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Amadeus's  MS Amadeus Silver III
MS Amadeus Silver III

8-Days Classical Music On The Rhine River Cruise Conference
from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland
October 24 - 31, 2019

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

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

This themed cruise has been designed especially for classical music lovers and features carefully selected music programs both on board and on land. Private concerts in the St. Thomas Church in Strasbourg, at the Dominicus Church in Amsterdam and in Beethoven's house in Bonn form some of the musical and cultural highlights of the cruise, while famous artists such as the organist Daniel Maurer provide the grand finale of the concert cruise with their incomparable performances. Furthermore, the "Dudok Quartet" and the "Nathan Quartet" will provide musical entertainment for you on board.

  • Selected musical highlights and excursions as listed in the program
  • Mag. Antonella Placheta holds introductory onboard talks on the composers and theirs works.
CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED
City tour of Amsterdam with private concert at the Dominicus church Included
A visit to Beethoven's House in Bonn incl. concert Included
Koblenz walking tour Included
Excursion to Heidelberg Included
City tour Strasbourg including organ concert Included

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
Frank B. Marsalisi, MD, FACOG
Director of Gynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders, OB/GYN Residency Program
Bayfront Health, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dr. Frank Marsalisi is the Director of Gynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders at the Bayfront Health Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program in St.Petersburg, Florida. Originally from New York, he preceded his medical degree from Michigan State University with two years of research with publication in Hypersensitivity Diseases at USV Pharmaceutical and the Upjohn Company.

After completing his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency as Chief resident at the University of South Florida, he went on to fulfill his four-year commitment with the National Health Service Corp as Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Ruskin Migrant and Community Health Center in Ruskin, Florida. While at Ruskin, he was made a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida and received the U.S. Public Health Service Regional Health Administrator's Award.

Throughout his residency training and postgraduate career, Dr. Marsalisi has been the recipient of many prestigious university and national teaching awards, including the University of South Florida's Distinguished Professor Award and the John Turlich Medical Student Teaching Award, the Council on Resident Education in Ob/Gyn National Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and many Bayfront Health Teaching Faculty of the Year awards.

He has been honored as being one of the "Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists in America" by the Consumer Research Council of America, and in 2017 he was recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd to be among the "Leading Physicians of the World".

He is a medical community leader serving on the Board of his county medical association and is a delegate to the Florida Medical Association. He has been a speaker on women's health issues for the University at Sea since 2012.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners. Attorneys, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. THE EVOLUTION OF CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING
    • The healthcare provider will recognize the development of modern day cervical cancer screening, the role of high risk HPV in male and female lower genital tract, oropharyngeal, anal carcinogenesis, and the importance of promoting HPV vaccination.
  2. BRIDGING THE PERIMENOPAUSAL GAP WITHOUT ESTROGEN
    • The clinician will address the concerns of perimenopausal women including their complaints of mood disturbance, vasomotor symptoms, insomnia, diminished sexual desire, vaginal atrophy. He/She will offer patients a variety of behavioral, hormonal, nonhormonal therapeutic modalities during this perimenopausal window.
  3. THE ADNEXAL MASS
    • The provider will describe the new model of ovarian carcinogenesis and the obstacles encountered in trying to develop ovarian cancer screening.
    • The participant will assess the malignant potential of a palpable mass in a woman using present day imaging and ovarian tumor markers and direct appropriate conservative, medical, or surgical intervention.
  4. FUNCTIONAL HYPOTHALAMIC AMENORRHEA and THE FEMALE ATHLETE TRIAD
    • By attending this educational event, healthcare providers will screen their patients for the Female Athlete Triad using 2014 Triad Consensus Panel recommendations and diagnose childhood, adolescent, and premenopausal osteopenia/osteoporosis.
    • The provider will also initiate early interventions including referrals to a sports dietitian, exercise physiologist, certified athletic trainer and mental health professional when indicated.
  5. THE PCOS LOOK-ALIKES
    • Participants will generate a differential diagnosis for females of various reproductive ages presenting with signs of hyperandrogenism and order appropriate laboratory, radiologic imaging and timely referral to an endocrinologist, gynecologic oncologist, or general surgeon.
  6. POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME
    • Upon completion of this didactic activity, the attendee will identify patients with PCOS, initiate recommended metabolic screening endorsed by the 2013 Endocrine Society and employ treatment for signs of hyperandrogenism.
    • The participant will also prescribe risk reducing behavioral and pharmacotherapeutic measures for long term sequela of this disorder.
  7. THE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF FEMALE URINARY INCONTINENCE
    • Attendees will differentiate the types of female urinary incontinence and provide appropriate counseling on causes and treatment options available including behavioral modification, pelvic floor rehabilitation, drug therapy and urogynecological/neurological referral.
  8. THE OVERACTIVE BLADDER
    • Participants will diagnose overactive bladder according to the 2014 Guidelines of the American Urological Association and prescribe a step-wise treatment plan for his/her patients with this disorder.
  9. UNDERSTANDING PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE
    • The provider will list the symptoms associated with female pelvic floor disorders, the proper evaluation and terminology of female genital prolapse and direct non-surgical treatment including the use of vaginal support devices (pessaries) or make appropriate urogynecological referral.
  10. THE BURNING VULVA SYNDROME
    • The participant will give examples of the variety of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and neurologic disorders that cause vulvar burning/ pruritus, and make timely decisions on proper treatment and need for biopsy.
  11. MANAGEMENT OF THE PESKY VAGINAL DISCHARGE
    • The participant will draw from historical and physical exam findings, culture and new quantitative PCR based assays to properly detect and treat a variety of recurrent infectious and non-infectious causes of vaginal irritative symptoms.
  12. FEMALE SEXUAL CONCERNS
    • The attendee will openly discuss problems of a sexual nature with his/her patients, define the type of sexual dysfunction and offer behavioral, pharmacologic therapy or referral to sex therapist.
  13. TIME TO RAISE THE HCG DISCRIMINATORY LEVEL FOR NORMAL INTRAUTERINE PREGNANCY
    • To decrease the risk of interrupting a desired normal IUP, the provider will define the hCG discriminatory level as high as 3,500 mIU/mL before expecting to find an intrauterine gestational sac on TVS.
  14. Reclassifying Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, the Role of Endometrial biopsy and Novel Medical Therapy for Fibroids.
    • Attendees will adopt the PALM-COEIN classification system in defining the etiology of abnormal uterine bleeding in a nonpregnant woman of reproductive age. Additionally, participants will be able to select the most appropriate and cost effective imaging studies to confirm a specific disorder and direct endometrial biopsy based on patient specific risk factors.
    • The provider will recognize the potential role of new GnRH receptor antagonists, selective progesterone receptor modulators and the levonorgestrel-IUD in treating AUB-L
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
Thu Oct 24 Amsterdam, Netherlands
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Overnight
- -
Fri Oct 25 AMSTERDAM
- 9:00 am
Fri Oct 25 UTRECHT
12:30 pm 1:00 pm
Sat Oct 26 COLOGNE
9:00 am 11:00 am
Sat Oct 26 BONN
2:30 pm 11:59 pm
Sun Oct 27 COCHEM
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Mon Oct 28 KOBLENZ
6:00 am 11:00 am
Mon Oct 28 RÜDESHEIM
5:00 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Oct 29 SPEYER
9:00 am 7:30 pm
Wed Oct 30 STRASSBOURG/KEHL
8:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu Oct 31 BASEL
8:00 am -
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