Sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale to some of the best destinations across the Eastern Caribbean. Make port in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.; and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. Millions of visitors choose the Caribbean for its white sandy beaches, warm waters, and lush green tropical environments that make for perfect swimming, snorkeling, golfing, and more.

Itinerary

  Day Date Port Arrive Depart
  Sun  Feb 23 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 05:00 PM
  Mon  Feb 24 At Sea
  Tue  Feb 25 Amber Cove, Dominican Republic 11:00 AM 06:00 PM
  Wed  Feb 26 San Juan, Puerto Rico 11:00 AM 11:00 PM
  Thu  Feb 27 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. 08:00 AM 05:00 PM
  Fri  Feb 28 At Sea
  Sat  Feb 29 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 08:00 AM 03:00 PM
  Sun  Mar 1 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 07:00 AM

Sunday, February 23 - Board ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

If you arrive early there are lots of fun things to do in this tropical city. Fort Lauderdale lies along the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the New River, 25 miles north of Miami. Its warm tropical weather attracts many people throughout the year. For sun-worshippers, the city has six miles of beaches.

Go fishing, take one of many sightseeing cruises of the harbor, ocean, or wetlands. Tour a museum, see a butterfly farm, or ride a roller coaster. Shop upscale boutiques or flea markets. Ft. Lauderdale is an entire destination in itself.

There are also many recreational waterways with extensive boating facilities, access to every conceivable watersport, a variety of fascinating museums and trendy restaurants, and an array of entertainment venues. Take a 30-minute airboat ride across the Everglades, one of the most breathtaking natural areas in America. Discover a variety of fish and birds that inhabit the area, and perhaps see the most famous Everglades inhabitant—the alligator. Fish is fresh and delicious in Florida. Grouper is probably the most popular choice and is served almost any way imaginable. A true Florida staple is a fresh grouper sandwich and fries eaten outside by the water.

Monday, February 24 - At Sea

Tuesday, February 25 - Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

When the Spanish closed their colonial fort on St. Maarten in 1648, a few Dutch and French soldiers hid on the island and decided to share it. Soon after, the Netherlands and France signed a formal agreement to split St. Maarten in half, as it is today. Philipsburg displays its Dutch heritage in its architecture and landscaping. The island offers endless stretches of beach, beautiful landscapes, and great shopping. Compete in an actual race on an America’s Cup shortened course. Grind a winch, trim a sail or just sit back and enjoy. Professional sailors will give you a quick lesson, then you’re off to compete on Stars and Stripes, one of the most famous sailboats in the world. Rendezvous at one of the newest and trendiest restaurants in French St. Maarten. Explore Orient Bay, the French Riviera of the Caribbean, with over 1.5 miles of white-sand beaches. Admire the delicate nature and dazzling colors of hundreds of butterflies as you tour St. Maarten’s popular Butterfly Farm.

Wednesday, February 26 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is an island offering so many vacation experiences that it calls itself "The Continent of Puerto Rico." Become captivated by the enchantment of the island's culture, its modern city amenities and entertainment, and the tropical beauty of a Caribbean destination. Puerto Rico is the largest and most populated island of an archipelago with fertile coasts and a rugged, fairly mountainous interior with lush rainforest.

Discover the historic treasures of majestic Old San Juan, the charming walled city with its imposing fortresses and colorful colonial architecture. Check out 'Plaza del Mercado' and 'La Placita', as it’s affectionately known, a thriving public market by day where vendors hawk their wares and some of the freshest produce from all over the island. And don’t forget to take some Puerto Rican rum and coffee home with you.

Thursday, February 27 - St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.

Tortola is the largest of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. It features several white-sand beaches, including Cane Garden Bay and Smuggler’s Cove. Road Town, the capital of the British Virgin Islands, has a harbor dotted with sailing boats and is known as a yachting hub. Road Town is home to the beautiful J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens which features close to three acres of indigenous and exotic plants, trees and herbs. The capital is also brimming with restaurants, shops, and is the site for the hospital, government administration offices and official Governor’s House with its historical museum. In the island's southwest, forested Sage Mountain National Park offers trails and sweeping views over neighboring cays.

Friday, February 28 - At Sea

Saturday, February 29 - Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

The private island of Holland America’s Cruise Line, Half Moon Cay, allows you to enjoy your fantasy of a secluded Caribbean Island. Miles of white sand beach and crystal clear water are perfect for snorkeling. Hobie cats and kayaks are yours for exploring. Enjoy a beach party lunch, great island music, horseback riding, parasailing, deep sea or “flats” fishing, and scuba diving. It’s all here on your private island!

Sunday, March 1 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Ship: Holland America - Nieuw Statendam

statendamNieuw Statendam Grand light-filled spaces, visual drama and sumptuous interiors inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments, Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam is a beautifully appointed mid-sized ship, proudly reflecting more than 140 years of Dutch seafaring tradition. At the heart of the ship, Nieuw Statendam’s central atrium is breathtaking, soaring three decks high. With sophisticated décor and amenities, staterooms aboard ms Nieuw Statendam provide a welcoming haven at the end of an eventful day.

Ship features:

BLEND: Wine connoisseurs and novices alike can experience the art of winemaking at BLEND. In collaboration with Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington State’s oldest and most acclaimed winery, the intimate venue will enable guests to blend their own wine and enjoy it at dinner or in the privacy of their stateroom.

Tamarind Restaurant: A Pan-Asian restaurant and lounge located on the Panorama deck, providing stunning views.

Canaletto Restaurant: Named for a famous 18th-century Venetian artist, Canaletto is your destination onboard for an intimate Italian dinner. The evening begins with the chef’s selection of antipasti with a taste of the delicious fare and personal, polished service to follow.

The Digital Workshop: Guests will be able to show and tell their vacation memories by learning how to share all their digital memories through e-mail, blogging, and social networking, so friends and family can see where they’ve been cruising even before they return home.

America’s Test Kitchen: State-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by Master Chefs or culinary guests.

Greenhouse Spa & Salon: Features heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, hot stone massage, steam in a thermal suite and have your hair and nails done for a special evening.

Pinnacle Grill: This intimate reservations-only venue offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience. Featuring premium Double R Ranch Beef, inspired seafood dishes and many select wines rated “Excellent” by Wine Spectator, as well as distinctive Bvlgari® china, Riedel® stemware and Frette® linens.

Grand Dutch Café: A comfortable, coffeehouse environment where you can browse through an extensive library, surf the Internet, check email, or simply read the morning paper.

Billboard Onboard: Showcases the talents of live musicians performing dynamic shows centered on the interesting facts and figures of the music industry.

The Dining Room: Menus in the Dining Room reflect the latest signature dishes from the influential chefs who comprise our Culinary Council, along with classic favorites, vegetarian options, and regionally inspired cuisine.

Casino: From perennially popular slot machines and blackjack tables to the latest in sophisticated gaming, the onboard casino is well-equipped and staffed with professionals eager to help guests learn new skills.

World Stage: A flexible space that can have multiple stage configurations, ranging from in-the-round to the more conventional proscenium staging, featuring an exciting array of performances and productions enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, projection, and sound systems.

Club HAL® and the Loft: A dedicated youth facility with activities for kids ages 3 to 17; activities are supervised and age appropriate, designed exclusively for kids to have fun, socialize and hang out with people their own age.

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Vista Stateroom

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With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a whirlpool bath and shower, mini-bar and refrigerator. Approximately 393–400 sq. ft. including verandah.

Balcony Stateroom

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 228-420 sq. ft. including verandah.

Oceanview Stateroom

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 175-282 sq. ft.

Inside Stateroom

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2 lower beds convertible to 1 Queen-size bed, shower. Approximately 143-225 sq. ft.

We have a block of cabins for seminar participants. Once this block is sold, cabins are on availability only and may be at a higher rate. Cruises sell out early.

Travel Arrangements

To receive these discounted cruise fares you must book your cruise through us. We have all of the information regarding the cruise and seminar and can make your cruise reservations.

Reservations

Reservations will be secured and cabins assigned upon receipt of passenger deposit in the amount of $700 per cabin. Final payment as instructed by our travel agent. Due to the number of details needed to complete a cruise cabin booking accurately, a cabin will not be booked for you until you have spoken with one of our cruise agents via phone or via direct email correspondence.

Discounted Fares

We have been able to negotiate a GREAT DISCOUNT for you on this luxurious cruise!! See reservation form for details. Various promotional fares may also be available. ALWAYS CALL BEFORE BOOKING ANYWHERE ELSE: (800) 222-6927

FOR YOUR AIRFARE NEEDS PLEASE CALL:

Universal Travel. Be sure to mention Northwest Seminars when booking.

