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Update in Women's Health and Phlebology

7-Night Spanish Magic Cruise
from Lisbon, Portugal to Barcelona, Spain
October 08 - 15, 2023
<em>Seabourn Ovation</em>
Seabourn Ovation

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
12 ACPE Credits
12.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

  1. Chronic Venous Insufficiency
    • Recognize that CVI is more than just a cosmetic nuisance and lack of treatment can contribute to significant morbidity
    • Utilize appropriate diagnostic approaches to evaluate and treat patients across the entire spectrum of CVI
  2. Pelvic Phlebology
    • Recognize the new Symptoms-Varicies-Pathophysiology classification scheme for pelvic venous disease and point out the need for a multidiscipline, integrated approach to diagnosis and treatment
    • Discuss traditional and contemporary terminology for pelvic venous disease and introduce the new SVP classification scheme.
  3. Endometriosis
    • Recognize new diagnostic and treatment modalities for endometriosis
    • Analyze pelvic pain in the clinical setting of endometriosis, devise a comprehensive treatment plan using the estrogen threshold hypothesis and understand newer diagnostic and treatment opportunities in the form of micro-RNA
  4. Vaginitis Revisited
    • Compare a wide variety of treatment modalities for vaginitis
    • Know when to biopsy
    • Identify routine as well as challenging causes of vulvar/vaginal symptoms of burning, itching or pain
    • Expand upon vaginitis related to estrogen deprivation.
  5. Ultrasound in OB/GYN
    • Identify classic ultrasound signs of obstetrical and gynecological pathology using office-based diagnostic ultrasound
    • Recognize and determine, using ultrasound pictures, normal vs. pathology in antenatal maternal/child care.
    • Recognize uterine and ovarian disease in gynecological patients
  6. Osteoporosis
    • Clarify the benefits and risks of treatment and non-treatment
    • Analyze the overall pathophysiology of osteoporosis and employ different treatment strategies
    • Recognize the pharmacological basis of treatment>/li>
  7. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Recognize the complexity of the 4 phenotypes of PCOS, their associated co-morbidities and the implications of treatment in those patients who do and do not want to conceive
    • Develop a cost-effective thorough plan for assessing PCOS and the benefits of treatment in those patients who do and do not want to conceive
  8. Hypertension in Pregnancy
    • Recognize and differentiate that hypertension and severe preeclampsia in the pregnant patient is physiologically different than those critical care patients with severe hypertension unrelated to pregnancy

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

Jerry G. Ninia, MD, RVT

Jerry G. Ninia, MD, RVT

Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stony Brook University Renaissance School of Medicine; Clinical Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Ninia is the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson , NY and a Clinical Associate Professor of OB/GYN at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and continued his post graduate training at Nassau County Medical Center. For over 30 years, he has maintained two separate private practices in both OB/GYN and Phlebology. He has lectured internationally on the topic of women's health and venous disease and has authored 3 text book chapters and over 25 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is the clerkship director for NYITCOM medical students rotating through St. Charles hospital department of OBGYN with administrative, didactic and clinical teaching responsibilities.

A Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN's, Surgeons and Phlebologists, he is board certified in OB/GYN as well as Phlebology and was instrumental in the creation of the nationally administered Phlebology board certification exam. He is certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography as a Registered Vascular Technologist. He has served as a member of the American College of Phlebology Board of Directors and the Phlebology Foundation Board. He has served on the Catholic Health Services of Long Island Board of Trustees and helped create initiatives to improve patient safety in Labor and Delivery. His efforts resulted in St. Charles hospital earning the Healthcare Association of New York State Pinnacle Award for quality and patient safety along with his earning the prestigious Theodore Roosevelt award given to those individuals who provide outstanding voluntary contributions and leadership at Long Island hospitals.

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 12 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 12 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 12 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Oct 08 Lisbon, Portugal
- 5:00 pm
Mon Oct 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Oct 10 Gibraltar
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Wed Oct 11 Tangier, Morocco
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Oct 12 Melilla, Spanish Morocco, Spain
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Fri Oct 13 Alicante, Spain
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Sat Oct 14 Valencia, Spain
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Oct 15 Barcelona, Spain
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

Lisbon, Portugal - Make your own discoveries in the city that launched the Age of Discovery. Cross the River Tagus on its soaring suspension bridge. Wander the maze of streets in the Alfama, the old Moorish quarter, dominated by the medieval Castle of St. George where peacocks strut and shriek. Stroll the Baixa, shop for elegant shoes.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Gibraltar - As long as the Barbary Apes remain, the British will rule Gibraltar‐this is the tradition that has held for 350 years. These pesky primates are a favorite with visitors despite their incessant chatter and light-fingered ways. Ride to the top of the Rock for great views over the Strait of Gibraltar‐on a clear day you'll see Africa.

Tangier, Morocco - Situated just across the narrow Strait of Gibraltar from Europe, Tangier has long comprised a hybrid culture that is nearly as European as it is African. Standing atop Cap Spartel, one can gaze down on the place where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean. The “Hollywood” district where the foreign embassies have traditionally been located reflects the European influence. But ascending the hill above the waterfront, one enters the narrow, winding alleys of the Kasbah, the city’s oldest, most Moroccan section. Down the coast, nearby Tetouan retains a nearly untouched walled medina, with sections originally occupied by Andalusian, Berber and Jewish populations. It is small enough that visitors can explore it without risking becoming lost, making it a perfect choice as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Melilla, Spanish Morocco, Spain - Melilla is one of Spain's two enclaves on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco, a remnant of the colonial past. As a pocket of Europe on the African continent, its border is rather heavily watched. But the town exists as a resort community and serves visitors well. Overlooking the harbor is Melilla La Vieja, a 15th century fortress converted to a holiday destination. Among its restored fortifications, the site hosts a number of museums, churches, memorials and a multi-story complex of manmade caves that lead down to the beach. The town also holds the second largest trove of architecture in the modernist style, after only Barcelona, many by the prominent architect Enrique Nieto. It is a fascinating city much praised for its tradition of multiculturalism.

Alicante, Spain - This bright city on the Costa del Sol was founded by the ancient Greeks in 325 B.C, who called it Akra Leuka ("White Summer") for its impressive headlands. The Moors ruled here for over five centuries, and reminders of their passing can be dicovered in the winding alleyways of the Old Quarter. The views from the 1,000 foot Balcon del Mediterraneo are superb.

Valencia, Spain - Incredibly, Valencia is a hidden gem of a big city in Spain. Although, it doesn't get the same attention that Barcelona and Madrid get, it competes quite well with those two well known destinations. Food, Shopping, Art and Architecture can be found in abundance; take some time and wander through the winding maze of medieval streets and stubble on your newest favorite shop/bar/restaurant. Too bad cruises don't depart from here; you could certainly spend a few days visiting Valencia's must-sees. One highlight is the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències) designed by architect Santiago Calatrava. This beautiful complex consists of a cinema, garden, theater, planetarium, science museum and more!

Barcelona, Spain -

Barcelona is a one of the world's great cities. Stroll down her tree-lined boulevards, the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia or the more touristed Las Ramblas. On the Passeig, shop a serious fashion district while marveling at examples of Mordenisme architecture, seemingly sculpted from the stuff of dreams (Gaudi's masterpiece of a family home, Casa Batlló is well worth a visit). If a trip on the Passeig hasn't convinced you of Gaudi's genius, a visit to La Sagrada Familia Cathedral will do the trick; this fantastic, soaring marvel will live on in your memory long after you've returned.

Not far from the Passeig and just north of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter (the Barri Gotic) provides an abundance of shopping opportunities for all tastes, and a bit of European history to boot - check out the tranquil Cathedral of Barcelona. To see a bit of local life a visit to a food market is a quick, fun detour: try Santa Caterina near the Cathedral or Mercado de La Boqueria, right off of Las Ramblas.

Barcelona's food is also a highlight: stop into a tapas bar and try a variety of delicacies. "Standard" restaurants of every style are available, too. And, there's music, too! Visit an underground jazz club or the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana; or stop by the Palau Dalmases for a stunning, flamenco performance (it's near the Picasso museum). Did we mention art? One of the largest collections of Picasso's art is found at the Museau Picasso, and a great collection of contemporary, figurative (i.e not abstract) painting and sculpture is housed at the European Museum of Modern Art just around the corner.

It's probably clear by now that you really can't get it all done in a day (even if all means "just the must-sees"). So, stay for a day or three in the Gothic Quarter or near Plaça de Catalunya and really get a feel for what makes Barcelona such a wonderful place. Partly it's the result of the "accidents" of its history and present: as the regional capital of Spain's prosperous Catalunya region, Barcelona has a "flavor" that is a bit of a mix between Spanish and French (it's located quite close to the French border). Yes, you can practice your Spanish here - it attracts Spaniards from throughout the country - but you'll also see and hear Catalan with it's own charm. You won't regret your time here.

Seabourn Ovation

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.

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Balcony

Veranda Suite, V1 Veranda Suite (V1)
Comfortable living area with two twin beds or one queen; A walk-in closet, dining for two, and a glass door to a private veranda. Interior space roughly 275 square feet, plus one veranda of roughly 75 square feet. 
$4,769.00

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Veranda Suite, V1 Veranda Suite (V1) Triple
Comfortable living area with two twin beds or one queen; A walk-in closet, dining for two, and a glass door to a private veranda. Interior space roughly 275 square feet, plus one veranda of roughly 75 square feet. 
$4,769.00

Third $2,615.00

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Veranda Suite, V1 Veranda Suite (V1) Quad
Comfortable living area with two twin beds or one queen; A walk-in closet, dining for two, and a glass door to a private veranda. Interior space roughly 275 square feet, plus one veranda of roughly 75 square feet. 
$4,769.00

Third/Fourth $2,615.00

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Veranda Suite, V2 Veranda Suite (V2)
Comfortable living area with two twin beds or one queen; A walk-in closet, dining for two, and a glass door to a private veranda. Interior space roughly 275 square feet, plus one veranda of roughly 75 square feet. 
$4,969.00

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Veranda Suite, V3 Veranda Suite (V3)
Comfortable living area with two twin beds or one queen; A walk-in closet, dining for two, and a glass door to a private veranda. Interior space roughly 275 square feet, plus one veranda of roughly 75 square feet. 
$5,369.00

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Veranda Suite, V4 Veranda Suite (V4)
Comfortable living area with two twin beds or one queen; A walk-in closet, dining for two, and a glass door to a private veranda. Interior space roughly 275 square feet, plus one veranda of roughly 75 square feet. 
$5,569.00

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Veranda Suite, V5 Balcony Veranda Suite (V5)
Comfortable living area with two twin beds or one queen; A walk-in closet, dining for two, and a glass door to a private veranda. Interior space roughly 275 square feet, plus one veranda of roughly 75 square feet.
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Veranda Suite, V6 Balcony Veranda Suite (V6)
Comfortable living area with two twin beds or one queen; A walk-in closet, dining for two, and a glass door to a private veranda. Interior space roughly 275 square feet, plus one veranda of roughly 75 square feet.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $230.00 per person.
Deposit $ 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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