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4th Annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care

The 4th Annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care Conference is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for clinical practice

<em>Celebrity Solstice</em>
Celebrity Solstice
7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

August 02 - 09, 2019
20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Course Fees:

$725 for Physicians
$650 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others
(The conference tuition does not include the cost of the cruise)
Earn a total of 35 CME credits with our Special Alaska Cruise CME Offer! Attend the 4th Annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care Conference (20 CME Credits) and you will receive a FREE online 15 credit CME course from CME365.*
*Offer valid only for participants who attend all days of the live 4th Annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care Conference. Access to the online CME course will be sent to registrants after they have attended and successfully completed the live conference. 
The online CME course is not transferable. This offer is not valid if you cancel your registration or are a no show at the live conference.

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 A. Khan, MD

Program Director, Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Program 
Professor of Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX  David A. Khan, MD, is Professor of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is the Training Program Director for the Allergy & Immunology fellowship program at Southwestern.

Dr. Khan is a Past President of the Texas Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society and is a member of the Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters for Allergy & Immunology. Dr. Khan received his medical degree from the University of Illinois. After completing an Internal Medicine residency at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona he went on to fellowship training in Allergy & Immunology at the Mayo Clinic. His research interests include drug allergy, mood disorders in asthma, rush immunotherapy, and treatment of refractory chronic urticaria.

Anita L. Nelson, MD

Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology
David Geffen School of Medicine Harbor-UCLA Medical Center 
Program Director, Women's Health Care Teams
Western University of Health Sciences
Torrance, CA Anita L. Nelson, MD, is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of OB-GYN at the David Geffin School of Medicine at UCLA, voluntary Clinical Professor of OB-GYN at USC School of Medicine and Professor and Chair of the Department of OB-GYN at Western University Health Sciences. She worked at Harbor-UCLA for 30 years as Chief of Women's Healthcare Programs, where she was Medical Director for over two decades the largest women's nurse practitioner education program in the country. 

She continues to work with Los Angeles BioMedical Research Institute overseeing small clinics and the California Family Health Council as Medical Director of the research division. Her areas of interest are contraception, menopause, infection, and menstrual disorders. She has participated in more than $55 million dollars of funded research for the NIH and commercial entities and has authored over 200 articles for professional journals. Anita is a senior author of Contraceptive Technology, is a member of the editorial boards of Contraception, Contraceptive Technology Update, Contraception and Reproductive Medicine and AJOG and is a reviewer for many other journals. She lectures frequently at national and international conferences and is often interviewed by the media as an expert and as an advocate.

Jay H. Shubrook, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP

Professor, Director of Clinical Research
Touro University California
Vallejo, CA Jay Shubrook, DO FAAFP, FACOFP, is a Family Physician and Fellowship trained Diabetologist. He is currently a Professor at Touro University California. He also serves as the Director of Clinical Research and the Director of Diabetes Services. He has been doing diabetes work exclusively for 15 years.

He is the Associate Editor for the JAOA and Clinical Diabetes. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Family Physician. He serves on the Global Advisory Board for Springer/Nature Diabetes website called Medicine Matters- Diabetes. He is the immediate past Chair of the Primary Care Advisory Board of the American Diabetes Association. 

He oversees a large Diabetes Prevention Program network. His research interests focus on early intervention for type 2 diabetes. His professional goals are to better train the primary care workforce to manage diabetes.

Karol E. Watson, MD, PhD

Director, UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, CA Karol E. Watson, MD is the Chair of the Council on Aspirin for Health and Prevention, is a Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and a board-certified, full-time cardiologist at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and she holds the John C. Mazziotta Term Chair in Medicine. 

In 2017 Dr. Watson was named Cardiologist of the Year, by the California chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Dr. Watson received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School, magna cum laude, and her PhD in Physiology from UCLA.

Currently, Dr. Watson is director of the UCLA Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Health Program at UCLA, Co-Director of the UCLA Program in Preventative Cardiology, and director of the UCLA Fellowship Program in Cardiovascular Diseases. She is also a Principal Investigator for several large NIH studies, and serves on several NIH Steering committees. 

She is currently chair of the Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Devices Panel of the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Watson is past Vice President for the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC); and immediate past chairperson of the scientific advisory board for Womenheart, -the largest national organization for women living with heart disease.

Dr. Watson's more than 100 publications and presentations have addressed many subjects including prevention of heart disease, vascular calcification, hormone replacement therapy, the metabolic syndrome, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and. cardiovascular disease in African Americans.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and other Health Care Professionals.
Program Purpose / Objectives
Time Agenda Speaker
FRIDAY August 2, 2019
12:00 - 1:00pm BOARD: Seattle, WA  
1:00 - 3:00pm Conference sign-in/ Registration and material pickup (Conference Center)  
4:00pm SAIL  
SATURDAY August 3, 2019 - At Sea All Day
7:30 - 8:30am Ten Things to Make Diabetes Visits More Effective J. Shubrook, DO
8:30 - 9:30am Primary Care Management of Type 2 Diabetes J. Shubrook, DO
9:30 - 9:45am BREAK  
9:45 - 10:45am Biology and Treatment Of Menopause Symptoms A. Nelson, MD
10:45 - 11:45am Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention A. Nelson, MD
11:45am - 1:00pm LUNCH  
1:00 - 2:00pm Preventing stroke in Atrial Fibrillation: Focus on the New Anticoagulants K. Watson, MD
2:00 - 3:00pm Statin Intolerance: Practical Pearls for Management K. Watson, MD
3:00 - 3:15pm BREAK  
3:15 - 4:15pm Drug Allergy Cases and Management D. Khan, MD
4:15 - 5:15pm Anaphylaxis:Separating Fact From Fiction D. Khan, MD
SUNDAY August 4, 2019
7:00am - 4:00pm Ketchikan, Alaska  
MONDAY August 5, 2019
6:00am - 10:00am Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier  
1:30pm - 10:00pm Juneau, Alaska  
TUESDAY August 6, 2019
7:00am - 6:00pm Skagway, Alaska  
6:30pm - 10:30pm Alaska Inside Passage  
WEDNESDAY August 7, 2019 - At Sea All Day
7:30 - 8:30am Breast Cancer Screening and Prevention A. Nelson, MD
8:30 - 9:30am Contraception for Women with Medical Conditions A. Nelson, MD
9:30 - 9:45am BREAK  
9:45 - 10:45am Allergic Rhinitis: The Old, The New, and The Confusing D. Khan, MD
10:45 - 11:45am Asthma Management: From Inhalers to Biologics D. Khan, MD
11:45am - 1:00pm LUNCH  
1:00 - 2:00pm Outpatient Management of Heart Failure K. Watson, MD
2:00 - 3:00pm Heart Disease in Women: Sex Matters K. Watson, MD
3:00 - 3:15pm BREAK  
3:15 - 4:15pm How to Navigate the Maze of Diabetes Medications J. Shubrook, DO
4:15 - 5:15pm Preventing Progression from Prediabetes to T2DM: What is the Evidence on Lifestyle and Pharmacologic Therapy J. Shubrook, DO
THURSDAY August 8, 2019
8:00am - 9:00am Cardiovascular Cases K. Watson, MD
9:00am - 10:00am Type 2 Diabetes Cases J. Shubrook, DO
10:00 - 10:15am BREAK  
10:15 - 11:15am Allergy and Asthma Cases D. Khan, MD
11:15am - 12:15pm Case Studies in Women's Reproductive Health A. Nelson, MD
5:30pm - 11:59pm Victoria, British Columbia, Canada  
FRIDAY August 9, 2019
6:00am Port of Arrival: Seattle, WA
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

Fri Aug 02 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Aug 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 04 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Aug 05 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
6:00 am 10:00 pm
Mon Aug 05 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Aug 06 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Aug 06 Alaska Inside Passage
6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed Aug 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 08 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Aug 09 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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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