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10th MEHS: Medical Ethics in the COVID-19 Era ~AND~ Business Aspects of Medicine to Improve Workplace Environment and Enhance Patient Care

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Galveston, TX
December 11 - 18, 2022
Royal Caribbean's <em>Allure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

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

COURSE FEES

Attendees Registration Fee
(Cruise Pricing is Additional and Listed Separately)
Physicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Dentists, Pharmacists, Healthcare Executives, and Faculty
Seeking up to 14 CE Credits / CE Contact Hours
$895.00
Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, CRNAs, Chiropractors, Physical/Rehab/Occupational/etc. Therapists, and other Non-Physician healthcare providers
Seeking up to 14 CE Credits / CE Contact Hours
$695.00
Nurses, Nursing Home / Home Healthcare Practitioner, Residents*, Current students*, and former students* of Dr. Chandra or Dr. Stroube
*proof/verification required
Seeking up to 14 CE Credits / CE Contact Hours
$495.00
Non-CE Earning: Faculty / Corporate Members to participate in the Academic Conference and can attend CE Sessions, but will not recieve CE Credit $295.00
Non-CE Earning: Students / Guests to participate in the Academic Conference and can also attend CE sessions, but will not recieve CE Credit $195.00

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Continuing Education Program:
Medical Ethics in the COVID-19 era, AND, the Business Aspects of Medicine to Improve Workplace Environment and Enhance Patient Care
TOPICS to be covered:
  • Ethical Principles, Moral Philosophies, COVID-19 and Medical Ethics
  • The Workplace Environment and its impact on Patient Care
  • Employee Conflict Management and its relationship to Patient Care
  • Business Research Techniques and Aspects to Improve Patient Care
  • Social Sciences, Marketing Research Techniques, and Business Strategies to Improving Patient Care
  • Designing and developing patient satisfaction assessment tools
  • Managing communication with different stakeholders
  • Ethical Issues Pertaining to Patient Confidentiality and Consent
  • Gatekeeper for ethical integrity
  • Impaired healthcare providers - issues,
  • challenges, and strategies to address them
  • There will be interactive CASE STUDIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Pre-Conference study materials, including, cases and assignments, will be sent to all pre-registered CE attendees prior to the start of the event and at least by November 15, 2022. Cases/Assignments (Assignment 1) provided prior to face-to-face lectures will be discussed in class on Day 1 of CE session

Date Port Arrive Depart
December 11 Galveston, TX-   4:00 PM
December 12 Cruising - CE Session 8:00 AM–11:00 AM (3 hours in person) Lunch and Take Home Assignment Completion Time (3 hours allocated for self-paced exercise; CE Meeting 2:00pm - 4:00pm (2 hours in person)
4 Hour take-home assignment, due December 17
   
December 13 Cruising - Academic Session 9:00am–12 Noon (3 hours in person)    
December 13 Roatan, Honduras
9:00am – 12 Noon: Academic conference sessions (face to face)
8:00 AM 5:00pm
December 14 Roatan, Honduras 8:00 AM 5:00pm
December 15 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico 8:00am 5:00pm
December 16 Cozumel, Mexico 7:00 AM 4:30pm
December 17 Cruising
In-person CE Session 9:00am – 11:00am
   
December 18 Galveston, TX 7:00am  

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

Ashish Chandra, MBA, PhD

Ashish Chandra, MBA, PhD

Professor Ashish Chandra is a Professor of Healthcare Administration, College of Business at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), Houston, Texas, USA where he also served as the Department Chair for over four years at UHCL. All together Dr. Chandra has over 20 years of university level teaching experience in the U.S. He is a well-recognized healthcare administration academician internationally and serves on the academic advisory board of several educational institutions in Turkey and India. He has also provided over a dozen Management Development Program, Faculty Development Programs, and professional consulting services to several healthcare and business organizations in the United States, India, Turkey, and aboard cruise ships. He actively served on the board of directors of several professional and community organizations in the United States. Over the past four years he has served as the Course Director and Speaker of five Continuing Education Programs for health professionals.

Dr. Chandra is a prolific researcher and has 75 publications in refereed journals, two edited books, ten book chapters, and over 250 publications in conference proceedings. He is an Executive Editor of the journal Hospital Topics (the oldest journal in healthcare administration field - almost 95 years in existence). He has served as the President of FOUR major international academic organizations - the Business and Health Administration Association; the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators; the MBAA International; and the Federation of Business Disciplines. He has also served as the Program Chair of over a dozen major international conferences, held in U.S., India, Turkey, and U.K. as well as aboard cruise ships in the Caribbean, Alaska, Baltics, and Mediterranean.

