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Common Medical Symptoms:
Deciphering the Cause and Determining the Management

7-Night Alaskan Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
July 17-24, 2015

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

14 AMA PRA Category 1 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.

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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to review and discuss common general medical and musculoskeletal symptoms related to specific disease states, and to provide guidelines for their diagnosis and management. Topics will be chosen to benefit the family physician, general internist and sports medicine physician in an ambulatory care setting.
At the completion of this activity, participants should 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
  • Identify the cause and management of various sports-related dermatologic findings on exam
  • Discuss the participation and management of an athlete with various medical conditions which may affect their level of participation or the types of sports they may participate
  • Describe the most common causes of dizziness and provide an appropriate workup for the patient
  • Discuss the common causes of low back pain
  • Discuss the common causes of altered adrenal function, its evaluation and management
  • Discuss the causes of thyroid dysfunction, their evaluation and management
  • Describe the most common causes of heat-related conditions and their managemen
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
George D. Harris, MD, MS,
West Virginia University Eastern Division School of Medicine Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine.

Dr. Harris received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1982 and completed a three-year residency in the Department of Family Medicine through the University of Florida and Jacksonville Health Education Program in 1985. He was in solo medical practice for 12 years prior to entering academic medicine for the past 16 years.

Presently, he has dual roles at West Virginia University Eastern Division, Professor and Chair, of in the Department of Family Medicine and the Medical Director, of University Healthcare Physicians (UHP)-Primary Care Division. He is a member of the UHP Board of Directors, the UHP Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Committee, and UHP Strategic Planning Committee.

Dr. Harris has lectured at national, state, and local meetings since 1997 on various topics in sports medicine, exercise testing, diabetes, women's health topics and cardiovascular disease.

He was awarded as an honorary member of the Mortar Board National Honor Society in March, 2012. He was named to Kansas City Super Doctors for 2007- 2013. He was listed in the Consumers' Research Council of America Guide to America's Top Family Doctors for 2006.

Dr. Harris was appointed to the Society of Teachers for Family Medicine (STFM) National Clerkship Curriculum Editorial Board. He is also a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners Family Medicine Task Force; the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee; the AMSSM Annual Meeting Faculty Development Planning Committee; and is an AMSSM Fellowship In-training Item Exam Writer.

He was a member of The Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) of the Health Resources and Services Administration; appointed by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Harris a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and a member of the West Virginia Academy of Family Physicians. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and has his subspecialty Certification of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.

Russell D. White, M.D.
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.
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
Fri Jul 17 Seattle, Washington - 4:00pm
Sat Jul 18 Cruising
Lectures:
- -
Sun Jul 19 Alaska Inside Passage
Lectures:
- -
Sun Jul 19 Juneau, Alaska 12:00pm 9:00pm
Mon Jul 20 Skagway, Alaska 7:00am 8:30pm
Tue Jul 21 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska 7:00am 12:00pm
Wed Jul 22 Cruising
Lectures:
- -
Thu Jul 23 Victoria, British Columbia
9:00am 6:00pm
Fri Jul 24 Seattle, Washington 7:00am -

Ports of Call
Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier.
Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.
Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar. Port tips from our blog
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Amidst the pure silence, you'll sail past translucent blue icebergs silhouetted against a most dramatic backdrop of waterfall-laced rock walls ascending thousands of feet into the sky. This classic fjord, Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles and once seen, it is never to be forgotten.
Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

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.

Jewel 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 DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area with sofa bed. (282 sq. ft., balcony 74 sq. ft.)
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Superior Ocean-View with Balcony (Quad) (D1) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, , private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. (189 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe Ocean-View with Balcony (E2) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (162 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe Ocean-View with Balcony (E3) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (162 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) -Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom. (169 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (K) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.
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