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Current Topics in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine
and Gastroenterology

7-Night Canada and NE Discovery Cruise Conference
from Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Boston, Massachusetts, US
September 28 - October 05, 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.

Holland America's <em> Veendam</em>
Holland America's Veendam
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
5 ½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

COURSE FEES

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The practice of medicine requires a commitment to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. As practitioners we are constantly asked to reexamine the use of previously embraced disease management scripts while incorporating new and novel evidence based approaches to patient care.

It most certainly is a balancing act. Through the presentation of evidence based approaches to the diagnosis and/or management of systolic congestive heart failure, dizziness, type 2 diabetes mellitus, office-based emergencies, arthropathy, disease prevention through diet, and deep venous thrombosis, we will merge the familiar and useful care pathways with what is seen as original, progressive, and effective.

Topics:
  1. Ambulatory Management of Congestive Heart Failure
    • Recognize congestive heart failure exacerbations in the ambulatory setting
    • Determine when parenteral diuretic use would be clinically indicated
    • Recommend the appropriate type and dose of diuretic
    • Determine laboratory and clinical follow up parameters
    • Recognize when patients require a higher level of care
  2. Dizziness - the diagnostic and management conundrum
    • Define and describe the clinical manifestations of dizziness
    • Differentiate between central and peripheral dizziness
    • Develop a treatment plan for dizziness that is evidence-based and patient centric
    • Apply appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for patients with vertigo
  3. Oral Hypoglycemic Medications for type 2 DM management - what is the evidence?
    • Describe the different classes of oral hypoglycemic medications available for management of type 2 diabetes
    • Evaluate the efficacy of these medications in preventing morbidity and mortality
    • Select the most appropriate oral hypoglycemic based on individual patient parameters
    • Understand and recognize the potential risks posed by each class of medications
  4. Office Emergencies - management without disruption
    • Develop a brief training and simulation program, using the team STEPPS model (strategies and tools to enhance performance and patient safety)
    • Recognize and manage early anaphylaxis in the office
    • Recognize and manage acute coronary syndrome in the office
    • Recognize and manage acute COPD or asthma exacerbation in the office
  5. Steroid Joint Injections - minimal effort and maximal benefit
    • Understand the risks and benefits of cortisone joint injections
    • Employ evidence based injection techniques that decrease the risk of infections
    • Select the appropriate steroid, analgesic, needle, and syringe for the planned injection
    • Review the correct technique of injection
  6. Food as a prescription
    • Identify dietary modifications that decrease cardiovascular risk
    • Identify dietary modifications that decrease cancer risk and mortality
    • Recognize dietary choices that decrease the risk of diabetes
  7. Lower Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis Diagnosis - How and Why?
    • Recognize when a deep venous thrombosis diagnosis needs to be considered
    • Choose the appropriate test for the diagnosis of deep venous thromboses
    • Correlate the ultrasound findings to the appropriate clinical diagnosis
  8. Prostate Cancer Update
    • Evolution of prostate cancer screening
    • Evidence Based Current Guidelines
    • Develop a team plan with your patient
  9. Exercise is "The New pill"
    • Team approach to partner with multiple healthcare expertise center around the patient
    • Motivational promotional results.
  10. Diabetes Mellitus type II selections and management
    • Focus on tagets fot glycemic control
    • Major classifications of Non-insulin drugs
    • Reaching the HgA1c goal
  11. Review key components of sleep apnea and new options
    • Discuss indentification of certain patient that can be treated with Inspire Therapy ( Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation).
  12. Update to new approaches for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Treatment strategies to pharmacologic and non pharmacologic agents.
    • New information on the etiology and pathophysiology
    • Lean diagnostic evaluation
  13. Bariatric Surgeries with their complication/management
    • Identifying micronutrient deficiencies, evaluation and management
    • Post Bariatric surgery hypoglycemia
    • Follow Calcium, Vit D and Metabolic Bone Disease
  14. Challenges in Ending Life of Care
    • Understanding Challenges of Prognostication in patients with End of Life

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.
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.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Faculty

Lance Brunner MD

Lance Brunner MD

Physician Director - Patient Safety and Quality
Administrative Faculty - Family Medicine Residency
Kaiser Permanente Orange County
Anaheim, CA

Nick J. Paslidis, MD, PhD, FACP, MHCM

Nick J. Paslidis, MD, PhD, FACP, MHCM

(Masters of Health Care Management-Harvard)
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Arkansas Medical School, Little Rock, AR
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, AZ
Professor of Nursing, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Past CEO, Arkansas Quality Improvement Organization and Past CMO of Northern Arizona Healthcare. 

Accreditation

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians 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).

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

 

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 14 contact hours.
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 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 14 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Sep 28 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- 4:00 pm
Sun Sep 29 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Sep 30 Gulf Of St. Lawrence
- -
Tue Oct 01 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Oct 02 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Oct 03 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Oct 04 Bar Harbor, Maine, US
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 05 Boston, Massachusetts, US
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Canada & New Englan

PORTS OF CALL

Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 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.

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada - 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.

Gulf Of St. Lawrence - A lighthouse on little St. Paul’s Island is a stark reminder of days gone by as you sail past this infamous old shipwreck site, known as the graveyard of the gulf, on your way through the Cabot Strait and into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. So huge is the gulf that half of Canada’s 10 provinces have a coastal connection to it. Perhaps that’s not surprising, considering that it’s the world’s largest estuary and fed all the way from the Great Lakes 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) away.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada - 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.

Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada - 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.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - 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.

Bar Harbor, Maine, US - 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, US - 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.

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.

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, L Large Interior Staterooms (L)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower 
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Large Interior Staterooms, J Inside Large Interior Staterooms (J)
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 $500.00 per person.
Deposit $350.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30+ days before sailing date - 75% Refund ; 7-29 days before sailing date - 50% Refund; Less than 7 days before sailing date - No Refund

Cruise Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our agents 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.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


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