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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Addiction, Women's Mental Health, and Sexual Medicine

7-Night Western Caribbean & Coco Cay Cruise
Round-trip Port Canaveral, Florida
May 14 - 21, 2023
Royal Caribbean's <em>Wonder of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas
16 CE Credits for Psychologists
16 ASWB ACE Credits
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
Psychologists, Social WorkersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives

The lectures presented at this activity will provide the attendee with a thorough update of knowledge and appreciation in mental health in women and people with substance abuse disorders and addiction. Participants will leave this activity to with new skills and strategies to diagnose and treat these conditions using a team based approach

  1. Eating Disorders
    • Diagnose eating disorders & understand biopsychosocial approaches for these conditions
    • Know how to diagnose key eating disorders as well as ways a primary care provider can begin treatment for such conditions leading to comprehensive intervention
  2. Suicide & Risk Assessment
    • Adequate knowledge about suicide and related risks
    • Conduct a clinical assessment of suicide risk and initiate appropriate management to appropriately mitigate clinical risk concerns
  3. Violence & Risk Assessment
    • Adequate knowledge about violence and its related risks
    • Conduct a clinical assessment of violence risk and initiate appropriate management to appropriately mitigate clinical risk concerns
  4. Initial Screening & Intervention for Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)
    • Apply an evidence-based approach to substance abuse disorders
    • Utilize an integrated systematic approach to assess & intervene with regard to SUDs in primary care settings
  5. The Opioid Crisis: Practicing with a Risk Management Mindset
    • Appreciate the need for understanding patient & medication related factors increasing the risk for opioid overdose
    • Describe factors contributing to the opioid crisis & know approaches to safe prescribing for opioids with a focus proper risk management considerations
  6. A Primer on Addiction Psychopharmacology for Primary Care
    • Appreciate current formulations regarding the nature of addiction & available medical interventions
    • Utilize evidence-based medication interventions for the management of SUDs & addiction
  7. Managing Chronic Pain & Addiction
    • Identify Risk factors for chronic pain & psychiatric co-morbidity
    • Identify collaborative approaches for comprehensive pain evaluation & management in the context of substance addiction including effective non-opioid treatment options for long-term pain management
  8. Novel & Emerging Substances of Abuse
    • Appreciate the dangers of novel & newer substances of abuse
    • Define & recognize the spectrum of newer, synthetic substances of abuse & cite the clinical features of intoxication & withdrawal with novel drugs
  9. Reproductive Psychiatry: 2023 Update and Overview
    • Describe key parameters of the field Reproductive Psychiatry in 2023 and why it is relevant today
    • Define the role of Neuroactive Steroids (NAS) in both the etiology and the treatment of psychiatric conditions in the female patient
  10. Depression Across the Female Reproductive Cycle 1: Focus on PMDD, PME and Menopause
    • Identify the hormonal effect on depression in the non pregnant female
    • Describe diagnostic criteria for PMDD and hormonal and non hormonal interventions
  11. Depression Across the Female Reproductive Cycle 2: Focus on Perinatal Depression
    • Recognize unique features to consider in the diagnosis and treatment of perinatal depression
    • Identify and become comfortable using with at least three screening tools for PMADs
    • List several biopsychosocial risk factors for PMADs
  12. Beyond Postpartum Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment of Perinatal Anxiety Disorders
    • Identify which anxiety disorders most commonly present in the perinatal period
    • Describe the role of estrogen, progesterone and oxytocin in the etiology of these disorders
  13. Bipolar Disorder in Women: Meeting the Challenge 1: Managing Bipolar Disorder in the non-pregnant female patient
    • Describe evidence-based management of bipolar disorder in women
    • Identify how hormonal treatment may impact course of disorder as well as treatment options
  14. Bipolar Disorder in Women 2: Meeting the Challenge 2: Managing Bipolar Disorder during Pregnancy and Postpartum
    • Describe options for treatment of bipolar disorder during pregnant and postpartum to optimize safety of mother and infant
    • Discuss with your patient the risk/benefit ratio of the use of psychotropics during the perinatal period
  15. Diagnose sexual dysfunction in females (FSD) using DSM-5 terminology.
    • Identify common barriers in identification of FSD in clinical settings
    • Develop a treatment plan for women with FSD
  16. Evidence Based Approaches to Female Patients with Low Libido
    • Describe 3 behavioral interventions for the female patient with low libido
    • Describe both hormonal and non hormonal treatments for low libido in females
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

