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Columbia University Medical Center
Medicine at Sea

7-Night Greek Isles
from Venice, Italy
August 24 - 31, 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.

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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 AAFP Prescribed Credit(s)
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$550 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
Enjoy 14.0 credit hours and earn from the leading clinician educators from Columbia University on hand-selected essential topics in Medicine such as Cardiology, Gerontology, General Medicine and Neurology. Ranked #1 Hospital in NYC in US News & World Report. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors.

Columbia University Medical Center
Cardiac & Geriatric Medicine Essentials at Sea
Week-at-a-Glance (August 24 – 31, 2014)

Sunday, August 24th, 2014 - Venice, Italy 5:00pm Departure
 
Monday, August 25 - 2:00pm- 10:00pm Kotor, Montenegro
 
Tuesday, August 26 – Lecture location TBD
7:30 am Registration
8:00 am Venous Thromboembolism - Paul G. Lee, MD, MPH
9:00 am Care Of Persons With Dementia: Clinical And Ethical Considerations - Evelyn Granieri, MD
10:00 am How To Perform An Efficient And Meaningful Geriatric Assessment  - Evelyn Granieri, MD
11:00 am Neurologic Emergencies - Hyunmi Choi, MD, MS
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Aortic Stenosis – old problem, new relevance, and new therapy - Joseph Tenenbaum, MD
2:00 pm How Should I approach Atrial Fibrillation this Year? - Joseph Tenenbaum, MD
3:00 pm Perioperative Risk - Paul G. Lee, MD, MPH
4:00 pm Adjourn
7:30 pm Meet the Faculty Cocktail Reception - Location TBD
 
Wednesday, August 27 - 7:00am- 5:00pm Santorini, Greece
 
Thursday, August 28 - 6:00am- 6:00pm Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Friday, August 29 - 9:00am- 5:00pm Katakolon, Greece

Saturday, August 30 – Location TBD
7:30am Registration
8:00am Lipid Therapy 2014 – Any relevance to the past? - Joseph Tenenbaum, MD
9:00am Angina Pectoris – What to do when a procedure can’t be used - Joseph Tenenbaum, MD
10:00am Frailty & Other News in Geriatrics - Evelyn Granieri, MD
11:00am 5 Things Physicians Should Question in Caring for Older Adults - Evelyn Granieri, MD
12:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm TBD - Hyunmi Choi, MD, MS
2:00pm Pleural Effusions - Paul G. Lee, MD, MPH
3:00pm Community-Acquired Pneumonia - Paul G. Lee, MD, MPH
4:00pm Adjourn
7:30pm Farewell Cocktail Reception - Location TBD
 
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 6:45am Venice Italy

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 G. Lee, MD, MPH (Division of General Medicine), Course Director; Associate Professor of Medicine at CUMC; Medical Director, Section of Hospital Medicine; Medical Director, International Services NYP/CUMC; Associate Director, House Staff Training Program

Dr. Paul Lee obtained his Medical Degree at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City. Subsequently, he trained at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for internship and residency. After serving as a Chief Medical Resident, he joined the Section of Hospital Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University. Since 2002, he has served as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and he continues to chair the Residency Selection Committee. Since 2003, he has been the Medical Director of the Hospitalist Group and in the following year began serving as the Unit Chief for the newly created Hospitalist Nursing Unit. In 2004, he was a recipient of the Physician of the Year Award by the Division of Nursing. In 2007, he was named a three-year recipient of the Ewig Clinical Education Award for dedication and excellence in clinical teaching.

Joseph Tenenbaum, MD (Cardiology), Edgar Leifer Professor of Medicine at CUMC, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Director, Internal Medicine House Staff Training Program; Chief, Allen Hospital Medicine Division

Dr. Tenenbaum is deeply committed to fulfilling the privilege that the practice and teaching of medicine affords. The first is the commitment to the patient - to bring the best of modern medicine with the finest art of the classical caring of medicine to heal those who are sick, provide remedy for suffering, and to promote health. The second is the commitment to those who come to train - to afford the best experience in realizing one's potential, to present the best examples of medical caregiving. Dr. Tenenbaum has led the Department of Medicine to flourish in its commitment to education, teaching, and research through a similar focus.

Joseph Tenenbaum is a native of New Jersey. He graduated with a BA in Physical Chemistry from Brandeis University, but then redirected himself to medicine. Completing Harvard Medical School in 1974, he returned to New York to train at Presbyterian Hospital in Internal Medicine and then at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cardiology. He joined the Columbia University Medicine faculty in 1979, where he has remained since. In addition to a busy practice of internal medicine and cardiology, he has continued as a specialist in general cardiology with focus on critical care, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease and preventive cardiology. He has been a committed teacher, receiving Columbia University's Presidential Teaching award in 2010. After efforts as vice chair and acting chair of medicine, he was Clinical Dean of the Medical School for two years. He now compliments his clinical activities with roles as Director of the Internal Medicine Training Program and Chief of the Allen Hospital Division of Medicine. Dr. Tenenbaum is married to Marilous Faith Tenenbaum. He has a daughter, Mollie Rodriquez.

Evelyn C. Granieri, MD, MPH (Geriatrics/Gerontology) Division Chief Geriatrics

Evelyn C. Granieri, MD, MPH, MSEd is a fellowship trained geriatrician. She is the Co-Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Granieri began her medical career as a Registered Dietitian at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She subsequently attended medical school at Northwestern University and there completed her residency in Internal Medicine and was the first Fellow in Geriatric Medicine at Northwestern. She was an attending physician and Assistant Professor there, also. Dr. Granieri then went to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. There, she began a comprehensive educational program in geriatric medicine throughout the medical center. She developed programs throughout the health care schools. She was also Associate Director for Education of the Veterans Hospital Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC). While in Pittsburgh, Dr. Granieri then Came to New York. She was Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Deputy Vice Chair for Education. Dr. Granieri also served as Chief of Geriatrics for the Bronx Veterans Administration Medical Center and Deputy Director of Clinical Care for the VA GRECC.

Dr. Granieri has won numerous teaching awards including the Dennis Jahnigen Award, the highest teaching award given in geriatrics. She has taught in many overseas countries and speaks frequently within the US. She serves as Chair of the Education Committee within the American Geriatrics Society, has developed many training guidelines in geriatric medicine and is Deputy Director of the program to increase geriatrics knowledge among surgeons and specialists. She is also on the Board of other societies and the Board of the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Academic Societies.

Dr. Granieri has a deep commitment to the education of physicians in Geriatric Medicine and to the care of vulnerable older adults.

Hyunmi Choi, MD, MS (Neurologist specializing in the care of epilepsy patients)

After graduating Cum Ladue from medical school at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse NY , Dr. Choi completed her internship at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York followed by her residency in Neurology at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University Medical Center. Following her residency, she went on to complete a fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the Neurological Institute. She is board certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Epilepsy. She has served in the past as the Director of Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Columbia University Medical Center. Now she directs the Continuous EEG Monitoring program and co-manages the Intraoperative Monitoring Program. In terms of research interests, following her training in Biostatistics at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia, she has been committed to patient-oriented research to better understand the benefits of and barriers to epilepsy treatments.

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
Sun Aug 24
Venice, Italy
-
5:00pm
Mon Aug 25
Kotor, Montenegro
3:00pm
10:00pm
Tue Aug 26
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Wed Aug 27
Santorini, Greece
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu Aug 28
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00am
6:00pm
Fri Aug 29
Katakolon, Greece
9:00am
5:00pm
Sat Aug 30
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Sun Aug 31
Venice, Italy
6:45am
-

Ports of Call
Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!
Katakolon, Greece - Explore the site of the very first Olympic Games! Ancient Olympia is a short drive from Katakolon to see where the sacred flame is still lit every Olympic year. Wonder at the ruins of the awesome Temple of Zeus.
Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.
Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.
Venice, Italy - 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 Port tips from our blog

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.

Celebrity Silhouette

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

STATEROOMS

DETAILS

Celebrity Summit Royal Suite

Royal Suite (RS) - Call 800-422-0711 for Current Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 538 sq. ft. Veranda: 195 sq. ft.

Celebrity Suite (CS) - Call 800-422-0711 for Current Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 467 sq. ft. Veranda: 79 sq. ft.

Sky Suite (S2) – Call 800-422-0711 for Current Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Two lower beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area, some with sofa bed and lounge chair. Entertainment center with television VCR and DVD player. Bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 251 sq. ft. Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
Concierge Class Stateroom (C3) - Call 800-422-0711 for Current Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Two lower beds convertible to queen. 20" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed . Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette® bathrobes Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels. Complimentary beach towel service.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (2B) Call 800-422-0711 for Current Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 20" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Four pillows in every stateroom. Complimentary use of bathrobes. 100% cotton towels. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
*Some staterooms in category 2B are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
OceanView Stateroom (08) - Call 800-422-0711 for Current Pricing
Large ocean view window. Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa, inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
* Some staterooms in category 8 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.
Inside Stateroom (09) - Call 800-422-0711 for Current Pricing
Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
* Some staterooms in categories 9 & 10 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 183 - 200 sq. ft.
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $249.05

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for this 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: