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Topics in Gastroenterology and Rheumatology for PCPs

11-Night Greece, Turkey & Malta Cruise Conference
from Venice, Italy to Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
August 7-18, 2016

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 Classic Celebrity Constellation
Celebrity Constellation

16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
16 Contact Hours
3¾ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$650 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, 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, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Rheumatology topics:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis-Diagnosis and Management 2014
  2. Psoriatic Arthritis: What's New in the Management of the Skin and Joints
  3. Spondyloarthropathies
  4. Gout and Crystal induced Arthropathies
  5. Fibromyalgia: What it is and what it is not
  6. Osteoarthritis
  7. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Clinical Vignettes
Gastroenterology topics:
  1. Gastrointestinal tract infections
  2. GERD (as below)
  3. Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (or elevated liver tests)
  4. Colon Cancer screening (as below)
  5. Chronic hepatitis C
  6. Ulcer disease
  7. Acute and chronic pancreatitis
Upon completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the new American College of Rheumatology /EULAR diagnostic criteria.
  2. Understand the application of the new serologic tests.
  3. Analyze the use of biologic agents and their mechanism of action in the management of RA.
  4. Differentiate between the various forms of psoriatic arthritis.
  5. Describe the available treatment modalities for the skin and the joints.
  6. Discuss the rheumatic and systemic manifestations of this group of diseases.
  7. Describe new diagnostic and treatment options.
  8. Apply principals for the management of ankylosing spondylitis.
  9. Explain the epidemiology of gout.
  10. Analyze the clinical features of gout and pseudgout.
  11. Determine treatment options.
  12. Appreciate the contentious arguments surrounding this controversial disorder.
  13. Discuss current opinions on its patho-physiology.
  14. Assess this condition and explain how it can be managed.
  15. Discuss the biomechanical and epidemiological basis of OA.
  16. Determine the medical management of OA via lifestyle and pharmacologic intervention.
  17. Review the current diagnostic criteria of SLE.
  18. Assess when to refer a patient with SLE to a rheumatologist.

  19. Diagnose and manage common gastrointestinal infections
  20. Utilize current guidelines on stool culture testing
  21. Identify current strategies for the management of Clostridium difficile infection
  22. Distinguish etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options for patients with reflux disease
  23. Evaluate risk factors associated with NAFLD
  24. Assessment and management of NAFLD using current practice guidelines
  25. Utilize current colorectal screening and surveillance guidelines to identify average and high risk patients
  26. Identify non-invasive methods to assess chronic hepatitis C patients at risk of disease progression
  27. Apply clinical practice guidelines for screening and treatment using current antiviral therapies
  28. Evaluate and identify risk factors for peptic ulcer disease
  29. Compare treatment options for H.pylori eradication and management of ulcer disease
  30. Identify risk factors and review current recommendations in diagnosing and managing acute and chronic pancreatitis
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
Professor Howard Amital, MD MHA
Head of Department of Medicine 'B'
Sheba Medical Center
Tel-Hashomer 5262100
Chair of Internal Medicine
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Keyur Patel, MD, FRACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Toronto Health Network
Adjunct Associate Professor Of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Patel received his Bachelor of Medicine degree in 1989 from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. He completed his Residency and Internal Medicine fellowships in the United Kingdom and Perth Teaching Hospitals, Western Australia.

Dr. Patel completed his clinical fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Perth Teaching Hospitals, Western Australia in 2001. He completed a 3 year post-doctoral research fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research in viral hepatitis at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, San Diego, CA and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham NC.

In 2007, he completed a post-doctoral degree (DM) in Pathogenesis of Hepatitis C and Fibrosis through the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. He was on faculty at Duke University 2004-2015, and an Associate Professor of Medicine (with Tenure) since 2013.
He is now at the Toronto Western Liver Clinic and University of Toronto Health Network. He has served as Principal Investigator on numerous clinical trials in hepatitis B and C infection, and as a reviewer for many of the principal journals in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
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 Aug 07 Venice, Italy
- 4:30 pm
Mon Aug 08 *At Sea
Lectures: 8:00am-1:00pm
- -
Tue Aug 09 Katakolon, Greece
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Wed Aug 10 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Thu Aug 11 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Aug 12 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Aug 13 *At Sea
Lectures: Lectures: 8:00am-1:00pm
- -
Sun Aug 14 Valletta, Malta
Docked
8:00 am -
Mon Aug 15 Valletta, Malta
- 5:00 pm
Tue Aug 16 Messina, Sicily, Italy
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Aug 17 *At Sea
Lectures: 8:00am-12 Noon; 1:00-3:00 pm
- -
Thu Aug 18 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Venice, Italy (Embark) - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice
Pre-Cruise Hotel Packages in Venice Port tips from our blog
Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!
Katakolon, Greece - Explore the site of the very first Olympic Games! Ancient Olympia is a short drive from Katakolon to see where the sacred flame is still lit every Olympic year. Wonder at the ruins of the awesome Temple of Zeus.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey - Ephesus, one of the world's finest archeological sites, awaits. Here you will walk the Arcadian Way, view the facade of the Library of Celsus and visit the Amphitheatre.
Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.
Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.
Valletta, Malta - Tiny Malta abounds in forts and temples. In Valletta, wander through the ornate Grand Master's Palace of the Knights of St. John. Within the thick walls of Medina, the Silent City (no cars), visit the serene Baroque cathedral.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy (Debark) - Ah, the Eternal City: Romance, culture, food, history and fashion. You'll have to plan your time carefully as the sights of Rome are captivating and seemingly endless: the Colosseum and Forum, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain and, of course the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.You can't fit it all in one day (or even a week, to be honest). Be sure to spend at least a couple days enjoying the many pleasures Rome has to offer before returning home from your cruise conference.

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 Constellation

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
Royal Suite - 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.
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Celebrity Suite- 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.
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Sky Suite – 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.
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AquaClass (A1) -These veranda staterooms offer spa elements infused into the stateroom experience and priority seating in the chic AquaClass restaurant, Blu. These spa-inspired staterooms, offer unlimited access to the AquaSpa Persian Garden as well as a host of other soothing extras. If you love the spa, there's no finer way to travel.
Stateroom Includes: Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1, twice daily service (makeup and turndown), daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets.
Dining: 24 hour complimentary room service, exclusive access to Blu, a specialty restaurant featuring "clean cuisine" that also serves complimentary, full-service breakfast every day, upgraded room service menu
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Services: Daily delivery of bottled water and tea, priority check-in, express luggage delivery, priority disembarkation based on travel needs, complimentary shoeshine service.
Amenities: Complimentary access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room, aromatherapy diffuser, Pillow menu, additional bathroom amenities, including shower gel, facial spray and lip balm, plush bathrobes, slippers, On-demand wellness programming including meditation and yoga.
Stateroom:195 sq. ft. Veranda:54 sq. ft.
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Concierge Class Stateroom (C3) – 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.
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Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (2B) - 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.
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OceanView Stateroom (07) - 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.
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Inside Stateroom (10)– 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.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing

* 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