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Topics in Nephrology, Urology, and Men's Health

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 7 - 14, 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.

Royal Caribbean's Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

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

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.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

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
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics to be presented
  1. Diagnosis, Prevention and Management of Acute Kidney Injury
  2.  Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  3.  Hypertension update 2015
  4. Practical approach to voiding abnormalities: a failure to store, or a failure to empty?
  5. Hematuria: Initial workup and when to refer?
  6. Recurrent UTI: what's happening and how to prevent them!
  7. Kidney Stones Part 1: Clinical Presentation and Pathogenesis
  8. Kidney Stones Part 2: Treatment Options and Preventive Strategies
  9. Kidney Transplantation Part 1: Overview and Primary Care of the Post Transplant patient
  10. Kidney Transplantation Part 2: Donor options and the Surgical approach
  11. Prostate cancer screening update 2015
  12. Men’s Health 2015: Infertility, Sterility, Low Testosterone, Andropause, and the evaluation and treatment of Erectile Dysfunction
  13. Current Concepts and Treatment of Hyponatremia
  14. Herbal Supplements and the Kidney
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Explain the new definition of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), and describe the short and long term complications of patients that experience AKI.
  • Review the strategies used to prevent AKI in specific clinical situations : IV contrast, general surgery, gadolinium exposure.
  • Discuss individual agents and the risk and unique types of AKI associated with NSAIDs, antibiotics and chemotherapeutic drugs.
  • Discuss the new definition of chronic kidney disease (CKD) with specific emphasis on the measurement and important role of microalbuminuria.
  • Describe the complications of CKD and the treatment guidelines for the management of Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Anemia, Acidosis and Hyperparathyroidism.
  • Describe the differences between JNC 8 and JNC 7 in the management of hypertension.
  • Discuss the specific guidelines for the treatment of hypertension in patients with renal disease with and without proteinuria with ACEI/ARB therapy.
  • Review the clinical criteria for the recognition of secondary hypertension and the new treatments of resistant hypertension including renal denervation.
  • Define the epidemiology and clinical impact of kidney stone disease in the U.S.
  • Describe the different types of kidney stones and the pathophysiologic causes of each type of stone.
  • Review the surgical and medical treatment options available for each type of stone disease and the strategies to prevent future stone recurrence.
  • Describe the current status of the renal transplant program in the U.S. from the standpoint of patient outcomes, governmental regulation, organ donation policy and economic coverage.
  • Define the basic immunosuppression used and the side effects of individual agents.
  • Discuss the common medical complications in transplant recipients seen in the primary care setting.
  • Establish the definition and physiologic consequences of hyponatremia.
  • Review the different causes of hyponatremia and the workup required to establish a correct diagnosis.
  • Define the role of hypertonic saline and the use of vaptans in the treatment of acute and chronic hyponatremia.
  • Describe the entity called osmotic demyelinating syndrome and its relationship to the treatment of hyponatremia.
  • Review the governmental policies regulating the distribution and labeling of herbal therapy in the U.S.
  • Discuss the potential risks of heavy metal toxicity, nephrotoxicity and electrolyte abnormalities associated with individual types of herbal therapy.
  • Outline the potential interaction of herbal therapy with prescription medication and how to avoid these potential complications.

Additional objectives : TBA
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
Warren Kupin, MD
Professor of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

John E. H. Milner, MD, FRCSC

Dr. John Milner is Board Certified in the U.S. and Canada to practice Urology and Multi-Organ Transplantation with advanced accredited surgical fellowships in Laparoscopy, Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery (Loyola, Chicago), and Multi-Organ Transplantation (The University of Chicago). After completing his two fellowships, he practiced at Loyola University Chicago for 6 years serving as Director of the Living Donor Kidney Transplant Program while continuing as an active member of the abdominal transplant unit, at the same time growing his urologic practice performing a complex array of urologic surgery with tertiary referrals from around the Chicagoland area where he attained the rank of Associate Professor. He was subsequently recruited to independent practice in North Chicago where he now practices at 7 hospitals affiliated with The University of Chicago, Mayo Clinic and Northwestern University as well as the Advocate Health System. He continues his role on the medical board of The National Kidney Registry, and has been interviewed by national print and television media on several occasions for his contributions, including being quoted by the New York Times February 18, 2012 as one example. He has several publications and teaching awards.
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 Mar 7 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 5:00pm
Sun Mar 8 Nassau, Bahamas 7:00am 2:00pm
Mon Mar 9 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12 Noon
- -
Tue Mar 10 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 10:00am 7:00pm
Wed Mar 11 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00am 5:00pm
Thu Mar 12 At Sea Cruising
Lectures: 800am-12 Noon
Lectures: 1:00-4:00pm
- -
Fri Mar 13 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12 Noon
- -
Sat Mar 14 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 6:15am -

Ports of Call
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!
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.
Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

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.

Oasis 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 ACCOMMODATIONS PER PERSON
Owner's Suite (OS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, shower and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs. (569 sq. ft., balcony 246 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa. (371 sq. ft., balcony 114 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, sitting area with table and sofa. (287 sq. ft., balcony 78 sq. ft.) Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D8) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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Central Park View Stateroom (C2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), central park view, sitting area, and a private bathroom.
(182 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (H) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 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:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason