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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Preventive Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Legal Medicine, and Medical Ethics

8-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
February 24 - March 03, 2024
Royal Caribbean's <em>Symphony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
21 CE Credits for Psychologists
21 ASWB ACE Credits
21.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
21 ACPE Credits
21.0 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
2.0 Hours of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
21.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Psychologists, Social WorkersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives

The following lectures are designed to be clinically relevant and practical for persons practicing medicine in a variety of medical settings. The desired outcome is the immediate improvement of patient care and medical team coordination/integration.
  1. Preventive Medicine From A to Z
    • Discuss state-of-the-art cardiovascular and global preventative medicine principles
  2. Reaching Blood Pressure Goals--A Focus on Isolated Systolic and Resistant Hypertension
    • Differentiate methods to diagnose resistant hypertension and achieve treatment goals
  3. The Impact of Recent Clinical Trials on Preventative Cardiology in the Office-Let's Make the Cardiologist as Lonely as the Maytag Repairman
    • Appropriately apply primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention goals
  4. Travel Medicine-Staying Well Away from Home
    • Analyze a patient's requirements for prevention and treatment of travel-related health problems
  5. The Bipolar Blues, Balls of Fire, and Bad Temperament - How to Bag the Diagnosis and Benefit the Patient
    • Feel more confident in differentiating between unipolar and bipolar mood disorders
  6. The Utility of Heart Scans for Detecting Subclinical CHD and the Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease
    • Utilize coronary artery calcium scores to design appropriate primary CHD prevention strategies
  7. Defeating Dementia - What Can WE Do?
    • Explain diagnostic, treatment, and prevention strategies for Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia
  8. Carotid and Abdominal Ultrasounds for Detecting Subclinical Carotid Artery Disease and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms-Does it Make a Difference
    • Utilize the clinical values of detecting and treating subclinical carotid artery disease and aortic vascular disease
  9. 10 Reasons Doctors Get Sued
    • Discuss what events can lead to a lawsuit
  10. Sherlock Holmes Methods to Prevent Malpractice Lawsuits
    • Utilize proactive strategies to prevent lawsuits
  11. Your Chart Notes are the LIFEBOAT for your Workers Comp and MVA Injured Patients
    • Develop a robust plan to for documentation in medical records
  12. Death With Dignity Ethical Options in America and Ethical Management Options for the Terminally Ill
    • Discuss legal issues in end-of-life care
    • Develop a plan to communicate with patients, families and caregivers in end-of-life planning
  13. How To Increase Your Practice Efficiency By Proper Coding
    • Implement efficient processes and build systems to tackle inboxes and paperwork
    • Develop a framework for identifying and evaluating bottlenecks in your workflows
  14. Medical Fraud/ HIPAA Updates
    • Discuss updates to HIPAA and medical fraud statutes and policies
  15. How to Be An Excellent Expert Witness for Your Patients
    • Develop skills to serve as an expert witness
  16. The Devil's Lettuce: Advising Parents on Marijuana Effects on Adolescents
    • Provide an update on medical use, routes of administration, synthetic marijuana and other novel products, the effect of cannabis on the developing brain, other health and social consequences of use, and issues related to marijuana
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

Wayne L. Peters, MD

Wayne L. Peters, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Aurora, Colorado
Participating Provider, Executive Health Exams / Life Extension Institute Dr. Wayne L. Peters is a native of Rapid City, South Dakota. He received his BA from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, his BS from the University of South Dakota, and his MD from the University of Colorado. He received his internal medicine training at the University of Florida, Jacksonville and was Chief of the General Internal Medicine Division at that institution from 1976 to 1982. From 1982 to 1984 he served as a Henry J. Kaiser Fellow in General Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Following his fellowship, he remained at the Massachusetts General Hospital as Director of the Lipid Consultation Service. He also taught in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Harvard Medical School under the direction of Dr. Alexander Leaf, who was involved in marine-oil research for over 25 years.

In 1986, Dr. Peters returned to Colorado to assume positions as Medical Director/Partner of HealthMark LLC, a private preventative medicine clinic and as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He transitioned to Senior Medical Physician at HealthMark/OnPoint Medical Group on January 1, 2018. He is currently a Senior Participating Provider with Executive Health Exams/Life Extension Institute.

Paul D. Blaylock, MD, JD, FCLM

Paul D. Blaylock, MD, JD, FCLM
2018: Named as one of "U. of Tennessee's 100 Greatest Graduates"
2019: Honored in Memphis as " U.Tenn. Medical School's Outstanding Alumnus." 
  Dr. Blaylock is a past ACLM Board Member, lecturer and winner of the Jefferson Cup and President's Award. Past Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Legal Medicine, Dr. Blaylock has worked in Emergency Medicine Level I/II Trauma Center for 31 years in Portland, Oregon. He has also worked as a Defense Trial Attorney for 25 years.

Nominated Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Tennessee Medical School (2007, 2008), Dr. Blaylock has also served on the Alumni Board of Governors for the University of Tennessee Medical School. Dr. Blaylock has worked on emergency medicine Disaster Teams in Mexico City, Guatemala, Ground Zero in New York City, and Hurricane Katrina disaster sites.

Dr. Blaylock has served as Adjunct Professor of Law at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark as well as Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at OHSU in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Blaylock worked with Providence Medical Group as Medical Director, Tanasbourne Immediate Care (2005 - 2009).
 

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
Sat Feb 24 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Feb 25 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Feb 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 27 Oranjestad, Aruba
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Wed Feb 28 Willemstad, Curacao
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Feb 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Mar 01 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Mar 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 03 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

Oranjestad, Aruba - A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes.