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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Primary Care and Emergency Medicine

Royal Caribbean's <em>Symphony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
7-Night Eastern Caribbean & Cococay Perfect Day Cruise
Round-trip Miami, Florida

January 09 - 16, 2021
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
5 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.

David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP

David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University
Attending Physician
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Neptune, NJ
  Dr. David S. Kountz is a Professor of Medicine for the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Co-Chief Academic Officer for Hackensack Meridian Health. He earned his AB at Princeton, MD at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine, and MBA at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. He completed training in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. 

A board-certified internist, Dr. Kountz has had progressive responsibilities in academic medicine as Associate Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

Dr. Kountz's research interests include hypertension treatment and guidelines in underserved populations, health literacy, pipeline programs and leadership development. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, editorials and abstracts, and is a frequent speaker within and outside of his health network on a variety of topics in primary care. 

Caroline M. Molins, MD MSMEd FACEP FAAEM

Caroline M. Molins, MD MSMEd FACEP FAAEM
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, College of Medicine (UCF COM), Orlando, FL
Clinical Assistant Professor, Florida State University, School of Medicine (FSU SOM), Tallahassee, FL
Curriculum Director/Core Faculty, AdventHealth Emergency Medicine Residency
Physician, Florida Emergency Physicians of TeamHealth; Florida Hospital Orlando Caroline is a native Floridian, who was born in Miami, Florida. She attended Florida International University, where earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She went to Puerto Rico for medical school, specifically Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine and graduated in June of 2007.

As for her residency, she stayed in Puerto Rico and attended University of Puerto Rico Emergency Medicine Residency, in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Upon graduation in 2010, she moved to Orlando Florida, where she joined a group that serves AdventHealth East Orlando. Shortly after beginning at AdventHealth, she became the Curriculum Director at the AdventHealth Emergency Medicine Residency.

Recently in May 2019, she completed her master’s in medical education from Lake Erie College of Medicine. She is an enthusiastic tennis fan, as a local player and enjoys being a spectator at the Miami Open and US Open Championships.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to review and discuss common general medical conditions and to provide guidelines for their management and prevention.

Topics have been chosen to benefit the family physician, general internist and Advance Practice Professionals in an ambulatory care setting

Emergency Medicine encompasses a wide variety of topics that usually need emergent intervention. During this CME course, we will discuss topics that are important to the specialty that have recently undergone a change in management. We will also discuss common topics with unusual presentations or commonly missed diagnosis. The topics covered in this series are also great topics for all physicians or advanced practice providers,regardless of specialty as they are commonly seen in all patient populations and great knowledge for all.

  1. Identifying and Managing Low Health Literacy
    • Understand which patient groups are at greatest risk for low health literacy
    • Appreciate the role that low health literacy plays on health outcomes
    • Review a simple intervention to identify the low health literacy patient
  2. Preoperative Assessment of Cardiac Risk in Non-Cardiac Surgery
    • To appreciate causes of preroperative cardiac events
    • To understand which patients require preoperative assessment
  3. Hypertension in African Americans
    • To understand the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans
    • To review social determinants of health which impact on effective treatment in this population
  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Primer for Primary Care Clinicians
    • Review the role of the primary care clinician in the co-management of rheumatoid arthritis
    • Describe the role of disease-modifying drugs (DMARDs) on the clinical course of rheumatoid arthritis
  5. Physician Wellness and Resilience: Old Problem; New Urgency
    • To define physician wellness and the impact of physician stress on physicians and their patients
    • To describe new interventions to help physicians cope with wellness issues.
  6. Heart Disease in Women
    • Appreciate sex-related differences in symptoms of ischemia between men and women
    • Review non-traditional risk factors for CAD impacting women that deserve special attention
    • Discuss strategies to raise awareness and close the gaps to optmize treatment of heart disase in men and women
  7. Resistant Hypertension - Review of Case Studies to Enhance Understanding
    • Through the use of case studies review the epidemiology the clinical presentation and evidence-based approaches resistant hypertension (HTN)
    • Use current guidelines and algorithms to develop treatment plans for patients with HTN with an emphasis on resistant HTN
  8. Pain Management without Opioids
    • Identify non-narcotic medications to use for pain management
  9. Ride the C-O-O-l Wave: use of end-tidal CO2 in ED setting
    • Demonstrate the use of end-tidal CO2 in the ED setting
  10. Pediatric Fever
    • Evaluate the use of ancillary tests in pediatric fever
  11. Commonly missed x ray finding
    • Review common missed findings on x-rays
  12. Bronchiolitis: what do I do?
    • Discuss current management in patients with Bronchiolitis
  13. Laceration Tricks of the trade
    • Demonstrate the variety of laceration repairs available
  14. I hit my head: when should I order a Head CT?
    • Examine the proper use of Head CT in 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

Sat Jan 09 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Jan 10 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jan 11 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Tue Jan 12 San Juan, Puerto Rico
12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Wed Jan 13 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jan 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Jan 15 Coco Cay, Bahamas
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Jan 16 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Symphony of the seas

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.


Perfect Day Cococay

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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