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Topics in Primary Care and Endocrinology

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
January 29 - February 05, 2020
Holland America's <em> Veendam</em>
Holland America's Veendam
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14.0 Contact Hours
10 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

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,

Program Purpose

The purpose of these lectures is to provide an overview of the management of common endocrinology problems utilizing new guidelines and medications to improve the care of patients seen in primary care settings.
Areas covered include: thyroid disorders, and the effectiveness of dietary, surgical and medical therapy for obesity. New guidelines have been published by the American College of Cardiology for the management of lipid disorders and cases will be used to illustrate their effective use. Comfortable use of the diagnostic tests and medications for metabolic bone problems is another goal.

An approach to the integration of new diabetes medications into primary care practice and the American Diabetes Association guideline changes for 2019 will be discussed to improve understanding of their utility in various types of patients particularly those with complications from diabetes. Advances in the diagnosis and management of common pituitary and adrenal disorders have recently changed with new guidelines form the Endocrine Society.

Topics
  1. Primary Care Treatment of Essential Hypertension: A 2018 Update
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to customize their treatment approach in the essential hypertension patient and maximize the percent of patients treated who reach goal blood pressure.
  2. Atrial Fibrillation: What the Primary Care Practitioner Needs to Know
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the newest information regarding atrial fibrillation and describe the role of anti-arrhythmics in the management of the disease.
  3. Thromboembolic Disease in Primary Care: Focus on the New Anticoagulants
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the role of the new oral anticoagulants and describe any relevant differences between the available agents.
  4. Asthma and COPD: New Recommendations and Treatment Options
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the new recommendations for treatment of patients with asthma and COPD.
  5. Primary Care Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in the era of Increasing Bacterial resistance
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the treatment options for UTI’s in the era of increasing antimicrobial resistance
  6. Antimicrobial Resistance: Implications for the Primary Care Provider
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to describe the impact of antimicrobial resistance in both gram-negative and gram-positive infections and discuss treatment strategies for common infections
  7. Osteoporosis: Review of Guidelines and New Therapeutic Options
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to describe the new National Osteoporosis Guidelines and how the recommendations will impact the treatment and prevention strategies in their patients with osteopenia or osteoporosis.
  8. Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Disease
    • Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Disease
  9. How to Choose the Proper Medication for Your Patient with Type 2 Diabetes
    • Describe the use of oral agents in patients with Type 2 diabetes
  10. Using Insulin Effectively in the Treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
    • Describe the use of insulin in various forms of diabetes
  11. New Developments in the Medical and Surgical Management of Obesity
    • Explain the use of food plans, exercise, medications and surgery in the management of obesity
  12. Management of Dyslipidemia: What is New
    • Discuss the diagnosis and management of dyslipidemia
  13. Common Adrenal and Pituitary Problems: How to Spot Them in your Practice
    • Discuss the most common adrenal and pituitary problems, diagnosis and therapy
  14. Metabolic bone disease:sorting out the causes to decide effective therapy
    • Describe the diagnosis and therapy of calcium disorders.
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

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD

Veronica Piziak MD, PhD is a professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University and Emeritus Director of Endocrinology at Scott and White. She presently is the Director of Diabetes Education and program at Baylor Scott and White. She has research interests in osteoporosis and diabetes prevention and has about 100 publications in the field of endocrinology.

Dr. Piziak received her undergraduate degrees and her PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her medical degree from University Kentucky in Lexington. She completed her internal medicine residency at Akron general Medical Center in Akron Ohio and her fellowship training in endocrinology metabolism at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Dr. Piziak is presently the Emeritus Chief of Endocrinology, Director of the Diabetes section and Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship program at Baylor Scott and White in Temple Texas. She is a Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University and a fellow of the American College of physicians.

2nd speaker TBA

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 12 - 21 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.

 MOC ABIM

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
Wed Jan 29 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 5:00 pm
Thu Jan 30 Nassau, Bahamas
8:00 am 2:00 pm
Fri Jan 31 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Feb 01 San Juan, Puerto Rico
1:00 pm 11:00 pm
Sun Feb 02 St. Thomas, U.S. V.I.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Feb 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 04 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Feb 05 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.  

St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. - Arguably the island with the best shopping and the best beaches. Shop duty-free Charlotte Amalie 'til you drop. Or dive into the beach scene at beautiful Magens Bay, Coki Point, or Turtle Cove, nesting ground of the endangered hawksbill sea turtle.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - When was the last time you whiled away the day on a private Caribbean island? Here's your chance. The island is ours; the day is yours to sun, swim, and sail. Enjoy!

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.

Holland America's Veendam

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

Verandah Spa Staterooms (VQ)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. 
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Neptune Suites, SB Neptune Suites (SB)
Two lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Approximately 575 sq. ft. including verandah 
$2,129.00
Vista Suites, A Vista Suites (A)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. 
$1,629.00
Vista Suites (Some Accessible), B Vista Suites (Some Accessible) (B)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, and standard interior and exterior door size. 
$1,529.00
Vista Suites (Some Accessible), BA Vista Suites (Some Accessible) (BA)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, and standard interior and exterior door size.
Approximately 283 sq. ft. including verandah 
$1,429.00
Vista Suites (Some Accessible), BB Vista Suites (Some Accessible) (BB)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, and standard interior and exterior door size.
Approximately 283 sq. ft. including verandah 
$1,329.00
Neptune Suites, SA Suite/Deluxe Neptune Suites (SA)
Two lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Approximately 575 sq. ft. including verandah
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Outside

Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Some Accessible), C Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Some Accessible) (C)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, and standard interior and exterior door size. 
$669.00
Large Ocean-view Staterooms, D Large Ocean-view Staterooms (D)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

174 sq. ft. 
$649.00
Large Ocean-view Staterooms, DA Large Ocean-view Staterooms (DA)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

174 sq. ft. 
$629.00
Large Ocean-view Staterooms, DD Large Ocean-view Staterooms (DD)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

174 sq. ft. 
$609.00
Large Ocean-view Staterooms, E Large Ocean-view Staterooms (E)
Large Ocean-view Staterooms: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 
$589.00
Large Ocean-view Staterooms, EE Large Ocean-view Staterooms (EE)
Large Ocean-view Staterooms: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower
Approximately 174 sq. ft. 
$569.00
Lanai Staterooms (Some Accessible), CA Outside Lanai Staterooms (Some Accessible) (CA)
Sliding glass doors (mirrored for privacy) open onto our Promenade deck from this comfortable stateroom, which includes two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and other amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
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Inside

Large Inside Stateroom, I Large Inside Stateroom (I)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower 
$459.00
Large Interior Staterooms, J Large Interior Staterooms (J)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. 
$449.00
Interior Staterooms, K Interior Staterooms (K)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
Approximately 141 sq. ft. 
$439.00
Large Interior Staterooms, L Large Interior Staterooms (L)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower 
$429.00

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

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $380.00 per person.
Deposit $350.00 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 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