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Spine Management: 2005

Holland America's ms Westerdam

October 12 - 22, 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 the Primary Care Physician

14 Category 1 CME 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
This program is designed for primary care physicians and other healthcare providers involved in the care of patients with spinal disorders.
Program Purpose / Objectives
At the conclusion of the course, the participants should be better prepared to:
· Assess surgical indications in spine patients.
· Order and interpret diagnostic studies such as MRI’s and radiographic studies.
· Manage the painful conditions found in patients with spinal pathology.
· Prevent medical errors.
· Understand the importance of HIV and domestic violence on a spinal practice.
· Avoid problems with Medicare fraud and abuse.
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
Glenn R. Rechtine II, M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor, Dept. of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY: President Elect of the American Spinal Injury Association, Atlanta, GA

Thomas B. Ducker, M.D. Professor of Neurologic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Annapolis, Maryland
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
Wed Oct 12 Barcelona, Spain
-
6:00pm
Thu Oct 13 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
7:00am
4:00pm
Fri Oct 14 Marseille, France
8:00am
6:00pm
Sat Oct 15 Monte Carlo, Monaco
8:00am
11:00pm
Sun Oct 16 Livorno, Italy
8:00am
11:00pm
Mon Oct 17 Scenic cruising Strait of Bonifacio and coast of Sardinia
-
-
Tue Oct 18 Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
7:00am
6:00pm
Wed Oct 19 La Goulette, Tunisia
7:00am
6:00pm
Thu Oct 20 Cruising the Strait of Messina
-
-
Thu Oct 20 Cruising by Stromboli Volcano
-
-
Fri Oct 21 Napoli,Italy
7:00am
6:00pm
Sat Oct 22 Civitavecchia/Rome (1)
7:00am
-
(1) Tour options not available for passengers embarking or disembarking

Ports of Call
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy - Traces of ancient settlements are found all over the island of Sardinia: neolithic ruins at Nora; Phoenician, Cathaginian and Roman relics near Cagliari; and Arab, Genoese and Iberian heritage evident in architecture dating back to the Middle Ages. Cagliari, the capital, climbs a hillside overlooking the aptly named Gulf of Angels. In the old Castello Quarter, the streets are narrow and shaded and the buildings are old, but the beaches of Sardinia are wide and expansive, basking in the Mediterranean sun.
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.
Monte Carlo, Monaco - The Casino, of course--if only to venture into the enchanting Salon Rose, with its nymphs on the ceiling. A drive along the scenic Corniche which takes you to Nice, undisputed capital of the Riviera.
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, these islands offer you pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. Visit Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

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.
Category
Description
CEI Rates
SS
Superior Verandah Suites feature two lower beds convertible to a queen size bed, sofa bed for one, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, VCR, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Approximately 384 square feet including verandah
$2931
VA
Deluxe Verandah Outside 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
$1751
VC
Deluxe Verandah Outside 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
$1670
VD
Deluxe Verandah Outside 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
$1649
D
Large Outside Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
Approximately 194 square feet
$1565
J
Large Inside Staterooms include two lower beds convertible to a queen-size bed, shower.
Approximately 185 square feet
$1446
>3rd / 4th in Cabin $1,030.00 per person
Port Charges, taxes & fees $253.10 per person
Deposit $600.00 per person
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