateroom: 164 sq. ft. Balcony: 47 sq. ft. 
$1,345.00
Our Agents ALWAYS check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking.
Ocean View Balcony, 4D Balcony Ocean View Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, private balcony and bathroom. Sleeps up to 3 guests. Stateroom: 164 sq. ft. Balcony: 47 sq. ft.
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Outside

Ocean View, 4N Ocean View (4N)
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed; two pullman beds.

Stateroom: 160 sq. ft. 
$1,087.00
Our Agents ALWAYS check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking.
Ocean View, 1M Outside Ocean View (1M)
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed; One double sofa bed.
Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.
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Ocean View, 1N Outside Ocean View (1N)
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed; two pullman beds.

Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.
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Ocean View, 2N Outside Ocean View (2N)
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed; two pullman beds.

Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.
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Ocean View, 3N Outside Ocean View (3N)
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed; two pullman beds.

Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.
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Ocean View, 4M Outside Ocean View (4M)
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed; One double sofa bed.
Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.
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Balcony Stateroom, 6D Outside Balcony Stateroom (6D)
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed; One pullman bed.
Stateroom: 162 sq. ft.
Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
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Balcony Stateroom, 7D Outside Balcony Stateroom (7D)
Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed; One pullman bed.
Stateroom: 162 sq. ft.
Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
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Ocean View, 8N Outside Ocean View (8N)
Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room.
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed; two pullman beds.

Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King sitting area with sofa, vanity area, and bathroom. Sleeps up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 150 sq. ft. 
$949.00
Our Agents ALWAYS check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking.
Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed; two pullman beds.

Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 6V Inside Interior Stateroom (6V)
Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space.
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed; two pullman beds.

Stateroom: 160 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $317.89 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30+ days before sailing date - 75% Refund ; 7-29 days before sailing date - 50% Refund; Less than 7 days before sailing date - No Refund

Cruise Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our agents for policies applicable to this cruise.

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


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before you cruise

SAN JUAN MARRIOTT RESORT & STELLARIS CASINO

1309 Ashford Avenue, San Juan, PR, 907

With a stay at San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino in Condado, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Plaza Antonia Quinones and close to Puerto Rico Convention Center. This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Plaza del Mercado and Parque La Ventana al Mar.

Main amenities:

  • 527 smoke-free guestrooms
  • On the beach
  • Casino
  • Restaurant and 3 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour business center
  • Terrace
  • Free WiFi

Ask your CEI agent for details and availability.

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