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Essential Topics in Primary Care - Update 2017

Norwegian Cruise Lines's One of a Kind  NCL’s <em> Pride of America</em>
NCL’s Pride of America

7-Night Hawaii Cruise Conference
Round-trip Honolulu, Oahu
October 14 - 21, 2017

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
6¼ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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 B. Feller, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Family Practice, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Vice Chair of Community Health and Director of Behavioral Medicine, University of Florida, College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program, Gainesville, Florida

Dr. Feller received his M.D from University of Florida, Florida. Dr. Feller is Board Certified in Family Medicine. He did clinical practice for 5 years and then joined the faculty of the Family Medicine Residency Program. He is currently vice chair for community health and director of behavioral medicine.

He has received several awards for his teaching including Clinical Science Teacher of the year by medical students, Exemplary Teaching Award from the College of Medicine, Teacher of the year by Family Medicine Residents, and Exemplary Teaching Award by the FAFP. His academic interests include integrative medicine and behavioral medicine.

John Gums, PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine, Departments of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida

Dr. Gums is a Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine in the Departments of Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research and Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida. Additionally, he holds the title of Associate Dean for Clinical and Administrative Affairs in the College of Pharmacy and Director of Clinical Research in Family Medicine at the University of Florida. He received his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Gums joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 1985. Dr. Gums is actively involved in teaching both in the College of Pharmacy and the College of Medicine. He has received the Faculty Recognition Award from the College of Pharmacy and twice was selected as Teacher of the Year by the University of Florida, Department of Family Medicine.

He has authored over 140 peered-review articles, 14 continuing education programs, and 27 book chapters. He has given over 175 invited presentations to national and international pharmacy and medical associations. He maintains an active clinical research program with past and/or current funding from national organizations and foundations as well as the federal government.

Dr. Gums maintains membership in ASHP, ACCP, is a member of the Family Medicine Editorial Advisory Council for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, and is a Scientific Editor for the journal Pharmacotherapy. In 1993, he was appointed by the governor as a member of the State of Florida Pharmacy Services and Technical Review panel. In 1997, he received the Outstanding Clinical Practice Award from ACCP. In 2002, Dr. Gums was selected as a Primary Health Care Policy Fellow through the office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services in Washington DC. And in 2007, he was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  • Primary Care Treatment of Essential Hypertension: A 2017 Update
  • Atrial Fibrillation: What the Primary Care Practitioner Needs to Know
  • Thromboembolic Disease in Primary Care: Focus on the New Oral Anticoagulants
  • Asthma and COPD: New Recommendations and New Treatment Options
  • Primary Care Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections: Treatment in the Era of Increasing Bacterial Resistance
  • Antimicrobial Resistance: Implications for the Primary Care Provider
  • Primary Care Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis: Review of Guidelines and New Therapeutic Options
  • Acute low back pain: Evidence-based management
  • Abnormal liver function
  • Integrative Medicine in Adults and Children
  • Obesity, Fad Diets and Exercise
  • Herbal medicine and Supplements
  • Common skin conditions, including rashes and skin cancer
  • Dyspepsia: Evidence-based evaluation and treatment
Learning Objectives
  1. Apply ACP/APS guidelines to the evaluation and treatment of low back pain
    Apply the concept of “red flags” to the evaluation of low back pain
  2. Apply established guidelines in the evaluation of abnormal LFTs
    Discuss the rationale behind those guidelines
  3. Appreciate the frequency of use of various modalities among patients and health care professionals.
    Gain a general familiarity with the more common CAM therapies
    Understand evidence base for and/or against common CAM therapies
  4. Review the health consequences of obesity
    Review the biochemical and physiological principles as they relate to weight homeostasis
    Discuss details of specific diets and exercise styles used to treat obesity
    Briefly review other modalities for treatment of obesity
  5. Discuss current use of nutritional/dietary and herbal supplements
    Review safety and efficacy of common supplements and herbals
    Review national recommendations for /against
  6. Review common rashes and lesions seen in the primary care setting
  7. Apply established guidelines in evaluation and treatment of dyspepsia
    Discuss rationale behind the guidelines
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.

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

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.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

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 Oct 14 Honolulu, Hawaii
- 7:00 pm
Sun Oct 15 Kahului, Maui (Overnight)
8:00 am -
Mon Oct 16 Kahului, Maui
Lectures 4:00pm-7:00pm
- 6:00 pm
Tue Oct 17 Hilo, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 18 Kona, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
7:00 am 5:30 pm
Thu Oct 19 Nawiliwili, Kauai
Lectures: 8:00am-10:00am
8:00 am -
Fri Oct 20 Nawiliwili, Kauai
Lectures 1:00pm-6:00pm
- 2:00 pm
Sat Oct 21 Honolulu, Hawaii
7:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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