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Neurology

7 - Night Hawaiian Cruise
February 23 - March 2, 2003

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.

Neurology Continuing Medical Education Conference
on the Norwegian Star

Continuing Education Program for Physicians
16 CME - Course Fee $559
RNs, LPNs, and NPs - - Course Fee $325
Course Fee is due at time of booking

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.
Program Purpose / Objectives
To update the practicing Neurologist on current diagnostic and treatment guidelines with particular emphasis on headache.
TATUM TOPICS & OBJECTIVES
1. Seizures and Epilepsy 2. Updates on Antiepileptic Drugs 3. Long-term EEG monitoring 4. Addressing Status Epilepticus 5. Women and Epilepsy 6. The Neurosurgical Treatment of Epilepsy 7. Vagus Nerve Stimulation 8. Case Studies in Epilepsy
Objectives:
Upon completion of the program, the participants will be able to: · Understand the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to seizures and epilepsy. · Be able to appreciate the role of the 1st and 2nd generation antiepileptic drugs. · Apply a unique approach to women with epilepsy from menarche to menopause. · Attend to the possibilities in diagnosis and treatment of status epilepticus. · Appreciate the role of epilepsy surgery in the treatment of the refractory patient. · Consider vagus nerve stimulation in the algorithm of patient therapy for epilepsy.

LANG TOPICS & OBJECTIVES
1. Update on the Pharmacology & Antinociceptive Effects of Botulinum Toxins 2. Comparative Overview of the Botulinum Toxin Serotypes 3. Muscoloskeletal Pain and Its Treatment with Botulinum Toxin Type A 4. Emerging Concepts in Headache Prophylaxis: Botulinum Toxin Type A 5. Dosing Guidelines and Injection Techniques for Use of Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox®) in Musculoskeletal Conditions. 6. Case Studies: Botulinum Toxin Type A in Pain Management 7. Caveats and Pearls In Treatment with Botulinum Toxin: Muscle Selection, Injection Method, Guidance, Precautions and Contraindications, Aftercare 8. Reimbursement Issues Pertaining to Use of Botulinum Toxin in Pain Management: Coding, Billing, Preauthorization and Letters of Medical Necessity
Objectives:
Upon completion of the program, the participants will be able to: · Describe the pharmacology and mechanism of action of botulinum toxin. · Understand the major issues of cross reacative and neutralizing antibodies, safety and efficacy of the botulinum serotypes. · Discuss results of retrospective and prospective studies of botulinum toxins in treatment of headache and chronic neck & back pain. · Recognize biomechanical factors contributing to musculoskeletal pain. · Determine when to introduce botulinum toxin as a treatment option in patient care. · Determine dosing, muscle selection and injection technique. · Explain post-injection care and patient management. · Understand how to incorporate the use of botulinum toxin in his/her practice.

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
Amy Lang, M.D. Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta GA; Private Practice - orthoREHAB, Lawrenceville GA.
William Tatum, M.D. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, University of South Florida College of Medicine; Private Practice - Winters, Grant, McCraney & Tatum, Tampa FL (USF)
Accreditation

USF College of Medicine Accreditation: The University of South Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of South Florida College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16 category 1 credits towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

This activity for 16.8 contact hours is provided by the University of South Florida College of Nursing, which is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational 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 Sun Honolulu, Hi 8:00pm
1 Mon Kona, Hawaii 7:00am 2:00pm
2 Tue At Sea (Conference Sessions)
3 Wed Fanning Island, Kiribati 9:00am 3:00pm
4 Thu At Sea (Conference Sessions)
5 Fri Lahaina, Maui 1:00pm 10:00pm
6 Sat

Nawiliwili, Kauai

8:00am 4:00pm
7 Sun Honolulu, Hi 7:00am

Ports of Call
Fanning Island, Republic of Kiribati - Once you've spent a day of leisure on Fanning Island in the Republic of Kiribati, you may never want to leave. NCL's Pacific hideaway is awash with bright white beaches and clear azure lagoons. The natives are warm, friendly people who smile often and easily and are unspoiled to the outside world.
Hilo, Hawaii - Gaze up from this charming town and see snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano. It's just one of the scenic marvels in this exotic greenhouse of lush tropical plants, towering banyan trees, thundering falls and enough flowers to fill a rainbow. Arid deserts, steaming fissures and volcanoes that blow their tops are just as impressive.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Combine the languid allure of the tropics with big-city sophistication, then add the spirit of aloha, and you've got Honolulu. This Pacific crossroads features museums, dazzling beaches, historic Pearl Harbor and spectacular sunrises over Diamond Head. Gardenias and jasmine blanket the air with a heady fragrance, and pink sunsets cast a magical glow over fabled Waikiki Beach.
Kona, Hawaii - The sun-blessed Kona coast stretches 80 miles along macadamia nut orchards, famous coffee plantations and some of the most important sites in Hawaiian history. The coast is famous for water sports, and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is a world-renowned annual event.
Lahaina, Maui - Step ashore to white sandy beaches, swaying palms, and Hawaii's turbulent history: a saga of Maui chiefs, covetous whalers and self-righteous missionaries. Once the seat of power for the Hawaiian monarchy, Lahaina became a drowsy sugar town and missionary stronghold after the capital was moved to Honolulu in 1845.
Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii - The Garden Isle, Kauai receives the most rainfall of all the Hawaiian Islands, which leads to lush vegetation and elegant hibiscus blossoms, as well as a huge canyon carved by wind and water erosion. Marvel at the narrow paths worn by the ancient Menehunes into the cliffsides of the steep Na Pali Coast, unmarred by roads and unapproachable except by foot trail or helicopter.

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