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Cardiology

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas
May 11 - 18, 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 Incredible Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 AAFP Prescribed Credit(s)
14 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, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Objectives:
  1. Apply the current guidelines pertaining to the primary and secondary prevention of CAD
  2. Apply the current guidelines pertaining to the management and treatment of hypertension
  3. Explain the current recommendations regarding pre-operative evaluation as well as their rationale
  4. Apply the current guidelines with respect to treatment of diabetes and hyperlipidemia
  5. Apply the current guidelines pertaining to the management and prevention of stroke and peripheral vascular disease
  6. Identify patients with obesity and metabolic syndrome and explain strategies for their management
  7. Describe the unique characteristics of women with heart disease and explain how these patients should be managed
  8. Apply the current guidelines for heart failure management
  9. Identify patients who are appropriate for stress testing referral and be able to interpret stress testing results
  10. Apply and explain the current guidelines regarding management of patients with atrial fibrillation
  11. Improve their ability to interpret ECGs and manage patient care based on their results
  12. Apply the current ACS guidelines
  13. Explain new management strategies for aortic stenosis and identify appropriate patients for these strategies
  14. Explain the different options available to help patients quit smoking
Topics:
  1. Primary and secondary prevention of CAD.
  2. Hypertension
  3. Pre-operative evaluation
  4. Diabetes and lipids
  5. Stroke and peripheral vascular disease
  6. Metabolic syndrome, exercise and obesity
  7. Women and heart disease
  8. Congestive heart failure
  9. Stress testing
  10. Atrial fibrillation
  11. ECG case studies
  12. Acute coronary syndromes
  13. Aortic stenosis
  14. Smoking cessation
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
Mark Eisenberg, M. D. , MPH, FACC, FAHA,

Dr. Eisenberg is a tenured Professor of Medicine at McGill University. His responsibilities include teaching medical students, residents and fellows. Moreover, he is a Staff Cardiologist at the Jewish General Hospital, where he is an active Interventional Cardiologist who also performs stress tests, sees patients in clinic, and rounds on the cardiology consultation service. Furthermore, Dr Eisenberg is the Director of Clinical Research of the McGill Cardiology Fellowship Program, and an Associate Member of the McGill Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is the Director of the Cardiovascular Health Services Research Group at the hospital and a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology. Dr. Eisenberg completed his MD at the University of Rochester. He then did a residency in Internal Medicine at McGill University, and a Masters of Public Health at Harvard University. Afterwards, he completed a research fellowship in Echocardiography and Epidemiology at the University of California in San Francisco, where he also completed a cardiology fellowship.

Dr. Eisenberg did an interventional fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He obtained a Masters of Management in International Health Leadership from McGill University in 2010. Over the course of his career, Dr Eisenberg has published 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and participated in several collaborative works. He recently published a book entitled “The Physician Scientist's Career Guide.” His research interests include primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, health services and outcomes research, smoking cessation, the metabolic syndrome, clinical trials, and meta-analyses. He is also interested in related, broader prevention and public health issues affecting the North American population, such as obesity and patient exposure to radiation from medical therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Over the years, Dr Eisenberg has received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec.

Louise Pilote, M.D.

Dr. Louise Pilote is a Professor of Medicine at McGill University and the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at McGill University. She holds a James McGill Chair and a research scholarship from the Fonds de Recherche en Santé du Quebec. She is a practicing Internist and epidemiologist at the Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Pilote received her MDCM from McGill University. She then obtained an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Pilote's research focus includes cardiovascular epidemiology, outcomes research, and health services research. She is the principal investigator for the GENESIS: an intercapacity enhancement team on gender and sex determinants of cardiovascular diseases funded by the Canadian Institute of Health research and the Heart and Stroke Foundation as well other studies related to access to care for patients with heart disease, and pharmacoepidemiology studies of cardiac medications. She has published over 200 manuscripts.
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.

AAFP LogoThis Live activity, Cardiology Reveiw Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of 05/11/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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 May 11
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Welcome Reception
Families and guests invited
May 11, 2014 7:30 - 8:30 pm Location TBA
-
5:00pm
Mon May 12
Nassau, Bahamas
7:00am
2:00pm
Tue May 13
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00 - Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
-
-
Wed May 14
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
10:00am
7:00pm
Thu May 15
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri May 16
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00 - Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
-
-
Sat May 17
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Sun May 18
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15am
-

Ports of Call
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

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.

Allure 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

ACCOMMODATIONS
CATEGORY
CEI RATE
Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Owners Suite
Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 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.
Call for Availability
Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Grand Suite
Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 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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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Junior Suite
Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 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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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Ocean View with Balcony Stateroom
Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D7) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Oceanview Stateroom
OceanView Stateroom (I) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Inside Stateroom
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
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $295.41
Deposit $250 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific conference.

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