PCPs, Western Caribbean Cruise Conference, Roundtrip Fort Lauderdale, FL : September 1 - 8, 2018"/> University at Sea®
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Communication for Healthcare Providers and the Oncology Care Continuum for PCPs

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

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, Florida
September 1 -8, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
14 CE Hours
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.
Keith Sullivan, MD
James B Wyngaarden Professor of Medicine at Duke University. Currently Principal Investigator for the National Scleroderma Transplant Consortium collaborating with private referring physicians, clinicians and researchers in 30 universities.

Keith Sullivan is the James B Wyngaarden Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He recently served as chief of the combined Division of Medical Oncology and Transplantation and is now the Principal Investigator for the National Scleroderma Transplant Consortium.

Currently, his interdisciplinary clinical research involves leading a team of colleagues in 30 universities. His Medicine Residency and Fellowship were completed at the University of Washington and for the following twenty five years Dr. Sullivan served as a member of the Clinical Research Division and head of the Long Term Follow-up Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Professional memberships include Executive Committee of the American Society of Hematology, Board of Directors for the Accreditation of Hematopoietic Cell Therapy, Founding President of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Electee of the Association for American Physicians, Electee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and recognized by the Institute of Scientific Information as a Highly Cited Researcher, Clinical Medicine Category.

Experiences with boards, internal and external stakeholders in health care delivery, grants, faculty recruitment and mentoring led to establishing yearly retreats for fellows starting academic careers. Each year the Southeast Fellows Research Skills Retreat hosts 80 fellows and faculty from 12 east coast universities to hone skills in grant writing, research, leadership, communication and career development. An understanding of the challenges shared by physicians in private practice and those practicing in academic settings has influenced his deep commitment to collaboration.

Kristine Sullivan EdD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University. Currently, faculty for the Southeast Fellows Research Skills Retreat. Executive coach and consultant for program development in leadership and communication. Professional speaker.

Dr. Sullivan earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Seattle University. Her approach to leadership is informed by research on emerging interdisciplinary leadership models . Her doctoral dissertation, Empowerment AND Control: A New Management Paradigm, included interviews with prominent CEOs selected for their effectiveness in working with a diverse workforce. Based on this study, she co-authored a business book: Wide Awake in Seattle, Success Stories of Outstanding Leaders Who Learned to Share Leadership.

For the last ten years, Dr. Sullivan has served as director, founding faculty and consultant for inaugural physician leadership programs sponsored by medical societies in North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Georgia. Core components of the annual programs include professional development, team building, communication, collaboration, influence, work/ life integration and opportunities for individual mentoring. During this time Dr. Sullivan has also served as an adjunct assistant professor for Duke University.

Teaching has included leadership courses for physicians, scientists, engineers and Fuqua's Week-end and Global Executive MBA programs. Currently, Dr. Sullivan is serving as faculty for the Department of Medicine's Southeast Fellows Research Skills Retreat. As an independent consultant and professional speaker, she coaches, advises for leadership and communication program development, and presents keynotes and workshops for professional organizations.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Attorneys
Program Purpose / Objectives
Communications For Healthcare Providers

The purpose is to provide an update on the oncology care continuum and new strategies for communication, teamwork and work-life balance for practitioners.

Caring for the Caregiver- Work-life Balance
  • Using a self-awareness worksheet- including professional goals, values and priorities- identify concerns and steps to strengthen and sustain worklife balance.
  • Select appropriate directive, consultative, democratic and consensus approaches to decisions in order to achieve desired outcome.
  • Understand guidelines for assessing professional training, experience and readiness for assuming various responsibilities and develop an individualized process for appropriate delegation.
Resolving Misunderstandings
  • Utilize an approach for clarifying and resolving misunderstandings early on.
Best Practices in Healthcare Communication
  • Using the narrative small group process, share and adapt useful best practices in staff communication.
Productive Meetings
  • Identify meeting purposes- problem solving, decision making, informational, planning or a combination- and facilitate agenda items to achieve desired results.
Influencing Colleagues
  • Understand and apply strategies for generating cooperation and buy-in.
Advocacy and Inquiry
  • Utilize specific language to communicate the case for change.
Crafting your plan
  • Develop a follow-up plan in relation to communication strategies and professional renewal that fits your situation and priorities.

The Oncology Care Continuum for Primary Care Providers

Oncology Prevention and Screening: Develop communication skills and methods to:
  • Decrease cancer rates by over 30% through healthy lifestyle choices
  • Recognize the rewards and controversies of individual cancer screening tests
Diagnosis: Foster effective approaches at communicating unexpected news
  • Through preparation and recognizing that emerging emotions are data, learn to offer yourself as a guide, not just a fixer.
Treatment: Understand recent game-changing advances in cancer immunotherapies
  • Provide the non-oncologist with mechanisms, toxicities and results of new era therapies
  • Describe how tumors escape control and the results of PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor therapy
  • Identify specific tumor proteins which can be blocked by molecularly targeted therapies
Survivorship: Meet the needs of those cured of cancer and those with cancer as a chronic condition
  • Transition back to the primary care team after targeted and immunotherapies
  • Utilize cancer specific follow-up guidelines and care plans
  • Support individuals who are adjusting to this new normal
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 Sep 01 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Sun Sep 02 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Mon Sep 03 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Sep 04 Falmouth, Jamaica
10:30 am 7:00 pm
Wed Sep 05 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 9:00am-12Noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
- -
Thu Sep 06 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Sep 07 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Sat Sep 08 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
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