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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Primary Care and Women's Health
Key Topics and Core Strategies

<em>NCL'S Pride of America</em>
NCL'S Pride of America
7-Night Hawaii Cruise Conference
Round-trip Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

January 12 - 19, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
3 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
9.9 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

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

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG
Dr. Shephard is Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He serves as a Regional Physician Informaticist for BayCare Health System. 
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his Ob-Gyn residency at the University of Miami, Florida. 

A former McCain Fellow at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Shephard is principal author of "The Complete Guide to Women's Health." and a frequent speaker and writer on women's health issues. He previously served as president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association and is member of the HCMA Board of Trustees.

Dr. Shephard serves on medical advisory boards for Wellcare and AVMed HMOs and is a medical reviewer for EQ Health Solutions, which contracts with the Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida. A 2009 selectee of the Marquis' Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, he currently serves as a Regional Physician Informaticist for BayCare Health System. 

Corey Evans, MD

Corey Evans, MD

Dr. Evans has been a family physician and educator for thirty years. After six years in a rural family practice in South Carolina, he moved to Florida to begin teaching, as an Associate Director in the Florida Hospital Family Practice program in Orlando. In 1994, he accepted the position of Director of the Bayfront Medical Center's Family Practice program in St. Petersburg and was program director for seven years. In 2002, he accepted the position of Director of Medical Education at St. Anthony's Hospital. He also works in the St. Anthony's wound center, is a member of the Palliative care team at St. Anthony's and has a private practice. He is board certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Palliative Care.

Originally from San Clemente, California, Dr. Evans attended Occidental College in LA, then St. Louis Medical School in Missouri, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. His family practice residency was at University of Missouri, Columbia where he was a Chief Resident. Dr. Evans tries to play the guitar poorly, and loves water sports. He teaches extensively at the national FP meetings with a special interest in exercise testing.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  • Hormonal Alternatives in Managing Menopause: 2015 Guidelines from The North American Menopause Society.
  • Treating and Screening for STD’s: Current CDC Guidelines
  • Obesity and Pregnancy
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Newer Terminology and Management
  • Update on Hormonal Contraception
  • Communicating with Patients: Medical Writing, Health Literacy, Medical Websites and More
  • Medications and Pregnancy-an Overview of Current Useage
  • Case studies in pituitary and adrenal problems
  • Eat to Live, how to prolong your life by what you eat
  • Exercise and Exercise prescription
  • Case studies in common thyroid disorders
  • Screening patients for Coronary Artery Disease and risk stratification
  • Screening for Cancer in our Patients
  • End of life care and palliative care

Objectives:
  • Know the best recommendation on healthy eating and diets to prolong your patients lives.
  • Know the value of various degrees of exercise and how to encourage its use
  • Master the approach to hyper and hypothyroidism, nodules and goiter
  • Use algorithms to detect and evaluate the most common pituitary and adrenal problems
  • Master the available tests to screen for and assess coronary artery disease in our patients
  • Incorporate the current cancer screening recommendations into your practice with your patients
  • Utilize practical approaches to helping patients at end of life make the best decisions and how to support them
  • Apply current techniques of endometrial ablation as a viable alternative to hysterectomy
  • Apply contemporary strategies in managing risks associated with obesity in pregnancy.
  • Utilize current CDC Guidelines in managing sexually-transmitted disease
  • Evaluate contraceptive options to provide a personalized approach to contraceptive counselling
  • Identify meds to use, meds to avoid, and meds to consider in pregnancy
  • Apply current hormone therapy guidelines to menopausal patients using an individualized approach
  • Assess and utilize objective health information from a range of internet sources
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.
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 Jan 12 Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
- 7:00 pm
Sun Jan 13 Kahului, Maui
8:00 am -
Mon Jan 14 Kahului, Maui
- 6:00 pm
Tue Jan 15 Hilo, Hawaii
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jan 16 Kona, Hawaii
7:00 am 5:30 pm
Thu Jan 17 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
8:00 am -
Fri Jan 18 Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii
- 2:00 pm
Sat Jan 19 Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America Map

Ports of Call

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Combine the languid allure of the tropics with big-city sophistication, then add the spirit of aloha, and you've got Honolulu. This Pacific crossroads features museums, dazzling beaches, historic Pearl Harbor and spectacular sunrises over Diamond Head. Gardenias and jasmine blanket the air with a heady fragrance, and pink sunsets cast a magical glow over fabled Waikiki Beach.

Kahului, Maui - A surplus of natural splendor and the genuine hospitality of its people have helped to make Maui Hawaii's second most popular island. Explore the fascinating history of the town of Lahaina. Plant yourself on a pristine beach, or play one of the world's most beautiful golf courses.

Hilo, Hawaii - Gaze up from this charming town and see snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano. It's just one of the scenic marvels in this exotic greenhouse of lush tropical plants, towering banyan trees, thundering falls and enough flowers to fill a rainbow. Arid deserts, steaming fissures and volcanoes that blow their tops are just as impressive.

Kona, Hawaii - The sun-blessed Kona coast stretches 80 miles along macadamia nut orchards, famous coffee plantations and some of the most important sites in Hawaiian history. Captain Cook came ashore here and died at the hands of angry natives. The coast is also famous for water sports, and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is a world-renowned annual event.

Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii - The Garden Isle, Kauai receives the most rainfall of all the Hawaiian Islands, which leads to lush vegetation and elegant hibiscus blossoms, as well as a huge canyon carved by wind and water erosion. Marvel at the narrow paths worn by the ancient Menehunes into the cliffsides of the steep Na Pali Coast, unmarred by roads and unapproachable except by foot trail or helicopter.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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.
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