Our office will be closed Thursday, November 24th (all day) in observance of Thanksgiving Day. We will reopen on Friday, November 25th, at 8:30 am.
University at Sea®
5700 4th St. N.
St Petersburg, 
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Family Medicine,
Integrative Medicine, and Rheumatology

<em>Celebrity Solstice</em>
Celebrity Solstice
7-Night Alaska Dawes Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington

June 04 - 11, 2021
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants
$750 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 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.

Ronald R. Butendieck, JR, MD, FACP

Ronald R. Butendieck, JR, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology Consultant
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL Dr. Butendieck received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed clinical residency and fellowship training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Butendieck is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and serves as a consultant in the Division of Rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. He is actively involved in teaching residents and fellows and has received the Top Teacher in Rheumatology Award on multiple occasions. Since 2013, he has presented the topics of Vasculitis and Inflammatory/Non-inflammatory myopathies each year at the Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Board Review series for senior residents.

He has a special interest in Behçet’s disease and has presented internationally on the topic of Neuro-Behçet’s. He is also the contributing author on the topic of Behçet’s for the National Organization for Rare Disorders. He has presented nationally and internationally on various topics in rheumatology and has authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

In 2017, he was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Physicians. He currently serves on the Mayo International Health Program Selection Committee and the Humanities in Medici

Kinder Fayssoux, MD

Kinder Fayssoux, MD
Core Faculty, Eisenhower Family Medicine Residency Program
Rancho Mirage, CA
Dr. Fayssoux has been a faculty physician at the Eisenhower Family Medicine Residency Program for the last nine years. She has always felt there was more to healing and medicine than what is conventionally taught. She has pursued her passion and become board certified in Integrative Medicine.

She has also obtained a certification in Functional Medicine. Dr. Fayssoux runs the Integrative Track in the residency programs and immensely enjoys teaching these skills to her residents and students.

She completed medical school at St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO and her family residency in Philadelphia, PA. She has written multiple chapters in family medicine textbooks and peer reviewed manuscripts.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Attendees will have the opportunity to explore conventional Family Medicine topics from an Integrative perspective. We will evaluate the evidence for supplements and Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) interventions as they pertain to these topics. Important lifestyle factors will be defined and methods to motivate patients into making changes will be outlined.

  1. Pesky Perimenopausal Problems
    • Identify and treat common patient complaints related to perimenopause.
    • Conventional and Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies will be discussed.
  2. Digital Device Disease
    • Identify and explore the current issues with device and internet addiction and how it effects our health.
    • Participants will be able to create a treatment plan.
  3. Weight Loss Updates
    • Identify the data on the different novel diets and trends in weght loss and in how to counsel and get patients started.
  4. Complementary Alternative Medicine and Meditation: Combing through the Evidence
    • Identify at least four types of CAM and illustrate which specific medical conditions they are best suited to treat.
  5. Joy: helping patients find the yellow brick road to health
    • Apply motivational interviewing skills in their practice and illustrate how helping a patient change their perspective on health issues can have profound effects on quality of life.
  6. Insomnia Updates
    • Recognize and define the types of sleep disorders and be able to offer conventional and CAM treatment options.
  7. Family Planning and Contraception
    • Recognize when contraception should be discussed and be able to describe all of the options available as well as their pros and cons.
  8. Flu and Common Cold Integrative Care
    • Identify and utilize common supplements and herbs that are proven to be effective anti-virals
Additional topics under development
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

Fri Jun 04 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jun 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 06 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jun 07 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
5:30 am 10:00 am
Mon Jun 07 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jun 08 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Jun 08 Inside Passage
6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed Jun 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jun 10 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Jun 11 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

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

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

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

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.
©2019 - University at Sea®