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University at Sea®
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St Petersburg, Florida 33703
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Practical Patient Counseling (Pharmacy)

7 - Night Caribbean Cruise
Oct. 27 - Nov. 3, 2002

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.

Continuing Medical Education
Cruise Conference
on the ms Maasdam

Continuing Education Program for Physicians
16 CME - Course Fee $459
Continuing Education Program for Pharmacists
16 Contact Hours - ACPE Accredited
Course Fee $459
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
All practicing physicians, pharmacists, other healthcare professionals
Program Purpose / Objectives
Please see program objectives
At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants shall be able to:
1. Describe the value provided by new and innovative pharmaceutical products.
2. Describe the patient focused value achieved when pharmacists become actively involved in medication therapy management and patient monitoring/counseling.
3. Outline a framework for evaluating new pharmaceutical products in relation to their ability to modify patients' health related quality of life (HRQoL) and cost of healthcare.
4. Analyze methods to assess the value of new pharmaceutical products in relationship to older products including prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
5. List common sources for miscommunication in healthcare that can lead to potentially serious medical errors.
6. Identify ways to employ innovative technologies that increase communication between healthcare providers and patients.
7. Identify patient counseling techniques that can be helpful in specific patient populations.
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
George E. MacKinnon, Ph.D., FASHP Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice Center for Advancement of Pharmacy Practice Midwestern University, Glendale Arizona President, HealthKey Solutions, Inc.
Karen J. MacKinnon, R. Ph. Director of Professional Laboratories and Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Services Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona
Lydia Nesemann, Pharm.D. Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ., and Clinical Staff Pharmacist, John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital, AZ
Accreditation


Pharmacy Accreditation: ProCE, Inc. is approved by the the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This program is acceptable for up to 16 contact hours (1.6 CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE providers. The registration fee covers the cost of CE credits. Statements of credit will be issued within 4-6 weeks of completion of program. Initial release date for all programs 07-12-03.

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
0 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.   5:00pm
1 At Sea (Conference Sessions)  
2 Cozumel, Mexico  6:30am 2:00pm
  (Chichen Itza & Tulum options)  
Georgetown, Gr. Cayman 9:00am  5:00pm
4 Ocho Rios, Jamaica  8:00am  5:00pm
  (Dunn's River Falls option)  
At Sea (Conference Sessions)  
Half Moon Cay, Bah.  8:00am  4:00pm
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.  8:00am  

Ports of Call
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
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.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - When was the last time you whiled away the day on a private Caribbean island? Here's your chance. The island is ours; the day is yours to sun, swim, and sail. Enjoy!
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.
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.
Ocho Rios, 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

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