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Primary Care 2021 Update: Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity

<em>Celebrity Silhouette</em>
Celebrity Silhouette
9-Night European Capital Cities Cruise
Round-trip Southampton (London), England

September 18 - 27, 2021
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
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

Duane C. Eichler, PhD

Duane C. Eichler, PhD
Duane C. Eichler, Ph.D. is currently a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of Molecular Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine at the University of SouthFlorida. When he retired in June, 2012, Dr. Eichler was Professor and Vice Chair of Molecular Medicine, he held two joint appointments; one as Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, and the other as Professor in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences. He was also the Basic Science Director of the Signature Interdisciplinary Program in Cardiovascular Research at USF Health.

He received his undergraduate training at San Jose State University in Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry, and graduated with Great Distinction. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in Biological Chemistry followed by postdoctoral training at Stanford University, School of Medicine. In June, 1977, he joined the Department of Biochemistry (renamed Molecular Medicine), in the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Eichler is still active providing invited talks and consultations, and currently chair’s The Villages Community Advisory Council with oversight of cooperative university related clinical research activities.

Frances M. Sahebzamani (Rankin), PhD, ARNP, FAANP

Frances M. Sahebzamani (Rankin), PhD, ARNP, FAANP
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Team Member Medical Clinic
Wellness Program
Healthy Weight and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program  Dr. Sahebzamani is an Adult Nurse Practitioner, and joined H. Lee Moffitt's Team Member Medical Clinic in June of 2014 to develop and manage the Healthy Weight and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction program for team members with metabolic dysregulation, overweight, and obesity. 

Prior to joining the H. Lee Moffitt Team, Dr. Sahebzamani was an Assistant Professor in the USF Colleges of Nursing and Medicine, Division of Family Medicine. 

From 2006-2013, she was the director of the Advanced Nursing Practice Doctorate (DNP) Program in the College of Nursing and in 2002 co-developed and co-directed the USF Prediabetes Treatment Center within the Department of Family Medicine. 
During this time, she served as the Assistant Director of Research for the Department of Family Medicine. 

Dr. Sahebzamani is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her practice expertise is in primary care, metabolic dysregulation and preventive cardiology. She speaks nationally on the topics of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular risk factors.

In addition to her lectures, Dr. Sahebzamani has participated in developing national educational initiatives on the topics of obesity and diabetes to enhance knowledge and clinical outcomes for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. 

She recently served as the lead author on the American Association of Nurse Practitioners White Paper on the Management of Obesity. Her program of research includes the topics of obesity, insulin resistance and metabolic dysregulation, and cardiovascular risk reduction in primary care settings.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Based on the most recent data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), in the year 2011-2012, nearly 70% of adult Americans were overweight (BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2) or obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2). Obesity is recognized as a multifactorial, chronic, inflammatory disease whereby excess body fat is accumulated through complex interactions between the environment, genetic predisposition, human metabolism, neuroendocrine and behavioral factors.

At any given time, an estimated 55% of the population is participating in a medically managed or self-selected weight-loss program, with the majority of participants failing to lose or sustain weight loss. Of those successful with weight loss, > 60% will regain their lost weight by the end of year one following their initial weight loss success. Fewer than 15% of adults participate in regular exercise and over 65% of adults are sedentary. Lifestyle and behavioral interventions form the foundation for the management of cardiovascular risk factors to achieve improved short- and long-term outcomes, including measures of quality of life.

Hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome and inflammation are the primary modifiable components arising from obesity and overweight. Research has demonstrated that successful management of obesity and overweight requires both sustained lifestyle changes with frequent follow-up as well as the simultaneous medical management of cardiovascular risk factors. The increasing prevalence of obesity and overweight in patients impacts the clinical decisions, management strategies and health outcomes of all health care clinicians, regardless of their clinical specialty. Thus, this conference has been designed with the overall objective to equip healthcare providers with the most current scientific clinical research examining the magnitude of the problem, genetic and environmental causes, pathophysiology, and complications related to the obesity epidemic. This understanding will be translated into the clinical setting throughout the conference with current evidence-based strategies for the practical treatment of obesity and its related comorbidities.
 

