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Update in Medicine 2005

Western Caribbean Cruise from Tampa, FL on Holland America's ms Veendam
February 19-26, 2005

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.

Focus on Gastroenterology and Rheumatology

14 CME Category 1 Credits
Physician Course Fee - $625
All Others - $350
Course 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, Family Practice, Gastroenterologists, Rheumatologists, Nurses, Healthcare Professionals
Program Purpose / Objectives
Learning Objectives:
Following attendance at the educational activity, participants will be able to:
1. Describe clinical manifestations, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic options for GERD. 2. Apply new diagnostic tests/therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. 3. Review new insights in the pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome. 4. Explain the epidemiology, diagnostic evaluation, and new therapeutic options for Hepatitis C. 5. Identify the “silent” celiac disease epidemic. 6. Describe the emerging role of probiotics in GI disorders. 7. Identify the clinical spectrum of rheumatoid arthritis. 8. Prescribed new rheumatologic medications. 9. Describe the clinical manifestations of Sjorgren’s Syndrome. 10. Identify glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. 11. Apply a 2005 update in osteoporosis screen/management. 12. Review epidemiology and therapeutic options for osteoarthritis. 13. Identify the different spondyloarthropathies and their associated disorders.
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
David B. Doman, M.D., FACP, FACG., Course Director Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology; George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.

Norman S. Koval, MD, FACP, FACR, Clinical Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School 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 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nursing Contact Hours: Continuing Education, Inc., is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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
Sat Feb 19 Tampa, Florida
-
5:00pm
Sun Feb 20 Key West, Florida
11:30am
6:00pm
Mon Feb 21 At Sea
-
-
Tue Feb 22 Belize City, Belize
8:00am
6:00pm
Wed Feb 23 Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
(Copan, Tikal, Rio Dulce tour options)
6:00am
6:00pm
Thu Feb 24 Cozumel, Mexico
(Chichen Itza, Tulum tour options)
1:00pm
11:30pm
Fri Feb 25 At Sea
-
-
Sat Feb 26 Tampa, Florida
8:00am
-

Ports of Call
Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.
Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala - Your portal to the fabulous Mayan ruins in Guatemala and Honduras. Not to be missed: Quirigua National Park, where intricately carved stellae and zoomorphisms conceal the mysteries of a lost world; Tikal, where a secretive jungle plaza is flanked by seven great stone temples; and Copan, "Paris of the Mayan world."
Tampa, Florida - A myriad of attractions awaits you during your stay in the Tampa area: the active nightlife of Tampa's Ybor City, it's Aquarium, and Busch Gardens for those with kids (even Walt Disney World is within striking distance). Magnificent beaches are a short ride away (Ft. DeSoto being a rare jewel of a beach without hotels and "McMansions" crowding out nature), then there's the Dali museum in St. Petersburg's hip, food-and-art-centric Downtown. To the south, in quieter Sarasota, you can visit the palatial mansion and art museum of the king of the circus: John Ringling. It's a great vacation destination, in itself. Be sure to plan a couple days before or after your cruise to soak it in.

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



Review the ms Veendam's Deck Plan in Detail

Category
Accommodation Description
Cabin Rate
K
Large Inside - 2 lower or 1 queen, shower
$726
J
Large Inside - 2 lower or 1 queen, shower
$753.50
I
Large Inside - 2 lower or 1 queen, shower
$775.50
E
Large OceanView - 2 lower or 1 queen, bathtub with shower
$893.75
D
Large OceanView - 2 lower or 1 queen, bathtub with shower
$937.75
DD
Large OceanView - 2 lower or 1 queen, bathtub with shower
$915.75
C
Large OceanView - 2 lower or 1 queen, bathtub with shower
$959.75
B
Veranda Suite - Floor-to-ceiling windows lead to a private verandah spacious enough for lounging and dining. Queen-size bed, whirlpool bath, sitting area, VCR, mini-bar and refrigerator. Approximately 284 square feet including verandah
$1237.50
A
Veranda Suite - 2 lower or 1 queen, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private veranda, VCR, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor to ceiling window
$1292.50
3rd/4th in Cabin $ 370.00 per person. Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $220.90
Deposit $350.00 per person. Check for cancellation policy.
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