Karl Gregory Sieg, MD, FAPA, MRO

Karl Gregory Sieg, MD, FAPA, MRO
Medical Director of Behavioral Health
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Orlando, Florida Dr. Sieg received his medical degree and completed his residencies at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas. He is currently board certified in Addiction Psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.

He is also a board-certified Medical Review Officer. Serving as Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Dr. Sieg has over 35 years of experience in practice having worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, community mental health & managed care as well as private, public & state psychiatric hospitals and addiction treatment programs. He has authored numerous scientific articles and also had past involvement in clinical psychopharmacology research.

Dr. Sieg maintains memberships with the American Psychiatric Association, the Florida Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law, and the American Medical Association. He currently practices and resides in the Orlando, Florida metropolitan area.

Nicole Harrington Cirino, MD

Nicole Harrington Cirino, MD
Reproductive Psychiatrist
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Department of OB/Gyn
Division Chief, Women's Mental Health and Wellness
OHSU Center for Women's Health
Oregon Health Science University
Portland, OR Dr. Nicole Cirino is a Reproductive Psychiatrist (Board Certified MD physician) and Associate Professor in both the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health Science University in Portland, Oregon. OHSU Center for Women's Health (CWH) is a National Center of Excellence for women's healthcare. 

It is a multi-specialty academic clinic treating exclusively women with a strong teaching and research component. She the Division Chief of the Women's Mental Health and Wellness Program at CWH as well as the Co-founder and Co-Director of the Menopause and Sexual Medicine Program at CWH. 

She has been fellowship trained in Reproductive Psychiatry since 2003. Reproductive Psychiatry is a specialty area of Psychiatry that focuses exclusively on the treatment of women across the reproductive life cycle. She has been practicing Sexual Medicine as a part of her practice since 1998. In the past 5 years she has expanded her work in Sexual Medicine to also include research and education. She teaches topics of both Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Female Sexual Medicine to medical students, residents and other academic medicine faculty nationally. 

Dr. Cirino is also a Certified Sex Therapist through the governing body AASECT, American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists. She also is skilled in Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and other therapeutic interventions. 

Dr. Cirino's research interests involve medical and behavioral therapy interventions for perinatal mental health conditions and female sexual dysfunction. She lives in Portland, Oregon and is married with three children. Traveling is one of her greatest passions.

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
Sun May 14 Port Canaveral, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon May 15 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue May 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed May 17 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu May 18 Roatan, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri May 19 Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Sat May 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun May 21 Port Canaveral, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Port Canaveral, Florida - As the home of Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral is the launching point for all-out adventure in Central Florida. Its beaches offer a mix of family-friendly shores and secluded swaths of sand. And with Orlando’s theme park sprawl only an hour away, you can easily mingle with your favorite characters. Beyond the parks lie equally amusing gems packed with Old Florida character. Kayak past manatees in the Banana River Lagoon and zip line above alligators at Brevard Zoo. Discover notable art museums and Park Avenue’s ritzy charm. Orlando cruises give you access to trace the region’s roots at the Orange County Regional History Museum.

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

Perfect Day Cococay

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Cozumel, Mexico - With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.

Roatan, Honduras - The island of Roatan is known for its glittering bays and colorful coral reefs perfect for outdoor adventures like snorkeling and scuba diving. Discover your inner pirate in Roatan, where you can taste local rum, swim among starfish at Starfish Alley, or sample fresh seafood at local restaurants.

The 40-mile-long island borders the second-longest barrier reef on the globe, which attracts many divers each year. Go horseback riding at Little French Cay or unwind in paradise at West Bay. Don’t forget to try conch fritters and rum cake during your visit.

Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

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.
SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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