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Topics in Family Medicine: 2018 Update

Royal Caribbean's Wonderful Jewel of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico

January 14 - 21, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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
Dereck DeLeon, MD
University Appointment - Associate Clinical Professor
Dept. of Family and Preventative Medicine, University of California, San Diego
Academic Position - Program Director
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Family Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Dereck DeLeon has been a Family Physician with Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California for the past 22 years and is currently the Program Director for the Kaiser Permanente Family Medicine Residency Program in San Diego as well as the Southern California Regional Chair for Diversity in Graduate Medical Education Committee.

He also currently is the Co-Chair of the San Diego Graduate Medical Education Committee and the Chair of the San Diego , Innovation in Quality Education and Transformation Committee at Kaiser Permanente San Diego.

His leadership background also includes being on the Association of Family Medicine Residency Director Education and Program Director Development Committee as well past Chair of the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Continuing Medical Education Committee .He also has completed numerous Fellowships in Leadership, Faculty Development and Curriculum Design and Assessment.

Dr. DeLeon also maintains a busy clinical practice with Kaiser Permanente. He holds the appointment of Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Preventative Medicine at the University of California, San Diego.

One of Dr DeLeon's passions is in developing community programs that seek to expose those from underrepresented backgrounds to the health care profession as well as to educate other healthcare providers around the issues of health inequities in our communities. Dr DeLeon help pioneer the Kaiser Permanente/ San Ysidro High School Summer Urban Fellowship which has helped provide the education/mentoring and role modeling for local high school, college and medical students from underrepresented groups ,who seek careers in medicine .

Dr. DeLeon has been an invited speaker at numerous venues and has presented numerous scholarly work at, the AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly , the AAFP Program Directors Workshop , the University of California San Diego School of Medicine , and the AAMC Minority Student Workshop among others.

Francis R. Mencl, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM
Professor of Emergency Medicine; Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED); Rootstown, OH
ED Staff Physician, Western Reserve Hospital Emergency Department; Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Editorial Board, Prehospital Emergency Care

A graduate of Case Western Reserve (BA), Cleveland State (MS) and NEOMED (MD), Dr. Francis Mencl has been an emergency physician for 25 years. After completing his residency in EM at Akron City Hospital (Summa Health System) he stayed on as a teaching attending until this past winter when a national contract group stepped in. At Summa, he was involved with EMS, first as associate and then as system EMS Medical Director, while also serving on several area, state and national committees and as a board of directors of the Ohio Chapter of the ACEP.

In his leadership position, he assisted the hospital in acquiring and maintaining a variety of certifications and accreditations including level 1 trauma center, STEMI and chest pain as well as stroke center. He also revamped many of the EMS protocols for area agencies and introduced many area firsts.

Dr. Menc's passions include teaching and research. He is Professor of Emergency Medicine at NEOMED and lectures frequently at various national and international venues and is on the editorial board of PEC. He reorganized the EMS curriculum for the residents and revamped EMS continuing education for the EMTs and paramedics moving to more realistic hands-on, case based and simulation training, some of which involved the local police. At the paramedic school the students now do to an overnight training at the local national park.

He also believes in translating research into practice and used some of his published work to develop best practices for his EMS agencies and Summa's STEMI program achieving significant savings in time to intervention.

For two years (2004-2006) Dr. Mencl took a sabbatical to serve as the program director of a new EM residency at the OLVG hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This provided insight into different health care systems and required considerable tact and sensitivity while dealing with a different health care system and with different medical specialties not all of whom where friendly towards the idea of emergency medicine. It also required a fair degree of humility at times!

After leaving Summa Health System Dr. Mencl continues to work in the ED but has also begun to branch out doing wound care in nursing homes and is a partner in a Subaxone clinic.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:

  1. Prevention and Treatment of Motion Sickness
  2. Incidentaloma(s) How to approach these findings?
  3. Hey Doc! By the way I have this
    • Common OTC treatment of every day Dermatologic Problems in Daily Practice
  4. Common Knee and Shoulder Complaints in the Office Setting
    • How to give steroid injections to treat knee and shoulder complaints
  5. Use of the Medical Interpreter to maximize the office visit
  6. Current Guidelines on Evaluation of the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  7. Efficacious use of Antiemetic in the office setting
  8. Optimizing Results through Teamwork
  9. The Seven Habits of Responsible Opioid Prescribing
  10. Preparing Your Patients for a Successful Transition to their Golden Years
  11. Medical Error Reduction: Optimizing Outcomes and Patient Safety
  12. Travel Medicine: Prevention Goes International
  13. Optimizing Patient Safety - Appropriate Opioid Prescribing
Learning Objectives:

