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Medical Ethics and Legal Medicine

7-Night Bermuda Cruise
from Boston, Massachusetts
August 14 - 21, 2015

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 Lovely Norwegian Dawn
NCL's Norwegian Dawn

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

Course Fees:

$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists

$550 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, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Attorneys, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives

LEGAL MEDICINE & MEDICAL ETHICS
14 Hours CME (2 Hours Ethics)
CLE, Dental and CU Nursing Credits

  1. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
    1. ABLM-UAS Seminar Program
    2. Welcome Cruise Seminar Attendees
    3. Glossary of Legal Medicine Terms
  2. ETHICS & BIOETHICS - 1 Hour
    1. Medical Ethics Topics, Professionalism, and Communication
    2. Ethics and Bioethics
    3. Medscape Ethics Questionnaire
  3. REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE – Overview of State and Federal Laws – 2 Hours
    1. Medical Education and Licensing
    2. Peer Review, Credentialing, and Privileging
    3. Health Care Professional Impairment
    4. HIPAA HITECH
    5. HIPAA – FAQs
    6. EMTALA (03-f_Slides)
    7. OSHA (03-g_Slides)
    8. Affordable Care Act and ACOs – Legal Concerns
    9. Affordable Care Act and ACOs – Legal Concerns
  4. ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) versus ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS (EMR) - 1 Hour
    1. Meaningful Use Stages I, 2 (2014) and 3 (2016)
    2. Electronic Informed Consent
    3. EHR Malpractice Liability
    4. EHR Spoliation
  5. END-OF-LIFE DECISIONS – Ethical and Legal Issues -1 Hour
    1. The Dying Process
    2. CA_POLST Modified
    3. Classification of Euthanasia
    4. Determination of Death Report
    5. End-of-Life Decisions (05-e_Slides)
  6. FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATION OF PAIN MANAGEMENT - 1 Hour
    1. War on Doctors (Part I) – (06-a_pdf)
    2. War on Doctors (Part II) – (06-b_pdf)
    3. Legal Aspects of Pain Management AND FDA REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) Program
  7. MEDICAL AND FORENSIC EXPERT WITNESS AND TESTIMONY - 2 Hour
    1. Medical Expert Testimony
    2. Deposition of Expert Witness
    3. Direct and Cross Examination of Expert at Trial
    4. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Expert Witness Testimony
  8. OFFICIAL DISABILITY GUIDELINES AND AMA GUIDES IN WORKERS COMPENSATION AND NON-OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES - 1 Hour
    1. Medical Evidence in Workers’ Compensation Cases
    2. Evidence Based Medicine and Official Disability Guidelines
  9. PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL LIABILITY & NURSING MALPRACTICE - 3 Hours
    1. American Law and Judicial Process
    2. Medical Negligence: Causes, Prevention and Defenses
    3. Capacity, Competency, Informed Consent and Informed Refusal
    4. Hospital Liability, CRNAs, Nurses, PAs and Nurse Practitioners
    5. Medical Malpractice Stress Syndrome
    6. So you are sued, what next!
    7. Fraud and Abuse and Criminal Negligence
  10. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE MOCK TRIAL - 2 Hours
    1. MOCK TRIAL: Never Event Medical Error (Video Presentation)  2 Hours
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.


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.

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
Fri Aug 14 Boston, Massachusetts - 4:00pm
Sat Aug 15 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon; 1:00-4:00pm
- -
Sun Aug 16 King's Wharf, Bermuda
Overnight stay onboard
11:00am -
Mon Aug 17 King's Wharf, Bermuda
Overnight stay onboard
- -
Tue Aug 18 King's Wharf, Bermuda - 5:30pm
Wed Aug 19 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
- -
Thu Aug 20 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
- -
Fri Aug 21 Boston, Massachusetts 8:00am -

Ports of Call
Boston, Massachusetts - The cradle of American history, Boston rests on its glorious cultural laurels-Trinity Church, Old Ironsides, the Freedom Trail; yet thrusts into the next millennium as a high-tech hub of the computer industry.
King's Wharf, Bermuda - King's Wharf has something for everyone. Sample typical island food and stroll through the shops and museums of the Royal Naval Dockyard, an impressive military fortress built in 1815. Sail the clear waters of Hamilton Sound. Find quaint gems at the Bermuda Arts Center and Craft Market. If that's not enough, a snorkel park and watersport facility offer hours of activities to the adventuresome.

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 Dawn

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
ACCOMMODATIONS
PER PERSON
Owner's Suite with Two Balconies -The Owner's Suites with Double Balconies are great for up to four guests. They include a living room, dining room and separate bedroom with king-size bed. Along with a mini-bar, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and an amazing double balcony. Includes butler and concierge service. Approx. Size: 721 sq. ft.
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2-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony - With enough room for up to six people, these Penthouses are perfect if you want to bring the whole family. Includes a living area, dining area, separate bedroom with queen-size bed as well as a separate children's bedroom and a large private balcony so you can all enjoy the amazing view. Includes butler and concierge service. Approx. Size: 574 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (BA) - With room for up to three guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view. Approx. Size: 203 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (BB) - With room for up to three guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view. Approx. Size: 203 sq. ft.
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Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window (OB) - These Oceanview Staterooms have room for up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. You'll also have a big picture window to enjoy the amazing view. Approx. Size: 159 sq. ft.
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Mid-Ship Oceanview Picture Window (OF) - These Oceanview Staterooms have room for up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. You'll also have a big picture window to enjoy the amazing view. Approx. Size: 159 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Porthole Window (OG) - These Oceanview Staterooms have room for up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. You'll also have a porthole to enjoy an amazing view. Approx. Size: 159 sq. ft.
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Inside - These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for you to cruise. With room for up to four, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. And of course you'll have access to room service and all kinds of other great amenities on board. Approx. Size: 142-174 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.
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: