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Optimizing Patient Outcomes:
Opioids, MTM and Drug Prices

7-Night Canada and NE Discovery CDE Cruise Conference
from Boston, Massachusetts to Montreal, Quebec
October 05 - 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.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A CURRENTLY ACTIVE PROGRAM.

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Holland America's <em> Veendam</em>
Holland America's Veendam
10 (1.0 CEU) Live Contact Hours

Course Fees:

Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Dentists
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $895
Regular Registration -  $945
Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $695
Regular Fee - $745
Nurses, Residents, Students
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $495
Regular Fee - $545

*Discounted Advanced Registration Deadline: July 9, 2019

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, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners,

Program Purpose

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
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

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
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Oct 08 Sydney, Nova Scotia
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 09 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Oct 10 Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence
- -
Fri Oct 11 Quebec City, Quebec
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Oct 11 Saint Lawrence River Cruising
- -
Sat Oct 12 Montreal, Quebec
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Holland American Ms Veendam Map

Ports of Call

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence -

Quebec City, Quebec - Holland America gives you two full days to explore this noble walled city with a French accent. Stroll Old Quebec's maze of cobbled streets, happening upon quaint sidewalk cafes, boutiques and antique shops; tour to Montmorency Falls, higher than Niagara.

Montreal, Quebec - Part French, part English, totally intriguing. Explore the cobblestone streets of lamp-lit Old Montreal; visit the tranquil Botanical Gardens; try your luck at the high-energy Casino de Montreal.

Saint Lawrence River Cruising - St. Lawrence River offer dramatic scenery and calm waters, while other areas are wide enough to give a sense of ocean cruising.

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.

Holland America's Veendam

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.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a CURRENTLY ACTIVE Program.

You may have found this page in error or been referred to this page via an outdated link. If you did come to this page from a link posted on another website, you may wish to alert the person responsible for the link that the program is labeled as inactive on our site. You are also welcome to e-mail us and report this message.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Neptune Suites, SA Neptune Suites (SA)
Two lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Approximately 575 sq. ft. including verandah 
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Vista Suites, A Vista Suites (A)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. 
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Vista Suites (Some Accessible), B Vista Suites (Some Accessible) (B)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, and standard interior and exterior door size. 
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Vista Suites (Some Accessible), BA Suite/Deluxe Vista Suites (Some Accessible) (BA)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, and standard interior and exterior door size.
Approximately 283 sq. ft. including verandah
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Vista Suites (Some Accessible), BB Suite/Deluxe Vista Suites (Some Accessible) (BB)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, and standard interior and exterior door size.
Approximately 283 sq. ft. including verandah
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Neptune Suites, SB Suite/Deluxe Neptune Suites (SB)
Two lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, floor-to-ceiling windows.
Approximately 575 sq. ft. including verandah
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Verandah Spa Staterooms, VQ Suite/Deluxe Verandah Spa Staterooms (VQ)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Outside

Lanai Staterooms (Some Accessible), CA Lanai Staterooms (Some Accessible) (CA)
Sliding glass doors (mirrored for privacy) open onto our Promenade deck from this comfortable stateroom, which includes 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 other amenities. The configuration of staterooms may vary from the images shown. 
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Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Some Accessible), C Large Ocean-view Staterooms (Some Accessible) (C)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. Ambulatory accessible rooms have shower only with small step, step into bathroom, and standard interior and exterior door size. 
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Large Ocean-view Staterooms, D Large Ocean-view Staterooms (D)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

174 sq. ft. 
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Large Ocean-view Staterooms, E Large Ocean-view Staterooms (E)
Large Ocean-view Staterooms: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 
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Large Ocean-view Staterooms, DA Outside Large Ocean-view Staterooms (DA)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

174 sq. ft.
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Large Ocean-view Staterooms, DD Outside Large Ocean-view Staterooms (DD)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.

174 sq. ft.
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Large Ocean-view Staterooms, EE Outside Large Ocean-view Staterooms (EE)
Large Ocean-view Staterooms: 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower
Approximately 174 sq. ft.
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Inside

Large Inside Stateroom, I Large Inside Stateroom (I)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed and shower 
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Large Interior Staterooms, J Large Interior Staterooms (J)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. 
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Large Interior Staterooms, L Large Interior Staterooms (L)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower 
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Interior Staterooms, K Inside Interior Staterooms (K)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
Approximately 141 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $485.00 per person.
Deposit $350.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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.
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Please click here to visit TravelSafe.com to get a quote.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel protection 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 protection 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 protection 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.

Travel Protection Plans

  • TravelSafe Basic Plan - A plan for those who want just the bare necessities.
  • TravelSafe Classic Plan - TravelSafe's most popular plan includes higher limits on all of the important benefits to expand your coverage. Add Cancel For Any Reason for even more coverage.

Below please find some examples of insurance coverage:

Coverage For Your Arrangements - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Trip Cancellation Trip Cost Trip Cost
Trip Interruption 150% of Trip Cost Trip Cost
Missed Connection $2,500 $500
Trip/Travel Delay $750 $500
Travel Delay
Per Day Maximum Limit $150 $100
Required minimum delay time 6 Hours 6 Hours
Cancel For Any Reason Not Included Not Included
Coverage For You - Benefit Limits
PLAN CLASSIC BASIC
Medical Expense / Emergency Assistance
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $100,000 $35,000
Emergency Dental Expense $750 $750
Emergency Medical Evacuation &

Return of Remains
$1,000,000

Included
$100,000

Included
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation $25,000 Not Included
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
24 Hour Coverage during Trip $25,000 Not Included
Coverage For Your Belongings - Benefit Limits
Plan Classic Basic
Baggage & Personal Effects $2,500 $500
Baggage Delay $250 $100
Required minimum delay time 12 Hours 12 Hours