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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Women's Health and Essential Non-Clinical Skills for Physicians and Other Healthcare Providers

Royal Caribbean's <em>Ovation of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas
7-Night Alaska Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

May 22 - 29, 2020
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.

Karen Hughes Miller, PhD, MEd

Karen Hughes Miller, PhD, MEd
Adjunct Associate Professor of Graduate Medical Education
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, Kentucky Karen Hughes Miller, PhD, is recently retired as Associate Professor in the University of Louisville School of Medicine (U of L SOM) Office of Graduate Medical Education where her focus was on medical education research and curriculum planning. She oversaw the graduate non-clinical curriculum, and served on the U of L SOM Faculty Development Committee and QI and Patient Safety committees. 

Dr. Miller has more than 50 publications and presentations. She has taught adult education, curriculum design, and assessment courses and workshops to undergraduate and graduate students, medical residents and fellows, and faculty. She is also experienced in teaching task analysis to educators and physicians. 
Dr. Miller's undergraduate degrees in journalism (with a minor in commercial art) and her master's degree in instructional technology are useful today in creating new teaching and learning materials and platforms. One of her several research agendas is teaching and assessment of very bright learners, and she is currently completing a book chapter on this topic for NOVA publishers.

Dr. Miller is Immediate Past Chair of the Association of American of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Southern Group on Education Affairs (SGEA), and the Immediate Past Chair of the AAMC Research in Medical Education (RIME) program selection committee.

Larry R. Glazerman, MD, MBA

Larry  R. Glazerman, MD, MBA
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (laparoscopy and hysteroscopy)
* Genetic cancer syndromes in women  Larry R. Glazerman MD, a native of Pennsylvania, completed his undergraduate degree cum laude at Muhlenberg College, in Allentown PA, and his MD at Jefferson Medical College, in Philadelphia. His residency in obstetrics and gynecology was at Lehigh Valley Hospital, also in Allentown. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and is also certified in laparoscopy and hysteroscopy by the Accreditation Council for Gynecologic Endoscopy. His area of special expertise and interest is in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. This fall, he relocated to Tampa, to help establish a program in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at USF's Carol and Frank Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare<br><br>

Dr. Glazerman is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, AAGL – Advancing Miminally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide, and the International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy, where he serves on the board of directors.

Dr. Glazerman has been married to Joan Glazerman for 35 years,. They have three children, Richard, a software developer, Jonathan, a police officer, and Lauren, who recently moved to Tampa as well, and is employed by Prematics, Inc., providing e-prescribing solutions to physicians. He enjoys photography, gold, and skiing.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Today's healthcare practitioners need more than just clinical expertise; they must also understand education, research, and business. This set of three non-clinical modules is designed to provide basics and practical knowledge that can be applied in your healthcare delivery setting.

Content Set I: Education Basics for Teaching Patients, Families/Caregivers, and Staff
Content Set II: Connecting Research to Practice
Content Set III: Skills for Team Based Healthcare Delivery
Within each set, we will work to cover specific issues of interest to you, and will do individual and team activities to apply new knowledge.

Women's health care has advanced dramatically in the last several decades. Understanding current evidence regarding contraception, hormone therapy, HPV disease, bleeding disorders, including amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding will allow practitioners to manage their patients more appropriately.

In addition, several of these lectures, including early pregnancy, contraception, and others, will encourage teamwork with other members of the healthcare team, including ultrasonographers, nurses, medical assistants, and others. Finally, an update on CPT and ICD coding will help practitioners maximize their appropriate reimbursement.

  1. Education Basics: Goals and objectives.
    • Differentiate between learning goals and objectives and construct a learning objective relevant to their own clinical setting.
  2. Education Basics: Connecting the learner and the content.
    • Review and apply the basic traits of adult learners to the content we want them to master.
  3. Education Basics: Designing Instruction.
    • Differentiate between the ADDIE and ASSURE models, and select the best approach depending on your goals.
  4. Connecting Research to Practice: What is research; and what are the building blocks?
    • Define research and identity three basic strategies.
  5. Connecting Research to Practice: Finding useful research outcomes.
    • Identify processes to find useful and relevant research outcomes.
  6. Skills for Team Based Healthcare Delivery
    • Differentiate between a staff and a team and discuss strategies to transition from staff to team.
  7. Skills for Team Based Healthcare Delivery
    • Define and explore the roles of climate and culture in the clinical setting and they foster team based care.
  8. Evidence Based Medicine
    • To describe the basic principles underlying evidence based medicine and critical analysis
    • To evaluate point estimates of risk and associations
    • To evaluate whether an association represents a causal link
  9. Amenorrhea
    • To understand the pathophysiology and etiology of primary and secondary amenorrhea
    • To develop a simple, cost-effective method for diagnosing the various types of amenorrhea, using procedures available to all physicians
    • To understand the different disorders that cause amenorrhea
  10. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
    • Discuss the incidence and impact of abnormal uterine bleeding
    • Appreciate the new PALM-COEIN classification for abnormal uterine bleeding
    • Describe therapeutic options, medical and surgical
    • Understand relative success rates of options
  11. Contraceptive Options
    • Describe the benefits, risks, and side effects of long-acting reversible contraceptive methods.
    • Identify potential candidates for long-acting reversible contraception.
    • Discuss myths and other potential barriers to the use of long-acting reversible contraception.
    • Identify various options for Emergency Contraception and their appropriate use
  12. Coding Basics
    • Understand CPT and ICD-10 Coding principles
    • Describe the components of the RVU system
    • Describe common modifiers
  13. HPV - Epidemiology, Screening, and Prevention
    • Appreciate the epidemiology of HPV disease in women
    • Describe current guidelines for cervical cancer screening
    • Understand management algorithms for abnormal screening results
    • Apply current recommendations for HPV prevention with vaccine
  14. Menopause, Hormone Therapy, and the WHI-What Have we Learned?
    • Appreciate the physiology of menopause
    • Explain the findings and faults of the Women’s Health Initiative
    • Apply current knowledge about menopause to treatment of patients
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

Fri May 22 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat May 23 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun May 24 Alaska Inside Passage
- -
Sun May 24 Juneau, Alaska
12:00 pm 10:00 pm
Mon May 25 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 8:30 pm
Tue May 26 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
7:00 am 12:00 pm
Wed May 27 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu May 28 Victoria, British Columbia
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri May 29 Seattle, Washington
6:30 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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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

Alaska Inside Passage - Winding along the breathtaking coast of Alaska, the Inside Passage offers magnificent views of forested islands, rock-walled fjords and snowcapped mountains. Richly diverse flora and fauna are also on display.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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