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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Current Topics in Family Medicine and Cannabinoid Medicine

Holland America's <em> Nieuw Statendam</em>
Holland America's Nieuw Statendam
7-Night Norse Legends
Round-trip Amsterdam, The Netherlands

July 19 - 26, 2020
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 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

Dereck DeLeon, MD

Dereck DeLeon, MD
Senior Vice President
Chief Academic Officer
Designated Institutional Official
Cone Health 
Greensboro, NC 


Dr. DeLeon is currently overseeing 5 Residencies and Fellowships, Institutional Research as well as the education of other health care learners and their integration within our health system.

Executive Director: Greensboro Area Health Education Center(AHEC):
Serving 8 counties within North Carolina , to meet the state's health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs and services that bridge academic institutions and communities to improve the health of the people of North Carolina with a focus on underserved populations. 
Our vision is to lead the transformation of healthcare education and services in North Carolina. 
Dr. Dereck DeLeon has been a Family Physician with Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California for the past 22 years and was the Program Director for the Kaiser Permanente Family Medicine Residency Program in San Diego as well as the Southern California Regional Chair for Diversity in Graduate Medical Education Committee. 

He was also the Co-Chair of the San Diego Graduate Medical Education Committee and the Chair of the San Diego, Innovation in Quality Education and Transformation Committee at Kaiser Permanente San Diego.

His leadership background also includes being on the Association of Family Medicine Residency Director Education and Program Director Development Committee as well past Chair of the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Continuing Medical Education Committee .He also has completed numerous Fellowships in Leadership, Faculty Development and Curriculum Design and Assessment.

Dr. DeLeon also maintains a busy clinical practice with Kaiser Permanente. He holds the appointment of Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Preventative Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. 

One of Dr DeLeon's passions is in developing community programs that seek to expose those from underrepresented backgrounds to the health care profession as well as to educate other healthcare providers around the issues of health inequities in our communities. Dr DeLeon help pioneer the Kaiser Permanente/ San Ysidro High School Summer Urban Fellowship which has helped provide the education/mentoring and role modeling for local high school, college and medical students from underrepresented groups ,who seek careers in medicine .

Dr. DeLeon has been an invited speaker at numerous venues and has presented numerous scholarly work at, the AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly , the AAFP Program Directors Workshop , the University of California San Diego School of Medicine , and the AAMC Minority Student Workshop among others. 

Tim Munzing, MD, FAAFP

Tim Munzing, MD, FAAFP
Family Medicine Residency Program Director
Kaiser Permanente Orange County Family Medicine Residency Program
Santa Ana, California  Dr. Timothy Munzing has been a family physician with Kaiser Permanente in Orange County, California for the past 33-1/2 years, over 30 years as the founding Program Director of the KP-OC Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Munzing serves on the national ACGME Family Medicine Review Committee, responsible for the accreditation of over 600 Family Medicine residency programs. He has had a clinical practice for over three decades and has taught hundreds of Family Medicine residents and thousands of medical students. Dr. Munzing was the recipient of the 2017 National Family Medicine Outstanding Residency Program Director of the Year Award and the 2017 California Academy of Family Physicians Hero of Family Medicine Award. He holds the appointment of full Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine and Professor at the developing Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, opening Summer 2020.

Dr. Munzing is a leading national expert on appropriate (legal vs. illegal) Opioid and Controlled Substance Prescribing, recently receiving a major national Medical Director’s Award by the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association. He has served as a medical expert reviewer for the DEA, FBI, and Medical Board of California for 15 years, having reviewed over 200 cases (100+ criminal) in over sixteen states across the United States.

Dr. Munzing published a peer reviewed article entitled “Guide to Appropriate Opioid Prescribing for Noncancer Pain" in May 2017 in the Permanente Journal, which is now being used nationally by physicians, law enforcement, and prosecutors. Dr. Munzing has lectured on the subject to thousands of physicians and healthcare providers, law enforcement (DEA, FBI, other state and federal law enforcement), and prosecutors across the United States.

Marni Brooks, BSc, MSW, MD, CCFP, FCFP

Marni Brooks, BSc, MSW, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Staff Physician, New York General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Chair, Ontario Medical Association Medical Interest Group in Cannabinoid Medicine  Dr. Marni Brooks began her education at McGill university where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in psychology and focused her thesis in the area of pediatric pain. She was then sponsored by a physician in Sydney, Australia to assist in his pediatric pain research. 

Upon her return to Canada, she completed a Master of Social Work degree where she spent years of training studying women's health and addiction as field placements. Her interest in addiction continued after she completed her medical degree and family medicine residency at the University of Toronto. 

She is now a Fellow in Family Medicine and, until now, has explored working in the areas of family medicine, sleep medicine, addiction medicine and cannabinoid medicine. Dr. Brooks also sat on the OMA Executive of the Section on Addiction Medicine for nearly a decade where she assisted with negotiations with the Ministry of Health on behalf of the members in her section. Most recently, she founded and is the Chair of the OMA Medical Interest Group in Cannabinoid Medicine, the first such group in the country.

Dr. Brooks currently focuses her work in Cannabinoid Medicine, her two main interests. She hopes to help educate her peers, the community and patients, as well as advocate for them, on the benefits of cannabis for a variety of health conditions, either as sole therapy or in conjunction with other treatments. Other experiences in Cannabinoid Medicine include speaking on the Northwinds panel for insurance providers and acting as an expert witness on the safety and medical uses of cannabis in a sentencing hearing.

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Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Each of the lectures is focused on:
  • Improving patient safety and optimizing outcomes
  • Utilizing evidence-based medicine
Common threads in each of these areas are:
  • Importance of teamwork and communication
  • Including multi-specialty and multi-disciplinary management. The successful incorporation of effective computer systems is vital, both for knowledge acquisition, patient management, and medical record keeping, in achieving superior outcomes, both for individual patients, but also for successful teams working together.
  • Decreased use and more appropriate use of opioid pain medications
  • Decreased use of medications in the elderly from the Beer's list (Do not use list)
  • Patient safety advice for elderly
  • Improvement in effective pre-travel evaluation and advice for international travelers
Medical Cannabis: Clinical Considerations-to review how the medical cannabis system has evolved over time and its future significance to health and wellness; and to recognize when medical cannabis may an appropriate or inappropriate therapeutic option in clinical practice by evaluating the literature.

Medical Cannabis: Case Studies-to understand specific patient cases who have benefited from medical cannabis and how to identify patients who may benefit.

Topics:
  1. Optimizing Results through Teamwork
    • Apply the characteristics of successful teams and tools to build teamwork and improve outcomes
    • Describe how teamwork can improve chronic disease metrics
    • List and explain stages of team formation
  2. Preparing Your Patients for a Successful Transition to their Golden Years
    • Improve the wellness of the elder patients seen
    • Address preventive measures for elder patients
    • Provide appropriate medication management for the elderly
    • Improve communication strategies in discussing advance directives with patients
  3. Medical Error Reduction: Optimizing Outcomes and Patient Safety
    • Discuss types of medical errors that can result in increased morbidity and mortality
    • Minimize potential cognitive error risks to result in improved outcomes and patient safety
    • Explain how diagnosis momentum can result in medical errors
  4. Travel Medicine: Prevention Goes International
    • Discuss the scope of US travelers abroad
    • Assess appropriately the medical risk to the traveler
    • List commonly needed Immunizations for travelers
    • Implement helpful travel preventative treatments
    • Utilize travel medicine related website resources
  5. Optimizing Patient Safety- Appropriate Opioid Prescribing
    • Appropriately evaluate a patient for Chronic Pain
    • Utilize general guidelines for prescribing Controlled Substances / Opioids, including the new CDC guidelines
    • Implement the use of multiple modalities in managing chronic pain
    • Explain the added risks when prescribing opioids in excess of 100 mg/day Morphine Milligram Equivalent (MME)
    • Implement strategies to improve patient safety and compliance with guidelines in prescribing opioids and other Controlled Substances
  6. Why is Medical Cannabis an Important Consideration for Physicians?
    • To understand the importance of medical cannabis for some of their patients
  7. How do Cannabinoids Work on the Human Body?
    • To learn about the human endocannabinoid system
  8. What is the Evidence Supporting Medical Cannabis Use?
    • There is emerging evidence supports the use of medical cannabis for some of our patients
  9. How Do You 'Authorize' Medical Cannabis?
    • How is cannabis prescribed in Canada?
  10. Prevention and Treatment of Motion Sickness
    • List 3 symptoms of motion sickness
    • Describe the 3 types of behavioral interventions
    • Recite 3 types of medications use for Motions Sickness
  11. Incidentaloma's How to approach these findings?
    • Differentiate the different sites of incidentalomas
    • Explain the work up for Thyroid , Pulmonary and Pituitary Incidentalomas
    • List the 3 Red flags related to Thyroid, Pulmonary and Pituitary findings
  12. Hey Doc ! By the way : Common OTC treatment of every day Dermatologic Problems In daily Practice
    • Describe 3 most common skin complaints in the office setting
    • List 3 over the counter treatments that are used for these skin conditions
  13. Common Knee and shoulder complaints in the office setting : how to give injections to treat knee and shoulder complaints
    • Demonstrate a rapid shoulder and knee exam List the contraindications to a steroid injection
  14. Use of the Medical Interpreter to maximize the office visit
    • Describe at least 5 tips for using a medical interpreter
    • List 3 Medical Interpreter Resources
    • Explain at least 2 benefits of using a trained interpreter
  15. Current Guidelines on the evaluation of the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Describe what constitutes and Abdomina Aortic Aneurysm
    • List the 3 main risk factors for AAA
    • Apply the screening requirements for AAA
  16. Efficacious use of antiemetics in the office setting
    • List the 3 primary neurotransmitters involved in nausea and vomiting
    • Discuss the 4 categories of antiemetics used in the ambulatory setting
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
Sun Jul 19 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- 5:00 pm
Mon Jul 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jul 21 Eidfjord, Norway
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Tue Jul 21 Hardangerfjord- Scenic Cruising
- -
Wed Jul 22 Molde, Norway
10:00 am 8:00 pm
Thu Jul 23 Geiranger, Norway
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jul 23 Cruising Geirangerfjord
- -
Fri Jul 24 Bergen, Norway
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Jul 25 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 26 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Norse Legends

Ports of Call

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Here in Amsterdam, you can decide whether the real masterpieces are the gabled houses that flank graceful canals, or the van Goghs, Rembrandts and Vermeers that cover the walls of the city's grand museums.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Eidfjord, Norway -

In the shadow of snowy peaks and near stunning blue-green fjords, Eidfjord is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in Norway. Even though it has a population of less than 1,000, scores of visitors come here each year to bask in the area's natural splendor. 

Hardangervidda, near Eidfjord, is Europe's largest mountain plateau as well as Norway's largest national park. Interestingly, the legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen, who led the first expedition to reach the South Pole, and Fridtjof Nansen, who made the first successful crossing of the Greenland interior, both used Hardangervidda to prepare for their expeditions. Walking, hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing are popular, and the area is home to Europe's largest population of wild reindeer.

Molde, Norway - All of the stunning beauty you associate with Norway is on display in Molde, a city roughly 400 kilometers (240 miles) north of Bergen with white clapboard houses sitting alongside a sparkling fjord. On a clear day, more than 200 peaks are visible from this part of the Romsdal Peninsula. (The Varden Viewpoint, 10 minutes by car from the center of town, is the best place to take in the breathtaking panorama.) Even when the weather is less cooperative, there is plenty to do, with cozy cafés, boutiques selling woolen sweaters and the Romsdal Museum, an open-air folk museum where you can literally stroll through the region’s history and traditional homes. Molde is also one end of one of Norway’s most beautiful coastal drives, the Atlantic Ocean Road (in Norwegian, the Atlanterhavsvegen), which crosses spectacular bridges and a number of islands.

Geiranger, Norway - Enclosed on both sides by precipitous walls of rock, Geirangerfjord is one of Norway's most striking. While you're there, you'll want to visit the tiny octagonal church, ascend Mt. Dalshibba for a panormic view of the mountains, lakes, and waterfalls, or stop at the Tystig branch of Europe's most enormous glacier.

Bergen, Norway - A key member of the medieval Hanseatic League of Merchants, Bergen has had plenty of practice combining commerce with community. In this delightful city, you will find pleasure in the Bryggen waterfront district and marketplace, or travel out of town for some great backcountry hikes. On the shores of Nordnes Lake is Troldhaugen—the historic home of composer Edvard Grieg.

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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