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Update on Indications, Interactions and Complications in the Use of Pharmaceuticals

7-Night Alaska Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
August 04 - 11, 2019
<em>Norwegian Bliss</em>
Norwegian Bliss
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$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

Drug Abuse and Misuse

  • Identify the dangers associated with the nonmedical use of prescription and OTC medications.
  • Devise ways to prevent medication abuse in your patients and drug diversion/mis-use within your practice.
  • Compare and contrast challenges with Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and behind the counter status.
  • Discuss the use of marijuana (and its active ingredients) for various medicinal purposes.

Understanding Patient’s Approaches in Self-Care

  • Outline strategies for assessing and counseling patients on the use of OTC products in self-care.
  • Describe patient’s attitudes about monitoring devices and diagnostics for self-care.
  • Identify new personal health care technologies and the impact they may have on patient outcomes.

Optimizing Medication Adherence and Outcomes

  • Create strategies to promote medications adherence among all healthcare providers.
  • Describe the impact of poor adherence on clinical and economic outcomes for patient and stakeholders.
  • Associate the necessary points within the medication use system in which technology can be employed to reduce medical errors and enhance patient outcomes.

From Pharmacogenomics to Personalized Medicine

  • Distinguish the benefits and limitations of genetic testing and use in managing medications in specific patients.
  • Identify new personal health care technologies and the impact they may have on patient outcomes.
  • Evaluate various gene-drug (biomarker-drug) pairs with pharmacogenomic applications.

Comprehensive Medication Management Services

  • Recognize the importance of aligning incentives in a "pay for performance" model that includes all providers.
  • Outline the benefits of leveraging the prescription benefit to reduce downstream healthcare costs and outcomes.
  • Critique the rationale for collaborative models of care that deliver enhanced clinical, patient and economic outcomes.

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Update, Key Product Approvals, Guideline Updates

  • Describe the challenges associated with biosimilars and biologics and their interchangeability.
  • Critique the FDA's role in pharmaceutical approvals, post-marketing safety surveillance and balancing the impact on consumer demand.
  • Compare and contrast key recent drug approvals with those already used for specific conditions.
  • Discuss pertinent pharmacotherapy changes to clinical guidelines.

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

George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh

George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh

Founding Dean and Professor of the School of Pharmacy at the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

Dr. MacKinnon completed his pharmacy education at the University of Wisconsin Madison and completed two years post-graduate residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. He earned his PhD from Loyola University in Chicago.

Karen MacKinnon, BPharm, RPh

Karen MacKinnon, BPharm, RPh

Assistant Professor and Director of Professional Labs, School of Pharmacy at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Ms. MacKinnon received her pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison and completed her post-graduate training at Meriter Medical Center in Madison. She has practiced in institutional and community pharmacy practice.

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.

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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Aug 04 Seattle, Washington
- 3:30 pm
Mon Aug 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Aug 06 Juneau, Alaska
2:30 am 11:00 pm
Wed Aug 07 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 8:15 pm
Thu Aug 08 Glacier Bay
Cruising
- -
Fri Aug 09 Ketchikan, Alaska
6:00 am 1:00 pm
Sat Aug 10 Victoria, British Columbia
7:03 am 11:59 pm
Sun Aug 11 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, you can pan for gold at Gold Creek and taste salmon baked on an alderwood fire, mush sleddogs, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier at the park. This charming small city also hosts an excellent zipline course. And for the less adventurous, the Red Dog Saloon is near the dock.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

Glacier Bay - If you didn't know any better, you'd think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice.When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world.

Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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.

Norwegian Bliss

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

The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony, H4 The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony (H4) Sextuplet
Perfect for the family, these Villas are located in The Haven and feature two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, the other with a double sofa bed, plus additional bedding and two bathrooms. 
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The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony, H2 The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony (H2) Sextuplet
Perfect for the family, these Villas are located in The Haven and feature two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, the other with a double sofa bed, plus additional bedding and two bathrooms. 
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Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony, MC Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony (MC)

Located mid-ship with easy access to everything, these Mini-Suites feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, sofa bed, some feature additional bedding for 1, and a private balcony.

 
  • Total Approx. Size: 249 sq. ft.
  • Balcony Size: 42 sq. ft.
 Also available as a Sextuplet.
$2,339.00
Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony, MA Suite/Deluxe Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony (MA)

Located mid-ship with easy access to everything, these Mini-Suites feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed, sofa bed, some feature additional bedding for 1, and a private balcony.

 
  • Total Approx. Size: 249 sq. ft.
  • Balcony Size: 42 sq. ft.
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Balcony

Mid-Ship Balcony, BA Mid-Ship Balcony (BA)
Enjoy easy access to all the outdoor fun on the top decks. Your stateroom includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and some feature additional bedding for up to 2 guests.

  • Total Approx. Size: 207 sq. ft.
  • Balcony Size: 32 sq. ft.
 Also available as a Sextuplet.
$2,179.00
Mid-Ship Balcony, BC Mid-Ship Balcony (BC)
Enjoy easy access to all the outdoor fun on the top decks. Your stateroom includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and some feature additional bedding for up to 2 guests.
 
  • Accommodates: 2-4
  • Total Approx. Size: 207 sq. ft.
  • Balcony Size: 32 sq. ft.
 Also available as a Sextuplet.
$2,139.00
Balcony, BF Balcony (BF)

Enjoy easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board from your stateroom that includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding for up to 2 guests.

 
  • Total Approx. Size: 213 - 367 sq. ft.
  • Balcony Size: 38 - 90 sq. ft.
 Also available as a Sextuplet.
$2,039.00
Balcony, BD Balcony (BD)

Enjoy easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board from your stateroom that includes two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding for up to 2 guests.

 
  • Total Approx. Size: 213 - 367 sq. ft.
  • Balcony Size: 38 - 90 sq. ft.
 Also available as a Sextuplet.
$2,089.00

Inside

Mid-Ship Inside, IA Mid-Ship Inside (IA)

Located on higher decks near the fun, these staterooms feature two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and some feature additional bedding for up to one guest. Some connect.

  • Accommodates: 2 - 3
  • Total Approx. Size: 135 - 201 sq. ft.
 Also available as a Sextuplet.
$1,109.00
Inside, ID Inside (ID)

These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed.

 
  • Total Approx. Size: 135 sq. ft.
 Also available as a Sextuplet.
$1,039.00

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

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $553.89 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