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Current Topics in Primary Care, Palliative Care, and
Emergency Medicine

7-Night Adriatic & Italy Cruise
from Venice, Italy to Tarragona, Spain
October 31 - November 07, 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
$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

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

Jeffrey M. Kagan, MD, CMD, FACP

Jeffrey M. Kagan, MD, CMD, FACP

Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University Of Connecticut School of Medicine
Managing Partner of Newington Internal Medicine - Primary Care
Certified Medical Director for Long Term Care by AMDA
Senior Attending Physician - The Hospital of Central Connecticut

Jeffrey Kagan earned two Bachelors' Degrees: Biology, and Health Sciences, a Masters' Degree in Physiology, and his MD degree. Prior to medical school he was a Certified Physician Assistant. He completed his residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine as well a second board certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine. He is also a Certified Medical Director (CMD) for Long Term Care by AMDA. Dr. Kagan is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He currently teaches medical, nurse practitioner and physician assistant students and as well as internal medicine residents.

Dr. Kagan has is frequently called upon by his peers regarding the Business Aspects and Practice Management of Medicine, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Medical Economics. He has done consulting for attorneys, insurance, as well as pharmaceutical and wealth management companies. In addition to his busy private primary care practice, Dr. Kagan is currently the medical director of a skilled nursing facility, a home health agency and previously a hospice agency. He is a Professional Director with HAVEN, an agency that advocates and monitors impaired health professionals. He has served as an Expert Witness for both plaintiff and defendant sides of malpractice cases.

His special interests include: Diving Medicine, Business Aspects of Practice, Medical Legal Cases, Risk Management, Medical Trivia and Impaired Health Professionals. His hobbies include: Bicycling, Boating, Scuba diving, Golf and Skiing.

David Effron, MD

David Effron, MD

Assistant Professor
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Dr. Effron is an attending physician at MetroHealth Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center in Cleveland, Ohio. This is one of the largest Emergency Medicine Residency training programs in the country. He is actively involved in teaching the residents, nursing staff and practitioners.

His special interest in the Emergency Department is medical photography. Many of his photographs have appeared in various publications and teaching textbooks, including Rosen, Tintinalli, Knoop’s Atlas of Emergency Medicine, and various Ohio ACEP publications.

He is the editor of visual diagnosis for Consultant magazine. He has had multiple articles published in Emergency Physician Monthly and ACEP Now.

His hobbies include travel, wildlife, and scenic photography. He is also involved in cruise ship medicine working for various companies including Holland America, Lindblad/National Geographic, and the Sea Cloud.

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.

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 Oct 31 Venice, Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sun Nov 01 Dubrovnik, Croatia
12:00 pm 9:00 pm
Mon Nov 02 Kotor, Montenegro
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Nov 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Nov 04 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Nov 05 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Nov 06 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Nov 07 Tarragona, Spain
4:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

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 and Post-Cruise Hotel Packages in Venice

Dubrovnik, Croatia - This ancient city is set on a peninsula and surrounded by a 1,000 year old protective wall. Said to be one of the prettiest spots in the world, it is as if you stepped back in time.

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

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Tarragona, Spain - Tarragona, the first city you come across when you travel southward from Barcelona, provides a window into the soul of the Catalonia region. A stroll through its cobbled streets is like a walk back in time, as well as a survey of Catalan gastronomy. Explore the ruins of Tarraco, a UNESCO World Heritage site with an amphitheater that dates back to the Roman era, or the 12th-century Tarragona Cathedral, built on the site of a destroyed Moorish mosque. Or follow your taste buds along the Neoclassical Plaça de la Font, where dozens of cafes serve classic Spanish tapas and sangria as well as some specialties you'll only find in Tarragona.

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 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

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. 
$4,019.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom, GS 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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Junior Suite with Balcony, J4 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. 
$2,234.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
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, J3 Suite/Deluxe 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.
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Royal Suite - 1 Bedroom, RS Suite/Deluxe 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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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, 2B 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. 
$2,079.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
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. 
$2,099.00

Third/Fourth $336.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 4B 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. 
$2,049.00
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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Outside

Attending conference-Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Attending conference-Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 154 sq. ft. 
$749.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Oceanview Stateroom, 3N Oceanview Stateroom (3N) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 154 sq. ft. 
$799.00

Third/Fourth $336.00
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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Oceanview Stateroom, 6N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (6N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 154 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 2V Interior Stateroom (2V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 146 sq. ft. 
$699.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Interior Stateroom, 3V Interior Stateroom (3V) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 146 sq. ft. 
$669.00

Third/Fourth $336.00
Cruise Line's lower Non-Refundable Deposit Rates may be available
Interior Stateroom, -6V Inside Interior Stateroom (-6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.

Stateroom: 146 sq. ft.
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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, 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 $315.63 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 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