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Acute Care Medicine: Hot Topics, Difficult Conversations, and an Introduction to Sex and Gender Based Medicine

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7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, FL
March 4 - 11, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
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.
Marna Rayl Greenberg, DO, MPH

Dr. Greenberg is the Director of Emergency Medicine Research at Lehigh Valley Health Network and Associate Professor, USF Morsani College of Medicine. She completed her Master&334;s at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

She has research and publication experience related to the prevention of alcohol and tobacco abuse and resolving gender differences in education and care provided in the Emergency Department. She recently co-chaired the Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference that put forth the national research agenda on Gender Specific Research in Emergency Medicine.

She is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a member of the American Osteopathic Association. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors such as completing her certification as a physician executive (2011), receiving the American College of Emergency Physicians recognition award for longevity in Emergency Medicine (2014), receiving the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine Momentum Award (2014), receiving the Unsung Hero award from the American Osteopathic Association (2014) , receiving the Soroptimist International Ruby Award (2010) for Women Helping Women; the FHS Distinguished Alumna Award (2006); the Pennsylvania American College of Emergency Physicians 2005 Emergency Physician of the Year Award; the Physician Service Star Award (2004) for ER Preventive Health Initiatives; and Koop Community Service Award (2000).

Jeannette Marie Wolfe, MD
Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Physician, Baystate Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
Springfield, MA

Dr. Jeannette Wolfe is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School/Baystate Campus. She has spent her entire attending career working and teaching in one of the busiest emergency departments in the Northeast.

Besides emergency medicine, her passion is understanding ways in which biological sex and gender influence wellness and disease as cutting edge research definitively shows that men and women often have different responses to the same illness, trauma, toxins and therapies.

Dr Wolfe's personal mission is to increase awareness of this information and to use it to improve medical care of both men and women. She is a national lecturer and writer and has recently started a podcast called- Sex and Why: : exploring how biological sex and gender influence our brain, body and behavior.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners. Attorneys, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Hot Topics
The Opioid Epidemic: how we got here, how we move forward
  • Describe the Magnitude of the Opioid Epidemic
  • Explain Screening & Staging Techniques
  • Summarize BRIEF ( SBIRT) Effective Counseling
"Their blood pressure was what?" Who needs what, when and where?
  • Recognize the parameters of blood pressures that need urgent treatment.
  • Describe best practice treatment options for management of abnormal blood pressures.
Updates in DVT & Pulmonary Emboli ‐ ICU or home
  • Describe the use of validated criteria to measure risk of early mortality in venous thromboembolism.
  • Classify parameters that make a patient with thromboembolism low or high risk.
We've got your back ‐a common sense approach to back pain
  • List examples of the many medical causes of back pain.
  • Identify'red flags' for those etiologies of back pain that need emergency evaluation.
  • Describe treatment options for common causes of back pain.
Beyond "clumsy" ‐ Recognizing and managing domestic violence
  • Describe the magnitude of intimate partner violence
  • Explain how to perform consistent and effective screening for domestic violence (DV)
  • Recognize history and physical exam findings that are consistent with patterns of abuse in clinical scenarios.
  • List opportunities and successful methods for intervention and prevention
Burnout Prevention 101 ‐ Finding Resiliency Amidst Chaos
  • Identify opportunities to increase resiliency and personal wellness to prevent personal burnout
Difficult Conversations
Bridging the Silence ‐ real conversations about end of life care
  • Create a framework that utilizes key phrases to talk to patients about end of life goals of care
Shutting up/speaking up- tips to managing professional conflict
  • Identify potential blind spots in one's own communication patterns
  • Identify techniques and language to use with colleagues during questions or disagreements over patient care
Empathy a Double Edged Sword ‐ how to connect with your patients without burning out
  • Describe several non-verbal techniques that can improve the patient/physician connection
Sex & Gender Based Medicine
Introduction: What is it and why you should care
  • Differentiate between the terms biological sex and gender and describe how both can impact patient care
Broken Hearts: sex and gender differences in cardiac disease
  • Discuss the importance of including sex and gender in the clinical care of your patients with cardiac disease.
Mind Games ‐ Sex Based Differences in Mental Health
  • Discuss the importance of including sex and gender in the clinical care of your patients with psychiatric conditions.
Sex and Gender "G"eopardy
  • Identify ways in which our biological sex and gender impact our wellness and diseased states
The interesting care of Ambien ‐ Do drugs really work the same in men and women?
  • Describe how drugs can have different pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in men and women
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.

Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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
Sun Mar 04 Miami, Florida
- 7:00 pm
Mon Mar 05 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Mar 06 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Mar 07 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Mar 08 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Mar 09 George Town, Cayman Islands
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Mar 10 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 11 Miami, Florida
7:00 am -
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