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Continuing Education, Inc.
University at Sea®
5700 4th St. N.
St Petersburg, 

Primary Care

3-Night Land Conference at
The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club


March 30 - April 02, 2021

Vinoy Lobby

The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
12 ACPE Credits
12.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Dentists
$695 for Pharmacists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Students & Others

To Book Your Hotel & Conference, Please Call 1-800-422-0711

Program Description

This educational activity will update providers on the most current evidence-based information and practice guidelines in the context of a team-based approach to primary care. Clinical decision-making skills and strategies will be enhance in providers of primary care to patients. Clinicians will be given tools to encourage patients to adopt healthy behaviors, including healthy eating and the benefits of exercise. Learners will be able to incorporate the latest approaches to the screening for and evaluation and management of common conditions found in primary care.

With exciting CME classes, lots of activities for fun and relaxation, this conference will be a transformative experience for us all!

Course Objectives:
  • 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.


Mar 30 Arrive at The Vinoy Resort
Mar 31 7:30am - 11:30am: Lectures: TBA
11:30am - 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm - 2:30pm: Lectures: TBA
Apr 1 7:30am - 11:30am: .....etc.
11:30am - 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm - 2:30pm: Lectures: TBA
Apr 2 Depart Vinoy Resort

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners


Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG

Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida.

He serves as a Regional Physician Informaticist for BayCare Health System.

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.

David Weiland, Jr., MD

David Weiland, Jr., MD

Dr. David Weiland is currently the Medical Director with LifePath Hospice, an affiliate of Chapters Health System. 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 where he also acted as the Director of Medical Education with oversight of two ACGME-accredited residencies. Prior to his work at Bayfront, 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 Healing Power 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.

Tim Carlson, MD

Tim Carlson, MD

Dr. Carlson achieved his undergraduate degree at Butler University, Indianapolis Indiana and post graduate studies in neuroanatomy at the University of Florida. He completed his physician assistant training with Bachelor of Science in Medicine at the University of Florida. After 17 years in cardiovascular medicine and achieving the 1994 physician assistant of the year award, Dr. Carlson received his Doctor of Medicine degree. He completed the Bayfront Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program and was the only second physician to receive the 2003 patient excellent award voted by the nursing staff. My vision embraces a commitment for a stronger medical foundation for our community, medical education, and best outcomes for all my patients. Yearly since 2007, the Consumers Research Council of America awarded Dr. Carlson the prestigious “America’s Top Family Doctors”.

He received the “Patient’s Choice Award” yearly and “Elite Physician Lifetime Award” achievement 2013. His strong leadership involvement includes numerous hospital appointments including medical executive committees, quality improvement, chief of medicine while advocating for the individual patient care. Dr. Carlson was recognized as the "Physician of the Year 2006" by Edward White Hospital, St. Petersburg Florida. He remains a community physician preceptor for Bayfront Medical Center Family Practice Resident Program, Assistant Clinical Prof. University of South Florida School of Medicine, Florida State College of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor Barry University. Dr. Carlson lectures both nationally and internationally, advocating healing the world, one patient at a time. Dr. Carlson loves sports, the team physician for the national and international Southwest Florida Figure Skating Club, ISKA sanctioned kickboxing ringside physician, Tampa Bay Rays professional baseball fan care physician and community youth sport teams.


 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 a maximum of 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.

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 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 12 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.


The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club

To Book Your Hotel & Conference, Please Call 1-800-422-0711


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

Decription Pricing
Historic Main Building Guest Room
Historic Main Building Guest Room

To Book Your Hotel & Conference, Please Call 1-800-422-0711

Optional 2 Nights Post

Optional post Vinoy Meeting extended stay at a Hotel/Resort in St. Pete Beach or Orlando, FL

Ask one of our agents for more information

To Book Your Hotel & Conference, Please Call 1-800-422-0711