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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Western Institute of Legal Medicine

Holland America's <em> Eurodam</em>
Holland America's Eurodam
7-Night Alaskan Explorer
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

August 08 - 15, 2020
20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
20 ACPE Credits
20.0 Contact Hours (6 of which is the pre-course supplement)

Course Fees:

$900 for Physicians, Attorneys, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists

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.

Richard J. Kelly, MD, JD, MPH, FASA, FCLM

Richard J. Kelly, MD, JD, MPH, FASA, FCLM
HS Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care
Health Policy Research Institute
University of California Irvine School of Medicine

Dr. Richard Kelly is a member of the medical faculty at the University of California in Irvine. As an undergraduate at Harvard University, Dr. Kelly studied theology and biochemistry. After graduation, he was awarded a full scholarship to study public health at the University of California in Berkeley. He then moved to Stanford University where he pursued dual professional degrees in Law and Medicine. 

He completed his anesthesiology medical training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF) and after several years in private practice Dr. Kelly returned to academics. He teaches cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the university medical center and teaches a course in public policy for graduate students at the Health Policy Research Institute. His clinical interests focus on the anesthetic management of surgical patients with complex cardiothoracic diseases and his public policy research interests include the societal consequences of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"); the ethical and legal implications of physician fatigue; medical professionalism; opioid tolerance and addiction; and national trends in medical malpractice awards. He actively participates in the American College of Legal Medicine, the American Board of Legal Medicine, and the World Association for Medical Law.

Michael A. Firestone, MBA, JD

Michael A. Firestone, MBA, JD
Michael A. Firestone, MBA, JD, practices in the areas of health, vaccine injury and medical business law. He was graduated from Santa Clara University’s rigorous JD/MBA joint degree graduate program. Michael regularly represents physicians and other healthcare providers before the licensing boards. He is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Federal Claims and United States District Court, Northern District of California.

Michael is a member of the California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals (CAAHCP), the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association (VIP Bar) and the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys (CSHA). He currently serves on the Medical Legal Liaison Committee for the San Mateo County Bar Association.

Michael has been involved with the Western Institute of Legal Medicine (WILM) since January 2013. He joined WILM’s Board of Directors in December 2017.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives

Ethics, Medical Records, and Prescribing Practices -
Opiods and Marijuana

  • Crossing and Violating Ethical Boundaries and Unprofessional Conduct
  • Electronic Health Record, and HIPAA Compliance
  • Prescribing Practices
    • Medical and Recreational Marijuana (Cannabis)
    • Management of Pain and Substance Use Disorder
    • Opioid Crisis - Abuse, Diversion, Heroin, Fentanyl derivatives, Drug Prescription Monitoring Program, Guidelines and FDA REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy)
Attendees will learn best practices that will ensure that their ethical knowledge and behaviors meet applicable standards, laws, and regulations. These skills will help improve medical care and help ensure that attendees’ practice conforms to ethical requirements.

Attendees will learn best practices that will ensure that their medical records meet risk management standards, laws and regulations applicable to medical documentation. These skills will help improve medical care and enable more accurate communications between care providers.

Learn proper prescribing practices and how best to document prescriptions for controlled substances. Learn to avoid common pitfalls including: inappropriate dispensing of medications from physician’s offices, prescribing large amounts of narcotics at frequent intervals, or prescribing to family members, friends, or a person with a known history of substance abuse. This course has been developed to enhance the physician’s ability to effectively prescribe controlled medications, while minimizing their misuse whenever possible.

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

Sat Aug 08 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sun Aug 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Aug 10 Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage
- -
Mon Aug 10 Juneau, Alaska
1:00 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Aug 11 Glacier Bay
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Aug 12 Sitka, Alaska
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Aug 13 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 1:00 pm
Fri Aug 14 Victoria, British Columbia
6:00 pm 11:30 pm
Sat Aug 15 Seattle, Washington
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

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

Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage - Stephens Passage is a channel in the Alexander Archipelago in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Alaska. It runs between Admiralty Island to the west and the Alaska mainland and Douglas Island to the east, and is about 170 km (105 mi) long. Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is near the north end, on Gastineau Channel.

Glacier Bay - If you didn't know any better, you'd think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice.When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world.

Sitka, Alaska - Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Archangel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists' days.

Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.

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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