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Updates in Diabetes, Obesity, Preventive Cardiology, and Advanced Lipidology

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<em>Amadeus Star</em>
Amadeus Star
7-Night Classical Danube River Cruise
from Budapest to Passau
October 27 - November 03, 2020
12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
12 ACPE Credits
Up to 12 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
12.0 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.

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.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
PharmacistsNurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Update on diabetes therapies that improve cardiovascular outcomes, Review new approaches to diabetes care
    • Review cardiovascular outcomes data for currently available diabetes medications including review of new classes of agents, GLP-1 agonists, SGT2 inhibitors, Quick release bromocriptine.
  2. Obesity management from the perspective of a lipidologist: root causes analysis and treatment options
    • Identify medical factors, medications, insulin resistance as secondary causes of obesity and how to work up, address and treat these conditions .
    • Discussion of currently available obesity medications and impact on cardiovascular markers.
  3. Updates in lipid management:
    • Review LDL lowering therapies including PSCK 9 inhibitors and cardiovascular outcomes data, Role of hyperabsorption and treatment options.
  4. Advanced biomarker testing:
    • How to use Apo B, LDL P, Lp (a) , inflammatory markers in both primary and secondary prevention.
    • Review of the evidence for use of biomarkers in clinical risk assessment and management.
  5. Case studies :
    • Complex lipid management, learn how to manage the most difficult cases.
  6. Lowering triglycerides and raising HDL Cholesterol, does it matter?
    • Review of trial data for niacin, omega 3 fatty acids, fibrates
  7. Microbiome and cardiovascular disease
    • Review of role of gut health and cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
    • How to practically assess gut health, TMAO and other gut health markers.
  8. Women and cardiovascular health throughout the lifetime
    • Management of cardiovascular risk throughout lifetime.
    • PCOS, menopause, child bearing age. Role of inflammation, MTHFR.
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

Tue Oct 27 Budapest
- -
Wed Oct 28 Budapest
- 1:30 pm
Wed Oct 28 Esztergom, Hungary
6:30 pm 7:00 pm
Thu Oct 29 Bratislava, Slovakia
8:00 am 11:00 pm
Fri Oct 30 Vienna, Austria
7:00 am -
Sat Oct 31 Vienna, Austria
- 2:00 am
Sat Oct 31 Dürnstein
8:00 am 12:00 pm
Sat Oct 31 Emmersdorf
3:00 pm 7:00 pm
Sun Nov 01 Linz
7:00 am 8:30 am
Sun Nov 01 Aschach
11:00 am 11:30 am
Sun Nov 01 Passau
5:00 pm 6:30 pm
Mon Nov 02 Regensburg
10:00 am 8:00 pm
Tue Nov 03 Passau
8:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Map Classical Danube River Cruise

Ports of Call

Budapest - Home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Buda Castle quarter in Castle Hill, and Heroes' Square, Budapest offers and unmatched combination of culture, tradition and even a secret labyrinth of caves and caverns under the city. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river (B)

Bratislava, Slovakia - Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and the country's largest city. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia on both banks of the Danube River. Bratislava has a very pleasant medieval inner city with narrow, winding streets, a hill-top castle next to the river Danube, and many historic churches and buildings to visit. The old town is centered on two squares, Hlavne namestie (main square) and Hviezdoslavovo namestie (Hviezdoslav square, named after a famous Slovak poet).

Vienna, Austria - Vienna is a unique blend of the historic and the modern with a wealth of architecture and artistic and musical heritage. Many of the world's most important composers, including Beethoven and Mozart, have lived and performed behind Vienna's Baroque façades. In addition to this Baroque splendor, there are excellent examples of Art Nouveau architecture .

Linz - The ship arrives in Linz where you'll have several choices of excursions. You may opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you will tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square, and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in the "Sound of Music". Alternatively, you can join a morning walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House, or go on a guided bike tour along the city's'Culture Mile' and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more excursion options. Choose a half-day excursion to Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Cesky Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border (B,L,D).

Regensburg - Begin your cruise with a visit to Regensburg. This UNESCO site boasts architecture from many centuries, reflective of its varied history throughout the centuries. The stone bridge, built in 1135-1146, the Church of St James, and the Schloss of Thurn and Taxis are a few of the highlights of this beautiful city. In the afternoon join our excursion to the Weltenburg Abbey, which towers high above the Danube and can be seen from afar. The Benedictine abbey is the oldest monastery in Bavaria and always worth a visit. Back onboard this evening, experience a Bavarian evening with lively traditional music and a dinner of local specialities. 

Passau - Passau is a town in Lower Bavaria, Germany. It is also known as the Dreiflüssestadt or "City of Three Rivers," because the Danube is joined at Passau by the Inn from the south and the Ilz from the north.

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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