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Topics in Primary Care, Addiction Medicine,
Mental Health, and Nutrition

7-Night Greek Isles & Italy Cruise
Round-trip Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
June 13 - 20, 2021
Royal Caribbean's <em>Odyssey of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Odyssey of the Seas
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 ASWB ACE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$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, Psychologists, Social Workers,

Program Purpose

This CME activity entitled Primary Care includes topics frequently encountered in outpatient medicine in Primary care, however the skills gained can be applied to other specialties.

Participants will become familiar with new diseases management and prevention guidelines and will have the opportunity to practice this knowledge and skills by solving relevant clinical scenarios to improve patient outcome. Participants will gain skills in working with an intraprofessional team for decreasing medical errors (like handoff) and improving patient outcomes and decreasing health care expenditure (like proper chronic pain management, obesity management, lifestyle medicine for management of chronic diseases). We will particularly focus on discussing recommendations based on current strong evidence and updated guidelines.

Topics:
  1. Obesity Management: Update on Latest Guidelines and Evidence, and Practical Tips
    • Synthesize the current guidelines on obesity management in a clinically relevant fashion.
    • Use evidence based medicine to debunk popular myths related to diet, activity and behavior as they relate to the treatment of obesity.
    • Synthesize the effectiveness and risks of each weight loss method for patients
    • Manage obesity in a 15-minute outpatient visit
  2. Health promotion: What are the recommendations and evidence? How to motivate patients for behavior change?
    • Synthesize the updated recommendations and evidence for health promotion
    • Demonstrate techniques for motivating patients for behavior change
    • Apply the knowledge gained to a clinical scenario
  3. Update on evidence-based recommendations for lifestyle management of common diseases
    • Synthesize current evidence and recommendations for lifestyle management of common primary care chronic diseases.
    • Apply lifestyle medicine principles to clinical case management
  4. Update on USPTFS recommendations for screening in primary care
    • Synthesize current US PTFS guidelines for screening in primary care
    • Apply the knowledge gained to relevant clinical scenarios
  5. Current guidelines for screening patients at risk for type 1 and 2 diabetes
    • Summarize current guidelines for screening patients for type 1 and 2 diabetes
    • Apply the knowledge gained to relevant clinical scenarios
  6. Pain management: Guidelines for opioid risk mitigation and overdose resuscitation
    • Identify recent trends in use of opioids and deaths from overdose.
    • Describe recently published clinical guidelines on the use of opioids from the Center for Disease Control, the American Heart Association, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, including risk mitigation strategies and the steps of opioid overdose resuscitation.
    • Apply the knowledge gained to an evolving case involving opioid prescription.
  7. Handoffs: Prevention of medical Errors
    • Summarize the components of optimal verbal and written handoffs
    • Synthesize the roles of effective handoffs and the relationship with medical errors
    • Describe the characteristics, content and sequence of effective handoffs
    • Apply effective handoffs strategies to improve a clinical handoff scenario
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 Fisher, PhD, RPh

Edward Fisher, PhD, RPh

Dr. Edward Fisher received his BA in Biology and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his BS in Pharmacy at Temple University College of Pharmacy. His current position is Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy, Marshall B. Ketchum University,  Fullerton, California. 

Dr. Fisher has been granted tenure at three different universities. His first academic position was at Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy where he was promoted to Associate Professor. Subsequently, he went on to help start up three new colleges of pharmacy, Midwestern University-Glendale College of Pharmacy as Professor and Inaugural Department Chair of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawaii at Hilo, as Professor and Associate Dean. 

He also served as the Director of the MS in Clinical Psychopharmacology program. His current position is Professor and Dean, College of Pharmacy, Marshall B. Ketchum University, 2575 Yorba Linda Blvd., Fullerton, California.

Dr Fisher is licensed as a pharmacist in Arizona and Pennsylvania, and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. He has devised and presented over 100 continuing education seminars and innovative NSF sponsored short courses. He is a past National Secretary of Rho Chi, the only pharmacy honor society, and recipient of the National Rho Chi Advisor of the Year award. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he currently plans to continue teaching in his areas of expertise which includes: substances of abuses, nutrition, and the pharmacotherapy of mental disorders. 

Magdalena Pasarica MD, PhD

Magdalena Pasarica MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Family Medicine Chair of Education
University of Central Florida, College of Medicine
Orlando, Florida 

Dr. Pasarica is a physician educator, board certified in Family Medicine with a PhD in Nutrition and Obesity. She serves as Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Central Florida College of Medicine, where she serves as Medical Director for the Student-run free clinic, Editor for the UCF Flagship Medical Journal and Family Medicine Chair of Education.

Dr. Pasarica is actively seeing patients in primary care clinic and performs quality improvement projects for delivery of optimal evidence-based primary care. Through her 10+ years of translational and clinical research in nutrition and obesity, Dr Pasarica is translating her expertise in evidence based medicine and lifestyle medicine into medical education and education research.

Dr Pasarica has been invited by numerous organizations to give CME talks on Primary Care Topics and has published extensively in this field. Her work was recognized by awards from national organizations, including the American Association of Medical Colleges and Bipartisan Policy Center.

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.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

 

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.

Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

 

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Continuing Education, Inc. is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 14 Clinical continuing education credits.

Does not apply to the following states/provinces: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, West Virginia, Ontario, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territories.

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 13 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Mon Jun 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jun 15 Santorini, Greece
12:00 pm 11:00 pm
Wed Jun 16 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 10:00 pm
Thu Jun 17 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri Jun 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jun 19 Naples, Italy
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Jun 20 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Greek Isles & Italy

Ports of Call

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

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.

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!

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

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 Odyssey 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

Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom, GS Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (GS)
1 Bedroom Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed. Living room with sitting area and writing desk. Private balcony with seating area and private dining. One bathroom with tub and two sinks (access from living room and bedroom). 

Stateroom: 388 sq. ft. Balcony: 109 sq. ft. 
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Junior Suite with Balcony, J4 Junior Suite with Balcony (J4)
Junior Suite Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed. Bedroom area and sitting area with sofa. One bathroom with tub.
Stateroom: 301 sq. ft. Balcony: 81 sq. ft. 
$5,550.00
Agent will check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking

Balcony

 Spa Oceanview with Balcony, S4 Spa Oceanview with Balcony (S4)

Your Spa Stateroom is your private retreat for relaxing and recharging.  From a range of calming in-room amenities to upgrated features like lush bath products, luxurious bedding and more; every detail is focused toward your relaxation and well-being. 
Included with the Spa Staterooms:

  • Priority when booking spa treatments
  • Upgraded carpet & balcony cushioned balcony furniture
  • Upgraded mattress and pillows
  • Upgraded jetted shower head
  • Upgraded toiletries
  • Welcome gift of fresh fruit on embarkation day
  • Refreshments delivered daily
    • Water, coffee & tea
  • King-size down feather pillows
  • Cozy slippers and luxurious robes
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Succulents
  • Tranquil artwork
 
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 Oceanview with Balcony, 4D Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed.
One double sofa bed
Size Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft. 
$1,725.00
Agent will check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking
Obstructed Oceanview with Balcony, 1E Balcony Obstructed Oceanview with Balcony (1E)
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed.
One double sofa bed
Obstructed ocean view
Size Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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 Oceanview with Balcony, 7D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (7D)
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed.
One double sofa bed
Size Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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 Oceanview with Balcony, 8D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (8D)
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed.
One double sofa bed
Size Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa.
Stateroom: 119 sq. ft. 
$1,260.00
Agent will check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking
Spacious Oceanview Stateroom, 1M Outside Spacious Oceanview Stateroom (1M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa.
Stateroom: 187sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (1N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa.
Stateroom: 119 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview Stateroom, 2M Outside Spacious Oceanview Stateroom (2M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa.
Stateroom: 187sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • Sitting arear with one double sofa bed

Stateroom: 166 sq. ft. 
$1,083.00
Agent will check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking
Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • Sitting arear with one double sofa bed

Stateroom: 166 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • Sitting arear with one double sofa bed

Stateroom: 166 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 $282.78 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.
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.


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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.

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For more details or for a quote, please ask your CEI agent.