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Pain Management & Neurology

11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Conference from Rome, Italy
August 29 - September 9, 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.

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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Course Fee Physicians $695
All Others - $450
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
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
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics covered will be:
  • Environment of Care for Pain
  • Evidence-Based Medicine for Pain
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Imaging
  • Chronic Pain Syndromes
  • Treatment with Opioids
  • Headache Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Overview of Injections
  • Steroid Injections
  • Facet Injections
  • Sacro Iliac Injections
  • Disc Injections
  • Neurostimulators and Sympathetic Injections
Objectives:
  • Utilize the appropriate injection technique to manage chronic pain
  • Utilize an evidence based approach to pain management
  • Responsibly prescribe opiates to manage chronic pain
  • Consider the quality process when treating chronic pain
  • Consider the perception, anatomy and physiology of chronic pain
  • Utilize appropriate imaging studies in managing chronic pain
  • Consider the socio-economic effects of chronic pain
  • List important factors to consider in the treatment of neuropathic pain
  • Recommend appropriate behavioral interventions in the management of chronic pain
  • Review the incidence of headache
  • Identify common types of low back pain
  • Clarify the difference between neck pain and headache
  • Identify appropriate use of electrical stimulation for treatment of pain
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 M. Mendoza, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAN, FACPE
Dr. Edward M. Mendoza is an independent contractor and senior Physician Consultant of the Mendoza group. He has more than 29 years of experience in health care as a physician and consultant. He also has a Neurology private practice. Dr. Mendoza's consulting services include physician training, coder and case manager education, physician liaison training, clinical documentation quality reviews, clinical pathway development, and clinical cost management. Other present consulting experience is as a part time Vice President of Medical Affairs (Medical Director) at a tertiary care facility. He also assists with DRG and CPT proper coding projects and educational programs for HIM, UM, and QA personnel.

Dr Mendoza is board certified in Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Medical Management. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Academy of Neurology. He is a Certified Physician Executive. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science, received his Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and his Masters of Business Administration from the Executive Program of Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Dr. Mendoza is widely published in the medical literature including several books: International Healthcare, A Framework for Comparing National Health Care Systems, 3rd edition and Mastering the Reimbursement Process, 2nd Edition. He has been recognized in Modern Healthcare for his international expertise. He has spoken at numerous seminars, both nationally and internationally on clinical, international health care, and managed care topics. He has prepared and taught “Financing International Health Care Systems, Comparative International Health Care Systems, and Managed Care for Public Health” for the school of Public Health, Morehouse School of Medicine.

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.


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 Aug 29
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
-
5:00pm
Tue Aug 30
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Wed Aug 31
Santorini, Greece
Tenders required
2:00pm
10:00pm
Thu Sep 1
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
7:00am
6:00pm
Fri Sep 2
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12:00pm,
1:00pm - 4:00pm
-
-
Sat Sep 3
Istanbul, Turkey
Overnight stay onboard
7:00am
-
Sun Sep 4
Istanbul, Turkey
-
2:00pm
Mon Sep 5
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
10:00am
8:00pm
Tue Sep 6
Mykonos, Greece
7:00am
6:00pm
Wed Sep 7
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm
-
-
Thu Sep 8
Salerno, Italy
7:00am
6:30pm
Fri Sep 9
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.
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 policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your particular conference date.

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
10
Standard Inside Staterooms - two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
$1910
08
Oceanview Staterooms - picture window, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as an expanded living area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
$1820
2D
Deluxe Ocean-view Stateroom with Balcony -floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your private veranda, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a living area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
$1820
2B
Deluxe Ocean-view Stateroom with Balcony -floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your private veranda, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a living area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
$1820
2A
Deluxe Ocean-view Stateroom with Balcony -floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your private veranda, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a living area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
$2080
C3
Concierge Class Stateroom with Balcony -floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your private veranda, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a living area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
$2120
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
3rd & 4th in Cabin, please call for pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees - $386.66 per person
Deposit - $450 per person
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: