Current Topics in Family Medicine and Gastroenterology, CME Alaska Cruise Conference Round-trip Seattle, Washington, August 23 - 30, 2019
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Current Topics in Family Medicine and Gastroenterology

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
August 23 - 30, 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.

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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
3½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$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, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to review and discuss common general medical conditions and to provide guidelines for their management and prevention.

Topics have been chosen to benefit the family physician, general internist and Advance Practice Professionals in an ambulatory care setting.
Topics:
  1. Evaluation of the Asymptomatic Patient with Abnormal LFT's on Routine Testing
    • The participant will be able to interpret and and work up the abnormal liver tests on routine testing.
  2. The Gas We Pass or Clearing the Air About Flatulence
    • To better understand the Physiology of gas in the GI Tract
    • To enable better diagnosis and treatment of this common problem
  3. Less Common Causes of Liver Disease, not Alcohol-Case Studies
    • Improve the knowledge of non- Alcohol related liver diseases and through case studies & to improve the work up.
  4. Dysphagia - A Subject Hard to Swallow
    • After this session, the providers will be able to improve their diagnostic approach to history taking and work up of dysphagia.
  5. Acute Diarrhea-More than Just a Nuisance?
    • Differentiate between acute and chronic diarrhea and make better decisions in the work up of acute diarrhea.
  6. Probiotics and GI Disease
    • To differentiate between Prebiotics and Probiotics: be able to discuss the current evidence for their use in GI Disease.
  7. Acute Pancreatitis
    • The provider will be able to discuss the mechanisms of acute pancreatitis & differentiate the mild from severe cases.
  8. Healthy Lifestyles and the Obesity Epidemic
    • Discuss the epidemiology of obesity.
    • Discuss the role of lifestyle in prevention and management of obesity.
  9. Screening for Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer
    • Distinguish the difference between primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
    • Enumerate the recommended screening tests for breast, colon and lung cancer and their timing.
    • Describe the recommended guidelines for blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, and diabetes screening.
  10. Evidence-based Exercise and Diet options for Cardiovascular Prevention
    • Describe the recommended levels of exercise for adults.
    • Describe the most appropriate diet for patients with diabetes or hypertension.
  11. The Physiologic Basis of a Healthy Diet and Exercise - a primer
    • Provide at least three physiologic effects of exercise on human cells.
    • Describe three physiologic mechanisms for the impact of fruits and vegetables on health.
  12. Update on Pneumonia Management
    • Describe the most common causes of community-acquired pneumonia.
    • Identify the latest recommended initial empiric treatment of patients with community-acquired pneumonia with or without co-existing morbidities.
  13. Update on COPD Management
    • Describe the classification of severity of COPD according to symptoms and spirometry values.
    • Identify the recommended initial treatment of patients with COPD according to severity.
  14. Update on Asthma Management
    • Describe the classification of asthma according to symptoms and spirometry values.
    • Identify the recommended initial treatment of patients with asthma for each level of severity.
    • Describe the important differences between treatment options for asthma and treatment for COPD.
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.
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Faculty
Dana E. King, MD, MS
Professor and Chair
Department of Family Medicine
West Virginia School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

Dr. King is a board certified family physician who has served as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at West Virginia University since 2012. Prior to that he was Vice Chair of Family Medicine and Director of Research at Medical University of South Carolina, and previously, was on the faculty of the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine.

Throughout his career he has been a clinical researcher and educator with several areas of emphasis including lung disease, cardiovascular risk reduction, and clinical epidemiology. He was co-founder of the WV Practice-Based Research Network and is a senior leader in the WV Clinical Translational Science Institute. He has been a leader of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) since early in his career and currently is an officer on the Executive Board. He has been a national speaker for the American Academy of Family Physicians on lung disease and other topics.

Dr. King has published over 100 peer-reviewed research publications and his work has been recognized with a Distinguished Paper at NAPCRG and has been a finalist for paper of the year at the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He enjoys time with family and is an avid road bike cyclist. Dr. King is an experienced lecturer and maintains an active clinical practice.

Richard J. Kramer, MD

Dr. Kramer is a retired Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Gastroenterology at Stanford University and Associate Chief of Gastroenterology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose CA., which is a safety net and teaching hospital that serves as one of the Stanford teaching sites.

He has 25 years of experience in the private practice of Gastroenterology. Despite a full career in private practice, Dr. Kramer joined the voluntary teaching staff in the Division of Gastroenterology at Santa Clara University and Stanford Medical Center in 1978, to help educate house staff and fight tirelessly as a patient advocate for the underserved. Then in 2003, he made the decision to leave his private practice to work full time at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center because education was so important to him. He formally retired in 2015, but decided to return part-time seeing patients and educating house staff in 2016.

Dr. Kramer is a Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association and belongs to the American Association of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and American Society of Gastroenterological Endoscopy (ASGE). He is also a dedicated member of the Santa Clara County Medical Association and was an Alternate Delegate to the California Medical Association for two 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.


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
Fri Aug 23 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Aug 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 25 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Aug 26 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Scenic Cruising
6:00 am 10:00 am
Mon Aug 26 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Aug 27 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Aug 27 Alaska Inside Passage - Cruising
6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed Aug 28 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 29 Victoria, Canada
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Aug 30 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Seattle, Washington (Embark and Debark) - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.
Inside Passage - This is one of the most famously beautiful passages in all the world. It features virtually everything you came to Alaska hoping to see, including rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks. All of which create a setting that's perfect for viewing whales and sea lions.
Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, you can pan for gold at Gold Creek and taste salmon baked on an alderwood fire, mush sleddogs, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier at the park. This charming small city also hosts an excellent zipline course. And for the less adventurous, the Red Dog Saloon is near the dock.
Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront. Port tips from our blog
Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar. Port tips from our blog
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Amidst the pure silence, you'll sail past translucent blue icebergs silhouetted against a most dramatic backdrop of waterfall-laced rock walls ascending thousands of feet into the sky. This classic fjord, Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles and once seen, it is never to be forgotten.
Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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 Solstice

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

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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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 (S1) –
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 (A2) -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.
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Concierge Class (C3)
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.
$1,629
Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (2B)
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.
$1,574
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.
$1,204
Inside Stateroom (11) -
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.
$699
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $461.36
Deposit: $ 250 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.
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.