As a result of these activities, participants should be able to
  1. List 3 symptoms of motion sickness
    • Describe the 3 types of behavioral interventions
    • Recite 3 types of medications use for Motions Sickness
  2. Differentiate the different sites of incidentalomas
    • Differentiate the different sites of incidentalomas
    • Explain the work up for Thyroid, Pulmonary and Pituitary Incidentalomas
    • List the 3 Red flags related to Thyroid, Pulmonary and Pituitary findings
  3. Describe 3 most common skin complaints in the office setting
    • List 3 over the counter treatments that are used for these skin conditions
  4. Demonstrate a rapid shoulder and knee exam
    • List the contraindications to a steroid injection
  5. Describe at least 5 tips for using a medical interpreter
    • List 3 Medical Interpreter Resources
    • Explain at least 2 benefits of using a trained interpreter
  6. Describe what constitutes and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • List the 3 main risk factors for AAA
    • Apply the screening requirements for AAA
  7. List the 3 primary neurotransmitters involved in nausea and vomiting
    • Discuss the 4 categories of antiemetics used in the ambulatory setting
  8. Apply the characteristics of successful teams and tools to build teamwork and improve outcomes
  9. Describe how teamwork can improve chronic disease metrics
  10. List and explain stages of team formation
  11. Improve the wellness of the geriatric patients seen
  12. Address preventive measures for geriatric members
  13. Provide appropriate medication management for the elderly
  14. Improve communication strategies in discussing advance directives with patients
  15. Discuss types of medical errors that can result in increased morbidity and mortality
  16. Identify and reduce potential cognitive error risks resulting in improved outcomes and patient safety
  17. Explain how diagnosis momentum can result in medical errors
  18. Discuss the scope of US travelers abroad
  19. Assess the medical risk to the traveler
  20. List commonly needed Immunizations
  21. Explain helpful preventative treatments
  22. List travel medicine related website resources
  23. Appropriately evaluate a patient for Chronic Pain
  24. List general guidelines for prescribing Controlled Substances / Opioids
  25. Discuss and utilize multiple modalities in managing chronic pain
  26. Understand the added risks when prescribing opioids in excess of 100 mg/day Morphine Equivalent Dosing (MED)
  27. Implement strategies to improve patient safety and compliance with guidelines in prescribing opioids and other Controlled Substances
  28. Understand and utilize the new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Opioid Prescribing Practice Guidelines
  29. Apply the characteristics of successful teams and tools to build teamwork and improve outcomes
  30. Describe how teamwork can improve chronic disease metrics
  31. List and explain stages of team formation
  32. Improve the wellness of the elder patients seen
  33. Address preventive measures for elder patients
  34. Provide appropriate medication management for the elderly
  35. Improve communication strategies in discussing advance directives with patients
  36. Discuss types of medical errors that can result in increased morbidity and mortality
  37. Minimize potential cognitive error risks to result in improved outcomes and patient safety
  38. Explain how diagnosis momentum can result in medical errors
  39. Discuss the scope of US travelers abroad
  40. Assess appropriately the medical risk to the traveler
  41. List commonly needed Immunizations for travelers
  42. Implement helpful travel preventative treatments
  43. Utilize travel medicine related website resources
  44. Appropriately evaluate a patient for Chronic Pain
  45. Utilize general guidelines for prescribing Controlled Substances / Opioids, including the new CDC guidelines
  46. Implement the use of multiple modalities in managing chronic pain
  47. Explain the added risks when prescribing opioids in excess of 100 mg Morphine Equivalent Dosing (MED)
  48. Implement strategies to improve patient safety and compliance with guidelines in prescribing opioids and other Controlled Substances
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.
Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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
Sun Jan 14 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Mon Jan 15 St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
8:00 am 5:30 pm
Tue Jan 16 Basseterre, St. Kitts
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Jan 17 St. John's, Antigua
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jan 18 Castries, St. Lucia
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jan 19 Bridgetown, Barbados
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Jan 20 At Sea
- -
Sun Jan 21 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
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