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ATSU Continuing Education

june, 2019

14jun(jun 14)4:00 pm21(jun 21)6:00 amATSU Alaska Cruise 2019Exploring Hot Topics in Primary Care


Event Details

2019 ATSU Alaska CME/CE Cruise

Exploring Hot Topics in Primary Care

June 14-21, 2019

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ROYAL CARIBBEAN – OVATION OF THE SEAS | 7-night | Alaska Glacier Cruise
Cruise Departure: Seattle, Washington
ItinerarySeattle, Washington | Alaska Inside Passage | Juneau, Alaska | Skagway, Alaska | Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier |
                     Victoria, British Columbia | Seattle, Washington



*14 of AOA Category 1-A credits

  • Regular through May. 31, 2019: $475
  • Late starting June 1, 2019: $500

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


Mark your calendars and plan to attend!


Course Description
This course will update physicians on the latest recommendations involving the medical subspecialties important for the primary care physician through a comprehensive program consisting of lectures, group discussions and Q&A sessions focused on the primary care physicians identified professional practice gaps and our Annual ATSU Needs Assessment Survey.

Course Topics

  • Dermatology
  • Gout
  • Dylipidemia Management
  • Psychiatric Care in Primary Care
  • Vulvar Disorders
  • When it is Not IBS
  • Cannabis Debate – Medical and Legal
  • High Yield Cancer Screening Guidelines
  • Upper Crossed Syndrome
  • Diabetic Hypertension
  • Medical Ethics for PCPs

Educational Objectives

  • Review and discuss current diagnostic and therapeutic options for common illnesses and injuries seen in primary care
  • Identify new evidence based treatment using the most up to date clinical and scientific information which will lead to reduction in modifiable risk factors
  • Employ practice relevant new research to everyday patient encounters

Target Audience
Physicians and other healthcare professional who are interested in updating their knowledge of best treatment options and recently released clinical guidelines

Educational Need
The demands on the primary care clinician are ever increasing. Topics selected were based on our Annual Needs Assessment Survey, topics listed as Professional Practice Gaps and research on updates on clinical topics commonly seen in Primary Practice. With limited time and resources to keep abreast of current and the 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 up to 50% of adults treated having 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. Therefore, primary care healthcare professionals need evidence based clinical updates.

Desired Outcomes
Learners require up-to-date evidence-based information and improved strategies to treat chronic conditions and diseases. This activity was designed to improve both knowledge and competence. Physician and other healthcare attendees should have the ability to apply new knowledge and skills in practice to help implement better clinical decision-making strategies.

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 14 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Call the ATSU CE Office at 660.626.2232 for more information.



CABIN SPACE IS LIMITED!  Check with Darren Woody for availability.

Contact: Darren Woody at Cruise Planners | | 480.570.6886

**Registrations made outside of the group will incur a $150 per person administration fee.**
If you book with Royal Caribbean directly you have 30 days to notify the agent to pull the reservation into the group. Send an email to if you have booked direct with Royal Caribbean.

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.

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.


14 (Friday) 4:00 pm - 21 (Friday) 6:00 am


Cruise Port | Seattle, Washington


Continuing Education660.626.2232 |

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