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Cardiology and Geriatrics

10-Night Ultimate Scandinavia & Russia
from Copenhagen, Denmark to Stockholm, Sweden
June 18 - 28, 2020
Royal Caribbean's <em>Jewel of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14.0 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, Pharmacists,

Program Purpose

The lectures will discuss current topics in general cardiology. The purpose is to educate primary care providers on the rapidly evolving landscape of cardiology, focusing on developments in managing common cardiac problems.

New treatments for acute coronary syndrome, atrial fibrillation, patent foramen ovale, and valvular abnormalities will be discussed. We will also review electrocardiograms, focusing on clues to diagnosis and treatment.

Topics:
  1. ECG ST Changes for Myocardial Ischemia/Injury
    • Accurately diagnose cardiac and noncardiac problems based on the ECG.
  2. Update on PFO Closure for Cryptogenic Stroke
    • Understand the clinical evidence supporting the use of PFO closure for patients with cryptogenic stroke.
  3. Antiplatelet Therapy in Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Compare and select appropriate antiplatelet therapy for patients with acute coronary syndrome, with a focus on the appropriate duration of therapy.
  4. New Anticoagulants for Atrial Fib: Where Do They Fit In?
    • There are now four new oral anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation. There is often confusion regarding appropriate patient selection.
  5. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
    • Assess which patients would be potential candidates for transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery.
  6. What is New in the Hypertension Guidelines?
    • Understand the current blood pressure guidelines for the general population, the elderly, those with kidney disease, and those with heart failure.
  7. What is New in the Hyperlipidemia Guidelines?
    • Assess atherosclerosis risk based on lipid profile.
Additional topics under development
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

DAVID A. LeVINE, MD, CMD

DAVID A. LeVINE, MD, CMD

Dr. LeVine is currently an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) and previously was a Clinical Associate Professor of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is Certified in Geriatrics by the American Board of Family Practice and Internal Medicine and has been asked this year to participate in the blueprint review for the Geriatric Medicine examination. He is also the clinical preceptor of Geriatrics for 3 different residency programs in St. Petersburg, Florida. 

In addition to his private geriatric clinical practice, he is the Medical Director at Arden Courts of Seminole (ALF specializing in memory care), Dementia specialist for the IDEAS (The Imaging Dementia‐ Evidence for Amyloid Scanning) Study, Medical Director of the Geriatric Assessment Program at Menorah Manor, Medical Director of Menorah Manor's Marion and Bernard Samson Nursing Center and Chief Medical Officer of Menorah Manor. In 2016, he was awarded Medical Director of the Year by AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine 2016.

Andrew D. Michaels, MD, MAS, FACC, FAHA

Andrew D. Michaels, MD, MAS, FACC, FAHA

Medical Director of Cardiology
Co-Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory
Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, Nampa, Idaho

Dr. Andrew Michaels received his undergraduate degree in History & Science from Harvard University. He then completed his medical degree, internship, residency, general cardiology fellowship, and interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF).

He stayed at UCSF for 6 years as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab. He was then recruited to the University of Utah as a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab. He then transitioned to a community-based interventional cardiology practice at St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka, CA for 8 years. Since 2018, he has worked in Boise and Nampa, Idaho for the Saint Alphonsus Medical Group.

He is the Co-Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab and Medical Director of Cardiology in Nampa. He has over 100 publications, and has had clinical research grants from the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and the National Institutes of Health.

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 14 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 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

 

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea ® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
This activity is approved for a total of 14 contact hours of Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credit.

 

Accreditation Council for American Academy of PAs

Continuing Education, Inc. has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 12 - 21 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

 

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

 MOC ABIM

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (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.

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
Thu Jun 18 Copenhagen, Denmark
- 5:00 pm
Fri Jun 19 Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany
7:00 am 9:30 pm
Sat Jun 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 21 Tallinn, Estonia
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Jun 22 St. Petersburg, Russia
7:00 am -
Tue Jun 23 St. Petersburg, Russia
- 6:00 pm
Wed Jun 24 Helsinki, Finland
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Jun 25 Visby, Sweden
9:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Jun 26 Riga, Latvia
7:00 am 4:30 pm
Sat Jun 27 Stockholm, Sweden
11:00 am -
Sun Jun 28 Stockholm, Sweden
- -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Baltic / Scandinavia Europe

Ports of Call

Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor - Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.

Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany - In Berlin history awaits: Checkpoint Charlie, Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag. Browse lively Kurfurstendamm for delicate hand-painted porcelain, a snack of beer and bratwurst.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Tallinn, Estonia - Medieval walls and towers still stand tall in Old Town. Stroll and shop along cobblestone streets, walk up to the Baroque palace, drop in at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to find inspiration in the gleaming mosaics and icons.

St. Petersburg, Russia - In Peter the Great's "Window on Europe", head for the fabulous Hermitage, with its renowned art collection from Raphael to Rembrandt, Titian to Tintoretto. Take in a concert--folkloric or grandly operatic. 

*Visas are included with most shore excursions. If you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own, however, a visa will be required; obtaining one can take some time, so please begin the visa process immediately.

Helsinki, Finland - Shaped by its bays and isles, it's one of Europe's most scenic capitals. Hear a Sibelius concert, tour across the Arctic Circle to Lapland, land of Santa Claus, reindeer and the Midnight Sun. Buy a birchbark basket.

Visby, Sweden - In this delightful island town, stroll wide sandy beaches and cobbled streets lined with fairytale cottages. Walk the medieval city walls. Visit Bronze Age burial sites. Weary? Revive yourself with an icy aquavit.

Riga, Latvia - Riga is the capital of the rolling green land of Latvia. The city's well-preserved Old Town includes sections of Riga Castle built in 1330 for the Knights of the Sword. Nearby, a picturesque row of houses known as the Three Brothers features the oldest house in Latvia.

Stockholm, Sweden - So much to see in this charming city, sprawled on 18 islands, often called the "Venice of the North." Cruise the sparkling waterways. Navigate narrow medieval streets. Watch the snappy changing of the guard at the Baroque Royal Palace. Shop for elegant gifts--glassware, stainless steel. Work up an appetite so you can do justice to the lavish smorgasbords

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.

Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas

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

Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom, OT Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom (OT)
All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone.
These large suites offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living area with a sofa bed.
Two sets of two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
One double sofa bed
Two Pullman beds
  • Stateroom: 584 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 191 sq. ft.
 
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Non-refundable Deposit

Balcony

Oceanview with Balcony, 1D Oceanview with Balcony (1D) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft. 
$3,241.00

Third/Fourth $1,199.00
Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
$1,699.00
Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (5D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 6D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (6D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Oceanview Stateroom (1N) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
$2,727.00

Third/Fourth $1,056.00
Oceanview Stateroom, 8N Oceanview Stateroom (8N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
$1,339.00
Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 3N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (3N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 1V Interior Stateroom (1V) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
$2,327.00

Third/Fourth $984.00
Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
$1,119.00
Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 6V Inside Interior Stateroom (6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $501.18 per person.
Deposit $450.00 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