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Introduction to Sleep Medicine from the perspective of Medical, Dental and Mental Health

<em>Norwegian Bliss</em>
Norwegian Bliss
7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise
Round-trip Los Angeles, California

October 20 - 27, 2019
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 NASB ACE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
$695 for  Drs / DDS
$495 for Psych, SW, RDH, RN and RTs

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

Julia Worrall RN, CCRN, SANE

Julia Worrall RN, CCRN, SANE
Executive Director, FACE Julia Worrall is a Registered Nurse, Executive Director of FACE ™ - The Foundation for Airway and Craniofacial Excellence and Co-Founder of Correct Sleep.

Decades of experience ranging from acute psychiatry to critical care, led her to California for several years, where she was instrumental in creating a cultural shift within a historically challenging environment. Charged with implementing federally mandated medical policies and procedures to improve patient outcomes, she created collaborative lesson plans and 'hands-on' drills to teach correctional officers, doctors, dentists, psychiatry and nursing staff, protocols for reacting to riots and emergencies in addition to the ongoing management of chronic health conditions. 

However, it was as a patient in 2015 that she had her most eye-opening experience. Julia was introduced to a dental provider that was able to successfully treat her intractable migraines and sleep issues. This chance meeting opened up a whole new world! Applying herself to taking sleep and craniofacial courses along with her insatiable appetite for research led to the discovery that sleep is so much more than just 'closing one's eyes', and that treatment for migraines and movement disorders is well within reach. Realizing that this information is sorely lacking in all areas of healthcare as well as in the general population, she created an organization called FACE™. 

Julia is a published author and member of many professional bodies. She lectures internationally and is an expert in applying sleep and craniofacial assessments in a nursing environment. She is honoured to sit on the Advisory Board for the Foundation for Airway Health, ALF InterFACE Academy and to be a faculty member of the Indian Society for Sleep Research. 

Alexandra Porfir, DDS

Dr. Alexandra Porfir, Co-Founder of Correct Sleep, earned her DDS degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy College of Dentistry in Timisora, Romania in 2001, marking the beginning of a long illustrious orthodontics/craniofacial medical education. In 2002, Alex relocated to Chicago where she earned a Master's of Science degree in Oral Sciences (2003) and a PhD in BioEngineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2006). She earned her Orthodontic Certificate from the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas Texas (2008), with clinical and surgical training in the correction of craniofacial deformities and malocclusions (misaligned teeth). 

Alex served as a graduate research assistant under the guidance and tutelage of Drs. Carla Evans DDS, DMSc, Liu Hong MD, PhD, and Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Departments of Orthodontics and Bioengineering, as well as with Dr. Carmen Colojoara DDS, PhD in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation in Romania.

In 2014, she completed a year-long residency at the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, where she became interested in the rehabilitation rights of all humans facing the debilitating effects of sleep deprivation caused by respiratory, skeletal, and dental disorders. She is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontics and its Foundation association, and a fellow in the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIMH), "an interprofessional association of integrative clinicians who embrace a person-centered, team-based approach to health care."

Alex is a prolific researcher and writer, authoring a nearly three dozen abstracts, presentations, and articles on skeletal and craniofacial topics; from cellular and anabolic responses to sutures and high-frequency tensile and compressive forces, to magnetic resonance microscopy, and adipose tissue engineering by human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). In addition, she has authored the books, Oral Rehabilitation and Dental Emergencies: Patients with medical risk in dental practice (2001), and The Patient's Oral Rehabilitation: The basic principles in investigation, diagnosis and treatment methods (2000), both published by C.Colojoara, M. Miron (LITO-UMFT), in Romania.

Since 2010, Alex has been a full-time practitioner focusing on traditional orthodontics and craniofacial deformities, as well as the assessment and management of sleep breathing disorders in children and adults. Her specialty is the focus on the growth and development of the craniofacial skeleton, upper airway passages, and the neuro-emotional behavior arising from the maladies to these systems. 

She has earned numerous grants, scholarships, and awards for her work in orthodontics, research, and for her scientific and academic excellence. Her volunteer activities while based in Romania include dental screening, prevention and promotion of oral health for orphans and underprivileged districts, as well as the promotion of dental-care education for expectant mothers. 

