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Gastroenterology - Live Lecture CME Cruise Conference

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Dec
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Dec 03 - Dec 09 - Honolulu
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Gastroenterology

7-Day Hawaii, Cruise Conference
Round-trip Honolulu, Oahu
December 2 - 9, 2017

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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
4¼ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & 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
The purpose of this activity is to give participants an update in the diagnostic and therapeutic developments in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Tests
    • Interpret Liver Function Tests in context of chronic liver disease
  2. Screening and Evaluation of Chronic Hepatitis B in the Community
    • Recognize the prevalence of HBV infections in the community
    • Apply basic screening tools for diagnosis of HBV infections and interpretation of serologic tests
  3. Treatment Guidelines for Hepatitis B
    • Apply management guidelines in treatment consideration of chronic HBV infection
  4. Evaluation and Management of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection
    • Recognize patients at risk of disease progression and utilize guidelines for treatment selections
  5. Update in non-Alcoholic Liver Disease
    • Evaluate risk factors associated with NAFLD
    • Assess and manage NAFALD using current practice guidelines
  6. Management Considerations in End-Stage Liver Disease
    • Recognize patients at risk of disease progression and hepatic decompensation
  7. Drug-Induced Liver Injury (DILI)
    • Assess the cirrotic patient
    • Discuss management and treatment issues in decompensated patients
    • Recognize DILI and differentiate from other acute liver injury
    • Identify basic types of DILI
    • Discuss management of DILI
  8. Screening for Colorectal Cancer
    • Utilize current guidelines, identify high risk patients, and understand factors that cause screening to fail
  9. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Distinguish the different forms of IBS.
    • Increase physician's knowledge of the different treatments for IBS, chronic abdominal pain and Narcotic Bowel Syndrome
  10. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Improve the compliance of patient with their IBD therapy.
    • Recognize complications of the new therapies for IBD
  11. Esophageal Disease
    • Distinguish the etiologies, diagnosis, and treatment options in patients with chest pain and heartburn
  12. Ulcer Disease
    • Prevent and treat ulcer disease based on different potential etiologies
  13. Common Medical Problems in Patients with Chronic Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Discuss guidelines for preventive care of patients with chronic Gastrointestinal disorders
  14. Chronic and Recurring Diarrhea
    • Design a cost effective approach to the assessment and management of chronic diarrhea
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.
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Gastroenterology - Live Lecture CME Cruise Conference

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Dec
03
Dec 03 - Dec 09 - Honolulu
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
Martin H. Poleski, MD,CM, FACP, AGAF
Professor of Medicine, Duke University; Director of Endoscopy and Chief of Gastroenterology, Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Poleski is currently Professor of Medicine at Duke University in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University. He was Chief of Gastroenterology at Duke Regional Hospital (DRH) and Director of the Endoscopy from 2008 to 2016.

Dr. Poleski created the modern DRH Gastroenterology Department, starting with one Gastroenterologist in 2008, and now includes 8 Gastroenterologist. He is currently a full time Professor of Medicine at Duke University with a full time practice at Duke University clinics and endoscopy centers.

Dr. Poleski graduated McGill University, Montreal, in 1973 with an MD. He did his Internal medicine training at The University of Toronto and McGill University. In academic year 1975-76 he was Chief Medical Resident at The Jewish General Hospital of McGill University. He did a fellowship in Gastroenterology at Memorial Sloan Kettering , part of the Cornell Hospitals in New York City.

After completing his fellowship he returned to the Jewish General hospital as a consultant in Gastroenterology, developed the first Inflammatory Bowel Disease center at that hospital and at McGill University. He eventually rose in the ranks to become an Assistant Professor of Medicine at McGill University.

He joined the Scripps Clinic Medical Group in La Jolla , California at the end of 1992 as a consultant in Gastroenterology. He subsequently became Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center and Director of the Fellowship program in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Scripps clinic.

He also had an appointment at UCSD as Clinical Professor of Medicine. In the summer of 2003 he joined the faculty of Duke University as Professor of Medicine and senior consultant in Gastroenterology. He has continued his interest in inflammatory Bowel disease (IBD), involved in clinical studies and having a clinic at Duke University Medical Center dedicated to IBD.

Keyur Patel, MD, FRACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto, Division of Gastroenterology
UHN Toronto, ON, Canada

Dr. Patel received his Bachelor of Medicine degree from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom and completed his clinical fellowship in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Perth Teaching Hospitals, Western Australia. He completed a 3-year post-doctoral research fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research in viral hepatitis at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, San Diego, CA and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham NC.

He was on faculty at Duke University 2004-2015, and an Associate Professor of Medicine (with Tenure) since 2013.

He is now at the Toronto Center for Liver Disease and University of Toronto Health Network. He has served as Principal Investigator on numerous clinical trials in NAFLD, hepatitis B and C infection.

His research Interests include clinical and translational research relating to host metabolic risk factors and mechanisms of fibrosis in viral hepatitis, along with the development of noninvasive markers of fibrosis, and the incorporation of functional genomic tools in the development of biomarkers of disease progression.
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
Sat Dec 02 Honolulu, Hawaii
- 7:00 pm
Sun Dec 03 Kahului, Maui (Overnight)
8:00 am -
Mon Dec 04 Kahului, Maui
Lectures 4:00pm-7:00pm
- 6:00 pm
Tue Dec 05 Hilo, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Dec 06 Kona, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
7:00 am 5:30 pm
Thu Dec 07 Nawiliwili, Kauai
Lectures: 8:00am-10:00am
8:00 am -
Fri Dec 08 Nawiliwili, Kauai
Lectures 1:00pm-6:00pm
- 2:00 pm
Sat Dec 09 Honolulu, Hawaii
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Hilo, Hawaii - Gaze up from this charming town and see snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano. It's just one of the scenic marvels in this exotic greenhouse of lush tropical plants, towering banyan trees, thundering falls and enough flowers to fill a rainbow. Arid deserts, steaming fissures and volcanoes that blow their tops are just as impressive.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Combine the languid allure of the tropics with big-city sophistication, then add the spirit of aloha, and you've got Honolulu. This Pacific crossroads features museums, dazzling beaches, historic Pearl Harbor and spectacular sunrises over Diamond Head. Gardenias and jasmine blanket the air with a heady fragrance, and pink sunsets cast a magical glow over fabled Waikiki Beach.
Kona, Hawaii - The sun-blessed Kona coast stretches 80 miles along macadamia nut orchards, famous coffee plantations and some of the most important sites in Hawaiian history. The coast is famous for water sports, and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is a world-renowned annual event.
Maui, Hawaii - Once the center of the notorious Yankee Pacific whaling fleet, today Lahaina's historic grog shops and ship chandleries have been transformed into fashionable boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Other popular optional shore excursions: a humpback whale search; Haleakala Crater, so vast it could swallow Manhattan, skyscrapers and all; the heavenly road to Hana and the seven sacred pools.
Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii - The Garden Isle, Kauai receives the most rainfall of all the Hawaiian Islands, which leads to lush vegetation and elegant hibiscus blossoms, as well as a huge canyon carved by wind and water erosion. Marvel at the narrow paths worn by the ancient Menehunes into the cliffsides of the steep Na Pali Coast, unmarred by roads and unapproachable except by foot trail or helicopter.

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.

NCL’s Pride of America

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
PRICING
PER PERSON
2-Bedroom Deluxe Family Suite - Large Balcony, Living room, two separate bedrooms (one with a king-size bed and walk-in-closet and one with two lower convertible beds) a pullman sofa, two TVs, two bathrooms one with bath and shower. Butler service and concierge available. Approx. Size: 650-607 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite w/ Large Balcony - Living room, dining room, private balcony with hot tub, two separate bedrooms one with king-size bed and walk-in-closet, a double sofa bed, CD/DVD library, two TVs, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower and guest bathroom. Butler service and concierge available. Approx. Size: 676 - 957 sq. ft.
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Family Balcony - The whole family will have plenty of room in these staterooms. With enough space for up to four, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, as well as a convertible sofa in the sitting area and one pull down bed. Not to mention a private balcony with a great view. Approx. Size: 178 sq. ft.
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Large Balcony - Two lower beds and a sofa bed. The large balcony offers an incredible view. Approx. Size: 227 sq. ft.
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Balcony (BA) - These staterooms are forward or aft and are located on a high deck. They can sleep up to three guests and include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony and an amazing view. Approx. Size: 178 sq. ft.
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Balcony (BF) - These staterooms are forward or aft and are located on a high deck. They can sleep up to three guests and include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony and an amazing view. Approx. Size: 178 sq. ft.
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Oceanview (OA) - These staterooms have room for up to four guests. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a picture window with an obstructed view. Approx. Size: 144 sq. ft..
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Obstructed Oceanview (OK) - These staterooms have room for up to four guests. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a picture window with an obstructed view. Approx. Size: 144 sq. ft..
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Inside Stateroom (IC) - An Inside stateroom is the most affordable way for you to cruise. These staterooms can sleep up to four guests, with two pull-down beds and two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Approx. Size: 132 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $488 per person
Deposit $250- per person

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions .
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%
All information is subject to change.
* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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