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Topics in Family Medicine

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
December 01 - 08, 2019
Holland America's <em> Nieuw Statendam</em>
Holland America's Nieuw Statendam
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 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.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners,

Program Purpose

Topics:
  1. Hyperlipidemia Practice Guidelines: Aiming for the Moving Target
    • Recognizing current lipid management guidelines
    • Identifying at-risk patients
    • Account for the gaps in common risk calculators
    • Apply knowledge to real world examples
  2. Alphabet Soup: Updates in USPSTF Screening Guidelines
    • Identifying screening updates
    • Discuss controversial screening recommendations
    • Apply these guidelines to our patient population
  3. The Heart of the Family: Role of the Family Medicine Provider in the Management of Heart Failure
    • Define the role of the primary care provider in heart failure
    • Discuss new recommendations in heart failure management and medications
    • Managing acute exacerbations in the clinic and outpatient settings
  4. "I hurt all over": Fibromyalgia: Case- based
    • Describe the constellation of patient symptoms related to fibromyalgia and the overlap with many other common
    • Employ evidence based medicine to apply algorithm to real world patient examples
    • Recognizing fibromyalgia as a diagnosis of exclusion
  5. An Arm's Length: Common Upper Extremity Maladies and Treatment Strategies for the Primary Care Office
    • Recognizing common upper extremity disorders
    • Identify the patient needing referral
    • Minimize unnecessary imaging
    • Utilizing appropriate upper extremity injections
  6. From the Bedroom to the Exam Room: The Infertility Enigma Undressed
    • Defining infertility
    • Describe many contributing male and female factors
    • Discuss what can be managed in the family medicine clinic
    • Identify the patient who needs referral
  7. Risky Business: Exposures in Healthcare Providers
    • Recognize that the healthcare profession incurs some inherent risk
    • Discuss common exposures and appropriate prophylaxis
    • Application to caring for healthcare providers
  8. The High Price of Sugar: Balancing Novelty and Cost in Diabetes Management.
    • List commonly used diabetes treatments and identify their costs.
    • Select an appropriate treatment plan and utilize cost effective evidence based care.
  9. I's going tibia ok: Osteoporosis Screening and Management
    • Describe appropriate screening for osteoporosis and summarize available treatments to employ a patient centered care plan.
  10. The Pressure is Rising: The Ever Changing Hypertension Guideline
    • Cite current hypertension guidelines
    • Describe changes to recent guidelines and modify treatment plans to achieve blood pressure goals.
  11. COPD: The GOLD and the New
    • Recognize the GOLD criteria for COPD diagnosis and identify the stepwise approach to COPD care management.
  12. Thyroid: Too high, Too low, and the Pearls You Didn't Know
    • List appropriate thyroid axis abnormalities and describe appropriate, cost effective workup.
  13. Final Destination: Navigating Through Conversations and Symptoms at the End of Life
    • Discover strategies for important conversations for end of life care.
    • Select appropriate treatment plans and apply to real world symptom management examples
  14. Billing and Coding: Making Your Numbers Matter
    • Utilize a standard and repeatable process to choose correct coding for a clinic visit, document appropriately, and capture co-morbidities within the ICD-10 system
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.
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.

Faculty

Christie Theriot MD

Christie Theriot MD

Diplomat ABFM
Clinical Faculty NMMC Family Medicine Residency Center, Adjunct clinical faculty William Carey School of steopathic Medicine
Head of Department of Family Medicine
NMMC

Dr. Christie Theriot is currently clinical faculty and teaching staff at the North Mississippi Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Center where she cares for patients in the clinic, hospital, acute rehabilitation, and long term care settings.
She received her undergraduate degree in pre-medicine and chemistry at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA and received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA.

She completed her family medicine residency training at NMMC in 2014 and has served as faculty since this time.
Dr. Theriot also serves on the Medical Executive Committee and serves as the head of the department of Family Medicine at NMMC.

Dr. Theriot loves educating and serves on the Medical Education Committee at NMMC and a co-chair for the Family Medicine Update Conference and part of the planning committee for the regional NMMC Outcomes conference.  She enjoys traveling, and crafting.


 

Sarah Barowka MD

Sarah Barowka MD

Diplomat ABFM
Clinical Faculty NMMC Family Medicine Residency Center, Adjunct clinical faculty William Carey School of Osteopathic Medicine, Adjunct clinical faculty University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Medical Director of NMMC Employee Health

Dr. Sarah Barowka is currently clinical faculty and teaching staff at the North Mississippi Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Center where she cares for patients in the clinic, hospital, acute rehabilitation, and long term care settings.

She received her undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA.

She completed her family medicine residency training at NMMC in 2016 and has served as faculty since this time. Dr. Barowka also serves as medical director of NMMC Employee Health, which encompasses over 7000 employees.

Dr. Barowka has a love of educating and serves on the Medical Education Committee at NMMC and a co-chair for the Family Medicine update conference and part of the planning committee for the regional NMMC Outcomes conference.  
She enjoys traveling and photography.

 

Accreditation

Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Dec 01 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 5:00 pm
Mon Dec 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Dec 03 Grand Turk
8:00 am 3:00 pm
Wed Dec 04 San Juan, Puerto Rico
1:00 am 11:00 pm
Thu Dec 05 St. Thomas, U.S. V.I.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Dec 06 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Dec 07 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
8:00 am 3:00 pm
Sun Dec 08 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Holland American Nieuw Amsterdam Map

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

Grand Turk - Grand Turk is a picturesque island with a relaxed pace and a warm, friendly atmosphere. There are no fast food chains and no sprawling resorts.In addition to the amazing year around diving, with Oasis Divers you have seasonal attractions such as the North Atlantic humpback whales during the winter and manta rays in the summer, you're sure to be amazed.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. - Arguably the island with the best shopping and the best beaches. Shop duty-free Charlotte Amalie 'til you drop. Or dive into the beach scene at beautiful Magens Bay, Coki Point, or Turtle Cove, nesting ground of the endangered hawksbill sea turtle.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - When was the last time you whiled away the day on a private Caribbean island? Here's your chance. The island is ours; the day is yours to sun, swim, and sail. Enjoy!

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.

Holland America's Nieuw Statendam

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 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.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Neptune Suite, SA Neptune Suite (SA)
With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed-our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services.

Approximately 465 sq. ft. including verandah 
$3,629.00
Signature Suite, SS Signature Suite (SS)
These large, comfortable suites feature a spacious sitting area with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and one murphy bed for one person. The bathroom includes a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, and an additional shower stall.

Approximately 393 sq. ft. including verandah. 
$2,679.00
Vista Suite, A Suite/Deluxe Vista Suite (A)
With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a whirlpool bath and shower, mini-bar and refrigerator. 

Approximately 260 sq. ft. including verandah
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Balcony

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda, VA OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VA)
Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads. 

Approximately 228 sq. ft. including verandah. 
$919.00
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda, VB OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VB)
Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads. 

Approximately 228 sq. ft. including verandah 
$889.00
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda, VC OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VC)
Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads. 

Approximately 228 sq. ft. including verandah 
$859.00
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda, VD OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VD)
Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads. 

Approximately 228 sq. ft. including verandah.  
$829.00
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda, V Balcony OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (V)
Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads. 

Approximately 228 sq. ft. including verandah
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Outside

OceanView Stateroom, C OceanView Stateroom (C)
These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown. 

Approximately 175 sq. ft 
$669.00
OceanView Stateroom, D OceanView Stateroom (D)
These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown. 

Approximately 175 sq. ft 
$649.00
OceanView Stateroom, E Outside OceanView Stateroom (E)
These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown. 

Approximately 175 sq. ft
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Inside

Inside Stateroom, I Inside Stateroom (I)
Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms.

Approximately 141 sq. ft. 
$449.00
Inside Stateroom, J Inside Stateroom (J)
Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms.
 
Approximately 141 sq. ft. 
$429.00
Inside Stateroom, K Inside Inside Stateroom (K)
Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms.

Approximately 141 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $315.00 per person.
Deposit $350.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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Please click here to visit TravelSafe.com to get a quote.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

Travel Insurance Plans

  • TravelSafe Basic Plan - A plan for those who want just the bare necessities.
  • TravelSafe Classic Plan - TravelSafe's most popular plan includes higher limits on all of the important benefits to expand your coverage. Add Cancel For Any Reason for even more coverage.

Below please find some examples of insurance coverage:

Coverage For Your Arrangements - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Trip Cancellation Trip Cost Trip Cost
Trip Interruption 150% of Trip Cost Trip Cost
Missed Connection $2,500 $500
Trip/Travel Delay $750 $500
Travel Delay
Per Day Maximum Limit $150 $100
Required minimum delay time 6 Hours 6 Hours
Cancel For Any Reason Not Included Not Included
Coverage For You - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Medical Expense / Emergency Assistance
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $100,000 $35,000
Emergency Dental Expense $750 $750
Emergency Medical Evacuation &

Return of Remains
$1,000,000

Included
$100,000

Included
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation $25,000 Not Included
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
24 Hour Coverage during Trip $25,000 Not Included
Coverage For Your Belongings - Benefit Limits
Plan Classic Basic
Baggage & Personal Effects $2,500 $500
Baggage Delay $250 $100
Required minimum delay time 12 Hours 12 Hours