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Topics in Hospital Medicine and Neurology

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida
September 21 - 28, 2019
Royal Caribbean's <em>Symphony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 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, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners,

Program Purpose

Topics:
  1. Hospital Medicine Literature Highlights - Cardiology, Cancer, Nephrology
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe key updates & current literature related to the modern practice of hospital medicine.
  2. Hospital Medicine Literature Highlights 2 - Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Rheumatology
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe key updates & current literature related to the modern practice of hospital medicine.
  3. Tick Borne Diseases
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to recognize key clinical features of tick borne diseases.
  4. Test Interpretation and Medical Decision Making
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to interpret medical test results in a scientific manner.
  5. Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism - prophylaxis and treatment
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe the current standard of care for prophylaxis and treatment of venous thrombosis in a hospitalized patient.
  6. Special Considerations for the Geriatric Patient
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe key treatment considerations for geriatric inpatients.
  7. Sepsis and Shock
    • Upon completion of this activity, attendees should be able to describe the current state of sepsis recognition and treatment, in accordance with widely accepted published guidelines.
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

Edward M. Mendoza, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAN, FACPE

Dr. Edward M. Mendoza is an independent contractor and senior Physician Consultant of the Mendoza group. He has more than 29 years of experience in health care as a physician and consultant. He also has a Neurology private practice. Dr. Mendoza's consulting services include physician training, coder and case manager education, physician liaison training, clinical documentation quality reviews, clinical pathway development, and clinical cost management.

Other present consulting experience is as a part time Vice President of Medical Affairs (Medical Director) at a tertiary care facility. He also assists with DRG and CPT proper coding projects and educational programs for HIM, UM, and QA personnel.

Dr. Mendoza is board certified in Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Medical Management. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Academy of Neurology. He is a Certified Physician Executive. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science, received his Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and his Masters of Business Administration from the Executive Program of Georgia State University in Atlanta.

The Road to 10: The Small Physician Practice's Route to ICD-10, is a resource provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help physicians prepare for the arrival of ID-10. Dr. Mendoza has recently been honored by being selected by CMS to be a member of the Physician Champion Community of Practice. This Community of Practice was established by CMS in order to bring together physicians from across the country to share ICD-10 best practices and lessons learned with their peers. The physician champions are well-respected leaders in their local physician communities and volunteer their time to service as an ICD-10 resource and a mentor to their colleagues.

Dr. Mendoza is widely published in the medical literature including several books: International Healthcare, A Framework for Comparing National Health Care Systems, 3rd edition and Mastering the Reimbursement Process, 2nd Edition. He has been recognized in Modern Healthcare for his international expertise. He has spoken at numerous seminars, both nationally and internationally on clinical, international health care, and managed care topics. He has prepared and taught "Financing International Health Care Systems, Comparative International Health Care Systems, and Managed Care for Public Health" for the school of Public Health, Morehouse School of Medicine.

Robert Fogerty, MD

Robert Fogerty, MD

Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine
Director of Bed Resources, Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT 

After receiving his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Boston College, Robert L. Fogerty received his MD and MPH degrees from Northwestern University and completed training in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

In 2011, he joined the Yale faculty as a founding member of the Academic Hospitalist Program, where he currently is an Associate Professor and is Co-Director for the Quality Improvement & Physician Leadership Distinction. His academic interests include safety and quality of care in the inpatient setting, and cost-effective care. 

In his position as Director, Bed Resources for Yale New Haven Hospital, known institutionally as the "Bed Czar," Dr. Fogerty holds administrative responsibility for the allocation and utilization of the 1,541 licensed beds at Yale New Haven Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the United States, and he remains clinically active on the inpatient general medicine service.

Publications include the Journal of Hospital Medicine, JAMA Internal Medicine, and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is a Senior Fellow of Hospital Medicine and holds leadership positions in the Society of Hospital Medicine and the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Accreditation

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.

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.

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
Sat Sep 21 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Sun Sep 22 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Mon Sep 23 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 9:00am - 12 Noon; 1-4:00 pm
- -
Tue Sep 24 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Sep 25 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Sep 26 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Fri Sep 27 Coco Cay, Bahamas
8:30 am 5:30 pm
Sat Sep 28 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas Map

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

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.

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.  

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

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 Symphony 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

Balcony

Oceanview with Balcony, 7D Oceanview with Balcony (7D) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft. 
$804.00

Third/Fourth $654.00
Oceanview with Balcony, 8D Oceanview with Balcony (8D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
$694.00
Ultra Spacious Oceanview with Large Balcony, 1A Balcony Ultra Spacious Oceanview with Large Balcony (1A)
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: 374 sq. ft. Balcony: 108 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Large Balcony, 1C Balcony Oceanview with Large Balcony (1C)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 80 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Large Balcony, 1D Balcony Oceanview with Large Balcony (1D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Boardwalk View with Balcony, 1I Balcony Boardwalk View with Balcony (1I)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. Stateroom: 274 sq. ft. Balcony: 73 sq. ft.
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Central Park View with Balcony, 1J Balcony Central Park View with Balcony (1J)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 52 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Large Balcony, 2C Balcony Oceanview with Large Balcony (2C)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 80 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 with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Boardwalk View with Balcony, 2I Balcony Boardwalk View with Balcony (2I)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. Stateroom: 274 sq. ft. Balcony: 73 sq. ft.
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Central Park View with Balcony, 2J Balcony Central Park View with Balcony (2J)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 52 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 4D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Boardwalk View with Balcony, 4I Balcony Boardwalk View with Balcony (4I)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. Up to 4 guests. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 52 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 with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 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 with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Oceanview Stateroom (1N) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. Sofa bed. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. 
$734.00

Third/Fourth $604.00
Oceanview Stateroom, 6N Oceanview Stateroom (6N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Please note that some staterooms in this class have obstructed views. Note: This stateroom category when located on the bow, has an obstructed view. Also available as a Quad.
$584.00
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: 271 sq. ft. Note: This stateroom category when located on the bow, has an obstructed view.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 1V Interior Stateroom (1V) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area with sofa bed. Stateroom: 149 sq. ft. 
$674.00

Third/Fourth $604.00
Interior Stateroom, 6V Interior Stateroom (6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 149 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
$524.00
Spacious Interior, 1R Inside Spacious Interior (1R)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, two Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 260 sq. ft.
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Central Park View Interior, 1S Inside Central Park View Interior (1S)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view, sitting area, and a private bathroom. Stateroom: 191 sq. ft.
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Promenade View Interior, 1T Inside Promenade View Interior (1T)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 194 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 149 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area with sofa bed. Stateroom: 149 sq. ft.
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Interior with Virtual Balcony, 4U Inside Interior with Virtual Balcony (4U)
A high-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area with sofa.
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Interior Stateroom, 4V Inside Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area. Stateroom: 149 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 $342.60 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.
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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