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Pain Management, Neurology, and Coding and Compliance

12-Night Mediterranean Cruise Conference
from Venice, Italy to Barcelona, Spain
July 14 - 26, 2013

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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BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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

Course Fee:
Physicians - $695
All Others - $450

Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days or more - 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
Pain Management Specialists, Neurologists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Following the presentation on epilepsy the participant will be able to recognize common forms of seizures and make treatment recommendations.
  • After the lecture attendees will be able to appreciate the prevalence and features of psychogenic non-epileptic seizures commonly seen in clinical practice.
  • Upon completion of the presentation the participant will be able to understand the intricacy of the neurological examination and the rationale for its use.
  • The lecture on movement disorders will allow the participant to identify common movements and be able to discuss common syndromes for the purposes of initiating treatment.
  • Neuroimages will allow attendees the opportunity to interact with the faculty during analysis of visually-based images and discuss treatment and prognosis based upon the findings.
  • After the lecture on AlzheimerÂ’s disease the attendee will be able to appreciate the recent developments in the field of diagnosis and their ramifications on treatment.
  • Following the lecture on peripheral neuropathy the attendee will be able to understand the pathophysiology and diversity of neuropathies and develop an approach to treatment.
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

Edward M. Mendoza, M.D., M.B.A., C.P.E., FAAN, FACPE
Dr. Edward M. Mendoza is an independent contractor and senior Physician Consultant of the Mendoza group. He has more than 29 years of experience in health care as a physician and consultant. He also has a Neurology private practice. Dr. Mendoza's consulting services include physician training, coder and case manager education, physician liaison training, clinical documentation quality reviews, clinical pathway development, and clinical cost management. Other present consulting experience is as a part time Vice President of Medical Affairs (Medical Director) at a tertiary care facility. He also assists with DRG and CPT proper coding projects and educational programs for HIM, UM, and QA personnel.

Dr Mendoza is board certified in Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Medical Management. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Academy of Neurology. He is a Certified Physician Executive. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science, received his Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and his Masters of Business Administration from the Executive Program of Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Dr. Mendoza is widely published in the medical literature including several books: International Healthcare, A Framework for Comparing National Health Care Systems, 3rd edition and Mastering the Reimbursement Process, 2nd Edition. He has been recognized in Modern Healthcare for his international expertise. He has spoken at numerous seminars, both nationally and internationally on clinical, international health care, and managed care topics. He has prepared and taught “Financing International Health Care Systems, Comparative International Health Care Systems, and Managed Care for Public Health” for the school of Public Health, Morehouse School of Medicine.


William O. Tatum IV, M.D.,
Dr. William O. Tatum IV is a professor in the Department of Neurology in the Mayo College of Medicine. He is the director of the epilepsy monitoring unit at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. He completed his medical training at the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa and a post graduate neurology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He then completed a two-year epilepsy fellowship at the Graduate Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in Philadelphia, affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. After his training, he relocated to Tampa, Florida and in conjunction with Tampa General Hospital, pioneered the Tampa General Hospital-University of South Florida Comprehensive Epilepsy Center before joining the Mayo Clinic in 2009.

He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), the ABPN with added qualifications in neurophysiology, and the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. He is currently a fellow in the American Academy of Neurology and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. He has served on the board of directors for the American Board of Registration of EEG Technologists and Evoked Potentials. He is president-elect of the board of the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology and a council member of the board for the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. He actively lectures in the field of epilepsy, and has authored or co-authored multiple abstracts, peer-reviewed editorials and journal articles, book chapters and has edited/co-edited several books in the field of clinical epilepsy and neurophysiology. His research interests include seizure semiology, drug-resistant epilepsy, and EEG/clinical neurophysiology.

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
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun Jul 14
Venice, Italy (Overnight stay onboard)
-
-
Mon Jul 15
Venice, Italy
Lectures 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
12:00noon
Tue Jul 16
Dubrovnik, Croatia
11:00am
11:00pm
Wed Jul 17
Kotor, Montenegro
8:00am
4:00pm
Thu Jul 18
Kerkira, Corfu, Greece
10:00am
8:00pm
Fri Jul 19
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Sat Jul 20
Naples, Italy
8:00am
6:00pm
Sun Jul 21
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
7:00am
7:00pm
Mon Jul 22
Livorno (Pisa/Florence), Italy
7:00am
8:00pm
Tue Jul 23
Monte Carlo, Monaco
8:00am
6:00pm
Wed Jul 24
Marseilles (Provence), France
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu Jul 25
Barcelona, Spain (Overnight stay onboard)
Lectures 7:30am-9:30am
10:00am
-
Fri Jul 26
Barcelona, Spain
6:00am
-

Ports of Call
Barcelona, Spain - Barcelona is a one of a kind, world-class city. While away the day exploring the beautiful, tree-shaded Las Ramblas. Or, marvel at its fantastic Art Nouveau architecture, with dozens of buildings that seem to have been sculpted from the stuff of dreams, like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. For the more worldly, shop for exquisite Lladro ceramics, chic spanish fashions or enjoy a cuisine that many say has rival's the French for the title of world's best.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.
Corfu, Greece - Corfu greets you with sunny beaches, miles of cypress groves and the opulent villas of 19th century European royalty.
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."
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.
Marseille, France - Marseille offers an unexpected view of a mosaic of buildings and National Heritage Sites from the terraces of Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica that towers above and watches over the city.

Alongside the port the towers of Saint Victor Abbey house crypts that already existed when Christianity was introduced into Provence. The columns of the Palais de la Bourse, the noble facades of the Prefecture and the fountains of the Palais Longchamp are part of the triumphant architecture from the 19th Century that is scattered throughout the city and that gave Marseille renewed splendour.

In the old quarter the houses are built on the sunny slopes ; the clock in the Accoules Bell tower, which was the old Sauveterre tower, still marks the hours of life around the Town Hall, while beyond the dome of the Vieille Charite hospice, Pierre Puget's masterpiece, stands out against the sky. The small streets of the Panier quarter lie a little further on.
Monte Carlo, Monaco - The Casino, of course--if only to venture into the enchanting Salon Rose, with its nymphs on the ceiling. A drive along the scenic Corniche which takes you to Nice, undisputed capital of the Riviera.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
Venice, Italy - 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 Port tips from our blog

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 with Veranda (SA) –
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call 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 dÂ’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, cocktail party with shipÂ’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 with Veranda (SC)–
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call 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 dÂ’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, cocktail party with shipÂ’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 with Veranda (SY) –
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

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 (VA) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

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 (VB) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

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 (VC) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

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) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

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 (C) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

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 (D) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

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) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

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 (G) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. All G-category staterooms have partial sea views.
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) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

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 - $799
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $413.41 per person
Deposit $600 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
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.

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