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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

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

Second Topic TBA

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. Overview of perimenopause and menopause in 2023: diagnosis, common symptoms, treatments
  2. 51 is Getting Younger all the Time: maximizing heart and bone health in menopause and beyond
  3. Mood and Menopause: diagnosis and treatment of Perimenopausal Mood Instability
  4. “I Canít Sleep and Iím Getting Fat” effective treatments for the twin scourges of midlife
  5. Nutrition and the Aging Brain: can we prevent dementia?
  6. Beyond Masters and Johnson: models of female sexuality and evidence-based sexual enhancers
  7. Female Sexual Dysfunction: disorders of desire, arousal, and orgasm
  8. When Sex Hurts: causes and treatments of dyspareunia
  9. Asthma
  10. COPD
  11. Chronic cough
  12. Insomnia
  13. Restless leg syndrome
  14. Narcolepsy
  15. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  16. Menopause and Sleep
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

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

Karen E. Adams, MD, FACOG*, NCMP**
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 a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), where she was the OHSU OBGYN Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Education for 14 years. 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.
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 a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), where she was the OHSU OBGYN Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Education for 14 years. 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.
Dr. Adams is recognized as a national leader in OBGYN education. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and the ACGME Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology, an appointed board that accredits all 241 OBGYN residency programs and 85 OBGYN fellowship programs across the country. She co-directs the ACOG School for New Residency Program Directors, and she was a member of the ACGME Wellness Working Group, a national group of medical educators working to decrease burnout among medical students, residents, and practicing physicians. She has served as an oral board examiner for the American Board of OBGYN (ABOG) since 2008.
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 ACOG, the American College of OBGYN.
Together with Dr. Cirino, Dr. Adams founded and directs the Menopause and Sexual Medicine Program in the OHSU Center for Women's Health. The program brings together specialists in many fields to provide comprehensive health care for women in peri-menopause and beyond, with a special focus on women's sexuality in the second half of life. She is passionate about getting solid information into the hands of women and the providers who care for them. To accomplish that, she hosts an annual series of evening workshops for women, "A Toast to Midlife", in the OHSU Center for Women's Health. She has published more than 30 scientific articles and given hundreds of lectures nationally and internationally, including a January 2020 TEDx talk entitled 'Sleep, Sex, and Menopausal Zest" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ly-WLpmagU Her website is www.dr.karenadams.com and her podcast, "Midlife Life with Dr. Karen" is launching in 2021. She combines her passions for women's health care and teaching to create engaging, accessible content for medical audiences that is firmly grounded in the realities of clinical care.

Stephan Alkins, MD, FAASM, FCCP, FACP

Stephan Alkins, MD, FAASM, FCCP, FACP
Medical Director, Crouse Sleep Center, Crouse Hospital, 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 lntemal 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 full-time 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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
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 - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.

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.

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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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