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Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology

7-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Conference from Rome, Italy
September 12 - 19, 2012

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 Stupendous Norwegian Epic
NCL's Norwegian Epic

All social events are complimentary for guests traveling with conferee and whose cabins are booked in the meeting group.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Course Fee Physicians $695
All Others - Course Fee $450
Course Fee Cancellation Policy
30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

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
Family Physicians, Internists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this activity is to give participants an update in the diagnostic and therapeutic developments in the field of gastroenterology
Preliminary Objectives for Activity
• Update on Hepatitis A, B, and C
• Apply updated guidelines in the diagnosis and surveillance of colon cancer
• Utilize new treatment and diagnosis strategies in the management of C. diff, H. pylori, and diverticulitis
• Utilize an algorithm for the diagnosis and cost effective treatment of heartburn and abdominal pain
• Utilize and interpret results of Esophageal Motility and Manometry
• Properly diagnose and treat Celiac Disease, a not-so-rare condition
• Discuss treatment successes and failures in the management of IBD
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
Rimma Shaposhnikov, M.D.,

Dr. Shaposhnikov is a board certified physician in internal medicine and gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Valley Gastrointestinal Specialists in Burbank CA. Director of Gastrointestinal Diseases and Subspecialties at the Glendale Surgery Center.

Dr. Rimma Shaposhnikov is a board certified physician in both internal medicine and gastroenterlogy, both of which were obtained from University of Southern California. As one of the few female gastroenterologists, her interests lie in encouraging female patients to undergo screening colonoscopies. Her additional interests include esophageal studies, and she is currently in charge of the esophageal motility lab at the Providence St Joseph Hospital. As a member of the Crohns and Colitis board, she enjoys community outreach programs which educate and inform patients about their disease state. Dr. Shaposhnikov is part of a large multispecialty group which allows her to treat and evaluate a multitude of conditions.
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
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note our shore excursions are operated independently of the cruise line.

DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Wed Sep 12
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
Lectures 2:30-5:30pm
-
7:00pm
Thu Sep 13
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
7:00am
7:00pm
Fri Sep 14
Cannes, France
8:00am
7:00pm
Sat Sep 15
Provence (Marsailles), France
Lectures 3:30-6:30pm
7:00am
4:00pm
Sun Sep 16
Barcelona, Spain
5:00am
6:00pm
Mon Sep 17
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon; 1:00-5:00pm
-
-
Tue Sep 18
Naples (Capri), Italy
7:00am
7:00pm
Wed Sep 19
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
7:00am
-

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 Epic

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

Mid-Ship Balcony - BB Call for Pricing

These Mid-Ship Balcony Staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. With room for up to three they include a separate bathroom with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and additional bedding to accommodate one more. These Balcony Staterooms are mid-ship, so you'll have easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board.

Accommodates: 3
Approx. Size: 216 sq. ft.

Mid-Ship Balcony - BC Call for Pricing

These Mid-Ship Balcony Staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. With room for up to three they include a separate bathroom with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and additional bedding to accommodate one more. These Balcony Staterooms are mid-ship, so you'll have easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board.

Accommodates: 3
Approx. Size: 216 sq. ft.

Mid-Ship Inside - T1 Call for Pricing

With two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, these Mid-Ship Inside Staterooms can accommodate up to two guests. They also feature a separate bathroom with shower and access to some really great amenities. And because they are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything on board.

Accommodates: 2
Approx. Size: 128 sq. ft.

Mid-Ship Inside - 1A Call for Pricing

With two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, these Mid-Ship Inside Staterooms can accommodate up to two guests. They also feature a separate bathroom with shower and access to some really great amenities. And because they are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything on board.

Accommodates: 2
Approx. Size: 128 sq. ft.
Prices per Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $255.40 per person
Deposit $250 per person

CANCELLATION Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check our staff for this conference.
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: