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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Updates in Emergency Medicine and Women's Health

7-Night Alaska Hubbard Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Vancouver, British Columbia
May 28 - June 04, 2023
<em>Celebrity Eclipse</em>
Celebrity Eclipse
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
3.0 Hours of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
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

The purpose of this educational activity is to provide participants with current information in order to deliver state-of-the-art-care. A multi-disciplinary approach to patient care is emphasized, as well as, exploring issues relating to system-based practices.

  1. Pediatric fever: management and update
    • Recognize serious bacterial infections
    • Describe suggested diagnostic work-up of the febrile infant based upon recognize guidelines and patient age
    • Identify life-threatening causes of fever
  2. Pediatric GI Emergencies
    • Describe suggested diagnostic work-up of pediatric GI emergenciesbased upon recognize guidelines and patient age
  3. Syncope update: the evaluation of the patient with loss of consciousness
    • List causes for syncope which may cause morbidity and mortality
    • Discuss cost-effective work-up for the patient with history of loss of consciousness
    • Interpret different reports and recommendations in recent literature
  4. Non-Narcotic Pain Management
    • Analyze options for treatment of pain without use of narcotics
    • Examine new developments and pharmaceutical developments of analgesics
  5. Trauma in the pediatric patient
    • Discuss the extent and nature of non-accidental trauma
    • Report the extent and science of imaging in the injured child
    • Critique recommendations for diagnosis and management of the concussed adolescent
    • Analyze the role of anti-thrombolyics
  6. What is new in toxicology?
    • Cite substances of abuse which were not available even ten years earlier
    • Describe toxidromes which may elucidate what may have caused symptoms in the poisoned patient
    • Exemplify specific abused substances
  7. Cardiopulmonary/Resuscitation update
    • Report changes in standard guidelines
    • Formulate resuscitation guidelines past standard CPR and advanced cardiac life support
    • Recognize the role of targeted temperature management, neuro-imaging and ECLS
  8. Legal considerations in general, emergency and primary care
    • Describe practices which may put the patient and practitioner at risk
    • Evaluate consequences of lawsuits to the well-being of the provider
    • Identify best practices to minimize lawsuits in emergency care
    • Demonstrate the magnitude of litigation and of defensive medicine
  9. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) - How can I help my Patients?
    • Describe the pathogenesis and the diagnostic process in PMS
    • Describe the natural history and prognosis of PMS
    • Discuss the evidence for current treatment of PMS
    • Apply the latest recommendations how to manage effectively PMS.
  10. High Risk Pregnancy: Doctor - what about my future health?
    • To discuss recent recommendations for follow up and intervention in women who had high-risk pregnancy conditions in their past pregnancies such as: preeclampsia /eclampsia, fetal intra uterine growth restriction and gestational diabetes
    • The participants will be able to detect the long term consequences of these high risk pregnancy conditions
    • The participants will be able describe possible future health problems of the offspring of these high-risk pregnancy mothers in accord with barker hypothesis
    • The participants will be able to assess the importance of continuous blood pressure measurements, glucose and lipid profile levels, weight reduction programs when appropriate according to the specific high-risk pregnancy.
  11. Diabetes in pregnant women and beyond
    • Differentiate the different types of diabetes during pregnancy.
    • Discuss the latest evidence-based recommendations of the medical measures to be taken before pregnancy in a known diabetic patient.
    • Apply the appropriate management of diabetes during pregnancy, delivery and post-partum.
    • Discuss different management options in gestational diabetes and pre-gestational diabetes.
    • Apply evidence-based treatment options using the latest technological advances of insulin pumps and continuous glucose sensors when appropriate.
  12. Infertility - Basic evaluation of the couple
    • Describe the basic diagnostic steps and treatment options of infertile patients
    • Discuss the preliminary evaluation needed in both male female and unexplained infertility
    • Apply an up to date methodological and structured evaluation using the different fertility tests and treatment options according to the medical finding presented
    • Explain infertility patients the cause of their problem and help them in the decision-making process of how to reach their goal of having a baby
  13. Sexual problems - How can I help my patients?
    • Differentiate various common causes of both female and male sexual problems
    • Discuss the latest recommendations for treating sexual dysfunction
    • Apply a structured comfortable evaluation of the sexual dysfunction
    • Determine when to refer the patient for further evaluation and treatment by a Psychological therapist or Sexologist
  14. Chronic pelvic pain - A practical approach
    • Discuss recent recommendations of the evaluation of chronic pelvic pain
    • Apply evaluation plan in a methodological manner
    • Assess female chronic pelvic pain through both noninvasive and invasive diagnostic procedures
    • Describe and apply the appropriate therapy needed according to the diagnosis
  15. Examination and treatment of common vulvar and vaginal infections
    • Differentiate between Bacterial vaginosis, Yeast infections and trichomonas vaginalis.
    • Discuss diagnosis and management of common vulvovaginal infections
    • Describe the diagnostic office tests for differentiating these infections through few simple tests performed
    • Apply effective treatment for these common vaginal and vulvar pathological conditions
  16. Women's Cardiovascular Problems How can I help my patients?
    • Discuss recent recommendations of the evaluation of women's cardiovascular problems
    • Apply evaluation plan in a methodological manner
    • Promote female cardiovascular health though preventive measures and noninvasive and invasive diagnostic procedures
    • Describe and apply the appropriate therapy needed according to the diagnosis
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.

Jonathan Glauser, MD, FACEP, MBA

Jonathan Glauser, MD, FACEP, MBA
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Faculty, Residency Training Program in Emergency Medicine
MetroHealth Medical Center/ Cleveland Clinic Dr. Jonathan Glauser is currently Professor of Emergency Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

He has been active in the education of medical students and resident training for over three decades, and is currently on the full-time faculty of the residency program in Emergency Medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center/ Cleveland Clinic.  

He serves on the editorial advisory board of three publications in the field of emergency care, and is section editor in Infectious Disease for the journal Current Emergency and Hospital Medicine Reports. He lives with his wife in the greater Cleveland area.

Uriel Elchalal MD

Uriel Elchalal MD
Associate Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology Dept
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center
Ein Kerem Jerusalem, POB 12000
Israel  Born - July 8, 1956 in Israel. Doctor of Medicine, Ben-Gurion University, Israel, 1984. Resident in obstetrics and gynecology Kaplan University Hospital, Rehovot, Israel. 1985-1991. Chief physician Ob/Gyn Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, since 1993. Research Fellowship in reproductive sciences - Barns Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Miss. USA 2003-2004. 

Associate Prof. Ob/Gyn Hebrew University, Hadassah School Medicine, Jerusalem since 2009. Head of high risk pregnancy outpatient clinic, Hadassah Ein Kerem medical center.

Head of high risk pregnancy outpatient clinic, Hadassah Ein Kerem medical center. Head of Maccabi women outpatient health center in Jerusalem. Vice Dean&dasg; Student affairs Faculty of Medicine Hadassah Hebrew University. Contributor of over 100 articles to professional journals and author of 3 books in Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproduction (Hebrew).

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

Mon May 29 Alaska Inside Passage
- -
Tue May 30 Icy Strait Point, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Wed May 31 Hubbard Glacier
9:30 am 2:30 pm
Thu Jun 01 Juneau, Alaska
7:30 am 8:00 pm
Fri Jun 02 Ketchikan, Alaska
2:00 pm 8:30 pm
Sat Jun 03 Alaska Inside Passage
- -
Sun Jun 04 Vancouver, British Columbia
6:00 am -
Sun May 28 Vancouver, British Columbia
- 4:30 pm
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Alaska Inside Passage - Winding along the breathtaking coast of Alaska, the Inside Passage offers magnificent views of forested islands, rock-walled fjords and snowcapped mountains. Richly diverse flora and fauna are also on display.

Icy Strait Point, Alaska - Immerse yourself in secluded beaches, old-growth forests and Alaskan adventure - the best of Southeast Alaska is yours, including some of the best whale-watching and bear viewing opportunities anywhere.

Hubbard Glacier - Marching to the beat of a different drum, Hubbard Glacier is advancing while the rest of Alaska's ice rivers are receding rapidly. In 1986, Hubbard galloped forward, closing off Russell Fjord to create an entirely new lake. The phenomenon quickly passed and was followed by a short retreat, but the glacier is once again on the move and Russell Fjord is headed for another spell as an inland body of water.

Juneau, Alaska - You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque downtown area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historic landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbor to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.

Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage— a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. You’ll see it in the colorful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks, and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.

Vancouver, British Columbia - Sophisticated. Culturally diverse, this beautiful port city brims with attractions. From Vancouver's cosmopolitan downtown to the historically renovated Gastown district and exotic Chinatown, Vancouver displays varied urban scenes. Nestled near the city center is Stanley Park, resplendent with its deep forest, totem poles, and scenic promenades.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you will need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
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