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Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery - Cruise Alaska with The Spine Center

7-Night Alaska Cruise
July 27 - August 3, 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.

Continuing Medical Education Cruise Conference
on Holland America's ms Veendam

Continuing Education Program for Physicians
16 CME - Course Fee $559
RNs, LPNs, and NPs - - Course Fee $325
Course Fee Cancellation Policy - 30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

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
This program is designed for physicians and other healthcare providers involved in the surgical care of spinal disorders
Program Purpose / Objectives
At the conclusion of the course, the participants should be better prepared to:
· Assess surgical indications in spine patients.
· Order and interpret diagnostic studies such as MRI’s and radiographic studies.
· Manage the painful conditions found in patients with spinal pathology.
· Prevent medical errors.
· Understand the importance of HIV and domestic violence on a spinal practice.
· Avoid problems with Medicare fraud and abuse.

Agenda
Osteoporosis Medications (Dr. Rechtine – 1 hour)
Cervical Spine Trauma (Dr. Ducker – 1 hour)
Thoracolumbar Trauma (Dr. Rechtine – 1 hour)
Cervical Myelopathy (Dr. Ducker – 1 hour)
Cervical Radiculopathy (Dr. Ducker – 1 hour)
Neck Pain (Dr. Ducker – 1 hour)
Back Pain (Dr. Ducker – 1 hour)
Scoliosis (Dr. Rechtine – 1 hour)
Adjacent Segment Disease (Dr. Ducker – 1 hour)
Tumors (Dr. Rechtine – 1 hour)
HIV/Risk Management/Domestic Violence/Ethics–Avoiding Medical Errors (Dr. Rechtine – 2 hours)
E&M – Medicare Fraud (Dr. Rechtine – 1 hour)
Lumbar Disks (Dr. Ducker – 1 hour)
Lumbar Stenosis (Dr. Rechtine – 1 hour)
Degenerative Spondylolisthesis (Dr. Rechtine – 1 hour)

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
Glenn R. Rechtine, M.D. Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine, Dept. of Neurosurgery, Gainesville, FL
Thomas B. Ducker, M.D. Professor of Neurologic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Annapolis, Maryland
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
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Itinerary and Ports of Call

Day  Port  Arrive  Depart
0 Vancouver, B.C   5:00pm
1 Cruising the Inside Passage
2 Ketchikan, Alaska 7:00am 3:00pm
3 Juneau, Alaska 8:00 am 6:00 pm
4 Sitka, Alaska 8:00 am 6:00 pm
5 Cruising Glacier Bay National Park
6 Cruising College Fjord
7 Seward, Alaska 8:00am  

Ports of Call
Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier.
Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront. Port tips from our blog
Seward (Anchorage), Alaska - Ice free the year round, Seward was a natural choice as the ocean terminal and supply center during the construction of the Alaska Railroad (1903-1920). Today, it is the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park and home of the Annual Silver Salmon Derby, the biggest fishing event in Alaska. Port tips from our blog
Sitka, Alaska - Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Archangel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists' days.
Vancouver, British Columbia - Sophisticated. Culturally diverse, this beautiful port city brims with attractions. From Vancouver's cosmopolitan downtown to the historically renovated Gastown district and exotic Chinatown, Vancouver displays varied urban scenes. Nestled near the city center is Stanley Park, resplendent with its deep forest, totem poles, and scenic promenades.

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

Stateroom Description  Rate
Suite w/verandah $2899
Mini-Suite w/verandah $1959
Deluxe OceanView $1359
Inside stateroom $1039

Prices are per person based on double occupancy
3rd & 4th in Cabin $550.00
$350  deposit per person due at time of booking 
Port Charges, Gov't. Fees and taxes $186.71
Prices subject to change without notice
Finals Due 04/01/03
Last day to cancel w/o penalty 05/12/03
Lose Deposit 05/13/03
50% Penalty 06/12/03
100% Penalty 07/12/03

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