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Fitzgerald Health Associates'
Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
beginning in San Juan, Puerto Rico


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Celebrity's Classic Celebrity Summit
Celebrity Summit

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from San Juan, Puerto Rico
March 9 - 16, 2013

9 CE Contact Hours
COURSE FEE:
Two months or more prior to cruise date: $325.00
Two weeks to two months prior to cruise date: $375.00
Two weeks or less prior to cruise date: $425.00

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Cruise and Resort Topics for 2013
Drug Update
Description: What is the latest in drug therapy? What are the latest new uses and cautions for use of established medications? Learn the answers to these and other questions in this informative session.
Objectives:
  • Describe recommendations for the use of new medications.
  • Recognize new indications and cautions for established products.
Pharmacogenomics
Description: How genetics do influences drug metabolism? What ethnic groups are at greatest increased risk for genetically‐based adverse effects with select medications? How do pharmacogenomic factors affect clinical practice? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this case‐based program.
Objectives:
  • Define pharmacogenomics and pharmacogenetics.
  • Describe the clinical implications of genetic variations in drug metabolism.
  • Identify select at‐risk populations for genetically influenced adverse drug reactions.
Antimicrobial Update: A focus on treatment recommendations in urinary tract infections (UTI)
Description: What are the most likely urinary tract infection (UTI) organisms? What are the most common UTI risk factors? What are the current recommendations for assessment and treatment of UTI? Learn the answers to these questions in this case‐based program.
Objectives:
  • Identify the most likely causative pathogens in urinary tract infections.
  • Describe the clinical presentation of common urinary tract infections.
  • Design a plan of care for the person with a urinary tract infection.
Prescribing in the Presence of Impaired Renal Function
Description: What places your patient at risk for developing renal insufficiency? How can you work with the patient to avoid this problem? How should commonly prescribed medication use be adjusted in the presence of impaired renal function. Learn the latest recommendations for protecting renal health and prescribing medications in the presence of impaired renal function.
Objectives
  • Describe the impact of select conditions on renal health.
  • Identify factors influencing the choice of medications to protect renal health in the person with the above mentioned conditions.
  • Recognize the common presentation of renal failure.
  • Identify the adjustments needed to prescribe select medications in the presence of impaired renal function.
Depression: A primary care approach to assessment and intervention
Description: This program gives tips on prescribing SSRIs, SNRI, TCAs, mood stabilizers and other psychotherapeutic agents in the treatment of depression in primary care setting.
Objectives:
  • Recognize the current recommendations for the treatment of depressive disorders.
  • Explain the mechanism of action of commonly prescribed psychotropic medications used for the treatment of depressive disorders.
  • Identify common adverse effects and therapeutic advantages of the above‐mentioned
    medications.
As Seen on TV: What's in the OTC and Herbal Products Your Patients Are Taking?
Description: Your patients are bombarded with advertisements for products that claim to improve everything from memory to sexual function to body shape and weight. Attend this session to find out about what is in these products and how helpful or harmful these OTC products can be.
Objectives:
  • Identify healthcare products available direct to consumers that are extensively advertised on television.
  • Describe the ingredients and proposed therapeutic effects of these products.
  • Discuss potential benefits and problems that can result from the use of these products.
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Faculty
Dr. Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, is the founder, president and principal lecturer with Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. (FHEA), an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers. More than 60,000 nurse practitioners have used the Fitzgerald review course to successfully prepare for certification.
 
        An internationally recognized presenter, Dr. Fitzgerald has provided thousands of programs for numerous professional organizations, universities, national and state healthcare associations on a wide variety of topics including clinical pharmacology, assessment, laboratory diagnosis, healthcare and nurse practitioner practice. For more than 20 years she has provided graduate-level pharmacology courses for nurse practitioner students at a number of universities including Simmons College (Boston, Massachusetts), Husson College (Bangor, Maine), University of Massachusetts Worcester, Pennsylvania State University, La Salle University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), and Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama).  In addition, she is a family nurse practitioner at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, Massachusetts, and adjunct faculty for the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Family Practice Residency Program. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, where she received the Alumni Association Award for Clinical Excellence.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Accreditation
Accreditation Continuing Education Contact Hours

Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. is accredited by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider #070201.M

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP13785. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners approved CE is recognized by all NP certifying bodies.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE
PORT
ARRIVE
DEPART
Fri Mar 8
Hampton Inn & Suites, Isla Verde
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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-
Sat Mar 9
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Morning Tour of El Morro & Old San Juan
Lectures 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
8:30pm
Sun Mar 10
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:30am-12noon; 1:30pm-4:00pm
-
-
Mon Mar 11
Bridgetown, Barbados
8:00am
5:30pm
Tue Mar 12
Castries, St. Lucia
8:00am
5:00pm
Wed Mar 13
St. Johns, Antigua
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu Mar 14
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00am
6:00pm
Fri Mar 15
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
8:00am
5:00pm
Sat Mar 16
San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00am
-

Ports of Call
San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque. Port tips from our blog
Bridgetown, Barbados - An island some say is more British than Britain. Here, cricket is the national sport and afternoon tea goes without saying. But Barbados is true blue Caribbean as well, with classic sand beaches, and wild monkeys in the jungle.
Castries, St. Lucia - Watch natives fashion boats from gum trees, write postcards in a Creole cafe. Shop for black coral carvings and exquisite silk-screened fabrics.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

ACCOMMODATIONS
Interior Stateroom (Cat 9)
Ocean View Stateroom (Cat 7)
Ocean View with Balcony (Cat 2B)
Concierge
(Cat C3)
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Call for 3rd & 4th person rates:
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
and Include the Following:
1-Night Hotel - Hampton Inn, including Breakfast and Hotel Taxes
Sightseeing tour In San Juan with Pickup at hotel and Drop Off at the ship - includes gratuities,
taxes & luggage storage
7-Night Cruise including Port Taxes
Deposit $250.00 per person

OLD SAN JUAN SIGHTSEEING TOUR:

Saturday, March 9, 2013
8:30 AM               Pick up from Hampton Inn Hotel
                              Sightseeing tour of Old San Juan
12:00 PM             Drop off at the Cruise Port Celebrity Summit Terminal

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The cobblestone streets of Old San Juan make a private tour an excellent way to discover 500 years of fascinating history. We will begin the tour with a driver and a certified guide. Our first stop will be at San Cristobal Fortress; which in colonial times protected the island from enemy attacks. Walk through of the impressive fortress along with a guide for 45 minutes. From that point your tour guide will take you down the promontory of the Old City.  Discover important monuments and hear the history and tales of the Old City. The tour guide will remain at a strategic point to answer any questions & provide assistance. On conclusion your guide will drop you off at the cruise terminal.
Duration: 3.5 hrs.

Tour Includes:
Minibuses
Certified guides
Entrance to the Fort San Cristobal
Transfer to the Cruise Port at conclusion of the tour
Storage of luggage during tour
All taxes and gratuities

 

A more complete description of Accommodations for Celebrity Cruises Summit
follow below:

STATEROOMS

DETAILS

Celebrity Summit Royal Suite

Royal Suite (RS) - Call for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 538 sq. ft. Veranda: 195 sq. ft.

Celebrity Summit Celebrity Suite

Celebrity Suite (CS) - Call for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 467 sq. ft. Veranda: 79 sq. ft.

Celebrity Summit Sky Suite
Sky Suite (S2) – Call for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Two lower beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area, some with sofa bed and lounge chair. Entertainment center with television VCR and DVD player. Bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 251 sq. ft. Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
Celebrity Summit Concierge Class Stateroom
Concierge Class Stateroom (C3) - Call for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Two lower beds convertible to queen. 20" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed . Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette® bathrobes Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels. Complimentary beach towel service.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
Celebrity Summit Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (2B) - Call for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 20" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Four pillows in every stateroom. Complimentary use of bathrobes. 100% cotton towels. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
*Some staterooms in category 2B are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
Celebrity Summit Oceanview Stateroom
OceanView Stateroom (Cat 07) - Call for Pricing
Large ocean view window. Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa, inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
* Some staterooms in category 8 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.
Celebrity Summit Inside Stateroom
Inside Stateroom (Cat 09) - Call for Pricing
Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
* Some staterooms in categories 9 & 10 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 183 - 200 sq. ft.
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
and Include the Following:
1-Night Hotel - Hampton Inn, including Breakfast and Hotel Taxes
Sightseeing tour In San Juan with Pickup at hotel and Drop Off at the ship - includes gratuities,
taxes & luggage storage
7-Night Cruise including Port Taxes
Deposit $250 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for this specific conference.



PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: 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. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Please visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link below. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

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