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Topics in Women's Health and
Healthcare Communication

Holland America Line's Graceful ms Noordam
Holland America's ms Noordam

12-Night South Australia Discovey Cruise Conference
Round-trip Sydney, Australia
January 20 - February 01, 2018

16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
16 Contact Hours
Course Fee
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$595 Nurses & 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.
Monica Broome, MD, FACP, FAACH
Dr. Monica Broome is an international speaker for medicine, law, and business. Her interest is the neuroscience of communication. She is the CEO of Arete Medical Enterprise and the Director of the Communication Skills Program for University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The scope of this program includes the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty development levels.

Dr. Broome, formerly Dr. Harris, is an alumnus of the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. Her specialty is Internal Medicine for which she has received recognition and accolades from colleagues and patients, including a service award from the State of Virginia Department of Disabled American Veterans. She was the Founder and former Medical Director of the Women's Veterans Comprehensive Health Program, in Hampton Virginia.

Dr. Broome was selected as one of the representatives from the state of Florida to participate in a National Summit on Women's Veterans Health Issues at the White House which resulted in a position paper for Congress. To continue her interest in promoting women's health, Dr. Broome currently serves on the Institute for Women's Health Education/Academic Training Subcommittee at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. In 2016 she was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Medical Women's Association. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American Academy of Communication in Healthcare.

Dr. Broome completed a three-year fellowship in Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. During her fellowship, she participated in programs in healthcare communication at the Macy Institute. She is an educational director and master trainer for the Institute for Healthcare Communication. Her scholarly work includes presentations and workshops nationally for the Association of American Medical Colleges, Society of General Internal Medicine, Southern Group on Educational Affairs, and MGMA Medical Group Management Association.

Her international presentations include the International Conference on Communication in Health Care and the International Academy of Law and Mental Health. She serves on the American College of Physicians Legislative Action Program for Health Care Reform, the Editorial Board of Medical Encounter, the Advisory Board for Florida International University Graduate School of Business Healthcare MBA program, and the test writing committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners for the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

Dr. Broome chaired the Committee on Communication and technology for the 2006 American Academy on Communication in Healthcare Annual Research and Teaching Forum and co-chaired the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare held in the USA in Miami, October 2009.

In 2014, the European Association on Communication in Healthcare elected her to be Deputy National Representative for the United States. She was reelected in 2016.

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.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Communication Skills Update
    As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Explain 3 new communication tools used when interviewing patients
  2. Motivational Interviewing
    As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Demonstrate communication techniques used in motivational interviewing
  3. Navigating Difficult Conversations
    As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Manage conversations when they become difficult
  4. Burnout
    As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Define Burnout
    • Relate techniques to manage burnout in oneself and others
  5. Neuroscience of Anger
    As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Apply the new concepts in the neuroscience of anger
    • Demonstrate use of a communication tool to mitigate anger in oneself and others
  6. Advanced Care Planning & End of Life
    As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Describe the differences in ACP & EOL
    • Explain ACP & EOL to patients and families
  7. Talking with women about their sexual health
    As a result of this activity, participants should be able to:
    • Utilize a communication tool used for talking with patients about their sexual health
  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
  15. Bridging the Perimenopausal Gap
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 16 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
Sat Jan 20 Sydney, Australia
- 6:30 pm
Sun Jan 21 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jan 22 Melbourne, Australia
8:00 am 6:30 pm
Tue Jan 23 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jan 24 Port Lincoln, Australia
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jan 25 Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, Australia
8:00 am 11:00 pm
Fri Jan 26 Adelaide, Australia
7:00 am -
Sat Jan 27 Adelaide, Australia
- 1:00 pm
Sun Jan 28 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jan 29 Port Arthur, Australia
10:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jan 29 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
8:00 pm -
Tue Jan 30 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
- 5:00 pm
Wed Jan 31 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Feb 01 Sydney, Australia
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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