Women’s Health Western Europe Cruise Conference - from Barcelona, Spain to Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 30 - May 10, 2017
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Women's Health

10-Night Western Europe Cruise Conference
from Barcelona, Spain to Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 30 - May 10, 2017

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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
3 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
OB/GYN Physicians, Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to provide a review of clinical conditions encountered by the Family Physician and address common gynecological problems.
Preliminary topics:
  1. Evaluation of infertility
  2. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  3. The state of ART
  4. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Newer Terminology and Treatment
  5. The Big "O" - Osteoporosis
  6. Communicating with Patients: Medical Writing, Health Literacy, Medical Websites, and More
  7. Managing Abnormal Pap smears: Current Guidelines form ths ASCCP
  8. Appropriate Use of Prescription and Non-prescription Drugs in Pregnancy- an Overview, including the new FDA Guidelines
  9. Screening for and Treating STDs: Current CDC Guidelines
  10. Aging, Androgens, Sexuality, and Such
  11. Leiomyomata uteri – changing concepts in treatment
  12. Hormonal Alternatives in Managing Menopause: Guidelines from The North American Menopause Society
  13. Update on Hormonal Contraception: The Move toward LARC
  14. Work, Women, Fertility, and Family
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Understand current evaluation and treatment of infertility
  2. Understand assisted reproductive technologies
  3. Evaluate sexual dysfunction at the menopause
  4. Assess patients for suspected polycystic ovarian syndrome
  5. Discuss current approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of Osteoporosis
  6. Assess, utilize and provide objective health information from a range of internet sources
  7. Utilize an evidence-based algorithm for managing abnormal pap smears
  8. Identify which drugs to avoid, which to use, and which to consider during pregnancy
  9. Utilize current CDC guidelines in managing STDs
  10. Apply current endometrial ablation techniques to the needs of a particular practice setting
  11. Apply current hormone therapy guidelines to menopausal patients on an individual basis
  12. Evaluate various contraceptive options to provide individualized contraceptive counseling to patients
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.
Bruce D. Shephard, MD, FACOG
Dr. Shephard is Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He serves as a Regional Physician Informaticist for BayCare Health System. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his Ob-Gyn residency at the University of Miami, Florida.

A former McCain Fellow at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Shephard is principal author of "The Complete Guide to Women's Health." and a frequent speaker and writer on women's health issues. He previously served as president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association and is member of the HCMA Board of Trustees. Dr. Shephard serves on medical advisory boards for Wellcare and AVMed HMOs and is a medical reviewer for EQ Health Solutions, which contracts with the Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida. A 2009 selectee of the Marquis' Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, he currently serves as a Regional Physician Informaticist for BayCare Health System.

Barry Verkauf, MD, MBA, CPE

Dr. Verkauf is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in new Orleans, Louisiana. He also earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida. He completed an internship at Tulane University Department of Surgery, Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Residencies in Gynecology and Obstetrics and Pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was also a fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology.

When in private practice in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Verkauf initiated the first in vitro fertilization program on the west coast of Florida. He is Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a Certified Physician Executive by the American College of Physician Executives. He serves as a reviewer for several journals and has authored textbooks in clinical medicine and the business and history of medicine. Dr. Verkauf is a charter member of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the Society for Reproductive Surgery, and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.


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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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
Sun Apr 30 Barcelona, Spain
- 5:00 pm
Mon May 01 Cartagena, Spain
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Tue May 02 Gibraltar, British Territory
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed May 03 Lisbon, Portugal
9:30 am 7:00 pm
Thu May 04 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri May 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat May 06 St. Peter Port, Channel Islands
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun May 07 Le Havre (Paris, Honfleur), France
7:00 am 9:00 pm
Mon May 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue May 09 Zeebrugge (Bruges/Brussels/Antwerp), Belgium
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed May 10 Amsterdam, Netherlands
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Barcelona, Spain (Embark) -

Barcelona is a one of the world's great cities. Stroll down her tree-lined boulevards, the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia or the more touristed Las Ramblas. On the Passeig, shop a serious fashion district while marveling at examples of Mordenisme architecture, seemingly sculpted from the stuff of dreams (Gaudi's masterpiece of a family home, Casa Batlló is well worth a visit). If a trip on the Passeig hasn't convinced you of Gaudi's genius, a visit to La Sagrada Familia Cathedral will do the trick; this fantastic, soaring marvel will live on in your memory long after you've returned.

Not far from the Passeig and just north of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter (the Barri Gotic) provides an abundance of shopping opportunities for all tastes, and a bit of European history to boot - check out the tranquil Cathedral of Barcelona. To see a bit of local life a visit to a food market is a quick, fun detour: try Santa Caterina near the Cathedral or Mercado de La Boqueria, right off of Las Ramblas.

Barcelona's food is also a highlight: stop into a tapas bar and try a variety of delicacies. "Standard" restaurants of every style are available, too. And, there's music, too! Visit an underground jazz club or the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana; or stop by the Palau Dalmases for a stunning, flamenco performance (it's near the Picasso museum). Did we mention art? One of the largest collections of Picasso's art is found at the Museau Picasso, and a great collection of contemporary, figurative (i.e not abstract) painting and sculpture is housed at the European Museum of Modern Art just around the corner.

It's probably clear by now that you really can't get it all done in a day (even if all means "just the must-sees"). So, stay for a day or three in the Gothic Quarter or near Plaça de Catalunya and really get a feel for what makes Barcelona such a wonderful place. Partly it's the result of the "accidents" of its history and present: as the regional capital of Spain's prosperous Catalunya region, Barcelona has a "flavor" that is a bit of a mix between Spanish and French (it's located quite close to the French border). Yes, you can practice your Spanish here - it attracts Spaniards from throughout the country - but you'll also see and hear Catalan with it's own charm. You won't regret you time here.

Cartagena, Spain - In the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, you'll find a natural harbor surrounded by five hills - welcome to the seaport known as Cartagena. Cartagena was originally settled in 223 BC. The city has flourished under Roman, Muslim and Arab rule, and today offers a vast cultural legacy. Cartagena was the main city of the Spanish Carthaginians, who named it after their own capital. The port is rich in ancient and maritime history. The town is walled, the harbor defended by forts, and Roman ruins are scattered throughout.
Gibraltar, British Territory - As long as the Barbary Apes remain, the British will rule Gibraltar‐this is the tradition that has held for 350 years. These pesky primates are a favorite with visitors despite their incessant chatter and light-fingered ways. Ride to the top of the Rock for great views over the Strait of Gibraltar‐on a clear day you'll see Africa.
Lisbon, Portugal - Make your own discoveries in the city that launched the Age of Discovery. Cross the River Tagus on its soaring suspension bridge. Wander the maze of streets in the Alfama, the old Moorish quarter, dominated by the medieval Castle of St. George where peacocks strut and shriek. Stroll the Baixa, shop for elegant shoes.
Paris, France - This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner.
St. Peter Port - Guernsey's capital has been a busy entrepot since Roman times. Georgian and Regency style homes were enriched by an influx of French emigres, including Victor Hugo. Today the town is a framed by a tumble of terraces and tiered gardens and criss-crossed by worn steps and hidden alleys.

If you prefer to relax, take time to just look around you, soak up the atmosphere, sit and have a coffee or snack and watch the world go by in the Channel Islands' most beautiful town.
Zeebrugge (Brussels), Belgium - Zeebrugge is a port in northwestern Belgium, 10 miles north of Brugge and 60 miles from Brussels. Interestingly, it is actually an "artificial port," built because the existing marine channel to Brugge at the time had become clogged with silt. Because of its strategic location, Belgium has often been targeted by opposing military forces, which has contributed to Zeebrugge's rich history. In 1918, during World War I, British naval forces sank block ships in Zeebrugge's harbor to block the entry of German submarines. In 1944, the entire port was destroyed by the retreating Germans.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Debark) - Amsterdam is a great city to discover the charms of northern Europe. The graceful canals of its central district are lined with beautiful gabled houses. It's many, grand art museums display masterpieces of Rembrandt and Vermeer and the largest collection of Van Gogh's work is found here. Fine food is also easy to find along with ample opportunities for shopping (including excellent vintage finds). This great city is well worth a day or two's stay after your cruise.

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.

Vision 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

Owner's Suite (OS) - All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone. Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, refrigerator, bar, and bathtub.
515 Sq. Ft., balcony 116 Sq. Ft.)
for Pricing
Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed and private bathroom with bathtub.
353 Sq. Ft., balcony 110 Sq. Ft.
for Pricing
Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long with open bed frames, wider entry door, turning spaces, private balcony, sitting area with lowered vanity, closet rods, and safe, and a private bathroom with a wider door, roll-in shower, grab bars, fold-down shower bench, hand-held shower head, raised toilet, and a lowered sink.
243 Sq. Ft., balcony 66 Sq. Ft.
for Pricing
Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D2) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed, and a private bathroom.
190 Sq. Ft., balcony 39 Sq. Ft.
for Pricing
OceanView Stateroom (I) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom. 154 Sq. Ft.
for Pricing
Interior Stateroom (N) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), vanity area, and a private bathroom.
132 Sq. Ft.
for Pricing
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees: $
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 .
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

All information is subject to change.
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.

before you cruise


Crowne Plaza Barcelona

The Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center is located in the heart of Montjuïc, at the junction of the famous calle Gran Vía and Plaza España. We are just 5 minutes walk from the train station and 25 minutes drive from the airport. Thanks to its proximity to some of the main tourist attractions and businesses - Fira Barcelona, the Magic Fountain, the gardens of Montjuïc, The Ramblas.

Property Amenities:
Our location in Barcelona is unbeatable for both business trips and leisure. We have easy access to anywhere in the city, thanks to the underground and tourist bus located a few metres away. We are also very close to the new shopping and entertainment centre "Las Arenas", built in a former bullring, we highly recommend it for the enjoyment of our guests.

To learn more about extending your vacation with this package, ask your CEI agent for details and availability.