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Sports Medicine, Emergency and Acute Care Medicine, Sex and Gender Based Medicine

7-Night St. Kitts and Tortola Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
February 08 - 15, 2025
<em>Celebrity Apex</em>
Celebrity Apex

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$995.00 for Physicians, Psychiatrists, Pharmacists, & Attorneys
$795.00 for Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
$595.00 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Topics and Objectives Under Development

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference or participate in conference events, participants, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or register online.

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.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Faculty

Joseph A. Congeni, MD

Joseph A. Congeni, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, OH
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics & Sports Medicine,Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH
Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Joseph A. Congeni, M.D. is the Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center at Akron Children's Hospital as well an Professor of Pediatrics at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Sports Medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He developed the Primary Care Pediatrics Sports Medicine Fellowship at Akron Children's Hospital, the first of its kind at a pediatric hospital in the U.S. in (1990). He is a (1980) graduate of the University of Notre Dame; and received his medical degree from NEOMED in (1984). Dr. Congeni is currently a team physician for the University of Akron and Archbishop Hoban High School since (1988).

He has won many awards including: the OHSAA Respect the Game Award (2004-2005), the Ohio Athletic Trainer's Association’s Team Physician of the Year Award (2008), and Ohio Outstanding Team Physician by the Ohio State Medical Association (2008), Best Doctors in Northeast Ohio (2009-2022), the Dr. Carl Krill Award for humanism and excellence in the field of medicine from the Knights of Columbus (2013),Sports & Exercise Medicine Godfather, Cleveland Clinic (aka Warthog Society) (2017), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Thomas Shaffer National Award for significant contributions to the field of sports medicine (2018), was inducted to the Diocese of Cleveland CYO Hall of Fame in (2019), NEOMED Distinguished Alumni Award (2024).

He is also a lead author on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Baseball/Softball Policy Statement issued March 2012. Dr. Congeni’s media events vary from appearing on NBC’s TODAY Show in 2009 to his appearance on a PBS documentary entitled “The Smartest Team” in 2012 and a Sports Illustrated segment in 2014. He also has been appearing on a weekly radio sports medicine segment since 1995. In addition, he does about 10-15 media appearances and 25-35 speaking engagements, locally, regionally, and nationally per year. Joe and his wife Karen have six children.

Jeannette Marie Wolfe, MD

Jeannette Marie Wolfe, MD

Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Emergency Medicine Physician, Baystate Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
Springfield, MA 

Dr. Jeannette Wolfe is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School/Baystate Campus. She has spent her entire attending career working and teaching in one of the busiest emergency departments in the Northeast.

Besides emergency medicine, her passion is understanding ways in which biological sex and gender influence wellness and disease as cutting edge research definitively shows that men and women often have different responses to the same illness, trauma, toxins and therapies. 

Dr Wolfe's personal mission is to increase awareness of this information and to use it to improve medical care of both men and women. She is a national lecturer and writer and has recently started a podcast called- Sex and Why: : exploring how biological sex and gender influence our brain, body and behavior.

Accreditation

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

 

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses:  Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 16 contact hours.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: Can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM as needed.   Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has a reciprocal credit reporting agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Prescribed credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of certified credits, and Elective credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of non-certified credits.

Members of the CFPC may claim up to 50 credits per five-year cycle from Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 credits. Any additional credits are eligible as non-certified credits.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 16 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Feb 08 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Feb 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Feb 10 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 11 Basseterre, St. Kitts
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Feb 12 Tortola, British Virgin Islands
7:00 am 2:30 pm
Thu Feb 13 Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.
11:30 am -
Fri Feb 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Feb 15 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

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.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands -  Besides being one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean, Tortola also has a fascinating cultural and historical side. For a glimpse into the island’s colonial past, visit the Virgin Islands Folk Museum. The restored house was once the family home of shipwright, Joseph Wilfred Penn and features a deep collection of Arawak and Carib pottery and stone tools, as well as plantation artifacts. Hike along the seven available walking trails in Sage Mountain National Park for stunning panoramic views of the island and the surrounding natural habitat. Snorkeling in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and a rum tasting at Callwood Rum Distillery are essential on a cruise to Tortola. Sample the delicious curries, spicy soups, and sumptuous shellfish dishes available in abundance at local restaurants and many snack shacks around the island.

Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep. - In Puerto Plata, you’ll be greeted by verdant mountains, pristine beaches, and nature-filled adventures. Go for a swim at the awe-inspiring 27 Waterfalls complex. Hike through the lush, protected jungle of El Choco National Park, enjoying the park’s two lagoons. Swim with dolphins at World Ocean, the largest manmade dolphin habitat in the world, or grab a kayak and head out on the water at Manatee Reserve.

For history buffs, tour the Fortress of San Felipe and travel back in time to Spanish occupation. Don’t leave the Domincan Republic without sampling locally distilled rum or delicacies like la bandera and mofongo.

Celebrity Apex

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference or participate in conference events, participants, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or by registering online.
STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

Balcony

Concierge Class, C2 Concierge Class (C2)
Concierge Class staterooms are well-appointed, personal retreats located in some of the most-desirable locations on the ship. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. From Priority Check-In - when you're greeted by your Concierge - to the moment you head back home, we're there to assist you.

Stateroom: 201 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft. 

$1,928.00
per person

Price above includes Wifi, Drinks Package and Gratuities.

