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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Family Medicine; Women's Health in the 21st Century: New Understandings and New Solutions

7-Night Eastern Caribbean & Coco Cay Cruise
Round-trip Port Canaveral, Florida
March 26 - April 02, 2023
Royal Caribbean's <em>Wonder of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
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. Management of Fever in Infants and Children
    • Identify the epidemiology of infections causing fever
    • Discuss the diagnostic evaluation of fever depending on age, while minimizing the risk associated with invasive testing
    • Explain the choice of empiric management and treatment
  2. Smoking Cessation – Current Options
    • Recognize the front line approach to prevention and treatment of tobacco use and nicotine dependence
    • Summarize the behavioral and pharmacotherapy interventions to affect tobacco smoking cessation
    • Discuss the current evidence for the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems for tobacco cessation in adults
    • Locate two AAFP resources on smoking cessation available for practicing clinicians and patients
      • Ask and Act: a program for tobacco cessation
      • Tobacco and Nicotine Cessation Toolkit
  3. Choosing Wisely – A Look at a National Dialogue About What Not to Do in Medicine.
    • Locate the online presence of the Choosing Wisely Campaign
    • Explain the genesis of the Choosing Wisely Campaign
    • Summarize strategic statements published in the Choosing Wisely Campaign
    • Recognize the practical aspects of using the Choosing Wisely Campaign® in educating patients about quaternary prevention
  4. Immunizations - The ACIP 2023 Update
    • Outline 2023 changes to the ACIP recommended immunization schedules
    • Advise patients with a history of an adverse event following immunization on the recommendation for reimmunization
    • Develop strategies to address parental concerns and other barriers to immunization administration in children and adolescents
    • Consider strategies to improve vaccination coverage among groups impacted by social disparities (i.e. social determinants of health)
  5. Sexually Transmitted Infection Guidelines – The 2021 CDC Report
    • Discuss the common clinical presentations for patients experiencing STIs
    • Demonstrate the contemporary use of testing to diagnose STIs and treatment of STIs
    • Review major infections with identification of appropriate therapy
  6. Anal Cancer - Screening, Detection, and Prevention
    • Summarize the relationship of human papillomavirus infection to anal squamous cell carcinoma
    • Outline a screening protocol for precancerous lesions high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia
    • Discuss interventions to lower risk for anal cancer
  7. Transgender Health Care
    • Define gender identity
    • Outline steps to implement transgender sensitive care
    • Point out areas of risk for patients undergoing hormone therapy and surgical treatment for gender confirmation.
    • Identify state and facility laws governing the care of transgender patients including (but not limited to) legal decision-making and visitation
  8. HIV Screening and Prevention
    • State the 2019 USPSTF recommendations on screening for HIV in the general populations.
    • Outline the 2021 US Public Health Service clinical practice guidelines on pre-exposure prophylaxis for the prevention of HIV infection
    • Summarize the 2016 guidelines for antiretroviral postexposure prophylaxis after high risk sexual encounter, injection drug use, or other non-occupational exposure to HIV.
    • Develop a strategy for screening of patients for eligibility for pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection
Additional topics and objectives under development
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.

David Glenn Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP

David Glenn Weismiller, MD, ScM, FAAFP
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine
Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Weismiller is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville and a fellowship in Maternal-Child Health and graduate degree in Epidemiology at Brown University School of Medicine, Providence.

A Professor of Family Medicine at the new medical school of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he provides full-scope care that includes inpatient and maternity care. A proponent of "reflection in practice" and "learner-centered instruction," he is recognized nationally for his work in continuing medical education and faculty development.

Having taught board review programs for the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) for more than 20 years, he is the founding and current chair of the AAFP Family Medicine Board Review Express, as well as the AAFP's annual Family Medicine Update course.

He is a frequent presenter at AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) and teaches American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Knowledge Self-Assessments throughout the country. Dr. Weismiller is the author of numerous publications on issues related to women's and children's health, and he is an advocate for empowering individuals to make sound health care choices.

He is the father of three amazing daughters. He and his partner Brian make their home in Las Vegas.

Felice L. Gersh, MD

Felice L. Gersh, MD
Consultative Faculty, University of Arizona School of Medicine
Division of Integrative Medicine
Board Certified OB/GYN: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Certified Integrative Medicine: American Board of Physician Specialties

Felice Gersh, M.D. is a multi-award winning physician with dual board certifications in OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine. She is the founder and director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, which provides comprehensive health care for women by combining the best evidence-based therapies from conventional, naturopathic, and holistic medicine.

An active part of the PCOS community, Dr. Gersh works with the PCOS Awareness Association and is a member of the PCOS Challenge’s Medical/Scientific Advisory Board. She speaks at the annual conferences of both non-profit organizations. She is a member of the AE-PCOS Society, and has spoken multiple times at their prestigious academic meetings.

She taught obstetrics and gynecology at Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor, where she received the highly coveted Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award. She now serves as an Affiliate Faculty Member at the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, through the University of Arizona School of Medicine, where she lectures and regularly grades the case presentations written by the Fellowship students for their final exams. She has had many scientific articles published in prestigious medical journals, and most recently had an article chosen to be featured in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Additionally, she is a sought after medical forensic expert and has worked on numerous high profile legal cases.

Felice Gersh, M.D. is the bestselling author of PCOS SOS and the PCOS SOS Fertility Fast Track and her newest book, Menopause: 50 Things You Need to Know, is now available on Amazon. She is a prolific lecturer, nationally and internationally, and has been featured in several films and documentary series, including The Real Skinny on Fat with Montel Williams and Fasting with Valter Longo, Ph.D. Dr. Gersh is regularly featured on podcasts and health summits, and has a popular health show on Instagram Live.

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

Sun Mar 26 Port Canaveral, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Mar 27 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue Mar 28 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Mar 29 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Thu Mar 30 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Mar 31 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Apr 01 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Apr 02 Port Canaveral, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Port Canaveral, Florida - Port Canaveral lies just 35 miles east of Orlando, along the 72 miles of pristine beaches known as Florida's Space Coast. Besides its close proximity to Orlando's theme parks, you'll find space-age attractions of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.


Perfect Day Cococay

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - The capital of the Dutch side of St. Maarten is the town of Philipsburg, though St. Maarten is an island with two distinct sides. To the north is the French side, whose capital is Marigot, while Philipsburg sits on the southern part of the island. When exploring on cruises that go to St. Maarten, it’s important to visit both sides to understand their customs and heritage.

You’ll quickly be charmed by all sides of the island. Of course, this Caribbean island is best known for its beaches, like Maho Beach or Great Bay Beach, one of the area’s best snorkeling spots. Sample local seafood or rum during your time in port, which have become symbols of St. Maarten life. There’s just enough to fill the day here, especially if you hop between the French and Dutch beaches.

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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