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Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine

12-Night Baltic Cruise Conference
from Copenhagen, Denmark
June 14 - 26, 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.

Holland America Line's Inviting ms Eurodam
Holland America's ms Eurodam

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
14 APA Credit Hours
14 CLE Credits

Course Fees:
$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$450 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Attorneys
Program Purpose / Objectives
ABLM-UAS CRUISE SEMINAR PROGRAM FOR 2014

LEGAL MEDICINE & MEDICAL ETHICS
14 Hours CME (2 Hours Ethics)
CLE, Dental and CU Nursing Credits
  1. ETHICS & BIOETHICS 1 Hour
    • Bioethics, Professionalism, and Communication
    • Fetal Interests, Abortion and Stem Cell Research
  2. REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE – Overview of Federal and State Laws 1 Hour
    • Licensing, Credentialing, Privileging and Impairment Issues
    • HIPAA, EMTALA, and Other Federal Mandates
    • Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations
    • Fraud and Abuse and Criminal Negligence
  3. ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) versus ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EMR) 1 Hour
    • Current State of Implementation of Health Information Technology (HIT)
    • Meaningful Use Stages I, 2 (2014) and 3 (2016)
    • Electronic Informed Consent
    • EHR Malpractice Liability
  4. END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS – Ethical and Legal Issues 1 Hour
    • The Dying Process
    • Classification of Euthanasia
    • Physician Aid in Dying and Hospice Care
    • Determination of Death
  5. FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATION OF PAIN MANAGEMENT 2 Hours
    • Controlled Substances Act Standard of Pain Treatment
    • REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) Program
    • Monitoring Programs and Disposal of controlled substances
    • Pain Management State Guidelines, Laws and Rules
    • Addiction, Death and Pain Malpractice
  6. MEDICAL AND FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESS AND TESTIMONY 1 Hour
    • Federal and State Rules of Evidence Governing Expert Witnesses
    • Deposition of Expert Witness
    • Direct and Cross Examination of Expert at Trial
    • Daubert Challenges of Experts
  7. OFFICIAL DISABILITY GUIDELINES AND AMA GUIDES IN WORKERS COMPENSATION AND NON-OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES 2 Hours
    • Evidence Based Medicine
    • Official Disability Guidelines
    • Rating Impairment under AMA Guides
    • Return to Work Guidelines
  8. PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL LIABILITY & NURSING MALPRACTICE 3 Hours
    • American Law and Judicial Process
    • Medical Negligence: Causes, Prevention and Defenses
    • Spoliation of Evidence in Medical Records
    • Capacity, Competency, Informed Consent and Informed Refusal
    • Liability of MCOs, ACOs, Hospitals, CRNAs, Nurses, PAs and Nurse Practitioners
    • Malpractice Case Presentations
  9. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE MOCK TRIAL 2 Hours
    • MOCK TRIAL: Never Event Medical Error
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
S. Sandy Sanbar, M.D., Ph.D., J.D.

S. Sandy Sanbar was born in Haifa, Israel. He earned a BS (with Distinction) in Biology and a M.D. (with Distinction) at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He did a Residency in Internal Medicine at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, and earned a PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma, while working as a Cardiovascular Research Trainee, Oklahoma Medical Research Institute in Oklahoma City. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, before becoming a Postdoctoral Cardiovascular Fellow then Research Cardiovascular Associate of the Ontario Heart Foundation and Clinical Assistant in the Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dr. Sandbar returned with his family to Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a United States immigrant, served as a Cardiovascular Fellow of the Michigan Heart Association and an Instructor in Internal Medicine, then Advanced Cardiovascular Research Fellow of the American Heart Association and Assistant Professor, Hypertension Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan. His J.D. degree is from Oklahoma City University.

He was inducted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a Captain and was promoted to Major, while at Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado. Finally, Sanbar was promoted to LT. Colonel while serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, U.S. Army Hospital, Danang, Vietnam. He was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for his efforts in Vietnam prior to being Honorably Discharged on July 4, 1970.

Since 1970's, he has practiced in Oklahoma City both as an Attorney at Law and Specialist in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Sanbar is a Past President of the American College of Legal Medicine (1989-1990) and he has received numerous Awards, including Gold Medal Award (2000) and Distinguished Service Award (2007) of the American College of Legal Medicine. In 2007, he was elected as the Chairman of the American Board of Legal Medicine (ABLM), and President of the American Board of Medical Malpractice (ABMM). He is a Diplomate of both the ABLM and the ABMM. He performed Consultative Examinations (for 6 years) then served as a Medical Consultant (2 years) for the Department of Disability Services, Social Security Administration in Oklahoma City. Since March 2008, Sanbar has been in private practice in Oklahoma City.

Sanbar is a prolific author of over 200 articles, and author or editor of eleven Books. His books include Hyperlipidemia & Hyperlipoproteinemia; Medical and Hospital Law; Editor, LEGAL MEDICINE, seven Editions from 1987- 2007; Editor. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SURVIVAL HANDBOOK, 2007; and Editor, ABLM BOARD REVIEW EXAM & STUDY GUIDE, 2007. He publishes a monthly article for the LAW AND MEDICINE section of the Oklahoma County Medical Society publication, the BULLETIN. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar, the Oklahoma County Bar, the Oklahoma State Medical Association and the Oklahoma County Medical Society. He is a State, National and International Lecturer on Legal Medicine and Medical Malpractice, and he generally serves as Seminar Program Chairman. He is married to Dorothy J. Sanbar, an Oklahoman, and has two children and three grandchildren.

Rita Raman, M.D., M.S., J.D., MACN, FACLM

Dr. Rita Raman is a Physician and Attorney at Law. She also has a Master's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She is a highly experienced speaker in medical, legal and ethical aspects of medicine.

Dr. Raman is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Attending Neonatologist at The Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She is Board Certified in both Pediatrics and in Neonatal Medicine. She has been at the University of Oklahoma since 1982. She has served in several administrative positions, including Medical Director of University Hospital Nurseries, Pediatric Service Chief at the University Hospital, Associate Medical Director of Heartland Health Plan of Oklahoma, Director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program and Medical Director of Mediflight Neonate Transport Team of Oklahoma. She has also served as Consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Her research has been in the area of neonatal and perinatal nutrition. She was recognized as a Master of the American College of Nutrition, a Top Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Specialist in Oklahoma and a Leading Physician of the World in 2013.

Dr. Raman served as President of the American College of Nutrition and of the International Colleges of Nutrition. She is a member of several national organizations, organized scientific sessions and symposia at national meetings, lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. She has received several awards and honors during her career.

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
DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sat Jun 14
Copenhagen, Denmark
-
4:00pm
Sun Jun 15
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Mon Jun 16
Tallinn, Estonia
8:00am
4:00pm
Tue Jun 17
St. Petersburg, Russia - VISA REQUIRED
Overnight stay onboard
7:00am
-
Wed Jun 18
St. Petersburg, Russia - VISA REQUIRED
-
6:00pm
Thu Jun 19
Helsinki, Finland
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri Jun 20
Stockholm, Sweden - Overnight stay onboard
8:00am
-
Sat Jun 21
Stockholm, Sweden
-
5:00pm
Sun Jun 22
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Mon Jun 23
Warnemunde, Germany
6:00am
10:00pm
Tue Jun 24
Kiel, Germany
Farewell Reception
Families and guests invited
7:30 - 8:30 pm Location TBA
8:00am
5:00pm
Wed Jun 25
Copenhagen, Denmark - Overnight stay onboard
10:00am
-
Thu Jun 26
Copenhagen, Denmark
6:00am
-

Ports of Call
Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor - Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.
Helsinki, Finland - Shaped by its bays and isles, it's one of Europe's most scenic capitals. Hear a Sibelius concert, tour across the Arctic Circle to Lapland, land of Santa Claus, reindeer and the Midnight Sun. Buy a birchbark basket.
Keil, Germany - Keil (Hamburg), Germany When most people think of cities, they picture bustling streets, vibrant markets and endless entertainment. And as Germany's second-largest city, Hamburg features all these urban essentials. But with some 1,400 parks and gardens and over 2,300 bridges (more than Amsterdam and Venice combined) Hamburg mixes rural rejuvenation with metropolitan flair.
St. Petersburg/Moscow - In Peter the Great's "Window on Europe", head for the fabulous Hermitage, with its renowned art collection from Raphael to Rembrandt, Titian to Tintoretto. Take in a concert--folkloric or grandly operatic. Make a flying trip to Moscow to view monuments from Soviet and pre-Soviet days: Red Square, the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Tomb.

*Visas are included with most shore excursions. If you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own, however, a visa will be required; obtaining one can take some time, so please begin the visa process immediately.
Stockholm, Sweden - So much to see in this charming city, sprawled on 18 islands, often called the "Venice of the North." Cruise the sparkling waterways. Navigate narrow medieval streets. Watch the snappy changing of the guard at the Baroque Royal Palace. Shop for elegant gifts--glassware, stainless steel. Work up an appetite so you can do justice to the lavish smorgasbords
Tallinn, Estonia - Medieval walls and towers still stand tall in Old Town. Stroll and shop along cobblestone streets, walk up to the Baroque palace, drop in at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to find inspiration in the gleaming mosaics and icons.
Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany - In Berlin history awaits: Checkpoint Charlie, Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag. Browse lively Kurfurstendamm for delicate hand-painted porcelain, a snack of beer and bratwurst.

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.

ms Eurodam

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

STATEROOMS

DETAILS

Neptune Suite (SA)
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Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, oversized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library. 398 sq. ft. with veranda

Signature Suite (SS) $4,599

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, oversized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library. 398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VB) $3,189

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 284-398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VC) $3,159


Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 284-398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VD) $3,129


Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 284-398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom (D) $2,579


Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 185-197 sq. ft.

OceanView Stateroom (E) $2,539


Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 185-197 sq. ft.

Ocean View Stateroom (F) $2,519


2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 143-207 sq. ft.

Inside Stateroom (L) $2,099


2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 143-207 sq. ft.

Prices are Per Person, based on Double Occupancy and Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - $799
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $539.55 per person
Deposit $350 per person

Cruise Line Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for this specific conference.

* 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.
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: