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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Selected Topics in Family Medicine, Women's Health, Vascular Medicine, and Phlebology

<em>NCL'S Pride of America</em>
NCL'S Pride of America
7-Night Hawaii Cruise Conference
Round-trip Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

April 13 - 20, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
Up to 14 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Anesthesiology® (ABA) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$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.

David Glenn Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP

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 a graduate of Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville and a fellowship in Maternal-Child Health and graduate degree in Epidemiology at Brown University School of Medicine, Providence.

A Professor of Family Medicine at the new medical school of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he provides full-scope care that includes inpatient and maternity care. A proponent of "reflection in practice" and "learner-centered instruction," he is recognized nationally for his work in continuing medical education and faculty development.

Having taught board review programs for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for more than 20 years, he is the founding and current chair of the AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express, as well as the AAFP's annual Family Medicine Update live course.

He is a frequent presenter at AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) and teaches American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Knowledge Self-Assessments throughout the country. Dr. Weismiller is the author of numerous publications on issues related to women's and children's health, and he is an advocate for empowering individuals to make sound health care choices.

He is the father of three amazing daughters. He and his partner Brian make their home in Las Vegas.

Jerry G. Ninia, MD, RVT

Jerry G. Ninia, MD, RVT
Director of the Department of OB/GYN ‐ St. Charles Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology‐ SUNY‐ Stony Brook University School of Medicine  Dr. Ninia is the Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson , NY and a Clinical Associate Professor of OB/GYN at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and continued his post graduate training at Nassau County Medical Center. For over 20 years, he has maintained two separate private practices in both OB/GYN and Phlebology. He has lectured internationally on the topic of women's health and venous disease and has authored 3 text book chapters and over 25 articles in peer reviewed journals. 

A Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN's, Surgeons and Phlebologists, he is board certified in OB/GYN as well as Phlebology and was instrumental in the creation of the nationally administered Phlebology board certification exam. He is certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Registered Vascular Technologist. He has served as a member of the American College of Phlebology Board of Directors and the Phlebology Foundation Board. He has served on the Catholic Health Services of Long Island Board of Trustees and helped create initiatives to improve patient safety in Labor and Delivery. His efforts resulted in St. Charles hospital earning the Healthcare Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for quality and patient safety along with his earning the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt award given to those individuals who provide outstanding voluntary contributions and leadership at Long Island hospitals.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    • Utilize appropriate diagnostic approaches to evaluate and treat patients across the entire spectrum of CVI
  2. Pelvic Phlebology
    • Identify causes and sequelae of CVI unique to the pelvic anatomy female patients
  3. PCOS and Androgen Excess
    • Develop a cost-effective thorough plan for assessing PCOS, its sequelae and related conditions
  4. Cord Blood: Collection and Applications
    • Differentiate fact vs. fiction in the clinical use of cord blood transplant therapy
  5. Autoimmune Disease
    • Recognize signs and symptoms of autoimmune disorders and appreciate sequelae of autoimmune disease in women
  6. Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
    • Explain reasons for habitual abortion, how to evaluate patients and utilize new treatment strategies
  7. Vaginitis Revisited
    • Identify routine as well as challenging causes of vulvar symptoms of burning, itching or pain
  8. Ultrasound in OB/GYN
    • Recognize the role that ultrasound plays in an outpatient OB/GYN office
  9. US Preventive Services Task Force: Key Prevention Updates
    • Implement new recommendations from the USPSTF into practice including recommendations for cervical and prostate cancer screening, behavioral counseling for healthful diet and physical activity, obesity screening, vision screening in children, screening for celiac disease, screening for sleep apnea, screening for thyroid cancer, and other recent changes.
    • Access, read, and understand the methods used by and recommendations from the USPSTF.
    • Use the evidence supporting the USPSTF recommendations to motivate patients to receive services with clear benefit and engage patients in shared decision-making for decisions with a close balance of benefits and harms.
  10. Contraception: Beyond Pills, Condoms, and Sterilization
    • Describe principles of patient selection regarding contraceptives
    • Discuss the indications/contraindications for various contraceptive methods.
    • Appraise recommendations for use of long-acting reversible contraceptives.
    • State the options and indications regarding methods of emergency contraception.
  11. HPV Prevention and Treatment
    • Discuss the role of HPV in cancer.
    • Review the available strategies for HPV prevention.
    • Apply USPSTF recommendations on 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.
  12. Colorectal Cancer: Screening and Prevention
    • Discuss the epidemiology of colorectal cancer (CRC).
    • Define current CRC screening guidelines and review screening recommendations by organization.
    • Review ongoing surveillance for CRC and barriers to effective CRC screening programs.
    • Discuss the strengths and limitations of current data for the use of chemoprevention for CRC.
    • Identify the role of antioxidant and vitamin supplementation therapy to prevent CRC.
  13. Menopause/Hormone Replacement Therapy...and the HEAT GOES ON!
    • Develop an approach to evaluate the patient experiencing vasomotor instability
    • Identify the options for treatment of the patient with vasomotor instability.
    • Provide patient education on the potential risks and benefits of hormone therapy (HT).
  14. Breast Cancer - The Current Recommendations on Cancer Prevention, Screening, and Evaluation
    • Discuss the epidemiology of breast cancer.
    • Review factors in breast cancer prevention.
    • Use an evidence-based approach to recommendations in evaluating breast disease.
    • State the USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer.
  15. 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
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

Sat Apr 13 Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
- 7:00 pm
Sun Apr 14 Kahului, Maui
8:00 am -
Mon Apr 15 Kahului, Maui
- 6:00 pm
Tue Apr 16 Hilo, Hawaii
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Apr 17 Kona, Hawaii
7:00 am 5:30 pm
Thu Apr 18 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
8:00 am -
Fri Apr 19 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
- 2:00 pm
Fri Apr 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Apr 20 Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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Ports of Call

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Combine the languid allure of the tropics with big-city sophistication, then add the spirit of aloha, and you've got Honolulu. This Pacific crossroads features museums, dazzling beaches, historic Pearl Harbor and spectacular sunrises over Diamond Head. Gardenias and jasmine blanket the air with a heady fragrance, and pink sunsets cast a magical glow over fabled Waikiki Beach.

Kahului, Maui - A surplus of natural splendor and the genuine hospitality of its people have helped to make Maui Hawaii's second most popular island. Explore the fascinating history of the town of Lahaina. Plant yourself on a pristine beach, or play one of the world's most beautiful golf courses.

Hilo, Hawaii - Gaze up from this charming town and see snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano. It's just one of the scenic marvels in this exotic greenhouse of lush tropical plants, towering banyan trees, thundering falls and enough flowers to fill a rainbow. Arid deserts, steaming fissures and volcanoes that blow their tops are just as impressive.

Kona, Hawaii - The sun-blessed Kona coast stretches 80 miles along macadamia nut orchards, famous coffee plantations and some of the most important sites in Hawaiian history. Captain Cook came ashore here and died at the hands of angry natives. The coast is also famous for water sports, and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is a world-renowned annual event.

Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii - The Garden Isle, Kauai receives the most rainfall of all the Hawaiian Islands, which leads to lush vegetation and elegant hibiscus blossoms, as well as a huge canyon carved by wind and water erosion. Marvel at the narrow paths worn by the ancient Menehunes into the cliffsides of the steep Na Pali Coast, unmarred by roads and unapproachable except by foot trail or helicopter.

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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