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Update on Indications, Interactions and Complications in the Use of Pharmaceuticals

7-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Conference
from Rome, Italy
June 9 - 16, 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.

Royal Caribbean's Sweet Navigator of the Seas
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BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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

Course Fees:
Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $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
Pharmacists, Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Strategies to Reduce Drug Abuse (2 hrs)
    • Describe the demographics of prescription and OTC abuse.
    • Identify the dangers associated with the nonmedical use of prescription and OTC medications.
    • Recognize the patient characteristics and techniques that may suggest the possibility of diversion/mis-use.
    • Identify ways to prevent medication abuse in your patients and drug diversion within your practice.
    • Compare and contrast challenges with Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and behind the counter status.
  2. Self-Care: From Diagnosis to Treatment to Monitoring (3hrs)
    • Define self-care and describe patient’s attitude about self-care.
    • Discuss the pharmacist role in educating patients about self-care.
    • Summarize the pharmacist’s role in assessing and counseling self-treating patients.
    • Outline strategies for assessing and counseling patients on the use of OTC products.
    • Describe patient’s attitudes about monitoring and diagnostics for self-care.
  3. Medication Compliance, Adherence, and Persistency (2hrs)
    • Define medication compliance, adherence, and persistency.
    • Identify strategies to promote medications adherence.
    • Describe the impact of poor adherence on clinical and economic outcomes for patient and stakeholders.
    • Debate the rationale for strategies among patients and prescribers to improve adherence.
  4. Innovations of Personal Technologies in Health Care (2hrs)
    • Describe the benefits and limitations of new technologies for patient care.
    • Identify new personal health care technologies and the impact they may have on patient outcomes.
    • Recognize the importance of all health care providers sharing of data.
    • Explain the new paradigm where patients control access to information to healthcare providers and associated challenges.
  5. Pharmaceutical Regulatory Update and Key Product Approvals (2hrs)
    • Describe the major content and format changes to prescription drug labeling and the rationale for the changes.
    • Outline the FDA's role in post-marketing safety surveillance for medical products.
    • Identify ways MedWatch disseminates safety information about medical products.
    • Compare and contrast key recent drug approvals with those already used for specific conditions.
    • Discuss important patient counseling and therapeutic monitoring considerations for new drugs approvals.
  6. Medication Error: A Call to Action (2 hrs)
    • Discuss the impact of medication errors on the healthcare system.
    • List common sources for miscommunication in health care that can lead to potentially serious medical errors.
    • Describe the role of the health care practitioner in monitoring medication safety in patients.
    • Review pertinent findings from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Reports related to medication errors.
    • Define what constitutes a medication error and list the most common types of errors that occur.
    • Describe the necessary points within the medication use system in which technology can be employed to reduce medical errors within health care.
  7. Collaborative Practice in Health Care (1hrs)
    • Describe the benefits and limitations of collaborative practice models in various patient care settings.
    • Recognize the importance of aligning incentives in a “pay for performance” model that includes all providers.
    • Describe the elements necessary (patient data) necessary to support improvements in health outcomes.
    • Discuss the rationale for collaborative models of care that deliver enhanced patient and economic outcomes.


After attending the following session individuals should be able to:
  • Identify ways to prevent medication abuse in your patients and drug diversion within your practice.
  • Outline strategies for assessing and counseling patients on the use of OTC products.
  • Describe patient’s attitudes about monitoring and diagnostics for self-care.
  • Describe the impact of poor adherence on clinical and economic outcomes for patient and stakeholders.
  • Discuss new personal health care technologies and the impact they may have on patient outcomes.
  • Describe the mechanism of action and indications for newly approved drugs.
  • Identify challenges and safety concerns regarding the medication approval, post-market surveillance processes, and FDA activities.
  • Describe common sources for miscommunication in health care that can lead to potentially serious medical errors.
  • Describe the benefits and limitations of collaborative practice models in various patient care settings.
    • ACPE Credits for Pharmacists are Pending Approval

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
George E. MacKinnon, Ph.D., R.Ph. Dr. MacKinnon is the Founding Dean and Professor of the College of Pharmacy at Roosevelt University in Chicago. His previous appointments include the positions of Department Chairman, Associate/Assistant Dean, and Vice-President for Academic Affairs with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry researcher, tenured faculty member, and assistant hospital pharmacy administrator. Over the years he has been active in developing collaborative practice models with physicians and pharmacy practice faculty as well as establishing post-graduate training programs for pharmacists.

Dr. MacKinnon completed his pharmacy education at the University of Wisconsin Madison and completed two years post-graduate residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. He earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Loyola University in Chicago.

Karen MacKinnon, R.Ph. Karen MacKinnon is presently practicing pharmacy as a community practitioner. Her previous appointments have included, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University Colleges of Pharmacy and Director of Professional Laboratories in two new colleges of pharmacy. She has practiced in institutional (St. Louis University Hospital and St. Josephs Hospital) and community pharmacy practice.

Ms. MacKinnon received her pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison and completed her post-graduate training at Meriter Medical Center in Madison.
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 Jun 9
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
-
5:00pm
Mon Jun 10
Sicily (Messina), Italy
10:00am
7:00pm
Tue Jun 11
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 5:00pm
-
-
Wed Jun 12
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00am
6:00pm
Thu Jun 13
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
7:00am
5:00pm
Fri Jun 14
Chiana (Souda), Crete
6:30am
3:00pm
Sat Jun 15
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 4:00pm
-
-
Sun Jun 16
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00am
-

Ports of Call
Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!
Chania (Souda), Crete, Greece - Chania is the second largest city of Crete, and one of the most beautiful. It lies along the north coast of the island at the east end of the Gulf of Chania. Chania is the site of the ancient Minoan settlement the Greeks called Cydonia (Kydonia), which was mentioned in Virgil's Aeneid. The site has been continuously inhabited from Neolithic times-at least 5000 years. The city's rich history can be traced through historic buildings and monuments with Venetian, Turkish and Greek architecture.
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.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey - Ephesus, one of the world's finest archeological sites, awaits. Here you will walk the Arcadian Way, view the facade of the Library of Celsus and visit the Amphitheatre.
Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.

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.

Navigator 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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE

Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 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.

Call for Availability

Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 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 into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 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 (E2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 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 (N) - 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
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $234.53
Deposit $500 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific conference.

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