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Topics in Pediatric and Adult Allergy
& Negotiating and Mediating Healthcare Disputes

Holland America Line's Majestic ms Oosterdam
Holland America's ms Oosterdam

7-Night Mexican Riviera
Round-trip San Diego, California, US
February 25 - March 4, 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.
Faculty
Gregory Firestone, PhD

Gregory Firestone, PhD, is President of My Florida Mediator and previously served as Director of the University of South Florida Conflict Resolution Collaborative.

He has served continuously on standing alternative dispute resolution committees of the Florida Supreme Court for more than two decades (including seven years as Vice Chair of the Court's Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy Committee) and as Official Observer (on behalf of the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Academy of Family Mediators) to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Uniform Mediation Act Drafting Committee. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Family Court Review and most recently received the 2012 Florida Supreme Court Sharon Press Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution Award and 2011 Florida Academy of Professional Mediators Merit Award.

Dr. Firestone is a licensed psychologist (PY3033), mediator, mediation trainer and dispute resolution system consultant and has maintained a private mediation practice since 1984. Gregory Firestone is a practicing 1) Florida Supreme Court certified Appellate, Circuit Court, Dependency, and Family Mediator, 2) Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Advanced Practitioner, and 3) Diplomate Member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediator.

Dr. Firestone has lectured and published widely in the field of mediation and is coauthor of Mediation Works: Make it Work for You, a family mediation orientation video produced by the Florida Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center.

Sonal R. Patel, MD, MS
Pediatric/Adult Allergy & Immunology
White Memorial Pediatric Medical Group
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Patel is the Chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at White Memorial Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She is Board Certified in Allergy and Clinical Immunology as well as Pediatrics.

Dr. Patel initially trained in Pediatrics a King-Drew Medical center in Los Angeles, she then went on to complete an Allergy and Immunology Fellowship at UCLA. She also completed a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Research from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science.

Dr. Patel also has a strong interest in working with inner-city patients. She is currently a Board Member of the American Lung Association in California (Los Angeles Leadership board). She is also on the Board of the Los Angeles Society of Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology. Her Clinical Interest includes Asthma and Atopic dermatitis.

Dr. Patel lives in Southern California with her husband and twin daughters.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Attorneys, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Introduction to Health Care Conflicts
    • Describe different types of healthcare conflicts (ADR)
  2. Methods of Dispute Resolution in Healthcare
    • Define Methods of Dispute Resolution in Healthcare
  3. Negotiating Strategies
    • Explain positional negotiation and interest based negotiation
  4. Basic mediation techniques
    • Summarize basic mediation techniques
  5. Mediation of Provider Patient Complaints
    • Describe mediation strategies in resolving patient complaints
  6. Mediation of Medical Ethics Complaints
    • Summarize mediation strategies to address bioethics issues
  7. Mediation and Negotiation Strategies to Resolve Other Conflicts
    • Summarize the role of negotiation and mediation methods to resolve other healthcare issues
  8. Introduction to Health Care Conflicts
    • Describe different types of Healthcare Conflicts (ADR)
  9. Methods of Dispute Resolution in Healthcare
    • Define Methods of Dispute Resolution in Healthcare
  10. Negotiation Strategies
    • Explain positional negotiation and interest based negotiation
  11. Basic mediation techniques
    • Summarize basic mediation techniques
  12. Mediation of Provider Patient Complaints
    • Describe mediation strategies in resolving patient complaints
  13. Mediation of Medical Ethics Complaints
    • Summarize mediation strategies to address bioethics issues
  14. Mediation and Negotiation Strategies to Resolve Other Conflicts
    • Summarize the role of negotiation and mediation methods to resolve other healthcare issues
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
Sun Feb 25 San Diego, California, US
- 4:00 pm
Mon Feb 26 At Sea
- -
Tue Feb 27 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Feb 28 Mazatlan, Mexico
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Mar 01 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Fri Mar 02 At Sea
- -
Sat Mar 03 At Sea
- -
Sun Mar 04 San Diego, California, US
7:00 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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