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Topics in Emergency Medicine & The Psychology of Stress and Trauma in Patients and Providers

Royal Caribbean's Marvelous Explorer of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
May 25 - June 01, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 Contact Hours
2 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

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.
Vicki Gordon, PhD

Dr. Vicki Gordon ,OAM, is a clinical and forensic psychologist, working in both the Children's and Family Courts as well as a Private Practice for the past 25 years. Her special areas of interest include Asperger's syndrome, holocaust trauma, vicarious trauma and its transmission, and child sexual abuse. More recently she has been studying the effects of trauma on professionals and how we might work with it.

A further interest for Dr. Gordon has been providing Critical Incident Debriefing for those effected by trauma in her Jewish community in Australia.

In 2010 Vicki received an Order of Australia medal from the Governor General of the Commonwealth, for service to the community of Victoria through roles with a range of Jewish organisations.

Jason W. Wilson, MD, MA, FACEP
Associate Facility Medical Director, Tampa General Hospital at TEAMHealth
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Core Faculty Member, Research Director
Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Office of Clinical Research, Tampa General Hospital

Dr. Wilson is a board certified emergency medicine physician. He serves as at the Associate Facility Medical Director at Tampa General Hospital, a TEAMhealth location and a level 1 trauma center with an academic teaching program associated with the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida where he is an affiliate assistant professor and core faculty member.

Dr. Wilson has presented at over 10 national conferences and has published numerous articles. He serves as the research director for the division of emergency medicine as well as the Medical Director for the Office of Clinical Research at Tampa General Hospital. His interests blood borne viruses and evolution of treatment strategies in HIV and HCV treatment in the ED, non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants as well as management of bleeding emergencies, atrial fibrillation and VTE as well as the operationalization of new research findings into hospital pathways and best practices.

In addition, Dr. Wilson is interested in primary care sports medicine and the treatment of common musculoskeletal complaints in the ED. He serves as a team emergency medicine physician with the NHL and NFL and covers NCAA events.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. The neuropsychology of trauma
    • Understand how trauma affects the brain and shapes us. Understand right brain trauma vs left brain trauma
  2. The definition of trauma across the DSM and other definitions
    • Understand the differences between sensory and informational trauma as well as the more nuanced understanding of the various types of trauma (transgenerational, relational, attachment, developmental, complex, PTSD, vicarious, betrayal, institutional)
  3. Betrayal trauma in Medicine
    • Understand what is betrayal trauma and how this can play out in a medical environment, institutionally and individually
  4. What is trauma informed care and who can deliver it
    • Understand the origins of this term (TIC) and how it is applied in practice
  5. Delivering trauma informed care with all of ourselves
    • To understand the effects on the body of trauma, and how we must engage with our bodies and not just minds in delivering trauma treatment
  6. Self care for relational and vicarious trauma
    • To understand better the effect of facing trauma in our workplace, acknowledging and dealing with its impact responsibly and ethically
  7. "Physician heal thyself"....how do we do this?
    • What are the practical and responsible ways to deliver care in the trauma field
Additional topics under development
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 May 25 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat May 26 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun May 27 The Inside Passage - Scenic cruising
- -
Sun May 27 Juneau, Alaska
12:00 pm 9:00 pm
Mon May 28 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 8:30 pm
Tue May 29 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Scenic Cruising
7:00 am 12:00 pm
Wed May 30 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu May 31 Victoria, Canada
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jun 01 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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