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ATSU Continuing Education

september, 2018

14sep(sep 14)4:00 pm23(sep 23)7:00 amATSU Cuba Cruise 2018ATSU Cuba Cruise


Event Details

2018 ATSU Cuba Cruise | Clinical Updates for the PCP

Sept. 14-Sept. 23, 2018

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8-night | Cuba Immersion Cruise
Cruise Departure: Miami, Florida

PORTS: Havana, Cuba | Cienfuegos, Cuba | Santiago de Cuba, Cuba | Labadee, Haite

CME Sessions on the following dates:

    • Sept. 14-15 – Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
    • Sept. 17, 19, 21, and 22 – Aboard Empress of the Seas



*14 of AOA Category 1-A credits

  • Regular through Aug. 31, 2018: $400
  • Late starting Sept. 1, 2018: $450

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

  • Medical Ethics
  • Suicide
  • Pain Management
  • Origins of Pain
  • Dermatology
  • Concussion Protocol for The Student Athlete
  • The Cannabis Controversy – Medical and Legal Aspects
  • Global Infectious Diseases
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Vulvar Disease
  • What’s App? Medical Mobile Applications

Educational Objectives

  • Evaluate guidelines, recommendations, and differential diagnosis in the evaluation and management of patients with chronic conditions seen in primary care
  • Review and discuss current diagnostic and therapeutic options for common illnesses and injuries seen in primary care and discuss effective interventions leading to the reduction of adverse effects of existing chronic conditions and prevention of additional comorbidities
  • 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 new relevant research to your everyday patient encounters

Target Audience
Physicians and other healthcare professionals who are interested in updating their knowledge in the most recent clinical guidelines.

Educational Need
The demands on the primary care clinician are ever increasing. 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 (3), 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 (4) when trying to stay abreast of the newest clinical updates. Constantly updated guidelines on treatment and management of these conditions necessitate primary care providers to continuously update their education from different knowledge sources. Interaction with human experts specifically for complex medical questions has been cited by physicians as a more effective mode of knowledge transfer.

Desired Outcomes
Primary care physicians will be provided the tools to better manage and address disease states common to the adult primary care population today and optimize quality of care and patient outcomes. Learners will acquire more up-to-date evidence-based information and emphasize diagnosis, treatment and management of these diseases and conditions often seen in in primary care. 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.

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 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.

Call the ATSU CE Office at 660.626.2232 for more information.



Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
1633 North Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132, US

Reservation Website:


***HOTEL CUTOFF: Aug. 24, 2018***


For current pricing and availability, contact Darren Woody at Cruise Planners | | 480.570.6886

**Registrations made outside of the group will incur a $150 per person administration fee.**


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 - 23 (Sunday) 7:00 am




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