CRUISE INFO: please call us to assist with room reservation
Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas
We have cabins reserved for our group. Oceanview with Balcony $1409 per person plus tax and fees based on double occupancy. Please call us to assist with your reservation. If you make your reservation on your own, please let us know. You will still need to register for the lectures at the bottom of this page. Seating is limited.
Day 1—depart from Athens, Greece
Day 2—Mykonos, Greece
Day 3—Crete, Greece
Day 4—Zakynthos, Greece
Day 5—lecture day (day at sea)
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.
- Review the clinical presentation of generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social phobia / social anxiety disorder.
- Identify the common comorbidities that may complicate recognition and management for each disorder.
- Discuss evidence-based approaches to manage the symptoms of each disorder.
- Strategize treatment via review of patient case studies————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
ADVERSE EFFECTS OF ANTIPSYCHOTIC THERAPY: MONITORING & MANAGEMENT
1. Analyze the relationship between receptor binding affinities and the adverse effect profiles of antipsychotics.
- 2. Define metabolic syndrome and the criteria required for diagnosis.
- 3. Explain the mechanism / pathophysiology behind antipsychotic-induced metabolic syndrome.
- 4. Identify which antipsychotics have a greater risk for metabolic syndrome.
- 5. List the most common drug-induced movement disorders associated with antipsychotic therapy and their treatment options.
- 6. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of antipsychotics based on their adverse effect profiles.
- 7. Select the most appropriate antipsychotic for a patient based on adverse effect potential and past medical history.
Day 6—Kotor, Montenegro
Day 7—Split, Croatia
Day 8—debark in Venice, Italy