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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Pharmacologic and Clinical Principles of Geriatrics

7-Night San Juan, Tortola & St. Kitts New Year's Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
December 31 - January 07, 2024
<em>Celebrity Ascent</em>
Celebrity Ascent
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
6.0 Hours 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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Navigating challenges in patients diagnosed with mental illness: cardiovascular, QTc prolongation and metabolic disease.
    • Describe the cardiovascular challenges associated with managing patients diagnosed with mental illness
    • Identify treatment regimens to optimize patient care
  2. Addressing medication safety challenges: Navigation FDA boxed warnings and adverse drug reactions
    • Identify both emerging and ongoing medication safety issues related to pharmacologic management to better prepare providers to address treatment challenges in older patients and those diagnosed with mental illness
  3. Examining the overlap of diagnostic and pharmacologic treatment challenges in physical and mental health; addressing the consequences of insomnia, depression and related comorbidities
    • Identify the treatment challenges that are commonly seen as comorbid conditions in the general population such as insomnia, depression and other related medical and psychiatric illnesses
  4. Addressing the challenges that patients with movement disorders have
    • Identify risk factors that lead to falls and how to mitigate adverse outcomes
    • Describe the characteristics of different movement disorders
  5. Navigating physical challenges that can have behavioral consequences
    • Recognize physical conditions that can lead to behavioral problems
  6. Metabolic disease and current recommendations for primary prevention and treatment
    • Review what metabolic syndrome is
    • Identify what the current recommendations are for primary prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome
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.

Tammie Lee Demler, PharmD, BS Pharm, MBA, RPh, BCGP, BCPP

Tammie Lee Demler, PharmD, BS Pharm, MBA, RPh, BCGP, BCPP
Recipient of the "2019 Teacher of the Year Award" State University of New York at Buffalo - School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Winner of the "2019 Niagara Education Award of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier".

Clinical Associate Professor
The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor
University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
D'Youville College School of Pharmacy
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist and Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director
New York State Office of Mental Health
Buffalo, New York

 Tammie Lee Demler received her Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science degrees at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. 

Dr  Demler is a dually Board-Certified Specialist in both Psychiatric and Geriatric Pharmacy and is currently the Director of Pharmacy Services and Pharmacy residency training at the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. 

She holds numerous academic appointments, including Clinical Associate Professor for SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, D'Youville College School of Pharmacy, University of Florida School of Pharmacy, and Clinical Instructor for the Erie County Community College Pharmacy Technician Certification Program.

She  collaborates with both the National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) to develop board examinations that establish the minimum competencies expected for new practitioners for practice in an ever changing clinical environment. Prior to embarking on her academic and institutional career, Dr. Demler's clinical practice focused on ambulatory care in community pharmacy.

Dr. Demler has authored and co-authored numerous original research articles and expert reviews for print media. She is a regular contributor to U.S. Pharmacist and reviewer for Pharmacist's Letter

Prior to launching Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice, Dr. Demler authored a chapter on insomnia in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy's (ACCP's) Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment. She also has provided expert pharmacotherapeutic consultation for other books such as the Side Effects of Drugs: Annual Volume 36 and Clinical Consult to Psychiatric Nursing for Advanced Practice . She has presented medication continuing education programs internationally and nationally, and is an Academic Educator for the New York State Medicaid Prescriber Education program sponsored by the New York Department of Health. 

Dr. Demler served as President of both the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York and the Pharmacists Association of Western New York. Dr. Demler is also a local media personality, hosting her own weekly TV talk show as well as a weekly community affairs radio segment. She has won a number of prestigious national, state, and local awards acknowledging both her professional and community-based contributions.

Claudia J. Lee, MD, BS Pharmacy, RPh, FACP

Claudia J. Lee, MD, BS Pharmacy, RPh, FACP
Board Certified Internal Medicine
Clinical Instructor, Jacobs School of Medicine
Chairperson, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Buffalo Psychiatric Center New York State Office of Mental Health Dr. Claudia J. Lee graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. John’s University’s pharmacy program and completed her medical school training at the State University of New York at Buffalo. After finishing her internal medicine residency in Buffalo, she worked in private practice for several years before being appointed to be a medical specialist at the New York State Office of Mental Health at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. While at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, she has been involved in multiple medical committees, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, for which she is currently the chairperson, the Falls Committee, and the Antimicrobial Committee.

Dr. Lee is a clinical instructor for the Jacobs School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine. She has been a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society for many years.

She enjoys teaching students from many disciplines, including medical students, pharmacy students, and physician assistant students. Her being a preceptor for the pharmacy residency program at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center has resulted in multiple original research papers.

Dr. Lee has extensive experience working on a geriatric unit and enjoys taking care of challenging patients with psychiatric diagnoses, dementia, delirium, and a history of frequent falls. She is often a guest on community TV and radio shows in Western New York. In her spare time, she enjoys giving historical tours.

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 Dec 31 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Mon Jan 01 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jan 02 San Juan, Puerto Rico
3:30 pm 11:30 pm
Wed Jan 03 Tortola, British Virgin Islands
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Jan 04 Basseterre, St. Kitts
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jan 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jan 06 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jan 07 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

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The vibrant capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan offers something for every traveler — world-famous beaches with crystal clear waters, incredible cuisine, rugged natural beauty and a rich history that goes back 500 years. With its ancient fortresses and colorful colonial-era buildings, San Juan makes it easy to feel as though you’ve slipped into the past. Life moves at a slower pace along the sunny cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, and salsa beats seem to waft perpetually from open windows. If you’re craving a hike, head to El Yunque National Forest. And if you’re more in the mood to unwind, set your sights on the beautiful shores of Isla Verde or El Condado. Mealtime is also an adventure, with so many delicious options to try — from mofongo and pastelon to chillo frito and alcapurrias. Pair every bite with a piña colada — Puerto Rico’s national drink.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands -  Besides being one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean, Tortola also has a fascinating cultural and historical side. For a glimpse into the island’s colonial past, visit the Virgin Islands Folk Museum. The restored house was once the family home of shipwright, Joseph Wilfred Penn and features a deep collection of Arawak and Carib pottery and stone tools, as well as plantation artifacts. Hike along the seven available walking trails in Sage Mountain National Park for stunning panoramic views of the island and the surrounding natural habitat. Snorkeling in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and a rum tasting at Callwood Rum Distillery are essential on a cruise to Tortola. Sample the delicious curries, spicy soups, and sumptuous shellfish dishes available in abundance at local restaurants and many snack shacks around the island.

Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.

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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