Professor Chandra has received numerous awards and recognition related to teaching, research, and service throughout his career, including the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award by the National Society for Leadership Success; 2015 Outstanding Professor Award given by the University of Houston - Clear Lake Alumni Association; 2012 American College of Healthcare Executives Service Award; 2011 Outstanding Educator Award from the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators; to name a few. He also has the distinct honor of being the Commencement Speaker at the December 2018 graduation ceremony of the University of Houston – Clear Lake.  The URL link to Dr. Chandra’s commencement speech is below. Please cue to minute 32 of the video link in case you just want to see Dr. Chandra’s speech.
URL to speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpwOooexSYA&t=2984s

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
Sun Dec 11 Galveston, TX
- 4:00 pm
Mon Dec 12 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Dec 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Dec 14 Roatan, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Dec 15 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Dec 16 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:30 pm
Sat Dec 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Dec 18 Galveston, TX
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

Galveston, TX - Galveston is famous for its seafood, tropical scenery and breathtaking Victorian architecture. This magnificent island also boasts of 32 miles of beautiful beaches and great sportfishing.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Roatan, Honduras - The island of Roatan is known for its glittering bays and colorful coral reefs perfect for outdoor adventures like snorkeling and scuba diving. Discover your inner pirate in Roatan, where you can taste local rum, swim among starfish at Starfish Alley, or sample fresh seafood at local restaurants.

The 40-mile-long island borders the second-longest barrier reef on the globe, which attracts many divers each year. Go horseback riding at Little French Cay or unwind in paradise at West Bay. Don’t forget to try conch fritters and rum cake during your visit.

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Past meets present in Costa Maya. Cruise to Costa Maya and find ancient Maya ruins and mysterious jungles just begging to be explored, as well as private beach clubs and trendy restaurants— all in one place. It’s 250 square miles of paradise packed with entertainment and history, all just 30 miles south of Cancun. The Great Maya Reef just off the coast is the second largest in the world— it’s a must-snorkel spot. Or you can kick back at the port village of Mahahual with an ice-cold michelada— a spicy beer cocktail— in hand. For a culture fix, head to the Kohunlick ruins to see the famous Temple of the Masks.

Cozumel, Mexico - With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

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

Oceanview with Balcony, 4D Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft. 
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Ultra Spacious Oceanview with Large Balcony, 1A Balcony Ultra Spacious Oceanview with Large Balcony (1A)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 271 sq. ft. Balcony: 82 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Large Balcony, 1C Balcony Oceanview with Large Balcony (1C)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 1D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (1D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Boardwalk View with Balcony, 1I Balcony Boardwalk View with Balcony (1I)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom.


Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 52 sq. ft.
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Central Park View with Balcony, 1J Balcony Central Park View with Balcony (1J)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 52 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Large Balcony, 2C Balcony Oceanview with Large Balcony (2C)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony - Accessible, 2D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony - Accessible (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 272 sq. ft. Balcony: 80 sq. ft.
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Boardwalk View with Balcony, 2I Balcony Boardwalk View with Balcony (2I)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 52 sq. ft.
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Central Park View with Balcony, 2J Balcony Central Park View with Balcony (2J)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, Central Park view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (274 sq. ft. Balcony 86 sq. ft.)
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Boardwalk View with Balcony, 4I Balcony Boardwalk View with Balcony (4I)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 52 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (5D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 6D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (6D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 7D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (7D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 8D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (8D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Oceanview Stateroom (1N) Triple
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. 179 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview Stateroom, 4N Oceanview Stateroom (4N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. 179 sq. ft. 
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Ultra Spacious Oceanview, 1K Outside Ultra Spacious Oceanview (1K)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, two Pullman beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed and bathroom. Stateroom: 271 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. 179 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 6N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (6N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. 179 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 3V Interior Stateroom (3V) Triple
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area with twin sofa bed. Stateroom: 140 sq. ft. 
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Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area with twin sofa bed. Stateroom: 140 sq. ft. 
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Spacious Interior, 1R Inside Spacious Interior (1R)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. Up to 6 guests. Stateroom: 260 sq. ft.
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Central Park View Interior, 1S Inside Central Park View Interior (1S)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view, sitting area, and a private bathroom. Stateroom: 191 sq. ft.
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Promenade View Interior, 1T Inside Promenade View Interior (1T)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 194 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom Triple, 1V Inside Interior Stateroom Triple (1V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area with twin sofa bed. Stateroom: 140 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area with twin sofa bed. Stateroom: 140 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 6V Inside Interior Stateroom (6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area with twin sofa bed. Stateroom: 140 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom - Accessible, Cat 6V Inside Interior Stateroom - Accessible (Cat 6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area with twin sofa bed. Stateroom: 274 sq. ft.


Note:  Above Prices include cruise fare, port charges, gratuities, taxes and fees and  NACLNC® Conference registration.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $321.64 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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