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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Sensitive Topics in Women's Health: Sexuality, Menopause, and Mental Health

Holland America's <em> Koningsdam</em>
Holland America's Koningsdam
7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise
Round-trip San Diego, California

February 20 - 27, 2022
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

Karen E. Adams, MD, FACOG*, NCMP**

Karen E. Adams, MD, FACOG*, NCMP**
Karen Adams MD, FACOG, NCMP has spent more than 30 years taking good care of women and teaching others to do the same. She is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), where she was the OHSU OBGYN Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Education for 14 years. She is a North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner and serves on the Education Committee of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health.
Karen Adams MD, FACOG, NCMP has spent more than 30 years taking good care of women and teaching others to do the same. She is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), where she was the OHSU OBGYN Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Education for 14 years. She is a North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner and serves on the Education Committee of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health.
Dr. Adams is recognized as a national leader in OBGYN education. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology, an appointed board that accredits all 241 OBGYN residency programs and 85 OBGYN fellowship programs across the country. She co-directs the ACOG School for New Residency Program Directors, and she was a member of the ACGME Wellness Working Group, a national group of medical educators working to decrease burnout among medical students, residents, and practicing physicians. She has served as an oral board examiner for the American Board of OBGYN (ABOG) since 2008.
Dr. Adams has received numerous awards for teaching during her career, including the Faculty Mentor Award and the Faculty Gold Humanism Award from OHSU graduating medical school classes, and the 2017 Mentor of the Year Award from ACOG, the American College of OBGYN.
Together with Dr. Cirino, Dr. Adams founded and directs the Menopause and Sexual Medicine Program in the OHSU Center for Women's Health. The program brings together specialists in many fields to provide comprehensive health care for women in peri-menopause and beyond, with a special focus on women's sexuality in the second half of life. She is passionate about getting solid information into the hands of women and the providers who care for them. To accomplish that, she hosts an annual series of evening workshops for women, "A Toast to Midlife", in the OHSU Center for Women's Health. She has published more than 30 scientific articles and given hundreds of lectures nationally and internationally, including a January 2020 TEDx talk entitled 'Sleep, Sex, and Menopausal Zest" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ly-WLpmagU Her website is www.dr.karenadams.com and her podcast, "Midlife Life with Dr. Karen" is launching in 2021. She combines her passions for women's health care and teaching to create engaging, accessible content for medical audiences that is firmly grounded in the realities of clinical care.

Nicole Harrington Cirino, MD

Nicole Harrington Cirino, MD
Reproductive Psychiatrist
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Department of OB/Gyn
Division Chief, Women's Mental Health and Wellness
OHSU Center for Women's Health
Oregon Health Science University
Portland, OR Dr. Nicole Cirino is a Reproductive Psychiatrist (Board Certified MD physician) and Associate Professor in both the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health Science University in Portland, Oregon. OHSU Center for Women's Health (CWH) is a National Center of Excellence for women's healthcare. 

It is a multi-specialty academic clinic treating exclusively women with a strong teaching and research component. She the Division Chief of the Women's Mental Health and Wellness Program at CWH as well as the Co-founder and Co-Director of the Menopause and Sexual Medicine Program at CWH. 

She has been fellowship trained in Reproductive Psychiatry since 2003. Reproductive Psychiatry is a specialty area of Psychiatry that focuses exclusively on the treatment of women across the reproductive life cycle. She has been practicing Sexual Medicine as a part of her practice since 1998. In the past 5 years she has expanded her work in Sexual Medicine to also include research and education. She teaches topics of both Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Female Sexual Medicine to medical students, residents and other academic medicine faculty nationally. 

Dr. Cirino is also a Certified Sex Therapist through the governing body AASECT, American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists. She also is skilled in Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and other therapeutic interventions. 

Dr. Cirino's research interests involve medical and behavioral therapy interventions for perinatal mental health conditions and female sexual dysfunction. She lives in Portland, Oregon and is married with three children. Traveling is one of her greatest passions.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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

After completing the course, participants will be familiar with typical and atypical presentations of menopause, risks and benefits of hormone therapy in various settings, and both hormonal and non-hormonal treatments for common menopausal symptoms. They will understand causes of sexual pain in women, understand the importance of a team approach to treating sexual pain, and be able to knowledgeably prescribe both hormonal and non-hormonal treatments for sexual dysfunction.

This educational activity will address how reproductive hormones affect the presentation of mood and anxiety disorders in women across their life cycle. There will be a specific focus on the pregnancy and postpartum period and treatment during pregnancy and lactation. Since Bipolar illness can be the most complicated illness to treat during in women of reproductive age, the complexities involved and review cases to increase your comfort level in treating this population will be discussed. The use of medication and behavioral techniques to treat common female sexual complaints will be addressed. The most recent consensus clinical guidelines in the area of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder will be reviewed.

Topics:
  1. Depression Across the Female Reproductive Cycle 1: Focus on PMDD, PME and Menopause
    • Identify the hormonal effect on depression in the non pregnant female
  2. Depression Across the Female Reproductive Cycle 2: Focus on Perinatal Depression
    • Recognize unique features to consider in the diagnosis and treatment of perinatal depression .
  3. Beyond Postpartum Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment of Perinatal Anxiety Disorders
    • Define various mood and anxiety disorders that can present in the perinatal period.
  4. Bipolar Disorder in Women: Meeting the Challenge 1: Managing Bipolar Disorder in the non-pregnant female patient
    • Improve evidence based management of Bipolar disorder in women.
  5. Bipolar Disorder in Women 2: Meeting the Challenge 2: Managing Bipolar Disorder during Pregnancy and Postpartum
    • Describe options for treatment of Bipolar disorder during pregnant and postpartum.
  6. DSM-5 Update on Female Sexual Dysfunction: Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Diagnose sexual dysfunction in females using DSM-5 terminology.
  7. Evidence Based Approaches to Female Patients with Low Libido
    • Describe medical and behavioral interventions for the female patient with low libido.
  8. Perimenopause and Menopause: overview and management of irregular bleeding, hot flashes, and other symptoms
    • Describe the physiology of menopause and choose appropriate treatments for common symptoms
  9. Hormone therapy, the heart, and the "timing hypothesis"
    • Explain the differences in cardiac response to hormone therapy in younger women versus older women
  10. Hormone therapy and bone health
    • Understand the role of hormone therapy, among other strategies, in counseling and treating women at risk for osteoporosis and those with osteoporosis
  11. Female sexual dysfunction: "I don't want it but I wish I wanted it"
    • Improve management strategies for identifying and treating sexual dysfunction in midlife women
  12. When Sex Hurts: diagnosis and treatment of dyspareunia
    • Utilize a stepwise approach to diagnosis of dyspareunia and initiate effective treatments
  13. Sexual Enhancers, Moisturizers, Lubricants, and Accessories
    • Inform midlife women about approaches other than hormones to improve sexual functioning
  14. Introduction to Trauma Informed Obstetric Care
  15. Challenging Cases: Menopause and Sexual Medicine/li>
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 Feb 20 San Diego, California
- 4:00 pm
Mon Feb 21 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Feb 23 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Thu Feb 24 Mazatlan, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Feb 25 Cabo San Lucas
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Sat Feb 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 27 San Diego, California
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

San Diego, California - Sunshine and fun are business as usual in San Diego. Walk on Coronado Island's sandy beach, take in the elegant streetscapes of the historic district, have a wild time at the famous San Diego Zoo or a whale of a good time at Sea World.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta has all the amenities of a classic beach resort ‐ surf, sand and sun‐ but it also offers so much more. Perfect for honeymooners, families and seniors alike, Puerto Vallarta offers sport fishing, golfing, horseback riding, hiking and whale watching. Boasting mountains, jungles, beaches, rivers, and waterfalls, this port is completely different from any other destination in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is a modern destination that remains loyal to its traditional Mexican roots. And that's just scratching the surface.

Mazatlan, Mexico - If you're ready to experience some of the finest sailing and sport fishing available, then you're ready for Mazatlan. This is an exquisite seaside resort by anyone's standards. Of course, you don't have to partake in world-class water sports to enjoy Mazatlan. You can relax on one of its soft-sand beaches caressed by trade winds that are even softer. Or shop for silver jewelry and Mexican crafts in the shops of "The Golden Zone", where you can also celebrate your purchases at one of the area's lively cantinas.

Cabo San Lucas - Championship golf courses, world-class deep sea fishing and incredible diving opportunities have transformed Cabo San Lucas, a once sleepy fishing town located on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, into one of the most popular resort destinations in Mexico. Rolling sand dunes and hidden coves dot a countryside ringed by some of the most famous and often-photographed rock formations in the world.

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.
SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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