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Family Medicine - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference

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Jun 02 - Jun 09 - Fort Lauderdale
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Topics in Family Medicine

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
June 2 - 9, 2018

Royal Caribbean's  Harmony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
7 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & 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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to review and discuss common general medical conditions and to provide guidelines for their management and prevention.

Topics have been chosen to benefit the family physician, general internist and Advance Practice Professionals in an ambulatory care setting.
Topics:
  1. Hypertension Update 2018
    • Discuss current guidelines regarding hypertension treatment goals
    • Review new clinical trials that have influenced guidelines and expert opinion
  2. Hypertension in African Americans
    • To understand the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans
    • To review social determinants of health which impact on effective treatment in this population
  3. Hypertension Urgencies and Emergencies: Case Studies
    • To define hypertension urgencies and emergencies
    • To demonstrate treatment approaches to commonly seen problems using a case-based approach
  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Primer for Primary Care Clinicians
    • Review the role of the primary care clinician in the co-management of rheumatoid arthritis
    • Describe the role of disease-modifying drugs (DMARDs) on the clinical course of rheumatoid arthritis
  5. Identifying and Managing Low Health Literacy
    • Understand which patient groups are at greatest risk for low health literacy
    • Appreciate the role that low health literacy plays on health outcomes
    • Review a simple intervention to identify the low health literacy patient
  6. Physician Wellness and Resilience: Old Problem, New Urgency
    • To define physician wellness and the impact of physician stress on physicians and their patients
    • To describe new interventions to help physicians cope with wellness issues.
  7. Isolated Systolic Hypertension and Other Hypertensive Issues in the Elderly
    • Define isolated systolic hypertension and its relationship to stroke
    • Review evidence for treatment of this condition - which agents and what targets
  8. Healthy Lifestyles and the Obesity Epidemic
    • Discuss the epidemiology of obesity.
    • Discuss the role of lifestyle in prevention and management of obesity.
  9. Screening for Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer
    • Distinguish the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
    • Enumerate the recommended screening tests for breast, colon and lung cancer and their timing.
    • Describe the recommended guidelines for blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, and diabetes screening.
  10. Evidence-based Exercise and Diet options for Cardiovascular Prevention
    • Describe the recommended levels of exercise for adults.
    • Describe the most appropriate diet for patients with diabetes or hypertension.
  11. The Physiologic Basis of a Healthy Diet and Exercise - a primer
    • Provide at least three physiologic effects of exercise on human cells
    • Describe three physiologic mechanisms for the impact of fruits and vegetables on health.
  12. Update on Pneumonia Management
    • Describe the most common causes of community-acquired pneumonia.
    • Identify the latest recommended initial empiric treatment of patients with community-acquired pneumonia with or without co-existing morbidities.
  13. Update on COPD Management
    • Describe the classification of severity of COPD according to symptoms and spirometry values.
    • Identify the recommended initial treatment of patients with COPD according to severity.
  14. Update on Asthma Management
    • Describe the classification of asthma according to symptoms and spirometry values.
    • Identify the recommended initial treatment of patients with asthma for each level of severity.
    • Describe the important differences between treatment options for asthma and treatment for COPD.
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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Family Medicine - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference

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Jun
02
Jun 02 - Jun 09 - Fort Lauderdale
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
David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP
Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity
Seton Hall - Hackensack - Meridian School of Medicine
Vice President, Academic Affairs, Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Co-Chief Academic Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health

Dr. David Kountz is Vice President, Academic Affairs for Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey and Co-Chief Academic Officer for Hackensack Meridian Health. In these roles he is responsible for coordinating non-nursing academic programs (continuing medical education and graduate medical education) at the hospital and across the 13 hospital network in Central and Northern New Jersey.

He is also Professor of Medicine and Interim Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity at the Seton Hall - Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, scheduled to matriculate its first class in the summer of 2018.

Dr. Kountz earned his AB at Princeton, MD at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine, and MBA from Georgian Court University. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Kountz was a member of the faculty at Hahnemann, Temple, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical Schools with progressive responsibilities prior to joining Meridian in 2007.

A certified hypertension-clinician by the American Society of Hypertension, Dr. Kountz's clinical and research interests include the management of hypertension and related disorders in underserved populations; the role of health literacy in health outcomes and medical education. He is immediate Past-President of the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Independent Medical Centers as well and the Governor's Council of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Kountz has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, editorials and abstracts, as well as serving as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, or Co-Investigator on more than 20 grants. In 2002 he was elected to the Stuart D. Cook, MD Master Educator Guild of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dana E. King, MD, MS
Professor and Chair
Department of Family Medicine, WVU Medicine, Morgantown, WV
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
Sat Jun 02 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Sun Jun 03 *At Sea
- -
Mon Jun 04 *At Sea
- -
Tue Jun 05 Philipsburg, St.Maarten
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jun 06 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Thu Jun 07 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jun 08 *At Sea
- -
Sat Jun 09 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Embark and Debark) - 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.
Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque. Port tips from our blog

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.

Harmony 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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON

AquaTheater Suite (A2) - Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. One bathroom with tub, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa bed. Private balcony with seating area and private dining.
Stateroom: 604 sq. ft., Balcony: 631 sq. ft.

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Owner's Suite (OS) - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs.< br> 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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Junior Balcony Suite (J4) - SBedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Full bathroom with tub. Sitting area with sofa. Private balcony.
Sleeps up to 4.
287 sq. ft., balcony 80 sq. ft.
$2,284
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (8D) - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.
182 sq. ft. Balcony 80 sq. ft.
$1,044
Boardwalk View Stateroom with Balcony (4I) - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom.
182 sq. ft. Balcony 52 sq. ft.
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Central Park View Stateroom (2J) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom.
199 sq. ft.
$994
Ocean View Stateroom (2N) - Mid-DoubleTwo twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area.
179 sq. ft.
$954
Interior Stateroom (4V)- Double - Upper-: Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area.
149 sq. ft.
$834
Prices are per person, Double Occupancy, and Subject to change.
Port charges and taxes $321.16 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.
Course cancellation fees apply.
* 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

before you cruise

Riverside Hotel



620 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 3330

Riverside Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, on trendy Las Olas Boulevard which features cool sub-tropical breezeways and courtyards alive with sidewalk cafes, lively nightclubs, chic boutiques, art galleries, and world class restaurants. Guests enjoy the outside pool and sundeck with a beautiful view of the yachts cruising by on the New River just steps away. Las Olas Boulevard runs from the center of the Fort Lauderdale's Downtown Business District to the Atlantic Ocean and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Only four miles away from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades, and less than two miles from Fort Lauderdale Beach, Riverside Hotel is the perfect location for your time in South Florida.

Low preferred rates available through Continuing Education Inc./University at Sea ®

Ask your CEI agent for details and availability.


 

Cambria Suites



141 SW 19th Court
Dania Beach, FL 33004

If you're looking to enhance your cruise vacation from Fort Lauderdale, FL, come in a day early and stay at Cambria Hotel & Suites Fort Lauderdale, Airport South & Cruiseport .
A 4-mile drive from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, this relaxed hotel is also 9 miles from the Port Everglades cruise terminal, and 7 miles from Gulfstream Park's casino and sports venues.

Low preferred rates available through Continuing Education Inc./University at Sea ®

Ask your CEI agent for details and availability.