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Holy Land-Ancient Kingdoms - Primary Care and Women's Health

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Sep 30 - Oct 14 - Civitavecchia
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Primary Care and Women's Health
Key Topics and Core Strategies

14-Night Holy Land & Ancient Kingdoms Cruise Conference
Round-trip Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
September 30 - October 14, 2018

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

Course Fees:
$1,095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy
$850 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$695 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, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  • Hormonal Alternatives in Managing Menopause: Guidelines from the North American Menopause Society.
  • Treating and Screening for STDs: Current CDC Guidelines
  • Managing Abnormal Pap Smears: Current Guidelines from ASCCP
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Newer Terminology and Management
  • Update on Hormonal Contraception: the Move towards LARC
  • Communicating with Patients: Medical Writing, Health Literacy, Medical Websites and More
  • Medications and Pregnancy-an Overview with new FDA Guidelines
  • Case studies in thyroid disorders
  • Screening for Coronary and Vascular Disease
  • Evaluating Heart murmurs in Kids and Adults.
  • Reducing Medical Errors
  • Exercise and Exercise prescription
  • Case studies in Palliative care and Pain Management
  • Eat to Live, what is the healthiest diet?
Objectives:
  • Discuss with patients the elements of the healthiest diet
  • Learn to sell exercise as a "drug" to help patients live longer
  • Determine when to institute thyroid replacement
  • Assess and manage thyroid nodules
  • Assess patients using global assessment tools to decide who will benefit from aggressive primary or secondary prevention
  • Describe the types of heart murmurs that are pathological
  • Describe when to order a prolactin level and how prescribe testosterone
  • Describe five techniques to reduce medical errors
  • Apply current techniques of endometrial ablation as a viable alternative to hysterectomy
  • Utilize an evidence-based algorithmic approach for managing abnormal PAP smears
  • Utilize current CDC guidelines in managing STDs
  • Evaluate various contraceptive options to provide contraceptive counseling on an individual basis
  • Identify drugs to avoid, drugs to use, and drugs to consider in pregnancy
  • Apply current hormone therapy guidelines to menopausal patients on and individual basis
  • Assess and utilize objective health information from a range of internet sources
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.
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Holy Land-Ancient Kingdoms - Primary Care and Women's Health

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Sep
30
Sep 30 - Oct 14 - Civitavecchia
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
Corey Evans, MD

Dr. Evans has been a family physician and educator for thirty years. After six years in a rural family practice in South Carolina, he moved to Florida to begin teaching, as an Associate Director in the Florida Hospital Family Practice program in Orlando. In 1994, he accepted the position of Director of the Bayfront Medical Center's Family Practice program in St. Petersburg and was program director for seven years. In 2002, he accepted the position of Director of Medical Education at St. Anthony's Hospital. He also works in the St. Anthony's wound center, is a member of the Palliative care team at St. Anthony's and has a private practice. He is board certified in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Palliative Care.

Originally from San Clemente, California, Dr. Evans attended Occidental College in LA, then St. Louis Medical School in Missouri, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. His family practice residency was at University of Missouri, Columbia where he was a Chief Resident. Dr. Evans tries to play the guitar poorly, and loves water sports. He teaches extensively at the national FP meetings with a special interest in exercise testing.

Bruce Shephard, MD

Dr. Shephard is Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He serves as a Regional Physician Informaticist for BayCare Health System. 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, Dr. Shephard is principal author of "The Complete Guide to Women's Health." and a frequent speaker and writer on women's health issues. He previously served as president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association and is member of the HCMA Board of Trustees. Dr. Shephard serves on medical advisory boards for Wellcare and AVMed HMOs and is a medical reviewer for EQ Health Solutions, which contracts with the Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida. A 2009 selectee of the Marquis' Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, he currently serves as a Regional Physician Informaticist for BayCare Health System.
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 20 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
Sun Sep 30 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- 7:00 pm
Mon Oct 01 *At Sea
Lectures: 8am - 1pm
- -
Tue Oct 02 Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Oct 03 Nafplion, Greece
Lectures: 8am - 1pm
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Oct 04 Piraeus (Athens), Greece
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Oct 05 *At Sea
Lectures: 8am - 1pm
- -
Sat Oct 06 Haifa (Tel Aviv), Israel
8:00 am -
Sun Oct 07 Haifa (Tel Aviv), Israel
- 11:00 pm
Mon Oct 08 *At Sea
Lectures: 8am - 1pm
- -
Tue Oct 09 Rhodes, Greece
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 10 Iraklion (Crete), Greece
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Oct 11 *At Sea
Lectures: 8am - 1pm
- -
Fri Oct 12 Messina, Italy
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 13 Naples (Pompeii), Italy
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Oct 14 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy (Embark and 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 and/or after your cruise conference.
Athens, (Piraeus), Greece (Embark) - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!

There is more than enough to do in Athens to fill a couple of days here before your cruise. Ask one of our cruise consultants to help you find a hotel in a great location to enjoy this fascinating city.
Haifa, Israel - Considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the Middle East, Haifa offers sweeping views of the sea with the Carmel Mountains as a glorious backdrop. Be sure to visit the Tikotin Japanese Museum, Stella Maris Monastery and the stunning gold-domed Bahai Shrine.
Iraklion, Greece - Crete's Palace of Knossos opens a window on the Minoan world of 3,000 years ago. The dread Minotaur, conquered by Theseus, dwelt below the palace. Also on Crete: lovely mountain scenery, gorgeous beaches.
Katakolon, Greece - Explore the site of the very first Olympic Games! Ancient Olympia is a short drive from Katakolon to see where the sacred flame is still lit every Olympic year. Wonder at the ruins of the awesome Temple of Zeus.
Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.
Nafplion, Greece - Nafplio (or Nafplion) was the first capital of Greece after independence. Today Nafplion is a lovely seaside town about a 2.5 hour drive southwest of Athens on the Peloponnese Peninsula. Many visitors to Greece use Nafplion as a base for visiting the many ancient archeological sites nearby. Cruise ships love Nafplion because of its picturesque harbor, which is dominated by three citadels -- the vast Palamidi Fortress, the Akronafplia Fortress, and the Bourtzi Fortress. Cruise ships anchor in this wonderful harbor and passengers take a tender ashore.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
Rhodes, Greece - The crusader Knights of St. John made Rhodes their headquarters. Explore the massive fortress of the Palace of Grand Masters, and peer into tiny rooms of the Inns which once housed the knights. See where the towering Colossus of Rhodes once stood -- it could be seen for miles at sea!

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.

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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
Signature Suite (SS) Include all the stateroom amenities, plus: premium duvet, and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers, New binoculars for use during voyage, A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, No-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, Oversized bath towels, One-touch telephone concierge service, Fresh flowers, Complimentary DVD library
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bath with tub and shower or shower only, two sinks, sitting area, private verandah, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
365–397 sq. ft. including verandah.

$5,649
Verandah ( A )- Stateroom amenities include: Our 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, Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, Flat-panel TV and DVD player Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bath with tub and shower, sitting area, private verandah, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Approximately 221‐273 sq. ft. including verandah
$4,349
Verandah ( AA )- Stateroom amenities include: Our 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, Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, Flat-panel TV and DVD player Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bath with tub and shower, sitting area, private verandah, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Approximately 221‐273 sq. ft. including verandah
$4,149
OceanView Stateroom ( E )- Stateroom amenities include: 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, Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, Flat-panel TV and DVD player, Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, walk-in closet, bathtub and shower.
Approximately 156‐205 sq. ft.
$2,649
Inside Stateroom (K)- Stateroom amenities include: 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, Elegant ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, Flat-panel TV and DVD player, Ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
2 lower beds that do not convert to 1 king bed, walk-in closet, bathtub and shower.
Approximately 150‐269 sq. ft.
$2,449
Prices are Per Person based on Double Occupancy . Prices are subject to change.
Port charges and taxes $590 per person
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please call 800-422-0711.
Deposit $600 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.
* 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

before you cruise

Rome Pre or Post Cruise Package
4 Days / 3 Nights

★ ★ ★ ★
Empire Palace Hotel



Via Aureliana 39
Rome, Latium, 00187

The Empire Palace Hotel enjoys a privileged place in Rome: within an easy stroll you could be in the Borghese Gardens, sipping a drink while people watching on the Via Veneto, browsing the antiques of Via Margutta or enjoying the spectacle of the Spanish Steps.

