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Women's Health

5-Night Canada/New England Cruise Conference
from New York, New York
July 1 - 6, 2012

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.

Cunard's Queen Mary 2

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

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

Course Fee:
Physicians - $695
All Others - $450

Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days or more - 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
OB/GYN physicians, 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:
1. Evaluation of infertility
2. Sexual activity at the menopause
3. The state of ART
4. Understanding polycystic ovarian disease
5. The normal clitoris and causes of its acquired enlargement
6. Medical reimbursement
7. Dispensing Health Information: Medical Writing, the Internet and More
8. Managing the Abnormal Pap Smear: Current Guidelines
9. Appropriate Use of Prescription and Non-prescription Drugs in Pregnancy
10. STDs: 2010 Guidelines
11. Management of DUB Using Endometrial Ablation
12. Newer Hormonal Alternatives in Managing Menopausal Symptoms
13. Update on Hormonal Contraception


This Live activity, Women's Health Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of July 1, 2012, 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.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Understand current evaluation and treatment of infertility
2. Understand assisted reproductive technologies
3. Evaluate sexual dysfunction at the menopause
4. Assess patients for suspected polycystic ovarian syndrome
5. Understand the embryology of genital anatomy, and the causes of clitoral enlargement
6. Understand ICD9s, CPTs, and RVUs as they affect medical reimbursement
7. Assess, utilize and provide objective health information from a range of internet sources
8. Utilize an evidence-based algorithm for managing abnormal pap smears
9. Identify which drugs to avoid, which to use, and which to consider during pregnancy
10. Utilize current, 2010, CDC guidelines in managing STDs
11. Apply current endometrial ablation techniques to the needs of a particular practice setting
12. Apply current hormone therapy guidelines to menopausal patients on an individual basis
13. 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.

Barry Verkauf, M.D., M.B.A., CPE
Dr. Verkauf is Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in new Orleans, Louisiana. he also earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida. He completed an internship at Tulane University Department of Surgery, Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Residencies in Gynecology and Obstetrics and Pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was also a fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology.

When in private practice in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Verkauf initiated the first in vitro fertilization program on the west coast of Florida. He is Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a Certified Physician Executive by the American College of Physician Executives. He serves as a reviewer for several journals and has authored textbooks in clinical medicine and the business and history of medicine. Dr. Verkauf is a charter member of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the Society for Reproductive Surgery, and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.
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
Sun Jul 1
New York, New York
-
5:00pm
Mon Jul 2
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12:00pm; 1:00-5:00pm
-
-
Tue Jul 3
Halifax, Nova Scotia
7:00am
4:00pm
Wed Jul 4
Boston, Massachusets
11:00am
Midnight
Thu Jul 5
At Sea
Lectures 8am - 12noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
-
-
Fri Jul 6
New York, New York
4:30am
-

Ports of Call
Boston, Massachusetts - The cradle of American history, Boston rests on its glorious cultural laurels-Trinity Church, Old Ironsides, the Freedom Trail; yet thrusts into the next millennium as a high-tech hub of the computer industry.
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Ocean scenery at its best: granite boulders pounded by crashing surf, lighthouses standing sentinel on rocky ledges, a delectable lobster lunch caught fresh from the waters off Peggy's Cove. Back in Halifax, the ramparts of the Citadel await your inspection.
New York, New York - What can be said about America's greatest city? Whatever it is that interests you, you can find the best of it here. Food, shopping, nightlife and culture are everywhere you look. Even the buildings are works of art from American architecture's golden age.

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.

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