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Medical and Legal Issues at the End of Life

7-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Conference from Rome, Italy
April 21 - 28, 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.

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BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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

Course Fees:
Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $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
Primary Care Physicians, Neurologists, Lawyers, Nurses, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to recognize the potential for legal concerns in medical practice with particular emphasis on End of Life planning.

At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • Provide Leadership in preliminary planning for end of life
  • Assist in the development of advance directives
  • Address and ensure the patientÂ’s right to die
  • Discuss complex case scenarios regarding the right to die
  • Accurately determine brain death
  • Exhibit appropriate terminal medical care and caring
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 J. Felos, J.D.
Attorney/Author George J. Felos, a Dunedin, Florida resident, graduated from Queens College of the City University of New York, and received a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law in June of 1976. In 1977 he was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and in Florida. He has practiced in the Tampa/Clearwater area for thirty-one years, the last twenty-nine years with the firm of FELOS & FELOS, P. A. in Dunedin. George is a national expert in “right-to-die” cases.

He is best known for his work as the lead attorney in the Terri Schiavo case—a multi-year struggle to end the artificial feeding of a vegetative young woman. Prior to Schiavo, George argued the landmark case establishing an individual's constitutional right to refuse or discontinue unwanted medical treatment, Guardianship of Browning. That case, decided by the Florida Supreme Court in 1990 and cited by courts around the country, permitted the removal of unwanted feeding tubes without court order.

George is the author of the non-fiction book, Litigation as Spiritual Practice, published in 2002 by Blue Dolphin Publishing, Inc. From 1996-1998 he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Inc., the largest non-profit Hospice in the world, and is a Hospice patient volunteer. He frequently lectures before lay and professional groups on “right-to-die” issues, has led many meditation and personal growth workshops, and is a guest Sunday speaker at various churches. He created and teaches the Florida Bar Association accredited CLE courses, “Meditation for Lawyers” and “What You Need to Know about the Right to Die.”

Sloan B. Karver, M.D.
Dr. Sloan Beth Karver is an former Assistant Professor of Oncological Sciences at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She obtained Board Certification by the Hospice and Palliative Care Board in 2004 and became a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2008. In addition she holds certifications in Family Medicine. She has extensive Hospice experience having previously served as the Chief Medical Officer of a not-for-profit Hospice. In addition, Karver was the past president and current board member of Project GRACE.

She recently was the lead investigator on the “Methylnaltrexone for Opioid-Induced Constipation in Advanced Illness” which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine this past year and has presented the study in the United States, Argentina, Peru, Brazil and Chile among others.

She is a published author on end-of-life issues, as well as pain and symptom management. Dr. Karver lectures nationally and internationally on the same topics.
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.

Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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 Apr 21
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
-
5:00pm
Mon Apr 22
Sicily (Messina), Italy
10:00am
7:00pm
Tue Apr 23
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12noon, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Wed Apr 24
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00am
6:00pm
Thu Apr 25
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
7:00am
5:00pm
Fri Apr 26
Chania (Souda), Crete
6:30am
3:00pm
Sat Apr 27
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12noon, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Sun Apr 28
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00am
-

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!
Chania (Souda), Crete, Greece - Chania is the second largest city of Crete, and one of the most beautiful. It lies along the north coast of the island at the east end of the Gulf of Chania. Chania is the site of the ancient Minoan settlement the Greeks called Cydonia (Kydonia), which was mentioned in Virgil's Aeneid. The site has been continuously inhabited from Neolithic times-at least 5000 years. The city's rich history can be traced through historic buildings and monuments with Venetian, Turkish and Greek architecture.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey - Ephesus, one of the world's finest archeological sites, awaits. Here you will walk the Arcadian Way, view the facade of the Library of Celsus and visit the Amphitheatre.
Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.

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.

Navigator 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

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.

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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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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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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E2) - 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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OceanView Stateroom (H) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (N) - 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 $234.37
Deposit $500 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