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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Current Topics in Emergency Medicine, Mental Health and Addiction Medicine

9-Night Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
October 06 - 15, 2022
<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox
20 CE Credits for Psychologists
20 ASWB ACE Credits
20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
20 ACPE Credits
20.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Psychologists, Social WorkersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives

The lectures presented at this activity will provide the attendee with a thorough update of knowledge and appreciation in mental health in women and people with substance abuse disorders and addiction. Participants will leave this activity to with new skills and strategies to diagnose and treat these conditions using a team based approach

  1. Eating Disorders
    • Diagnose eating disorders & understand biopsychosocial approaches for these conditions
    • Know how to diagnose key eating disorders as well as ways a primary care provider can begin treatment for such conditions leading to comprehensive intervention
  2. Suicide & Risk Assessment
    • Adequate knowledge about suicide and related risks
    • Conduct a clinical assessment of suicide risk and initiate appropriate management to appropriately mitigate clinical risk concerns
  3. Violence & Risk Assessment
    • Adequate knowledge about violence and its related risks
    • Conduct a clinical assessment of violence risk and initiate appropriate management to appropriately mitigate clinical risk concerns
  4. Initial Screening & Intervention for Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)
    • Apply an evidence-based approach to substance abuse disorders
    • Utilize an integrated systematic approach to assess & intervene with regard to SUDs in primary care settings
  5. The Opioid Crisis: Practicing with a Risk Management Mindset
    • Appreciate the need for understanding patient & medication related factors increasing the risk for opioid overdose
    • Describe factors contributing to the opioid crisis & know approaches to safe prescribing for opioids with a focus proper risk management considerations
  6. A Primer on Addiction Psychopharmacology for Primary Care
    • Appreciate current formulations regarding the nature of addiction & available medical interventions
    • Utilize evidence-based medication interventions for the management of SUDs & addiction
  7. Managing Chronic Pain & Addiction
    • Identify Risk factors for chronic pain & psychiatric co-morbidity
    • Identify collaborative approaches for comprehensive pain evaluation & management in the context of substance addiction including effective non-opioid treatment options for long-term pain management
  8. Novel & Emerging Substances of Abuse
    • Appreciate \the dangers of novel & newer substances of abuse
    • Define & recognize the spectrum of newer, synthetic substances of abuse & cite the clinical features of intoxication & withdrawal with novel drugs
    1. Reproductive Psychiatry: 2023 Update and Overview
      • Describe key parameters of the field Reproductive Psychiatry in 2023 and why it is relevant today
      • Define the role of Neuroactive Steroids (NAS) in both the etiology and the treatment of psychiatric conditions in the female patient
    2. Depression Across the Female Reproductive Cycle 1: Focus on PMDD, PME and Menopause
      • Identify the hormonal effect on depression in the non pregnant female
      • Describe diagnostic criteria for PMDD and hormonal and non hormonal interventions
    3. Depression Across the Female Reproductive Cycle 2: Focus on Perinatal Depression
      • Recognize unique features to consider in the diagnosis and treatment of perinatal depression
      • Identify and become comfortable using with at least three screening tools for PMADs
      • List several biopsychosocial risk factors for PMADs
    4. Beyond Postpartum Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment of Perinatal Anxiety Disorders
      • Identify which anxiety disorders most commonly present in the perinatal period
      • Describe the role of estrogen, progesterone and oxytocin in the etiology of these disorders
    5. Bipolar Disorder in Women: Meeting the Challenge 1: Managing Bipolar Disorder in the non-pregnant female patient
      • Describe evidence-based management of bipolar disorder in women
      • Identify how hormonal treatment may impact course of disorder as well as treatment options
    6. 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 to optimize safety of mother and infant
      • Discuss with your patient the risk/benefit ratio of the use of psychotropics during the perinatal period
    7. Diagnose sexual dysfunction in females (FSD) using DSM-5 terminology.
      • Identify common barriers in identification of FSD in clinical settings
      • Develop a treatment plan for women with FSD
    8. Evidence Based Approaches to Female Patients with Low Libido
      • Describe 3 behavioral interventions for the female patient with low libido
      • Describe both hormonal and non hormonal treatments for low libido in females
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.

Karl Gregory Sieg, MD, FAPA, MRO

Karl Gregory Sieg, MD, FAPA, MRO
Medical Director of Behavioral Health
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Orlando, Florida Dr. Sieg received his medical degree and completed his residencies at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas. He is currently board certified in Addiction Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.

He is also a board-certified Medical Review Officer. Serving as Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Dr. Sieg has over 35 years of experience in practice having worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, community mental health & managed care as well as private, public & state psychiatric hospitals and addiction treatment programs. He has authored numerous scientific articles and also had past involvement in clinical psychopharmacology research.

Dr. Sieg maintains memberships with the American Psychiatric Association, the Florida Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law, and the American Medical Association. He currently practices and resides in the Orlando, Florida metropolitan area.

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

Thu Oct 06 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Fri Oct 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Oct 08 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Sun Oct 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Oct 10 Oranjestad, Aruba
11:00 am 11:00 pm
Tue Oct 11 Willemstad, Curacao
8:00 am 10:00 pm
Wed Oct 12 Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Thu Oct 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Oct 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Oct 15 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Cruise

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - Grand Cayman is where the high life meets island life. Snorkel with stingrays in Stingray City. Treat your inner foodie at eateries established by acclaimed top chefs like Michael Schwartz, or chow down on conch fritters by the seashore. You can even soak up some rays at one of the beaches voted best in the world, Seven Mile Beach. And do it all in the same day.

Oranjestad, Aruba - A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes

Willemstad, Curacao - Curaçao is a treasure trove of cultural attractions, rich history, and natural scenery — from desert landscapes and rugged cliffs to 38 spectacular, and mostly secluded, beaches. Sint Anna Bay separates the two sides of the capital of Willemstad. Punda, the original settlement, is a tidy grid filled with shops and unique markets, restaurants and open-air cafes. Not to mention the famous tropicalized Dutch architecture in vibrant hues. Otrobanda (literally, “the other side”) is a maze of narrow streets and even narrower alleyways. And at only 40 miles long, a wide variety of island adventures are within easy reach during your Curaçao cruise.

Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles - Kralendijk is the sleepy capital of Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Antilles. Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime greens. Famous for its diving - the island is surrounded by a Marine Park - Bonaire also offers such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean.

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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