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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Child & Adolescent Medicine, Women's Health, and Geriatrics

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
December 16 - 23, 2018
Royal Caribbean's <em>Harmony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
4 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
14.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersNurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Dementia vs. Depression (diagnosis/management)
    • Distinguish between dementia and depression.
    • Identify the main causes of dementia and apply appropriate diagnostic and treatment strategies.
    • Utilize the Alzheimer''s Association Pocketcard App for an updated easily accessible resource in primary care settings.
    • Recognize and manage depression in older patients.
  2. Delirium (prevention, diagnosis, management)
    • Apply the Confusion Assessment Method to diagnose delirium
    • Identify and treat underlying causes of delirium
    • Maximize use of non-pharmachologic approaches to delirium
  3. Critical Geriatric Perspectives: Frailty,Debility, and the Importance of Functional Assessment
    • Define debility and frailty.
    • Identify the different functions included in Activities of Daily Living and Instrumental Activites of Daily Living.
    • How to utilize the health care team to assist your patients maximize functional status.
  4. Geriatric Physical Assessment:What is Normal and What is Not
    • Recognize the challenges to a quality geriatric physical examination.
    • Distinguish between clinical signs of normal aging and pathological findings in physical examination through a photographic review.
  5. Successful Aging-How to Stay Sharp and Fit as the Birthdays fly by
    • Discover top tips for keeping a sharp mind and body for yourself and your aging patients.
  6. Polypharmacy: More is not Better
    • Recognize polypharmacy and prioritize treatment medications
    • Select practical regimens for improved medication compliance.
    • Employ geriatric prescribing prinicples such as "start low and go slow" to lessen adverse outcomes.
  7. Preventative Care for Older Patients: Get your shots and don't fall!
    • Implement current adult immunization schedule for older patients
    • Analyze the root cause of falls and implement appropriate preventative strategies.
  8. Common Childhood Infections: Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Identify an approach to evaluate and manage infants/children with fever
    • Describe bacterial and viral illnesses of the respiratory tree with a focus on epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment.
    • List the characteristic features and describe the clinical courses of common exanthems.
  9. Health Risk Assessment and Prevention in Childhood
    • Use evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to establish standardized procedures, including standardized protocols to screen child and adolescent patients
    • Evaluate current clinical practices for alignment with updated evidence-based clinical preventive guidelines from the AAP and USPSTF.
    • Develop a strategy to facilitate the adoption of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
  10. Adolescent Immunizations
    • Identify available vaccine administration strategies and resources, available patient education resources, vaccine alert systems, and current immunization schedules.
    • Use evidence-based recommendations and guidelines to establish standardized vaccine administration procedures, including standardized protocols to screen for immunizations during patient encounters.
    • Counsel patients, and parents of children, using available patient education resources and motivational interviewing about vaccine safety and efficacy.
    • Participate in available childhood immunization programs, and administer using a standardized process.
  11. HPV: Prevention and Management
    • Discuss the role of HPV in cancer
    • Review the available strategies for HPV prevention
    • Apply USPSTF recommendations on screening for cervical dysplasia during routine office visits.
    • Use evidence-based recommendations to evaluate women who have abnormal Pap test results to determine appropriate treatment or referral
  12. Contraception: Beyond Condoms, Pills, and Sterilization
    • Describe principles of patient selection regarding contraceptives
    • Discuss the indications/contraindications for various contraceptive methods
    • Appraise recommendations for use of long-acting reversible contraceptives
    • State the options and indications regarding methods of emergency contraception
  13. Menopause - The Heat Goes On!
    • Develop an approach to evaluate the patient experiencing vasomotor instability.
    • Identify the options for treatment of the patient with vasomotor instability.
    • Provide patient education on the potential risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
  14. Breast Cancer: Prevention and Screening
    • Discuss the epidemiology of breast cancer.
    • Review factors in breast cancer prevention.
    • Use an evidence-based approach to recommendations on screening for breast cancer.
    • State the USPSTF recommendations on screening for breast cancer.
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.
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.

David Glenn Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP

David Glenn Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine
Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Weismiller is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville and a fellowship in Maternal-Child Health and graduate degree in Epidemiology at Brown University School of Medicine, Providence.

A Professor of Family Medicine at the new medical school of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he provides full-scope care that includes inpatient and maternity care. A proponent of "reflection in practice" and "learner-centered instruction," he is recognized nationally for his work in continuing medical education and faculty development.

Having taught board review programs for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for more than 20 years, he is the founding and current chair of the AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express, as well as the AAFP's annual Family Medicine Update course.

He is a frequent presenter at AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) and teaches American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Knowledge Self-Assessments throughout the country. Dr. Weismiller is the author of numerous publications on issues related to women's and children's health, and he is an advocate for empowering individuals to make sound health care choices.

He is the father of three amazing daughters. He and his partner Brian make their home in Las Vegas.

Allison Batchelor, MD, CMD, FAMWA

Allison Batchelor, MD, CMD, FAMWA
Associate Professor Of Geriatric Medicine
Department Of Family Medicine
Ohio University Heritage College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens Ohio
Attending Physician
Geriatric Medicine
Marietta Memorial Hospital Athens Department Of Primary Care
Athens, Ohio Allison J. Batchelor, MD, CMD, FAMWA is a fellowship-trained geriatrician with more than 30 years of clinical experience in the primary care of older people. Presently, she works as an attending physician at Marietta Memorial Hospital Athens Department of Primary Care in Athens, Ohio providing geriatric primary care. In addition, she serves as an Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine teaching medical students and residents for over 17 years in addition to prior academic appointments.

She is trained as a Certified Medical Director through the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Medical Women's Association

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.

Cruise Itinerary

Sun Dec 16 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Dec 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Dec 18 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Dec 19 Falmouth, Jamaica
10:30 am 7:00 pm
Thu Dec 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Dec 21 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Dec 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Dec 23 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas Map

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

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

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.

Cozumel, Mexico - With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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