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Primary Care: Mental Health Issues with a Focus on Drugs and Behavior

7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise Conference from Barcelona, Spain
September 4 - 11, 2011

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Norwegian Cruise Lines's Stupendous Norwegian Epic
NCL's Norwegian Epic

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
14 APA Hours
Course Fees:
Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $450
Cancellation Policy for Course
30-days-None; 7-29 days-50%; 7 days or less-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, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The conference will examine complex factors related to the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. One of the main themes will relate to why some people lose their ability to socially and physiologically regulate their drug intake. Drug effects are seldom black and white; they are the result of complex interactions between individual, substance and contextual factors. The material will focus on the concepts prevailing in the addiction and mental health field as well as assessment and intervention tools useful for intervention. This presentation can be broken down into three complimentary sections. The first covers drugs in society and in our lives, such as definition and effects, including the latest research on Dual Diagnosis (mental health and addiction) and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

The second section will present assessment tools for primary care clinicians that are easy and rapid to administer, reliable and valid. The third section will focus on individual and family intervention methods, using role-play techniques. The presenter will use an interactional (hands-on) approach, along with video presentations and group activities. A brief outline of the topics to be covered is provided below.

PRELIMINARY TOPICS
- DRUGS AND BEHAVIOR TODAY: PERSONAL & SOCIAL ASPECTS
- HOW DRUGS WORK: IN THE BODY AND IN THE MIND
- DUAL DIAGNOSIS ( SUBSTANCE ABUSE + MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES )
- FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS
- ADDICTION and MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT TOOLS IN PRIMARY CARE
-TREATMENT & MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING: THE STAGES OF CHANGE MODEL
- FAMILY INTERVENTION - ROLE PLAY
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.
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Faculty
Joseph Beltempo, Ph.D.

Dr. Beltempo is a clinical psychologist and senior lecturer at Kahnawake Social Services. He is a senior lecturer for the Psychology Department at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. As a senior Clinical psychologist, Dr Beltempo has participated and led many types of group therapy to help clients cope with acute, delayed and cumulative stress reactions. He has been directly involved in over 40 sessions of “Critical Incident Stress Debriefing” since 1990. He is also a member of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Committee in Kahnawake.

Dr. Beltempo received his BA in Psychology, Abnormal and Clinical, from McGill University in Montreal. He earned his M.A. in Psychology, and his PhD in Clinical Research from the Universite de Montreal.

John Mayo, Certified Addictions Specialist

Physicians in primary care as well as psychiatrists are increasingly needing the support from both psychologists and addictions specialists to address dual diagnosis patients, who bring on special challenges. Mr. Mayo's experience as an addictions specialist will bring added insight into the treatment of addictions for primary care physicians and other healthcare practitioners. He has presented at a number of international conferences to diverse audiences.

Mr. Mayo has chaired the Mental Health Committee in Kahnawake since its inception in 2003. Other members include Dr. Beltempo and a number of physicians. Mr. Mayo chairs the weekly meetings where cases are reviewed. In addition, Dr. Beltempo and Mr. Mayo consult on cases of dual diagnosis and on family interventions with psychiatrists from Montreal General Hospital. He has been a guest lecturer at Concordia University Department of Psychology in the Addictions and Drug Abuse courses since 2005.

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.

Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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 Sep 4
Barcelona, Spain
-
6:00pm
Mon Sep 5
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am – 12:00pm,
1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Tue Sep 6
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
7:00am
7:00pm
Wed Sep 7
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
7:00am
7:00pm
Thu Sep 8
Naples, Italy
7:00am
7:00pm
Fri Sep 9
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am – 12:00pm,
1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Sat Sep 10
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
6:00am
6:00pm
Sun Sep 11
Barcelona, Spain
5:00am
-

Ports of Call
Barcelona, Spain - Barcelona is a one of a kind, world-class city. While away the day exploring the beautiful, tree-shaded Las Ramblas. Or, marvel at its fantastic Art Nouveau architecture, with dozens of buildings that seem to have been sculpted from the stuff of dreams, like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. For the more worldly, shop for exquisite Lladro ceramics, chic spanish fashions or enjoy a cuisine that many say has rival's the French for the title of world's best.
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.
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.
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.
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, these islands offer you pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. Visit Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

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.

Norwegian Epic

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

SA
Deluxe Verandah Suites - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah,1 sofa bed for 2 persons, DVD player, floor-to-ceiling windows.
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SS
Superior Verandah Suites - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, floor-to-ceiling windows.
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VA
Deluxe Verandah Oceanview Staterooms -2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.
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BC
Large Oceanview Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
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C
Large Oceanview Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
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D
Large Oceanview Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
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J
Large or Standard Inside Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower
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ID
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.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
3rd & 4th in Cabin, $599
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees - $357.35 per person
Deposit - $350 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: