Southern Caribbean Cruise

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Date(s) - November 25,2018 - December 2,2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Old San Juan Cruise Terminal


CRUISE INFO: Cabins only available through Royal Caribbean 866-562-7625. You must also register for the CE lectures by calling Getaway Seminars 888-573-6462.

Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas

Dr. William Benefield Jr., Pharm D., BCPP, FASCP

University of Texas at San Antonio and Austin

Dr. William Benefield graduated with honors from Auburn University with a BS in Pharmacy and received his Doctorate in Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Health Center at San Antonio. Dr. Benefield completed his residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has been board certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy since 1997 and is a founding member of CPNP. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas. He has practiced in the areas of developmental disabilities, hospice and long term care for the past 27 years. He has authored and co-authored chapters in Pharmacotherapy, the Pharmacotherapy Case Book, and Applied Therapeutics. He has presented at the national meetings of the ACCP, ASCP, American Epilepsy Society, American Academy of Neurology, and NCDEU.

Sunday November 25, 2018—depart from San Juan. Fly into San Juan International Airport where Royal Caribbean will transfer you to the ship.

Monday November 26th—St. Kitts

Tuesday November 27th—Antigua

Wednesday November 28th—St. Lucia

Thursday November 29th—Barbados

Friday November 30th—lecture day


ACPE# 0043-9999-18-043-L01-P


  1.   Review the clinical presentation  of generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social phobia / social anxiety disorder.
  2.   Identify the common comorbidities that may complicate recognition and management for each disorder.
  3.  Discuss evidence-based approaches to manage the symptoms of each disorder.
  4.  Strategize treatment via review of patient case studies————————————————————————————————————————————————


    ACPE# 0043-9999-18-044-L01-P


    1.  Review and differentiate the various types of seizures and describe their presentation.
    2.  Compare newer versus older anticonvulsants including their efficacy, pharmacology, and pharmacokinetic characteristics.
    3.  Discuss the safety and tolerability of seizure management and understand how to select an appropriate therapeutic regimen in their management.
    4.  Discuss the special considerations that must be addressed regarding drug interactions for a given anticonvulsant.
    5.  Outline the potential benefits and risks of polytherapy versus monotherapy for patients with epilepsy.
    6.  Review the nonpharmacological approaches to manage seizures.



      Saturday December 1st—St. Maarten

      Sunday December 2nd—return to San Juan

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