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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Primary Care, Addiction Medicine,
Mental Health, and Nutrition

Royal Caribbean's <em>Odyssey of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Odyssey of the Seas
7-Night Greek Isles & Italy Cruise
Round-trip Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

June 13 - 20, 2021
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 ASWB ACE Credits
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.
Faculty

Edward Fisher, PhD, RPh

Edward Fisher, PhD, RPh
Dr. Edward Fisher received his BA in Biology and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his BS in Pharmacy at Temple University College of Pharmacy. His current position is Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy, Marshall B. Ketchum University,  Fullerton, California. 

Dr. Fisher has been granted tenure at three different universities. His first academic position was at Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy where he was promoted to Associate Professor. Subsequently, he went on to help start up three new colleges of pharmacy, Midwestern University-Glendale College of Pharmacy as Professor and Inaugural Department Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo, as Professor and Associate Dean. 

He also served as the Director of the MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology program. His current position is Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy, Marshall B. Ketchum University, 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton, California.

Dr Fisher is licensed as a pharmacist in Arizona and Pennsylvania, and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. He has devised and presented over 100 continuing education seminars and innovative NSF sponsored short courses. He is a past National Secretary of Rho Chi, the only pharmacy honor society, and recipient of the National Rho Chi Advisor of the Year award. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he currently plans to continue teaching in his areas of expertise which includes: substances of abuses, nutrition, and the pharmacotherapy of mental disorders. 

Magdalena Pasarica MD, PhD

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
Psychologists, Social WorkersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
This CME activity entitled Primary Care includes topics frequently encountered in outpatient medicine in Primary care, however the skills gained can be applied to other specialties.

Participants will become familiar with new diseases management and prevention guidelines and will have the opportunity to practice this knowledge and skills by solving relevant clinical scenarios to improve patient outcome. Participants will gain skills in working with an intraprofessional team for decreasing medical errors (like handoff) and improving patient outcomes and decreasing health care expenditure (like proper chronic pain management, obesity management, lifestyle medicine for management of chronic diseases). We will particularly focus on discussing recommendations based on current strong evidence and updated guidelines.

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. 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
  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. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Handoffs: Prevention of medical Errors
    • 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
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.
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 Jun 13 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Mon Jun 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jun 15 Santorini, Greece
12:00 pm 11:00 pm
Wed Jun 16 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 10:00 pm
Thu Jun 17 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri Jun 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jun 19 Naples, Italy
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Jun 20 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Greek Isles & Italy

Ports of Call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

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.
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