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Women's Health

7-Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise Conference
Round-trip Southampton (London), England
September 01 - 08, 2019

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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COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
3½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

COURSE FEES

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Topics:
  1. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Newer Terminology and Management
    • Apply current techniques of endometrial ablation as a viable alternative to hysterectomy
  2. Treating and Screening for STD's: Current CDC Guidelines
    • Utilize current CDC Guidelines in managing sexually-transmitted disease
  3. Update on Hormonal Contraception: the Move towards LARC
    • Evaluate contraceptive options to provide a personalized approach to contraceptive counselling
  4. Medications and Pregnancy: an Overview with new FDA Guidelines
    • Identify meds to use, meds to avoid, and meds to consider in pregnancy
  5. Hormonal Alternatives in Managing Menopause: Guidelines from the North American Menopause Society
    • Apply current hormone therapy guidelines to menopausal patients using an individualized approach
  6. Communicating with Patients: Medical Writing, Health Literacy, Medical Websites and more
    • Assess and utilize objective health information from a range of internet sources
  7. Obesity and Pregnancy
    • Apply contemporary strategies in managing risks associated with obesity in pregnancy
  8. Contemporary Evaluation of the Infertile Couple
  9. State of the A.R.T. (Assisted Reproductive Technologies)
  10. Work, Women, Fertility and Family
  11. Uterine Fibroids
  12. Aging, Androgens, Sexuality and Such
  13. The Big "O"...Osteoporosis
  14. Polycystic Ovarian Disease

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference or participate in conference events, participants, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or register online.

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.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Faculty

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG

Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG

Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Shephard is Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his Ob-Gyn residency at the University of Miami, Florida.

A former McCain Fellow at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and principal author of “The Complete Guide to Women's Health,” Dr. Shephard is a frequent speaker and writer on women's health issues. A previous president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association, he currently serves as president of the HCMA Foundation. Dr. Shephard serves on HMO medical advisory boards for Wellcare and AVMed health plans and as a medical case reviewer for both the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida. A 2009 selectee of the Marquis' Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, he received the Albert N. Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Barry Verkauf, MD, MBA, CPE

Barry Verkauf, MD, MBA, CPE

Affiliate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
USF Morsani College of Medicine; Tampa, FL

Dr. Verkauf trained at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and started the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at The University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida.
He initiated the IVF Program responsible for Florida's first IVF birth in 1985. He practiced for 40 years in Tampa founding The Reproductive Medicine Group, one of the state's most successful REI private practices while remaining on the USF part-time faculty rising to the rank of Professor.

He obtained an MBA from USF College of Business in 1997, represented The American Society of Reproductive Medicine as delegate to the AMA for the past 15 years and recently received Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award as a leader in the healthcare industry.

Accreditation

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the 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.

 

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 14 contact hours.
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 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

College of Family Physicians of Canada

 

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has a reciprocal credit reporting agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Prescribed credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of certified credits, and Elective credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of non-certified credits.

Members of the CFPC may claim up to 50 credits per five-year cycle from Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 credits. Any additional credits are eligible as non-certified credits.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 14 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Sep 01 Southampton (London), England
- 4:00 pm
Sun Sep 01 Southampton (London), England
- -
Mon Sep 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Sep 03 Bergen, Norway
12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Wed Sep 04 Alesund, Norway
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Sep 05 Flam, Norway
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Sep 06 Stavanger, Norway
7:30 am 5:30 pm
Sat Sep 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 08 Southampton (London), England
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Norwegian Fjords

PORTS OF CALL

Southampton (London), England - "Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." Samuel Johnson's famous words are as true today as when he spoke them. A visitor to London could fill a month with fascinating people, art, music, late-night dancing, fabulous shopping, an endless array of pubs and first rate meals.

Tourists should take in Victoria Station, the beauty of Westminster Abbey, Parliament, and the pomp of Buckingham Palace. And then, there are the "Elgin Marbles" at the British Museum and the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. Or visit Sherlock Holmes' HQ on Baker Street (you know the address). After all that, make what might be the most important stop of all: grab a pint at one of the many corner pubs that's been hosting revelers since before America was a nation.

