Topics in Critical Care and Sports Medicine for PCPs: Eastern Caribbean CME Cruise Conference, Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL:July 1-8, 2017
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Eastern Caribbean-Topics in Critical Care and Sports Medicine

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Topics in Critical Care and
Sports Medicine for PCPs

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
July 1-8, 2017

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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 & Dentists
$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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines: Separating fact from fiction
  2. Treatment of Severe Sepsis: Back to the basics
  3. Fungal Infections in the ICU
  4. ARDS Clinical Update
  5. Infection control practices in the ICU: What is the evidence?
  6. Management of Embolic Stroke
  7. Transfusion Practices in the ICU
Learning Objectives:
  1. Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines: Separating fact from fiction
    • Critically assess the strength of recommendations of guidelines.
    • Describe the limitations of guidelines as it pertains to the care of critically ill patients.
    • Interpret the IMAPCT-HAP results and how they should influence future care.
  2. Treatment of Severe Sepsis: Back to the basics
    • Critically assess the strength of recommendations of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.
    • Describe the limitations of guidelines as it pertains to the care of septic patients.
    • Review the discrepancies between the proposed guideline changes and the current literature on severe sepsis.
  3. Fungal Infections in the ICU
    • Identify the risk factors for developing a severe candida infections in the ICU.
    • Develop a treatment algorithm for the different therapies (Echinocandins, Fluconazole, Voriconazole, Amphotericin B and Liposomal Amphotericin) be used in the treatment of severe fungal infections.
    • Determine which ICU patients are candidates for empiric fungal therapy.
  4. ARDS Clinical Update
    • Comprehend the epidemiology of ARDS.
    • Review the morbidity and mortality associated with ARDS.
    • Critically review the current literature recent ventilator and pharmacologic interventions in patients with ARDS
  5. Infection control practices in the ICU: What is the evidence?
    • Identify important changes in infection control practices.
    • Understand the recent studies that lead to the current infection control recommendations.
    • Appreciate differences in national guidelines based on the area of practice and risk of the patients.
  6. Management of Embolic Stroke
    • Describe the pathophysiology and impact of stroke.
    • Define ischemic stroke categories.
    • Discuss the best practices and guidelines for acute ischemic stroke management
  7. Critical Care Controversies: Transfusion in the ICUs:
    • Identify the appropriate transfusion trigger in the critically ill and the risks associated with transfusion.
    • Develop transfusion strategies for patients with cardiac issues.
    • Discussion transfusion practices for massive transfusions
Additional topics: TBA
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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Eastern Caribbean-Topics in Critical Care and Sports Medicine

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Faculty
Carlos R. Rodriguez, MD, FAAFP
Director Sports Medicine Fellowship, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, FL
Assistant Director Family Medicine Residency Program, Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg, FL
Assistant Medical Director, AllSports Medicine Program Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Saint Petersburg, FL
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine University of South Florida College of Medicine Tampa, FL

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 basketball and tennis but loves to spend his spare time watching his son play soccer and football and his younger daughter participate in competitive cheerleading. His oldest daughter is at Florida State University and he has become quite the Seminole fan.

Daniel H. Kett, MD

Daniel H. Kett, MD, is the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Critical Care at University of Miami Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Kett completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Kett has strong clinical and research interests in severe ICU related infections, including invasive candidiasis and healthcare associated pneumonia, and infection control practices in the ICU.

Dr. Kett is an investigator for the Mycoses Study Group, a large multidisciplinary group of researchers with a primary focus on studying serious infections, and is active in several projects related to fungal infections in critically ill patients. Results of his research have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Chest, and the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Kett has presented at numerous scientific meetings and has been an invited lecturer at national and international conferences.
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.
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Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Jul 01 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Jul 02 Nassau, Bahamas
7:00 am 2:30 pm
Mon Jul 03 Cruising
- -
Tue Jul 04 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Jul 05 Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jul 06 Cruising
- -
Fri Jul 07 Cruising
- -
Sat Jul 08 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.
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.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!
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.
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.

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 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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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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Star Class Owner's Loft Suite - - These spacious staterooms accommodate six in its twin beds, sofa or Pullman beds and sitting area. The image above is an approximation of this stateroom. Actual features may vary. Separate bedroom with 2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long) Convertible sofa bed
Stateroom: 1,076 Sq. Ft. Balcony: 161 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
Stateroom: 287 Sq. Ft., balcony 80 Sq. Ft.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom.
Stateroom: 182 Sq. Ft., balcony 53 Sq. Ft.
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Boardwalk View Stateroom with Balcony (B2) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Boardwalk view.
Stateroom: 194 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.
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.
Stateroom: 199 Sq. Ft.
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OceanView Stateroom (F) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area.
Stateroom: 178.7 Sq. Ft.
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OceanView Stateroom (I) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area.
Stateroom: 178.7 Sq. Ft.
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Interior Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area.
Stateroom: 172 Sq. Ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, and Subject to change.
Port charges and Fees $335.09
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.
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. 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.

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

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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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