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Family and Sports Medicine

7-Night Mediterranean Cruise Conference
from Venice, Italy
November 15 - 22, 2014

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

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

Course Fees:
$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$450 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, 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, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
To review the diagnosis and management common diseases and conditions encountered in the family medicine practice

Objectives

At the completion of this course the attendee will be able to: 

  • List the common presenting symptoms of hypothyroidism
  • Define Hashimoto’s Disease the most common cause of hypothyroidism
  • Summarize the current recommendations for the management of hypothyroidism
  • Identify patients at risk for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and in specific population groups
  • Analyze and distinguish the various agents and their mechanisms of action utilized in the treatment of diabetes
  • Summarize the treatment goals for different populations of patients with diabetes
  • List the available classes of insulin therapies and their proper use in specific patient groups
  • Debate the rationale of combination therapy in  treating specific patient groups
  • Prescribe insulin therapy for patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and correlate the studies supporting each clinical case
  • Identify risk factors which contribute to the difficult patient encountered in clinical practice
  • Determine strategies for dealing with difficult patients
  • Realize that many “difficult patients” have undiagnosed (and untreated) psychiatric diagnoses
  • Delineate the evaluation of the patient with a possible concussion syndrome
  • Describe the appropriate evaluation of a patient with a concussion syndrome
  • Prescribe the proper return-to-play (or return-to-work) recommendations following a concussion syndrome
  • Define the proper risk stratification of patients at-risk for (or with) CAD
  • Enumerate further testing and evaluation of patients to further define risk stratification of a specific patient.
  • Recommend individual specific evaluations for the patient presenting with defined risk factors (age, family history, symptoms, etc.)             
  • Explain the proper evaluation of an athlete or employee with a specific musculoskeletal injury
  • Differentiate specific findings which indicate a more serious injury
  • Recommend a program for return-to-play (or return-to-work) after common musculoskeletal injuries
  • Provide effective pain management and compassionate care in an age of drug diversion
  • Improve patient adherence to care plans in order to avoid hospital readmission
  • Effectively manage dementia in a primary care setting
  • Decrease avoidable mortality of patients suffering from sepsis
  • Describe the principles and new goals with CV and blood management
  • Review the appropriate care and treatment of Patients
  • Discuss new approaches to bridging the IP/OP care chasm
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
David Weiland, Jr., M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Largo Medical Center; HCA West Florida; Largo, Florida

Dr. David Weiland, M.D. is a graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University and serves as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. At Bayfront, he works closely with the medical staff where he combines physician feedback with strategy, technology and innovation to set standards in hospital-based care. He has more than a decade of experience as a medical educator, formerly serving as assistant director of Bayfront's Family Practice Residency Program. He also served as the Medical Director for the Suncoast Hospice in Pinellas County Florida.

He completed his medical training at the University of South Florida and served as Chief Resident of internal medicine before entering private practice in 1992. He continues to present and publish nationally on a series of Palliative Care and other medical issues. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Recently, he has promoted the integration of palliative care consult services into Pinellas county community hospitals to increase the access of pain and symptom management services to those struggling with chronic life threatening illnesses.

Russell D. White, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri

Dr. Russell White received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine in 1974 and completed a three-year residency in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Missouri Medical Center-Columbia.

Today he is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine where he is Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center. He helped author the American Diabetes Association's Consensus Statement on Activity and Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes and is currently a member of the American Diabetes Association's Technical Writing Committee for Exercise and Activity in Type 1 Diabetes. In addition, he helped author the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine's Position Statement for the Management and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Competitive Athletes.

He served as a Crew Chief for the United States Olympic Committee from 1996-2004, was Director of Medical Coverage for the Men's NACC South Regional Basketball Tournament in 1998, the Men's NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament in 1999 and was an original team physician with the Tampa Bay Rays professional baseball team from 1997-2005. He has served as Medical Director for the Annual Hospital Hill Run in Kansas City since 2007 and currently serves as the Head Team Physician for the University of MissouriKansas City NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletic Program.

A past Editorial Board member of Clinical Diabetes and Insulin Dr. White has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and is co-editor of the textbook Exercise Testing for Primary Care and Sports Medicine Physicians. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Diabetes, Diabetes Care, eMedicine, Insulin, Journal of Family Practice, The Lancet and webMD.

He has lectured at national meetings since 1986 on sports medicine, exercise testing, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In 2002 he was named to the list of the five Top Florida Doctors in Sports Medicine and was named to Kansas City Super Doctors in 2007, 2008, 2009. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 he was named to the Kansas City Super Doctors in Sports Medicine. He was listed in the Premier Who's Who Registry of Outstanding Professionals in 20092010; listed in the Guide to America's Top Family Doctors 2010 Edition; Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare in 2011 and Named to Who's Who in America 2012 66th edition.

Dr. White is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and a member of the American College of Clinical Endocrinologists. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and has his subspecialty Certification of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine, Adolescent Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.

He enjoys woodworking and jazz music. He and his wife, Dara, have been married 42 years and are Lifetime MS 150 Riders.

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
Sat Nov 15 Venice, Italy - 4:50pm
Sun Nov 16 Kotor, Montenegro
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
2:00pm 9:00pm
Mon Nov 17 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon; 1:00-5:00pm
- -
Tue Nov 18 Naples, Italy 7:00am 6:30pm
Wed Nov 19 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 7:00am 7:00pm
Thu Nov 20 Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy 7:00am 7:00pm
Fri Nov 21 Provence (Toulon), France 7:00am 5:00pm
Sat Nov 22 Barcelona, Spain 6:00am -

Ports of Call
Venice, Italy (Embark) - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice
Pre-Cruise Hotel Packages in Venice Port tips from our blog
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.
Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.
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.
Toulon, France - One of the Mediterranean's best ports and largest harbors welcomes you to the home of the French Mediterranean Fleet. Located in the Var prefecture of the Provence, Toulon has a long history that is revealed in various districts of the city. The Old Town is along the harbor, with narrow streets and small squares, most boasting a nicely decorated fountain. The Upper Town is mostly 19th century grandeur. You can take a cable car to Mont Faron, bypassing the road that is a notorious stretch for bicycle racers. The waterfront neighborhood of Le Mourillon is a family-friendly beach area for Toulonais. There are wonderful museums of history, art from various periods and naval history to explore as well.
Barcelona, Spain (Debark) - 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.

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.

Splendour 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 ACCOMMODATIONS PER PERSON
Owner's Suite (OS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, shower and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs. (569 sq. ft., balcony 246 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa. (371 sq. ft., balcony 114 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, sitting area with table and sofa. (287 sq. ft., balcony 78 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E1) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (H) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
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