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Primary Care: Addressing Issues of Aging Patients

9-Night Baltic Cruise Conference from Copenhagen, Denmark
June 30 - July 9, 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 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
  1. Atrial Fibrillation (Dr. Dickman)
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Be able to use evidence based data to decide between rate and rhythm control in your patient
    • Be able to utilize the CHAD score to decide about anticoagulation in your patient
    • Be able to advise your patient about the pros and cons of ablation as a treatment
  2. Falls Prevention and Management (Dr. Dickman)
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Define falls
    • Understand gait and balance disturbances in the elderly
    • Implement a falls management program for long-term care residents
    • Apply quality measures to benefit patient care and practice reimbursement
    • Describe four age related changes which may contribute to falls in your elderly patient
    • Be able to assess environmental changes that may contribute to falls in your patients
    • Be aware of strategies to reduce the incidence of frequent falling in your patients
  3. Osteoporosis (Dr. Dickman)
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Understand the Institute of Medicine report on vitamin D
    • Review definitions of osteoporosis by DEXA and FRAX
    • Know which of your patients need to be screened, when and how often
    • Know how to interpret the T score on a DEXA scan and its limitations
    • Utilize therapies that include bisphosphonates, PTH and inhibitors of the RANK/RANKL/OPG system
    • Recommend appropriate vitamin D therapy
    • Council patients on calcium supplementation and cardiovascular risk
    • Summarize the various dental guidelines on osteonecrosis
  4. Mild Cognitive Impairment (Dr. Tangalos)
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Define Mild Cognitive Impairment in both amnestic and non-amnestic disease states
    • Understand the potential implications of early diagnosis of dementia for patient care outcomes
    • Describe progress in biomarker research for Alzheimer’s disease
  5. Dementia (Dr. Dickman)
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Evaluate patients for symptoms of cognitive and functional loss
    • Know the clinical manifestations of Alzheimer's disease and how to work up this problem in your patients
    • Be able to diagnose Frontotemporal dementia and distinguish it from Parkinson’s disease in your patients
    • Apply appropriate drug and non-drug interventions for patients with dementia
    • Counsel families and caregivers at all stages of disease
  6. Anemia and CKD in the Elderly ( Dr. Tangalos)
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Discuss prevention methods for anemia in CKD with a healthcare team and older patients
    • Identify patients who are at-risk of developing anemia of CKD
    • Develop therapy courses for older people with CKD that combine healthy lifestyle choices and medication
    • Describe best practices in the management of anemia and CKD
  7. Management of Constipation (Dr. Tangalos)
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Evaluate interdisciplinary strategies to overcome common barriers that hinder the optimal management of chronic constipation in health care settings
    • Discuss the key components of a facility-wide approach to managing chronic constipation
    • Describe the implementation of appropriate bowel protocols in health care settings
    • Outline the elements of treatment plans that can be tailored for individual residents for chronic constipation to prevent severe complications
  8. Depression in the Elderly (Dr. Dickman)
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Recommend primary and adjuvant therapy for the depressed elderly patient
    • Utilize the PHQ-9 in all practice settings
    • Identify opportunities for non-drug interventions for depression including cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Know three ways to distinguish Late Life Depression from Major Depressive Disorder in your older patients
    • Recognize three "trigger diseases" which are associated with Late Life Depression
    • Be familiar with four classes of anti-depressant medications and when to utilize them in your patients
  9. Delirium (Dr. Dickman)
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Be able to apply the confusion assessment method in diagnosing delirium in your older patients
    • Know at least four major causes of delirium in your patients
    • Be able to develop a plan to prevent and when not possible to effectively treat delirium
  10. Management of Chronic Non-malignant Pain in the Elderly (Dr. Tangalos)
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Understand the pathogenesis of pain
    • Evaluate pain in elderly patients
    • Apply recent guidelines in pain management
    • Choose appropriate drug therapy and multimodal interventions for the relief of pain
  11. Improving Safety and Reducing Medication Errors (Dr. Tangalos)
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Identify medications that place long term care residents at high risk of medication misadventure
    • List mechanisms available to decrease the risk of medication errors in select environments
    • Identify the major areas of medication risk in the elderly residents
    • Outline strategies to improve medication safety
  12. COPD and the Management of Respiratory Disease in the Elderly (Dr. Tangalos)
    Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
    • Evaluate interdisciplinary strategies to overcome common barriers that hinder the optimal management of COPD in health care settings
    • Discuss the key components of a facility-wide approach to managing respiratory illness
    • Implement the appropriate use of nebulizers, MDIs and oxygen for long-term care residents
  13. Medical Ethics and the End of Life (Dr. Dickman)
    Objectives: After this session the learner will be able to:
    • Understand 3 ethical principles which may be utilized in decision making at the end of life
    • Know when and how to utilize hospice care for your patients
    • Know how to discusss the issue of parenteral feeding with patients and families who are no longer taking food by mouth
  14. Transitions in Care (Dr. Tangalos)
    Objectives: At the end of this session the learner will be able to:
    • Apply the principles of INTERACT in long term care environments "Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers”
    • Consider Project BOOST for hospital transitions “Better Outcomes for Older adults through Safe Transitions”
    • Understand the principles underlying Project RED “Re-Engineered Discharge”
  15. Case Discussions (both)
    Objectives: At the end of this session the learner will be able to:
    • Address any additional discussion items not previously reviewed
    • Present cases for all to consider
    • Review information not clearly stated


Key Applications
  • Apply geriatric care quality indicators into every day practice
  • Effectively manage common geriatric syndromes and conditions in different settings of care
  • Re-engineer clinical practice to improve quality, efficiency, and safety in geriatric patients
  • Participate in innovative models of geriatric care that will evolve as Medicare changes its reimbursement policies
  • Apply the updated Beers Criteria in deciding about medication use in your patients
  • Utilize the CHAD score when deciding about anticoagulation in your patients with atrial fibrillation
  • Utilize the Geriatric Depression Scale to screen for depression in your older patients
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
Robert Louis Dickman, M.D. FAAFP, AGSF Dr. Dickman was the founding Chair of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the inaugural Jaharis Family Chair of Family Medicine from 2001-2009. Dr Dickman has also been very active in Geriatric Medicine since its inception in the US in the mid 1980's. He has been a fellow in the American Geriatrics Society since 1985 and been certified in geriatrics since 1988. Dr Dickman has lectured and published widely in the areas of geriatric medicine and medical ethics with a particular interest in overmedication in the elderly. He is currently an attending physician at Hebrew Senior Life, a large Harvard affiliated geriatric care program with multiple sites in the Boston area.

Eric G. Tangalos, M.D., FACP, AGSF, CMD Dr. Eric Tangalos is Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was Chair of Primary Care Internal Medicine from 1997 to 2006. Dr. Tangalos received his undergraduate training from the University of Michigan, is a graduate of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and was a resident and fellow in Internal Medicine at Mayo.

He is a past president of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) and is a fellow and past governor of the American College of Physicians. He is a past director of the American Geriatrics Society and served on their Foundation for Health in Aging. He served eight years on the national board of the Alzheimer's Association and was a member of their executive committee. He is a delegate to the AMA and is the immediate past chair of the AMDA Public Policy Committee.

