University Learning Systems, 7 Night Canada and NE Dicovery Cruise Conference, from Boston, Massachusetts, US, to Montreal, Quebec, Canada , October 5 - 12, 2019
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Optimizing Patient Outcomes: Opioids, MTM and Drug Prices

7-Day Canada and NE Discovery CDE Cruise Conference
from Boston, Massachusetts to Montreal, Quebec, Canada
October 5 - 12, 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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10 (1.0 CEU) Live Contact Hours

Seminar Fees:

Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Dentists
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $895
Regular Registration - $945

Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Pharmacist Technicians
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $695
Regular Fee - $745

Nurses, Residents, Students
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $495
Regular Fee - $545

*Discounted Advanced Registration Deadline: July 9, 2019

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, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacist Technicians
Program Purpose / Objectives
Session 1: Monday, October 6, 2019, 4:15 PM Check In/Registration, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Educational Program (2hrs)

Pharmaceutical Pricing: Optimizing Patient Care with Today's Drug Prices


At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Estimate the costs to develop a new chemical or biologic medication in the US and what the costs for selected marketed brand name, generic, and biologic medications
  2. Describe the role(s) of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM’s) and the Pharmaceutical Industry in drug pricing
  3. Describe the reasons that the cost of many medications are increasing at a rate that is much higher than the Consumer Price Index over the last 10 years
  4. Develop appropriate alternative, cost-effective, evidence-based drug regimens utilizing the specific preferred formulary options or generics when they may be less cost to the patient than preferred co-pays
    Pharmacy Technicians:
    • Estimate the costs to develop a new chemical or biologic medication in the US and what the costs for selected marketed brand name, generic, and biologic medications
    • Describe the role(s) of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM's) and the Pharmaceutical Industry in drug pricing
    • Describe the reasons that the cost of many medications are increasing at a rate that is much higher than the Consumer Price Index over the last 10 years.

Session 2: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:45 AM Check In/Registration, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM Educational Program (5hrs)

Evidence-based Medication Therapy Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes


This case based seminar will focus on the safe, effective and affordable use of evidence-based pharmacotherapy comparing new agents against existing agents and the high-level knowledge required to help patients and providers optimize therapeutic outcomes for individual patients. Participants will be given a set of typical patients from a primary care practice setting.
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Evaluate multiple primary care patient cases exhibiting commonly seen medical problems
  2. Demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques for a diverse range of patients
  3. Interpret patient-specific case data, issues, and medication therapies to identify medication-related problems
  4. Suggest goals of therapy for each medical condition and medication-related problem identified
  5. Formulate plans to resolve medication-related problems
  6. Analyze pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes when reviewing an elderly person's medication regimen
  7. Recommend appropriate, evidence-based, cost effective therapies to replace inappropriate therapies to improve patient outcomes
  8. Effectively communicate recommendations to other health care providers
    Pharmacy Technicians:
    • Review multiple primary care patient cases exhibiting commonly seen medical problems
    • Demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques for a diverse range of patients
    • Review patient-specific case data, issues, and medication therapies and identify medication-related problems
    • Describe appropriate, evidence-based, cost effective therapies to replace inappropriate therapies to improve patient outcomes
    • Effectively communicate recommendations to pharmacists or health care providers.

Session 3 Thursday, October 10, 2019, 2:15 PM Check In/Registration, 2:30 PM - 5:45 PM Educational Program (3 hrs)

The Opioid Crisis


At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  1. Describe the current data on the use and abuse of opioids in the US.
  2. Assess patients accurately with pain for consideration of an opioid trial.
  3. Establish realistic goals for pain management and restoration of function
  4. Initiate and titrate opioid treatment (IR and ER/LA) safely and judiciously, maximizing efficacy while minimizing risks
  5. Monitor and re-evaluate treatment continuously; discontinue safely when appropriate
  6. Counsel patients and caregivers about use, misuse, abuse, diversion and overdose
  7. Educate patients about safe storage and disposal of opioids
    Pharmacy Technicians:
    • Describe the current data on the use and abuse of opioids in the US
    • Distinguish between use, misuse, abuse, and diversion
    • Demonstrate safe storage and disposal of opioids
Bonus : Recorded Program New Drug Update, Series 29 (10 hours)
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
C. Wayne Weart Pharm. D., BCPS, FASHP
Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine
Department of Family Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pharmacy & Outcome Sciences
South Carolina College of Pharmacy, MUSC Campus, Charleston, SC

Disclosure: Dr. Weart has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Accreditation
PHYSICIANS:
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of Credit is pending. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1. CME programs approved by the AAFP are eligible for Category 2 credit (or Category 1-A under special circumstances) through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

CANADIAN PHYSICIANS:
Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive up to 10 MAINPRO-M1 credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS:
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Prescribed credit from AAFP. Physician assistants may report the number of hours stated above of Category I credit for completing this program.

