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Primary Care Update:
Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

9-Day Baltic Cruise
Round-trip Copenhagen
May 24 - June 2, 2016

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 Great <em>Norwegian Star</em>
Norwegian Star

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

Course Fees:

$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, & Doctors of Pharmacy

$550 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

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

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
Primary Care Physicians, Internists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:

  1. The impact of obesity as a chronic disease on our health care system.
  2. Relationships between central adiposity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome & obesity.
  3. Mechanisms linking excess adiposity to cardiovascular disease.
  4. Mood disorders associated with insulin resistance and obesity.
  5. Current and future considerations in pharmacotherapy for obesity and overweight.
  6. The role that genetics plays in the obesity epidemic.
  7. Considerations about the efficacy of bariatric surgery and the management of bariatric patients.
  8. Physical exercise and dietary management of diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.
  9. Practical considerations for effective treatment of obesity in the clinical setting
Additional Topics under development
Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this conference, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the pervasiveness of obesity in our society, the propensity of interrelated co-morbidities, and the impact on health.
  2. Understand the fundamental role of visceral adipose in the pathophysiology of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
  3. Recognize the consequences of the metabolic syndrome in risk stratification for coronary heart disease morbidity and gender differences.
  4. Consider how selected obesity-related complications, such as depression and sleep apnea impact management strategies
  5. Discuss the use of current pharmacologic agents for the treatment of obesity, and to consider the future of obesity pharmacotherapy.
  6. Describe the relationship between genetics and environment in the etiology of obesity.
  7. Assess the efficacy of bariatric surgical procedures on the pathophysiology and management of obesity.
  8. Consider the metabolic rationale that underlies dietary management and its interrelationship with the intestinal microbiome in the management of obesity.
  9. Discuss practical approaches to the effective treatment for obesity and metabolic syndrome for the clinical setting.
  10. Additional learning Objectives under development
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.
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Faculty
Duane C. Eichler, PhD is presently a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Molecular Medicine at the USF Morsani College of Medicine. He retired on May 31, 2012 as Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Molecular Medicine after 35 years of service. Dr. Eichler also maintained an active joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Pediatrics working with the faculty in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes since 1988. He has been an educator of physicians at USF since June, 1977, and directed an active research program which sought to better understand some of the pathogenic processes which cause cardiovascular disease. This research was most currently supported by a (RO1) Grant from the National Institutes of Health, Heart, Lung & Blood Institute.

Dr. Eichler is a dedicated and gifted teacher and has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious James Krivanek Award, awarded annually to an outstanding teacher at USF, and the Outstanding Preclinical Professor Award, awarded annually by students of the Morsani College of Medicine. He was the first recipient of the Outstanding Lifetime Educational Excellence Award for 2010 -2011. Dr. Eichler has mentored numerous high school students and teachers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and medical students.

As a Course Director, Dr. Eichler was responsible for the development and implementation of several interdisciplinary courses for medical students (Molecular Biology & Human Genetics; Human Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry; Molecular, Cellular & Genetic Basis of Medicine; Molecular Medicine) taught jointly by faculty from several departments. From 2003 to 2010 he served as Director of an interdisciplinary and integrated course for first-year Medical Students entitled Molecular Medicine. This course was highly rated by both students and participating faculty, and was attributed in large part to Dr. Eichler's exceptional commitment, leadership and attention to detail.

Dr. Eichler has established an exemplary record in the area of service. He was the driving force behind the development of an active interdisciplinary Health Science Center Obesity Group. He organized a highly successful national Conference on Obesity and served as its Director for seven years. The success of the Conference on Obesity also gained attention and support from the State of Florida, Department of Health, American Heart Association, and Tampa General Hospital. In addition, Dr. Eichler was actively involved in community outreach programs for the University and USF Health as a frequent featured speaker on Obesity, and in particular, Childhood Obesity for local community groups, local high schools and the USF Health Mini-Medical School (2001 and 2004). From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Eichler has been a volunteer liaison between USF Health and The Villages of Florida, providing support for The Villages/USF Health Alliance, and as well as promoting participation of The Villages Charter High School Science Fair winners in USF Health Research Day.


Frances Rankin, PhD, ARNP, ia an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida.

Dr Rankin is an Adult and Geriatric nurse practitioner and Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing. She is the Interim Director of the Doctorate in Advanced Nursing Practice (DNP) Program of the USF College of Nursing and has been in practice with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Division of Family Medicine and the Family Medicine Public Sector Medicine program since 1995. She is co-developer and director of the USF Prediabetes Treatment Center with Dr. H.J. Brownlee, MD and Chair, Division of Family Medicine. She completed her doctoral studies at USF in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies. Dr. Rankin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and currently serving as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, Florida's advanced practice professional organization. Dr. Rankin has been a volunteer for the Brandon Outreach Clinic, a community-based free clinic for the uninsured and underserved in Hillsborough County since 1995 and serves as a current Board member.
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
Tue May 24 Copenhagen, Denmark
- 5:00 pm
Wed May 25 Berlin, Germany
7:30 am 10:00 pm
Thu May 26 *At Sea
Lectures: 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
- -
Fri May 27 Tallinn, Estonia
9:00 am 5:30 pm
Sat May 28 St. Petersburg, Russia (Overnight stay)
*See visa information below
8:00 am -
Sun May 29 St. Petersburg, Russia
- 7:00 pm
Mon May 30 Helsinki, Finland
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue May 31 Stockholm, Sweden
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Jun 01 *At Sea
Lectures:9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
- -
Thu Jun 02 Copenhagen, Denmark
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

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Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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Norwegian Star

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
PRICING
PER PERSON
3-Bedroom Garden Villa- These Villas can accommodate up to seven guests. With three bedrooms, each with a king- or queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower, you have plenty of space to revel in. Also includes a living room, dining room as well as a private garden with hot tub, outdoor dining area and terrace to enjoy the beautiful view from. Includes butler and concierge service
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Deluxe Owner's Suite - The Deluxe Owner's Suite sleeps up to six guests and offers a world of comfort with a living room, dining room, bedroom with king-size bed and some offer a separate children's bedroom. Guests will have an unforgettable experience in this suite with a convertible sofa, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and a wall of windows to enjoy the great view. Includes butler and concierge service.
Accommodates: 6
Total Approx. Size: 667 - 732 sq. ft.

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Owner's Suite with Two Balconies - The Owner's Suites with Double Balconies are great for up to four guests. They include a living room, dining room and separate bedroom with king-size bed. Along with a mini-bar, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and an amazing double balcony. Includes butler and concierge service.
Accommodates:4
Total Approx. Size: 721-900 sq. ft.
Balcony Size:150 sq. ft.
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Mini Suite with Balcony (MB) -All the space you need. Relax in your separate sitting area. Indulge in your luxury bath. Or step out onto your private balcony and breathe in the fresh air while taking in amazing views.

Accommodates:4
Total Approx. Size:283 sq. ft. Balcony size: 54 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony - (BC) With room for up to three guests, Norwegian Star staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view.

Accommodates:3
Total Approx. Size:203-303 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Picture Window (OB) -With room for up to four guests, these Norwegian Star Oceanview Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests, as well as a picture window with a great view. These are mid-ship staterooms, which means you'll be right near everything on board.
Accommodates:4
Total Approx. Size:159 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Porthole Window (OF)-With room for up to four guests, Norwegian Star Oceanview Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests, as well as a porthole that offers a great view. These are mid-ship staterooms, which means you'll be right near everything fun and exciting on board.
Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 159 sq. ft.
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Mid-Ship Inside (IE) -Great for up to four guests, these staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. Because these are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything fun and exciting on board.
Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 142 sq. ft
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Inside (IC)-These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for you to cruise. With room for up to four, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests.

Accommodates:4
Total Approx. Size:142 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant 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.
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