Current Topics in Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology, and Rheumatology, 10-Night Ireland & Iceland CME Cruise, Round-trip Dublin, Ireland: May 16 - 26, 2019
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Current Topics in Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology, and Rheumatology

10-Night Ireland & Iceland Cruise
Round-trip Dublin, Ireland
May 16 - 26, 2019

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity Reflection

16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
16 Contact Hours
Up to 16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program


Course Fees:
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$595 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, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Advances in diagnosis and management
    • Learn the new American College of Rheumatology/ EULAR diagnostic criteria
    • Understand the application of new serologic tests
    • Appreciate how use biologic agents in RA treatment
  2. Psoriatic Arthritis: whats new in management of skin and joints
    • Able to recognize between various forms of psoriatic arthritis
    • Know the new treatment modalities for PA
  3. Spondyloarthropathies
    • Discuss rheumatic and systemic features of this group of disease.
    • Learn new diagnostic and treatment options
  4. Gout and Crystal induced Arthropathies
    • Understand the epidemiology of gout
    • Discuss diagnosis of gout and pseudgout
    • Learn new treatment options
  5. Fibromyalgia: What it is and what it is not
    • Appreciate the contentious arguments surrounding this condition
    • Learn current opinions about pathophysiology
  6. Osteoarthritis
    • Discuss bio-mechanical and demographic aspects
    • Appreciate medical management
  7. Systemic Lupus Erythematosis: Clinical Vignettes
    • Review the current diagnostic criteria for SLE
    • When to refer a patient with SLE to a Rheumatologist
  8. Ethical dilemmas in Rheumatology
    • Identify ethical issued in common practice
    • Discuss the language of ethical discourse
  9. Obesity and Cardiometabolic syndrome
    • Describe the pathophysiology of the cardiometabolic syndrome
  10. The Mediterranean diet and other heart healthy diets
    • Describe the evidence supporting the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet
  11. Hypertension-new treatment recommendations
    • Outline the major changes in the new AHA/ACC guidelines regarding the treatment of hypertension
  12. Erectile Dysfunction-The hard evidence
    • Explain the prevalence and the pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction.
    • Describe three treatment strategies for ED
  13. Statin intolerance-the tricks of the trade
    • Describe the prevalence of statin intolerance
    • Describe three treatment strategies for statin intolerance
  14. Alirocumab and Evolocumab-PCSK9 inhibitors
    • Explain the pharmacologic mechanism of PCSK9 inhibitors in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia
  15. Pre-Operative evaluation for noncardiac surgery
    • Explain the risk stratification for patients anticipating noncardiac surgery
  16. Congestive Heart Failure-Update
    • Describe a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to the medical management of congestive heart failure
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.
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Faculty
George P. Rodgers, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Chief of Cardiology
The University of Texas Dell Medical School
Austin, TX.

George Rodgers is a practicing cardiologist and an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of Cardiology at University of Texas Dell Medical School. He led the development of the cardiovascular curriculum for the new medical school and teaches medical students and residents on a regular basis. Beyond medical education, he has particular interests in prevention and the early detection of heart disease, team-based care and innovative value-based care for the safety net population.

Dr. Rodgers received his medical education and residency training in internal medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his fellowship training in cardiology at Baylor College of medicine in Houston. He began his cardiology practice in Austin in 1989. Dr. Rodgers has been very active in the American College of Cardiology and has served as the chair of its board of governors and on many other committees, task force and writing groups

He received the Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Cardiology award in March 2017.

When Dr. Rodgers is not teaching or practicing cardiology, he is making music videos with his singer-actress wife Leslie www.lesliehylandrodgers.com

Alan Rubinow, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Medicine, Hadassah University Medical Center, Ein-Kerem
Jerusalem, Israel

Dr. Alan Rubinow was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a graduate of the Hadassah - Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel. Following his residency in Internal Medicine he trained in Rheumatology and Allergy in the Division of Arthritis at the Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts. His main research interest during his seven year tenure in Boston was amyloidosis, particularly the hereditary and familial forms of the disease.

He is American Board certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Allergy/ Clinical Immunology. Dr. Rubinow is Associate Professor of Medicine and Senior Physician in the Department of Medicine and past chairman of the Rheumatology unit. He is past Chairman of the Israel Rheumatology Society and past Chairman of the Board of Examinations in Rheumatology.

He has been visiting professor at many international universities and medical schools where he was involved in teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels: Indiana University School of Medicine (1994), University of Western Australia in Perth (2004) Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York City (2005), University of Cape Town, South Africa (2007) and University of Florence, Italy (2008).

Prof. Rubinow was a member of the Board of Directors of Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI). He is the author of over 140 publications and chapters in books.

In 1998 Prof. Rubinow was the recipient of the Feldman Foundation Fellowship and was Associate Visiting Professor of Medicine in the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University. He is a member of the Hadassah Medical Center Helsinki committee (Institutional Review Board) for research on human subjects, member of the ethics bureau of the Israel Medical Association and advisor to the Ombudsman in the Ministry of Health.
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 16 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 16 (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
Thu May 16 Dublin, Ireland
- 9:00 pm
Fri May 17 Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat May 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun May 19 Reykjavik, Iceland
1:00 pm -
Mon May 20 Reykjavik, Iceland
- 3:00 pm
Tue May 21 Akureyri, Iceland
10:30 am 6:30 pm
Wed May 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu May 23 Belfast, Ireland
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri May 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat May 25 Cork (Cobh), Ireland
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun May 26 Dublin, Ireland
7:30 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Akureyri, Iceland - Akureyi, Iceland's second largest city‐affectionately known as the Capital of North Iceland‐ is one of the country's most important ports and fishing centers. Today, Akureyi is creating something of a buzz for its cool café scene, growing gourmet movement and bustling nightlife. But don't let that fool you. The atmosphere here is always laidback. From a fabulous summer festival program (energized by the near 24-hour daylight), to some of the best winter skiing you could wish for, Akureyi is a great base for exploring Eyjafjörður, Iceland's longest fjord, all year round.
Belfast, Northern Ireland - So much of Ireland's political history is tied up in Belfast that many visitors are surprised to find that it is also a modern city, blending old and new effortlessly as the troubles of its pass fade into history. A day trip away are the Giants' Causeway (a series of stone pillars that extends to Scotland) and the spectacular Antrim coast.
Cobh (Cork), Ireland - Cobh is just a short train ride to charming Cork, Ireland, whose hilly streets echo with the music of what is renowned to be Ireland's most talkative citizenry. Visit local artisans and witness their skills in the arts of weaving and cutting crystal. The charming English Market is a great place to get a taste of the local flavors (including the chance for an excellent meal at the Farmgate Cafe located within). Also, Cork's lovely art museum has many fine works by lesser known artists from the last few centuries.
Dublin, Ireland - Dublin, the fair city, invites you to wander the streets trod by Joyce, Yeats and Oscar Wilde. Drop in at pubs with mahogany bars and stained glass. In the Trinity College Library, feast your eyes on the illuminated 9th-century Book of Kells. Sample the world's most famous stout at the original Guinness Brewery. And, of course, there are plenty of shopping opportunities — from a souvenir shillelagh to Waterford crystal.
Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland - Scotland's largest city, Glasgow's skyline is a kaleidoscope of architectural gems, encompassing the magnificent 12th century cathedral, the stunning Victorian cityscape and revolutionary Art Nouveau. Against this backdrop, the famed art galleries and museums of Glasgow have ensured that its cultural heritage stands alongside that of other major European cities. See works by some of the worlds greatest artists at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum housing a superb collection of paintings by, among others, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso.
Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland's capital and largest city is located on the country's southwest coast at the head of Faxafloi Bay. Settled in 877 AD, Reykjavik has grown into an important seaport and center of government and education with theatres, museums and observatories. Interestingly, this modern city still chooses to use water from nearby hot springs to heat all of its buildings.

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.

Celebrity Reflection

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

STATEROOMS DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON

Royal Suite (RS)
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
Stateroom : 538 sq. ft. Veranda: 195 sq. ft.

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Signature Suite -
Book a spacious Signature Suite and you'll relax in airy, high-ceiling rooms and sleep on a Premium Reverie® mattress with the ground-breaking Reverie® Dream Sleep System™. An iPad® with Reverie Remote app acts as a remote control allowing you to easily operate the lights and TV in the stateroom, massage features, and elevation of the mattress. You'll also enjoy the luxury of European-style butler service 24/7 for assistance with unpacking, in-suite lunch and dinner, afternoon tea, evening hors d'oeuvres plus complimentary espresso and cappuccino. Veranda has luxe lounge seating and the bath offers a shower/tub combination. Located in a private area accessible only to Signature Suite and Reflection Suite guests carrying special cardkeys.
    Special amenities for Signature Suites include:
    • Located in a private area on Deck 14 accessible only by guests carrying the suite's SeaPass™ card
    • The entire private Reflection Suite and Signature Suite area can be booked as a whole, accommodating up to 26
    • Higher ceilings than our standard suites by 22.5%
    • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass veranda door and window to maximize views
    • Premium Reverie™ Dream Sleep System™ customizable mattresses
    • Stateroom setup of one bottle of vodka and one bottle of scotch with accompanying mixers

Accommodates four. Stateroom: 441 sq. ft. Veranda: 118 sq. ft.

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Royal Suite (RS) -
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
Stateroom : 538 sq. ft. Veranda: 195 sq. ft.
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AquaClass® Suite
When you stay in a roomy AquaClass® Suite, you'll enjoy the ultimate in spa pampering with Hansgrohe® shower panels & aroma scent selections. Veranda with lounge seating and bath with shower/tub combination.
Special amenities for the AquaClass Suite include:
Complimentary access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room, Exclusive access to Blu, a specialty restaurant featuring "clean cuisine" that also serves complimentary breakfast every day. Upgraded room service menu, Personal Spa Concierge to arrange AquaSpa® treatments, daily delivery of bottled water and tea, Aromatherapy diffuser, Priority check-in, Express luggage delivery, Priority disembarkation based on travel needs, Complimentary shoeshine service.
Stateroom:301 sq. ft.Veranda:79 sq. ft.
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Celebrity Suite (CS) -
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
Stateroom : 467 sq. ft. Veranda: 79 sq. ft.
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Sky Suite (S2) –
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Two lower beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area, some with sofa bed and lounge chair. Entertainment center with television VCR and DVD player. Bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
Stateroom : 251 sq. ft. Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
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AquaClass (A1) -These veranda staterooms offer spa elements infused into the stateroom experience and priority seating in the chic AquaClass restaurant, Blu. These spa-inspired staterooms, offer unlimited access to the AquaSpa Persian Garden as well as a host of other soothing extras. If you love the spa, there's no finer way to travel.
Stateroom Includes: Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1, twice daily service (makeup and turndown), daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets.
Dining: 24 hour complimentary room service, exclusive access to Blu, a specialty restaurant featuring "clean cuisine" that also serves complimentary, full-service breakfast every day, upgraded room service menu.
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Services: Daily delivery of bottled water and tea, priority check-in, express luggage delivery, priority disembarkation based on travel needs, complimentary shoeshine service.
Amenities: Complimentary access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room, aromatherapy diffuser, Pillow menu, additional bathroom amenities, including shower gel, facial spray and lip balm, plush bathrobes, slippers, On-demand wellness programming including meditation and yoga.
Stateroom:195 sq. ft. Veranda:54 sq. ft.
$3,424
Concierge Class (C1)
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Two lower beds convertible to queen. 20" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed . Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette® bathrobes Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & high-quality binoculars. Complimentary beach towel service.
Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
$2,974
Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (1A)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Four pillows in every stateroom. Complimentary use of bathrobes. 100% cotton towels. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
$2,324
OceanView Stateroom (08) -
Large ocean view window. Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.
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Inside Stateroom (10) Quad -
Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
Stateroom : 183 - 200 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $407.69
Deposit $450 per person
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

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.
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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.