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ATSU Continuing Education

january, 2017

14jan(jan 14)4:30 pm21(jan 21)6:15 am2017 ATSU CME/CE CruiseATSU CME/CE Cruise


Event Details

Primary Care Update

Set sail and experience Harmony of the Seas, the newest of the Oasis class of Royal Caribbean ships.  This ship will debut in late 2016 and feature seven distinct neighborhoods famous on the Oasis class of ships.  Departing from Fort Lauderdale, FL, ports include Haiti, Jamaica, Cozumel, and return to Fort Lauderdale.


$400 for 16 of AOA Category 1-A credits

Click here to view PROGRAM TIME FRAME


Course Description

Our Primary Care Update CME/CE program will focus on topics identified on our latest ATSU Needs Assessment survey.  Our Alumni and past CME/CE attendees have identified professional practice gaps and those identified areas will be the main focus of our program. Content and objectives will focus on narrowing those gaps and lectures will be given by experts within those topic areas.

Course Topics

  • Dermatology
  • Whole Person Health
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Infectious Disease
  • International Medicine
  • Surgical Conditions in Crohn’s Disease
  • Zika and Microcephaly
  • Psychiatry
  • Diabetes Management
  • Polyhydramnios and Oligohydramnios
  • Single Incision Laparoscopy
  • Concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Medical Legal Issues

Educational Objectives

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate new data and evidence-based changes into your practice
  • Improve your ability to diagnose and manage patients who present with problems in these topic areas
  • Analyze current office practices and implement strategies for improved medical knowledge

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, family practice physicians, internal medicine, and other healthcare learners who treat patients within the primary care setting

Educational Need

This multi-topic CME program was developed to meet the practicing clinicians’ need to improve self-confidence, knowledge and competence when treating patients with various chronic medical conditions.  With limited time and resources to keep abreast of current and best clinical evidence the PCP needs education on these frequently seen medical conditions. There remains a gap between recommended preventive services and actual practice.

Professional Practice Gap

The demands placed on the primary care physician to treat multiple chronic conditions in their patients is ever increasing and the PCP’s do not have the knowledge or tools to confidently assess, diagnose, treat, and manage chronic conditions.  With the ever-changing fast-paced developments occurring in the medical arena and up to 50% of US adults have at least one chronic health condition, and 28% have two or more chronic conditions, it is difficult for physicians to stay-up to date regarding every aspect of their practice due to limited access to resources or often they encounter time restraints when trying to stay abreast of the newest clinical updates.  In order for patients to make smart decisions about their care without wasted healthcare expenses primary care healthcare professionals need evidence based clinical updates.

Desired Outcomes

Learners require more up-to-date evidence-based information and better strategies to treat chronic conditions and diseases. This activity was designed to improve both knowledge through education and competence by now having the ability to apply that knowledge and skills in practice to help you implement better clinical decision-making strategies.

AOA Core Competencies

This course will address the following AOA Core Competencies:

  • Osteopathic Philosophy/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Patient Care
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Accreditation Statement

ATSU is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.
ATSU designates this program for a maximum of 16 of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Evidence-Based Content

It is the policy of the ATSU to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.

Cancellation Policy: 

21+ days prior to activity start date Full tuition refund less the $50 administrative fee
14-21 days prior to activity start date 50% tuition refund less the $50 administrative fee
1-14 days prior to activity start date No tuition refund


Reserve Today!

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Select “Groups” from the homepage.

Step 3: Select A.T. Still University link under the Groups list

Step 4: Three tabs will appear. Review the appropriate tabs and select “Register” to secure your stateroom.

This will request space on the cruise portion of the event.

  • About This Group
  • Cruise Information
  • Register

Step 5: Upon submitting registration, please contact Continuing Education Office listed at the top of the document to reserve your space.

Contact: Darren Woody at Cruise Planners | | 480.570.6886

Reserve Now!

**Booking outside of the ATSU block will incur an additional $150 charge**


ATSU Disclosure Policy: All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, CESC, presenters, faculty, authors) participating in an educational activity provided by the ATSU are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. ATSU must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.

Disclosure Statement: It is the policy of the ATSU Continuing Education Department to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.  Faculty disclosures will be made in the course syllabus and/or during faculty introductions.  The audience is advised that one or more presentations in this continuing education activity may contain references of unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.

Resolution/Mechanism of Identified Conflict of Interest: Independent sources of review include the following: All disclosures will be reviewed by the program/course directors, CE Assistant Vice President, or CE Director for identification of conflicts of interest. Reviewers, working with the program directors will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to resolve conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director
  • Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
  • Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty-The reviewer should be a physician or other scientist with knowledge of the specialty area being reviewed and often times the Assistant Vice President of Continuing Education will perform this first review and can then appoint an independent reviewer.-The independent reviewer is not be involved in the planning of this CME Activity and cannot have a relationship with any corporate entity supporting the CME activity.-The reviewer should have a copy of this policy and a copy of the Standards for Commercial Support to fully grasp their responsibilities as the reviewer. Off-Label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices

It is the policy of the ATSU to require the disclosure of all references to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices prior to the presentation of educational content. The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

Disclaimer: The opinions and recommendations expressed by the presenters and planners of educational content in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the ATSU.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at or participation in ATSU meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ATSU’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Audio, Video and Photographic Equipment: The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside ATSU meeting rooms.

Reproduction Permission: Reproduction of written materials developed for this ATSU course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and ATSU.

Special Assistance: ATSU complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, please see the CE staff at the registration desk or call 660-626-2232 for assistance.

Call the ATSU CE Office at 660-626-2232 for more information.



14 (Saturday) 4:30 pm - 21 (Saturday) 6:15 am


Fort Lauderdale


Continuing Education660.626.2232 |

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