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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Updates in Primary Care and Women's Health

11-Night Italy, Turkey & Greek Islands Cruise
Round-trip Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
September 28 - October 09, 2023
<em>Celebrity Beyond</em>
Celebrity Beyond
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours

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 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 and principal author of “The Complete Guide to Women’s Health,” Dr. Shephard is a frequent speaker and writer on women’s health issues. A previous president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association, he currently serves as president of the HCMA Foundation. Dr. Shephard serves on HMO medical advisory boards for Wellcare and AVMed health plans and as a medical case reviewer for both the Health Resources and Services Administration and 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.
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 forty 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. He also was picked as the team physician for the Orlando Magic. In 1994 he accepted a position of Director of the Bayfront Medical Center's Family Practice Program in St. Petersburg. In 2001 he returned to private practice and also became the Director of Medical Education at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was also asked to be a physician for the Tampa Bay Rays Team, and these positions continued for the next 20 years. 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
Thu Sep 28 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Fri Sep 29 Messina, Sicily
10:00 am 8:00 pm
Sat Sep 30 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Oct 01 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 10:00 pm
Mon Oct 02 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Oct 03 Istanbul, Turkey
2:00 pm -
Wed Oct 04 Istanbul, Turkey
- 1:00 pm
Thu Oct 05 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Oct 06 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Oct 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Oct 08 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Mon Oct 09 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.

Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.

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.

Istanbul, Turkey - Istanbul, the only city in the world built on two continents, stands on the shores of the Istanbul Bogazi (Bosphorus) where the waters of the Black Sea mingle with those of the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn. Here on this splendid site Istanbul guards the precious relics of the three empires of which she has been capital; a unique link between East and West, past and present.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey - Ephesus, one of the world's finest archeological sites, awaits. Here you will walk the Arcadian Way, view the facade of the Library of Celsus and visit the Amphitheatre.

Santorini, Greece - Here on the island of Santorini, you'll find a classic Greek seascape‐whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo.

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

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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