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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Family Medicine and Teamwork and Leadership in Healthcare

7-Night Alaska Dawes Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
June 20 - 27, 2025
<em>Celebrity Edge</em>
Celebrity Edge
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
4.0 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. Work Life Balance in Healthcare: Does it exist?
    • Help identify pain points in our lives and truly start moving towards balance
  10. Administrative Interactions: How to deal with the C-Suite and Survive
    • Provide the tools needed to help interact with the administrative wing and improve your confidence in doing it
  11. Performance Conversation: How to deal with the Difficult/Struggling Provider and make it a Win-Win Situation
    • Provide the skillset to manage and many times improve the performance of a struggling provider
  12. Negotiation Tactics for Life
    • Help understand the purpose of negotiations and understand many of the common tactics
  13. Recruitment and Retention best practices
    • Create a culture of excellence and help recruit and retain the very best
  14. Common HR issues
    • Learn how to handle common HR issues
  15. The Collaborative Leadership Model- Is this the best style to run your department?
    • Describe the collaborative leadership model and how to implement
  16. Things you should know about but get little exposure to
    • Help improve our understanding of IT, legal and business issues
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.

Kinder Fayssoux, MD

Kinder Fayssoux, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Southern California
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Loma Linda University
Clinical Professor/ Core Faculty Member, Eisenhower Family Medicine Residency Program, Eisenhower Medical Associates, La Quinta, California 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.

Frank Lee, MD FACEP

Frank Lee, MD FACEP
Residency Education Outreach Consultant
Special Administrative Consultant
Amherst, NY Dr. Frank Lee completed his emergency medicine residency at S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo. Having been one of the founding members of the Exigence Group, he helped grow this local physician led organization into a multidisciplinary national organization. He became director of St Joseph Hospital Emergency Department in Buffalo from 2001-2011. During his tenure, he helped implement the first full complement ED EMR in WNY and was key in the design of a new emergency department (the ER won a health care design award) and made significant strides in improving processes to achieve best practice guidelines. In addition, Dr. Lee became the Vice President of Exigence from 2004-2012, travelling to different parts of the country lending his administrative expertise to struggling EDs. From 2012-2014, Dr. Lee became the Regional Medical Director of TeamHealth Northeast and not only helped expand their geographic footprint but improved upon design and flow processes in his territory. Today, Dr. Lee is a Special Administrative Consultant and Residency Education Outreach Consultant for TeamHealth where he is able to focus on his passion - education. In addition, Dr. Lee is a content creator sharing his perspective on how healthcare professionals see things differently than the general population. You can catch his episodes by searching "ExtremeLEE Frank" on all the major social media platforms.

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 Jun 20 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jun 21 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 22 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jun 23 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
5:30 am 10:00 am
Mon Jun 23 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jun 24 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Jun 24 Alaska Inside Passage
6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed Jun 25 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jun 26 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Jun 27 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - Sailing out on a cruise from Seattle? Make sure you spend a few a days in the beautiful Emerald City. If you’re a nature lover, this jewel in the Pacific Northwest is the perfect place for you to explore ahead of your cruise vacation. Though it offers plenty of metropolitan delights — think great restaurants, bars, a ton of shopping and lots (and lots) of hip coffee shops — Seattle is a big city with a wild, great-outdoors soul. It’s surrounded by ancient forests, sprawling public parks and, of course, the misty Puget Sound, where you can slow-moving tugboats, sleek kayaks and the occasional pod of whales. Head to Discovery Park for beautiful views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges or visit the Olympic Sculpture Park near Elliott Bay. And if you’re craving a drink and a tasty bite to eat, head to one of Seattle’s many rooftop bars and take advantage of those extra-long northern summer days while you sip local brews and expertly crafted cocktails.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage— a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Native Americans, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. You’ll see it in the colorful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks, and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Skagway, Alaska - The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Victoria, British Columbia - Though Toronto and Vancouver are the more famous Canadian destinations, it’s high time for the sophisticated and beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia (BC) to have its big moment. The quaint charm and English manners of Victoria will take you back in time to the days of British occupation in the 19th century. Victoria is known as “the garden city” for its lushness and its commitment to keeping the city beautiful. Head to Butchart Garden or Beacon Hill Park to enjoy nature during your time in port.

Of course, a little history lesson is another must while on a cruise to Victoria, BC. Tour the expertly maintained Craigdarroch Castle and the Parliament Buildings, or stop in the Royal BC Museum, a natural history museum dedicated to the history of human settlement in the region. There’s also the Emily Carr House, a museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous painter, Emily Carr. Victoria exudes an intellectualism where art galleries and afternoon tea await you, but so do long bicycle rides along the seafront. Stylish cafes and restaurants are modernizing the city, all while maintaining its signature look: something straight out of a postcard.

Non-Americans/Canadians, please Click Here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise, which visits Canada

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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