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Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts

7-Night Alaskan Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
June 26-July 3, 2015

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.

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Solstice
Celebrity Solstice

18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Course Fee - $595 for Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners

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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.
Program Purpose / Objectives
DATE TIME SESSION SPEAKER
June 27 8-9 am Pediatric Sports Injuries Vacala
9-10 am Pediatric Fractures Vacala
10-11 am Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Vacala
11 am-12 pm Oh My Aching Back Vacala
1-3 pm The Most Common Cancer in the United States - Skin Cancer Bellomo
1/2 Hr Pharmacological hours
3-5 pm Overcoming the Frustrations of Nail Disease Bellomo
1/2 Hr Pharmacological hours
July 1 8-11 am Ortho. Exam shoulder, elbow, knee & ankle Vacala
11 am–12 pm Shoulder Complaints & treatment options Vacala
1-3 pm The Approach to the Psoriasis Patient and Pharmacological Therapy Bellomo
3-5pm The Creepy Crawly Truth Behind Bites & Infestations Bellomo
July 2 8–9 am The Consummate Warrior Vacala

Pediatric Sports Injuries


Sports injuries in kids are quite different by age in in jury diagnosis, type, and body area involved. Children continue to engage in physically demanding sports predisposing themselves to a higher incidence of injury. .Overuse injuries, overtraining, and exposure to excessive levels of physical activity can present an increased risk of injury. Research has shown that when not managed properly , overuse injuries can affect normal physical growth and maturation. Injury Prevention is the key; gradual rather than sudden increases in stresses and intensity can usually avoid physical break down. This session will discuss the epidemiology of sports injuries in children and their differences in physiology /development. Injury evaluation and management of the child athlete and return to play criteria will be discussed as it pertains to common athletic injuries.

At the conclusion of this session participants will:

  1. Understand the physiology that renders pediatric athletes vulnerable to particular injuries.
  2. Recognize pediatric sports overuse injuries.
  3. Understand & avoid overtraining injuries in pediatric athletes.
  4. Understand management options of common pediatric sports injuries.
  5. Develop competency in Return to Play criteria following common pediatric sports injuries

PEDIATRIC FRACTURES


Pediatric fractures are common, approximately 10-25% of all injuries. Young kids are not just little adults and need to be evaluated and treated differently. This lecture will cover common pediatric fractures, evaluation, treatment, and common pitfalls.

At the conclusion of this lecture participants will:

  1. Understand basic diagnostic clues in pediatric fractures in order to avoid common pitfalls.
  2. Understand basic principles in diagnosing pediatric fractures
  3. Be able to identify common pediatric fractures.
  4. Understand the latest evidence for evaluation and treatment for common fractures.

Oh MY ACHING BACK


Back pain is, in fact, the second most common cause of disability in the United States It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a major reason for missed work. An estimated eight out of 10 people in the U.S. experience at least one bout of lower-back pain in their lives, according to the Healthy People 2010 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. People ages 30 to 50 tend to be more likely to suffer from back pain, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, possibly because they spend large amounts of their day sitting, with the occasional too-vigorous workout that can cause injury. This session will differentiate between musculoligamentous back strain and radicular back pain.

At the conclusion of this session Participants will:

  1. Understand the differential diagnosis for back pain
  2. Identify signs and symptoms of red flags that may indicate serious causes of back pain; i.e. tumor, fracture, infection, cauda equine syndrome.
  3. Perform a complete back and neurologic exam.
  4. Identify anatomic location of nerve root compression based on the physical exam.
  5. Understand what imaging studies are warranted based on History & physical exam findings.
  6. Understand evidence based treatment modalities.

The Most Common Cancer in the United States - Skin Cancer


Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the risk factors of skin cancer.
  2. Participants will understand how to recognize the different presentations of skin cancer.
  3. Participants will understand when to biopsy a lesion and the different biopsy techniques.
  4. Participants will learn to recognize that benign lesions can mimic skin cancer.
  5. Participants will understand treatment options for skin cancer and pre-cancerous lesions, as well as benign lesions.
Pharmacological hours: .5
Overcoming the Frustrations of Nail Disease


Objectives:
  1. Participants will learn the different presentations of nail disease.
  2. Participants will understand how to properly distinguish onychomycosis from psoriasis and other nail disorders.

Orthopaedic Exam of Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, Hip, and Ankle


This lecture will demonstrate the techniques and components of a thorough Orthopaedic history and physical evaluation.

Upon completion of this session participants will be able to :

  1. Differentiate between Rotator cuff disease and impingement syndrome.
  2. Perform with competency a comprehensive exam of the elbow joint
  3. Develop skills in taking an appropriate history based on mechanism of injury.
  4. Have a thorough understanding of appropriate treatments options for shoulder injuries, surgical and non-surgical.
  5. Understand evidence based physical exam techniques for the hip and knee.
  6. Understand indications for surgical vs. non-surgical management of common hip and knee Injuries.
  7. Be proficient in understanding complications and indications for referral for common hip and knee injuries.
  8. Describe the unique features of orthopedic anatomy and resulting common mechanisms of ankle injuries as well as verbalize treatment options.
  9. Recognize and describe radiographic findings of common ankle injuries.
  10. Recognize the need for evaluating and screening athlete s for prescreening biomechanical weaknesses and preventing ankle injuries.

Shoulder Complaints & Treatment Options


Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems. In athletes, shoulder problems can develop slowly through repetitive, intensive training routines. Blue-collar workers are susceptible to shoulder injuries similar to injuries that athletes sustain. This course will explore basic concepts in the evaluation and initial management of common shoulder complaints.

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify patterns of impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tearing, including the Supraspinatus, infraspinatus and subscapularis
  • Apply the indications for surgery in instability and rotator cuff tears
  • Evaluate the patient with shoulder arthritis
  • Evaluate the patient with AC joint sprain and instability

The Consummate Warrior


The Consummate Warrior is someone who is committed to an activity but, based on lifeÂ’s demands, has limited time to participate or train for that activity. As a result, these individuals do little exercise during the week and try to do everything on the weekend doing more than his/her body is ready to do.
Exercise obsessed baby boomers are the second most common reason for doctor visits. Encouraged to stay healthy baby boomers are pushing the limits of their middle aged bodies abilities and filling medical offices and operating rooms in an effort to keep on going. Most complaints are minor injuries from overuse or poor conditioning. The most common reason for injury during participation is trying to do more than the body can handle. The most common sports injuries will be discussed in this session.

Upon conclusion of this session Practitioners will be able to:

  1. Identify common overuse musculoskeletal injuries.
  2. Evaluate patients with exercise- induced injuries.
  3. Be able to formulate a proper differential diagnosis and understand proper diagnostic studies to order.
  4. Provide treatment options for various common overuse injuries.


Course Fee Cancellation Policy Written notice of cancellation must be received no later than one month prior to the conference for a course fee refund to be issued. A full refund, less a $75 processing fee will be provided to the original form of payment. Refunds will take two to four weeks to be processed.

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.
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Faculty
Risha Bellomo, MPAS, PA-C

Risha has over 20 years of healthcare experience. Risha graduated with Honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and chemistry and received her Master's Degree through the University of Florida's College of Medicine in Physician Assistant Studies. Risha currently works for Coverman Dermatology & Alandrea for SkinCare. Risha is also founder & CEO of Bellomo Consulting and BCI Management & Communications, in which she develops medical educational programs and educational slide presentations, including psoriasis, rosacea, acne, patient educational seminars, cosmetic training seminars, photodynamic therapy workshops, regional educational dinners for dermatology Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. She is a national speaker and enjoys her time traveling around the United States educating her peers.

Risha is the key cosmetic writer for the National Journal of Dermatology Physician Assistants and has been published multiple times in Skin & Aging, The Dermatologist and Advance for NPs and PAs. Risha was named Woman of the Year 2010/2011 by the National Association of Professional Women. In her spare time she enjoys playing video games and spending time with her two sons and her husband.

Mary Vacala, PA-C, ATC, MSPAS, DFAAPA

Practicing as a Physician Assistant in Orthopaedics sports medicine for 28 years, Mary Vacala resides in Savannah GA. She has extensive experience working with patients and athletes of all ages and professions. Mary served as one of 3 medical coordinators and an athletic trainer in the Atlanta Olympic games in 1996. Mary Has worked with the USA Olympic Committee since 1993. She was selected to the USA Medical Team in 2000 and 2004 where she covered the Paralympic games in Sydney, Australia and Athens, Greece. In 2012 she was selected to work with the USA Men's wheelchair basketball team. She has been a member of their gold medal Americas cup team and their Silver medal World Championship team. She continues to work with them as they prepare for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio Brazil.

Mary has served as a two term president of the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants, and presently serves as the GAPA secretary. Mary has served as a delegate for the AAPA House of
Delegates eight terms. Mary has coordinated and designed several athletic training and sports medicine programs, and continues to serve as a mentor for several curriculum programs. She designed and served as department chair/program director of a Physician assistant program and continues to mentor student interns and shadowing students. Mary has a passion for the physically challenged patient and has co-authored a Chapter on the Care of the Physically Challenged Patient in the book “Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice". She has numerous honors and her most recent includes The Hu. C and Avanelle Myers Award (awarded annually to an Alderson Broaddus College graduate). She is a member of the AAPA Distinguished Fellow Award and continues to always look for new innovative approaches in treating patients.

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 18 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
Jun 26
Seattle, Washington
-
5:00pm
Jun 27
Cruising
-
-
Jun 28
Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00am
4:00pm
June 29
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
(Scenic Cruising)
6:00am
10:00am
June 29
Juneau, Alaska
1:30pm
10:00pm
June 30
Skagway, Alaska
7:00am
6:00pm
June 30
Inside Passage, Alaska
(Scenic Cruising)
6:30pm
10:30pm
Jul 01
Cruising
-
-
Jul 02
Victoria, British Columbia
6:00pm
11:59pm
Jul 03
Seattle, Washington
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier.
Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront. Port tips from our blog
Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.
Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar. Port tips from our blog
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Amidst the pure silence, you'll sail past translucent blue icebergs silhouetted against a most dramatic backdrop of waterfall-laced rock walls ascending thousands of feet into the sky. This classic fjord, Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles and once seen, it is never to be forgotten.
Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

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.

Celebrity Solstice

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
Royal Suite - Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 538 sq. ft. Veranda: 195 sq. ft.
Celebrity Suite - Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 467 sq. ft. Veranda: 79 sq. ft.
Sky Suite – Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Two lower beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area, some with sofa bed and lounge chair. Entertainment center with television VCR and DVD player. Bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 251 sq. ft. Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
Concierge Class Stateroom (C3) –Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Two lower beds convertible to queen. 20" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed . Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette® bathrobes Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & high-quality binoculars. Complimentary beach towel service.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (2A) -Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Four pillows in every stateroom. Complimentary use of bathrobes. 100% cotton towels. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
*Some staterooms in category 2B are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (2B) –Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Four pillows in every stateroom. Complimentary use of bathrobes. 100% cotton towels. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
*Some staterooms in category 2B are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
OceanView Stateroom(08) Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Large ocean view window. Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.

Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.
Inside Stateroom (11)–Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
* Some staterooms in categories 9 & 10 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 183 - 200 sq. ft.

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing

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: