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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Family Medicine, Communication and Leadership

12-Night New Zealand Cruise
Round-trip Sydney, Australia
February 16 - 28, 2023
<em>Celebrity Eclipse</em>
Celebrity Eclipse
21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
21 ACPE Credits
6.0 Hours of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
21.0 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

Self-awareness and team attention to integration of many options for patients is the hallmark of continuity in the specialty of Family Medicine. In this age of increasing attention to outcomes, it behooves all of us to use our knowledge to work closely with colleagues and staff, using professionalism in communication, for the best team approach. Placing patient needs above self-interests is paramount to the best care while enjoying a life outside of medicine.

Staying up to date with current knowledge of diagnosis, treatment and management requires diligence in maintaining a topical approach to common situations. This series of lectures will identify potential issues with each situation, allowing the clinician the ability to best recognize, diagnose, treat and provide the patient with appropriate advice and management plan. Each topic is tailored not only to educate and update with the best medical evidence available, but to also present an appropriate approach to cost effective care. Content will focus on utilizing team work, developing patient safety strategies, and providing equitable health care. Stimulating thoughtful comments and questions regarding shared or unique experiences will engage the attendees in team and self-improvement concepts.

  1. Exercise for the pregnant patient
    • Propose appropriate exercise for the individual pregnant patient
  2. Medicine on the go
    • Identify potential issues, analyze situation, develop a plan through discussion of presentation and attendee experiences
  3. Thyroid evaluation and treatment
    • Confidently devise evaluation and treatment plan for the abnormal thyroid
  4. Marine bites from the sea
    • Conclude the best treatment based on knowledge of the marine life inflicting the injury
  5. Selected recommendations from the USPSTF
    • Translate the evidence-based recommendations for a population into an individual plan
  6. Common bowel complaints
    • Recognize, diagnose and provide patient with appropriate management plan
  7. Concussion concerns
    • Utilize on and off field knowledge of injury with modalities for further treatment
  8. Athlete heart concerns
    • Evaluate potential cardiac issues in athlete
  9. Pap guidelines and management
    • Differentiate Pap findings and propose options
  10. Stress fracture
    • Interpret mechanism of injury, physical exam and imaging evidence for optimal management
  11. General Travel Medicine Advice: Staying Healthy on Land and Sea. (1.5 hours)
    • Review general recommendations for Travelerís health
    • Learn how to access the CDC site for up to date recommendations for vaccines
    • Review common travel related illnesses
  12. Travel Medicine Part 2: Travel in the Time of COVID-Where are we now?
    • Review current restrictions and recommendations for travelers relative to COVID-19
    • Identify unique travel risks associated with COVID-19
  13. Nutrition- What’s New? What’s Best? What Works?
    • Review basic nutrition principles.
    • Compare traditional and popular diets
    • Recognize the impact of nutrition on health and medical problems
  14. Update in Type 2 Diabetes
    • Review most recent American Diabetes Association guidelines
    • Compare medication options for treating diabetes
    • Discuss lifestyle modifications for Diabetes control
  15. Mental Health in Women-Women Are Different
    • Review the most common mental health issues in women including anxiety, depression, and bipolar illness as documented in the DSM-V
    • Discuss reasons for mental health risk in women
  16. Migraine Headaches-Women Are Different
    • List International Headache Societyís classification of headaches
    • Determine appropriate lifestyle and medication treatment for migraine headaches with emphasis in the care in women
  17. Cardiovascular Disease in Women-Whatís Different?
    • Recognize the scope and impact of cardiovascular disease in women
    • Analyze and understand differences in diagnosis, testing and treatment
  18. Leadership in Medicine-Are we prepared? How are we prepared? Tips for Success.
    • Recognize the lack of leadership preparation in medical training
    • Review how leadership skills develop in medicine
    • Determine strategies and tips to develop leadership potential
  19. The Difficult Patient Encounter: Successful Navigation
    • Discuss common situations that create difficult encounters
    • Demonstrate strategies and ability to prevent, avoid and navigate difficult encounters
  20. Leading and Connecting Team Members to Joy, Appreciation and Gratitude (1.5 hours)
    • Recognize leadership skills to allow team members to communicate with excellence
    • Establish a plan to create appreciation and gratitude in your workplace
    • Help your team members to experience joy in their work and life
  21. Imaging the Patient with Pelvic Pain
    • Discuss the causes and best imaging methods for investigating women who present with pelvic pain. Ultrasound and CT findings of conditions like appendicitis, endometriosis and diverticulitis will be discussed
  22. Evaluation and Management of Common (and Not So Common) Travel Illnesses and Injuries “Down Under”
    • Discuss the many challenges faced by intrepid travelers in the Antipodes from exploding volcanos in New Zealand to all kinds of threatening species in Australia
  23. The Challenge of Managing Pain in Children
    • Understand subjective and objective pain assessment
    • Discuss the safe use of analgesics in children
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

