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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

2018 Update: Nursing Assessment in Clinical Medicine - Cases and Conclusions for Your Practice

<em>Carnival Conquest</em>
Carnival Conquest
6-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

November 04 - 10, 2018

Course Fees:

$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.

Tammie Lee Demler, PharmD, BS Pharm, MBA, RPh, BCGP, BCPP

Tammie Lee Demler, PharmD, BS Pharm, MBA, RPh, BCGP, BCPP
Clinical Associate Professor
The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor
University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
D'Youville College School of Pharmacy
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist and Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director
New York State Office of Mental Health
Buffalo, New York

 Tammie Lee Demler received her Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science degrees at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. 

Dr  Demler is a dually Board-Certified Specialist in both Psychiatric and Geriatric Pharmacy and is currently the Director of Pharmacy Services and Pharmacy residency training at the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. 

She holds numerous academic appointments, including Clinical Associate Professor for SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, D'Youville College School of Pharmacy, University of Florida School of Pharmacy, and Clinical Instructor for the Erie County Community College Pharmacy Technician Certification Program.

She  collaborates with both the National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) to develop board examinations that establish the minimum competencies expected for new practitioners for practice in an ever changing clinical environment. Prior to embarking on her academic and institutional career, Dr. Demler's clinical practice focused on ambulatory care in community pharmacy.

Dr. Demler has authored and co-authored numerous original research articles and expert reviews for print media. She is a regular contributor to U.S. Pharmacist and reviewer for Pharmacist's Letter

Prior to launching Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice, Dr. Demler authored a chapter on insomnia in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy's (ACCP's) Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment. She also has provided expert pharmacotherapeutic consultation for other books such as the Side Effects of Drugs: Annual Volume 36 and Clinical Consult to Psychiatric Nursing for Advanced Practice . She has presented medication continuing education programs internationally and nationally, and is an Academic Educator for the New York State Medicaid Prescriber Education program sponsored by the New York Department of Health. 

Dr. Demler served as President of both the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York and the Pharmacists Association of Western New York. Dr. Demler is also a local media personality, hosting her own weekly TV talk show as well as a weekly community affairs radio segment. She has won a number of prestigious national, state, and local awards acknowledging both her professional and community-based contributions.

Melissa Ann Payne, BSN, MS, FNP-BC

Melissa Ann Payne, BSN, MS, FNP-BC
Niagara University School of Nursing
Department of Nursing
D'Youville College School of Nursing
Department of Nursing
University at Buffalo School of Nursing Ms. Payne received her Master's in Nursing, Master of Family Nurse Practitioner degree from D'Youville College. 

Ms. Payne has served as a Clinical Associate professor at D'Youville College, teaching a clinical skills lab to nursing students earning their BSN.
Ms. Payne has served as a Clinical Associate Professor at University at Buffalo, school of Nursing teaching a clinical rotation in Labor and Delivery at Sisters Hospital, Buffalo New York. 

Ms. Payne practiced as a Registered Nurse for 16 years in clinical areas at Children's Hospital, Buffalo New York working in Neonatal Intensive care unit for 4years. Then choosing to work at People Inc., Buffalo New York serving the physically and developmentally disabled as a RN Field Supervisor for the next 5 years. 

Ms. Payne practiced as a Registered Nurse from 1999-2008 at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston New York as a staff nurse in Labor and Delivery and Newborn Nursery where she was a clinical preceptor to new RN's and a charge Nurse in the Newborn Nursery. 

Ms. Payne after graduating from D'Youville with her Masters in Family Nurse Practitioner has worked in Underserved Clinical settings, Lifetime Health Medical Group working in Primary Care and Urgent Care and has helped implement a Health and Wellness Office in Elma, New York Moog location.

Ms. Payne holds certifications from American Nurses Credentialing Center, First and Second Degree Reiki, American Heart Association holding a Basic Life Support Provider (BLS) and American Cardiovascular Advanced Life Saving (ACLS) provider and Pediatric Advanced Life Saving provider (PALS).

Ms. Payne is active and holds membership at Nurse Practitioner Association- Western New York Chapter, Sigma, Theta Tau International, and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Ms Payne collaborates with many advanced health care providers within the community in order to provide the best care possible to patients.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics: (all topics will include didactic lecture and case presentations)
  1. Diabetes update
  2. Hypertension update
  3. Hyperlipidemia
  4. Opiates and pain
  5. Older adult "clinical pearls" update, including immunizations
  6. Psychiatric update
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

Sun Nov 04 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Nov 05 Nassau, Bahamas
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Nov 06 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Nov 07 Grand Turk
11:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Nov 08 Amber Cove, Dominican Republic
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Nov 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Nov 10 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
8:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Conquest 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.

Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - When was the last time you whiled away the day on a private Caribbean island? Here's your chance. The island is ours; the day is yours to sun, swim, and sail. Enjoy!

Grand Turk - Grand Turk is a picturesque island with a relaxed pace and a warm, friendly atmosphere. There are no fast food chains and no sprawling resorts.In addition to the amazing year around diving, with Oasis Divers you have seasonal attractions such as the North Atlantic humpback whales during the winter and manta rays in the summer, you're sure to be amazed.

Amber Cove, Dominican Republic - Amber Cove, the Caribbean's newest cruise port is located on the Bay of Maimon near Puerto Plata on the Dominican Republic's North Coast. Amber Cove is designed in three architectural styles - Victorian, Colonial, and Fortaleza. The complex boasts a fort-like structure at its entrance, cobblestoned plazas, retail and food and beverage buildings, and surrounding ocean and mountain views. For your shopping pleasure, expect a combination of big-name retailers like Diamonds International, Effy, and Harley Davidson; local specialties such as rum, coffee, chocolate, amber, and Larimar; as well as a marketplace for local artisans and producers.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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