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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Family Medicine

Holland America's <em> Nieuw Statendam</em>
Holland America's Nieuw Statendam
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

December 01 - 08, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
9.9 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.
Faculty

Christie Theriot MD

Christie Theriot MD

Diplomat ABFM
Clinical Faculty NMMC Family Medicine Residency Center, Adjunct clinical faculty William Carey School of steopathic Medicine
Head of Department of Family Medicine
NMMC, Tupelo, MS

Dr. Christie Theriot is currently clinical faculty and teaching staff at the North Mississippi Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Center where she cares for patients in the clinic, hospital, acute rehabilitation, and long term care settings.
She received her undergraduate degree in pre-medicine and chemistry at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA and received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA.

She completed her family medicine residency training at NMMC in 2014 and has served as faculty since this time.
Dr. Theriot also serves on the Medical Executive Committee and serves as the head of the department of Family Medicine at NMMC.

Dr. Theriot loves educating and serves on the Medical Education Committee at NMMC and a co-chair for the Family Medicine Update Conference and part of the planning committee for the regional NMMC Outcomes conference.  She enjoys traveling, and crafting.


 

Sarah Barowka MD

Sarah Barowka MD

Diplomat ABFM
Clinical Faculty NMMC Family Medicine Residency Center, Adjunct clinical faculty William Carey School of Osteopathic Medicine, Adjunct clinical faculty University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Medical Director of NMMC Employee Health

Dr. Sarah Barowka is currently clinical faculty and teaching staff at the North Mississippi Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Center where she cares for patients in the clinic, hospital, acute rehabilitation, and long term care settings.

She received her undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA.

She completed her family medicine residency training at NMMC in 2016 and has served as faculty since this time. Dr. Barowka also serves as medical director of NMMC Employee Health, which encompasses over 7000 employees.

Dr. Barowka has a love of educating and serves on the Medical Education Committee at NMMC and a co-chair for the Family Medicine update conference and part of the planning committee for the regional NMMC Outcomes conference.  
She enjoys traveling and photography.

 

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Hyperlipidemia Practice Guidelines: Aiming for the Moving Target
    • Recognizing current lipid management guidelines
    • Identifying at-risk patients
    • Account for the gaps in common risk calculators
    • Apply knowledge to real world examples
  2. Alphabet Soup: Updates in USPSTF Screening Guidelines
    • Identifying screening updates
    • Discuss controversial screening recommendations
    • Apply these guidelines to our patient population
  3. The Heart of the Family: Role of the Family Medicine Provider in the Management of Heart Failure
    • Define the role of the primary care provider in heart failure
    • Discuss new recommendations in heart failure management and medications
    • Managing acute exacerbations in the clinic and outpatient settings
  4. "I hurt all over": Fibromyalgia: Case- based
    • Describe the constellation of patient symptoms related to fibromyalgia and the overlap with many other common
    • Employ evidence based medicine to apply algorithm to real world patient examples
    • Recognizing fibromyalgia as a diagnosis of exclusion
  5. An Arm's Length: Common Upper Extremity Maladies and Treatment Strategies for the Primary Care Office
    • Recognizing common upper extremity disorders
    • Identify the patient needing referral
    • Minimize unnecessary imaging
    • Utilizing appropriate upper extremity injections
  6. From the Bedroom to the Exam Room: The Infertility Enigma Undressed
    • Defining infertility
    • Describe many contributing male and female factors
    • Discuss what can be managed in the family medicine clinic
    • Identify the patient who needs referral
  7. Risky Business: Exposures in Healthcare Providers
    • Recognize that the healthcare profession incurs some inherent risk
    • Discuss common exposures and appropriate prophylaxis
    • Application to caring for healthcare providers
  8. The High Price of Sugar: Balancing Novelty and Cost in Diabetes Management.
    • List commonly used diabetes treatments and identify their costs.
    • Select an appropriate treatment plan and utilize cost effective evidence based care.
  9. I's going tibia ok: Osteoporosis Screening and Management
    • Describe appropriate screening for osteoporosis and summarize available treatments to employ a patient centered care plan.
  10. The Pressure is Rising: The Ever Changing Hypertension Guideline
    • Cite current hypertension guidelines
    • Describe changes to recent guidelines and modify treatment plans to achieve blood pressure goals.
  11. COPD: The GOLD and the New
    • Recognize the GOLD criteria for COPD diagnosis and identify the stepwise approach to COPD care management.
  12. Thyroid: Too high, Too low, and the Pearls You Didn't Know
    • List appropriate thyroid axis abnormalities and describe appropriate, cost effective workup.
  13. Final Destination: Navigating Through Conversations and Symptoms at the End of Life
    • Discover strategies for important conversations for end of life care.
    • Select appropriate treatment plans and apply to real world symptom management examples
  14. Billing and Coding: Making Your Numbers Matter
    • Utilize a standard and repeatable process to choose correct coding for a clinic visit, document appropriately, and capture co-morbidities within the ICD-10 system
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
Sun Dec 01 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 5:00 pm
Mon Dec 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Dec 03 Grand Turk
8:00 am 3:00 pm
Wed Dec 04 San Juan, Puerto Rico
1:00 am 11:00 pm
Thu Dec 05 St. Thomas, U.S. V.I.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Dec 06 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Dec 07 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
8:00 am 3:00 pm
Sun Dec 08 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Grand Turk - Grand Turk is a picturesque island with a relaxed pace and a warm, friendly atmosphere. There are no fast food chains and no sprawling resorts.In addition to the amazing year around diving, with Oasis Divers you have seasonal attractions such as the North Atlantic humpback whales during the winter and manta rays in the summer, you're sure to be amazed.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. - Arguably the island with the best shopping and the best beaches. Shop duty-free Charlotte Amalie 'til you drop. Or dive into the beach scene at beautiful Magens Bay, Coki Point, or Turtle Cove, nesting ground of the endangered hawksbill sea turtle.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - When was the last time you whiled away the day on a private Caribbean island? Here's your chance. The island is ours; the day is yours to sun, swim, and sail. Enjoy!

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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