Metabolic Marvels: Unravelling the Mysteries of Diabetes, Diet, and Weight Loss

10 Day New Zealand Cruise

Carnival Splendor | Departing Sydney

25 November – 5 December 2024
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This Metabolic Marvels conference will explore the complex area of metabolic syndrome, examining the contributing co-occurrence of known risk factors and adverse health outcomes on an individual’s health and wellbeing. It will also review in depth the complex area of weight management.
Outline
CONFERENCE SYNOPSIS:

Metabolic syndrome is increasingly common in Australia and is associated with the rise in obesity and lifestyle risk behaviours.

This Metabolic Marvels conference will explore the complex area of metabolic syndrome, examining the contributing co-occurrence of known risk factors and adverse health outcomes on an individual’s health and wellbeing. It will also review in depth the complex area of weight management.

Each contributing risk factor will be deliberated including diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. These 4 risk factors are:

1. Hypertension
2. Cholesterol and Lipids
3. Insulin resistance / glucose intolerance / Pre-diabetes
4. Obesity

LEARNING OUTCOMES

In this conference you will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the co-occurrence of known risk factors contributing to metabolic syndrome
  • Discuss the importance of early interventions to reduce the risk of chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and chronic kidney disease along with the necessity for long term monitoring and re-evaluation of treatment
  • Gain an understanding of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for metabolic syndrome
  • Obtain an insight into treatments and interventions available for weight management
YOU WILL ALSO 
  • Explore the risk factors which contribute to metabolic syndrome
  • Gain an understanding of treatment and interventions for weight management to reduce health risks (surgical and non-surgical)
  • Delve into the psychological impacts of metabolic syndrome
  • Gain an understanding of the necessity for early intervention and long term monitoring, and re-evaluation of treatment to improve health outcomes
  • Identify those clients at greater risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes
  • Gain an insight into cholesterol and lipids and the importance of good and bad fat ratios
  • Explore health risks of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and it’s association with metabolic syndrome

CPD HOURS: 24


Our Presenters:
JULES AIKEN
MSc (Nurse Practitioner), RN, CDE

Jules Aitken is an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner specialising in Diabetes, Metabolic and Chronic Disease and Weight Management. She attained her Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

She is also a registered Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE) registered with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) gaining her Certificate of Diabetes Management at the University of Technology Sydney. She has worked within the Diabetes, Weight Management and Metabolic and Chronic Disease arena for over 20 years.

Working both independently and within specialist clinics, Jules coordinates the care of clients with complex diabetes, metabolic and chronic conditions. She has participated in research projects involving weight management, diabetes, metabolic and chronic diseases and has presented at nursing, allied health, medical and community events at local, State and National level.

Jules is a mentor for diabetes educators with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and also provides education and mentorship for student nurses, RNs, EENs and other health professionals within private organisations. She is also an member of External Advisory Committee for Queensland’s University of Technology Master of Nursing programme.

Jules as is also part of the Global Midwives and Nurses Rotary Group and is currently part of the Leadership team.

Jules looks forward to not only sharing her many years of clinical experience but also facilitating opportunities for attendees to share experiences and challenges with each other. There will be lots of fun to be had within the learning environment.


The Cruise Ship: Carnival Splendor

It’s hard to tell which onboard space best represents Carnival Splendor — they all seem to hint at the amazing time you’re going to have. El Morocco Lounge hosts comedy shows, musical performances, karaoke and more… and wears its 1930s namesake clearly on its nameplate. The words “Royal Flush Casino” incite visions of winning, while our onboard jazz club — The Cool — simply says it all without saying Carnival Splendora word. And Fahrenheit 555 can be found not only at the height of elegant dining, but at the actual apex of the ship.

If you like your fun to flow, there are options aplenty. If you list “splishing” and “splashing” among your favorite things to do, there’s Carnival WaterWorks. Those into sitting and sliding are invited to try the all-new Green Lightning thrill-slide. How about floating or swimming around? Carnival Splendor has pools all over the place, including the midship pool featuring a retractable roof that makes any day a pool day. So whether you splish or splash, you’ll find hydro-excitement galore.

If relaxation is your thing, Serenity Adult-Only Retreat is more your place. Or if you’re looking to take relaxation to the extreme, direct your attention to the Cloud 9 Spa, featuring more (and better) ways to kick back than just about anywhere else, on land or at sea. You haven’t lived until you’ve relaxed in a Thalassotherapy pool, or chilled — so to speak — in a dry heat chamber.


The Program:

The program content is provided by expert Nurse Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program. No matter what conference you attend you always need accommodation. A cruise ship provides a great all-inclusive* accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience. Education at Sea and The Nurses for Nurses Network combine great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.


The Online Library

The Library has been created so that you have access to some of the Conference content prior to our sail date. The documents, including self-directed activities and webinars, from our Conference Presenter, are provided so that you can create your own conference experience and access information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the Conference program.


Disclaimer: Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NFNN and EAS reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

Itinerary
Day and Location Events

Day 1: Monday, 25th November 2024

Departure: 4pm, Sydney

Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to Sydney.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

Day 2: Tuesday, 26th November 2024

At Sea

Sessions included today:

  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Metabolic Syndrome and the Risk Chronic Health Outcomes
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Individualising Care
  • Ageing and the Brain and the impact of Metabolic Syndrome

6pm – 7pm: Social Get Together – a bit of fun and get to know each other. Each night conference Facilitators and Presenters will be at the venue and would love to meet with you.

Day 3: Wednesday, 27th November 2024

At Sea

Sessions included today:

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Lipids and Cholesterol
  • Fenofibrates, Statins or Diet: Individualising Cholesterol and Lipid Management
  • Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Gallbladder Disease
  • Pitfalls of the Supermarket Shop: Fats and Sugars!

6pm – 7pm: Social Get Together

Day 4: Thursday, 28th November 2024

At Sea

Take this day to explore the ship and see what it has to offer.

  • Explore onboard activities here.
  • Explore dining options available here.
  • Find out more about kids clubs here.

Day 5: Friday, 29th November 2024

Wellington, New Zealand

Explore this port of call at your own leisure.

OPTIONAL TOUR:

Enjoy views of the city, the harbour, and coast from the most stunning vantage points, including the cable car terminal. Visit the Wellington Botanic Garden, the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings, and take a ride on Wellington’s iconic cable car. Enjoy the rugged southern bays and coastline and amazing 360° panoramic views from Mount Victoria lookout.

The tour will conclude with a delicious 3 course lunch on the stunning Wellington Waterfront near Te, Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum.

Day 6: Saturday, 30th November 2024

Lyttelton (Christchurch), New Zealand

Explore this port of call at your own leisure.

OPTIONAL TOUR:

This tour will depart Akaroa for Christchurch, travelling via the Akaroa highway with stunning scenery of Akaroa Harbour, Little River, Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere, the Southern Alps, and the Canterbury Plains. We will then arrive at Waimakariri River Canyon where we will enjoy a 30 minute Jet Boat ride through the shallow flats.

Day 7: Sunday, 1st December 2024

Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand

Explore this port of call at your own leisure.

OPTIONAL TOUR:

Make the most of your day in Dunedin, the oldest city in New Zealand. This comprehensive full day itinerary takes you to some of the finest lookouts and must-see places in the city of Dunedin. Venture out to explore remote parts of the Otago Peninsula with its stunning coast, rolling sand dunes, and a beautifully architected castle. This tour includes a delicious lunch in the Ballroom of Larnach Castle.

Day 8: Monday, 2nd December 2024

At Sea

Cruise Fiordland National Park

A Fiordland National Park cruise will take you inside some of the most impressive wilderness areas and landscapes in the world. A Fiordland National Park cruise visits the 1.2-million-hectare world heritage site, full of picture-postcard Mountains, lakes, fiords and rainforests.

Day 9: Tuesday, 3rd December 2024

At Sea

Sessions included today:

  • Treatment for Pre-diabetes / Insulin Resistance
  • Obesity: An Overview
  • Surgical and Non-surgical Interventions for Weight Loss
Day 10: Wednesday, 4th December 2024

Sessions included today:

  • Weight Loss Medications and Lifestyle Interventions for Weight Loss
  • Obesity and Infertility / Menopause and Weight Loss
  • Psychology, Obesity, and Weight Loss
  • Weight Loss Maintenance

Evening: 5pm to 7pm

Farewell reception

Day 11: Thursday, 5th December 2024 Disembark – Safe travels!

For information relating to cabin pricing, bookings and travel requirements such as travel insurance please complete the booking enquiry box or email travel@traveldirectaustralia.com.au

Itinerary Disclosure: Cruise Itinerary, Seminar topics and Seminar Education program are subject to change without notice.

Presenter Disclosure: Education at Sea and the Nurses for Nurses Network makes every effort to ensure the advertised presenters deliver the program. However in the unlikely event a presenter is unavailable we reserve the right to use a suitably qualified substitute presenter.

Optional Tours

Wellington

Enjoy views of the city, the harbour, and coast from the most stunning vantage points, including the cable car terminal. Visit the Wellington Botanic Garden, the famous Beehive and Parliament buildings, and take a ride on Wellington’s iconic cable car. Enjoy the rugged southern bays and coastline and amazing 360° panoramic views from Mount Victoria lookout.

The tour will conclude with a delicious 3 course lunch on the stunning Wellington Waterfron near Te, Papa, New Zealands National Museum.

DATE: Friday, 29th November 2024

TIME: TBA

COST: TBA


Dunedin

Make the most of your day in Dunedin, the oldest city in New Zealand. This comprehensive full day itinerary takes you to some of the finest lookouts and must-see places in the city of Dunedin. Venture out to explore remote parts of the Otago Peninsula with its stunning coast, rolling sand dunes, and a beautifully architected castle. This tour includes a delicious lunch in the Ballroom of Larnach Castle.

DATE: Sunday, 1st December 2024

TIME: TBA

COST: TBA


Education at Sea tours are exclusive to seminar delegates and their guests only. Tour participation numbers are limited. Tours are booked through Travel Direct and will not appear on your ship itinerary.

Tour Disclaimer:

These tours will include walking on uneven surfaces and trails. We recommend wearing appropriate clothing, footwear, hat, sunglasses and sun protection.

Optional Shore Tour Disclosure:
All tour bookings must be paid in full by the nominated date prior to departure. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea reserves the right to cancel or make changes to optional tours without notice. Tour prices are subject to change without notice. In the event the cruise ship is unable to dock or tender at the nominated port we will attempt to offer alternative tour arrangements. However, we can not guarantee full refund of tour costs. We recommend all attendees and their guests obtain travel insurance at the time of booking.

Pricing
Cabin Selection Twin Share per person
Interior Cabin from $1252 per person twin share 
Ocean View Cabin from $1642 per person twin share  
Balcony Cabin  from $2292 per person twin share 
Single Occupancy Studio Cabin  from $2101                    
Conference Attendance Fee $1190 per delegate

**Prices are correct at the time of publication but change regularly so please take these as a guideline until you make a firm booking. Please email enquiries@educationatsea.com.au for the correct costs on the date of enquiry.

What’s included in your Conference Registration?

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice information equating to 24 CPD Hours
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference Presenter that is a recognised expert in her field & is excited to be able to share her skill, knowledge, & passion with Conference Attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees & network with Conference Convenors & Conference Presenter/s
  • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key, which becomes your lifeline on a ship) & additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
  • A complimentary Farewell Drinks & Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships & information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference, including the session synopsis & session presenter/s
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

Prices include exclusive conference activities, selected cabin accommodation, meals, entertainment, fees and taxes. Guest price includes all of the above with the exception of the seminar fee. Gratuities, fees and taxes are subject to change without notice. A non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is due at time of booking with the balance payable by 6th August 2024.

Cancellation Penalties and Disclosure: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. All deposits and seminar registration fee’s are non refundable. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea and the Nurses for Nurses Network will not be responsible for any financial loss due to cancellation from unforeseen circumstances. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at time of booking your cruise conference.

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