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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Preventive Medicine, Preventive Cardiology, Cardiometabolic Medicine, and Advanced Lipidology

<em>Celebrity Solstice</em>
Celebrity Solstice
10-Night New Zealand Cruise
from Melbourne, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand
February 29 - March 10, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
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

Tara Dall, MD, FNLA

Tara Dall, MD, FNLA
Dr. Tara Dall is a board certified lipidologist with roots in family medicine and training at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has spent the last 15 years using advanced biomarker testing in the clinical care of patients. She graduated in the inaugural class of Diplomates of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology in 2005. Her center achieved national recognition as the first fully certified Level II lipid clinic in the United States.

In 2008, Dr. Dall formed the Early Detection Center for heart disease and diabetes near Madison, Wisconsin and served as a clinical associate professor for the Medical College of Wisconsin. Two years later, she brought her fight against heart disease to the web, co-founding Lecturepad.org and FHITtv.org, web platforms that advance clinical understanding and application of advanced lipid and biomarker testing. 

For 3 years Dr. Dall served as Chief Medical Officer of Health Diagnostic Laboratory. As an author and educator on biomarker research focused on the role that insulin resistance plays in diabetes prevention she has expanded the education of physicians to prevent chronic disease. She has a special interest in insulin resistance's role in cardiovascular disease, women's heart disease, Autoimmune disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and obesity. She also serves as chief of cardiometabolic education at the non-profit Foundation for Health Improvement and Technology (FHIT).

Known for her passionate delivery of complex medical topics in patient-friendly terms, Dr. Dall is a sought after speaker, traveling the world to present research on advanced biomarkers. She is a also a regular go-to for reporters, appearing on Bloomberg News, CBS Sports, CNN Radio, Reach MD Satellite Radio, and RadioHealth Journal. She was also a regular guest on KTXD-TV's The Broadcast in Dallas, as well as programs on wabcradio.com (Optimal wellness and Forever Young). She continues to practice medicine as a physician founder of AvanceMD Concierge in Richmond, VA which incorporates cutting edge web based technology to the human touch of medicine, providing services to local as well as national and international clients.

Wayne L. Peters, MD

Wayne L. Peters, MD
Managing Partner and the Medical Director of HealthMark LLC, a private Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine /Complementary Medicine Clinic in Denver, CO
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  Dr. Wayne L. Peters is a native of Rapid City, South Dakota. He received his BA from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota (1969) and his MD from the University of Colorado (1973). He received his internal medicine training at the University of Florida, Jacksonville and was Chief of the General Internal Medicine Division at that institution from 1976 to 1982.

From 1982 to 1984 he served as a Henry J. Kaiser Fellow in General Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Following his fellowship, he remained at the Massachusetts General Hospital as Director of the Lipid Consultation Service. He also taught in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Harvard Medical School under the direction of Dr. Alexander Leaf, who was involved in marine-oil research for over 25 years.

In 1986, Dr. Peters returned to Colorado to assume positions as Medical Director/Partner of HealthMark LLC, a private preventative medicine clinic and as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He transitioned to Senior Medical Physician at HealthMark/OnPoint Medical Group on January 1, 2018.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Review cardiometabolic risk, work up and treatment of cardiovascular disease including use of advanced biomarkers. Review evidence in regards to new therapies for diabetes and obesity and therapeutic approaches to these problems using advanced biomarker testing, genetic testing, and personalized diet prescriptions. Review supplements applicability to prevention of disease.
  1. Obese patient: root cause analysis and approach to treatment from lipidologist perspective
    • Identify medical factors, medication, insulin resistance as secondary causes of obesity and approach to work up.
    • Discuss how diet, genomics, microbiome and environmental factors influence the treatment of obese patients.
    • Review new medications FDA approved for treament of obesity
  2. Diabetes medications and new Treatment options, including Cardiovascular outcomes data
    • Review approach to treatment of diabetes, including discussion new cardiovascular outcomes data for GLP 1 agonists, SGT2 inh, Quick release bromocriptine
  3. Biomarkers: Role of Apo B, lp (a), LDL-P vs LDL -C in primary and secondary prevention cardiovascular disease, also inflammation and role in women's cv health
    • Discuss outcomes data for Apo B, LDL P and cost effective approach to treatment of residual risk
    • Describe concept of concordance and discordance of DLL cholesterol vs LDL particles or Apo B and clinical application
  4. Management of complex dyslipidemia including Lowering triglycerides and raising HDL Cholesterol, does it matter?
    • Review lipid treatment guidelines
    • Review clinical impact of HDL c raising trials including AIM HIGH and HPS 2thrive
    • Review of TG lowering therapies and outcome data
    • Discuss new LDL lowering therapies including PCSK9 inhibitors
  5. Case studies in cardiometabolic disease: focus on women throughout lifespan
    • Review treatment of genetic disorders in women of childbearing age, children and adolescents, Postmenopausal women
    • Learn specific clinical applications through use of real case
  6. Polycystic ovarian Syndrome
    • Review the cardiometabolic risks related to PCOS, approach to treament of symptoms and CV prevention
  7. Microbiome Role in metabolic health
    • Discuss role of microbiome in health and disease across the lifespan including mode of delivery (c section vs vaginal), use of antiobiotics, dietary choices
  8. Supplements for disease prevention: omega 3, vit D, folate
    • Discuss data behind use of supplements, and role of deficienies in chronic disease.
    • Discuss impact of MTHFR on womens health and supplementation
The following lectures are designed to be clinically relevant and practical for persons practicing medicine in a variety of medical settings. The desired outcome is the immediate improvement of patient care and medical team coordination/integration.
  1. Preventive Medcine From A to Z
    • Discuss state-of-the-art cardiovascular and global preventative medicine principles
  2. Reaching the 2018 Blood Pressure Goals--A Focus on Isolated Systolic and Resistant Hypertension
    • Differentiate methods to diagnose resistant hypertension and achieve treatment goals
  3. The Impact of Recent Clinical Trials on Preventative Cardiology in the Office-Let's Make the Cardiologist as Lonely as the Maytag Repairman
    • Appropriately apply primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention goals
  4. Travel Medicine-Staying Well Away From Home
    • Analyze a patient's requirements for prevention and treatment of travel-related health problems
  5. The Bipolar Blues, Balls of Fire, and Bad Temperament - How to Bag the Diagnosis and Benefit the Patient
    • Feel more confident in differentiating between unipolar and bipolar mood disorders
  6. The Utility of Heart Scans for Detecting Subclinical CHD and the Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease
    • Utilize coronary artery calcium scores to design appropriate primary CHD prevention strategies
  7. Defeating Dementia - What Can WE Do?
    • Explain diagnostic, treatment, and prevention strategies for Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia
  8. Male Osteoporosis-A Case Study of Weak Struts, Linoleum, Rice Cakes, and 8 Clicks
    • Integrate knowledge regarding the diagnosis and treatment of male osteoporosis
  9. Is Something FISHY Here? The FACTS about Marine Oils and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
    • Understand omega-3 fatty acids and their possible role in disease prevention
  10. Carotid and Abdominal Ultrasounds for Detecting Subclinical Carotid Artery Disease and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms-Does it Make a Difference
    • Utilize the clinical values of detecting and treating subclinical carotid artery disease and aortic vascular 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
Sat Feb 29 Melbourne, Australia
- 5:00 pm
Sun Mar 01 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Mar 02 Sydney, Australia
8:00 am 10:00 pm
Tue Mar 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Mar 04 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Mar 05 Milford Sound, New Zealand
8:00 am 9:00 am
Thu Mar 05 Doubtful Sound
12:30 pm 1:30 pm
Thu Mar 05 Dusky Sound
3:30 pm 5:00 pm
Fri Mar 06 Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand
9:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Mar 07 Akaroa, New Zealand
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Mar 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Mar 09 Tauranga, New Zealand
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Tue Mar 10 Auckland, New Zealand
6:30 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
10 Nights New Zealand Cruise

Ports of Call

Melbourne, Australia - Melbourne is a huge, sprawling city with something for everyone ‐ culture, art, fashion, and friendly Australians. It is also Australia's financial and commercial center. Easy to explore, at the heart of the city is the Golden Mile, the city's governmental and business corridor, home to hotels, shops, restaurants and theaters.

Melbourne also offers one of the world's finest parks - the Royal Botanic Gardens. Tour this city's charming Victorian-era architecture and visit the countryside via a vintage steam train.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Sydney, Australia - The whole world's in love with Sydney. It's stylish, it's sophisticated, it's home to some of the friendliest people on the planet. And yes, a few koalas, if you know where to look. What's not to love? This gateway to the Outback has it all: endless outdoor adventure around the harbor or in spots like the Blue Mountains. Golden sandy beaches named Bondi, Bilgola and Coogee (which are not only beautiful, but also fun to say). A bustling art and entertainment scene. Countless museums, galleries and world-class restaurants where the dishes go way beyond the local Vegemite.

Milford Sound, New Zealand - As we sail into the narrow fjords of the Milford Sound, even your massive ship seems to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site and is protected by its natural geography, which makes it a haven for all types of wildlife.

Dunedin (Port Chalmers), New Zealand - Dunedin is the old Gaelic name for Edinburgh. Uncover this "kiwi" city's Scottish heritage roots as you meander its octagon-shaped streets and quaint Victorian buildings.

Akaroa, New Zealand -

Visit the historic French-British settlement of Akaroa, 1.5 hours south of Christchurch, and explore the mountainous Banks Peninsula on which the town sits.

The Akaroa Marine Reserve, at the mouth of Akaroa Harbor (once an active volcano) was created in 2013, and many species of its fauna and flora are still undescribed. During an Akaroa cruise, enjoy a boat ride around this harbor, stopping to take in the natural beauty and snap picturesque photos.

This area is visited by Hector’s dolphins, endemic to New Zealand and the smallest species, just 4–5 feet long and 90–130 pounds in weight. Unlike the more common bottlenose dolphin, the Hector’s dolphin has a short beak, a rounded black dorsal fin, and elegant color variations from creamy white belly to dark gray extremities. Smaller species of whales also visit the reserve.

Fur seals and white-flippered penguins hang out along the rocky platforms edging the harbor, where albatrosses, petrels, and other seabirds visit. Do some excellent bird watching with your binoculars on a cliff-side stroll—but remember to watch your step.
Visit the historic French-British settlement of Akaroa, 1.5 hours south of Christchurch, and explore the mountainous Banks Peninsula on which the town sits.

The Akaroa Marine Reserve, at the mouth of Akaroa Harbor (once an active volcano) was created in 2013, and many species of its fauna and flora are still undescribed. During an Akaroa cruise, enjoy a boat ride around this harbor, stopping to take in the natural beauty and snap picturesque photos.

This area is visited by Hector’s dolphins, endemic to New Zealand and the smallest species, just 4–5 feet long and 90–130 pounds in weight. Unlike the more common bottlenose dolphin, the Hector’s dolphin has a short beak, a rounded black dorsal fin, and elegant color variations from creamy white belly to dark gray extremities. Smaller species of whales also visit the reserve.

Fur seals and white-flippered penguins hang out along the rocky platforms edging the harbor, where albatrosses, petrels, and other seabirds visit. Do some excellent bird watching with your binoculars on a cliff-side stroll—but remember to watch your step.

Tauranga, New Zealand - The "Bay of Plenty" was named by Captain Cook after the prosperous Maori villages of the region generously replenished his supplies. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber center and a popular seaside resort. Tauranga is the gateway to Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture and New Zealand's primary tourist attraction.

Tauranga, meaning "sheltered waters" in Maori, is rich with native culture and tradition. Waterskiing, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing abound in Tauranga Harbour. Rotorua with its healing, natural mineral springs is an ideal place to unwind in a therapeutic bath.

Auckland, New Zealand - Shop along the picturesque waterfront of this ever-expanding city, home to one-third of the country's population. From museums housing Maori artifacts to extinct volcanic peaks, this pedestrian-friendly city is the perfect combination of nature and commerce.

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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