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Primary Care

**ALSO AVAILABLE AS A LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBCAST**

3-Night Land Meeting
St. Petersburg, FL
March 30 - April 02, 2021

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

<em>The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club</em>
The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club
12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
12 ACPE Credits
12.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Students & Others

**If you cannot attend the entire conference:**
$325 for Partial Credit : 1 Day Lecture

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

This educational activity will update providers on the most current evidence-based information and practice guidelines in the context of a team-based approach to primary care. Clinical decision-making skills and strategies will be enhance in providers of primary care to patients. Clinicians will be given tools to encourage patients to adopt healthy behaviors, including healthy eating and the benefits of exercise. Learners will be able to incorporate the latest approaches to the screening for and evaluation and management of common conditions found in primary care. With exciting CME classes, lots of activities for fun and relaxation, this conference will be a transformative experience for us all!

Course Objectives:
  • Discuss several communication techniques when providing challenging news.
  • Explore the importance & types of Advance Care Planning documents.
  • Review how to utilize the Palliative Care Team to help patients & their families set reasonable goals when they have multiple co-morbidities.
  • Explore Resources for Physician Billing CPT Codes for Advance Care Planning Services.
Topics:
  • Updates in Hormonal Contraception
  • Drugs in Pregnancy
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Communicating with Patients: Medical Writing, Health Literacy, Medical Websites and more
  • Communicating Advance Care Planning with Patients & Families
  • Pain Management in the Age of Diversion
  • Improving Clinician Communication Across the Continuum
  • Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics
  • Updates in Hypertension Management
  • Updates in Diabetes Management
  • Updates in the Prevention and Management of Cardiac Disease
  • Updates in Nutrition and Wellness Counseling

AGENDA

DATE ACTIVITY
March 31 8:00 AM - 12:00PM : Lectures
April 1 8:00 AM - 12:00PM : Lectures
April 2 8:00 AM - 12:00PM : Lectures

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

Faculty

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG

Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Shephard is Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He serves as a Regional Physician Informaticist for BayCare Health System. 
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his Ob-Gyn residency at the University of Miami, Florida. 

A former McCain Fellow at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Shephard is principal author of "The Complete Guide to Women's Health." and a frequent speaker and writer on women's health issues. He previously served as president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association and is member of the HCMA Board of Trustees.
 

Dr. Shephard serves on HMO medical advisory boards for Wellcare and AVMed and is a medical reviewer for EQ Health Solutions, which contracts with the Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida.   A 2009 selectee of the Marquis’ Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, he received the Albert N. Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Corey Evans, MD

Corey Evans, MD

Dr. Evans has been a family physician and educator for thirty years. After six years in a rural family practice in South Carolina, he moved to Florida to begin teaching, as an Associate Director in the Florida Hospital Family Practice program in Orlando. In 1994, he accepted the position of Director of the Bayfront Medical Center's Family Practice program in St. Petersburg and was program director for seven years. In 2002, he accepted the position of Director of Medical Education at St. Anthony's Hospital. He also works in the St. Anthony's wound center, is a member of the Palliative care team at St. Anthony's and has a private practice. He is board certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Palliative Care.

Originally from San Clemente, California, Dr. Evans attended Occidental College in LA, then St. Louis Medical School in Missouri, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. His family practice residency was at University of Missouri, Columbia where he was a Chief Resident. Dr. Evans tries to play the guitar poorly, and loves water sports. He teaches extensively at the national FP meetings with a special interest in exercise testing.

David Weiland, Jr., MD

David Weiland, Jr., MD

Dr. David Weiland is Board Certified in Internal Medicine & currently works with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care. He is also working as the Director of Palliative Care at Advent Hospital in North Pinellas County. He has significant administrative and quality experience as Chief Medical Officer at HCA/Largo Medical Center for 5 years. He also served as the VPMA of Bayfront Medical Center for four years.
Dr. Weiland was Medical Director of Suncoast Hospice, where he oversaw quality, community outreach and developed inpatient hospice units and hospital-based palliative care teams. In addition, Dr. Weiland has served as Family Practice Faculty for the University of South Florida. He was board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Weiland has served on numerous community boards including current Chairman of the Pinellas EMS Advisory Committee and the Pinellas County Commission Pill Mill Task Force dealing with illicit pain medication prescribing. He was the past president of the Pinellas County Medical Association and continues to take an active role in PCMA and FMA activities.
He lectures and presents clinical presentations nationally for the AAFP, including a diverse array of palliative and primary care topics including The Physiological Benefits of Humor, Medical Ethics, Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Palliative Pain Management, Quality and Patient safety issues as well as conducts workshops on patient-centered communication to enhance the patient care experience.

John Carnes, PhD

John Carnes, PhD

Private practice, St. Petersburg, Florida. 
Former Director of Medical Education, Bayfront Health Systems, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dr. Carnes began his career in patient care and medical education approximately 3 decades ago. He completed his Ph.D. at Indiana State University, and subsequently completed an internship at the Family Medicine Residency at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was on the faculty of that residency until 1985, when he joined the faculty of the Family Medicine Residency at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, and the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Florida. He was active in the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine, serving as the co-chairman for a national task force on behavioral sciences in family medicine residencies. He developed an interest in trauma, and served as the state coordinator for disaster mental health services in the state of Florida. 

He recently completed a 25 year teaching career with Bayfront Health System, where he was Director of Medical Education, and Chairman of the Institutional Research Review Committee.
During his tenure, he spoke nationally in the area of psychosocial aspects of geriatric care. 

Now in full-time private practice in St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Carnes devotes his time to geriatric patient care, and teaching family medicine residents. His clinical interests include the psychological aspects of trauma, behavioral medicine, and geriatrics. He is also a regular speaker for University at Sea.

Accreditation

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians 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).

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

 

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 12 contact hours.
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.

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

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 12 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Tue Mar 30 St. Petersburg, FL
- -
Wed Mar 31
- -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

St. Petersburg, FL - The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is ideally situated in St. Pete, Florida's vibrant downtown district (on the Tampa Bay waterfront).

- The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is ideally situated in St. Pete, Florida's vibrant downtown district (on the Tampa Bay waterfront).

The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club

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

Historic Main Building Queen/Queen, HMQ Historic Main Building Queen/Queen (HMQ)
Historic Main 2 Queens 
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for Pricing

Agent will check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking

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

Deposit $ per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30+ days before sailing date - 75% Refund ; 7-29 days before sailing date - 50% Refund; Less than 7 days before sailing date - No Refund

Cruise Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our agents 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.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


RESORT INFORMATION

The Vinoy® Renaissance Resort & Golf Club
St. Petersburg, Florida

To Book Your Hotel & Conference, Please Call 800.422.0711

The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club is an exquisite, 4-star Mediterranean-style luxury hotel located on the Tampa Bay waterfront.

In the heart of St. Petersburg, our 114-acre landmark resort is near theaters, shopping, museums, art galleries and exciting nightlife activities.

This beautiful property has undergone meticulous renovation to preserve it's unique, beautiful style, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The recognizable bell tower of our full-service St. Petersburg resort stands as a proud, pink beacon welcoming guests to our central downtown location. Feel the warm Florida breeze on an open veranda with plenty of seating and lush vegetation under partially shaded columns. Enjoy the stylish outdoor patio, which offers clustered seating with fire pits, a great place to relax with family or friends and take in the gorgeous Florida sunset.

Historic elegance and a modern sense of independence combine at The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, creating a vacation experience unlike any other. Ideally situated in St. Pete, Florida's vibrant downtown district, our award-winning hotel is a short distance from Vinoy Park, Tropicana Field and the Dali Museum. Gracefully designed rooms and suites retain the glamour and charisma befitting our heritage while boasting contemporary perks like Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and well-lit workspaces. Elegantly designed and beautifully furnished, the gorgeous lobby provides ample seating areas where you can relax in style and comfort.

Rooms & Pricing

Decription Pricing
Queen/Queen
Historic Main Building Guest Room
Call for Pricing
King
Historic Main Building Guest Room
Call for Pricing

TradeWinds Island Resort on St. Pete Beach

Optional 2 Nights Post(weekend) at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida

TradeWinds

A 25-acre beachfront playground, TradeWinds Island Grand was created with fun in mind. Master a stand-up paddleboard. Plunge down a three-story water slide. Party with a pirate. Play on our offshore water park. Feast on the freshest Florida seafood. Kids will never be bored with KONK camps, crafts and family activities. Or relax by one of five heated pools, indulge in a massage or escape to a beachside hammock.

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