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Cardiology

7-Night Hawaiian Islands Cruise Conference
from Honolulu, Hawaii
January 24 - 31, 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.

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

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14.00 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.

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, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Atrial Fibrillation Part 1
  2. Atrial Fibrillation Part 2
  3. Syncope: Diagnosis, Management and Case Histories
  4. Stress Related Cardiomyopathy Syndromes
  5. Cardiovascular Evaluation of the Athletes
  6. Atrial Septal Defect and PFO
  7. Pre-Operative Cardiovascular Evaluation
  8. PAD: Risk Factors and Treatment
  9. ACS Guideline Update
  10. Aorta Valvuloplasty and trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation
  11. Venous Thromboembolism Awareness
  12. Varicose Vein and Endovenous Laser Therapy
  13. Update on Management of Hypertension
  14. Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death
Objectives:
  • Discuss reversible and irreversible risk factors for PAD
  • Incorporate recent guideline recommendations into the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome
  • Discuss treatment options to prolong survival with aortic stenosis in non-open heart patients
  • Discuss risk factors for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • Discuss laser treatment for varicose veins in patients that have failed treatment with compression stockings
  • Discuss current guidelines for treatment of hypertension
  • Review primary and secondary prevention of congestive heart failure
  • Discuss the use of newer anti-coagulant drugs and indications for ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Differentiate simple from potentially lethal causes of syncope
  • Assess and manage cardiomyopathy related to acute emotional stress
  • Determine what is normal and not in examination of athlete
  • Explain the pathophysiology, natural history and indications for closure of ASD
  • Explain relation of PFO to stroke, migraine and indication for closure
  • Evaluate and identify individual at risk for peri-operative cardiac complications

 

This Live activity, Cardiology Review Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of 01/24/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 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
Helmut Jack Pyhel, MD, FACC

Dr. Pyhel joined The Heart and Vascular Institute in 2007. He has been in practice in St. Petersburg for over 30 years. He received his undergraduate degree came from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N. J. His Medical Degree was obtained from Drexel University (formally Hahnemann University) in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Pyhel completed his residency and internship at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia and went on to do his Cardiology Fellowship at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

He is American Board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Pyhel was formally Chief of Staff at St. Anthony's Hospital, a member of the Executive Committee and Director of the Coronary Care Unit. He started the first Cardiac Rehab Program in Pinellas County in 1983 and remains Medical Director.

In 2004 he received the Allegany Franciscan Humanitarian Award. And the the Hippocrates Award in 2013 from St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, at the University of South Florida and teaches cardiology to family practice residents from Bayfront Medical Center.

Dr. Pyhel has been happily married to his wife, Gail, for 44 years. He has two children and two grandchildren. He is an avid triathlete with memberships in the St. Petersburg Masters Swim Team and Mad Dogs and has completed the Hawaiian Iron Man Triathlon. He is the team cardiologist for the Tampa Bay Ray Major League Baseball Team.



Merrill A. Krolick, D.O., FACC, FACP

Dr. Krolick is board certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology and internal medicine. After graduating Cum Laude, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Dr. Krolick entered the study of medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York, where he earned his D.O. designation. After earning his cardiology fellowship from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr. Krolick became an attending physician in cardiology at Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia.

Dr. Krolick has a special focus on peripheral vascular disease and interventional therapy. Currently, he is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Morton Plant Hospital, Mease Dunedin and Countryside Hospitals. Dr. Krolick is the former president of the Pinellas County Chapter of The American Heart Association and is currently on the board of he Florida Medical Association of Pinellas County. He is director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Largo Medical Center and is Head of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at HCA Largo Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor in Cardiology at the University of South Florida and an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University

He and his wife, Dana, have two children, Alex and Matthew. His younger son Matthen is in the Army and recently returned form a tour in Afghanistan.

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
Sat Jan 24 Honolulu, Hawaii
Lectures 2:30pm-4:30pm
- 7:00pm
Sun Jan 25 Kahului (Maui), Hawaii (overnight) 8:00am -
Mon Jan 26 Kahului (Maui), Hawaii
Lectures 4:00pm-7:00pm
- 6:00pm
Tue Jan 27 Hilo, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
8:00am 6:00pm
Wed Jan 28 Kona, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
7:00am 5:30pm
Thu Jan 29 Nawiliwili (Kauai), Hawaii (overnight) 8:00am -
Fri Jan 30 Nawiliwili (Kauai), Hawaii
Lectures 1:00pm-6:00pm
- 2:00pm
Sat Jan 31 Honolulu, Hawaii 7:00am -

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. The coast is 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.

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.

NCL’s Pride of America

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

STATEROOMS
DETAILS
PER PERSON
2-Bedroom Deluxe Family Suite - Large Balcony, Living room, two separate bedrooms (one with a king-size bed and walk-in-closet and one with two lower convertible beds) a pullman sofa, two TVs, two bathrooms one with bath and shower. Butler service and concierge available. Approx. Size: 650-607 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite w/ Large Balcony - Living room, dining room, private balcony with hot tub, two separate bedrooms one with king-size bed and walk-in-closet, a double sofa bed, CD/DVD library, two TVs, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower and guest bathroom. Butler service and concierge available. Approx. Size: 676 - 957 sq. ft.
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Family Balcony - The whole family will have plenty of room in these staterooms. With enough space for up to four, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, as well as a convertible sofa in the sitting area and one pull down bed. Not to mention a private balcony with a great view. Approx. Size: 178 sq. ft.
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Large Balcony - Two lower beds and a sofa bed. The large balcony offers an incredible view. Approx. Size: 227 sq. ft.
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Balcony (BF) - These staterooms are forward or aft and are located on a high deck. They can sleep up to three guests and include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony and an amazing view. Approx. Size: 178 sq. ft.
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Oceanview (OA) - These staterooms have room for up to four guests. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a picture window with an obstructed view. Approx. Size: 144 sq. ft..
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Obstructed Oceanview - These staterooms have room for up to four guests. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a picture window with an obstructed view. Approx. Size: 144 sq. ft..
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Inside Stateroom (ID) - An Inside stateroom is the most affordable way for you to cruise. These staterooms can sleep up to four guests, with two pull-down beds and two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Approx. Size: 132 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $444.82 per person
Deposit $250 per person
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; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover: