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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine

Royal Caribbean's <em>Harmony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas
7-Night Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Coco Cay Cruise
Round-trip Port Canaveral, Florida

June 28 - July 05, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
6 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.

Nathaniel R Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP

Nathaniel R Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP
Regional Medical Director of Quality Assurance, Emergency Services, CHI Franciscan Health, Tacoma, WA
Chair, Multi-Specialty Peer Review Committee, CHI Franciscan Health, Tacoma, WA
Chair, Opioid Prescribing Reduction Committee, CHI Franciscan Health, Tacoma, WA
National Associate Director of Litigation Support, TeamHealth
Physician Leader on Statewide Opioid Feedback Program, WSMA/WSHA
2nd Vice President, Washington State Medical Association
Federal Governmental Affairs Committee Member, ACEP
Medical-legal Committee Member, ACEP
Past President, Washington State Chapter of ACEP
Former Washington State Senator, 26th District Nathan Schlicher currently works at St Joseph's Medical Center, and lives in Gig Harbor with his wife Dr. Jessica Schlicher, and their three children (David, Juliette, and Henry). He serves as the Regional Director of Quality Assurance for the emergency departments of the Franciscan Health System and the Associate Director of the TeamHealth Litigation Support Department. He attended Law School and then Medical School at the University of Washington before completing an EM residency at Wright State in Dayton Ohio with board certification in Emergency Medicine. He recently completed his Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Care. 

As Legislative Affairs Chairman of the Washington State Chapter of Emergency Physicians, Nathan spearheaded the "ER for Emergencies" program to replace the State's plan to deny ER services to Medicaid Patients. Nathan's leadership in this effort will lead the state to save $31 million per year by making better health care. He created and has edited four editions of a textbook on the importance of advocacy by physicians, "The Emergency Medicine Advocacy Handbook." He currently serves as the 1st Vice President of the Washington State Medical Association and is a Past President of the Washington Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has previously served as the Legislative Advisor on the Board of Directors of the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association. He also spent a year in the Washington State Senate, representing the 26th District, where he continued his work on health care advocacy. He continues to work with interested parties on health policy topics including renewed focus on the opiate and mental health crises affecting the state.

Nathan and his wife are deeply involved in the community. They serve as foster parents and run a Free Clinic on the peninsula. Nathan is serving as the Capital Campaign Chair for the Olympic College's next campaign and is an active Rotarian. Currently serving as the 1st Vice President of the WSMA, he is currently leading the statewide Opiate Prescribing Feedback Report system that in its first year has seen compliance with acute prescribing guidelines improve by almost 70%. In his spare time, his wife and he are amateur triathletes, love skiing, coaching their kid's soccer teams, and relaxing in the mountains.

He has been recognized for his leadership multiple times including the South Sound Business Journal's 40 under 40 Award, Washington State Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians Guardian of Emergency Medicine Award, Pacific Lutheran University Outstanding Recent Alumni Award, the American Medical Associations Leadership in Excellence Award, the American College of Emergency Physicians' Collin C. Rorrie Jr Award for Excellence in Health Policy, and the WSMA's William O. Robertson Patient Safety Award. 

Kinder Fayssoux, MD

Kinder Fayssoux, MD
Board Certified Family Medicine
Board Certified Integrative Medicine
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
Faculty, Eisenhower Family Medicine Residency Program
Assistant Clinical Professor for USC, Western, and Loma Linda Dr. Fayssoux has been a faculty physician at the Eisenhower Family Medicine Residency Program for the last nine years. She has always felt there was more to healing and medicine than what is conventionally taught. She has pursued her passion and become board certified in Integrative Medicine.

She has also obtained a certification in Functional Medicine. Dr. Fayssoux runs the Integrative Track in the residency programs and immensely enjoys teaching these skills to her residents and students.

She completed medical school at St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO and her family residency in Philadelphia, PA. She has written multiple chapters in family medicine textbooks and peer reviewed manuscripts.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Attendees will have the opportunity to explore conventional Family Medicine topics from an Integrative perspective. We will evaluate the evidence for supplements and Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) interventions as they pertain to these topics.

Important lifestyle factors will be defined and methods to motivate patients into making changes will be outlined.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore current issues in risk management to help protect their practices, build resiliency, and find their purpose in medicine once more.

  1. Pesky Perimenopausal Problems
    • Identify and treat common patient complaints related to perimenopause.
    • Conventional and Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies will be discussed.
  2. Digital Device Disease
    • Identify and explore the current issues with device and internet addiction and how it effects our health.
    • Participants will be able to create a treatment plan.
  3. Meditation as Medicine
    • Identify medical conditions that have evidence showing that meditation is beneficial and be able to instruct patients in how to get started and find resources.
  4. Complementary Alternative Medicine: Combing through the Evidence
    • Identify at least four types of CAM and illustrate which specific medical conditions they are best suited to treat.
  5. Joy: helping patients find the yellow brick road to health
    • Apply motivational interviewing skills in their practice and illustrate how helping a patient change their perspective on health issues can have profound effects on quality of life.
  6. Insomnia Updates
    • Recognize and define the types of sleep disorders and be able to offer conventional and CAM treatment options.
  7. Family Planning and Contraception
    • Recognize when contraception should be discussed and be able to describe all of the options available as well as their pros and cons.
  8. Physician as Advocate, Finding Purpose
    • Identify techniques for engaging in purpose to confront and overcome burnout in medical practice.
  9. Current Issues in Health Policy
    • Identify and explore current issues confronting the national health policy that consumes 17% of our GDP but is often poorly understood by physicians.
  10. High Risk Activities You Do By Taking the Easy Road
    • Identify and confront medical decisions that are easy to make, but harmful to patients.
  11. How to Go to Jail: Criminal Liability in Medicine
    • Describe recent legal cases and challenges surrounding the practice of medicine that have resulted in criminal instead of just civil penalties.
  12. The Opiate Epidemic: Risk For All
    • Describe and explore the opioid epidemic, methods for confronting the disease, and providing resources.
  13. Ethical Issues in Error Disclosure Roundtable
    • Identify the risks and benefits of error disclosure and discuss personal experiences with confronting and disclosing errors to patients.
  14. Behavioral Health Emergencies and Risk
    • Analyze the growing behavioral health challenges, court cases, and psychosocial challenges that confront providers in their care 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

Sun Jun 28 Port Canaveral, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Jun 29 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue Jun 30 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jul 01 San Juan, Puerto Rico
10:00 am 8:00 pm
Thu Jul 02 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jul 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jul 04 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 05 Port Canaveral, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
7 Night Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day

Ports of Call

Port Canaveral, Florida - Port Canaveral lies just 35 miles east of Orlando, along the 72 miles of pristine beaches known as Florida's Space Coast. Besides its close proximity to Orlando's theme parks, you'll find space-age attractions of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.


Perfect Day Cococay

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

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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