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Common Challenges in Primary Care Medicine & Emergency Medicine

8-Day Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida
June 18 - 26, 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.

Carnival Splendor

12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
12 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$595 for Physicians
$495 for all 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, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Common Behavioral Health Issues : Major Depression & Anxiety -- by Jonathan Lam, MD, Family Medicine
    Objectives:
    • Participants able to screen for MMD
    • Know some risk factors & etiology
    • Gain basic knowledge of anti-depressants & anxiolytics
    • Able to prescribe these meds & monitor patients
    • Determine when to refer patients
  2. ADD/ADHD In Primary Setting -- by Jonathan Lam, MD, Family Medicine
    Objectives:
    • Participants should be able to evaluate symptoms of ADD/ADHD
    • Able to diagnose Children & Adults with ADD/ADHD
    • Prescribe appropriate medications and monitor treatment progress
  3. Vitamin D —the Epidemic -- by Jonathan Lam, MD--Family Medicine
    Objectives:
    • Participants should be able to assess patients at risks for Vit D deficiency
    • Know the associations with other diseases
    • How to prescribe Ergocalciferol ( Vit D2 ) for appropriate length of treatment
  4. Approach to Acne and Related Disorders -- by Tho Nguyen, MD, Dermatology
    Objectives:
    • Review pathophysiology of acne vulgaris
    • Gain knowledge of clinical grades of acne 1-4
    • Able to prescribe acne medications & monitor for effectiveness
  5. Atopic Dermatitis and other Eczematous Disease -- by Tho Nguyen, MD, Dermatology
    Objectives:
    • Review pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis.
    • Able to treat and prevent flare up
    • Able to prescribe topical and systemic medications appropriately
  6. Polycystic Kidney Disease-- by Dang D. Nguyen, MD, Nephrologist
    Objectives:
    • Review Kidney anatomy
    • Determine basic genetics of Polycystic Kidney Disease ( PKD)
    • Know common sequelae of PKD : Hypertension, Pyelonephritis, Nephrolithiasis
    • Know when dialysis or kidney transplant is indicated
  7. Abdominal Emergencies : what /when not to miss-- by Thomas Nguyen, MD--ER Medicine
    Objectives:
    • Participants should be able to recognize the common and not so common presentations of the acute abdomen.
    • Participants will learn the approach to avoid the missing the most life threatening abdominal emergencies.
  8. The Overdose Syndromes--ER Toxicology 101 for PCPs-- by Thomas Nguyen, MD--ER Medicine
    Objectives:
    • Participants will learn the common overdoses, toxidromes, and the approach in working up an unknown overdose.
    • Participants will learn basic antidotes to common overdoses.
  9. Dental Emergencies for Primary Care--Jacqueline Ha, DMD
    Objectives:
    • Participants should be able to recognize minor vs major dental emergencies, know when to refer, and what treatment are being rendered to their patients.
  10. Bisphosphonates and Diabetes Effects on Oral Health-- by Jacqueline Ha, DMD
    Objectives:
    • Overview of Osteonecrosis of the jaws, a potential of wide us of bisphosphonates in primary care.
    • Participants should know effects of DM on oral health
  11. Medications Use & side effects to Oral Health & Issues of anti-coaggulants in dentistry-- by Jacqueline Ha, DMD & Jonathan Lam, MD
    Objectives:
    • Participants should be able to recognize certain medication that affect oral health . How to discontinue and continue anti-coaggulants for dental procedures .
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
Jonathan Hoang Lam, MD, AAFP, Family Medicine
Past Clinical Instructor Family Practice Residency Program
John Peter Smith Hospital, Ft Worth, Texas
(An Affiliated FP Program of UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas )
Clinically-affiliated ACO physician of UTSW Medical School
Current VAMA President, term 2010-13, 2013-2016
VAMA Cruise CME Director, Speaker for VAMA Annual Conventions 2005-present
VAMA Speaker, Vietnamese Physicians International Convention in Melbourne, 2014

Dang D. Nguyen, MD, FACP, FASN, Nephrology
Clinical Nephrologist, Nephrology and Hypertension Division
Weill Cornell Medical College
New-York Presbyterian/ Lower Manhattan Hospital
President VAMA New York New Jersey Chapter
VAMA Board Member

Thomas Nguyen, MD, Emergency Medicine
Associate Program Director Emergency Medicine
Residency Simulation Director
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Assistant Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York, NY
VAMA Convention Speaker, VAMA Member

Tho Nguyen, MD, Dermatology
Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, UT Southwestern Dallas
UT Southern Medical School, IM Internship & Residency
Dermatology Residency, and Dermatopathology Fellowship
VAMA Convention Speaker 2006, 2012

Jacquelline Ha, DMD, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry
Graduate of McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Private practice, Keele Major Mac Dental Centre, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Member of the Toronto Vietnamese Canadian Dental Association, Ontario Dental
Association, TIDE, Canadian Dental Association
Member of Vietnamese Physicians, Dentists, and Pharmacists of The Free World
Services: cosmetic, implants, orthodontic treatments, gum surgeries, laser.
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 12 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 18 Miami, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Sun Jun 19 *At Sea
- -
Mon Jun 20 Grand Turk
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Tue Jun 21 La Romana, Dominican Republic
9:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Jun 22 Curacao
1:00 pm 10:00 pm
Thu Jun 23 Aruba
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Jun 24 *At Sea
- -
Sat Jun 25 *At Sea
- -
Sun Jun 26 Miami, Florida
8:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Grand Turk - Grand Turk is a picturesque island with a relaxed pace and a warm, friendly atmosphere. There are no fast food chains and no sprawling resorts.In addition to the amazing year around diving, with Oasis Divers you have seasonal attractions such as the North Atlantic humpback whales during the winter and manta rays in the summer, you're sure to be amazed.
La Romana, Dominican Republic - Cruise to La Romana to play on some of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches and lush terrain. La Romana, Dominican Republic, is a captivating slice of the tropics on the island's southeast coast. On your Carnival® Dominican Republic cruise, you can comb the cobblestoned streets of a re-created medieval village, hunt for craft treasures, and thrill to the pampered luxury of Casa de Campo, the 7,000-acre resort next door. Relax on the tropical hideaway of Saona Island. Wander the streets of a re-created 16th-century Spanish village. Take to the turquoise Caribbean Sea by snorkel, sail, or kayak. See cigars being rolled by hand with cruises to La Romana. Buy handmade pottery from the artists themselves at Altos de Chavon.
Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.
Oranjestad, Aruba - A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes
Willemstad, Curacao - An isle of Dutch treats: gabled storybook houses, duty-free Delftware, the famous Curacao orange flavored liqueur

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.
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
description
Grand Suite (GS) - A Grand Suite aboard Carnival Splendor features even more space than the standard suite — plenty of room in your room! This stateroom is loaded for an unparalleled experience: VIP check-in, a huge balcony, and even a convenient dressing area with vanity
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description
Ocean Suite (OS) A Carnival Splendor suite is the ultimate way to cruise. With more space for stretching out indoors, plus a large balcony for kicking back outdoors, try an Ocean Suite to experience private, luxurious relaxation. Ocean Suites also include VIP check-in, walk-in closet and bathroom with whirlpool.
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description
Cloud 9 Spa Suite- A Cloud 9 Spa Suite is the ultimate in both stateroom and spa accommodations. There's room for you and your things — with a large room and balcony — and a walk-in closet. The soothing in-room whirlpool tub will help you stay relaxed after your relaxing spa treatment. And like all suites, a Cloud 9 Spa Suite features VIP check-in, which lets you easily get right up to your amazing stateroom..
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description Balcony (8B) - Relax and admire the passing scenery from your stateroom's private balcony. Stateroom amenities: Television Soft, comfortable, and cozy linens Hairdryer/Bathrobes 24-hour stateroom service Ample closet and drawer space Separate seating area
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descriptionOcean View (6B) - Large windows offer excellent views of the ocean and sneak peeks of each destination. Stateroom amenities: Television Soft, comfortable, and cozy linens Hairdryer/Bathrobes 24-hour stateroom service Ample closet and drawer space
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description Inside (4B)- A comfortable stateroom retreat, where some rooms also feature pull-down beds – ideal for families. Stateroom amenities: Television Soft, comfortable, and cozy linens Hairdryer/Bathrobes 24-hour stateroom service Ample closet and drawer space .
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees : $276.13
Deposit $200 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.
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