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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Updates in Primary Care and Women's Health: Key Topics and Strategies

8-Night Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day CocoCay
Round-trip Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
December 09 - 17, 2022
Royal Caribbean's <em>Jewel of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas
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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
To update providers dealing with women's health issues on the most current evidence-based information and practice guidelines in the context of a team-based approach to patient care. The course will attempt to enhance clinical decision-making among providers of women's health care including Ob/Gyns, midlevel practitioners, and primary care physicians.

The purpose of the lectures is also to help providers utilize the latest up to date information on a wide variety of conditions seen by Primary Care. Educate physicians, midlevels and nurses on the best approaches and communication to work together and ensure the best pt. outcomes.

Topics:
  1. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Newer Terminology and Management
    • Apply current techniques of endometrial ablation as a viable alternative to hysterectomy
  2. Treating and Screening for STD's: Current CDC Guidelines
    • Utilize current CDC Guidelines in managing sexually-transmitted disease
  3. Update on Hormonal Contraception: the Move towards LARC
  4. Medications and Pregnancy: an Overview with newest FDA Guidelines
    • Identify meds to use, meds to avoid, and meds to consider in pregnancy
  5. Hormonal Alternatives in Managing Menopause: Guidelines from the North American Menopause Society
    • Apply current hormone therapy guidelines to menopausal patients using an individualized approach
  6. Communicating Skills: Medical Writing, Health Literacy, Medical Websites and more
    • Assess and utilize objective health information from a range of internet sources for both providers and patients
  7. Obesity and Pregnancy
    • Apply currently recommended strategies in managing risks associated with obesity in pregnancy
  8. Eat ot live; get the healthiest diet
    • Teach patients the benefits of healthy eating
  9. Get your hinny moving: Exercise & exercise prescription
    • How to motivate our patients to get the exercise they need
  10. Thyroid disease case studies
    • Apply the new thyroid guidelines to hypo, hyper & nodules
  11. Case studies in adrenal & pituitary problems
    • Develop a screening to identify parathyroid, pituitary and adrenal problems and treat them.
  12. Cardiac risk stratification & testing of adults
    • Apply proper screening tools to detect & stratify heart disease
  13. Screening for cancer: Latest recommendations
    • Physicians need to know the latest evidence based screening tests
  14. Healthy behavior change: What works
    • How do we effect healthy behavior change in our patients
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

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG
Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida. Dr. Shephard is Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He serves as a Regional Physician Informaticist for BayCare Health System. 
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his Ob-Gyn residency at the University of Miami, Florida. 

A former McCain Fellow at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Shephard is principal author of "The Complete Guide to Women's Health." and a frequent speaker and writer on women's health issues. He previously served as president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association and is member of the HCMA Board of Trustees.
 

Dr. Shephard serves on HMO medical advisory boards for Wellcare and AVMed and is a medical reviewer for EQ Health Solutions, which contracts with the Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida.   A 2009 selectee of the Marquis’ Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, he received the Albert N. Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Corey Evans, MD

Corey Evans, MD

Dr. Evans has been a family physician and educator for thirty years. After six years in a rural family practice in South Carolina, he moved to Florida to begin teaching, as an Associate Director in the Florida Hospital Family Practice program in Orlando. In 1994, he accepted the position of Director of the Bayfront Medical Center's Family Practice program in St. Petersburg and was program director for seven years. In 2002, he accepted the position of Director of Medical Education at St. Anthony's Hospital. He also works in the St. Anthony's wound center, is a member of the Palliative care team at St. Anthony's and has a private practice. He is board certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Palliative Care.

Originally from San Clemente, California, Dr. Evans attended Occidental College in LA, then St. Louis Medical School in Missouri, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. His family practice residency was at University of Missouri, Columbia where he was a Chief Resident. Dr. Evans tries to play the guitar poorly, and loves water sports. He teaches extensively at the national FP meetings with a special interest in exercise testing.

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
Fri Dec 09 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
- 4:00 pm
Sat Dec 10 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Dec 11 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Dec 12 San Juan, Puerto Rico
2:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Dec 13 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Dec 14 St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu Dec 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Dec 16 Coco Cay, Bahamas
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Dec 17 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida - As the home of Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral is the launching point for all-out adventure in Central Florida. Its beaches offer a mix of family-friendly shores and secluded swaths of sand. And with Orlando’s theme park sprawl only an hour away, you can easily mingle with your favorite characters. Beyond the parks lie equally amusing gems packed with Old Florida character. Kayak past manatees in the Banana River Lagoon and zip line above alligators at Brevard Zoo. Discover notable art museums and Park Avenue’s ritzy charm. Orlando cruises give you access to trace the region’s roots at the Orange County Regional History Museum.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The vibrant capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan offers something for every traveler — world-famous beaches with crystal clear waters, incredible cuisine, rugged natural beauty and a rich history that goes back 500 years. With its ancient fortresses and colorful colonial-era buildings, San Juan makes it easy to feel as though you’ve slipped into the past. Life moves at a slower pace along the sunny cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, and salsa beats seem to waft perpetually from open windows. If you’re craving a hike, head to El Yunque National Forest. And if you’re more in the mood to unwind, set your sights on the beautiful shores of Isla Verde or El Condado. Mealtime is also an adventure, with so many delicious options to try — from mofongo and pastelon to chillo frito and alcapurrias. Pair every bite with a piña colada — Puerto Rico’s national drink.

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.

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands - St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a tropical dreamland complete with stunning beaches, clear aqua-blue ocean water, a small rain forest and rolling green hillsides. The Danes purchased St. Croix in the 1700s at which time the slave trade and sugar cane fields thrived. Today, the Danish influence is still apparent in the island's architecture and language. Most of the sugar mills lie in ruins. Yet you can still get a taste of the island's history in freshly squeezed sugar cane juice or Cruzan Rum.

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

Perfect Day Cococay

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.
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