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St Petersburg, Florida 33703
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Current Topics in Hospital Medicine and Preventive Medicine

9-Night Pacific Coastal Cruise
Round-trip Los Angeles, California
November 11, 2019 - 20, 2019

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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Celebrity Eclipse


14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours



Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists


The purpose of my lectures are to teach best practice and the latest science behind common conditions seen the practice of hospital medicine today in addition to Aquent the audience with team building and leadership skills necessary for a successful hospital medicine practice to succeed.

  1. Interval Training for Exercise
    • Understand the use of interval training and other aspects to provide information directly to patients on exercise
  2. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    • Understand the importance of thinking about OBS as a major problem in your patients with AF, CHF, and severe hypertension. Learn how it is diagnosed and how it is treated
  3. Practical application of Coronary Artery Calcium scores in preventive medicine and early diagnosis of atherosclerotic heart and vascular disease
    • Learn how to interpret CAC scoring in terms of your own personal patient to improve personal cardiovascular risk and how to use this in clinical practice
  4. Practical application of Non-Invasive Cardiac CT Angiography in diagnosis of the severity of focal heart issues and focal atherosclerotic plaque
    • Learn how to apply CCTA to diagnosis and most importantly prognosis for future cardiovascular events - both in the outpatient and ED arenas.
  5. Practical application of lipidology in clinical practice
    • Learn about what works and does not work in terms of working towards individual goals for patients with elevated cholesterol values.
  6. Osteopenia and Osteoporosis
    • Learn how this is very common in MEN and WOMEN years before it is even thought of that they have problems with their overall bone health
    • Learn how to recognize and treat the problems before it gets worse.
  7. Practical aspects of Diet
    • Learn the true issues between the 'low fat' diet and increased CV obesity and mortality.
    • Learn practical aspects of what to tell your patients about diets and their health.
  8. Team approach to health care: Vital towards reducing burnout and improving care
    • Learn the importance of the team approach to care to improve quality and reduce provider burnout.
    • What are the components of the team.
    • What makes a great team player.
  9. Transitions of Care Management: Holistic approach to improve outcomes and reduce readmissions
    • Readmissions are a major source of waste and poor clinical outcomes in our country.
    • The provider must understand the key components of a successful transitions of care management team.
    • Understanding the issues involved during the post acute care time.
  10. Update on CHF in the acute care setting
    • ID the latest evidence in the treatment of decompensated CHF.
    • Review the data of common medications used in the treatment of decompensated CHF.
    • Understand the data behind appropriate transitions of care.
  11. Inpatient hyperglycemic care
    • Understanding the patients needs and goals for the treatment of hyperglycemia is important to improve outcomes.
    • What is the latest evidence in the inpatient treatment of hyperglycemia.
    • Review the evidence between injectable versus oral forms of hypoglycemic medication in the hospital setting
  12. Treatment if anemia in the acute care setting
    • Understand the appropriate to address anemia in the hemodynamically stable hospitalized patient.
    • Understand the appropriate time to transfuse in the hemodynamically stable hospitalized patient.
    • Discuss the data of fresh vs. extended stored PRBCs after transfused .
  13. Hot topics in 2018 for hospital medicine
    • Review some of the hot topics affecting hospital medicine today.
    • Review areas of the latest data on some of the common conditions seen in hospital medicine.
  14. Hot topics in perioperative medicine
    • Review some of the hot topics affecting perioperative medicine today.
    • Review areas of the latest data on some of the common misconceptions seen in perioperative medicine.


PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference or participate in conference events, participants, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or register online.

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.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.


John A. Rumberger, PhD, MD, FACC

Dr. John A. Rumberger is trained in engineering [BAAE, MSc, PhD - The Ohio State University, 1972 and 1976, respectively] and in medicine [MD - University of Miami, 1978].

He did his internal medicine training at The Ohio State University [1981-1984] and his Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship [1984-1987] at the University of Iowa. In 1987 Dr. Rumberger became a Consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine & Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. During his tenure at the Mayo Clinic [1987-1998], Professor Rumberger established himself as a leader in the development and application of cardiac imaging, applied clinical physiology and Preventive Medicine. He has published over 200 scientific papers, 200 abstracts, 30 book chapters, and two books.

From 1998 until 2005, Dr. Rumberger was Medical Director of several Wellness Diagnostic Centers in Columbus, Ohio - specializing in early disease detection and diagnosis. He is author of "The Way Diet', a compendium of healthy dietary advise, exercise, and stress management. He was appointed Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio in 2001.

In 2006 he joined the staff of the Princeton Longevity Center, Princeton, NJ as a staff physician and Director of Cardiac Imaging. Dr. Rumberger is recognized as an authority on the use of Cardiac CT, diagnostic, and Preventive Medicine. He is a Permanent Member of Who's Who in Health Care and has received numerous sponsored lectureships. He continues his clinical practice of early disease diagnosis, diet, and preventive medicine and enjoys lecturing on Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Rumberger posts educational information on the following sites:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCGmd4rfZOvV3hAF__z_HXA/feed and https://www.facebook.com/jarassociates?fref=ts

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, SFHM, FACPE

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, SFHM, FACPE

Founding Chief of Hospital Medicine, Baptist Health Medical Group Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine Davie FL Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Miami FL

Dr. Tom Villanueva is Associate Vice President, Clinical Resources, of Vizient, Inc. In this capacity, he is the clinical and operational lead for the Vizient Transformation of Clinical Practice Initiative team and the Vizient Practice Transformation Network. The Network has over 26,000 enrolled clinicians in the CMS funded TCPI program to prepare for the move to value based reimbursement.

Dr. Villanueva was Chief of Primary Care for the Baptist Health Medical Group, part of Baptist Health South Florida. As Chief, Dr. Villanueva was responsible for primary care redesign by transforming these practices towards value based payments, risk sharing and population health. He has over 18 years of physician leadership experience, first as a hospitalist where he created over 3 different programs and is a member of the inaugural class of Senior Fellows for the Society of Hospital Medicine and has served in many national committees for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine with Honors from Nova Southeastern University, where he presently holds a position as Clinical Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in addition to holding the same teaching position at Florida International University, College of Medicine. He is double boarded in Internal and Palliative Care Medicine.

Dr. Villanueva also has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Miami, School of Business, in Health Administration and Policy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives. He has a vast experience in networking among multiple physician specialties and establishing policies and programs.


 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the 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.



Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 14 contact hours.
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 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.



Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

College of Family Physicians of Canada


College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has a reciprocal credit reporting agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Prescribed credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of certified credits, and Elective credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of non-certified credits.

Members of the CFPC may claim up to 50 credits per five-year cycle from Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 credits. Any additional credits are eligible as non-certified credits.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 14 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.


Mon Nov 11 Los Angeles, California
- 4:00 pm
Tue Nov 12 Santa Barbara, California
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Nov 13 San Francisco, California
2:00 pm -
Thu Nov 14 San Francisco, California
- 8:00 pm
Fri Nov 15 Monterey, CA
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Sat Nov 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Nov 17 Catalina Island
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Mon Nov 18 San Diego, California
7:00 am 11:59 pm
Tue Nov 19 Ensenada, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Nov 20 Los Angeles, California
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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Los Angeles, California - Los Angeles is a relatively young city, barely over a century old. This 467-square-mile desert basin is not only the center of the world's film industry; it also plays a major role in television, fashion, music and art. No wonder some of the world's most famous individuals choose L.A. as their home. The sunsets over the Pacific are nothing less than spectacular, and there are 72 miles of incredible oceanfront beaches from which to enjoy them.

Santa Barbara, California - Founded in the 18th century as the 10th Franciscan mission in California, Santa Barbara's heritage is one of its biggest draws. Zoning laws keep the city preserved in time as the adobe look in its architecture is maintained even as new constructions spring up around town. There's also a wonderfully welcoming fragrance in the city, a mixture of oranges, jasmine and blossoming flowers.

San Francisco, California - Much has been written about the Bay Area. From its seafood and sourdough breads to Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is the ideal city for visitors. Trolleys and prominent landmarks make getting around this eclectic metropolis easy. One of the best views in town can be had from the Coit Tower, one of the most prominent landmarks in the city and a fine example of Art Deco architecture.

Monterey, CA - Monterey, California This is one of the truly magical places in California. Aside from its magnificent golf courses and proximity to Fisherman's Wharf and Big Sur, Monterey boasts an eclectic mix of shops, art galleries and restaurants, not to mention one of the world's premier aquariums.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Catalina Island - Known to divers for its spectacular wall diving, this deserted island is ringed by gorgeous beaches and crystal clear water.

San Diego, California - Easygoing San Diego embodies the Southern California surfer town fantasy, with its more than 300 days of sun, mild year-round temperatures and accessible, sporty pastimes and tourist attractions. Hike the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve to get a glimpse of whale migrations, go sailing in the bay and, of course, surf the famous swells of Del Mar, Oceanside and La Jolla (among many other superb spots). Old Town, North Park, Point Loma and Coronado are all within a few miles of the port, while the bustling Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy are within walking distance.
And while there are lots of things to do for everyone on a San Diego Cruise—from visiting the country’s largest urban park to taking in the famous horse-racing season in Del Mar to riding the charming Old Town Trolley—definitely don’t pass up the chance to investigate San Diego’s quickly growing reputation as a culinary destination. Its inventive new restaurants and huge craft-brewing industry are something to be explored.

Ensenada, Mexico - South of the border, alongside mountains, desert and sea, Ensenada offers a warm and wonderful introduction to Mexico. The oldest community on the Baja Peninsula, it was first visited by Spanish missionaries in the 17th century. Today it's a thriving seaport. Ensenada's breezy climate invites exploration, shopping for colorful handicrafts, dining on delectable seafood, viewing the wonderful Gold Coast, and sipping cervezas in lively cantinas.

Celebrity Eclipse

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference or participate in conference events, participants, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or by registering online.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $430.00 per person.
Deposit $450.00 per person

Cruise pricing is presented per person, based double occupancy of the stateroom, per standard industry practice. Pricing presented above is listed accordingly to allow easy comparison for the stateroom categories displayed. Our agents always provide 'total cost' pricing disclosing all particulars before you make any commitment.

3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please call to secure the best possible pricing

COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: We will match any price currently offered by the cruise line; this promise includes their short-term, promotional rates. As a value-added organizer of meetings at sea, however, we do not seek to compete with 'cruise discounters,' 'travel clubs,' or 'distressed inventory' sales operations.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Market Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time prior to depositing on your stateroom. Those rates are capacity and revenue controlled and can be withdrawn without notice.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: We recommend Travel Insurance to protect your investment from unexpected, late cancellations.
Cruise Cancellation Policy:Late Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please congirm the policy applicable to this cruise with one of our agents.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30+ days before sailing date - 75% Refund ; 7-29 days before sailing date - 50% Refund; Less than 7 days before sailing date - No Refund
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: During periods of unusual oil price volatility, cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge at any time prior to sailing.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Please note, this insurance protection is available to the residents of the United States only,
that coverage limits are per person and that limits can vary by State.

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.

Call us at 800.422.0711 (US & Canada)
Or +1-727-526-1571
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.