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7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Orlando ( Port Canaveral) , Florida
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
October 8 - 15, 2017

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

16 CME Hours
Course Fee - $595 for Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners

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, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Enjoy a trip of a lifetime in the Eastern Caribbean! Experience Dutch and French culture on the picturesque coastline of St. Maarten.
Spend the day exploring the streets of San Juan lined with colorful colonial buildings, shops, galleries and cafes. Relax in a lagoon-like bay surrounded by mountains or go thrill-seeking on the Caribbean's longest zip line in Labadee.

Don't forget to take advantage of the abundant amenities offered by your cruise ship including rock climbing, zip-lining, ice skating, mini-golf, surf simulator, full-service spa, adults-only solarium, casino, shops, top-notch shows, and of course world-class dining!

Topics covered include Cardiology, Orthopedics, and Emergency Medicine. Providing continuing education for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Physicians.

Date Time Port / Activity Speaker
Oct 8, 2017 4:30 pm Departs Port Canaveral / No Sessions
Oct 9, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Nassau, Bahamas / No Sessions
Oct 10, 2017 8-10 am Cruising / New Fitness Craze = New Injuries Vacala
10 am-12 pm Pediatric Sports Injuries Vacala
1-2 pm EKG 1-2-3 Back to the Basics Carlquist
2-3:30 pm Young People Don't Have Heart Disease - or DO They? Carlquist
3:30-5pm Cardiac Mixology: Making Sense of the Cardiac Cocktails (Rx=1hr) Carlquist
Oct 11, 2017 8:00 am-7:00 pm Cozumel, Mexico / No Sessions
Oct 12, 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Puerto Costa Maya / No Sessions
Oct 13, 2017 Cruising/ No Sessions
Oct 14, 2017 8-10 am Cruising / Upper Extremity Complaints: Shoulder/ Arm Vacala
10 am-12pm Lower Extremity Complaints: Knee/Ankle Vacala
1-3 pm EKG Boot Camp (Rx=.25hr) Carlquist
3-5 pm Preventing Cardiac Disease: How to Really Save Lives Carlquist
Oct 15, 2017 6:00 am Arrives Port Canaveral / No Sessions

Session Descriptions
  1. New Fitness Craze = New Injuries
    The rate of obesity continues to rise in the United States. The Centers for Disease has tracked the rise in obesity over the past 20 years, and the numbers are alarming. Health care providers are encouraging their patients to get active and change their habits. Patients are getting more and more desperate, and ultimately looking for the quick fix in exercise and weight loss. As a result there are new fads in this thing called the fitness craze. With the new fad exercise programs, clinicians are starting to recognize new injuries that were not commonly seen in the past.
    • This program will discuss the trends, new fad programs and common injuries starting to present to the clinics.
  2. Pediatric Sports Injuries
    Sports injuries in kids are quite different by age in injury 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.
  3. Upper Extremity Complaints: Shoulder/ Arm
    Shoulder and elbow pain are one of the most common complaints that present to the clinic. Narrowing the differential diagnosis for the shoulder joint is a complex yet simple task.
    • This lecture is designed to familiarize participants with evidence based physical exam techniques for the shoulder and elbow.
    • Common Injuries and complaints will be presented.
  4. Lower Extremity Complaints: Knee/Ankle
    Knee and Ankle complaints continue to fill the clinics and emergency rooms.
    • Clinicians must be able to formulate a differential diagnosis efficiently and effectively in order to expedite treatment options.
  5. EKG 1-2-3: Back to Basics
    • This course will review normal cardiac conduction, as well as normal intervals and wave morphology.
    • Participants will learn how to assess heart rate using the EKG and just a rhythm strip, as well as some basic rhythm interpretation.
    • The PQRST model of EKG interpretation will be discussed, along with normal EKG review, troubleshooting the EKG, to include artifact and 60 cycle interference.
  6. Young People Don't Have Heart Disease - or DO They?
    • Young people can have heart attacks. Case based review of ten patients that died or almost died and lived to tell about it.
    • A retrospective review of these cases and how these near misses could have been prevented.
    • Participants will walk through actual cases of cardiac arrest survivors, people who had near fatal myocardial infarctions with focus on how to prevent other patients from the same fate.
  7. Cardiac Mixology: Making Sense of the Cardiac Cocktails
    • Participants will learn strategies to combat AF and how to use the CHADS score to define risk.
    • CHF recipes will be discussed on how to adjust/maximize diuretics and how the new novel agents may play a role in treating CHF.
    • Discussion of the role of the "Cardiac Happy Meal" and how to tailor the medications to prevent side effects.
    • A case based review of some of the more common side effects of cardiac medications and how to identify them.
  8. EKG Boot Camp
    • The course will progress from a basic level, to intermediate to advanced.
    • Participants will learn a chief based complaint approach to reading EKGS and how not to miss the pertinent findings associated with high risk findings like PE or MI.
    • Participants will also learn the different etiologies of palpitations and how to differentiate between their EKG patterns.
    • A unique look at the EKG will be introduced using it as a diagnostic tool for lab abnormalities and to detect chamber size abnormalities WITHOUT the echocardiogram.
    • Subtle STEMI as well as STEMI mimics will be reviewed.
    • A triage approach to reading EKGS will be reviewed.
  9. Preventing Cardiac Disease:
    • How to Really Save Lives
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
Mary Vacala, ATC, PA-C, MSPAS, DFAAPA

