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Topics in Primary Care and Gastroenterology

Royal Caribbean's Stupendous Freedom of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
November 4 - 11, 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.
Faculty
Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
University of New England College of Medicine

Dr. Peter Buch is a clinical gastroenterologist with 36 years of teaching experience. Teaching is his passion and his style is case based, practical, interactive and fun.

He is a graduate of Downstate Medical Center. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center (now a division of Northwell Health).

Dr. Buch is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Frank H Netter school of Medicine/Quinnipiac University. He looks forward to learning with you!

Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP
Dr. Matthews practices general internal medicine with Executive Healthcare Services in Reston, VA. He conducts research and lectures on the doctor-patient relationship and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of religion, faith, and prayer in clinical care. He also teaches continuing medical education courses for Continuing Education, Inc. / University at Sea program.

He is the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998), a four-volume research work ( The Faith Factor: An Annotated Bibliography of Clinical Research on Spiritual Subjects), three documentaries ( Body, Mind, and Spirit, Shall We Pray?, and Healing Hands ), an annotated, videotaped lecture (The Faith Factor: Is Religion Good for Your Health?), a teaching videotape on the doctor-patient relationship (Bedside Manners), and over 65 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and other publications.

Dr. Matthews is a graduate of Princeton University (AB, cum laude, Romance Languages, 1976) and Duke University School of Medicine (1980). He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1983) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Program and Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at Yale University School of Medicine (1985).

He has served as a faculty member in the Departments of Medicine at Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and Georgetown University and has lectured at over 30 medical schools. In 1989, he was named the George Morris Piersol Teaching and Research Scholar of the American College of Physicians. In 1997, he received an Exemplary Paper in Humility Theology Award from the John Templeton Foundation. He has received the Vitals Patients' Choice Awards yearly from 2008-15 and Most Compassionate Doctor recognition from 2012-4. He was named a Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctor yearly from 2011-13.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners. Attorneys, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests
    • Describe why fatty liver disease is becoming the number one source of cirrhosis and hepatoma in the US
    • Manage the treatment of fatty liver
  2. Celiac Disease, or Something Else?
    • State the usefulness of celiac genetic testing
  3. Clinical Dilemmas in GI Bleeding
    • Identify the risk factors that leads to GI bleeding
  4. Colon Cancer Prevention 2018
    • Define the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention
  5. Dysphasia/Dyspepsia/GERD and the Primary Care Provider
    • Describe the difference between dyspepsia and GERD
    • Develop a clinical approach when PPIs fail
  6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Tools for Successful Treatment
    • Select the "appropriate" workup for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  7. Probiotics 2018: Fulfilling the Promise
    • Recognize the proven uses of Probiotics
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.
Accreditation

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
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Nov 04 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Mon Nov 05 Basseterre, St. Kitts
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Nov 06 St. John's, Antigua
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Nov 07 Castries, St. Lucia
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Nov 08 Bridgetown, Barbados
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Nov 09 At Sea
- -
Sat Nov 10 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Nov 11 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
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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