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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
14.0 CE Credits
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.

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.

There is good reason why Julia Worrall is constantly asked to speak at conferences, high-level meetings, and be interviewed for popular medical podcasts all over the world: this highly sought-after expert in airway health has quickly risen to the top of her field by connecting what was once thought to be disconnected. The result has changed lives and revolutionized medical practices around the world.

Having began her career as a Registered Nurse, Ms. Worrall quickly rose in the ranks from Psychiatric RN, to Emergency Room RN, to Charge RN . She soon landed a contracted position with the California Department of Corrections, 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.

Critical care became her focus for the next several years, working with critically ill or injured clients, pediatric to geriatric. During this time, Ms. Worrall acted as supervisor of all hospital departments, facilitated critical care patient transfers, and coordinated care and discharge planning, among other important duties.

With all this experience under her belt, Ms. Worrall couldn’t have predicted that it would be as a patient that she’d experience her truly career-altering moment. When a dental provider successfully treated her intractable migraines and sleep issues, a whole new world opened up before her. Ms. Worrall developed an insatiable appetite for learning more about this critical link between craniofacial issues and sleep. She took course after course and burned the midnight oil researching to learn more about this little-known connection.

It was her passion for this multidisciplinary link that set Julia’s career in a new direction, and skyrocketed her to become one of the most respected names in airway health. By 2018, Ms. Worrall had founded Correct Sleep, together with partners Dr. Alexandra Porfir and Dr. Deepak Shrivastava. The former had her lecturing at international medical conferences, courses, and events around the world, contributing to respected journals and medical textbooks, and participating in events for correctional medical providers and peace officers. The latter had Worrall involved in every stage of the creation of a worldwide Airway Advocate community, from planning, development, set-up, and implementation of workshops that have changed lives across continents.

She now sits on the Executive Board for the Foundation for Airway Health, the Advisory Board for ALF InterFACE Academy and is a faculty member of the Indian Society for Sleep Research.

She now sits on the Executive Board for the Foundation for Airway Health, the Advisory Board for ALF InterFACE Academy and is 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.

Lois Laynee, PhD

Lois Laynee, PhD
CEO of AZ Sleep Apnea Center, PLLC
Speaker Educator of Oxygen Wellness Lois is a dynamic, disciplined professional who has developed a wellness paradigm based upon the essential component of oxygen. She is passionate about educating all communities of the significance of the oxygen content in their brains as well as the rest of the body. Most importantly, she focuses on developing each person’s ability to impact their own physiology for themselves. In essence, her goal is to design airways for breathing.

Lois started with CranioFacial development as a Registered Dental Hygienist in the State of Illinois. In 1982, she moved to Arizona and has practiced the principals of prevention and wellness ever since. In 2000, she developed, built and staffed Homeward Bound Dental Clinic, supporting families of domestic violence to rebuild their smiles. Her core competencies include, but are not limited to, Restorative Breathing, Restorative Sleep, CranioFacial Homeostasis, Neuro Ergonomics, Ergonomic Stabilization, OroFacial Myology, Posture Restoration, Sleep Hygiene and Sleep Support.

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Target Audience
Physicians, Dentists, and Mental Health ProfessionalsDentists, Dental Staff
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.


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


Day 1 - 5.00 Credit Hours








Normal Sleep Physiology




Physical and Mental Health Comorbidities




Sleep Testing - More than AHI






Sleep Considerations for First Responders




Hypervigilance, PTSD and Suicidality


Day 2 - 5.00 Credit Hours




Airway Related Sleep Disorders




Guiding Craniofacial Growth through Ages and Stages of Development




Prevention is KEY!






Appropriate Treatment Optionsn




Interdisciplinary Communication and Collaboration for Compliance



Day 3 - 4.00 Credit Hours




Returning our Patients to the Path to Wellness




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

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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