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Women's Health

7-Night Alaskan Cruise Conference
from Seattle, Washington
May 10 - 17, 2014

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.

Holland America Line's Classic ms Westerdam
Holland America's ms Westerdam

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 AAFP Prescribed Credit(s)
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$450 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 Primary Care Providers, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. The Annual Well-Woman Exam
    • Update and analyze the recent changes to clinical recommendations related to the “well-woman visit”
    • Pelvic examination recommendations
    • Cervical cytology recommendations
    • Breast self-exam and mammography recommendations
  2. Osteoporosis: Fractures, Falls, & Fixes
    • Describe the definitions and pathophysiology of osteoporosis and low bone mass
    • Analyze the role of BMD and how to incorporate the FRAX® fracture risk assessment tool into your clinical practice
    • Update and analyze the data supporting the benefits of calcium, vitamin D, ET/HT,
    • SERM’s, bisphosphonates, denosumab, on BMD and on fracture risk
  3. Vaginal Discharge - Pearls & Perils for Every Clinician
    • Develop a systematic algorithm for the evaluation of abnormal vaginal discharge
    • Update the Guidelines for treating vaginal and cervical infections
  4. Contraception 2012: Options For Women – Including Those with Medical Conditions
    • Identify the various hormonal and non-hormonal contraceptives available to women
    • Analyze the advantages of extended contraceptive regimens
    • Analyze the data on DMPA and BMD in women and adolescents
    • Update the latest WHO and U.S. MEC guidelines for women with medical conditions
  5. Menopausal Hormone Therapy - Controversies, Datasets, and Discussing All of This With Patients
    • Update the information relating to the benefits of hormone / estrogen therapy, since the Women’s Health Initiative and later publications
    • Update the current valid indications for hormone / estrogen therapy
    • Review the data regarding the impact of ET/HT on cardiovascular and on breast health
    • Present the newest data in a manner which can make sense to our patients
    • Discuss the new trends toward lower doses of ET/HT
  6. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
    • Develop a working differential diagnosis of abnormal uterine bleeding
    • Appreciate the endocrinologic, systemic, and anatomic entities that can cause abnormal uterine bleeding
    • Develop a systematic approach to patient evaluation
    • Review and update the various pharmacologic regimens available to treat AUB
  7. Breast Disease: Benign and Beyond
    • Upon completion of this exercise the participant should be able to discuss the evaluation of a breast mass and describe a treatment plan for evaluating an abnormal mammogram
  8. Ovarian Masses
    • Upon completion of this exercise the participant should be able to describe features of an ovarian mass that make it suspicious for a malignancy and review the counseling of a patient at risk for ovarian cancer
  9. Sexuality: What’s a Doctor to do?
    • Upon completion of this exercise the participant should be able to evaluate a patient reporting concerns of sexuality and outline a treatment plan for a patient with reduced sexual desire
  10. Vulvar Pain Syndrome and Dermatoses?
    • Upon completion of this exercise the participant should be able to describe the 3 most common vulvar skin conditions and explain the steps in evaluating a patient with a vulvar skin condition or vulvar pain
  11. Medical Professionalism
    • Define and review examples of professional and unprofessional medical conduct, appropriate prescribing of controlled substances, and the roles of your State Medical Board in disciplining providers.
  12. Cancer Reduction for the Female Patient
    • Upon completion of this exercise the participant should be able to describe, for each age group, the counseling that is appropriate to assist patients in reducing their risks of developing cancer
  13. Bladder: Incontinence to Irritability
    • Upon completion of this exercise the participant should be able to describe the evaluation and treatment options of a patient reporting bladder complaints of leaking or pain
  14. Teaching Wellness to Wonder Woman
    • Upon completion of this exercise the participant should be able to develop a strategy to counsel patients on basic lifestyle changes appropriate for their age during the well-woman exam

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

David M. Plourd, M.D., FACOG - Dr. David Plourd is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, and also is an obstetric hospitalist at Scripps Hospital. Dr. Plourd has been lecturing nationally and internationally for over two decades on numerous women's healthcare topics.

He was recently voted Teacher of the Year by the interns & residents at the Naval Medical Center.

Dr. Plourd is a Board Examiner for the American Board of OB/GYN. He is also an Expert Reviewer for several State Medical Boards.

Dr. Plourd also serves as a consultant for Dr. Oz, ABC News, Web-MD, Fox News, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Woman's Day magazines.

Amy Harvey O'Keeffe, M.D., FACOG - Dr. Harvey O'Keeffe is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist at the Center for Women's Health in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. She has been in private practice for 18 years and has a special interest in menopausal medicine. Dr. Harvey has been voted Top Doc by her physician colleagues in the Greater Philadelphia area for five years.

She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas and earned her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr Harvey completed her residency in the Department of OB/GYN at Temple University Hospital where she also served as chief resident. She travels world wide to educate healthcare professionals about the latest updates in cancer care in women. Dr. Harvey recently co-hosted of a medical radio program, The Medical View: East Meets West, which aired weekly on WWDM AM 860, in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Harvey O'Keeffe is also a Master Level Reiki Practitioner and she incorporates various modalities of complementary medicine in caring for her patients. Her humanitarian work is exemplified by her medical leadership of an annual medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic.

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.

AAFP LogoThis Live activity, Women's Health Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of 05/10/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 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.
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 May 10
Seattle, Washington
Welcome Reception
Families and guests invited
May 10, 2014 7:30 - 8:30 pm Location TBA
-
4:00pm
Sun May 11
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12noon; 1:30pm - 4:30pm
-
-
Mon May 12
Juneau, Alaska
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon
1:00pm
10:00pm
Tue May 13
Glacier Bay (cruising only)
-
-
Wed May 14
Sitka, Alaska (tender required)
7:00am
3:00pm
Thu May 15
Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00am
1:00pm
Fri May 16
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon
6:00pm
11:59pm
Sat May 17
Seattle, Washington
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier.
Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront. Port tips from our blog
Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.
Sitka, Alaska - Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Archangel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists' days.
Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

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.

ms Westerdam

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

Neptune Suite (SA) –

Mariner rates and special promos apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, a large sitting area, dressing room, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, no-host mini-bar and walk-in closet. Deluxe Suites include all the Superior Suite amenities, plus complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary champagne and bottled water provided in suite upon embarkation, premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers, gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, cocktail party with ship officers, priority boarding for tender ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, and exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only.

A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Veranda Suite or Penthouse Veranda Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

488-700 sq. ft. with veranda

Neptune Suite (SC) –

Mariner rates and special promos apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, a large sitting area, dressing room, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, no-host mini-bar and walk-in closet. Deluxe Suites include all the Superior Suite amenities, plus complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary champagne and bottled water provided in suite upon embarkation, premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers, gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, cocktail party with ship officers, priority boarding for tender ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, and exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only.

A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Veranda Suite or Penthouse Veranda Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

488-700 sq. ft. with veranda

Signature Suite(SS) –

Mariner rates and special promos apply.
$1714

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, over-sized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library.

398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VA) -

Mariner rates and special promos apply.
$1354.00

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VB) -

Mariner rates and special promos apply.
$1324

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VC) -

Mariner rates and special promos apply.
$1294

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom (C) -

Mariner rates and special promos apply.
$964

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.

OceanView Stateroom (D) -

Mariner rates and special promos apply.
$944

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.

OceanView Stateroom (G) -

Mariner rates and special promos apply.
$864

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.

OceanView Stateroom (J) -

Mariner rates and special promos apply.
$704

Two lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - $564
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $426.87 per person
Deposit $350 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for this specific conference.



* 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