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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Women's Health & Endocrinology

Royal Caribbean's <em>Symphony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida

November 09 - 16, 2019
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
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$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.

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD
Veronica Piziak MD, PhD is a professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University and Emeritus Director of Endocrinology at Scott and White. She presently is the Director of Diabetes Education and program at Baylor Scott and White. She has research interests in osteoporosis and diabetes prevention and has about 100 publications in the field of endocrinology. Dr. Piziak received her undergraduate degrees and her PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her medical degree from University Kentucky in Lexington. She completed her internal medicine residency at Akron general Medical Center in Akron Ohio and her fellowship training in endocrinology metabolism at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Dr. Piziak is presently the Emeritus Chief of Endocrinology, Director of the Diabetes section and Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship program at Baylor Scott and White in Temple Texas. She is a Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University and a fellow of the American College of physicians.

Rebecca Levy Gantt, DO

Rebecca Levy Gantt, DO
Assistant Adjunct Faculty
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vallejo, California

Private practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Premier ObGyn Napa Inc
Napa, California Dr. Rebecca Levy-Gantt is a Board Certified ObGyn and a certified menopause practitioner who has been practicing for the last 10 years in Napa, California. She is originally from New York City, where she grew up and went to medical school at the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 1992.

She practiced on Long Island for 11 years before moving to Napa. Her special interests are menopause management, including hormones and alternative management strategies, as well as vaginal and vulvar pain syndromes.

She owns a solo private practice which has been growing for the past 5 years, teaches medical students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, and spends her free time teaching, traveling, running and writing.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Hot Topics in ObGyn 2019
    • To gain an overview on women&apost;s health care topics that are new in the past year or so.
  2. Menopause - what does the latest data show?
    • To understand what constitutes Menopause, by definition, and what symptons to treat as well as to employ evidence based treatment options to address symptomatic menopausal conditions.
  3. Hormone Management
    • To compare the older and more recent studies on use of of hormones, and recognize what the evidence shows for treatment.
  4. Abnormal Bleeding
      To identify what constitutes normal vs abnormal bleeding at various ages and stages of the reproductive spectrum.
  5. Breast density and risk reduction
    • To label the various categories of breast density and to have a method for implementing a program for women to lower their risk of breast cancer.
  6. Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
    • To dicover the latest data on the issue of low libido in women, and develop competency in evaluating and treating this condition.
  7. Post Partum Depression
    • To recognize the symptoms and diagnosis of Post Partum Depression, and to become familiar with what effective treatments are available.
  8. New Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Disease
    • Discuss management of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and subclinical thyroid disease
  9. Selecting the Most Effective Medication for Your Patients with Osteoporosis
    • Discuss new developments in the therapy of osteoporosis
  10. How to Choose the Proper Medication for Your Patient with Type 2 Diabetes
    • Describe the use of oral agents in patients with Type 2 diabetes
  11. Using Insulin Effectively in the Treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
    • Describe the use of insulin in various forms of diabetes
  12. New Developments in the Medical and Surgical Management of Obesity
    • Explain the use of food plans, exercise, medications and surgery in the management of obesity
  13. Common Adrenal and Pituitary Problems: How to Spot Them in your Practice
    • Discuss the most common adrenal and pituitary problems, diagnosis and therapy
  14. Cases in Lipid Disorders
    • Discuss the diagnosis and management of dyslipidemia
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

Sat Nov 09 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Nov 10 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Nov 11 Roatan, Honduras
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Tue Nov 12 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Nov 13 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Nov 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Nov 15 Coco Cay, Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Nov 16 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas  Map

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Roatan, Honduras - Roatan Island, Honduras is an adventure traveler's vacation paradise with its blue skies, clear turquoise water and year-round moderate climate. Go scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins or, ashore, take a canopy tour, ride horses, explore tropical scenery, shop for island crafts, walk the beach and view butterfly and floral gardens.

Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.


Perfect Day Cococay

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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