PHARMACISTS:
UNIVERSITY LEARNING SYSTEMS IS ACCREDITED BY THE ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR PHARMACY EDUCATION (ACPE) AS A PROVIDER OF CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION.

CANADIAN PHARMACISTS:
Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). This credit is applicable to health professionals who may require pharmacology credit.

SESSION 1: 2 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-026-L01-P, 0741-0000-19-026-L01-T, ACTIVITY: KNOWLEDGE
SESSION 2: 5 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-027-L01-P, 0741-0000-19-027-L01-T, ACTIVITY: KNOWLEDGE
SESSION 3: 3 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-028-L01-P, 0741-0000-19-028-L01-T, ACTIVITY: APPLICATION

NURSE PRACTITIONERS/ NURSES:
This course provides 10 contact hours (1.0 CEU) over three days, to fulfill the pharmacotherapeutics/ pharmacology requirements for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for certification renewal.
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
Sat Oct 05 Boston, Massachusetts
- 4:00 pm
Sun Oct 06 Bar Harbor, Maine
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Oct 07 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Oct 08 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 09 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Oct 10 Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence
- -
Fri Oct 11 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada TC
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Oct 11 Saint Lawrence River Cruising
- -
Sat Oct 12 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Bar Harbor, Maine - Once the summer-society rival of Newport, today Bar Harbor is rich in the legacy of the 19th century millionaires, including Acadia National Park, most of which was donated by the Rockefeller family. Clip clop along tranquil trails in a horse-drawn carriage.
Boston, Massachusetts - The cradle of American history, Boston rests on its glorious cultural laurels-Trinity Church, Old Ironsides, the Freedom Trail; yet thrusts into the next millennium as a high-tech hub of the computer industry.
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island - A provincial capital with a distinctly English feel. Where red double-decker buses motor along streets lined with gingerbread-trimmed Victorian houses; and tea is served promptly at three.
Halifax, Nova Scotia - Ocean scenery at its best: granite boulders pounded by crashing surf, lighthouses standing sentinel on rocky ledges, a delectable lobster lunch caught fresh from the waters off Peggy's Cove. Back in Halifax, the ramparts of the Citadel await your inspection.
Quebec City, Quebec - Quebec is a modern city, with an Old Town that is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. With all the stone buildings and winding streets, you'll think you're in Europe. From there, cruise visitors can take the funicular down to the Lower Town. Many structures there date back to Quebec City's beginnings, and highlights include Notre Dame des Victoires, the Petit Champlain district, the port, and the Musée de la Civilisation.

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

Sydney, Nova Scotia - So green and Gaelic is Cape Breton Island that Scotsman Alexander Graham Bell called it home for the last 37 years of his life. See why as you follow the scenic 184-mile-long Cabot Trail. Or tour to the Fortress of Louisbourg, meticulously restored to its 1744 mint condition.

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.

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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
Cruise Lines

STATEROOMS DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Neptune Suite (SA) Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, over-sized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library.
398 sq. ft. with veranda
$4,809
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (A) - Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner's Dream bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
$3,309
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (B) - Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner's Dream bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
$3,259
OceanView Stateroom (CA) - Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
185-197 sq. ft.
$2,159
OceanView Stateroom (C) - Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
185-197 sq. ft.
$1,499
OceanView Stateroom (D) - Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
185-197 sq. ft.
$1,479
OceanView Stateroom (E) - Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
185-197 sq. ft.
$1,419
Inside Stateroom (I) - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
143-207 sq. ft.
$1,219
Inside Stateroom (J) - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
143-207 sq. ft.
$1,199
Inside Stateroom (L) - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.
143-207 sq. ft.
$1,159
Prices are Per Person, Based on Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port charges, taxes & fees $485 per person
Deposit $350 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
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.