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Topics in Internal Medicine and Mental Health

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
September 11 - 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.

Royal Caribbean's Incredible Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

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

Course Fees:
$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$550 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
Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:

  1. Travel Medicine for the Primary Care Physician
  2. Diabetes Update 2016: What to Use after Metformin
  3. New Treatment Options for Atrial Fibrillation
  4. How to Evaluate and Manage Headaches in Primary Care
  5. Infectious Disease Update 2016: New Challenges for Old Diseases
  6. Update in Adult Immunizations 2016
  7. The ABCs of LFTs: How to Evaluate Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  8. Suicide Prevention
  9. Violence and Mental Illness
  10. Tobacco Cessation
  11. Diagnosing and Treating Mood Disorders
  12. Diagnosing and Treating Anxiety Disorders in the Primary Care setting
  13. Alternative Medicine and Mental Health
  14. Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders Management
Learning Objectives:
  1. List at least three essential health concerns that should be addressed with patients planning international travel.
    Review the prevalence of travel related illness
    Identify two resources for information about health, safety and immunization recommendations for patients traveling abroad
  2. Apply current guidelines and clinical evidence for selecting diabetes therapies based on glycemic targets, side effect profiles, and specific clinical features, such as weight loss and effects on cardiovascular risk factors.
    Describe approaches to intensifying therapy in patients who fail to meet therapeutic goals, including the use of insulin and multi-drug combinations.
  3. Review the epidemiology and risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Discuss the new oral anticoagulants that are indicated for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation .
  4. Review the common causes of headaches in primary care.
    Assess the appropriate diagnostic tests for headaches.
    Discuss the prevention and treatment of migraines.
  5. Analyze the changing epidemiology of infections caused by C difficile, B pertussis, and N gonorrhoeae.
    Review the updated guidelines regarding the treatment of C difficile, B pertussis, and N gonorrhoeae.
  6. Describe the prevalence of vaccine preventable diseases.
    Identify and implement the ACIP guidelines for adult immunization.
  7. Review the prevalence of abnormal LFTs.
    Define 3 key components of the patient history that should be further evaluated when liver function testing reveals elevated aminotransferases.
    Identify at least 3 laboratory tests that should be considered in a patient with an ALT value that is 3X the upper normal limit.
  8. Participants will be able to efficiently screen patients for suicide risk factors
  9. Participants will be able to apply research related to violence and mental illness to their clinical practices
  10. Participants will be able to apply various psychosocial and Pharmalogical strategies to assist patients with tobacco cessation
  11. Participants will be able to diagnose and treat mood disorders
  12. Participants will be able to diagnose and treat anxiety disorders
  13. Participants will be able to differentiate evidence based and non-evidence based alternative medicine for psychiatric disorders
  14. Participants will be able to diagnose and treat postpartum psychiatric disorders
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
Marc Itskowitz, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Director of Didactic Education, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Director, Center for Perioperative Medicine, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA

Marc Itskowitz, MD, FACP is the Director of Didactic Education in the Department of Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an associate professor of medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine and an assistant professor of medicine at the Drexel University College of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Center for Perioperative Medicine for the Allegheny Health Network.

Dr. Itskowitz earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. He completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Allegheny General Hospital. He practices internal medicine with Pittsburgh General Medicine Associates and his clinical interests include travel medicine, cardiovascular risk reduction, thromboembolic disease, and perioperative medicine, and he has lectured frequently on these topics.

Dr. Itskowitz is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Itskowitz is the author of numerous journal articles and serves on the editorial board of Emergency Medicine: Acute Medicine for the Primary Care Physician. He has served as the national course director for the ACP and has been the Director of Medical Grand Rounds at AGH since 2007.

Dr. Itskowitz has been recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of the region's best Internal Medicine physicians. He has also served as the Internal Medicine team physician for the Pittsburgh Pirates since 2003.

Eric J. Christopher, MD, FAPA
Fellow of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Certifications in General Adult Psychiatry & Psychosomatic Medicine
Diplomate American Board of Addiction Medicine
Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine (2001-2011)
Medical Director, Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, WI

Eric J Christopher, MD, FAPA is the Medical Director for Adult Inpatient Psychiatry at Rogers Memorial Hospital, Main Campus, Oconomowoc, WI. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI he received both his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

He completed his residency at Duke University, Durham, NC in the Combined Program of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry in 2001. He was the Chief of the Consult-Liaison Service as well the Chief of the Med/Psych program. He completed his Board Certification in both, as well as an additional certification in Psychosomatic Medicine (Consult-Liaison Psychiatry) and is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

He developed the integrated Mental Health Primary Care Clinic at the Durham, VA as well as the Inpatient Internal Medicine & Psychiatry team at Duke University treating medicine inpatients with co-morbid diseases. Dr. Christopher eventually lead the Combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Program and Faculty, which is the largest combined program in the country for both dually trained faculty and residents. He eventually was appointed Associate Professor and Medical Director for the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science. After 20 years at Duke he returned home to Wisconsin serving as the Adult Inpatient Medical Director at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, WI.

His professional interests are on diseases that are on the interface of medicine and psychiatry, as well as inpatient medicine and psychiatry. He has focused his research on co-morbid depression in the heart failure population as well as following a longitudinal cohort in Cache County, Utah for the study of incident dementia. Personally, he enjoys volunteering with the American Red Cross serving as a Supervisor for Disaster Mental Health and has served in disasters that have included 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. In his free time he enjoys travel, cooking, photography and his Great Dane, Gus.
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
Sun 11 Sep
Fort Lauderdale, FL
-
4:30pm
Mon 12 Sep
Nassau, Bahamas
7:00am
2:00pm
Tue 13 Sep
At Sea Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am-12 Noon
-
-
Wed 14 Sep
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
10:00am
7:00pm
Thu 15 Sep
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri 16 Sep
At Sea Cruising
Lectures: 9:00am-12 Noon
Lectures: 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Sat 17 Sep
At Sea Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am-12 Noon
-
-
Sun 18 Sep
Fort Lauderdale, FL
6:15am
-

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.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!
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
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.

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.

Allure 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

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 (OS) - 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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Star Class Owner's Loft Suite - These spacious staterooms accommodate six in its twin beds, sofa or Pullman beds and sitting area. The image above is an approximation of this stateroom. Actual features may vary. Separate bedroom with 2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long) Convertible sofa bed
Stateroom: 1,076 sq. ft. Balcony: 161 sq. ft.
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Sky Class Grand Balcony Suite (GS) - 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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Royal Sea Class-Junior Balcony Suite (JS) - 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 (D4) Quad Vast views of the landscapes, seascapes and skies are yours to enjoy from your 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)
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft., Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D6) - Vast views of the landscapes, seascapes and skies are yours to enjoy from your 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)
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft., Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D7) - Vast views of the landscapes, seascapes and skies are yours to enjoy from your 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)
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft., Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Boardwalk View Stateroom (B1) -Overlook the bustling Boardwalk and enjoy some great people-watching from your own private balcony.
2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long), Sofa bed in select rooms.
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft., Balcony: 52 sq. ft
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Central Park View with Balcony Stateroom (C1) -Enjoy your own private balcony and look out over the tranquil Central Park neighborhood in comfort. 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).
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft., Balcony: 52 sq. ft.
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Central Park View Stateroom (CV) -Fabulous restaurants, shops and the tranquil gardens of the Central Park are just outside your door. 2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Central Park view bay window. (194 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (G) -Our Ocean View staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds and a private bathroom.
(178.7 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
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