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Topics in Family Medicine and Geriatrics

Royal Caribbean's Incredible Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
September 16 - 23, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

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.
Lance Brunner MD
Physician Director - Patient Safety and Quality
Administrative Faculty - Family Medicine Residency
Kaiser Permanente Orange County
Anaheim, CA

Eric G. Tangalos, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD
Consultant Primary Care Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN

Dr. Eric Tangalos is a Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was Chair of Primary Care Internal Medicine from 1997 to 2006. Dr. Tangalos received his undergraduate training from the University of Michigan, is a graduate of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and was a resident and fellow in Internal Medicine at Mayo.

He is a past president of AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and is a fellow and past governor of the American College of Physicians. He is a past director of the American Geriatrics Society and serves on their Foundation for Health in Aging. He served eight years on the national board of the Alzheimer's Association and was a member of their executive committee.

Dr. Tangalos has been continuously funded with the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center since 1987. He was responsible for the recruitment of volunteers that first defined Mild Cognitive Impairment and was an author on those seminal publications. He currently serves as chair of the Mayo formulary committee responsible for all neurologic and psychiatric drugs. He is an Internist and Geriatrician, teaches on the Mayo campus and lectures both nationally and internationally.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Osteoporosis
    • Evaluate screening recommendations and apply them to everyday practice
    • Utilize therapies that include bisphosphonates, PTH and inhibitors of the RANK/RANKL/OPG system
    • Recommend appropriate vitamin D therapy
    • Better advise patients on calcium supplementation
  2. MCI and Alzheimer's Disease
    • Define Mild Cognitive Impairment in both amnestic and non-amnestic disease states
    • Understand the potential implications of early diagnosis of dementia for patient care outcomes
    • Describe the clinical manifestations of Alzheimer's disease
    • Evaluate patients for symptoms of cognitive and functional loss
    • Apply appropriate drug and non-drug interventions for patients with dementia
    • Counsel families and caregivers at all stages of disease
  3. To Sleep: Perchance to Dream
    • Describe the age-related changes in sleep
    • Evaluate the psychiatric, medical, and neurological causes of sleep problems
    • Implement office-based and objective methods for evaluating sleep disordered breathing
    • Intervene with appropriate treatments for complaints of insomnia including CBTI as first line guideline directed care
  4. Management of Constipation
    • Understand the common barriers that hinder the optimal management of chronic constipation in health care settings
    • Define primary as well as secondary causes of hypertension in the older adult
    • Provide a rational strategy to manage constipation based on current best evidence of the drug classes currently available
  5. Where Pain Management Meets Addiction Medicine
    • Understand the pathogenesis of pain
    • Apply recent guidelines in pain management
    • Choose appropriate drug therapy and multimodal interventions for the relief of pain
    • Enroll in your state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
    • Balance the management of patients who present with both pain and opioid addiction
  6. Pulmonary Disease in the Elderly
    • Evaluate current trends in pulmonary disease in the elderly
    • Review current immunization guidelines and supportive therapy
    • Include new therapies like LAMA/LABA combination inhalers and roflumilast in the management of COPD
    • Implement the appropriate use of nebulizers, MDIs and oxygen
    • Apply guideline directed care to patients with COPD
  7. Nutritional Supplements: When East meets West
    • Understand that adequate nutrition is a prerequisite for the maintenance of good health and optimum efficiency
    • Find the on-line resources that provide the best evidence in support of dietary and nutritional supplements
    • Identify targeted supplements for heart disease, vision, depression/mood, and urologic disorders
    • Council patients on the risks of certain therapies in the presence of other disease
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.

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.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

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.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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
Sun Sep 16 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Sep 17 At Sea
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Tue Sep 18 At Sea
Lectures 9:00am - 12 noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Wed Sep 19 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Sep 20 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Fri Sep 21 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Sat Sep 22 At Sea
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Sun Sep 23 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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