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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Family Medicine and Geriatrics

Royal Caribbean's <em>Allure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

September 16 - 23, 2018
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

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

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

Eric G. Tangalos, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD
Dr. Eric Tangalos is 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 the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) and is a fellow and past governor of the American College of Physicians. He is a past director of the American Geriatrics Society and served 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. He is a delegate to the AMA and is the immediate past chair of the AMDA Public Policy 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.

Lance Brunner MD

Lance Brunner MD
Physician Director - Patient Safety and Quality
Administrative Faculty - Family Medicine Residency
Kaiser Permanente Orange County
Anaheim, CA

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Osteoporosis
    • 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. MCI and Alzheimer's Disease
    • 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
    • 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 including CBTI as first line guideline directed care
  4. Management of Constipation
    • 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
    • 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. Pulmonary Disease in the Elderly
    • Evaluate current trends in pulmonary disease in the elderly
    • Review current immunization guidelines and supportive therapy
    • Include new therapies like LAMA/LABA combination inhalers and roflumilast in the management of COPD
    • Implement the appropriate use of nebulizers, MDIs and oxygen
    • Apply guideline directed care to patients with COPD
  7. Nutritional Supplements: When East meets West
    • 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. Ambulatory Management of Congestive Heart Failure
    • Recognize congestive heart failure exacerbations in the ambulatory setting
    • Determine when parenteral diuretic use would be clinically indicated
    • Recommend the appropriate type and dose of diuretic
    • Determine laboratory and clinical follow up parameters
    • Recognize when patients require a higher level of care
  9. Dizziness - the diagnostic and management conundrum
    • Define and describe the clinical manifestations of dizziness
    • Differentiate between central and peripheral dizziness
    • Develop a treatment plan for dizziness that is evidence-based and patient centric
    • Apply appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for patients with vertigo
  10. Oral Hypoglycemic Medications for type 2 DM management - what is the evidence?
    • Describe the different classes of oral hypoglycemic medications available for management of type 2 diabetes
    • Evaluate the efficacy of these medications in preventing morbidity and mortality
    • Select the most appropriate oral hypoglycemic based on individual patient parameters
    • Understand and recognize the potential risks posed by each class of medications
  11. Office Emergencies - management without disruption
    • Develop a brief training and simulation program, using the team STEPPS model (strategies and tools to enhance performance and patient safety)
    • Recognize and manage early anaphylaxis in the office
    • Recognize and manage acute coronary syndrome in the office
    • Recognize and manage acute COPD or asthma exacerbation in the office
  12. Steroid Joint Injections - minimal effort and maximal benefit
    • Understand the risks and benefits of cortisone joint injections
    • Employ evidence based injection techniques that decrease the risk of infections
    • Select the appropriate steroid, analgesic, needle, and syringe for the planned injection
    • Review the correct technique of injection
  13. Food as a prescription
    • Identify dietary modifications that decrease cardiovascular risk
    • Identify dietary modifications that decrease cancer risk and mortality
    • Recognize dietary choices that decrease the risk of diabetes
  14. Lower Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis Diagnosis - How and Why?
    • Recognize when a deep venous thrombosis diagnosis needs to be considered
    • Choose the appropriate test for the diagnosis of deep venous thromboses
    • Correlate the ultrasound findings to the appropriate clinical diagnosis
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.
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
Sun Sep 16 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Sep 17 *At Sea - Cruising
12:00 am 12:00 am
Tue Sep 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Sep 19 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Sep 20 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Fri Sep 21 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Sat Sep 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 23 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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.
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