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Philippine Australian Medical Association/ UPMed83 Communication for Healthcare Providers and Oncology Treatment Breakthroughs

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5-Night Optional Pre-cruise land tour - September 1 - 6, 2014
7-Night Southbound Cruise, Anchorage to Vancouver
Cruise September 6 - 13, 2014

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Course Fees
$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$450 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

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.
Keith Sullivan, M.D., , James B Wyngaarden professor of Medicine at Duke University. Currently Principal Investigator for the National Scleroderma Transplant Consortium collaborating with private referring physicians, clinicians and researchers in 30 universities.

Keith Sullivan is the James B Wyngaarden Professor of Medicine at Duke University. He recently served as chief of the combined Division of Medical Oncology and Transplantation and is now the Principal Investigator for the National Scleroderma Transplant Consortium. Currently, his interdisciplinary clinical research involves leading a team of colleagues in 30 universities. His Medicine Residency and Fellowship were completed at the University of Washington and for the following twenty five years Dr. Dr. Sullivan served as a member of the Clinical Research Division and head of the Long Term Follow-up Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Professional memberships include Executive Committee of the American Society of Hematology, Board of Directors for the Accreditation of Hematopoietic Cell Therapy, Founding President of the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Electee of the Association for American Physicians, Electee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and recognized by the Institute of Scientific Information as a Highly Cited Researcher, Clinical Medicine Category. Experiences with boards, internal and external stakeholders in health care delivery, grants, faculty recruitment and mentoring led to establishing yearly retreats for fellows starting academic careers. Each year the Southeast Fellows Research Skills Retreat hosts 80 fellows and faculty from 12 east coast universities to hone skills in grant writing, research, leadership, communication and career development. An understanding of the challenges shared by physicians in private practice and those practicing in academic settings has influenced his deep commitment to collaboration.

Kristine Sullivan Ed.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke University. Currently, faculty for the Southeast Fellows Research Skills Retreat. Executive coach and consultant for program development in leadership and communication. Professional speaker.

Dr. Sullivan earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Seattle University. Her approach to leadership is informed by research on emerging interdisciplinary leadership models. Her doctoral dissertation, Empowerment AND Control: A New Management Paradigm, included interviews with prominent CEOs selected for their effectiveness in working with a diverse workforce. Based on this study, she co-authored a business book: Wide Awake in Seattle, Success Stories of Outstanding Leaders Who Learned to Share Leadership. For the last ten years, Dr. Sullivan has served as director, founding faculty and consultant for inaugural physician leadership programs sponsored by medical societies in North Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Georgia. Core components of the annual programs include professional development, team building, communication, collaboration, influence, work/ life integration and opportunities for individual mentoring. During this time Dr. Sullivan has also served as an adjunct assistant professor for Duke University. Teaching has included leadership courses for physicians, scientists, engineers and Fuqua's Week-end and Global Executive MBA programs. Currently, Dr. Sullivan is serving as faculty for the Southeast Fellows Research Skills Retreat. As an independent consultant and professional speaker, she coaches, advises for leadership and communication program development, and presents keynotes, workshops and retreats for professional organizations.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
Breakthroughs in Oncology Care

Over three decades of basic and clinical research have led to licensed therapies that can truly be considered breakthroughs. Indeed, Science in the December 20, 2013 issue voted Cancer Immunotherapy as the scientific breakthrough of the year. We will explore in two sessions these sentinel developments in care of the patient with neoplastic disease.

1. The 4th Pillar of Cancer Treatment: Targeted Therapies
Her2 (breast cancer)
Trastuzumab, Lapatinib, Pertuzumab
BRAF/MEF (melanoma)
BCR-ABL (chronic myeloid leukemia)
Imatinib, Nilotinib
2. The 5th Pillar of Cancer Treatment: Immunotherapies
Anti PD-1
Lambrolizumab, Nivolumab
Anti CTLA-4
Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapy
(leukemia and lymphoma)
Communications For Healthcare Providers
3. Caring for the Caregiver- Worklife Balance
Using a self-awareness worksheet- including professional goals, values and priorities- identify concerns and steps to strengthen and sustain worklife balance.
4. Decisions
Select appropriate directive, consultative, democratic and consensus approaches to decisions in order to achieve desired outcome.
5. Delegation
Understand guidelines for assessing professional training, experience and readiness for assuming various responsibilities and develop an individualized process for appropriate delegation.
6. Resolving Misunderstandings
Utilize an approach for clarifying and resolving misunderstandings early on.
7. Best Practices in Healthcare Communication
Using the narrative small group process, share and adapt useful best practices in staff communication.
8. Productive Meetings
Identify meeting purposes- problem solving, decision making, informational, planning or a combination- and facilitate agenda items to achieve desired results.
9. Influencing Colleagues
Understand and apply strategies for generating cooperation and buy-in.
10. Advocacy and Inquiry
Utilize specific language to communicate the case for change.
11. Crafting your plan
Develop a follow-up plan in relation to communication strategies and professional renewal that fits your situation and priorities.
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.

Accredited Continuing Medical Education 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 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the 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.

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.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

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.

Nurse Practitioners can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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
Optional Pre-Cruise Tour
Mon Sept 1
Fairbanks, Alaska
Arrive in Fairbanks and check into hotel
Tue Sep 2
Fairbanks, Alaska
Scheduled daytime sightseeing, evening on your own
Wed Sep 3
Fairbanks to Denali
Depart Fairbanks for scenic drive to Denali
Thu Sep 4
Denali/Mt. McKinley
Morning at your leisure, afternoon drive to Princess Wilderness Lodge in park
Fri Sep 5
Mt. McKinley/Anchorage
Morning at your leisure, afternoon rail trip to Anchorage
Cruise to Vancouver on the Crown Princess
Sat Sep 6
Visit to Whittier/board Crown Princess
Sun Sep 7
Hubbard Glacier Scenic Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon
Mon Sep 8
Glacier Bay National Park Scenic Cruising
Tue Sep 9
Skagway, Alaska
Wed Sep 10
Juneau, Alaska
Thu Sep 11
Ketchikan, Alaska
Lectures 8:00am - 10:00am
Fri Sep 12
At Sea
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sat Sep 13
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.