Modern Endocrinology: An Update and Refresher for the Primary Care Provider - 2023

Saturday, December 9, 2023

This conference has already taken place.

Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas - Tampa, FL
8 Day Conference December 9th - 16th, 2023
14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


This is a 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference.  Round-trip Tampa, Florida.

This seminar will provide a working knowledge of common endocrinological problems. The course will reinforce physiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of most major endocrine disorders. The current treatment of these disorders will be developed in sufficient detail to permit independent management or active participation in care with the endocrinologist. Emphasis will be placed on clinical diagnosis and practical treatment with attention to evidence-based medicine.

This seminar will be relevant to family physicians, general internists, endocrinologists and others who manage patients with endocrinological disorders.

In order to register and get additional information for this conference, you must visit the following link:

Dates and Times

Start: 12/9/2023 8:00 AM
End: 12/16/2023 5:00 PM


  • Discuss the goal of diabetes management.
  • Explain the role of glycemic control in diabetes management.
  • Determine what factors should be used to assess glycemic control.
  • Identify the candidates for the insulin pump.
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of the pump. 
  • Explore the integration of technology.
  • Consider the prevalence of hyperglycemia in the hospital.
  • Describe the impact of hyperglycemia on patient outcomes.
  • Identify Overt Hypothyroidism.
  • Define Subclinical Hypothyroidism.
  • Review the lipid guidelines by the ACC/AHA.
  • Review data on alternate medication to statins.
  • Define obesity.
  • Discuss the etiology, prevalence and the impact of obesity.
  • Review the efficacy of obesity medications and surgery.
  • Discuss the prevalence of insulin resistance syndromes.
  • Identify the pathogenesis of and outline the treatments for insulin resistance syndromes.
  • Review the guidelines on testing from the US Preventive Services Task Force.
  • Specify new concerns about old treatments.
  • Discuss updates on FRAX. 
  • Investigate the background and discuss the diagnosis of Hyperparathyroidism.
  • Describe the outcomes and recognize the long-term risks in treating Hyperparathyroidism.
  • Describe Adrenal lesions with endocrine function.
  • Examine the prevalence of thyroid nodules and the guidelines for biopsy.
  • Distinguish between the majority of benign thyroid lesions (medical management) versus malignant (surgical). 
  • Describe types of thyroid cancer; its incidence and treatment options. 


  • Sherry Sussman, MD
    • Adrenal Mass
    • Diabetes Mellitus in the 21st Century I: Diagnosis & Management Guidelines
    • Diabetes Mellitus in the 21st Century II: Insulin Pumps & Glucose Monitors
    • Dyslipidemia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Inpatient Diabetes
    • Obesity & Insulin Resistance Syndromes
    • Osteoporosis
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Thyroid Nodules


Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas
Royal Caribbean Cruise Terminal
815 Channelside D
Tampa, FL 33602


The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Need help with this Conference?

Please contact the Conference coordinator listed below:

Donna Lovaglio
Department: OCME
Phone: (631) 444-2094

Give us a call
(631) 444-2094
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
HSC, Level 2, Room 142
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8222