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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Obesity, and Sports Medicine

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

December 23 - 30, 2018
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
6 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$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

Edward Fisher, PhD, RPh

Edward Fisher, PhD, RPh
Dr. Edward Fisher received his BA in Biology and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his BS in Pharmacy at Temple University College of Pharmacy. His current position is Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy, Marshall B. Ketchum University,  Fullerton, California. 

Dr. Fisher has been granted tenure at three different universities. His first academic position was at Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy where he was promoted to Associate Professor. Subsequently, he went on to help start up three new colleges of pharmacy, Midwestern University-Glendale College of Pharmacy as Professor and Inaugural Department Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo, as Professor and Associate Dean. 

He also served as the Director of the MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology program. His current position is Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy, Marshall B. Ketchum University, 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton, California.

Dr Fisher is licensed as a pharmacist in Arizona and Pennsylvania, and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. He has devised and presented over 100 continuing education seminars and innovative NSF sponsored short courses. He is a past National Secretary of Rho Chi, the only pharmacy honor society, and recipient of the National Rho Chi Advisor of the Year award. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he currently plans to continue teaching in his areas of expertise which includes: substances of abuses, nutrition, and the pharmacotherapy of mental disorders. 

Deepak Patel, MD, FAAFP, FACSM

Deepak Patel, MD, FAAFP, FACSM
Director of Sports Medicine, Rush-Copley Family Medicine Residency, Aurora, IL
Assistant Professor, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
Medical Director, Rush-Copley Sports Medicine, Aurora, IL
Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, Yorkville Primary Care and Sports Medicine, Aurora and Yorkville, IL  Dr. Patel practices family and sports medicine at Yorkville Primary Care and Sports Medicine in Yorkville, IL and is the Medical Director for Rush Copley Sports Medicine in Aurora, IL. He is also Director of Sports Medicine for Rush Copley Family Medicine Residency and Assistant Professor at Rush Medical College in Chicago. 

He has authored, mentored, and served as section editor for several publications and textbooks on sports medicine topics. Dr. Patel has been honored with multiple teaching awards and speaking invitations. He has presented on sports medicine topics at the annual AAFP Scientific Assembly (now FMX) and numerous other CME events at national and regional levels. With his passion for teaching and his combination of family and sports medicine experience, he's uniquely able to deliver effective presentations to a primary care audience.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Improve primary care providers competence in identifying, evaluating, and managing sports medicine/musculosketal conditions. The health care team performance will be improved by improved communication and efficiency due to improved selection of diagnostic modalities and evidence based treatment options.
Topics:
  1. Overview of substance use disorders (addiction) and diversion: epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and pharmacological and pharmacokinetic properties of commonly abused substances - Part one:
    • Describe the scope of the problem of substance-related disorders (substance use, abuse, diversion)
  2. Overview of substance use disorders (addiction) and diversion: epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and pharmacological and pharmacokinetic properties of commonly abused substances - Part two, and Consequences and Prevention of Substance Abuse and Addiction
    • Distinguish the changes to diagnostic criteria between DSM-IV-TR to DSM-5 for substance-use disorders
  3. Pharmacotherapy for Substance Use Disorders - Ethanol, Nicotine, and Opioids
    • Compare and contrast the efficacy of drugs used to treat substance use disorders
  4. Obesity and weight control including pharmacotherapy for both OTC and prescription drugs
    • Compare and contrast the efficacy of drugs used for the short- and long-term treatment of obesity.
  5. Knee examination workshop
    • Select the most effective and evidence based physical examination tests to establish the diagnosis for knee pain
  6. Shoulder examination workshop
    • Select the most effective and evidence based physical examination tests to establish the diagnosis for shoulder pain
  7. Ankle injuries and workshop
    • Utilize evidence based examination tests to evaluate ankle injuries
  8. Hip pain evaluation and management
    • Select physical examination test to evaluate hip pain
  9. Tendonitis
    • Select evidence based treatments for tendonitis
  10. Concussion
    • Determine medical clearance and return to play recommendations following a concussion
  11. MSK imaging
    • Educate patients on indications and limitations of MRI
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 Dec 23 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Dec 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Dec 25 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Dec 26 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Dec 27 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Fri Dec 28 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Sat Dec 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Dec 30 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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Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
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