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Alaska 2018 Cruise Conference

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
Gil Lichtshein, MD

Fellow of The American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Lichtshein specializes in a variety of disorders including mood disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, and attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD).

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

Michele Weizer, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Automation and CPOE Lead
Informatics Pharmacist, JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, FL
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Florida
Member, Florida Board of Pharmacy.

Dr. Weizer 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 7/1/18: Pharmacogenomics : Guided therapy in Psychiatry, Cardiology and Oncology

  • Check-in: 7:45 AM
  • Educational Session: 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM (5 hrs)
Pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic genetic variations can have a tremendous impact on drug efficacy. Knowledge of a patient's genetic variations may decrease or increase the chance of developing an adverse drug event or increase or decrease the effectiveness of drug therapy which may have a significant impact on patient outcome.

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Pharmacogenomics : Guided therapy in Psychiatry
  1. Use Pharmacogenomics to identify poor metabolizers of drugs or individuals who are ultra rapid metabolizers which can impact the dosing and choice of drugs used.
  2. Pharmacogenomics : Guided therapy in Cardiology and Oncology

  3. Use Pharmacogenomics to identify poor metabolizers of drugs or individuals who are ultra rapid metabolizers. Participants will be able to use the evidence presented to better choose P2Y12 inhibitors, anti-hypertensives, and optimize warfarin dosing.
  4. Use Pharmacogenomics to identify poor metabolizers of drugs or individuals who are ultra rapid metabolizers. Participants will be able to use the evidence presented to better choose cancer treatments.
Session 2: Sunday, 7/1/2018: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation-A novel FDA approved non invasive and non pharmacological treatment for Major Depressive Disorder
  • Check-in: 2:15 PM
  • Educational Session: 2:30PM - 5:00 PM (2.5 hrs)
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss principles of TMS and neuromodulation
  2. Discuss its application to the treatment of depression and other disorders.
Session 3: Thursday, July 5, 2018, Designer Drugs and Opioids: Identification of Patients who present with manifestation, screening tools, and management.
  • Check-in: 2:15 PM
  • Educational Session: 2:30 PM - 5:00PM (2.5 hrs)
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Review the epidemiology of Opioids, Flakka, Bath Salts and synthetic marijuana as well as other substances of abuse.
  2. Review current national drug use statistics and how it impacts every community and emergency care.
  3. Review the CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing. 4. Describe typical patient presentation, diagnosis and management
Session 4: Friday, July 6, 2018, Pediatric Autism Spectrum: An Overview (2 hrs)
Drug Shortages and its Impact on Patient Safety and Medication Errors (3 hrs)
  • Check-in: 7:45 AM
  • Educational Session: 8:00 AM - 1:30PM (5hrs)
Pediatric Autism Spectrum: An Overview

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Review autism spectrum disorders and discuss changes in diagnosis and classification in DSM V.
  2. Discuss pharmacological treatment options including FDA approved and off label treatment.
Drug Shortages and its Impact on Patient Safety and Medication Errors (3 hrs)

This presentation will review how all interplay and impact patient safety at a time when biosimilars (competitive biologics) are edging into the market.

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Identify and recognize how when and how flag fatigue can negatively impact patient safety.
  2. Summarize the history behind drug shortages (mergers/acquisitions; state of manufacturer physical plants; lack of quality control).
  3. Discuss the development of ?sterile" Compounding Centers to fill gap- which lead to patient harm.
  4. Discuss government implementation of meaningful use- electronic health records and inpatient talking with outpatient demonstrations, CPOE .
  5. Discuss Smart pumps, beside scanning and transfusion scanning, impact for long-term care.
  6. identify and recognize how when and how flag fatigue can negatively impact patient safety.
  7. Discuss relevant CDS (safety alerts) during CPOE which improve patient safety- allergy alerts, disease interactions, while learning how to turn down nuisance alerts.
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: American Academy Of Family Physicians (AAFP): Application for CME Credit will be filed with American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 0741-0000-18-0xx-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge
Session 2: 2.5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-18-0xx-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge
Session 3: 2.5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-18-0xx-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge
Session 4: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-18-0xx-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge

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
- -
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-Alaska -Scenic Cruising
6:00 am 3:00 pm
Thu Jul 05 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 1:00 pm
Fri Jul 06 Victoria, British Columbia
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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