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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Family Medicine

<em>Celebrity Solstice</em>
Celebrity Solstice
9-Night Australia & New Zealand Cruise
from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand
February 12 - 21, 2021
21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
21 ACPE Credits
7 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
21.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants
$850 for Nurse Practitioners
$695 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

Tim Munzing, MD, FAAFP

Tim Munzing, MD, FAAFP
Family Medicine Residency Program Director
Kaiser Permanente Orange County Family Medicine Residency Program
Santa Ana, California  Dr. Timothy Munzing has been a family physician with Kaiser Permanente in Orange County, California for the past 33-1/2 years, over 30 years as the founding Program Director of the KP-OC Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Munzing serves on the national ACGME Family Medicine Review Committee, responsible for the accreditation of over 600 Family Medicine residency programs. He has had a clinical practice for over three decades and has taught hundreds of Family Medicine residents and thousands of medical students. Dr. Munzing was the recipient of the 2017 National Family Medicine Outstanding Residency Program Director of the Year Award and the 2017 California Academy of Family Physicians Hero of Family Medicine Award. He holds the appointment of full Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine and Professor at the developing Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, opening Summer 2020.

Dr. Munzing is a leading national expert on appropriate (legal vs. illegal) Opioid and Controlled Substance Prescribing, recently receiving a major national Medical Director’s Award by the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association. He has served as a medical expert reviewer for the DEA, FBI, and Medical Board of California for 15 years, having reviewed over 200 cases (100+ criminal) in over sixteen states across the United States.

Dr. Munzing published a peer reviewed article entitled “Guide to Appropriate Opioid Prescribing for Noncancer Pain" in May 2017 in the Permanente Journal, which is now being used nationally by physicians, law enforcement, and prosecutors. Dr. Munzing has lectured on the subject to thousands of physicians and healthcare providers, law enforcement (DEA, FBI, other state and federal law enforcement), and prosecutors across the United States.

David Parrish, MS, MD, FAAFP

David Parrish, MS, MD, FAAFP
Faculty, Family Medicine Residency, Bayfront Health, St Petersburg, Florida
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of South Florida
Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians Dr. David Parrish has served as Director of the Family Medicine Residency and has also served as Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.

He has been faculty in the residency for 32 years and Residency Director 2002-2016. As Director he was responsible for 24 residents 3 fellows and 7 full time faculty. Leadership positions he has held in the organization include Chief of the Medical Staff for 4 years, Chair of IRB for 8 years as well as multiple committees and community endeavors. He has received the AJ Gorday award, which is the highest award given by the medical staff.

Before joining Bayfront residency as faculty he established Family Medicine at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and was faculty in a US Navy residency in Charleston, SC. On leaving the active duty Navy he continued in the US Navy Reserves, serving twice as Directorate of Health Services for two different multi state regions, and Reserve Commanding Officer for Navy Hospital Jacksonville, Fl and National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Md near Washington, D.C. He assumed Command of NNMC a few weeks after the attacks of 9/11/2001. Following the 2 year tour at NNMC he was recalled to Active duty for one year. CAPT Parrish has received many awards and medals for his service.

Dr. Parrish teaches in the residency daily and lectures frequently. He has taught ACLS and ALSO for many years as National Faculty. He has lectured on many topics from wilderness medicine to women's health. He especially likes to mentor emerging leaders and those interested in a life of service and organizational command leadership.

Dr. David Parrish was born and raised in a small town in Alabama. Public high school and a BS degree in Secondary Education from Auburn University were earned before being drafted to serve the US Army. Using his GI Bill he completed a Master's Degree at UAB in Pathology followed by Medical School. Returning to the military he completed a Family Practice Residency at Naval Hospital Pensacola. Other than continuing education courses, he completed the NIPDD (National Institute for Program Director Development). Dr Parrish is a recognized speaker, author and Family Physician.

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Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Each of the lectures is focused on:
  • Improving patient safety and optimizing outcomes,
  • Utilizing evidence-based medicine, and
  • Providing cost-effective care.
Common threads in each of these areas are:
  • Importance of teamwork and communication,
  • Including multi-specialty and multi-disciplinary management. The successful incorporation of effective computer systems is vital, both for knowledge acquisition, patient management, and medical record keeping, in achieving superior outcomes, both for individual patients, but also for successful teams working together.
  • Decreased use and more appropriate use of opioid pain medications
  • Decreased use of medications in the elderly from the Beer's list (Do not use list)
  • Patient safety advice for elderly
  • Improvement in effective pre-travel evaluation and advice for international travelers
  • Use of evidence for preventive care strategies
Self-awareness and team attention to integration of many options for patients is the hallmark of continuity in the specialty of Family Medicine. In this age of increasing attention to outcomes, it behooves all of us to use our knowledge to work closely with colleagues and staff, using professionalism in communication, for the best team approach. Placing patient needs above self-interests is paramount to the best care while enjoying a life outside of medicine.

Staying up to date with current knowledge of diagnosis, treatment and management requires diligence in maintaining a topical approach to common situations. This series of lectures is tailored not only to educate and update with the best medical evidence available, but to also present an appropriate approach to cost effective care. Stimulating thoughtful comments and questions regarding shared or unique experiences will engage the attendees in team and self improvement concepts.

Topics:
  1. Optimizing Results through Teamwork
    • Apply the characteristics of successful teams and tools to build teamwork and improve outcomes
    • Describe how teamwork can improve chronic disease metrics
    • List and explain stages of team formation
  2. Preparing Your Patients for a Successful Transition to their Golden Years
    • Improve the wellness of the elder patients seen
    • Address preventive measures for elder patients
    • Provide appropriate medication management for the elderly
    • Improve communication strategies in discussing advance directives with patients
  3. Medical Error Reduction: Optimizing Outcomes and Patient Safety
    • Discuss types of medical errors that can result in increased morbidity and mortality
    • Minimize potential cognitive error risks to result in improved outcomes and patient safety
    • Explain how diagnosis momentum can result in medical errors
  4. Travel Medicine: Prevention Goes International
    • Discuss the scope of US travelers abroad
    • Assess appropriately the medical risk to the traveler
    • List commonly needed Immunizations for travelers
    • Implement helpful travel preventative treatments
    • Utilize travel medicine related website resources
  5. Optimizing Patient Safety - Appropriate Opioid Prescribing
    • Appropriately evaluate a patient for Chronic Pain
    • Utilize general guidelines for prescribing Controlled Substances / Opioids, including the new CDC guidelines
    • Implement the use of multiple modalities in managing chronic pain
    • Explain the added risks when prescribing opioids in excess of 100 mg/day Morphine Milligram Equivalent (MME)
    • Implement strategies to improve patient safety and compliance with guidelines in prescribing opioids and other Controlled Substances
  6. Preventive Care - Knowledge Self-Assessment
    • Vaccination details change which makes it challenging for physicians to keep up to date
    • Physicians often fail to implement US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) screening guidelines / changes
    • Flu vaccine implementation continues to fall below desired levels
  7. Is there a Doctor On-board: In-flight Medical Emergencies
    • Physicians are unaware of the equipment available to handle in-flight medical emergencies
    • Some physicians are reluctant to respond to in-flight medical emergencies due to knowledge, legal, and other concerns
    • Physicians are often unaware of ground-based medical support in developing treatment plans for in-flight medical emergencies
  8. Exercise for the pregnant patient
    • Propose appropriate exercise for the individual pregnant patient
  9. Medicine on the go
    • Identify potential issues, analyze situation, develop a plan through discussion of presentation and attendee experiences
  10. Thyroid evaluation and treatment
    • Confidently devise evaluation and treatment plan for the abnormal thyroid
  11. Marine bites from the sea
    • Conclude the best treatment based on knowledge of the marine life inflicting the injury
  12. Selected recommendations from the USPSTF
    • Translate the evidence based recommendations for a population into an individual plan
  13. Common bowel complaints
    • Recognize, diagnose and provide patient with appropriate management plan
  14. Concussion concerns continue
    • Utilize on and off field knowledge of injury with modalities for further treatment
  15. Athlete heart concerns
    • Evaluation of potential cardiac issues. What when and how.
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
Fri Feb 12 Sydney, Australia
- 6:45 pm
Sat Feb 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Feb 15 Milford Sound, New Zealand
8:00 am 9:00 am
Mon Feb 15 Doubtful Sound
1:30 pm 2:30 pm
Mon Feb 15 Dusky Sound
4:30 pm 6:00 pm
Tue Feb 16 Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Feb 17 Christchurch (Lyttelton), New Zealand
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Feb 18 Wellington, New Zealand
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Feb 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Feb 20 Tauranga, New Zealand
8:30 am 7:45 pm
Sun Feb 21 Auckland, New Zealand
6:30 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Australia & New Zealand

Ports of Call

Sydney, Australia - The whole world's in love with Sydney. It's stylish, it's sophisticated, it's home to some of the friendliest people on the planet. And yes, a few koalas, if you know where to look. What's not to love? This gateway to the Outback has it all: endless outdoor adventure around the harbor or in spots like the Blue Mountains. Golden sandy beaches named Bondi, Bilgola and Coogee (which are not only beautiful, but also fun to say). A bustling art and entertainment scene. Countless museums, galleries and world-class restaurants where the dishes go way beyond the local Vegemite.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Milford Sound, New Zealand - As we sail into the narrow fjords of the Milford Sound, even your massive ship seems to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site and is protected by its natural geography, which makes it a haven for all types of wildlife.

Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand - Dunedin is the old Gaelic name for Edinburgh. Uncover this "kiwi" city's Scottish heritage roots as you meander its octagon-shaped streets and quaint Victorian buildings.

Christchurch (Lyttelton), New Zealand - Christchurch has a rich history of adventurers who used Christchurch as a gateway for Antarctic explorations. Famed explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton used the port of Lyttelton as a departure point for their expeditions.

Wellington, New Zealand - The fact that Wellington has become New Zealand's fastest-growing weekend destination tells you something about the city. Once merely its political capital, the city's calendar is packed with celebrations, festivals and some of the country's best theater and dance. Sandwiched between steep hills on one side and the ocean on the other, New Zealand's second-largest city is a walker's paradise. Because so much of the city is within walking distance, you'll never feel the need to hire a cab. And considering the number of cafes, bars and nightclubs that line the streets, you'll probably never feel the need to go to bed, either.

Tauranga, New Zealand - The "Bay of Plenty" was named by Captain Cook after the prosperous Maori villages of the region generously replenished his supplies. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber center and a popular seaside resort. Tauranga is the gateway to Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture and New Zealand's primary tourist attraction.

Tauranga, meaning "sheltered waters" in Maori, is rich with native culture and tradition. Waterskiing, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing abound in Tauranga Harbour. Rotorua with its healing, natural mineral springs is an ideal place to unwind in a therapeutic bath.

Auckland, New Zealand - Shop along the picturesque waterfront of this ever-expanding city, home to one-third of the country's population. From museums housing Maori artifacts to extinct volcanic peaks, this pedestrian-friendly city is the perfect combination of nature and commerce.

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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