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Topics in Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Women's Health

7-Night Italy, France, Monaco & Spain Cruise Conference
from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to Barcelona, Spain June 29 - July 06, 2019
<em>Celebrity Edge</em>
Celebrity Edge
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
2 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
14.0 Contact Hours
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, & Pharmacists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses & Others 

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Premenstrual syndrome - How can I help my Patient?
    • Describe the pathogenesis and the diagnostic process in PMS
    • Describe the natural history and prognosis of PMS
    • Discuss the evidence for current treatment of PMS
    • Apply the latest recommendations how to manage effectively PMS.
  2. High Risk Pregnancy: Doctor - what about my future health?
    • To discuss recent recommendations for follow up and intervention in women who had high-risk pregnancy conditions in their past pregnancies such as: preeclampsia /eclampsia, fetal intra uterine growth restriction and gestational diabetes
    • The participants will be able to detect the long term consequences of these high risk pregnancy conditions
    • The participants will be able describe possible future health problems of the offspring of these high-risk pregnancy mothers in accord with barker hypothesis
    • The participants will be able to assess the importance of continuous blood pressure measurements, glucose and lipid profile levels, weight reduction programs when appropriate according to the specific high-risk pregnancy.
  3. Diabetes in pregnant women and beyond
    • Differentiate the different types of diabetes during pregnancy.
    • Discuss the latest evidence-based recommendations of the medical measures to be taken before pregnancy in a known diabetic patient.
    • Apply the appropriate management of diabetes during pregnancy, delivery and post-partum
    • Discuss different management options in gestational diabetes and pre-gestational diabetes
    • Apply evidence-based treatment options using the latest technological advances of insulin pumps and continuous glucose sensors when appropriate.
  4. Infertility - Basic evaluation of the couple
    • Describe the basic diagnostic steps and treatment options of infertile patients
    • Discuss the preliminary evaluation needed in both male female and unexplained infertility
    • Apply an up to date methodological and structured evaluation using the different fertility tests and treatment options according to the medical finding presented
    • Explain infertility patients the cause of their problem and help them in the decision-making process of how to reach their goal of having a baby
  5. Sexual problems - How can I help my patients, from teenagers to the elderly
    • Differentiate various common causes of both female and male sexual problems
    • Discuss the latest recommendations for treating sexual dysfunction
    • Apply a structured comfortable evaluation of the sexual dysfunction
    • Determine when to refer the patient for further evaluation and treatment by a Psychological therapist or Sexologist
  6. Chronic pelvic pain - A practical approach
    • Discuss recent recommendations of the evaluation of chronic pelvic pain
    • Apply evaluation plan in a methodological manner
    • Assess female chronic pelvic pain through both noninvasive and invasive diagnostic procedures
    • Describe and apply the appropriate therapy needed according to the diagnosis
  7. Examination and treatment of Common vulvar/vaginal complaints
    • Differentiate between Bacterial vaginosis, Yeast infections and trichomonas vaginalis.
    • Discuss diagnosis and management of common vulvovaginal infections
    • Describe the diagnostic office tests for differentiating these infections through few simple tests performed
    • Apply effective treatment for these common vaginal and vulvar pathological conditions
  8. Prevention Update 1
    • Recite the latest USPSTF guidelines and recommendations
  9. Prevention Update 2
    • Recite the latest USPSTF guidelines and recommendations
  10. Evidence-based Medicine
    • Adapt the Choosing Wisely campaign recommendations into daily practice
  11. Hypertension Update
    • Review latest JNC 8 guidelines
  12. Hyperlipidemia Update
    • Prepare treatment plans for patients according to the 2013 AHA/ACC guidelines
  13. Upper Respiratory Infections
    • Manage common URI encountered in outpatient practice
  14. Lower Respiratory Infections
    • Learn the latest recommendations for the treatment of Community Acquired and Hospital Acquired Pneumonia
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.

Shawn K. Conner, MD

Shawn K. Conner, MD
Board Certified in Family Medicine, 2013-2023
Active Medical Staff, Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, MI
Full-time Private Medical Practice, Clarkston, MI
Medical Doctor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Assistant Clinical Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
Assistant Clinical Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI
Faculty, American Academy of Family Physicians Dr. Shawn K. Conner is a private practice Family Physician in the northern suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. He completed medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit and attended residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center near Flint, Michigan. He started a solo Family Medicine practice from scratch in the area where he grew up, and has been in practice there for almost 20 years. 

Dr. Conner places a strong emphasis on the personal relationships he establishes with his patients, and in 2013 he was voted as "Best of the Best" Primary Care Doctor in Oakland County, Michigan. His office has been recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home since the program inception. Dr. Conner greatly values education, and teaches medical students from both Wayne State University in Detroit as well as Michigan State University in East Lansing. He also serves as faculty for the American Academy of Family Physicians where he teaches other primary care providers at medical conferences across the country.

Dr. Conner has practice interests in Dermatology, Upper Respiratory, and Preventive Health. He is actively involved in his community, serving on the local Corridor Improvement Authority, and he serves as an assistant coach on an adult soccer team.

Uriel Elchalal MD

Uriel Elchalal MD
Associate Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology Dept
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center
Ein Kerem Jerusalem, POB 12000
Israel  Born - July 8, 1956 in Israel. Doctor of Medicine, Ben-Gurion University, Israel, 1984. Resident in obstetrics and gynecology Kaplan University Hospital, Rehovot, Israel. 1985-1991. Chief physician Ob/Gyn Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, since 1993. Research Fellowship in reproductive sciences - Barns Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Miss. USA 2003-2004. 

Associate Prof. Ob/Gyn Hebrew University, Hadassah School Medicine, Jerusalem since 2009. Head of high risk pregnancy outpatient clinic, Hadassah Ein Kerem medical center.

Head of high risk pregnancy outpatient clinic, Hadassah Ein Kerem medical center. Head of Maccabi women outpatient health center in Jerusalem. Vice Dean&dasg; Student affairs Faculty of Medicine Hadassah Hebrew University. Contributor of over 100 articles to professional journals and author of 3 books in Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproduction (Hebrew).

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

Sat Jun 29 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sun Jun 30 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Mon Jul 01 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jul 02 Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Jul 03 Monte Carlo, Monaco
7:00 am 10:00 pm
Thu Jul 04 Cannes, France
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Jul 05 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
1:00 am 9:00 pm
Sat Jul 06 Barcelona, Spain
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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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.

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.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.

Monte Carlo, Monaco - The Casino, of course--if only to venture into the enchanting Salon Rose, with its nymphs on the ceiling. A drive along the scenic Corniche which takes you to Nice, undisputed capital of the Riviera.

Cannes, France - When Lord Brougham, Chancellor of Britain was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Cannes on his journey to Italy, he was captivated by the natural setting of the village. Each winter he returned to Cannes which began a tourism industry as England's wealthy flocked to spend their holidays here. Today the rich and famous come from all over the world to participate in the elite Cannes Festival, which honors filmmakers from the world over.

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, Palma offers pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. The historic district of the city is a great stop for an inexpensive good meal, a visit to a wonderous cathedral (for those seeking peace, consider visiting the quiet of the Saint Francis cathedral rather than its more touristed big brother. Shopping abounds in this european vacation spot as well as a very beautiful, small modern art museum with free entrance. Or take a day excursion to visit charming and quiet Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

Barcelona, Spain -

Barcelona is a one of the world's great cities. Stroll down her tree-lined boulevards, the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia or the more touristed Las Ramblas. On the Passeig, shop a serious fashion district while marveling at examples of Mordenisme architecture, seemingly sculpted from the stuff of dreams (Gaudi's masterpiece of a family home, Casa Batlló is well worth a visit). If a trip on the Passeig hasn't convinced you of Gaudi's genius, a visit to La Sagrada Familia Cathedral will do the trick; this fantastic, soaring marvel will live on in your memory long after you've returned.

Not far from the Passeig and just north of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter (the Barri Gotic) provides an abundance of shopping opportunities for all tastes, and a bit of European history to boot - check out the tranquil Cathedral of Barcelona. To see a bit of local life a visit to a food market is a quick, fun detour: try Santa Caterina near the Cathedral or Mercado de La Boqueria, right off of Las Ramblas.

Barcelona's food is also a highlight: stop into a tapas bar and try a variety of delicacies. "Standard" restaurants of every style are available, too. And, there's music, too! Visit an underground jazz club or the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana; or stop by the Palau Dalmases for a stunning, flamenco performance (it's near the Picasso museum). Did we mention art? One of the largest collections of Picasso's art is found at the Museau Picasso, and a great collection of contemporary, figurative (i.e not abstract) painting and sculpture is housed at the European Museum of Modern Art just around the corner.

It's probably clear by now that you really can't get it all done in a day (even if all means "just the must-sees"). So, stay for a day or three in the Gothic Quarter or near Plaça de Catalunya and really get a feel for what makes Barcelona such a wonderful place. Partly it's the result of the "accidents" of its history and present: as the regional capital of Spain's prosperous Catalunya region, Barcelona has a "flavor" that is a bit of a mix between Spanish and French (it's located quite close to the French border). Yes, you can practice your Spanish here - it attracts Spaniards from throughout the country - but you'll also see and hear Catalan with it's own charm. You won't regret you time here.

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
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