Call: 800-422-0711
and we'll find the best value for you.
Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, E2 Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E2)
Edge Strm w/Infinite Veranda Veranda with seating area. Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Interactive television system.

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. and Veranda: 42 sq. ft. 

$1,805.00
per person

Price above includes Wifi, Drinks Package and Gratuities.

Call: 800-422-0711
and we'll find the best value for you.
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda, 1A Balcony Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (1A)
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda - seating area. Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Queen size bed convertible to two lower beds (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Interactive television system. 

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. Veranda: 40 sq. ft.
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800-422-0711
for Pricing
Concierge Class, C1 Balcony Concierge Class (C1)

 Concierge Class Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Veranda with lounge seating. Interactive Television system, individual safe, dual voltage 110/220 AC and Hair dryer. 

Stateroom: 202 sq ft. and Veranda 42 sq. ft.

Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
Concierge Class, C3 Balcony Concierge Class (C3)
Concierge Class Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Veranda with lounge seating. Interactive Television system, individual safe, dual voltage 110/220 AC and Hair dryer. 

Stateroom: 202 sq ft. and Veranda 42 sq. ft.
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, E1 Balcony Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E1)
 Edge Strm w/Infinite Veranda Veranda with seating area. Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Interactive television system.

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, E3 Balcony Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E3)
Edge Strm w/Infinite Veranda Veranda with seating area. Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Interactive television system.

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. and Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, E4 Balcony Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E4)
 Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Interactive television system, individual safe, dual voltage 110/220 AC and hair dryer.

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. and Veranda: 42 sq. ft
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
Edge Single Stateroom with Infinite Veranda , ES Balcony Edge Single Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (ES)
 Celebrity eXhale™ bedding. Private safe. 24-hour room service. Private mini-bar. Complimentary tote bag. Custom blended bath products. Interactive Samsung flat-screen television. Personal veranda. New Cashmere Collection luxury queen-sized bed. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Smart TV, individual safe.

Stateroom: 131 sq. ft.; Balcony: 45 sq. ft..
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800-422-0711
for Pricing

Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, O2 Oceanview Stateroom (O2)
King-sized mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Smart TV, individual safe and mini-fridge. Stateroom: 200 sq. ft. 

$1,567.00
per person

Price above includes Wifi, Drinks Package and Gratuities.

Call: 800-422-0711
and we'll find the best value for you.
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom, 6 Outside Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom (6)
New Cashmere CollectionSMluxury king-sized mattress  Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Smart TV, individual safe

 Stateroom: 242 sq. ft.
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
Oceanview Stateroom, 7 Outside Oceanview Stateroom (7)
New Cashmere CollectionSMluxury king-sized mattress  Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Smart TV, individual safe.

Stateroom: 242 sq ft.
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
Oceanview Stateroom, 8 Outside Oceanview Stateroom (8)
New Cashmere CollectionSMluxury king-sized mattress  Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Smart TV, individual safe.

Stateroom: 242 sq ft.
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $131.24 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

Cruise pricing is presented per person, based double occupancy of the stateroom, per standard industry practice. Pricing presented above is listed accordingly to allow easy comparison for the stateroom categories displayed. Our agents always provide 'total cost' pricing disclosing all particulars before you make any commitment.

3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please call to secure the best possible pricing

COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: We will match any price currently offered by the cruise line; this promise includes their short-term, promotional rates. As a value-added organizer of meetings at sea, however, we do not seek to compete with 'cruise discounters,' 'travel clubs,' or 'distressed inventory' sales operations.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time until held with a deposit or full payment, listed prices generally remain available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Market Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time prior to depositing on your stateroom. Those rates are capacity and revenue controlled and can be withdrawn without notice.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: We recommend Travel Insurance to protect your investment from unexpected, late cancellations.
Cruise Cancellation Policy:Late Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please congirm the policy applicable to this cruise with one of our agents.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30+ days before sailing date - 75% Refund ; 7-29 days before sailing date - 50% Refund; Less than 7 days before sailing date - No Refund
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: During periods of unusual oil price volatility, cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge at any time prior to sailing.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Please note, this insurance protection is available to the residents of the United States only,
that coverage limits are per person and that limits can vary by State.

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


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Before and After your cruise

Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale

525 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Sophisticated Style and Energy in a Celebrated Vacation Destination

Discover a modern reflection of the classic yacht club lifestyle. With a prime beachfront address, the Four Seasons brings unrivaled style and service to Fort Lauderdale. Moments away, experience this next-generation coastal city’s best shops, restaurants, marinas and entertainment – surrounding you with the spirit of one of the world’s top yachting locales.

https://www.fourseasons.com/fortlauderdale/

Before and After your cruise

Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club

1700 S Ocean Ln, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Family Owned and Operated for Sixty Excellent Years

The Fort Lauderdale beachfront resort that is decidedly, and purposefully, different. Understated, not loud. Gracious, not pretentious. Deferential, not presumptuous. In short, Lago Mar is a sophisticated retreat where you can appreciate the enduring traditions of genuine hospitality.

https://lagomar.com/

The Victoria Park Hotel

855 NE 20th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Where Comfort and Relaxation are Everything

A serene property located just minutes away from the beach, the Victoria Park Hotel employs a staff that is happy to accommodate your wishes to ensure your stay is nothing short of extraordinary.

https://www.thevictoriaparkhotel.com/

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