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Current Topics in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine
and Gastroenterology

7-Night Canada and NE Discovery Cruise Conference
from Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Boston, Massachusetts, US
September 28 - October 05, 2019

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.

Holland America's <em> Veendam</em>
Holland America's Veendam

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
5 ½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

COURSE FEES

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practice of medicine requires a commitment to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. As practitioners we are constantly asked to reexamine the use of previously embraced disease management scripts while incorporating new and novel evidence based approaches to patient care.

It most certainly is a balancing act. Through the presentation of evidence based approaches to the diagnosis and/or management of systolic congestive heart failure, dizziness, type 2 diabetes mellitus, office-based emergencies, arthropathy, disease prevention through diet, and deep venous thrombosis, we will merge the familiar and useful care pathways with what is seen as original, progressive, and effective.

Topics:
  1. Ambulatory Management of Congestive Heart Failure
    • Recognize congestive heart failure exacerbations in the ambulatory setting
    • Determine when parenteral diuretic use would be clinically indicated
    • Recommend the appropriate type and dose of diuretic
    • Determine laboratory and clinical follow up parameters
    • Recognize when patients require a higher level of care
  2. Dizziness - the diagnostic and management conundrum
    • Define and describe the clinical manifestations of dizziness
    • Differentiate between central and peripheral dizziness
    • Develop a treatment plan for dizziness that is evidence-based and patient centric
    • Apply appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for patients with vertigo
  3. Oral Hypoglycemic Medications for type 2 DM management - what is the evidence?
    • Describe the different classes of oral hypoglycemic medications available for management of type 2 diabetes
    • Evaluate the efficacy of these medications in preventing morbidity and mortality
    • Select the most appropriate oral hypoglycemic based on individual patient parameters
    • Understand and recognize the potential risks posed by each class of medications
  4. Office Emergencies - management without disruption
    • Develop a brief training and simulation program, using the team STEPPS model (strategies and tools to enhance performance and patient safety)
    • Recognize and manage early anaphylaxis in the office
    • Recognize and manage acute coronary syndrome in the office
    • Recognize and manage acute COPD or asthma exacerbation in the office
  5. Steroid Joint Injections - minimal effort and maximal benefit
    • Understand the risks and benefits of cortisone joint injections
    • Employ evidence based injection techniques that decrease the risk of infections
    • Select the appropriate steroid, analgesic, needle, and syringe for the planned injection
    • Review the correct technique of injection
  6. Food as a prescription
    • Identify dietary modifications that decrease cardiovascular risk
    • Identify dietary modifications that decrease cancer risk and mortality
    • Recognize dietary choices that decrease the risk of diabetes
  7. Lower Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis Diagnosis - How and Why?
    • Recognize when a deep venous thrombosis diagnosis needs to be considered
    • Choose the appropriate test for the diagnosis of deep venous thromboses
    • Correlate the ultrasound findings to the appropriate clinical diagnosis
  8. Prostate Cancer Update
    • Evolution of prostate cancer screening
    • Evidence Based Current Guidelines
    • Develop a team plan with your patient
  9. Exercise is "The New pill"
    • Team approach to partner with multiple healthcare expertise center around the patient
    • Motivational promotional results.
  10. Diabetes Mellitus type II selections and management
    • Focus on tagets fot glycemic control
    • Major classifications of Non-insulin drugs
    • Reaching the HgA1c goal
  11. Review key components of sleep apnea and new options
    • Discuss indentification of certain patient that can be treated with Inspire Therapy ( Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation).
  12. Update to new approaches for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Treatment strategies to pharmacologic and non pharmacologic agents.
    • New information on the etiology and pathophysiology
    • Lean diagnostic evaluation
  13. Bariatric Surgeries with their complication/management
    • Identifying micronutrient deficiencies, evaluation and management
    • Post Bariatric surgery hypoglycemia
    • Follow Calcium, Vit D and Metabolic Bone Disease
  14. Challenges in Ending Life of Care
    • Understanding Challenges of Prognostication in patients with End of Life

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

Faculty

Lance Brunner MD

Lance Brunner MD

Physician Director - Patient Safety and Quality
Administrative Faculty - Family Medicine Residency
Kaiser Permanente Orange County
Anaheim, CA

Nick J. Paslidis, MD, PhD, FACP, MHCM

Nick J. Paslidis, MD, PhD, FACP, MHCM

(Masters of Health Care Management-Harvard)
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, AR
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
Professor of Nursing, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Past CEO, Arkansas Quality Improvement Organization and Past CMO of Northern Arizona Healthcare. 

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 14 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 14 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 14 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Sep 28 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- 4:00 pm
Sun Sep 29 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Sep 30 Gulf Of St. Lawrence
- -
Tue Oct 01 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Oct 02 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Oct 03 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Oct 04 Bar Harbor, Maine, US
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 05 Boston, Massachusetts, US
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Canada & New Englan

PORTS OF CALL

Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Part French, part English, totally intriguing. Explore the cobblestone streets of lamp-lit Old Montreal; visit the tranquil Botanical Gardens; try your luck at the high-energy Casino de Montreal.

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada - Few places in North America are as steeped in history as Québec City, Canada. Older than Jamestown and founded before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, it is the only city north of Mexico whose original fortifications remain intact. The Québec City historic district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is still home to religious orders and hospitals that date back to the 17th century. Its Place-Royale would look familiar to the explorer Samuel de Champlain, even with its modern attractions of gift shops and cafés. On the Plains of Abraham, you can walk the battlefield where, in 1759, the French forces under General Montcalm were decisively trounced by the British, led by General Wolfe.

Gulf Of St. Lawrence - A lighthouse on little St. Paul’s Island is a stark reminder of days gone by as you sail past this infamous old shipwreck site, known as the graveyard of the gulf, on your way through the Cabot Strait and into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. So huge is the gulf that half of Canada’s 10 provinces have a coastal connection to it. Perhaps that’s not surprising, considering that it’s the world’s largest estuary and fed all the way from the Great Lakes 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) away.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada - Despite its modest size, the city has an impressive number of Victorian houses and buildings and great parks waiting to be explored. For Canadians, it is perhaps most famous as the Birthplace of Confederation. It was here, mostly at Province House, that an 1864 conference led to the creation of the Dominion of Canada. Prince Edward Island is linked to New Brunswick on the mainland of Canada by the 13-kilometer (eight-mile) Confederation Bridge that soars over the Northumberland Strait. A remarkable feat of engineering, the bridge opened in 1997 and is the longest in the world over icy waters.

Sites within downtown Charlottetown include the lovely Victoria Row, which becomes a pedestrian mall each summer, and other historic buildings, some of which are now museums. Nearby Prince Edward Island National Park is home to white-sand beaches and hiking and biking trails—plus fans can see the house and farm that inspired the beloved book Anne of Green Gables. During your visit, you can also learn about the daily lives, past and present, of residents on lighthouse and boat tours.

Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada - So green and Gaelic is Cape Breton Island that Scotsman Alexander Graham Bell called it home for the last 37 years of his life. See why as you follow the scenic 184-mile-long Cabot Trail. Or tour to the Fortress of Louisbourg, meticulously restored to its 1744 mint condition.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - Located on a rocky inlet on the Atlantic Ocean, Halifax—Nova Scotia’s provincial capital—is defined by its maritime geography. It's a spirited mix of world-class history and nautical-themed museums alongside bunkers and fortresses that guarded the harbor, plus striking public art and sights, funky shops and excellent pubs serving up folk music (and good pints).

Bar Harbor, Maine, US - Located on Mount Desert Island in Maine, Bar Harbor is the quintessential New England coastal town. This picturesque and charming town is full of scenic and walkable streets lined with restaurants and boutiques. Dining on lobster is a must, as is a scoop or two at one of the town’s homemade ice cream shops. Boat tours explore the waters and islands that surround Bar Harbor, with seasonal opportunities to see wildlife—including whales—and lighthouses along the way.

Boston, Massachusetts, US - Before cruising out of Boston, take in the sights. Meander the streets to find historic wonders and modern neighborhoods; stores and restaurants with old-time character; and gracious green spaces as well as a beautiful waterfront. Take a trip back to the American Revolution—explore the Freedom Trail and see legendary figures come alive at building and attractions, including the Paul Revere House and Old South Meeting House, and in Lexington and Concord just outside Boston. Each Boston neighborhood has its own personality. Catch street performers in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, do a food tour of the North End’s Little Italy, and then admire the 19-century architecture of Beacon Hill.

Holland America's Veendam

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.

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Suite/Deluxe

Neptune Suites, SA Neptune Suites (SA)
Two lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Approximately 575 sq. ft. including verandah 
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Vista Suites, A Vista Suites (A)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. 
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Vista Suites (Some Accessible), B Vista Suites (Some Accessible) (B)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, and standard interior and exterior door size. 
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Vista Suites (Some Accessible), BA Suite/Deluxe Vista Suites (Some Accessible) (BA)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, and standard interior and exterior door size.
Approximately 283 sq. ft. including verandah
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Vista Suites (Some Accessible), BB Suite/Deluxe Vista Suites (Some Accessible) (BB)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, and standard interior and exterior door size.
Approximately 283 sq. ft. including verandah
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Neptune Suites, SB Suite/Deluxe Neptune Suites (SB)
Two lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Approximately 575 sq. ft. including verandah
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Verandah Spa Staterooms, VQ Suite/Deluxe Verandah Spa Staterooms (VQ)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Outside

Lanai Staterooms (Some Accessible), CA Lanai Staterooms (Some Accessible) (CA)
Sliding glass doors (mirrored for privacy) open onto our Promenade deck from this comfortable stateroom, which includes 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 other amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown. 
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Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Some Accessible), C Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Some Accessible) (C)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, and standard interior and exterior door size. 
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Large Ocean-view Staterooms, D Large Ocean-view Staterooms (D)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

174 sq. ft. 
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