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Topics in Preventive Medicine and Geriatrics for PCPs

Royal Caribbean's Wonderful Voyager of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas

10-Night Far East Cruise Conference
from Hong Kong, China to Singapore, Singapore
October 8 - 18, 2017

21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
21 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$1,095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$695 Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

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.
Wayne L. Peters, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Managing Partner and Medical Director of HealthMark LLC.

Dr. Wayne L. Peters is a native of Rapid City, South Dakota. He received his BA from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota (1969) and his MD from the University of Colorado (1973). He received his internal medicine training at the University of Florida/Jacksonville and was Chief of the General Internal Medicine Division at that institution from 1976 to 1982. From 1982 to 1984 he served as a Henry J. Kaiser Fellow in General Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Following his fellowship, he remained at the Massachusetts General Hospital as Director of the Lipid Consultation Service and taught in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Harvard Medical School under the direction of Dr. Alexander Leaf.

In 1986, Dr. Peters returned to Denver, Colorado to assume his present positions as Medical Director of HealthMark LLC, a private internal medicine/preventative medicine/complementary medicine clinic, and as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Eric G. Tangalos, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD

Dr. Eric Tangalos is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was Chair of Primary Care Internal Medicine from 1997 to 2006.

Dr. Tangalos received his undergraduate training from the University of Michigan, is a graduate of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and was a resident and fellow in Internal Medicine at Mayo.

He is a past president of AMDA‐The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and is a fellow and past governor of the American College of Physicians. He is a past director of the American Geriatrics Society and serves on their Foundation for Health in Aging. He served eight years on the national board of the Alzheimer's Association and was a member of their executive committee.

