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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Family Medicine and Urgent Care
Urology, Male Sexual Health, and Pelvic Pain

6-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
November 12 - 18, 2023
Royal Caribbean's <em>Symphony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
4.0 Hours of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
14.0 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. Urgent Care-choosing Wisely: When to use Antibiotics and Steroids
    • Describe appropriate use of antibiotics and steroids in common outpatient situations
  2. Urgent Care: Initial Evaluation of Syncope
    • Identify initial steps in evaluating syncope and describe appropriate use oflab and imaging studies.
  3. Preventive Screening for CVD and Cancer
    • Identify appropriate populations and screening intervals for CVD, cholesterol, and common cancer screening procedures
  4. Mechanisms of Exercise and Diet In CVD Prevention
    • Describe the biological effects of diet and exercise on common cell and physiologic functions that promote health
  5. Team Care in Outpatient Diabetes Management
    • Describe the outpatient primary care team model in diabetes
    • Identify the most helpful health professionals for focusing on factors for improvement of diabetes care.
  6. Update on Asthma Management
    • Describe the classification of asthma according to symptoms and spirometry values
    • Identify the recommended initial treatment of patients with asthma for each level of severity
  7. Update on COPD Management
    • Describe the classification of severity of COPD according to symptoms and spirometry values
    • Identify the recommended initial treatment of patients with COPD according to severity
  8. Urologic Cancers (Includes screening and hematuria evaluation)
    • Identify different type of urologic cancers
    • Identify current screening tools available to identify urologic cancers
  9. Urinary Calculi
    • Review the presentation of urinary calculi
    • Summarize the treatment options for renal calculi
  10. Urinary Tract Infections
    • Identify the pathophysiology of UTI
    • Outline the presentation of a patient with a UTI
    • Summarize the management options available for UTIs
  11. Male Sexual Health (erectile dysfunction, priapism, hypogonadism, ejaculatory dysfunction, etc.)
    • Formulate a list of the common sexual health issues in males
    • Assess the correlation between male sexual health and overall male health
  12. Lower Urinary Tract: incontinence and obstruction (includes BPH) and Pelvic Pain Syndromes
    • Review the appropriate evaluation of obstructive uropathy
    • List the management options available for obstructive uropathy
    • Define the different types of urinary incontinence
    • Discuss the management options for urinary incontinence
    • Identify the etiology of chronic pelvic pain
    • Review the appropriate evaluation of chronic pelvic pain
    • Outline the treatment and management options available for chronic pelvic pain
  13. Upper Urinary Tract: hydronephrosis, obstruction, masses and cysts
    • Outline the broader etiology of hydronephrosis, obstruction, masses, and cysts
    • Summarize the epidemiology and pathophysiology of hydronephrosis, obstruction, masses, and cysts
    • Review the evaluation and management options for hydronephrosis, obstruction, masses, and cysts
  14. Generative Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
    • Describe the basics of generative artificial intelligence, including opportunities and limitations
    • Formulate practical applications of generative artificial intelligence in a clinic setting
    • Consider grander applications of generative artificial intelligence in healthcare such as diagnostic interpretation, data augmentation, drug discovery, disease simulation and personalized medicine
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.

Dana E. King, MD, MS

Dana E. King, MD, MS
Professor and Chair of Family Medicine 
West Virginia University School of Medicine (WVU) 
Morgantown, West Virginia  Dr. King is a board certified family physician who has served as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at West Virginia University since 2012. Prior to that he was Vice Chair of Family Medicine and Director of Research at Medical University of South Carolina, and previously, was on the faculty of the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. 

Throughout his career he has been a clinical researcher and educator with several areas of emphasis including lung disease, cardiovascular risk reduction, and clinical epidemiology. He was co-founder of the WV Practice-Based Research Network and is a senior leader in the WV Clinical Translational Science Institute. He has been a leader of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) since early in his career and currently is an officer on the Executive Board. He has been a national speaker for the American Academy of Family Physicians on lung disease and other topics.

Dr. King has published over 100 peer-reviewed research publications and his work has been recognized with a Distinguished Paper at NAPCRG and has been a finalist for paper of the year at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He enjoys time with family and is an avid road bike cyclist. Dr. King is an experienced lecturer and maintains an active clinical practice.

J. Stuart Wolf, Jr., MD, FACS

J. Stuart Wolf, Jr., MD, FACS
Executive Associate Chair, Associate Chair for Clinical Integration and Operations; Chief, Division of Surgical Specialties Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School of the University of Texas at Austin After receiving his M.D. from Northwestern University, Dr. Wolf completed Urology residency at UCSF and then an Endourology / Laparoscopy Fellowship with Ralph Clayman. He joined the University of Michigan in 1996, and over the ensuing 20 years he served as the Director of the Division of Endourology, the Director of the Endourology / Laparoscopy Fellowship, and the Associate Urology Department Chair for Surgical Services. In 2016 he joined the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at Dell Medical School of the University of Texas at Austin, where he serves as the Associate Chair for Clinical Integration and Operations, Executive Associate Chair, and Chief of the Division of Surgical Specialties.

Dr. Wolf has served on the Boards of Directors of the Michigan Urologic Society, the Endourological Society, the Society of Academic Urologists and the Texas Urological Society. He chaired the American Urological Association (AUA) Practice Guidelines Committee and was the inaugural chair of the AUA Science & Quality Council. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Wolf received the Silver Cystoscope Award for Urology Residency Teaching Excellence three times (1999, 2002 and 2005). He was appointed the inaugural David A. Bloom Professor of Urology in 2006. The Department of Urology awarded him the Faculty Service Award in 2011 and the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2012. He was inducted into the League of Educational Excellence of the University of Michigan Medical School in 2015, and that year he also received the inaugural Program Director's Award from the Endourological Society and was the Malcolm Coptcoat Lecturer for The British Association of Urologic Surgeons. In 2010, Dr. Wolf was elected to the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons. In 2018, he started a 6-year term as a Trustee of the American Board of Urology; in 2022 he assumed the role of President-Elect and will become President in 2023. Dr. Wolf received a Distinguished Service Award from the AUA in 2019.

An author of over 325 peer-reviewed articles and videos, and over 175 invited publications, Dr. Wolf has served on the editorial boards of 12 journals. His scholarly work has been recognized by awards and/or research grants from the American Foundation for Urologic Disease, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Endourological Society, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, and the AUA and 2 of its Sections.

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 Nov 12 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Nov 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Nov 14 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Nov 15 Falmouth, Jamaica
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu Nov 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Nov 17 Nassau, Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Nov 18 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Labadee, Haiti - Beachside meets mountainside on the shores of Labadee — a Royal Caribbean private destination on Haiti’s northern coast. Here you’ll find pristine sands, coral reefs and jungle-covered hilltops nestling lagoon-like bays. There’s no shortage of places to relax and recharge across five stretches of beach. Or dial up the thrills on an active adventure like a half-mile-long zip line ride over the ocean. And fascinating culture, history and the natural beauty of Haiti’s spectacular coasts wait to be discovered around every corner. Escape to the Western Caribbean for a wilder way to experience paradise.

Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.

Nassau, Bahamas - Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven— and you can explore its colorful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins, or spot colorful coral on a glass-bottom boat.

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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