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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Delivering Personalized Medicine: Focus on Pharmacogenomics, Medication Optimization and Collaborative Care Models to Enhance Patient Outcomes
&
Topics in Gastroenterology

Holland America's <em> Oosterdam</em>
Holland America's Oosterdam
7-Night Alaskan Explorer Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

August 15 - 22, 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

George Yung-hsing Wu, MD, PhD

George Yung-hsing Wu, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Hepatology Section
Herman Lopata Chair in Hepatitis Research
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, CT

Fellow:
American Gastroenterological Association (FAGA)
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (FAASLD)
  Dr. George Y. Wu is a Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Hepatology Section, and holds the Herman Lopata Chair in Hepatitis Research at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

He has been a pioneer of targeted delivery of biological substances including genes, and mitochondria specifically to hepatocytes. He has received an American Gastroenterological Association/Industry Research Scholar Award, American Liver Foundation Research Prize, AGA-Gastroenterology Research Group Young Scientist Award, was elected a Fellow of the AGA, and the American Association for the Study of liver Diseases.

He was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, the National Academy of Inventors, and was a Fulbright Specialist. He has published more than 160 articles, edited 13 books and is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology, and senior associate editor of the Journal of Digestive Diseases.

George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh, FASHP

George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh, FASHP
Founding Dean and Professor of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy
Medical College of Wisconsin Dr. George E. MacKinnon III began responsibilities as Founding Dean of the School of Pharmacy at the Medical College of Wisconsin October 1, 2015. His primary academic appointment is as Professor of Pharmacy Administration with secondary appointments within the School of Medicine in the Institute for Health and Equity (Division of Population Health Improvement), Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center.

Dr. MacKinnon received both his BS (Pharmacy) and MS (Hospital Pharmacy) from University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. He completed two-years of post-graduate clinical pharmacy residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, earning his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago.

Over the past 30 years he has held academic appointments in medicine and pharmacy engaging in clinical practice, research, teaching, and academic administration. His previous appointments include Founding Dean of Pharmacy & Vice Provost for Health Sciences at Roosevelt University Chicago, Vice President of Academic Affairs with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and Director of Global Health Economics & Outcomes Research of Abbott Laboratories, in Chicago.

Dr. MacKinnon has engaged in significant curricular pharmacy innovation (e.g., accelerated graduation and non- traditional pathways, integrated curricula, and interprofessional education) and post-graduate training development. He taught one of the first required courses in health economics and outcomes assessment and is Editor of the textbook, Understanding Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomic. His research interests align in expanding pharmacist care models (e.g., primary care, pharmacogenomics, immunizations).

Karen J. MacKinnon, BS, RPh

Karen J. MacKinnon, BS, RPh
Assistant Professor and Director of Outreach
Department of Clinical Sciences In her role at MCW, Professor MacKinnon is responsible for developing corporate partnerships, activities and services that support the creation of new pharmacy practice models. Professor MacKinnon has over 25 years of experience in teaching and has assisted in the establishment of three previous academic pharmacy programs, having served in the roles of Director of Experiential Education and Director of Professional Laboratories.

Professor MacKinnon has practiced in institutional and community pharmacy practice settings throughout her career. Professor MacKinnon is currently engaged with local and state immunization grants to support pharmacists’ role in optimizing and expanding immunization access in Wisconsin.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of these lectures is to review and update knowledge on the mechanisms and pathogenesis, new developments in the diagnosis, treatment, and guidelines for important diseases involving the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Lectures will cover epidemiology, risk factors, clinical pearls, new methodology, imaging, and evidence-based recommendations to allow the audience to determine how best to alter clinical practices to improve health care team performance and outcomes with regards to digestive diseases.

Topics:
  1. Celiac Disease
    • Identify risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for celiac disease
  2. C. difficile colitis
    • Define risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for C. difficile colitis
  3. Eosinophilic esophagitis
    • Describe risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for eosinophilic
  4. Fulminant hepatic failure
    • Cite risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for fulminant hepatic failure
  5. Update, chronic hepatitis C
    • Identify risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for chronic hepatitis C
  6. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    • Define risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  7. Cirrhosis and complications
    • Identify risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for cirrhosis and complications
  8. Biliary Obstruction
    • Describe risk factors, symptoms, signs, tests, treatment for biliary obstruction

  9. Recognize the evolving role pharmacogenomics is playing in the delivery of personalized medicine.
    Describe common sources for medication-related miscommunications and how poor medication adherence can impact the clinical and economic outcomes for patient, providers, and stakeholders.
    Discuss the rationale for collaborative models of care that deliver enhanced clinical, patient, and economic outcomes.
  10. From Pharmacogenomics to Personalized Medicine
    • Identify new personal health care technologies and the impact they may have on patient outcomes.
  11. Optimizing Medication Adherence and Outcomes
    • Create strategies to promote medications adherence among all healthcare providers.
    • Describe the impact of poor adherence on clinical and economic outcomes for patient and stakeholders.
  12. Comprehensive Medication Management Services
    • Outline the value of leveraging the prescription benefit to reduce downstream healthcare costs and outcomes.
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 Aug 15 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Mon Aug 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Aug 17 Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage
- -
Tue Aug 17 Juneau, Alaska
1:00 pm 9:00 pm
Wed Aug 18 Hubbard Glacier
2:00 pm 6:00 pm
Thu Aug 19 Sitka, Alaska
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Aug 20 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 1:00 pm
Sat Aug 21 Victoria, British Columbia
6:00 pm 11:30 pm
Sun Aug 22 Seattle, Washington
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
7 Night Alaskan Explorer

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

Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage - Stephens Passage is a channel in the Alexander Archipelago in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Alaska. It runs between Admiralty Island to the west and the Alaska mainland and Douglas Island to the east, and is about 170 km (105 mi) long. Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is near the north end, on Gastineau Channel.

Hubbard Glacier - Marching to the beat of a different drum, Hubbard Glacier is advancing while the rest of Alaska's ice rivers are receding rapidly. In 1986, Hubbard galloped forward, closing off Russell Fjord to create an entirely new lake. The phenomenon quickly passed and was followed by a short retreat, but the glacier is once again on the move and Russell Fjord is headed for another spell as an inland body of water.

Sitka, Alaska - Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Archangel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists' days.

Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.

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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