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Delivering Personalized Medicine: Focus on Pharmacogenomics, Medication Optimization and Collaborative Care Models to Enhance Patient Outcomes

2nd title & speaker TBA

Royal Caribbean's <em>Rhapsody of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas
7-Night Greek Isles Cruise
Round-trip Venice, Italy

May 30 - June 06, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 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

George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh

George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh
Founding Dean and Professor of the School of Pharmacy at the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

Dr. MacKinnon completed his pharmacy education at the University of Wisconsin Madison and completed two years post-graduate residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. He earned his PhD from Loyola University in Chicago.

Karen MacKinnon, BPharm, RPh

Karen MacKinnon, BPharm, RPh
Assistant Professor and Director of Professional Labs, School of Pharmacy at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Ms. MacKinnon received her pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison and completed her post-graduate training at Meriter Medical Center in Madison. She has practiced in institutional and community pharmacy practice.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
This program will focus on the following and allow participants to:

  • Recognize the evolving role pharmacogenomics is playing in the delivery of personalized medicine.
  • Describe common sources for medication-related miscommunications and how poor medication adherence can impact the clinical and economic outcomes for patient, providers, and stakeholders.
  • Discuss the rationale for collaborative models of care that deliver enhanced clinical, patient, and economic outcomes.

From Pharmacogenomics to Personalized Medicine

After attending the following session individuals should be able to:
  1. Identify new personal health care technologies and the impact they may have on patient outcomes.
  2. Distinguish benefits and limitations of genetic testing and use in managing medications in specific patients.
  3. Evaluate various gene-drug (biomarker-drug) pairs with pharmacogenomic applications.
  4. Critique the various resources (e.g., CPIC, PharmGKB, FDA) for pharmacogenomics drug-gene pairs.
  5. Understand the difference between preemptive and reactive testing of drug-gene pairs.
  6. Discuss the economic cost or impact considerations related to pharmacogenomic testing.
  7. Understand practical approaches to counseling/patient education related to pharmacogenomics.

Optimizing Medication Adherence and Outcomes

After attending the following session individuals should be able to:
  1. Create strategies to promote medications adherence among all healthcare providers.
  2. Describe the impact of poor adherence on clinical and economic outcomes for patient and stakeholders.
  3. Associate the necessary points within the medication use system in which technologies can be employed to reduce medical errors and enhance patient outcomes

Comprehensive Medication Management Services

After attending the following session individuals should be able to:
  1. Outline the value of leveraging the prescription benefit to reduce downstream healthcare costs and outcomes.
  2. Critique the rationale for collaborative models of care that deliver enhanced clinical, patient and economic outcomes that involves pharmaceutical benefits.
  3. Recognize the importance of aligning incentives in a “pay for performance” model that includes all providers.

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.
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 May 30 Venice, Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sun May 31 Kotor, Montenegro
1:00 pm 8:00 pm
Mon Jun 01 Corfu, Greece
9:00 am 3:00 pm
Tue Jun 02 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
12:00 pm 8:30 pm
Wed Jun 03 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jun 04 Argostoli, Greece
11:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Jun 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jun 06 Venice, Italy
6:45 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Eastern Mediterranean

Ports of Call

Venice, Italy - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice
Pre-Cruise Hotel Packages in Venice

Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.

Corfu, Greece - Corfu greets you with sunny beaches, miles of cypress groves and the opulent villas of 19th century European royalty.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!

Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.

Argostoli, Greece - Situated on the largest of the Ionion Islands on Kefalonia, Argostoli is perfect for nature and history lovers. Tour the ruins of St. George Castle, see loggerhead turtles feeding and take in sweeping views atop its cliffs.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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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