Primary Care Update:
Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity
7-Day Glacier Discovery Northbound
From Vancouver, B.C., CA to Seward (Anchorage), Alaska, US
September 10 - 17, 2017
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME -No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Dr. Eichler is a dedicated and gifted teacher and has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious James Krivanek Award, awarded annually to an outstanding teacher at USF, and the Outstanding Preclinical Professor Award, awarded annually by students of the Morsani College of Medicine. He was the first recipient of the Outstanding Lifetime Educational Excellence Award for 2010 -2011. Dr. Eichler has mentored numerous high school students and teachers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and medical students.
As a Course Director, Dr. Eichler was responsible for the development and implementation of several interdisciplinary courses for medical students (Molecular Biology & Human Genetics; Human Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry; Molecular, Cellular & Genetic Basis of Medicine; Molecular Medicine) taught jointly by faculty from several departments. From 2003 to 2010 he served as Director of an interdisciplinary and integrated course for first-year Medical Students entitled Molecular Medicine. This course was highly rated by both students and participating faculty, and was attributed in large part to Dr. Eichler's exceptional commitment, leadership and attention to detail.
Dr. Eichler has established an exemplary record in the area of service. He was the driving force behind the development of an active interdisciplinary Health Science Center Obesity Group. He organized a highly successful national Conference on Obesity and served as its Director for seven years. The success of the Conference on Obesity also gained attention and support from the State of Florida, Department of Health, American Heart Association, and Tampa General Hospital. In addition, Dr. Eichler was actively involved in community outreach programs for the University and USF Health as a frequent featured speaker on Obesity, and in particular, Childhood Obesity for local community groups, local high schools and the USF Health Mini-Medical School (2001 and 2004). From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Eichler has been a volunteer liaison between USF Health and The Villages of Florida, providing support for The Villages/USF Health Alliance, and as well as promoting participation of The Villages Charter High School Science Fair winners in USF Health Research Day.
Frances Rankin, PhD, ARNP, ia an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida.
Dr Rankin is an Adult and Geriatric nurse practitioner and Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing. She is the Interim Director of the Doctorate in Advanced Nursing Practice (DNP) Program of the USF College of Nursing and has been in practice with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Division of Family Medicine and the Family Medicine Public Sector Medicine program since 1995. She is co-developer and director of the USF Prediabetes Treatment Center with Dr. H.J. Brownlee, MD and Chair, Division of Family Medicine. She completed her doctoral studies at USF in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies. Dr. Rankin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and currently serving as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, Florida's advanced practice professional organization. Dr. Rankin has been a volunteer for the Brandon Outreach Clinic, a community-based free clinic for the uninsured and underserved in Hillsborough County since 1995 and serves as a current Board member.
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- The impact of obesity as a chronic disease on our health care system.
- Relationships between central adiposity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome & obesity.
- Mechanisms linking excess adiposity to cardiovascular disease.
- Mood disorders associated with insulin resistance and obesity.
- Current and future considerations in pharmacotherapy for obesity and overweight.
- The role that genetics plays in the obesity epidemic.
- Considerations about the efficacy of bariatric surgery and the management of bariatric patients.
- Physical exercise and dietary management of diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.
- Practical considerations for effective treatment of obesity in the clinical setting
Upon completion of this conference, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the pervasiveness of obesity in our society, the propensity of interrelated co-morbidities, and the impact on health.
- Understand the fundamental role of visceral adipose in the pathophysiology of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
- Recognize the consequences of the metabolic syndrome in risk stratification for coronary heart disease morbidity and gender differences.
- Consider how selected obesity-related complications, such as depression and sleep apnea impact management strategies
- Discuss the use of current pharmacologic agents for the treatment of obesity, and to consider the future of obesity pharmacotherapy.
- Describe the relationship between genetics and environment in the etiology of obesity.
- Assess the efficacy of bariatric surgical procedures on the pathophysiology and management of obesity.
- Consider the metabolic rationale that underlies dietary management and its interrelationship with the intestinal microbiome in the management of obesity.
- Discuss practical approaches to the effective treatment for obesity and metabolic syndrome for the clinical setting.
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.
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.
Nurse Practitioners can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
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.
Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .
US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.
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.
|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Sun Sep 10||Vancouver, B.C., CA
|Mon Sep 11||Scenic Cruising The Inside Passage
|Tue Sep 12||Ketchikan, Alaska, US
||7:00 am||3:00 pm|
|Wed Sep 13||Juneau, Alaska, US
||10:00 am||10:00 pm|
|Thu Sep 14||Skagway, Alaska, US
||7:00 am||9:00 pm|
|Fri Sep 15||Glacier Bay (Cruising)
||7:00 am||4:00 pm|
|Sat Sep 16||At Sea
|Sun Sep 17||Seward (Anchorage), Alaska, US
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.