16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours
COURSE FEES$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants
$750 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 for Nurses, Students & Others
- Participants will Evaluate and treat patients with various types of Dementia
- Participants will know the criteria to evaluate for osteoporosis and initiate treatment for the primary prevention of fractures
- Hospice and Palliative Care
- Participants will be able to join the TEAM process and strategies of both Hospice and Palliative Care, which they can incorporate into their practice
- Impaired Healthcare Professionals
- Participants will recognize Impaired Health Care Professionals and their obligations for reporting.
- Common Outpatient Problems in Primary Care
- Participants master some common conditions that can easily be managed by Primary Care Providers as an outpatient.
- Case Studies in Primary Care
- Participants will analyze some unusual presentations of interesting medical conditions along with some alternative treatments.
- Choosing Wisely
- Participants will identify an International program with a mission of justifying the elimination of some "unnecessary" medical testing and procedures.
- Health Promotion: Encouraging a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit
- Assess the patient’s current state of physical, psychological, and spiritual health
- Analyze the patient current dietary and exercise practices
- Discuss an individualized health-promotion strategy for the patient.
- “Oh, My Aching Head”: Managing Migraine, Tension, and Cluster Headaches
- Explain the classification of headaches
- Discuss the appropriate use of brain imaging in evaluating patients with headache
- Describe the appropriate use of abortive and preventive medications in the treatment of migrane
- “What Goes Up Must Come Down!”: Diagnosis and Management of Hypertension
- Describe the appropriate measurement and classification of hypertension
- Discuss the laboratory testing and imaging needed to diagnose common causes of secondary hypertension
- Describe the major classes of anti-hypertensive treatment and discuss the type of patient likely to benefit from each class of medication.
- "Get Me Out of Here!": Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia in the Primary Care Setting
- Elicit and assess symptoms of panic disorder and agoraphobia
- Apply appropriate lifestyle modification and stress management skills, including muscle relaxation, breathing control, thought-stopping, and cognitive restructuring
- Somatoform Disorders: Illness as a Way of Life
- Recognize the key symptoms, signs, and clinical presentation of somatizing patients
- Define the concept of “alexithymia” (the inability of some patients to express emotion in verbal terms)
- Develop an effective management strategy for somatizing patients.
- Enhancing Clinician-Patient Communication: Becoming a Healer
- Distinguish the technical, biomedical aspects of clinician’s role from the personal and psychosocial aspects of care
- Describe specific attitudes and values needed to create a healing environment with patients
- Apply techniques for establishing and maintaining rapport with patients and enhancing clinician-patient communication.
- The Faith Factor: Practicing Spiritually- Sensitive Care
- Elicit a spiritual history in an ethically-appropriate manner
- Analyze the physiologic, psychological, social, and lifestyle effects of religious beliefs upon health outcomes
- Describe the spectrum of possible interventions available for addressing patients’ spiritual needs.
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.