Internal Medicine CDE Caribbean Cruise Conference - Jan. 28 - Feb, 4, 2012
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Internal Medicine

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference from Miami, Florida
January 28 - February 4, 2012

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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Celebrity Eclipse

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Course Fee Physicians $695
All Others - Course Fee $450
Course Fee Cancellation Policy
30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

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, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
Preliminary Objectives for Activity:

• Review the classifications of mood disorders
• Define chronic fatigue
• List specific symptoms of hypogonadism
• Outline causes for erectile and ejaculatory dysfunction
• Discuss the differential diagnosis of migraines
• Define somatization
• Discuss panic disorder
• Consider the relationship between faith and healing
• Outline the most common sleep state disorders

  1. Natural Medicines: Finding trustworthy, evidence-based information and recommending safe and effective products
  2. Upon completion the participants will be able to:
    • Discuss at least one evidence-based, up-to-date source of information on natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements).
    • Discuss at least one source of independent quality testing of natural medications.
    • Discuss one or two case presentations of the most commonly purchased natural medications used in the U.S.
  3. Natural Medicines for Osteoporosis: An evidence-based approach (with special emphasis on the calcium and vitamin D controversies)
  4. Upon completion the participants will be able to:
    • Describe several natural medications used for osteoporosis,
    • Summarize the evidence supporting or refuting the use of magnesium, calcium, vitamin D, and ipriflavones in osteoporosis.
  5. Natural Medicines for Osteoarthritis: An evidence-based approach (with special emphasis on the glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM controversies)
  6. Upon completion the participants will be able to:
    • Describe several natural medications used for arthritis symptoms,
    • Describe the evidence supporting or refuting the use of glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM in osteoarthritis.
  7. Natural Medicines for Menopause An evidence-based approach (with special emphasis on the bioidentical hormone controversies)
  8. Upon completion the participants will be able to:
    • Describe several natural medications used for menopausal symptoms,
    • Describe the evidence supporting or refuting the use of bioidentical hormones for menopausal symptoms.
    • Describe the evidence supporting or refuting the use of black cohosh, soy protein, and flaxseed in menopausal symptoms.
  9. Natural Medicines for Hyperlipidemia: An evidence-based approach (with special emphasis on the niacin and red yeast rice controversies)
  10. Upon completion the participants will be able to:
    • Describe several natural medications used for hyperlipidemia symptoms,
    • Describe the evidence supporting or refuting the use of fish oil, niacin, red yeast rice, or stanols/sterols in hyperlipidemia.
  11. Natural Medicines for Headache: An evidence-based approach (with special emphasis migraine prevention)
  12. Upon completion the participants will be able to:
    • Describe several natural medications used for headache,
    • Describe the evidence supporting or refuting the use of coenzyme Q10, feverfew, magnesium, and butterbur for headache.
  13. Natural Medicines for Depression: An evidence-based approach (with special emphasis on SAMe and St. John\'s wort)
  14. Upon completion the participants will be able to:
    • Describe several natural medications used for depression,
    • Describe the evidence supporting or refuting the use of SAMe, St. John's wort, EPA, and fish oil for depression.
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
Dale A. Matthews, M.D., FACP
Dr. Matthews practices general internal medicine in Washington, DC and is a member of the clinical faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He conducts research and lectures nationally and internationally on the doctor-patient relationship and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of faith, religion, and prayer in clinical care and healing. He is the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998).

Dr. Matthews is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University (AB, 1976), at which he majored in Romance Languages and Literatures with a special concentration in European Civilization. He was graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1980, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut in Farmington in 1983. In the same year, he was named as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Yale University School of Medicine. At Yale, he studied clinical epidemiology and began his research career by examining patients' perceptions of physician performance in the hospital and outpatient setting.

He joined the faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington in 1985 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He was a co-founder of the Connecticut Chronic Fatigue Study, one of the first major longitudinal studies of this perplexing condition. In 1989, he was named the George Morris Piersol Teaching and Research Scholar of the American College of Physicians.

In 1991, he accepted a position as Chief of Internal Medicine at the Minirth-Meier and Byrd Clinic in Arlington, VA. This position offered him an opportunity to integrate his religious faith with his skills in internal medicine and psychiatry and to develop his research interest in the spiritual aspects of medicine.

In 1993, he joined the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, where he continued to expand his clinical, teaching, and research interests. In the same year, he was named as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In 1997, he received an Exemplary Paper in Humility Theology Award from the John Templeton Foundation.

Dr. Matthews is also the author of a four-volume research work, The Faith Factor: An Annotated Bibliography of Clinical Research on Spiritual Subjects; three documentaries: Body, Mind, and Spirit, Shall We Pray?, and Healing Hands; a annotated, videotaped lecture on religion and medicine, The Faith Factor: Is Religion Good for Your Health?; a teaching videotape on the doctor-patient relationship, Bedside Manners; and over 65 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and other publications.

He is a member of numerous national organizations including the Christian Medical and Dental Society and the American College of Physicians. He has served on review boards for over a dozen professional journals and was the founding editor of Faith and Medicine Connection. He has been a member of several national advisory boards and committees, including the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Humility Theology Information Center of the John Templeton Foundation, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-Primary Care Version of the American Psychiatric Association, and the Bayer Institute on Health Care Communication. He was the director of the Physical Health Panel for the Scientific Progress in Spiritual Research project of the National Institute for Healthcare Research.

Dr. Matthews has lectured at over 30 medical schools across the United States and has been featured in numerous national newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, USA Today Weekend, Hartford Courant Sunday Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, Reader's Digest, Prevention, Guideposts, Good Housekeeping, McCall's, and Christianity Today. He has appeared on many national television and radio programs, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Fox Evening News, CNN Early Prime Time, 700 Club, One-on-One with John MacLaughlin, and National Public Radio (The Diane Rehm Show and All Things Considered).


Walt Larimore, M.D.
Dr. Larimore is one of America's best-known family physicians and medical journalists. He earned his M.D. degree at Louisiana State University, with AOA Honors, while his Family Medicine residency, with an emphasis in Sports Medicine, was at the Duke University Medical Center, where he was named one of the top twelve Family Medicine residents in the nation. He also completed a Queen's Teaching Fellowship in Nottingham, England.

After his training, Dr. Larimore practiced for four years in the Smoky Mountains before moving to Central Florida, where he practiced for sixteen years. From 1993-1994, he served as the President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. In 1996, he was named America's Outstanding Family Medicine Educator by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

The Larimores relocated to Colorado Springs in 2001. Besides practicing Family Medicine, Dr. Larimore is also an author, educator, and medical journalist.

As a medical journalist, from 1996 to 2001, Dr. Larimore hosted over 850 episodes of the daily, live Ask the Family Doctor show on Fox's Health Network, being awarded the prestigious Gracie Award by the American Women in Radio and Television. From 2002 to 2004, Dr Larimore hosted the Focus on your Family's Health syndicated radio and TV features.

Dr. Larimore is a frequent guest about family health topics on a wide variety of television and radio programs and has appeared on The Today Show, CBS's Morning Show, several Fox News programs, and CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. He provides medical commentary for radio stations in Chicago, Orlando, Baltimore, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Tampa, Albuquerque, and Ft. Wayne.

Dr. Larimore has written or edited over twenty books and over 600 articles in a variety of medical journals and lay magazines. His most recent health book is 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, an undated and revised version of his award-winning book 10 Essentials of Highly Healthy People.

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.


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.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

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.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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 Jan 28 Miami, Florida - 4:30pm
Sun Jan 29 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm
- -
Mon Jan 30 San Juan, Puerto Rico 3:00pm 10:00pm
Tue Jan 31 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 9:00am 6:00pm
Wed Feb 1 Basseterre, St. Kitts 8:00am 5:00pm
Thu Feb 2 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00pm-5:00pm
- -
Fri Feb 3 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12:00pm
- -
Sat Feb 4 Miami, Florida 7:00am -

Ports of Call
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Embark and Debark) - 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
Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.
St. Kitts - Welcome to the exotically beautiful island of St. Kitts. Like no other island in the Caribbean, St. Kitts seems to embody a kind of lush tropical paradise usually associated with the South Pacific. The atmosphere here is palpably luxuriant. It is an intoxicating blend of sunlight, sea, air and fantastically abundant vegetation.
St. Maarten - The smallest island in the world ever to have been partitioned between two different nations, St. Martin/St. Maarten has been shared by the French and the Dutch in a spirit of neighborly cooperation and mutual friendship for almost 350 years.

All the same, each side has managed to retain much of the distinctiveness of its own national culture. The French tend to emphasize comfort and elegance. The beaches are secluded, the luxury resorts provide lavish accommodations, and the restaurants offer some of the finest dining experiences anywhere in the Caribbean.

The latest French fashions can be found in many of the shops, and the smell of fresh croissants and pastries mixes everywhere with the spicy aromas of West Indian cooking. Small cafes and charming bistros add a decidedly Gaelic and cosmopolitan flair to the place. On the whole the atmosphere remains very relaxed.

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 Eclipse

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

Sky Suite with Veranda – Call for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin. Living room with queen sleeper sofa and vanity. Mini refrigerator. And 40" LCD TV.
All Suites Include: One complimentary dining reservation per suite for cruises of up to seven nights. Two complimentary dining reservations per suite for cruises of eight nights or longer. Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine. fresh fruit & flowers. 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. Celebrity tote bag. Delivery of requested board games. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Fresh cut flowers. Complimentary beach towel service.
*Some staterooms in category S2 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 300 sq. ft. Veranda:79 sq. ft

Aqua Class Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two lower beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Staterooms located close to the Spa, the Solarium and the Persian Garden. Priority seating in Blu, a specialty restaurant created just for AquaClass guests that also serves complimentary healthy continental breakfast daily. 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. 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 and high quality binoculars. Daily deliveries of bottled water and teas. A Personal Spa Concierge to arrange AquaSpa treatments. Special programming and wellness classes. Free, unlimited access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.

Concierge Class Stateroom - $890
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Sitting area with sofa. Two beds convertible to queen-size. 32" 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. 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 and high quality binoculars.
* Some staterooms in category C3 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq.ft. Veranda: 54 sq.ft.
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda - $860
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. 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 and high quality binoculars.
* Some staterooms in category 2B are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq.ft. Veranda: 54 sq.ft.
OceanView Stateroom - $830
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 saf. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
* Some staterooms in category 8 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.
Inside Stateroom - $600
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.
* Some staterooms in categories 9 & 10 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 183 - 200 sq. ft .
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Pleae Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $256.87 per person
Deposit $250.00 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for this specific conference.



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. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
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.