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Decision Making in Healthcare

5-Night Canada/New England Cruise Conference
from New York, New York
July 1 - 6, 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.

Cunard's Queen Mary 2

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 CE Credits for Psychologists 14 Contact Hours

Course Fee:
Physicians, Psychologists and Other Doctoral Level Degrees - $695
All Others - $450

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, Psychologists, Nurses, Behavioral Counselors
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to explore the relationship between psychology and medical practice.

Objectives: Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
1. Explain the difference between maximizers and “satisfiers”
2. Discuss how patient expectations influence outcomes of both placebo and active treatment
3. Explain how bias can affect patient outcomes
4. List mechanisms by which expectations can affect outcomes
5. Explain why experience matters in good decision making
6. Outline the concepts of anchoring and insufficient adjustment as related to diagnosis
7. Assess reasons why your judgment might be wrong to prevent errors
8. Explain why projection bias has implications for end-of-life care
9. List the three main categories of diagnostic errors
10. Review wellness strategies for healthcare providers
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
Fred Leavitt, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology California State University, East Bay Hayward, California

Dr. Leavitt earned a Ph.D. in psychopharmacology from the University of Michigan and had a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California in Berkeley. He is a professor at Cal State University in Hayward and has also taught as a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore, Bogazici University in Turkey, the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands, and several other international universities. He recently co-wrote and published a book with his daughter, Jessica Leavitt, titled Improving Medical Outcomes: The Psychology of Doctor/Patient Visits. He has written 10 other books and several articles and gives frequent talks to doctors on medical issues. Although not a philosopher by training, he found a solution to Hempel's Raven paradox, a problem that had philosophers baffled for about 50 years.

He has been married “since Abraham Lincoln took office,” and he and his wife have two daughters (one of whom co-wrote his most recent book) and two grandchildren. He plays basketball three times a week with a bunch of other over-the-hill players, and he also enjoys trying to grow fruits and vegetables and solving cryptic crossword puzzles.

Leavitt, J. & Leavitt, F. Improving Medical Outcomes: The Psychology of Doctor/Patient Visits. Rowman & Littlefield.
Leavitt, F. (2009) Key Concepts in Medical and Behavioral Research. Jain Publishing Company.
Leavitt, F. (2008) The Deep Uncertainty of Existence. SynergEbooks.
Leavitt, F. (2003) The REAL Drug Abusers. Rowman & Littlefield.
Leavitt, F. (2003) Evaluating Scientific Research: Separating Fact from Fiction. Waveland Press.
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.

Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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
Mon Jul 1
New York, New York
-
5:00pm
Tue Jul 2
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12:00pm; 1:00-5:00pm
-
-
Wed Jul 3
Halifax, Nova Scotia
7:00am
4:00pm
Thu Jul 4
Boston, Massachusetts
11:00am
Midnight
Fri Jul 5
At Sea
Lectures 8am - 12noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
-
-
Sat Jul 6
New York, New York
4:30am
-

Ports of Call
Boston, Massachusetts - The cradle of American history, Boston rests on its glorious cultural laurels-Trinity Church, Old Ironsides, the Freedom Trail; yet thrusts into the next millennium as a high-tech hub of the computer industry.
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Ocean scenery at its best: granite boulders pounded by crashing surf, lighthouses standing sentinel on rocky ledges, a delectable lobster lunch caught fresh from the waters off Peggy's Cove. Back in Halifax, the ramparts of the Citadel await your inspection.
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.

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.
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

 

BA
Balcony (High deck, Mid-ships) - Amenities include: 24-hour room service Interactive TV with multi- language film and music channels * Direct-Dial telephone & data port outlet * Refrigerator, safe, hair dryer * Bathrobe & slippers Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolates * Daily shipboard newspaper * 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets  248 sq.ft
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BB#
Balcony (Sheltered, Low deck, Mid-ships) - Amenities include: 24-hour room service Interactive TV with multi- language film and music channels * Direct-Dial telephone & data port outlet * Refrigerator, safe, hair dryer * Bathrobe & slippers Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolates * Daily shipboard newspaper * 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets  248 sq.ft
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DA#
Balcony (Obstructed view, High deck, Mid-ships) - Amenities include: 24-hour room service Interactive TV with multi- language film and music channels * Direct-Dial telephone & data port outlet * Refrigerator, safe, hair dryer * Bathrobe & slippers Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolates * Daily shipboard newspaper * 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets  248 sq.ft.
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ED#
OceanView (Forward/Aft, Low deck) - Amenities include: 24-hour room service Interactive TV with multi- language film and music channels * Direct-Dial telephone & data port outlet * Refrigerator, safe, hair dryer * Bathrobe & slippers Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolates * Daily shipboard newspaper * 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets  159 sq.ft.
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IA#
Standard Interior (High deck, Mid-ships) - Amenities include: 24-hour room service Interactive TV with multi- language film and music channels * Direct-Dial telephone & data port outlet * Refrigerator, safe, hair dryer * Bathrobe & slippers Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolates * Daily shipboard newspaper * 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets  159 sq.ft.
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IB#
Standard Interior (Low deck, Mid-ships) - Amenities include: 24-hour room service Interactive TV with multi- language film and music channels * Direct-Dial telephone & data port outlet * Refrigerator, safe, hair dryer * Bathrobe & slippers Nightly turndown service with pillow chocolates * Daily shipboard newspaper * 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets  159 sq.ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port charges, Taxes and Fees $276.36 per person
Deposit - 25% of Cruise Fare (USD) 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: