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Physical and Mental Health: Navigating the Challenges Across the Spectrum of Life

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity Reflection

10-Night Italy & Greek Isles Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome, (Civitavecchia), Italy
April 27 - May 07, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 CE Credits
14 Contact Hours
Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Doctors of Pharmacy
$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.
David Weiland, Jr, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Largo Medical Center
HCA West Florida; Largo, Florida

Dr. David Weiland is a graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University and serves as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. At Bayfront, he works closely with the medical staff where he combines physician feedback with strategy, technology and innovation to set standards in hospital-based care.

He has more than a decade of experience as a medical educator, formerly serving as assistant director of Bayfront's Family Practice Residency Program. He also served as the Medical Director for the Suncoast Hospice in Pinellas County Florida.

He completed his medical training at the University of South Florida and served as Chief Resident of internal medicine before entering private practice in 1992. He continues to present and publish nationally on a series of Palliative Care and other medical issues.

He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Recently, he has promoted the integration of palliative care consult services into Pinellas county community hospitals to increase the access of pain and symptom management services to those struggling with chronic life threatening illnesses.

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

Dr. 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 Board-Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist 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.

Dr. Demler 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.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Pain Management in the Age of Diversion
    • How to treat pain in this current environment: Case studies in pain management
    • Multi-modal pain control
    • Navigating Black Box Warnings
      • Clinical relevance and background of Black Box Warnings
      • Newest Black Box Warnings: Opiates and Benzodiazepines
  2. Bugs, Drugs and Bureaucracy
    • Expectations for the new Joint Commission Antibiotic Stewardship Standard 2017
      • What you need to know to develop a good program in your hospital or practice
      • How to be a member of the stewardship team
    • Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
      • Review of antibiotics and guidelines for appropriate use
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma
      • Review of guidelines and medical interventions/assessment screening/therapeutic goals and monitoring
      • Clinical pearls for use of drugs for COPD and Asthma
  3. 80 is the new 60; dealing with consequences of our aging patient populations
    • Physician Advocacy and patient safety: The Aging Physician
    • Primary care and Depression
      • Resilience and compassion fatigue: Coping with Stress and Burnout
    • Having the crucial conversations
    • Geriatric Medication management update (how the new guidelines "fit" our older population)
      • Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia and hypertension
    • Psychiatric Medication Update (insomnia, depression, and more)
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.

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
Fri Apr 27 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sat Apr 28 Messina, Sicily, Italy
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun Apr 29 Valletta, Malta
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Apr 30 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue May 01 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed May 02 Rhodes, Greece
7:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu May 03 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri May 04 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat May 05 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun May 06 Naples (Pompeii/Salerno/Capri), Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Mon May 07 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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