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Pain Management for the Primary Care Provider

7-Night Cruise Conference to Florida and the Bahamas
from New York, New York
November 10 - 17, 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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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 AAFP Prescribed Credits
14 Contact Hours

Course Fee
$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.

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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
This course will focus on the latest pain management techniques and pharmacology. It will also cover regulations on opioid prescribing regulations.

Topics:

  • Acute to chronic pain pathophysiology
  • Office based interventional therapies for pain relief
  • How ti assess and eamine a person with chronic Pelvic Pain: the first visit
  • Basic approaches to interventional pain management
  • Advanced approaches to interventional pain management
  • Managing headaches without it causing you a headache
  • Oh my aching Back: Managing chronic low back pain
  • Fibromyalgia and other chronic widespread painful conditions
  • What is neuropathic pain and how do I manage it?
  • Rational Polypharmacy in Pain Management: Part 1
  • Rational Polypharmacy in Pain Management: Part 2
  • Managing osteoarthritis and other chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders
  • Rational Opioid Prescribing
  • Utilizing Diagnostic Tests for Chronic Pain
  • Case Studies/Discussion

At the end of the program the participants will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic pain and available interventional therapies for pain relief
  • Understand techniques for assessment of patients presenting with chronic pain conditions
  • Understand techniques for dealing with headache, low back pain, fibromyalgia and other common chronic pain conditions
  • Understand neuropathic pain and its control
  • Understand rational polypharmacy in pain management as well as rational opioid prescribing
  • Understand the utilization of diagnostic tests for chronic pain
AAFP Approval

This Live activity, Pain Management for the Primary Care Provider, with a beginning date of 11/10/2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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. Charles Argoff

Dr. Argoff is Professor of Neurology at Albany Medical College and Director of the Comprehensive Pain Center at Albany Medical Center. He was previously Director of the Cohen Pain Management Center at North Shore University Hospital and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine. In 2012 he received the American Pain Elizabeth Narcessan Award for Outstanding Educational Achievements and the previous year the Academic Pain Educator of the Year Award from the American Society of Pain Educators.

Dr. Chris Gharibo

Dr. Gharibo is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Orthopedics at the NYU School of Medicine and serves as the Medical Director of Pain Medicine within the Department of Anesthesiology at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology with a subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. His areas of clinical focus include low back and neck pain of musculoskeletal and spinal origin, cancer pain, and neuropathic pain syndromes. He has extensive pharmacological and clinical experience in acute and perioperative pain management.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Continuing Education, Inc and the Medical, Educational and Scientific Foundation of New York. Continuing Education, Inc is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education, Inc designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians 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
Sun Nov 10
New York, New York
-
3:00pm
Mon Nov 11
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:30-4:30pm
-
-
Tue Nov 12
Port Canaveral, Orlando, Florida
12:00pm
9:00pm
Wed Nov 13
Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
10:00am
6:00pm
Thu Nov 14
Nassau, Bahamas
8:00am
6:00pm
Fri Nov 15
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00-5:00pm
-
-
Sat Nov 16
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
-
-
Sun Nov 17
New York, New York
8:00am
-

Ports of Call
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
New York, New York - What can be said about America's greatest city? Whatever it is that interests you, you can find the best of it here. Food, shopping, nightlife and culture are everywhere you look. Even the buildings are works of art from American architecture's golden age.
Port Canaveral, Florida - Port Canaveral lies just 35 miles east of Orlando, along the 72 miles of pristine beaches known as Florida's Space Coast. Besides its close proximity to Orlando's theme parks, you'll find space-age attractions of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

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 Breakaway

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
PER PERSON

The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony - Located in The Haven, these Suites offer amazing ocean views, a wet bar and an extra-spacious wraparound balcony . They include a king-size bed, additional bedding that accommodates two and one and a half bathrooms. Accommodates: 4 Approx. Size: 932 sq. ft.
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The Haven Owner's Suite with Large Balcony Enjoy amazing ocean views and an extra-spacious balcony. These Suites include a king-size bed, additional bedding that accommodates two, and one and a half bathrooms. Located in The Haven. Accommodates: 4. Approx. Size: 572 sq. ft.
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The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony - Perfect for the family, these Villas are located in The Haven and feature an extra-spacious balcony, two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, the other with a double sofa bed and two bathrooms. Accommodates: 5-6. Approx. Size: 543-545 sq. ft.
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Aft-Facing Large Balcony - These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and are aft-facing, so the view from your private balcony is amazing. Accommodates: 2-3Approx. Size: 250-516 sq. ft
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Balcony - Take in the amazing views from these staterooms that include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding that can accommodate two guests. Accommodates: 3-4. Approx. Size: 207 sq. ft.
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Family Oceanview with Large Picture Window - Perfect for families, these staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, a bathtub and additional bedding that can accommodate three guests. There are also many connecting staterooms. Accommodates: 4-5. Approx. Size: 218 sq. ft.
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Mid-Ship Oceanview with Large Picture Windo - Located mid-ship, you will have easy access to everything. These staterooms feature a large picture window and two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed. Accommodates: 2. Approx. Size: 161 sq. ft.
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Inside Stateroom - These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed. Door opens to center interior corridor Accommodates: 2-4. Approx. Size: 135 sq. ft.
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Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom - Centrally located mid-ship, providing easy access to everything on board. These staterooms feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed. (Sleeps up to two. Door opens to center interior corridor.)
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Studios - Private keycard access complex comprised of staterooms specifically designed and priced for the solo traveler. Featuring a full-size bed, a one-way window to the corridor, and separate areas for your bathroom, sink and shower, in 100 square feet of living space. Includes access to the private Studio Lounge. No single supplement required. Accommodates: 1. Approx. Size: 99 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, based Double Occupancy (except Studio), and Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $309.01 per person
Deposit $500 per person

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: