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Alaska 2018: Primary Care Update

Princess's  Ruby Princess
Ruby Princess

7-Night Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
June 30 - July 7, 2018

15 Contact Hours
1.5 CEU

Seminar Fees:
Physicians, Dentists:
* Advanced Registration: $795
Regular Registration ‐ $845
Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists:
* Advanced Registration‐ $650
Regular Fee ‐ $695
* Advanced Registration Deadline: 4/10/18

Seminar Policies:

Seminar fees include workshop attendance, handouts and refreshments during the meetings and documentation of continuing education credit*.

All persons attending the seminar must pay a seminar fee. Spouses, family and friends are welcome and do not pay the seminar fee unless they attend the educational sessions. Special seminar fees are available for non-professional accompanying persons who wish to attend one or more sessions (no special receipt, documentation or credit is issued). Children are not allowed in the meeting room.

Seminar Refund Policy: Advance written notice is required for any refund consideration.

Up to the Early Bird Deadline: Cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee per person or you may apply your full registration fee one time to another program attended within 12 months.

After Early Bird Deadline: No refunds, although seminar fee less $50 processing fee may be applied one time to another program attended within 12 months.

Two weeks before the start of the seminar: No refunds or application of fee to another program for cancellation, nonappearance or partial attendance. No refunds due to airline delays or cancellation of flights. With the exception of Canada, we offer no international refunds. Refunds processed by original form of payment or by check only. Refunds may take 2-4 weeks to process after notification of cancellation.

Physically Impaired? If you have impairments that require assistance in order for you to participate in this seminar, please contact us so that we may make arrangements to assist you.

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
Monty Yoder, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Specialist-Cardiology, Department of Pharmacy
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Cardiology, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston Salem, NC

Dr. Yoder has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Session 1: Sunday, July 1, 2018, 7:45 AM Check In, 8:00 AM - 1:30PM Educational Program (5hrs)

Pharmacotherapeutic Options for Managing Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) AND Antimicrobial Agents for Use in Primary Care .

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and the role environmental factors play in acute and chronic asthma, and COPD
  2. Discuss the risks and benefits of available therapeutic agents used in the management of asthma and COPD.
  3. Apply learned information to patient based case scenarios.
  4. Describe available antimicrobial drugs used to manage commonly encountered infections.
  5. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of antimicrobial agents used in the primary care setting.
Session 2: Sunday, July 1, 2018, 2:15 PM Check In, 2:30 PM - 5:00PM Educational Program (2.5 hrs)-Patient Safety

Clinically Relevant Drug Interactions Encountered in Primary Care AND Avoiding Polypharmacy in the Elderly

At the conclusion of these sessions, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe the metabolic pathways utilized in the elimination of medications.
  2. Describe medication classes or individual medicines commonly responsible for drug-drug interactions.
  3. Outlines strategies to minimize the effect of drug interactions.
  4. Discuss the basic principles of pharmacology in the aging process.
  5. Discuss strategies to optimize adherence and minimize drug administration errors.
  6. Apply learned information to patient based case scenarios.
Session 3: : Thursday, July 5, 2018, 2:15 PM Check In, 2:30 PM- 5:00PM Educational Program (2.5 hrs)

Drug Therapies for Ischemic Heart Disease AND Update on Dyslipidemic Therapies

At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss the pathophysiology and disease mechanisms associated with Ischemic Heart Disease and Dyslipidemias.
  2. Describe the pharmacotherapy options and management guidelines .
  3. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of available therapies.
  4. Apply guideline based therapies using patient based scenarios.
Session 4: Friday, July 6, 2018, 7:45 AM Check In, 8:00 AM - 1:30PM Educational Program (5hrs)

Case Based Application of New Guidelines for Hypertension and Heart Failure AND Drug Therapies for Commonly Encountered Arrhythmias

At the conclusion of these sessions, the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss the pathophysiology of Hypertension, Heart Failure, and Commonly Encountered Arrhythmias.
  2. Discuss the role of medical therapies as outlined in current guidelines for these disease states.
  3. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of available therapies.
  4. Apply learned information to patient based case scenarios.
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
Accreditations:

CE Broker Tracking #: 50-11357: Approved by Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Pharmacy, Florida Physician Assistants, Florida Board of Nursing, Georgia Board of Nursing.

Physicians: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1. CME programs approved by the AAFP are eligible for Category 2 credit (or Category 1-A under special circumstances) through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

American Osteopathic Association (AOA): CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

Canadian Physicians: Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada CFPC are eligible to receive MAINPRO-M1 credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Physician Assistants: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts AAFP Prescribed credit for AAPA Category 1 CME credit.

Nurse Practitioners: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): Continuing education hours approved by AAFP and by ACPE meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria. This course provides Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for certification renewal. The same hours submitted to renew certification may be submitted to a State Board of Nursing for re-licensure.

National Certification Corporation (NCC): Recognizes any Nursing, Medical, Health Care or Other For Profit or Not for Profit Education Provider. Please contact NCC regarding approval.

Nurses: University Learning Systems is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11409.

Pharmacists: University Learning Systems (ULS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Session 1: 5 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-18-016-L01-P ACTIVITY: APPLICATION
Session 2: 2.5 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-18-017-L05-P ACTIVITY: APPLICATION
Session 3:2.5 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-18-018-L01-P ACTIVITY: APPLICATION
Session 4: 5 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-18-019-L01-P ACTIVITY: APPLICATION

Canadian Pharmacists: Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Technicians: This program is not accredited for technician CE.

Other Health Professionals: Contact your respective board regarding approval. Contact University Learning Systems if you need help or documentation.
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
Sat Jun 30 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sun Jul 01 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jul 02 Juneau, Alaska
11:00 am 10:00 pm
Tue Jul 03 Skagway, Alaska
6:00 am 8:15 pm
Wed Jul 04 Glacier Bay National Park - Scenic Cruising
6:00 am 3:00 pm
Thu Jul 05 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 1:00 pm
Fri Jul 06 Victoria, Canada
7:00 pm 11:59 pm
Sat Jul 07 Seattle, Washington
7:00 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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