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Preventive Medicine and Preventive Cardiology

Holland America Line's Lovely ms Zuiderdam
Holland America's ms Zuiderdam

10-Night Panama Canal Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 11 - 21, 2018

20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
20 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.

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.
Tara Dall, MD, FNLA
Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology
Physician cofounder AvanceMD Concierge & Medispa, Richmond, VA
Co-founder Lecturepad.org
Chief of Cardiometabolic Education, Foundation for Health Improvement & Technology (nonprofit) Co-founder MD21.com virtual medicine

Dr. Tara Dall is a board certified lipidologist with roots in family medicine and training at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has spent the last 15 years using advanced biomarker testing in the clinical care of patients. She graduated in the inaugural class of Diplomates of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology in 2005. Her center achieved national recognition as the first fully certified Level II lipid clinic in the United States.

In 2008, Dr. Dall formed the Early Detection Center for heart disease and diabetes near Madison, Wisconsin and served as a clinical associate professor for the Medical College of Wisconsin. Two years later, she brought her fight against heart disease to the web, co-founding Lecturepad.org and FHITtv.org, web platforms that advance clinical understanding and application of advanced lipid and biomarker testing.

For 3 years Dr. Dall served as Chief Medical Officer of Health Diagnostic Laboratory. As an author and educator on biomarker research focused on the role that insulin resistance plays in diabetes prevention she has expanded the education of physicians to prevent chronic disease. She has a special interest in insulin resistance's role in cardiovascular disease, women's heart disease, Autoimmune disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and obesity. She also serves as chief of cardiometabolic education at the non-profit Foundation for Health Improvement and Technology (FHIT).

Known for her passionate delivery of complex medical topics in patient-friendly terms, Dr. Dall is a sought after speaker, traveling the world to present research on advanced biomarkers. She is a also a regular go-to for reporters, appearing on Bloomberg News, CBS Sports, CNN Radio, Reach MD Satellite Radio, and RadioHealth Journal. She was also a regular guest on KTXD-TV's The Broadcast in Dallas, as well as programs on wabcradio.com (Optimal wellness and Forever Young). She continues to practice medicine as a physician founder of AvanceMD Concierge in Richmond, VA which incorporates cutting edge web based technology to the human touch of medicine, providing services to local as well as national and international clients.

Wayne L. Peters, MD
Managing Partner and the Medical Director of HealthMark LLC, a private Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine /Complementary Medicine Clinic in Denver, CO
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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. He also taught in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Harvard Medical School under the direction of Dr. Alexander Leaf, who was involved in marine-oil research for over 25 years.

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

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Preventive Medicine from A to Z
    • Discuss state-of-the-art cardiovascular and global preventive medicine principles
  2. Reaching Blood Pressure Goals-A Focus on Isolated Systolic and Resistant Hypertension
    • Differential methods to diagnose resistant hypertension and achieve treatment goals
  3. The Impact of Recent Clinical Trials on Preventive Cardiology in the Office-Let's Make the Cardiologist as Lonely as the Maytag Repairman
    • Appropriately apply primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention goals
  4. Travel Medicine‐Staying Well Away From Home
    • Analize a patient's requirements for prevention and treatment of travel-related health problems
  5. The Bipolar Blues, Balls of Fire, and Bad Temperament - How to Bag the Diagnosis and Benefit the Patient
    • Feel more confident in differentiating between unipolar and bipolar mood disorders
  6. Is Something FISHY Here? The FACTS about Marine Oils and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
    • Understand omega-3 fatty acids and their possible role in disease prevention
  7. The Utility of Heart Scans for Detecting Subclinical CHD and Formulating a Primary Prevention Plan
    • Utilize coronary artery calcium scores to design appropriate primary CHD prevention Strategies
  8. Carotid IMT/Ultrasound and Abdominal Ultrasound for Detecting Subclinical Carotid Artery Disease and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms - Does it Make a Difference?
    • Utilize the clinical value of detecting subclinical carotid artery and aortic vascular disese
  9. Defeating Dementia‐What Can WE Do?
    • Explain diagnostic, treatment, and prevention strategies for Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia
  10. Update on diabetes treatment: review of cardiovascular outcomes data
    • Review cardiovascular outcomes data for currently available diabetes medications including review of new classes of agents, GLP-1 agonists, SGT2 inhibitors, Quick release bromocriptine
  11. Obese patinet: root cause analysis and innovative approach to treatment from lipidologist perspective
    • Identify medical factors, medications, insulin resistance as secondary causes of obesity and how to work up, address and treat these conditions
    • Discuss how diet, genomics, microbiome and environmental factors influence the treatment of obese patients.
  12. Biomarkers role of Apo B, LDL P vs LDL C in primary and secondary prevention
    • Discuss outcomes data for ApoB, LDL-P, and cost effective approach to treatment of residual risk
    • Describe the concept of concordance and discordance of LDL Cholesterol versus LDL Particle or ApoB and clinical application
  13. Lipid management: new LDL lowering therapies and CV outcomes data 2017
    • Describe Mechanism of actions of SGLT-2 Inhibitors
    • Describe mechanism of action of the GLP-1 analogs
  14. Management of complex dyslipidemia including raising HDL and lowering triglycerides: does it matter?
    • Review controversial lipid treatment guidelines
    • Review clinical impact HDL C raising trials, including AIM-HIGH and HPS2THRIVE
    • Review of triglyceride lowering therapies and outcomes data. Learn how to apply clinically
    • Discuss new LDL lowering treatment option including PCSK-9 inh. & 2017 CV outcomes data
  15. Biomarkers for CV risk in secondary prevention including inflammatory markers and lp (a)
    • Discuss the current trends and advanced treatment for CVD
    • Review outcomes data and compare to clinical practice
  16. Case studies using root cause approach: combining traditional and functional medicine approach including role of gut microbiome
    • Compare Traditional Vs. Functional Medicine in metabolic management
  17. Polycystic ovarian syndrome: insulin resistance and metabolic management
    • Review the cardiometabolic risks related to pcoS, approach to treatment of symptoms and CV prevention
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 20 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 Mar 11 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Passport is Mandatory for this sailing
- 5:00 pm
Mon Mar 12 Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas
8:00 am 2:30 pm
Tue Mar 13 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Mar 14 Oranjestad, Aruba
1:00 pm 11:00 pm
Thu Mar 15 Willemstad, Curacao
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Mar 16 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Mar 17 Enter Panama Canal Cristobal
5:00 am 5:00 am
Sat Mar 17 Cruising Panama Canal and Gatun Lake
- -
Sat Mar 17 Gatun Lake, Panama
9:00 am 10:00 am
Sat Mar 17 Cruising Gatun Lake and Panama Canal
- -
Sat Mar 17 Exit Panama Canal Cristobal
1:00 pm 1:00 pm
Sat Mar 17 Colon, Panama
3:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sun Mar 18 Puerto Limon (San Jose), Costa Rica
Passport is Mandatory
6:30 am 4:00 pm
Mon Mar 19 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Mar 20 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Mar 21 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
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