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Physical and Mental Health in Women, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Phlebology

Holland America's <em> Oosterdam</em>
Holland America's Oosterdam
7-Night Alaskan Explorer
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

May 03 - 10, 2020
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 ASWB ACE Credits
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
2 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.

Jerry G. Ninia, MD, RVT

Jerry G. Ninia, MD, RVT
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
SUNY‚Äź Stony Brook University School of Medicine  Dr. Ninia is the Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson , NY and a Clinical Associate Professor of OB/GYN at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and continued his post graduate training at Nassau County Medical Center. For over 20 years, he has maintained two separate private practices in both OB/GYN and Phlebology. He has lectured internationally on the topic of women's health and venous disease and has authored 3 text book chapters and over 25 articles in peer reviewed journals. 

A Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN's, Surgeons and Phlebologists, he is board certified in OB/GYN as well as Phlebology and was instrumental in the creation of the nationally administered Phlebology board certification exam. He is certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Registered Vascular Technologist. He has served as a member of the American College of Phlebology Board of Directors and the Phlebology Foundation Board. He has served on the Catholic Health Services of Long Island Board of Trustees and helped create initiatives to improve patient safety in Labor and Delivery. His efforts resulted in St. Charles hospital earning the Healthcare Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for quality and patient safety along with his earning the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt award given to those individuals who provide outstanding voluntary contributions and leadership at Long Island hospitals.

Laraine T. Zappert, PhD

Laraine T. Zappert, PhD
Clinical Professor
Center for Neuroscience in Women's Health
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California

Sexual Harassment Policy Office
Stanford University
Stanford, California

Women In Science and Engineering (WISE)
Women in Social Science and Humanities (WISSH)
Group Programs
Stanford University
Stanford, California
  Dr. Zappert is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. As a faculty member at the Center for Neuroscience in Women’s Health at Stanford, Dr. Zappert was instrumental in developing and directing the first Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program in Women’s Health. Previously, Dr. Zappert had served as Director of Clinical Training at Vaden Student Health Services at Stanford.

Currently, she teaches a course on Sexual Violence and Recovery, and supervises the clinical work of residents in the Department of Psychiatry. In addition to her clinical, teaching and research responsibilities, Dr. Zappert has served as the Director of Stanford University's Sexual Harassment Policy Office since its inception in 1993. She also founded and led the Women’s Group Program at Stanford’s Graduate Schools of Business and Law for over 20 years. In 2001, Dr. Zappert initiated the (WISE) Women in Science and Engineering Program for women graduate and post-doctoral students in the Schools of Engineering, Science and Medicine at Stanford, and more recently, extended that program (WISSH) to graduate and post-doctoral women in Humanities and Social Sciences at Stanford.

Dr. Zappert's clinical work and research has focused on the areas of women's mental health, work and wellness. She is the senior author of the 1985 landmark study “In the Pipeline”, as well as the 2002 study, “Priming the Pipeline” both of which examined the stresses confronting women in science and engineering at Stanford. Her book, Getting It Right: How Working Mother’s Successfully Take Up the Challenge of Life, Work and Family has been nationally recognized as an authoritative resource for professional women and their families.

Most recently, Dr. Zappert was the senior author on an article (in press) on The Impact of a Support Group Intervention for Women in STEM. In 2017, she was awarded a Faculty Fellowship at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.

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Target Audience
Psychologists, Social WorkersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Many changes have taken place in the field of women's physical and emotional health creating significant implications for those who care for female patients.

This program is designed to provide participants with current up to date information in order to provide the very best in contemporary patient care. Unique to the lecture format is the identification and analysis of specific physical disorders and their effect on the emotional health of patients.

Participants should be able to apply this new knowledge immediately into clinical practice. A multi-discipline, integrated approach to patient care is emphasized with an eye towards quality improvement and overall health care team performance.

This program will provide important updates for the following:
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Pelvic Phlebology
  • Endometriosis / Pelvic Pain
  • Androgen Excess - Physical bother or Emotional burden
  • Vaginitis
  • Menopause
  • Anxiety

The Special Topics in Women's Health lectures focus on changes in women's physical and mental health during important life transitions: menses, pregnancy and postpartum. Participants will learn the latest evidence-based treatments to address the mental issues that arise with these transitions.

Additionally, the Special Topics in Women's Health will address traumatic occurrences that disproportionately affect women's health, i. e., domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as, the latest evidence-based treatments to address the trauma that arises from these events. The domestic violence lectures will be a total of 2 hours to comply with required CME training in many states.

  1. Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    • Utilize appropriate diagnostic approaches to evaluate and treat patients across the entire spectrum of CVI
  2. Pelvic Phlebology
    • Identify causes and sequelae of CVI unique to the pelvic anatomy in female patients
  3. Pelvic Pain / Endometriosis
    • Analyze pelvic pain in the clinical setting of endometriosis and differentiate between dysmenorrhea, non-menstrual pelvic pain and pain with intercourse.
  4. Androgen Excess - Physical bother vs. Emotional burden
    • Develop a cost-effective thorough plan for assessing PCOS and its sequelae in patients who do and do not want to conceive
  5. Vaginitis revisited
    • Identify routine as well as challenging causes of vulvar symptons of burning, itching or pain.
    • Expand upon vaginitis related to estrogen deprivation
  6. Menopause, Memory Loss and Dementia
    • Recognize early forms of memory loss and differentiate types of dementia
  7. Anxiety
    • Evaluate, screen, diagnose and potentially treat patients with anxiety.
    • Recognize the challenges one may encounter when caring for patients with anxiety
  8. Special Topics in Women's Health: Mood Disorders in Reproductive Age Women
    • Identify and treat psychological issues that arise in their patientís health profile that have to do with menstrual cycle hormonal fluctuations.
  9. Special Topics in Women's Health: Psychological Issues in the Transition to Motherhood
    • Identify and treat psychological issues that arise in their patientís health profile that have to do with the transition to motherhood.
  10. Special Topics in Women's Health: Biopsychosocial Changes in the Postpartum
    • Identify and treat psychological issues that arise in their patientís health profile that have to do with the postpartum period, particularly postpartum depression.
  11. Special Topics in Women's Health: Domestic Violence and Relationship Abuse
    • Identify and understand the different responses to sexual trauma and how best to deal with these issues in practice.
  12. Special Topics in Women's Health: Domestic Violence and Relationship Abuse
    • Identify the intersection of physiological and psychological factors that effect responses to trauma and apply this to treating survivors.
  13. Special Topics in Women's Health:Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence
    • Identify the issues that arise in patient's physical and mental health profiles that have their etiology in sexual assault and violence.
  14. Special Topics in Women's Health: Understanding and Treating Psychological Trauma
    • Identify evidence-based and trauma-informed intervention techniques that can be used in treating survivors of sexual trauma.
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 May 03 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Mon May 04 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue May 05 Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage
- -
Tue May 05 Juneau, Alaska
1:00 pm 9:00 pm
Wed May 06 Hubbard Glacier
2:00 pm 6:00 pm
Thu May 07 Sitka, Alaska
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri May 08 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 1:00 pm
Sat May 09 Victoria, British Columbia
6:00 am 11:30 pm
Sun May 10 Seattle, Washington
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
7 Night Alaskan Explorer

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

Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage - Stephens Passage is a channel in the Alexander Archipelago in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Alaska. It runs between Admiralty Island to the west and the Alaska mainland and Douglas Island to the east, and is about 170 km (105 mi) long. Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is near the north end, on Gastineau Channel.

Hubbard Glacier - Marching to the beat of a different drum, Hubbard Glacier is advancing while the rest of Alaska's ice rivers are receding rapidly. In 1986, Hubbard galloped forward, closing off Russell Fjord to create an entirely new lake. The phenomenon quickly passed and was followed by a short retreat, but the glacier is once again on the move and Russell Fjord is headed for another spell as an inland body of water.

Sitka, Alaska - Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Archangel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists' days.

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

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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