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Nephrology Essentials and Case Studies
Co-Sponsored with School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

10-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Conference from Rome, Italy
August 3-13, 2012

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.

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity's Celebrity Equinox

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Course Fees
Physicians - $695.00
Other Professionals - $450.00

Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

IMPORTANT NOTE:All conferees, their families, and guests are required to 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, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

Ideal candidates for these seminars include physicians as well as other health care professionals involved in the daily management of renal patients in the office, clinic, or other outpatient setting.

Program Purpose / Objectives
Objectives: To provide the physician with a working knowledge of clinically relevant and up-to-date topics in clinical nephrology using a combined lecture and case study approach. This review will provide a practical overview of commonly encountered problems in clinical nephrology, focusing on prevention, diagnosis, and management. For each topic, nephrology essentials will be reviewed and illustrative cases explored and discussed. Participants will be invited to share their clinical experiences, concerns, and insights.

Program:
August 5

8:00-9:30 am Chronic kidney disease: its causes and stages
9:30-10:30 am Anemia in chronic kidney disease
10:30-11:30 am Calcium and phosphorus abnormalities in chronic kidney disease
11:30 am-12:00 pm Cases and discussions
1:00-2:30 pm Hypertension: demographics and incidence
2:30-4:00 pm Combination therapy in the management of hypertension

August 11
9:00-10:00 am Diabetic nephropathy
10:00-11:00 am Kidney stones its causes and management
11:00 am-12:00 pm Proteinuria: its causes and management
1:00-3:00 pm Managing the renal transplant patient
3:00-4:30 pm New approaches to the management of hyponatremia
4:30-5:00 pm Case studies and course overview

Upon completion of the course, participants should:
  • understand of the stages of chronic kidney disease and be able to enumerate the common disease entities that result in chronic disease
  • recognize common complications of chronic kidney disease especially anemia and abnormalities of calcium and phosphorus metabolism, their pathophysiology and management.
  • be familiar with the incidence of hypertension in the community, its demographics and complications, and be able to describe the approach to management of the difficult to control hypertensive patient.
  • recognize the renal complications of diabetes mellitus, its pathophysiology and approach to management
  • be able to describe the different types of kidney stones, their pathophysiology and management
  • recognize the significance of proteinuria, describe the common diseases associated with proteinuria
  • understand the management of proteinuria
  • be familiar with the approach to management of the stable renal transplant patient and be able to recognize and anticipate its major complications.
  • be able to describe the pathophysiology and etiology of hyponatremia in clinical practice and have an understanding of the approach to its management.
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.
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.
Faculty
Edward P. Nord, M.D., Professor of Medicine, State University of New York Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Stony Brook, New York
Accreditation

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 activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim 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.

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
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note our shore excursions are operated independently of the cruise line.

DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Fri Aug 3
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
-
5:00pm
Sat Aug 4
Sicily (Messina), Italy
10:00am
7:00pm
Sun Aug 5
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon, 1:00 - 4:00pm
-
-
Mon Aug 6
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
7:00am
6:00pm
Tue Aug 7
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
7:00am
6:00pm
Wed Aug 8
Rhodes, Greece
7:00am
6:00pm
Thu Aug 9
Mykonos, Greece (tenders required)
7:00am
6:00pm
Fri Aug 10
Santorini, Greece (tenders required)
7:00am
6:00pm
Sat Aug 11
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12noon, 1:00 - 5:00pm
-
-
Sun Aug 12
Naples/Capri, Italy
7:00am
6:30pm
Mon Aug 13
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
4:30am
-

Ports of Call
Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey - Ephesus, one of the world's finest archeological sites, awaits. Here you will walk the Arcadian Way, view the facade of the Library of Celsus and visit the Amphitheatre.
Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.
Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
Rhodes, Greece - The crusader Knights of St. John made Rhodes their headquarters. Explore the massive fortress of the Palace of Grand Masters, and peer into tiny rooms of the Inns which once housed the knights. See where the towering Colossus of Rhodes once stood -- it could be seen for miles at sea!
Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

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.

Celebrity Equinox

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests are required to 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.
Cruise Pricing

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

STATEROOMS

DETAILS

Sky Suite with Veranda – Call for pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin. Living room with queen sleeper sofa and vanity. Mini refrigerator. And 40" LCD TV.
All Suites Include: One complimentary dining reservation per suite for cruises of up to seven nights. Two complimentary dining reservations per suite for cruises of eight nights or longer. Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine. fresh fruit & flowers. 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. Celebrity tote bag. Delivery of requested board games. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Fresh cut flowers. Complimentary beach towel service.
*Some staterooms in category S2 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 300 sq. ft. Veranda:79 sq. ft

Aqua Class Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two lower beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Staterooms located close to the Spa, the Solarium and the Persian Garden. Priority seating in Blu, a specialty restaurant created just for AquaClass guests that also serves complimentary healthy continental breakfast daily. 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 shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella and high quality binoculars. Daily deliveries of bottled water and teas. A Personal Spa Concierge to arrange AquaSpa treatments. Special programming and wellness classes. Free, unlimited access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.

Concierge Class Stateroom - Call for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Sitting area with sofa. 32" 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 shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella and high quality binoculars.
* Some staterooms in category C3 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq.ft. Veranda: 54 sq.ft.
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda - $2,209
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Sitting ar,ea with sofa. 32" 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. Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels Complimentary shoeshine service. Use of golf umbrella and high quality binoculars.
* Some staterooms in category 2B are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq.ft. Veranda: 54 sq.ft.
OceanView Stateroom - $1,899
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. 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 category 8 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.
Inside Stateroom - $1,579
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 saf. 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
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Pleae Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $347.13 per person
Deposit $450.00 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.

TravelSafe.com