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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Primary Care: Sleep Medicine, Pain Management, and Adult Mental Health

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
December 01 - 08, 2024
<em>Celebrity Ascent</em>
Celebrity Ascent
16 CE Credits for Psychologists
16 ASWB ACE Credits
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
Psychologists, Social WorkersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
This educational activity is designed to provide healthcare professionals with a comprehensive understanding of personality disorders, pain management, sleep disorders, and other mental health conditions. Participants will delve into the intricate connections between these three domains, gaining insights into how they influence and exacerbate each other.

The activity will explore the fundamentals of personality disorders, including their classification, diagnostic criteria, and prevalence in clinical populations. Other lectures will delve into the relationship between pain management, mental health conditions, and sleep disorders. Participants will learn about the bidirectional relationship between pain and sleep disturbances, including the mechanisms underlying this relationship and its implications for patient care. Moreover, the course will cover evidence-based strategies for addressing sleep disturbances in patients with chronic pain, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.

  1. Cluster A Personality Disorders in Healthcare
  2. Cluster B Personality Disorders in Healthcare
  3. Cluster C Personality Disorders in Healthcare
  4. Borderline Personality Disorder in Healthcare
  5. Adult ADHD
  6. Insomnia in Adults
  7. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Related Disorders
  8. Wellbeing In Times of Stress
  9. Sleep and Pain Associations and Psychologic co-morbidities
  10. Systemic factors that affect Psychiatric Disorders and Psychologic disturbances
  11. Systemic factors affecting Pain And Sleep : the Psychiatric/Psychological overlap
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.

Jonathan Betlinski, MD

Jonathan Betlinski, MD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health & Sciences University Jonathan Betlinski, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University, where he also gets to be the Public Psychiatry Director. Among other projects, he serves as Medical Director for the Oregon Psychiatric Access Line about Adults, as Clinical Advisor to the Oregon ECHO Network, as Program Committee Chair for the Oregon Psychiatric Physicians Association, and as Principal Investigator for the HEAL-OR study. Dr. Betlinski believes in the power of family, community, relationship, diverse perspectives, multi-disciplinary approaches, theater, being outdoors, a good night's sleep, and leaving the world better for having spent time in it.

Davis Thomas, BDS, DDS, MSD, MSc Med, MSc

Davis Thomas, BDS, DDS, MSD, MSc Med, MSc
Adjunct Distinguished Professor
Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, India
Adjunct Professor
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Associate Professor of Dentistry
Rochester Medical School, Rochester, NY
Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Orofacial Pain, Rutgers University Dental School, Newark, NJ Dr. Davis Thomas completed his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from India. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and one year of Advanced Education in General Dentistry from NYU. While in private practice, he then went on to further his education in the following twenty years to include multiple master’s degrees including orofacial pain (MSD from Rutgers University), headache pain management (MSc from University of Edinburgh), and sleep medicine (MSc Med from University of Sydney). As an assoc. clinical professor (14 years), Dr. Thomas now continues his research in Pain Management at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, New York. The experience and education Dr. Thomas has acquired over the years has allowed him to lecture extensively all around the world. He has been a commissioned officer in the United Sates Army since 2001. He also has multiple faculty appointments in national and international hospitals and universities. Currently, he is the director for OFP/TMD/Sleep medicine courses for Roseman University/Smile USA Academy.

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

Sun Dec 01 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Mon Dec 02 Nassau, Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Dec 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Dec 04 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Dec 05 Falmouth, Jamaica
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Dec 06 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Dec 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Dec 08 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.

Nassau, Bahamas - Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven— and you can explore its colorful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins, or spot colorful coral on a glass-bottom boat.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - Grand Cayman is where the high life meets island life. Snorkel with stingrays in Stingray City. Treat your inner foodie at eateries established by acclaimed top chefs like Michael Schwartz, or chow down on conch fritters by the seashore. You can even soak up some rays at one of the beaches voted best in the world, Seven Mile Beach. And do it all in the same day.

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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