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9th Annual Update in Gastroenterology - 2008
Cruise Conference from Osaka/Kyoto, Japan

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.

Holland America's ms Statendam

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
12.50 AAFP Prescribed Credits
Asian Cruise Conference from Osaka/Kyoto
Course Fee Physicians $650
All Others - Course Fee $395
Course Fee Cancellation Policy - 30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%


IMPORTANT: Dear Conferee. The ships provide many amenities for our meeting group. Private rooms, Dining arrangements, Cocktail Receptions and more. It is required that all participants and their families book within the meeting group at Continuing Education, Inc. 1-800-422-0711 in order for the ship to provide these amenities. All guests are included in complimentary meeting events. We very much appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

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
Gastroenterologists/hepatologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this activity is to give participants a diagnostic and therapeutic update in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology.
1. Describe the clinical manifestations, diagnostic evaluation,and therapeutic options for microscopic/collagenous colitis
2. Review new insights in eosinophilic esophagitis
3. Utilize new diagnostic tests/therapies for IBD (2 hrs)
4. Identify the changing paradigm of irritable bowel syndrome
5. Describe the emerging role of probiotics in GI disorders
6. Identify the “silent” celiac disease epidemic
7. Review the epidemiology, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic options for hepatitis C
8. Review the epidemiology, diagnostic evaluation, and therapeutic options for hepatitis B
9. Describe the spectrum of autoimmune hepatitis
10. Review the emerging NASH/NAFL insights
11. Describe the spectrum of drug hepatotoxicity
12. Discuss an international potpourri of interesting/challenging liver disease cases from Walter Reed Army Medical Center (2 hrs)
American Academy of Family Physicians Approval: This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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
David B. Doman, M.D.(Course Director), FACP, FACG, Clinical Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.

Maria H. Sjogren, MD, FACP, MPH, Director, Hepatology Research Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center
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

Cancellation Penalties vary by Cruise Line and Intinerary. Check with our staff for your specific conference

DATE
PORT
ARRIVE
DEPART
Wed Mar 26
Osaka/Kyoto, Japan
-
11:00pm
Thu Mar 27
At Sea
-
-
Fri Mar 28
Nagasaki, Japan
8:00am
7:00pm
Sat Mar 29
Pusan, South Korea
8:00am
5:00pm
Sun Mar 30
At Sea
-
-
Mon Mar 31
Dalian, People's Republic Of China
8:00am
5:00pm
Tue Apr 1
Xingang (Beijing), China (overnight)
8:00am
-
Wed Apr 2
Xingang (Beijing), China
-
5:00pm
Thu Apr 3
At Sea
-
-
Fri Apr 4
At Sea
-
-
Sat Apr 5
Shanghai, China (overnight)
8:00am
-
Sun Apr 6
Shanghai, China
-
5:00pm
Mon Apr 7
At Sea
-
-
Tue Apr 8
At Sea
-
-
Wed Apr 9
Hong Kong, China
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
Busan (Pusan), South Korea - Find stillness at some of the largest Korean Buddhist temples, including Beomeo-sa, first constructed in the year 678 and home to over one thousand monks-it also contains seven different registered national and cultural treasures. Near the port, explore the famous Jagalchi fish market or the city's renowned beach resorts. Journey to the Dongnae area to soak in the city's healing hot springs.
Hong Kong, China - From Victoria Peak, the Hong Kong metropolis is all primary colors and neon, commerce and capitalism. Yet just beyond the highrises are the Fragrant Harbour, Stanley Market, and mainland old China, complete with rice paddies and coolie hats.
Nagasaki, Japan - City of melancholy memories, Nagasaki offers the chance to visit Glover House, where Puccini's Madame Butterfly reputedly awaited her errant Lieutenant Pinkerton. The city's focal point is surely Peace Memorial Park, honoring lives lost to World War II's second atomic bomb.
Osaka, Japan - Burned and rebuilt time and again, the grandiose Osaka Castle is lasting testament to Japanese determination and distinctive pitched-roof design. In nearby Kyoto, ingenuity reigns in the careful construction of the "nightingale floors" in Nijo Castle, designed to squeak a warning of intruders long before the guards could make out their sihouettes in the dark.
Shanghai, China - Once a quaint fishing village, Shanghai has netted over 11 million people. Join the masses for morning tai chi on The Bund, or stroll through the Yu Yuan Gardens, inspiration for the famous " willow pattern" chinaware.
Xingang (Beijing),China - Linger for two full days at the busy port city of Xingang, giving you time to tour to Beijing, rich in the legacies of 19 dynasties: the Forbidden City, the Ming Tombs, the serpentine Great Wall. In Xian, inspect an army of 6,000 terra cotta soldiers that guard an emperor's tomb.

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 Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific cruise conference.

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
Group Rate for Participants and All Guests
L
Inside Stateroom - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.

$1864

K
Large or Standard Inside Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
$1924
J
Large or Standard Inside Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
$1984
I
Large or Standard Inside Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
$2044
EE
Large Outside Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
$2284
E
Large Outside Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
$2324
DD
Large Outside Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All DD-category staterooms have partial sea views.
$2384
DA
Large Outside Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
$2444
D
Large Outside Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
$2504
C
Large Outside Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
$2564
BA
Verandah Suites - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
$3509
B
Verandah Suites
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
$3824
A
Verandah Suites
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
$3944
S
Deluxe Verandah Suites - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
$CALL
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
3rd & 4th in a Cabin $1,000.00 per person
Single Rates on Request
Prepaid Taxes: Room, Food & Beverage, Port Charges and fees $337.81
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