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Geriatric Medicine Review

7-Night Alaskan Cruise Conference from Seattle, Washington
July 21 - 28, 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.

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

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
13.5 AAFP Prescribed Credit(s)
14 Contact Hours
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Course Fees:
Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $450

Cancellation Policy for Course 30-days-None; 7-29 days-50%; 7 days or less-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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics and Objectives

1. Falls Prevention and Management
Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
  • Define falls
  • Understand gait and balance disturbances in the elderly
  • Implement a falls management program for long-term care residents
  • Apply quality measures to benefit patient care and practice reimbursement


2. Osteoporosis
Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
  • Understand the Institute of Medicine report on vitamin D
  • Review definitions of osteoporosis by DEXA and FRAX
  • Utilize therapies that include bisphosphonates, PTH and inhibitors of the RANK/RANKL/OPG system
  • Recommend appropriate vitamin D therapy
  • Council patients on calcium supplementation and cardiovascular risk
  • Summarize the various dental guidelines on osteonecrosis


3. Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Dozen Years Later
Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
  • Define Mild Cognitive Impairment in both amnestic and non-amnestic disease states
  • Understand the potential implications of early diagnosis of dementia for patient care outcomes
  • Describe progress in biomarker research for Alzheimer’s disease


4. Alzheimer’s Disease – Diagnosis and Management
Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
  • Evaluate patients for symptoms of cognitive and functional loss
  • Identify and manage depressive symptoms in dementia
  • Apply appropriate drug and non-drug interventions for patients with dementia
  • Counsel families and caregivers at all stages of disease


5. Anemia and CKD in the Elderly
Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss prevention methods for anemia in CKD with a healthcare team and older patients
  • Identify patients who are at-risk of developing anemia of CKD
  • Develop therapy courses for older people with CKD that combine healthy lifestyle choices and medication
  • Describe best practices in the management of anemia and CKD


6. Nutritional Disorders
Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
  • Understand that adequate nutrition is a prerequisite for the maintenance of good health and optimum efficiency
  • Place greater emphasis on Vitamin D and bone health
  • Identify disturbances in protein metabolism
  • Recognize and intervene in clinical situations of dehydration


7. Management of Constipation
Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
  • Evaluate interdisciplinary strategies to overcome common barriers that hinder the optimal management of chronic constipation in health care settings
  • Discuss the key components of a facility-wide approach to managing chronic constipation
  • Describe the implementation of appropriate bowel protocols in health care settings
  • Outline the elements of treatment plans that can be tailored for individual residents for chronic constipation to prevent severe complications


8. Depression in the Elderly
Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
  • Recommend primary and adjuvant therapy for the depressed elderly patient
  • Utilize the PHQ-9 in all practice settings
  • Identify opportunities for non-drug interventions for depression including cognitive behavioral therapy


9. Management of Chronic Non-malignant Pain in the Elderly
Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
  • Understand the pathogenesis of pain
  • Evaluate pain in elderly patients
  • Apply recent guidelines in pain management
  • Choose appropriate drug therapy and multimodal interventions for the relief of pain


10. Improving Safety and Reducing Medication Errors
Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify medications that place long term care residents at high risk of medication misadventure
  • List mechanisms available to decrease the risk of medication errors in select environments
  • Identify the major areas of medication risk in the elderly residents
  • Outline strategies to improve medication safety


11. COPD and the Management of Respiratory Disease in the Elderly
Objectives: After this session, the learner will be able to:
  • Evaluate interdisciplinary strategies to overcome common barriers that hinder the optimal management of COPD in health care settings
  • Discuss the key components of a facility-wide approach to managing respiratory illness
  • Implement the appropriate use of nebulizers, MDIs and oxygen for long-term care residents


12.Hospice and Palliative Care – Prognostication and Communication
Objectives: At the end of this session the learner will be able to:
  • Describe definitions and differences
  • Identify different prognostication instruments
  • Understand regulatory issues
  • Identify problems and solutions in the long term care hospice
  • Develop communication skills regarding end of life


13.Transitions in Care
Objectives: At the end of this session the learner will be able to:
  • Apply the principles of INTERACT in long term care environments "Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers”
  • Consider Project BOOST for hospital transitions “Better Outcomes for Older adults through Safe Transitions”
  • Understand the principles underlying Project RED
  • “Re-Engineered Discharge”


14.Case Discussions
Objectives: At the end of this session the learner will be able to:
  • Address any additional discussion items not previously reviewed
  • Present cases for all to consider
  • Review information not clearly stated


  • Key Applications
    • Apply geriatric care quality indicators into every day practice
    • Effectively manage common geriatric syndromes and conditions in different settings of care
    • Re-engineer clinical practice to improve quality, efficiency, and safety in geriatric patients
    • Participate in innovative models of geriatric care that will evolve as Medicare changes its reimbursement policies
This Live activity, Geriatric Medicine Review Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of July 21, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.50 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.
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
Kerry W. Cranmer, MD, CMD, FAAHPM,

Dr. Cranmer, MD, CMD, FAAHPM, received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. He is a geriatrician in the Oklahoma City Area where he and his group practice full time long-term care. He is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Care.

He has served on the executive committee for the American Medical Directors Association and is on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He was founder and President for the Oklahoma Medical Directors Association. He served on the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Nursing Home Task Force. He was Governor Keating's delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.

Dr. Cranmer has published numerous articles and speaks nationally and internationally and was quoted in Time Magazine.


Eric G. Tangalos, M.D., FACP, AGSF, CMD,

Dr. Tangalos is Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was Chair of Primary Care Internal Medicine from 1997 to 2006. Dr. Tangalos received his undergraduate training from the University of Michigan, is a graduate of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and was a resident and fellow in Internal Medicine at Mayo. He is a past president of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) and is a fellow and past governor of the American College of Physicians. He served eight years on the national board of the Alzheimer's Association and was a member of their executive committee. Dr. Tangalos also serves as Chair of the Omnicare P&T Committee.
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 aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
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
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sat Jul 21
Seattle, Washington
-
4:00pm
Sun Jul 22
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Mon Jul 23
Juneau, Alaska
1:00pm
10:00pm
Tue Jul 24
Glacier Bay Cruising
-
-
Wed Jul 25
Sitka, Alaska
7:00am
3:00pm
Thu Jul 26
Ketchikan, Alaska
Lectures 2:00pm-5:00pm
7:00am
1:00pm
Fri Jul 27
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
6:00pm
11:59pm
Sat Jul 28
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
Scenic Cruising Glacier Bay National Park - Witness a world still emerging from the Ice Age--16 tidewater glaciers in action.
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

Deluxe Suite with Veranda (SA) – Call for 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

Superior Suite with Veranda (SS) – Call for Pricing

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, oversized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library.

398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VA) - Call for Pricing

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) - Call for Pricing

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 (VD) - Call for Pricing

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 (VF) - Call for Pricing

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) - Call for Pricing

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) - Call for Pricing

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 (GG) - Call for Pricing

Obstructed view 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.

Inside Stateroom (J) - Call for Pricing

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.


143-207 sq. ft.

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - $599
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $374.44
Deposit $350 per person

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



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