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The Thrill is Gone:
Beating Depression, Anxiety and Narcotics Addiction

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

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico

September 30 - October 7, 2017

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
14 CE Hours
7 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

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.
Faculty
Joseph Beltempo, PhD
Psychologist and Lecturer
Assistant Professor
Concordia University, Psychology Dept. Montreal, Canada
Instructor
McGill University, Counseling Psychology Dept. Montreal, Canada
Order of Psychologists of Quebec, Canada (OPQ)
Association of Psychologists of Quebec, Canada (APQ)

Lecturer in the Psychology Department of Concordia University (in Montreal) teaching in a wide spectrum of clinical and research areas;he is currently Assistant Professor.

His clinical training was in Gestalt and Cognitive psychology at the University of Montreal. His approach takes into account the holistic (systemic) ways reflecting Native cultural perspectives together with contemporary clinical psychology.

From 1982 to 2013, Dr. Beltempo, senior clinical psychologist, worked for Kahnawake Shakotiia'takenhas Community Services, a Mohawk Community. For two years he was the Coordinator for the Kahnawake Outreach Project, which was established to deal with the after-effects of the 1990 Mohawk Crisis.

His clinical work has largely focused on addiction, mental health, dual diagnosis, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and various methods of clinical intervention. He is highly trained in assessments and interventions of FASD and has received extensive training in diagnostics. He was also a Clinical Supervisor of Doctoral Interns in Psychology at Concordia University (2012-2014).

He is Practicum Instructor at McGill University Counseling Psychology for graduate students in Personality Assessment. He is also an Expert Witness and Consultant for Youth Courts of Quebec involving First Nations peoples. He is the father of three young adults and married since 1980.

Dr. Beltempo received his B.A. in Psychology from McGill University. He earned his Master's (MA, 1979; Ph.D. 1986 and Post-Doctorate, 1990) in Research & Clinical Psychology from Université de Montréal. He is a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec since 1979 (Lic. 2675-80).

Gisela Schlosser, BA, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Department of Family Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Schlosser has been a Family Physician for 25 years, and she has a diverse practice. For 14 years, she worked in Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory south of Montreal. She was responsible for a busy office practice of 3000 patients and covered a 40 bed inpatient department with colleagues.

During the same time, she was affiliated with McGill University as an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and supervised Family Medicine residents in their clinics and obstetrics/delivery practice. Throughout her medical practice, she has maintained Emergency Room skills by regular shifts. Since her move to Nova Scotia 12 years ago, her work has been mostly in the Emergency Room. An exception would be inpatient work at the Lillian Fraser Hospital in Tatamagouche. At present, she is working at the Cobequid Emergency Room and sometimes the QEII as a locum for a geriatric ward with the Family Medicine Unit.

She is always looking for new challenging ways to practice medicine, and she works occasionally as a ship physician on cruise ships. Dr. Schlosser offers helpful lectures dealing in addictions and mental health. No matter the practice venue, psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, depression and addictions are common and challenging problems for primary care physicians and specialists, and she provides current management guidelines as well as real accounts from her long experience as a primary care physician.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Physicians in primary care need up-to date, standardized and precise measuring tools for identifying SUD and their readiness for treatment
    • Assess levels of substance use in primary care
  2. In the last 20 years physicians seek better strategies of managing Dual diagnosis (patients with mental health issues and SUD's)
    • How to manage Dual Diagnosis.
  3. Patient readiness for SUD treatment (or change) is often difficult to assess but is a very important variable in a successful outcome
    • Understand the conditions that facilitate change in addictive behavior
    • Explain the stages of change model for primary care interventions
  4. Depression types and treatment
    • Use the most suitable cognitive behavioral approaches to treament of depression
  5. Anxiety Types and treatment
    • Use most suitable cognitive behavioral approaches to treament of anxiety
  6. Anxiety
    • Therapeutics and Pharmacology
  7. Depression
    • Therapeutics and Pharmacology
  8. Opioid prescribing guidelines
    • Pharmacology of dependency, tolerance and addiction
  9. Pharmacology for substance abuse disorders
    • Nicotine, alcohol, opioids
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.
Accreditation

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.


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.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
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.

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
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Sep 30 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Sun Oct 01 At Sea
- -
Mon Oct 02 Kralendijk, Bonaire
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Oct 03 Willemstad, Curacao
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Oct 04 Oranjestad, Aruba
8:00 am 11:00 pm
Thu Oct 05 At Sea
- -
Fri Oct 06 Basseterre, St. Kitts
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 07 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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