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2017 Update in Family Medicine and Primary Care Psychology

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2017 Update in Family Medicine and
Primary Care Psychology

7-Night France and Spain Cruise Conference
Round-trip Southampton, England
May 27 - June 03, 2017

Royal Caribbean's Amazing Independence of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
14 CE Credits
Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses & 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
Primary Care Physicians, OB/Gyn, Family Medicine, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Cardiovascular Disease in Women
    • To discuss some of the clinical presentation of cardiovascular disease in women compared to men.
    • To describe the American Diabetic Association (ADA) diagnostic and treatment guidelines for Type 2 diabetes; the Joint National Committe on Hypertension 8 guidelines for blood pressure and the AHA/ACC guidelines for lipid treatment in women.
    • To provide an update on some of the newer treatment regimens for diabetes.
    • To review the role of unstable coronary artery plaque as a cause of acute cardiac death.
  2. Diagnosing and Treating Depression in Women Monopolar and Bipolar Disorder
    • To analyze the clinical nuances and differences between these two forms of depression.
    • To describe an overview of the benefits and limitations of the various medication classes presently available to treat monopolar and bipolar depression disorders.
  3. Diagnosis and Management of Headache in Women
    • To explain the similarities and differences between migraine, tension, cluster and sinus headaches in adults.
    • To discuss the more frequent incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease in individuals with migraine with aura.
    • To review the pharmacologic therapies for migraine including "abortive" and "preventative" therapy.
  4. Osteoporosis in Women
    • To review the medications that are associated with osteoporosis.
    • To analyze the role of calcium and Vitamin D for bone health
    • To discuss the lifestyle and therapeutic options for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.
  5. Movement Disorders
    • To list the common and less common symptons and signs of Parkinson's disease and essential tremor
    • To name the four basic criterias for diagnosing restless leg syndrome (RLS)
    • To discuss the rational use of pharmacologic agents in the management of Parkinson's disease, restless leg syndrome and essential tremor.
  6. Things they never told you about grief
    We know that grief consists of frequently unpleasant thoughts and emotions. But, what are normal reactions, and when do they require our intervention?
    • Describe the normal processes of grief after the death of a loved one.
    • Describe complicated grief.
    • Describe the similarities and differences between grief and depression.
    • Describe and discuss treatment of bereavement-related depression.
  7. Diagnosis and management of GAD and panic disorder
    Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and Panic Disorder are very common in primary care, and often co-exist or confuse treatment of other problems. How do we distinguish one from the other, and what is effective treatment for the anxiety disorder?
    • Describe the clinical characteristics of GAD and PD
    • Describe the relationship between GAD and PD and other medical conditions
    • Describe and discuss evidence based treatment for these anxiety disorders
  8. When to worry about memory
    Memory loss is a common office complaint. What''s MCI, and what are the major types of dementia in the US?
    • Distinguish between the cognitive changes seen in normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia
    • Describe the differential diagnosis of dementia
    • Discuss the interventions that could potentially reduce risk and impact of dementia
  9. Sorting out confusion
    "Altered mental status" is a common office complaint, and reason for hospitalization. What should we consider as frequent causes of confusion
    • Recognize that confusion represents a crisis until proven otherwise
    • Be able to recognize four common underlying problems that present with confusion
    • Become familiar with some common tools for evaluating confusion
  10. The Psych Toolbox: Office evaluation of memory, anxiety, and affective disorders
    Are tests available to help evaluate memory, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, capacity, etc.?
    • Learn to employ common instruments to screen for and diagnose frequently encountered mental disorders in the office using specialized psychological scales
  11. They say I'm getting crispy around the edges
    What are the indicators of burnout, and what can be done to prevent it?
    • Describe how to self-monitor for symptoms of burnout
    • Employ personal and organizational interventions to address the problem of high rates of burnout and depression among physicians
  12. Things I wish I'd known a year ago about primary care psych
    What's new about: delirium, dementia, panic attacks grief, treatment of depression, and the relationship between depression and medical illness?
    • Describe recent developments in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders commonly encountered in primary care
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.
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2017 Update in Family Medicine and Primary Care Psychology

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May
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May 27 - Jun 03 - Southampton
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
H. James Brownlee, MD
Medical Director of Monsour Executive Wellness

H. James Brownlee, Jr., MD, is a Professor and the Medical Director of the Monsour Executive Wellness Center. He was previously Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine for nearly 20 years.in Tampa, Florida, from 1992-2011.

Dr. Brownlee earned medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York, he then went on to complete his residency training through the Williamsport Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in Pennsylvania. He completed his teaching fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Miami in Florida, followed by a geriatric fellowship at the Geriatric Education Center of the University of North Carolina. Dr. Brownlee is board certified in Family Medicine.

He is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Brownlee's accomplishments are:

  • Awarded the Educator of the Year, 2009 by the Florida Academy of Family Medicine Physicians.
  • Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors, Inc. since 2000
  • Osler Award for Best Faculty Role Model, presented by the 1996 graduating class at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
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

Accredited Continuing Medical Education 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.


ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education 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.

Nurse Practitioners can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

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.

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.

Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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
Sat May 27 Southampton (London), United Kingdom
- 4:30 pm
Sun May 28 Le Havre, France
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Mon May 29 Cherbourg, France
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue May 30 *At Sea
- -
Wed May 31 Bilbao, Spain
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jun 01 Gijon, Spain
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jun 02 *At Sea
- -
Sat Jun 03 Southampton (London), United Kingdom
5:30 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Southampton (London), England (Embark and Debark) - "Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." Samuel Johnson's famous words are as true today as when he spoke them. A visitor to London could fill a month with fascinating people, art, music, late-night dancing, fabulous shopping, an endless array of pubs and first rate meals. Tourists should take in Victoria Station, the beauty of Westminster Abbey, Parliament, and the pomp of Buckingham Palace. And then there are the "Elgin Marbles" at the British Museum and the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. Or visit Sherlock Holmes' HQ on Baker Street (you know the address). After all that, make what might be the most important stop of all: grab a pint at one of the many corner pubs that's been hosting revelers since before America was a nation. Definitely a place to "take in," not just "pass through."

From London, you'll transfer to Southampton to board your ship and start your cruise conference.
Pre and Post-Cruise Hotel Packages in London Port tips from our blog
Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao, Spain's sixth-largest city, is being revitalized with the help of astounding strides in art and architecture. New life arrived in this commercial/industrial hub via the astonishing Bilbao Guggenheim Museum; the new, sleek glass and steel tube metro system; and the stunning glass-decked parabolic arch footbridge above the Nervion River. Bilbao also provides an excellent home base from which to explore the diverse Basque country, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pyrenees.
Cherbourg, France - Cherbourg offers everything you could want from a seaside town in France - beautiful gardens, cute little shops, appetizing restaurants. As a port, however, Cherbourg is a maritime institution, playing major roles in early transatlantic travel, submarine building and nautical pastimes. One look at its massive man-made sea wall or its bustling piers and any seafaring adventurer will feel right at home here. It is also one of two gateways for cruise vistors to the D-Day landing beaches about an hour's ride away.
Gijon, Spain - Beautiful green landscapes meet rural countrysides in Gijón, which started as a fishing village 3,000 years ago. Situated on the coast of Spain's famed Asturias region, this beautiful city offers an attractive combination of seafaring flavor, historic buildings and modern urban development. Most of the streets are cobblestone, barely two cars wide and pave the way to many renovated buildings that display the colorful life of the village. At the end of your day, visit a Sidrería (cider bar) and sample a bottle of the regional alcoholic specialty accompanied by a tapa or two - they say you haven't visited Asturias until you've tried cider.
Le Havre (Paris), France - For most, Le Havre is the gateway for a day-visit to Paris. Survey the city of lights from the Eiffel Tower or from a cruise of the Seine. And there is the food (oh, the food). Wander through the beautiful architecture of St. Germain or the Latin Quarter and find a bistro to settle into with a bottle of wine and experience the culinary delights that only the French seem able to offer. And, then there are the absolutely stunning museums (Musee du Louvre, Musee de l'Orangerie, Musee d'Orsay, and the Musee d'Art Moderne). Or, if shopping is for you, Paris has it: from souvenirs and t-shirts to high fashion, small antiques and fine art, you can find something that'll catch your eye. But, pace yourself; you're not going to get all this done in a day: pick your battles, whet your appetite and plan a return trip.

If the journey to Paris sounds like too much for you (about three and a half hours each way by auto, two and half by train), Le Havre itself is a beautiful little French city where you can find great food, charming streets and beautiful architecture. It also has a nice not-too-big Museum of Modern Art with an excellent collection of France's many great expressionist painters.

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.

Independence of the Seas

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.
Cruise Pricing

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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. (594 sq. ft., balcony 204 sq. ft.)
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (401 sq. ft., balcony 104 sq. ft.)
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (E1) Quad - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D1) Quad- Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (H) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (K) Quad- Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $302.96
Deposit $ 250 per person

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

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
* 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.
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.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

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.