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Topics in Rheumatology, Disability, and Rehabilitation Medicine

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Tampa, Florida
December 06 - 11, 2021
Royal Caribbean's <em>Brilliance of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas
16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours
ALSO AVAILABLE:
10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
10 ACPE Credits
10 Contact Hours
1 Hour of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
 

COURSE FEES

CREDITS/CONTACT HOURS ATTENDEES COURSE FEES
16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 16 ACPE Credits, 16.0 Contact Hours Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists $995
Physician Assistants $750
Nurse Practitioners $750
Nurses, Students & Others $595
10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, 10 ACPE Credits, 10.0 Contact Hours Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists $695
Physician Assistants $595
Nurse Practitioners $595
Nurses, Students & Others $395

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The purpose of this lecture series is to provide up to date information on disease states, how to preform a necessary work up and to have a better understanding of the medications and treatments used to care for rheumatology patients. Attendees should gain a better understanding of how to co-manage their patients along with the rheumatologist.

  1. Clinical Approach to Rheumatic Disease
    • Identify patients that require a rheumatology referral and those that can be managed by their primary care.
  2. Approach to Inflammatory Arthritis
    • Identify inflammatory arthritis and when to refer to rheumatology
  3. Osteoporosis
    • Identify when to treat as well as best first line options for individual patients.
  4. Gout
    • Better manage acute flairs and improve confidence with chronic gout treatment
  5. Back Pain: Is it Inflammatory?
    • Distinguish between mechanical vs inflammatory back pain.
  6. Lupus
    • Recognize the clinical presentation of lupus and how to start a work up.
  7. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Evaluate, identify and co-manage RA patients
  8. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and GCA
    • Identify patients, understand work up as well as new treatment options.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.
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.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Faculty

Nicole D. Melendez, MD, FACR

Nicole  D. Melendez, MD, FACR

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine (Voluntary Faculty)
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL 

Nicole D Melendez, MD graduated from St Matthews University, completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Missouri- Columbia and her Rheumatology fellowship at Louisiana State University. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She has been practicing Rheumatology in the Tampa Bay area since 2011.

She has a very active practice and is also involved in clinical research.  She's been voluntary faculty at the University of South Florida in the Department of Rheumatology since 2015, and she has a personal interest in nutrition and diet and its impact on rheumatologic disease states.

Elizabeth Moberg-Wolff, MD

Board Certified PM&R, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Brain Injury Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics -University of Wisconsin Medical School Madison, WI
Fellow, American Academy of PM&R, Pediatric Council leadership
Staff Physician, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Appleton Medical Center, Aurora Hospital
Former Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Medical College of Georgia
Editor and reviewer, Medscape

Elizabeth Moberg-Wolff MD graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed a residency and fellowship in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) . She holds board certification in PM&R, with subspecialty certification in Brain Injury Medicine and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. She is an active leader in the American Academy of PM&R, served as a Peds PM&R fellowship director and current medical student mentor, and enjoys educating therapists and primary care physicians about disabling medical conditions.

Her medical practice includes both children and adults with diagnosis such as cerebral palsy, brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular and genetic disorders. Spasticity management with botulinum toxins and intrathecal baclofen are areas of expertise. Travel, gardening and cooking for her family of 5 are her spare time activities.

Accreditation

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the 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.

 

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 16 contact hours.
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 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 16 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Mon Dec 06 Tampa, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Tue Dec 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Dec 08 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Dec 09 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Dec 10 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Dec 11 Tampa, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

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.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.

Georgetown, 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.

Royal Caribbean's Brilliance 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.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom, GS Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (GS)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with double sofa bed. Bathroom with tub and double sink. Concierge service. Stateroom: 385 sq. ft. Balcony: 106 sq. ft. 
$1,807.00
Agent will check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking
Junior Suite with Balcony, J3 Junior Suite with Balcony (J3)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed and private bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 299 sq. ft. Balcony: 66 sq. ft. 
$1,194.00
Agent will check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking
Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom, OS Suite/Deluxe Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (OS)
Queen-size bed, bathroom with whirlpool tub, double sink and bidet. Separate living area with a double sofa bed. Stateroom: 532 sq. ft. Balcony: 57 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom, OT Suite/Deluxe Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom (OT)
Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub), living area with double sofa bed, private balcony, and concierge service. Stateroom: 584 sq. ft. Balcony: 151 sq. ft.
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Royal Suite, RS Suite/Deluxe Royal Suite (RS)
Bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, double sink and bidet. Private balcony, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano. Stateroom: 1,001 sq. ft. Balcony: 172 sq. ft.
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Balcony

Oceanview with Balcony , 4D Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 271 sq. ft. Balcony: 131 sq. ft. 
$322.00
Agent will check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking
Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 1B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (1B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 204 sq. ft. Balcony: 45 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 1D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (1D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 2B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (2B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 204 sq. ft. Balcony: 45 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Obstructed Oceanview with Balcony, 2E Balcony Obstructed Oceanview with Balcony (2E)
Obstructed View: Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 3B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (3B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 204 sq. ft. Balcony: 45 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 4B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (4B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 204 sq. ft. Balcony: 45 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (5D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
$200.00
Agent will check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking
Ultra Spacious Oceanview, 1K Outside Ultra Spacious Oceanview (1K)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, additional bunk beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed, and private bathroom with shower. Stateroom: 265 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (1N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview, 2M Outside Spacious Oceanview (2M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 3N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (3N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 4N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (4N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 258 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 8N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (8N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
$171.00
Agent will check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking
Interior Stateroom, 1V Inside Interior Stateroom (1V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Studio Interior, 2W Inside Studio Interior (2W)
Full size bed and full bathroom. Single occupancy stateroom, no single supplement required. Can sleep up to 1. Stateroom: 108 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 6V Inside Interior Stateroom (6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $244.63 per person.
Deposit $100.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30+ days before sailing date - 75% Refund ; 7-29 days before sailing date - 50% Refund; Less than 7 days before sailing date - No Refund

Cruise Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our agents for policies applicable to this cruise.

* 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.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


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