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Primary Care: Gastroenterology Update

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference from Seattle, Washington
May 25 - June 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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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 - 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
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.
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 physicianÂ’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.
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, M.D.,CM, FACP, AGAF, Professor of Medicine, Duke University; Director of Endoscopy and Chief of Gastroenterology, Durham Regional Hospital, Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Martin H. Poleski received his Medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He did his Internal Medicine training in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, and his Gastroenterolgy Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City. . He was program director of the Fellowship program in Gastroenterology and Hepatology; and Directory of the Inflammatory Bowel Center at the Scripps Clinic Medical Group in La Jolla, California.

He is currently Professor of Medicine at Duke University, Director of Endoscopy and Chief of Gastroenterology at one of Duke University's teaching hospitals, Durham Regional Hospital. Dr. Poleski's main interests currently are the early diagnosis of colon cancer and the treatment of Inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Poleski has participated in numerous clinical studies in these diseases, as well as other illnesses.

Keyur Patel, M.D.,FRACP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Dr Keyur Patel received his Bachelor of Medicine degree in 1989 from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. He completed his internship in the United Kingdom and residency and Internal Medicine fellowships at Fremantle and QE II Medical Centers in Perth, Western Australia. Dr. Patel completed his clinical fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Perth Teaching Hospitals, Western Australia in 2001. He completed a three-year post-doctoral research fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research in viral hepatitis at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, San Diego, California and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina.

In 2004, Dr. Patel was awarded the inaugural American Association for Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Sheila Sherlock Clinical and Translational Research award to pursue research interests related to proteomics, genomics, and non-invasive fibrosis markers in hepatitis C infection. In 2007, he completed a post-doctoral degree (DM) in Pathogenesis of Hepatitis C and Fibrosis through the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. He has co–authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, and has submitted over 100 abstracts to both national and international meetings. In addition, he has served as Principal Investigator on numerous clinical trials in hepatitis C infection, and as a reviewer for many of the principal journals in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
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, Gastroenterology for Primary Care, with a beginning date of May 25, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.50 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
ARRIVE
DEPART
Fri May 25
Seattle, Washington
-
4:00pm
Sat May 26
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Sun May 27
Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00am
4:00pm
Mon May 28
Tracey Arm Cruising
Juneau, Alaska
6:00am
2:30pm
10:00am
10:00pm
Tue May 29
Skagway, Alaska
Inside Passage Cruising
7:00am
6:30pm
6:00pm
10:30pm
Wed May 30
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Thu May 31
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
6:30pm
11:59pm
Fri Jun 1
Seattle, Washington
7:00am
-

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.

Celebrity Infinity

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

Sky Suite with Veranda (S2) – $2,064
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin. Living room with queen sleeper sofa and vanity. Mini refrigerator. And 40" LCD TV.
All Suites Include: One complimentary dining reservation per suite for cruises of up to seven nights. Two complimentary dining reservations per suite for cruises of eight nights or longer. Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine. fresh fruit & flowers. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast. lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres. daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service. Celebrity tote bag. Delivery of requested board games. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Fresh cut flowers. Complimentary beach towel service.
*Some staterooms in category S2 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 300 sq. ft. Veranda:79 sq. ft
Aqua Class Stateroom - Call for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two lower beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Staterooms located close to the Spa, the Solarium and the Persian Garden. Priority seating in Blu, a specialty restaurant created just for AquaClass guests that also serves complimentary healthy continental breakfast daily. Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette® bathrobes Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella and high quality binoculars. Daily deliveries of bottled water and teas. A Personal Spa Concierge to arrange AquaSpa treatments. Special programming and wellness classes. Free, unlimited access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.

Concierge Class Stateroom - Call for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two twin beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV . Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed . Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette® bathrobes Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella and high quality binoculars.
* Some staterooms in category C3 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq.ft. Veranda: 54 sq.ft.
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (2B) - $1,084
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two twin beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels
* Some staterooms in category 2B are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq.ft. Veranda: 54 sq.ft.
OceanView Stateroom (07) - $734
Large ocean view window. Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television..Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual saf. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.

Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.
Inside Stateroom (09) - $624
Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
* Some staterooms in categories 9 & 10 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 183 - 200 sq. ft .
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Pleae Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $389.65 per person
Deposit $500.00 per person

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