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Cardiology Essentials and Case Studies
Co-Sponsored with School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

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Hawaiian Islands Cruise from Honolulu, Hawaii
February 18 - 25, 2012

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Course Fees:
Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $450
Course Fee Cancellation Policy
30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CME 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.


William E. Lawson, M.D., FACCP, FACC, FSCAI, Professor of Medicine; Director, Heart Center Outcomes Research; Director, Preventive Cardiology; Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

Dr. William Lawson graduated from Rutgers Medical School in 1977. Dr. Lawson has been at SUNY, Stony Brook since 1980, where he is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. At Stony Brook he has acted as Chief of Cardiology, Director of Echocardiography, Non-Invasive, Invasive, and Preventive Cardiology. He is currently Director of Cardiac Outomes Research and Preventive Cardiology. Dr. Lawson is a practicing interventional cardiologist and Director of the Interventional Cardiology fellowship program at Stony Brook. Dr. Lawson is ABIM certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology and is a Fellow of the ACC, ACCP, SCAI, ACA. He has broad expertise and interest in the field of cardiovascular disease and is actively involved in the teaching and mentoring of physicians and allied health care professionals at SUNY, Stony Brook.

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Target Audience

Internists, Family Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

Program Purpose / Objectives

Purpose: To provide the physician with a working knowledge of clinically relevant and up-to-date topics using a combined lecture and case study approach. This review will provide a practical overview of commonly encountered problems in clinical cardiology, focusing on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. For each topic, cardiology essentials will be reviewed and illustrative cases explored and discussed. Participants will be invited to share their clinical experiences, concerns, and insights.

Feb. 18
2:30-3:30 pm Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease
3:30-4:30 pm Secondary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease

Feb. 20
4:00-5:00 pm Emerging Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease
5:00-6:00 pm Women and Heart Disease
6:00-7:00 pm Diagnosis & Management of Coronary Artery Disease

Feb. 21
5:00-6:00 pm New Strategies in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes
6:00-7:00 pm Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction and its Complications

Feb. 22
5:00-6:00 pm Advances in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure
6:00-7:00 pm Interventional Cardiology: Indications, outcomes, new frontiers

Feb. 24
1:00- 2:00 pm Changes in Cardiac Surgical Revascularization
2:00-3:00 pm EKG Review and Case Studies
3:00-4:00 pm Diagnosis and Management of Valvular Heart Disease
4:00-5:00 pm Cardiomyopathies & Pericardial Disease
5:00-6:00 pm Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Cardiac Vascular Disease

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Conference Sessions generally take place during the days at Sea (depends on program and itinerary) so that conflict with any Ports of Call or evening entertainment is minimized.

(A Convenient Calendar to Check Your Dates)

Sat Feb 18
Honolulu, Hawaii
Lectures 2:30pm-4:30pm
Sun Feb 19
Kahului (Maui), Hawaii (overnight)
Mon Feb 20
Kahului (Maui), Hawaii
Lectures 4:00pm-7:00pm
Tue Feb 21
Hilo, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
Wed Feb 22
Kona, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
Thu Feb 23
Nawiliwili (Kauai), Hawaii (overnight)
Fri Feb 24
Nawiliwili (Kauai), Hawaii
Lectures 1:00pm-6:00pm
Sat Feb 25
Honolulu, Hawaii

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