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Family Medicine, Allergy, and Immunology

Royal Caribbean's <em>Odyssey of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Odyssey of the Seas
8-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

February 26 - March 06, 2021
21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
21 ACPE Credits
21.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants
$850 for Nurse Practitioners
$695 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.

G. Edward Stewart II, MD

G. Edward Stewart II, MD

G. Edward Stewart II, MD received his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 1979 and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1988. Dr. Stewart completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis in 1991.

He completed his fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida in 1993 and completed a fellowship in Clinical Laboratory Immunology at the University of South Florida in 1994.

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.  He has an Allergy and Immunology practice in Ocala, FL and in The Villages, FL. He is a past-president of the Marion County Medical Society and a past-president of the Florida Allergy Asthma and Immunology Society.

Dr. Stewart recently retired as Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of South Florida where he had volunteered on a part-time basis for nineteen years.

David B. Feller, MD

David B. Feller, MD

Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Community Health 
Director of Behavioral Medicine
University of Florida, College of Medicine Family Medicine Residency Program 
Gainesville, Florida

Dr. Feller received all of his medical training (medical school and residency) in Gainesville. He did clinical practice for 5 years and then joined the faculty of the Family Medicine Residency Program. He is currently the vice chair for community health and director of behavioral medicine.

He has received several awards for his teaching including Clinical Science Teacher of the year by medical students, Exemplary Teaching Award from the College of Medicine, Teacher of the year by Family Medicine Residents, and Exemplary Teaching Award by the FAFP. His academic interests include integrative medicine and behavioral medicine.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
The goal of these lectures is to review several new guidelines in reference to common primary care topics (for example hypertension, depression, dyspepsia, etc.). Review of these guidelines along with clinical application may lead to evidence - based, and more cost- effective evaluation and management.

  1. Hypertension
    • Apply new HTN guidelines
    • Describe rationale for those guidelines
  2. Managing Mildly Abnormal Liver Functions
    • Apply established guidelines in the evaluation of abnormal LFTs
    • Describe the rationale behind the guidelines
  3. Common Skin Rashes and Skin lesions
    • Identify and recognize common rashes and lesions in the primary care setting
  4. Introduction to CAM/Integrative Medicine including Herbals and Supplements
    • Cite the frequency of use of various modalities among patients and health care professionals
    • Give examples of the more common CAM therapies
    • Examine the evidence base for and/or against common CAM therapies
  5. Evaluating Dyspepsia
    • Apply established guidelines in the evaluation of Dyspepsia
    • Describe the rationale behind the guidelines
  6. Low Back Pain
    • Apply ACP/APS guidelines to the evaluation and treatment of low back pain
    • Apply the concept of "red flags" to the evaluation of LBP
  7. Treating Obesity
    • Identify health consequences of obesity
    • Review pathophysiology of obesity
    • Distinguish advantages/disadvantages of diet and exercise types
    • Discover new modalities for treatment of obesity
  8. Treating the Depressed Patient Without Getting Depressed
    • Apply and interpret screening tools for depression
    • Describe measurement based care and how it can improved treatment outcomes
    • Summarize most common therapies for depression
  9. Treating Anxiety in Primary Care
    • List the frequency of common anxiety disorders
    • Apply the GAD-7 as a screen for anxiety disorders
    • Recognize the common drugs and non-pharmacologic therapy used to treat anxiety disorders
  10. Evidenced Based Treatment of URI and bronchitis
    • Recognize clinical factors which differentiate when to consider antibiotic use
    • Differentiate appropriate antibiotics for URIs
    • Give examples of appropriate symptom relief modalities

  11. The purpose of these allergy lectures is to review common allergy-related conditions that primary care providers will encounter and bring participants up-to-date with the current methods of evaluation and treatment.
    Attendees will re-enforce their present knowledge and acquire additional information about the covered topics with emphasis on the best management options for each disease state discussed.
  12. Acute and chronic sinusitis
    • Understand the anatomy of the paranasal sinuses.
    • Explain the pathophysiology of acute and chronic sinusitis.
    • Describe methods of diagnosis and treating acute and chronic sinusitis.
  13. Anaphylaxis: Diagnosis and management
    • Explain mechanisms and presentations of anaphylaxis.
    • Describe treatment with emphasis on the importance of epinephrine.
    • Explain why physicians and staff should be proficient in anaphylaxis management.
  14. Update in asthma management
    • Discuss the pathophysiology of asthma.
    • Describe how asthma symptoms may not correlate with asthma severity.
    • Explain the concepts of step-care guideline-based asthma management.
  15. Caring for the patient with chronic cough
    • Explain the mechanisms of the cough reflex.
    • Describe the most common causes of chronic cough.
    • Describe diagnostic empiric trials of therapy.
  16. Allergic and non-allergic rhinitis
    • Explain types of rhinitis including various non-allergic types as well as allergic rhinitis.
    • Describe conditions that mimic rhinitis.
    • Determine appropriate diagnostic studies and treatment plans.
  17. Current approach to the management of stinging insect allergy
    • Explain various types of reactions to an insect sting.
    • Describe treatment for each type of sting reaction.
    • Determine which patients should be referred to a board certified allergy/immunology specialist.
  18. Managing chronic idiopathic urticaria and angioedema (CIU/A)
    • Explain the differences between CIU/A and other types of chronic dermatitis.
    • Describe mechanisms underlying CIU/A.
    • Describe appropriate treatment regimens and why there is so much variety in the treatment needed for control.
  19. Ocular allergy
    • Explain the pathophysiology of allergic conjunctivitis.
    • Describe other eye abnormalities which may have similar symptoms.
    • Determine appropriate treatment and when referral to an ophthalmologist is indicated.
  20. Food allergy
    • Understand the important differences between adverse food reaction and true food allergy.
    • Explain the importance of avoidance.
    • Describe newer forms of treatment of some food allergies.
  21. Recognizing and managing atopic dermatitis
    • Explain the natural history of atopic dermatitis.
    • Describe the many different triggers for atopic dermatitis.
    • Describe the tier approach to treatment strategies.
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 Feb 26 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 8:00 pm
Sat Feb 27 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 28 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Mar 01 Oranjestad, Aruba
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Mar 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Mar 03 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
7:00 am 4:30 pm
Thu Mar 04 Cozumel, Mexico
11:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri Mar 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Mar 06 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Oranjestad, Aruba - A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

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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