Managing Mental Health Disorders CME Hawaiian Cruise Conference - July 13-20, 2013
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Management of Mental Health Disorders:
From the Nursery to the Nursing Home:
Controversies in Clinical Care
Co-Sponsored with School of Medicine,
SUNY at Stony Brook

7-Night Hawaiian Islands Cruise Conference
from Honolulu, Hawaii
July 13 - 20, 2013

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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fee:
Physicians - $695
All Others - $450

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

Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

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, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Physicians Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
MANAGEMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS FROM THE NURSERY TO THE NURSING HOME: CONTROVERSIES IN CLINICAL CARE

Overview: This series of lectures is designed to update the primary care physician on common psychiatric conditions and controversies in clinical care throughout the life span. The seminar will be relevant to family practitioners, internists, pediatricians and other physicians and health professionals who manage patients with mental disorders. The topics and related learning objectives follow below.
Program
July 13 2:30-3:30 pm
Introduction to Diagnosis: Did We Really Need a New DSM?
At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the development of the diagnostic criteria
  2. Discuss the differences of diagnostic thought over the last 18 years which led to the DSM V
  3. Be prepared to engage in conversation about the succeeding presentations in the context of new psychiatric thought
July 13 3:30-4:30 pm and
July 15 4:00-7:00 pm
Mental Health in Childhood and Beyond:
  1. Do we diagnose and treat too much or too little?
  2. What happens to the hyperactivity, anxiety, depression as we age?
At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss the incidence and prevalence of pediatric and adolescent mental illness
  2. Recognize the difficulties and controversies of diagnosing pediatric psychiatric disorders
  3. Be familiar with the concerns of increasing psychopharmacologic use in childhood including off-label use, long-term safety and the social and ethical meaning of pharmacological treatment
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the life-long implications of pediatric mood, emotional and behavioral changes
  5. Diagnose disorders and syndromes in adulthood which may have been missed in a patient’s childhood/adolescence
  6. Develop evidence-based treatment strategies for your practice
July 16 5:00-7:00 pm
Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Face of Mental Illness:
  1. Can sexuality be preserved in the context of mental illness and its treatment?
  2. Is there evidence to support or refute treatment of mental illness in pregnancy?
At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:
  1. Define terms associated with sexuality, sensuality, and sexual health
  2. Recognize psychiatric and medical conditions which present with sexual dysfunction
  3. Understand sexual dysfunction in the context of psychiatric illness
  4. Discuss the implications of psychiatric disorders on an individual pre, peri, and postnatally
  5. Define behavioral teratogenesis and perinatal syndromes
  6. Explain risks and benefits of somatically treating psychiatric illness during pregnancy
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of women’s unique mental health issues
July 17 5:00-7:00 pm and
July 19 1:00-2:00 pm
Depression and Anxiety in the New Millennium:
  1. Are depression and anxiety genetic?
  2. How can we handle that suicide is now the number one cause of accidental death?
At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:
  1. Discuss the depressive disorder spectrum and diagnostic criteria
  2. Discuss anxiety and response to stress
  3. Develop recognition and office screening protocols of depression
  4. Discuss the populations at greatest risk for suicide
  5. Discuss suicide recognition and prevention strategies
  6. Be familiar with the controversies associated with antidepressant medications
  7. Be familiar with complementary and alternative medicine treatments available to your patients and their risks and benefits
July 19 2:00-3:00 pm
Substance Abuse Across the Generations: Who is at Risk and Why?
At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe substances of abuse and the presentations across age groups
  2. Comfortably use available screening tools for substance abuse recognition
  3. Develop cessation and treatment strategies
  4. Understand the comorbidity of substance abuse and psychiatric illness
3:00-6:00 pm
The Neurocognitive Syndromes from Mild to Severe: Can We Recognize Decline in Time to Slow It and Can We Keep Patients Safe and Caregivers Sane?
At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:
  1. Define the nosology of mild cognitive impairment
  2. Incorporate in to an office setting screening tools for cognition and function
  3. Discuss dietary and life style strategies which may be cognition-sparing
  4. Discuss current trends in pharmacologic strategies for preserving cognition
  5. Define and describe etiologies of delirium and dementia
  6. Understand the risk for developing neuropsychiatric symptoms
  7. Develop strategies for defining and targeting distressed behaviors
  8. Formulate non-pharmacological interventions for distressed behaviors
  9. Be familiar with the benefits and burdens of pharmacological interventions
  10. Be familiar with referral sources for caregivers in the community
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.
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
Lory E. Bright-Long, M.D., CMD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Director, Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood, NY; Geropsychiatry Consultant, Long Island State Veterans HomeStony Brook, NY

Dr. Bright-Long graduated from and did Internal Medicine at Medical College of Ohio. She completed a Psychiatry Residency and Geropsychiatry Fellowship at SUNY Stony Brook. She joined the SUNY Stony Brook faculty after the fellowship and developed a Mental Health Teaching Nursing Home program at St. Johnland Nursing Center and cofounded the Long Island Alzheimer Disease Assistance Center. After leaving Stony Brook she was the Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center and Director of the John P. Pavilion for Dementia Care at St Johnland Nursing Center. Currently she is the Medical Director of Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood and. the psychiatric consultant at the Long Island State Veterans Home.

As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Stony Brook she is actively involved in teaching geriatric psychiatry and medical fellows) medical students, nursing under graduate and graduate students, dental students, and physician assistant students.

Dr. Bright-Long served the Suffolk County Psychiatric Society as Secretary-Treasurer, Delegate, President, and sat on the Greater Long Island Psychiatry Society Board of Directors. Nationally she was a member of the American Psychiatric Association's Council on Aging and the Committee on Long-Term Care. She was on the initial Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Practice Guideline work group and helped develop the manual for nursing home psychiatry.

She has been active with the American Medical Directors Association, chairing the Mental Health Committee of the national Education Committee which created a monograph on mental health documentation in long-term care. She also has been a part of the AMDA Palliative Care Workgroup as it created the Palliative Care toolkit for long term care.
Accreditation

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim 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.
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.

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 Jul 13
Honolulu, Hawaii
Lectures 2:30pm-4:30pm
-
7:00pm
Sun Jul 14
Kahului (Maui), Hawaii (overnight)
8:00am
-
Mon Jul 15
Kahului (Maui), Hawaii
Lectures 4:00pm-7:00pm
-
6:00pm
Tue Jul 16
Hilo, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
8:00am
6:00pm
Wed Jul 17
Kona, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
7:00am
6:00pm
Thu Jul 18
Nawiliwili (Kauai), Hawaii (overnight)
8:00am
-
Fri Jul 19
Nawiliwili (Kauai), Hawaii
Lectures 1:00pm-6:00pm
-
2:00pm
Sat Jul 20
Honolulu, Hawaii
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
Hilo, Hawaii - Gaze up from this charming town and see snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano. It's just one of the scenic marvels in this exotic greenhouse of lush tropical plants, towering banyan trees, thundering falls and enough flowers to fill a rainbow. Arid deserts, steaming fissures and volcanoes that blow their tops are just as impressive.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Combine the languid allure of the tropics with big-city sophistication, then add the spirit of aloha, and you've got Honolulu. This Pacific crossroads features museums, dazzling beaches, historic Pearl Harbor and spectacular sunrises over Diamond Head. Gardenias and jasmine blanket the air with a heady fragrance, and pink sunsets cast a magical glow over fabled Waikiki Beach.
Kona, Hawaii - The sun-blessed Kona coast stretches 80 miles along macadamia nut orchards, famous coffee plantations and some of the most important sites in Hawaiian history. The coast is famous for water sports, and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is a world-renowned annual event.
Maui, Hawaii - Once the center of the notorious Yankee Pacific whaling fleet, today Lahaina's historic grog shops and ship chandleries have been transformed into fashionable boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Other popular optional shore excursions: a humpback whale search; Haleakala Crater, so vast it could swallow Manhattan, skyscrapers and all; the heavenly road to Hana and the seven sacred pools.
Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii - The Garden Isle, Kauai receives the most rainfall of all the Hawaiian Islands, which leads to lush vegetation and elegant hibiscus blossoms, as well as a huge canyon carved by wind and water erosion. Marvel at the narrow paths worn by the ancient Menehunes into the cliffsides of the steep Na Pali Coast, unmarred by roads and unapproachable except by foot trail or helicopter.

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.

NCL’s Pride of America

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

STATEROOMS
DETAILS
PER PERSON
2-Bedroom Deluxe Family Suite - Large Balcony, Living room, two separate bedrooms (one with a king-size bed and walk-in-closet and one with two lower convertible beds) a pullman sofa, two TVs, two bathrooms one with bath and shower. Butler service and concierge available. Approx. Size: 650-607 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite w/ Large Balcony - Living room, dining room, private balcony with hot tub, two separate bedrooms one with king-size bed and walk-in-closet, a double sofa bed, CD/DVD library, two TVs, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower and guest bathroom. Butler service and concierge available. Approx. Size: 676 - 957 sq. ft.
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Family Balcony - The whole family will have plenty of room in these staterooms. With enough space for up to four, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, as well as a convertible sofa in the sitting area and one pull down bed. Not to mention a private balcony with a great view. Approx. Size: 178 sq. ft.
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Large Balcony - Two lower beds and a sofa bed. The large balcony offers an incredible view. Approx. Size: 227 sq. ft.
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Balcony - These staterooms are forward or aft and are located on a high deck. They can sleep up to three guests and include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony and an amazing view. Approx. Size: 178 sq. ft.
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Oceanview - These staterooms have room for up to four guests. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a picture window with an obstructed view. Approx. Size: 144 sq. ft..
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Obstructed Oceanview (OK) - These staterooms have room for up to four guests. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a picture window with an obstructed view. Approx. Size: 144 sq. ft..
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Inside Stateroom (IB) - An Inside stateroom is the most affordable way for you to cruise. These staterooms can sleep up to four guests, with two pull-down beds and two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Approx. Size: 132 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $445.51 per person
Deposit $500 per person

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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.
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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.

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