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2nd Annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care
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7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
May 26 - June 2, 2017

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20 Contact Hours
20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
20 AAFP Prescribed Credits
20 ABIM MOC Points
6 hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$695 for Physicians
$610 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

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

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: A full refund minus a $45.00 processing fee will be given for written cancellations received by "date". Refunds cannot be honored after this date and tuition will be applied as full payment for any of future meetings organized by Continuing Education Company (including land-based conferences). No refund will be given for no-shows.

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, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and other allied healthcare professionals
Program Purpose / Objectives
The 2nd Annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care Conference is designed to update primary care clinicians in rapidly changing therapeutic areas. The emphasis is on practical and useful information for clinical practice.

Topics:

  • Update on the Latest Guidelines in Women's Healthcare
  • Management of Diabetes
  • Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Dermatitis
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Diseases in the Clinic Setting
  • Life-threatening Bacterial Infections
  • Update on Obesity: Where Do The New Bariatric Drugs Fit In?
  • Diagnosing and Treating Psoriasis in Primary Care
  • Advances in Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Risks & Benefits
  • Contraception Update: What Would You Recommend to Your Patients?
  • Management of Lipid Disorders & Hypertension
  • Thyroid Disease: Should We Be Treating the Asymptomatic Patient?
  • Invasive Fungal Infections
  • Parasitic Infections
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Acne and Other Facial Rashes
  • Challenging Cases in Dermatology
  • Diabetes Cases
  • Classic Cases in Infectious Diseases
  • Case Studies in Unprofessional Medical Conduct: Excessive Prescribing, Sub-Standard Care, & More

Objectives

As a result of this conference, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the clinical presentation of the common disorders seen in the primary care.
  • Identify the role of the family physician in the management of these common problems.
  • Utilize current advances in the diagnosis and treatment of these common problems, using whenever possible, an evidence-based approach.
  • Interact and question nationally acclaimed speakers on a variety of common clinical scenarios from medical practice.
DATE TIME SESSION SPEAKER
May 26, 2017 12:00 - 1:00 pm BOARD: Seattle, WA
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Conference sign-in/ Registration and material pickup (Conference Center, Deck Two, Forward)
4:00 pm Sail
May 27, 2017 7:45 ‐ 8:45 am COPD: More Than Just Inhalers R. Seheult, MD
8:45 ‐ 9:45 am Reading Pulmonary Function Tests In The Out Patient Setting R. Seheult, MD
9:45 am BREAK
10:00 ‐ 11:00 am Update on the Latest Guidelines in Women's Healthcare D. Plourd, MD
11:00 am‐ 12:00 pm Hormone Replacement Theray: The Risks & Benefits D. Plourd, MD
12:00 ‐ 1:15 pm LUNCH
1:15 ‐ 2:15 pm Current Hypertension Guidelines: Potential Impact of New Evidence-based Medicine D. DiPette, MD
2:15 ‐ 3:15 pm Resistant Hypertension: Moving Forward D. DiPette, MD
3:15 ‐ 4:15 pm Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Dermatitis R. Usatine, MD
4:15 ‐ 5:00 pm Diagnosing and Treating Psoriasis in Primary Care R. Usatine, MD
May 28, 2017 Morning Alaska Inside Passage
12:00 ‐ 9:00 pm Juneau, Alaska
May 29, 2017 7:00 ‐ 8:30 pm Skagway, Alaska
May 30, 2017 7:00 ‐ 12:00 pm Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
1:00 ‐ 2:00 pm Practical Contraception Update 2015: Case Studies - What Would You Recommend? D. Plourd, MD
2:00 ‐ 3:00 pm Abnormal Uterine Bleeding D. Plourd, MD
3:00 ‐ 3:15 pm BREAK
3:15 ‐ 4:15 pm Asthma Management R. Seheult, MD
4:15 ‐ 5:15 pm Obstructive Sleep Apnea R. Seheult, MD
May 31, 2017 7:30 ‐ 8:30 am Update on Cholesterol Management D. DiPette, MD
8:30 ‐ 9:30 am Review of Major New CV Studies: What it means to your practice D. DiPette, MD
9:30 ‐ 9:45 am BREAK
9:45 ‐ 10:45 am Advances in Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment R. Usatine, MD
10:45 ‐ 11:45 am Acne and Other Facial Rashes R. Usatine, MD
11:45 am ‐ 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 ‐ 2:00 pm Case Studies in Pulmonology R. Seheult, MD
2:00 ‐ 3:00 pm Case Studies in Cardiology D. Dipette, MD
3:00 ‐ 3:15 pm BREAK
3:15 ‐ 4:15 pm Case Studies in Women's Health D. Plourd, MD
4:15 ‐ 5:15 pm Challenging Cases in Dermatology R. Usatine, MD
June 1, 2017 9:00 am ‐ 6:00 pm Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
June 2, 2017 6:00 am Port of Arrival: Seattle, Washington
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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Faculty
Donald J. DiPette, MD, FACP, FAHA
Distinguished Professor of Health Sciences
Special Assistant to the Provost for Health Affairs
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Columbia, SC


Donald DiPette, MD is currently the Health Sciences Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina. He has previously held the positions of Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of South Carolina. Before joining USC, he was Interim Senior Executive Dean and Interim Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Medicine in the Texas A&M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine and the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Texas A&M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine and Scott & White Healthcare.

Dr. DiPette earned his bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J. and his M.D. degree from Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, P.A. After completing his training in internal medicine and hypertension at Boston University School of Medicine, he joined the University of Pittsburgh and Allegheny General Hospital where he held joint appointments in the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health. He was the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program and the Director of the Hypertension Research Program at Allegheny General Hospital during his tenure at Pittsburgh.

From 1986 - 1999, Dr. DiPette served in several leadership positions at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston including Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Director of the Hypertension Section, and Vice Chairman for both Educational Affairs and In-patient Affairs within the Department of Medicine.

David M. Plourd, MD, FACOG
Clinical Instructor
Department of OB/GYN
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA
Obstetric Hospitalist
Scripps Encinitas, Encinitas, CA

Dr. David Plourd has been an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, and at UCSD, for the past two decades, and recently joined the cutting edge trend in obstetrics by joining the Obstetric Hospitalist Team at Scripps Hospital. Dr. Plourd has been teaching and lecturing nationally and internationally on numerous women's healthcare topics. He was voted "Teacher of the Year" by the interns & residents at the Naval Medical Center.

Dr. Plourd is a Board Examiner for the American Board of OB/GYN. He is also an Expert Reviewer for several State Medical Boards. Dr. Plourd also serves as a consultant for Dr. Oz, ABC News, Web-MD, Fox News, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, and Woman's Day magazines.

Roger D. Seheult, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA


Roger D. Seheult, MD is a Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Specialist in Redlands, California. He is the director of critical care services at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital and is a Pulmonologist and Sleep Specialist at Beaver Medical Group. He has dual academic appointments as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Physician Assistant Sciences at the Loma Linda University Schools of Medicine and Allied Health Professions respectively.
He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine as well as the Medical Director for the Crafton Hills College School of Respiratory Therapy.

Dr. Seheult completed his Fellowship and Residency training at Loma Linda University and is Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. Dr. Seheult is the co-founder of MEDCram, an on-line medical education company.

Richard P. Usatine, MD
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Professor of Dermatology and Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Medical Director, Skin Clinic, University Health System
San Antonio, Texas


Dr. Richard Usatine is a full Professor of Family and Community Medicine and of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. He received his MD from Columbia University and completed his family medicine residency at UCLA Medical Center. He is the co-author of 5 books and the lead author of "The Color Atlas of Family Medicine" and "Dermatological and Cosmetic Procedures in Office Practice". He has published over one-hundred peer-reviewed articles and has won numerous teaching awards. Among his numerous honors and awards is the 2000 Humanism in Medicine Education award, presented by the Association of American Medical Colleges. He received the UTHSCSA Family Medicine Residency Faculty Recognition Award in 2004 and the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2006.

Dr. Usatine has been working with medical students to provide health care to homeless families and the medically underserved since 1984. He is the founder and medical director of the University Health System Skin Clinic in San Antonio, which provides underserved patients access to medical and surgical care for their dermatological needs. He also directs the only underserved dermatology fellowship for family physicians in the US. Dr. Usatine was recognized in 2000 as the national recipient of the Humanism in Medicine Award, by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Dr. Usatine is the founder of the Interactive Dermatology Atlas on the web and the editor of Photo Rounds in the Journal of Family Practice. He is also the national chair of the yearly Skin Course put on by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Accreditation
Physicians

AAFP:
This live activity, 2nd Annual Internal Medicine in Primary Care, with a beginning date of May 26, 2017 has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Primary Care Network (PCN) and Continuing Education Company, Inc. Primary Care Network is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Primary Care Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 20 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

AOA: CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

CFPC: Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive MAINPRO-M1 credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Nurse Practitioners:
AANPCP:
National Certification Program for Nurse Practitioners accepts AAFP Prescribed credit.
ANCC: According to the ANCC, the continuing education hours approved by the AAFP meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria.

Physician Assistants:
AAPA: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AAFP Prescribed credit for AAPA Category 1 CME credit
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Fri May 26 Seattle, Washington

Board 12:30 pm
- 4:00 pm
Sat May 27 Cruising
Lectures: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
- -
Sun May 28 Alaska Inside Passage
Scenic cruising
Lectures
- -
Sun May 28 Juneau, Alaska
12:00 pm 9:00 pm
Mon May 29 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 8:30 pm
Tue May 30 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
Scenic cruising
Lectures: 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm
7:00 am 12:00 pm
Wed May 31 Cruising
Lectures: 7:30 am - 5:15 pm
- -
Thu Jun 01 Victoria, British Columbia
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jun 02 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Inside Passage - This is one of the most famously beautiful passages in all the world. It features virtually everything you came to Alaska hoping to see, including rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks. All of which create a setting that's perfect for viewing whales and sea lions.
Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier.
Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.
Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar. Port tips from our blog
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Amidst the pure silence, you'll sail past translucent blue icebergs silhouetted against a most dramatic backdrop of waterfall-laced rock walls ascending thousands of feet into the sky. This classic fjord, Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles and once seen, it is never to be forgotten.
Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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Explorer 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
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Owner's Suite (OS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, shower and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs. (559 sq. ft., balcony 90 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa. (349 sq. ft., balcony 100 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, sitting area with table and sofa. (264 sq. ft., balcony 75 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D1) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 179 sq. ft., balcony 52 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 179 sq. ft., balcony 52 sq. ft.)
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Delux OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 164 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (H) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (160 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (160 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (L) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person based on Double Occupancy . Prices are subject to change.
Port charges and taxes $430.12
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.
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.

before you cruise

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724 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101 US

If you're looking to enhance your cruise vacation from Seattle, Washington, come in a day early and stay at The Paramount Hotel .
Not sure what to see in Seattle? Top Activities:
  • Morning Tour of Boeing Factory, the world's number one aerospace company
  • Seattle in one day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market
  • Mt Rainier Day Tour from Seattle
  • Snoqualmie Falls and Seattle Winery Tour


Low preferred rates available through Continuing Education Inc./University at Sea ®

Ask your CEI agent for details and availability.