He continues as Co-Director of Education for the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and has been continuously funded by the NIA since 1987. He is active with NCQA, AMA/PQRI and most recently was appointed to the National Quality Forum "Common Formats" steering committee. Dr. Tangalos also serves as Chair of the Omnicare P&T Committee.
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 Jun 30
Copenhagen, Denmark
-
5:00pm
Mon Jul 1
Warnemuende (Berlin) , Germany
7:30am
10:00pm
Tue Jul 2
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Wed Jul 3
Tallin, Estonia
9:00am
5:30pm
Thu Jul 4
St. Petersburg, Russia (overnight)
8:00am
-
Fri Jul 5
St. Petersburg, Russia
-
7:00pm
Sat Jul 6
Helsinki, Finland
7:00am
5:00pm
Sun Jul 7
Stockholm, Sweden
8:00am
4:00pm
Mon Jul 8
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Tue Jul 9
Copenhagen, Denmark
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor - Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.
Helsinki, Finland - Shaped by its bays and isles, it's one of Europe's most scenic capitals. Hear a Sibelius concert, tour across the Arctic Circle to Lapland, land of Santa Claus, reindeer and the Midnight Sun. Buy a birchbark basket.
St. Petersburg/Moscow - In Peter the Great's "Window on Europe", head for the fabulous Hermitage, with its renowned art collection from Raphael to Rembrandt, Titian to Tintoretto. Take in a concert--folkloric or grandly operatic. Make a flying trip to Moscow to view monuments from Soviet and pre-Soviet days: Red Square, the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Tomb.

*Visas are included with most shore excursions. If you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own, however, a visa will be required; obtaining one can take some time, so please begin the visa process immediately.
Stockholm, Sweden - So much to see in this charming city, sprawled on 18 islands, often called the "Venice of the North." Cruise the sparkling waterways. Navigate narrow medieval streets. Watch the snappy changing of the guard at the Baroque Royal Palace. Shop for elegant gifts--glassware, stainless steel. Work up an appetite so you can do justice to the lavish smorgasbords
Tallinn, Estonia - Medieval walls and towers still stand tall in Old Town. Stroll and shop along cobblestone streets, walk up to the Baroque palace, drop in at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to find inspiration in the gleaming mosaics and icons.
Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany - In Berlin history awaits: Checkpoint Charlie, Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag. Browse lively Kurfurstendamm for delicate hand-painted porcelain, a snack of beer and bratwurst.

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.

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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
ACCOMMODATIONS
PER PERSON
3-Bedroom Garden Villa - These Villas can accommodate up to seven guests. With three bedrooms, each with a king- or queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower, you have plenty of space to revel in. Also includes a living room, dining room as well as a private garden with hot tub, outdoor dining area and terrace to enjoy the beautiful view from. Includes butler and concierge service.
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Deluxe Owner's Suite - The Deluxe Owner's Suite sleeps up to six guests and offers a world of comfort with a living room, dining room, bedroom with king-size bed and some offer a separate children's bedroom. Guests will have an unforgettable experience in this suite with a convertible sofa, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and a wall of windows to enjoy the great view. Includes butler and concierge service. Approx. Size: 667 - 732 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite -The Owner's Suites with Double Balconies are great for up to four guests. They include a living room, dining room and separate bedroom with king-size bed. Along with a mini-bar, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and an amazing double balcony. Includes butler and concierge service. Approx. Size: 721 sq. ft.
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2-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony - With enough room for up to six people, these Penthouses are perfect if you want to bring the whole family. Includes a living area, dining area, separate bedroom with queen-size bed as well as a separate children's bedroom and a large private balcony so you can all enjoy the amazing view. Includes butler and concierge service. Approx. Size: 574 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony - With room for up to three guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view. Approx. Size: 203 sq. ft.
$1,769
Oceanview Picture Window - These Oceanview Staterooms have room for up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. You'll also have a big picture window to enjoy the amazing view. Approx. Size: 159 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Porthole Window - These Oceanview Staterooms have room for up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. You'll also have a porthole to enjoy an amazing view. Approx. Size: 159 sq. ft.
$1,369
Mid-Ship Inside - Great for up to four guests, these staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. Because these are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything fun and exciting on board. Approx. Size: 142 sq. ft.
$1,119
Inside - These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for you to cruise. With room for up to four, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. And of course you'll have access to room service and all kinds of other great amenities on board. Approx. Size: 142 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $430.66
Deposit $500 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.
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.
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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.

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