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Medical Ethics and Critical Management Strategies to Improve Patient Care &
5th International Conference on Medical Ethics, Healthcare Systems & Global Business Issues at Sea

Call for papers: To submit papers, and for questions regarding the conference, please contact Conference Program Chair Professor Ashish Chandra ( Chandra@UHCL.edu)

7-Night Best of Japan Cruise
Round-trip Beijing (Tianjin), China
June 23 - 30, 2019

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.

Royal Caribbean's <em>Quantum of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
Also approved for Psychology and Dental CE Credits PLUS up to 8 hour "academic presentation conference"

Course Fees:

ATTENDEES REGISTRATION FEE
(Cruise pricing additional & listed separately)
Physicians, Psychologists , Psychiatrists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Management Team, Faculty Professionals seeking 14 CE credits / CE contact hours $895.00
Faculty / Corporate Members (Non- CE earning) 
may also attend CE sessions, but will not receive credit.
$295.00
Students (non-CE earning) $195.00

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

Call for papers To submit papers,please e-mail Ashish Chandra 

The conference will have Continuing Education sessions as well as Academic Paper Presentation sessions. Select papers from the conference presentations may be invited for review and considered in the journals that the conference has relationships with: Hospital topics (the oldest journal in Health Care Administration field ), Health Care Manager (HCM), International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing (IJPHM).

All conference attendees are encouraged to submit papers / abstracts for presentation in the "Academic Conference Presentation" part of the conference.

All conference registrants are invited to attend and participate in both the Academic and Continuing Education portions of the 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.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Psychologists ,Psychiatrists, American Psychological Association, Chiropractors, Dentists, Medical Management Team, Hospital Administrators, Nursing Home Administrators, Faculty & Students from Healthcare and Business Fields,

Program Purpose

Program Itinerary
Date Time Activity
June 1 - June 23, 2019 Pre-Conference Continuing Education Self-Study (6 Hours)
June 24, 2019 7:30 am - 9:30 am
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
Academic Conference Paper Presentations
COCKTAIL RECEPTION - For registered delegates and guests
June 28, 2019 7:30 am - 9:30 am
8:00 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
CE Presentations (3 hours)
CE Presentations (5 hours)
NOTE: Select high quality conference papers may be invited for submission to journals affiliated with the conference: Hospital Topics, Health Care Manager, International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing.

CE sessions - Friday, June 28, 2019 (8 hours-In-Class)

(An additional 6 hours of pre-CE lectures will be covered as a 'Flip-classroom' /correspondence course. Assignments given prior to face-to-face lectures will be discussed in class on June 28, 2019) .

"Applying Marketing Research Techniques to Improve Patient Care"

"Ethical Issues Pertaining to Patient Confidentiality & Consent; AND, Human Resources Management Issues that can Impact Patient Care"
  1. The "Value of Marketing Research Techniques in Improving Patient Care"
    (6 hours - Pre-class activity sent to delegates at least a 2-weeks prior to face-to-face session)
    1. The basics of a patient satisfaction survey
    2. The 5W&H of understanding the patient and associated environmental issues
    3. The role of patient (and caregiver) satisfaction surveys
    4. Situations requiring quick survey research-valuing internal versus external surveyors
    5. Survey research design, organizing, overseeing, reporting, and understanding
    6. Types of data collection techniques
    7. Inclusion and exclusion criteria
    8. Writing good survey questions-a critical look at a variety of different questions
    9. Understanding the report and determining strategies for patient care improvement
    10. Ethical issues pertaining to patient/caregiver satisfaction surveys
    1. Recap of the above topic and discussions of ASSIGNMENTS (1 hour)
    2. ETHICAL ISSUES - 1: Patient confidentiality and consent (2 hours)
      1. Potential compromising situations where patient confidentially can unintentionally be breached:
        1. In healthcare institutions/setting
        2. By health and non-health personnel
        3. In other social settings
      2. EXAMPLES and INTERACTIVE CASES
      3. Differentiation between types of consent AND assessing consent issues for and about different clients- minors, adults, and elderly
      4. CASE STUDIES and ROLE PLAYING exercise
    3. ETHICAL ISSUES - 2: Gatekeepers for ethical integrity (1 hour)
      1. Conflict of interest
      2. Whistle-blower
      3. Impaired healthcare provider
      4. Discrimination
        1. Workplace
        2. Patient
      5. CASE STUDY and DISCUSSION
    4. EMPLOYEE CONFLICT MANAGEMENT & ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH PATIENT CARE (1 hour)
      1. Impact of inter-personnel conflict on patient care
      2. Correlation between conflict situations and organizational complexity
      3. Factors that trigger conflict
      4. Conflict between different types of personnel:
        1. Physician-physician
        2. Physician-nurse
        3. Nurse-nurse
        4. Department-department
      5. Professional disparagement and its impact on patients and care delivery
      6. CASE STUDY, ROLE PLAYING exercise, and DISCUSSION
    5. PROFESSIONAL/UNPROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR - Expectation of Professionalism from: (1 hour)
      1. Healthcare personnel perspective
      2. Patient Perspective
      3. Family/Guardian/Caregiver Perspective
      4. CASE STUDY and DISCUSSION
    6. MANAGING COMMUNICATION
      1. Ethical dimensions of appropriate communication by medical office staff
      2. Value, Issues, and Challenges
      3. Types of communication
      4. Non-verbal communication
      5. Impact on patient/caregiver and their subsequent relationships with health professions
      6. Cautions & Precautions
      7. CASE STUDY, Role playing excursion, and DISCUSSION
    7. ETHICAL ISSUES - 3: MANAGING TECHNOLOGICAL IMPACT ON PATIENT CARE (1 hour)
      1. Ethical Challenges due to Increasing interference of technology in patient care and patient data maintenance
      2. Cell phones - unauthorized photography and texting
      3. Personal computers/tablet PCs - researching and postings
      4. CASE STUDY and DISCUSSION related to unethical behaviors pertaining to utilizing cell phones and computers by health professionals
      5. The 5-W&H of patient data access
      6. Situations of unauthorized patient data access
      7. CASE STUDY and DISCUSSION
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

Ashish Chandra, MBA, PHD

Ashish Chandra, MBA, PHD
Professor Ashish Chandra is a Professor of Healthcare Administration, College of Business at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), Houston, Texas, USA where he also served as the Department Chair for over four years at UHCL. All together Dr. Chandra has over 20 years of university level teaching experience in the U.S. He is a well-recognized healthcare administration academician internationally and serves on the academic advisory board of several educational institutions in Turkey and India. He has also provided over a dozen Management Development Program, Faculty Development Programs, and professional consulting services to several healthcare and business organizations in the United States, India, Turkey, and aboard cruise ships. He actively served on the board of directors of several professional and community organizations in the United States. Over the past four years he has served as the Course Director and Speaker of five Continuing Education Programs for health professionals.

Dr. Chandra is a prolific researcher and has 75 publications in refereed journals, two edited books, ten book chapters, and over 250 publications in conference proceedings. He is an Executive Editor of the journal Hospital Topics (the oldest journal in healthcare administration field - almost 95 years in existence). He has served as the President of FOUR major international academic organizations - the Business and Health Administration Association; the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators; the MBAA International; and the Federation of Business Disciplines. He has also served as the Program Chair of over a dozen major international conferences, held in U.S., India, Turkey, and U.K. as well as aboard cruise ships in the Caribbean, Alaska, Baltics, and Mediterranean.

Professor Chandra has received numerous awards and recognition related to teaching, research, and service throughout his career, including the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award by the National Society for Leadership Success; 2015 Outstanding Professor Award given by the University of Houston - Clear Lake Alumni Association; 2012 American College of Healthcare Executives Service Award; 2011 Outstanding Educator Award from the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators; to name a few.

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 14 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.


 
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 23 Beijing (Tianjin), China
VISA REQUIRED
- 5:00 pm
Mon Jun 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jun 25 Fukuoka, Japan
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Jun 26 Sakaiminato, Japan
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Jun 27 Kyoto, Japan
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Jun 28 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jun 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 30 Beijing (Tianjin), China
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Beijing (Tianjin), China - Tianjin's old city retains some of the architecture and flavors from its days as a foreign concession port. A gateway to Beijing, the fast-modernizing metropolis is also home to historic temples and forts and a famous antiques marke

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Fukuoka, Japan - Fukuoka City is the main port of access from Korea into Japan by sea and is regarded by many as the cultural hub of Japan.

Sakaiminato, Japan - The center of Japan's fishing industry, Sakaiminato is renowned for excellent seafood and is the home of manga-comic artist Shigeru Mizuki. From here you can also visit the castle town of Matsue and the important shrine of Izumo Taisha.

Kyoto, Japan - Japan's past and traditions are well preserved in the former imperial capital. Your cultural exploration can include temples and shrines, elegant and peaceful gardens, palaces and museum. Bring an appetite to enjoy the city's famous cuisine.

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 Quantum 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

Prices are Per Person, based on double occupancy and include port charges, taxes , fees and gratuities. Prices are subject to change.
STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Junior Suite with Balcony, J3 Junior Suite with Balcony (J3)
Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Full bathroom with tub. Sitting area with sofa that converts to double bed. Private balcony. Stateroom: 267 sq. ft. Balcony: 81 sq. ft. 
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Balcony

Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Oceanview with Balcony (5D) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview with Balcony, 6D Oceanview with Balcony (6D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 8D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (8D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.

Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Oceanview Stateroom (1N) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 2U Interior Stateroom (2U)
High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom. Stateroom: 166 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
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Interior Stateroom, 3U Interior Stateroom (3U) Quad
High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom. Stateroom: 166 sq. ft. 
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Interior Stateroom, 4U Interior Stateroom (4U)
High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom. 
Stateroom: 166 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
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Prices are Per Person, based on double occupancy and include port charges, taxes , fees and gratuities. Prices are subject to change.
Deposit $250 Plus conference/course registration fee (per person).

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
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

before you cruise

Bath and Stonehenge

Tours
From day tours to extended touring of the UK

Bath and Stonehenge One of the most successful day trips - from ancient monuments to the best preserved 18th century city in Europe.

Enjoy a private guided tour of the mysterious site of Stonehenge. This ancient temple was built around 5,000 years ago, making it older than the pyramids of Egypt.

Tour the ancient baths. Built over 2,000 years ago, the Romans harnessed the hot local springs and were able to engineer a magnificent complex of plunge pools, steam rooms and saunas. End your visit to Bath with a visit to the impressive abbey.

To learn more about extending your vacation with this package, ask your CEI agent for details and availability.


Beijing Capital Hotel
2 or 3 Night Pre-cruise Hotel Package

2 Nights Capital Hotel

# Nights Double Occupancy Single Supplement Triple Sharing
2 Nights $879.00 per person $239.00 No Deduction
3 Nights $1,145.00 per person $350.00 No Deduction
Prices are based on a minimum of 6-9 passengers

2 Day Pre Cruise Beijing Tour
June 21 - 23, 2019


June 21 - Day 1: Arrive Beijing
  • Upon arrival meet local representative who will transfer your group to the HOTEL: Beijing Capital Hotel
June 22 - Day 2: Beijing (B, L, D) Great Wall
  • Today, experience a highlight of your trip, as you visit the renowned Great Wall. On the way, if traffic allows, stop to photograph the iconic "Bird's Nest" - the Beijing National Stadium-host too many spectacular events of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Then, arrive at the amazing Great Wall and walk along its ramparts as emperors once did. This evening, sample one of the famous dishes of the imperial family-the Beijing Duck at a local restaurant .
June 23 - Day 3: Beijing-Pier (B)
  • Today your group will transfer from your hotel to the pier to board your cruise ship

3 Day Pre Cruise Beijing Tour
June 20 - 23, 2019


June 20 - Day 1: Arrive Beijing
  • Upon arrival meet local representative who will transfer your group to the HOTEL: Beijing Capital Hotel l
June 21 - Day 2: Beijing (B) Forbidden City & Summer Palace
  • Today's full day tour visits, the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City featuring the living quarters, museum and the jewelry sections. The entire complex covers 74 hectares (183 acres) and consists of over 8,000 rooms. The exhibition halls and vaults hold some one million treasures at one of the most important museums in all of China. Following group will the exquisite Summer Palace declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 .
June 22 - Day 3: 3 Beijing (B, L, D) Great Wall
  • Today, experience a highlight of your trip, as you visit the renowned Great Wall. On the way, if traffic allows, stop to photograph the iconic "Bird's Nest" - the Beijing National Stadium-host too many spectacular events of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Then, arrive at the amazing Great Wall and walk along its ramparts as emperors once did. This evening, sample one of the famous dishes of the imperial family-the Beijing Duck at a local restaurant.
June 23 - Day 4: Beijing-Pier (B)
  • Today your group will transfer from your hotel to the pier to board your cruise ship .

  1. Not Included in the land cost:
    • China Individual Visa fee - $240.00 per person, subject to change without notice. Non-refundable once Visa is issued. (Visa processing fee may increase)
    • The Chinese Consulate now require the China application form to be type written instead of handwritten. For updated China Visa Application form - please visit www.pacificdelighttours.com/visa.pdf
    • Please note that our pricing for the initial arrival and final departure transfers are based on one way cost (one time), one bus and guide to & from airport-hotel-airport transfers. We can arrange for private transfer with guide each way at additional cost if you are arriving or departing with the group.
  2. Tours:
    • Due to occasional flight delays, weather conditions or other unforeseen situations, it may not be possible to include some sightseeing tours as scheduled. Cultural and acrobatic shows and other performance may not be available during holidays and seasonal recess in China.
    • Tips to National Guide, local guides, drivers, ground and hotel porters are not included. This is on passenger's own expenses.