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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Conference Theme:
Available, Accessible, Acceptable: Changing the Landscape of Pharmacy through Technology

Royal Caribbean's <em>Majesty of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas
5-Night Havana & Cozumel Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

May 22 - 27, 2019

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.

Jermaine Lowrie, BPHARM, RPH

Jermaine Lowrie is a pharmacist with 17 years' experience, who trained in Guyana and Jamaica and has practised in Saint Lucia and the British Virgin Islands. He has been a member of the Caribbean Association of Pharmacists for over ten years, sitting on the Executive for two years. Jermaine is passionate about the role of technology in all aspects of pharmacy, and was responsible for the implementation of the Omnicell automated dispensing system in the British Virgin Islands. Always keen to stay ahead of the curve in technological advances, Jermaine has a particular interest in the procurement process and is a keen proponent of the idea that blockchain technology is about to revolutionise how we address the challenges of supplying and tracking goods to the Caribbean. can't do

Denero McIntosh, BPharm, Rph

Denero McIntosh, graduated from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine with the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 2007. He has been a practicing Hospital pharmacist for 11 years employed at The Doctors Hospital Health System, a private JCI-accredited medical facility in Nassau, Bahamas. During his time as a clinical staff pharmacist, he has notably established, Doctors Hospital Pharmacy’s 1st Antibiogram and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring protocols for Narrow Therapeutic Index Antibiotics, namely Vancomycin and Gentamicin.

While making his mark in the hospital sector, Denero decided to expand his career opportunities and became a successful entrepreneur by opening his own pharmacy in 2014. He has partnered with the Southside Medical Clinic to offer patient-centered pharmaceutical care. He also currently provides private counselling and medication provision services to a local nursing home.  He is currently serving as the Pharmacy Owners Representative of the Bahamas Pharmacy Association Board 2018/2020. Besides serving and helping others, his professional desire is to ensure the establishment of a vibrant ambulatory care practice in his home country.

Rosemarie Murray - Bailey

Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy
Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy
Bachelor of Pharmacy ( Hons), UTech. Ms. Bailey is currently a Pharmacist attached to the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority Hospital Pharmacy where works with the Clinical Pharmacy team in the inpatient Pharmacy Services.  Previous experience includes pharmacist at a number of hospitals and commercial pharmacies in the Cayman Islands and Jamaica.

Ms. Bailey was a member of the Pharmacy Council of Jamaica and is also a former President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica.  She is currently a member of the Cayman Pharmacists Association.

Winsome Jefferson, BPharm, MSc, CCDE

Winsome Jefferson is a diabetes pharmacist and a diabetes educator at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority (CI HSA), Grand Cayman. She has been a pharmacist for over 25 years, of which 14 years have been spent at her current employment.

She earned a diploma in pharmacy at the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST), an institution now known as University of Technology. Subsequently, she obtained a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree with the same University with First Class Honours in 2004.

Shortly after her tenure at the CI HSA, she completed a diabetes educator’s course at the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry at the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica. She obtained a Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Pharmacy at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland in 2012.

Her passion for diabetes led her to become the first Caribbean Certified Diabetes Educator at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority. She has been managing a weekly diabetes education clinic including pharmaceutical care at the General Practice Clinic for the past 5 years. She also runs a US based Insulin for Life Charity Program geared at patients with diabetes who are unable to afford Insulin and sundries.

She manages the General Practice Clinic Pharmacy at the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority and is also a member of the Inpatient Pharmacy Team.

She is married to Dr. Delroy Jefferson, medical director of the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority. Together they have one adult daughter.


Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Program Purpose / Objectives


Wednesday May 22nd 4:00PM Leave Port- Fort Lauderdale, FL
Thursday May 23rd 9:00am-11:59pm Havana, Cuba
Friday May 24th 9:00-11:00 p.m. CE SESSION 1: Karishma JeeBoo: Effect of an alcoholic
soluble extract Kuguacin-J and cisplatin n MCF-10A,MCF-7 and MDMB-231 breast cancer lines in vitro
11:00-12:00 p.m. CE SESSION 2: Denero Mcintosh, RPh: A Pharmacist
Journey into Innovation: Unlocking the Benefits of Ambulatory Care
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm-4:00pm CE SESSION 3: Jermaine Lowrie: The role of
blockchain technology in the pharmaceutical supply chain
Saturday May 25th 8:00-5:00 pm Cozumel, Mexico
Sunday May 26th 9:00-10:00 pm CE SESSION 4: Dr. Cummings (Dean from University of Guyana): Omega-3 fatty acids in Chemotherapy
10:00-11:00am CE SESSION 5: Rosemarie Bailey: Post-Ictal Psychosis and the Role of the Pharmacist
11:00-12:00pm CE SESSION 6: Winsome Jefferson: DKA : Pharmacist Intervention and Therapeutic Outcomes
Monday May 27th 7:00am Return to Port- Fort Lauderdale, FL
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

Wed May 22 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Thu May 23 Havana, Cuba
9:00 am 11:59 pm
Fri May 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat May 25 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun May 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon May 27 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Havana and Cozumel

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 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.

Havana, Cuba - Legendary nightlife, iconic music, and distinct culture. Take the unique opportunity to get to know fascinating local culture while discovering the timeless sights and sounds of nostalgic Havana. Mingle with locals and partake of the cafecito ritual at local cafés as you immerse yourself in a place untouched by time.

TRAVEL POLICY (Announced on November 9, 2017)

Important information to be in compliance with the law and have a memorable vacation in a fascinating destination:


  • If you made your reservation(s) on or after June 16, 2017, and disembark in Cuba , you must participate in a full-day guided group program-offered by the respective cruise line, or another qualifying third-party-sponsored program.
  • If you made your reservation(s) before June 16, 2017, and disembark in Cuba, you may still travel under the 'self-guided' people-to-people exemption or join a Cruise Line-guided group program.
  • All visitors to Cuba are now prohibited from engaging in direct financial transactions with certain entities in Cuba, including some hotels, shopping centers and other tourist-focused businesses. A complete list of restricted businesses in Cuba is issued periodically by the U.S. State Department and will be updated from time to time.
  • Please remember that popular shore excursions sell out quickly, so you'll want to book early to ensure that you get your preferred shore excursions in Cuba. 

    Please see the Royal Caribbean Cruises-Cuba Travel Checklist

    Royal Caribbean Travel Certification Form

    Please see the Travel Affidavit For Norwegian Cruise Line. You need to sign the Travel Affidavit and give it to a Norwegian Cruise Line representative at embarkation.

    Finally, please see the Travel Affidavit for HA cruises and Cuba Q&A detail. You need to sign the Travel Affidavit and give it to Holland America Line representative at embarkation.


At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

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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