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Topics in Internal Medicine: 2018 Update

Holland America Line's Right Sized ms  Koningsdam
Holland America's ms Koningsdam

10-Night Mediterranean Mosaic
Round-trip Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
April 11 - 21, 2018

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

Course Fees:
$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.
Nick J. Paslidis, MD, PhD, MHCM (Masters of Health Care Management-Harvard)
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, AR
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
Professor of Nursing, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Past CEO, Arkansas Quality Improvement Organization and Past CMO of Northern Arizona Healthcare.

David Glenn Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Nevada
Las Vegas School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Weismiller is an active clinician providing full scope primary care including inpatient medical care and maternity care. He is a teacher with more than 20 years of experience in medical education.

A proponent of reflection in practice and learner-centered instruction, Dr. Weismiller is recognized nationally for his work in continuing medical education and faculty development. He serves as Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians Board Review Express® Course and the Annual Family Medicine Update Course.

Dr. Weismiller is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park holding a BS in Microbiology. He holds a master's degree in epidemiology from Brown University, Providence, RI and an MD from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. He completed his residency training at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville and a fellowship in Maternal-Child Health at Brown University.

He lives with his partner Brian in Las Vegas. He is the proud father of three amazing daughters‐ Hillary, Meredith, and Bronwyn.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  2. Office evaluation of Anemia
  3. Multiple Sclerosis Update
  4. End of life Challenges
  5. Update on IBS
  6. An approach to Office Liver tests
  7. Gout management
  8. Post Bariatric Surgery Management
  9. Update on Anticoagulants.
  10. Health Promotion and Prevention
    • Describe the differences between health promotion, prevention, and screening.
    • Recognize the three leading causes of morbidity in the United States.
    • Counsel patients on necessary lifestyle modifications to maintain health.
    • Reinforce the necessity of patient education and counseling for health promotion, including healthy diets, exercise, and smoking cessation.
  11. Barriers to Adult Immunizations
    • Identify barriers to immunizations among adults
    • Use evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to establish standardized vaccine administration procedures, including standardized protocols to screen for immunizations during patient encounters
    • Identify available vaccine administration strategies and resources, available patient education resources, vaccine alert systems, current immunization schedules, and available education programs
    • Counsel patients using available patient education resources and motivational interviewing about vaccine safety and efficacy
  12. An approach to Pulmonary Infections
    • Discuss the diagnostic and risk factor approaches to common types of pneumonia.
    • Describe empiric therapy of pneumonia for outpatients and inpatients.
    • Explain the use and ACIP recommendations for pneumonia vaccines.
  13. Contraceptive Update
    • Describe principles of patient selection regarding contraceptives
    • Discuss the indications/contraindications for various contraceptive methods
    • Appraise recommendations for use of long-acting reversible contraceptives
  14. Managing Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
    • Formulate evaluation and treatment plans related to various high-risk conditions and reproductive complications, including dysfunctional uterine bleeding and potential cancers.
    • Clarify the appropriate diagnostic strategies for evaluating abnormal bleeding.
    • Assess training needs for procedures used to evaluate and treat abnormal uterine bleeding.
    • Formulate a treatment plan for women with abnormal uterine bleeding including dysfunctional uterine bleeding, menorrhagia, and amenorrhea.
  15. HPV ‐ more than issues with the Cervix
    • Apply AAFP and CDC HPV recommended vaccination schedule during routine office visits
    • Advise patients on the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccine, particularly in adolescents
    • Apply AAFP and USPSTF recommendations screening for cervical dysplasia during routine office visits.
    • Use evidence-based recommendations to evaluate women who have abnormal Pap test results to determine appropriate treatment or referral
  16. Selected issues in Upper GI Disease
    • Determine the approach to the patient with dyspepsia.
    • Discuss the common disorders of the esophagus: motility and GERD.
    • Describe the diagnosis and treatment of PUD and Helicobacter pylori.
  17. "Choosing Wisely" ‐ A Campaign for ALL of us
    • Locate the online presence of the Choosing Wisely Campaign
    • Explain the genesis of the Choosing Wisely Campaign
    • Summarize key statements produced by the field of family medicine in the Choosing Wisely Campaign.
    • Recognize the practical aspects of using the Choosing Wisely Campaign in educating patients about quaternary prevention
  18. Colorectal Cancer - Prevention and Screening
    • Discuss the epidemiology of colorectal cancer (CRC)
    • Define current CRC screening guidelines and review screening recommendations by organization
    • Discuss the strengths and limitations of current data for the use of chemoprevention for CRC
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 18 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
Wed Apr 11 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 6:00 pm
Thu Apr 12 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Apr 13 Cartagena, Spain
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Apr 14 Gibraltar, British Territory
1:00 pm 11:59 pm
Sun Apr 15 Cadiz (Seville), Spain
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Apr 16 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Apr 17 Barcelona, Spain
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Apr 18 Marseille (Provence), France
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Apr 19 Monte Carlo, Monaco
8:00 am 10:00 pm
Fri Apr 20 Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Apr 21 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
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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