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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine & Women's Healthy Aging in Midlife and Beyond

7-Night Alaska Dawes Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
August 25 - September 01, 2023
<em>Celebrity Solstice</em>
Celebrity Solstice
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
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
  1. Caring for perimenopause and menopause patients in 2023: diagnosis, common symptoms, treatments (2 hours)
    • Understand the physiology of perimenopause and menopause
    • Utilize the 2022 Position Statement of the North American Menopause Society to inform care of midlife women experiencing perimenopause and menopause
  2. 51 is Getting Younger all the Time: maximizing longterm health in menopause
      Explain the differences in cardiac response to HT in younger menopausal women versus older menopausal women
    • Individualize care for symptomatic menopausal women with medical comorbidities
    • Consider the effect of hormone therapy in promoting bone health
  3. Mood and Menopause: diagnosis and treatment of Perimenopausal Mood Instability
    • Differentiate perimenopausal mood instability (PMI) from major depressive disorder (MDD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
    • List effective treatments for PMI including psychological and pharmacological approaches
  4. Nutrition and the Aging Brain: can we prevent dementia?
    • Understand how nutrition impacts brain changes with aging
    • Describe what we can learn from the Blue Zones and other research about nutrition and healthy aging brain
    • Develop skills to talk with patients and ensure a brain-healthy diet is accessible to them
  5. Beyond Masters and Johnson: models of female sexuality
    • describe the four major models of female sexual behavior
    • Utilize the four models to counsel patients with concerns regarding their sexual function
  6. Female Sexual Dysfunction: disorders of desire, arousal, and orgasm
    • Be familiar with the DSM-V diagnostic categories of female sexual dysfunction
    • Utilize the ISSWSH Process of Care to manage hypoactive sexual desire disorder
    • List at least 2 behavioral and 2 pharmacological treatment options for female sexual dysfunction
  7. When Sex Hurts: causes and treatments of dyspareunia
    • Utilize a stepwise approach to diagnosis of dyspareunia
    • Explain and initiate treatment when appropriate
  8. Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Diagnose restless leg syndrome and identify treatment options
  9. Insomnia
    • Select appropriate therapy for insomnia
  10. Narcolepsy
    • Identify narcolepsy in patient with hypersomnia and formulate treatment options
  11. Obstructive sleep apnea
    • Describe obstructive sleep apnea and list treatment options
  12. Cough
    • Summarize common causes of cough and classify between acute and chronic cough
  13. Asthma
    • Select between various asthma treatment options
  14. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
    • Devise pharmacologic treatment plan for patient with COPD
  15. Helping the menopausal patient sleep
    • Assess sleep problems common in menopause and develop treatment options
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.

Karen E. Adams, MD, FACOG*, NCMP**

Karen E. Adams, MD, FACOG*, NCMP**
Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU),
Professor of OBGYN, Stanford University (Beginning in July 2023) Karen Adams MD, FACOG, NCMP has spent more than 30 years taking good care of women and teaching others to do the same. She is Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) at Oregon Health and Science University, where she led the Women Over 40 Clinic for 20 years. She will be starting a new role as Professor of OBGYN at Stanford University in July 2023, where she has been recruited to create and lead a new program in Menopause and Healthy Aging.

She is a North American Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner and serves on the Education Committee of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. She is the course director for the Oregon ECHO Program in Menopause, a state-wide educational program on menopause for primary care providers which will soon expand to the entire West Coast.

Dr. Adams has received numerous awards for teaching during her career, including the Faculty Mentor Award and the Faculty Gold Humanism Award from OHSU graduating medical school classes, and the 2017 Mentor of the Year Award from the American College of OBGYN. She has lectured to medical audiences locally, nationally, and internationally and reaches lay audiences through podcasts, media appearances, and a January 2020 TEDx talk entitled 'Sleep, Sex, and Menopausal Zest" that now has over 100,000 views on YouTube.com/watch. She teaches in a way that is accessible, evidence-based, and clinically relevant, providing content that leads to concrete changes in the way medical participants practice menopause care.

Stephan Alkins, MD, FCCP, FACP, FAASM

Stephan Alkins, MD, FCCP, FACP, FAASM
Medical Director, Internal Medicine, Crouse Medical Practice, Syracuse, New York
Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY Dr. Alkins received his BA degree from Dickinson College in 1989 and his medical degree from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse in 1993. He completed his internship and residency in lntenal Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. in 1996. He completed his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1999.
Dr. Alkins served as an active-duty U.S. Army physician until 2004 with duty stations at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl Germany and at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda Maryland.
Dr. Alkins is in clinical practice specializing in pulmonary and sleep medicine and is the Medical Director of Internal Medicine for Crouse Medical Practice. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine and is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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

Fri Aug 25 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Aug 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 27 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Aug 28 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
5:30 am 10:00 am
Mon Aug 28 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Aug 29 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Aug 29 Alaska Inside Passage
6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed Aug 30 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 31 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Sep 01 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - Sailing out on a cruise from Seattle? Make sure you spend a few a days in the beautiful Emerald City. If you’re a nature lover, this jewel in the Pacific Northwest is the perfect place for you to explore ahead of your cruise vacation. Though it offers plenty of metropolitan delights — think great restaurants, bars, a ton of shopping and lots (and lots) of hip coffee shops — Seattle is a big city with a wild, great-outdoors soul. It’s surrounded by ancient forests, sprawling public parks and, of course, the misty Puget Sound, where you can slow-moving tugboats, sleek kayaks and the occasional pod of whales. Head to Discovery Park for beautiful views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges or visit the Olympic Sculpture Park near Elliott Bay. And if you’re craving a drink and a tasty bite to eat, head to one of Seattle’s many rooftop bars and take advantage of those extra-long northern summer days while you sip local brews and expertly crafted cocktails.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Skagway, Alaska - The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Victoria, British Columbia - Though Toronto and Vancouver are the more famous Canadian destinations, it’s high time for the sophisticated and beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia (BC) to have its big moment. The quaint charm and English manners of Victoria will take you back in time to the days of British occupation in the 19th century. Victoria is known as “the garden city” for its lushness and its commitment to keeping the city beautiful. Head to Butchart Garden or Beacon Hill Park to enjoy nature during your time in port.

Of course, a little history lesson is another must while on a cruise to Victoria, BC. Tour the expertly maintained Craigdarroch Castle and the Parliament Buildings, or stop in the Royal BC Museum, a natural history museum dedicated to the history of human settlement in the region. There’s also the Emily Carr House, a museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous painter, Emily Carr. Victoria exudes an intellectualism where art galleries and afternoon tea await you, but so do long bicycle rides along the seafront. Stylish cafes and restaurants are modernizing the city, all while maintaining its signature look: something straight out of a postcard.

Non-Americans/Canadians, please Click Here to determine if you'll 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
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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