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Update on Indications, Interactions and Complications in the Use of Pharmaceuticals

Norwegian Cruise Lines's Fabulous Norwegian Bliss
Norwegian Bliss

7-Night Alaska Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
August 4 - 11, 2019

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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.
George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh
Founding Dean and Professor of the School of Pharmacy at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. MacKinnon completed his pharmacy education at the University of Wisconsin Madison and completed two years post-graduate residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. He earned his PhD from Loyola University in Chicago.

Karen MacKinnon, BPharm, RPh
Assistant Professor and Director of Professional Labs, School of Pharmacy at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Ms. MacKinnon received her pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison and completed her post-graduate training at Meriter Medical Center in Madison. She has practiced in institutional and community pharmacy practice.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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

Drug Abuse and Misuse

  • Identify the dangers associated with the nonmedical use of prescription and OTC medications.
  • Devise ways to prevent medication abuse in your patients and drug diversion/mis-use within your practice.
  • Compare and contrast challenges with Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and behind the counter status.
  • Discuss the use of marijuana (and its active ingredients) for various medicinal purposes.

Understanding Patient’s Approaches in Self-Care

  • Outline strategies for assessing and counseling patients on the use of OTC products in self-care.
  • Describe patient’s attitudes about monitoring devices and diagnostics for self-care.
  • Identify new personal health care technologies and the impact they may have on patient outcomes.

Optimizing Medication Adherence and Outcomes

  • Create strategies to promote medications adherence among all healthcare providers.
  • Describe the impact of poor adherence on clinical and economic outcomes for patient and stakeholders.
  • Associate the necessary points within the medication use system in which technology can be employed to reduce medical errors and enhance patient outcomes.

From Pharmacogenomics to Personalized Medicine

  • Distinguish the benefits and limitations of genetic testing and use in managing medications in specific patients.
  • Identify new personal health care technologies and the impact they may have on patient outcomes.
  • Evaluate various gene-drug (biomarker-drug) pairs with pharmacogenomic applications.

Comprehensive Medication Management Services

  • Recognize the importance of aligning incentives in a "pay for performance" model that includes all providers.
  • Outline the benefits of leveraging the prescription benefit to reduce downstream healthcare costs and outcomes.
  • Critique the rationale for collaborative models of care that deliver enhanced clinical, patient and economic outcomes.

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Update, Key Product Approvals, Guideline Updates

  • Describe the challenges associated with biosimilars and biologics and their interchangeability.
  • Critique the FDA's role in pharmaceutical approvals, post-marketing safety surveillance and balancing the impact on consumer demand.
  • Compare and contrast key recent drug approvals with those already used for specific conditions.
  • Discuss pertinent pharmacotherapy changes to clinical guidelines.
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.

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

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 Aug 04 Seattle, Washington
- 3:30 pm
Mon Aug 05 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Aug 06 Juneau, Alaska
2:30 pm 11:00 pm
Wed Aug 07 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 8:15 pm
Thu Aug 08 Glacier Bay - Cruising
- -
Fri Aug 09 Ketchikan, Alaska
6:00 am 1:00 pm
Sat Aug 10 Victoria, British Columbia
7:30 pm 11:59 pm
Sun Aug 11 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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