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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Treating Your Peri-menopause and Menopausal patient: Symptoms, Sex and Health Promotion;
Women's Health, Phlebology

Holland America's <em> Koningsdam</em>
Holland America's Koningsdam
7-Night 7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise
Round-trip San Diego, California

February 20 - 27, 2021
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
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.

Jerry G. Ninia, MD, RVT

Jerry G. Ninia, MD, RVT
Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
SUNY‐ Stony Brook University School of Medicine  Dr. Ninia is the Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson , NY and a Clinical Associate Professor of OB/GYN at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and continued his post graduate training at Nassau County Medical Center. For over 20 years, he has maintained two separate private practices in both OB/GYN and Phlebology. He has lectured internationally on the topic of women's health and venous disease and has authored 3 text book chapters and over 25 articles in peer reviewed journals. 

A Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN's, Surgeons and Phlebologists, he is board certified in OB/GYN as well as Phlebology and was instrumental in the creation of the nationally administered Phlebology board certification exam. He is certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Registered Vascular Technologist. He has served as a member of the American College of Phlebology Board of Directors and the Phlebology Foundation Board. He has served on the Catholic Health Services of Long Island Board of Trustees and helped create initiatives to improve patient safety in Labor and Delivery. His efforts resulted in St. Charles hospital earning the Healthcare Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for quality and patient safety along with his earning the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt award given to those individuals who provide outstanding voluntary contributions and leadership at Long Island hospitals.

Rebecca Levy-Gantt, DO

Rebecca Levy-Gantt, DO
Assistant Adjunct Faculty
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vallejo, California

Private practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Premier ObGyn Napa Inc
Napa, California Dr. Rebecca Levy-Gantt is a Board Certified ObGyn and a certified menopause practitioner who has been practicing for the last 10 years in Napa, California. She is originally from New York City, where she grew up and went to medical school at the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 1992.

She practiced on Long Island for 11 years before moving to Napa. Her special interests are menopause management, including hormones and alternative management strategies, as well as vaginal and vulvar pain syndromes.

She owns a solo private practice which has been growing for the past 5 years, teaches medical students from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, and spends her free time teaching, traveling, running and writing.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Primary Care Physicians are dedicated to taking care of a wide variety of medical conditions and must also be dedicated to life long learning. Our approach must constantly evolve to keep up with the changes in available treatments, new research, reimbursement models, government regulation and electronic medical record requirements. This series of lectures serves to review and update PCPs on common conditions we see in the office everyday using available new guidelines (such as Diabetes and Hypertension) as well as what is new within the field of Family Medicine (such as the latest on immunizations and primary care research).

Many changes have taken place in the field of women's physical and emotional health creating significant implications for those who care for female patients. This program is designed to provide participants with current up to date information in order to provide the very best in contemporary patient care. Unique to the lecture format is the identification and analysis of specific physical disorders and their effect on the emotional health of patients. Participants should be able to apply this new knowledge immediately into clinical practice. A multi-discipline, integrated approach to patient care is emphasized with an eye towards quality improvement and overall health care team performance.

  1. Hot Topics in Menopause/Perimenopause 2021
    • Understand the most recent topics in the care of peri - and post-menopausal women
  2. Evidence based Hormone Replacement Therapy
    • Review the older and more recent studies on menopausal hormone replacement regarding treatment plans and safety.
  3. Hyposexual Desire Disorder
    • Identify this condition and utilize a simple screening tool for diagnosis; become familiar with treatment plans and their ability to relieve HSDD successfully
  4. Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause
    • To identify the components of this condition
    • To comfortably discuss the syndrome and have a comprehensive list of treatment options based on individual desire and need.
  5. Care of Peri-Menopausal Patient
    • Recognize that the period of Peri-menopause has very specific physical, emotional and hormonal symptoms associated with it
    • Define these and offer specific treatment options for this time period
  6. Mood disorders in Menopause
    • Realize that mood disordes like anxiety and depression may present or worsen in the menopausal time period, and have a method for identifying these and effectively treating them.
  7. Breast density- what does it mean?
    • To label the various categories of breast density and to become familiar witha algorithms that identify increased breast cancer risk .
  8. Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    • Appropriate diagnostic approaches to evaluate and treat patient accross the entire spectrum CVI.
  9. Pelvic Phlebology
    • Identify causes and sequelae of CVI unique to the pelvic anatomy in female patients.
  10. Pelvic Pain/Endometriosis
    • Analize pelvic pain in the clinical setting of endometriosis and differentiate between dysmenorrhea, non-menstrual pelvic pain and pain with intercourse.
  11. Androgen Excess- Physical bother vs. Emotional burden
    • Develop a cost-effective thorough plan for assessing PCOS and its sequelae in patients who do and do not want to conceive.
  12. Vaginitis revisited
    • Identify routine as well as challenging causes of vulvar symptoms of burning, itching or pain. Expand upon vaginitis related to estrogen deprivation.
  13. Menopause, Memory Loss and Dementia
    • Recognize early forms of memory loss and differentiate types of dementia.
  14. Anxiety
    • Evaluate, screen, diagnose and potentially treat patients with anxiety. Recognize the challenges one may encounter when caring for patients with anxiety.
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 Feb 20 San Diego, California
- 5:00 pm
Sun Feb 21 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Feb 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 23 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Wed Feb 24 Mazatlan, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Feb 25 Cabo San Lucas
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Fri Feb 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Feb 27 San Diego, California
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Mexican Riviera

Ports of Call

San Diego, California - Sunshine and fun are business as usual in San Diego. Walk on Coronado Island's sandy beach, take in the elegant streetscapes of the historic district, have a wild time at the famous San Diego Zoo or a whale of a good time at Sea World.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta has all the amenities of a classic beach resort ‐ surf, sand and sun‐ but it also offers so much more. Perfect for honeymooners, families and seniors alike, Puerto Vallarta offers sport fishing, golfing, horseback riding, hiking and whale watching. Boasting mountains, jungles, beaches, rivers, and waterfalls, this port is completely different from any other destination in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is a modern destination that remains loyal to its traditional Mexican roots. And that's just scratching the surface.

Mazatlan, Mexico - If you're ready to experience some of the finest sailing and sport fishing available, then you're ready for Mazatlan. This is an exquisite seaside resort by anyone's standards. Of course, you don't have to partake in world-class water sports to enjoy Mazatlan. You can relax on one of its soft-sand beaches caressed by trade winds that are even softer. Or shop for silver jewelry and Mexican crafts in the shops of "The Golden Zone", where you can also celebrate your purchases at one of the area's lively cantinas.

Cabo San Lucas - Championship golf courses, world-class deep sea fishing and incredible diving opportunities have transformed Cabo San Lucas, a once sleepy fishing town located on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, into one of the most popular resort destinations in Mexico. Rolling sand dunes and hidden coves dot a countryside ringed by some of the most famous and often-photographed rock formations 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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