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Management of Mental Health Disorders: From the Nursery to the Nursing Home: Controversies in Clinical Care
Co-Sponsored with School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
August 16 - 23, 2014

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Royal Caribbean's Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 AAFP Prescribed Credit(s)
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$450 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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.
Target Audience
Physicians, Psychiatrists, Nurses, Physicians Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
MANAGEMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS FROM THE NURSERY TO THE NURSING HOME: CONTROVERSIES IN CLINICAL CARE

Overview: This series of lectures is designed to update the primary care physician on common psychiatric conditions and controversies in clinical care throughout the life span. The seminar will be relevant to family practitioners, internists, pediatricians and other physicians and health professionals who manage patients with mental disorders.

Program:

August 17

9:00-10:00am

Introduction to Diagnosis: Did We Really Need a New DSM?

At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development of the diagnostic criteria
  • Discuss the differences of diagnostic thought over the last 18 years which led to the DSM V
  • Be prepared to engage in conversation about the succeeding presentations in the context of new psychiatric thought

10:00-12noon, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Mental Health in Childhood and Beyond:

  • Do we diagnose and treat too much or too little?
  • What happens to the hyperactivity, anxiety, depression as we age?

At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of pediatric and adolescent mental illness
  • Recognize the difficulties and controversies of diagnosing pediatric psychiatric disorders
  • Be familiar with the concerns of increasing psychopharmacologic use in childhood including off-label use, long-term safety and the social and ethical meaning of pharmacological treatment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the life-long implications of pediatric mood, emotional and behavioral changes
  • Diagnose disorders and syndromes in adulthood which may have been missed in a patient’s childhood/adolescence
  • Develop evidence-based treatment strategies for your practice

3:00-5:00 pm

Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Face of Mental Illness:

  • Can sexuality be preserved in the context of mental illness and its treatment?
  • Is there evidence to support or refute treatment of mental illness in pregnancy?

At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:

  • Define terms associated with sexuality, sensuality, and sexual health
  • Recognize psychiatric and medical conditions which present with sexual dysfunction
  • Understand sexual dysfunction in the context of psychiatric illness
  • Discuss the implications of psychiatric disorders on an individual pre, peri, and postnatally
  • Define behavioral teratogenesis and perinatal syndromes
  • Explain risks and benefits of somatically treating psychiatric illness during pregnancy
  • Demonstrate an understanding of women’s unique mental health issues

 

August 20

9:00am-12noon

Depression and Anxiety in the New Millennium:

  • Are depression and anxiety genetic?
  • How can we handle that suicide is now the number one cause of accidental death?

At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the depressive disorder spectrum and diagnostic criteria
  • Discuss anxiety and response to stress
  • Develop recognition and office screening protocols of depression
  • Discuss the populations at greatest risk for suicide
  • Discuss suicide recognition and prevention strategies
  • Be familiar with the controversies associated with antidepressant medications
  • Be familiar with complementary and alternative medicine treatments available to your patients and their risks and benefits

 

1:00-2:00 pm

Substance Abuse Across the Generations: Who is at Risk and Why?

At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:

  • Describe substances of abuse and the presentations across age groups
  • Comfortably use available screening tools for substance abuse recognition
  • Develop cessation and treatment strategies
  • Understand the comorbidity of substance abuse and psychiatric illness

 

2:00-5:00 pm

The Neurocognitive Syndromes from Mild to Severe: Can We Recognize Decline in Time to Slow It and Can We Keep Patients Safe and Caregivers Sane?

At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:

  • Define the nosology of mild cognitive impairment
  • Incorporate in to an office setting screening tools for cognition and function
  • Discuss dietary and life style strategies which may be cognition-sparing
  • Discuss current trends in pharmacologic strategies for preserving cognition
  • Define and describe etiologies of delirium and dementia
  • Understand the risk for developing neuropsychiatric symptoms
  • Develop strategies for defining and targeting distressed behaviors
  • Formulate non-pharmacological interventions for distressed behaviors
  • Be familiar with the benefits and burdens of pharmacological interventions
  • Be familiar with referral sources for caregivers in the community
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.
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.
Faculty
Lory E. Bright-Long, M.D., CMD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Medical Director, Maria Regina Residence, Brentwood, NY; Geropsychiatry Consultant, Long Island State Veterans HomeStony Brook, NY

Dr. Bright-Long graduated from and did Internal Medicine at Medical College of Ohio. She completed a Psychiatry Residency and Geropsychiatry Fellowship at SUNY Stony Brook. She joined the SUNY Stony Brook faculty after the fellowship and developed a Mental Health Teaching Nursing Home program at St. Johnland Nursing Center and cofounded the Long Island Alzheimer Disease Assistance Center. After leaving Stony Brook she was the Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center and Director of the John P. Pavilion for Dementia Care at St Johnland Nursing Center. Currently she is the Medical Director of Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood and. the psychiatric consultant at the Long Island State Veterans Home.

As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Stony Brook she is actively involved in teaching geriatric psychiatry and medical fellows) medical students, nursing under graduate and graduate students, dental students, and physician assistant students.

Dr. Bright-Long served the Suffolk County Psychiatric Society as Secretary-Treasurer, Delegate, President, and sat on the Greater Long Island Psychiatry Society Board of Directors. Nationally she was a member of the American Psychiatric Association's Council on Aging and the Committee on Long-Term Care. She was on the initial Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Practice Guideline work group and helped develop the manual for nursing home psychiatry.

She has been active with the American Medical Directors Association, chairing the Mental Health Committee of the national Education Committee which created a monograph on mental health documentation in long-term care. She also has been a part of the AMDA Palliative Care Workgroup as it created the Palliative Care toolkit for long term care.
Accreditation

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim 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.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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

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.

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.

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
DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sat Aug 16
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:00pm
Sun Aug 17
At Sea
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Mon Aug 18
Labadee, Haiti
8:00am
5:00pm
Tue Aug 19
Falmouth, Jamaica
10:30am
7:00pm
Wed Aug 20
At Sea
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Thu Aug 21
Cozumel, Mexico
8:00am
7:00pm
Fri Aug 22
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Sat Aug 23
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15am
 

Ports of Call
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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.

Oasis of the Seas

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.
Cruise Pricing

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

ACCOMMODATIONS
CATEGORY
CEI RATE
Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Owners Suite
Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Grand Suite
Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 sq. ft.) . Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D8) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Oceanview Stateroom
OceanView Stateroom (F) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Central Park View Stateroom (CV) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), central park view, sitting area, and a private bathroom.
(182 sq. ft.)
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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Inside Stateroom
Large Interior Stateroom (N) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $300.89
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific conference.

PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
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.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason