Allergy & Immunology Update and Topics in Physician Wellness , CME 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference Round-trip Miami, FL: November 11 - 18, 2018
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Allergy & Immunology Update and
Topics in Physician Wellness

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, FL
November 11 - 18, 2018

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Royal Caribbean's Incredible Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
1 Hour of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Doctors of Pharmacy
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, 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
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Update of physician wellness at individual, institutional and cultural levels
    • Apply conceptual framework of physician wellness at the personal and institutional level and within the culture of medicine to their unique hospital/clinic setting.
  2. Dealing with Difficult Patients and Colleagues
    • Give examples of how to assist a burned-out colleague.
  3. Medical Marriage/relationships
    • Analyze an important variable that affects physician wellness and assess strategies for support of relationships.
  4. Coping with Trauma/Loss
    • Utilize a compassion-based strategy for self care when coping with struggles experienced in medicine.
  5. The ethics of burnout
    • Apply principles of ethical obligations to their unique hospital/clinic setting.
  6. When the Doctor becomes a Patient
    • Summarize common insights physicians report when experiencing role reversal.
  7. Burnout: Is it me or is it medicine?
    • Identity sources of personal-professional conflict that increase symptoms of burnout.
  8. Acute and Chronic Rhinosinusitis
    • Understand the anatomy of the Paranasal Sinuses
    • Explain the pathophysiology of Acute and Chronic Rhinosinusitis
    • Describe methods of diagnosing and treating Acute and Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  9. Anaphylaxis - Diagnosis and Management
    • Explain mechanisms and presentations of Anaphylaxis
    • Describe treatment with emphasis on importance of Epinephrine
    • Explain why physicians and staff should be proficient in Anaphylaxis management
  10. Update in Asthma Management
    • Discuss the pathophysiology of Asthma
    • Describe how Asthma symptoms don't always correlate with severity
    • Explain the concepts of step care guideline based Asthma management
  11. Caring for the patient with Chronic Cough
    • Explain the mechanism of the Cough Reflex
    • Describe the most common causes of Chronic Cough
    • Describe Diagnostic Empiric Trials of Therapy
  12. Ocular Allergy
    • Explain the Pathophysiology of Allergic Conjunctivitis
    • Describe other eye abnormalities with similar symptoms
    • Determine the appropriate treatment and when to refer
  13. Rhinitis: Allergic and Non-Allergic
    • Explain the types of Allergic and Non-Allergic Rhinitis
    • Describe conditions that mimic Rhinitis
    • Determine appropriate evaluations, diagnostic studies and treatment plans
  14. Current approach to the management of stinging insect allergy
    • Explain various types of reactions to insects stings
    • Describe treatment for each type of reaction
    • Determine which patients should be referred
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
Kathy Stepien, MD, FAAP
Regional Pediatric Hospitalist, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
Director, The Institute for Physician Wellness, Juneau, AK

Dr. Stepien is the founding director of The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC. Her story is similar to many physicians-valuing excellent medical care, integrity, hard work and compassion while working within a broken medical system. She is convinced that a life so fortunate to juggle a career in medicine with motherhood comes with a responsibility to live it in a healthy way. She is committed to supporting physician wellness, and in doing so, benefiting physicians as well as their patients.

Dr. Stepien is a board-certified pediatrician in active practice. She holds a Master's degree in Philosophy and practiced physical therapy for 13 years prior to entering medicine. She draws on these broad experiences as she teaches physician wellness, self-compassion, and mindfulness in medicine. Dr. Stepien lectures internationally and has published research and essays in the medical literature as well as in the popular press.

G. Edward Stewart II, MD

Dr. Stewart received his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in 1979 and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1988. Dr. Stewart completed his internship and residency In lntemal Medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis in 1991.

He completed his fellowship In Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida in 1993 and completed a fellowship in Clinical Laboratory Immunology at the University of South Florida in 1994.

Dr. Stewart is Board Certified by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Stewart has an Allergy and Immunology practice in Ocala, FL and in The Villages, FL. He is a past-president of the Marion County Medical Society and a past-president of the Florida Allergy Asthma and Immunology Society.

Dr. Stewart recently retired as Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of South Florida, where he had volunteered on a part-time basis for nineteen years.
Accreditation

Accredited 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.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
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.


MOC ABIM Accreditation
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
Sun Nov 11 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Nov 12 Nassau, The Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Nov 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Nov 14 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Nov 15 Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Nov 16 Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Nov 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Nov 18 Miami, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Miami, Florida (Embark and Debark) - Florida's "Magic City" is one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. And, Miami truly is "international" owing to its large Cuban exile population and its role as the de facto gateway between much of Central and South America and Europe. Here you can discover music, cuisine and culture that demonstrate the renewing power of the mixing of cultures. Plan to spend a night or two, before or after your cruise to really get a feel for its soul. Night life in the city tends toward the high-end with ample opportunities to see Miami's cosmopolitan populace dressed to impress. Or experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach (plenty of night-life there, too, of course). Nearby, natural Florida can be experienced up close. Board an airboat and explore the Everglades, the "river of grass": and, yes, there will be alligators.
Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold in the new world. Today, visitors to the island find out gold and silver jewelry in the dockside (and other) shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Families, too, can easily find fun in Cozumel: there are a couple of water themed "parks" with lovely beaches stocked with many water sports options including a kid-friendly obstacle courses. Pleasant Horseback riding is also available with professional staff to ensure safety. Underwater adventure is here, as well; the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Miami, Florida - Florida's "Magic City" is one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. And, Miami truly is "international" owing to its large Cuban exile population and its role as the de facto gateway between much of Central and South America and Europe. Here you can discover music, cuisine and culture that demonstrate the renewing power of the mixing of cultures. Plan to spend a night or two, before or after your cruise to really get a feel for its soul. Night life in the city tends toward the high-end with ample opportunities to see Miami's cosmopolitan populace dressed to impress. Or experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach (plenty of night-life there, too, of course). Nearby, natural Florida can be experienced up close. Board an airboat and explore the Everglades, the "river of grass": and, yes, there will be alligators.
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
Roatan, Honduras - Roatan Island, Honduras is an adventure traveler's vacation paradise with its blue skies, clear turquoise water and year-round moderate climate. Go scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins or, ashore, take a canopy tour, ride horses, explore tropical scenery, shop for island crafts, walk the beach and view butterfly and floral gardens.

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.

Allure 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.
Cruise Pricing
COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered to the general public directly by the cruise line at the time of booking.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Crown Loft Suite - This category is inclusive of our Royal Suite Class program:
  • Exclusive Experiences: Your Royal Genie and Concierge craft moments just for you.
  • Inclusive Amenities: Complimentary services and amenities make every last detail unforgettable.
  • Unparalled Accommodations: Retreat to the most spacious luxury suites at sea.
All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone. Crown Loft Suite w/Balcony Two deck high stateroom with panoramic views. Two Bathrooms with shower on main and second level. Master bedroom with Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, size bed on second level. Private balcony with chairs, dining area with dry bar, table/desk. Living room sofa converts to double bed
Stateroom: 545 sq. ft. Balcony: 114 sq. ft.
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Grand Suite (GS) - Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Full bathroom with tub and two sinks. Living room with sofa that converts to double bed. Private balcony with seating area and private dining.
Sleeps up to 4.
Stateroom: 371 sq. ft. , Balcony: 105 sq. ft.
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Junior Suite (J4) -
Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Full bathroom with tub. Sitting area with sofa. Private balcony. Also includes hair dryer, TV, radio, phone mini refrigerator and safe.
(287 sq. ft., balcony 80 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (7D) Triple - Vast views of the landscapes, seascapes and skies are yours to enjoy from your private balcony. The image above is an approximation of this stateroom. Actual features may vary.
2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long)
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft., Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (8D) - Vast views of the landscapes, seascapes and skies are yours to enjoy from your private balcony. The image above is an approximation of this stateroom. Actual features may vary.
2 twin beds (can convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long).
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft., Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Central Park View with Balcony Stateroom (1J) Triple -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom.
It's your garden. It's your starlight string quartet. It's your perfect bit of ambience right outside your door.
Stateroom: 182 Sq. Ft. Balcony: 50 Sq. Ft.
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Central Park View with Balcony Stateroom (2J) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom.
It's your garden. It's your starlight string quartet. It's your perfect bit of ambience right outside your door.
Stateroom: 182 Sq. Ft. Balcony: 50 Sq. Ft.
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OceanView Stateroom (1N) Triple-Our Ocean View staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds and a private bathroom.
(178.7 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (2N) -Our Ocean View staterooms offer a gorgeous view, two twin beds and a private bathroom.
(178.7 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (3V) Triple - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (4V) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $361.84
Deposit: $ 250 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

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.
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.
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.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

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.