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Topics in Internal Medicine and Mental Health
for the Primary Care Provider

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
December 22 - 29, 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.

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

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
Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:

Mental Health:
  • Substance Use Disorder – a review of up-to date, standardized and precise measuring tools for identifying SUD and the patient’s readiness for treatment
  • Better strategies for identification and management of Dual diagnosis (patients with mental health issues and SUDs)
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and the long-term effects of pre-natal alcohol exposure.
Internal Medicine:
  • Travel Medicine for the Primary Care Physician
  • Diabetes Update 2014: What to Use after Metformin
  • New Treatment Options for Atrial Fibrillation
  • How to Evaluate and Manage Headaches in Primary Care
  • Infectious Disease Update 2014: New Challenges for Old Diseases
  • Update in Adult Immunizations 2014
The ABCs of LFTs: How to Evaluate Abnormal Liver Function Tests.
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
Dr. Joseph Beltempo, Ph.D. Psychologist is currently an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department of Concordia University (Montreal), teaching courses spanning the spectrum of clinical and research areas; prior to his recent appointment to this position, he had served as a Lecturer in the Psychology Department since 1984. His clinical training was in Gestalt and Cognitive psychology at the University of Montreal. His approach takes into account the holistic (systemic) ways reflecting Native cultural perspectives together with contemporary clinical psychology.

Since 1982, Dr. Beltempo, senior clinical psychologist, has been working for Kahnawake Shakotiia'takenhas Community Services, a Mohawk Community. His clinical work has largely focused on addiction, mental health, dual diagnosis, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and various methods of clinical intervention. He is an active member of the FASD committee since 2003 and has received extensive training in diagnostics. He is also a Clinical site (Kahnawake) supervisor of Doctoral Interns in Psychology from Concordia and McGill University. For two years he was the Coordinator for the Kahnawake Outreach Project, which was established to deal with the after-effects of the 1990 Mohawk Crisis. He is the father of three young adults and married since 1980.

Dr. Beltempo received his B.A. in Psychology from McGill University. He earned his Master's (MA, 1979) and Ph.D. (1985) in Research & Clinical Psychology from Universit de Montral. He is a member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec since 1979.

Marc Itskowitz, M.D., FACP is the Director of Didactic Education at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an associate professor of medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine and an assistant professor of medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Center for Perioperative Medicine for the West Penn Allegheny Health System.

Dr. Itskowitz earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Allegheny General Hospital. He practices internal medicine with Pittsburgh General Medicine Associates and his clinical interests include travel medicine, cardiovascular risk reduction, thromboembolic disease, and perioperative medicine, and he has lectured frequently on these topics.

Dr. Itskowitz is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Itskowitz is the author of numerous journal articles and serves on the editorial board of Emergency Medicine: Acute Medicine for the Primary Care Physician. He has served as the Internal Medicine team physician for the Pittsburgh Pirates since 2003.
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
Mon Dec 22 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 4:00pm
Tue Dec 23 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12noon; 1:00-5:00pm
- -
Wed Dec 24
Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
8:00am 3:00pm
Thu Dec 25 San Juan, Puerto Rico 1:00pm 9:00pm
Fri Dec 26 St. Thomas, USVI 8:00am 5:00pm
Sat Dec 27 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12noon; 1:00-5:00pm
- -
Sun Dec 28 Half-Moon Cay (Tender required) 8:00am 3:00pm
Mon Dec 29 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 7:00am -

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
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.
Grand Turk - Grand Turk is a picturesque island with a relaxed pace and a warm, friendly atmosphere. There are no fast food chains and no sprawling resorts.In addition to the amazing year around diving, with Oasis Divers you have seasonal attractions such as the North Atlantic humpback whales during the winter and manta rays in the summer, you're sure to be amazed.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - When was the last time you whiled away the day on a private Caribbean island? Here's your chance. The island is ours; the day is yours to sun, swim, and sail. Enjoy!
St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. - Arguably the island with the best shopping and the best beaches. Shop duty-free Charlotte Amalie 'til you drop. Or dive into the beach scene at beautiful Magens Bay, Coki Point, or Turtle Cove, nesting ground of the endangered hawksbill sea turtle.

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.

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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) – $4,729
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

Please call 800-422-0711 for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, and walk-in closet. Approximately 506–590 sq. ft. including verandah

Suite amenities include: use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge and personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, cocktail party with ship’s officers, priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, high tea service in suite on request.

Neptune Suite (SC)–
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call 800-422-0711 for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, and walk-in closet. Approximately 506–590 sq. ft. including verandah

Suite amenities include: use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge and personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, cocktail party with ship’s officers, priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, high tea service in suite on request.

Signature Suite (SS) – $2,629
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

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, floor-to-ceiling windows leading to your private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Approximately 273–456 sq. ft. including verandah.

Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, over-sized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library.

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VC) - $1,569
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows leading to your private verandah. Approximately 213–379 sq. ft. including verandah

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VD) - $1,529
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows leading to your private verandah. Approximately 213–379 sq. ft. including verandah

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

OceanView Stateroom (D) - $1,449
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Approximately 169–267 sq. ft.

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

OceanView Stateroom (F) - $1,359
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Approximately 169–267 sq. ft.

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

Inside Stateroom (L) - $1,129
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
Approximately 141–284 sq. ft.

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - $829
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $299.87 per person
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
* 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: