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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Family Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology

Holland America's <em> Oosterdam</em>
Holland America's Oosterdam
7-Night Mexican Riviera Cruise
Round-trip San Diego, California

March 14 - 21, 2020
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.

David Parrish, MS, MD, FAAFP

David Parrish, MS, MD, FAAFP
Faculty, Family Medicine Residency, Bayfront Health, St Petersburg, Florida
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of South Florida
Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians Dr. David Parrish has served as Director of the Family Medicine Residency and has also served as Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.

He has been faculty in the residency for 32 years and Residency Director 2002-2016. As Director he was responsible for 24 residents 3 fellows and 7 full time faculty. Leadership positions he has held in the organization include Chief of the Medical Staff for 4 years, Chair of IRB for 8 years as well as multiple committees and community endeavors. He has received the AJ Gorday award, which is the highest award given by the medical staff.

Before joining Bayfront residency as faculty he established Family Medicine at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and was faculty in a US Navy residency in Charleston, SC. On leaving the active duty Navy he continued in the US Navy Reserves, serving twice as Directorate of Health Services for two different multi state regions, and Reserve Commanding Officer for Navy Hospital Jacksonville, Fl and National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Md near Washington, D.C. He assumed Command of NNMC a few weeks after the attacks of 9/11/2001. Following the 2 year tour at NNMC he was recalled to Active duty for one year. CAPT Parrish has received many awards and medals for his service.

Dr. Parrish teaches in the residency daily and lectures frequently. He has taught ACLS and ALSO for many years as National Faculty. He has lectured on many topics from wilderness medicine to women's health. He especially likes to mentor emerging leaders and those interested in a life of service and organizational command leadership.

Dr. David Parrish was born and raised in a small town in Alabama. Public high school and a BS degree in Secondary Education from Auburn University were earned before being drafted to serve the US Army. Using his GI Bill he completed a Master's Degree at UAB in Pathology followed by Medical School. Returning to the military he completed a Family Practice Residency at Naval Hospital Pensacola. Other than continuing education courses, he completed the NIPDD (National Institute for Program Director Development). Dr Parrish is a recognized speaker, author and Family Physician.

Alexander E. Denes, MD, FACP

Alexander E. Denes, MD, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor, Hematology & Medical Oncology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives

The practice of medicine is changing constantly at a very fast pace. Staying up to date with current knowledge of diagnosis, treatment and management requires diligence in maintaining a topical approach to common situations. This series of lectures is tailored not only to educate and update with the best medical evidence available, but also to present an appropriate approach to cost effective care.

Self-awareness and team attention to integration of many options for patients is the hallmark of continuity in the specialty of Family Medicine. In this age of increasing attention to outcomes, it behooves all of us to use our knowledge to work closely with colleagues and staff, using professionalism in communication, for the best team approach. Placing patient needs above self-interests is paramount to the best care while enjoying a life outside of medicine.

These series of lectures in hematology/oncology will focus on recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of common malignancies and blood disorders. There will be a focus on the rapidly developing application immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer. It is therefore important for the entire health care team to have a thorough understanding of the biological effects of these agents,especially the anticipated toxicities,which may be serious or life-threatening. With this knowledge the healthcare team will recognize potentially serious complications and the in a position to initiate proper therapy in a timely manner.

  1. Travel considerations
    • The clinician will determine and recommend appropriate preparations for travel.
  2. Exercise in Pregnancy
    • The clinician will propose appropriate exercise for the pregnant patient.
  3. Coding Marine Hazards
    • The clinician will be able to conclude the proper code based on knowledge of injury.
  4. Pap smear and USPSTF selected topics
    • The clinician will translate evidence based recommendations into a patient management plan.
  5. Thyroid management
    • The clinician will be able to confidently diagnose and devise treatment and follow-up for abnormal thyroid tests.
  6. Sports Head and Heart Issues
    • The clinician will be able to recognize the common athletic head and heart issues.
  7. Abdominal Considerations
    • The clinician will be able to recognize the likely diagnosis and apply that knowledge to management plans.
  8. The cell cycle - a new target in the treatment of breast cancer
    • Describe the role of CDK 4,6 inhibitors in the treatment of breast cancer
  9. Harnessing the immune system to fight cancer
    • Explain the biologic and clinical effect of checkpoint inhibitors in cancer treatment
  10. Managing patients receiving checkpoint inhibitors - when to suspect potentially serious toxicity
    • Monitor patients for, recognize, and manage the, unique immunologic side effects of checkpoint inhibitors
  11. What's all the hype about car T cells
    • Describe the biology and clinical application of CAR-T cells in cancer treatment
  12. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Is cure possible with the new highly effective targeted agents
    • Discuss the role of new targeted agents in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  13. When is iron too much of a good thing?
    • Diagnose hemochromatosis and distinguish it from other states of iron overload
  14. Iron deficiency anemia: a common problem with multiple solutions
    • Diagnose patients with iron deficiency anemia and be able to prescribe optimal replacement
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

Sat Mar 14 San Diego, California
- 5:00 pm
Sun Mar 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Mar 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Mar 17 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Wed Mar 18 Mazatlan, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Mar 19 Cabo San Lucas
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Fri Mar 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Mar 21 San Diego, California
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Mexican Riviera

Ports of Call

San Diego, California - Sunshine and fun are business as usual in San Diego. Walk on Coronado Island's sandy beach, take in the elegant streetscapes of the historic district, have a wild time at the famous San Diego Zoo or a whale of a good time at Sea World.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta has all the amenities of a classic beach resort ‐ surf, sand and sun‐ but it also offers so much more. Perfect for honeymooners, families and seniors alike, Puerto Vallarta offers sport fishing, golfing, horseback riding, hiking and whale watching. Boasting mountains, jungles, beaches, rivers, and waterfalls, this port is completely different from any other destination in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta is a modern destination that remains loyal to its traditional Mexican roots. And that's just scratching the surface.

Mazatlan, Mexico - If you're ready to experience some of the finest sailing and sport fishing available, then you're ready for Mazatlan. This is an exquisite seaside resort by anyone's standards. Of course, you don't have to partake in world-class water sports to enjoy Mazatlan. You can relax on one of its soft-sand beaches caressed by trade winds that are even softer. Or shop for silver jewelry and Mexican crafts in the shops of "The Golden Zone", where you can also celebrate your purchases at one of the area's lively cantinas.

Cabo San Lucas - Championship golf courses, world-class deep sea fishing and incredible diving opportunities have transformed Cabo San Lucas, a once sleepy fishing town located on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, into one of the most popular resort destinations in Mexico. Rolling sand dunes and hidden coves dot a countryside ringed by some of the most famous and often-photographed rock formations in the world.

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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