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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Diabetes Mellitus, and Metabolic Syndrome

Holland America's <em> Nieuw Amsterdam</em>
Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

April 07 - 14, 2021
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

Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Summa Health Medical Group Infectious Diseases 
Professor of Internal Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Michael J. Tan, MD is Professor of Internal Medicine at Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio. At NEOMED, he is co-course director of the Infection and Immunity Course and Vice-Chair of the Infectious Disease Section of the Principles of Medicine Course.  Dr. Tan is Lead Physician for Summa Health Medical Group-Infectious Disease at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio where he is also Clinical Physician, Infectious Diseases and HIV as well as Medical Director for the Summa Health Clinical Research Center.

Dr. Tan is board certified in infectious disease and internal medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the Northeastern Universities College of Medicine (now NEOMED) and completed his residency training at Summa Health System. He then completed a fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Dr. Tan is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). He is Regent for the American College of Physicians and immediate past-Governor for the Ohio Chapter of the ACP.

Dr. Tan’s primary research interests include participation in multi-centered controlled trials of new and novel treatments for Clostridium difficile infection, skin and soft tissue infection, and pneumonia. He is co-editor of Tan JS, File TM Jr., Salata RA, Tan MJ (eds.) Expert Guide to Infectious Diseases, 2nd edition (2008, ACP Press) and Rosenthal KS and Tan MJ (eds.) Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology 3rd edition (2010, Mosby). Dr. Tan is listed in Best Doctors in America (2010 to present).

Shagun Bindlish, MD, FACP

Shagun Bindlish, MD, FACP
Diabetologist/Internal Medicine Physician 
Adjunct Associate Professor, Touro University
Fellow of American college of Physicians Dr. Shagun Bindlish is a board-certified Internal Medicine Physician with advanced fellowship training in diabetes and metabolic disorders. She is also an adjunct faculty at Touro university osteopathic school of medicine in Vallejo, California. Dr. Bindlish has earned her medical degree from Yerevan State Medical University in Armenia and completed her residency at Lutheran Medical Center in New York.

Dr. Bindlish is practicing currently in Bay Area. She coordinates all the educational talks within the organization for education of health care professionals. Shagun has been actively involved in California chapter of American College of Physicians and serve as judge and mentor for multiple educational activities and conferences throughout the year.

Shagun's philosophy of care centers around prevention and education. She is an advocate for her patients and strives to build trusting, friendly relationships with them. She believes in holistic understanding of all the factors that affect overall health of a patient. Specializing in integrative nutrition and obesity medicine, she can unfold web of circle of life that involves psychological, social, and environmental factors. Thus, serving patient as a wellness coach.

Dr. Bindlish is also writer and contributed her work in journals . She is also an editor of renowned journals like British Medical Journal, American Diabetes Association. To stay healthy and happy, Shagun does yoga and Pilates. She loves to travel and cook international cuisines.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Obesity and Diabetes are two major ongoing epidemic globally. Purpose of these lectures is to engage participants and inspire them to treat obesity first which can help to reverse other metabolic diseases such as Diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorder. The course will reinforce the importance of hormonal adaptation, role of plant based diet and also address the unique complications of aggressive weight loss intervention.

Emphasis will also be placed on understanding the latest technology that can help to minimize the blood sugar fluctuation. In this discussion we will also address the latest pharmacological clinical guidelines published by American Diabetes Association to treat Type 2 Diabetes.

Topics
  1. Dietary treatment strategies: From Paleo diet to plant powered plate and beyond
    • Discuss the challenges and effects of various diets available for weight loss.
    • Explain how dietary choices can affect the composition of the gut microbiome
    • Elicit and explain health benefits seen with plant based diets
    • Review weight neutral stategies for inspiring dietary change
  2. Stones, groans and brittle bones: Management of unintentional consequences of aggressive weight loss intervention
    • Elicit and discuss aggressive lifestyle intervention for weight loss
    • Understand correlation with kidney stones and gall stones and bone health with weight loss.
    • Discuss treatment options and prevention to prevent complication post aggressive weight loss management
  3. Treat the numbers not hemoglobin A1C: Diabetes potpourri of hyper and hypoglycemia
    • Identify effect of blood sugar fluctuation: on common test hemoglobin A1C.
    • Explain how this fluctuation can give false sense of effective blood sugar control.
    • Discuss and analyze latest technology for appropriate glucose monitoring and to prevent risk of diabetes complications
  4. Diarrhea? It might be something more than you ate: Healing digestive distress with holistic approach
    • Understand the common causes of diarrhea.
    • Physiology of gut flora and associated digestive distress related to it.
    • Discuss principles of nutritional integrity and holisting approach.
  5. Insulin vs GLP1 analog: What to choose first? : Management of Type 2 diabetes
    • Discuss and highlight latest ADA guidelines about role of GLP1 agonist
    • Understand the benefits of choosing GLP 1 over insulin for the management of Type2 Diabetes
  6. Treat Obesity first: Confronting biological adaptation for weight loss
    • Describe the hormonal metabolic adaptations that occur with weight loss.
    • Define the components of energy expenditure and thermogenesis: Discussing the importance of set point
    • Discuss biological challenges of weight loss and weight regain
  7. Cultivating psycological balance: Mind, body connection and roadmap to build resilence
    • Understand principles and importance of using various techniques to deal with stress.
    • Embrace the power of positive thinking and use mindfulness to bring purpose in life.
    • Learn importance of healthy eating, restorative sleep and physical activity.

  8. Obesity and Diabetes are two major ongoing epidemic globally. Purpose of these lectures is to engage participants and inspire them to treat obesity first which can help to reverse other metabolic diseases such as Diabetes, hypertension, lipid disorder. The course will reinforce the importance of hormonal adaptation, role of plant based diet and also address the unique complications of aggressive weight loss intervention.

    Emphasis will also be placed on understanding the latest technology that can help to minimize the blood sugar fluctuation. In this discussion we will also address the latest pharmacological clinical guidelines published by American Diabetes Association to treat Type 2 Diabetes.
  9. Dietary treatment strategies: From Paleo diet to plant powered plate and beyond
    • Discuss the challenges and effects of various diets available for weight loss.
    • Explain how dietary choices can affect the composition of the gut microbiome
    • Elicit and explain health benefits seen with plant based diets
    • Review weight neutral stategies for inspiring dietary change
  10. Stones, groans and brittle bones: Management of unintentional consequences of aggressive weight loss intervention
    • Elicit and discuss aggressive lifestyle intervention for weight loss
    • Understand correlation with kidney stones and gall stones and bone health with weight loss.
    • Discuss treatment options and prevention to prevent complication post aggressive weight loss management
  11. Treat the numbers not hemoglobin A1C: Diabetes potpourri of hyper and hypoglycemia
    • Identify effect of blood sugar fluctuation: on common test hemoglobin A1C.
    • Explain how this fluctuation can give false sense of effective blood sugar control.
    • Discuss and analyze latest technology for appropriate glucose monitoring and to prevent risk of diabetes complications
  12. Diarrhea? It might be something more than you ate: Healing digestive distress with holistic approach
    • Understand the common causes of diarrhea.
    • Physiology of gut flora and associated digestive distress related to it.
    • Discuss principles of nutritional integrity and holisting approach.
  13. Insulin vs GLP1 analog: What to choose first? : Management of Type 2 diabetes
    • Discuss and highlight latest ADA guidelines about role of GLP1 agonist
    • Understand the benefits of choosing GLP 1 over insulin for the management of Type2 Diabetes
  14. Treat Obesity first: Confronting biological adaptation for weight loss
    • Describe the hormonal metabolic adaptations that occur with weight loss.
    • Define the components of energy expenditure and thermogenesis: Discussing the importance of set point
    • Discuss biological challenges of weight loss and weight regain
  15. Cultivating psycological balance: Mind, body connection and roadmap to build resilence
    • Understand principles and importance of using various techniques to deal with stress.
    • Embrace the power of positive thinking and use mindfulness to bring purpose in life.
    • Learn importance of healthy eating, restorative sleep and physical activity
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
Wed Apr 07 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 5:00 pm
Thu Apr 08 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Apr 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Apr 10 Falmouth, Jamaica
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Apr 11 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Apr 12 Cozumel, Mexico
11:00 am 11:00 pm
Tue Apr 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Apr 14 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Western Caribbean

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - When was the last time you whiled away the day on a private Caribbean island? Here's your chance. The island is ours; the day is yours to sun, swim, and sail. Enjoy!

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

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.

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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