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General Medicine: Communication Skills for Healthcare Practitioners

10-Night Exotic Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
April 8 - 18, 2012

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.

Norwegian Cruise Lines's Lovely Norwegian Dawn
NCL's Norwegian Dawn

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
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
Physicians. Nurses, Specialists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to allow physicians and other health care providers to improve their communication skills.
Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
• Effectively influence patient behavior
• Appropriately disclose unanticipated outcomes
• Enlist patients as active participants in their care
• Identify obstacles to empathy
• Present a model for conducting a medical interview
• Develop a patient-centered interview model
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
Frederic Platt, M.D. Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Associate Director, Foundations of Doctoring; University of Colorado School of Medicine, Coordinator of Communication Curriculum; Regional Consultant, Bayer Institute for Health Care Communication; Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine; Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American Academy on Physician and Patient.

Dr. Platt is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. As the Associate Director of Foundations of Doctoring he created the communication curriculum currently in use at the University of Colorado. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare. He is the regional consultant for the Institute for Healthcare Communication. Dr. Platt received a BA and MA in mathematics from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. He did a residency in internal medicine at the University of Chicago and then, after a tour of duty in the U.S. army, completed the training in Denver at Presbyterian Hospital and the University of Colorado. He has practiced general internal medicine in Denver for 40 years. Dr. Platt has written four books and many articles about communication in medicine, and keeps busy otherwise playing tournament bridge, reading, and writing. He lives in Denver with his wife, Connie, who keeps him pointed in the right directions.



Monica Broome, M.D.

Dr. Monica Broome is the Director of the new Communication Skills Program for University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her interest is in physician patient communication. The scope of this program includes the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty development levels.

Dr. Broome completed a three year fellowship under the Director of Education Development in the Department of Medical Education, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. During her fellowship she completed programs in the Macy Institute for Health Communication Curriculum Development and is certified faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Communication. Her scholarly work includes presentations and workshops nationally for the Association of American Medical Colleges, Society of General Internal Medicine, and Southern Group on Educational Affairs, and internationally for the European Association for Communication in Health Care and International Conference on Communication in Healthcare. She serves on the American College of Physicians Legislative Action Program for Health Care Reform, the Editorial Board of Medical Encounter, and Chaired the Committee on Communication and technology for the 2006 American Academy on Communication in Healthcare Annual Research and Teaching Forum. Dr. Broome co-chaired the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare held in the USA in Miami, October 2009.

Dr. Broome, formerly Dr. Harris, is an alumnus on the University Of Miami School Of Medicine. Her specialty is Internal Medicine for which she has received recognition and accolades from colleagues and patients, including a service award from the State of Virginia Department of Disabled American Veterans. She was the Founder and former Medical Director of the Women's Veterans Comprehensive Health Program, in Hampton Virginia. Dr. Broome was selected as one of the representatives from the state of Florida to participate in a National Summit on Women's Veterans Health Issues at the White House which resulted in a position paper for Congress. To continue her interest in promoting women's health, Dr. Broome currently serves on the Institutes for Women's Health Education/Academic Training Subcommittee at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Communication in Healthcare.

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
Sun Apr 8
Miami, Florida
-
4:00pm
Mon Apr 9
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12:00pm,
1:00pm - 4:00pm
-
-
Tue Apr 10
Samana, Dominican Republic
10:00am
5:00pm
Wed Apr 11
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
9:00am
6:00pm
Thu Apr 12
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00am
6:00pm
Fri Apr 13
St. John's, Antigua
8:00am
4:00pm
Sat Apr 14
Bridgetown, Barbados
10:00am
6:00pm
Sun Apr 15
Basseterre, St. Kitts
1:00pm
7:00pm
Mon Apr 16
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Tue Apr 17
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon
-
-
Wed Apr 18
Miami, Florida
8:00am
-

Ports of Call
Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.
Bridgetown, Barbados - An island some say is more British than Britain. Here, cricket is the national sport and afternoon tea goes without saying. But Barbados is true blue Caribbean as well, with classic sand beaches, and wild monkeys in the jungle.
Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.
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.
Tortola - An island you'll want to explore in a bathing suit and a cover-up. The beaches are many, but if you must choose only one, make it Cane Garden Bay, snow-white and lapped by azure seas.

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 Dawn

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

CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
CEI RATE
BB
OceanView Stateroom With Balcony
- Two lower beds, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a private balcony.
$949
OB
OceanView Stateroom
- Two lower beds, picture window.
$749
OF
OceanView Stateroom
- Two lower beds, picture window or port hole.
$749
IC
Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
$549
All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
Call for 3rd/4th person in cabin
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $309.03 per person
Deposit $250
Single Rates are Available - Request Details from our Staff
Air Fare Additional


Cancellations Penalties vary by cruise line and sailing date. Be sure to review these cruise line
policies with our staff.

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