Topics in Cardiology and Sports Medicine Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference - Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, Florida, February 10 - 17, 2018
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Topics in Cardiology and Sports Medicine

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
February 10 - 17, 2018

Royal Caribbean's  Harmony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
4 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, & Doctors of Pharmacy
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & 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
Primary Care Physicians, Internists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Chiropractors
Program Purpose / Objectives
Exercised induced asthma and vocal cord dysfunction in the approach to athletes with shortness of breath or chronic fatigue
  • Describe the differential diagnosis of shortness of breath in athletes vs. chronic fatigue.
The pre-participation sports physical: Making it a worthwhile exercise for parents, athletes and medical personnel.
  • Explain the appropriate work-up of infections mono and safe return to play.
Hand, finger, wrist injuries in athletes. (includes splinting vs. surgical approach)
  • Describe the differences in "jammed finger" injuries from volar plate injury (ligament tear), mallet finger, Jersey finger and fracture.
Initial evaluation and management of sports concussions.
  • Ensure that the participant is aware of the factors that predispose athletes to prolonged recovery from sports concussion.
A systematic approach to assessment of sports shoulders injuries.
  • Ensure that participants will be able to differentiate and manage dislocated shoulder vs. separated shoulder.
Spine injuries in athletes: differentiating the workup and management in young athletes adults.
  • Determine the appropriate use of x-rays, MRI, bone scan and CTs.
Stress fractures in athletes: Identifying low risk vs. high risk fractures
  • Describe the hallmark presentation of Jones fracture, tarsal navicular and proximal/anterior tibial stress fractures and femoral neck and be aware of the implications of missing them.
Dyslipidemia Update- Use of the new ASCVD Risk Estimator and the new guidelines: Dose strategy vs. LDL-C goal strategy
  • Attendees will use the new ASCVD risk calculator
  • Attendees will apply the new guideline
  • Attendees will use statin and non-statin drugs appropriately
Diagnosing Chest Pain and the Workup of CAD
Which test for which patient?
Testing in women
  • Attendees will recognize atypical symptoms
  • Attendees will be able to determine pre-test likelihood before ordering/doing a stress test
  • Attendees will order the appropriate stress test
Atrial Fibrillation, the Most Common Arrhythmia Seen in Clinical Practice
Rate vs rhythm control
Anticoagulation: indications, guidelines and controversies
  • Attendees will make the proper diagnosis
  • Attendees will be able to assess thrombotic risk and prescribe anticoagulants
  • Attendees will follow the latest guidelines
Hypertension Update: Guidelines since JNC-7 (2003)
What will the impact of SPRINT and other new studies be on clinical practice
  • Attendees will know the cutpoints and targets of therapy in 2018
  • Attendees will know how to integrate the new information into their practices
Exercise as Medicine: The Exercise Prescription
Benefits and risks of exercise: What is the minimum? Can you do too much?
  • Attendees will assess activity status of their patients
  • Attendees will be able to properly prescribe exercise
Sudden Death in Athletes: Etiologies of sudden death in athletes
Pre-participation screening
Controversies in screening: ECGs in everyone?
  • Attendees will know the etiologies of sudden death in athletes
  • Attendees will properly screen athletes
Cardiology Cases: a Workshop
  • Attendees will be able to apply case examples to their own patients.
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.

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Faculty
Joseph A. Congeni, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, OH
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics & Sports Medicine,Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Dr. Congeni developed the Primary Care Pediatrics Sports Medicine Fellowship at Akron Children's Hospital, the first of its kind at a pediatric hospital in the U.S. in 1990. He is a 1980 graduate of the University of Notre Dame; and received his medical degree from NEOMED in 1984. Dr. Congeni is currently a team physician for the University of Akron and Archbishop Hoban High School.