Topics:

  1. The impact of obesity as a chronic disease on our health care system.
    • Examine the pervasiveness of obesity as a chronic disease, the propensity of interrelated co-morbidities, and the impact on health.
  2. Mechanisms linking excess adiposity to metabolic dysregulation.
    • Describe how excess adiposity is linked to metabolic dysregulation.
  3. Mood disorders associated with insulin resistance and obesity.
    • Assess how selected obesity-related complications, such as mood disorders, eating disorders, and sleep apnea impact management strategies.
  4. Current and future considerations in pharmacotherapy for obesity and overweight.
    • Evaluate new recommendations in the use of current pharmacologic agents and the future development of agents for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, obesity, and overweight.
  5. The role that genetics plays in the obesity epidemic.
    • Distinguish the relationship between genetics and environment in the etiology of obesity.
  6. The efficacy of bariatric surgery and the management of bariatric patients.
    • Describe the efficacy of bariatric surgical procedures on the pathophysiology and management of type 2 diabetes and obesity.
  7. Lifestyle and behavioral strategies and interventions for the management of diabetes, obesity and overweight.
    • Examine the interrelationship between physical exercise, diet, intestinal microbiome and the body immune system that underlie rational management of obesity.

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
Sat Sep 18 Southampton (London), England
- 4:00 pm
Sun Sep 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Sep 20 Oslo, Norway
12:00 pm -
Tue Sep 21 Oslo, Norway
- 4:00 pm
Wed Sep 22 Copenhagen, Denmark
9:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Sep 23 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Sep 24 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
9:00 am 8:00 pm
Sat Sep 25 Bruges,(Zeebrugge),Belgium
9:30 am 6:30 pm
Sun Sep 26 Paris (Le Havre), France
8:00 am 10:30 pm
Mon Sep 27 Southampton (London), England
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Southampton (London), England - "Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." Samuel Johnson's famous words are as true today as when he spoke them. A visitor to London could fill a month with fascinating people, art, music, late-night dancing, fabulous shopping, an endless array of pubs and first rate meals.

Tourists should take in Victoria Station, the beauty of Westminster Abbey, Parliament, and the pomp of Buckingham Palace. And then, there are the "Elgin Marbles" at the British Museum and the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. Or visit Sherlock Holmes' HQ on Baker Street (you know the address). After all that, make what might be the most important stop of all: grab a pint at one of the many corner pubs that's been hosting revelers since before America was a nation.

London is most certainly a place to "take in," not just "pass through." You won't be bored.

After your time in London, you'll transfer to Southampton to board your ship and start your cruise conference. Options for doing that from bus transport to the train (which is very near the cruise port in Southampton) to private taxi are all solid choices. When your cruise ends, you'll head back to take in more of London), or head home from Heathrow or Gatwick (if by taxi, consider an optional detour to visit Stonehenge).

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Oslo, Norway - At the head of Oslofjord, Norway's handsome capital awaits. Inspect Thor Heyerdahl's raft Kon Tiki. Watch the changing of the palace guard. Ferry to the open-air Folke Museum with its 12th-century stave church.

Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor - Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Here in Amsterdam, you can decide whether the real masterpieces are the gabled houses that flank graceful canals, or the van Goghs, Rembrandts and Vermeers that cover the walls of the city's grand museums.

Bruges,(Zeebrugge),Belgium - Bordering the delta of the Scheldt, and the Maas and Rhine rivers, Zeebrugge could be one of the most unique seaports you visit in this lifetime. Zeebrugge is blessed with a picturesque network of canals and fields peppered with graceful windmills. Zeebrugge serves as a gateway port to the historic city of Brussels.

Paris (Le Havre), France - Le Havre has been the key port in northern France for centuries.  From here travel inland along the Seine to enchanting Paris or explore the sights of Normandy, from medieval villages to lthe beaches where Allied troops landed in 1944.

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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