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Allergy, Immunology, Family Medicine, and Primary Care

7-Night Key West, Belize & Grand Cayman
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
January 21 - 28, 2023
<em>Celebrity Apex</em>
Celebrity Apex

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

The purpose of this CME activity is to review and discuss common general medical conditions and to provide guidelines for their management and prevention. Topics have been chosen to benefit the family physician, general internist and Advance Practice Professionals in an ambulatory care setting.

Topics
  1. Heart Disease in Women: A Call to Action
  2. Hypertension in African Americans
  3. Hypertension Update 2019
  4. Health Literacy
  5. Hypertension Emergencies
  6. Assessing Cardiac Risk Before Surgery
  7. What PCPs Need to Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis
  8. Implicit Bias in Health Care
  9. The Choosing Wisely Movement in Medicine
  10. Update on the Role of Trigylcerides in CVD
The purpose of the allergy lectures is to review common allergy-related conditions that primary care providers will encounter and bring participants up-to-date with the current methods of evaluation and treatment. Attendees will re-enforce their present knowledge and acquire additional information about the covered topics with emphasis on the best management options for each disease state discussed as well as appropriate times to make referral to a specialist

  1. Acute and chronic rhinosinusitis
    • Understand the anatomy of the paranasal sinuses
    • Explain the pathophysiology of acute and chronic rhinosinusitis
    • Describe methods of diagnosis and treating acute and chronic rhinosinusitis
  2. Anaphylaxis: Diagnosis and management
    • Explain mechanisms and presentations of anaphylaxis.
    • Describe treatment with emphasis on the importance of epinephrine.
    • Explain why physicians and staff should be proficient in anaphylaxis management.
  3. Update in Asthma Management
    • Discuss the pathophysiology of asthma
    • Describe how asthma symptoms do not always correlate with asthma severity
    • Explain the concepts of step-care guideline-based asthma management
    • Explain the growing number of newer treatment modalities for severe asthmatics.
  4. Caring for the patient with chronic cough
    • Explain the mechanism of the cough reflex.
    • Describe the most common causes of chronic cough.
    • Describe diagnostic empiric trials of therapy.
  5. Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria and Angioedema
    • Explain the pathophysiology of chronic idiopathic urticaria and angioedema.
    • Describe the differences between other types of dermatitis and pruritus vs. chronic idiopathic urticaria and angioedema.
    • Determine an appropriate treatment plan and when referral to an allergist and/or dermatologist is indicated.
  6. Allergic Rhinitis & Conjunctivitis; Non-allergic (chronic) rhinitis
    • Explain types of allergic rhinitis & conjunctivitis and non-allergic (chronic) rhinitis.
    • Describe conditions that mimic rhinitis.
    • Determine appropriate evaluation diagnostic studies and treatment plans.
  7. Current approach to the management of stinging insect allergy
    • Explain various types of reactions to an insect sting.
    • Describe treatments for each type of sting reaction.
    • Determine which patients should be referred to a board-certified allergy/immunology specialist.

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

David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP

David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP

Professor of Medicine
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

Dr. David S. Kountz is a Professor of Medicine for the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Co-Chief Academic Officer for Hackensack Meridian Health. He earned his AB at Princeton, MD at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine, and MBA at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. He completed training in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. 

A board-certified internist, Dr. Kountz has had progressive responsibilities in academic medicine as Associate Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

Dr. Kountz's research interests include hypertension treatment and guidelines in underserved populations, health literacy, pipeline programs and leadership development. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, editorials and abstracts, and is a frequent speaker within and outside of his health network on a variety of topics in primary care. 

G. Edward Stewart II, MD

G. Edward Stewart II, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine (retired)
University of S. Florida
Allergy and Asthma Care of Florida
Ocala, FL and The Villages, FL

G. Edward Stewart II, MD received his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 1979 and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1988. Dr. Stewart completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis in 1991.

He completed his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida in 1993 and completed a fellowship in Clinical Laboratory Immunology at the University of South Florida in 1994.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.  He has an Allergy and Immunology practice in Ocala, FL and in The Villages, FL. He is a past-president of the Marion County Medical Society and a past-president of the Florida Allergy Asthma and Immunology Society.

Dr. Stewart recently retired as Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of South Florida where he had volunteered on a part-time basis for nineteen years.

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
Sat Jan 21 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Jan 22 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Jan 23 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00pm - 5:00pm
- -
Tue Jan 24 Belize City, Belize
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Jan 25 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jan 26 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jan 27 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00pm - 5:00pm
- -
Sat Jan 28 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 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.

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Belize City, Belize - From the thriving, pulsating Caribbean capital of Belize, paradise calls. The longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere (175 miles long and second only to Australia's Great Barrier Reef) is dotted with cayes teeming with a dazzling array of colorful fish and tropical plants. Inland, find dense virgin jungles, tumbling jade-green rivers and verdant valleys. An eco-tourist's paradise.

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.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

Celebrity Apex

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.