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Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc.

Holland America's ms Veendam

7-Night Caribbean Cruise Conference from Tampa, FL
December 11-18, 2004

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.

December Pre-Holiday Nurse Practitioner Special Cruise from Tampa, FL
December 11-18, 2004

Clinical Update 14.4 contact hours (all pharmacology related)
Clinical Update: $299.
Register at least 2 months in advance for an Early Bird price of $249.

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
Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Clinical Update Track
Drug Update: New Products, new indications, new warnings
As seen on TV: What's in the OTC and herbal products your patients are taking?
Challenging Case Studies in Laboratory Diagnosis
Treating Dyslipidemia: The latest guidelines
Avoiding Renal Insufficiency
Evaluation and Treatment of Common Thyroid Disorders
Antimicrobial Update: A focus on the latest treatment options
Acute and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: An update on treatment options
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

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP is the President and Principle Lecturer with Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., a national provider of NP Board Certification Preparation and ongoing continuing education for NPs. In addition, she is a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA where her clinical practice focuses on the primary care of multi-generation Latino families and adults with chronic physical and mental health problems. She also is a Visiting Professor at Simmons College, Boston, MA and the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Family Practice Residency Program.

Ms. Fitzgerald is the recipient of two national Excellence in Speaking awards as well as a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association. In presentations on clinical pharmacology, assessment and laboratory diagnosis in 39 states and 7 countries, she has provided programs for NPACE, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Heart Association, University of Colorado, the American College of Nurse Practitioners as well as many state NP associations and meetings. Ms. Fitzgerald is a charter fellow in the Fellows of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, recipient of the Outstanding Nurse Award for Clinical Practice by the Merrimac Valley Area Health Education Center and featured as one of the nation's 25 most influential NPs by the Nurse Practitioner Journal.

She is the Certification Issues Column Editor for Advance for Nurse Practitioners and a member of the Editorial Board for the Nurse Practitioner Journal and Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners. She is also the former Associate Clinical Editor for Clinical Excellence and the Pharmacology Column editor for The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her publications include more than 50 articles, audio and videotape programs, monographs, book chapters, a health assessment text, Concepts and Activities in Health Assessment and a NP review text, Study Guide for the Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and Practice Preparation

She serves as a Consultant and Guest Faculty for various health-related industries including F. A. Davis, Bristol Myers Squibb, Pfizer, Mosby, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Pharmacia, 3M, GlaxoSmithKline, Searle, Sepracor, Ortho-McNeil, Astra Zeneca, Wyeth-Ayerst, Merck, Medical Education Systems, Inc. and Medical Crossfire.

Ms. Fitzgerald is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American College of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, National Speakers Association and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.
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
Review the ms Veendam DeckPlan in Detail

DATE PORTS
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sat Dec 11 Tampa, Florida
-
5:00pm
Sun Dec 12 Key West
11:30am
6:00pm
Mon Dec 13 At Sea
-
-
Tue Dec 14 Belize City, Belize
8:00am
6:00pm
Wed Dec 15 Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala
6:00am
6:00pm
Thu Dec 16 Cozumel, Mexico
(Chichen Itza, Tulum tour options)
1:00pm
9:00pm
Fri Dec 17 At Sea
-
-
Sat Dec 18 Tampa, FL
8:00am
-

Ports of Call
George Town, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Jamaica is for lovers and lovers of nature. Here you may drift lazily down the Martha Brae on a gondola made of bamboo. Stroll gardens studded with koi ponds. Sip a Planter's Punch on the porch of a working plantation's great house. Whatever you do, don't miss Dunn's River Falls, where the cool water from the rain forest cascades over natural stone steps to the sea.
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

Cancellation Penalties vary by cruise line and by sailing date - Please verify with our representative the penalties for your particular sailing.
Cat
  Rate
PS
Penthouse Suites feature a bedroom with a king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall. Complete with a living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, sofa bed, DVD, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Approximately 1,313 square feet including verandah
$7999.00
S
Deluxe Verandah Suites feature two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, sofa bed two persons, DVD, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Approximately 516 square feet including verandah
$1184.00
A
Deluxe Verandah Ocean View Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 254 square feet including verandah.
$869.50
B
Deluxe Verandah Ocean View Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 254 square feet including verandah. $832.50
C
Large Ocean View Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
Approximately 194 square feet
$504.60
D
Large Ocean View Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
Approximately 194 square feet
$495.90
DD
Large Ocean View Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
Approximately 194 square feet
$487.20
E
Large oceanview stateroom $478.50
F
Large oceanview stateroom Call
G
Large oceanview stateroom Call
H
Large oceanview stateroom Call
I
Large inside stateroom $404.55
J
Large inside stateroom $397.30
K
Large inside stateroom $382.80
L
Large inside stateroom Call
M
Large inside stateroom Call
N
Standard inside stateroom Call

Prices are per person based on double occupancy
3rd & 4th in Cabin $475.00
$350 deposit per person due at time of booking
Port Charges, Gov't. Fees and taxes $190.33
Air Fare is additional
Prices subject to change without notice

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