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Cruise to Cuba! 12-Lead ECGs & Arrhythmias: Diagnosis/Treatment

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Nov
04
Nov 04 - Nov 11 - Tampa
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12-Lead ECGs & Arrhythmias:
Diagnosis and Treatment

6-Night Havana, Cuba Overnight & Cozumel Cruise Conference
Round-trip Tampa, Florida
There is no impact to any of our cruises to Cuba in accordance with U.S. to Cuba travel regulations
November 4 - 10, 2017

Royal Caribbean's Wonderful Empress of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Doctors of Pharmacy
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
This program consists of an intense but enjoyable 14 hours of interactive Review and Practice on ECG (or EKG) & Arrhythmia Interpretation ‐ with focus on clinical application . There are 4 main topic areas:

Topic Area #1: ECG INTERPRETATION
Begins with the basics of the Systematic Approach to ECG Interpretation. Areas covered include Intervals, Axis/Hemiblocks, Chamber Enlargement, Bundle Branch Blocks, Ischemia/Infarction (including identification of the "culprit" vessel), Electrolyte Disorders, Pericarditis, WPW, Technical Errors, How to Use (or Not Use) the Computerized Interpretation Readout, and Normal Variant Patterns. Clinical relevance is stressed throughout.

Topic Area # 2: ECG REVIEW: Practice Tracings
Principles covered in Topic Area #1 are continually reviewed through the numerous Practice Tracings that are worked through in detail. Detailed explained answers are found in Dr. Grauer's books and Handout materials given to all participants. Questions are welcome!

Topic Area # 3: Arrhythmia INTERPRETATION
Begins with the basics of Rhythm Interpretation, which serves to catch up providers with less experience — while at the same time surprising even the most experienced interpreters with numerous clinical pearls along the way. Areas covered in addition to the basic rhythms are Narrow and Wide Tachycardias, Nodal Rhythms, MAT, AIVR, Vagal Maneuvers, AV Blocks/AV Dissociation (as well as mimics of AV Block), Aberrant conduction, and lots more.

Topic Area # 4: Arrhythmia Management/Practice
Principles covered in Topic Area #3 are thoroughly reviewed through Practice Tracings that are worked through in detail. Along the way — clinical concepts in arrhythmia management are covered, including diagnostic assessment of the patient with (or suspected of having) an arrhythmia. A practical approach to arrhythmia management is stressed, including clear guidelines for when to refer.

Special Gift:
Dr. Grauer will be providing each attendee with a very detailed course syllabus that includes five free pocket books, authored by him, which consolidate the educational material and contain Practice Exercises with detailed Explained Answers. There will be additional hard copy handout materials, as well as reference pdf files that cover all that will be discussed during Dr. Grauer's sessions.

Dr. Grauer's Pocket Brain Books You'll Receive (His GIFT to You! ):
  • ECG-2014-Pocket Brain Expanded book (navy blue)
  • A 1st Book on ECGs-2014 (baby blue)
  • 12-Lead ECG Practice Exercises (white)
  • ACLS-2013-Pocket Brain book (purple)
  • ACLS: Practice Code Scenarios-2013 (red)

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.
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Cruise to Cuba! 12-Lead ECGs & Arrhythmias: Diagnosis/Treatment

Event Photo
Nov
04
Nov 04 - Nov 11 - Tampa
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
Ken Grauer, MD
Professor Emeritus in Family Medicine
College of Medicine, University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida


After a 30-year career as full-time family medicine faculty at the University of Florida, College of Medicine - Dr. Grauer is now Professor Emeritus. He is primary author of over 10 books, and a leading primary care educator over the past 3 decades with literally hundreds of national presentations in various cardiology topics for primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other paramedical audiences. Dr. Grauer remains as busy as ever in "retirement" - working on numerous ECG/ACLS/Arrhythmia projects in book, ePub and on-line format.
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 aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
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
Sat Nov 04 Tampa, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Sun Nov 05 Cruising
- -
Mon Nov 06 Havana, Cuba
8:00 am -
Tue Nov 07 Havana, Cuba
- 4:00 pm
Wed Nov 08 Cozumel, Mexico
1:00 pm 9:00 pm
Thu Nov 09 Cruising
- -
Fri Nov 10 Tampa, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Havana, Cuba - Legendary nightlife, iconic music, and distinct culture. Take the unique opportunity to get to know fascinating local culture while discovering the timeless sights and sounds of nostalgic Havana. Mingle with locals and partake of the cafecito ritual at local cafés as you immerse yourself in a place untouched by time.

ITINERARY UPDATES

STATEMENT REGARDING U.S. CUBA POLICY CHANGES - 2:30 PM EST. FRIDAY, JUNE 16

We are pleased there is no impact to any of our cruises to Cuba as announced in the new U.S. policy toward Cuba today. Our guests are already enjoying curated people-to-people experiences under the approved categories of travel. We will continue to review the full and exact scope of the policy changes and any updated regulations during the implementation period which may take several months. Our cruises will continue to be delivered in accordance with U.S. to Cuba travel regulations and we will keep our guests and travel partners informed as we get any additional information. Up-to-date information regarding our itineraries to Cuba will continue to be updated here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do the Cuba travel changes announced by President Trump impact my sailing?
At this time, there is no impact to any of our cruises scheduled to travel to Cuba. Booked and potential guests can continue to cruise with us to Cuba without impact to their cruise vacation.

Is there anything additional I need in preparation for my travel to Cuba?
At this time, requirements to travel to Cuba include a valid passport, acquiring the appropriate visa, and the completion of the Guest Certification for Authorized Travel to Cuba identifying which of the twelve (12) licenses you are traveling under.

Will Royal continue to operate People to People tours? At this time, they don’t anticipate any changes to the Shore Excursions program.

Will additional documentation be required to go on a Royal Caribbean tour?
At this time, requirements to travel to Cuba include a valid passport, acquiring the appropriate visa, and the completion of the Guest Certification for Authorized Travel to Cuba identifying which of the twelve (12) licenses you are traveling under.

How long after travel do I need to keep this documentation for?
Copy of the certification must be retained for at least 5 years from date of authorized travel.

What are the specific requirements to travel to Cuba?
  • US Citizens - visa required to enter Cuba will be facilitated by Royal Caribbean during embarkation at a cost of $75
  • Cuban Americans who left Cuba prior to January 1, 1971 - visa required is HE11 and this must be obtained prior to your cruise
  • Cuban Americans who left Cuba after January 1, 1971 - do not need a visa to travel to Cuba, however will need their Cuban passport and a One-Page Entry Request Application which must be obtained prior to your cruise
  • International travelers - if you are traveling from one of the eighteen countries listed below, you must obtain an A-1 visa prior to your cruise. Countries include: Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen
Tampa, Florida - A myriad of attractions awaits you during your stay in the Tampa area: the active nightlife of Tampa's Ybor City, it's Aquarium, and Busch Gardens for those with kids (even Walt Disney World is within striking distance). Magnificent beaches are a short ride away (Ft. DeSoto being a rare jewel of a beach without hotels and "McMansions" crowding out nature), then there's the Dali museum in St. Petersburg's hip, food-and-art-centric Downtown. To the south, in quieter Sarasota, you can visit the palatial mansion and art museum of the king of the circus: John Ringling. It's a great vacation destination, in itself. Be sure to plan a couple days before or after your cruise to soak it in.

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.

Empress 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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - These suites offer a comfortable bedroom, small sitting area and a private balcony. Two twin beds that convert to Queen
Staterooms: 112 to 155 sq. ft.
Balcony: 40 to 120 sq. ft.
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OceanView Stateroom (G) -Two twin beds that convert to Queen, vanity area, and a private bathroom.
139 sq. ft.
$719
Interior Stateroom (N) - This standard stateroom offers two twin beds, a private private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone.
109 to 131 sq. ft.
$1,272
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $292.11 per person
Deposit: $250 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%
* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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