He has won many awards including: OHSAA Respect the Game Award, Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association's Team Physician of the Year Award, and Ohio Outstanding Team Physician by the Ohio State Medical Association. Most recently he received the Dr. Carl Krill Award for humanism and excellence in the field of medicine from the Knights of Columbus. He is also a lead author on the American Academy of Pediatrics' Baseball/Softball Policy Statement issued March 2012. Dr. Congeni's media events vary from appearing on NBC's TODAY Show in 2009 to his appearance on a PBS documentary entitled "The Smartest Team" in 2012 and a Sports Illustrated segment in 2014. He also appears on a weekly radio Sports Medicine segment. He and his wife Karen have six children.

Charles L. Schulman, MD, FACC, FAHA
Senior Physician
Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center
Corresponding Member of the Faculty
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Charles L. Schulman received his Bachelor of Science degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and earned his Medical Doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Schulman's internship and residency were completed at the University Hospitals of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio and his Cardiology Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Dr. Schulman was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School from 1988 until 2016. He is currently a Corresponding Member of the Faculty of Harvard Medical School and a Senior Physician at the Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In addition, he has been practicing non-invasive cardiology since 1970.

Dr. Schulman is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a Fellow of the American Heart Association, and a Clinical Specialist in Hypertension of the American Society of Hypertension; he is also a member of Massachusetts Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the Association of Hypertension Specialists of the American Society of Hypertension, and the American Medical Athletic Association. He was a Founding Member of the Council of Geriatric Cardiology.

Dr. Schulman's scientific articles and abstracts have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, the American Journal of Cardiology, and the British Heart Journal.

Dr. Schulman's research interests include the treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure, and hyperlipidemia.

When he's not working, Dr. Schulman is an avid runner. He is a Past-President of the American Medical Athletic Association and of the American Running Association, a national organization which promotes health and fitness through exercise.

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 Feb 10 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Feb 11 *At Sea
Lectures: 8:00am ‐ 12 Noon
- -
Mon Feb 12 *At Sea
Lectures: 9:00am ‐ 12 Noon; 1- 4 pm
- -
Tue Feb 13 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Feb 14 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Thu Feb 15 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Fri Feb 16 *At Sea
Lectures: 8:00am ‐ 12 Noon
- -
Sat Feb 17 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Embark and Debark) - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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Harmony 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.
Cruise Pricing

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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Sky Class Owner's Suite (OS) - These luxurious suites offer a comfortable bedroom,separate living area and a private balcony. The image above is an approximation of this stateroom. Actual features may vary.
2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long)
Queen sized sofa bed (size varies with ship). Can accommodate a rollaway bed and/or Play Yard.
Stateroom: 556 sq. ft., Balcony: 243 sq. ft.
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Crown Loft Suite - - This category is inclusive of our Royal Suite Class program:
  • Exclusive Experiences: Your Royal Genie and Concierge craft moments just for you.
  • Inclusive Amenities: Complimentary services and amenities make every last detail unforgettable.
  • Unparalled Accommodations: Retreat to the most spacious luxury suites at sea.
All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone. Crown Loft Suite w/Balcony Two deck high stateroom with panoramic views. Two Bathrooms with shower on main and second level. Master bedroom with Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, size bed on second level. Private balcony with chairs, dining area with dry bar, table/desk. Living room sofa converts to double bed
Stateroom: 545 sq. ft. Balcony: 114 sq. ft.
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Sky Class Grand Balcony Suite (GS) - Grand Suites offer a comfortable bedroom, a living area, private balcony and extra perks for guests.Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal Suite). Sky Class Exclusives: Coastal Kitchen Access, Voom - The Fastest Internet at Sea, Exclusive Concierge Services, Suite Lounge, Exclusive Signature Activities, Exclusive Suites Beach Access, 1-Day Thermal Room Access, L'Occitane Bathroom Amenities, Luxury Pillowtop Mattress, Bottled Water.
The Royal Suite Class Program will be applicable on sailings beginning Apr 30th.
Private balcony, Sitting area with table and sofa, Private bathroom with tub and double sink, Marble entry, Mini refrigerator, Hair dryer, TV, Radio, Phone,Safe
Stateroom: 371 sq. ft. , Balcony: 105 sq. ft.
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Royal Sea Class-Junior Balcony Suite (JS) - Sea Class Exclusives: Dinner Access to Coastal Kitchen, Luxury Pillowtop Mattress, L'Occitane Bathroom Amenities . The Royal Suite Class Program will be applicable on sailings beginning Apr 30th.These suites offer a comfortable bedroom, small sitting area and a private balcony.
Two twin beds (can convert toa Royal King). Private bathroom with bathtub. Sitting area with table and and sofa. Mini refrigerator, Hair dryer, TV, Phone,Radio, Safe (287 sq. ft., balcony 80 sq. ft.)
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Sky Class AquaTheater Suite - Enjoy the best seat in the house during AquaTheater performances in a comfy suite with sweeping ocean views.
2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long), Convertible sofa bed.
Stateroom: 323 sq. ft., Balcony: 452 sq. ft.

