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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Hospital Medicine and Neurology Updates

<em>Celebrity Constellation</em>
Celebrity Constellation
9-Night Greek Isles Cruise Conference
Round-trip Venice, Italy

July 28 - August 06, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
8 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 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.

Katherine A. Hochman, MD, FHM

Katherine A. Hochman, MD, FHM
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Chair, Quality
Assistant Chief of Service
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY Katherine A. Hochman is currently the Associate Chair for Quality and the Assistant Chief of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City as well as a practicing hospitalist. She is the founder and former Director of the NYU Hospital Medicine program, which grew from 1 to 35 hospitalists under her leadership. 

Katherine serves on national and local committees on quality and patient safety. Her most recent research has focused on maximizing hospital operational efficiency. Katherine's interests include creating a culture of safety, enhancing teamwork and leadership. 

Aatif M. Husain, MD

Aatif M. Husain, MD
Department of Neurology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC I am currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology at Duke University Medical Center. After completing medical school, I completed a neurology residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and two fellowships at Duke University Medical Center. I have been on faculty at Duke since completing my fellowships in 1997. Currently I am the Program Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine Fellowships at Duke.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. The neurological examination
    • Be able to understand the most important components of the neurologic exam.
    • Learn how to accurately conduct a brief neurologic exam./li>
  2. Headache
    • Be able to accurate diagnose various headaches.
    • Be able to identify correct treatment options for various headaches.
  3. Insomnia
    • Understand the pathophysiology of insomnia.
    • Appreciate the various causes of insomnia.
    • Understand the treatment options for insomnia.
  4. Sleep disorders
    • Appreciate the common types of sleep disorders.
    • Understand the various treatment options for various sleep disorders.
  5. Epilepsy
    • Be able to identify features of epileptic seizures versus other types of spells.
    • Understand the best treatment options for seizures and spells.
  6. Entrapment neuropathies
    • Understand how to recognize common entrapment neuropathies.
    • Appreciate the treatment options for common entrapment neuropathies.
  7. Neurologic emergencies
    • Recognize the presentation of the common neurologic emergencies.
    • Understand the urgent supportive treatment needed for these neurologic emergencies.
  8. Update in treatment of Clostridium Difficile colitis
    • Participants will be able to articulate best practice treatment strategies for mild, moderate and severe Clostridium difficile colitis
  9. Management of the Hospitalized Patient with COPD
    • Participants will be able to explain the new GOLD classification for patients with COPD and the corresponding best treatment practices.
  10. Update in Sepsis: Early Recognition and Treatment
    • Participants will be able to describe the 2016 Surviving Sepsis campaign best practices
  11. Opioid Epidemic Overview for the Hospitalist
    • 4. Participants will be able to articulate best practice treatment strategies for hospitalized patients in pain 
  12. Update in the Treatment of Heart Failure
    • Participants will be able to discuss the importance of the PARADIGM-HF study in the treatment of patients with heart failure.
  13. Hospitalists as Drivers for Hospital Quality and Safety
    • Participants will be able to describe several examples of how hospitalists can ensure quality and safety in the hospital setting.
  14. Hospitalists as Drivers for Value Based Care
    • Participants will be able to describe several examples of how hospitalists can improve value in the hospital setting.
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.

Cruise Itinerary

Sun Jul 28 Venice, Italy
- 6:00 pm
Mon Jul 29 Split, Croatia
9:00 am 4:30 pm
Tue Jul 30 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 01 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Jul 31 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Aug 02 Rhodes, Greece
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Aug 03 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Aug 04 Katakolon, Greece
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Aug 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Aug 06 Venice, Italy
6:30 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Greek Isles

Ports of Call

Venice, Italy - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice
Pre and Post-Cruise Hotel Packages in Venice

Split, Croatia - The second largest city in Croatia, Split has many attractions but is best known for the many historical landmarks found within and around the walls of Diocletian's Palace and the 1700-year old harbour beneath it. The Old Town which comprises the palace is in a remarkable state of preservation. In addition, the Split-Dalmatia County has numerous museums, old churches and other archeological sites which make it an important cultural attraction. History, culture, scenic countryside and the sunny weather make Split a sought after destination for vacationers and water sports lovers.

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Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!

Rhodes, Greece - The crusader Knights of St. John made Rhodes their headquarters. Explore the massive fortress of the Palace of Grand Masters, and peer into tiny rooms of the Inns which once housed the knights. See where the towering Colossus of Rhodes once stood -- it could be seen for miles at sea!

Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

Katakolon, Greece - Explore the site of the very first Olympic Games! Ancient Olympia is a short drive from Katakolon to see where the sacred flame is still lit every Olympic year. Wonder at the ruins of the awesome Temple of Zeus.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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