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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Primary Care: 2019 Update, including Healthcare Communications and The Team Approach to Patient Care

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

November 24 - December 01, 2019
14.0 CE Credits for Psychologists
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

Monica Broome, MD, FACP, FAACH, FAMWA

Monica Broome, MD, FACP, FAACH, FAMWA
Director Communication Skills Program 
Vice Chair, Global Listening Centre
Deputy National Representative of the International Association for Communication in Healthcare for the US for 2018-2020
Master Trainer Institute of Healthcare Communications
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 
  Dr. Monica Broome is a world famous personality and is an international speaker for medicine, law, and business. Her interest is the neuroscience of communication and Listening. She is the CEO of Arete Medical Enterprise and the Director of the Communication Skills Program for University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The scope of this program includes the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty development levels.

Dr. Broome, formerly Dr. Harris, is an alumnus of the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. Her specialty is Internal Medicine for which she has received recognition and accolades from colleagues and patients, including a service award from the State of Virginia Department of Disabled American Veterans. She was the Founder and former Medical Director of the Women's Veterans Comprehensive Health Program, in Hampton Virginia. Dr. Broome was selected as one of the representatives from the state of Florida to participate in a National Summit on Women's Veterans Health Issues at the White House which resulted in a position paper for Congress. To continue her interest in promoting women's health, Dr. Broome currently serves on the Institute for Women's Health Education/Academic Training Subcommittee at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. In 2016 she was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Medical Women's Association. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American Academy of Communication in Healthcare.

Dr. Broome completed a three-year fellowship in Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. During her fellowship, she participated in programs in healthcare communication at the Macy Institute. She is an educational director and master trainer for the Institute for Healthcare Communication. Her scholarly work includes presentations and workshops nationally for the Association of American Medical Colleges, Society of General Internal Medicine, Southern Group on Educational Affairs, and MGMA Medical Group Management Association. Her international presentations include the International Conference on Communication in Health Care and the International Academy of Law and Mental Health. She serves on the American College of Physicians Legislative Action Program for Health Care Reform, the Editorial Board of Medical Encounter, the Advisory Board for Florida International University Graduate School of Business Healthcare MBA program, and the test writing committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners for the United States Medical Licensing Examination.

Dr. Broome chaired the Committee on Communication and technology for the 2006 American Academy on Communication in Healthcare Annual Research and Teaching Forum and co-chaired the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare held in the USA in Miami, October 2009. In 2014, the European Association on Communication in Healthcare elected her to be Deputy National Representative for the United States. She was re-elected in 2016.

Dr. Broome serves on the Global Advisory Council of the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence, and was named Vice Chair of the Global Listening Centre in 2018. 

Shakaib (Shak) Rehman, MD, SCH, FACP, FAACH

Shakaib (Shak) Rehman, MD, SCH, FACP, FAACH
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine 
Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics 
University of Arizona College of Medicine ‐ Phoenix.
Associate Chief of Staff for Education 
Phoenix VA Health Care System
Phoenix, Arizona Dr. Rehman is the Associate Chief of Staff for Education at the Phoenix VA Healthcare Systems and Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Informatics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. He was formerly the Chief of primary Care at the Ralph H. Johnson VA medical Center. He received his MD from University of Punjab, Pakistan with Gold Medals in Physiology, Forensic Medicine and Pathology.

He did his Internal Medicine Residency at Nassau University Medical Center/SUNY @Stony Brook, New York and General Internal Medicine/Medical Education Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina. He then graduated from Harvard University's Executive Fellowship Program. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hypertension and Clinical Informatics. He is also a Fellow of American College of Physicians (ACP) and American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.

The American Society of Hypertension designated him a Clinical Specialist in Hypertension. He is a certified Mentor for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Rehman is a well-recognized expert in "Healthcare Communication", "Balancing Work and Life" and "Hypertension". 

He has taught courses/workshops around the country as well as in many countries outside the USA. He was invited to give the Commencement Address on the graduation ceremony of Medical University of South Carolina class of 2013. He have received numerous awards including Best Doctors in America ® award, David E. Rogers Teaching Award from Society of General Internal Medicine twice, Department of Veterans Affair Excellence in Medical Education Award, Medical University of South Carolina Best Teacher Award, American College of Physicians (ACP) Young Physician Award, ACP James A. McFarland Award in Excellence in Teaching and Humanism, ACP Laureate Award, ACP Arizona Chapter Leader of the Year Award and Outstanding IMG award. He has been inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society. 

He has been inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He has received the Department of Veterans Affairs Gerald Schmitz Award and Certificate in Recognition for important contributions to VA's education mission. He has been elected the President of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Mountain West Region and Vice-President of the American Academy on Communications in Healthcare. He was also the Conference Chair for the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. He is the Chair of ACP Public Policy committee. 

He was the member of ACP Council of Young Physicians (CYP) and was also the Chair of ACP-SC Chapter CYP, Chair of ACP-SC Chapter Health and Public Policy Committee (HPPC). He is currently the Chair of ACP-Arizona chapter HPPC and member of ACP national HPPC. He has been a member of the scientific committees for annual sessions of SGIM, AACH, SMA, ACP (South Carolina and Arizona chapters) for the last many years. He has participated in numerous research projects.

He has published hundreds of articles and book chapters. Dr. Rehman is reviewer for many scientific journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and American Journal of Hypertension etc. He is the associate editor of Medical Encounter and was the editor of Journal Scan (online journal).

Sandra W. Reifsteck, RN, MS, FACMPE

Sandra W. Reifsteck, RN, MS, FACMPE
Sandra Reifsteck spent over 25 years as an administrator and Vice President of Nursing and Professional Services with Carle Clinic, a 350 physician medical group practice with over 100 mid-level providers located in Urbana, Illinois. 

During her career she served as Past Chairman of the Board of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice (ACMPE). Sandy was a founding member of the Board, and President of the 40 year old American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN). 

She has received numerous honors including the national Harry A. Hartwick Outstanding Administrator award and the University of Illinois College of Nursing Sage award. She continues as a master trainer and faculty emeritus for the Institute for Healthcare Communication (IHC) and has published in several healthcare journals. Ms. Reifsteck speaks at professional organizations, hospitals and medical groups across the country.

Her experience in working with healthcare teams and the importance of patient collaboration are assets she brings to the healthcare field.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPsychiatrist, PsychologistsPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. End-of-Life and Advanced Care Planning
  2. The New Epidemic of Burnout
  3. How to navigate through different Hypertension Guidelines
  4. Latest advances in the management of Hyperlipidemia
  5. New Medications Update
  6. Effective Negotiation (With Patients, staff, colleagues and family!)
  7. Working in Highly Functioning Teams
  8. Diabetes 2019 Update
  9. Update on Communication Skills
  10. The Neuroscience of Anger and the Angry Encounter
  11. Difficult Conversations
  12. The Electronic Medical Record
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 Nov 24 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Nov 25 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Nov 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Nov 27 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Nov 28 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Fri Nov 29 Labadee, Haiti
10:00 am 6:30 pm
Sat Nov 30 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Dec 01 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Oasis 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

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

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.  

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

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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