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Women's Health

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7-Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise Conference
Round-trip Southampton, England
September 1 - 8, 2019

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

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.
Faculty
Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG
Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida.

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.

Barry Verkauf, MD, MBA, CPE
Affiliate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
USF Morsani College of Medicine; Tampa, FL

Dr. Verkauf trained at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and started the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at The University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida.
He initiated the IVF Program responsible for Florida's first IVF birth in 1985. He practiced for 40 years in Tampa founding The Reproductive Medicine Group, one of the state's most successful REI private practices while remaining on the USF part-time faculty rising to the rank of Professor.

He obtained an MBA from USF College of Business in 1997, represented The American Society of Reproductive Medicine as delegate to the AMA for the past 15 years and recently received Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award as a leader in the healthcare industry.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
OB/GYN Physicians, Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Newer Terminology and Management
    • Apply current techniques of endometrial ablation as a viable alternative to hysterectomy
  2. Treating and Screening for STD's: Current CDC Guidelines
    • Utilize current CDC Guidelines in managing sexually-transmitted disease
  3. Update on Hormonal Contraception: the Move towards LARC
    • Evaluate contraceptive options to provide a personalized approach to contraceptive counselling
  4. Medications and Pregnancy: an Overview with new FDA Guidelines
    • Identify meds to use, meds to avoid, and meds to consider in pregnancy
  5. Hormonal Alternatives in Managing Menopause: Guidelines from the North American Menopause Society
    • Apply current hormone therapy guidelines to menopausal patients using an individualized approach
  6. Communicating with Patients: Medical Writing, Health Literacy, Medical Websites and more
    • Assess and utilize objective health information from a range of internet sources
  7. Obesity and Pregnancy
    • Apply contemporary strategies in managing risks associated with obesity in pregnancy
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.



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.


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 Sep 01 Southampton (London), England
- 4:00 pm
Mon Sep 02 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Sep 03 Bergen, Norway
12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Wed Sep 04 Alesund, Norway
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Sep 05 Flam, Norway
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Sep 06 Stavanger, Norway
7:30 am 5:30 pm
Sat Sep 07 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 08 Southampton (London), England
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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