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Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery
with The Spine Center

July 6 - 18, 2004
London to Copenhagen

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.

The University of South Florida is co-sponsor of this program

12-Night Continuing Medical Education Cruise Conference on Holland America's ms Westerdam

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
This program is designed for physicians and other healthcare providers involved in the surgical care of spinal disorders
Program Purpose / Objectives
At the conclusion of the course, the participants should be better prepared to:
· Assess surgical indications in spine patients.
· Order and interpret diagnostic studies such as MRI’s and radiographic studies.
· Manage the painful conditions found in patients with spinal pathology.
· Prevent medical errors.
· Understand the importance of HIV and domestic violence on a spinal practice.
· Avoid problems with Medicare fraud and abuse.

Agenda
Osteoporosis Medications (Dr. Rechtine – 1 hour)
Cervical Spine Trauma (Dr. Ducker – 1 hour)
Thoracolumbar Trauma (Dr. Rechtine – 1 hour)
Cervical Myelopathy (Dr. Ducker – 1 hour)
Cervical Radiculopathy (Dr. Ducker – 1 hour)
Neck Pain (Dr. Ducker – 1 hour)
Back Pain (Dr. Ducker – 1 hour)
Scoliosis (Dr. Rechtine – 1 hour)
Adjacent Segment Disease (Dr. Ducker – 1 hour)
Tumors (Dr. Rechtine – 1 hour)
HIV/Risk Management/Domestic Violence/Ethics–Avoiding Medical Errors (Dr. Rechtine – 2 hours)
E&M – Medicare Fraud (Dr. Rechtine – 1 hour)
Lumbar Disks (Dr. Ducker – 1 hour)
Lumbar Stenosis (Dr. Rechtine – 1 hour)
Degenerative Spondylolisthesis (Dr. Rechtine – 1 hour)

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
Glenn R. Rechtine, M.D. Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Gainesville, FL
Thomas B. Ducker, M.D. Professor of Neurologic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Annapolis, Maryland
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

Itinerary and Ports of Call

Day  Port 
Arrive 
Depart
Tue Jul 6 Harwich, London
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6:00pm
Wed Jul 7 Cruising the North Sea
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Thu Jul 8 Oslo, Norway
7:00am
5:00pm
Thu Jul 8 Scenic cruising Oslofjord
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Fri Jul 9 Arhus, Denmark
8:30am
6:30pm
Sat Jul 10 Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany
6:00am
10:00pm
Sun Jul 11 Cruising the Baltic Sea
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Mon Jul 12 Tallinn, Estonia
7:00am
6:00pm
Tue Jul 13 St. Petersburg/Moscow
7:00am
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Wed Jul 14 St. Petersburg/Moscow
-
6:00pm
Thu Jul 15 Helsinki, Finland
6:00am
6:30pm
Fri Jul 16 Stockholm, Sweden
8:00am
6:00pm
Fri Jul 16 Scenic cruising Stockholm Archipelago
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Sat Jul 17 Cruising the Baltic Sea
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Sun Jul 18 Copenhagen, Denmark 7:00am -

Ports of Call
Arhus, Denmark - Step back to the Middle Ages in Old Town with its cobbled streets and faultless renditions of half-timbered houses. Shop for unique Danish handcrafts. Explore the ruggedly beautiful Jutland Peninsula and its heathery hills.
Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor - Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.
Helsinki, Finland - Shaped by its bays and isles, it's one of Europe's most scenic capitals. Hear a Sibelius concert, tour across the Arctic Circle to Lapland, land of Santa Claus, reindeer and the Midnight Sun. Buy a birchbark basket.
Oslo, Norway - At the head of Oslofjord, Norway's handsome capital awaits. Inspect Thor Heyerdahl's raft Kon Tiki. Watch the changing of the palace guard. Ferry to the open-air Folke Museum with its 12th-century stave church.
St. Petersburg/Moscow - In Peter the Great's "Window on Europe", head for the fabulous Hermitage, with its renowned art collection from Raphael to Rembrandt, Titian to Tintoretto. Take in a concert--folkloric or grandly operatic. Make a flying trip to Moscow to view monuments from Soviet and pre-Soviet days: Red Square, the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Tomb.

*Visas are included with most shore excursions. If you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own, however, a visa will be required; obtaining one can take some time, so please begin the visa process immediately.
Stockholm, Sweden - So much to see in this charming city, sprawled on 18 islands, often called the "Venice of the North." Cruise the sparkling waterways. Navigate narrow medieval streets. Watch the snappy changing of the guard at the Baroque Royal Palace. Shop for elegant gifts--glassware, stainless steel. Work up an appetite so you can do justice to the lavish smorgasbords
Tallinn, Estonia - Medieval walls and towers still stand tall in Old Town. Stroll and shop along cobblestone streets, walk up to the Baroque palace, drop in at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to find inspiration in the gleaming mosaics and icons.
Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany - In Berlin history awaits: Checkpoint Charlie, Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag. Browse lively Kurfurstendamm for delicate hand-painted porcelain, a snack of beer and bratwurst.

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

Category
Description
CEI Rate
MM
Standard Inside Stateroom - Twin or Queen, shower
$2008
M
Large Inside Stateroom - Twin or Queen, shower
$2081
L
Large Inside Stateroom - Twin or Queen, 1 sofa bed, pullman upper, shower
$2154
K
Large Inside Stateroom - Twin or Queen, shower
$2227
J
Large Inside Stateroom - Twin or Queen, shower
$2300
I
Large Inside Stateroom - Twin or Queen, shower
$2374
G
OceanView - Twin or Queen, bathtub & shower
$2246
F
OceanView - Twin or Queen, bathtub & shower
$2288
E
OceanView - Twin or Queen, bathtub & shower
$2371
D
OceanView - Twin or Queen, bathtub & shower
$2389
C
OceanView - Twin or Queen, bathtub & shower
$2425
B
Veranda Suite - 2 lower or queen, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private veranda, VCR, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor to ceiling windows
$2670
A
Veranda Suite - 2 lower or queen, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private veranda, VCR, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor to ceiling windows
$2801
S
Deluxe Veranda Suite - 2 lower or king, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, 1 sofa bed for two, private veranda, VCR, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor to ceiling windows
$6484
PS
Penthouse Suite - King bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, 1 sofa bed for two, private veranda, pantry, VCR, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor to ceiling windows
$13967
Port Charges, Taxes and Fees $323.30 Prices are per person, double occupancy
3rds and 4ths in Cabin $1290.00 per person
Deposit $ 600.00 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