Our office will be closed Thursday, November 24th (all day) in observance of Thanksgiving Day. We will reopen on Friday, November 25th, at 8:30 am.

800-926-3775

University at Sea®

5700 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33703

E-Mail Us

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Saturday
10:00am - 2:00pm EST
Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Primary Care, Palliative Care, Impaired Healthcare Professionals, Emergency Medicine, and Leadership

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Galveston, TX
March 19 - 26, 2023
Royal Caribbean's <em>Allure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
Up to 16 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Anesthesiology® (ABA) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
16.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$795 for Physician Assistants
$595 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives

March 19, 2023

Meet and Greet – 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Boleros, 5th Floor

March 20, 2023

Educational Sessions

Conference Center

3rd Floor

Time

Topic

9:00am – 10:00am

Choosing Wisely® – Dr. Kagan

10:00am – 11:00am

Osteoporosis – Dr. Kagan

1 1:00am – 12 Noon

ENT Tricks of the Trade – Dr. Sanson

12 Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch on your own

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Dementia – Dr. Kagan

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Combative, Convulsing, Agitated Patient – Dr. Sanson

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Sore Throats That Kill and Other Nightmare ENT Emergencies – Dr. Sanson

March 21, 2023

Educational Sessions

Conference Center

3rd Floor

Time

Topic

8:30am – 9:30am

Violence in the Medical Setting – Dr. Sanson

9:30am – 10:30am

Litigation Stress - Dr. Sanson

10:30am – 11:30am

Palliative Care – Dr. Kagan

11:30am – 12:30pm

Hospice Care – Dr. Kagan

March 22, 2023

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Networking and Case Discussions – Vintages, 8 th Floor

March 23, 2023

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Networking and Case Discussions – Vintages, 8 th Floor

March 24, 2023

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Networking and Case Discussions – Vintages, 8 th Floor

March 25, 2023

Educational Sessions

Conference Center

3rd Floor

Time

Topic

9:00am – 10:00am

Common Outpatient Presentations in Primary Care – Dr. Kagan

10:00am – 11:00am

Impaired Healthcare Providers – Dr. Kagan

11:00am – 12 Noon

Communication and Conflict – Dr. Sanson

12 Noon – 1:00pm

Lunch on your own

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Case Studies in Primary Care – Dr. Kagan

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Medical Errors – Dr. Sanson

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Wellness for the Clinician – Dr. Sanson

March 26, 2022

Have a Safe Trip Home

Preliminary Agenda: dates, times and order are subject to change.
  1. Medical Errors
    • Describe the types of sentinel events the Joint Commission has identified
    • Discuss what factors must be included in a root cause analysis in order for the Joint Commission to consider it “thorough” and “credible”
    • Evaluate the most common misdiagnoses
    • Describe the prevalence of medical errors and factors that contribute to an increased risk that such errors will occur
  2. Litigation Stress
    • Discuss the typical physical and emotional reactions
    • Discuss prevention strategies, including effective communication and documentation
    • Learn to develop support systems and utilize privileged communications
    • Discuss methods to cope with the pressure of a claim, develop a sense of perspective, and transform this into a growth experience
  3. Effective Communication and Conflict Management
    • List principles of negotiation and communication
    • Identify effective communication skills and techniques
  4. Sore Throats That Can Kill and Other Nightmare Emergencies
    • Discuss the common, subtle, and key clinical findings of life-threatening ENT emergencies
    • Interpret imaging studies required for prompt diagnosis
    • Describe life-saving treatments and avoid pitfalls to help you to end the nightmare
  5. ENT Tricks of the Trade
    • Review head and neck emergencies along with high-yield procedures
    • Discuss treatment options for these emergencies
    • Describe procedures to treat head and neck complaints
  6. Violence in the Medical Setting
    • Evaluate and Learn to deal with your own stress, anxieties, and emotions when confronted with these challenging situations
    • Develop strategies to promote safety, security, and dignity for all involved
    • Identify how we influence whether a crisis is prevented or escalates and how to respond properly and professionally during crisis moments
    • Implement practical skills and techniques to protect yourself and your staff
  7. Combative, Convulsing, Agitated Patient
    • Discuss the key high-risk presentations and documentation that is essential when caring for these patients
    • Describe disease states that can cause patients to present to the ED in a combative, agitated state or seizing
    • Discuss the appropriate use of sedation in the initial stabilization of combative patients
    • Discuss the indications for, and pitfalls of, patient restraints
  8. Wellness for the Clinician
    • Discuss characteristics of resilience
    • Discuss actionable items to developing a less hostile environment
    • Discuss what Medicine can do to support our clinicians
  9. Osteoporosis
    • Treat Osteoporosis with current medications to prevent patient morbidity
  10. Dementia
    • Be familiar with the work up, how to distinguish the various causes of Dementia, and current treatment options
  11. Choosing Wisely
    • Become familiar with the concept of judicious ordering of tests and procedures, as is relevant to different specialties
  12. Case Studies in Primary Care
    • Participate in an interactive session to try and diagnose some common diseases with atypical presentations
  13. Palliative Care
    • List the tenets of Palliative Care
    • Identify how palliative care can be helpful to patients, caregivers, and providers
  14. Hospice Care
    • Identify which patients are appropriate for hospice care
    • Discuss management of hospice care and relevant US Federal regulations
  15. Common Outpatient Presentations in Primary Care
    • Evaluate and treat some common outpatient presentations without having to consult a specialist
  16. Impaired Health Care Providers
    • Identify Impaired Health Care Providers and facilitate getting them the help they need, confidentially
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

Tracy G. Sanson MD, FACEP, CEO

Tracy G. Sanson MD, FACEP, CEO
Tracy Sanson MD LLC
Emergency Physician
Public Speaker
Recipient of the 2020 Judith E. Tintinalli Award for Outstanding Contribution in Education from the American College of Emergency Physicians
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Central Florida, UCF, College of Medicine 
Educator, Coach, Consultant, Founder TracySansonMD, LLC
Lutz, Florida Dr. Sanson is an Emergency Physician with more than 20 years of experience in emergency medicine education, emergency department management, and leadership. She is a consultant and educator on Leadership development and Medical education, TracySansonMD, LLC and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine @ University of Central Florida (UCF), College of Medicine.

Dr. Sanson has served in several and varied leadership positions with the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), the Council of Residency Directors (CORD), and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). She is a member of the ACEP Speaker's Bureau and the 911 network. She has been a member of the ACEP faculty for many years, including the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and the Emergency Department Directors Academy. 

Dr. Sanson completed her medical degree and residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has held director positions in the US Air Force, the University of South Florida and TeamHealth during the past 20 years. Dr. Sanson heads her own consulting firm, specializing in leadership training.

Jeffrey M. Kagan, MD

Jeffrey M. Kagan, MD
Primary Care – Internal Medicine
Newington, Connecticut Dr. Kagan earned two Bachelors’ Degrees: Biology, and Health Sciences, a Masters’ Degree in Physiology, and his M.D. degree. Prior to medical school he was a Certified Physician Assistant. He completed his residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and previously held a second board certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. He is also a Certified Medical Director (CMD) for Long Term Care by The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC formerly known as AMDA). Dr. Kagan is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He currently teaches medical, physician assistant, nurse practitioner students and internal medicine residents. Dr. Kagan is frequently called upon by his peers regarding the Business Aspects and Practice Management of Medicine, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Medical Economics. He has done consulting for attorneys, insurance companies, as well as pharmaceutical and wealth management companies. In addition to his busy private primary care practice, Dr. Kagan is currently the medical director of a skilled nursing facility, some group homes, and previously a home health agency and a hospice agency. He was previously a Professional Director with HAVEN, an agency that advocates and monitors impaired health professionals. He has served as an Expert Witness for both plaintiff and defendant sides of malpractice cases. His special interests include: Diving Medicine, Business Aspects of Practice, Medical Legal Cases, Risk Management, Medical Trivia and Impaired Health Professionals. His hobbies include: Bicycling, Boating, Scuba diving, Golf and Skiing.

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 Mar 19 Galveston, TX
- 4:00 pm
Mon Mar 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Mar 21 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Mar 22 Roatan, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Mar 23 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Mar 24 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:30 pm
Sat Mar 25 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 26 Galveston, TX
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Galveston, TX - Galveston is famous for its seafood, tropical scenery and breathtaking Victorian architecture. This magnificent island also boasts of 32 miles of beautiful beaches and great sportfishing.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Roatan, Honduras - The island of Roatan is known for its glittering bays and colorful coral reefs perfect for outdoor adventures like snorkeling and scuba diving. Discover your inner pirate in Roatan, where you can taste local rum, swim among starfish at Starfish Alley, or sample fresh seafood at local restaurants.

The 40-mile-long island borders the second-longest barrier reef on the globe, which attracts many divers each year. Go horseback riding at Little French Cay or unwind in paradise at West Bay. Don’t forget to try conch fritters and rum cake during your visit.

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Past meets present in Costa Maya. Cruise to Costa Maya and find ancient Maya ruins and mysterious jungles just begging to be explored, as well as private beach clubs and trendy restaurants— all in one place. It’s 250 square miles of paradise packed with entertainment and history, all just 30 miles south of Cancun. The Great Maya Reef just off the coast is the second largest in the world— it’s a must-snorkel spot. Or you can kick back at the port village of Mahahual with an ice-cold michelada— a spicy beer cocktail— in hand. For a culture fix, head to the Kohunlick ruins to see the famous Temple of the Masks.

Cozumel, Mexico - With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.

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.
©2019 - University at Sea®