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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Current Topics in Family Medicine and Geriatrics

10-Night Best of Greece Cruise
Round-trip Athens (Piraeus), Greece
April 05 - 15, 2024
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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
7.0 Hours of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
16.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$795 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. The Dark Night: When to use Antibiotics and Steroids
    • Describe Appropriate use of Antibiotics and Steroids in Common Outpatient Situations
  2. Fainting, Spells and Falling Out: Initial Evaluation of Syncope
    • Identify Initial Steps in Evaluating Syncope And Describe Appropriate use of Lab, Ekg, and Other Studies
  3. Preventive Screening for CVD And Cancer
    • Identify Appropriate Populations and Screening Intervals for CVD, Cholesterol, and Common Cancer Screening Procedures
  4. Mission Impossible: Exercise and Diet in CVD Prevention and Mortality
    • Describe the Biological Effects of Diet And Exercise on Common Cell and Physiologic Functions
  5. Not Enough Chefs in the Kitchen: Team Care in Outpatient Diabetes Management
    • Describe the Outpatient Primary Care Team Model in Diabetes, and Identify the Most Helpful Health Professionals for Focusing on Factors for Improvement of Diabetes Care.
  6. Every Breath You Take: Update on Asthma Management
    • Describe the classification of asthma according to symptoms and spirometry values. Identify the recommended initial treatment of patients with asthma for each level of severity.
  7. Update on COPD Management
    • Describe the classification of severity of COPD according to symptoms and spirometry values
    • Identify the recommended initial treatment of patients with COPD according to severity
  8. Bugs and Drugs: Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia
    • Describe the Initial Treatment of Pneumonia According to Severity, Co-Morbidities, and Antibiotic Appropriateness
  9. Whose Liife Is It Anyway? Everything You Need To Know About Advanced Directives
    • Distinguish physician paternalism from patient autonomy from partnerships
    • Apply knowledge to challenging end of life case scenarios.
  10. Differentiating Dementias
    • Distinguish various dementias through patient history, clinical symptoms, physical findings, and biomarkers.
  11. Get Smart about Diabetes in the Geriatric Patient
    • Recognize differences in treatment strategies and goals in the diabetic geriatric patient
  12. How to be A Gene-ious - Pharmogenomic Testing in Clinical Practice
    • Interpret and use genetic testing in clinical practice
  13. C dificille, mui dificil
    • Recognize risk factors for C. difficiile.
    • Apply antibiotic stewardship to your patients
    • Restate the 2018 best practice guidelines for C. diificile for management and prevention of C. difficile.
  14. Driving Miss Daisy
    • Give examples of aging changes that may affect driving skills
  15. Help, I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up! - Fall prevention and gait assessment.
    • Apply in office techniques to recognize patients at risk for falls.
    • Identify medications that increase fall risk
  16. The Ten Commandments of Medical Ethics
    • Describe how using medical ethics can help with decision making in clinical practice
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.

Dana E. King, MD, MS

Dana E. King, MD, MS
Professor and Chair of Family Medicine 
West Virginia University School of Medicine (WVU) 
Morgantown, West Virginia  Dr. King is a board certified family physician who has served as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at West Virginia University since 2012. Prior to that he was Vice Chair of Family Medicine and Director of Research at Medical University of South Carolina, and previously, was on the faculty of the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. 

Throughout his career he has been a clinical researcher and educator with several areas of emphasis including lung disease, cardiovascular risk reduction, and clinical epidemiology. He was co-founder of the WV Practice-Based Research Network and is a senior leader in the WV Clinical Translational Science Institute. He has been a leader of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) since early in his career and currently is an officer on the Executive Board. He has been a national speaker for the American Academy of Family Physicians on lung disease and other topics.

Dr. King has published over 100 peer-reviewed research publications and his work has been recognized with a Distinguished Paper at NAPCRG and has been a finalist for paper of the year at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He enjoys time with family and is an avid road bike cyclist. Dr. King is an experienced lecturer and maintains an active clinical practice.

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 Apr 05 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
- 5:00 pm
Sat Apr 06 Thessaloniki, Greece
10:30 am -
Sun Apr 07 Thessaloniki, Greece
- 2:00 pm
Mon Apr 08 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
9:00 am 10:00 pm
Tue Apr 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Apr 10 Limassol, Cyprus
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Apr 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Apr 12 Rhodes, Greece
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Apr 13 Heraklion (Iraklion), Crete
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Apr 14 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
7:00 am -
Mon Apr 15 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
- -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - As the capital of Greece and one of Europe’s most bustling cities, Athens is powered by 5,000 years of history. At night, the city of Athens glows from afar, light reflecting off the ancient ruins. Today travelers flock from around the world to experience its history while on cruises from Athens. After all, the art, theatre, architecture, and philosophy of Athens had ripple effects through the fabric of entire civilizations.

Thessaloniki, Greece - The fascinating past and enchanting present come together on your Thessaloniki cruise from the moment your ship docks. Greece’s second-largest city is also considered its cultural capital, which makes Thessaloniki a perfect venue for leisurely strolls past Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman monuments, statues, and churches. In the city’s high-octane Ladadika district, Greek music, dancing, and dining come together in one happy trio. If your preferred location ashore from your Greece cruise is beachside, long stretches of sand with varying degrees of amenities are just a short distance from the city in the resort towns on the beautiful blue waters of the Thermaikos Gulf.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey - Ephesus, one of the world's finest archeological sites, awaits. Here you will walk the Arcadian Way, view the facade of the Library of Celsus and visit the Amphitheatre.

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Limassol, Cyprus - A strategic garrison for Richard the Lionhearted during the Third Crusade, Limassol provides many archaeological sites, as well as an array of contemporary designer shops for exploring. The island of Cyprus is also home to two ancient kingdoms - Kourion and Amathus.

Rhodes, Greece - The crusader Knights of St. John made Rhodes their headquarters. Explore the massive fortress of the Palace of Grand Masters, and peer into tiny rooms of the Inns which once housed the knights. See where the towering Colossus of Rhodes once stood -- it could be seen for miles at sea!

Heraklion (Iraklion), Crete - Sail into the stunning port of Heraklion, a charming seaside city that was once ruled by Arabs, Ottomans, and Venetians. Behind the striking fortified walls that line its waterfront, you’ll discover medieval monuments, ancient palaces, and a trove of archeological wonders that span back millennia. As the capital of Crete, Heraklion is also an important commercial port full of modern museums, a bustling culinary scene, and a walkable historic center. This heavenly port makes it easy to enjoy the wonders of Greece including fresh seafood, azure blue waters, and breathtaking sunsets.

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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