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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Primary Care and Infectious Diseases

<em>Celebrity Solstice</em>
Celebrity Solstice
7-Night Alaska Dawes Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

June 19 - 26, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
5 Hours of Pharmacology 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.
Faculty

Kevin T. Stephan, MD, FACP

Kevin T. Stephan, MD, FACP
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Adelante Healthcare
Goodyear, AZ Dr. Stephan is a board-certified Infectious Disease physician with many years of clinical experience.  He currently serves as Director of Strategy and Planning for eInfectionMD, a telemedicine-based Infectious Disease practice headquartered in Phoenix, AZ where he sees patients live and via virtual video visits throughout the western United States.

Prior to this, he served as Chief of Medical Specialties and Chief of Infectious Disease for St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN, where he was voted top doctor in Infectious Disease by Duluth Superior Magazine, and won top recognition for patient care ranking in the top 10% nationally with a 5-star rating of Infectious Disease physicians over multiple years as assessed by PRC research.

Dr. Stephan had a 23-year career in the United States military, serving in multiple roles as a physician, researcher, and educator, including running the HIV program for the United States Air Force in San Antonio, TX.  He deployed after 9/11/2001 and also participated in humanitarian operations and relief in Africa and Central America.

Magdalena Pasarica MD, PhD

Magdalena Pasarica MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Family Medicine Chair of Education
University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
Orlando, Florida 

Dr. Pasarica is a physician educator, board certified in Family Medicine with a PhD in Nutrition and Obesity. She serves as Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Central Florida College of Medicine, where she serves as Medical Director for the Student-run free clinic, Editor for the UCF Flagship Medical Journal and Family Medicine Chair of Education.

Dr. Pasarica is actively seeing patients in primary care clinic and performs quality improvement projects for delivery of optimal evidence-based primary care. Through her 10+ years of translational and clinical research in nutrition and obesity, Dr Pasarica is translating her expertise in evidence based medicine and lifestyle medicine into medical education and education research.

Dr Pasarica has been invited by numerous organizations to give CME talks on Primary Care Topics and has published extensively in this field. Her work was recognized by awards from national organizations, including the American Association of Medical Colleges and Bipartisan Policy Center.

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Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Primary Care CME Activity includes topics frequently encountered in outpatient medicine in Primary care, however the skills gained can be applied to other specialties.

Participants will become familiar with new diseases management and prevention guidelines and will have the opportunity to practice this knowledge and skills by solving relevant clinical scenarios to improve patient outcome.

Participants will gain skills in working with an intraprofessional team for decreasing medical errors (like handoff) and improving patient outcomes and decreasing health care expenditure (like proper chronic pain management, obesity management, lifestyle medicine for management of chronic diseases). We will particularly focus on discussing recommendations based on current strong evidence and updated guidelines.

Topics:
  1. Obesity Management: Update on Latest Guidelines and Evidence, and Practical Tips
    • Synthesize the current guidelines on obesity management in a clinically relevant fashion.
    • Use evidence based medicine to debunk popular myths related to diet, activity and behavior as they relate to the treatment of obesity.
    • Synthesize the effectiveness and risks of each weight loss method for patients
    • Manage obesity in a 15-minute outpatient visit
  2. Pain management: guidelines for opioid risk mitigation and overdose resuscitation
    • Identify recent trends in use of opioids and deaths from overdose.
    • Describe recently published clinical guidelines on the use of opioids from the Center for Disease Control, the American Heart Association, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, including risk mitigation strategies and the steps of opioid overdose resuscitation.
    • Apply the knowledge gained to an evolving case involving opioid prescription.
  3. Update on evidence-based recommendations for lifestyle management of common diseases
    • Synthesize current evidence and recommendations for lifestyle management of common primary care chronic diseases
    • Apply lifestyle medicine principles to clinical case management
  4. Prevention of medical errors by performing an appropriate written and verbal handoff of care
    • Summarize the components of optimal verbal and written handoffs
    • Synthesize the roles of effective handoffs and the relationship with medical errors
    • Describe the characteristics, content and sequence of effective handoffs
    • Apply effective handoffs strategies to improve a clinical handoff scenario
  5. Health promotion: What are the recommendations and evidence? How to motivate patients for behavior change?
    • Synthesize the updated recommendations and evidence for health promotion
    • Demonstrate techniques for motivating patients for behavior change
    • Apply the knowledge gained to a clinical scenario
  6. Current guidelines for screening patients at risk for type 1 and 2 diabetes
    • Summarize current guidelines for screening patients for type 1 and 2 diabetes
    • Apply the knowledge gained to relevant clinical scenarios
  7. Update on USPTFS recommendations for screening in primary care
    • Synthesize current US PTFS guidelines for screening in primary care
    • Apply the knowledge gained to relevant clinical scenarios
  8. Lyme and other tick borne diseases
    • Recognize manifestations of common tick-borne illnesses, management using evidence based guidelines
  9. Infections in returning travelers
    • Recognize common types of infections encountered in returning travelers, diagnose and treat these conditions
  10. C difficile infection
    • Changing epidemiology, diagnosis and management of C difficile infection; role of emerging therapies
  11. Diabetic foot infection
    • Increasing prevalence of diabetes and its complications including wound infections, microbiology and management
  12. Effects of human microbiome on health and disease
    • Appreciate our increasing understanding of the role of our bacterial flora on homeostasis of health and disease
  13. Overcoming Antimicrobial Resistance: Effective Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • Protecting existing antibiotics by reducing demand, limiting exposure and judicious use of antibiotics in healthcare
  14. Telemedicine to Provide Infectious Disease Services
    • Explore the ways technology are bolstering our ability to deliver specialty care in Infectious Disease
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
Fri Jun 19 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jun 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 21 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jun 22 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
5:30 am 10:00 am
Mon Jun 22 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 am 10:00 pm
Tue Jun 23 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Jun 23 Alaska Inside Passage
6:30 am 10:30 pm
Wed Jun 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jun 25 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 am 11:59 pm
Fri Jun 26 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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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