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Rheumatology for Primary Care Practitioners
Co-Sponsored with School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
October 20 - 27, 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.

Royal Caribbean's Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

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 - Course Fee $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, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives

Objectives:

  • describe patients at high risk for NSAID gastropathy and minimize that risk
  • convey the risks vs benefits of NSAID therapies to patients
  • diagnose and manage osteoarthritis patients effectively
  • recognize the importance of early diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • recognize the pros/cons of biological treatment of your RA patients and be familiar with unique adverse reactions
  • anticipate potential peri-operative problems in the rheumatic disease patient
  • identify the multitude and typical rashes associated with the diagnosis of various rheumatic diseases
  • distinguish among the rheumatic syndromes associated with underlying and occult neoplasia
  • recognize the atypical and typical rheumatic syndromes that present among the geriatric population
  • diagnose vasculitis syndromes in your patients and to distinguish among the numerous mimics of vasculitis
  • identify your patients who are at risk for osteoporotic fractures and minimize the effects of glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis
  • be familiar with the potential rheumatic presentations of patients with various endocrinopathies and recognize the multitude of possible rheumatic complications seen in patients with renal failure
  • evaluate and manage effectively the patient with chronic myofascial pain/fibromyalgia and communicate the risk and benefits of the latest FDA approved agents for FMS
  • diagnose and effectively manage gout and describe the risks and benefits of the recently FDA approved urate lowering therapy

Topics:
  • Minimizing NSAID Gastropathy
  • Understanding the NSAID Black Box Warning , Thrombotic Controversies and Other ADRs
  • Osteoarthritis: Tips in Diagnosis
  • Effective Management of Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Early Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis
  • Current Therapies in Management of RA
  • Biologic Therapies: Understanding and Monitoring the Hazards –Cases and Peri-Operative Management
  • Rashes and Rheumatic Diseases – Part 1
  • Rashes and Rheumatic Diseases – Part 2
  • Rheumatic Manifestations of Neoplasia - What Not to Miss!
  • Geriatric Rheumatology: Taking Care of the Elderly Musculoskeletal Problems
  • Vasculitis - How to Diagnose and Recognize Mimics/ Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Glucocorticoid Induced Osteoporosis - How to Minimize; Newer Agents for Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatic Manifestations of Endocrinopathies and Renal Failure
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
Alan Todd Kaell, M.D., FACP, FACR, FAAP, Clinical Professor of Medicine SUNY at Stony Brook; Chief of Rheumatology St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center Port Jefferson, NY

Dr. Alan T. Kaell is the Senior Fulltime Partner in Rheumatology Associates of Long Island (RALI), a nine member private practice dedicated to the evaluation and management of patients with rheumatic diseases and metabolic bone problems.

He completed his MD with honors at Brown University's 7 year MD program in 1978. Internal Medicine residency training was at University of Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital. He completed his clinical and research fellowship in rheumatic diseases at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell Medical Center in NYC in 1983.

Dr. Kaell is currently Clinical Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, the Director of Clinical Research for Rheumatology Associates of Long Island, Chief of Rheumatology at St. Charles Hospital & Rehabilitation Center, and co-director of the Osteoporosis unit of RALI. He voluntarily teaches PMR residents and Rheumatology Fellows for over the past 28 years. In addition, he serves on the national editorial board for the Journal of Pharmacy and Therapeutics. He was the national co-chair of the American College of Rheumatology's Behavioral Rheumatology Study Group for 2000-2004. He is an appointed founding member of the New York State, Department of Health Osteoporosis Advisory Council. He has been named by Castle and Connolly as Best Doctor and New York Magazine in nearly every year since its inception.

He is also a principal investigator of over 60 Phase ll, III and Phase IV clinical and pharmaceutical trials focusing on Rheumatoid Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, NIH and Fetzer research grants. He has authored numerous research articles and chapters on various rheumatic diseases including: Lyme disease, neoplasia, chronic pain, and fibromyalgia. He teaches and lectures at the local, national, and international levels on osteoporosis and rheumatological topics.
Accreditation

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim 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
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note our shore excursions are operated independently of the cruise line.

DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sat Oct 20
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:00pm
Sun Oct 21
Nassau, Bahamas
7:00am
2:00pm
Mon Oct 22
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00-5:00pm
-
-
Tue Oct 23
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
9:00am
6:00pm
Wed Oct 24
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu Oct 25
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12:00pm; 1:00-4:00pm
-
-
Fri Oct 26
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm
-
-
Sat Oct 27
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15am
-

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.

Oasis 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
OS

Owner's Suite - 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
GS

Grand Suite - 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.

Call for Availability
JS
Junior Suite with Balcony - 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.
Call for Availability
D8
Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
Call for Availability
H
OceanView Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
Call for Availability
N
Large Interior Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
Call for Availability
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $284.28
Deposit $250 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific conference.

Staterooms


Junior Suite


Large OceanView with Verandah


Large OceanView


Inside Stateroom

Actual staterooms may not be identical to those pictured.
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