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Topics in Nephrology and Urology - Live CME Cruise Conference

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Jul
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Jul 15 - Jul 22 - Boston
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Topics in Nephrology and Urology for PCPs

7-Day Bermuda Cruise Conference
Round-trip Boston, Massachusetts, US
July 15 - 22, 2017

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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
1½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses & 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
Nephrology Topics and Learning objectives:

  1. Clinical Approach to the Patient with Kidney Disease: Hematuria, Proteinuria, Elevated Serum Creatinine, and eGFR
    • Review the differential diagnosis of hematuria and proteinuria
    • Predict the site of kidney pathology from the urinalysis and urinary sediment
    • Review current approaches to estimating glomerular filtration rate
    • Describe the stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD)
    • Predict long term outcomes for selected kidney diseases
  2. Pathogenesis and Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy
    • Review the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy and progressive kidney damage
    • Describe experimental maneuvers which reduce kidney damage
    • Discuss therapeutic strategies for slowing the progression of diabetic kidney disease
    • Discuss optimal blood pressure targets for cardio/renal protection
  3. Renal Artery Stenosis, Renovascular Hypertension , and Ischemic Nephropathy
    • Define the terms “ renal artery stenosis”, “renovascular hypertension “, and “ ischemic nephropathy”
    • Review the pathophysiology of renovascular hypertension
    • Describe diagnostic maneuvers utilized to detect renal artery stenosis
    • Describe patients at risk for developing ischemic nephropathy
    • Discuss management strategies and renal revascularization ( surgical or endovascular) for patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis
  4. Resistant Hypertension : Back To The Future
    • Define “ resistant Hypertension”
    • Review the causes of resistant hypertension
    • Describe the clinical clues to secondary causes of hypertension
    • Characterize neurohumoral and hemodynamic aberrations responsible for resistant hypertension
  5. Cardio Renal Syndrome
    • Define cardio renal syndrome
    • Categorize the types of “ cardio renal syndrome”
    • Describe mechanisms whereby cardiac disease causes renal impairment
    • Review the pathogenesis of hyponatremia in heart failure
    • Discuss treatment approaches for treating cardio renal syndrome
  6. Clinical Approach to Acid Base Disorders
    • Define the terms: acidosis, alkalosis, acidemia, and alkalemia
    • Distinguish metabolic from respiratory acid –base disorders
    • Describe and quantitate the compensatory response to each acid –base disorder
    • Review the differential diagnosis ( clinical causes) of the acid –base disorders
    • Understand treatment considerations for the acid‐base disorders
  7. Acid Base and Fluid and Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders: Problem Solving Workshop
    • Delineate the risk factors for hyponatremia
    • Review the pathophysiologic abnormalities in patients with hyponatremia
    • Describe the causes of hyponatremia
    • Discuss therapeutic strategies for patients with hyponatremia
    • Explain the usual causes for hypernatremia
    • Discuss causes and pathophysiology of hypo and hyperkalemia
Urology Topics:
  • Medical Management of BPH
  • Surgical Management of BPH
  • Localized Prostate Cancer
  • Advanced Prostate Cancer
  • Non-Invasive Bladder Cancer
  • Invasive Bladder Cancer
  • Health Policy in 2017
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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Topics in Nephrology and Urology - Live CME Cruise Conference

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Jul
15
Jul 15 - Jul 22 - Boston
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Faculty
Marc Pohl, MD
The Ray W. Gifford, Jr. M. D,. Endowed Chair in Hypertension
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Marc A. Pohl is currently a consultant and former Head of the Section of Clinical Nephrology and Hypertension at the Cleveland Clinic, and holds the Ray W. Gifford, M.D. Endowed Chair in Hypertension.

After graduating from Amherst College, Dr. Pohl received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and then interned and did medical residency training at University Hospitals of Cleveland, followed by senior residency in medicine and nephrology fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital , Boston University Medical Center, and Boston City Hospital. He also served as Head of the Dialysis and Transplantation Section of the Kidney Disease Control Program , of the Regional Medical Programs of the USPHS from 1968‐1970. Dr. Pohl has been affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1973.

Dr. Pohl has been a co‐investigator in a number of major clinical trials , including the U.S. Collaborative Study of Adult Nephrotic Syndrome, the Lupus Nephritis Collaborative Study Group, the North American Adult Nephrotic Syndrome Study, and the Collaborative Study Group . He is the author or co-author of more than 100 articles, and numerous abstracts and book chapters. Dr. Pohl actively participates as a faculty member of many national and international symposia and postgraduate courses in nephrology and hypertension and is widely recognized for his excellence in teaching and commitment to graduate and post graduate medical education.

Dr. Pohl belongs to the American Society of Nephrology, the International Society of Nephrology, the American Heart Association and its Council for High Blood Pressure Research, the American Society of Hypertension ,and the National Kidney Foundation.. He is a past Chairman of the Post Graduate Education Committee of the American Society of Nephrology and recently served as Co‐Director of the American Society of Nephrology Board Review Course and Update from 2009‐2011.

James C Ulchaker, MD, FACS
Department of Urology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
President, Ohio Urological Society

Graduated from Baldwin Wallace College, Case Western University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he was awarded the Bruce H. Stewart award for being the top resident at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He has subsequently been on staff in the section of Urologic Oncology/Prostate Center for the past 19 years.

Dr Ulchaker is a member of the AUA's BPH Guidelines Panel. He has been the Past President of both the Cleveland Urological Society and the Ohio Urological Society, and has served on the Board of Directors and is the current President-Elect for the North Central Section of the AUA.

He has participated as the Chair of both the AUA's Young Urologists and Legislative Affairs Committees. He was the AUA's 2012 Gallagher Health Policy Scholar and is the former Vice-Chair of UROPAC, organized urology's political action committee. The majority of his research has been in the field of new technologies associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and tumor markers.

He is married with two children ages 17 and 15 and is a life long resident of Rocky River where he serves on the Parks and Recreation Commission for the City of Rocky River.
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 aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
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 Jul 15 Boston, Massachusetts, US
- 4:00 pm
Sun Jul 16 *At Sea
- -
Mon Jul 17 Hamilton, Bermuda
1:00 pm -
Tue Jul 18 Hamilton, Bermuda
- -
Wed Jul 19 Hamilton, Bermuda
- -
Thu Jul 20 Hamilton, Bermuda
- 1:00 pm
Fri Jul 21 *At Sea
- -
Sat Jul 22 Boston, Massachusetts, US
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Boston, Massachusetts - The cradle of American history, Boston rests on its glorious cultural laurels-Trinity Church, Old Ironsides, the Freedom Trail; yet thrusts into the next millennium as a high-tech hub of the computer industry.
Hamilton, Bermuda - The City of Hamilton, a port city, is the capital and administrative, commercial, entertainment and shopping center of Bermuda. It is named after Henry Hamilton. He was British Lieutenant Governor and then full Governor here from 1788 to 1794 and got this municipality started.

It hosts the Bermuda Government, with its many buildings, army of civil servants, large number of elected and appointed politicians, cruise and cargo ships. It is one of the two local container ports and the hub of Bermuda's international business administration.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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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.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Pinnacle Suites (PS) – Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Stateroom amenities include: Neptune Lounge: A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Verandah Suite or Penthouse Verandah Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.
Approximately 1,273 sq. ft. including verandah.
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Neptune Suite (SB) – Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, over-sized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library.
398 sq. ft. with veranda
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OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (A) - Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
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OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (B) - Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
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OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (BB) - Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
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Lanai (CA) - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Sliding glass doors lead onto the walk-around Lower Promenade Deck.
Luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, Deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels Premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers.
Approximately 181–256 sq. ft.
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OceanView Stateroom (D) Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
185-197 sq. ft.
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OceanView Stateroom (E) - Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
185-197 sq. ft.
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Inside Stateroom (J) - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
143-207 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 $445 per person
Deposit $350 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.
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.
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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