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Women's Health, including Cardiometabolic Disease, Obesity, and Lipid Management

<em>Celebrity Eclipse</em>
Celebrity Eclipse
11-Night South America & Carnival Cruise
Round-trip Buenos Aires, Argentina

February 27 - March 10, 2019

Course Fees:

$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants
$695 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.
Faculty

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG
Dr. Shephard is Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He serves as a Regional Physician Informaticist for BayCare Health System. 
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his Ob-Gyn residency at the University of Miami, Florida. 

A former McCain Fellow at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Shephard is principal author of "The Complete Guide to Women's Health." and a frequent speaker and writer on women's health issues. He previously served as president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association and is member of the HCMA Board of Trustees.

Dr. Shephard serves on medical advisory boards for Wellcare and AVMed HMOs and is a medical reviewer for EQ Health Solutions, which contracts with the Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida. A 2009 selectee of the Marquis' Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, he currently serves as a Regional Physician Informaticist for BayCare Health System. 

Tara Dall, MD, FNLA

Tara Dall, MD, FNLA
Dr. Tara Dall is a board certified lipidologist with roots in family medicine and training at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has spent the last 15 years using advanced biomarker testing in the clinical care of patients. She graduated in the inaugural class of Diplomates of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology in 2005. Her center achieved national recognition as the first fully certified Level II lipid clinic in the United States.

In 2008, Dr. Dall formed the Early Detection Center for heart disease and diabetes near Madison, Wisconsin and served as a clinical associate professor for the Medical College of Wisconsin. Two years later, she brought her fight against heart disease to the web, co-founding Lecturepad.org and FHITtv.org, web platforms that advance clinical understanding and application of advanced lipid and biomarker testing. 

For 3 years Dr. Dall served as Chief Medical Officer of Health Diagnostic Laboratory. As an author and educator on biomarker research focused on the role that insulin resistance plays in diabetes prevention she has expanded the education of physicians to prevent chronic disease. She has a special interest in insulin resistance's role in cardiovascular disease, women's heart disease, Autoimmune disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and obesity. She also serves as chief of cardiometabolic education at the non-profit Foundation for Health Improvement and Technology (FHIT).

Known for her passionate delivery of complex medical topics in patient-friendly terms, Dr. Dall is a sought after speaker, traveling the world to present research on advanced biomarkers. She is a also a regular go-to for reporters, appearing on Bloomberg News, CBS Sports, CNN Radio, Reach MD Satellite Radio, and RadioHealth Journal. She was also a regular guest on KTXD-TV's The Broadcast in Dallas, as well as programs on wabcradio.com (Optimal wellness and Forever Young). She continues to practice medicine as a physician founder of AvanceMD Concierge in Richmond, VA which incorporates cutting edge web based technology to the human touch of medicine, providing services to local as well as national and international clients.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Newer Terminology and Management
    • Apply current techniques of endometrial ablation as a viable alternative to hysterectomy
  2. Treating and Screening for STD's: Current CDC Guidelines
    • Utilize current CDC Guidelines in managing sexually-transmitted disease
  3. Update on Hormonal Contraception: the Move towards LARC
    • Evaluate contraceptive options to provide a personalized approach to contraceptive counselling
  4. Medications and Pregnancy: an Overview with new FDA Guidelines
    • Identify meds to use, meds to avoid, and meds to consider in pregnancy
  5. Hormonal Alternatives in Managing Menopause: Guidelines from the North American Menopause Society
    • Apply current hormone therapy guidelines to menopausal patients using an individualized approach
  6. Communicating with Patients: Medical Writing, Health Literacy, Medical Websites and more
    • Assess and utilize objective health information from a range of internet sources
  7. Obesity and Pregnancy
    • Apply contemporary strategies in managing risks associated with obesity in pregnancy
  8. Managing Abnormal Pap Smears: Current Guidelines from the ASCCP
    • Utilize an evidence-based algorithm for managing cytologic abnormalities in Pap smear screening
  9. Osteoporosis Assessment in Women's Healthcare
    • Utilize current therapy in women at increased risk for osteoporosis
  10. Case Histories in Women's Healthcare
    • Apply evidence-based standards in managing difficult cases in women's healthcare
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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Wed Feb 27 Buenos Aires, Argentina
- 6:30 pm
Thu Feb 28 Montevideo, Uruguay
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Mar 01 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Mar 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 03 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
8:00 am -
Mon Mar 04 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- -
Tue Mar 05 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- 5:00 pm
Wed Mar 06 Buzios, Brazil
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Mar 07 Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil
9:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Mar 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Mar 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 10 Buenos Aires, Argentina
4:30 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Eclipse Map

Ports of Call

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Seductive and profoundly nostalgic, only Buenos Aires could have given birth to the tango. An overnight stay gives you time to savor the city's fading, beloved European heritage, its creative intensity, the elegance of its citizens, and its famous night-owl social life.

Montevideo, Uruguay - Resting on the southernmost point of the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay's capital is a charming city. Tour the Establecimiento Juanico winery with buildings dating back to 1849. Wander the Plaza Independencia or take in the scenery at Estancia La Rabida.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Christ the Redeemer, one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World, stands atop the Corcovado peak. Survey the city from a platform below the 125-foot statue or hop on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and get a different perspective of Rio and the Christ. Feel a rush to your senses from the awesome activity on world-famous beaches Ipanema and Copacabana. If the quiet side of Rio is what you seek, a visit to the lush botanical garden home to some 8,000 species will delight you

Buzios, Brazil -

Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil - Hop on a tour of Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, about 50 miles away. The Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Ibirapuera Park, site of a number of architecturally significant buildings, are popular stops, while the Jardins District is a mecca for shopping. Santos offers a relaxed environment. Gonzaga Beach resembles a resort on the French Riviera. Also lovely is Enseada Beach, in Guaruja, just across the estuary from Santos. Coffee lovers will enjoy a visit to Santos' Museu do Cafe (Coffee Museum), housed in a former palace

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.
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