Event Date/Time: Jun 30, 2012 End Date/Time: Jul 07, 2012
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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢
14 Contact Hours
Course Fee Physicians $695
All Others - Course Fee $450
Plus the cost of the cruise

Target Audience:
Family Physicians, Primary Care Practitioners, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners

Program Purpose / Objectives:

1.Reversing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease with Evidence- Based Nutritional and Lifestyle Changes
•Illustrate how arterial plaque forms, and how plaque rupture and platelet aggregation leads to cardiovascular events
•Discuss dietary and exercise therapies that have been shown in clinical outcome trials to prevent and cardiovascular disease events
•Clarify what supplements can and can’t do in decreasing cardiovascular events
2.Cutting Edge Nutrition
•Identify common nutritional deficiencies in the American diet and share simple tools to identify them
•Illustrate evidence-based targets that are achievable for nutritional intake in a primary care office setting
•Clarify how these typical, correctable deficiencies relate to common health issues, including during adolescent years
3.Evidence-based weight loss
•Clarify various methods to measure weight and body fat for adults and adolescents
•Review evidence-based nutrition and exercise programs that relate to weight control
•Clarify role of medications for weight loss
•Illustrate surgical indications and options for obesity therapy
4.Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy
•Review how lifestyle recommendations impact menopause symptoms
•Clarify clinical trial results using supplements for menopause therapy
•Review controversies around bio-identical hormone therapy and traditional therapy options
5.An Evidence-based guide to assessing and enhancing aging
•Identify risk factors for accelerated physiological aging (e.g. the metabolic syndrome, obesity, inactivity, etc.)
•Clarify evidence-based dietary regimens that have been shown to enhance these factors
•Clarify a balanced evidence-based approach to fitness, utilizing aerobic training, flexibility, and emphasizing strength training and maintaining lean muscle mass
•Share the advantages of offering testing in an outpatient office setting (body composition, strength testing, aerobic fitness testing, cholesterol screening, and cognitive testing)
6.Case Studies in Thyroid Disorders
7.Exercise and Exercise Prescription
8.Preventing Medical Errors
9.Risk Stratification of Patients at risk for Coronary Artery disease
10.An approach to Children and adults with heart murmurs
11.Pain Management-avoiding the pitfalls

Conference Sessions generally take place during the days at sea (as cruise itinerary allows) to avoid conflicts with Ports of Call or evening entertainment.


Cruising the Eastern Caribbean
United States