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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine: 2019 Update

<em>Azamara Journey</em>
Azamara Journey
11-Night Northern & Western Europe Cruise Conference from London, United Kingdom to Stockholm, Sweden
from London, England to Stockholm, Sweden
June 11 - 22, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
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.

Mark Rumbak, MD

Mark Rumbak, MD
Dr. Rumbak is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Occupational Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. He is the Director of Bronchoscopy & Chief in the Clinical Research Unit, Pulmonary & Critical Care at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida. 

Dr. Rumbak is from Johannesburg, South Africa, where he went to medical school and did his residency and Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical care medicine. He came to the US IN 1987, spent five years at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, and then came to the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr Rumbak's main interest is interventional pulmonary medicine, including pulmonary arterial hypertension. He is the Governor for Florida for the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a full professor and is on staff at four hospitals including the James A Haley Hospital, Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital, Tampa.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Asthma
    • Recognize and Diagnose Asthma
    • Workup an asthmatic
    • Treatment according to 2017 GINA Guidelines
  2. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Appreciate, Diagnose and treat COPD according to 2017 GOLD International Guidelines
    • Workup COPD patients
  3. Severe asthma
    • Learn the newer biologicals drugs
    • Understand Bronchial-thermoplasty
    • Understand how to prevent severe asthma
  4. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
    • PAH is not a rare disease and the audience will be able to diagnose and manage the patients
  5. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
    • Understand IPF
    • Diagnose and treat IPF
  6. Community- Acquired Pneumonia (CAP)
    • Diagnose CAP
    • Prevent CAP
    • Treat CAP
  7. Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
    • Prevent VAP
    • Diagnose VAP
    • Treat VAP
  8. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
    • New Understanding for this form of cardiorespiratory support
    • Manage the patients
  9. Vit C and S for the Treatment of Septic Shock
    • Understand the history of steroid usage in Septic Shock
    • Appreciate the treatmnet of Septic Shock
  10. Fluid Management in Septic Shock
    • After diagnosis the role of fluid resuscitation to get blood pressure up and its complications
  11. Ethics
    • Understand the role of ethics in medicine
    • Case presentation will be explained to highlight points
  12. Pulmonary Embolus
    • How to prevent
    • How to diagnose
    • How to treat PE
  13. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) initial diagnosis was 50 years ago
    • Diagnose ARDS
    • Understand the treatment and controversies
  14. Respiratory failure
    • Diagnose Respiratory failure
    • Treat Respiratory failure
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

Tue Jun 11 London, England
- -
Wed Jun 12 London, England
- 1:00 pm
Wed Jun 12 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jun 14 Keil, Germany
11:00 am 8:00 pm
Sat Jun 15 Copenhagen, Denmark
8:00 am 10:00 pm
Sun Jun 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jun 17 Helsinki, Finland
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Jun 18 St. Petersburg, Russia
8:00 am -
Wed Jun 19 St. Petersburg, Russia
- -
Thu Jun 20 St. Petersburg, Russia
- 6:00 pm
Fri Jun 21 Tallinn, Estonia
8:00 am 3:00 pm
Sat Jun 22 Stockholm, Sweden
6:30 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Azamara Journey June 11 Map

Ports of Call

London, England -  In one of the world's great cities, take in bustling Victoria Station, the beauty of Westminster Abbey, the history of Parliament, and the pomp of Buckingham Palace. Oh, and then there are the "Elgin Marbles" at the British Museum and the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. Or see Baker Street, where Sherlock Holmes is said to have lived. After all (or at least some) of that make what might be the most important stop of all for last, grab a pint at a corner pub.

Keil, Germany - Keil (Hamburg), Germany When most people think of cities, they picture bustling streets, vibrant markets and endless entertainment. And as Germany's second-largest city, Hamburg features all these urban essentials. But with some 1,400 parks and gardens and over 2,300 bridges (more than Amsterdam and Venice combined) Hamburg mixes rural rejuvenation with metropolitan flair.

Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor - Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Helsinki, Finland - Shaped by its bays and isles, it's one of Europe's most scenic capitals. Hear a Sibelius concert, tour across the Arctic Circle to Lapland, land of Santa Claus, reindeer and the Midnight Sun. Buy a birchbark basket.

St. Petersburg, Russia - In Peter the Great's "Window on Europe", head for the fabulous Hermitage, with its renowned art collection from Raphael to Rembrandt, Titian to Tintoretto. Take in a concert--folkloric or grandly operatic. 

*Visas are included with most shore excursions. If you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own, however, a visa will be required; obtaining one can take some time, so please begin the visa process immediately.

Tallinn, Estonia - Medieval walls and towers still stand tall in Old Town. Stroll and shop along cobblestone streets, walk up to the Baroque palace, drop in at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to find inspiration in the gleaming mosaics and icons.

Stockholm, Sweden - So much to see in this charming city, sprawled on 18 islands, somtimes called the "Venice of the North." Cruise the sparkling waterways. Watch the snappy changing of the guard at the Baroque Royal Palace. Navigate narrow medieval streets or visit the more modern areas with their own northern european charm. Shop for elegant gifts--glassware, stainless steel. And work up an appetite so you can do justice to the lavish smorgasbords. Age of globalization pro-tip? Sushi; the fish here is very very fresh.

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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