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Practical Neurology: Co-Provided with School of Medicine, SUNY

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Nov 10 - Nov 17 - Venice
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Practical Neurology
Co-Provided with School of Medicine,
SUNY at Stony Brook

7-Night Greece & Croatia Cruise
Round-trip Venice, Italy
November 10 - 17, 2018

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

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, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Purpose:

This course will provide a working knowledge of the most common neurological problems and reinforce principles of clinical diagnosis while reviewing the symptoms and signs of most major neurological diseases. The seminar will also present clear, practical guidelines for managing these common problems including how to integrate laboratory tests and imaging techniques into the patient's evaluation. Finally, the current treatment for these disorders will be developed in sufficient detail to permit independent management or active participation in care with the neurologist.

Emphasis will be placed on clinical diagnosis and practical treatment with introduction of clinical neuroscience as needed to clarify management issues.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: recognize the symptoms and signs of the most common neurological diseases; apply fundamental disease concepts to patient management; educate their patients regarding the basic concepts and natural history of these diseases and participate with their patients and consulting neurologists in decisions regarding modern disease therapy and prevention.

This seminar will be relevant to family practitioners, internists, neurologists and others who manage patients with neurological disorders.

Program

DATE TIME TOPIC
Nov 13 08:00-09:00 am Neurological Exam
09:00-11:00 am Neurological Diagnostic Testing
11:00-11:15 am Break
11:15-12:15 pm Peripheral Neuropathies and Myopathies-Part I
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15-2:15 pm Peripheral Neuropathies and Myopathies-Part II
2:15-3:15 pm Neck and Back Pain
3:15-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:30 pm Myasthenia Gravis and Other Neuromuscular Junction Diseases
Nov 16 08:00-10:00 am Stroke
10:00-11:00 am Epilepsy
11:00-11:15 am Break
11:15-12:15 pm Headache
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15-2:15 pm Case Presentations Neurologists
2:15-3:15 pm Case Presentations, Q & A Discussion-Part I
3:15-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:30 pm Case Presentations, Q & A Discussion-Part II
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.
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Practical Neurology: Co-Provided with School of Medicine, SUNY

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Nov
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Nov 10 - Nov 17 - Venice
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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Faculty
Rahman Pourmand, MD

Rahman Pourmand, MD is a Professor of Neurology at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Neuromuscular Disease Center and the ALS Comprehensive Care Clinic. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Tennessee and completed his neuromuscular disease fellowship at the University of Virginia. He also received post residency fellowship in neurophysiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He was a member of the faculty of the Neurology Department at Indiana University from 1983 until 2001 when he joined the Neurology Department at Stony Brook.

Dr. Pourmand has written many articles and book chapters in the neuromuscular field. He has edited five additional books in neuromuscular disease including ALS, he has also written a book in Neurology, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease.

He maintains an active clinical practice that focuses on neuromuscular disorders and he directs the multidisciplinary ALS clinic which meets twice a month at Stony Brook Hospital. He is actively involved in teaching residents and students in neurology, and is a recipient of numerous teaching awards from both the medical students and the neurology residents.

The Neuromuscular Disease Center at Stony Brook involves a multidisciplinary approach to patients with ALS which is supported by the ALS Association Greater New York Chapter. The Center also sees patients for diagnosis and treatment of peripheral neuropathies, myopathies, myasthenia gravis and muscular dystrophy. EMG and Nerve Conduction testing is also done at the Center as well as Single Fiber EMG, Botox therapy, Autonomic Reflex testing. Dr. Pourmand also performs outpatient muscle, nerve and skin biopsies.

Accreditation

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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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.
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Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Nov 10 Venice, Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sun Nov 11 Dubrovnik, Croatia
11:00 am 7:00 pm
Mon Nov 12 Kotor, Montenegro
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Nov 13 *At Sea
Lectures: 8 am-12 Noon ; 1-4 pm
- -
Wed Nov 14 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Nov 15 Katakolon, Greece
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Nov 16 *At Sea
Lectures: 8 am-12 Noon ; 1-4 pm
- -
Sat Nov 17 Venice, Italy
6:45 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Venice, Italy (Embark and Debark) - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice
Pre and Post-Cruise Hotel Packages in Venice Port tips from our blog
Dubrovnik, Croatia - This ancient city is set on a peninsula and surrounded by a 1,000 year old protective wall. Said to be one of the prettiest spots in the world, visitng it's old-city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is like stepping back in time. Or into another world, Dubrovnik is the principal filming location for King's Landing from the blovkbuster book (and television series) "Game of Thrones."
Katakolon, Greece - Explore the site of the very first Olympic Games! Ancient Olympia is a short drive from Katakolon to see where the sacred flame is still lit every Olympic year. Wonder at the ruins of the awesome Temple of Zeus.
Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.
Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

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.

