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SerenaGroup in cooperation with
The American College of Hyperbaric Medicine and
the Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg
present the
W.A.V.E (Wound and Vascular Education to prevent amputation) Cruise

5-Night Cruise Conference to the Bahamas
from Charleston, South Carolina
February 11 - 16, 2014

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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15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
15 Contact Hours

Tuition

Physicians, Podiatrists - $400
Nurses, Physician Assistants, etc - $250

Serena Group Affiliates receive 50% off their course registration fee

Seminar fees are in addition to cruise pricing.

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
Podiatrists, Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
The conference will focus on the impact of peripheral arterial disease and related complications and the increased evidence-based knowledge of PAD with a view toward helping attendees understand the evaluation and management of vascular associated wounds.
W.A.V.E. Wound Cruise Agenda
February 11, 2014 (Evening Program) 1600 – 1900
16:00 – 16:15 Introduction to W.A.V.E. SJH Samies/ TE Serena
16:15 – 17:00 Challenges in Wound Care JH Samies/ ML Gehling
17:00 – 17:30 Point Counterpoint: Does “Critical Colonization” Exist? D Weir / TE Serena
17:30 – 18:00 Should Current Inpatient Wound care Programs be Revised C Cuttino / G Bohn
18:00 – 19:00 “Wounds in Low Places:” Case based learning All Faculty
February 12, 2014 (Day One). Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen 0800 – 1330
0800 – 0900 Hyperbaric Oxygen: The mechanism of action and Choosing
The Hyperbaric candidate TE Serena / C Shettel
0900 – 09:45 Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment: an update C. Cuttino
09:45 – 10:45 Osteomyelitis: Do we know what we are doing? JH Samies/ ML Gehling
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11: 00 – 12:00 Rapid Fire Advanced Modalities D Weir/ G Bohn /C Shettel
12:00 – 13:00 Cellular and Tissue Based Products “hands-On” Workshop All Faculty
13:00 – 13:30 Case Based Studies: Learning from our mistakes All Faculty
February 15, 2014 Vascular Medicine for the Non-Vascular Clinician 0800 – 14:30
0800 – 08:45 The impact of vascular disease Franga
08:45 – 09:15 Arterial Ulcers JH Samies / ML Gehling
09:15 – 10:00 Vascular diagnostics G Bohn / TE Serena
10:00 – 11:00 Total Contact Casting All Faculty
11:00 – 12:00 Hands On Vascular Diagnostics All Faculty
12:00 – 13:00 The Nurses Role with the Vascular Patient C Cuttino / D Weir
13:00 – 14:00 Intervention for Vascular disease Franga
14:00 – 14:30 Hyperbaric Oxygen for Peripheral Vascular Disease TE Serena / C Shettel
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

John H. Samies, MD, FSHEA, CWS is a board certified specialist in Infectious Diseases and Internal medicine with more than 25 years of experience in the treatment of acute and chronic wounds. He is the hospital epidemiologist and Director of the Center for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, SC. He is a fellow of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America. He has an active clinical practice in Infectious Disease Medicine and Wound Care. He serves as a consultant for Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence. His clinical and research interests are in wound infections and infection control in wound care.

Dr. Thomas E. Serena MD FACS FACHM MAPWCA, Founder and Medical Director of Serena Group, a family of wound, hyperbaric and research companies, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The College of William and Mary and Penn State Medical School. He completed his residency in Surgery at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center with fellowship training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Southern IL. University. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the field of wound healing: He has 100 published papers and has given more than 350 invited lectures throughout the world. He consults for numerous wound care industrial partners in the development of new products for the wound care space. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Wound Healing Society. In 2009 he was elected Vice-President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine. He also currently serves on the board for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the American Professional Wound Care Association.

Christine Shettel RN, BSN, WCC, DAPWCA, PRWC, Christine has over 17 years of clinical experience specializing in wound care education. She is currently on the faculty at WebCME.. Christine began her career in the wound care industry with Kinetic Concepts Incorporated as a Clinical Consultant and as a Regional Wound Closure Specialist. She is in demand as a speaker at wound care symposiums on local, regional, and national levels. She has a B.S.N. in nursing from Messiah College; and is a registered nurse, certified in wound care. She is a member of the National Alliance of Wound Care, a Diplomat of American Professional Wound Care Association, on the Board of Directors for the Barbara Bates Jensen Wound Reach Foundation, and has been recognized as an Honored Member in Women Executives and Professionals since 2006.

Dion L. Franga, M.D., a board-certified general surgeon and registered physician in vascular interpretation and interventional nephrology. Dr. Franga served as Brigade and Battalion Flight Surgeon for 17th Aviation Brigade in Korea as well as three combat tours in Afghanistan as a forward deployed surgeon in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In addition to his military career, he served as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of South Carolina Department of Trauma and Critical Care. Other cur-rent faculty appointments include the Dorn VAMC in Columbia, SC. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as numerous national presentations. Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Franga is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Marie L. Gehling, MSN, NP-C , is the a board certified family nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience in wound care. She has been credentialed as a CWOCN since 1992 and practices with Dr Samies in wound care and Infectious Disease Medicine at the Center for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, SC. She was elected Southeast Region WOCN Nurse of the Year for 2012 and has presented numerous educational lectures and research posters and publications on advanced wound care topics. She serves as a consultant for Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence.

DOROTHY (DOT) WEIR, RN, CWON, CWS has been a registered nurse for 37 years. She is Board Certified by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Certification Board (CWON) and the The American Board of Wound Management (CWS). Dot is the Co-Chair of the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, was on the founding Board of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care. She has been a member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society since 1980, the Florida Association for Enterostomal Therapy since 1979 and has held regional board positions with both. Dot is a frequent lecturer on all aspects of wound management, has authored and co-authored many journal articles and 6 book chapters. She is on the speaker's bureau and Medical Advisory Boards with several manufactures. She is on the faculty of the Wound Certification Prep Course and is Co-Editor of Today's Wound Clinic.

Carolyn H. Cuttino, BSN, RN, CWCN is a board certified wound care nurse and practiced at the Medical University of South Carolina for over 36 years. She now heads Carolina Wound Management, a consulting company that provides education and wound management to skilled care facilities and industry. Carolyn is one of the founding directors of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) and presently is on the planning committee for the Symposium of Advanced Wound Care. She has numerous wound care publications and has lectured extensively throughout the country on wound management. She was the 2009 recipient of the Symposium of Advanced Wound Care Founders Award, given for contributions towards the success of the symposium and the advancement of wound care. She provides education, facility assessments, and assistance with processes to improve chronic wound prevention and management in skilled care facilities throughout South Carolina and North Carolina.

Dr. Gregory Bohn is a Michigan native and Board Certified in Surgery, Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care. Involved in wound care education, he has delivered invited presentations at national and regional wound conferences on a variety of wound and hyperbaric medicine topics. As an author, he has published wound care articles from his clinical perspective. He serves on the editorial board of Advances in Skin and Wound Care journal. He values a team approach to wound care and continuing education and providing development opportunities for staff.

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 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. 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
Tue Feb 11 Charleston, South Carolina
Lectures 4:00pm - 7:00pm
- 4:00pm
Wed Feb 12 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-1:30pm
- -
Thu Feb 13 Nassau, Bahamas 8:00am 5:00pm
Fri Feb 14 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00am 4:00pm
Sat Feb 15 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-2:30pm
- -
Sun Feb 16 Charleston, South Carolina 8:00am -

Ports of Call
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - When was the last time you whiled away the day on a private Caribbean island? Here's your chance. The island is ours; the day is yours to sun, swim, and sail. Enjoy!
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.

Carnival Fantasy

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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
Suite with Balcony - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 sq. ft.) . Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
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OceanView Stateroom (6B) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
$270
Large Interior Stateroom (4B) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
$240
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $196.78
Deposit $250 per person
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