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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Geriatrics and Emergency Medicine

Royal Caribbean's <em>Oasis of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
7-Night Mediterranean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Barcelona, Spain

July 07 - 14, 2019
12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
12 ACPE Credits
7½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
12.0 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.
Faculty

DAVID A. LeVINE, MD, CMD

DAVID A. LeVINE, MD, CMD
Dr. LeVine is currently an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and previously was a Clinical Associate Professor of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is Certified in Geriatrics by the American Board of Family Practice and Internal Medicine and has been asked this year to participate in the blueprint review for the Geriatric Medicine examination. He is also the clinical preceptor of Geriatrics for 3 different residency programs in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

In addition to his private geriatric clinical practice, he is the Medical Director at Arden Courts of Seminole (ALF specializing in memory care), Dementia specialist for the IDEAS (The Imaging Dementia‚Äź Evidence for Amyloid Scanning) Study, Medical Director of the Geriatric Assessment Program at Menorah Manor, Medical Director of Menorah Manor's Marion and Bernard Samson Nursing Center and Chief Medical Officer of Menorah Manor. In 2016, he was awarded Medical Director of the Year by AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine 2016.

Joe Nemeth, MD, CCFP, EM FCFP

Joe Nemeth, MD, CCFP, EM FCFP
Emergency Medicine Physician/Trauma Team Leader, McGill University Health Centre 
Montreal General Hospital
Montreal Children's Hospital
Associate Professor, McGill University, University of Toronto 
Director
Trauma Fellowship for the Emergency Medicine Physician
McGill University Dr. Nemeth has led a very geographically varied professional life starting training in the US, completing it in Europe. Subsequently, in 2001 he set up shop at the McGill University Health Center's Montreal General Hospital and Montreal Children's Hospital as an attending emergency medicine physician and has been there since. 

He was the department director at the Montreal General Hospital for 8 of those years. He also took part in a "quasi-sabbatical" one year stop in Toronto working at 5 different hospitals (academic/community) in the capacity of emergency medicine physician and trauma team leader. His extensive international lecturing dossier and numerous McGill University teaching awards attest to his passion for teaching.

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Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
The intent of my lectures is to provide a simple yet practical knowledge base framework in emergency medicine/trauma through which the participant will be able to improve their practice in the following areas:
  • Providing basic medical knowledge in the fields of adult and pediatric emergency medicine and trauma
  • Challenging current patient care practices and providing new practice paradigms to be able to assimilate into the participant's practice
  • Challenging current systems-based practices and providing new practice paradigms to be able to assimilate into the participantís practice
  • Providing key interpersonal and communication skills which will help the participant navigate the complex world of team dynamics/crisis resource management and leadership
Topics:
  1. Whose Liife Is It Anyway? Everything You Need To Know About Advanced Directives - Part 1.
  2. Differentiating dementias
    • Distinguish various dementias through patient history, clinical symptoms, physical findings, and biomarkers.
  3. Get Smart about Diabetes in the Geriatric patient
  4. How to be A Gene-ious - pharmogenomic testing in clinical practice
  5. C dificille, mui dificil
    • Recognize risk factors for C. difficiile.
    • Apply antibiotic stewardship to your patients.
    • Restate the 2018 best practice guidelines for C. diificile for management and prevention of C. difficile.
  6. Help, I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up! - Fall prevention and gait assessment.
      Apply in office techniques to recognize patients at risk for falls.
    • Identify medications that increase fall risk.
  7. Pediatric Orthopedics made simple
    • Learning Objective #1: Differentiate the nuances of a pediatric vs adult skeletal injury.
    • Learning Objective #2: Using cases, be able to identify the common potential errors in diagnosing and treating pediatric fractures.
  8. Preparing yourself, your team and your department for a sick patient
    • Learning Objective #1 : Identify Key Components in the Preparation of the ER, the Resuscitation Team and the Physician for the arrival of a significantly ill patient.
    • Learning Objective #2 : Create a standardized approach to preparing for the arrival of a significantly ill patient
  9. Cognitive loading in medical practice
    • Learning Objective #1: Define the burden of cognitive loading in the emergency department.
    • Learning Objective #2: List ways in which the emergency medicine physician can manage cognitive exertion and exhaustion.
  10. Bad Ass Headaches - Avoiding Misses
    • Review rare but serious disease processes which can present with a headache
    • List and explain investigation strategies which can be utilized to rule out serious causes of headaches
  11. The "Sick" Kid in the ED: Wolf in sheep's clothing
    • Review common pediatric seemingly benign presentations with potential life-threatening causes.
    • Develop a standardized way of evaluating the sick pediatric patient
  12. Appropriate Imaging in Trauma
    • Develop a standardized way of approaching imaging in a trauma patient
    • Name potential limitations of certain imaging modalities in the evaluation of a trauma patient
  13. Mild TBI: An Oxymoron?
    • Understand the classification of traumatic brain injury
    • Develop an investigative and management strategy when evaluating a patient with minor head injury.
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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Jul 07 Barcelona, Spain
12:00 pm 6:00 pm
Mon Jul 08 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue Jul 09 Provence (Marseille), France
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jul 10 La Spezia, Florence/Pisa Italy
8:30 am 8:30 pm
Thu Jul 11 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri Jul 12 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Sat Jul 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 14 Barcelona, Spain
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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Ports of Call

Barcelona, Spain -

Barcelona is a one of the world's great cities. Stroll down her tree-lined boulevards, the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia or the more touristed Las Ramblas. On the Passeig, shop a serious fashion district while marveling at examples of Mordenisme architecture, seemingly sculpted from the stuff of dreams (Gaudi's masterpiece of a family home, Casa Batlló is well worth a visit). If a trip on the Passeig hasn't convinced you of Gaudi's genius, a visit to La Sagrada Familia Cathedral will do the trick; this fantastic, soaring marvel will live on in your memory long after you've returned.

Not far from the Passeig and just north of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter (the Barri Gotic) provides an abundance of shopping opportunities for all tastes, and a bit of European history to boot - check out the tranquil Cathedral of Barcelona. To see a bit of local life a visit to a food market is a quick, fun detour: try Santa Caterina near the Cathedral or Mercado de La Boqueria, right off of Las Ramblas.

Barcelona's food is also a highlight: stop into a tapas bar and try a variety of delicacies. "Standard" restaurants of every style are available, too. And, there's music, too! Visit an underground jazz club or the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana; or stop by the Palau Dalmases for a stunning, flamenco performance (it's near the Picasso museum). Did we mention art? One of the largest collections of Picasso's art is found at the Museau Picasso, and a great collection of contemporary, figurative (i.e not abstract) painting and sculpture is housed at the European Museum of Modern Art just around the corner.

It's probably clear by now that you really can't get it all done in a day (even if all means "just the must-sees"). So, stay for a day or three in the Gothic Quarter or near Plaça de Catalunya and really get a feel for what makes Barcelona such a wonderful place. Partly it's the result of the "accidents" of its history and present: as the regional capital of Spain's prosperous Catalunya region, Barcelona has a "flavor" that is a bit of a mix between Spanish and French (it's located quite close to the French border). Yes, you can practice your Spanish here - it attracts Spaniards from throughout the country - but you'll also see and hear Catalan with it's own charm. You won't regret you time here.

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, Palma offers pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. The historic district of the city is a great stop for an inexpensive good meal, a visit to a wonderous cathedral (for those seeking peace, consider visiting the quiet of the Saint Francis cathedral rather than its more touristed big brother. Shopping abounds in this european vacation spot as well as a very beautiful, small modern art museum with free entrance. Or take a day excursion to visit charming and quiet Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

Provence (Marseille), France -

La Spezia, Florence/Pisa Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

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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.
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