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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Primary Care and Women's Health

<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox
8-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

June 26 - July 04, 2021
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants
$750 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 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

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG
Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida. Dr. Shephard is Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He serves as a Regional Physician Informaticist for BayCare Health System. 
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his Ob-Gyn residency at the University of Miami, Florida. 

A former McCain Fellow at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Shephard is principal author of "The Complete Guide to Women's Health." and a frequent speaker and writer on women's health issues. He previously served as president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association and is member of the HCMA Board of Trustees.
 

Dr. Shephard serves on HMO medical advisory boards for Wellcare and AVMed and is a medical reviewer for EQ Health Solutions, which contracts with the Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida.   A 2009 selectee of the Marquis’ Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, he received the Albert N. Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Corey Evans, MD

Corey Evans, MD

Dr. Evans has been a family physician and educator for thirty years. After six years in a rural family practice in South Carolina, he moved to Florida to begin teaching, as an Associate Director in the Florida Hospital Family Practice program in Orlando. In 1994, he accepted the position of Director of the Bayfront Medical Center's Family Practice program in St. Petersburg and was program director for seven years. In 2002, he accepted the position of Director of Medical Education at St. Anthony's Hospital. He also works in the St. Anthony's wound center, is a member of the Palliative care team at St. Anthony's and has a private practice. He is board certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Palliative Care.

Originally from San Clemente, California, Dr. Evans attended Occidental College in LA, then St. Louis Medical School in Missouri, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. His family practice residency was at University of Missouri, Columbia where he was a Chief Resident. Dr. Evans tries to play the guitar poorly, and loves water sports. He teaches extensively at the national FP meetings with a special interest in exercise testing.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
To update providers dealing with women's health issues on the most current evidence-based information and practice guidelines in the context of a team-based approach to patient care. The course will attempt to enhance clinical decision-making among providers of women's health care including Ob/Gyns, midlevel practitioners, and primary care physicians.

The purpose of the lectures is also to help providers utilize the latest up to date information on a wide variety of conditions seen by Primary Care. Educate physicians, midlevels and nurses on the best approaches and communication to work together and ensure the best pt. outcomes.

Topics:
  1. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Newer Terminology and Management
    • Apply current techniques of endometrial ablation as a viable alternative to hysterectomy
  2. Treating and Screening for STD's: Current CDC Guidelines
    • Utilize current CDC Guidelines in managing sexually-transmitted disease
  3. Update on Hormonal Contraception: the Move towards LARC
  4. Medications and Pregnancy: an Overview with newest FDA Guidelines
    • Identify meds to use, meds to avoid, and meds to consider in pregnancy
  5. Hormonal Alternatives in Managing Menopause: Guidelines from the North American Menopause Society
    • Apply current hormone therapy guidelines to menopausal patients using an individualized approach
  6. Communicating Skills: Medical Writing, Health Literacy, Medical Websites and more
    • Assess and utilize objective health information from a range of internet sources for both providers and patients
  7. Obesity and Pregnancy
    • Apply currently recommended strategies in managing risks associated with obesity in pregnancy
  8. Managing Abnormal Pap Smears: Current Guidelines from the ASCCP
    • Utilize an evidence-based algorithm for managing cytologic abnormalities in Pap smear screening
  9. Eat ot live; get the healthiest diet
    • Teach patients the benefits of healthy eating
  10. Get your hinny moving: Exercise & exercise prescription
    • How to motivate our patients to get the exercise they need
  11. Thyroid disease case studies
    • Apply the new thyroid guidelines to hypo, hyper & nodules
  12. Case studies in adrenal & pituitary problems
    • Develop a screening to identify parathyroid, pituitary and adrenal problems and treat them.
  13. Cardiac risk stratification & testing of adults
    • Apply proper screening tools to detect & stratify heart disease
  14. Screening for cancer: Latest recommendations
    • Physicians need to know the latest evidence based screening tests
  15. Healthy behavior change: What works
    • How do we effect healthy behavior change in our patients
  16. Office Surgery
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 Jun 26 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Sun Jun 27 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jun 28 San Juan, Puerto Rico
4:00 pm 11:00 pm
Tue Jun 29 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jun 30 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Jul 01 Tortola, British Virgin Islands
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Fri Jul 02 Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.
11:30 am 6:30 pm
Sat Jul 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 04 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

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.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands -  Besides being one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean, Tortola also has a fascinating cultural and historical side. For a glimpse into the island’s colonial past, visit the Virgin Islands Folk Museum. The restored house was once the family home of shipwright, Joseph Wilfred Penn and features a deep collection of Arawak and Carib pottery and stone tools, as well as plantation artifacts. Hike along the seven available walking trails in Sage Mountain National Park for stunning panoramic views of the island and the surrounding natural habitat. Snorkeling in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and a rum tasting at Callwood Rum Distillery are essential on a cruise to Tortola. Sample the delicious curries, spicy soups, and sumptuous shellfish dishes available in abundance at local restaurants and many snack shacks around the island.

Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep. - Puerto Plata is a popular port of call with Caribbean cruise lines. It’s the ninth largest city in the Dominican Republic, which doesn’t sound very big but exciting experiences await with activities for the entire family.

A walk through the Parque Central, or the town center, will take you to the towers of the Church of San Felipe. About 100 meters down, on Duarte street, you’ll find The Amber Museum. A beautiful Victorian structure houses the museum, and in it a unique collection of valuable Dominican amber.

Some experts purport that the amber found here is the most transparent in the world. Amber is classified as semiprecious and is actually tree sap that has hardened for millions of years, capturing many fossils of plant and insect life

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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