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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

The Approach to Common Medical Illnesses Using Both Functional and Integrative Medicine

<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

November 16 - 23, 2019
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
3 Hours of Phamacology for NPs
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.

David Alan Burke, DO, FAAP

David Alan Burke, DO, FAAP
Clinical Faculty, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH Dr. Burke graduated from Ohio University with Bachelor of Science in 1992, went to Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and attended Cleveland Clinic Foundation for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Residency.

He currently works at Cleveland Clinic Children’s and Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Integrative Medicine.

He enjoys hiking, running, camping and medical missions trips. He is married to Jennifer, who is studying to be a lifestyle coach. They have a 12 year old son.

Paris Kharbat, DO, ABFM, ABOIM, IFMCP

Paris Kharbat, DO, ABFM, ABOIM, IFMCP
Board certified Family Medicine, Integrative medicine and Institute for Functional Medicine Certified
Cleveland Clinic Staff Physician
Clinical Assistant Professor Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve
  Dr. Kharbat attended the University of North Texas Health Sciences - Texas College of Osteopathic medicine and completed her Family Medicine residency through Mercy Methodist - UC Davis. After residency she joined Indian Health Services (IHS) where she worked in the clinic, hospital, nursing home and assumed the medical director role serving a large Native American population. While working with IHS she quickly realized her patient base had many medical needs that were not adequately met through traditional family medicine. She completed the UCLA/Stanford Helms Medical Institute acupuncture training and provided medical acupuncture to patients in subsequent years.

After 3 years at IHS, Dr. Kharbat started her solo practice bridging the gap between Eastern and Western medicine as the only Integrative physician in the region. During the 11 years of private practice in Washington state, Dr. Kharbat took on extensive additional training in functional medicine, osteopathic manipulation - fascial distortion model and frequency specific microcurrent

In 2016 she joined Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine which enabled her to see chronic complex conditions from around the world, contribute to the first functional medicine randomized clinical trials for diabetes and asthma, lead the creation of shared medical appointments and provide functional medicine training for advanced practice providers, residents and medical students.

Currently, Dr. Kharbat is the founder of Simply Functional Medicine, Inc. offering virtual personalized Functional medicine in all 50 states. She has also partnered with 98point6 providing affordable, accessible telemedicine/text based care. To round out her telemedicine care she still picks up local urgent care shifts and is medical director of a local plasma center.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME at Sea lecture series on Integrative Medicine is to present common topics that present to practitioners' offices and how an Integrative Medicine approach to care may enhance the care of the patient.

This series of lectures will focus on diagnoses which are common and often difficult to treat for clinicians. The information presented in these lectures will be meant to complement traditional medical therapies, using manual medicine, diet and nutritionally based therapies and other alternative but safe therapies.

  1. IBS - part 1
    • Review the definition and diagnosis of IBS
    • Review the pathophysiology of IBS including SIBO, celiac testing and food sensitivities
    • Discuss the impact of the microbiome on IBS symptoms
  2. IBS- part 2
    • Discuss the value of the elimination diet and how to implement it
    • Associate the vagus nerve and its impact on irritable bowel symptoms
    • Review non-pharmacologic approaches to IBS symptoms
  3. Insomnia
    • Illustrate melatonin and serotonin pathways
    • Discuss the impact of blue light on sleep cycle
    • Review non-pharmacologic approaches as sleep aids
  4. Flu prevention
    • Discuss the efficacy of flu vaccines and patient concerns
    • Review study supporting and refuting nonpharmacologic approaches to flu prevention and impact on flu symptoms/duration
    • Distance will be able to utilize a natural approach to support the immune system against the flu
  5. NASH-nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
    • Review pathogenesis of Nash
    • Summarize diagnostic testing options
    • Update providers on non-pharmacologic treatment options for NASH
  6. Intestinal permeability
    • Illustrate intestinal permeability and review risks and causes
    • Identify nutrients indicated in gut healing
    • Review studies associating intestinal permeability with auto immune disease
  7. Functional medicine approach to chronic disease
    • Discuss the functional medicine approach to evaluation of root cause of inflammation and disease
    • Expand on the function of the microbiome and the impact on chronic disease
    • Describe the amgydala's interpretation of physical and emotional stress and the impact on health
  8. Pediatric Integrative Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    • Present CCF's Pediatric Integrative Medicine clinic and our approach to treatment of children.
    • Introduce Integrative and Complementary therapies and common conditions treated in our clinic
  9. Osteopathic Manipulation for the non Osteopath
    • Discuss and demonstrate safe and effective basic Osteopathic Manipulative techniques for infants, children and adolescents.
  10. Probiotic Research
    • Review the research of many probiotic strains and findings of how use of these supplements may aid in the care of medical conditions.
  11. Integrative Treatment for Headache
    • Review various types of Integrative and complementary options for headaches, including manual therapies, dietary supplements and stress reduction.
  12. Fatigue, an Integrative approach
    • Define fatigue
    • Review diagnostic work up
    • Introduce Integrative Medicine treatment options to enhance patient care
  13. Fibromyalgia, a holistic approach to care
    • Define fibromyalgia
    • Diagnosis of fibromyalgia and Integrative treatment options to enhance patient care
  14. Stress Management
    • Present the importance of stress in our lives and various ways to reduce stress and improve our quality of life
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 16 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Nov 17 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Nov 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Nov 19 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Nov 20 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Nov 21 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Nov 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Nov 23 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Western Caribbean

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.

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

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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