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Dealing With Disability - a Medical-Legal Approach

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
January 06 - 13, 2019
Royal Caribbean's <em>Freedom of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas
8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
8 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$425 for Physician Assistants
$425 for Nurse Practitioners
$325 for Nurses, Residents, 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,

Program Purpose

Topics:
  1. Disability Management
    • Review the various claim stakeholders-claimant, doctor, insurer, employer.
    • Identify causes of delayed recovery.
    • Identify primary, secondary and tertiary stages of prevention.
    • Focus on the key communication that is necessary to prevent injuries and delays in rehabilitation.
    • Methods are introduced to partner with your medical providers to achieve better outcomes.
  2. Introduction to the AMA Guides
    • Identify proper reference standards to impairment
    • Know the differences between impairment and disability
    • Gain a selective knowledge of impairments for different organ systems
  3. Disease and Injury Causation
    • Understand general causation principles
    • Review causation as it applies to multiple Internal Medicine systems with an emphasis on Cardiology
    • Recognize how some conditions could have an industrial component
  4. Work Ability and Return to Work
    • Identify the types and sources of mixed messages sent to patients
    • Be able to articulate the negative health consequences of being placed out of work
    • Review specialty society statements on the return to work process
    • Know the generalized health benefits of working
    • Understand what are Risk, Capacity and Tolerance
  5. Comprehensive Cardiovascular Evaluation
    • dentify proper testing for cardiovascular evaluation.
    • Compare the results of diagnoses and testing with recommended impairment evaluation.
    • Review the traditional and non-traditional risk factors for cardiovascular conditions.
    • Raise awareness of the impacts of stress on cardiovascular outcomes.
  6. Psychometric Questionnaires
    • Psychological issues related to worker’s relationship to the employer, co-workers, or family can have a profoundly complicating effect on return to work.
    • Learn about questionnaire based techniques to identify these subtle and complex psychosocial issues.
    • The participant will walk away with useful questions, their interpretation and be able to implement a more structured approach in their office to patients with pain and injury claims.
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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Faculty

Mark H. Hyman, MD, FIAIME, FACP

Mark H. Hyman, MD, FIAIME, FACP

Dr. Hyman is an internist with more than 25 years of experience and head of HymanHealth, which is located on the Westside of Los Angeles, California. A nationally recognized disability expert, Dr. Hyman provides medical-legal evaluations spanning the continuum of internal medicine for a wide variety of legal and insurance organizations. He has evaluated hundreds of workers' compensation patients around the country - from NFL players to everyday workers - providing credible and thorough diagnoses, depositions and documentation, often using the state-of-science technology found in his office.

Dr. Hyman had served for 30 years as an Associate Professor on the clinical faculty at the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA). He pursued medical school, internship, residency and fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Hyman is a highly sought-after lecturer, including being the keynote speaker for annual State level meetings, He has authored various medical-legal and internal medicine topics. He has served as editor for the Internal Medicine section of the Medical Disability Advisor, Fifth and Seventh Editions. Much of his work can be found in prestigious peer-reviewed journals including the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Archives of Neurology, the American Family Physician, and the Journal of Occupational Environmental Medicine. Dr. Hyman is a chapter author and editor for numerous American Medical Association (AMA) books including:
  • A Physician's Guide to Return to Work
  • Guides to Disease and Injury Causation
  • Guides to Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Guides Transition Book
  • Guides to Navigating Disability Benefit Systems
  • Guides 6th edition and accompanying Internal Medicine Workbook
Over the years, Dr. Hyman has been a member of the AMA, American College of Physicians and the American College of Environmental and Occupational Medicine. His FACP designation acknowledges that he is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and has served on the organization's Governor's Advisory Council. His FAIME designation recognizes that he is a Fellow of the International Academy of Independent Medical Examiners. He is past chair of the National Board of Directors for IAIME. Dr. Hyman has testified before the United States Congress as a national expert on disability issues.

Dr. Hyman has received acclaim for his contributions to the medical world. In 2009, WebMD selected Dr. Hyman for its annual "Health Heroes" award. In addition, the City of Los Angeles recognized his involvement with the LA Police Department related to developing police arrest procedures. 

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 8 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.

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

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.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Jan 06 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Mon Jan 07 Basseterre, St. Kitts
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Jan 08 St. Johns, Antigua
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Jan 09 Castries, St. Lucia
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Jan 10 Bridgetown, Barbados
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Jan 11 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00 am - 12 Noon; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- -
Sat Jan 12 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Jan 13 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque.  

Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.

St. Johns, Antigua -

Castries, St. Lucia - Watch natives fashion boats from gum trees, write postcards in a Creole cafe. Shop for black coral carvings and exquisite silk-screened fabrics.

Bridgetown, Barbados - An island some say is more British than Britain. Here, cricket is the national sport and afternoon tea goes without saying. But Barbados is true blue Caribbean as well, with classic sand beaches, and wild monkeys in the jungle.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

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 Freedom 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

Junior Suite with Balcony, J4 Junior Suite with Balcony (J4)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 320 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft. 
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Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom, GS Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (GS)
Marble entry. Room has two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area and private bathroom with tub. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 432 sq. ft. Balcony: 89 sq. ft.
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Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms, GT Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms (GT)
Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), a private balcony, two bathrooms and living area with double sofa bed. Up to 8 guests. Stateroom: 616 sq. ft. Balcony: 208 sq. ft.
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Junior Suite with Balcony, J3 Suite/Deluxe Junior Suite with Balcony (J3)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 320 sq. ft. Balcony: 65 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom, OS Suite/Deluxe Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (OS)
Marble entry with door bell. Queen-size bed, bathroom with tub. Separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. Stateroom: 622 sq. ft. Balcony:  160 sq. ft.
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Royal Suite with Balcony, RS Suite/Deluxe Royal Suite with Balcony (RS)
Grand entrance with doorbell. Separate bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, private balcony with whirpool, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano. Stateroom: 1633 sq. ft. and Balcony 257 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Panoramic Suite (No Balcony), VP Suite/Deluxe Oceanview Panoramic Suite (No Balcony) (VP)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Curtained section with bunk beds. Living area with double sofa bed, vanity and sitting area. One and a half baths with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic windows, 76 inches high by 321 inches wide. Up to 6 guests. Stateroom: 406 sq. ft.
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Villa Suite - 4 Bedrooms, VS Suite/Deluxe Villa Suite - 4 Bedrooms (VS)
Two master bedrooms with baths. Two additional bedrooms, each with two Pullman beds and two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Two additional bathrooms with showers and a spacious living area with a sofa bed and dining table. Private balcony with dining area, lounge chairs and whirpool. 1,302 sq. ft. Balcony 845 sq. ft.
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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: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview Balcony with Balcony, 6D Oceanview Balcony with Balcony (6D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Up to 2 guests. Stateroom: 189 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 1B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (1B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 2B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (2B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 3B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (3B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 4B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (4B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (5D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 188 sq. ft. Balcony: 46 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 6B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (6B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft. Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 8N Oceanview Stateroom (8N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft.  Also available as a Quad.
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Ultra Spacious Oceanview, 1K Outside Ultra Spacious Oceanview (1K)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. Up to 6 guests. Stateroom: 358 sq. ft.
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Spacious Panoramic Oceanview - Accessible, 1L Outside Spacious Panoramic Oceanview - Accessible (1L)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Double sofa bed. Vanity with sitting area. Private bathroom with shower. Floor to ceiling wrap around panoramic window, 76 inches high by 253 inches wide. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 283 sq. ft
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Spacious Oceanview, 1M Outside Spacious Oceanview (1M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (1N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 3N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (3N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 180 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview, 4M Outside Spacious Oceanview (4M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 211 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 256 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
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Interior Stateroom, 6V Interior Stateroom (6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 150 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
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Spacious Promenade View Interior, 1Q Inside Spacious Promenade View Interior (1Q)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 340 sq. ft.
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Spacious Interior, 1R Inside Spacious Interior (1R)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 338 sq. ft.
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Promenade View Interior, 1T Inside Promenade View Interior (1T)
A view of the Royal Promenade with bowed windows, two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 169 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 1V Inside Interior Stateroom (1V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 150 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 150 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: 150 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 $251.53 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.
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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 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. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

Travel Insurance 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