Contact: Kellee Kilmer, (858) 456-7962

Email:kellee@universaltravel1.com Booking fee applies

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and all other medical care providers who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty or are impacted by it.

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practitioner of emergency medicine must possess evidence-based scientific background for competent clinical practice; maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty and all additional related disciplines; maintain an up-to-the-minute armamentarium of knowledge and skills for the selection and use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures; manage self and colleagues to function toward common goals in providing consistent care in all settings in which emergency care is provided; serve as an expert in matters involving quality, safe and equitable health care delivery and support of other service providers, departments, institutions, and organizations dependent upon professional expertise. Presentations are designed to facilitate the acquisition of cognitive and technical skills as defined through evidenced based data translated to best practice standards by the pertinent governmental and professional organizations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Surgeons and the Emergency Nurses Association and abilities in one or more of the disciplines vital to the practicing professional.

OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Apply the pertinent physical and behavioral sciences as they impact and are affected by the planning, delivery, and monitoring of services inherent in the professions

Explain the selection, dosing considerations with methods of administration, safe use, contraindications and precautions of drugs based on their chemical and pharmacologic properties

Outline comprehensive patient management plans for the special patient population discussed

Apply the principles of safety and asepsis in the performance of all aspects of patient care regardless of the clinical environment in which the practice resides

Incorporate the published tenets of pertinent, recognized external organizations, institutions, and professional groups defining medical, legal, philosophical, ethical, and health care management standards

Current Topics in Emergency Medicine7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise February 23 - March 1, 2020

 

    To Be Announced    

 

 

20 CME

20 CEC

Pharmacology Hours TBD†

 

 

FACULTY

To Be Announced

ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health and Northwest Seminars. The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Anesthesiology: CME credit will be sent directly to The American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill the Part 2 requirement for the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program. Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists: This program is designed to meet requirements for Class A CE credit. Once approved by AANA, this will be indicated.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accept CME from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Registered Nurses: NWS is an approved provider for the following state nursing boards: Arkansas State Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider Number 4833), District of Columbia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Florida Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), Georgia Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480), and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (Provider Number 50-7480). This program offers 20 contact hours.

†Pharmacology hours subject to change.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Mark Murphy, MD, MSN Education, Treasure Island, Florida and Medical Director, Northwest Seminars, Pasco, Washington

SCHEDULE AND FACULTY CHANGES

Factors beyond our control sometimes necessitate changes in the schedule and faculty. If time permits, we will inform all registrants of any changes prior to the program. Changes on site due to local conditions will be announced in class.

COURSE CANCELLATION BY PROVIDER

We reserve the right to cancel a course for any reason. In such case, a minimum of 60 days notice will be given to those registered and 100% of tuition paid will be refunded. NWS and NWWT are not responsible for any non-refundable cruise fare, airfare, hotel, or other expenses you may incur. We highly recommend purchase of travel insurance.

COURSE CANCELLATION FEE

$100 December 25, 2019 to January 24, 2020. No refund after January 24, 2020; however, 50% of tuition paid may be applied toward tuition for another NWS program within 12 months. Cancellation must be in writing.

CRUISE CANCELLATION

Penalties apply for cancellation of the cruise for any reason. We strongly recommend purchase of the cancellation insurance. Please be aware that premiums paid for insurance are non-refundable.

FAP (Frequent Attendee Points)

FAP lets you accumulate points based on dollars spent with NWS including net cruise, net hotel, and tuition booked through NWS (but not air). Once you have enough points to cover a full tuition they can be redeemed for tuition (no cash value). A great program to reward you for supporting NWS! FAP is an especially valuable bonus when you book your cruises through NWS. Not only do you receive the lowest fare, but you get a 1.5% of net cruise fare credit toward future tuition! Click here for more information.

Lecture notes will be provided via download in PDF format.

While we strive for accuracy at all times with our published information, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors.

Please note that children and non-registered guests are not allowed to attend the lectures.

For your airfare needs please call: Universal Travel. Be sure to mention NWS when booking. Contact: Kellee Kilmer, Phone: (858) 456-7962, Email: kellee@universaltravel1.com

REGISTER EARLY

We recommend that you register early to assure your spot. We reserve the right to close registrations to a course at any time without notice. We may not be able to accommodate onsite registrations.