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Rheumatology, Women's Health, and Gynecologic Oncology

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
July 06 - 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.

<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
5½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

COURSE FEES

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Topics:
  1. Gout
    • Participants will be confident in their diagnosis and be able to apply the management options and how to best utilize what is available.
  2. Is it a Joinnt? Clinical Approach to a Rheumatologic Patient
    • Participants will be able to asses a joint vs soft tissue complaint through indepth look at the physical exam.
  3. Back Pain- Is it inflammatory?
    • Participants will be able to diagnose inflammatory back pain vs mechanical pain.
  4. Monitoring of Medications
    • Participants should be able to examine the risks and side effects of frequently used medicines in rheumatology.
  5. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Participants should be able to diagnose a rheumatoid patient, and manage long term health risk that are associated with the disease.
  6. Lupus
    • Participants should recognize the disease, environmental effects on the patient as well as treatments used.
  7. Osteoporosis
    • Participants should discover more about osteoporosis, the patients and when and how to treat these patients.
  8. Hereditary Cancer Syndromes in Women - Beyond BRCA (part 1)
    • Identify the main clinical features of breast and ovarian cancer syndromes
    • Define the differences between hereditary and nonhereditary cancers
  9. Hereditary Cancer Syndromes in Women - Beyond BRCA (part 2)
    • Identify other hereditary cancer syndromes such as Lynch and Cowden
    • Define the differences between hereditary and nonhereditary cancers
    • Apply the knowledge acquired to improve rates of appropriate genetic counseling referrals and testing.
  10. Enhanced Recovery after Surgery-Incorporating Evidence Based Medicine into Surgical Practices
    • Understand the basic principles underlying evidence based medicine and critical analysis of the medical literature
    • Define what an enhanced surgical recovery program entails and how it can be applied to practice
    • Review quality outcome data from these programs
  11. Culturally Competent Gyn Care for LGBT patients
    • Understand the impact of societal disapproval and discrimination on the health of LGBTQ patients
    • Identify the barriers to competent LGBT care delivery
    • Create a welcoming practice environment to improve LGBTQ patient experience
  12. Updates on Ovarian Cancer
    • Develop a thorough differential diagnosis for pelvic masses across various age groups and the role of PCP in identifying patients who may have ovarian cancer.
    • Describe the impact of new treatments and surgical advances in the management of ovarian cancer.
  13. HPV - Epidemiology, Screening, and Prevention
    • Appreciate the epidemiology of HPV disease in women
    • Describe current guidelines for cervical cancer screening
    • Apply current recommendations for HPV prevention with vaccination and discuss the impact of HPV vaccination has made.
  14. Menopause, Hormone Therapy, and the WHI
    What Have we Learned Since Then?
    • Appreciate the physiology of menopause and impact on women''s health and QOL
    • Explain the findings and faults of the Women’s Health Initiative
    • Apply current knowledge about menopause to treatment of patients

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

Nicole D. Melendez, MD, FACR

Nicole  D. Melendez, MD, FACR

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine (Voluntary Faculty)
USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL 

Nicole D Melendez, MD graduated from St Matthews University, completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Missouri- Columbia and her Rheumatology fellowship at Louisiana State University. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She has been practicing Rheumatology in the Tampa Bay area since 2011.

She has a very active practice and is also involved in clinical research.  She's been voluntary faculty at the University of South Florida in the Department of Rheumatology since 2015, and she has a personal interest in nutrition and diet and its impact on rheumatologic disease states.

Janet Osborne, MD

Janet Osborne, MD

Section Chief, Gynecologic Oncology
Carilion Clinic - Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Professor - VTC School of Medicine
Roanoke, VA

Dr. Janet Osborne is the Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Carilion Clinic and an Associate Professor at Carilion Virginia Tech School of Medicine in Roanoke, VA.   She received her medical degree from the Medical School of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and did her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Minnesota and fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Michigan.

Prior to joining Carilion in 2011, Dr. Osborne was the Director of Gynecologic Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin for 11 years. She is also board certified in hospice and palliative care. In addition to patient care, Dr Osborne is very involved in training medical students and residents. She is the site principal investigator for many clinical trials and has multiple publications including several book chapters. She loves traveling, the Green Bay Packers, and relaxing at Smith Mountain Lake with her two dogs.

Accreditation

 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.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Jul 06 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Jul 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jul 08 San Juan, Puerto Rico
3:30 pm 11:00 pm
Tue Jul 09 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Jul 10 Tortola, British Virgin Islands
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jul 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Jul 12 Nassau, Bahamas
12:30 pm 7:00 pm
Sat Jul 13 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Eastern Caribbean

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

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The vibrant capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan offers something for every traveler — world-famous beaches with crystal clear waters, incredible cuisine, rugged natural beauty and a rich history that goes back 500 years. With its ancient fortresses and colorful colonial-era buildings, San Juan makes it easy to feel as though you’ve slipped into the past. Life moves at a slower pace along the sunny cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, and salsa beats seem to waft perpetually from open windows. If you’re craving a hike, head to El Yunque National Forest. And if you’re more in the mood to unwind, set your sights on the beautiful shores of Isla Verde or El Condado. Mealtime is also an adventure, with so many delicious options to try — from mofongo and pastelon to chillo frito and alcapurrias. Pair every bite with a piña colada — Puerto Rico’s national drink.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

Tortola, British Virgin Islands -  Besides being one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean, Tortola also has a fascinating cultural and historical side. For a glimpse into the island’s colonial past, visit the Virgin Islands Folk Museum. The restored house was once the family home of shipwright, Joseph Wilfred Penn and features a deep collection of Arawak and Carib pottery and stone tools, as well as plantation artifacts. Hike along the seven available walking trails in Sage Mountain National Park for stunning panoramic views of the island and the surrounding natural habitat. Snorkeling in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and a rum tasting at Callwood Rum Distillery are essential on a cruise to Tortola. Sample the delicious curries, spicy soups, and sumptuous shellfish dishes available in abundance at local restaurants and many snack shacks around the island.

Nassau, Bahamas - Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven— and you can explore its colorful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins, or spot colorful coral on a glass-bottom boat.

Celebrity Equinox

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

Royal Suite, RS Royal Suite (RS)
Unwind in a luxuriously large living and dining area featuring floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, a primary bedroom featuring the luxury king-size mattress, a primary bathroom with a large soaking tub, a separate shower, and double sink vanity, and a spacious private veranda. No matter where you are in this suite, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the sea. Sleeps up to 4. One bedroom, one bathroom. 687 sq ft. with 72 sq. ft. veranda. 
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Celebrity Suite, CS Celebrity Suite (CS)
These two-room suites feature a large living area with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, private veranda, and a primary bedroom with a king-sized bed. Sleeps up to 4. 460 sq. ft. with 51 sq. ft. veranda 
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Aqua Sky Suite, AS Suite/Deluxe Aqua Sky Suite (AS)
The Aqua Sky Suite offers a blend of expansive views and intimate luxury. Enjoy exclusive access to Luminae and the private lounge, unlimited access to the Persian Garden, complimentary dining at Blu, and a personal spa concierge. Sleeps up to 4. 319 sq. ft. with 79 sq. ft. balcony.
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Penthouse Suite, PS Suite/Deluxe Penthouse Suite (PS)
The retreat includes stunning accommodations, a private restaurant, and exclusive lounge and sundeck that rivals a high-end resort. Sleeps up to 6. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms. 1378 sq ft. with 197 sq. ft. veranda.
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Sky Suite, S1 Suite/Deluxe Sky Suite (S1)
The Sky Suite offers a blend of expansive views and intimate luxury. Enjoy exclusive access to Luminae and the private lounge. Sleeps up to 4. 319 sq. ft. with 79 sq. ft. balcony.
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Sunset Sky Suite, SS Suite/Deluxe Sunset Sky Suite (SS)
The Sunset Sky Suite offers a blend of expansive views and intimate luxury. Enjoy exclusive access to Luminae and the private lounge, and beautiful panoramic views at the rear of the ship, perfect for viewing sunsets. Sleeps up to 4. 319 sq. ft. with 79 sq. ft. balcony.
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Ultra Deluxe Veranda Stateroom, UV Suite/Deluxe Ultra Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (UV)
Ample indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. Relax in a spacious lounge and enjoy amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. Your personal veranda lets you greet the day, enjoy fresh sea breezes, and soak in breathtaking sunsets. Each veranda stateroom includes world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience.
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Balcony

Prime AquaClass Stateroom, A1 Prime AquaClass Stateroom (A1)
Double occupancy. Prime staterooms are located in the most desirable locations on the ship. Two twin beds that are convertible to queen-size (unless stated otherwise) and sitting area, private mini-bar, interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies, private safe, and dual voltage 110/220AC outlets. Stateroom: 194 square feet, Veranda 54 sq. ft. 
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Sunset Veranda Stateroom, SV Sunset Veranda Stateroom (SV)
Sunset Veranda staterooms are located at the rear of the ship, offering stunning evening views. Complimentary robe and tote bag. Interactive TV, private safe, and custom blended bath products.  
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AquaClass Stateroom, A2 Balcony AquaClass Stateroom (A2)
AquaClass Staterooms have: Expanded room service breakfast menu, Specialty restaurant Blu serving complimentary, healthy breakfast daily and complimentary dinner nightly. Aromatherapy diffuser, Euro Face towel, facial spray, lip balm, and pillow menu. Daily delivery of flavored tea. Plush, 100% cotton bathrobes and slippers. Double occupancy. 194 sq ft with 54 sq ft veranda.
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Prime Concierge Class Stateroom, C1 Balcony Prime Concierge Class Stateroom (C1)
Personalized Concierge service. Priority check-in Exclusive embarkation day lunch. Destination Seminar. Exclusive pre-departure lounge. Priority debarkation. Main & specialty restaurant seating time preferences. Welcome sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Daily delivery of afternoon savories. Stateroom: Prime staterooms are in more desirable locations on the ship. 204 sq ft. veranda 42 sq ft.
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Concierge Class Stateroom, C2 Balcony Concierge Class Stateroom (C2)
Personalized Concierge service. Priority check-in, exclusive embarkation day lunch, destination seminar, exclusive embarkation day lunch. Priority debarkation. Main & specialty restaurant seating time preferences. Welcome sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Daily delivery of afternoon savories. 204 sq ft with 42 sq ft veranda.
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Deluxe Veranda Stateroom, DV Balcony Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV)
Ample indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. Relax in a spacious lounge and enjoy amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. Your personal veranda lets you greet the day, enjoy fresh sea breezes, and soak in breathtaking sunsets. Each veranda stateroom includes world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience.
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Sunset Concierge Class Stateroom, SC Balcony Sunset Concierge Class Stateroom (SC)
Two twin beds that are convertible to queen-size (unless stated otherwise) and sitting area, private mini-bar, interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies, private safe, and dual voltage 110/220AC outlets. Stateroom: 194 square feet, Veranda 54 sq. ft.
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Prime Veranda Stateroom, V1 Balcony Prime Veranda Stateroom (V1)
Prime staterooms are located in the most desirable locations on the ship. Two twin beds that are convertible to queen-size (unless stated otherwise) and sitting area, private mini-bar, interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies, private safe, and dual voltage 110/220AC outlets. Stateroom: 194 square feet, Veranda 54 sq. ft.
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Veranda Stateroom, V2 Balcony Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Two twin beds that are convertible to queen-size (unless stated otherwise) and sitting area, private mini-bar, interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies, private safe, and dual voltage 110/220AC outlets. Stateroom: 194 square feet, Veranda 54 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 $290.45 per person.
Deposit $250.00 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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