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Columbia University Medical Center
Clinical Pearls Of Internal Medicine
Learn from the Leading Clinician Educators

7-Night Western Caribbean
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 24-31, 2013

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

Course Fees
Physicians - 25 Credit Hours - $695
Nurses, Physician Assistants and other medical professionals - 25 Credit Hours - $395

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, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives

This uniquely specialized and educationally intense COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER program will immerse attendeeÂ’s in some of the most important topics in internal medicine, designed specifically by Columbia Physicians..

Spend 25 fun & intense hours on cutting edge topics and issues that face you daily. The material will be presented in interactive lecture format, presented by the leading clinician educators from Columbia University Medical Center. Learn directly from Columbia Physicians on the following topics: Cardiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Gastroenterology, Neurology and Nephrology. In addition, each specialty will have a case-based question and answer session using the Audience Response System which will allow you (anonymously) to test your knowledge in the different areas of medicine.

Monday, March 25
07:00 am Registration
07:30 am Venous Thromboembolism
09:00 am End-Stage Liver Disease
10:00 am Infectious Endocarditis and Other Blood Stream Infections
11:00 am Key Concepts in Solid Tumors
12:00 pm Simulation Center
12:30 pm Acute Renal Failure
01:30 pm Arrhythmias
03:00 pm Perioperative Cardiac Risk
04:00 pm Adjourn
Thursday, March 28
07:00 am Registration
07:30 am Acid Base Abnormalities
08:30 am Electrolyte Abnormalities
09:30 am Approach to Abnormal Liver Tests
10:30 am Anemia and Thrombocytopenia
11:30 am Review of the ECG
12:30 pm Simulation Center
01:00 pm Overview of Antibiotics
02:00 pm Hospital Acquired Infections
02:45 pm Community-Acquired Pneumonia
03:30 pm Pleural Effusions
04:00 pm Adjourn
Saturday, March 30
07:00 am Registration
07:30 am HIV Updates
08:15 am Hematologic Malignancies
09:00 am Oncologic Emergencies
10:00 am Hypertensive Emergencies
11:00 am Neurologic Emergencies
12:00 pm Simulation
12:30 am Upper & Lower GI Bleeding
01:30 pm Pancreatitis & Hepatobiliary Disease
02:30 pm Coronary Artery Disease/Acute Coronary Syndrome
03:15 pm Heart Failure
04:00 pm Adjourn
After participating in this course, participants will:
  • Understand the most current, evidence-based clinical practice for key core competency-based topics in medicine and their guidelines
  • Be familiar with the latest knowledge and skills and understand how to apply these in daily practice
  • Make recommendations for optimal management of many common diseases
  • Diagnose and manage problems frequently encountered in the hospital and office
  • Make recommendations for optimal management of many common diseases
  • Network with Columbia University/NewYork Presbyterian Faculty
  • Use the information presented in preparation for recertification
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
PAUL LEE, MD, MPH – COURSE DIRECTOR, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Section of Hospital Medicine, Associate Director, Medical House Staff Training Program, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine

ANGELO BIVIANO, MD, Esther Aboodi Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine

HYUNMI CHOI, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Neurology

KATHERINE D. CREW, MD, MS, Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine

R. JOHN CREW, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Medical Director, Comprehensive Incompatible Kidney Transplant Program, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine

JULIA IYASARE, MD, Director, Simulation Center, Department of Medicine

MARCUS PEREIRA, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases Program, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

ELIZABETH C. VERNA, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Assoicate Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship Program, Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases, Department of Medicine

Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical EducationAccreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Continuing Education, Inc and Columbia University Medical Center. 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 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim 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
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun Mar 24
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:00pm
Mon Mar 25
Cruising
-
-
Tue Mar 26
Labadee, Haiti
8:00am
5:00pm
Wed Mar 27
Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00am
7:00pm
Thu Mar 28
Cruising
-
-
Fri Mar 29
Cozumel, Mexico
8:00am
7:00am
Sat Mar 30
Cruising
-
-
Sun Mar 31
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15am
-

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.
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.
Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
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.

Call for Availability
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.
$2,324
Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D6) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
$1,334
Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Oceanview Stateroom
OceanView Stateroom (F) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
$1,164
Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Inside Stateroom
Large Interior Stateroom (N) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
$904
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $293.55
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