The Empire Palace opened it's doors in Rome in 1999. Its' 113 rooms make it one of the largest hotels in Rome's city centre.
Located in the city centre, close to the famous Via Veneto shopping and business district the luxury accommodation in Rome being offered could not immagine a better location. Three blocks from the USA Embassy, just a few minutes away from the Villa Borghese Gardens and 15 minutes walking distance to the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza del Popolo and Via Condotti - The Empire Palace Hotel is considered by many official guide books as one of the finest four star hotels in Rome.

  • Day 1: Rome
    • Upon arrival in Rome, transfer on your own to your hotel and check-in
  • Day 2: Vatican Day
    • After breakfast we will pick you up for a tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.
  • Day 3: Ancient Rome.
    • After breakfast spend the morning at your leisure. In the afternoon we will pick you up for a tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum.
  • Day 4: Rome Pier
    • Ciao Roma! Prepare for departure after breakfast. Meet your driver for a private transfer to the Rome Civitavecchia pier.
    Rates valid from: March 3, 2018 - October 31, 2018
    $825 pp Based on double occupancy.

    Tour Includes:
    • 3 nights hotel (standard room) with daily breakfast
    • Vatican group tour
    • Ancient Rome group
    • Transfer from Rome hotel to pier

    HOTELS:
    First Class
    • Hotel Empire Palace
    *Hotels may be substituted based on availability at time of reservation
    *Black out dates apply during trade shows, holidays and events
    *Prices per person based on double occupancy - inquire for triple and single occupancy room pricing.

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    Optional Tours in Rome:


    One Day Florence Group tour from Rome: $256 per person
    Optimize your Roman holiday and take a day tour by train to Florence. Visit the cradle of the Renaissance, known worldwide for its treasures of art and architecture. Enjoy the squares, the streets, the masterpieces. Enter the splendid Uffizi Gallery with us and enjoy a nice lunch in a restaurant located in the great Santa Croce Square right in the heart of Florence.

    One Day Pompeii Group Tour from Rome: $202 pp
    Seize the opportunity to visit one of the most important archaeological sites in the world: Pompeii. You'll spend a day surrounded by nature and culture. Enjoy a panoramic overview of Naples and reach the haunting ruins of Pompeii, traveling back in time to the fateful day in 79 AD when neighboring Mount Vesuvius erupted, covering the prosperous Roman city in deadly volcanic ash.

    Market and Tasting Small Group Tour in Rome: $124 pp
    Experience a nice stroll through Rome's enchanting squares and neighborhoods while tasting your way through some of the city's best shops, restaurants, and markets, discovering first-hand the secrets of world-renowned Italian cuisine. Enjoy pizza with a mortadella tasting, supplì (fried rice-ball), and pasta. Then, experience Jewish ghetto food specialties: fried artichokes and fried codfish. Savor an artisanal gelato tasting alongside tips and history of food in Italy.

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    3 Days / 2 Nights Rome Pre or Post Cruise Package

  • Day 1: Rome
    • Upon arrival in Rome, transfer on your own to your hotel and check-in
  • Day 2: Vatican Day ‐ Ancient Rome
    • After breakfast we will pick you up for a tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Lunch. Afternoon group tour of Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and the Colosseum
  • Day 3: Rome Pier
    • Ciao Roma! Prepare for departure after breakfast. Meet your driver for a private transfer to the Rome Pier in Civitavecchia
    Rates valid from: March 3, 2018 - October 31, 2018
    $667 per person based on double occupancy

    Tour Includes:
    • 2 nights hotel with daily breakfast
    • Vatican tour and Ancient Rome Group tour
    • Transfer from Rome hotel to pier

    HOTELS: First Class
    • Hotel Empire Palace
    *Hotels may be substituted based on availability at time of reservation
    *Black out dates apply during trade shows, holidays and events
    *Prices per person based on double occupancy- inquire for triple and single occupancy room pricing