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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Family Medicine and Primary Care

<em>Celebrity Reflection</em>
Celebrity Reflection
10-Night Italy & Greek Isles Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

August 31 - September 10, 2018
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
$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

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 Munzinghas been a family physician with Kaiser Permanente in Orange County, California for the past 33 years, approximately 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. 

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.

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 170 cases (70+ criminal) in multiple states including California, Texas, Hawaii, Nevada, Virginia and others, testifying nearly 30 times in local, state, and federal courts. 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. He has lectured for the DEA at their Advanced Training Academy in Quantico, VA, at the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) and additional trainings in Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere.

Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP

Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP
Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP has served as a faculty member in the Departments of Medicine at Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and Georgetown University and has lectured at over 30 medical schools. He currently practices general internal medicine with Executive Healthcare Services, a “concierge” medical practice in Reston, VA. He conducts research and lectures on the doctor-patient relationship and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of religion, faith, and prayer in clinical care. He also teaches continuing medical education courses for the Continuing Medical Education, Inc. University at Sea program. He is the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998), a four-volume research work (The Faith Factor: An Annotated Bibliography of Clinical Research on Spiritual Subjects), three documentaries (Body, Mind, and Spirit, Shall We Pray?, and Healing Hands), an annotated, videotaped lecture (The Faith Factor: Is Religion Good for Your Health?), a teaching videotape on the doctor-patient relationship (Bedside Manners), and over 65 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and other publications.

Dr. Matthews is a graduate of Princeton University (AB, cum laude, Romance Languages, 1976) and Duke University School of Medicine (1980). He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1983) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Program and Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at Yale University School of Medicine (1985). In 1989, he was named the George Morris Piersol Teaching and Research Scholar of the American College of Physicians. In 1997, he received an Exemplary Paper in Humility Theology Award from the John Templeton Foundation. He has received the Vitals Patients’ Choice Awards yearly from 2008-15 and Most Compassionate Doctor recognition from 2012-4. He was named a Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctor yearly from 2011-13.

He lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Demetra, a certified public accountant. He has two adult children, Karen Goodman (married to Robert Goodman) and Louis Matthews (married to Michelle Matthews), and two grandchildren: Sophia Goodman and James Matthews. He enjoys family and church activities, Bible study and teaching, golf, baseball, piano, singing, songwriting, ballroom dancing, travel, and photography.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
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 Morphine Equivalent Dosing (MED)
    • Implement strategies to improve patient safety and compliance with guidelines in prescribing opioids and other Controlled Substances
  6. Health Promotion: Encouraging a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit
    • Assess the patient's current state of physical, psychological, and spiritual health.
    • Analyze the patient’s current dietary and exercise practices.
    • Discuss an individualized health-promotion strategy for each patient.
  7. "Oh, My Aching Head!": Evaluation and Treatment of Migraine, Tension-Type, and Cluster Headaches
    • Discuss the appropriate use of brain imaging in evaluating patients with headache.
    • Describe the appropriate use of abortive and preventive medications in the treatment of migraine.
    • Describe the distinguishing clinical characteristics of tension-type and cluster headaches.
  8. Male Sexual Disorders: Hypogonadism, Erectile, and Ejaculatory Dysfunction
    • Elicit a through, non-judgmental sexual history.
    • Describe appropriate laboratory and radiologic testing in the evaluation of male sexual problems.
    • Discuss the effects, risks, and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy.
  9. "I'm Sick and Tired of Being Tired!": Approach to Chronic Fatigue
    • Describe the exclusion and inclusion criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome and distinguish this syndrome from other types of chronic fatigue
    • Elicit and address the diagnostic beliefs of patients regarding the etiology of their fatigue
    • Apply specific principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy in the treatment of patients with chronic fatigue
  10. Hypertension: "What Goes Up Must Come Down"
    • Describe the appropriate measurement and classification of hypertension.
    • Discuss the laboratory testing and imaging needed to diagnose the most common causes of secondary hypertension.
    • Describe the major classes of anti-hypertensive treatment and discuss the particular type of patient likely to benefit from each class of medication.
  11. Enhancing Clinician-Patient
    • Distinguish the technical , biomedical aspects of the clinician's role from the personal and psychosocial aspects of care.
    • Describe specific attitudes and values needed to create a healing environment with patients.
    • Apply techniques for establishing and maintaining rapport with patients and enhancing clinician-patient communication.
  12. The Faith Factor: Practicing Spiritually-Sensitive Care
    • Elicit a spiritual history in an ethically-appropriate manner.
    • Analyze the physiologic, psychological, social, and lifestyle effects of religious beliefs upon health outcomes.
    • Describe the spectrum of possible interventions available for addressing patients" spiritual needs.
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 Aug 31 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sat Sep 01 Messina, Sicily
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun Sep 02 Valletta, Malta
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Sep 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Sep 04 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Sep 05 Rhodes, Greece
7:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu Sep 06 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Sep 07 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Sep 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 09 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Mon Sep 10 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Reflection Map

Ports of Call

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.

Valletta, Malta - Tiny Malta abounds in forts and temples. In Valletta, wander through the ornate Grand Master's Palace of the Knights of St. John. Within the thick walls of Medina, the Silent City (no cars), visit the serene Baroque cathedral.

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Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.

Rhodes, Greece - The crusader Knights of St. John made Rhodes their headquarters. Explore the massive fortress of the Palace of Grand Masters, and peer into tiny rooms of the Inns which once housed the knights. See where the towering Colossus of Rhodes once stood -- it could be seen for miles at sea!

Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

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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