Sandra L. Argenio, MD

Sandra L. Argenio, MD
Department of Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Emeritus Staff Member
Faculty Physician and Consultant, Institute for Healthcare Excellence, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians Continuous Professional Development/ CME Committee 
Past President of the FAFP Dr. Sandra Argenio served as a Consultant in the Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic Florida and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Mayo Medical School. She joined Mayo Clinic in 1992 and continues as an Emeritus member of the Family Medicine Department.

Dr. Argenio has nurtured new generations of doctors, was instrumental in the development of the Family Medicine Residency at Mayo Clinic Florida and served as the program’s first residency director. She has trained and mentored over 150 family medicine residents.

Dr. Argenio served as the President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians in 2005 and has been active on many committees of the FAFP and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

She has been active in CME program planning at Mayo Clinic and the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, conducting Maintenance of Certification Workshop sessions on multiple topics for over 1,100 participants at FAFP meetings.

Dr. Argenio had a leading role in establishing communication training at Mayo Clinic starting in 2005. She was Chair of the Mayo Clinic Florida Communication Faculty.

She developed coursework for faculty and trainees at Mayo Clinic, including Longitudinal Research in Academic Medicine, Family Medicine Residency, Scottsdale, Arizona; and Team Communication, Strengthening the Cornerstone of Teamwork at Mayo Clinic’s three campuses. She also served on the Florida Governor’s Physician Workforce Advisory Board.

Dr. Argenio was awarded the Exemplary Teacher Award by FAFP in 2000. She also received the Outstanding Florida Family Medicine Education Award by FAFP in 2000, and the Mayo Distinguished Educator Award in 2003. She was listed as one of Jacksonville’s Best Doctors by Jacksonville Magazine from 2000 to 2014. She has published on the topics of presence, reflective listening and communicating effectively with female patients.

In her current work, she has collaborated in designing curricula and delivering programs at multiple hospitals, hospice organizations, and veterans administration and military healthcare organizations.

Dr. Argenio is a graduate of Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Hahnemann Medical University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania in 1982. She resides in Ormond Beach, Florida, with her husband Tom Sperrazza and daughter Jessie.

David Parrish, MS, MD, FAAFP

David Parrish, MS, MD, FAAFP
Faculty, Family Medicine Residency, Bayfront Health, St Petersburg, Florida
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of South Florida
Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians Dr. David Parrish has served as Director of the Family Medicine Residency and has also served as Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.

He has been faculty in the residency for 32 years and Residency Director 2002-2016. As Director he was responsible for 24 residents 3 fellows and 7 full time faculty. Leadership positions he has held in the organization include Chief of the Medical Staff for 4 years, Chair of IRB for 8 years as well as multiple committees and community endeavors. He has received the AJ Gorday award, which is the highest award given by the medical staff.

Before joining Bayfront residency as faculty he established Family Medicine at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and was faculty in a US Navy residency in Charleston, SC. On leaving the active duty Navy he continued in the US Navy Reserves, serving twice as Directorate of Health Services for two different multi state regions, and Reserve Commanding Officer for Navy Hospital Jacksonville, Fl and National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Md near Washington, D.C. He assumed Command of NNMC a few weeks after the attacks of 9/11/2001. Following the 2 year tour at NNMC he was recalled to Active duty for one year. CAPT Parrish has received many awards and medals for his service.

Dr. Parrish teaches in the residency daily and lectures frequently. He has taught ACLS and ALSO for many years as National Faculty. He has lectured on many topics from wilderness medicine to women's health. He especially likes to mentor emerging leaders and those interested in a life of service and organizational command leadership.

Dr. David Parrish was born and raised in a small town in Alabama. Public high school and a BS degree in Secondary Education from Auburn University were earned before being drafted to serve the US Army. Using his GI Bill he completed a Master's Degree at UAB in Pathology followed by Medical School. Returning to the military he completed a Family Practice Residency at Naval Hospital Pensacola. Other than continuing education courses, he completed the NIPDD (National Institute for Program Director Development). Dr Parrish is a recognized speaker, author and Family Physician.

Niall CT Wilton, MBBS - Guest Speaker

Specialist Anaesthetist, Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia, Starship Children's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

Colleen J. Bergin, MB ChB, FRACR, FRCCP - Guest Speaker

Consultant Radiologist, Department of Radiology, ADHB, Auckland, New Zealand

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
Thu Feb 16 Sydney, Australia
- 6:45 pm
Fri Feb 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Feb 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 19 Milford Sound, New Zealand
8:00 am 9:00 am
Sun Feb 19 Doubtful Sound
1:00 pm 2:00 pm
Sun Feb 19 Dusky Sound
4:00 pm 5:00 pm
Mon Feb 20 Dunedin, New Zealand
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Feb 21 Christchurch, New Zealand
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Feb 22 Wellington, New Zealand
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Feb 23 Napier, New Zealand
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Fri Feb 24 Tauranga, New Zealand
7:30 am 6:45 pm
Sat Feb 25 Auckland, New Zealand
6:30 am 3:00 pm
Sun Feb 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Feb 27 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 28 Sydney, Australia
6:30 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Sydney, Australia - The whole world's in love with Sydney. It's stylish, it's sophisticated, it's home to some of the friendliest people on the planet. And yes, a few koalas, if you know where to look. What's not to love? This gateway to the Outback has it all: endless outdoor adventure around the harbor or in spots like the Blue Mountains. Golden sandy beaches named Bondi, Bilgola and Coogee (which are not only beautiful, but also fun to say). A bustling art and entertainment scene. Countless museums, galleries and world-class restaurants where the dishes go way beyond the local Vegemite.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Milford Sound, New Zealand - As we sail into the narrow fjords of the Milford Sound, even your massive ship seems to shrink in comparison to the towering cliffs topped by lush mountain terrain. Situated within Fiordland National Park, this natural wonder is part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Site and is protected by its natural geography, which makes it a haven for all types of wildlife.

Dunedin, New Zealand - Dunedin is the second-largest city on New Zealand’s South Island, after Christchurch to the north. It is located in the Otago region on the southeast coast of New Zealand and serves as the region’s principal city. Dunedin cruise passengers will find a stunning, energetic city center situated at the end of a long inlet. As your ship pulls into port, admire the extinct volcano, Mount Cargill, or simply stare into the shimmering sea.

Christchurch, New Zealand - Discover the second-largest New Zealand city and urban hub of the vast Canterbury region, celebrated for its alpine landscapes, marine wildlife, and protected dark skies. Visitors stopping here on a New Zealand cruise will find vibrant street art splashed across prominent city sites, a booming arts and hospitality scene embracing new laneways and dining precincts, and diverse city attractions.

World-class architecture and design meet skilfully restored heritage treasures set between vast areas of green parks and gardens alongside the banks of the ambling Avon River. The central city is flat, easy for walking and cycling, or you can take the scenic route on a heritage tramway. Beyond the city, explore the diverse natural playground of the Port Hills and craggy Banks Peninsula with its walks, cycling tracks, and New Zealand’s longest chairlift, where the views stretch from the Pacific Ocean to the snowy peaks of the Southern Alps.

Wellington, New Zealand - The fact that Wellington has become New Zealand's fastest-growing weekend destination tells you something about the city. Once merely its political capital, the city's calendar is packed with celebrations, festivals and some of the country's best theater and dance. Sandwiched between steep hills on one side and the ocean on the other, New Zealand's second-largest city is a walker's paradise. Because so much of the city is within walking distance, you'll never feel the need to hire a cab. And considering the number of cafes, bars and nightclubs that line the streets, you'll probably never feel the need to go to bed, either.

Napier, New Zealand - Napier, a port city in the Hawke Bay region of New Zealand, is the art deco capital of the world. After a 7.9 magnitude earthquake, and subsequent fires, destroyed most of its commercial center in 1931, the city was rebuilt in the flamboyant art deco style prevalent at the time. The clean geometric lines, neon clocks and brightly lit fountains lend Napier a movie-set feel. Napier also boasts the highest number of sunshine hours of any town in the country, a feature that has made this region one of New Zealand's most important wine-producing areas.

Tauranga, New Zealand - The "Bay of Plenty" was named by Captain Cook after the prosperous Maori villages of the region generously replenished his supplies. Tauranga, the chief city, is a bustling port, an agricultural and timber center and a popular seaside resort. Tauranga is the gateway to Rotorua, a geothermal wonderland that is the heart of Maori culture and New Zealand's primary tourist attraction.

Tauranga, meaning "sheltered waters" in Maori, is rich with native culture and tradition. Waterskiing, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing abound in Tauranga Harbour. Rotorua with its healing, natural mineral springs is an ideal place to unwind in a therapeutic bath.

Auckland, New Zealand - Shop along the picturesque waterfront of this ever-expanding city, home to one-third of the country's population. From museums housing Maori artifacts to extinct volcanic peaks, this pedestrian-friendly city is the perfect combination of nature and commerce.

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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