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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Updates in Women's Health, Endocrinology, and Dermatology

7-Night Alaska Dawes Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
May 31 - June 07, 2024
<em>Celebrity Edge</em>
Celebrity Edge
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
9.0 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. Approach to Dermatologic Diagnosis
    • Apply approaches to dermatologic diagnosis to your practice
  2. Basic Dermatologic Procedures including Tips and Tricks
    • Perform common simple dermatologic procedures Incorporate tips and tricks to make procedures as quick, efficient, effective, and reproducible as possible
  3. Common Skin Rashes
  4. Common Infections of the Skin
    • Determine when to perform a KOH or scabies prep
    • Recognize the clinical presentation of common skin infections
    • Determine the correct treatment for common skin infections
  5. Moles: Benign vs Malignant
    • Distinguish benign vs malignant pigmented skin lesions
  6. Non-Melanoma skin cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment
    • Distinguish benign vs malignant non-pigmented skin lesions
  7. Cutaneous Manifestation of Systemic Disease
    • Identify cutaneous findings associated with systemic disease and determine the appropriate management
  8. Interactive Session: Test Your Knowledge
    • Identify common and unique presentations of common skin conditions
    • Determine the appropriate management and treatment of common skin conditions
  9. Selecting medications for your patients with Type 2 Diabetes
    • Discuss the new treatment guidelines for therapy of Type 2 Diabetes
  10. Obesity Management Update
    • Discuss the role of food plans,new medications and surgical interventions for weight reduction
  11. Managing disorders of calcium metabolism
    • Discuss regulation of calcium metabolism and the new guidelines for managing hyperparathyroidism
  12. Managing Thyroid Disease
    • Discuss guidelines for treatment of subclinical thyroid disease and management of thyroid nodules
  13. What is happening in Osteoporosis
    • Discuss the individualization of therapy for patients with different manifestations of the disease
  14. Using Insulin Effectively
    • Discuss the differentiation of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the role of new insulins and monitoring technologies in improving primary care
  15. Challenging Endocrine Problems you will see in your practice
    • Discuss evaluation of incidental adrenal and pituitary masses ,identifying eating disorders management of adrenal and pituitary insufficiency and hirsutism
  16. Dyslipidemia Management: A new look at the guidelines
    • Discuss pathogenesis of dyslipidemia and therapeutic guidelines and food plans for management
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.

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD, FACP

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD, FACP
Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine Texas A & M, Temple, Tx.
Senior Staff Endocrinologist, Baylor Scott and White; Temple, Texas
Director Diabetes Education Section, Baylor Scott & White, Temple, Texas Dr. Piziak received her undergraduate degrees and her PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her medical degree from University Kentucky in Lexington. She completed her internal medicine residency at Akron general Medical Center in Akron Ohio and her fellowship training in endocrinology metabolism at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Dr. Piziak is presently the Emeritus Chief of Endocrinology, Director of the Diabetes section and Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship program at Baylor Scott and White in Temple Texas. She is a Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University and a fellow of the American College of physicians.

Jeremy Jackson, MD

Jeremy Jackson, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology UMMC Originally from Meridian, MS, Dr. Jackson attended Missis­sippi State University where he was a four-year letterman in baseball with the Bulldogs and lead MSU to back-to-back College World Series in 1997 and 1998.

He was named Academic All-American in 1997 and 1998 and was the Southeastern Conference male scholar-athlete of the year award in 1998. Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 1998, he was later traded to the New York Mets where he finished his minor league career. He moved back to Mississippi and enrolled at University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2002
After completing an Internal Medicine Residency, he served an additional year as Chief Resident of Internal medicine before completing a dermatology residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

Dr. Jackson has served on the faculty since 2013.  His subspecialty interests are hospitalist dermatology, complex medical dermatology, and cutaneous lymphoma.  He serves a Director of Clinics in the Department of Dermatology.

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 31 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jun 01 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 02 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jun 03 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
5:30 am 10:00 am
Mon Jun 03 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jun 04 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Jun 04 Alaska Inside Passage
6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed Jun 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jun 06 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Jun 07 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.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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