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Current Topics in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Gastroenterology

Holland America Line's Classic  Veendam
Holland America's Veendam

7-Day Canada and NE Discovery Cruise Conference
from Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Boston, Massachusetts, US
September 28 - October 5, 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.
Lance Brunner MD
Physician Director - Patient Safety and Quality
Administrative Faculty - Family Medicine Residency
Kaiser Permanente Orange County
Anaheim, CA

Nick J. Paslidis, MD, PhD, MHCM
(Masters of Health Care Management-Harvard)
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, AR
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
Professor of Nursing, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Past CEO, Arkansas Quality Improvement Organization and Past CMO of Northern Arizona Healthcare.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Ambulatory Management of Congestive Heart Failure
    • Recognize congestive heart failure exacerbations in the ambulatory setting
    • Determine when parenteral diuretic use would be clinically indicated
    • Recommend the appropriate type and dose of diuretic
    • Determine laboratory and clinical follow up parameters
    • Recognize when patients require a higher level of care
  2. Dizziness - the diagnostic and management conundrum
    • Define and describe the clinical manifestations of dizziness
    • Differentiate between central and peripheral dizziness
    • Develop a treatment plan for dizziness that is evidence-based and patient centric
    • Apply appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for patients with vertigo
  3. Oral Hypoglycemic Medications for type 2 DM management - what is the evidence?
    • Describe the different classes of oral hypoglycemic medications available for management of type 2 diabetes
    • Evaluate the efficacy of these medications in preventing morbidity and mortality
    • Select the most appropriate oral hypoglycemic based on individual patient parameters
    • Understand and recognize the potential risks posed by each class of medications
  4. Office Emergencies - management without disruption
    • Develop a brief training and simulation program, using the team STEPPS model (strategies and tools to enhance performance and patient safety)
    • Recognize and manage early anaphylaxis in the office
    • Recognize and manage acute coronary syndrome in the office
    • Recognize and manage acute COPD or asthma exacerbation in the office
  5. Steroid Joint Injections - minimal effort and maximal benefit
    • Understand the risks and benefits of cortisone joint injections
    • Employ evidence based injection techniques that decrease the risk of infections
    • Select the appropriate steroid, analgesic, needle, and syringe for the planned injection
    • Review the correct technique of injection
  6. Food as a prescription
    • Identify dietary modifications that decrease cardiovascular risk
    • Identify dietary modifications that decrease cancer risk and mortality
    • Recognize dietary choices that decrease the risk of diabetes
  7. Lower Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis Diagnosis - How and Why?
    • Recognize when a deep venous thrombosis diagnosis needs to be considered
    • Choose the appropriate test for the diagnosis of deep venous thromboses
    • Correlate the ultrasound findings to the appropriate clinical diagnosis
  8. Prostate Cancer Update
    • Evolution of prostate cancer screening
    • Evidence Based Current Guidelines
    • Develop a team plan with your patient
  9. Exercise is "The New pill"
    • Team approach to partner with multiple healthcare expertise center around the patient
    • Motivational promotional results.
  10. Diabetes Mellitus type II selections and management
    • Focus on tagets fot glycemic control
    • Major classifications of Non-insulin drugs
    • Reaching the HgA1c goal
  11. Review key components of sleep apnea and new options
    • Discuss indentification of certain patient that can be treated with Inspire Therapy ( Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation).
  12. Update to new approaches for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Treatment strategies to pharmacologic and non pharmacologic agents.
    • New information on the etiology and pathophysiology
    • Lean diagnostic evaluation
  13. Bariatric Surgeries with their complication/management
    • Identifying micronutrient deficiencies, evaluation and management
    • Post Bariatric surgery hypoglycemia
    • Follow Calcium, Vit D and Metabolic Bone Disease
  14. Challenges in Ending Life of Care
    • Understanding Challenges of Prognostication in patients with End of Life
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
Sat Sep 28 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- 12:00 am
Sun Sep 29 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
7:00 am 12:00 am
Mon Sep 30 At Sea -Cruising Gulf Of St. Lawrence
- -
Tue Oct 01 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Oct 02 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Oct 03 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Oct 04 Bar Harbor, Maine, US
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 05 Boston, Massachusetts, US
7:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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