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Topics in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Primary Care, and Obesity

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity Equinox

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, Florida
December 7 - 14, 2019

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
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.
Faculty
Stephan Alkins, MD, FAASM, FCCP, FACP
Medical Director, Crouse Sleep Center, Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, New York
Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY

Dr. Alkins received his BA degree from Dickinson College in 1989 and his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse in 1993. He completed his internship and residency in lntemal Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. in 1996. He completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1999.

Dr. Alkins served as an active duty U.S. Army physician until 2004 with duty stations at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl Germany and at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda Maryland.

Dr. Alkins is in full-time clinical practice specializing in pulmonary and sleep medicine and is the Medical Director of Internal Medicine for Crouse Medical Practice. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine and is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Magdalena Pasarica MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Family Medicine Chair of Education
University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
Orlando, Florida

Dr. Pasarica is a physician educator, board certified in Family Medicine with a PhD in Nutrition and Obesity. She serves as Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Central Florida College of Medicine, where she serves as Medical Director for the Student-run free clinic, Editor for the UCF Flagship Medical Journal and Family Medicine Chair of Education. Dr. Pasarica is actively seeing patients in primary care clinic and performs quality improvement projects for delivery of optimal evidence-based primary care.

Through her 10+ years of translational and clinical research in nutrition and obesity, Dr Pasarica is translating her expertise in evidence based medicine and lifestyle medicine into medical education and education research.

Dr. Pasarica has been invited by numerous organizations to give CME talks on Primary Care Topics and has published extensively in this field. Her work was recognized by awards from national organizations, including the American Association of Medical Colleges and Bipartisan Policy Center.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Obesity Management: Update on Latest Guidelines and Evidence, and Practical Tips
    • Synthesize the current guidelines on obesity management in a clinically relevant fashion.
    • Use evidence based medicine to debunk popular myths related to diet, activity and behavior as they relate to the treatment of obesity.
    • Synthesize the effectiveness and risks of each weight loss method for patients
    • Manage obesity in a 15-minute outpatient visit
  2. Pain management: guidelines for opioid risk mitigation and overdose resuscitation
    • Identify recent trends in use of opioids and deaths from overdose.
    • Describe recently published clinical guidelines on the use of opioids from the Center for Disease Control, the American Heart Association, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, including risk mitigation strategies and the steps of opioid overdose resuscitation.
    • Apply the knowledge gained to an evolving case involving opioid prescription.
  3. Update on evidence-based recommendations for lifestyle management of common diseases
    • Synthesize current evidence and recommendations for lifestyle management of common primary care chronic diseases
    • Apply lifestyle medicine principles to clinical case management
  4. Prevention of medical errors by performing an appropriate written and verbal handoff of care
    • Summarize the components of optimal verbal and written handoffs
    • Synthesize the roles of effective handoffs and the relationship with medical errors
    • Describe the characteristics, content and sequence of effective handoffs
    • Apply effective handoffs strategies to improve a clinical handoff scenario
  5. Health promotion: What are the recommendations and evidence? How to motivate patients for behavior change?
    • Synthesize the updated recommendations and evidence for health promotion
    • Demonstrate techniques for motivating patients for behavior change
    • Apply the knowledge gained to a clinical scenario
  6. Current guidelines for screening patients at risk for type 1 and 2 diabetes
    • Summarize current guidelines for screening patients for type 1 and 2 diabetes
    • Apply the knowledge gained to relevant clinical scenarios
  7. Update on USPTFS recommendations for screening in primary care
    • Synthesize current US PTFS guidelines for screening in primary care
    • Apply the knowledge gained to relevant clinical scenarios
Additional topics under development
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
Sat Dec 07 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Dec 08 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Dec 09 San Juan, Puerto Rico
3:30 pm 11:00 pm
Tue Dec 10 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Dec 11 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Dec 12 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Dec 13 Nassau, The Bahamas
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Dec 14 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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