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Timely Topics in Infectious Diseases and Primary Care

7-Night Greek Islands & Cyprus Cruise
Round-trip Athens, (Piraeus), Greece
July 17 - 24, 2021
<em>Celebrity Apex</em>
Celebrity Apex
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The purpose of this CME activity is to review and discuss common general medical conditions and to provide guidelines for their management and prevention.

Topics have been chosen to benefit the family physician, general internist and Advance Practice Professionals in an ambulatory care setting.

Topics:
  1. Identifying and Managing Low Health Literacy
    • Understand which patient groups are at greatest risk for low health literacy
    • Appreciate the role that low health literacy plays on health outcomes
    • Review a simple intervention to identify the low health literacy patient
  2. Preoperative Assessment of Cardiac Risk in Non-Cardiac Surgery
    • To appreciate causes of perioperative cardiac events
    • To understand which patients require preoperative assessment
  3. Hypertension in African Americans
    • To understand the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans
    • To review social determinants of health which impact on effective treatment in this population
  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Primer for Primary Care Clinicians
    • Review the role of the primary care clinician in the co-management of rheumatoid arthritis
    • Describe the role of disease-modifying drugs (DMARDs) on the clinical course of rheumatoid arthritis
  5. Physician Wellness and Resilience: Old Problem; New Urgency
    • To define physician wellness and the impact of physician stress on physicians and their patients
    • To describe new interventions to help physicians cope with wellness issues.
  6. Heart Disease in Women
    • Appreciate sex-related differences in symptoms of ischemia between men and women
    • Review non-traditional risk factors for CAD impacting women that deserve special attention
    • Discuss strategies to raise awareness and close the gaps to optimize treatment of heart disease in men and women
  7. Resistant Hypertension - Review of Case Studies to Enhance Understanding
    • Through the use of case studies review the epidemiology the clinical presentation and evidence-based approaches resistant hypertension (HTN)
    • Use current guidelines and algorithms to develop treatment plans for patients with HTN with an emphasis on resistant HTN
Additional topics under development

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.
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.

Faculty

David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP

David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP

Professor of Medicine
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University
Attending Physician
Jersey Shore University Medical Center Neptune, NJ
 

Dr. David S. Kountz is a Professor of Medicine for the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Co-Chief Academic Officer for Hackensack Meridian Health. He earned his AB at Princeton, MD at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine, and MBA at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. He completed training in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. 

A board-certified internist, Dr. Kountz has had progressive responsibilities in academic medicine as Associate Professor of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. 

Dr. Kountz's research interests include hypertension treatment and guidelines in underserved populations, health literacy, pipeline programs and leadership development. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, editorials and abstracts, and is a frequent speaker within and outside of his health network on a variety of topics in primary care. 

Kevin T. Stephan, MD, FACP

Kevin T. Stephan, MD, FACP

Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Adelante Healthcare
Goodyear, AZ

Dr. Stephan is a board-certified Infectious Disease physician with many years of clinical experience.  He currently serves as Director of Strategy and Planning for eInfectionMD, a telemedicine-based Infectious Disease practice headquartered in Phoenix, AZ where he sees patients live and via virtual video visits throughout the western United States.

Prior to this, he served as Chief of Medical Specialties and Chief of Infectious Disease for St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN, where he was voted top doctor in Infectious Disease by Duluth Superior Magazine, and won top recognition for patient care ranking in the top 10% nationally with a 5-star rating of Infectious Disease physicians over multiple years as assessed by PRC research.

Dr. Stephan had a 23-year career in the United States military, serving in multiple roles as a physician, researcher, and educator, including running the HIV program for the United States Air Force in San Antonio, TX.  He deployed after 9/11/2001 and also participated in humanitarian operations and relief in Africa and Central America.

Accreditation

 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.

 

ANCC

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 MOC

 

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.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

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

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Jul 17 Athens, (Piraeus), Greece
- 8:30 pm
Sun Jul 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jul 19 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Tue Jul 20 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Jul 21 Rhodes, Greece
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jul 22 Limassol, Cyprus
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jul 23 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jul 24 Athens, (Piraeus), Greece
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

Athens, (Piraeus), Greece -

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the world's most powerful and civilized empires, Athens is now the world's foremost archaeological playground. The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in homage to the virgin goddess Athena.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Mykonos, Greece -

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos is known for its whitewashed villages sprinkled with blue and jade green. It's also famous for its sophisticated nightlife. The most popular island in the Cyclades is bustling with activity, awash in beautiful alleyways, and home to alluring sandy beaches.

Santorini, Greece -

Santorini, Greece

Here on the island of Santorini, you’ll find a classic Greek seascape—whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo.

Rhodes, Greece -

Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes, the friendliest city in the Mediterranean, is situated at the island’s northernmost point. This sunny retreat is also home to many historic sites, such as the ruins of the Temple of Venus and the medieval Street of Knights.

Limassol, Cyprus -

Limassol, Cyprus

Limassol is the second-largest city in Cyprus, located on the island's southern coast. Stroll around Old City, an historic part of town with stylish cafés, restaurants, shops, bars, the Old Fishing Harbour and the former Turkish quarter.

Celebrity Apex

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.

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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Aqua Class Stateroom, A2 Aqua Class Stateroom (A2)
A2 - Aqua Class Premium ship location close to the Spa. Infinite Veranda with lounge seating. Celebrity's eXhaleTM bedding featuring the Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted).  Some staterooms may have a trundle bed.  Shower panel and aromatherapy diffuser. Interactive Television system. Individual safe, dual voltage 110/220 AC, mini-fridge* and hair dryer.

Staterooms: 201 sq. ft. Veranda: 42  sq. ft. 
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Edge Villa, EV Suite/Deluxe Edge Villa (EV)
All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, interactive TV, radio and phone.

Edge Villa Two-story luxury residences that seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living. Private terrace with three-foot deep plunge pool and inviting lounge furniture. Direct access to The Retreat. Surround sound system with 55” smart TV. One Bedroom and two full baths. King-sized Cashmere Collection bed. Marble master bath with whirlpool tub. Double washbasins.   

. Stateroom: 739 sq. ft. Veranda: 211 sq. ft.
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Iconic Suite, IC Suite/Deluxe Iconic Suite (IC)
The largest suite in Celebrity's fleet. Positioned high on top of the ship, above the bridge, with sweeping, panoramic views from front to back.  Two bedrooms and two full baths. King-sized Cashmere CollectionSM beds. Dual sinks and separate full shower, and whirlpool tub.  Private butler's pantr.  Surround sound system with 65" smart TV.  Expansive outdoor space with private hot tub and covered, double daybed.

Stateroom: 1,892 sq. ft. Veranda: 689 sq. ft.
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Sky Suite, S2 Suite/Deluxe Sky Suite (S2)
When you stay in a Sky Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of private butler service. This includes assistance with unpacking and packing. In-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea. Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Café al Bacio. 


Staterooms: 319 sq. ft. Veranda: 79  sq. ft.
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Sky Suite, S3 Suite/Deluxe Sky Suite (S3)
When you stay in a Sky Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of private butler service. This includes assistance with unpacking and packing. In-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea. Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Café al Bacio. 

Staterooms: 319 sq. ft. Veranda: 79  sq. ft.
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Balcony

Concierge Class, C3 Concierge Class (C3)
Concierge Class Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Veranda with lounge seating. Interactive Television system, individual safe, dual voltage 110/220 AC and Hair dryer. 

Stateroom: 202 sq ft. and Veranda 42 sq. ft. 
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Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, E3 Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E3)
Edge Strm w/Infinite Veranda Veranda with seating area. Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Interactive television system.

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. and Veranda: 42 sq. ft. 
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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda, 1A Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (1A)
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda - seating area. Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Queen size bed convertible to two lower beds (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Interactive television system. 

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. Veranda: 40 sq. ft. 
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Concierge Class, C1 Balcony Concierge Class (C1)

 Concierge Class Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Veranda with lounge seating. Interactive Television system, individual safe, dual voltage 110/220 AC and Hair dryer. 

Stateroom: 202 sq ft. and Veranda 42 sq. ft.

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Concierge Class, C2 Balcony Concierge Class (C2)
Concierge Class staterooms are well-appointed, personal retreats located in some of the most-desirable locations on the ship. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. From Priority Check-In - when you're greeted by your Concierge - to the moment you head back home, we're there to assist you.

Stateroom: 201 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
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Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, E1 Balcony Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E1)
 Edge Strm w/Infinite Veranda Veranda with seating area. Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Interactive television system.

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
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800-422-0711
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Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, E2 Balcony Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E2)
Edge Strm w/Infinite Veranda Veranda with seating area. Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Interactive television system.

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. and Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
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Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, E4 Balcony Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E4)
 Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding featuring Cashmere Mattress. Two lower double beds convertible to King (except as noted). Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Interactive television system, individual safe, dual voltage 110/220 AC and hair dryer.

Stateroom: 202 sq. ft. and Veranda: 42 sq. ft
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Edge Single Stateroom with Infinite Veranda , ES Balcony Edge Single Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (ES)
 Celebrity eXhale™ bedding. Private safe. 24-hour room service. Private mini-bar. Complimentary tote bag. Custom blended bath products. Interactive Samsung flat-screen television. Personal veranda. New Cashmere Collection luxury queen-sized bed. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. Smart TV, individual safe.

Stateroom: 131 sq. ft.; Balcony: 45 sq. ft..
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $434.00 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

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

Cruise Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our agents for policies applicable to this cruise.

* 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.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

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.


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