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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Internal Medicine, Women's Health, and Critical Care

Royal Caribbean's <em>Harmony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas
7-Night Western Caribbean & Perfect Day Cruise
Round-trip Port Canaveral, Florida

June 21 - 28, 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

Ameigh Worley, MD, MMS, FACOG

Ameigh Worley, MD, MMS, FACOG
Assistant Professor
Florida State University School Of Medicine
Tallahassee, Florida
Assistant Professor
University Of Central Florida School Of Medicine
Orlando, Florida
Surgical Site Infection Committee
Florida Hospital
Orlando, Florida Dr. Worley is a Board Certified OBGYN with academic appointments at 3 major medical universities where she serves as an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. A highly skilled and compassionate physician, Dr. Worley has extensive training in high risk obstetrics, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, and infertility. She has served as a Residency Site Director and has experience in resident and medical student education. She is involved in simulation training and quality improvement initiatives. She is also a dedicated researcher, experienced lecturer, and community volunteer.

Dr. Worley's outstanding credentials include her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, internship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and residency training at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Prior to medical school, she earned a Bachelor's degree and completed a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, and continued on to earn a Master of Medical Sciences degree at Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts.

Barry Nathanson, BA, MD, MHCM, FRCPC, FACP

Barry Nathanson, BA, MD, MHCM, FRCPC, FACP
Chief of Staff
Stevenson Memorial Hospital
Alliston, Ontario, Canada

Medical Director, Critical Care Services
Southlake Regional Health Centre
Newmarket, Ontario

Adjunct Lecturer
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto

Board Member
Physician Payment and Review Board
Ontario Medical Association and The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

President and CEO
True North Health Care Consulting Inc. In 1982, Dr. Nathanson earned a BA (English Lit.) from Yeshiva University in New York City and he graduated in 1990 from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine where he also completed his internal medicine training in 1995. In 2010 Dr. Nathanson completed a Master of Science degree in Health Care Management at the Harvard University Graduate School of Public Health and in 2011 he earned a certificate in Health Law from Osgoode Hall Law School.

In 1995, he began practising internal medicine and critical care medicine at York County Hospital in Newmarket which, in 2000, became Southlake Regional Health Centre. Early on, Dr. Nathanson served as Medical Director of the inpatient Palliative Care Unit. He later founded the Southlake Heart Function Program. He was president of the Southlake Medical Staff Association for four years. He then helped develop Southlake’s Clinical Resource Utilization Management Program. From 2008 to 2017 he was Southlake’s Physician Leader (Medical Director), for Acute Medicine Programs. During that time Dr. Nathanson helped modernize Southlake inpatient services by founding and developing Southlake’s Hospital Medicine Program. In 2017 Dr. Nathanson completed a two-year term as co-chair of Southlake’s Quality, Utilization and Resource Management Committee. In 2018 Dr. Nathanson began an additional 5-year term as Medical Director of Critical Care Services at Southlake where he has helped introduce Southlake’s Physician-Led Critical Care Outreach Team.

In 2008, Dr. Nathanson founded Southlake’s Post Graduate Education Program for senior Internal Medicine residents. The principle focus of this month-long rotation is easing and facilitating residents’ transition into independent community practice, optimizing the likelihood of a long and rewarding career in the challenging environment of Ontario health services.

Dr. Nathanson has served as Chief of Staff at Stevenson Memorial Hospital since 2016 with a principle focus of modernizing physician culture and supporting the community goal of a long-overdue redevelopment of the physical hospital and its clinical service offerings.

Dr. Nathanson has served on 3 provincial task forces, the ER/ALC Advisory Committee and the ALC Action Team. More recently he served in an advisory capacity in support of the Ministry of Health and Long term Care working group aimed at reducing hallway medicine in Ontario.

Dr. Nathanson’s additional professional interests include Medical Bioethics and Health Law, Health Policy and Health Economics including the impact of different payor systems on clinical systems design and on clinical decision making, the role of Physician Leadership and Engagement in driving system change toward improved clinical safety, efficiency and effectiveness, and physician health and wellness. Dr. Nathanson lectures widely on these topics and on a variety of additional clinical and health services related topics.

Dr. Nathanson’s many personal interests include travelling. He second favorite hobby is lecturing to international medical audiences on cruise ships. Above all, he especially enjoys riding his 2014 Indian Chief Classic, together with his wife, Genny, all over Ontario, Canada, the US, and beyond.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Physicians everywhere face growing pressures from the ever-increasing complexity of clinical medicine. In addition, we are being held accountable for the efficiency and effectiveness of our respective health services systems and for the measured satisfaction of our patients. These system demands can sum to staggering personal and professional pressures.

With the power and influence that we physicians have in our respective spheres comes the great responsibility to meet the challenges at hand. It goes without saying that we accept the challenge of maintaining our clinical knowledge, skill, and ability. But to tackle the aggregate of these formidable challenges, we each have to learn to operate within the context of high-functioning teams and we require effective leadership skills to harness and steer these forces of change in the right directions.

This lecture series will summarize some of the key forces that are driving the changes that we are all experiencing. We'll discover ways to improve our own practices so as to achieve better outcomes. We'll also discern and analyze the underpinnings high-functioning teams and effective physician leadership.

Along more traditional, clinical learning pathways, we will discover that there is a wealth of evidence that reveals the burden of diagnostic error. We'll ascertain and learn to apply techniques suggested by experts in the field that can help us to improve our diagnostic acumen. There is good evidence that we are missing opportunities to identify the deteriorating condition of hospitalized patients in a timely manner. We'll examine and integrate ways to better frame and manage such patients so as to achieve better outcomes. We will explore a common Internal Medicine and Critical Care diagnosis, venous thromboembolism, and we shall clarify which of these patients can be safely managed on the general ward and which are better suited to Critical Care admission and advanced management. And we will learn to apply cutting-edge interventions to manage post cardiac arrest patients so as to improve their neurological and overall outcomes. Finally, we'll assess the current state of Physician Assisted Death in Ontario, Canada, a service offering desired by a surprising number of patients that may actually improve outcomes and system performance as well as patient and family satisfaction while challenging the core ethics and beliefs of many physicians and other care-providers.

Topics:
  1. Forces of Change: The Physician's Place in the Evolution of Modern Healthcare
    • Identify salient forces that are driving rapid and uncomfortable health system evolution.
    • Leverage new insights into a more rewarding practice, renewing connections with core motivators, and contributing to system improvement.
  2. Physician Leadership: The Mirror and the Lamp. What is Takes to be an Effective Leader in Today’s Health Services Environment
    • Recognize and apply suitable leadership insights and skills.
  3. Venous thromboembolic disease and Massive PE
    • Apply the current evidence base to diagnosing VTED and discerning between and appropriately managing sub-massive and massive PE
  4. Diagnostic Error and Cognitive Bias
    • Cite and discern, in oneself and in others, the cognitive biases and heuristics that lead to diagnostic errors.
  5. Mayday! Mayday! Identifying and Managing the Crashing Inpatient
    • Review the data on the merits of Rapid Response Systems.
    • Identify and cite diagnostic categories of deteriorating patients.
    • Apply the available evidence to recognize and improve such patients' outcomes and avoid using common techniques that can actually make things worse!
  6. Post Cardiac Arrest Management: Update on Targeted Temperature Management
    • Explain why the main focus in the post cardiac arrest scenario must be on optimizing brain function and advocate for and institute temperature control in this circumstance to achieve that goal.
  7. MAiD in Ontario: Medical Assistance in Dying, The Ontario Experience
    • Cite the Canadian and Ontario legislative and clinical history leading up to the legalization of MAiD, relate our experience in advocating for and providing MAiD and evaluate the process whereby this service is provided.
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
Sun Jun 21 Port Canaveral, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Jun 22 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Jun 23 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jun 24 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Jun 25 Roatan, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jun 26 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Sat Jun 27 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 28 Port Canaveral, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Port Canaveral, Florida - Port Canaveral lies just 35 miles east of Orlando, along the 72 miles of pristine beaches known as Florida's Space Coast. Besides its close proximity to Orlando's theme parks, you'll find space-age attractions of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

PERFECT DAY COCOCAY

Perfect Day Cococay

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Roatan, Honduras - Roatan Island, Honduras is an adventure traveler's vacation paradise with its blue skies, clear turquoise water and year-round moderate climate. Go scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins or, ashore, take a canopy tour, ride horses, explore tropical scenery, shop for island crafts, walk the beach and view butterfly and floral gardens.

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

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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