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Primary Care: Nephrology Essentials and Case Studies

11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Conference from Rome, Italy
May 16 - 27, 2011

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.

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity Equinox

All social events are complimentary for guests traveling with conferee and whose cabins are booked in the meeting group.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
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 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
Urologists, Nephrologists, Renal Specialists, Internists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this activity is to provide the physician with a working knowledge of clinically relevant and up-to-date topics in clinical nephrology using a combined lecture and case study approach.

This review will provide a practical overview of commonly encountered problems in clinical nephrology, focusing on prevention, diagnosis, and management. For each topic, nephrology essentials will be reviewed and illustrative cases explored and discussed. Participants will be invited to share their clinical experiences, concerns, and insights. Upon completion of the course, participants should have a clear understanding of the stages of chronic kidney disease and be able to enumerate the common disease entities that result in chronic disease; recognize common complications of chronic kidney disease especially anemia and abnormalities of calcium and phosphorus metabolism, their pathophysiology and management. Participants should be familiar with the incidence of hypertension in the community, its demographics and complications, and be able to describe the approach to management of the difficult to control hypertensive patient. Participants should recognize the renal complications of diabetes mellitus, its pathophysiology and approach to management; describe the different types of kidney stones, their pathophysiology and management; recognize the significance of proteinuria, describe the common diseases associated with proteinuria, and understand the management of proteinuria. The practitioner should also be familiar with the approach to management of the stable renal transplant patient and be able to recognize and anticipate the major complications. Finally, the practitioner should be able to describe the pathophysiology and etiology of hyponatremia in clinical practice and have an understanding of the approach to its management.

Ideal candidates for these seminars include physicians as well as other health care professionals involved in the daily management of renal patients in the office, clinic, or other outpatient setting.

Program:
May 17

1:00-2:30 pm Chronic kidney disease: its causes and stages
2:30-3:30 pm Anemia in chronic kidney disease
3:30-4:30 pm Calcium and phosphorus abnormalities in chronic kidney disease
4:30-5:00 pm Cases and discussions

May 20
9:00-10:30 am Hypertension: demographics and incidence
10:30-12:00 noon Combination therapy in the management of hypertension
1:00-2:00 pm Diabetic nephropathy
2:00-3:00 pm Kidney stones its causes and management
3:00-4:00 pm Proteinuria: its causes and management

May 25
8:00-10:00 am Managing the renal transplant patient
10:00-11:30 am New approaches to the management of hyponatremia
11:30-12:00 noon Case studies and course overview
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
Edward P. Nord, M.D., Professor of Medicine, State University of New York Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Stony Brook, New York
Accreditation

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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 OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Mon May 16
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
-
5:00pm
Tue May 17
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Wed May 18
Santorini, Greece
Tenders required
2:00pm
10:00pm
Thu May 19
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
7:00am
6:00pm
Fri May 20
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
-
-
Sat May 21
Istanbul, Turkey
Overnight stay onboard
7:00am
-
Sun May 22
Istanbul, Turkey
-
2:00pm
Mon May 23
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
10:00am
8:00pm
Tue May 24
Mykonos, Greece
Tender required
7:00am
6:00pm
Wed May 25
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm
-
-
Thu May 26
Naples/Capri, Italy
7:00am
6:30pm
Fri May 27
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
4:30am
-

Ports of Call
Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.
Istanbul, Turkey - Istanbul, the only city in the world built on two continents, stands on the shores of the Istanbul Bogazi (Bosphorus) where the waters of the Black Sea mingle with those of the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn. Here on this splendid site Istanbul guards the precious relics of the three empires of which she has been capital; a unique link between East and West, past and present.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey - Ephesus, one of the world's finest archeological sites, awaits. Here you will walk the Arcadian Way, view the facade of the Library of Celsus and visit the Amphitheatre.
Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

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.

Celebrity Equinox

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
12
Large Interior Stateroom
Features • Two beds convertible to queen-size • Vanity • 32" LCD TV • Wireless internet access* • Sitting area with sofa • Some cabins may have a trundle bed. 183sf
* For a nominal fee
$1620
11
Large Interior Stateroom
Features • Two beds convertible to queen-size • Vanity • 32" LCD TV • Wireless internet access* • Sitting area with sofa • Some cabins may have a trundle bed. 183sf
* For a nominal fee
$1670
08
Large Oceanview Stateroom
Features: • Ocean view window • Two beds convertible to queen-size • Vanity • 32" LCD TV • Wireless internet access* • Sitting area with sofa • Some cabins may have a trundle bed. 177sf.
* For a nominal fee
$1770
2D
Superior Oceanview Stateroom With Veranda (obstructed view)
Features • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors • Two beds convertible to queen-size • Sitting area with sofa • Vanity • 32" LCD TV • Wireless internet access* • Veranda • Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. 248sf with veranda.
* For a nominal fee
$1869
1C
Superior Oceanview Stateroom With Veranda (obstructed view)
Features • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors • Two beds convertible to queen-size • Sitting area with sofa • Vanity • 32" LCD TV • Wireless internet access* • Veranda • Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. 248sf with veranda.
* For a nominal fee
$1960
C3
Concierge Class with Veranda
Features: • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors • Sitting area with sofa • Two beds convertible to queen-size • Vanity • 32" LCD TV • Wireless internet access*
• Veranda • Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. 248sf with veranda.
* For a nominal fee
$2120
All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
Call for 3rd/4th person in cabin
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $386.66 per person
Deposit $450.00 per person
Single Rates are Available - Request Details from our Staff
Air Fare Additional


Staterooms

Superior Ocean-view Stateroom with Balcony

Ocean View

Inside Stateroom

Actual staterooms may not be identical to those pictured
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