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Infectious Diseases, Travel Medicine, Mental Health, Provider Burnout, and the Psychologic Impacts of COVID-19

7-Night Alaska Dawes Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
May 19 - 26, 2023
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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
1.0 Hour of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
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 purpose of this educational activity is to provide the primary care healthcare team updated best practices and guidelines. Tools to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases will be presented along with topics in travel medicine to prepare people traveling to (or living in) developing countries or other settings where resources are limited. Topics in mental health will give learners strategies to manage and treat mental health conditions and addiction disorders. The psychological impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic will also be covered.

  1. Update in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) infections
    • Discuss treatment principles of HIV infection, antiretroviral medication, prophylaxis and identification of opportunistic infections, and transmission prevention strategies
  2. Newer antimicrobial agents and antibiotic resistance
    • Discuss newer anti-infective agents and concepts of antimicrobial resistance
  3. Vector borne infections
    • Recognize, diagnose, and manage vector-borne illnesses
  4. Emerging & Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
    • Recognize, diagnose, and manage infections that are increasing in incidence or geographic range
  5. Immunizations for the Adult Patient
    • Provide vaccination strategies for prevention of illness in the adult patient
  6. International Travel Medicine I: Introduction to assessment and management of the traveler
    • Consider the principles of organizing a travel service and preparing the international traveler for common conditions
  7. International Travel Medicine II: Mosquito-borne and Food/Water-borne illness
    • Identify patients at risk of illness and formulate strategies for prevention of illness using vaccination, behavioral interventions, and medications
  8. International Travel Medicine III: Prevention of illness related to unique hosts, environments, or activities
    • Identify patients at risk of illness and describe appropriate strategies for minimizing risk during travel
  9. Mental Health: Top 3 major psychological concerns:
  10. Depression
    • Manage symptoms with brief interventions in primary care
  11. Anxiety
    • Discuss brief treatment principles; rapid assessment tools and psychological treatment approaches in primary care
  12. Substance abuse
    • Overview of brief treatment using Stages of Change Model: Return to mental wellness and the search for internal balance

  13. Provider Burnout:
  14. Signs of Burnout
    • Discuss signs of depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, fatigue, alcohol and drug misuse, martial & family dysfunction, exhaustion, premature retirement
  15. Coping Strategies
    • Adjusting personal and professional expectations, case discussion
  16. Prevention strategies
    • Discuss preventing and recovering from burnout. Identify signs of recovery, renewal and resilience in provider care

  17. Post-pandemic impacts:
  18. Psychological phases associated with Covid19 outbreak: vulnerability and uncertainty contributions to somatic and cognitive symptoms of anxiety across different age groups
  19. Psychological Reactions: longer quarantine duration, fears and frustration of infection, social distancing, boredom, inadequate resources or information, and financial loss. Consequences on mental health; emphasis on social cohesion, connectedness, hope, and resiliency.>/li>
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.

Joseph Beltempo, PhD Psychologist

Joseph Beltempo, PhD Psychologist
Affiliate Professor, Concordia University, Psychology Dept. Montréal, Canada
Instructor, McGill University, Counseling Psychology Dept. Montréal, Canada
Order of Psychologists of Quebec, Canada (OPQ)
Association of Psychologists of Quebec, Canada (APQ)
Site Clinical Supervisor at Kahnawake
Consultant and Expert Witness for Quebec Youth Courts
Dr. Joseph Beltempo, Ph.D. Psychologist Since 1984 he was Lecturer in the Psychology Department of Concordia University (in Montreal) teaching in a wide spectrum of clinical and research areas. His clinical training was in Cognitive and Gestalt psychology at the University of Montreal. His approach takes into account the holistic (systemic) ways reflecting Native cultural perspectives together with contemporary clinical psychology. From 1982 to 2012, Dr. Beltempo, senior clinical psychologist, worked for Kahnawake Shakotiia'takenhas Community Services, a Mohawk Community. For two years he was the Coordinator for the Kahnawake Outreach Project, which was established to deal with the after-effects of the 1990 Mohawk Crisis. His clinical work has largely focused on addiction, mental health, dual diagnosis, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and various methods of clinical intervention. He is highly trained in assessments and interventions of FASD and has received extensive training in diagnostics. He is Clinical Site Supervisor for Doctoral Interns in Psychology at Concordia University and McGill University. He is an Expert Witness and Consultant for Youth Courts of Quebec involving First Nations peoples.
He is the father of three young adults and married since 1980. Dr. Beltempo received his B.A. in Psychology from McGill University. He earned his Master's (MA, 1979; Ph.D. 1986 and Post-Doctorate, 1990) in Research & Clinical Psychology from Université de Montréal. He is a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec since 1979 (Lic. 2675-80).

Kevin D. Dieckhaus, MD, FIDSA

Kevin D. Dieckhaus, MD, FIDSA
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director of Global Health & International Studies
University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut Kevin D. Dieckhaus, MD is Professor of Medicine, Director of Global Health and International Studies, and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UConn School of Medicine.

Dr. Dieckhaus completed his Medical Schooling at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Internal Medicine training at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Connecticut. He is the lead physician for the Infectious Diseases clinical services at UConn Health, and is the director of International Travel Medicine and Immunization Services at UConn Health Center.

He leads the University of Connecticut's HIV/AIDS support services to improve and enhance the medical care and address medical and economic inequities of the HIV/AIDS populations in Central Connecticut. He teaches microbiology, parasitology and infectious diseases at the UConn School of Medicine, and is a Key Clinical Faculty member of the UConn Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.

Dr. Dieckhaus has developed linkages with numerous international partners to promote medical trainee clinical education in immersive cross-cultural settings. He is the medical director for the Clare Nsenga Foundation, a 501-c3 charitable organization that operates a rural medical clinic, maternity center, and associated public health?related outreach programs in Kisoro, Uganda, and volunteers regularly as a visiting physician at the St. Francis Hospital in Mutolere, Uganda. Numerous medical trainees have joined him to participate in clinical medicine, public health programs, and community/global health research in Kisoro, Uganda.

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 May 19 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat May 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun May 21 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon May 22 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
5:30 am 10:00 am
Mon May 22 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue May 23 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue May 23 Alaska Inside Passage
6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed May 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu May 25 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri May 26 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.

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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
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