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Updates in Primary Care and Women's Health: Key Topics and Strategies

8-Night Eastern Caribbean & Perfect Day CocoCay
Round-trip Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
December 09 - 17, 2022
Royal Caribbean's <em>Jewel of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
20 ACPE Credits
20.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
$695 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

To update providers dealing with women's health issues on the most current evidence-based information and practice guidelines in the context of a team-based approach to patient care. The course will attempt to enhance clinical decision-making among providers of women's health care including Ob/Gyns, midlevel practitioners, and primary care physicians.

The purpose of the lectures is also to help providers utilize the latest up to date information on a wide variety of conditions seen by Primary Care. Educate physicians, midlevels and nurses on the best approaches and communication to work together and ensure the best pt. outcomes.

Topics:
  1. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Newer Terminology and Management
    • Apply current techniques of endometrial ablation as a viable alternative to hysterectomy
  2. Treating and Screening for STD's: Current CDC Guidelines
    • Utilize current CDC Guidelines in managing sexually-transmitted disease
  3. Update on Hormonal Contraception: the Move towards LARC
  4. Medications and Pregnancy: an Overview with newest FDA Guidelines
    • Identify meds to use, meds to avoid, and meds to consider in pregnancy
  5. Hormonal Alternatives in Managing Menopause: Guidelines from the North American Menopause Society
    • Apply current hormone therapy guidelines to menopausal patients using an individualized approach
  6. Communicating Skills: Medical Writing, Health Literacy, Medical Websites and more
    • Assess and utilize objective health information from a range of internet sources for both providers and patients
  7. Obesity and Pregnancy
    • Apply currently recommended strategies in managing risks associated with obesity in pregnancy
  8. Eat ot live; get the healthiest diet
    • Teach patients the benefits of healthy eating
  9. Get your hinny moving: Exercise & exercise prescription
    • How to motivate our patients to get the exercise they need
  10. Thyroid disease case studies
    • Apply the new thyroid guidelines to hypo, hyper & nodules
  11. Case studies in adrenal & pituitary problems
    • Develop a screening to identify parathyroid, pituitary and adrenal problems and treat them.
  12. Cardiac risk stratification & testing of adults
    • Apply proper screening tools to detect & stratify heart disease
  13. Screening for cancer: Latest recommendations
    • Physicians need to know the latest evidence based screening tests
  14. Healthy behavior change: What works
    • How do we effect healthy behavior change in our patients

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.
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.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Faculty

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG

Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Shephard is Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his Ob-Gyn residency at the University of Miami, Florida
A former McCain Fellow at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and principal author of “The Complete Guide to Women’s Health,” Dr. Shephard is a frequent speaker and writer on women’s health issues. A previous president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association, he currently serves as president of the HCMA Foundation. Dr. Shephard serves on HMO medical advisory boards for Wellcare and AVMed health plans and as a medical case reviewer for both the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida. A 2009 selectee of the Marquis’ Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, he received the Albert N. Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his Ob-Gyn residency at the University of Miami, Florida. 

A former McCain Fellow at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Shephard is principal author of "The Complete Guide to Women's Health." and a frequent speaker and writer on women's health issues. He previously served as president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association and is member of the HCMA Board of Trustees.
 

Dr. Shephard serves on HMO medical advisory boards for Wellcare and AVMed and is a medical reviewer for EQ Health Solutions, which contracts with the Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida.   A 2009 selectee of the Marquis’ Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, he received the Albert N. Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Corey Evans, MD

Corey Evans, MD

Dr. Evans has been a family physician and educator for forty years. After six years in a rural family practice in South Carolina, he moved to Florida to begin teaching , as an Associate Director in the Florida Hospital Family Practice Program in Orlando. He also was picked as the team physician for the Orlando Magic. In 1994 he accepted a position of Director of the Bayfront Medical Center's Family Practice Program in St. Petersburg. In 2001 he returned to private practice and also became the Director of Medical Education at St. Anthony's Hospital. He was also asked to be a physician for the Tampa Bay Rays Team, and these positions continued for the next 20 years. He is board certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Palliative Care.
Originally from San Clemente, California, Dr. Evans attended Occidental College in LA, then St. Louis Medical School in Missouri, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. His family practice residency was at University of Missouri, Columbia where he was a Chief Resident. Dr. Evans tries to play the guitar poorly, and loves water sports. He teaches extensively at the national FP meetings with a special interest in exercise testing.

Accreditation

 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 20 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 20 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 CreditsTM 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.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 20 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Fri Dec 09 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
- 4:00 pm
Sat Dec 10 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Sun Dec 11 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Dec 12 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lectures 8:30am - 12:30pm
2:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Dec 13 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Dec 14 St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu Dec 15 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Fri Dec 16 Coco Cay, Bahamas
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Dec 17 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida - As the home of Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral is the launching point for all-out adventure in Central Florida. Its beaches offer a mix of family-friendly shores and secluded swaths of sand. And with Orlando’s theme park sprawl only an hour away, you can easily mingle with your favorite characters. Beyond the parks lie equally amusing gems packed with Old Florida character. Kayak past manatees in the Banana River Lagoon and zip line above alligators at Brevard Zoo. Discover notable art museums and Park Avenue’s ritzy charm. Orlando cruises give you access to trace the region’s roots at the Orange County Regional History Museum.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The vibrant capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan offers something for every traveler — world-famous beaches with crystal clear waters, incredible cuisine, rugged natural beauty and a rich history that goes back 500 years. With its ancient fortresses and colorful colonial-era buildings, San Juan makes it easy to feel as though you’ve slipped into the past. Life moves at a slower pace along the sunny cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, and salsa beats seem to waft perpetually from open windows. If you’re craving a hike, head to El Yunque National Forest. And if you’re more in the mood to unwind, set your sights on the beautiful shores of Isla Verde or El Condado. Mealtime is also an adventure, with so many delicious options to try — from mofongo and pastelon to chillo frito and alcapurrias. Pair every bite with a piña colada — Puerto Rico’s national drink.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - The capital of the Dutch side of St. Maarten is the town of Philipsburg, though St. Maarten is an island with two distinct sides. To the north is the French side, whose capital is Marigot, while Philipsburg sits on the southern part of the island. When exploring on cruises that go to St. Maarten, it’s important to visit both sides to understand their customs and heritage.

You’ll quickly be charmed by all sides of the island. Of course, this Caribbean island is best known for its beaches, like Maho Beach or Great Bay Beach, one of the area’s best snorkeling spots. Sample local seafood or rum during your time in port, which have become symbols of St. Maarten life. There’s just enough to fill the day here, especially if you hop between the French and Dutch beaches.

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands - St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a tropical dreamland complete with stunning beaches, clear aqua-blue ocean water, a small rain forest and rolling green hillsides. The Danes purchased St. Croix in the 1700s at which time the slave trade and sugar cane fields thrived. Today, the Danish influence is still apparent in the island's architecture and language. Most of the sugar mills lie in ruins. Yet you can still get a taste of the island's history in freshly squeezed sugar cane juice or Cruzan Rum.

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

PERFECT DAY COCOCAY

Perfect Day Cococay

Royal Caribbean's Jewel 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.

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Suite/Deluxe

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom, OS Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (OS)
Queen-size bed, bathroom with whirlpool tub, double sink and bidet. Separate living area with a double sofa bed. Sleeps up to 4 people. Stateroom: 512 sq. ft. Balcony: 66 sq. ft  
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Junior Suite with Balcony, J3 Junior Suite with Balcony (J3)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed and private bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 299 sq. ft. Balcony: 66 sq. ft. 
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Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom, OT Suite/Deluxe Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom (OT)
All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone.
These large suites offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living area with a sofa bed.
Two sets of two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
One double sofa bed
Two Pullman beds
  • Stateroom: 584 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 191 sq. ft.
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Balcony

Oceanview with Balcony, 4D Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview with Balcony, 1D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (1D)
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Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (5D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 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, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 4N Oceanview Stateroom (4N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (1N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 3N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (3N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 8N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (8N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
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Interior Stateroom, 1V Inside Interior Stateroom (1V)
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
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Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
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Interior Stateroom, 6V Inside Interior Stateroom (6V)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
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Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $344.64 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

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

Cruise Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our agents for policies applicable to this cruise.

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

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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Courtyard by Marriott

3435 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cocoa Beach (Port Canaveral), FL 32931

Our state-of-the-art lobby at Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach-Cape Canaveral provides great flexibility and choices for our guests. It features inviting spaces to work or relax in, free Wi-Fi throughout. Our Green Lodging Certified hotel is located on World Famous Cocoa Beach, 200 yards from the Atlantic Ocean and just minutes from Port Canaveral Cruises, Victory Casino Cruises, Kennedy Space Center, Historic Cocoa Village, Brevard Zoo and their Treetop Trek Aerial Adventures. Business travelers staying at this hotel will appreciate our close proximity to IAP, Patrick Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral Hospital, Boeing and Space X. Your stay at Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach-Cape Canaveral is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than ever before.

Residence Inn by Marriott

8959 Astronaut Blvd.
Port Canaveral, Florida 32920 USA

The Residence Inn by Marriott Cape Canaveral is your home away from home. Residence Inn is the closest all suite hotel to Kennedy Space Center and one of the closest hotels to Port Canaveral. Our Key West style hotel offers a wide variety of amenities that cater to the leisure and business guest. Guests can visit our many local attractions, including world famous Cocoa Beach, the Brevard Zoo, KSC Visitors Center & shopping at Cocoa Village. Port Canaveral is less than 1 mile away. NASA, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin are a few of the companies that are located a few miles from our front door.

All of our guest can enjoy spacious suites that are 50% larger than traditional hotel rooms. All suites include separate living, eating and sleeping areas. Our daily complimentary hot breakfast buffet is a great way to start your day. Our evening social experience featuring hors d'ouerves, beer and wine, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays with exception of major holidays. This is a great way to unwind after a long day.

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