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Contemporary Topics in Pharmacy Practice

7 - Night Alaska Cruise on Holland America's ms Ryndam
July 11 - 18, 2003

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Continuing Pharmaceutical Education Cruise Conference
on Holland America's ms Ryndam

Continuing Education Program to Alaksa on the ms Ryndam
Physicians - 16 CME - Course Fee $559
16 Contact Hours - ACPE Accreditation - Course Fee $559
RNs, LPNs, and NPs
19 Contact Hours - Course Fee $325

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
Pharmacists, Physicians, Pharmacy Technicians
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to present the clinical applications for newer drug therapies from the viewpoints of both pharmacist and medical practitioner
Please note: The opinions expressed in this program should not be construed as those of the CE provider. The information and views are those of the faculty through clinical practice and professional literature. Portions of this program may include the use of drugs for unlabeled indications. Use of drugs outside of labeling should be considered experimental and participants are advised to consult prescribing information and professional literature.

1. Describe the value provided by new and innovative pharmaceutical products.
2. Describe the patient focused value achieved when pharmacists become actively involved in medication therapy management and patient
3. Describe the treatment strategies for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) including non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions.
4. Discuss the guidelines for managing patients with common lipid abnormalities while recognizing the new emerging risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD).
5. Analyze several real-life medication errors cases and determine how a continuous quality improvement (CQI) program would deal with each incident.
6. Compare and contrast disease-specific HRQoL instruments and general (generic) HRQoL instruments.
7. Explain how pharmacists are meeting unique needs of patients using various pharmaceutical delivery systems.
8. List common sources for miscommunication in healthcare that can lead to potentially serious medical errors.
9. Identify risk factors and quality indicators for preventable drug-related morbidity in older adults
Click Here for Agenda

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.
George E. MacKinnon, III, Ph.D, R.Ph., FASHP. Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice Center for Advancement of Pharmacy Practice Midwestern University, Glendale Arizona
Karen J. MacKinnon, R.Ph. Director of Professional Laboratories and Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Glendale, Arizona
Neil J. MacKinnon, Ph.D., R.Ph. Merck Frosst Chair of Patient Health Management Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy and School of Health Services Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S. CANADA

One of the books written by our Faculty: "Introducing . . . Seamless Care - A Pharmcist's Guide to Continuous Care Programs" Click Here

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.

Pharmacy Accreditation: ProCE, Inc. is approved by the the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This program is acceptable for up to 16 contact hours (1.6 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE providers. The registration fee covers the cost of CE credits. Statements of credit will be issued within 4-6 weeks of completion of program. Initial release date for all programs 07-12-03.

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

Itinerary and Ports of Call

Date  Port  Arrive  Depart
11 Fri Vancouver, BC   5:00pm
12 Sat Scenic Inside Cruising (Conference)  
13 Sun Ketchikan, Alaska 7:00 am 3:00pm
14 Mon Sitka, Alaska 9:00am 5:00 pm
15 Tue Juneau, Alaska 7:00am 11:00pm
16 Wed Haines, Alaska 7:00am 4:00pm
17 Thu Cruising Hubbard Glacier (Conference)  
18 Fri Seward, Alaska 8:00am   

Ports of Call
Haines - Tucked in the forests at the tip of the Inside Passage, Haines sits on the shores of America's longest fjord. Spectacular peaks, glaciers, rivers and lakes, home to abundant birds and wildlife, surround this pristine spot.
Hubbard Glacier - Marching to the beat of a different drum, Hubbard Glacier is advancing while the rest of Alaska's ice rivers are receding rapidly. In 1986, Hubbard galloped forward, closing off Russell Fjord to create an entirely new lake. The phenomenon quickly passed and was followed by a short retreat, but the glacier is once again on the move and Russell Fjord is headed for another spell as an inland body of water.
Icy Strait Point, Alaska - Immerse yourself in secluded beaches, old-growth forests and Alaskan adventure - the best of Southeast Alaska is yours, including some of the best whale-watching and bear viewing opportunities anywhere.
Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier.
Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront. Port tips from our blog
Seward (Anchorage), Alaska - Ice free the year round, Seward was a natural choice as the ocean terminal and supply center during the construction of the Alaska Railroad (1903-1920). Today, it is the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park and home of the Annual Silver Salmon Derby, the biggest fishing event in Alaska. Port tips from our blog
Sitka, Alaska - Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Archangel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists' days.
Vancouver, British Columbia - Sophisticated. Culturally diverse, this beautiful port city brims with attractions. From Vancouver's cosmopolitan downtown to the historically renovated Gastown district and exotic Chinatown, Vancouver displays varied urban scenes. Nestled near the city center is Stanley Park, resplendent with its deep forest, totem poles, and scenic promenades.

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

Cat    Rate
PS Penthouse $4699
S Suite w/verandah 2999
A Mini-Suite w/verandah 2099
B Mini-Suite w/verandah 1999
C Large oceanview stateroom 1679
D Large oceanview stateroom 1629
E Large oceanview stateroom 1579
F Large oceanview stateroom 1529
FF Large oceanview stateroom 1479
G Large oceanview stateroom 1429
H Large oceanview stateroom 1399
I Large inside stateroom 1259
J Large inside stateroom 1229
K Large inside stateroom 1189
L Large inside stateroom 1149
M Large inside stateroom 1100

Prices are per person based on double occupancy
3rd & 4th in Cabin $480.00
$350  deposit per person due at time of booking 
prices are in US dollars
Port Charges, Gov't. Fees and taxes $181.16
Air Fare is additional
Prices subject to change without notice
Finals Due04/26/03
Last day to cancel w/o penalty 04/26/03
Lose Deposit 04/27/03
50% Penalty 05/27/03
100% Penalty 06/26/03

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.