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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Western Institute of Legal Medicine

Holland America's <em> Eurodam</em>
Holland America's Eurodam
7-Night Alaskan Explorer
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

August 08 - 15, 2020
20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
20 ACPE Credits
20.0 Contact Hours (6 of which is the pre-course supplement)

Course Fees:

$900 for Physicians, Attorneys, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists

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

S. Sandy Sanbar, MD, PhD, JD

S. Sandy Sanbar, MD, PhD, JD
Dr. Sanbar was born in Haifa, and received his MD at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He did a residency in Internal Medicine at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, and earned a Ph.D. at the Universities of Oklahoma and Michigan Medical Centers, and a Cardiovascular fellowship at the Michigan Heart Association. His JD is from Oklahoma City University.

Since 1970's, he has practiced in Oklahoma City both as an Attorney at Law and Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Dr. Sanbar is a Past President of the American College of Legal Medicine and he has received numerous awards from the American College of Legal Medicine. He was the Chairman of the American Board of Legal Medicine (ABLM); and is Adjunct Professor of Medical Education, University of Oklahoma Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK. 

Sanbar authored over 200 articles, and serves as editor of several books in his specialties. He publishes a monthly article for the LAW AND MEDICINE section of the Oklahoma County Medical Society. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar, the Oklahoma County Bar, the Oklahoma State Medical Association and the Oklahoma County Medical Society. He is a State, National and International Lecturer on Legal Medicine and Medical Malpractice.

Marvin Firestone, MD, JD, FCLM

Marvin Firestone, MD, JD, FCLM
Dr. Firestone is a Past President of the American College of Legal Medicine and a certified specialist in Legal Medicine/Medical Jurisprudence by the American Board of Law in Medicine. He is a frequent lecturer at national legal medicine and medical law conferences. Dr. Firestone holds a medical degree from Temple University (1964) and a law degree from the University of Colorado (1980). 

He was the Editor-in-Chief of Medical Legal Lessons, is Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Legal Medicine Questions and Answers, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Legal Medicine and Textbook of Legal Medicine, publications of the American College of Legal Medicine. He formerly held the Hirsh Chair at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he was professor at its Medical and Law Schools and School of Health Services Administration, teaching Legal Medicine, Psychiatry and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Hospital Administration.

Dr. Firestone provides medical-legal consultation and practices medical law. His legal practice primarily involves representation of physicians in cases involving hospital staff privileges, licensure, medical practice disputes and other complex medicolegal issues.

Michael A. Firestone, MBA, JD

Michael A. Firestone, MBA, JD
Michael A. Firestone, MBA, JD, practices in the areas of health, vaccine injury and medical business law. He was graduated from Santa Clara University’s rigorous JD/MBA joint degree graduate program. Michael regularly represents physicians and other healthcare providers before the licensing boards. He is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Federal Claims and United States District Court, Northern District of California.

Michael is a member of the California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals (CAAHCP), the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association (VIP Bar) and the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys (CSHA). He currently serves on the Medical Legal Liaison Committee for the San Mateo County Bar Association.

Michael has been involved with the Western Institute of Legal Medicine (WILM) since January 2013. He joined WILM’s Board of Directors in December 2017.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives

Ethics, Medical Records, and Prescribing Practices -
Opiods and Marijuana


  • Crossing and Violating Ethical Boundaries and Unprofessional Conduct
  • Electronic Health Record, and HIPAA Compliance
  • Prescribing Practices
    • Medical and Recreational Marijuana (Cannabis)
    • Management of Pain and Substance Use Disorder
    • Opioid Crisis - Abuse, Diversion, Heroin, Fentanyl derivatives, Drug Prescription Monitoring Program, Guidelines and FDA REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy)
Attendees will learn best practices that will ensure that their ethical knowledge and behaviors meet applicable standards, laws, and regulations. These skills will help improve medical care and help ensure that attendees’ practice conforms to ethical requirements.

Attendees will learn best practices that will ensure that their medical records meet risk management standards, laws and regulations applicable to medical documentation. These skills will help improve medical care and enable more accurate communications between care providers.

Learn proper prescribing practices and how best to document prescriptions for controlled substances. Learn to avoid common pitfalls including: inappropriate dispensing of medications from physician’s offices, prescribing large amounts of narcotics at frequent intervals, or prescribing to family members, friends, or a person with a known history of substance abuse. This course has been developed to enhance the physician’s ability to effectively prescribe controlled medications, while minimizing their misuse whenever possible.

This course is approved by the California Medical Board as meeting the coursework requirements of physician probation.
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 Aug 08 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sun Aug 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Aug 10 Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage
- -
Mon Aug 10 Juneau, Alaska
1:00 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Aug 11 Glacier Bay
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Aug 12 Sitka, Alaska
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Aug 13 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 1:00 pm
Fri Aug 14 Victoria, British Columbia
6:00 pm 11:30 pm
Sat Aug 15 Seattle, Washington
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Alaska

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage - Stephens Passage is a channel in the Alexander Archipelago in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Alaska. It runs between Admiralty Island to the west and the Alaska mainland and Douglas Island to the east, and is about 170 km (105 mi) long. Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is near the north end, on Gastineau Channel.

Glacier Bay - If you didn't know any better, you'd think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice.When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world.

Sitka, Alaska - Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Archangel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists' days.

Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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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