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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Family Medicine, Women's Health, and Phlebology

Royal Caribbean's <em>Ovation of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas
7-Night Alaska Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

September 10 - 17, 2021
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants
$750 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 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

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.

Richard Colgan, MD

Richard Colgan, MD
Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Maryalnd School of Medicine
Director Maryland Area Health Education Center
Director Executive Health
Dr. Colgan’s career has been marked by a number of significant leadership initiatives and awards for teaching excellence, many coinciding with his 20-year tenure at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. As a professor of family and community medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he also serves as executive vice chairman. Dr. Colgan has served as lead investigator on many research projects, including the Medical Student Experience with Primary Care Physicians, the Patient Centered Medical Home, and Care for the Underserved in Maryland, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. He has authored more than eighty publications.

Dr. Colgan has been listed in Best Doctors in America, was chosen by the School of Medicine’s student body as its nominee for the Association of American Medical Colleges’ annual humanism award, and was inducted into the school’s Humanism Honor Society as well as Alpha Omega Alpha. In 2008, he was awarded the American Medical Student Association’s Golden Apple clinical faculty teaching award by the University of Maryland School of Medicine class of 2008.

Dr. Colgan is a colonel in the Maryland Defense Force, serving the state of Maryland as a volunteer physician in the 10th Medical Regiment. He is the author of two books: Advice to the Young Physician: On the Art of Medicine and Advice to the Healer: On the Art of Caring, both published by Springer. He was recently selected to direct the Maryland Area Health Education Center, the School of Medicine’s “Mini-Med School” and “Mini-Med School for Kids” programs, providing medical information to members of the local community. He also is the Director of the School of Medicine’s Executive Health Program.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
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.

This program will provide important updates for the following:
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  • Pelvic Phlebology
  • Endometriosis / Pelvic Pain
  • Androgen Excess- Physical bother or Emotional burden
  • Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Vaginitis
  • Anxiety

Topics:
  1. Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    • Utilize appropriate diagnostic approaches to evaluate and treat patients across the entire spectrum of CVI
  2. Pelvic Phlebology
    • Identify causes and sequelae of CVI unique to the pelvic anatomy in female patients
  3. Pelvic Pain/Endometriosis
    • Analyze pelvic pain in the clinical setting of endometriosis and differentiate between dysmenorrhea, non-menstrual pelvic pain and pain with intercourse
  4. 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
  5. Vaginitis revisited
    • Identify routine as well as challenging causes of vulvar symptoms of burning, itching or pain.
    • Expand upon vaginitis related to estrogen deprivation
  6. Hypertension in Pregnancy
    • Understand new diagnostic criteria for preeclampsia and severe preeclampsia and treatment protocols
  7. Postpartum (Obstetrical) Hemorrhage
    • Understand definitions and escalation of therapy for postpartum hemorrhage
  8. Anxiety
    • Evaluate, screen, diagnose and potentially treat patients with anxiety.
    • Recognize the challenges one may encounter when caring for patients with anxiety

  9. Evidence based medicine resources have been sought in bringing the latest updates to common conditions seen by primary care clinicians. An emphasis is placed on those disorders which if not properly diagnosed and treated, can lead to the greatest harm. Presentation will be based on both scholarly reviews as well as clinical experience.
  10. Dermatological emergencies and urgencies
    • Better identify patients with life threating skin disorders
  11. Office Evaluation of Chest and Abdominal Pain
    • Interpret the subtle symptoms and signs of serious abdominal pain
  12. "Serenity Now": Caring for those suffering with addiction
    • Recogmize opportunities to intervene in helping patients and their families who suffer from addiction
  13. A Brief Look at the History of Medicine: Can the Dead Teach the Living?
    • Discover that challenges we cunrently face today are not so new.
    • Identify competent and compassionate approach to challenging clinical scenarios
  14. The Latest UTI Guidelines - What's New?
    • Diagnose and treat those with urinary tract infections
  15. The Secret in the Care of the Patient - Without Getting "Your Hands Cut Off"
    • Discover how to avoid malpractice by choosing good practices which will be clearly identified using concrete examples
  16. Call a Code?! Common and Not So Common Office Based Catastrophes
    • Discriminate between potentially life-threatening office based events and those less threatening
  17. What' New? The latest Hypertension Updates
    • Cite the latest hypertension guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension
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
Fri Sep 10 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Sep 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 12 Inside Passage
- -
Sun Sep 12 Juneau, Alaska
12:00 pm 9:00 pm
Mon Sep 13 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 8:30 pm
Tue Sep 14 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
7:00 am 12:00 pm
Wed Sep 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Sep 16 Victoria, British Columbia
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri Sep 17 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Ovation of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Inside Passage - This is one of the most famously beautiful passages in all the world. It features virtually everything you came to Alaska hoping to see, including rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks. All of which create a setting that's perfect for viewing whales and sea lions.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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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