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Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity Reflection

10-Night Italy & Greek Isles Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
August 31 - September 10, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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
Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP

Dr. Matthews practices general internal medicine in Washington, DC and is a member of the clinical faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He conducts research and lectures nationally and internationally on the doctor-patient relationship and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of faith, religion, and prayer in clinical care and healing. He is the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998).

Dr. Matthews is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University (AB, 1976), where he majored in Romance Languages and Literatures with a special concentration in European Civilization. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1980, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut in Farmington in 1983. In the same year, he was named as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Yale University School of Medicine. At Yale, he studied clinical epidemiology and began his research career by examining patients' perceptions of physician performance in the hospital and outpatient setting.

He joined the faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, CT in 1985 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He is a co-founder of the Connecticut Chronic Fatigue Study, one of the first major longitudinal studies of this perplexing condition. In 1989, he was named the George Morris Piersol Teaching and Research Scholar of the American College of Physicians.

In 1991, he accepted a position as Chief of Internal Medicine at the Minirth-Meier and Byrd Clinic in Arlington, VA. This position offered him an opportunity to integrate his religious faith with his skills in internal medicine and psychiatry and to develop his research interest in the spiritual aspects of medicine.

In 1993, he joined the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, where he continued to expand his clinical, teaching, and research interests. In the same year, he was named as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In 1997, he received an Exemplary Paper in Humility Theology Award from the John Templeton Foundation.

From 1999 to 2012, he practiced general internal medicine in Washington, DC. In 2012, he moved his medical practice to McLean, Virginia and joined the Primary Care division of the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group. In 2016, he joined Executive Healthcare Services in Reston, Virginia.

He has received the Vitals Patients' Choice Awards yearly from 2008-15 and Most Compassionate Doctor recognition from 2012-4. He was named a Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctor yearly from 2011-13.

Dr. Matthews is also the author of a four-volume research work (The Faith Factor: An Annotated Bibliography of Clinical Research on Spiritual Subjects), three documentaries (Body, Mind, and Spirit, Shall We Pray?, and Healing Hands), a annotated, videotaped lecture on religion and medicine (The Faith Factor: Is Religion Good for Your Health?), a teaching videotape on the doctor-patient relationship (Bedside Manners), and over 65 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and other publications.

He has been a member of several national advisory boards and committees, including the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Humility Theology Information Center of the John Templeton Foundation, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-Primary Care Version of the American Psychiatric Association, and the Bayer Institute on Health Care Communication. He was the director of the Physical Health Panel for the Scientific Progress in Spiritual Research project of the National Institute for Healthcare Research. He has served on review boards for over a dozen professional journals and was the founding editor of Faith and Medicine Connection. He is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Society and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Matthews has been featured in numerous national newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, USA Today Weekend, Hartford Courant Sunday Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, Reader's Digest, Prevention, Guideposts, Good Housekeeping, McCall's, and Christianity Today. He has appeared on many national television and radio programs, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Fox Evening News, CNN Early Prime Time, 700 Club, One-on-One with John MacLaughlin, and National Public Radio (The Diane Rehm Show and All Things Considered).

He lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Demetra, a certified public accountant. He has two adult children: Karen Goodman (married to Robert Goodman), and Louis Matthews (married to Michelle Matthews) and one grand-daughter: Sophia Goodman. He enjoys family and church activities, Bible study and teaching, golf, baseball, piano, singing, songwriting, ballroom dancing, travel, and photography.

Tim Munzing, MD
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP)
University Appointment - Full Clinical Professor - University of California, Irvine
Academic Position - Program Director, Kaiser Permanente Orange County Family Medicine Residency Program
Executive Curriculum Committee, helping to plan the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Timothy Munzing has been a family physician with Kaiser Permanente in Orange County (KP-OC), California for the past 32 years and holds the academic appointment of Full Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine.

For the last 28 years he has been the program director of the KP-OC Family Medicine Residency Program and now serves on the ACGMG Family Medicine Review Committee that accredits all Family Medicine residencies in the USA.

Tim received the 2017 Zervanos National Family Medicine Program Director of the Year Award present by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the 2017 Hero of Family Medicine Award from the California Academy of Family Physicians. Tim serves on Executive Curriculum Committee of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine being developed in Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Munzing is a Medical Expert for Opioid Prescribing for the Medical Board of California, DEA, and FBI. In 2017 his article "Physician Guide to Appropriate Opioid Prescribing in Noncancer Patients" was published in the peer-reviewed Permanente Journal.

His leadership background includes being a member of the National Residency Match Program Board of Directors, California Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors, American Academy of Family Physicians Residency Program Solutions consultant, and numerous other Boards and committees.

