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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association
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Topics in Endocrinology and Women's Health

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity Equinox

8-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida
April 15 - 23, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

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.
Frank B. Marsalisi, MD, FACOG
Director of Gynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders, OB/GYN Residency Program
Bayfront Health, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dr. Frank Marsalisi is the Director of Gynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders at the Bayfront Health Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program in St.Petersburg, Florida. Originally from New York, he preceded his medical degree from Michigan State University with two years of research with publication in Hypersensitivity Diseases at USV Pharmaceutical and the Upjohn Company.

After completing his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency as Chief resident at the University of South Florida, he went on to fulfill his four-year commitment with the National Health Service Corp as Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Ruskin Migrant and Community Health Center in Ruskin, Florida. While at Ruskin, he was made a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida and received the U.S. Public Health Service Regional Health Administrator's Award.

Throughout his residency training and postgraduate career, Dr. Marsalisi has been the recipient of many prestigious university and national teaching awards, including the University of South Florida's Distinguished Professor Award and the John Turlich Medical Student Teaching Award, the Council on Resident Education in Ob/Gyn National Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and many Bayfront Health Teaching Faculty of the Year awards.

He has been honored as being one of the "Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists in America" by the Consumer Research Council of America, and in 2017 he was recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd to be among the "Leading Physicians of the World".

He is a medical community leader serving on the Board of his county medical association and is a delegate to the Florida Medical Association. He has been a speaker on women's health issues for the University at Sea since 2012.

Veronica Piziak, MD
Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
Director of Diabetes Section and Senior Staff Physician, Baylor Scott & White Clinic, Temple, TX
Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship, Baylor Scott & White, Temple, TX
Emeritus Director of Endocrinology, Baylor Scott & White Clinic, Temple, TX

Dr Piziak is a Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University and Director of the Diabetes Section and the Endocrinology fellowship at Baylor Scott & White in Temple, Texas. She is the Emeritus Director of Endocrinology at Scott & White. She obtained her PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts and her MD at the University of Kentucky.

Her internal Medicine residency training was at Akron Medical Center and her fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed Journals.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Using insulin effectively in diabetes
    • Discuss new types of insulin and the appropriate use
  2. Type 2 diabetes:Where to use the new medications in your practice
    • Discuss the proper use of new oral and injectable agents in Type 2 diabetes
  3. What is new in Osteoporosis
    • Discuss populations to screen when to start and when to stop bone active agents
  4. Treating sub-clinical thyroid disease
    • Discuss diagnosis and therapy of sub-clinical thyroid disease
  5. Managing obesity:food plans , medications and surgery
    • discuss the use of food plans, medication and surgery in obesity management
  6. Sorting out problems with the adrenal
    • discuss management of adrenal masses, adrenal insufficiency, and adrenal over activity
  7. Cases in Osteoporosis
    • Discuss interpreting DXA scans,treating bone disease in stage 3 and 4 renal disease,steroid induced osteoporosis
  8. Evolution of Cervical Cancer Screening
  9. The PCOS Look-Alikes
  10. PCOS Not Just A Gynecologic Disorder
  11. Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea and the Female Athlete Triad
  12. The Adnexal Mass
  13. The Burning Vulva Syndrome
  14. Addressing Female Sexual Concerns
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 14 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 Apr 15 Miami, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Mon Apr 16 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Apr 17 San Juan, Puerto Rico
3:30 pm 11:00 pm
Wed Apr 18 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
11:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Apr 19 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Apr 20 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Apr 21 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Apr 22 Nassau, The Bahamas
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Apr 23 Miami, Florida
7:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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