  • Note: Above sizes are for staterooms on deck 11, deck 12 staterooms are 323 sq. ft. balcony 355 sq. ft.

 

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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D5) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D8) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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Boardwalk View Stateroom with Balcony (B1) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Boardwalk view.
It's the views. It's the vibe. It's the complimentary *DINE-DRINK-DISCOVER extras that come with your stay in any Boardwalk Balcony stateroom.
DINE
Classic hamburgers and more at a complimentary meal for up to four guests at Johnny Rockets®.
DRINK
Enjoy unlimited soft drinks throughout the cruise with a soda package for two guests.
DISCOVER
Tackle the Rock Climbing Wall at an exclusive session for the entire family.
*Certain restrictions apply.
Stateroom: 182 Sq. Ft. Balcony: 50 Sq. Ft.
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Central Park View Stateroom with Balcony (C2) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom.
It's your garden. It's your starlight string quartet. It's your perfect bit of ambience right outside your door, featuring complimentary
* DINE-DRINK-DISCOVER amenities included.
DINE
Savor Mexican cuisine at a complimentary lunch for two at Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar. Or, if it's Italian food you crave, enjoy Giovanni's Table onboard Oasis and Allure of the Seas and Jamie's Italian onboard Harmony of the Seas.
DRINK
A complimentary bottle of red wine welcomes your arrival when you walk through the door.
DISCOVER
Step up your game with private casino gaming lessons from an onboard expert.
*Certain restrictions apply.
Stateroom: 182 Sq. Ft. Balcony: 50 Sq. Ft.
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Central Park View Stateroom (CV) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. (199 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom ( F) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (N) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (172 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, and Subject to change.
Port charges and Fees $325.01
Deposit $250 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
* 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.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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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. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

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Riverside Hotel



620 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 3330

Riverside Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, on trendy Las Olas Boulevard which features cool sub-tropical breezeways and courtyards alive with sidewalk cafes, lively nightclubs, chic boutiques, art galleries, and world class restaurants. Guests enjoy the outside pool and sundeck with a beautiful view of the yachts cruising by on the New River just steps away. Las Olas Boulevard runs from the center of the Fort Lauderdale's Downtown Business District to the Atlantic Ocean and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Only four miles away from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades, and less than two miles from Fort Lauderdale Beach, Riverside Hotel is the perfect location for your time in South Florida.

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Cambria Suites



141 SW 19th Court
Dania Beach, FL 33004

If you're looking to enhance your cruise vacation from Fort Lauderdale, FL, come in a day early and stay at Cambria Hotel & Suites Fort Lauderdale, Airport South & Cruiseport .
A 4-mile drive from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, this relaxed hotel is also 9 miles from the Port Everglades cruise terminal, and 7 miles from Gulfstream Park's casino and sports venues.

Low preferred rates available through Continuing Education Inc./University at Sea ®

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