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Topics in Child & Adolescent Medicine, Women's Health, and Geriatrics

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
December 16 - 23, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
4 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
Up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

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.
David Glenn Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Nevada
Las Vegas School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Weismiller is an active clinician providing full scope primary care including inpatient medical care and maternity care. He is a teacher with more than 20 years of experience in medical education.

A proponent of reflection in practice and learner-centered instruction, Dr. Weismiller is recognized nationally for his work in continuing medical education and faculty development. He serves as Chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians Board Review Express® Course and the Annual Family Medicine Update Course.

Dr. Weismiller is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park holding a BS in Microbiology. He holds a master's degree in epidemiology from Brown University, Providence, RI and an MD from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. He completed his residency training at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville and a fellowship in Maternal-Child Health at Brown University.

He lives with his partner Brian in Las Vegas. He is the proud father of three amazing daughters‐ Hillary, Meredith, and Bronwyn.

Allison Batchelor, MD
Former Associate Professor of Geriatrics
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH
Clinical Geriatrics Practice
Muntean Healthcare
Athens, OH

Allison J. Batchelor is a fellowship-trained geriatrician with more than 30 years of clinical experience in the primary care of older people. Presently, she serves an attending physician at Muntean Health Care in Athens, Ohio providing geriatric primary care. She has served as an Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Ohio University for 15 years teaching medical students and residents in addition to prior academic appointments.

She is trained as a Certified Medical Directorthrough the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Medical Women's Association.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Attorneys
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Dementia vs. Depression (diagnosis/management)
    • Distinguish between dementia and depression.
    • Identify the main causes of dementia and apply appropriate diagnostic and treatment strategies.
    • Utilize the Alzheimer''s Association Pocketcard App for an updated easily accessible resource in primary care settings.
    • Recognize and manage depression in older patients.
  2. Delirium (prevention, diagnosis, management)
    • Apply the Confusion Assessment Method to diagnose delirium
    • Identify and treat underlying causes of delirium
    • Maximize use of non-pharmachologic approaches to delirium
  3. Critical Geriatric Perspectives: Frailty,Debility, and the Importance of Functional Assessment
    • Define debility and frailty.
    • Identify the different functions included in Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activites of Daily Living.
    • How to utilize the health care team to assist your patients maximize functional status.
  4. Geriatric Physical Assessment:What is Normal and What is Not
    • Recognize the challenges to a quality geriatric physical examination.
    • Distinguish between clinical signs of normal aging and pathological findings in physical examination through a photographic review.
  5. Successful Aging-How to Stay Sharp and Fit as the Birthdays fly by
    • Discover top tips for keeping a sharp mind and body for yourself and your aging patients.
  6. Polypharmacy: More is not Better
    • Recognize polypharmacy and prioritize treatment medications
    • Select practical regimens for improved medication compliance.
    • Employ geriatric prescribing prinicples such as "start low and go slow" to lessen adverse outcomes.
  7. Preventative Care for Older Patients: Get your shots and don't fall!
    • Implement current adult immunization schedule for older patients
    • Analyze the root cause of falls and implement appropriate preventative strategies.
  8. Common Childhood Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Identify an approach to evaluate and manage infants/children with fever
    • Describe bacterial and viral illnesses of the respiratory tree with a focus on epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment.
    • List the characteristic features and describe the clinical courses of common exanthems.
  9. Health Risk Assessment and Prevention in Childhood
    • Use evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to establish standardized procedures, including standardized protocols to screen child and adolescent patients
    • Evaluate current clinical practices for alignment with updated evidence-based clinical preventive guidelines from the AAP and USPSTF.
    • Develop a strategy to facilitate the adoption of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
  10. Adolescent Immunizations
    • Identify available vaccine administration strategies and resources, available patient education resources, vaccine alert systems, and current immunization schedules.
    • Use evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to establish standardized vaccine administration procedures, including standardized protocols to screen for immunizations during patient encounters.
    • Counsel patients, and parents of children, using available patient education resources and motivational interviewing about vaccine safety and efficacy.
    • Participate in available childhood immunization programs, and administer using a standardized process.
  11. HPV: Prevention and Management
    • Discuss the role of HPV in cancer
    • Review the available strategies for HPV prevention
    • Apply USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical dysplasia during routine office visits.
    • Use evidence-based recommendations to evaluate women who have abnormal Pap test results to determine appropriate treatment or referral
  12. Contraception: Beyond Condoms, Pills, and Sterilization
    • Describe principles of patient selection regarding contraceptives
    • Discuss the indications/contraindications for various contraceptive methods
    • Appraise recommendations for use of long-acting reversible contraceptives
    • State the options and indications regarding methods of emergency contraception
  13. Menopause - The Heat Goes On!
    • Develop an approach to evaluate the patient experiencing vasomotor instability.
    • Identify the options for treatment of the patient with vasomotor instability.
    • Provide patient education on the potential risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
  14. Breast Cancer: Prevention and Screening
    • Discuss the epidemiology of breast cancer.
    • Review factors in breast cancer prevention.
    • Use an evidence-based approach to recommendations on screening for breast cancer.
    • State the USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer.
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.

MOC ABIM Accreditation
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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 Dec 16 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Dec 17 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Tue Dec 18 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Dec 19 Falmouth, Jamaica
10:30 am 7:00 pm
Thu Dec 20 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 9:00am-12Noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
- -
Fri Dec 21 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Dec 22 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Sun Dec 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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