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Family Medicine: Women's Health

7-Night New England/Canada Cruise Conference
from Boston, Massachusetts
September 30 - October 7, 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.

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

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
13.5 AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) 14 Contact Hours
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Course Fee: Physicians $695
All Others $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
Obstetrician/Gynecologists, Family Physicians, Internists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to provide a review of clinical conditions encountered by the Family Physician and address common gynecological problems.
Preliminary topics for activity
Evidence-Based Medicine
Screening for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Are all Birth Control Pills the Same?
Safety of Hormonal Contraception – Why all the Controversy?
The “Abnormal” Pap
Menopausal Therapy – Post Women’s Health Initiative
Tricks of the Trade in Diagnosing and Treating Depression – Monopolar and Bipolar
Diagnosis and Management of Headache
Osteoporosis
Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Allergic Rhinitis and Rhinosinusitis
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Explain evidence-based approaches to disease management
  • Utilize current guidelines in determining appropriateness of genetic-based cancer screening
  • Differentiate various types and doses of oral contraceptives used in clinical practice
  • Incorporate new FDA safety guidelines when counseling about contraception
  • Incorporate the recent changes in guidelines for the management of abnormal pap tests
  • Discuss menopausal hormone patient in the wake of recent media exposure
  • Recognize the global risks for cardiac disease
  • Identify national guidelines for diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia
  • Discuss the treatment of common STDs
  • Define relationships of allergic rhinitis and comorbidities
  • Recognize the presentation of depression in women
  • Appreciate the clinical nuances and differences between monopolar and bipolar depression
  • Identify the benefits and limitations of the various medication classes presently available to treat monopolar and bipolar depression disorders
  • Discuss the similarities and differences between migraine, tension, cluster and sinus headaches in adults and children
  • Discuss the pharmacologic therapies for migraine including “abortive” and “preventative” therapy
  • Recognize the prevalence and risk factors associated with osteoporosis
  • Emphasize the lifestyle and therapeutic options for the prevention of osteoporosis
  • Discuss the risk factors and clinical presentation of cardiovascular disease in women compared to men
  • Identify the American Diabetic Association (ADA) guidelines for the diagnosis of Prediabetes, the Type 2 Diabetes, the Joint National Committee on Hypertension (7) guidelines for blood pressure and the National Cholesterol Education Program III guidelines for lipid treatment In women
  • Discuss the important signs, symptoms and physical exam findings that support a diagnosis of rhinosinusitis and allergic rhinitis
  • Apply the guidelines for the treatment of acute rhinosinusitis and the options for the treatment of allergic rhinitis
  • List the clinical features and differences in signs and symptoms of the more common sexually transmitted dieases (STDs)
  • Discuss the rational use of pharmacological agents in the treatment of the more common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
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
H. James Brownlee, Jr., M.D., is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida.

After earning his medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York, Dr. Brownlee completed his residency training through the Williamsport Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He then completed a teaching fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Miami in Florida, followed by a geriatric fellowship at the Geriatric Education Center of the University of North Carolina.

A Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Brownlee is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

J. Kell Williams, M.D., Professor and Director, Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida
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, Family Medicine: Women's Health Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of September 30, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.50 Prescribed credit(s) 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
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note our shore excursions are operated independently of the cruise line.

DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun Sep 30
Boston, Massachusetts
-
5:00pm
Mon Oct 1
Portland, Maine
7:00am
6:00pm
Tue Oct 2
Bar Harbor, Maine (tendering required)
7:00am
5:00pm
Wed Oct 3
Saint John, New Brunswick
7:00am
5:30pm
Thu Oct 4
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Fri Oct 5
Halifax, Nova Scotia
9:00am
6:30pm
Sat Oct 6
At Sea Crusing
Lectures 8:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Sun Oct 7
Boston, Massachusetts
6:00am
-

Ports of Call
Bar Harbor, Maine - Once the summer-society rival of Newport, today Bar Harbor is rich in the legacy of the 19th century millionaires, including Acadia National Park, most of which was donated by the Rockefeller family. Clip clop along tranquil trails in a horse-drawn carriage.
Boston, Massachusetts - The cradle of American history, Boston rests on its glorious cultural laurels-Trinity Church, Old Ironsides, the Freedom Trail; yet thrusts into the next millennium as a high-tech hub of the computer industry.
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Ocean scenery at its best: granite boulders pounded by crashing surf, lighthouses standing sentinel on rocky ledges, a delectable lobster lunch caught fresh from the waters off Peggy's Cove. Back in Halifax, the ramparts of the Citadel await your inspection.
Portland, ME - Portland is Maine's business, financial and retail capital and the largest city in the state. Seascapes and cityscapes blend harmoniously in Portland, perched on a peninsula, jutting out into island-studded Casco Bay.

The metropolitan hub of Maine's south coast region, Portland is a progressive, lively city incorporating the character of yesteryear into a modern urban environment. Historic architecture blends gracefully with the new as you stroll along her working waterfront or the cobblestone streets of the restored Old Port section of the city.
Saint John, New Brunswick - Founded by Loyalists escaping the Revolutionary War in 1785, Saint John has emerged as a thriving port city. Its restored historic waterfront and surrounding natural beauty have made Saint John a wonderful destination.

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

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.

Call for Availability
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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 100.1 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
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Junior Suite with Balcony - 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.
$1574
E3
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom.  (179 sq.ft. Balcony 41 sq.ft.)
$974
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Large OceanView Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom.  (179 sq.ft.)
$744
M
Interior Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area , vanity area, and a private bathroom. (158.2 sq. ft.)
SOLD OUT
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $267.83 per person
Deposit $250.00 per person

Cancellation policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your particular conference date.



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: