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7-Night Classical Music On The Rhine River Cruise Conference
from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland
October 24 - 31, 2019
<em>Amadeus Silver III</em>
Amadeus Silver III
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
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

This themed cruise has been designed especially for classical music lovers and features carefully selected music programs both on board and on land. Private concerts in the St. Thomas Church in Strasbourg, at the Dominicus Church in Amsterdam and in Beethoven's house in Bonn form some of the musical and cultural highlights of the cruise, while famous artists such as the organist Daniel Maurer provide the grand finale of the concert cruise with their incomparable performances. Furthermore, the "Dudok Quartet" and the "Nathan Quartet" will provide musical entertainment for you on board.

  • Selected musical highlights and excursions as listed in the program
  • Mag. Antonella Placheta holds introductory onboard talks on the composers and theirs works.
CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED
City tour of Amsterdam with private concert at the Dominicus church Included
A visit to Beethoven's House in Bonn incl. concert Included
Koblenz walking tour Included
Excursion to Heidelberg Included
City tour Strasbourg including organ concert Included
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

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists,

Program Purpose

Topics:
  1. THE EVOLUTION OF CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING
    • The healthcare provider will recognize the development of modern day cervical cancer screening, the role of high risk HPV in male and female lower genital tract, oropharyngeal, anal carcinogenesis, and the importance of promoting HPV vaccination.
  2. BRIDGING THE PERIMENOPAUSAL GAP WITHOUT ESTROGEN
    • The clinician will address the concerns of perimenopausal women including their complaints of mood disturbance, vasomotor symptoms, insomnia, diminished sexual desire, vaginal atrophy. He/She will offer patients a variety of behavioral, hormonal, nonhormonal therapeutic modalities during this perimenopausal window.
  3. THE ADNEXAL MASS
    • The provider will describe the new model of ovarian carcinogenesis and the obstacles encountered in trying to develop ovarian cancer screening.
    • The participant will assess the malignant potential of a palpable mass in a woman using present day imaging and ovarian tumor markers and direct appropriate conservative, medical, or surgical intervention.
  4. FUNCTIONAL HYPOTHALAMIC AMENORRHEA and THE FEMALE ATHLETE TRIAD
    • By attending this educational event, healthcare providers will screen their patients for the Female Athlete Triad using 2014 Triad Consensus Panel recommendations and diagnose childhood, adolescent, and premenopausal osteopenia/osteoporosis.
    • The provider will also initiate early interventions including referrals to a sports dietitian, exercise physiologist, certified athletic trainer and mental health professional when indicated.
  5. THE PCOS LOOK-ALIKES
    • Participants will generate a differential diagnosis for females of various reproductive ages presenting with signs of hyperandrogenism and order appropriate laboratory, radiologic imaging and timely referral to an endocrinologist, gynecologic oncologist, or general surgeon.
  6. POLYCYSTIC OVARY SYNDROME
    • Upon completion of this didactic activity, the attendee will identify patients with PCOS, initiate recommended metabolic screening endorsed by the 2013 Endocrine Society and employ treatment for signs of hyperandrogenism.
    • The participant will also prescribe risk reducing behavioral and pharmacotherapeutic measures for long term sequela of this disorder.
  7. THE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF FEMALE URINARY INCONTINENCE
    • Attendees will differentiate the types of female urinary incontinence and provide appropriate counseling on causes and treatment options available including behavioral modification, pelvic floor rehabilitation, drug therapy and urogynecological/neurological referral.
  8. THE OVERACTIVE BLADDER
    • Participants will diagnose overactive bladder according to the 2014 Guidelines of the American Urological Association and prescribe a step-wise treatment plan for his/her patients with this disorder.
  9. UNDERSTANDING PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE
    • The provider will list the symptoms associated with female pelvic floor disorders, the proper evaluation and terminology of female genital prolapse and direct non-surgical treatment including the use of vaginal support devices (pessaries) or make appropriate urogynecological referral.
  10. THE BURNING VULVA SYNDROME
    • The participant will give examples of the variety of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and neurologic disorders that cause vulvar burning/ pruritus, and make timely decisions on proper treatment and need for biopsy.
  11. MANAGEMENT OF THE PESKY VAGINAL DISCHARGE
    • The participant will draw from historical and physical exam findings, culture and new quantitative PCR based assays to properly detect and treat a variety of recurrent infectious and non-infectious causes of vaginal irritative symptoms.
  12. FEMALE SEXUAL CONCERNS
    • The attendee will openly discuss problems of a sexual nature with his/her patients, define the type of sexual dysfunction and offer behavioral, pharmacologic therapy or referral to sex therapist.
  13. TIME TO RAISE THE HCG DISCRIMINATORY LEVEL FOR NORMAL INTRAUTERINE PREGNANCY
    • To decrease the risk of interrupting a desired normal IUP, the provider will define the hCG discriminatory level as high as 3,500 mIU/mL before expecting to find an intrauterine gestational sac on TVS.
  14. Reclassifying Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, the Role of Endometrial biopsy and Novel Medical Therapy for Fibroids.
    • Attendees will adopt the PALM-COEIN classification system in defining the etiology of abnormal uterine bleeding in a nonpregnant woman of reproductive age. Additionally, participants will be able to select the most appropriate and cost effective imaging studies to confirm a specific disorder and direct endometrial biopsy based on patient specific risk factors.
    • The provider will recognize the potential role of new GnRH receptor antagonists, selective progesterone receptor modulators and the levonorgestrel-IUD in treating AUB-L
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

Frank B. Marsalisi, MD, FACOG

Frank B. Marsalisi, MD, FACOG

Director of Gynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders, OB/GYN Residency Program
Bayfront Health, St. Petersburg, Florid

Dr. Frank Marsalisi is the Director of Gynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders at the Bayfront Health Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program in St.Petersburg, Florida. Originally from New York, he preceded his medical degree from Michigan State University with two years of research with publication in Hypersensitivity Diseases at USV Pharmaceutical and the Upjohn Company. 

After completing his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency as Chief resident at the University of South Florida, he went on to fulfill his four-year commitment with the National Health Service Corp as Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Ruskin Migrant and Community Health Center in Ruskin, Florida. While at Ruskin, he was made a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida and received the U.S. Public Health Service Regional Health Administrator's Award.

Throughout his residency training and postgraduate career, Dr. Marsalisi has been the recipient of many prestigious university and national teaching awards, including the University of South Florida's Distinguished Professor Award and the John Turlich Medical Student Teaching Award, the Council on Resident Education in Ob/Gyn National Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and many Bayfront Health Teaching Faculty of the Year awards.

He has been honored as being one of the "Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists in America" by the Consumer Research Council of America, and in 2017 he was recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd to be among the"Leading Physicians of the World"

He is a medical community leader serving on the Board of his county medical association and is a delegate to the Florida Medical Association. He has been a speaker on women's health issues for the University at Sea since 2012.

Accreditation

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.

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.

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
Thu Oct 24 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Overnight
12:00 am 12:00 am
Fri Oct 25 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- 9:00 am
Fri Oct 25 Utrecht
12:30 pm 1:00 pm
Sat Oct 26 Cologne
9:00 am 11:00 am
Sat Oct 26 Bonn
2:30 am 11:59 pm
Sun Oct 27 Cochem
1:30 am 10:00 pm
Mon Oct 28 Koblenz
6:00 am 11:00 am
Mon Oct 28 Rüdesheim
5:00 am 10:00 pm
Tue Oct 29 Speyer
9:00 am 7:30 pm
Wed Oct 30 Strassbourg/Kehl, Germany
8:00 am 2:00 pm
Thu Oct 31 Basel, Switzerland
8:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Amadeus River Cruises Silver II map

Ports of Call

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Here in Amsterdam, you can decide whether the real masterpieces are the gabled houses that flank graceful canals, or the van Goghs, Rembrandts and Vermeers that cover the walls of the city's grand museums.

Cologne -  After lunch, view our arrival into the beautiful city of Cologne. Every year visitors from all over the world are drawn to the historical city and its 2000-year history. Explore the historic Old Town, visit the famous twin-spired Cologne Cathedral, or perhaps sample some of the famous Kölsch beer brewed in Cologne. There are many medieval houses, bridges, and gates that will delight the historian in you, while the more modern skyscrapers that tower overhead are sure to impress. After an exciting day, we return to the vessel and make our way south.

Cochem - Today we are taking a special trip down the romantic Moselle river, the largest tributary of the Rhine, and anchors at the old town of Cochem. The scenery in the Moselle Valley has been dominated by vineyards for millennia. Cochem itself has narrow streets, twisting alleys and medieval town gates, churches and walls. Discover the beauty of Cochem and perhaps sample some of the Riesling wines produced in this region. This evening we set off towards Koblenz.

Koblenz - This morning arrive in Koblenz, ideally situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle rivers. The Romans, the Franks, the Holy Roman Empire, the French, and the Germans have all had a hand in this strategic city's 2000 year history. St. Castor Basilica, the Church of our Beloved Lady, and the Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm's memorial at the German Corner, are just a few of the sites which reflect the history of the area.

Speyer - Speyer is a city known for its Cathedral where eight Roman Emperors and German Kings are interred. The Old Town Gate, Memorial Church, and Transportation Museum are all highlights of this beautiful city. Tonight, enjoy the Captain's Gala Dinner after your exciting day.

Strassbourg/Kehl, Germany -

Basel, Switzerland -

After breakfast we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Utrecht -  

Bonn - The city of Bonn has an eventful past: not only was it the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 to 1990; it also looks back on a history that spans more than 2,000 years. This makes Bonn, the site of former Teuton and Roman settlements, one of the oldest cities in Germany. And in 1770, an artist was born in Bonn who went on to make musical history: Ludwig van Beethoven came into the world in a house on Bonngasse. Today Bonn is known as the City of Beethoven, and the backstreet house in the city centre has long since become a place of pilgrimage for music lovers from around the world. Beethoven-Haus now houses a museum with the largest Beethoven collection in the world. The city also pays homage to its famous son once a year with Beethovenfest, which has since developed an international reputation with some of the most extraordinary interpretations of Beethoven’s music.

Rüdesheim - This afternoon, spend time on deck as we cruise the most beautiful section of the river- the legendary Upper Middle Rhine Valley. Late this afternoon, the vessel arrives in Rüdesheim, a winemaking town in the Rhine Gorge. Discover the region's rich history of winemaking- perhaps visit the local museum -a great place to start. Back onboard your crew awaits with a delicious dinner.

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.

Amadeus Silver III

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

Amadeus Suite with walk-out exterior balcony, S Amadeus Suite with walk-out exterior balcony (S)
Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 284 sq. ft. 
$4,035.00

Outside

A-1 Cabin with drop-down panoramic window, A-1 A-1 Cabin with drop-down panoramic window (A-1)
Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 188 sq.ft. 
$3,486.00
B-1 Cabin with drop-down panoramic window, B-1 B-1 Cabin with drop-down panoramic window (B-1)
Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 188 sq.ft. 
$3,177.00
B-4 Cabin with drop-down panoramic window, B-4 B-4 Cabin with drop-down panoramic window (B-4)
Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 188 sq.ft. 
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C-1 Cabin with panoramic window, C-1 C-1 Cabin with panoramic window (C-1)
Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request. 172 sq.ft. 
$2,548.00
C-4 Cabin with panoramic window, C-4 C-4 Cabin with panoramic window (C-4)
Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request. 172 sq.ft. 
$2,226.00

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy. Prices are subject to change.
Deposit $250 per person

Included:

  • Port Charges and Taxes
  • Buffet Breakfast, lunch, Dinners (5 courses, 3 choices for main course), Coffee & tea, iced water with meals, midnight (late night) snacks
  • Music program every day in the bar by a pianist or by the Amadeus music group
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Farewell Dinner
  • Experienced English speaking cruise director
  • Free-flowing red & white regional wines, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • 24-hour coffee station
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Audio headsets for optional shore excursions

Services not included in the group rate

  • Expenditures of personal nature
  • Shore Excursions
  • Transfers and other ground arrangements
  • Visa costs (if required for entering or passing through the various countries within the featured itinerary
  • Tips (we recommend USD 12.00 per person, per day)

Single supplement surcharge (based on per person pricing as listed above):
C4/C1 : 15%
B4:30%
B1 : 50%
A1: 60%
Suite: 100%

Transfer costs:
  • Amsterdam airport to vessel = $50 Per person
  • Amsterdam train Station to vessel = $41 Per person
  • Basel-ship to airport= $53 Per person
  • Basel-ship to train station= $53 Per person

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
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
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