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Clinical Pain Management and Neurology with an Optional Section on Coding and Compliance

10-Night Spain and Portugal from London Cruise Conference
September 1 - 11, 2010

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.

Royal Caribbean's Amazing Independence of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

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 CME Category 1 Credits
14 Contact Hours
Up to 21 hours with Optional Section Course Fee Physicians $695
All Others - Course Fee $450
Optional Coding and Compliance - $275
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. 1-800-422-0711 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
Pain Management Specialists, Neurologists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:

• Identify patients with major risk factors for stroke
• Review current treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease
• Describe the pathophysiology of pain
• Explain pain mechanisms in neuropathic pain
• Discuss regulatory and ethical issues in pain management
• Discuss the roll of opioids in pain management
• Explain complications and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
• Review the management of headaches
• List current classification of seizures
• Discuss indications for pain injections
• Explain the use of epidural injections in chronic pain therapy
• List the negative results of inadequate sleep
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 21 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.
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
Wed Sep 1
Southampton, England
-
4:45pm
Thu Sep 2
At Sea (Class Sessions 9:00am - 12 Noon)
-
-
Fri Sep 3
At Sea(Class Sessions 8:00am - 12 Noon)
-
-
Sat Sep 4
Madeira (Funchal), Portugal
12 Noon
6:30pm
Sun Sep 5
Tenerife, Canary Islands
9:00am
6:00pm
Mon Sep 6
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
7:00am
6:00pm
Tue Sep 7
Lanzarote, Canary Islands
7:00am
2:00pm
Wed Sep 8
At Sea (Class Sessions 9:00am - 12 Noon)
-
-
Thu Sep 9
Vigo, Spain
11:00am
5:00pm
Fri Sep 10
At Sea (Class Sessions 8:00am - 12 Noon)
-
-
Sat Sep 11
Southampton, England
-
-

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.

Independence of the Seas

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
N
Large Interior Stateroom
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), vanity area and a private bathroom
$1565
M
Large Interior Stateroom
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), vanity area and a private bathroom
$1535
E1
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed, and a private bathroom.
$2415
D3
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed, and a private bathroom.
$2345
D2
Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed, and a private bathroom.
$2375
All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
Call for 3rd/4th person in cabin
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $300.06 per person
Deposit $450.00 per person
Single Rates are Available - Request Details from our Staff
Air Fare Additional


Staterooms

Deluxe Ocean View with Balcony


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