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21st Century Diabetes Management Update

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Galveston, Texas
June 12 - 19, 2016

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 Fabulous Liberty of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
2½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$550 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-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
Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Course Objectives:

  1. PONDER: Getting off to a good start: initial care of any patient with diabetes.
    • Describe how to foster an attitude of empowerment and realistic expectations in a patient or family of a child with newly diagnosed diabetes
    • List 4 essential clinical tasks to accomplish with a newly diagnosed diabetes patient
    • Identify four common health care provider behaviors that discourage patient adherence with diabetes self-care
  2. SCHREINER: Injectable medications: What's new? What's old?
    • Explore the non-insulin injectables to treat diabetes.
    • Review new insulin products and delivery systems.
    • Discuss the clinical aspects and patient education implications of using selected injectables
  3. SOLOWIEJCZYK: The primary care approach to help patients and families better cope with a diagnosis of diabetes (of any type)
    • Identification of life context issues, psychosocial issues & impact on coping and management at time of diagnosis.
    • What is 'patient empowerment' and how does it work in the relationship between the diabetes clinician and the patient with diabetes?
    • Discuss the clinician's role in identifying potential barriers/difficulties for effective patient coping & management AND working with patient and family to identify and implement coping strategies.
  4. SCHREINER: The Ominous Octet as the type 2 diabetes "Rosetta Stone"
    • Outline the eight defects contributing to type 2 diabetes.
    • Consider the clinical tools for differentiating the ominous octet.
    • Discuss strategies to treat the eight physiologic challenges of type 2 diabetes.
  5. SOLOWIEJCZYK: What primary care clinicians can learn from 'motivational interviewing' to help persons with diabetes improve their self-care.
    • Identify 2 ways in which 'motivational interviewing' differs from traditional methods of counseling or therapy.
    • Implementing a patient empowerment strategy based on MI principles
    • Define "rolling with resistance".
  6. SCHREINER: What's new in the pharmaceutical pipeline for treating type 2 diabetes
    • Discuss the road from idea to FDA approval for new drugs.
    • Describe the latest drug therapies under FDA review to treat diabetes.
    • Review recent FDA warnings and cautions for currently approved diabetes drugs.
  7. SOLOWIEJCZYK: Recognizing and managing depression and burnout in persons with diabetes
    • Differentiate major depression from 'diabetes burnout'
    • Identify 2 treatment modalities that have proven to be helpful in treating depression in persons with diabetes.
    • List 2 physical symptoms and 2 mental symptoms of clinical depression.
  8. PONDER: Are insulin pumps a panacea for poor metabolic control in diabetes?
    • Discuss the indications and contraindications for use of the insulin pump
    • Describe the common features of modern insulin pumps and how they can improve glycemic control if properly applied
    • Discuss reasons for poor outcomes with insulin pumps and methods to avoid them
  9. SOLOWIEJCZYK: Family Dynamics & the impact on Metabolic control and management behavior
    • Describe Parameters of Assessment for Family Functioning in families with a member with diabetes T1 T2, Adults & Children.
    • Identify 2 primary examples of 'dysfunctional parenting and couples/family coping that contribute to mismanagement & ineffective coping in both children and adults.
    • Describe the Family Approach to Diabetes Management 3 principles of Effective Parenting/Principles of Couples Functioning - impact on metabolic control and using the Family Approach to Diabetes management to develop and implement effective clinical strategies to improve clinical outcomes.
  10. SCHREINER: Delivering diabetes self-management education in the era of self-care
    • Discuss how to deliver diabetes education services for patients in a primary care practice.
    • Use the chronic care model as a tool for building a diabetes team.
    • Describe the role of social media and the internet in supporting diabetes care behaviors.
  11. PONDER: Sugar Surfing 1: The role of dynamic diabetes management strategies in diabetes
    • Discuss the indication for use of real-time continuous glucose monitoring
    • Compare and contrast static versus dynamic diabetes self-care tactics
    • List 5 false idols of diabetes self-care
    • Describe why dynamic diabetes management is the future of optimal diabetes outcomes
  12. PONDER: Sugar Surfing 2: Basic moves and benefits
    • Describe common type 1 diabetes scenarios which benefit from dynamic diabetes management
    • List the commonly used therapeutic maneuvers in Sugar Surfing
    • List 3 secondary benefits to long term use of a continuous glucose monitoring device
  13. PONDER: Common diabetes dilemmas
    • Discuss frequently seen diabetes dilemmas and their approach to management
    • Discuss the concept of carbohydrate counting and its role in diabetes self-management
    • Describe the clinical approach to the patient with a double-digit hemoglobin A1C
  14. SCHREINER/SOLOWIEJCZYK: From stem cells to the artificial pancreas: Hot topics in Diabetes Research 2016
    • Describe the path to a biological cure for diabetes.
    • Discuss current clinical research strategies to augment beta cell activity or prevent their loss
    • Discuss the current status of the artificial pancreas
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
Presenters:

Stephen W. Ponder MD, FAAP, CDE
Professor of Pediatrics, Texas A&M University School of Medicine
www.stephenponderMD

Dr. Ponder is Professor of Pediatrics with 50 years of personal experience living with type 1 diabetes. He has been a Board Certified Pediatric Endocrinologist since 1990 and a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) since 1989.

He directs one of the largest residential diabetes camping program in the US (26 years) and has worked with children and teens with diabetes for over 35 years.

Dr. Ponder has served as Chair of the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE) and participated in many local, state and national child advocacy organizations over the past 25 years. He is the author of the 2015 book "Sugar Surfing" (www.sugarsurfing.com).

He is internationally known in the field of type 1 diabetes management and has published basic science and clinical research studies regarding type 1 diabetes and co-morbid conditions. He has spoken nationally and internationally on type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children in addition to childhood obesity. He lives in Texas and is married with 3 adult children.

Barbara J. Schreiner, PhD, APRN, CPLP, CDE, BC-ADM
Sr. Director, Assessment Content and Research, Elsevier, Inc., Houston, TX
Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program, School of Nursing, Capella University

Dr. Barb Schreiner's career has been a blend of clinical practice, education, research and performance improvement. She has a 40-year history of teaching in both clinical and academic environments. As an advanced practice nurse, she has provided diabetes care and education to children and adults in a variety of settings, including summer camps (and cruise ships). She has been involved with more than 40 research projects, including serving as a co-investigator with the NIH-NIDDK study to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes in children.

Dr. Schreiner has more than 70 publications (peer-reviewed, book chapters, and abstracts) and has coordinated and/or presented more than 400 continuing education programs (local, regional, and national). She is actively involved with her professional organizations serving as past lead faculty for AADE's Core Concepts, past chair of the content expert panel for the BC-ADM certification program, and past member of the boards of directors for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA). She has been a training and performance specialist with a large biotechnology company and holds a national credential as a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP). She has been a training and performance specialist with a large biotechnology company. She is currently the Sr. Director of Assessment Content and Research at Elsevier, Inc. and is a part-time online professor in a graduate nursing program.

Joe Solowiejczyk, RN MSW CDE

Joe Solowiejczyk is a healthcare professionalwho has lived with Type 1 diabetes for over 50 years. Joe is President and founder of A Mile in My Shoes, a company that publishes books & produces videos on patient self-management and psychological coping as well as providing counseling and training to patients, families and health care professionals.

Having worked in the field of diabetes for over 35 years, and a person living with Type 1 diabetes for 52 years, his work focuses on translating his personal & professional experiences into unique patient care programs. As a nurse, diabetes educator and family therapist, he specializes in assessing how family dynamics impact the management of diabetes and designs interventions that result in more effective coping and optimal metabolic control.

Joe works extensively with both patients and professionals on the Family-Approach to Diabetes Management. He works with pediatric patients and their families in hospital clinics and private physicians' offices, and conducts workshops nationally and abroad for parents to help them cope with their child's diagnosis and daily challenge of living with diabetes. He designs educational and counseling programs for both children and adults with diabetes, as well as seminars for health care professionals on integrating family therapy into clinical practice.

He is a faculty member of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes lnstitute and Children with Diabetes. As President of A Mile ln My Shoes, Joe provides consulting expertise to pharpaceutical companies and health care marketing firms in the development of unique and positive partnerships among healthcare professionals, patients and products. He was also instrumental in the development of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia-Presbyterian, a comprehensive, family-focused center for diabetes research, education and patient care, where he served as the Associate Director of Clinical Services. He worked as a consultant to Children's Hospital Oakland, helping them to expand and develop their clinical diabetes program and with the Oakland Unified School District where he developed and coordinated the implementation of their in-district diabetes program; the flrst of its kind in the country. Joe has appeared in San Francisco/Bay Area newspapers, local and national television and radio, as well as National Public Radio's "All Things Considered".
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
Sun Jun 12 Galveston, Texas
Revised Time
- 4:00 pm
Mon Jun 13 *At Sea
- -
Tue Jun 14 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Jun 15 George Town, Grand Cayman
10:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu Jun 16 Falmouth, Jamaica
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jun 17 *At Sea
- -
Sat Jun 18 *At Sea
- -
Sun Jun 19 Galveston, Texas
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.
Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.
Galveston, TX - Galveston is famous for its seafood, tropical scenery and breathtaking Victorian architecture. This magnificent island also boasts of 32 miles of beautiful beaches and great sportfishing.
George Town, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

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.

Liberty 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
Royal Suite (RS) - Separate bedroom with king-size bed, private balcony, living room with queen-size sofa bed and private bathroom. (1,358 sq. ft., balcony 313 sq. ft.)
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Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. (594 sq. ft., balcony 204 sq. ft.)
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (401 sq. ft., balcony 104 sq. ft.)
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D1) Quad - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (G) Quad - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
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Promenade (PR) - A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long and private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (M)- Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $290.98
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.
* 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.
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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