COURSE CREDITS & HOURS12 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
- 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.
- 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
|March 31||8:00 AM - 12:00PM : Lectures|
|April 1||8:00 AM - 12:00PM : Lectures|
|April 2||8:00 AM - 12:00PM : Lectures|
Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG
Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine
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
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
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
Private practice, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Former Director of Medical Education, Bayfront Health Systems, St. Petersburg, 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.
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.
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.
Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 12 contact hours.
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 of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Tue Mar 30||St. Petersburg, FL
|Wed Mar 31||-||-|
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
Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
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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
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Chubb Travel Protection Overview
|Standard Plan Benefits||Travel Basics||Travel Essentials||Travel Choice|
|Trip Cancellation||100% of Trip Costs
|100% of Trip Costs
|100% of Trip Costs
|Trip Interruption||100% of Trip Costs
|150% of Trip Costs
|150% of Trip Costs
|Trip Interruption - Return Air Only||$500||$750||$1,000|
|Trip Delay||$500 ($100 per day)||$750 ($150 per day)||$1,000 ($200 per day)|
|Baggage & Personal Effects||$750 ($50 deductible)||$1,000||$2,500|
|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|
|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|
|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|
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.
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
Historic Main Building Guest Room
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Historic Main Building Guest Room
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TradeWinds Island Resort on St. Pete Beach
Optional 2 Nights Post(weekend) at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida
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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