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Internal Medicine Perspective 2005

December 23 - 30, 2005
Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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.

Costa Mediterranea

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference

Physicians receive CME Category 1 Credits toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award

14 CME Category 1 Credits
16.8 CEU's
Course FeePhysicians $625
All Others - Course Fee $350
Course Fee 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
Psychiatrists, General Internists, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Nurses, Clinical Social Workers
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to discuss recent advances in psychopharmacology that have significantly improved the clinical outcome and quality of life for patients with common mental illnesses and also address serious side effects of these drugs. Unfortunately, many of the newly introduced psychotropic drugs widely prescribed by psychiatrists and primary practitioners have side effects that are sometimes life threatening, such as orthostatic hypotension, agranulocytosis, ventricular arrhythmias and diabetic ketoacidosis.

The 3 workshops presented during the cruise will enable the participants to recognize these complications, manage them in a cost-efficient manner, and take preventive measures to avoid loss of life or significant functional impairment.
Objectives: Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
· Describe the metabolic syndrome produced by psychotropic drugs
· Identify and effectively treat cardiovascular and respiratory complications of psychotropic drugs
· Identify Laboratory Abnormalities of Psychiatric Patients
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
Dale A. Matthews, M.D., FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine; author and general practitioner of internal medicine, Washington, D.C.

Shirin Shafazand, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension, lung transplantation and critical care medicine.

Dr. Shafazand is also actively involved in studying quality of life and health outcomes in patients post lung transplantation, those with pulmonary hypertension and critically ill patients.
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
DAY
[PORT
ARRIVE
DEPART
Fri Dec 23
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
-
4:30pm
Sat Dec 24
At Sea
-
-
Sun Dec 25
San Juan, Puerto Rico
4:00pm
-
Mon Dec 26
San Juan, Puerto Rico
-
1:30am
Mon Dec 26
St. Thomas/St. John*
7:30am
5:00pm
Tue Dec 27
Tortola
8:00am
5:00pm
Wed Dec 28
At Sea
-
-
Thu Dec 29
Nassau
1:00pm
6:00pm
Fri Dec 30
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
8:00am
-
*Port of call is St. Thomas with optional shore excursion to St. John
**Daytime shore excursions available to Casa de Campo and Santo Domingo

Ports of Call
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Embark and Debark) - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque. Port tips from our blog
Casa de Campo - On the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, La Romana was once a sleepy sugarcane town that specialized in cattle raising. Visitors didn't come near the place until Gulf + Western Industries opened a luxurious tropical paradise resort, the Casa de Campo, about 2km (1 mile) east of town. It's the finest resort in the Dominican Republic, and especially popular among golfers.
Catalina Island - Known to divers for its spectacular wall diving, this deserted island is ringed by gorgeous beaches and crystal clear water.
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.
Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop
Santo Domingo - Located on the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti, the Dominican Republic is a lively and festive nation blessed with great natural beauty and glorious white sand beaches. Its friendly and flamboyant people celebrate life and enjoy sharing their rich history and culture with visitors.
St. John, U.S. V.I - Snorkel the famous underwater trail at Trunk Bay. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Caribbean; almost the entire island has been designated an ecological preserve.
St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. - Arguably the island with the best shopping and the best beaches. Shop duty-free Charlotte Amalie 'til you drop. Or dive into the beach scene at beautiful Magens Bay, Coki Point, or Turtle Cove, nesting ground of the endangered hawksbill sea turtle.

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
CEI Rates
10 Large Oceanview w/verandah
$1,210
09 Large Oceanview w/verandah
$1,190
08 Large Oceanview w/verandah
$1,160
07 Large Oceanview w/verandah
$1,110
05 Large Oceanview
$960
04 Oceanview (limited view)
$910
03 Inside stateroom
$810
02 Inside stateroom
$760
01 Inside stateroom
$710

Prices are per person based on double occupancy
$400  deposit per person due at time of booking 
prices are in US dollars
Air Fare is additional                     Port Charges $188.63
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