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Primary Care Update - Mediterranean

Click here to register for this CME course

7-Day Mediterranean Cruise Conference
from Barcelona, Spain to Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
June 25 - July 2, 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.

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10 Live Contact Hours and 10 Recorded Hours
Course Fees:
USD $795 for Physicians
USD $550 for Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, and Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

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, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Session 1 Sunday, June 26, 2016
Check In: 7:15AM; Educational Session 7:30 AM-11:00 AM
  1. ACPE UAN 0741-0000-16-015-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge; 3 Contact Hours
  2. Mental Health: Individualizing Drug Therapies for Common Mood Disorders; Diagnosing and Managing Addiction Illness (3 hrs)
    • Explore the roles of common psychotropic agents and their role in therapy across mood disorders.
    • Describe key parameters for medications used to treat the manic and depressive episodes of bipolar disorder including mechanism, safety, tolerability, efficacy, cost and simplicity of use.
    • Apply pharmacologic knowledge of common psychotropic agents to formulate drug therapy plans within patient cases scenarios.
    • Relate physiologic and pathophysiologic alternations of brain neurochemistry to symptoms of depression of psychosis, including the genetic link and molecular basis of injury leading to maladjustment behaviors.
    • Explore the barriers to diagnosis of Addiction Illness/Substance Use Disorder.
    • Categorize the changes in diagnostic criteria for AI/SUD.
    • Describe the main considerations for clinical management, stages-of-change, assessment, motivational interviewing and brief office interventions for AI/SUD.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of substance use, misuse, dependence, addiction including psychodynamic aspects, spiritual aspects and dual diagnosis.
Session 2 Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - Check In: 7:15AM; Educational Session 7:30 AM-12:00 Noon
  1. ACPE UAN 0741-0000-16-020-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge; 4 Contact Hours
  2. Infectious Diseases: Evidence-based Management of Common Infections in Otolaryngology & Pulmonary Medicine (3 hrs)

    At the conclusion of this program, the participant should be able to:
    • Apply current evidenced-based approaches to select diagnosis and appropriate treatment regimens for common upper and lower respiratory infections.
    • Describe novel laboratory and diagnostic tools for rapid identification of common respiratory infectious diseases.
    • Choose appropriate pharmacologic regimens for the treatment of respiratory infection in specific patient populations, including attention to local data and national guidelines.
    • Apply practical tools to identify and treat common infections encountered in clinical practice.
  3. Endocrinology & Metabolism: Effective strategies in weight management (1 hr)
    • Describe the prevalence of obesity and diabetes in the US population.
    • Analyze the challenges of influencing weight loss and obesity in clinical practice.
    • Implement a systematic and practical approach to the management of weight loss and weight management.
Session 3 Tuesday, June 28, 2016- Check In: 12:45PM; Educational Session 1:00 PM-4:10 PM
  1. ACPE UAN 0741-0000-16-021-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge; 3 Contact Hours
  2. Case Based Learning (continuation of morning session) (1 hr)
  3. Aging and Drug Injury: Optimizing Benefits and Minimizing Inappropriate Polypharmacy and Drug Injury in Older Adults (2 hrs)
    • Discuss key physiologic and common pathophysiologic changes of aging that impact drug therapy
    • Apply age-sensitive principles for medication dosing and management to patient scenarios
    • Describe comprehensive medication assessment tools and techniques that support management of inappropriate polypharmacy.
    • Apply practical tools to screen and appropriately manage complex drug regimens among older adults with or at-risk for drug injury.
For additional course information please email info@universitylearning.com or call 1-800-940-5860
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
Reamer Bushardt, PharmD, PA-C
Professor and Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Disclosure: Dr. Bushardt has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Laura G. Curtis, P.A.-C, MPAS
Vice Chair, Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program
Office of Women in Medicine and Science, Family & Community Medicine, School of Medicine
Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina
Disclosure: Ms. Curtis has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.
Accreditation
Physicians:
This Live activity, PRIMARY CARE UPDATE - MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE, with a beginning date of 06/25/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 10.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Doctors of Osteopathy: American Osteopathic Association (AOA): CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

Canadian Physicians: Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada CFPC are eligible to receive MAINPRO-M1 credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Prescribed credit from AAFP. Physician assistants may report the number of hours stated above of Category I credit for completing this program.

PHARMACISTS :
University Learning Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. All programs are accredited for pharmacists, selected programs also carry the "T" designation and are approved for technicians. Nurse Practitioners/ Nurses: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and National Certification Corporation (NCC) accept ACPE and AAFP credit. University Learning Systems courses fulfill the pharmacology requirements for ANCC Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for certification renewal. The same hours submitted to renew certification may be submitted to a State Board of Nursing for re-licensure.
Nurses : University Learning Systems is Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11409.

Pharmacists
University Learning Systems (ULS), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Session 1: ACPE UAN 0741-0000-16-015-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge; 3 Contact Hours
Session 2: ACPE UAN 0741-0000-16-020-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge; 4 Contact Hours
Session 3: ACPE UAN 0741-0000-16-021-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge; 3 Contact Hours

Canadian Pharmacists:
Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accreditedby the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Addiction Professionals:
University Learning Systems is NAADAC Approved Education Provider number 882. All contact hours or CEUs provided will be accepted towards National credentialing by the NAADAC Certification Commission and state licensing or certification bodies that accept NAADAC credit.

Please contact your respective board regarding approval. Contact University Learning Systems if you need help or documentation.
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 25 Barcelona, Spain
- 6:00 pm
Sun Jun 26 Cartagena, Spain
12:00 pm 7:00 pm
Mon Jun 27 Gibraltar, Great Britain
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Jun 28 *At Sea
- -
Wed Jun 29 Marseille (Provence), France
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Jun 30 Genoa, Italy
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jul 01 Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Jul 02 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Barcelona, Spain (Embark) - Barcelona is a one of a kind, world-class city. While away the day exploring the beautiful, tree-shaded Las Ramblas. Or, marvel at its fantastic Art Nouveau architecture, with dozens of buildings that seem to have been sculpted from the stuff of dreams, like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. For the more worldly, shop for exquisite Lladro ceramics, chic spanish fashions or enjoy a cuisine that many say has rival's the French for the title of world's best.
Cartagena, Spain - In the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, you'll find a natural harbor surrounded by five hills - welcome to the seaport known as Cartagena. Cartagena was originally settled in 223 BC. The city has flourished under Roman, Muslim and Arab rule, and today offers a vast cultural legacy. Cartagena was the main city of the Spanish Carthaginians, who named it after their own capital. The port is rich in ancient and maritime history. The town is walled, the harbor defended by forts, and Roman ruins are scattered throughout.
Genoa, Italy - A commercial port, genteel seaside resort, fine 16th century palaces in a town proud of its history and legend which was the native place of Christopher Columbus
Gibraltar, British Territory - As long as the Barbary Apes remain, the British will rule Gibraltar‐this is the tradition that has held for 350 years. These pesky primates are a favorite with visitors despite their incessant chatter and light-fingered ways. Ride to the top of the Rock for great views over the Strait of Gibraltar‐on a clear day you'll see Africa.
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.
Marseille, France - Marseille offers an unexpected view of a mosaic of buildings and National Heritage Sites from the terraces of Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica that towers above and watches over the city.

Alongside the port the towers of Saint Victor Abbey house crypts that already existed when Christianity was introduced into Provence. The columns of the Palais de la Bourse, the noble facades of the Prefecture and the fountains of the Palais Longchamp are part of the triumphant architecture from the 19th Century that is scattered throughout the city and that gave Marseille renewed splendour.

In the old quarter the houses are built on the sunny slopes ; the clock in the Accoules Bell tower, which was the old Sauveterre tower, still marks the hours of life around the Town Hall, while beyond the dome of the Vieille Charite hospice, Pierre Puget's masterpiece, stands out against the sky. The small streets of the Panier quarter lie a little further on.
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.

Royal Princess

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
(S2) - Your Suite stateroom includes a spacious cabin and a large balcony, along with special suite-only benefits. Suites feature a separate seating area with a sofabed, walk-in closet, full bathroom and deluxe amenities.Separate seating area with a sofa bed. Upgraded balcony furniture with room for four: two comfortable loungers, a table and two chairs, Complimentary mini-bar set-up, Walk-in closet with personal safe, Comfortable luxury pillow-top mattress, Twin beds that convert to a queen size bed, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Upgraded bathroom amenities and hair dryer, Two 42" flat-panel satellite TVs Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Refrigerator Writing desk and phone, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Hot tub in select suites, A host of other benefits and amenities.
Approximately 587 square feet, including balcony
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(MC) - The luxurious Mini-Suite offers approximately 299 square feet of comfort and an additional, separate seating area with a sofa bed for lounging or sleeping a third passenger. The spacious balcony is approximately 41 square feet and the bathroom offers a combination tub and shower.
Amenities: Welcome glass of champagne, Separate seating area with a sofabed, Twin beds that convert to a queen size bed, Private bathroom with combination tub and shower, Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linen, Balcony with patio furniture, Two flat-panel televsions, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow .
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DD - Oceanview Double With Balcony - This impressive stateroom offers the elegance of a balcony with patio furniture. It offers all the amenities of a standard oceanview stateroom, including a spacious closet and desk. Approximately 214 square feet, including balcony.
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BC Oceanview Double With Balcony - This impressive stateroom offers the elegance of a balcony with patio furniture. It offers all the amenities of a standard oceanview stateroom, including a spacious closet and desk. Approximately 222 square feet, including balcony.
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BW - Balcony (obstructed)- This impressive stateroom offers the elegance of a balcony with patio furniture. It offers all the amenities of a standard oceanview stateroom, including a spacious closet and desk. Approximately 222 square feet, including balcony.
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IB - Interior This stateroom features two twin beds that make up into a queen-sized bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, television, closet and bathroom with shower.
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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 .
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%
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