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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Primary Care Greek Isles Cruise 2022

7-Night Greek Isles Cruise
Round-trip Venice (Ravenna), Italy
July 17 - 24, 2022
Royal Caribbean's <em>Brilliance of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas
1.0 CEU
10.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$945 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$745 for Physician Assistants
$545 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. New Considerations in Infectious Diseases: Penicillin Allergy De-labeling, Shorter Durations of Therapy, and more IV to PO Conversion in Complicated Infections
  2. At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
    • Discuss penicillin allergies including long-term implications.
    • Describe process and recent data supporting intervention strategies to de-label patients.
    • Discuss disease states for which shorter durations of therapy are growing.
    • Review data for which IV to PO conversion is growing for complicated infections.
    • Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes.
  3. Comprehensive Update in Management of Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity Including Role of Bariatric Surgery
  4. At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
    • Summarize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines regarding diabetes.
    • Discuss clinical evidence and place in therapy for oral diabetes and GLP-1 agonist agents.
    • Discuss the growing evidence and role of SGLT2 inhibitors within diabetes and non-diabetes patients.
    • Analyze role of bariatric surgery in management of morbid obesity and diabetes.
    • Describe complications and medication-related changed post-bariatric surgery.
    • Evaluate and develop medication regimens post-bariatric surgery through case studies.
  5. Polypharmacy in the Elderly and Overview of Migraine Management including CGRP Antagonists
  6. At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
    • Recognize factors leading to polypharmacy in the elderly.
    • Define inappropriate medications for elderly patients.
    • Define inappropriate medications for elderly patients.
    • Describe tools to screen patients for polypharmacy.
    • Delineate best practices in polypharmacy through patient cases.
    • Discuss current role of traditional agents for migraine treatment and prophylaxis.
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.
Faculty

Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. Joseph's/Candler Health System, Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Bland has an affiliation with Merck Pharmaceuticals, Biomerieux Diagnostics, and La Jolla Pharmaceuticals.

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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Jul 17 Venice (Ravenna), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Mon Jul 18 Kotor, Montenegro
11:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Jul 19 Corfu, Greece
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Wed Jul 20 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Thu Jul 21 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jul 22 Argostoli, Greece
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Jul 23 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 24 Venice (Ravenna), Italy
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Venice (Ravenna), Italy - Located on the Adriatic coast in North-East Italy, Ravenna was briefly the capital of the Roman Empire and later the Italian capital of the Byzantine Empire. During this time, incredible mosaics were constructed throughout the city. Described as a symphony of color in Dante's Divine Comedy, Ravenna's well-preserved mosaics are some of the finest remaining in the Western world.

Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.

Corfu, Greece - Corfu greets you with sunny beaches, miles of cypress groves and the opulent villas of 19th century European royalty.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - As the capital of Greece and one of Europe’s most bustling cities, Athens is powered by 5,000 years of history. At night, the city of Athens glows from afar, light reflecting off the ancient ruins. Today travelers flock from around the world to experience its history while on cruises from Athens. After all, the art, theatre, architecture, and philosophy of Athens had ripple effects through the fabric of entire civilizations.

Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.

Argostoli, Greece - Situated on the largest of the Ionion Islands on Kefalonia, Argostoli is perfect for nature and history lovers. Tour the ruins of St. George Castle, see loggerhead turtles feeding and take in sweeping views atop its cliffs.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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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