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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Oklahoma State Medical Association Cruise Conference

7-Night Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day Cococay Cruise
Round-trip Miami, Florida
July 09 - 16, 2022
Royal Caribbean's <em>Symphony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Course Fees

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics presented by:
Graham Billingham, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
  1. Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  2. US Malpractice Update and Claims Trends
  3. Diagnostic Error: Lessons Learned
  4. Early Disclosure: Does It Work?
  5. Telehealth: The Past, Present and Future

Topics presented by:
Cori Loomis, Esq, Christensen Law Group, PLLC
  1. Sexual Harassment and Hostile Environment
  2. HIPAA
  3. Contracting
  4. Proper Prescribing*
  5. Other Current Issues Affecting Medicine: Payment and Reimbursement Issues

Topics presented by:
Wes Glinsmann, MA, CAE, OSMA Executive Director
  1. Advocating For Patients and Your Profession
  2. Hot Topics for Medicine
*This educational activity meets the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision annual licensure renewal requirement for 1 hour of education in pain management or 1 hour of education in opioid use or addiction. This educational activity meets the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision annual licensure renewal requirement.
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.
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.

Graham Billingham, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Dr. Billingham completed undergraduate studies in Biology at Stanford University, medical school at UCLA Medical Center and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is board certified and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Billingham has 28 years of experience as an emergency medicine physician. He speaks nationally and internationally on healthcare change and emerging risk and has lectured in more than 250 CME courses on risk management, operations, documentation, patient safety, information technology, coding and billing, and malpractice prevention. As Chief Medical Officer, he is responsible for leading MedPro's Healthcare Advisory Boards and working with the Business Council to support clinical risk and patient safety, claims, underwriting and sales efforts. Most recently Dr. Billingham served as President & CEO for EPIC RRG. He has also served on the physician advisory boards of several technology and insurance companies, the American College of Emergency Physicians Medical Legal Committee and Coding and Nomenclature Committee. He is Emeritus Chairman of the Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation and has served on the Board of EDPMA. He founded and served as Medical Director for The Center for Emergency Medical Education and was a co-founder of the National Emergency Medicine Board Review Course.

Cori Loomis, Esq, Christensen Law Group, PLLC

Cori H. Loomis' primary focus is on the representation of health care providers with transactional, compliance, reimbursement, legislative and regulatory compliance issues. She also represents other commercial entities in transactional and regulatory issues and advises clients regarding employee benefit and employee law issues. Loomis graduated with special distinction from the University of Oklahoma in 1991 and with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1994. Loomis is licensed to practice law in all Oklahoma State Courts. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. In 2010, Loomis was listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Administrative/Regulatory Law by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers and ranked by Chambers U.S.A. in Corporate/Commercial: Healthcare. She also received a Leadership in the Law award from the Journal Record in 2010 and was accepted to the Oklahoma Bar Association Leadership Academy in 2011. Loomis was selected by Governor Mary Fallin to the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, for a term started in November 2011. Loomis is involved in charitable and civic activities by serving as a board member of Community Health Charities from 2007 through 2011 and as a member of the Church of the Servant Administrative Council since 2009. She also was elected to the board of Prevent Blindness and began her term in January 2011. She was elected to the Crossing Christian School Parent Teacher Fellowship Board, for a term from September 2011 through August 2012.

Wes Glinsmann, MA, CAE, OSMA Executive Director

Wes Glinsmann is the Executive Director for the Oklahoma State Medical Association. Prior to being promoted to his role in 2017, he served nearly nine years as the organization's Director of Legislative Affairs. Before joining the OSMA in 2008, Wes spent 4 1/2 years as Director of Government Affairs for the American Heart Association in Oklahoma. In addition to OSMA and AHA, Wes previously served on staff for then-Congressman J.C. Watts (R-OK), at the Oklahoma Capitol for the House Republican Floor Leader and for two government relations firms in Washington, DC. Wes holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Oklahoma. Wes lives in Yukon with his wife and two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys reading, homebrewing, fishing and playing golf.



Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Oklahoma State Medical Association

This activity is planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) and the Physicians Liability Insurance Company (PLICO). The Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The OSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Faculty, CME Planning Committee and Reviewer have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The OSMA CME Manager has mitigated all information and has resolved all conflicts of interest if applicable.

"The Oklahoma State Medical Association has been surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. The ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that the Oklahoma State Medical Association provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports US health care quality improvements. The ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions' continuing medical education programs according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations of medicine in the US are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the US, Inc."

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.

Cruise Itinerary

Sat Jul 09 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Jul 10 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jul 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jul 12 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Wed Jul 13 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Jul 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Jul 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jul 16 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades--be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.


Perfect Day Cococay

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - The capital of the Dutch side of St. Maarten is the town of Philipsburg, though St. Maarten is an island with two distinct sides. To the north is the French side, whose capital is Marigot, while Philipsburg sits on the southern part of the island. When exploring on cruises that go to St. Maarten, it’s important to visit both sides to understand their customs and heritage.

You’ll quickly be charmed by all sides of the island. Of course, this Caribbean island is best known for its beaches, like Maho Beach or Great Bay Beach, one of the area’s best snorkeling spots. Sample local seafood or rum during your time in port, which have become symbols of St. Maarten life. There’s just enough to fill the day here, especially if you hop between the French and Dutch beaches.

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