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Women's Health

10-night Western Mediterranean Cruise Conference
from Rome, Italy
October 15 - 25, 2011

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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All social events are complimentary for guests traveling with conferee and whose cabins are booked in the meeting group.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Course Fees
Physicians - $695.00
Other Professionals - $450.00
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
Primary Care Physicians, OB/GYN physicians,Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to provide a review of clinical conditions encountered by the Family Physician and address common gynecological problems.
Preliminary topics for activity
Dispensing Health Information: Medical Writing, the Internet and More
Managing the Abnormal Pap Smear: Current Guidelines
Appropriate Use of Prescription and Non-prescription Drugs in Pregnancy
STDs: 2010 Guidelines
Management of DUB Using Endometrial Ablation
Newer Hormonal Alternatives in Managing Menopausal Symptoms
Update on Hormonal Contraception
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
*Assess, utilize and provide objective health information from a range of internet sources
*Utilize an evidence-based algorithm for managing abnormal pap smears
*Identify which drugs to avoid, which to use, and which to consider during pregnancy
*Utilize current, 2010, CDC guidelines in managing STDs
*Apply current endometrial ablation techniques to the needs of a particular practice setting
* Apply current hormone therapy guidelines to menopausal patients on an individual basis
*Evaluate various contraceptive options to provide individualized contraceptive counseling to patients
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
Bruce D. Shephard, M.D.
Dr. Shephard is Clinical 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.

Dr. Shephard is principal author of “The Complete Guide to Women's Health.” and a frequent speaker and writer on women's health issues. A 2009 selectee of the Marquis' Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, he maintains a clinical practice in Tampa and recently served as president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association.

Steven D. Gitomer, M.D., FACOG
Dr. Gitomer is Associate Clinical Professor at University of South Florida School of Medicine. He has specialized in obstetrics and gynecology for 20 years and just gynecology for 10 years in Tampa Florida. Dr. Gitomer graduated from Georgetown School of Medicine and completed his obstetrics and gynecology training at the University of Rochester, New York. He has experience as president of a medium size OBGYN group, starting a solo gynecology practice and being in a large single specialty group. He has a special interest in advanced laparoscopic surgery, office surgery and teaching physicians in training.
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
Sat Oct 15
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Lectures 2:00pm - 4:00pm
-
5:00pm
Sun Oct 16
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
7:00am
8:00pm
Mon Oct 17
Monte Carlo, Monaco
8:00am
5:00pm
Tue Oct 18
Barcelona, Spain overnight stay onboard
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm
12:00pm
-
Wed Oct 19
Barcelona, Spain
-
11:00pm
Thu Oct 20
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
9:00am
6:00pm
Fri Oct 21
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Sat Oct 22
La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia
8:00am
5:00pm
Sun Oct 23
Palermo (Sicily), Italy
8:00am
5:00pm
Mon Oct 24
Naples, Italy
7:00am
6:00pm
Tue Oct 25
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
Barcelona, Spain - 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.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.
La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia - Stroll Tunis' spirited medina where close-packed souks offer silver, perfumes, spices, carpets and other treasures at fire sale prices. Sharpen your haggling skills here—it's anticipated! At the edge of the Sahara, the Phoenician city at Carthage now lies in windswept ruins, but once was the glorious rival of Rome.
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.
Monte Carlo, Monaco - The Casino, of course--if only to venture into the enchanting Salon Rose, with its nymphs on the ceiling. A drive along the scenic Corniche which takes you to Nice, undisputed capital of the Riviera.
Palermo (Sicily), Italy - Palermo is the capital of Sicily in the province of the same name, and is located on the northwestern coast of the island in a marvelous inlet by Monte Pellegrino, described by Goethe as "The most beautiful promontory in the world."

Wandering through the streets of Palermo is taking part in a giant parade of witnesses to several different civilizations intimately fused together. Individual centuries and periods in history can be seen in the existing buildings and areas; admiring these masterpieces is similar to losing yourself in something timeless and unchanging, the current inhabitants disappear, and are replaced by perpetual memories, traditions and legends.
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, these islands offer you pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. Visit Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

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 Noordam

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

Cancellation policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your particular conference date.

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
SA
Deluxe Verandah Suites - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah,1 sofa bed for 2 persons, DVD player, floor-to-ceiling windows.
$3,639
SS
Superior Verandah Suites - 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, floor-to-ceiling windows.
$2,939
VA
Deluxe Verandah Ocean-view Staterooms -2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows.
$2,439
C
Large OceanView Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
$1,859
D
Large OceanView Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
$1,829
J
Large or Standard Inside Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower
$1,469
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
3rd & 4th in Cabin - $599
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees - $357.35 per person
Deposit - $350 per person


Staterooms

Deluxe Verandah Suite

Superior Verandah Suite

Verandah

Ocean View

Inside Stateroom

Actual staterooms may not be identical to those pictured
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: