Topics in Emergency Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, and Geriatrics, 8-Night Best of Cuba CME Cruise Conference, round-trip Miami, FL: November 7 - 15, 2019
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Topics in Emergency Medicine,
Wilderness Medicine, and Geriatrics

8-Night Best of Cuba Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida
November 7 - 15, 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.

Royal Caribbean's Wonderful Empress of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
4 Hours 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, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Stroke Update
    • Identify large vessel occlusion strokes and outline pre-hospital care and emergency care for optimal patient outcome.
  2. Low Risk Chest Pain Patients
    • Define the HEART Score and HEART Pathway and which patients can go home for outpatient workup.
  3. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Update
    • Are CT scans good enough to rule out SAH or do we still need to LP?
    • What about CTA instead?
    • What is a traumatic LP?
    • How can we tell if traumatic SAH or spontaneous SAH from CT findings?
    • Who needs seizure prophylaxis?
    • Outline best workup and treatment for these patients.
  4. The Febrile Infant
    • Boston, Rochester, Philadelphia or Step by Step?
    • Describe how best to workup the febrile infant.
  5. Royal Pain in the Back
    • Back pain patients can be high risk if they have certain red flags. We will cover those red flags to make sure you have a structured approach to evaluate these patients.
  6. Wilderness Medicine
    • Manage patients outside of our normal environments.
    • Learn to expand the our brain box!
  7. Disaster Medicine
    • Unfortunately in our world it is a matter of when, not if.
    • Everyone must be prepared for mass casualty events. Describe steps to manage these situations.
  8. Ophthalmology for Non-Ophthalmologist
    • Compile eye complaints and recognize who needs to see ophthalmologist now.
  9. Drowning Update -NOT USING THIS ONE
    • Define new terminology and treatment for the drowning patient.
Additional 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
Laurie Boge, DO FAAEM
Clerkship Director
Wilderness Medicine Director
Wellness Coordinator
Core Faculty Emergency Medicine Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL
Assistant Professor, Florida International University Medical School, Miami, FL

Laurie has been practicing emergency medicine since 2001. During this time she served in the US Army and deployed in 2005-2006 to the busiest trauma center in Iraq, earning a bronze star while there. Her love for military medicine converted to wilderness medicine when she became a civilian and heads up South Florida Wilderness Medicine.

Her other passion is in training emergency medicine physicians and she is core faculty and clerkship director at a Mount Sinai Medical Center on Miami Beach. Her motto in academic medicine is to uplift and inspire others to be their best to give their best.

Eric G. Tangalos, MD, FACP, AGSF, CMD

Dr. Eric Tangalos is Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was Chair of Primary Care Internal Medicine from 1997 to 2006. Dr. Tangalos received his undergraduate training from the University of Michigan, is a graduate of the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, and was a resident and fellow in Internal Medicine at Mayo.

He is a past president of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) and is a fellow and past governor of the American College of Physicians. He is a past director of the American Geriatrics Society and served on their Foundation for Health in Aging. He served eight years on the national board of the Alzheimer's Association and was a member of their executive committee. He is a delegate to the AMA and is the immediate past chair of the AMDA Public Policy Committee.

Dr. Tangalos has been continuously funded with the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center since 1987. He was responsible for the recruitment of volunteers that first defined Mild Cognitive Impairment and was an author on those seminal publications. He currently serves as chair of the Mayo formulary committee responsible for all neurologic and psychiatric drugs. He is an Internist and Geriatrician, teaches on the Mayo campus and lectures both nationally and internationally.
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.

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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.


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 Nov 07 Miami, FL
- 4:00 pm
Fri Nov 08 Havana, Cuba
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Sat Nov 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Nov 10 Cienfuegos, Cuba
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Nov 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Nov 12 Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Nov 13 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Nov 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Nov 15 Miami, FL
7:00 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.
Cienfuegos, Cuba - Situated in a beautiful bay in the heart of Cuba’s fertile agricultural region on the southern coast, Cienfuegos will quietly charm you with its French spirit, tranquil seaside setting and neoclassical architecture. Known as La Perla del Sur (the Pearl of the South), Cienfuegos was originally founded by French settlers and its city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Rich in educationally engaging diversions, its historic center features well-preserved 19th-century structures, gorgeous plazas and a layout inspired by the Spanish Enlightenment. Discover the ornate and eclectic Palacio de Valle and take in the stunning views as you explore Punta Gorda, the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset. Step back in time at Teatro Terry with a performance by local artists or discover nearby Trinidad, a remarkably well-preserved colonial town recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site and anchored by its impressive Plaza Mayor, an open-air museum of Spanish colonial architecture.
Havana, Cuba - Legendary nightlife, iconic music, and distinct culture. Take the unique opportunity to get to know fascinating local culture while discovering the timeless sights and sounds of nostalgic Havana. Mingle with locals and partake of the cafecito ritual at local cafés as you immerse yourself in a place untouched by time.

TRAVEL POLICY (Announced on November 9, 2017)

Important information to be in compliance with the law and have a memorable vacation in a fascinating destination:

  • If you made your reservation(s) on or after June 16, 2017, and disembark in Cuba , you must participate in a full-day guided group program-offered by the respective cruise line, or another qualifying third-party-sponsored program.
  • If you made your reservation(s) before June 16, 2017, and disembark in Cuba, you may still travel under the 'self-guided' people-to-people exemption or join a Cruise Line-guided group program.
  • All visitors to Cuba are now prohibited from engaging in direct financial transactions with certain entities in Cuba, including some hotels, shopping centers and other tourist-focused businesses. A complete list of restricted businesses in Cuba is issued periodically by the U.S. State Department and will be updated from time to time.
  • Please remember that popular shore excursions sell out quickly, so you'll want to book early to ensure that you get your preferred shore excursions in Cuba.

    Please see the Royal Caribbean Cruises-Cuba Travel Checklist

    Please see the Travel Affidavit For Norwegian Cruise Line. You need to sign the Travel Affidavit and give it to a Norwegian Cruise Line representative at embarkation.

    Finally, please see the Travel Affidavit for HA cruises and Cuba Q&A detail. You need to sign the Travel Affidavit and give it to Holland America Line representative at embarkation.

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, in an area reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean and Celberity Cruises guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all readily available. Families can enjoy waterslides and an ocean floating "water park" (a kid-friendly "obstacle course" that's a lot of fun). Oh, and there's a great over-the-water zip-line and a gravity "coaster," too. You can also find Hatiain arts and craftwork for sale by the artists.
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.
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba - A tropical and energetic cultural epicenter, Santiago de Cuba is the country's second largest city and has played an instrumental role in the evolution of Cuban music, literature and architecture. Wedged between the looming Sierra Maestra mountain range and the aquamarine Caribbean Sea, the city offers a plethora of rich heritage and cultural diversions amidst a dramatic backdrop. Discover the city's fascinating history at Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca and the Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, where Cuban hero José Martí and Emilio Bacardí Moreau of the famed rum dynasty are both buried. Countless musicians have emerged from Santiago de Cuba including Miguel Matamoros of Trío Matamoros and Sindo Garay, and many say the heart of this thriving city lives in its music scene.

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.

Empress 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. In addition, we can offer the Cruise Line's lower non-refundable deposit rates.

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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - These suites offer a comfortable bedroom, small sitting area and a private balcony. Two twin beds that convert to Queen
Staterooms: 112 to 155 sq. ft.
Balcony: 40 to 120 sq. ft.
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OceanView Stateroom (2N) -Two twin beds that convert to Queen, vanity area, and a private bathroom.
139 sq. ft.
$784
Interior Stateroom (4V) - This standard stateroom offers two twin beds, a private private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone.
117 sq. ft.
$544
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $404.30 per person
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.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days or more - 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.
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.