Gastroenterology live lecture Continuing Medical Education Cruise Conference to the Greek Isles on Costa Cruise Lines
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Gastroenterology Update

7-Night Greek Isles Cruise
Oct. 20 - 27, 2002

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Continuing Medical Education
Cruise Conference
on the Costa Atlantica

Continuing Education Program for Physicians
16 CME - Course Fee $559
RNs, LPNs, and NPs - - Course Fee $299

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
gastroenterologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Please see objectives.

Topics Dr. Nord:

1. NSAIDs and the Gut
2. H. Pylori - friend or foe
3. Barrett's Esophagus - From Heartburn to Cancer
4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Pathopysiology and Management
5. Extraintestinal Manifestations of GERD
6. Prophylaxis and Management of Variceal Bleed
7. GERD: Does these symptoms Warrant Empirical Therapy or Endoscopy
8. Risk Stratification of Upper GI Bleed, Medical and Endoscopic Therapy

Objectives Dr. Nord:

Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
1. Evaluate symptoms of GERD and determine the most appropriate treatment modality.
2. Recognize symptoms of Barrett's Esophagus and discuss treatment options.
3. Discuss latest strategies for diagnosis and treatment of H. Pylori and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
4. Understand risk assessment and diagnostic challenges related to variceal and nonvariceal GI bleeding
5. Understand effects of NSAIDs and the GI tract.

Topics Dr. Bond

1. Screening and early diagnosis of colorectal cancer
2. Primary and secondary prevention of colorectal cancer
3. Surveillance for families with inherited risk for colorectal cancer
4. Management of patients with rectal bleeding
5. Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diarrhea
6. Update on the management of chronic ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
7. Common clinical problems related to intestinal gas
8. Viral Hepatitis C: Current recommendations for diagnosis and treatment

Objectives Dr Bond

Upon completion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
1. Design and implement an effective colorectal cancer screening program.
2. Provide current information to patients about effective prevention of colorectal cancer.
3. Stratify familial risk for colorectal cancer and provide proper endoscopic surveillance for high risk patients.
4. Effectively evaluate and manage the patient with acute or chronic rectal bleeding.
5. Diagnose and treat patients with acute or chronic diarrhea.
6. Discuss the current treatment and endoscopic surveillance of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
7. Understand the pathopysiology and management of clinical problems caused by intestinal gas.
8. Discuss current recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C.

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
H. Juergen Nord, M.D., FACP, FACG Professor of Medicine University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Tampa, Florida
John H. Bond, M.D. Professor of Medicine Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, VA Medical Center, University of Minnesota
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.



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

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.

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

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

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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
0 Venice, Italy   6:00pm
1 Bari, Italy 11:00 am 2:00 pm
2 Katakolon, Greece 6:30am 2:00pm
Volos, Greece 8:00am  7:00pm
4 Athens, Greece 8:00am  6:00pm
Corfu, Greece 1:00 pm 7:00 pm
Dubrovnik, Croatia 8:00am  2:00pm
Venice, Italy 10:00am  

Ports of Call
Bari, Italy - Fairy-tale houses that look like chanterelle mushrooms. Alberobello's little round houses with the cone-topped roofs are called trulli -- and they are truly unique. Their origins are ancient -- some date from 3000 B.C. And they are only found here.
Corfu, Greece - Corfu greets you with sunny beaches, miles of cypress groves and the opulent villas of 19th century European royalty.
Dubrovnik, Croatia - This ancient city is set on a peninsula and surrounded by a 1,000 year old protective wall. Said to be one of the prettiest spots in the world, visiting its old-city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is like stepping back in time. Dubrovnik is also a principal filming location for scene's set in "King's Landing" from the blovkbuster book (and television series) "Game of Thrones." There is also excellent snorkeling to be found here in the pristine waters of the Adratic sea.
Katakolon, Greece - Explore the site of the very first Olympic Games! Ancient Olympia is a short drive from Katakolon to see where the sacred flame is still lit every Olympic year. Wonder at the ruins of the awesome Temple of Zeus.
Venice, Italy -

Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore offer one impossibly beautiful sight after next. Just walking through its pedestrian only streets is a delight.

And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

And for the art lover, two great collections at nearly opposite ends of art history await: Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia and amazing modern art is at home on the canal at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Port tips from our blog
Volos, Greece - Volos is gateway to Thessaly and one of the most bizarre sights you will ever see. The meteora rise in giant spiky, pillars from the plain. Amazingly, the rocky crags are populated by a monastic order who make their homes in caves in the cliffs.

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

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.

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