To register please call 1-800.422.0711
If you are having problems registering please contact:
Karen Wisdom at E-mail: khm2101@columbia.edu or by tel: (212) 342 - 2107

Columbia University Department of Medicine CME Program

2nd Annual Clinical Pearls in Internal Medicine
Learn from the Leading Clinician Educators

Course Overview:
This uniquely specialized and educationally intense ACCME accredited course presented by Columbia University Medical Center will immerse the Physician, Nurse and Physician Assistant in some of the most critical topics in internal medicine.

Designed specifically by Columbia Physicians, this conference takes place on board the Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. Spend 25 fun & intense educational hours on cutting edge topics and issues that face you daily. The material will be presented in interactive lecture format. Learn directly from the leading Columbia Physicians on the following topics: Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Nephrology, Hematology & Oncology.

Each specialty will have a case-based question and answer session using the Audience Response System (ARS) which will allow you (anonymously) to test your knowledge in the different areas of medicine.
Brochure:
Click here for brochure
Objectives:

After participating in this course, participants will:

    •    - Understand the most current, evidence-based clinical practice for key core competency-based topics in medicine and their
           guidelines
    •    - Be familiar with the latest knowledge and skills and understand how to apply these in daily practice
    •    - Make recommendations for optimal management of many common diseases
    •    - Diagnose and manage problems frequently encountered in the hospital and office
    •    - Make recommendations for optimal management of manycommon diseases
    •    - Network with Columbia University Department of Medicine Faculty
    •    - Use the information presented in preparation for recertification
Registration:

Physicians:  $695
Nurses & Physician Assistants:  $395

Cruise rates start at $904, registration is additional as noted in above registration fees. Please note: If you find a better price for the cruise rate, Norwegian Epic will try to match it.

To Register, book your cruise, and make your travel arrangements,
please call 1-800.422.0711.


Please Note: You must register for the course and the cruise by calling 1.800.422.0711.

ACCREDITATION:
ACCME ACCREDITATION Statement: This program is approved for CME credit and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This educational activity will provide a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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or call 800.422.0711
Columbia University Medical Center Faculty:
Paul Lee, MD, MPH – Course Director
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Section of Hospital Medicine
Associate Director, Medical House Staff Training Program

Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine

Angelo Biviano, MD
Esther Aboodi Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine

Hyunmi Choi, MD, MS  
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Neurology

Katherine D. Crew, MD, MS
Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine

R. John Crew, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Director, Comprehensive Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine

Marcus Pereira, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases Program

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

Elizabeth C. Verna, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assoicate Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program
Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases, Department of Medicine

Week-at-a-Glance:                                                                               Please note – agenda and topics coming soon
 
Sunday, March 24, 2013, – set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Welcome Reception

Monday, March 25, 2013 – University at Sea*
Highlights of Internal Medicine Conference*
07:00 am         Registration
07:30 am         Venous Thromboembolism
09:00 am         End-Stage Liver Disease
10:00 am         Infectious Endocarditis and Other Blood Stream Infections
11:00 am         Key Concepts in Solid Tumors
12:00 pm         Lunch Break
12:30 pm         Acute Renal Failure
01:30 pm         Arrhythmias
03:00 pm         Perioperative Cardiac Risk
04:00 pm         Adjourn
*The first day represents highlights from Columbia University’s annual
medical conference“Annual Update & Intensive Review of Internal
Medicine”. The 19th Annual Update & Intensive Review of
InternalMedicine” is scheduled for June 2-7, 2013, New York City.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – Labadee, Haiti
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM         Labadee, Haiti

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00 AM - 07:00 PM         Docked Falmouth, Jamaica

Thursday, March 28, 2013 – CRUISING & CME Program
07:00 am         Registration
07:30 am         Acid Base Abnormalities
08:30 am         Electrolyte Abnormalities
09:30 am         Approach to Abnormal Liver Tests
10:30 am         Anemia and Thrombocytopenia
11:30 am         Review of the ECG
12:30 pm         Lunch Break
01:00 pm         Overview of Antibiotics
02:00 pm         Hospital Acquired Infections
02:45 pm         Community-Acquired Pneumonia
03:30 pm         Pleural Effusions
04:00 pm         Adjourn
06:00 pm         Meet the Faculty Cocktail Reception


Friday, March 29, 2013 – Cozumel, Mexico
08:00 AM - 07:00 PM         Cozumel, Mexico

Saturday, March 30, 2013 – CRUISING & CME program
07:00 am         Registration
07:30 am         HIV Updates
08:15 am         Hematologic Malignancies
09:00 am         Oncologic Emergencies
10:00 am         Hypertensive Emergencies
11:00 am         Neurologic Emergencies
12:00 pm         Lunch Break
12:30 pm         Upper & Lower GI Bleeding
01:30 pm         Pancreatitis & Hepatobiliary Disease
02:30 pm         Coronary Artery Disease/Acute Coronary Syndrome
03:15 pm         Heart Failure
04:00 pm         Adjourn


Sunday, March 31, 2013 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
06:15 am         Fort Lauderdale, Florida
CRUISE ITINERARY:
Day Ports of Call Arrival Departure
Sunday, March 24, 2013 Fort Lauderdale, Florida  --------- 5:00 PM
Monday, March 25, 2013 Cruising & University at Sea 7:00 AM 4:00 AM
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Labadee, Haiti 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Falmouth, Jamaica 10:00 AM 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 28, 2013 CRUISING & CME Program 7:00 AM 6:00 AM
Friday, March 29, 2013 Cozumel, Mexico  8:00 AM 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 30, 2013 CRUISING & CME program 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 31, 2013 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 6:15 AM ----------

Conference Sessions take place during the days at sea to avoid conflicts with Ports of Call or evening entertainment.

*** All itineraries are subject to change without notice. Please confirm your itinerary on the Review page before purchasing your cruise.
Contact Information:
Department of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
622West 168th Street, PH8 East, Room 105
New York, NY 10032

Telephone: (212) 342 - 2107
Fax: (212) 305 - 8466
E-Mail: khm2101@columbia.edu
http://columbiamedicineCME.org
To register please call 1-800.422.0711