Medical Ethics Legal Medicine, Southern Caribbean CME Cruise, Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico: April 14 - 21, 2019
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Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
April 14 - 21, 2019

Royal Caribbean's Stupendous Freedom of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
CLE may be available

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & 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, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners. Attorneys, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
LEGAL MEDICINE & MEDICAL ETHICS
14 Hours CME (2 Hours Ethics)
CLE, Dental and Nursing Contact Hours
  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
Michael L. Brooks, MD, JD, FCLM
Director of Neuroradiology, Mercy Diagnostic Imaging
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
Darby PA

Dr. Brooks is a neuroradiologist practicing in Philadelphia. Dr. Brooks is a graduate of Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel University College of Medicine) who completed a Diagnostic Radiology residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center, in Darby, PA. Following residency, he completed a Neuroradiology fellowship at the Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital and worked as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and Staff Neuroradiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital before returning to Philadelphia in 1988. From 1988 to 1998, Dr Brooks was Associate Director of the Graduate Hospital Imaging Center and Neuroradiologist for The Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Since 1998 Dr. Brooks has been the Director of Neuroradiology for Mercy Medical Imaging,now Mercy Diagnostic Imaging, where he is involved on a daily basis teaching Radiology and Neurosurgery residents and medical students at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia. In 2006, Dr. Brooks received his JD from the Temple University, Beasley School of Law and was admitted to the Bar in Pennsylvania in 2007. In 2007, Dr. Brooks was voted one of the "Top Doctors" in Radiology on the main line in Main Line Today magazine.

Dr. Brooks has been providing expert witness reviews for plaintiff and defense law firms and insurance companies in PA, NJ, and DE since 1995. He also regularly lectures to attorneys and insurance professionals on the topics of spine and brain imaging. Dr. Brooks has provided both substantive and ethics CLE lectures to attorneys in PA and lectured at the Temple University, Beasley School of Law on expert witness ethics and testimony and understanding and overcoming bias in testimony.
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.



Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

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.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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.


Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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
Sun Apr 14 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Mon Apr 15 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00 am-12 Noon; 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
- -
Tue Apr 16 Willemstad, Curacao
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Apr 17 Oranjestad, Aruba
7:00 am 11:00 pm
Thu Apr 18 Kralendijk, Bonaire
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Apr 19 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00 am-12 Noon; 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
- -
Sat Apr 20 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Apr 21 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Embark and Debark) - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque. Port tips from our blog
Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles - Kralendijk is the sleepy capital of Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Antilles. Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime greens. Famous for its diving - the island is surrounded by a Marine Park - Bonaire also offers such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean.
Oranjestad, Aruba - A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - On an island under two flags (St. Martin/St. Maarten has been amicably shared by the French and the Dutch for almost 350 years), your cruise will dock on the Dutch side. There, you can sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. There are, of course, lovely restaurants and bars lining the beautiful beach giving you ample opportunity to satisfy your appetite and "wet your whistle."

Or, take the short trip to the French side to shop for Parisian fashions and perfume or enjoy the more secluded beaches found there.
Willemstad, Curacao - An isle of Dutch treats: gabled storybook houses, duty-free Delftware, the famous Curacao orange flavored liqueur

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.

Freedom 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.
Cruise Pricing

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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed.(594 sq. ft., balcony 204 sq. ft.)
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (401 sq. ft., balcony 104 sq. ft.)
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Junior Suite with Balcony (J4) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft.)
$1,529
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (1D) Quad - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
$1,079
1st & 2nd person

$359
3rd & 4th person
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (6D) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
$919
OceanView Stateroom (8N)- Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal King) and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
$669
Large Interior Stateroom (4V) - Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal King) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
$619
Large Interior Stateroom (6V) - Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal King) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
$559
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $238.13
Deposit $250 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
* 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. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.