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Delivering Personalized Medicine: Focus on Pharmacogenomics, Medication Optimization and Collaborative Care Models to Enhance Patient Outcomes
&
Topics in Allergy and Immunology

7-Night Greek Isles Cruise
Round-trip Venice, Italy
September 05 - 12, 2020
Royal Caribbean's <em>Rhapsody of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$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

This program will focus on the following and allow participants to:

  • Recognize the evolving role pharmacogenomics is playing in the delivery of personalized medicine.
  • Describe common sources for medication-related miscommunications and how poor medication adherence can impact the clinical and economic outcomes for patient, providers, and stakeholders.
  • Discuss the rationale for collaborative models of care that deliver enhanced clinical, patient, and economic outcomes.

From Pharmacogenomics to Personalized Medicine

After attending the following session individuals should be able to:
  1. Identify new personal health care technologies and the impact they may have on patient outcomes.
  2. Distinguish benefits and limitations of genetic testing and use in managing medications in specific patients.
  3. Evaluate various gene-drug (biomarker-drug) pairs with pharmacogenomic applications.
  4. Critique the various resources (e.g., CPIC, PharmGKB, FDA) for pharmacogenomics drug-gene pairs.
  5. Understand the difference between preemptive and reactive testing of drug-gene pairs.
  6. Discuss the economic cost or impact considerations related to pharmacogenomic testing.
  7. Understand practical approaches to counseling/patient education related to pharmacogenomics.

Optimizing Medication Adherence and Outcomes

After attending the following session individuals should be able to:
  1. Create strategies to promote medications adherence among all healthcare providers.
  2. Describe the impact of poor adherence on clinical and economic outcomes for patient and stakeholders.
  3. Associate the necessary points within the medication use system in which technologies can be employed to reduce medical errors and enhance patient outcomes

Comprehensive Medication Management Services

After attending the following session individuals should be able to:
  1. Outline the value of leveraging the prescription benefit to reduce downstream healthcare costs and outcomes.
  2. Critique the rationale for collaborative models of care that deliver enhanced clinical, patient and economic outcomes that involves pharmaceutical benefits.
  3. Recognize the importance of aligning incentives in a “pay for performance” model that includes all providers.

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.
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Faculty

Roger W. Fox, M.D. FAAAAI, FACP

Roger W. Fox, M.D. FAAAAI, FACP

Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Division of Allergy and Immunology
University of South Florida
Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL

After receiving his medical degree at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his 3 years of Internal Medicine and 2 years in Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He joined the faculty at USF in the Division of Allergy and Immunology. He was recognized for his 30 years of service to USF College of Medicine and to the Tampa VA Department of Medicine. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. He has been elected as The Best Doctors in America for the past decade. He serves as the Director of A/I Fellow Training, and he has trained 75 Allergy/Immunology Fellows. He has an extensive list of contributions in the literature, and presentations at local, national and international meetings. He has been on various boards including the Hillsborough County Medical Association and Florida Allergy Asthma and Immunology Society and many committees in the Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

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 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).

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.

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Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Sep 05 Venice, Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sun Sep 06 Kotor, Montenegro
1:00 pm 8:00 pm
Mon Sep 07 Corfu, Greece
9:00 am 3:00 pm
Tue Sep 08 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
12:00 pm 8:30 pm
Wed Sep 09 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Sep 10 Argostoli, Greece
11:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Sep 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Sep 12 Venice, Italy
6:45 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Eastern Mediterranean

Ports of Call

Venice, Italy - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice
Pre-Cruise Hotel Packages in Venice

Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.

Corfu, Greece - Corfu greets you with sunny beaches, miles of cypress groves and the opulent villas of 19th century European royalty.

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!

Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.

Argostoli, Greece - Situated on the largest of the Ionion Islands on Kefalonia, Argostoli is perfect for nature and history lovers. Tour the ruins of St. George Castle, see loggerhead turtles feeding and take in sweeping views atop its cliffs.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody 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

Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom, RS Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom (RS)
Grand entrance with doorbell. Bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with whirlpool tub, private balcony, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano. Stateroom: 1,326 sq. ft. Balcony: 110 sq. ft. 
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Non-refundable Deposit

Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom, OS 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: 523 sq. ft. Balcony: 104 sq. ft. 
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Non-refundable Deposit

Junior Suite with Balcony, J3 Junior Suite with Balcony (J3)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed and private bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 241 sq. ft. Balcony: 64 sq. ft. 
$1,579.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
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. Stateroom: 355 sq. ft. Balcony: 104 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, two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub), living area with double sofa bed and two Pullman beds, and a private balcony. Stateroom: 509 sq. ft. Balcony: 59 sq. ft.
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Junior Suite with Balcony, J4 Suite/Deluxe Junior Suite with Balcony (J4)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed and private bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 241 sq. ft. Balcony: 64 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Suite (no balcony), VO Suite/Deluxe Oceanview Suite (no balcony) (VO)
Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Two bathrooms, one with tub, living area with double sofa and second bedroom with 2 Pullman beds. Stateroom: 535 sq. ft.
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Balcony

Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 3B Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (3B) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 195 sq. ft. Balcony: 35 sq. ft. 
$1,359.00

Third/Fourth $349.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
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. Stateroom: 195 sq. ft. Balcony: 35 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. Stateroom: 195 sq. ft. Balcony: 35 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: 195 sq. ft. Balcony: 35 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 3N Oceanview Stateroom (3N) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 154 sq. ft. 
$729.00

Third/Fourth $199.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Oceanview Stateroom, 6N Oceanview Stateroom (6N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 154 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
$699.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Spouse/partner Not Attending Conference: Oceanview Stateroom, (2N) Outside Spouse/partner Not Attending Conference: Oceanview Stateroom ((2N))
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 154 sq. ft.
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Ultra Spacious Oceanview, 1K Outside Ultra Spacious Oceanview (1K)
Two sets of two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa bed, separate area with bunk beds and a private bathroom with shower. Stateroom: 246 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview, 1M Outside Spacious Oceanview (1M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom. Oversized window provides extended view. Stateroom: 193 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (1N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 154 sq. ft.
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Ocean View Single Occupancy, 2N Outside Ocean View Single Occupancy (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 154 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 3V Interior Stateroom (3V) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 146 sq. ft. 
$529.00

Third/Fourth $199.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Interior Stateroom, -6V Interior Stateroom (-6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 146 sq. ft. Also available as a Quad.
$499.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Spouse/partner Not  Attending conference: Interior Stateroom, (6V) Inside Spouse/partner Not Attending conference: Interior Stateroom ((6V))
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Interior Stateroom, 1V Inside Interior Stateroom (1V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 146 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: 146 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 4V Inside Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 146 sq. ft.
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Attending conference -Interior-Single Occupancy, 6V Inside Attending conference -Interior-Single Occupancy (6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 146 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 $281.70 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 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

Venice Pre Cruise Package
3 days/2 nights

Hotel Bonvecchiati Venezia or similar

San Marco, Calle Goldoni 4488
30124 Venice, Italy

Located in the heart of Venice, the Hotel Bonvecchiati has the most privileged position of any 4-star hotel in Venice: the hotel is in Calle Goldoni, just a 3-minute walk from Saint Mark's Square and 5 minutes from the Rialto Bridge; the Rialto stop of the vaporetti that will take you to the Grand Canal and the Venice Lido is also 5 minutes away.

  • Day 1: Arrival
    • Private transfer from airport or pier with assistance and water taxi to your hotel. Check in and overnight.
  • Day 2: Discover Venice
    • Venice Absolute Tour includes St. Mark's Basilica and Doge Palace. Sundays only Doge Palace.
  • Day 3: Departure
    • Private transfer with assistance to the pier or airport

    Included:
    • 1 private transfer from airport to hotel or vice-versa
    • 1 group tour including entrance to Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica (Note on Sunday the Basilica is not accessible there will be a $5 discount on the tour)
    • 1 private transfer from the hotel to the pier or vice-versa
    • 2 - night hotel accommodation with breakfast,/li.
    • Hotel Bonvecchiati or similar

    Rates per person low season - November 11, 2019 / February 29 2020
    • Sharing Double Room $696

    Rates per person medium season - July 16, 2020/August 31, 2020
    • Sharing Double Room $801

    Rates per person high season - March 1, 2020/ July 15, 2020 - September 1, 2020/ November 10, 2020
    • Sharing Double Room $889
    **Weekend Supplement (Friday/Saturday) $40 per person per night**
    **Black -out dates apply** SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
    A 20% advance deposit is required.

    PRIVATE TRANSFERS OPERATED FROM 08.00PM TO 07.00AM ARE SUBJECT TO A 30% NIGHT SURCHARGE. HOTEL RATES ARE DYNAMIC AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE, LOCAL TOURIST TAX TO BE PAID AT HOTEL BETWEEN 4 AND 7 EURO PER PERSON PER NIGHT.

    All deposits are refundable if a cancellation occurs up to 45 days prior to the beginning of the first service in your reservation. In case of cancellation before the 45th day prior to the first day of service, There will still be a $50 per person handling fee. For cancellations after the 45th day prior to the first service date, there is no refund.

    Final and full payment is due before the 45th day prior to the beginning of the first service in your reservation. Modifications are allowed without any additional charge, however, always subject to hotels and supplier availability and to price changes.

    Prices are subject to increase due to any increase in our cost, such as, but not limited to: increase in air, land fares, fuel cost, and currency fluctuation. We reserve the right to revise the price and re-invoice in case of price increase of 5% or more at the time final payment is due.