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Current Topics in Stress and Mental Health in Adolescents, Men, Women and the Clinicians Who Treat Them

Royal Caribbean's  Harmony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
August 18 - 25, 2018

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

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$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.
Elizabeth A. Grill, PsyD
Associate Professor of Psychology
The Center for Reproductive Medicine & Infertility
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, New York

Dr. Elizabeth Grill is Director of Psychological Services at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine, and Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

She is also an Assistant Attending Psychologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Grill is experienced as a counseling psychologist and medical researcher with a special focus on stress and the mind/body connection, the emotional aspects of infertility, IVF treatment, third party reproduction, oncofertility, fertility preservation, and sexual dysfunction.

She served as Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group and served two terms on the Content Review Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Grill sits on several professional boards and is an editorial reviewer for peer reviewed journals. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, has lectured worldwide to patient and medical audiences and has participated in media interviews related to the emotional aspects of reproductive medicine.

Karl Gregory Sieg, MD, FAPA, MRO
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Orlando, Florida

Medical Director of Behavioral Health
Cigna Healthcare
Orlando, Florida

Dr. Sieg received his medical degree and then his completed residencies in Psychiatry as well as Child & Adolescent Psychiatry all at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas.

He is currently board certified in child, adolescent, adult, addiction, geriatric & forensic psychiatry and is a certified medical review officer. Having now been in practice for over 30 years, Dr. Sieg has authored numerous scientific articles and has had past involvement in clinical research.

He maintains memberships with the American Psychiatric Association, the Florida Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law, and the American Medical Association. Along with his academic endeavors and private practice, Dr. Sieg currently serves as Medical Director of Behavioral Health for Cigna Healthcare.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Attorneys
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Physiological and Psychological effects of Stress and The Mind/Body Connection for Patients and Staff
    • Describe the Physiological and Psychosocial effects of stress and demonstrate knowledge of how the relaxation response impacts the mind and body
  2. Managing Patient Expectations and Improving the Patient Experience
    • Identify techniques to improve overall patient care.
  3. Management of Difficult Patients
    • Apply techniques to manage difficult patients encountered in clinical practices.
  4. Psychological Aspects of Delivering Good and Bad News to Patients
    • Develop and improve clinician skills in discussing good and bad news with patients.
  5. Physician (staff) burnout and the role of the Mental Health Professional in Education and Support of the Medical Staff
    • Utilize specific educational strategies and training techniques to help reduce practitioner stress, prevent burnout, and improve overall patient care.
  6. Counseling Interventions-What Really Works
    • Describe the most effective counseling interventions.
  7. Didactic and Experiential learning of Mind/Body techniques
    • Identify and practice at least three relaxation techniques to reduce stress
  8. Depression
    • Identify specified subtypes of clinical depression
    • Appraise the differential diagnosis as well as related risk and determine appropriate treatment options.
  9. Bipolar Disorder
    • Cite the epidemiology and subtypes of bipolar illness, weigh distinguishing clinical features, and identify potential risks as well as benefits of effective treatments.
  10. Mood Disorders & the Peri-Partum
    • Discuss mood disorders related to the peri-partum as well as the role of psychotropic medication during pregnancy, delivery and post-partum.
  11. Anxiety Disorder
    • Describe the features of anxiety and trauma related disorders and evaluate the various roles of potential interventions.
  12. Mental Illnesses in Youth
    • Explain concepts related to the origins of mental illness
    • Describe features of key mental illnesses in youth and analyze biopsychosocial approaches to treatment.
  13. Substance use disorders
    • Summarize the addiction crisis and current substance use disorders
    • Review co-occurring psychiatric illnesses
    • Learn to approach these conditions using screening and motivational interviewing.
  14. Case Presentations
    • Review a series of clinical cases which highlight and underscore key clinical concepts presented during the conference.
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
Sat Aug 18 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Sun Aug 19 Nassau, The Bahamas
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Mon Aug 20 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Tue Aug 21 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Aug 22 Basseterre, St. Kitts
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Aug 23 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12 noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Fri Aug 24 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Sat Aug 25 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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