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Updated topics in Healthy Aging and Leadership: An Interprofessional Approach

7-Night Alaska Adventure Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
July 15 - 22, 2024
Royal Caribbean's <em>Quantum of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$995.00 for Physicians, Psychiatrists, Pharmacists, & Attorneys
$795.00 for Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
$595.00 for Nurses, Students & Others

PROGRAM PURPOSE

  • The Sweet Spot: Lessons in Leadership and Life
    • Describe the hallmarks of a successful bonus system for employees
    • Describe how to hire employees that fit your practice philosophy
    • Describe the relationship between money and happiness
  • Ten Key Oral-Systemic Interactions for Primary Care
    • List 10 evidence-based relationships between oral diseases/conditions and systemic diseases/conditions
    • Describe the association between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease
    • To describe the relationship between tooth count and mortality
  • Becoming a World Class Public Speaker
    • Describe the verbal communication skills that enhance communication effectiveness
    • Describe non-verbal communication skills that enhance communication effectiveness
    • Describe communication skills needed to effectively communicate virtually
  • Achieving Unparalleled Patient Experiences
    • Identify the hallmarks of an unparallel patient experience from the patient’s perspective
    • Describe how organizations can implement tactics and strategies to promote and perpetuate a great patient experience
  • Decreasing Inflammation
  • Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Reversing Chronic Diseases
    1. Additional Topics and Objectives Under Development

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference, participants must book their cruise through Continuing Education, Inc.. This ensures our company can provide full conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Note also, that participants' family and friends are welcome to book within our group to take advantage of our typically excellent cruise rates. Thank you for your cooperation.
    BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

    Faculty

    Karen E. Adams, MD, NCMP, IF

    Karen E. Adams, MD, NCMP, IF

    Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Director, Program in Menopause & Healthy Aging
    Stanford Medicine
    Stanford, CA

    Karen Adams MD, FACOG, DipACLM, NCMP, IF is Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University. She is the Director of The Stanford Program in Menopause and Healthy Aging, a program that connects specialists in many fields to provide world-class care for women in the second half of life. Dr. Adams is double-board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Lifestyle Medicine, a Menopause Society Certified Menopause Practitioner, and a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. She is the course director for the Oregon ECHO Program in Menopause, a state-wide program to educate primary care and women’s health providers in menopause care.

    Dr. Adams is an award-winning educator and has lectured to medical audiences locally, nationally, and internationally, including a January 2020 TEDx talk entitled 'Sleep, Sex, and Menopausal Zest" with over 150,000 views on YouTube.

    Sreenivas Koka, DDS, MS, PhD, MBA

    Sreenivas Koka, DDS, MS, PhD, MBA

    Dr. Sreenivas Koka received DDS and MS (prosthodontics) degrees from The University of Michigan. He joined the University of Nebraska faculty in 1992, became a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics in 1995, and received his PhD in Oral Biology from the University of Nebraska in 1999. While at the University of Nebraska, Dr. Koka received the Outstanding Teacher Award on numerous occasions and was the inaugural Merritt C. Pedersen Professor of Dentistry. He joined the Staff of Mayo Clinic in 2004 and is former Consultant, former Professor of Dentistry and former Chairman of the Department of Dental Specialties in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Koka received an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management in 2013 and moved to Zurich, Switzerland to be Executive Director of the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation. Dr. Koka moved back to the US in 2014 to focus on patient care and student education and open Koka Dental Clinic, a private practice focused on implant and removable prosthodontics in San Diego. Dr. Koka is a Fellow and Past-President of the Academy of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a member of the American Dental Association, co-President of the International College of Prosthodontists, and is Chair of MIT's Sloan School of Management Alumni Board. Dr. Koka has published over 100 journal articles and book chapters and lectures extensively nationally and internationally; he has presented before audiences at a variety of best-in-class organizations including Mayo Clinic, MIT and Apple Inc. Dr. Koka has been a reviewer for NIH grants and been a principal investigator on grants funded by NIH and industry sources. In addition, Dr. Koka is the co-founder of the Future Leaders in Prosthodontics (FLIP) and Shaping the Future of Implant Dentistry (SHIFT) leadership workshop series.

    Accreditation

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

     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 16 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.

     

    ANCC

    Credit Designation for Nurses:  Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 16 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 Credits TM as needed.   Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

    ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

     

    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.

    ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

     

    College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
    The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has a reciprocal credit reporting agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Prescribed credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of certified credits, and Elective credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of non-certified credits.

    Members of the CFPC may claim up to 50 credits per five-year cycle from Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 credits. Any additional credits are eligible as non-certified credits.

    Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


    Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 16 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

    ITINERARY

    DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
    Mon Jul 15 Seattle, Washington
    - 4:00 pm
    Tue Jul 16 *At Sea - Cruising
    Meeting 9:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    - -
    Wed Jul 17 Sitka, Alaska
    9:30 am 5:00 pm
    Thu Jul 18 Skagway, Alaska
    7:00 am 5:00 pm
    Fri Jul 19 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
    5:00 am 10:00 am
    Fri Jul 19 Juneau, Alaska
    1:00 pm 8:00 pm
    Sat Jul 20 *At Sea - Cruising
    Meeting 9:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    - -
    Sun Jul 21 Victoria, British Columbia
    Meeting 9:00AM - 11:00AM
    5:00 pm 10:00 pm
    Mon Jul 22 Seattle, Washington
    6:00 am -
    *Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

    PORTS OF CALL

    Seattle, Washington - Sailing out on a cruise from Seattle? Make sure you spend a few a days in the beautiful Emerald City. If you’re a nature lover, this jewel in the Pacific Northwest is the perfect place for you to explore ahead of your cruise vacation. Though it offers plenty of metropolitan delights — think great restaurants, bars, a ton of shopping and lots (and lots) of hip coffee shops — Seattle is a big city with a wild, great-outdoors soul. It’s surrounded by ancient forests, sprawling public parks and, of course, the misty Puget Sound, where you can slow-moving tugboats, sleek kayaks and the occasional pod of whales. Head to Discovery Park for beautiful views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges or visit the Olympic Sculpture Park near Elliott Bay. And if you’re craving a drink and a tasty bite to eat, head to one of Seattle’s many rooftop bars and take advantage of those extra-long northern summer days while you sip local brews and expertly crafted cocktails.

    At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

    Sitka, Alaska - Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose among the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. And its rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. This is off-the-path Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on adventure.

    Skagway, Alaska - The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

    Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

    Victoria, British Columbia - Though Toronto and Vancouver are the more famous Canadian destinations, it’s high time for the sophisticated and beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia (BC) to have its big moment. The quaint charm and English manners of Victoria will take you back in time to the days of British occupation in the 19th century. Victoria is known as “the garden city” for its lushness and its commitment to keeping the city beautiful. Head to Butchart Garden or Beacon Hill Park to enjoy nature during your time in port.

    Of course, a little history lesson is another must while on a cruise to Victoria, BC. Tour the expertly maintained Craigdarroch Castle and the Parliament Buildings, or stop in the Royal BC Museum, a natural history museum dedicated to the history of human settlement in the region. There’s also the Emily Carr House, a museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous painter, Emily Carr. Victoria exudes an intellectualism where art galleries and afternoon tea await you, but so do long bicycle rides along the seafront. Stylish cafes and restaurants are modernizing the city, all while maintaining its signature look: something straight out of a postcard.

    Non-Americans/Canadians, please Click Here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise, which visits Canada

    Juneau, Alaska - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.

    Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas

    PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference, participants must book their cruise through Continuing Education, Inc.. This ensures our company can provide full conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Note also, that participants' family and friends are welcome to book within our group to take advantage of our typically excellent cruise rates. Thank you for your cooperation.

    Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or by registering online.
    STATEROOM DETAILS
    PRICING PER PERSON

    Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

    Balcony

    Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft. 
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    Oceanview with Balcony, 4D Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft. 
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    Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (5D)
    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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    Oceanview with Balcony, 6D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (6D)
    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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    Oceanview with Balcony, 8D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (8D)
    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.

    Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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    Outside

    Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. 
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    Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (1N)
    Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft.
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    Inside

    Interior Stateroom, 4U Interior Stateroom (4U)
    High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom. 
    Stateroom: 166 sq. ft. 
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    Interior Stateroom, 2U Inside Interior Stateroom (2U)
    High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom. Stateroom: 166 sq. ft.
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    Interior Stateroom, 3U Inside Interior Stateroom (3U)
    High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom. Stateroom: 166 sq. ft.
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    Because this program is sailing soon, full payment of the fare is due at time of booking.

    3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please call to secure the best possible pricing

    Cruise pricing is presented per person, based double occupancy of the stateroom, per standard industry practice. Pricing presented above is listed accordingly to allow easy comparison for the stateroom categories displayed. Our agents always provide 'total cost' pricing disclosing all particulars before you make any commitment.

    PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Because this sailing is departing soon, no fares are displayed above; Call us to request a quote of current, market rate fares. Those fares, the same as offered directly by the cruise line, are subject to change at any time until held with a deposit or full payment of the fare. Market rates are capacity and revenue controlled, do fluctuate, and can be withdrawn without notice.
    CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: We recommend Travel Insurance to protect your investment from unexpected, late cancellations.
    Cruise Cancellation Policy:Late Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please congirm the policy applicable to this cruise with one of our agents.
    Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30+ days before sailing date - 75% Refund ; 7-29 days before sailing date - 50% Refund; Less than 7 days before sailing date - No Refund
    FUEL SUPPLEMENT: During periods of unusual oil price volatility, cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge at any time prior to sailing.

    Chubb Travel Protection Overview

    Please note, this insurance protection is available to the residents of the United States only,
    that coverage limits are per person and that limits can vary by State.

    Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
    Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
    ($100,000 maximum)
    100% of Trip Costs
    ($100,000 maximum)
    100% of Trip Costs
    ($100,000 maximum)
    Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
    ($100,000 maximum)
    150% of Trip Costs
    ($150,000 maximum)
    150% of Trip Costs
    ($150,000 maximum)
    Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
    Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
    Missed Connection NA $250 $500
    Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
    Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
    Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
    Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
    Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
    Assistance Services Included Included Included
    Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
    Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
    Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
    Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
    Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
    Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
    Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
    Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
    Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
    including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
    Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
    Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
    *Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
    *Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


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    Before and After your cruise

    Four Seasons Hotel Seattle

    99 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101

    A Sleek Urban Retreat in the Pacific Northwest

    Surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks, deep-blue waters and swaths of evergreen forests, Seattle is as wild as it is trendy. Featuring all of the outstanding luxuries Four Seasons guests have come to expect, their Seattle hotel puts you in the heart of the city’s downtown: with the Seattle Art Museum on one side, the iconic Pike Place Market on another, and the waters of Elliott Bay gleaming to the west.

    https://www.fourseasons.com/seattle/

    Fairmont Olympic Hotel

    411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101

    An Iconic 5-Star Hotel Near Pike Place Market

    Opened in 1924 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Fairmont Olympic Hotel Seattle features breathtaking architecture, innovative culinary experiences, and unparalleled service. The iconic grande dame, which ranks among the best hotels in downtown Seattle, has been restored to full splendor following an award-winning, multimillion-dollar renovation that introduced sophisticated new design elements while retaining the hotel’s historic charm.

    https://www.fairmont.com/seattle/

    Hotel Five - A Staypineapple Hotel

    2200 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

    Get Down With Downtown

    Smack dab in the middle of everything, Hotel FIVE’s fun and funky décor fits right in with the vibrant city surrounding it. This award-winning hotel is mere blocks from Pike Place Market and allows guests easy access to the iconic Space Needle, the glistening Seattle Waterfront, and world-class shopping and dining. There’s no better jumping-off point for exploration of Seattle.

    https://www.staypineapple.com/hotel-five-seattle-wa

    Before and After your cruise

    Great Tour Choices in Seattle

    There's so much to see and do in Seattle, it can seem overwhelming for a short-term visitor. Here's a selection of the best sights and activities in the area.

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