London is most certainly a place to "take in," not just "pass through." You won't be bored.

After your time in London, you'll transfer to Southampton to board your ship and start your cruise conference. Options for doing that from bus transport to the train (which is very near the cruise port in Southampton) to private taxi are all solid choices.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Bergen, Norway - A key member of the medieval Hanseatic League of Merchants, Bergen has had plenty of practice combining commerce with community. In this delightful city, you will find pleasure in the Bryggen waterfront district and marketplace, or travel out of town for some great backcountry hikes. On the shores of Nordnes Lake is Troldhaugen—the historic home of composer Edvard Grieg.

Alesund, Norway - The picturesque Art Nouveau town of Älesund has a beautiful setting across several islands stretching out into the sea, and is situated at the very entrance to the world heritage listed Geirangerfjord. The town is also an excellent starting point for round trips to some of Norway's most popular tourist attractions. Ålesund is internationally renowned for its unique architecture in the Art Nouveau style. The town was devastated by fire a winter's night in 1904, laying 850 houses in ashes and leaving 10.000 people homeless. During a remarkably short period of time, the new Ålesund was rebuilt in the unique architectural style, especially significant from 1890-1910, with a myriad of turrets, spires and medieval ornaments. The Art Nouveau Centre portrays the town's unique position in Norwegian architectural history.

Flam, Norway - Arriving in Flam feels like stepping into a fairy tale. Home to only 350 inhabitants, the village is situated at the inner end of the Aurlandsfjorden, the world's deepest fjord reaching a staggering 1,308 meters. From the harbor, take a brief stroll to the Flam Railway and take the 20-kilometer ride through the Myrdal Mountains and along the fjord. Head to Otternes Farm Village, made up of 27 different buildings that date back to the 17th century. Then, let the waterfall at Stalheimsfossen take your breath away, or drive to Stegastein viewpoint to take in the beauty of the fjord.

Stavanger, Norway - Perched on Norway's dramatic western coast, Stavenger is a city full of historic architecture, quaint cafes and ocean views. Check out Gamle Stavanger, the picturesque old town, where you'll find well-preserved wooden buildings dating back to the 18th century painted in unique pastel hues. Learn more about the Vikings at the Museum of Archaeology, or visit 12th-century Stavanger Cathedral — thanks to a series of rebuilding efforts over the years, it features architectural elements from Romanesque to ornate Baroque. Then, take the short trip to Prekestol, the "Preacher's Pulpit," a rocky natural viewing point overlooking Lyse Fjord.

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PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference or participate in conference events, participants, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or by registering online.
STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Suite/Deluxe

Royal Suite, RS Royal Suite (RS)
The Royal Suite has a luxuriously large living and dining area featuring floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, a primary bedroom with a king-sized bed and a panoramic view, a primary bathroom with a large soaking tub, separate shower, and a double sink vanity, as well as a spacious private veranda. Like all Suites, the Royal Suite is part of The Retreat, which means you'll be welcomed with a bottle of sparkling wine and have a Personal Retreat Host throughout your stay. You'll also enjoy access to The Retreat Lounge and Luminae Restaurant. One Bedroom, One Bathroom 687 sqft with 72 sqft private veranda. 
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Celebrity Suite, CS Celebrity Suite (CS)
The Celebrity Suite is a luxurious, two-room suite. It has one bedroom with a bathroom featuring a dressing area and full wardrobe, and a living area separated by a frosted glass divider. Like all Suites, the Royal Suite is part of The Retreat, which means you'll be welcomed with a bottle of sparkling wine and have a Personal Retreat Host throughout your stay. You'll also enjoy access to The Retreat Lounge and Luminae Restaurant. 460 sqft with 51 sqft private veranda. 
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Aqua Sky Suite, AS Suite/Deluxe Aqua Sky Suite (AS)
The Aqua Sky Suite combines the well-being inspired AquaClass experience with the exclusive spaces, services, and amenities of The Retreat to leave you more renewed than ever. AquaClass amenities include, but are not limited to: Unlimited access to the Persian Garden Thermal Suite, a Dedicated Spa Concierge, complimentary fitness classes, in-room fitness amenities like yoga mats, daily delivery of afternoon savories, and much more. This is in addition to The Retreat benefits like exclusive access to The Retreat Lounge and Luminae Restaurant. The Aqua Sky Suite is a studio with 1 bathroom. 319 sqft stateroom with 79 sqft veranda.
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Penthouse Suite, PS Suite/Deluxe Penthouse Suite (PS)
The Penthouse Suite is a spacious suite with living and dining areas, as well as a private terrace with a hot tub. Like all Suites, the Penthouse Suite is part of The Retreat, which means you'll be welcomed with a bottle of sparkling wine and have a Personal Retreat Host throughout your stay. You'll also enjoy access to The Retreat Lounge and Luminae Restaurant. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a primary dressing room. 1,291 sqft with 389 sqft veranda.
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Sky Suite, S1 Suite/Deluxe Sky Suite (S1)
The perfectly-designed Sky Suite offers a blend of expansive views and intimate luxury. These large suites feature a king-sized bed and a spacious, private veranda. Like all Suites, the Sky Suite is part of The Retreat, which means you'll be welcomed with a bottle of sparkling wine and have a Personal Retreat Host throughout your stay. You'll also enjoy access to The Retreat Lounge and Luminae Restaurant. Studio with 1 bathroom. 319 sqft stateroom with 79 sqft veranda.
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Sunset Sky Suite, SS Suite/Deluxe Sunset Sky Suite (SS)
The perfectly-designed Sky Suite already offers a blend of expansive views and intimate luxury, but the Sunset Sky Suite adds beautiful aft-facing views as well. These large, rear-facing suites feature a king-sized bed and a spacious, private veranda. Like all Suites, the Sunset Sky Suite is part of The Retreat, which means you'll be welcomed with a bottle of sparkling wine and have a Personal Retreat Host throughout your stay. You'll also enjoy access to The Retreat Lounge and Luminae Restaurant. Studio with 1 bathroom. 300 sqft stateroom with 79 sqft veranda.
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Balcony

AquaClass Stateroom, A2 AquaClass Stateroom (A2)
AquaClass Staterooms are balcony staterooms which have the additional benefits of the well-being inspired AquaClass. AquaClass amenities include, but are not limited to: Unlimited access to the Persian Garden Thermal Suite, a Dedicated Spa Concierge, complimentary fitness classes, in-room fitness amenities like yoga mats, daily delivery of afternoon savories, and much more. The stateroom has a sliding glass door out to a veranda, a sitting area with a sofa, and a bed which can be converted to two twin-sized beds. The room is 192 sqft, and the veranda is 54 sqft. 
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Concierge Class Stateroom, C2 Concierge Class Stateroom (C2)
Concierge Class Staterooms are balcony staterooms which have the additional benefits of Concierge Class. Concierge class benefits include: Priority Embarkation and Debarkation, sparkling wine and canapes on request, an exclusive Concierge Class lunch on the first day of sailing, as well as access to personalized Concierge Service and more. The stateroom has a sliding glass door out to an angled veranda, a sitting area with a sofa, and a bed which can be converted to two twin-sized beds. The room is 204 sqft, and the veranda is 42 sqft. 
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Sunset Veranda Stateroom, SV Sunset Veranda Stateroom (SV)
In a Sunset Veranda stateroom, indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. These aft-facing rooms offer breathtaking panoramic views from the rear of the ship. The stateroom has a sliding glass door out to a veranda, a sitting area with a sofa, and a bed which can be converted to two twin-sized beds. The room is 192 sqft, and the veranda is 54 sqft. 
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Prime AquaClass Stateroom, A1 Balcony Prime AquaClass Stateroom (A1)
AquaClass Staterooms are balcony staterooms which have the additional benefits of the well-being inspired AquaClass. AquaClass amenities include, but are not limited to: Unlimited access to the Persian Garden Thermal Suite, a Dedicated Spa Concierge, complimentary fitness classes, in-room fitness amenities like yoga mats, daily delivery of afternoon savories, and much more. This is a Prime stateroom as well, meaning it's located in a desirable location and high deck on the ship. The stateroom has a sliding glass door out to a veranda, a sitting area with a sofa, and a bed which can be converted to two twin-sized beds. The room is 192 sqft, and the veranda is 54 sqft.
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Prime Concierge Class Stateroom, C1 Balcony Prime Concierge Class Stateroom (C1)
Concierge Class Staterooms are balcony staterooms which have the additional benefits of Concierge Class. Concierge class benefits include: Priority Embarkation and Debarkation, sparkling wine and canapes on request, an exclusive Concierge Class lunch on the first day of sailing, as well as access to personalized Concierge Service and more. This is a Prime stateroom as well, meaning it's located in a desirable location on the ship. The stateroom has a sliding glass door out to a veranda, a sitting area with a sofa, and a bed which can be converted to two twin-sized beds. The room is 192 sqft, and the veranda is 54 sqft.
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Deluxe Veranda Stateroom, DV Balcony Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV)
In a Deluxe Veranda stateroom, indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea.The stateroom has a sliding glass door out to a veranda, a sitting area with a sofa, and a bed which can be converted to two twin-sized beds. This is a Deluxe Veranda, meaning it has an angled balcony offering a better view than regular Veranda staterooms. The room is 204 sqft, and the veranda is 42 sqft.
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Sunset Concierge Class Stateroom, SC Balcony Sunset Concierge Class Stateroom (SC)
Sunset Concierge Class Staterooms are aft-facing balcony staterooms which have the additional benefits of Concierge Class. Concierge class benefits include: Priority Embarkation and Debarkation, sparkling wine and canapes on request, an exclusive Concierge Class lunch on the first day of sailing, as well as access to personalized Concierge Service and more. The stateroom has a sliding glass door out to a veranda offering mesmerizing aft-facing views, a sitting area with a sofa, and a bed which can be converted to two twin-sized beds. The room is 192 sqft, and the veranda is 54 sqft.
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Prime Veranda Stateroom, V1 Balcony Prime Veranda Stateroom (V1)
In a Prime Veranda stateroom, indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. Prime Staterooms are located in the most desirable locations on the ship. The stateroom has a sliding glass door out to a veranda, a sitting area with a sofa, and a bed which can be converted to two twin-sized beds. The room is 192 sqft, and the veranda is 54 sqft.
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Veranda Stateroom, V2 Balcony Veranda Stateroom (V2)
In a Veranda stateroom, indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. The stateroom has a sliding glass door out to a veranda, a sitting area with a sofa, and a bed which can be converted to two twin-sized beds. The room is 192 sqft, and the veranda is 54 sqft.
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Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $271.48 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

Cruise pricing is presented per person, based double occupancy of the stateroom, per standard industry practice. Pricing presented above is listed accordingly to allow easy comparison for the stateroom categories displayed. Our agents always provide 'total cost' pricing disclosing all particulars before you make any commitment.

3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please call to secure the best possible pricing

COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: We will match any price currently offered by the cruise line; this promise includes their short-term, promotional rates. As a value-added organizer of meetings at sea, however, we do not seek to compete with 'cruise discounters,' 'travel clubs,' or 'distressed inventory' sales operations.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Market Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time prior to depositing on your stateroom. Those rates are capacity and revenue controlled and can be withdrawn without notice.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: We recommend Travel Insurance to protect your investment from unexpected, late cancellations.
Cruise Cancellation Policy:Late Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please congirm the policy applicable to this cruise with one of our agents.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30+ days before sailing date - 75% Refund ; 7-29 days before sailing date - 50% Refund; Less than 7 days before sailing date - No Refund
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: During periods of unusual oil price volatility, cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge at any time prior to sailing.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Please note, this insurance protection is available to the residents of the United States only,
that coverage limits are per person and that limits can vary by State.

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


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