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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Current Topics in Mental Health, Addiction, and Emergency 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 the following areas: a) differentiating clinical features of mental illnesses including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder and peri-partum mood disorders as well as mental illnesses in youth and substance use disorders; b) applying therapeutic approaches via psychopharmacologic use of antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, anxiolytics, psychostimulants and other collateral classes of pertinent medications; c) recognizing effective management of clinical situations involving psychiatric patients in integrated primary care settings via the use of illustrative case presentations.

  1. Anxiety Disorders
    • Describe the features of anxiety and trauma related disorders
    • Evaluate the various roles of potential interventions
  2. Depressive Disorders
    • Identify specified subtypes of clinical depression
    • Appraise the differential diagnosis as well as related risk
    • Determine appropriate treatment options
  3. Bipolar Disorder
    • Cite the epidemiology and subtypes of bipolar illness
    • Weigh distinguishing clinical features
    • Identify potential risks as well as benefits of effective treatments
  4. ADHD in Adults
    • Discuss the diagnosis and management of ADHD in adults
  5. Suicide & Violence
      Discuss the epidemiology of suicide
  6. Screening & Initial Intervention for Substance Use Disorders
    • Summarize the addiction crisis and current substance use disorders
    • Review co-occurring psychiatric illnesses
    • Approach these conditions using screening and motivational interviewing
  7. The Opioid Crisis
      Discuss the current status of the opioid crisis
  8. Addiction Psychopharmacology
      Consider the use of pharmacotheraputics to treat addiction
  9. Pain and Addiction
  10. New & Novel Substances of Abuse
Topics and Objectives 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.
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.

Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP

Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH, FACEP
Medical Director Clinical Research
ASU College of Health Solutions
Creighton University SOM Emergency Medicine Dept
UofA Depts of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacology, Tucson, AZ
Course Director, Midwestern University AZCOM, Glendale, AZ
Medical Director Clinical Research ‐ College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University
Professor ‐ Department of Emergency Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine
Professor ‐ Departments of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Professor ‐ Course Director, Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, Arizona
Clinical Instructor ‐ Internal Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Clinical Instructor ‐ Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Attending Physician ‐ Banner Poison and Drug Information Center, Phoenix, AZ
Attending Physician ‐ Emergency Medicine, Valleywise Health Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Attending Physician ‐ Departments of Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology and Critical Care Medicine, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
Attending Physician ‐ Departments of Pediatrics and Intensive Care, Phoenix Children's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

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
7:00 am -
Sat Oct 08 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
- 4:00 pm
Sun Oct 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Oct 10 Oranjestad, Aruba
10:00 am 11:59 pm
Tue Oct 11 Willemstad, Curacao
9:00 am 10:00 pm
Wed Oct 12 Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles
7:00 am 4:00 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 - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

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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