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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Dermatology and Women's Health in the 21st Century: New Understandings and New Solutions

7-Night Alaska Dawes Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
June 28 - July 05, 2024
<em>Celebrity Edge</em>
Celebrity Edge
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
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
The Integrative Approach to Menopause: Optimizing Healthy Longevity for Menopausal Women
  1. Why does menopause happen?
    • Outline the process of menopause
    • Describe the significance of menopause to all women
    • Recognize the health issues that result from menopause
    • State why menopause matters and why it should be treated
    • Provide an overview of the numerous ways that progesterone and estrogen impact the organ systems of women
  2. Menopause and the immune system: An integrative approach
    • Contrast the differences between men and women and their immune systems
    • Outline the many roles of the immune system throughout the body
    • Explain how estrogen modulates the immune system
    • Identify the health outcomes relating to alterations within the immune system during and after the menopause transition
  3. Menopause and the cardiovascular system: An integrative approach
    • Contrast the differences between men and women and their cardiovascular systems
    • Outline the many roles played by estrogen throughout the cardiovascular system
    • Explain how estrogen modulates the cardiovascular system via the mitochondria
    • Detail how estrogen modulates the cardiovascular system via the immune system
    • Identify the health outcomes relating to alterations within the immune system during and after the menopause transition
  4. Menopause and brain function: An integrative approach
    • Cite the differences between the brains of men and women
    • Summarize the roles of hormones on brain function
    • Examine how estrogen modulates the immune system of the brain
    • Contrast the reasons why women experience far more dementia and mood disorders than men
    • Prepare a therapeutic approach to brain health
  5. Menopause and female sexuality: An integrative approach
    • Outline the effects of menopause on female sexuality
    • Describe the significance of estrogen to female sexuality
    • Recognize the emotional impacts of sexual changes with menopause
    • Detail the role of oxytocin and female sexuality
    • Develop a therapeutic strategy to revitalize sexual enjoyment and response
  6. Menopause and skin and hair vitality: An integrative approach
    • Detail the impact of hormones on skin and hair
    • Outline the effects that menopause has on hair and skin health
    • Explain how estrogen modulates skin and hair structures
    • Develop a therapeutic strategy to maintain and restore healthy skin and hair
  7. Menopause and bone health: An integrative approach
    • Outline the effects of menopause on female sexuality
    • Describe the significance of estrogen to female sexuality
    • Recognize the emotional impacts of sexual changes with menopause
    • Detail the role of oxytocin and female sexuality
    • Develop a therapeutic strategy to revitalize sexual enjoyment and response
  8. The Best Integrative Approach to Menopause: Including case studies and the ABCs of prescribing hormones
    • Explain the benefits of time restricted eating and fasting for menopausal women
    • Recognize the role of estrogen and the circadian rhythm and gut microbiome
    • Detail the impact on dietary choices on the health of menopausal women
    • Learn how targeted nutraceuticals can be utilized to improve patient lives
    • Integrate the data learned into the care of actual patients
    • Acquire the basics of prescribing hormones to your menopausal patients
    • Develop a comprehensive lifestyle approach to optimizing the health of menopausal women
  9. Recognizing Benign and Malignant Lesions of the Skin
    • Appropriately treat or refer patients with cutaneous neoplastic disease
  10. Principles of Dermatologic Therapy
    • Discuss the key principles of dermatologic therapy
  11. Skin Disease Pearls for Primary Practice
    • Be comfortable choosing and using novel techniques in dealing with common and minor skin problems
  12. Selected Topics in Acne and Rosacea
    • Diagnose and manage the most common forms of acne and rosacea
  13. Infections and Infestations of the Skin (2 Hours)
    • Recognize and treat skin infections and infestations - viral, bacterial and beyond
  14. Dermatologic Emergencies
  15. Psoriasis Update - Treatment and Co-morbidities
    • Manage patients with mild to moderate psoriatic disease, and counsel them about the many comorbidities of what used to be considered a benign skin disease.
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

Stephen P. Stone, MD, FAAD

Stephen P. Stone, MD, FAAD
Professor, Division of Dermatology, SIU School of Medicine
Chair, AAD Individual Giving Committee Dr. Stephen P. Stone is professor and Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Dermatology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois.
Dr. Stone graduated from Tufts University, and received his medical training at New York University School of Medicine. After serving with the U.S. Navy, he completed a residency in dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Stone then moved to Springfield, Illinois where he maintained a private practice for more than two decades before moving to his current university position. 

He has received numerous honors and citations throughout his distinguished career including Honorary Membership in the AAD, selection for" Best Doctors in America", "Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care" and "Who's Who in America'. He is past Editor-in-Chief of Dialogues in Dermatology, the AAD's monthly audio journal and served as the 67th president of the Academy from March 2006 through February 2007. 

His interests in dermatology include psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases, acne, occupational dermatology, and skin cancer. He has been involved as an investigator or subinvestigator in more than 40 clinical studies, more than half involving treatment of psoriasis.

Dr. Stone has given more than 220 lectures and Grand Rounds presentations outside of his university, including such international venues as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and Guangzhou, China, the Icelandic Dermatology Association, in Reykjavik, Iceland, the Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira Dermatologia, Curitiba and Salvador, Brazil, the Philippine Dermatological Society Annual Meeting in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, the Canadian Dermatological Association, Dermatrends III in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Hong Kong, the International Congress of Dermatology, in Prague, Czech Republic, and the World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver BC, Canada, Kalambakas, Greece, and Taupo, New Zealand.

Felice L. Gersh, MD

Felice L. Gersh, MD
Consultative Faculty, University of Arizona School of Medicine
Division of Integrative Medicine
Board Certified OB/GYN: American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Certified Integrative Medicine: American Board of Physician Specialties

Felice Gersh, M.D. is a multi-award winning physician with dual board certifications in OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine. She is the founder and director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, which provides comprehensive health care for women by combining the best evidence-based therapies from conventional, naturopathic, and holistic medicine.

An active part of the PCOS community, Dr. Gersh works with the PCOS Awareness Association and is a member of the PCOS Challenge’s Medical/Scientific Advisory Board. She speaks at the annual conferences of both non-profit organizations. She is a member of the AE-PCOS Society, and has spoken multiple times at their prestigious academic meetings.

She taught obstetrics and gynecology at Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor, where she received the highly coveted Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award. She now serves as an Affiliate Faculty Member at the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, through the University of Arizona School of Medicine, where she lectures and regularly grades the case presentations written by the Fellowship students for their final exams. She has had many scientific articles published in prestigious medical journals, and most recently had an article chosen to be featured in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Additionally, she is a sought after medical forensic expert and has worked on numerous high profile legal cases.

Felice Gersh, M.D. is the bestselling author of PCOS SOS and the PCOS SOS Fertility Fast Track and her newest book, Menopause: 50 Things You Need to Know, is now available on Amazon. She is a prolific lecturer, nationally and internationally, and has been featured in several films and documentary series, including The Real Skinny on Fat with Montel Williams and Fasting with Valter Longo, Ph.D. Dr. Gersh is regularly featured on podcasts and health summits, and has a popular health show on Instagram Live.

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
Fri Jun 28 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jun 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 30 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jul 01 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jul 02 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jul 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jul 04 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Jul 05 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.

Juneau, Alaska - You can’t get to Juneau easily without a sprint by air or by sea. But once you arrive you’ll find majestic views and rich culture in every corner. With its snowcapped mountains, misty rainforests, massive glaciers and bounty of wildlife, Alaska’s remote state capital is the perfect place to dive into nature. Framed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, the city’s picturesque downtown area offers centuries-old bars, boutique shops and historic landmarks. For a taste of the local culture, visit the historic district and the Alaska State Museum. And for outdoor thrills, you can take your pick of activities ranging from whale watching in Auke Bay Harbor to tundra trekking over Mendenhall Glacier, and even try your hand at gold panning in Last Chance Basin.

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.

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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.
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