Rhapsody 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

STATEROOMS DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed and private bathroom with bathtub. (355 sq. ft., balcony 110 sq. ft.)
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Junior Suite with Balcony (J4) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, private balcony, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, and a lowered sink. . 276 sq. ft., balcony 69 sq. ft.)
$1,227
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (4B) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed, and a private bathroom. . (191 sq. ft., balcony 42sq. ft.)
$699
OceanView Stateroom (6N)- Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom.   (151 sq. ft.)
$399
Interior Stateroom (4V) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), vanity area, and a private bathroom. (132 sq. ft.)
$299
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $277.27 per person
Deposit: $250 per person
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise. 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.
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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

before you cruise

Venice Pre or Post Cruise Package
3 days/2 nights

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Hotel Locanda Vivaldi



Riva degli Schiavoni 4150-52
Venice, Veneto, 30122

Right on the Venetian Lagoon, Hotel Locanda Vivaldi opened its doors in 1999, providing 27 guest rooms, many of which have sweeping views of the lagoon. Rich Venetian brocade fabrics in majestic reds, blues, and golds adorn the walls as well as sofas and beds, putting visitors in a luxe environment without the luxurious price tag. Murano glass accessories add embellishment and charm to the air-conditioned rooms and suites which overlook the Basin of St. Mark, the quaint Rio dei Greci canal, and the hotel's courtyard. Superior rooms and two junior suites offer amazing 180? views of the Piazza San Marco bell tower, Giudecca island, Santa Maria della Salute, and beyond.

Located close to all of Venice's major sights, most of which are visible from the property, Hotel Locanda Vivaldi is also right in the middle of unexplored Venice. In fact, just next door is the church where Antonio Vivaldi, famed composer of the Christmas favorite "Gloria", got his musical start. Beyond that, the Castello neighborhood features off-the-beaten-track shops, museums, and quaint piazzas rarely explored by tourists. Hotel Locanda Vivaldi fits right in with the neighborhood of hidden gems.

  • Day 1: Welcome to Venice
    • Arrive in Venice and transfer to your hotel on your own. Check in, and explore this magical city.
  • Day 2: St. Mark's Square
    • After breakfast join a walking group tour and admire the main sights of Venice including the St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge Palace. Free afternoon at your leisure..
  • Day 3: Venice / Pier
    • Breakfast and get ready for departure, your private water taxi will take you to the Pier.

    Rates valid from: November 1, 2017 - March 2, 2018
    $779 per person based on double occupancy

    Tour Includes:
    • 2 nights hotel with daily breakfast
    • Absolute Venice group tour including the Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica
    • Transfer hotel / pier

    HOTELS
    First class: Hotel Locanda Vivaldi
    *Weekend stays add $119 per person for 2 nights (Fri/Sat)
    *Hotels can be substituted with other based on availability
    **Black out dates apply during trade shows, holidays, and events
    *Prices are per person based on double occupancy - inquire for triple and single occupancy room pricing

    Optional Tours in Venice

    Gondola Tour $54 pp
    Embarking on a gondola (up to 6 people per gondola) for a fascinating 35 minutes ride on the Grand Canal (S. Maria della Salute area) and minor canals (Fenice area) - The tour ends with the landing at the station Vallaresso (Dogana).

    Romantic Dinner & Gondola $315 pp
    This is one of the most romantic tours in Venice that will allow you to enjoy an unforgettable night in Venice with a special person, combining a gondola ride and candlelight dinner in a romantic restaurant. This special Venice tour includes a romantic gondola ride and candlelight dinner at the restaurant Antico Pignolo. Leaving from the gondola pier of Dogana di Calle Vallaresso, the gondola ride will last around 20 to 25 minutes and will finish opposite the restaurant Antico Pignolo, an historical old building once used as a marble depot for the St Mark's Cathedral until it was rented out to an inn owner. If you are looking for a special idea to spend the perfect romantic weekend in Venice and impress your partner, plunge into the romantic atmosphere of Venice and this tour will let you discover Venice at its best. Including 3 course dinner, drinks excluded.