Topics in Endocrinology & Negotiating and Mediating Healthcare Disputes
9-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Miami, FL
March 15 - 24, 2019
21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
21 Contact Hours
$1,095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$695 Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Gregory Firestone, PhD, is President of My Florida Mediator and previously served as Director of the University of South Florida Conflict Resolution Collaborative.
He has served continuously on standing alternative dispute resolution committees of the Florida Supreme Court for more than two decades (including seven years as Vice Chair of the Court's Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy Committee) and as Official Observer (on behalf of the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Academy of Family Mediators) to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Uniform Mediation Act Drafting Committee. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Family Court Review and most recently received the 2012 Florida Supreme Court Sharon Press Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution Award and 2011 Florida Academy of Professional Mediators Merit Award.
Dr. Firestone is a licensed psychologist (PY3033), mediator, mediation trainer and dispute resolution system consultant and has maintained a private mediation practice since 1984. Gregory Firestone is a practicing 1) Florida Supreme Court certified Appellate, Circuit Court, Dependency, and Family Mediator, 2) Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Advanced Practitioner, and 3) Diplomate Member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediator.
Dr. Firestone has lectured and published widely in the field of mediation and is coauthor of Mediation Works: Make it Work for You, a family mediation orientation video produced by the Florida Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center.
Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD
Program Director Endocrinology Fellowship
Division of Endocrinology
Baylor Scott and White, Temple Texas
Dr. Piziak received her undergraduate degrees and her PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her medical degree from University Kentucky in Lexington. She completed her internal medicine residency at Akron general Medical Center in Akron Ohio and her fellowship training in endocrinology metabolism at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. Piziak is presently the Emeritus Chief of Endocrinology, Director of the Diabetes section and Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship program at Baylor Scott and White in Temple Texas. She is a Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University and a fellow of the American College of physicians.
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- Introduction to Health Care Conflicts
- Describe different types of healthcare conflicts (ADR)
- Methods of Dispute Resolution in Healthcare
- Define Methods of Dispute Resolution in Healthcare
- Negotiation Strategies
- Explain positional negotiation and interest based negotiation
- Basic mediation techniques
- Summarize basic mediation techniques
- Mediation of Provider Patient Complaints
- Describe mediation strategies in resolving patient complaints
- Mediation of Medical Ethics Complaints
- Summarize mediation strategies to address bioethics issues
- Mediation and Negotiation Strategies to Resolve Other Conflicts
- Summarize the role of negotiation and mediation methods to resolve other healthcare issues
- Controversies in the Management of thyroid disease
- Discuss management of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and subclinical thyroid disease
- New developments in the medical and surgical management of obesity
Selecting diets and exercise programs for your patients
- Explain the use of medications and surgery in the management of obesity
- Using insulin effectively in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
- Describe the use of insulin in both types of diabetes
- How to choose the proper oral agent for your patient with Type 2 Diabetes
- Describe the use of oral agents in the therapy of diabetes
- Diagnosing and treating lipid disorders in a timely fashion
- Discuss the guidelines for diagnosis and management of dyslipidemia
- What is new in osteoporosis
- List new developments in the therapy of osteoporosis
- Cases in metabolic bone disease
- Determine the diagnosis and management of common metabolic bone diseases
- Common Pituitary and, Adrenal problems; diagnosis and management
- Discuss common pituitary and adrenal disorders their diagnosis and management
- PCOS: Management throughout a woman's life span
- Discuss the early diagnosis and continuing management at different periods in a woman's reproductive
Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 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.
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.
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|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Fri Mar 15||Miami, Florida
|Sat Mar 16||At Sea - Cruising
|Sun Mar 17||Labadee, Haiti
||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Mon Mar 18||At Sea - Cruising
|Tue Mar 19||Kralendijk, Bonaire
||9:00 am||8:00 pm|
|Wed Mar 20||Willemstad, Curacao
||8:00 am||11:00 pm|
|Thu Mar 21||Oranjestad, Aruba
||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Fri Mar 22||At Sea - Cruising
|Sat Mar 23||At Sea - Cruising
|Sun Mar 24||Miami, Florida
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.