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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Current Topics in Cardiology and Emergency Medicine for PCPs

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

August 07 - 14, 2021
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
Up to 8 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
16.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants
$750 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 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.

Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan, MD, MS, FACP, FACC, FNLA, FCRS, FHFSA

Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan, MD, MS, FACP, FACC, FNLA, FCRS, FHFSA
Medical Director, Institute for Congestive Heart Failure
Abrazo Arizona Heart Institute and Hospital, Phoenix, AZ 
Non-invasive Cardiologist
Scottsdale Cardiovascular Center, P.C., Scottsdale, AZ 
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona, Phoenix
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Midwestern University College of Medicine, Glendale, AZ
President, Twinepidemic, Inc. Doctor Kris Vijay received his medical degree from the Kasturba Medical College, University of Mysore, India, in 1979, and postgraduate training in medicine in Bombay, India, in Oxford, UK and in Rochester, New York. He served a fellowship in nephrology at KEM Hospital in Bombay, endocrinology and diabetes at University of Southampton, UK and a fellowship in cardiology at Good Samaritan Medical Center, University of Arizona, in Phoenix. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan

Dr. Vijay is the Medical Director of the Institute of Congestive Heart Failure at Abrazo Arizona Heart Institute and Hospital in Phoenix. He is a Non-invasive Cardiologist, a clinical lipidologist, an ardent researcher and a Heart Failure specialist .He has been in clinical practice in Arizona for more than 27 years. 

Dr. Vijay is a past Governor of the American College of Cardiology, Arizona Chapter, past President of the National Lipid Association, South West chapter, a founding member and past President of the Cardio Renal Society of America and current President of the TWINEPIDEMIC, Inc., a nonprofit organization addressing Diabetes and Heart disease among Ethnic Communities all over the world. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, National Lipid association and Heart Failure Society of America. He is a member of the clinical cardiology council as well as council for Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology at American Heart Association, a member of Prevention and Cardio-metabolic committee at American College of Cardiology and an Executive Board member of the National Lipid Association.

Dr. Vijay is a founding member of the Arizona Managed Care Quality Enhancement Program (AMCQEP), 1992, and received the Governor's award from Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), October 2002, an innovation award through the Center for Health Innovation and Clinical Trial (CHI&CT) at Arizona State University from the President of Arizona State University in 2010 and the Jerome Markowitz award for a distinguished career from South Asian Society of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis in 2013. He was one of the three nominees of Healthcare Heroes award for Phoenix Business Journal towards Life time achievement in 2017.

Dr. Vijay has participated in more than 180 clinical trials and his research is focused on such disorders as congestive heart failure, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, coronary artery disease, plaque regression, Atrial Fibrillation, peripheral vascular disease and diabetes/metabolic syndrome. He has published more than 100 articles in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Vijay serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Arizona, Phoenix and as an adjunct Professor of Medicine at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM). 

He has presented at numerous national and International meetings on diabetes and heart disease His professional activities also include serving on Editorial Boards of medical journals, reviewing landmark guidelines and policy statements and serving on many important advisory boards dealing with Quality initiatives of national organizations. 

Miguel A. Acevedo, MD, FACEP

Miguel A. Acevedo, MD, FACEP
Faculty, Emergency Medicine Residency
AdventHealth, Orlando Florida
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Nova Southeaster School of Medicine Dr. Miguel Acevedo completed his education on the University Of Puerto Rico system. After completing his Residency in San Juan in 1991, he moved to Biloxi, MS to serve in the Air Force as an Emergency Physician and Flight Surgeon. In 1997 he moved to Orlando, FL where he still works for AdventHealth Emergency Department, the busiest ED of the country. Dr. Acevedo has been involved as Faculty on the Emergency Medicine Residency since its inception on 2008, in addition of teaching for the Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Podiatry Residencies.

He has academic appointments with the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and NOVA Southwestern School of Medicine helping hundreds of students on their rotations and mentoring them as they progress in their careers.

Dr. Acevedo has hold innumerable positions in the administration of his group: Florida Emergency Physicians of TH, in the AdventHealth Hospital System and has been involved in the Florida College of Emergency Physicians for more than 20 years, assuming administrative and academic positions.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
A series of topics were selected that are common in the Emergency Department. I will present how to diagnose and manage them appropriately. I will clarify when to work up and when to refer to the specialist. This would enable the practitioner to utilize the resources of the hospital or clinic wisely. The Physician or the Advance Practice Provider that attends the course will be able to navigate this conditions with expertise and will facilitate a smooth transition of care.

Knowing that not all the attendees will be Emergency Physicians, I selected topics that are common and general in nature, for easy understanding, but with severe complications if left untreated or if they go unrecognized by the practitioner. This information will be relevant to all attendees.

  1. BRUE (Brief Resolved Unexplained Event)
    • Define and classify Low Risk BRUE
  2. Foreign Body Aspiration
    • List different types of FB aspiration and how to manage them
  3. Foreign Body Ingestion
    • List different types of FB ingestions and how to manage them
  4. Hyperemesis Gravidarum
    • Explain how to treat this common condition with home remedies and hospital interventions
  5. Pediatric Abdominal Non-Traumatic Emergencies
    • Identify many surgical emergencies, how to properly diagnose and treat them
  6. Orthopedic Pitfalls Upper Extremity
    • Recognize this orthopedic emergencies, how to interpret the x-rays and how to manage them
  7. Orthopedic Pitfalls Lower Extremities
    • Recognize this orthopedic emergencies, how to interpret the x-rays and how to manage them
  8. The Difficult Patient
    • Identify what is a difficult patient and how to approach them in you practice
Additional topics under development
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

Fri Aug 13 Coco Cay, Bahamas
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Aug 07 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Aug 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Aug 09 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Tue Aug 10 San Juan, Puerto Rico
12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Wed Aug 11 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Aug 12 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Aug 14 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Eastern Caribbean

Ports of Call

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

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!

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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