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The Approach to Common Medical Illnesses Using Both Functional and Integrative Medicine

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
November 16 - 23, 2019

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.

<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

3 Hours of Phamacology for NPs

COURSE FEES

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The purpose of this CME at Sea lecture series on Integrative Medicine is to present common topics that present to practitioners' offices and how an Integrative Medicine approach to care may enhance the care of the patient.

This series of lectures will focus on diagnoses which are common and often difficult to treat for clinicians. The information presented in these lectures will be meant to complement traditional medical therapies, using manual medicine, diet and nutritionally based therapies and other alternative but safe therapies.

Topics:
  1. IBS - part 1
    • Review the definition and diagnosis of IBS
    • Review the pathophysiology of IBS including SIBO, celiac testing and food sensitivities
    • Discuss the impact of the microbiome on IBS symptoms
  2. IBS- part 2
    • Discuss the value of the elimination diet and how to implement it
    • Associate the vagus nerve and its impact on irritable bowel symptoms
    • Review non-pharmacologic approaches to IBS symptoms
  3. Insomnia
    • Illustrate melatonin and serotonin pathways
    • Discuss the impact of blue light on sleep cycle
    • Review non-pharmacologic approaches as sleep aids
  4. Flu prevention
    • Discuss the efficacy of flu vaccines and patient concerns
    • Review study supporting and refuting nonpharmacologic approaches to flu prevention and impact on flu symptoms/duration
    • Distance will be able to utilize a natural approach to support the immune system against the flu
  5. NASH-nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
    • Review pathogenesis of Nash
    • Summarize diagnostic testing options
    • Update providers on non-pharmacologic treatment options for NASH
  6. Intestinal permeability
    • Illustrate intestinal permeability and review risks and causes
    • Identify nutrients indicated in gut healing
    • Review studies associating intestinal permeability with auto immune disease
  7. Functional medicine approach to chronic disease
    • Discuss the functional medicine approach to evaluation of root cause of inflammation and disease
    • Expand on the function of the microbiome and the impact on chronic disease
    • Describe the amgydala's interpretation of physical and emotional stress and the impact on health
  8. Pediatric Integrative Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    • Present CCF's Pediatric Integrative Medicine clinic and our approach to treatment of children.
    • Introduce Integrative and Complementary therapies and common conditions treated in our clinic
  9. Osteopathic Manipulation for the non Osteopath
    • Discuss and demonstrate safe and effective basic Osteopathic Manipulative techniques for infants, children and adolescents.
  10. Probiotic Research
    • Review the research of many probiotic strains and findings of how use of these supplements may aid in the care of medical conditions.
  11. Integrative Treatment for Headache
    • Review various types of Integrative and complementary options for headaches, including manual therapies, dietary supplements and stress reduction.
  12. Fatigue, an Integrative approach
    • Define fatigue
    • Review diagnostic work up
    • Introduce Integrative Medicine treatment options to enhance patient care
  13. Fibromyalgia, a holistic approach to care
    • Define fibromyalgia
    • Diagnosis of fibromyalgia and Integrative treatment options to enhance patient care
  14. Stress Management
    • Present the importance of stress in our lives and various ways to reduce stress and improve our quality of life

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference or participate in conference events, participants, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or register online.

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

David Alan Burke, DO, FAAP

David Alan Burke, DO, FAAP

Clinical Faculty, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH

Dr. Burke graduated from Ohio University with Bachelor of Science in 1992, went to Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and attended Cleveland Clinic Foundation for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Residency.

He currently works at Cleveland Clinic Children’s and Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Integrative Medicine.

He enjoys hiking, running, camping and medical missions trips. He is married to Jennifer, who is studying to be a lifestyle coach. They have a 12 year old son.

Paris Kharbat, DO, ABFM, ABOIM, IFMCP

Paris Kharbat, DO, ABFM, ABOIM, IFMCP

Board certified Family Medicine,
Integrative medicine and Institute for Functional Medicine Certified
Founder and Medical Director of Simply Functional Medicine, Inc.
Associate Medical Director at 98Point6

Dr. Kharbat attended the University of North Texas Health Sciences - Texas College of Osteopathic medicine and completed her Family Medicine residency through Mercy Methodist - UC Davis. After residency she joined Indian Health Services (IHS) where she worked in the clinic, hospital, nursing home and assumed the medical director role serving a large Native American population. While working with IHS she quickly realized her patient base had many medical needs that were not adequately met through traditional family medicine. She completed the UCLA/Stanford Helms Medical Institute acupuncture training and provided medical acupuncture to patients in subsequent years.

After 3 years at IHS, Dr. Kharbat started her solo practice bridging the gap between Eastern and Western medicine as the only Integrative physician in the region. During the 11 years of private practice in Washington state, Dr. Kharbat took on extensive additional training in functional medicine, osteopathic manipulation - fascial distortion model and frequency specific microcurrent

In 2016 she joined Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine which enabled her to see chronic complex conditions from around the world, contribute to the first functional medicine randomized clinical trials for diabetes and asthma, lead the creation of shared medical appointments and provide functional medicine training for advanced practice providers, residents and medical students.

Currently, Dr. Kharbat is the founder of Simply Functional Medicine, Inc. offering virtual personalized Functional medicine in all 50 states. She has also partnered with 98point6 providing affordable, accessible telemedicine/text based care. To round out her telemedicine care she still picks up local urgent care shifts and is medical director of a local plasma center.

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.

College of Family Physicians of Canada

 

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has a reciprocal credit reporting agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Prescribed credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of certified credits, and Elective credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of non-certified credits.

Members of the CFPC may claim up to 50 credits per five-year cycle from Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 credits. Any additional credits are eligible as non-certified credits.

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
Sat Nov 16 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Nov 17 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Nov 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Nov 19 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Nov 20 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Nov 21 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Nov 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Nov 23 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Western Caribbean

PORTS OF CALL

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

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.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - Grand Cayman is where the high life meets island life. Snorkel with stingrays in Stingray City. Treat your inner foodie at eateries established by acclaimed top chefs like Michael Schwartz, or chow down on conch fritters by the seashore. You can even soak up some rays at one of the beaches voted best in the world, Seven Mile Beach. And do it all in the same day.

Celebrity Equinox

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference or participate in conference events, participants, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or by registering online.
STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $304.23 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

Cruise pricing is presented per person, based double occupancy of the stateroom, per standard industry practice. Pricing presented above is listed accordingly to allow easy comparison for the stateroom categories displayed. Our agents always provide 'total cost' pricing disclosing all particulars before you make any commitment.

3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please call to secure the best possible pricing

COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: We will match any price currently offered by the cruise line; this promise includes their short-term, promotional rates. As a value-added organizer of meetings at sea, however, we do not seek to compete with 'cruise discounters,' 'travel clubs,' or 'distressed inventory' sales operations.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Market Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time prior to depositing on your stateroom. Those rates are capacity and revenue controlled and can be withdrawn without notice.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: We recommend Travel Insurance to protect your investment from unexpected, late cancellations.
Cruise Cancellation Policy:Late Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please congirm the policy applicable to this cruise with one of our agents.
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
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: During periods of unusual oil price volatility, cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge at any time prior to sailing.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Please note, this insurance protection is available to the residents of the United States only,
that coverage limits are per person and that limits can vary by State.

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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Before and After your cruise

Riverside Hotel

620 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 3330

Relax in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, where world-class restaurants, hopping nightclubs and enchanting courtyards frame the city's only hotel on the trendy Las Olas Boulevard‐the Riverside Hotel.

Seasons Classic Room Standard Executive Tower Standard Executive Tower Balcony
October 1, 2020 - December 25, 2020 Tues-Sat: $139
Sun/Mon $119
Tues-Sat: $169
Sun/Mon $149
Tues-Sat: $189
Sun/Mon $169
December 26, 2020-April 11, 2021 Tues-Sat: $209
Sun/Mon $189
Tues-Sat: $249
Sun/Mon $229
Tues-Sat: $269
Sun/Mon $249
April 12 - May 23, 2021 Tues-Sat: $139
Sun/Mon $119
Tues-Sat: $169
Sun/Mon $149
Tues-Sat: $189
Sun/Mon $169
May 24 - September 30, 2021 Tues-Sat: $109
Sun/Mon $99
Tues-Sat: $139
Sun/Mon $129
Tues-Sat:$159
Sun/Mon $149

These rates are subject to availability. Rooms are based on single or double occupancy, per night, plus 13% tax.
Children under 18 are complimentary when sharing a room. Each additional person 18 years of age and older will be charged an additional $15.00 per room, per night.
Any requests for a rollaway bed are $15.00 per bed, plus tax, per night. Maximum guest room occupancy is four persons.
Should the preferred rate not be available, the best available rate will prevail.

https://www.riversidehotel.com

Cambria Suites

141 SW 19th Court
Dania Beach, FL 33004

If you're looking to enhance your cruise vacation from Fort Lauderdale, FL, come in a day early and stay at Cambria Hotel & Suites Fort Lauderdale, Airport South & Cruiseport .
A 4-mile drive from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, this relaxed hotel is also 9 miles from the Port Everglades cruise terminal, and 7 miles from Gulfstream Park's casino and sports venues.

Low preferred rates available through Continuing Education Inc./University at Sea ® :

Date Week-Days Price
*January 1 - April 30, 2019 Midweek/Weekend *$179.00
May 1 - September 30, 2019 Midweek
Weekend
$95.00
$105.00
October 1 - December 31, 2019 Midweek
Weekend
$119.00
$139.00
*Black Out Dates: Feb 14 - 18, 2019 and Oct 31- Nov 4, 2019
The above rates are based upon availability. All rates are subject to applicable sales and occupancy tax, currently 1 2%. Rates are based on availability.

INCLUDED IN THE RATE:
  • WIFI in sleeping rooms and public spaces included
  • Complimentary A irport Transportation from 5:00am lo 12 Midnight.
  • Self-Parking at no charge, extended stay parking is $8.00 per day per vehicle
INCLUDED CAMBRIA:
  • King or Queen Bed
  • In Room Coffee Maker
  • USB Port
  • In room safe Flat Screen TV Coffee Maker
**Available at Cambria,Gourmet Bistro serving a hot breakfast buffet with made to order items available at $9.95 per person plus tax.
Full service Bar & Restaurant also opens for Cocktails and Dinner at 5pm.

Fort Lauderdale Marriot Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 USA

Discover our vibrant beach hotel in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa invites guests to embrace beachfront living in style. Nestled along a quarter-mile stretch of pristine private beach, our hotel effortlessly blends laid-back tropical tranquility with signature Marriott service. Enjoy our perfect location near the shops, dining and nightlife of Las Olas Boulevard. Benefit from or close proximity to Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

After a busy day of travel, rejuvenate in our updated guest rooms and suites, many of which feature private balconies to soak in waterfront views. Dive into our lagoon-style pool, spend the day jet skiing and snorkeling, or pamper yourself at our luxury spa. Showcasing an array of unique restaurants, our resort offers ample opportunities for culinary adventures.

Ask your CEI agent for details and availability.

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