University Learning Systems - Primary Care Overview 2019, 7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference, round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL: March 31 - April 7, 2019
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Primary Care Overview 2019

7-Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
March 31 - April 7, 2019

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15 Contact Hours
1.5 CEU

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: December 5, 2018

Registration Details

Conference registration includes workshop attendance, handouts and refreshments during the meetings and documentation of continuing education credit.

Spouses, family and friends are welcome and do not need to register unless they attend the educational sessions. Special conference fees are available for non-professional accompanying persons who wish to attend one or more session (no special receipt, certification or credit issued).

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, April 1, 2019, 7:45 AM Check In/Registration, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM Educational Program (5 hrs)

  • Infectious Disease/ Antibiotic Stewardship/New Antibiotics/ perhaps UTI/ Related Case Studies
At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

New Antimicrobial Update: Has help truly arrived?
  1. Review various new antimicrobials that have been FDA-approved.
  2. Discuss pros and cons of these agents.
  3. Evaluate these agents critically for use in clinical practice.
  4. Compare the possible role of these agents through cases.

  5. Difficult Cases in Infectious Diseases: Are you up for the challenge?
  6. Differentiate pharmacotherapy options for complicated infections.
  7. Develop a plan to manage these infections.
  8. Propose treatment options for resistant Gram-negative pathogens .

  9. Update in the Treatment of MRSA Acute Bacterial Skin/Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI)
  10. Discuss the epidemiology of ABSSSI including MRSA.
  11. List agents commonly used in the management of ABSSSI.
  12. Summarize guidelines for management of ABSSSI.
  13. Select an appropriate treatment based on patient ABSSSI presentation.

Session 2: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 : 7:15 AM Check In, 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM Educational Program (5 hrs)

  • Diabetes/ Bariatric Surgery/ Dosing in Obesity
At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

Diabetes Pharmacotherapy Update: Focus on the Integrating Newer Agents into Clinical Practice:
  1. Prepare a brief overview of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical implication of diabetes mellitus.
  2. Compare current recommended therapies for diabetes through cases.
  3. Describe the role of older agents in clinical practice.
  4. Evaluate the role of newer agents in the management of diabetes through cases.

  5. Bariatric Surgery: Getting to the Gut of the Matter:
  6. Analyze the role of bariatric surgery in the management of patients with morbid obesity.
  7. Describe the complications and medication related changes evident post-bariatric surgery.
  8. Evaluate the roles of the team in the care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery procedures.
  9. Evaluate appropriate drug therapy through case studies.

  10. Drug Dosing in Obesity: A Huge Problem for Patients and Providers Alike:
  11. Describe the obesity epidemic in the United States.
  12. Discuss pharmacokinetic changes in obese patients related to challenges in dosing.
  13. Evaluate drugs most affected by obesity through case studies.

Session 3: Friday April 5, 2019, 7:45 AM Check In, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM Educational Program (5 hrs)

  • Update in the Management of Headaches and Seizure Disorders, Polypharmacy and the Elderly
At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

What a Headache! Clinical Review of Different Headaches with corresponding Treatments:
  1. Review briefly risk factors, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of cluster, tension, and migraine headaches.
  2. Describe various treatment and preventative strategies of each type of headache when applicable
  3. Illustrate appropriate treatments through patient cases.

  4. Seize the day! Update in the Management of Epilepsy:
  5. Summarize different seizure types requiring therapy.
  6. Review briefly current available options for epilepsy treatment.
  7. Describe newer treatments in the management of epilepsy.

  8. Polypharmacy and the Elderly: Minimizing Untoward Effects through Prudent Prescribing:
  9. Summarize factors leading to polypharmacy in the elderly.
  10. Define inappropriate medications for elderly patients.
  11. Describe tools to screen patients for polypharmacy.
  12. Describe best practices for limiting adverse drug events in "necessary" medications.
  13. Use case studies to illustrate possible polypharmacy interventions.
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
Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Georgia College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
St. Joseph's/Candler Health System
Savannah, Georgia.
Accreditation
University Learning Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. All programs are accredited for pharmacists.

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 15 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.

PHARMACIST TECHNICIANS:
TBD

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.

ACPE UAN
SESSION 1: 5 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-007-L01-P, 0741-0000-19-007-L01-T, ACTIVITY: KNOWLEDGE

SESSION 2: 5 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-008-L01-P, 0741-0000-19-008-L01-T, ACTIVITY: KNOWLEDGE

SESSION 3: 5 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-009-L01-P, 0741-0000-19-009-L01-T, ACTIVITY APPLICATION

NURSE PRACTITIONERS/ NURSES:
This course provides 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU) over three days, 5 hours per day, to fulfill the pharmacotherapeutics/ pharmacology requirements for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for certification renewal. The same hours submitted to renew certification may be submitted to a State Board of Nursing for re-licensure. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts formally approved continuing education sponsored by organizations accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). University Learning Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Contact your respective board regarding approval.

CE BROKER Tracking #: 50-11357: Approved by Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Pharmacy, Florida Physician Assistants, Florida Board of Nursing (Pending), Georgia Board of Nursing.
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 Mar 31 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 5:00 pm
Mon Apr 01 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Apr 02 Grand Turk, Turks And Caicos
8:00 am 3:00 pm
Wed Apr 03 San Juan, Puerto Rico
1:00 pm 11:00 pm
Thu Apr 04 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Apr 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Apr 06 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
8:00 am 3:00 pm
Sun Apr 07 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Embark and Debark) - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
Grand Turk - Grand Turk is a picturesque island with a relaxed pace and a warm, friendly atmosphere. There are no fast food chains and no sprawling resorts.In addition to the amazing year around diving, with Oasis Divers you have seasonal attractions such as the North Atlantic humpback whales during the winter and manta rays in the summer, you're sure to be amazed.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - When was the last time you whiled away the day on a private Caribbean island? Here's your chance. The island is ours; the day is yours to sun, swim, and sail. Enjoy!
San Juan, Puerto Rico - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque. Port tips from our blog
St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. - Arguably the island with the best shopping and the best beaches. Shop duty-free Charlotte Amalie 'til you drop. Or dive into the beach scene at beautiful Magens Bay, Coki Point, or Turtle Cove, nesting ground of the endangered hawksbill sea turtle.

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

STATEROOMS DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Neptune Suite (SA) With floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these spacious suites are flooded with light. They feature a large sitting area and two lower beds convertible to one king-size bed-our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses. The bathroom comes with a dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath and shower, plus additional shower stall. Amenities include use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge, a private concierge and an array of complimentary services..

465–855 sq. ft. including verandah
$3,929
Vista Suite (A) -With a teak-lined verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows and comfortable sitting area, these comfortable suites are filled with light. They include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, plus a whirlpool bath and shower, mini-bar and refrigerator.

393-400 sq. ft. including verandah
$1,679
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VA) - Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads.

213-379 sq. ft. including verandah.
$1,219
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VB) - Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads.

213-379 sq. ft. including verandah.
$1,189
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VC) - Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads.

213-379 sq. ft. including verandah.
$1,159
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VD) - Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and shower with premium massage showerheads.

213-379 sq. ft. including verandah.
$1,129
OceanView Stateroom (C) - These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
174-255 sq. ft.
$969
OceanView Stateroom (D) - These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
174-255 sq. ft.
$949
OceanView Stateroom (E) - These expansive staterooms include include two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed-our Signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities and an ocean view. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown.
174-255 sq. ft.
$929
Inside Stateroom (I) - Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms.
151-233 sq. ft.
$649
Inside Stateroom (J) - Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed - our signature Mariner's Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms.
151-233 sq. ft.
$629
Prices are Per Person, Based on Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port charges, taxes & fees $310 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.