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Family, Sports, and Preventive Medicine & Head and Neck Anatomy and Pathology for Medical and Dental Providers

7-Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Round-trip Rotterdam, Holland
July 28 - August 04, 2024
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14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 ADA CERP Credits
2.0 Hours of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
14.0 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, PharmacistsDentists, Dental Staff
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Oral and Tonsillar Cancer: What about HPV?
    • Utilize a standard approach to clinical evaluation of the dental patient, including both visual and tactile evaluation of the face, neck and oral cavity
    • Identify clinical features of oral cancer and precancerous lesions, including risk factors and the role of human papilloma virus (HPV) in both oral and tonsillar (oropharyngeal) cancer
    • Discuss the current evidence of efficacy and safety regarding HPV vaccines
  2. Dry mouth? Burning mouth? Or both?
    • Discuss the clinical complications of salivary hypofunction
    • Identify indications for and methods to measure salivary flow rates
    • Discuss current treatment options for salivary hypofunction
    • Discuss the condition known as burning mouth, its diagnosis and potential treatments
  3. Fascial Compartments: Potential spaces for Infection
    • Describe fascial layers of the face and neck
    • Relate fascial spaces to infection spread
    • Differentiate between multiple infection sites
    • Discuss the relationship and continuity of fascial compartments between the face and neck
  4. Autonomics of the head and neck.
    • Review the autonomic nervous system
    • Discuss the autonomic components, preganglionic nerves, ganglia, and targets for cranial nerves III, VII, IX, and X
    • Discuss autonomics associated with common oral pathologies
  5. Pharynx & Larynx: Airway management
    • Review the characteristics, structure, and neurovasculature of each region of the pharynx and larynx
    • Review cranial nerves IX and X
    • Discuss non-surgical airway management and intervention
    • Discuss emergency airway intervention
  6. Living Through the Seasons
    • Discuss the various environmental and seasonal stressors in our lives and potential consequences.
  7. Wellness – Conditioning and Injury Prevention
    • Discuss proper conditioning techniques and ways to prevent injury.
  8. Foot Pain
    • Discuss the common causes of foot pain.
  9. Knee Pain
    • Discuss the common causes of knee pain.
  10. Numbness and weakness...Why
    • Discuss the common causes of extremity weakness and numbness.
  11. Wellness- Nutrition and Supplements
    • Discuss diets, proper nutrition and the various supplements available to us.
  12. Is exercise causing my symptoms?
    • Discuss the various potential symptoms that result from exercise.
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.

John R. Kalmar, DMD, PhD

John R. Kalmar, DMD, PhD
Clinical Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
-Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
-Director, Oral Pathology Consultants Laboratory
-President, Ohio State Dental Faculty Practice
Dr. Kalmar received his DMD from Southern Illinois University. Following residencies in hospital dentistry (UNC-Chapel Hill) and oral pathology (Emory), he received a PhD in Experimental Pathology (Emory). From 1992-9, Dr. Kalmar served on the faculty of the Department of Pathology, University of Rochester and the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, NY. In 1999, he joined the faculty at Ohio State and has served the Buckeyes in multiple roles since that time, including Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Kalmar is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology (ABOMP) and a member of the Editorial Board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology (AAOMP) and the ABOMP. Dr. Kalmar has published over 80 manuscripts and book chapters and enjoys providing continuing education to a wide variety of professional audiences.

George D. Harris, MD, MS

George D. Harris, MD, MS
Family Medicine and Sports Medicine Physician
Clover South Carolina Dr. Harris received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine in 1982 and completed a three-year residency in the Department of Family Medicine through the University of Florida and Jacksonville Health Education Program in 1985. He was in solo medical practice for 12 years prior to entering academic medicine from 1997-2019. From 2020 -2022, he returned to general medical practice in Gastonia, North Carolina prior to transitioning to volunteer medical services at Shelter Health Services in Charlotte, NC for victims of domestic violence, children and the homeless.

Dr. Harris has lectured at national, state, and local meetings since 1997 on various topics in sports medicine, exercise testing, diabetes, women's health topics and cardiovascular disease.

He was active at the state and national level for the specialty of family medicine. He served on multiple committees for the Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP), before serving two terms on their Board of Directors and the officer level, becoming President of FAFP in 2000. He was the first recipient of the FAFP Young Leader Award. He also served on the Missouri Board of Family Physicians during his time in Missouri.

He was awarded an honorary member of the Mortar Board National Honor Society in 2012. He was named to "Kansas City Super Doctors" for 2007- 2013. He was listed in the Consumers' Research Council of America "Guide to America's Top Family Doctors" for 2006.

Dr. Harris was appointed to the Society of Teachers for Family Medicine (STFM) National Clerkship Curriculum Editorial Board and served for four years. He is a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners Family Medicine Task Force and is an AMSSM Fellowship In-training Item Exam Writer.

He was a member of The Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) of the Health Resources and Services Administration; appointed by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services. Dr. Harris was appointed by previous Florida governor, Jeb Bush to the State of Florida Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Commission.

Dr. Harris holds the position of Fellow, in both the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He is a member of the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians.

Eileen L. Kalmar, Ph.D.

Eileen L. Kalmar, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Education & Anatomy, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Dr. Kalmar earned her doctorate in Neurobiology and Anatomy from the University of Rochester, NY in 1993. With that training, Dr. Kalmar has taught anatomy, histology, embryology and neuroanatomy at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels. Currently, she is involved with both dental and medical student education and curricula, advanced head and neck anatomy for dental residents, graduate anatomy student education and continuing education programs. In addition, Dr. Kalmar has designed and led several innovative Head and Neck Anatomy continuing education courses for dental and medical professionals.

Dr. Kalmar has served as the Director for Anatomy Dental Education at Ohio State as well as Director of the University’s Body Donation Program. Over the years, her excellence in teaching has led to numerous awards, including the Distinguished Educator Award in the College of Medicine for 2022-2023.

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 Jul 28 Rotterdam, Holland
- 5:00 pm
Mon Jul 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jul 30 Molde, Norway
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jul 31 Olden, Norway
9:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Aug 01 Alesund, Norway
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Aug 02 Stavanger, Norway
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Aug 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 04 Rotterdam, Holland
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Rotterdam, Holland - Rotterdam is Europe's biggest port and one of the Netherlands' great surprises. Hit hard by World War II, the city was rebuilt gradually from the 1950s to the '70s — today, it's a lively, thriving metropolis that's home to a diverse, multicultural population. Get a taste of what the city used to look like at the Old Harbour or Delfshaven, a historic marina that survived the 1940 bombardment. Then, visit one of the many top-class museums, such as Boijmans, Van Beuningen or the Kunsthal in Rotterdam's Museum Park. Take a gander at the extraordinary cube houses and the sparkling market hall. Cruise to Rotterdam to relax at the Kralingse Plas lake and park, and snap a photo of the windmills.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Molde, Norway - All of the stunning beauty you associate with Norway is on display in Molde, a city roughly 400 kilometers (240 miles) north of Bergen with white clapboard houses sitting alongside a sparkling fjord. On a clear day, more than 200 peaks are visible from this part of the Romsdal Peninsula. (The Varden Viewpoint, 10 minutes by car from the center of town, is the best place to take in the breathtaking panorama.) Even when the weather is less cooperative, there is plenty to do, with cozy cafés, boutiques selling woolen sweaters and the Romsdal Museum, an open-air folk museum where you can literally stroll through the region’s history and traditional homes. Molde is also one end of one of Norway’s most beautiful coastal drives, the Atlantic Ocean Road (in Norwegian, the Atlanterhavsvegen), which crosses spectacular bridges and a number of islands.

Olden, Norway - As well as being surrounded by immense natural beauty - think emerald lakes, towering mountains and cascading waterfalls - this fjord village of approximately 500 inhabitants once hosted American portrait and landscape artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), whose "Singerheimen" home is about a mile from the pier. Olden is mainly a gateway to outdoor activities, such as fishing or boating in the chilly teal-colored, glacier-fed waters of Oldevatnet Lake.

Alesund, Norway - The picturesque Art Nouveau town of Älesund has a beautiful setting across several islands stretching out into the sea, and is situated at the very entrance to the world heritage listed Geirangerfjord. The town is also an excellent starting point for round trips to some of Norway's most popular tourist attractions. Ålesund is internationally renowned for its unique architecture in the Art Nouveau style. The town was devastated by fire a winter's night in 1904, laying 850 houses in ashes and leaving 10.000 people homeless. During a remarkably short period of time, the new Ålesund was rebuilt in the unique architectural style, especially significant from 1890-1910, with a myriad of turrets, spires and medieval ornaments. The Art Nouveau Centre portrays the town's unique position in Norwegian architectural history.

Stavanger, Norway - Perched on Norway's dramatic western coast, Stavenger is a city full of historic architecture, quaint cafes and ocean views. Check out Gamle Stavanger, the picturesque old town, where you'll find well-preserved wooden buildings dating back to the 18th century painted in unique pastel hues. Learn more about the Vikings at the Museum of Archaeology, or visit 12th-century Stavanger Cathedral — thanks to a series of rebuilding efforts over the years, it features architectural elements from Romanesque to ornate Baroque. Then, take the short trip to Prekestol, the "Preacher's Pulpit," a rocky natural viewing point overlooking Lyse Fjord.

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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