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Current Topics in Primary Care and Palliative Care

5-Night Havana Cuba & Key West Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
April 08 - 13, 2019

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 <em>Majesty of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
Up to 14 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Anesthesiology® (ABA) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14.0 Contact Hours
6 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

COURSE FEES

TARGET AUDIENCE

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Topics:
  1. Health Promotion: Encouraging a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit
    • Assess the patient's current state of physical, psychological, and spiritual health.
    • Analyze the patient’s current dietary and exercise practices.
    • Discuss an individualized health-promotion strategy for each patient.
  2. "Oh, My Aching Head!": Evaluation and Treatment of Migraine, Tension-Type, and Cluster Headaches
    • Discuss the appropriate use of brain imaging in evaluating patients with headache.
    • Describe the appropriate use of abortive and preventive medications in the treatment of migraine.
    • Describe the distinguishing clinical characteristics of tension-type and cluster headaches.
  3. Male Sexual Disorders: Hypogonadism, Erectile, and Ejaculatory Dysfunction
    • Elicit a through, non-judgmental sexual history.
    • Describe appropriate laboratory and radiologic testing in the evaluation of male sexual problems.
    • Discuss the effects, risks, and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy.
  4. Somatoform Disorders: Illness as a Way of Life
    • Recognize the key symptoms, signs, and clinical presentation of somatizing patients.
    • Define the concept of alexithymia (the inability of some patients to express emotion in verbal terms).
    • Develop an effective management strategy for somatizing patients.
  5. Hypertension: "What Goes Up Must Come Down"
    • Describe the appropriate measurement and classification of hypertension.
    • Discuss the laboratory testing and imaging needed to diagnose the most common causes of secondary hypertension.
    • Describe the major classes of anti-hypertensive treatment and discuss the particular type of patient likely to benefit from each class of medication.
  6. Enhancing Clinician-Patient Communication: Becoming a Healer
    • Distinguish the technical , biomedical aspects of the clinician's role from the personal and psychosocial aspects of care.
    • Describe specific attitudes and values needed to create a healing environment with patients.
    • Apply techniques for establishing and maintaining rapport with patients and enhancing clinician-patient communication.
  7. The Faith Factor: Practicing Spiritually-Sensitive Care
    • Elicit a spiritual history in an ethically-appropriate manner.
    • Analyze the physiologic, psychological, social, and lifestyle effects of religious beliefs upon health outcomes.
    • Describe the spectrum of possible interventions available for addressing patients" spiritual needs.
  8. Choosing Wisely
    • Learn which tests and procedures are still worth doing according to the specific specialty societies
  9. Osteoporosis
    • Learn to evaluate and treat patients with Osteoporosis in the Primary Care setting.
  10. Dementia
    • Learn to evaluate and treat patients with Dementia
  11. Common Outpatient Problems
    • Learn about evaluating and treating Anemias, Plantar Fasciitis and Rotator Cuff Syndromes in the Primary Care setting
  12. Hospice and Palliative Care
    • become familiar with both Palliative Care and the Hospice programs, and learn which patients qualify for which levels of care.
  13. Case Studies in Primary Care
    • Learn to make common diagnoses from atypical presentations.
  14. Impaired Health Professionals
    • Learn to recognize Impaired Health Professionals and become familiar with resources available to help them.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

Faculty

Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP

Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP

Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine (retired)
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Executive Healthcare Services (retired)

Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP recently retired from a 40-year career of practicing and teaching primary care general internal medicine. He has served on the faculties of Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and Georgetown University and has lectured at over 30 medical schools. He gives lectures on primary care general internal medicine, the doctor-patient relationship, and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of religion, faith, and prayer in clinical care. He is the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998), a four-volume research work (The Faith Factor: An Annotated Bibliography of Clinical Research on Spiritual Subjects), three documentaries, and over 65 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and other publications. Dr. Matthews is a graduate of Princeton (AB, cum laude, Romance Languages, 1976) and Duke University School of Medicine (1980). His internship and residency in internal medicine took place at the University of Connecticut (1980-3) and he completed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Program and Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at Yale (1983-5). In 1989, he was named the George Morris Piersol Teaching and Research Scholar of the American College of Physicians. He has received many awards for his compassionate patient care, including Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor recognition. He has appeared on numerous television shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, and Good Morning America. He lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Demetra, a certified public accountant. He has two adult children and three grandchildren. He enjoys family and church activities, Bible study and teaching, golf, baseball, piano, singing, songwriting, ballroom dancing, travel, and photography.

Jeffrey M. Kagan, MD

Jeffrey M. Kagan, MD

Primary Care – Internal Medicine
Newington, Connecticut

Dr. Kagan earned two Bachelors Degrees: Biology, and Health Sciences, a Masters Degree in Physiology, and his M.D. degree. Prior to medical school he was a Certified Physician Assistant. He completed his residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and previously held a second board certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. He is also a Certified Medical Director (CMD) for Long Term Care by The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (PALTC formerly known as AMDA). Dr. Kagan is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. He currently teaches medical, physician assistant, nurse practitioner students and internal medicine residents. Dr. Kagan is frequently called upon by his peers regarding the Business Aspects and Practice Management of Medicine, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Medical Economics. He has done consulting for attorneys, insurance companies, as well as pharmaceutical and wealth management companies. In addition to his busy private primary care practice, Dr. Kagan is currently the medical director of a skilled nursing facility, some group homes, and previously a home health agency and a hospice agency. He was previously a Professional Director with HAVEN, an agency that advocates and monitors impaired health professionals. He has served as an Expert Witness for both plaintiff and defendant sides of malpractice cases. His special interests include: Diving Medicine, Business Aspects of Practice, Medical Legal Cases, Risk Management, Medical Trivia and Impaired Health Professionals. His hobbies include: Bicycling, Boating, Scuba diving, Golf and Skiing.

Accreditation

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 12 contact hours.

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.

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the 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.

 

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 14 contact hours.
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 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 14 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 14 contact hours.

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.

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.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

MOC Accreditation This activity has been registered to offer 14 ( Part II) MOC Points in the ABA MOC program.

 MOC ABIM

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Mon Apr 08 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Tue Apr 09 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12:00 Noon ; 1:00pm - 5:00
- -
Wed Apr 10 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Apr 11 Havana, Cuba
7:00 am -
Fri Apr 12 Havana, Cuba
Lectures 1:00pm - 6:00pm
- 12:00 pm
Sat Apr 13 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas Map

PORTS OF CALL

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

Havana, Cuba - Legendary nightlife, iconic music, and distinct culture. Take the unique opportunity to get to know fascinating local culture while discovering the timeless sights and sounds of nostalgic Havana. Mingle with locals and partake of the cafecito ritual at local cafés as you immerse yourself in a place untouched by time.

TRAVEL POLICY (Announced on November 9, 2017)

Important information to be in compliance with the law and have a memorable vacation in a fascinating destination:

 

  • If you made your reservation(s) on or after June 16, 2017, and disembark in Cuba , you must participate in a full-day guided group program-offered by the respective cruise line, or another qualifying third-party-sponsored program.
  • If you made your reservation(s) before June 16, 2017, and disembark in Cuba, you may still travel under the 'self-guided' people-to-people exemption or join a Cruise Line-guided group program.
  • All visitors to Cuba are now prohibited from engaging in direct financial transactions with certain entities in Cuba, including some hotels, shopping centers and other tourist-focused businesses. A complete list of restricted businesses in Cuba is issued periodically by the U.S. State Department and will be updated from time to time.
  • Please remember that popular shore excursions sell out quickly, so you'll want to book early to ensure that you get your preferred shore excursions in Cuba. 

    Please see the Royal Caribbean Cruises-Cuba Travel Checklist

    Royal Caribbean Travel Certification Form

    Please see the Travel Affidavit For Norwegian Cruise Line. You need to sign the Travel Affidavit and give it to a Norwegian Cruise Line representative at embarkation.

    Finally, please see the Travel Affidavit for HA cruises and Cuba Q&A detail. You need to sign the Travel Affidavit and give it to Holland America Line representative at embarkation.

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Royal Caribbean's Majesty 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.

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

Suite/Deluxe

Junior Suite with Balcony, J3 Junior Suite with Balcony (J3)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with single sofa bed and private bathroom with tub. 

Stateroom: 221 sq. ft. Balcony: 61 sq. ft. 
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Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom, GS Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (GS)
Grand Suites offer a comfortable bedroom two twin beds that convert to Royal King, a living area with single sofa bed, and a private balcony . Bathroom with tub. 

Stateroom: 327 sq. ft. Balcony: 111 sq. ft.
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Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms, GT Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms (GT)
These large suites offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living area with a sofa bed.
Master bedroom has a Queen bed and the second bedroom has three bunk beds ; two bathrooms and a private balcony.
Stateroom: 377 sq. ft. Balcony: 78 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom, OS Suite/Deluxe Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (OS)
These luxurious suites offer separate living areas, private balcony and a mini bar.
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with double sofa bed, bathroom with tub and private balcony. 
Stateroom: 446 sq. ft. Balcony: 108 sq. ft.
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Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom, RS Suite/Deluxe Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom (RS)
This Royal Suite has a separate bedroom with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, a bathroom with whirlpool tub, living room with single sofa bed and a private balcony.

Stateroom: 700 sq. ft. Balcony: 147 sq. ft.
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Outside

Spacious Oceanview-Obstructed view, 2M Spacious Oceanview-Obstructed view (2M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area and a private bathroom.
NOTE: Most Staterooms have an obstructed view.
Stateroom: 155 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview, 6N Oceanview (6N)
Ocean View staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds  that converts to a Royal King bed and a private bathroom.
Stateroom: 120 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview, 1N Outside Oceanview (1N)
Ocean View staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds  that converts to a Royal King bed and a private bathroom.
Stateroom: 120 sq. ft.
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Oceanview, 2N Outside Oceanview (2N)
Ocean View staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds  that converts to a Royal King bed and a private bathroom.
Stateroom: 120 sq. ft.
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Oceanview, 4N Outside Oceanview (4N)
Ocean View staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds  that converts to a Royal King bed and a private bathroom.
Stateroom: 120 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
This standard stateroom offers two twin beds that convert to Royal King , and a private bathroom.
Stateroom: 119 sq. ft. 
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Interior Stateroom, 6V Interior Stateroom (6V)
This standard stateroom offers two twin beds that convert to Royal King , and a private bathroom.
Stateroom: 119 sq. ft. 
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
This standard stateroom offers two twin beds that convert to Royal King , and a private bathroom.
Stateroom: 119 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
This standard stateroom offers two twin beds that convert to Royal King , and a private bathroom.
Stateroom: 119 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, IV Inside Interior Stateroom (IV)
This standard stateroom offers two twin beds that convert to Royal King , and a private bathroom.
Stateroom: 119 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $252.87 per person.
Deposit $100.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30+ days before sailing date - 75% Refund ; 7-29 days before sailing date - 50% Refund; Less than 7 days before sailing date - No Refund

Cruise Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our agents for policies applicable to this cruise.

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


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