1-800-422-0711
1-727-526-1571
Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association
Join our mailing list

OUR OFFICE HOURS

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 6:00pm EST
Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Sun 1:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Continuing Education, Inc. University at Sea® 5700 4th St. N.
St Petersburg, Florida 33703
E-Mail Us
Support Doctors Without Borders
Stress Free - Our Cruise Conferences provide a unique, relaxing learning environment.
Family Friendly - Our cruises are fun for the entire family. You will never run out of things to do!

Primary Care: Update in Lipidology and Cardiac Health

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
February 14-21, 2009

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

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 Line's Inviting ms Eurodam
Holland America's ms Eurodam

All social events are complimentary for guests traveling with conferee and whose cabins are booked in the meeting group.
14 CME Category 1 Credits
14 Contact Hours
Course Fee Physicians $695
All Others - Course Fee $450
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
Primary Care Physicians, Internists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this activity is to equip healthcare practitioners with evidence based strategies to use in clinical practice for preventing cardiac disease.

1) Current update and treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
2) The French and American Paradox...our obsession with fats
3) Understanding the Interheart Study...a look at global causes of heart disease
4) Residual risk...going beyond the Statin Quo
5) Is wine medicine?
6) How we Failed Tim Russert...lessons we can learn
7) Discuss actual cases with the Lipidologists
8. Polycystic ovarian syndrome :Updated Treatment approach
9. Pediatric obesity, Experiences from a pediatric obesity program
10. Advanced Lipid testing: Making sense of the Science
11. Advanced Lipid testing: Case based Practical Pearls
12. Heart Disease in Women: Is HDL all its cracked up to be?
13. Omega 3 Fatty Acids in treatment of hypertriglyceridemia
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
Larry Kaskel, M.D., (Internal Medicine) completed his undergraduate training at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Kaskel received his medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. His Internal Medicine Internship and Residency was completed at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Kaskel is dual board certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Lipidology, one of the earliest Certified Lipidologists in the nation. In the early 1990's, he participated in clinical trials testing cholesterol medicines alongside Dr. Michael Davidson, one of the nation's leading experts on cholesterol treatment and management. Dr Kaskel is on the staff of Lake Forest Hospital and is proud to be the Founder and Medical Director of Lake County's only Heart Attack Prevention Center.
Dr. Kaskel can be heard on XM Radio (Channel 233) every day hosting "Lipid Luminations," sponsored by the National Lipid Association. He also hosts "The Clinicians Roundtable" discussing timely clinical issues.

Tara Dall, MD graduated in the first class of Diplomats of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. She was Board-Certified in Clinical Lipidology November 2005, and is one of a handful of United States physicians treating pediatric dyslipidemia. Her clinic has recently become the first fully certified lipid clinic in the United States. She attended University of Wisconsin Madison for undergraduate, medical school training and family medicine residency. Entering private practice in 2001, she formed the Cholesterol & Lifestyle Center in 2006 with the goal of aggressive detection and treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. She has a special interest in advanced lipid testing, women's heart disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome and pediatric obesity
Because of her passion and expertise, Dr. Dall has been asked to lecture in every venue from hospital and medical school grand rounds to community events on topics such as “Advanced Lipid Testing”, “Pediatric Dyslipidemia”, “Metabolic Syndrome”, “Complex Dyslipidemia” and “Controlling Cholesterol: for the consumer”. She also has appeared on Milwaukee's FOX news and WISN-TV and recently gave the keynote address for the American Heart Association GO RED for women annual event in Milwaukee, WI.
Dr. Dall is a board member of the Midwest Lipid Association. Other hobbies include competitive ballroom dancing and photography.
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 CenterÂ’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
DATE
PORT
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sat Feb 14
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Welcome Reception 7:30-8:15pm
-
5:00pm
Sun Feb 15
At Sea: Lectures 9am-noon and 1-5pm
-
-
Mon Feb 16
Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos: Lectures 3-5pm
7:00am
3:00pm
Tue Feb 17
San Juan, Puerto Rico
10:00am
11:00pm
Wed Feb 18
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu Feb 19
At Sea: Lectures 9am-noon and 1-3pm
-
-
Fri Feb 20
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (conditions permitting)
Farewell Reception 5:15-6pm
8:00am
4:00pm
Sat Feb 21
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00am
-

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
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.
Grand Turk - Grand Turk is a picturesque island with a relaxed pace and a warm, friendly atmosphere. There are no fast food chains and no sprawling resorts.In addition to the amazing year around diving, with Oasis Divers you have seasonal attractions such as the North Atlantic humpback whales during the winter and manta rays in the summer, you're sure to be amazed.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - When was the last time you whiled away the day on a private Caribbean island? Here's your chance. The island is ours; the day is yours to sun, swim, and sail. Enjoy!
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.

ms Eurodam

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 sailing date. Be sure to review these cruise line policies with our staff.

CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
CEI RATE
K
Large or Standard Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. 183-207 sq. ft.
$CALL
J
Large or Standard Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. 183-207 sq. ft.
$CALL
GG
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft. All GG-category staterooms have fully obstructed views.
$CALL
G
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft. All G-category staterooms have a partial sea view.
$CALL
D
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft.
$CALL
C
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft.
$CALL
VD
Deluxe Verandah OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. 249 sq. ft.
$CALL
VC
Deluxe Verandah OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. 249 sq. ft.
$CALL
VB
Deluxe Verandah OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. 249 sq. ft.
$CALL
VA
Deluxe Verandah OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. 249 sq. ft.
$CALL
SS
Superior Verandah Suites
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows. 389 sq. ft. with verandah.
$CALL
SA
Deluxe Verandah Suites
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah,1 sofa bed for 2 persons, DVD player, floor-to-ceiling windows. 510 sq. ft. with verandah
$CALL
All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
3rd/4th 285.00 per person
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $241.71 per person
Deposit $350.00 per person
Single Rates are Available - Request Details from our Staff
Air Fare Additional
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