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Holland America Line's Right Sized  Nieuw Statendam
Holland America's Nieuw Statendam

7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
December 1 - 8, 2019

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
5 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Doctors of Pharmacy
$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.
Faculty
Sarah Barowka MD
Diplomat ABFM
Clinical Faculty NMMC Family Medicine Residency Center, Adjunct clinical faculty William Carey School of Osteopathic Medicine, Adjunct clinical faculty University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Medical Director of NMMC Employee Health

Dr. Sarah Barowka is currently clinical faculty and teaching staff at the North Mississippi Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Center where she cares for patients in the clinic, hospital, acute rehabilitation, and long term care settings.

She received her undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. She completed her family medicine residency training at NMMC in 2016 and has served as faculty since this time. Dr. Barowka also serves as medical director of NMMC Employee Health, which encompasses over 7000 employees.

Dr. Barowka has a love of educating and serves on the Medical Education Committee at NMMC and a co-chair for the Family Medicine update conference and part of the planning committee for the regional NMMC Outcomes conference. She enjoys traveling and photography.

Christie Theriot MD
Diplomat ABFM
Clinical Faculty NMMC Family Medicine Residency Center, Adjunct clinical faculty William Carey School of Osteopathic Medicine
Head of Department of Family Medicine, NMMC

Dr. Christie Theriot is currently clinical faculty and teaching staff at the North MIssissippi Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Center where she cares for patients in the clinic, hospital, acute rehabilitation, and long term care settings. She received her undergraduate degree in pre-medicine and chemistry at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA and received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA.

She completed her family medicine residency training at NMMC in 2014 and has served as faculty since this time. Dr. Theriot also serves on the Medical Executive Committee and serves as the head of the department of Family Medicine at NMMC. Dr. Theriot loves educating and serves on the Medical Education Committee at NMMC and a co-chair for the Family Medicine Update Conference and part of the planning committee for the regional NMMC Outcomes conference. She enjoys traveling, and crafting.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Hyperlipidemia Practice Guidelines: Aiming for the Moving Target
    • Recognizing current lipid management guidelines
    • Identifying at-risk patients
    • Account for the gaps in common risk calculators
    • Apply knowledge to real world examples
  2. Alphabet Soup: Updates in USPSTF Screening Guidelines
    • Identifying screening updates
    • Discuss controversial screening recommendations
    • Apply these guidelines to our patient population
  3. The Heart of the Family: Role of the Family Medicine Provider in the Management of Heart Failure
    • Define the role of the primary care provider in heart failure
    • Discuss new recommendations in heart failure management and medications
    • Managing acute exacerbations in the clinic and outpatient settings
  4. "I hurt all over": Fibromyalgia: Case- based
    • Describe the constellation of patient symptoms related to fibromyalgia and the overlap with many other common
    • Employ evidence based medicine to apply algorithm to real world patient examples
    • Recognizing fibromyalgia as a diagnosis of exclusion
  5. An Arm's Length: Common Upper Extremity Maladies and Treatment Strategies for the Primary Care Office
    • Recognizing common upper extremity disorders
    • Identify the patient needing referral
    • Minimize unnecessary imaging
    • Utilizing appropriate upper extremity injections
  6. From the Bedroom to the Exam Room: The Infertility Enigma Undressed
    • Defining infertility
    • Describe many contributing male and female factors
    • Discuss what can be managed in the family medicine clinic
    • Identify the patient who needs referral
  7. Risky Business: Exposures in Healthcare Providers
    • Recognize that the healthcare profession incurs some inherent risk
    • Discuss common exposures and appropriate prophylaxis
    • Application to caring for healthcare providers
  8. The High Price of Sugar: Balancing Novelty and Cost in Diabetes Management.
    • List commonly used diabetes treatments and identify their costs.
    • Select an appropriate treatment plan and utilize cost effective evidence based care.
  9. I's going tibia ok: Osteoporosis Screening and Management
    • Describe appropriate screening for osteoporosis and summarize available treatments to employ a patient centered care plan.
  10. The Pressure is Rising: The Ever Changing Hypertension Guideline
    • Cite current hypertension guidelines
    • Describe changes to recent guidelines and modify treatment plans to achieve blood pressure goals.
  11. COPD: The GOLD and the New
    • Recognize the GOLD criteria for COPD diagnosis and identify the stepwise approach to COPD care management.
  12. Thyroid: Too high, Too low, and the Pearls You Didn't Know
    • List appropriate thyroid axis abnormalities and describe appropriate, cost effective workup.
  13. Final Destination: Navigating Through Conversations and Symptoms at the End of Life
    • Discover strategies for important conversations for end of life care.
    • Select appropriate treatment plans and apply to real world symptom management examples
  14. Billing and Coding: Making Your Numbers Matter
    • Utilize a standard and repeatable process to choose correct coding for a clinic visit, document appropriately, and capture co-morbidities within the ICD-10 system
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.
Accreditation

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
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Dec 01 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 5:00 pm
Mon Dec 02 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Dec 03 Grand Turk, Turks And Caicos
8:00 am 3:00 pm
Wed Dec 04 San Juan, Puerto Rico
1:00 pm 11:00 pm
Thu Dec 05 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Dec 06 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Dec 07 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
8:00 am 3:00 pm
Sun Dec 08 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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