Deepak Shrivastava, MD, D.ABSM, D. ABIM (Sleep) FCCP, FACP, RPSGT

Sleep Physician Credentialed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Deepak Shrivastava is a Sleep physician in California. He is devoted to medical education and research. Dr. Shrivastava is board certified in Sleep medicine, pulmonary medicine, Critical Care medicine, Internal medicine and Polysomnography technology. He is a Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care at UC Davis and a teaching faculty at San Joaquin General Hospital. He is a senior faculty at UC Davis Sleep Medicine fellowship program. Dr. Shrivastava is medical director of Sleep Disorder Diagnostics Center. Deepak pioneered the National Sleep Medicine Course in India in 2005, which is held yearly in conjunction with Indian Society for Sleep research. ​​​​​​

He is an invited speaker at International and National meetings. Deepak serves on many boards and committees that provide guidance to the delivery of the health care. He is the chairperson for the integrated quality council, an oversight committee that addresses the performance improvement and delivery of quality care to the residents of the San Joaquin County in California. Dr. Shrivastava has lectured for dentists at numerous conferences on sleep medicine, as well as trained dentists in study clubs and webinars. He is also a published researcher and author of multiple books.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Dentists, and Mental Health Professionals
Program Purpose / Objectives

Whether you are a novice or well-versed in the management of sleep disorders, you will appreciate this collaborative approach to sleep medicine with a special focus on assisting our First Responders. Experience the perspectives of multiple providers, as they share how collaboration is the key to successfully treating patients and improving compliance through every age and stage of development.

Agenda

CME Cruises and Correct Sleep Presents:
Sleep Aid for First Responders

 
 
 

Day 1 - 5.00 Credit Hours

 
 

 

 

Welcome

 

1.0

 

Normal Sleep Physiology

 

1.0

 

Physical and Mental Health Comorbidities

 

1.0

 

Sleep Testing - More than AHI

 

Lunch

 

1.0

 

Sleep Considerations for First Responders

 

1.0

 

Hypervigilance, PTSD and Suicidality

 

Day 2 - 5.00 Credit Hours

 
 

1.0

 

Airway Related Sleep Disorders

 

1.0

 

Guiding Craniofacial Growth through Ages and Stages of Development

 

1.0

 

Prevention is KEY!

 

Lunch

 

1.0

 

Appropriate Treatment Optionsn

 

1.0

 

Interdisciplinary Communication and Collaboration for Compliance

 

 

Day 3 - 4.00 Credit Hours

 
 

2.0

 

Returning our Patients to the Path to Wellness

 

2.0

 

Panel Discussion - Case Studies

 

 

 
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 Oct 20 Los Angeles, California
- 4:00 pm
Mon Oct 21 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Oct 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Oct 23 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Oct 24 Mazatlan, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Oct 25 Cabo San Lucas
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Sun Oct 27 Los Angeles, California
8:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Mexican Riviera

Ports of Call

Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles is a relatively young city, barely over a century old. This 467-square-mile desert basin is not only the center of the world's film industry; it also plays a major role in television, fashion, music and art. No wonder some of the world's most famous individuals choose L.A. as their home. The sunsets over the Pacific are nothing less than spectacular, and there are 72 miles of incredible oceanfront beaches from which to enjoy them.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta has all the amenities of a classic beach resort ‐ surf, sand and sun‐ but it also offers so much more. Perfect for honeymooners, families and seniors alike, Puerto Vallarta offers sport fishing, golfing, horseback riding, hiking and whale watching. Boasting mountains, jungles, beaches, rivers, and waterfalls, this port is completely different from any other destination in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is a modern destination that remains loyal to its traditional Mexican roots. And that's just scratching the surface.

Mazatlan, Mexico - If you're ready to experience some of the finest sailing and sport fishing available, then you're ready for Mazatlan. This is an exquisite seaside resort by anyone's standards. Of course, you don't have to partake in world-class water sports to enjoy Mazatlan. You can relax on one of its soft-sand beaches caressed by trade winds that are even softer. Or shop for silver jewelry and Mexican crafts in the shops of "The Golden Zone", where you can also celebrate your purchases at one of the area's lively cantinas.

Cabo San Lucas - Championship golf courses, world-class deep sea fishing and incredible diving opportunities have transformed Cabo San Lucas, a once sleepy fishing town located on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, into one of the most popular resort destinations in Mexico. Rolling sand dunes and hidden coves dot a countryside ringed by some of the most famous and often-photographed rock formations in the world.

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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