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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, & Sex and Gender Medicine

8-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
April 13 - 21, 2024
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16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
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. Update on Hormones
    • Identify and treat common patient complaints related to hormone disorders
    • Discuss conventional and complementary alternative medicine therapies for hormone disorders
  2. Family planning and Contraception
    • Recognize when contraception family planning should be discussed
    • Describe all of the current options available as well as pros and cons of these options
  3. Pediatric Upper Respiratory Complaints in Family Medicine
    • Identify and utilize common supplements/herbs that are proven to be helpful and or effective in common upper respiratory conditions seen in outpatient settings
  4. Motivating Patients to Make Lifestyle Changes
    • Apply motivational interviewing skills and patient coaching in practice
    • Illustrate how helping a patient change their perspective on health problems can really affect outcomes
  5. Common Skin Conditions
    • Recognize and define common skin conditions found in a primary care office and be able to offer conventional as well as complementary alternative medicine treatment options
  6. Weight Loss Updates
    • Identify the data on different novel diets and trends in weight loss
    • Counsel patients and get them started on weight loss
  7. Abdominal Complaints In Primary Care
    • Recognize and define the different types of causes for abdominal pain in the primary care setting
    • Apply conventional alternative medical therapies when applicable.
  8. Diabetes Mellitus 2 Management Updates
    • Discuss the long and short term impart of DM2 on morbidity and mortality
    • Identify which interventions can result in change of disease status
    • Know how to manage DM2 with lifestyle and all available pharmaceutical options.
  9. Osteoporosis Update
    • Identify the data on updates in osteoporosis management
    • Manage patients in the office, what treatment options are available, and when to refer out
    • Discuss the evidence for complementary alternative medicine therapies
  10. The Opioid Epidemic: How we got here, how we move forward
      Describe the Magnitude of the Opioid Epidemic
    • Explain Screening & Staging Techniques
    • Summarize BRIEF ( SBIRT) Effective Counseling
  11. Their Blood Pressure was What? Who needs what , when and where?
    • Recognize the parameters of blood pressures that need emergency treatment
    • Describe best practice treatment options for management of abnormal blood pressures.
  12. Updates in DVT & PE--ICU or Home
    • Describe the use of validated criteria to measure risk of early mortality in venous thromboembolism
    • Classify parameters that make a patient with thromboembolism low or high risk
    • Differentiate and manage life threatening PEs vs appropriate discharge strategies
  13. We've Got Your Back--a common sense approach to back pain
    • List examples of the many medical causes of back pain.
    • Identify "red flags" for those etiologies of back pain that need emergency evaluation
    • Describe emergency treatment options for common causes of back pain
  14. Beyond "clumsy" Recognizing and assisting victims of intimate partner violence
    • Describe the magnitude of intimate partner violence
    • Explain how to perform consistent and effective screening for domestic violence (DV)
    • Recognize history and physical exam findings that are consistent with patterns of abuse in clinical scenarios
    • List opportunities and successful methods for intervention and prevention
  15. Sex and Gender Medicine- What it is and why you should care
    • Differentiate between the terms biological sex and gender and describe how both can impact patient emergent care
  16. Teamwork at the BedsideŚHow it Impacts Patient Safety
    • Identify and describe hazards and imperfect processes at the point of care
    • Define communications vulnerabilities that affect safety in healthcare
    • Illustrate tools that can enhance team functioning
  17. Survivor: how to last in a demanding profession
    • Discuss risks of our profession to well-being
    • Review recommendations to improve personal health
    • Describe tools/resources to help combat these risks
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.

Marna Rayl Greenberg, DO, MPH

Marna Rayl Greenberg, DO, MPH
Vice-Chair Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine, Research
Professor, USF Morsani College of Medicine
Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network Campus, Allentown, PA

  Marna Rayl Greenberg, DO, MPH, is one of the LVHN Campus SELECT Collegia Advisors. She is the Vice-Chair of the Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine, Research at Lehigh Valley Health Network and Professor, USF Morsani College of Medicine. She completed her Master&@39;s at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has research and publication experience related to the prevention of alcohol and tobacco abuse and resolving gender differences in education and care provided in the Emergency Department. In 2022 she was the Chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians Research Forum. In 2014 she co-chaired the Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference that put forth the national research agenda on Gender Specific Research in Emergency Medicine. She is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a member of the American Osteopathic Association. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors such as completing her certification as a physician executive (2011), receiving the Leonard Tao Humanism Award from the Barness Behnke Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (2021), LVHN Medical Staff Research Award (2019), receiving the USF Theodore/Venette Ashounes-Ashford Distinguished Scholar Award (2019), receiving nomination and induction into the Robert A. Good Honor Society (2020) and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (2018), receiving the American College of Emergency Physicians recognition award for longevity in Emergency Medicine (2014), receiving the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine Momentum Award (2014), receiving the Unsung Hero award from the American Osteopathic Association (2014) , receiving the Soroptimist International Ruby Award (2010) for Women Helping Women; the Pennsylvania American College of Emergency Physicians 2005 Emergency Physician of the Year Award; the Physician Service Star Award (2004) for ER Preventive Health Initiatives; and Koop Community Service Award (2000). She is the mother of 4 adult children and enjoys swimming, reading and travel.

Kinder Fayssoux, MD

Kinder Fayssoux, MD
Faculty, Eisenhower Family Medicine Residency Program, br /> Rancho Mirage, CA
Dr. Fayssoux has been a faculty physician at the Eisenhower Family Medicine Residency Program for the last 13 years. She has always felt there was more to healing and medicine than what is conventionally taught. She is double board certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine and also holds a Functional Medicine Certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine.

She completed medical school at St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO and her family residency in Philadelphia, PA. She has written multiple chapters in family medicine textbooks and peer reviewed manuscripts and loves to teach.

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

Sat Apr 13 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Apr 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Apr 15 San Juan, Puerto Rico
4:00 pm 11:00 pm
Tue Apr 16 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Apr 17 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Apr 18 Tortola, British Virgin Islands
7:00 am 2:30 pm
Fri Apr 19 Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.
11:59 am 6:30 pm
Sat Apr 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Apr 21 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.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - The capital of the Dutch side of St. Maarten is the town of Philipsburg, though St. Maarten is an island with two distinct sides. To the north is the French side, whose capital is Marigot, while Philipsburg sits on the southern part of the island. When exploring on cruises that go to St. Maarten, it’s important to visit both sides to understand their customs and heritage.

You’ll quickly be charmed by all sides of the island. Of course, this Caribbean island is best known for its beaches, like Maho Beach or Great Bay Beach, one of the area’s best snorkeling spots. Sample local seafood or rum during your time in port, which have become symbols of St. Maarten life. There’s just enough to fill the day here, especially if you hop between the French and Dutch beaches.

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.

Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep. - In Puerto Plata, you’ll be greeted by verdant mountains, pristine beaches, and nature-filled adventures. Go for a swim at the awe-inspiring 27 Waterfalls complex. Hike through the lush, protected jungle of El Choco National Park, enjoying the park’s two lagoons. Swim with dolphins at World Ocean, the largest manmade dolphin habitat in the world, or grab a kayak and head out on the water at Manatee Reserve.

For history buffs, tour the Fortress of San Felipe and travel back in time to Spanish occupation. Don’t leave the Domincan Republic without sampling locally distilled rum or delicacies like la bandera and mofongo.

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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