12-Night Western & Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Conference from Barcelona, Spain
September 20 - October 2, 2012
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 13.5 AAFP Prescribed Credit(s)
14 Contact Hours
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Course Fees: Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $450
Cancellation Policy for Course
30-days-None; 7-29 days-50%; 7 days or less-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.
James Ehrlich, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine (endocrinology), University of Colorado, Denver; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, The George Washington University School of Medicine; and Medical Director, Early Detection Technologies, LLC.
Dr. James Ehrlich is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, Denver (endocrinology) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the department of medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington DC. After graduating with honors from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1976, he
did his internship and residency training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences
Center where he had been a Clinical Asst. Professor in the department of anesthesiology,
a specialty he had practiced for twenty years.
Currently, Dr. Ehrlich is the senior medical advisor for Cardionexus (Houston), an affiliate of Panasonic Healthcare as well as the Chief Medical Officer of United Cardio Systems. Ehrlich is the medical director of Early Detection Technologies and an advisor to Premier Micronutrient Corporation and U.S.Preventive Medicine.
Wayne L. Peters, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Medical Director, HealthMark LLC and Director of Clinical Preventive Medicine, Colorado Heart and Body Imaging, Denver, Colorado.
Dr. Wayne L. Peters is a native of Rapid City, South Dakota. He received his BA from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota (1969) and his MD from the University of Colorado (1973). He received his internal medicine training at the University of Florida, Jacksonville and was Chief of the General Internal Medicine Division at that institution from 1976 to 1982. From 1982 to 1984 he served as a Henry J. Kaiser Fellow in General Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Following his fellowship, he remained at the Massachusetts General Hospital as Director of the Lipid Consultation Service and taught in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
In 1986, Dr. Peters returned to Colorado to assume his present postions as Medical Director of HealthMark LLC, a private preventive medicine clinic, and as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
The purpose of this CME activity is to introduce new clinical paradigms, novel early detection technologies, and sophisticated laboratory tests for the prevention and management of a wide range of important medical problems. Coronary disease, cancer, sleep apnea, hypertension, dementia, osteoporosis, erectile dysfunction, and diabetes are among the diseases considered with a view towards noninvasive diagnosis and cost effective preventive care.
At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
Incorporate broad-based preventive medicine principles from “A to Z” into an office practice
Identify and appropriately treat blood cholesterol abnormalities to prevent CHD events in patients at intermediate to high risk for CHD
Apply standard of care lifestyle and pharmacologic guidelines to treat individuals with blood pressure elevations
Provide dementia-prevention guidelines and early treatment to patients in an office practice
Deliver travel medicine advice to international travelers
Diagnose and appropriately treat male patients with decreased bone density
Comfortably diagnose and treat bipolar disease in a primary care setting
Discuss the full spectrum of metabolic syndrome and why it is important for the primary care physician to maintain a high level of awareness
Appreciate how to integrate the results of coronary calcification imaging into conventional risk factor assessment
Review the roles and limitations of emerging imaging and physiologic tests in preventive cardiology
Develop a practical understanding of the unique aspects of heart disease in women
Consider sleep apnea in patients with hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes and learn the value of recognition and treatment in younger individuals with non-classic signs
Develop an appreciation of the roles and limitations of all colon cancer screening options and where CT colonography fits
Individualize therapy based upon sophisticated lipoprotein analysis and new measures of inflammation
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.
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 Creditstm.
Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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.
This Live activity, Preventative Medicine, with a beginning date of September 20, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.50 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.