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Women's Health

Royal Caribbean's Breathtaking Anthem of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas

8-Night Bahamas Cruise Conference
from Cape Liberty, New Jersey
February 17 - 25, 2018

16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
16 Contact Hours
4 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$595 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.
Jerry G. Ninia, MD, RVT
Director of the Department of OB/GYN ‐ St. Charles Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology‐ SUNY‐ Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Dr. Ninia is the Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson , NY and a Clinical Associate Professor of OB/GYN at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and continued his post graduate training at Nassau County Medical Center. For over 20 years, he has maintained two separate private practices in both OB/GYN and Phlebology. He has lectured internationally on the topic of women's health and venous disease and has authored 3 text book chapters and over 25 articles in peer reviewed journals.

A Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN's, Surgeons and Phlebologists, he is board certified in OB/GYN as well as Phlebology and was instrumental in the creation of the nationally administered Phlebology board certification exam. He is certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Registered Vascular Technologist. He has served as a member of the American College of Phlebology Board of Directors and the Phlebology Foundation Board. He has served on the Catholic Health Services of Long Island Board of Trustees and helped create initiatives to improve patient safety in Labor and Delivery. His efforts resulted in St. Charles hospital earning the Healthcare Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for quality and patient safety along with his earning the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt award given to those individuals who provide outstanding voluntary contributions and leadership at Long Island hospitals.

Janet Osborne, MD
Section Chief, Gynecologic Oncology
Carilion Clinic - Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Professor‐ Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA

Dr. Janet Osborne is the Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Carilion Clinic and an Associate Professor at Carilion Virginia Tech School of Medicine in Roanoke, VA. She received her medical degree from the Medical School of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Minnesota. She then went on to do her fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Michigan.

Prior to joining Carilion in 2011, Dr. Osborne was the Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin for 11 years. She is also board certified in hospice and palliative care.

In addition to patient care, Dr Osborne is very involved in training medical students and residents. She is the site principal investigator for many clinical trials and has multiple publications including several book chapters. She loves traveling, the Green Bay Packers, and relaxing at Smith Mountain Lake with her life partner, Kristy and their two dogs

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners. Attorneys, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Evidence Based Medicine
  2. Hereditary Cancer Syndromes in Women
  3. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  4. Culturally Competent Gyn Care for LGBT patients
  5. Evaluation of The Pelvic Mass
  6. HPV - Epidemiology, Screening, and Prevention
  7. Menopause, Hormone Therapy, and the WHI- What Have we Learned?
  8. Second Victim Syndrome
  9. Anemia in pregnancy
  10. Hirsutism and PCOS
  11. Chronic venous insufficiency
  12. Cord blood: Collection and applications
  13. Autoimmune disease
  14. Vaginitis revisited
  15. Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
Learning Objectives:
As a result of these activities, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe the basic principles underlying evidence based medicine and critical analysis
  2. Evaluate point estimates of risk and associations
  3. Evaluate whether an association represents a causal link
  4. Identify the main clinical features of major cancer syndromes
  5. Define the differences between hereditary and nonhereditary cancers
  6. Apply the knowledge acquired to improve rates of appropriate genetic counseling referrals and testing.
  7. Discuss the incidence and impact of abnormal uterine bleeding
  8. Appreciate the new PALM-COEIN classification for abnormal uterine bleeding
  9. Describe therapeutic options, medical and surgical
  10. Understand relative success rates of options
  11. Understand the impact of societal disapproval and discrimination on the health of LGBT patients
  12. Identify the barriers to competent LGBT care delivery
  13. Create a welcoming practice environment to improve LGBT patient experience
  14. Develop a thorough differential diagnosis for pelvic masses across various age groups.
  15. Utilize the most appropriate diagnostic tests
  16. Determine the proper management and/or referral
  17. Appreciate the epidemiology of HPV disease in women
  18. Describe current guidelines for cervical cancer screening
  19. Understand management algorithms for abnormal screening results
  20. Apply current recommendations for HPV prevention with vaccine
  21. Appreciate the physiology of menopause
  22. Explain the findings and faults of the Women’s Health Initiative
  23. Apply current knowledge about menopause to treatment of patients
  24. Describe the concept of “The Second Victim”
  25. Recognize providers are emotionally affected by a medical error
  26. Implement strategies to effectively assist providers with coping with medical errors
  27. Develop an efficient method to evaluate and treat anemia in pregnancy
  28. Develop a cost-effective treatment plan for assessing PCOS and related conditions
  29. Utilize appropriate diagnostic approaches to evaluate and treat patients across the CVI spectrum
  30. Understanding fact vs. fiction in the clinical use of cord blood
  31. Understand basic immunology and pathophysiology, recognize signs and symptoms and appreciate complications of autoimmune disease
  32. Identify causes of vulvar symptoms of burning, irritation or pain
  33. Explain reasons for habitual abortion, how to evaluate patients and utilize new treatment strategies.
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 16 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 Feb 17 Cape Liberty, New Jersey
- 3:00 pm
Sun Feb 18 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Feb 19 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 20 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
6:30 am 7:00 pm
Wed Feb 21 Nassau, The Bahamas
10:30 am 11:59 pm
Thu Feb 22 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Feb 23 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Feb 24 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 25 Cape Liberty, New Jersey
6:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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