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Communication Skills for Health Care Practitioners

10-Night Mediterranean Enchantment from Rome
October 6 - 16, 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.

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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
13.25 AAFP Prescribed Credits
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
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./University at Sea, or a licensed affiliate, 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
Internists, Family Practitioners, NPs, Nurses, PAs, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to allow physicians and other health care providers to improve their communication skills.

Communication is important.

Patient satisfaction
Clinician satisfaction
Better patient adherence to clinician plan
Better clinical outcomes
Fewer malpractice suits

Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
• Effectively influence patient behavior
• Appropriately disclose unanticipated outcomes
• Enlist patients as active participants in their care
• Identify obstacles to empathy
• Present a model for conducting a medical interview
• Develop a patient-centered interview model
AAFP APPROVAL
This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.25 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
Frederic Platt, MD Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Associate Director, Foundations of Doctoring; University of Colorado School of Medicine, Coordinator of Communication Curriculum; Regional Consultant, Bayer Institute for Health Care Communication; Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine; Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American Academy on Physician and Patient.
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.

Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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
Tue Oct 6
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
-
5:00pm
Wed Oct 7
Livorno (Florence), Italy
7:00am
8:00pm
Thu Oct 8
Monte Carlo, Monaco
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri Oct 9
At Sea
-
-
Sat Oct 10
Barcelona, Spain
7:00am
11:00pm
Sun Oct 11
Mallorca (Palma), Spain
9:00am
6:00pm
Mon Oct 12
At Sea
-
-
Tue Oct 13
Carthage/Tunis (La Goulette), Tunsia
7:00am
6:00pm
Wed Oct 14
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
7:00am
6:00pm
Thu Oct 15
Naples, Italy
7:00am
6:00pm
Fri Oct 16
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
7:00am
-

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.

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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
J
Large or Standard Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. 183-207 sq. ft.
$CALL
H3
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft. Fully Obstructed View
$CALL
GG
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft. Fully Obstructed View
$CALL
G
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft. Partial Sea View
$CALL
F4
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft.
$CALL
E4
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft.
$CALL
DD4
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft.
$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
VF4
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
VE3
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
SY3
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
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
SS3
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
SC3
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
SB4
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
SA4
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
SA
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
PS4
Penthouse Verandah Suites
Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah with whirlpool, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, microwave, refrigerator, guest toilet, private stereo system, floor-to-ceiling windows.
$CALL
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All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
3rd/4th 339.00 per person
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $345.81per person
Deposit $600.00 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