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Gastroenterology and Urology Updates for PCPs

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
October 30 - November 6, 2016

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 Incredible Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$795 for physicians
$550 for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

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
  1. The Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Diarrhea: A Guide for Primary Care
    1. Discuss the work up of chronic diarrhea and recognize “alarm” symptoms
  2. How the Microbiome and Probiotics are Important in Your Practice
    1. Explain the current scientifically proven uses of probiotics
    2. Recognize why probiotics are so difficult to study
  3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What You Need to Know
    1. Understand why current therapies for IBS are only partially successful
    2. Discuss how to improve the odds of successful treatment of IBS
  4. Clinical Dilemmas in GI Bleeding 2016
    1. Name three advanced techniques that help elucidate the source of small bowel bleeding
    2. Understand when to safely resume Antiplatelet or Anticoagulant therapies after a GI bleed
  5. Celiac Disease and Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
    1. Understand appropriate evaluation for celiac sprue
    2. Distinguish non celiac gluten sensitivity from sprue
  6. Assessing Elevated Liver Function Tests: A Guide for Primary Care Providers
    1. Recognize the most common source of elevated liver function tests in the US and ways of treating this condition
  7. Chronic Hepatitis C and the Primary Care Provider
    1. Understand the importance of a positive hepatitis C antibody when the hepatitis C RNA is negative
    2. Demonstrate how follow a hepatitis C patient with cirrhosis who now has a negligible RNA count
  8. Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men - Bladder, Prostate, Both or Neither
    1. Develop a systematic approach to the evaluation of lower urinary tract symptoms in men
    2. Review current treatment modalities for lower urinary tract symptoms in men
  9.  Erectile Dysfunction: A downstream effect of underlying medical conditions
    1. Discuss the pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction and contributing co-morbidities
    2. Review current treatment modalities and optimizing therapeutic outcomes
  10. Understanding the current therapies for metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer: what therapy when?
    1. Differentiate the various therapies for castrate resistant prostate cancer, their mechanism of action and adverse effects/risks.
  11. Nephrolithiasis: Incidental or Symptomatic, Who to evaluate, treat or watch?
    1. Discuss the prevalence, natural history and management of renal/ureteral calculi
    2. Discuss appropriate work up for stone disease
  12. Hypogonadism - who to evaluate, who to treat and how to treat
    1. Understand current controversies regarding the diagnosis and management of hypogonadism
    2. Select optimal form of testosterone therapy based on individual preferences
  13. Urologic Problems and incidental radiologic findings faced by primary care providers
    1. Review the presentation of several urologic and common radiologic problems presenting to primary care including: hematospermia, genital organ pain, scrotal swelling, recurrent urinary tract infections, renal masses, bladder abnormalities, and hydronephrosis
    2. Understand the initial evaluation of these common problems and who and when to refer
  14. Overactive bladder: A systematic approach to the evaluation and management
    1. Identify the signs and symptoms of overactive bladder and differentiate from other conditions which may mimic OAB
    2. Review the AUA guidelines on the management of overactive bladder to develop a systematic and individualistic treatment approach
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
Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACP
Associate Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
University of New England College of Medicine

Dr Peter Buch is a clinical Gastroenterologist with 34 years of teaching experience. Teaching is his PASSION. He is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine as well as the University of New England College of Medicine. His teaching style is case based, very interactive and always fun. He has a large experience in teaching medical students, house staff, GI fellows, PAs, APRNs and practicing clinicians. Dr Buch has had extensive national lecturing experience. His lectures have consistently been extremely well received. He always learns from his audiences and is looking forward to learning from you.

Vincent Harisaran, MD
Assistant Professor in Surgery (Urology)(Clinical)
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI

Dr. Harisaran completed his urology training at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and stayed on for a mini-fellowship in Men's Health/Sexual Function and Andrology. He has joined the clinical faculty in 2013 and is actively involved in resident training and education, including curricular development and exam preparation for their written and oral qualifying exams.

He is board-certified in general urology but his practice focuses on Sexual Dysfunction/Andrology. He is a faculty at the Miriam Hospital Men's Health Center, where he serves as a mentor for the Male Infertility/Sexual Function/Andrology fellowship. Dr. Harisaran is a member of the urology staff at Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Providence VA Medical Center, Women & Infants Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island.

Dr. Harisaran is very passionate about teaching. Prior to medical school he taught high school in the inner-city of New York for three years. He worked for the Office of the Dean of the College at Brown University where he served as the Director of the Curricular Resource Center for six years. In this role he worked closely with undergraduate students to develop independent studies and engage in experiential learning opportunities.
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
Sun Oct 30 Fort Lauderdale, FL
- 4:30 pm
Mon Oct 31 *At Sea
- -
Tue Nov 01 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Nov 02 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Nov 03 *At Sea
- -
Fri Nov 04 *At Sea
- -
Sat Nov 05 Nassau, The Bahamas
9:30 am 6:30 pm
Sun Nov 06 Fort Lauderdale, FL
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Embark and Debark) - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop

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.

Allure 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

Sky Class AquaTheater Suite - Enjoy the best seat in the house during AquaTheater performances in a comfy suite with sweeping ocean views.
2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long), Convertible sofa bed.
Stateroom: 323 sq. ft., Balcony: 452 sq. ft.

Note: Above sizes are for staterooms on deck 11, deck 12 staterooms are 323 sq. ft. balcony 355 sq. ft.
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Sky Class Owner's Suite (OS) - These luxurious suites offer a comfortable bedroom,separate living area and a private balcony. The image above is an approximation of this stateroom. Actual features may vary.
2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long)
Queen sized sofa bed (size varies with ship). Can accommodate a rollaway bed and/or Play Yard.
Stateroom: 556 sq. ft., Balcony: 243 sq. ft.
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Star Class Owner's Loft Suite - - These spacious staterooms accommodate six in its twin beds, sofa or Pullman beds and sitting area. The image above is an approximation of this stateroom. Actual features may vary. Separate bedroom with 2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long) Convertible sofa bed
Stateroom: 1,076 sq. ft. Balcony: 161 sq. ft.
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Sky Class Grand Balcony Suite (GS) - Grand Suites offer a comfortable bedroom, a living area, private balcony and extra perks for guests.Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal Suite). Sky Class Exclusives: Coastal Kitchen Access, Voom - The Fastest Internet at Sea, Exclusive Concierge Services, Suite Lounge, Exclusive Signature Activities, Exclusive Suites Beach Access, 1-Day Thermal Room Access, L'Occitane Bathroom Amenities, Luxury Pillowtop Mattress, Bottled Water.
The Royal Suite Class Program will be applicable on sailings beginning Apr 30th.
Private balcony, Sitting area with table and sofa, Private bathroom with tub and double sink, Marble entry, Mini refrigerator, Hair dryer, TV, Radio, Phone,Safe
Stateroom: 371 sq. ft. , Balcony: 105 sq. ft.
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Royal Sea Class-Junior Balcony Suite (JS) - Sea Class Exclusives: Dinner Access to Coastal Kitchen, Luxury Pillowtop Mattress, L'Occitane Bathroom Amenities . The Royal Suite Class Program will be applicable on sailings beginning Apr 30th.These suites offer a comfortable bedroom, small sitting area and a private balcony.
Two twin beds (can convert toa Royal King). Private bathroom with bathtub. Sitting area with table and and sofa. Mini refrigerator, Hair dryer, TV, Phone,Radio, Safe (287 sq. ft., balcony 80 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D5) - Open your private balcony and take in the beautiful view. It's a great way to get close to every destination and make the most of your vacation at sea.. The image above is an approximation of this stateroom. Actual features may vary.
2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long)
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft., Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D6) - Open your private balcony and take in the beautiful view. It's a great way to get close to every destination and make the most of your vacation at sea.. The image above is an approximation of this stateroom. Actual features may vary.
2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long)
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft., Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D7) - Open your private balcony and take in the beautiful view. It's a great way to get close to every destination and make the most of your vacation at sea.. The image above is an approximation of this stateroom. Actual features may vary.
2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long)
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft., Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Boardwalk View Stateroom (B1) -Overlook the bustling Boardwalk and enjoy some great people-watching from your own private balcony.
2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long), Sofa bed in select rooms.
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft., Balcony: 52 sq. ft
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Central Park View with Balcony Stateroom (C1) -Enjoy your own private balcony and look out over the tranquil Central Park neighborhood in comfort. The image above is an approximation of this stateroom. Actual features may vary. 2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long).
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft., Balcony: 52 sq. ft.
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Central Park View Stateroom (CV) -Fabulous restaurants, shops and the tranquil gardens of the Central Park are just outside your door. 2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Central Park view bay window. (194 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (G) -Our Ocean View staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds and a private bathroom.
(178.7 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

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 . 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