Practicing as a Physician Assistant in Orthopedics sports medicine for 28 years, Mary Vacala resides in Savannah GA. She 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, Mary was selected to work with the USA Men's wheelchair basketball team. She has been a member of their gold medal Americas cup team, their Silver Medal World Championship team, and the 2016 Paralympics in Rio Brazil. 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).

Jennifer Carlquist, PA-C

Jennifer Carlquist works full time in cardiology and part time in an emergency room and at an urgent care clinic.

She lectures across the country on EKGs and cardiology related topics. She has been published in JAAPA and was recently appointed to the California state physician assistant board by Governor Jerry Brown. She started her career as a 911 paramedic and worked on the streets for 13 years. She is also an artist specializing in heart related art.
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 16 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
Sun Oct 08 Orlando (Port Canaveral), FL
- 4:30 pm
Mon Oct 09 Nassau, Bahamas
9:00 am 3:00 pm
Tue Oct 10 *At Sea
- -
Wed Oct 11 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Oct 12 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Oct 13 *At Sea
- -
Sat Oct 14 *At Sea
- -
Sun Oct 15 Orlando (Port Canaveral), FL
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop
Port Canaveral, Florida - Port Canaveral lies just 35 miles east of Orlando, along the 72 miles of pristine beaches known as Florida's Space Coast. Besides its close proximity to Orlando's theme parks, you'll find space-age attractions of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

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

STATEROOMS DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON

Sky Class AquaTheater Suite - Enjoy the best seat in the house during AquaTheater performances in a comfy suite with sweeping ocean views.
2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long), Convertible sofa bed.
Stateroom: 323 sq. ft., Balcony: 452 sq. ft.

  • Note: Above sizes are for staterooms on deck 11, deck 12 staterooms are 323 sq. ft. balcony 355 sq. ft.

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Sky Class Owner's Suite -
This category is inclusive of our Royal Suite Class program:
  • Exclusive Experiences: Your Royal Genie and Concierge craft moments just for you.
  • Inclusive Amenities: Complimentary services and amenities make every last detail unforgettable.
  • Unparalled Accommodations: Retreat to the most spacious luxury suites at sea.
These luxurious suites offer a comfortable bedroom, separate living area and a private balcony. The image above is an approximation of this stateroom. Actual features may vary. 2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long)
Queen sized sofa bed (size varies with ship). Can accommodate a rollaway bed and/or Play Yard.
Stateroom: 556 sq. ft., Balcony: 243 sq. ft.
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Crown Loft Suite - This category is inclusive of our Royal Suite Class program:
  • Exclusive Experiences: Your Royal Genie and Concierge craft moments just for you.
  • Inclusive Amenities: Complimentary services and amenities make every last detail unforgettable.
  • Unparalled Accommodations: Retreat to the most spacious luxury suites at sea.
All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone. Crown Loft Suite w/Balcony Two deck high stateroom with panoramic views. Two Bathrooms with shower on main and second level. Master bedroom with Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, size bed on second level. Private balcony with chairs, dining area with dry bar, table/desk. Living room sofa converts to double bed
Stateroom: 545 sq. ft. Balcony: 114 sq. ft.
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Sky Class Grand Balcony Suite - Grand Suites offer a comfortable bedroom, a living area, private balcony and extra perks for guests.Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal Suite). Sky Class Exclusives: Coastal Kitchen Access, Voom - The Fastest Internet at Sea, Exclusive Concierge Services, Suite Lounge, Exclusive Signature Activities, Exclusive Suites Beach Access, 1-Day Thermal Room Access, L’Occitane Bathroom Amenities, Luxury Pillowtop Mattress, Bottled Water.
The Royal Suite Class Program will be applicable on sailings beginning Apr 30th.
Private balcony, Sitting area with table and sofa, Private bathroom with tub and double sink, Marble entry, Mini refrigerator, Hair dryer, TV, Radio, Phone,Safe
Stateroom: 371 sq. ft. , Balcony: 105 sq. ft.
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Junior Suite - Sea Class Exclusives: Dinner Access to Coastal Kitchen, Luxury Pillowtop Mattress, L’Occitane Bathroom Amenities . The Royal Suite Class Program will be applicable on sailings beginning Apr 30th.These suites offer a comfortable bedroom, small sitting area and a private balcony.
Two twin beds (can convert toa Royal King). Private bathroom with bathtub. Sitting area with table and and sofa. Mini refrigerator, Hair dryer, TV, Phone,Radio, Safe (287 sq. ft., balcony 80 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D8) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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Boardwalk View stateroom with Balcony (B2)-Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Boardwalk view. (194 sq. ft.)
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Central Park View Stateroom with Balcony (C1) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom.
It's your garden. It's your starlight string quartet. It's your perfect bit of ambience right outside your door, featuring complimentary
* DINE-DRINK-DISCOVER amenities included.
DINE
Savor Mexican cuisine at a complimentary lunch for two at Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar. Or, if it's Italian food you crave, enjoy Giovanni's Table onboard Oasis and Allure of the Seas and Jamie's Italian onboard Harmony of the Seas.
DRINK
A complimentary bottle of red wine welcomes your arrival when you walk through the door.
DISCOVER
Step up your game with private casino gaming lessons from an onboard expert.
*Certain restrictions apply.
Stateroom: 182 Sq. Ft. Balcony: 50 Sq. Ft.
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Central Park View Stateroom with Balcony (C2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom.
It's your garden. It's your starlight string quartet. It's your perfect bit of ambience right outside your door, featuring complimentary
* DINE-DRINK-DISCOVER amenities included.
DINE
Savor Mexican cuisine at a complimentary lunch for two at Sabor Taqueria & Tequila Bar. Or, if it's Italian food you crave, enjoy Giovanni's Table onboard Oasis and Allure of the Seas and Jamie's Italian onboard Harmony of the Seas.
DRINK
A complimentary bottle of red wine welcomes your arrival when you walk through the door.
DISCOVER
Step up your game with private casino gaming lessons from an onboard expert.
*Certain restrictions apply.
Stateroom: 182 Sq. Ft. Balcony: 50 Sq. Ft.
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Central Park View Stateroom (CV) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Central Park view (182 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (N) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (172 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, and Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes and fees $ 324.61 per person
Deposit: $250 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.
Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
* 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