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FMA Mediterranean Cruise Conference
Barcelona, Spain roundtrip including Rome, Florence and Naples, Italy


Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas
July 23-30, 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.

Accredited Continuing Medical Education

16 CME Category 1 Credits
Physician Course Fee - $650 for FMA Members
FMA Non-Members $850
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.
Program Purpose / Objectives
To assist physicians in identifying current issues that affect the practice of medicine today so that they are better prepared to implement effective strategies for compliance, increased productivity, and better patient care. Speakers will address the following issues: physician burnout, medical errors, malpractice and Florida’s tort system, coding, OIG opinions and policies, electronic health records, and HIPAA.

Identified educational needs:
The practice of medicine in Florida is becoming increasingly complicated in terms of new state/federal regulations (HIPAA, coding, OIG policies, etc.), malpractice and tort issues, and amplified focus on medical errors and physician blame. Since hospitals and specialty societies typically have to focus their CME on clinical pursuits and topics, the FMA feels responsible for offering activities that focus on these general regulatory/legal topics that impact physician practice.

Desired results are:
The sessions should enable physicians to return to their practices armed with information that will assist them with the following:
¨ Implementation of risk management strategies designed to protect physicians and their patients
¨ Prevention of medical errors
¨ Compliance with all elements of informed consent
¨ Compliance with all federal coding requirements and OIG policies
¨ Recognition of common physician stressors and Integration of techniques to avoid total burn-out
¨ Understanding of electronic medical records including benefits and how a paper-based medical practice can assess its need and readiness for such a system

Ultimately, the FMA would like to contact the participants 3-6 months after the CME Cruise to determine if the participants remain satisfied with the efforts of the FMA to keep them informed as to new state & federal regulations that affect their practice and strategies that can assist physician in protecting their patients, their practice, and their license.

CME Schedule

Saturday, July 23rd Credits

5:30 – 7:00 pm Stress Management for the Medical Family – Williamson 1.5


Friday, July 29th

8:00 – 10:00 am Prevention of Medical Errors – Rapp and Williamson 2.0

Break

10:15 – 11:15 am Electronic Health Records – Williamson 1.0

11:15 – 12:15 pm HIPAA : Security Update - Williamson 1.0

12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch Break

1:15 – 2:15 pm Elements of Informed Consent – Rapp 1.0

2:15 – 3:15 pm Statistical Analysis of Risk Management – Rapp 1.0

Break

3:30 – 5:00 pm Coding/OIG Policies – Williamson 1.5

5:00 – 6:00 pm Understanding Florida’s Tort System - Rapp 1.0

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
Jerry Williamson, MD, LHRM, FMA Member & Medical Director/VP, Collier Health Services.
Clifford G. Rapp, LHRM, Director of Risk Management, First Professional's Insurance Company

Resolution of Conflict of Interest: Neither speaker will address specific products or services within the CME content that relate to their financial relationships with Collier Health Services or FPIC
Accreditation

Accreditation. The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians. The Florida Medical Association designates this activity for a maximum of 12 hours in category 1 credits. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she spent in the educational 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
Sat Day 0 Barcelona, Spain
-
7:00pm
Sun Day 1 Marseille, France
7:00am
7:00pm
Mon Day 2 Villefranche (Nice), France
7:00am
10:00pm
Tue Day 3 Livorno(Florence/Pisa),Italy
7:00am
7:00pm
Wed Day 4 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
7:00am
7:00pm
Thu Day 5 Naples, Italy
7:00am
7:00pm
Fri Day 6 At Sea
-
-
Sat Day 7 Barcelona, Spain
8:30am
-

Ports of Call
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.
Marseille, France - Marseille offers an unexpected view of a mosaic of buildings and National Heritage Sites from the terraces of Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica that towers above and watches over the city.

Alongside the port the towers of Saint Victor Abbey house crypts that already existed when Christianity was introduced into Provence. The columns of the Palais de la Bourse, the noble facades of the Prefecture and the fountains of the Palais Longchamp are part of the triumphant architecture from the 19th Century that is scattered throughout the city and that gave Marseille renewed splendour.

In the old quarter the houses are built on the sunny slopes ; the clock in the Accoules Bell tower, which was the old Sauveterre tower, still marks the hours of life around the Town Hall, while beyond the dome of the Vieille Charite hospice, Pierre Puget's masterpiece, stands out against the sky. The small streets of the Panier quarter lie a little further on.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
Villefranche (Nice), France - Villefranche is your gateway to the one-of-a-kind French Riviera, home to Monte Carlo, Cannes and Nice. Shaded by jagged mountains touching deep blue shores, Villefranche offers sunny beaches, sophisticated resort cities, quaint red-roofed villages and spectacular views.

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
FMA Rate
Cat N and Q Inside Stateroom - Twin or Queen (Limited availability)
$999
Cat I OceanView - Twin or Queen (Limited availability)
$1299
Cat D1 OceanView with Verandah - Twin or Queen (Limited availability)
$1599
Cat K and L Inside Stateroom - Twin or Queen
$1599
Cat H OceanView - Twin or Queen
$1799
Cat G OceanView - Twin or Queen
$1899
Cat F OceanView - Twin or Queen
$1999
Port Charges, Taxes and Fees $183.40 Prices are per person, double occupancy
3rds and 4ths in Cabin $ 575.00
Deposit $ 600.00
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