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Topics in Infectious Diseases and Endocrinology

Additional Topic TBA

7-Night Key West, Bimini, and Labadee Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
January 04 - 11, 2025
<em>Celebrity Apex</em>
Celebrity Apex

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
5 Hours of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
14.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$795 for Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
$595 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The purpose of this Interprofessional Continuing Education activity is to provide healthcare professionals with comprehensive knowledge and skills to effectively manage infectious diseases and endocrinological diseases and conditions in Primary Care. By integrating expertise from multiple disciplines, this program aims to enhance collaborative care, improve patient outcomes, and address the evolving challenges in diagnosing and treating patients.
  1. Selecting medications for your patients with Type 2 Diabetes
    • Discuss the new treatment guidelines for therapy of Type 2 Diabetes
  2. Obesity Management Update
    • Discuss the role of food plans,new medications and surgical interventions for weight reduction
  3. Managing disorders of calcium metabolism
    • Discuss regulation of calcium metabolism and the new guidelines for managing hyperparathyroidism
  4. Managing Thyroid Disease
    • Discuss guidelines for treatment of subclinical thyroid disease and management of thyroid nodules
  5. What is happening in Osteoporosis
    • Discuss the individualization of therapy for patients with different manifestations of the disease
  6. Using Insulin Effectively
    • Discuss the differentiation of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the role of new insulins and monitoring technologies in improving primary care
  7. Challenging Endocrine Problems you will see in your practice
    • Discuss evaluation of incidental adrenal and pituitary masses ,identifying eating disorders management of adrenal and pituitary insufficiency and hirsutism
Additional 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

Kevin Astle, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, AAHIVP, CDCES

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Research
University of South Florida Taneja College of Pharmacy

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD, FACP

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine Texas A & M, Temple, Tx.
Senior Staff Endocrinologist, Baylor Scott and White; Temple, Texas
Director Diabetes Education Section, Baylor Scott & White, Temple, Texas

Dr. Piziak received her undergraduate degrees and her PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her medical degree from University Kentucky in Lexington. She completed her internal medicine residency at Akron general Medical Center in Akron Ohio and her fellowship training in endocrinology metabolism at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Dr. Piziak is presently the Emeritus Chief of Endocrinology, Director of the Diabetes section and Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship program at Baylor Scott and White in Temple Texas. She is a Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University and a fellow of the American College of physicians.

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 14 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 14 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 CreditsTM 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.

College of Family Physicians of Canada

 

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 14 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Jan 04 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Jan 05 Key West, Florida
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Jan 06 Bimini, Bahamas
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Jan 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jan 08 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jan 09 Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jan 10 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jan 11 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.

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.

Bimini, Bahamas - For such a tiny isle, Bimini packs a huge adventure punch. Alice Town buzzes with a low-key vibe, while sugary sands lead to scuba diving and snorkeling in bright-blue waters filled with shipwrecks. This is a small-island paradise for sun-seekers and anglers. Here you can check out Bimini Museum exhibits, hike the Bimini Nature Trail, or soak up fresh-from-the-sea Bahamian seafood.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Labadee, Haiti - Beachside meets mountainside on the shores of Labadee — a Royal Caribbean private destination on Haiti’s northern coast. Here you’ll find pristine sands, coral reefs and jungle-covered hilltops nestling lagoon-like bays. There’s no shortage of places to relax and recharge across five stretches of beach. Or dial up the thrills on an active adventure like a half-mile-long zip line ride over the ocean. And fascinating culture, history and the natural beauty of Haiti’s spectacular coasts wait to be discovered around every corner. Escape to the Western Caribbean for a wilder way to experience paradise.

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

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. 

$1,820.00
per person

Price above includes Wifi and Drinks Package.

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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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.

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Concierge Class, C2 Balcony 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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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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. 

$1,529.00
per person

Price above includes Wifi and Drinks Package.

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and we'll find the best value for you.
Oceanview Stateroom, O2 Oceanview Stateroom (O2) Quad
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. 

$1,529.00
per person

Third/Fourth $970.00

Price above includes Wifi and Drinks Package.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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800-422-0711
for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $189.77 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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