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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Women's Health

Royal Caribbean's <em>Serenade of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas
8-Night Scandinavia and Russia Cruise Conference
Round-trip Copenhagen, Denmark

August 10 - 18, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
3 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
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.
Faculty

Amy Harvey-O'Keeffe, MD, FACOG

Amy Harvey-O'Keeffe, MD, FACOG
Dr. Harvey O’Keeffe is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist in private practice at the Center for Women’s Health, a division of Axia Women’s Healthcare, located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.  She is an attending physician at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA, and Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell, NJ.

She obtained her medical degree in 1990 from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and she completed her residency in the Department of OB/GYN at Temple University Hospital in 1994. Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as a Top Doc in the Greater Philadelphia area, Dr. Amy Harvey O’Keeffe is a Board-Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist in private practice at the Center for Women’s Health, a division of Axia Women’s Healthcare located in Langhorne, PA. Over the past 25 years she has developed a specialized interest in menopausal medicine and women’s sexual health concerns. Dr. Harvey O’Keeffe is also a Master Level Reiki Practitioner and is known for her unique practice style that blends wellness coaching, integrative medicine, and comprehensive women’s healthcare.

Dr. Harvey O’Keeffe received her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, where she also completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She currently holds attending hospital staff positions at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Langhorne, PA, and Capital Health Medical Center in Hopewell, NJ.

Dr. Harvey O’Keeffe speaks both locally and internationally, educating healthcare professionals and community members on women’s health and wellness topics. In 2010, Dr. Harvey established The GyniGirls, a monthly cancer support group for women with gynecological cancers. Since 2010, Dr. Harvey O’Keeffe has served as an Advisory Board member for The Teal Tea Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding research for ovarian cancer. Dr. Harvey O’Keeffe’s humanitarian work includes her co-leadership of an annual medical mission to the Dominican Republic for ten years.

Mark D Kuhn MD, FACOG

Mark D Kuhn MD, FACOG
Dr. Kuhn is in full-time private practice in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Center for Women's Health in Langhorne, Pennsylvania where he has been a principal since its inception in 1995. He has reached an auspicious milestone in his career; babies he delivered years ago return to him now having children of their own.
Dr. Kuhn completed his undergraduate education at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and earned his medical degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine. Dr. Kuhn completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Temple University Hospital where he served as Chief Resident. 

Dr. Kuhn has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd as one of America's "Top Docs" and has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine's annual "Top Docs" issue since 2006, most recently in May of 2016. He has been a featured speaker on Women's Health Issues for University at Sea since 2014.

Dr. Kuhn has special expertise and training in DaVinci Robotic surgery, Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive procedures. He has participated in multiple medical missions to the Dominican Republic.

He currently lives in Bucks County, PA with his lovely wife, is immensely proud of his three sons, and enjoys skiing, scuba-diving and lots of coffee.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Women's Health: Tools for all practitioners

The course is specifically geared towards any practitioner who treats women, including gynecologists, family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, and nurses

The lectures on women’s health are meant to provide participants with specific and up-to-date information on the evaluation and management of patients they commonly encounter in their clinical practice. The participants' knowledge base will be expanded and challenged during the first half of each lecture.

During the second half of each lecture the participants will engage in case experiences to further demonstrate and apply the key components of appropriate management plans to common patient scenarios. These case experiences will include large and small group participation, depending on the class size and topic being covered.

Topics:
  1. The Bladder: Incontinence and Irritability
    • Discuss evaluation of a patient reporting symptoms of incontinence and list treatment options for same
  2. Menopausal Medicine: WHI and Beyond
    • Counsel a patient on the use of HRT/ET, review a patientÂ’s risk of using HRT/RT based on current data, and provide appropriate treatment options for a patient for menopausal symptoms
  3. Osteoporosis 101
    • List the current recommendations for evaluating a patient for osteoporosis and be able to determine a patient's risk for fracture using simple tools and subsequently establish a treatment plans for their patients
  4. Contraception: What's New, what's old and what's to come?
    • Counsel a patient regarding all of their contraceptive options based on the age and their particular medical condition
  5. Vaginal Bugs and their Drugs
    • Describe the evaluation of a woman reporting a vaginal discharge and will be able to provide a treatment plan for the most common vaginal infections and sexually transmitted diseases
  6. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
    • Describe the most common causes of abnormal uterine bleeding and will be able to explain treatment options for each of these
  7. Gynecological Surgeries/Topics of Controversy: Can a Robot Really Do It All? Morsels about Morcellation, Choosing more wisely with Choosing Wisely, What's the Mess about Mesh?--timely Gyn controversies in the news
    • Discuss with patients some of the new surgical procedures available and counsel patients during the pre-operative decision-making period and be facile with some of the GYN topics in the lay press
  8. Breast Diseases: Benign and Beyond
    • Describe the evaluation of a breast mass and create a treatment plan for evaluating an abnormal mammogram.
  9. Ovarian Masses: What's a Doctor to Do?
    • Describe the features of an ovarian mass that make it suspicious for a malignancy as well as those features that are low and indeterminate risk.
  10. Female Sexuality: Where Do I Begin?
    • Describe the evaluation and outline an initial treatment plan of a patient diagnosed with a sexual dysfunction
  11. Vulvar Pain Syndromes and Dermatological Disorders
    • Describe the 3 most common vulvar skin conditions and outline the evaluation and treatment of a patient with a vulvar skin condition.
  12. Cancer and Genetics
    • Identify patients at higher risk for breast and ovarian cancer and devise a plan for referral of these high risk patients for genetic counseling and testing.
  13. Pap Smears and HPV : What's New?
    • Describe the recommended cervical cancer screening guidelines for a low risk and an at risk patient and outline a strategy for application of the these guidelines to their clinical practice.
  14. Teaching Wellness to Wonder Woman
    • Develop a strategy to counsel patients during a well-woman visit on basic lifestyle changes that will improve her overall quality of life.
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
Sat Aug 10 Copenhagen, Denmark
- 5:00 pm
Sun Aug 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Aug 12 Stockholm, Sweden
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Aug 13 Tallinn, Estonia
9:30 am 5:30 pm
Wed Aug 14 St. Petersburg, Russia
7:00 am -
Thu Aug 15 St. Petersburg, Russia
- 5:00 pm
Fri Aug 16 Helsinki, Finland
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Sat Aug 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 18 Copenhagen, Denmark
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor - Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Stockholm, Sweden - So much to see in this charming city, sprawled on 18 islands, often called the "Venice of the North." Cruise the sparkling waterways. Navigate narrow medieval streets. Watch the snappy changing of the guard at the Baroque Royal Palace. Shop for elegant gifts--glassware, stainless steel. Work up an appetite so you can do justice to the lavish smorgasbords

Tallinn, Estonia - Medieval walls and towers still stand tall in Old Town. Stroll and shop along cobblestone streets, walk up to the Baroque palace, drop in at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to find inspiration in the gleaming mosaics and icons.

St. Petersburg, Russia - In Peter the Great's "Window on Europe", head for the fabulous Hermitage, with its renowned art collection from Raphael to Rembrandt, Titian to Tintoretto. Take in a concert--folkloric or grandly operatic. 

*Visas are included with most shore excursions. If you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own, however, a visa will be required; obtaining one can take some time, so please begin the visa process immediately.

Helsinki, Finland - Shaped by its bays and isles, it's one of Europe's most scenic capitals. Hear a Sibelius concert, tour across the Arctic Circle to Lapland, land of Santa Claus, reindeer and the Midnight Sun. Buy a birchbark basket.

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