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Pain Management, Headache, Palliative Care, and Mental Health

<em>Celebrity Edge</em>
Celebrity Edge
10-Night Spain, Italy & Monaco Cruise
Round-trip Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy

June 05 - 15, 2019
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 ASWB ACE Credits
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
7½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 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.

Harold Goforth, MD

Harold Goforth, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Staff Physician, Cleveland Clinic
Section of Headache and Facial Pain Medicine

Dr. Harold Goforth is a member of the Center for Neurological Restoration at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. He has been a member of the Cleveland Clinic Medical Staff since August 2012. He worked previously in the Section of Palliative Medicine in the Department of Hematology/Oncology. 

Eric J. Christopher, MD, FAPA

Eric J. Christopher, MD, FAPA
Medical Director, Neurosciences
Pharmacovigilance; PPD. Owner, Med/Psych Solutions, PLLC; Attending, Triad Behavioral Resources
Fellow of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certifications in General Adult Psychiatry & Psychosomatic Medicine
Diplomate American Board of Addiction Medicine
Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine (2001-2011)
Medical Director, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, WI  Eric Christopher is a Medical Monitor for PPD, a contract research organization overseeing Phase I - IV clinical trials with a focus on neuroscience. He works in the Pharmacovigilance division providing protocol development, patient safety oversite, and clinical trial reporting. He provides physician and investigator safety training to Investigators throughout the world. In addition, he liaisons with biostatics, product development, data management and regulatory oversite. In addition to providing medical services to large pharma, he particularly enjoys providing support to biotechnology start ups bringing new, cutting edge therapies from the bench to the bedside. 

Prior to joining PPD in 2016, Eric obtained his MD from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed the combined residency program of internal medicine and psychiatry at Duke University. He joined the faculty after completion and continued his tenure to be the Medical Director for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. He oversaw the administration and clinical programs for the Department both inpatient and outpatient. He served as a hospitalist on the general inpatient medicine and inpatient psychiatry. In addition, he oversaw the Emergency Psychiatry division. He was the chief of the Medicine and Psychiatry service and grew the University's Med/Psych Program to the largest program in the country. Duke now has the largest faculty and residency education program in the US.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Psychologists, Social WorkersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The lectures will seek to allow the participants to identify better specific pain syndromes in the field of headache and chronic pain as well as palliative medicine.
Additionally, the participants will be able to better interact with non-physician members of the helthcare team and describe the roles of non-physicians in the management of pain. Paticipants will better identify addiction following their participation in these lectures.

  1. Headache Overview and Diagnosis
    • Identify headache types and improve diagnosis
  2. Headache Management and Therapeutic Alternatives
    • Illustrate data surrounding headache treatment options.
  3. Opioids, Chronic Pain & Addiction - why they coexist
    • Recognize the co-morbidity of chronic pain and addiction
  4. GI and respiratory symptons in palliative medicine
    • Manage GI and respiratory signs and symptoms in a palliative care / hospice context
  5. Pain Management in palliative and hospice contexts
    • Manage pain and diagnose opioid related pain symptons in palliative and hospice settings
  6. Non-pharmacologic alternatives for chronic pain
    • Distinguish appropriate uses of non-pharmacological pain control in chronic pain settings
  7. REMS- Risk Evaluation and Management Strategies
    • Recognize appropriate use of opioid analgesia and recognize signs of abuse or concern
  8. Major Depressive Disorder
    • Employ the DSM 5 diagnosis and describe 3 different treatment modalities
  9. Suicide
    • Identify risk factors, know the difference between suicide and self-harm behaviors
  10. Smoking Cessation
    • Integrate the multiple and multi-modal treatments available into clinical practice
  11. Peripartum Disorders
    • Summarize the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of psychiatric disorders in the peripartum
  12. Somatic and complementary treatments in Psychiatry
    • Demonstrate the current and newer treatment modalities outside of "usua" medication therapy
  13. Psychiatry and the Law
    • Generalize psychiatry's interaction with the law with topics including violence, forensic psychiatry, informed consent, and committment
  14. Opioid Use Disorders
    • Integrate the diagnosis, treatment, and recognition of opioid use disorders
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.

Cruise Itinerary

Wed Jun 05 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Thu Jun 06 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 9:00 pm
Fri Jun 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jun 08 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Jun 09 Barcelona, Spain
9:00 am -
Sun Jun 09 Barcelona, Spain
- 8:00 pm
Tue Jun 11 *At Sea - Cruising
12:00 am 12:00 am
Wed Jun 12 Monte Carlo, Monaco
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Thu Jun 13 Santa Margherita (Portofino), Italy
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jun 14 La Spezia, Florence/Pisa Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Jun 15 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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Ports of Call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, Palma offers pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. The historic district of the city is a great stop for an inexpensive good meal, a visit to a wonderous cathedral (for those seeking peace, consider visiting the quiet of the Saint Francis cathedral rather than its more touristed big brother. Shopping abounds in this european vacation spot as well as a very beautiful, small modern art museum with free entrance. Or take a day excursion to visit charming and quiet Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

Barcelona, Spain -

Barcelona is a one of the world's great cities. Stroll down her tree-lined boulevards, the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia or the more touristed Las Ramblas. On the Passeig, shop a serious fashion district while marveling at examples of Mordenisme architecture, seemingly sculpted from the stuff of dreams (Gaudi's masterpiece of a family home, Casa Batlló is well worth a visit). If a trip on the Passeig hasn't convinced you of Gaudi's genius, a visit to La Sagrada Familia Cathedral will do the trick; this fantastic, soaring marvel will live on in your memory long after you've returned.

Not far from the Passeig and just north of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter (the Barri Gotic) provides an abundance of shopping opportunities for all tastes, and a bit of European history to boot - check out the tranquil Cathedral of Barcelona. To see a bit of local life a visit to a food market is a quick, fun detour: try Santa Caterina near the Cathedral or Mercado de La Boqueria, right off of Las Ramblas.

Barcelona's food is also a highlight: stop into a tapas bar and try a variety of delicacies. "Standard" restaurants of every style are available, too. And, there's music, too! Visit an underground jazz club or the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana; or stop by the Palau Dalmases for a stunning, flamenco performance (it's near the Picasso museum). Did we mention art? One of the largest collections of Picasso's art is found at the Museau Picasso, and a great collection of contemporary, figurative (i.e not abstract) painting and sculpture is housed at the European Museum of Modern Art just around the corner.

It's probably clear by now that you really can't get it all done in a day (even if all means "just the must-sees"). So, stay for a day or three in the Gothic Quarter or near Plaça de Catalunya and really get a feel for what makes Barcelona such a wonderful place. Partly it's the result of the "accidents" of its history and present: as the regional capital of Spain's prosperous Catalunya region, Barcelona has a "flavor" that is a bit of a mix between Spanish and French (it's located quite close to the French border). Yes, you can practice your Spanish here - it attracts Spaniards from throughout the country - but you'll also see and hear Catalan with it's own charm. You won't regret you time here.

Monte Carlo, Monaco - The Casino, of course--if only to venture into the enchanting Salon Rose, with its nymphs on the ceiling. A drive along the scenic Corniche which takes you to Nice, undisputed capital of the Riviera.

Santa Margherita (Portofino), Italy - Portofino, picturesquely situated in a narrow cove at the southeastern tip of a promontory might be the most beautiful place you'll ever see. A tiny port on Italy's northern coast, enchanting Portofino has long been popular with artists, actors and important people thanks to its beautiful setting. Abundantly blessed with agreeable climate and luxuriant vegetation, this "Pearl of the Mediterranean" should have a place on everyone's "bucket list." Fortunately for we in the know, it still remains unspoiled.

La Spezia, Florence/Pisa Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.

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