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Primary Care: Mental Health Issues with a Focus on Drugs and Behavior

7-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Conference from Venice, Italy
July 21-28, 2012

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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

14 APA Approved Credits
Course Fees:
Physicians and doctoral level degrees - $695
Other Professionals - $450
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Cancellation Policy for Course
30-days-None; 7-29 days-50%; 7 days or less-100%

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
Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The conference will examine complex factors related to the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. One of the main themes will relate to why some people lose their ability to socially and physiologically regulate their drug intake. Drug effects are seldom black and white; they are the result of complex interactions between individual, substance and contextual factors. The material will focus on the concepts prevailing in the addiction and mental health field as well as assessment and intervention tools useful for intervention. This presentation can be broken down into three complimentary sections. The first covers drugs in society and in our lives, such as definition and effects, including the latest research on Dual Diagnosis (mental health and addiction) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

The second section will present assessment tools for primary care clinicians that are easy and rapid to administer, reliable and valid. The third section will focus on individual and family intervention methods, using role-play techniques. The presenter will use an interactional (hands-on) approach, along with video presentations and group activities. A brief outline of the topics to be covered is provided below.
Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss two ways of looking at the subject of drugs and behavior
  • Review the social aspects of drug-taking behavior
  • List the routes of drug administration
  • Discuss alcoholic beverages and alcohol equivalencies
  • Review chronic alcohol abuse and alcoholism
  • Describe different models of addiction
  • Outline fetal alcohol syndrome disorders
  • Discuss components of effective school-based prevention programs
  • Utilize techniques for helping families of mental health patients and substance abusers
  • Identify patients who would benefit from taking the SA-45 and understand its components
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.
Joseph Beltempo, Ph.D., Concordia University, Department of Psychology, Senior Lecturer

Since 1984, Dr Beltempo is a Lecturer in the Psychology Department of Concordia University teaching courses spanning the spectrum of clinical and research areas. His clinical training was in Gestalt and Cognitive psychology at the University of Montreal. His approach takes into account the holistic (systemic) ways reflecting Native cultural perspectives together with contemporary clinical psychology. Since 1982, Dr. Beltempo, senior clinical psychologist, has been working for Kahnawake Shakotiia'takenhas Community Services, a Mohawk Community. His clinical work lately has focused on addiction, mental health, dual diagnosis, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and various methods of clinical intervention. He is an active member of the FASD committee since 2005 and has received extensive training in diagnostics. He is also a Clinical site (Kahnawake) supervisor of Doctoral Interns in Psychology from Concordia and McGill University. For two years he was the Coordinator for the Kahnawake Outreach Project, which was established to deal with the after-effects of the 1990 Mohawk Crisis. He is the father of three young adults and married since 1980.

Dr. Beltempo received his B.A. in Psychology from McGill University. He earned his Master's (MA, 1979) and Ph.D. (1985) in Research & Clinical Psychology from Université de Montréal. He is a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec since 1979.

Gisela E. Schlosser, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Health Authority, New Glasgow Aberdeen Hospital, Nova Scotia; Ship Physician, Holland America, Windstar Line, Seattle, Washington; Department of Emergency Medicine, Colchester Regional Hospital
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.

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 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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
Sat Jul 21
Venice, Italy
Sun Jul 22
Bari, Italy
Lectures 8:00am-11:00am
Mon Jul 23
Corfu, Greece
Tue Jul 24
Santorini , Greece
Lectures 8:00am-11:00am
Wed Jul 25
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
Thu Jul 26
Katakolon, Greece
Lectures 8:00am-10:00am
Fri Jul 27
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12:00pm,
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sat Jul 28
Venice, Italy

Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.

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

CEI Rate
Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony. Two lower beds convertible to Queen, sitting area with sofa-bed, private balcony
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Large Oceanview Stateroom. Two lower beds convertible to Queen, sitting area with sofa, picture window or porthole
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Interior Stateroom. Two lower beds convertible to Queen
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Call for 3rd/4th person in stateroom
Taxes and Port Charges $244.53 per person
Deposit $450 per person

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

FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement an additional fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.


Junior Suite

Large OceanView with Verandah

Large OceanView

Inside Stateroom

Actual staterooms may not be identical to those pictured.
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.