Dr. Tangalos has been continuously funded with the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center since 1987. He was responsible for the recruitment of volunteers that first defined Mild Cognitive Impairment and was an author on those seminal publications. He currently serves as chair of the Mayo formulary committee responsible for all neurologic and psychiatric drugs. He is an Internist and Geriatrician, teaches on the Mayo campus and lectures both nationally and internationally.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Osteoporosis
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Evaluate screening recommendations and apply them to everyday practice
    • Utilize therapies that include bisphosphonates, PTH and inhibitors of the RANK/RANKL/OPG system
    • Recommend appropriate vitamin D therapy
    • Better advise patients on calcium supplementation
  2. Redefining Alzheimer's Disease
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Define Mild Cognitive Impairment in both amnestic and non-amnestic disease states
    • Understand the potential implications of early diagnosis of dementia for patient care outcomes
    • Describe the clinical manifestations of Alzheimer's disease
    • Evaluate patients for symptoms of cognitive and functional loss
    • Apply appropriate drug and non-drug interventions for patients with dementia
    • Counsel families and caregivers at all stages of disease
  3. To Sleep: Perchance to Dream
    At the end of this session the learner will be able to:
    • Describe the age-related changes in sleep
    • Evaluate the psychiatric, medical, and neurological causes of sleep problems
    • Implement office-based and objective methods for evaluating sleep disordered breathing
    • Intervene with appropriate treatments for complaints of insomnia
  4. Management of Constipation
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Understand the common barriers that hinder the optimal management of chronic constipation in health care settings
    • Define primary as well as secondary causes of hypertension in the older adult
    • Provide a rational strategy to manage constipation based on current best evidence of the drug classes currently available
  5. Where Pain Management Meets Addiction Medicine
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Understand the pathogenesis of pain
    • Apply recent guidelines in pain management
    • Choose appropriate drug therapy and multimodal interventions for the relief of pain
    • Enroll in your state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
    • Balance the management of patients who present with both pain and opioid addiction
  6. COPD and the Management of Respiratory Disease in the Elderly
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Evaluate interdisciplinary strategies to overcome common barriers that hinder the optimal management of COPD in health care settings
    • Discuss the key components for the management of COPD, asthma, and OSA in the elderly
    • Implement the appropriate use of nebulizers, MDIs and oxygen for long-term care residents
  7. Nutritional Supplements: When East meets West
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Understand that adequate nutrition is a prerequisite for the maintenance of good health and optimum efficiency
    • Find the on-line resources that provide the best evidence in support of dietary and nutritional supplements
    • Identify targeted supplements for heart disease, vision, depression/mood, and urologic disorders
    • Council patients on the risks of certain therapies in the presence of other disease
  8. Anemia
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Create an approach to understanding anemia in the elderly identifying most likely etiologies
    • Develop a strategy to evaluate elderly patients with anemia
    • Review transfusion and iron therapies for at-risk patients
    • Identify and manage patients who have the anemia of CKD
  9. Mediterranean Diet
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Understand the basics of a Mediterranean diet
    • Advise patients and their families on a healthy eating program
    • Apply a better understanding of extra virgin olive oil and its component ingredients as antiinflammatory and antiatherogenic
    • Keep your olive oil fresh and your taste buds happy
  10. Safety & Errors
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Identify medications that place older patients at high risk of medication misadventure
    • List mechanisms available to decrease the risk of medication errors in select environments
    • Understand reporting systems and safety
    • Identify the major areas of medication risk in the elderly long-term care residents
    • Outline strategies to improve medication safety
  11. Preventive Medicine from A to Z
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Discuss state‐of‐the art cardiovascular and global preventative medicine principles.
  12. Reaching Blood Pressure Goals‐A Focus on Isolated Systolic and Resistant Hypertension
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Differentiate methods to diagnose resistant hypertension and achieve treatment goals
  13. The Impact of Recent Clinical Trials on Preventative Cardiology in the Office ‐ Let's Make the Cardiologist as Lonely as the Maytag Repairman
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Appropriately apply primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention goals
  14. Travel Medicine ‐ Staying well away from home
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Analyze a patient's requirements for prevention and treatment of travel‐related health problems
  15. The Bipolar Blues, Balls of Fire and Bad Temperament ‐ How to Bag the Diagnosis and Benefit the Patient
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Feel more confident in differentiating between unipolar and bipolar mood disorders
  16. Is Something FISHY Here? The FACTS about Marine Oils and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Understand omega‐3 fatty acids and their possible role in disease prevention
  17. The Utility of Heart Scans for Detecting Subclinical CHD and the Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Utilize coronary artery calcium scores to design appropriate primary CHD prevention strategies
  18. Carotid IMT/Ultrasound and Abdominal Ultrasound for Detecting Subclinical Carotid Artery Disease and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms ‐ Does it make a difference?
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Utilize the clinical value of detecting subclinical carotid artery and aortic vascular disease
  19. Advance Lipid Testing ‐ Does it Help or Hinder Cardiovascular Disease Prevention?
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Summarize the value of alternative lipid measurements in enhansing CHD risk prediction vs the traditional cholesteral profile.
  20. Applying Osteoporosis Lecture Knowledge ‐ A Case Study of Weak Struts, Linoleum, Rice Cakes and 8 clicks
    At the end of this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Integrate information from Dr. Tangalos osteoporosis lecture into diagnosing/managing a case of male osteoporosis
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 21 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
Sun Oct 08 Hong Kong, China
- 11:59 pm
Mon Oct 09 Cruising
Lectures 9:00am ‐ 1:00pm
- -
Tue Oct 10 Kaohsiung, Taiwan 7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 11 Cruising
Lectures 8:00am ‐ 1:00pm
- -
Thu Oct 12 Cruising
Lectures 9:00am ‐ 1:00pm
- -
Fri Oct 13 Nha Trang, Vietnam
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Oct 14 Hue/Da Nang, Vietnam
10:00 am 8:00 pm
Sun Oct 15 Cruising
Lectures 9:00am ‐ 1:00pm
- -
Mon Oct 16 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Tue Oct 17 Cruising
Lectures 9:00am ‐ 1:00pm
- -
Wed Oct 18 Singapore, Singapore 8:00 am -

*Visa Requirement(s):

Q: Are there any special visa requirements for cruises to Cambodia and Vietnam?
A: For Cambodia and Vietnam, ship personnel will assist each guest required to secure a visa for Cambodia and Vietnam and charge the guests onboard SeaPass« account a one-time nominal fee. These visa fees include a small processing charge by our local representative.

All nationalities require visas for Vietnam with the following exceptions: Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.

All nationalities require visas for Cambodia with the following exceptions: Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Laos.

Please Note: The following nationalities will find it extremely difficult to secure a visa for Vietnam and Cambodia, whether through us or by themselves; Pakistan, North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq and Nigeria.

Please Note: As we will be arranging all visas on board the ship on arrival, immigration will not issue visas for those nationalities that do not require one. These nationalities will be exempt from the nominal visa charge.

Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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