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The Third Annual Pulmonary, Infective Disease and Sleep Disorders Conference

12-Night Brazil to Ft. Lauderdale Cruise
Feb 12 - 24, 2004

Radisson Seven Seas Cruises wins World's Best Small-Ship Award

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.


Co-Sponsored by The University of South Florida, School of Continuing Medical Education.

Continuing Medical Education
Cruise Conference
on the Radisson Seven Seas Mariner

Continuing Education Program for Physicians
16 CME - Course Fee $575
RNs, LPNs, and NPs - - Course Fee $350
Course Fee Cancellation Policy - 30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 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
Internists, Pulmonologists, Sleep Specialists, Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
Preliminary Objectives for Activity:
“At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
· Define methods of non-invasive mechanical ventilation – From the home to the hospital
· Parasomniae – Things that go bump in the night.
· Obstructive sleep studies – Case studies Part 1 and Part 2
· Chest Radiology of cancer – What to order
· Lung Cancer – What’s new?
· COPD
· Asthma
· Thromboembolic Disease for the primary care practitioner
· Medical Ethics
· SARS – a new disease
· Bioterrorism
· Sinusitis, Bronchitis and Pneumonia
· Tuberculosis – Is it still the white plague?
· Insomnia – Drug versus Behavioral Therapy
· Pulmonary Hypertension – Can it be treated?
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
William McDowell Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL; Chief, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, James A. Harley Veterans, Hospital, Tampa, Florida
Mark Jeffery Rumbak, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida; Chief, Section Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Vencor Hospital, Tampa, Florida.

This program is co-sponsored by the University of South Florida College of Medicine.
Accreditation

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 Credits™. 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
DATE
PORT
ARRIVE
DEPART
Feb 12 Manaus, Brazil
 
 6:00pm
Feb 13 Parintins, Brazil
 noon
8:00pm
Feb 14  Santarem, Brazil
 7:00am
2:00pm
 Feb 15 Cruise Amazon River
 
 
Feb 16 Devil's Island, French Guyana
 1:00pm
7:00pm
Feb 17 Day at Sea
 
 
Feb 18 Bridgetown, Barbados
8:00am
6:00pm
Feb 19 Roseau, Dominica
8:00am
6:00pm
Feb 20 St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
 8:00am
6:00pm
Feb 21 San Juan, Puerto Rico
8:00am
11:00pm
Feb 22 Cruise Caribbean Sea
 
 
Feb 23 Cruise Caribbean Sea
 
 
Feb 24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
8:00am

Ports of Call
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.
Devil's Island, French Guiana - The most notorious of the three Salvation Islands, Devil's Island functioned for generations as a French penal colony. Once known as the "Dry Guillotine" because so many prisoners died there, the island today seems haunted by the spirits of former prisoners. Henri Charriere, better known as "Papillon," claimed to be the only prisoner ever to escape the Island.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
Manaus, Brazil - This 1.5 million city lies along the north bank of the Negro River, 11 miles (18 km) above its confluence with the Amazon (Solimoes). It is located 900 miles (1,450 km) inland from the Atlantic coast in the heart of the Amazon rain forest. As a major inland port (reached by oceangoing vessels from the Atlantic) it is a collecting and distribution center for the river areas of the upper Amazon. Principal exports include rubber, Brazil nuts, rosewood oil, jute, and a host of minor forest products; cordage and coffee sacks are made from jute. Manaus' industries include brewing, shipbuilding, soap manufacturing, the production of chemicals, the manufacture of electronics equipment, and petroleum refining (the oil being brought by barge down the Amazon from Peru).
Parintins, Brazil - This small village on Tupinambarana Island is situated in the largest river archipelago of the mid-Amazon. This two-century old village is rich in Indian culture, as celebrated with an annual "Boi Bumba" festival.
Roseau, Dominica - Ecotourists love Dominica's waterfalls, lakes, freshwater swamps and hiking trails. Roseau's brightly painted buildings recall an earlier time in the Caribbean. The 40-acre botanical gardens were founded in 1891 as an annex to London's famous Kew Gardens.
Santarem, Brazil - Santarem is one of the Amazon's most important trading centers, and is rich in legend and nature. The town is situated at the point where the Tapajos and the Amazon waters meet. This is called the "Wedding of the waters" and is one of Santarem's major attractions. The lakes and forests of this area are home to numerous species of birds, particularly the white egret.
St. Maarten - The smallest island in the world ever to have been partitioned between two different nations, St. Martin/St. Maarten has been shared by the French and the Dutch in a spirit of neighborly cooperation and mutual friendship for almost 350 years.

All the same, each side has managed to retain much of the distinctiveness of its own national culture. The French tend to emphasize comfort and elegance. The beaches are secluded, the luxury resorts provide lavish accommodations, and the restaurants offer some of the finest dining experiences anywhere in the Caribbean.

The latest French fashions can be found in many of the shops, and the smell of fresh croissants and pastries mixes everywhere with the spicy aromas of West Indian cooking. Small cafes and charming bistros add a decidedly Gaelic and cosmopolitan flair to the place. On the whole the atmosphere remains very relaxed.

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.
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.
Cruise Pricing

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

Class
Description
CEI
Class H
Deluxe
$3847
Class G
Deluxe
$4147
Class F
Deluxe
$4372
Class E
Deluxe
$4596
Class D
Deluxe
$4897
Class C
Penthouse
$6247
Class B Penthouse
$6697
Class A Penthouse
$6922
Horizon Suite
$7072
Seven Seas Suite
$9183
Mariner Suite
$12158
Grand Suite
$14170
Master Suite
$17146

Port Charges, Fees and Taxes $200.00
Deposit - 10% of Cabin Charge
Cancellation Policy:
10/15/2003 $200 Administrative Fee
11/14/2003 10% of Fare per person
12/14/2003 25% of Fare per person
01/13/2004 50% of Fare per person
01/28/2004 100% of Fare per person

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. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
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.

TravelSafe.comPlease 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 above; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason