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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Emergency Medicine, Sex and Gender Based Medicine, Risk Management/Legal Medicine, and Physician Wellness

Holland America's <em> Oosterdam</em>
Holland America's Oosterdam
7-Night Alaskan Explorer Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

September 01 - 08, 2019
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 ASWB ACE Credits
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
6 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.

Nathaniel R Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP

Nathaniel R Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP
Regional Medical Director of Quality Assurance, Emergency Services, CHI Franciscan Health, Tacoma, WA
Chair, Multi-Specialty Peer Review Committee, CHI Franciscan Health, Tacoma, WA
Chair, Opioid Prescribing Reduction Committee, CHI Franciscan Health, Tacoma, WA
National Associate Director of Litigation Support, TeamHealth
Physician Leader on Statewide Opioid Feedback Program, WSMA/WSHA
2nd Vice President, Washington State Medical Association
Federal Governmental Affairs Committee Member, ACEP
Medical-legal Committee Member, ACEP
Past President, Washington State Chapter of ACEP
Former Washington State Senator, 26th District Nathan Schlicher currently works at St Joseph's Medical Center, and lives in Gig Harbor with his wife Dr. Jessica Schlicher, and their three children (David, Juliette, and Henry). He serves as the Regional Director of Quality Assurance for the emergency departments of the Franciscan Health System and the Associate Director of the TeamHealth Litigation Support Department. He attended Law School and then Medical School at the University of Washington before completing an EM residency at Wright State in Dayton Ohio with board certification in Emergency Medicine. He recently completed his Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Care. 

As Legislative Affairs Chairman of the Washington State Chapter of Emergency Physicians, Nathan spearheaded the "ER for Emergencies" program to replace the State's plan to deny ER services to Medicaid Patients. Nathan's leadership in this effort will lead the state to save $31 million per year by making better health care. He created and has edited four editions of a textbook on the importance of advocacy by physicians, "The Emergency Medicine Advocacy Handbook." He currently serves as the 1st Vice President of the Washington State Medical Association and is a Past President of the Washington Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has previously served as the Legislative Advisor on the Board of Directors of the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association. He also spent a year in the Washington State Senate, representing the 26th District, where he continued his work on health care advocacy. He continues to work with interested parties on health policy topics including renewed focus on the opiate and mental health crises affecting the state.

Nathan and his wife are deeply involved in the community. They serve as foster parents and run a Free Clinic on the peninsula. Nathan is serving as the Capital Campaign Chair for the Olympic College's next campaign and is an active Rotarian. Currently serving as the 1st Vice President of the WSMA, he is currently leading the statewide Opiate Prescribing Feedback Report system that in its first year has seen compliance with acute prescribing guidelines improve by almost 70%. In his spare time, his wife and he are amateur triathletes, love skiing, coaching their kid's soccer teams, and relaxing in the mountains.

He has been recognized for his leadership multiple times including the South Sound Business Journal's 40 under 40 Award, Washington State Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians Guardian of Emergency Medicine Award, Pacific Lutheran University Outstanding Recent Alumni Award, the American Medical Associations Leadership in Excellence Award, the American College of Emergency Physicians' Collin C. Rorrie Jr Award for Excellence in Health Policy, and the WSMA's William O. Robertson Patient Safety Award. 

Jeannette Marie Wolfe, MD

Jeannette Marie Wolfe, MD
Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Physician, Baystate Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
Springfield, MA  Dr. Jeannette Wolfe is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School/Baystate Campus. She has spent her entire attending career working and teaching in one of the busiest emergency departments in the Northeast.

Besides emergency medicine, her passion is understanding ways in which biological sex and gender influence wellness and disease as cutting edge research definitively shows that men and women often have different responses to the same illness, trauma, toxins and therapies. 

Dr Wolfe's personal mission is to increase awareness of this information and to use it to improve medical care of both men and women. She is a national lecturer and writer and has recently started a podcast called- Sex and Why: : exploring how biological sex and gender influence our brain, body and behavior.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Psychologists, Social WorkersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Program Purpose
  • Introduction to Sex and Gender Based Medicine- what it is and why you should care
  • Heart Broken- understanding sex and gender differences in heart disease
  • Rats, sex and sleeping pills- the influence of biological sex and gender in pharmacology
  • Sex and Gender Jeopardy- a sample of how sex and gender impact our health
  • Speak Up/ Shut Up- How to optimize communication in a high stress environment
  • Bridging the silence- starting a conversation about end of life care
  • Resliency 101- deliberate habits to survive and thrive in medicine

  1. Resilency 101 ? deliberate habits to survive and thrive in medicine
    • Identify opportunities to increase resiliency and personal wellness to prevent personal burnout
  2. Bridging the Silence ? real conversations about end of life care
    • Create a framework that utilizes key phrases to talk to patients about end of life goals of care
  3. Shutting up/speaking up
    • Identify potential blindspots in one's own communication patterns Identify techniques and language to use with colleagues during questions or disagreements over patient care
  4. Heartbroken- sex and gender differences in heart disease
    • Describe biological sex and gender based differences in heart disease
  5. Sex and Gender Medicine- What it is and why you should care
    • Differentiate between the terms biological sex and gender and describe how both can impact patient care
  6. Rats, sex and sleeping pills- the infliuence of biological sex and gender on pharmacology
    • Describe how drugs can have different pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in men and women
  7. Sex and Gender Jeopardy
    • Identify ways in which our biological sex and gender impact our wellness and diseased states

  8. Advocacy, Risk Management, and Wellness in Emergency Medicine

  9. Physician as Advocate, Finding Purpose
    • Identify techniques for engaging in purpose to confront and overcome burnout in medical practice.
  10. Current Issues in Health Policy
    • Identify and explore current issues confronting the national health policy that consumes 17% of our GDP but is often poorly understood by physicians.
  11. High Risk Activities You Do By Taking the Easy Road
    • Identify and confront medical decisions that are easy to make, but harmful to patients.
  12. How to Go to Jail: Criminal Liability in Medicine
    • Describe recent legal cases and challenges surrounding the practice of medicine that have resulted in criminal instead of just civil penalties.
  13. The Opiate Epidemic: Risk For All
    • Describe and explore the opioid epidemic, methods for confronting the disease, and providing resources.
  14. Ethical Issues in Error Disclosure
    • Identify the risks and benefits of error disclosure and discuss personal experiences with confronting and disclosing errors to patients.
  15. Behavioral Health Emergencies and Risk
    • Analyze the growing behavioral health challenges, court cases, and psychosocial challenges that confront providers in their care of patients.
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

Sun Sep 01 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Mon Sep 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Sep 03 Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage
- -
Tue Sep 03 Juneau, Alaska
1:00 am 9:00 pm
Wed Sep 04 Hubbard Glacier
2:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Sep 05 Sitka, Alaska
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Sep 06 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 1:00 pm
Sat Sep 07 Victoria, British Columbia
6:00 am 11:30 pm
Sun Sep 08 Seattle, Washington
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - 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.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage - Stephens Passage is a channel in the Alexander Archipelago in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Alaska. It runs between Admiralty Island to the west and the Alaska mainland and Douglas Island to the east, and is about 170 km (105 mi) long. Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is near the north end, on Gastineau Channel.

Hubbard Glacier - Marching to the beat of a different drum, Hubbard Glacier is advancing while the rest of Alaska's ice rivers are receding rapidly. In 1986, Hubbard galloped forward, closing off Russell Fjord to create an entirely new lake. The phenomenon quickly passed and was followed by a short retreat, but the glacier is once again on the move and Russell Fjord is headed for another spell as an inland body of water.

Sitka, Alaska - Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Archangel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists' days.

Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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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