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Practicing State of the Art Diabetes Care

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
June 24 - July 1, 2012

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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14AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
14 Contact Hours
14 AAFP Prescribed Credits
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Course Fee
Physicians $695
All Others - Course Fee$450

Course Fee Cancellation Policy
30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 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
Pediatricians, Endocrinologists, Physicians, Diabetes Specialists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. PONDER: Getting off to a good start: initial care of any patient with diabetes.
    • Describe how to foster an attitude of empowerment and realistic expectations in a patient or family of a child with newly diagnosed diabetes
    • List at least 4 essential clinical tasks to accomplish with a newly diagnosed diabetes patient
    • Identify four common health care provider behaviors that discourage patient adherence with diabetes self-care
  2. SCHREINER: Beyond insulin and glucagon for persons with type 1 diabetes
    • Describe the role of amylin in the pathophysiology of type 1 diabetes
    • Identify the options for addressing amylin deficiency.
    • Discuss the clinical aspects and patient education implications of using pramlintide.
  3. ANDERSON: How to recognize and manage patient related stressors as barriers to diabetes self-care
    • What is stress? And where is it located?
    • What is ‘patient empowerment’ and how does it work in the relationship between the diabetes clinician and the patient with diabetes?
    • How can diabetes clinicians assist patients in identify both ‘sticking points’ in diabetes self-care as well as ‘coping strategies’.
  4. SCHREINER: The Ominous Octet as the type 2 diabetes "Rosetta Stone"
    • Outline the eight defects contributing to type 2 diabetes.
    • Consider the clinical tools for differentiating the ominous octet.
    • Discuss strategies to treat the eight physiologic challenges of type 2 diabetes.
  5. PONDER/ANDERSON: What clinicians can learn from ‘motivational interviewing’ to help persons with diabetes improve their self-care.
    • Identify 2 ways in which ‘motivational interviewing’ differs from traditional methods of counseling or therapy.
    • Define “rolling with resistance”.
  6. SCHREINER: What’s new in the pharmaceutical pipeline for treating type 2 diabetes?
    • Discuss the road from idea to FDA approval for new drugs.
    • Describe the latest drug therapies under FDA review to treat diabetes.
    • Review recent FDA warnings and cautions for currently approved diabetes drugs.
  7. PONDER: Identifying and managing diabetes co-morbidities and early long term complications
    • List three common co-morbid conditions in newly diagnosed patients with diabetes
    • Discuss current strategies for screening and evaluation for common long term diabetes complications and their initial medical management
  8. ANDERSON: Recognizing and managing depression in persons with diabetes
    • Differentiate major depression from ‘diabetes burnout’
    • Identify 2 treatment modalities that have proven to be helpful in treating depression in persons with diabetes.
    • List 2 physical symptoms and 2 mental symptoms of clinical depression.
  9. PONDER: Are “smart” insulin pumps a panacea for poor metabolic control in diabetes?
    • Discuss the indications and contraindications for use of the insulin pump
    • Describe the common features of modern insulin pumps and how they can improve glycemic control if properly applied
  10. ANDERSON: How to optimize family support for persons with diabetes
    • Describe the “helping dilemma” in families with a member with diabetes.
    • Identify 2 primary examples of ‘unrealistic expectations’ family members sometimes have about diabetes management.
    • Explain how the cycle of ‘miscarried helping’ begins in families living with diabetes.
  11. PONDER: Peering into the flux: who is real time continuous glucose monitoring really for?
    • Discuss the indication for use of real-time continuous glucose monitoring
    • Describe the limitations of current RT-CGMS devices
    • Interpret a basic RT-CGMS trend line
  12. PONDER: Managing common insulin pump problems and how to remedy them
    • List the 5 basic programmable features of a modern insulin pump device
    • Describe how basic pump settings are generated and when to make adjustments in them
    • List at least 3 common insulin pumping errors or misuse and how to identify them
  13. SCHREINER: How to create a diabetes team in a primary care setting
    • Use the chronic care model as a tool for building a diabetes team.
    • Discuss how to access diabetes education services for patients in a primary care practice.
    • Describe how to be reimbursed for diabetes education services.
  14. SCHREINER: From stem cells to the artificial pancreas: Hot topics in Diabetes Research 2012
    • Describe the path to a cure for diabetes.
    • Discuss current clinical research strategies to augment beta cell activity.
    • Identify the diabetes research agendas for key funding agencies.
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
Stephen Ponder, M.D., CDE,

Dr. Ponder is a board certified pediatric endocrinologist from Midland-Odessa, Texas. His commitment to pediatric diabetes stems from his own 46 years of personal experience with the condition, plus over 30 years of professional involvement with direct diabetes care and clinical diabetes research. He is active in numerous national organizations and boards and speaks internationally on diabetes issues in children, including insulin pump therapy and the epidemic of type 2 diabetes in children. He has spent the past 31 summers volunteering his time and expertise in service to the children at the Texas Lions Camp for Children with Diabetes and has served as the camp's Medical Director since 1990. Always approachable and engaging, Dr. Ponder values the designation of certified diabetes educator (CDE) and takes every opportunity to teach families and children more about their diabetes in order to achieve the best control possible.

Barbara Schreiner, Ph.D., RN, CDE, BC-ADM
Dr. Schreiner's career has been a blend of clinical practice, education, research and performance improvement. She has a 35-year history of teaching in both clinical and academic environments. As an advanced practice nurse, she has provided diabetes care and education to children and adults in a variety of settings, including summer camps (and cruise ships). She has been involved with more than 40 research projects, including serving as a co-investigator with the NIH-NIDDK study to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes in children.

Dr. Schreiner has more than 60 publications (peer-reviewed, book chapters, and abstracts) and has coordinated and/or presented more than 300 continuing education programs (local, regional, and national). She is actively involved with her professional organizations serving as lead faculty for a national training program for diabetes educators and past chair of a content expert panel for a national certification program. Before coming to Capella University, she was a training and performance specialist with a large biotechnology company. Dr. Schreiner has been on faculty with Capella since 2008 as adjunct and currently core faculty in the nursing programs.

Barbara Anderson Ph.D.

Dr. Anderson is Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She is the Senior Psychologist at the Diabetes Care Center, Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, TX. She was the recipient of the American Diabetes Association, Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award in 2003 and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Mary Jane Kugel Award in 2005. She has published extensively on the interplay of psycho-social and family factors with adherence and medical outcomes in youth with diabetes. Dr. Anderson is currently involved with two multi-site NIH-funded trials - one with youth with type 1 and families and the other with youth with type 2 and families. Her research interest is on the development of effective strategies for integrating a family and a child development focus into the delivery of pediatric diabetes health care.

Dr. Anderson received her Doctorate degree in developmental psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral research at the Social and Behavioral Sciences Branch National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Anderson also completed a post-doctoral clinical internship at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

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.

This Live Activity, Practicing State of the Art Diabetes Care, with a beginning date of 6/24/2012 - 7/1/2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.0 Prescribed credits 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 Jun 24
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:00pm
Mon Jun 25
Nassau, Bahamas
7:00am
2:00pm
Tue Jun 26
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Wed Jun 27
Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas
9:00am
6:00pm
Thu Jun 28
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri Jun 29
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:30pm-4:30pm
-
-
Sat Jun 30
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon
-
-
Sun Jul 1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
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.
St. Maarten - The smallest island in the world ever to have been partitioned between two different nations, St. Martin/St. Maarten has been shared by the French and the Dutch in a spirit of neighborly cooperation and mutual friendship for almost 350 years.

All the same, each side has managed to retain much of the distinctiveness of its own national culture. The French tend to emphasize comfort and elegance. The beaches are secluded, the luxury resorts provide lavish accommodations, and the restaurants offer some of the finest dining experiences anywhere in the Caribbean.

The latest French fashions can be found in many of the shops, and the smell of fresh croissants and pastries mixes everywhere with the spicy aromas of West Indian cooking. Small cafes and charming bistros add a decidedly Gaelic and cosmopolitan flair to the place. On the whole the atmosphere remains very relaxed.
St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. - Arguably the island with the best shopping and the best beaches. Shop duty-free Charlotte Amalie 'til you drop. Or dive into the beach scene at beautiful Magens Bay, Coki Point, or Turtle Cove, nesting ground of the endangered hawksbill sea turtle.

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
OS

Owner's Suite - 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.

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GS

Grand Suite - 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 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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JS
Junior Suite with Balcony -floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your private veranda, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a living area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 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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D5
Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 53.8 sq. ft.)
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F
OceanView Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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M
Large Interior Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
Call for Pricing
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $283.04
Deposit $150.00 per person

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



Staterooms


Junior Suite


Large OceanView with Verandah


Large OceanView


Inside Stateroom

Actual staterooms may not be identical to those pictured.
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: