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General Surgery: Update 2003

7-Night Glacier Route Alaskan Cruise
August 10 - 17, 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
General Surgeons, Surgical Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
To review the range of surgical conditions encountered by a general surgeon with special emphasis on laparoscopic options.
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
John H. Payne, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Frequent lecturer in laparoscopic surgery and member of Society of American Gastroenterological Endoscopic Surgeons.

Ernest Hanowell, MD ,. Anesthesiologist - Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD; former Director Cardiac Anesthesia, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; former Assistant Professor Anesthesia, George Washington University, Washington, DC
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 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the 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

Date  Port  Arrive  Depart
Aug      
10 Sun Vancouver, BC   5:00pm
11 Mon Scenic Inside Cruising (Conference)  
12 Tue Ketchikan, Alaska 7:00 am 3:00pm
13 Wed Juneau, Alaska 2:00pm 11:00pm
14 Thu Haines, Alaska 7:00am 9:00pm
15 Fri Sitka, Alaska 9:00am 5:00pm
16 Sat Cruising Hubbard Glacier (Conference)  
17 Sun Seward, Alaska 8:00am   

Ports of Call
Haines - Tucked in the forests at the tip of the Inside Passage, Haines sits on the shores of America's longest fjord. Spectacular peaks, glaciers, rivers and lakes, home to abundant birds and wildlife, surround this pristine spot.
Hubbard Glacier - Marching to the beat of a different drum, Hubbard Glacier is advancing while the rest of Alaska's ice rivers are receding rapidly. In 1986, Hubbard galloped forward, closing off Russell Fjord to create an entirely new lake. The phenomenon quickly passed and was followed by a short retreat, but the glacier is once again on the move and Russell Fjord is headed for another spell as an inland body of water.
Icy Strait Point, Alaska - Immerse yourself in secluded beaches, old-growth forests and Alaskan adventure - the best of Southeast Alaska is yours, including some of the best whale-watching and bear viewing opportunities anywhere.
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

Cat    Rate
PS Penthouse $4624
S Suite w/verandah 2997
A Mini-Suite w/verandah 2112
B Mini-Suite w/verandah 2025
C Large oceanview stateroom 1689
D Large oceanview stateroom 1640
E Large oceanview stateroom 1593
F Large oceanview stateroom 1546
FF Large oceanview stateroom 1499
G Large oceanview stateroom 1399
H Large oceanview stateroom 1451
I Large inside stateroom 1275
J Large inside stateroom 1239
K Large inside stateroom 1204
L Large inside stateroom 1169
M Large inside stateroom 1133

Prices are per person based on double occupancy
3rd & 4th in Cabin $480.00
$350  deposit per person due at time of booking 
prices are in US dollars
Port Charges, Gov't. Fees and taxes $181.16
Air Fare is additional
Prices subject to change without notice
Finals Due 05/26/03
Last day to cancel w/o penalty 05/26/03
Lose Deposit 05/27/03
50% Penalty 06/26/03
100% Penalty 07/26/03

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