Dr. Munzing maintains a busy clinical practice with Kaiser Permanente. He has received numerous past awards including the Orange County Medical Association 2016 Physician of the Year.

Dr. Munzing has been an invited speaker at numerous venues, including at the AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, The Prevent Cancer Foundation Colorectal Conference, as well as lecturing to residents and physicians in Rwanda, Egypt, Scotland, and Ecuador. Within the last year he has given workshops for state and federal law enforcement and prosecutors in California, Texas, and Virginia. He has given CME lectures over a dozen times in Italy, Scotland, Switzerland, and Russia.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Optimizing Results through Teamwork
    • Apply the characteristics of successful teams and tools to build teamwork and improve outcomes
    • Describe how teamwork can improve chronic disease metrics
    • List and explain stages of team formation
  2. Preparing Your Patients for a Successful Transition to their Golden Years
    • Improve the wellness of the elder patients seen
    • Address preventive measures for elder patients
    • Provide appropriate medication management for the elderly
    • Improve communication strategies in discussing advance directives with patients
  3. Medical Error Reduction: Optimizing Outcomes and Patient Safety
    • Discuss types of medical errors that can result in increased morbidity and mortality
    • Minimize potential cognitive error risks to result in improved outcomes and patient safety
    • Explain how diagnosis momentum can result in medical errors
  4. Travel Medicine: Prevention Goes International
    • Discuss the scope of US travelers abroad
    • Assess appropriately the medical risk to the traveler
    • List commonly needed Immunizations for travelers
    • Implement helpful travel preventative treatments
    • Utilize travel medicine related website resources
  5. Optimizing Patient Safety - Appropriate Opioid Prescribing
    • Appropriately evaluate a patient for Chronic Pain
    • Utilize general guidelines for prescribing Controlled Substances / Opioids, including the new CDC guidelines
    • Implement the use of multiple modalities in managing chronic pain
    • Explain the added risks when prescribing opioids in excess of 100 mg Morphine Equivalent Dosing (MED)
    • Implement strategies to improve patient safety and compliance with guidelines in prescribing opioids and other Controlled Substances
  6. Health Promotion: Encouraging a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit
    • Assess the patient's current state of physical, psychological, and spiritual health.
    • Analyze the patientís current dietary and exercise practices.
    • Discuss an individualized health-promotion strategy for each patient.
  7. "Oh, My Aching Head!": Evaluation and Treatment of Migraine, Tension-Type, and Cluster Headaches
    • Discuss the appropriate use of brain imaging in evaluating patients with headache.
    • Describe the appropriate use of abortive and preventive medications in the treatment of migraine.
    • Describe the distinguishing clinical characteristics of tension-type and cluster headaches.
  8. Male Sexual Disorders: Hypogonadism, Erectile, and Ejaculatory Dysfunction
    • Elicit a through, non-judgmental sexual history.
    • Describe appropriate laboratory and radiologic testing in the evaluation of male sexual problems.
    • Discuss the effects, risks, and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy.
  9. "I'm Sick and Tired of Being Tired!": Approach to Chronic Fatigue
    • Describe the exclusion and inclusion criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome and distinguish this syndrome from other types of chronic fatigue
    • Elicit and address the diagnostic beliefs of patients regarding the etiology of their fatigue
    • Apply specific principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy in the treatment of patients with chronic fatigue
  10. Hypertension: "What Goes Up Must Come Down"
    • Describe the appropriate measurement and classification of hypertension.
    • Discuss the laboratory testing and imaging needed to diagnose the most common causes of secondary hypertension.
    • Describe the major classes of anti-hypertensive treatment and discuss the particular type of patient likely to benefit from each class of medication.
  11. Enhancing Clinician-Patient
    • Distinguish the technical , biomedical aspects of the clinician's role from the personal and psychosocial aspects of care.
    • Describe specific attitudes and values needed to create a healing environment with patients.
    • Apply techniques for establishing and maintaining rapport with patients and enhancing clinician-patient communication.
  12. The Faith Factor: Practicing Spiritually-Sensitive Care
    • Elicit a spiritual history in an ethically-appropriate manner.
    • Analyze the physiologic, psychological, social, and lifestyle effects of religious beliefs upon health outcomes.
    • Describe the spectrum of possible interventions available for addressing patients" spiritual needs.
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.
Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.


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
Fri Aug 31 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sat Sep 01 Messina, Sicily, Italy
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun Sep 02 Valletta, Malta
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Sep 03 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Sep 04 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Sep 05 Rhodes, Greece
7:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu Sep 06 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Sep 07 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Sep 08 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 09 Naples (Pompeii/Salerno/Capri), Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Mon Sep 10 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
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