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Adult and Pediatric Gastroenterology: 2020 Update

7-Night Italy, Greece & Adriatic Cruise
from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to Venice, Italy
June 21 - 28, 2020
<em>Celebrity Infinity</em>
Celebrity Infinity
12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
12 ACPE Credits
Up to 12 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
Up to 12 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
12.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Students & 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, Pediatricians,

Program Purpose

Topics:
  1. Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests
    • Describe why fatty liver disease is becoming the number one source of cirrhosis and hepatoma in the US and to manage the treatment of fatty liver
  2. Understanding and Treating Chronic Diarrhea
    • Identify and treat the common sources of chronic diarrhea
  3. Clinical Dilemmas in GI Bleeding
    • Identify the risk factors that lead to GI bleeding
  4. Colon Cancer Prevention 2019
    • Define the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention
  5. Dysphagia/Dyspepsia/GERD and the Primary Care Provider
    • Describe the difference between dyspepsia and GERD and to develop a clinical approach when PPIs fail
  6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Tools for Successful Treatment
    • Select the "appropriate" workup for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  7. Probiotics 2019: Fulfilling the Promise
    • Recognize the proven uses of Probiotics
  8. Celiac disease
    • Recognize presenting symptoms of celiac disease.
    • List conditions associated with increased risk of celiac disease.
    • Describe diagnostic process for celiac disease.
    • Identify benefits of gluten free diet in celiac disease.
  9. Liver profile
    • Describe presenting symptoms in pediatric liver disease.
    • Classify symptoms into pathophysiological groups.
    • List differential diagnosis for main pathophysiologic group.
  10. Autoimmune liver disease
    • List the most common autoimmune liver diseases.
    • Integrate screening and evaluation of autoimmune liver disease into primary practice.
  11. Pediatric Constipation
    • Apply systematic approach to diagnosis of pediatric constipation.
    • Develop office based strategy for medical and behavioral treatment of constipation.
  12. Pediatric Reflux and Eosinophilic Esophagitis
    • Apply systematic approach to diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux.
    • Develop office based strategy for medical and behavioral management of reflux.
  13. Management of acute liver failure
    • Apply systematic approach to management of acute liver failure.
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

Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACP

Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACP

Associate Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, CT
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Manchester campus)
Manchester, CT
The Frank H Netter School of Medicine/Quinnipiac University
North Haven, CT

Dr. Peter Buch is a clinical gastroenterologist with 37 years of teaching experience. Teaching is his passion and his style is case based, practical, interactive and fun.

He is a graduate of Downstate Medical Center (NY) He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center (now a division of Northwell Health).

Dr. Buch is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Frank H Netter school of Medicine/Quinnipiac University.

Dr. Buch has been honored to speak at dozens of national conferences. He looks forward to learning with you!

Grzegorz W. Telega, MD, MBA

 Grzegorz W. Telega, MD, MBA


Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Medical Director
Pediatric Liver Disease and Liver Transplant Program
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dr Telega developed one of the most successful pediatric liver disease and liver transplant program in the country. He published scientific articles with the intention to influence the clinical medicine. Work on utility of percutaneous cholangiography affected diagnostic work up of biliary atresia. 

Dr Telega developed standards liver/kidney transplant in polycystic liver kidney disease. He participated in the international project analyzing approaches of primary care providers to outpatient management of obesity, participated in the study evaluating utility of ultra-sonographic measurement of epicardial fat in management of obesity and metabolic syndrome.

He performed large scale epidemiological study on prevalence of type 2 diabetes. His projects stem from the questions facing physician scientist in clinical practice and help to provide more effective and more cost-efficient care.

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for 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 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

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.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

ANCC

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.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

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.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

MOC ABP

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn
12 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provide's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

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 Jun 21 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Mon Jun 22 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Tue Jun 23 Catania, Sicily, Italy
9:30 am 7:30 pm
Wed Jun 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jun 25 Argostoli, Greece
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Jun 26 Kotor, Montenegro
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Jun 27 Zadar, Croatia
11:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Jun 28 Venice, Italy
6:45 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Eastern Mediterranean

Ports of Call

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - 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 you embark on your cruise conference.

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.

Catania, Sicily, Italy - Catania is one of the major cities in Sicily and is located on the island's eastern coast between Taormina and Syracuse (see Sicily map). Catania is on a major rail line and has an airport with flights to and from mainland Italy and other European cities. Catania Top Sights: Greek and Roman Archeological Park with remains of an amphitheater, Odeon, Greek acropolis, Roman forum, catacombs, and baths.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Argostoli, Greece - Situated on the largest of the Ionion Islands on Kefalonia, Argostoli is perfect for nature and history lovers. Tour the ruins of St. George Castle, see loggerhead turtles feeding and take in sweeping views atop its cliffs.

Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.

Zadar, Croatia - Zadar is blessed with beautiful natural surroundings. The city faces an Adriatic archipelago that is one of the best sailing areas in the world. With its mild winters and warm summer, Zadar offers inhabitants and visitors an excellent environment for work and leisure.

Zadar is bordered by four national parks: the untouched Kornati Islands, the breathtaking Velebit mountains, the winding Krka River and the peaceful Plitvice Lakes. Other natural sites include the canyon of the river Zrmanja and the caves at Cerovac. These places are ideal for swimming, diving, boating, surfing, tracking, climbing and even skiing.

Venice, Italy - Now that you've finished your cruise take advantage of the abundance of things to do in Venice.  Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice
Post-Cruise Hotel Packages in Venice

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.

Celebrity Infinity

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.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Sky Suite Stateroom, S1 Sky Suite Stateroom (S1)
Take your Celebrity vacation to new heights in a Sky Suite. Be welcomed with a bottle of sparkling wine and enjoy the luxury of personal butler throughout your stay. Enjoy exclusive access to dining and lounge areas reserved only for suite guests. To top it off, the VIP Luminae restaurant and exclusive Michael's Club lounge with dedicated concierge are there for all your dining and relaxation needs.
 Stateroom: 308 sq. ft.

Sky Suite Stateroom Features:

  • *Access to The Retreat Personalized Butler Service
  •  Priority check-in when boarding the ship
  • Priority debarkation & tender service in all ports of call; Onboard Destination Concierge
  • Reserved theater seating on evening chic nights; Twice daily housekeeping service
  • Welcome bottle of Sparkling Wine
  • *Afternoon tea hosted in The Retreat Lounge
  • *Frette Premium Terry Bathrobes, Towels, & Slippers 
  • Daily delivery of delectable delights
  • Complimentary in-suite specialty coffee; Pillow selection upon request
  • Welcome Flowers & Bottled water on embarkation day; Premium Bath Amenities Co Bigelow
  • Shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella and marine grade binoculars; Veranda with lounge seating
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors; Celebrity's eXhale™ bedding featuring a Cashmere Mattress
  • Queen size bed convertible to two lower beds except as noted. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed
  • Paini showerhead for Sky Suites; Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe
  • Spacious sitting area with sofa; Surround sound entertainment system with interactive TV
  • *Mini-fridge
  • Exclusive access to Luminae at The Retreat; Luminae room service breakfast menu; Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining upon request
*Additional charges may apply 
$4,749.00

Balcony

Concierge Stateroom, C3 Concierge Stateroom (C3)
Little details make a world of difference, and now our meticulously thought out Concierge Class staterooms are even better. Featuring new services, amenities, and exclusive events, step inside and discover a space that is so much more than a room-it&apost;s an experience. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. From Priority Check-In-when you’re greeted by your Concierge-to the moment you head back home, we’re there to assist you.
 Stateroom: 233 sq. ft.

Stateroom Features:

  • Personalized Concierge service; Priority check-in
  • Priority debarkation & tender service; welcome sparkling wine
  • Pillow menu upon request; Premium Bath Amenities Co Bigelow
  • Plush 100% cotton bathrobes, slippers and towels; Celebrity tote bag & Celebrity embossed key holder; Plush Bathrobes; Complimentary use of golf umbrella and binoculars
  • Veranda with lounge seating
  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Celebrity's eXhale™ bedding featuring a Cashmere Mattress; HansGrohe massaging showerhead; Sitting area with sofa
  • Interactive Television system; Hair dryer
  • Exclusive Destination Seminar; Daily delivery of delectable delights
  • Complimentary beach towel service; Complimentary shoeshine service; Twice daily housekeeping service
  • Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner available in a variety of restaurants
  • Exclusive Concierge Class Embarkation Lunch
  • Expanded room service breakfast menu
 
$2,329.00
Veranda Stateroom, 2B Veranda Stateroom (2B)
Ample indoor and outdoor space come together to create a private sanctuary at sea for your family. Relax in a spacious lounge and enjoy amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. Your personal veranda lets you greet the day, enjoy fresh sea breezes, and soak in breathtaking sunsets.
 Stateroom: 208 sq. ft.

Stateroom Features

  • Private mini-bar*
  • Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
  • Private safe
  • Dual voltage 110/220AC outlets
*Additional charges may apply  
$2,029.00

Outside

Ocean View Stateroom, 7 Ocean View Stateroom (7)
Kick back and relax after a day of exploration and discovery in the sitting area and watch the world go by. Each ocean view statKick back and relax after a day of exploration and discovery in the sitting area and watch the world go by. Each ocean view stateroom on board Celebrity includes world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. eroom on board Celebrity includes world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. 
Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Stateroom Features: 
  • Private mini-bar*
  • Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies*
  • Private safe
  • Dual voltage 110/220AC outlets
*Additional charges may apply  
$1,329.00

Inside

Interior Stateroom, 11 Interior Stateroom (11)
Your escape at sea, Inside Staterooms offer ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV. Each inside stateroom on board Celebrity includes world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience.



Amenities
  • Four pillows in every stateroom
  • Plush 100% cotton bathrobes, slippers and towels
  • Premium Custom blended bath products
  • Celebrity Shopping Bag
 
$1,059.00
Interior Stateroom, 10 Inside Interior Stateroom (10)
Your escape at sea, Inside Staterooms offer ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV. Each inside stateroom on board Celebrity includes world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience.

Amenities
  • Four pillows in every stateroom
  • Plush 100% cotton bathrobes, slippers and towels
  • Premium Custom blended bath products
  • Celebrity Shopping Bag
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing
Interior Stateroom, 9 Inside Interior Stateroom (9)
Your escape at sea, Inside Staterooms offer ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV. Each inside stateroom on board Celebrity includes world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience.

Amenities
  • Four pillows in every stateroom
  • Plush 100% cotton bathrobes, slippers and towels
  • Premium Custom blended bath products
  • Celebrity Shopping Bag
Call
800-422-0711
for Pricing

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $275.26 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

* 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.

Please click here to visit TravelSafe.com to get a quote.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel protection 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 protection 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 protection is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

Travel Protection Plans

  • TravelSafe Basic Plan - A plan for those who want just the bare necessities.
  • TravelSafe Classic Plan - TravelSafe's most popular plan includes higher limits on all of the important benefits to expand your coverage. Add Cancel For Any Reason for even more coverage.

Below please find some examples of insurance coverage:

Coverage For Your Arrangements - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Trip Cancellation Trip Cost Trip Cost
Trip Interruption 150% of Trip Cost Trip Cost
Missed Connection $2,500 $500
Trip/Travel Delay $750 $500
Travel Delay
Per Day Maximum Limit $150 $100
Required minimum delay time 6 Hours 6 Hours
Cancel For Any Reason Not Included Not Included
Coverage For You - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Medical Expense / Emergency Assistance
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $100,000 $35,000
Emergency Dental Expense $750 $750
Emergency Medical Evacuation &

Return of Remains
$1,000,000

Included
$100,000

Included
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation $25,000 Not Included
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
24 Hour Coverage during Trip $25,000 Not Included
Coverage For Your Belongings - Benefit Limits
Plan Classic Basic
Baggage & Personal Effects $2,500 $500
Baggage Delay $250 $100
Required minimum delay time 12 Hours 12 Hours