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2nd International Conference at Sea on
Medical Ethics, Healthcare Systems &
Global Business Issues

Call for papers: To submit papers, and for questions regarding the conference, please e-mail Dr. Ashish Chandra Chandra@UHCL.edu

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
June 25 - July 2, 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.

Norwegian Cruise Lines's  Norwegian Jewel
Norwegian Jewel

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Also approved for Approved for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, & Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others
PLUS an 8 hours academic presentation conference
CE Credits: Dental and Pharmacists may be able to receive credit.

Conference Registration: (All registrations are non-refundable).

ATTENDEES REGISTRATION FEE
(Cruise pricing additional & listed separately)
Physicians, Psychologists , American Psychological Association (APA), Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Management Team, Faculty, Professionals , seeking 14 CE credits / CE contact hours $ 695
Faculty / Corporate Members (Non- CE earning)
May also attend CE sessions, but will not receive credit.
$295
Students $195
Guests 18 years old and over if participating in conference social events $195

No registration fee will be charged for guests not participating in course social events.

Social Events Include: Cocktail Reception & Exclusive Ticketed Dinner

All Registration and CE fees payable at time of booking and are non-refundable .

Conference registration is required to gain access to negotiated rooms blocked and activities.

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, Psychologists ,Psychiatrists, American Psychological Association, Chiropractors, Dentists, Pharmacist, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Management Team, Hospital Administrators, Nursing Home Administrators, Faculty & Students from Healthcare and Business Fields
Program Purpose / Objectives

Continuing Education Program – 2st MEHSGBI at Sea
NCL Jewel, Alaska Cruise (June 25 - July 2, 2016)

CE sessions DAY 1 – June 26, 2016 (7 hours):
“Ethical Issues and Human Resources Management Issues that can impact patient care”

  1. Patient confidentiality and consent (1.5 hour)
    1. Potential compromising situations where patient confidentially can unintentionally be breached:
      1. In hospitals
      2. In clinics
      3. In social settings
    2. Consent issues for and about different clients – minors, adults, and elderly
    3. Voluntary versus Implied consent
    4. Potential risks caused by office staff
    5. 5W&H (i.e., who, what, when, where, why, & how) of consent
  2. Legal liabilities and cases pertaining to interns and internships (1 hour)
    1. Contracts
    2. Job descriptions
    3. Restrictions
    4. Review of sample contracts and job descriptions
  3. Gatekeepers for ethical integrity (1 hours)
    1. Conflict of interest
    2. Whistle-blower
    3. Impaired healthcare provider
    4. Discrimination
      1. Workplace
      2. Patient
    5. CASE STUDY and DISCUSSION
  4. Impact of inter – personnel conflict on patient care (1 hour)
    1. Physician–physician
    2. Physician–nurse
    3. Nurse–nurse
    4. Department–department
    5. Professional disparagement and its impact on patients and care delivery
    6. CASE STUDY and DISCUSSION
  5. Professional behavior and communication by medical office staff (1 hour)
    1. Types of communication
    2. Non-verbal communication
    3. Impact on patient
    4. CASE STUDY and DISCUSSION
  6. Increasing interference of technology in patient care and ethical Issues pertaining to patient data maintenance (1.5 hour)
    1. Cell phones – unauthorized photography and texting
    2. Personal computers/tablet PCs – researching and postings
    3. CASE STUDY and DISCUSSION related to unethical behaviors pertaining to utilizing cell phones and computers by health professionals
    4. The 5W&H of patient data access
    5. Situations of unauthorized patient data access
    6. CASE STUDY and DISCUSSION

CE sessions DAY 2 – June 30, 2016 (7 hours):
“Impact of globalization of healthcare on patient care and learning from marketing research techniques to improve patient care”

  1. Social media and medical ethics (1 hour)
    1. Interference in medical care
    2. Violation of patient privacy
    3. Liability issues
    4. CASE STUDY and DISCUSSION
  2. Medical tourism (1 hour)
    1. Cautions and precautions
    2. Rules and regulations
    3. Cultural and behavioral aspects
  3. Ethics and marketing of health services (1.5 hours)
    1. Perceptions of health services marketing
    2. Value of health services marketing
    3. CASE STUDY and DISCUSSION
  4. The “Business of Medicine – Value of Marketing Research Techniques in Improving patient care by understanding them”(3.5 hours)
    1. The basics of a patient satisfaction survey
    2. The 5W&H of understanding the patient and associated environmental issues
    3. The role of patient (and caregiver) satisfaction surveys
    4. Situations requiring quick survey research – valuing internal versus external surveyors
    5. Survey research design, organizing, overseeing, reporting, and understanding
    6. Types of data collection techniques
    7. Inclusion and exclusion criteria
    8. Writing good survey questions – a critical look at a variety of different questions
    9. Understanding the report and determining strategies for patient care improvement
    10. Ethical issues pertaining to patient/caregiver satisfaction surveys
Program Itinerary

Date Time Activity
June 25, 20166:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.COCKTAIL RECEPTION – For registered delegates and guests
June 26, 2016 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m. – Noon
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
CE Presentations (3.5 hours)
CE Presentations (3.5 hours)
Academic Conference Paper Presentations
June 27, 2016 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Desk Open
Academic Conference Paper Presentations
June 28, 2016 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CONFERENCE DINNER:
  • This is a TICKETED event;
  • For registered delegates and guests only;
  • Confirmation required for participation in dinner by attendees (registrants will be contacted by the conference chair for confirmation);
  • Late registrants (after March 15) cannot be guaranteed tickets as it is a prepaid event requiring early reservation due to limited space.
June 30, 2016 8:30 a.m. – Noon
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
CE Presentations (3.5 hours)
CE Presentations (3.5 hours)
Academic Conference Paper Presentations


NOTE: Based on the number of accepted submissions and registrations, up to 4 additional hours of academic sessions can be added to the conference program.
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
Call for papers To submit papers, please e-mail Ashish Chandra

The conference will have Continuing Education sessions as well as Academic Paper Presentation sessions. Select papers from the conference presentations may be invited for review and considered in the journals that the conference has relationships with: Hospital topics (the oldest journal in Health Care Administration field ), Health Care Manager (HCM), International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing (IJPHM).

All conference attendees are encouraged to submit papers / abstracts for presentation in the "Academic Conference Presentation" part of the conference.

All conference registrants are invited to attend and participate in both the Academic and Continuing Education portions of the conference.


Course Director: Ashish Chandra, MBA, PHD

Professor Ashish Chandra is a Professor of Healthcare Administration, School of Business at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), Houston, Texas, USA where he teaches healthcare ethics, healthcare marketing, and healthcare systems courses to graduate and undergraduate students. He also served as the Chair of the Healthcare Administration Department for over four years at UHCL. Prior to joining the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2007 he was an associate professor and program coordinator of the graduate Healthcare Administration program in the School of Business at Marshall University, West Virginia, USA where he was a faculty from 2000-2007 and before that he was Assistant Professor of Social and Administrative Science in the School of Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, USA. All together Dr. Chandra has over 20 years of university level teaching experience in the U.S.

Professor Chandra is one of the foremost authorities in healthcare and medical ethics, healthcare marketing, and medical tourism. Dr. Chandra is a prolific researcher and has almost 70 publications in journals, six book chapters, and over 200 publications in conference proceedings. He has conducted research and published numerous articles related to healthcare ethics, healthcare marketing and management issues. He actively serves or has served on the board of directors of several professional high profile professional and community organizations including: The American College of Healthcare executives-Southeast Texas Chapter, The Asian Healthcare Leaders Association, and the Community Health Charities of Texas. He has served as the President of four major international academic organizations in the United States - the Business and Health Administration Association; the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators; the MBAA International; and the Federation of Business Disciplines. He has also served as the program chair of eight major conferences international conferences and has served on the conference planning committee for over a dozen conferences.

Professor Chandra has received numerous awards and recognition related to teaching, research, and service throughout his career, including the 2015 Outstanding Professor Award given by the University of Houston - Clear Lake Alumni Association, 2012 the American College of Healthcare Executives Service Award; the 2011 Outstanding Educator Award from the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators; Marshall University Distinguished Artists and Scholars Award - Senior Division (the highest research award at Marshall University); the Management Educator Medallion, awarded by the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) School of Nurse Anesthesia and the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute; Lewis College of Business Alumni Outstanding Innovation in Teaching Award, Marshall University; Outstanding Researcher Award, Lewis College of Business, Marshall University; the Bright Idea Award sponsored by Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University and the NJPRO Foundation; to name a few. He has also received over fifteen best paper awards at conferences or conference tracks, including three McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Awards. He is an Executive Editor of the journal Hospital Topics and actively serves on the editorial board of several journals. He has over 60 journal article publications, has chapters or contributions in six books, and over 200 papers/abstracts published in conference proceedings. He has also made several keynote presentations at conferences and institutions.

Professor Chandra is a well-recognized healthcare administration academician internationally. He serves on the academic advisory board of several educational institutions in Turkey and India. He has also provided professional consulting services to several healthcare and business organizations as well as accreditation and program review related consulting services to several institutions in the United States. Among the healthcare institutions he has provided professional consultancy include well recognized universities and programs, state public health departments, large hospital based educational programs, physician group practices, radiologic clinics, hospice care facilities, independent health professionals, to name a few. He has also provided training workshops related to several human resources management, marketing and marketing research, and business strategy development related topics at institutions in U.S. and India.

Professor Chandra holds a Bachelor of Science (Statistics), Master of Management Studies (Marketing), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science Applications from the often ranked as one India’s top 10 universities, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (India), as well as an MBA (General Business/MIS), and PhD (Majoring in Social and Administrative Sciences/Healthcare Administration) from the University of Louisiana-Monroe, USA. He also successfully completed 60-hour leadership training workshop entitled “Leaders in Action”, has actively participated in several leadership training workshops offered by the American Council on Education, and has earned over 50 hours educational credit hours from the American College of Healthcare executives in the past seven years.


Bill Stroube, MBA, PHD

Bill Stroube is Chair of School of Public Health, and, Professor and Director of Health Services Administration graduate and undergraduate programs at the University of Evansville, USA. Before joining the faculty in 1998, he spent twelve years in management positions in the pharmaceutical industry, and eight years at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Stroube maintains an active research program, and has authored and co-authored over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His research and teaching interests include international health care issues, health care marketing and strategy, health care regulatory issues, medical ethics, and public health. He is a member and officer of several professional societies. He is past president of the Division of Biology and Medicine of the American Nuclear Society, and is past president of the international Business and Health Administration Association. He has served on the organizing committee for the past six International Conferences on Health Care Systems, including serving as General Conference Chair for the eighth conference in England in 2014.

Dr. Stroube has extensive international experience leading student groups through several health care systems. Since 2000 he has taught classes in various formats in England, China, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. He was presented the University of Evansville Outstanding Teaching Award at the 2008. Dr. Stroube holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Murray State University, an MBA in finance from the University of Maryland, and a PhD in analytical and nuclear chemistry from the University of Kentucky.

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 Jun 25 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sun Jun 26 *At Sea
- -
Mon Jun 27 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Tue Jun 28 Juneau, Alaska
7:00 am 1:30 pm
Tue Jun 28 Cruise past Sawyer Glacier
Overnight
- -
Wed Jun 29 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 5:30 pm
Thu Jun 30 *At Sea
- -
Fri Jul 01 Victoria, British Columbia
2:30 pm 9:30 pm
Sat Jul 02 Seattle, Washington
8:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier.
Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront. Port tips from our blog
Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.
Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar. Port tips from our blog
Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

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.

Norwegian Jewel

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

The Heaven - 3 Bedroom Garden Villa- Located at the top of the ship, The Haven features the most luxurious, well-appointed accommodations on board. Enjoy 24-hour butler service, concierge service and private sundeck. These amazing Norwegian Jewel Villas sleep up to eight with three separate bedrooms, each with a king- or queen-size bed and luxury bath. With a living room, dining room and incredible private garden with hot tub, you will have more than enough space to spread out and unwind. You'll also have access to the private courtyard area. Includes butler and concierge service
Total Approx. Size: 4,891 sq. ft.

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Family Suite w/ Balcony -2 bedroom Family Suite: A true experience of luxury and privacy. Enjoy spacious suites accented by only the finest touches throughout. And enough room to make a lifetime of amazing memories. These Penthouses are perfect for your whole family. Up to six guests can stay in these luxurious Penthouses that include a bedroom with a queen-size bed and a separate children's bedroom. In addition to the living area, dining area, private balcony and luxury bath with separate shower. Includes butler and concierge service.

Accommodates: 6
Total Approx. Size: 546 sq. ft.
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Mini-Suite - Our spacious Mini-Suites feature a sitting room, giving you extra room to spread out. Sliding-glass doors open to your balcony, and amazing views. Includes luxury bath and shower. These Mini-Suites sleep up to four guests, making them ideal if you want to bring the kids. They have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as a sitting area, luxury bath with shower and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Because they are aft-facing suites, the view from your private balcony is truly amazing.

Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 272-285 sq. ft.
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Balcony (BA)- See the world like never before. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your very own private balcony. Stylish and sophisticated appointments enhance these modern rooms.You'll enjoy every inch of these staterooms, with enough space to sleep up to four guests. The two lower beds can be converted into a queen-size bed and the convertible sofa pulls out to sleep two more. You'll also have a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Because these are aft-facing, the view from your balcony is amazing and truly unforgettable.
Accommodates: 3-4
Total Approx. Size: 205 sq. ft.
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Balcony (BB)- See the world like never before. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your very own private balcony. Stylish and sophisticated appointments enhance these modern rooms.You'll enjoy every inch of these staterooms, with enough space to sleep up to four guests. The two lower beds can be converted into a queen-size bed and the convertible sofa pulls out to sleep two more. You'll also have a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. Because these are aft-facing, the view from your balcony is amazing and truly unforgettable.
Accommodates: 3-4
Total Approx. Size: 205 sq. ft.
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OceanView (OC)- These Oceanview Staterooms are lower deck accommodations and can sleep up to three guests. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate one more guest, in addition to the big picture window.
Accommodates: 3
Total Approx. Size: 155 - 161 sq. ft..
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Obstructed Oceanview (OG)- Up to four guests can stay in these Oceanview Staterooms. Includes two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more, as well as a porthole to enjoy the view..
Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 155 - 161 sq. ft..
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Inside Stateroom (IE) - Cruise in cozy comfort and smart style. Modern inside staterooms are accented with appointments like a TV, sitting area, room service and more. Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for your family to cruise. With room for up to four guests, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate two more. And of course, room service and many other amenities.
Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 138 - 143 sq. ft
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Prices are Per Person, based on double occupancy and include port charges, taxes , fees and gratuities. Prices are subject to change.
Deposit $250 per person
* 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