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Topics in Primary Care and Endocrinology

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
January 29 - February 05, 2020

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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COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14.0 Contact Hours
10 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

COURSE FEES

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The purpose of these lectures is to provide an overview of the management of common endocrinology problems utilizing new guidelines and medications to improve the care of patients seen in primary care settings.
Areas covered include: thyroid disorders, and the effectiveness of dietary, surgical and medical therapy for obesity. New guidelines have been published by the American College of Cardiology for the management of lipid disorders and cases will be used to illustrate their effective use. Comfortable use of the diagnostic tests and medications for metabolic bone problems is another goal.

An approach to the integration of new diabetes medications into primary care practice and the American Diabetes Association guideline changes for 2019 will be discussed to improve understanding of their utility in various types of patients particularly those with complications from diabetes. Advances in the diagnosis and management of common pituitary and adrenal disorders have recently changed with new guidelines form the Endocrine Society.

Topics
  1. Primary Care Treatment of Essential Hypertension: A 2018 Update
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to customize their treatment approach in the essential hypertension patient and maximize the percent of patients treated who reach goal blood pressure.
  2. Atrial Fibrillation: What the Primary Care Practitioner Needs to Know
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the newest information regarding atrial fibrillation and describe the role of anti-arrhythmics in the management of the disease.
  3. Thromboembolic Disease in Primary Care: Focus on the New Anticoagulants
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the role of the new oral anticoagulants and describe any relevant differences between the available agents.
  4. Asthma and COPD: New Recommendations and Treatment Options
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the new recommendations for treatment of patients with asthma and COPD.
  5. Primary Care Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections in the era of Increasing Bacterial resistance
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to discuss the treatment options for UTI’s in the era of increasing antimicrobial resistance
  6. Antimicrobial Resistance: Implications for the Primary Care Provider
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to describe the impact of antimicrobial resistance in both gram-negative and gram-positive infections and discuss treatment strategies for common infections
  7. Osteoporosis: Review of Guidelines and New Therapeutic Options
    • Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to describe the new National Osteoporosis Guidelines and how the recommendations will impact the treatment and prevention strategies in their patients with osteopenia or osteoporosis.
  8. Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Disease
    • Guidelines for the Management of Thyroid Disease
  9. How to Choose the Proper Medication for Your Patient with Type 2 Diabetes
    • Describe the use of oral agents in patients with Type 2 diabetes
  10. Using Insulin Effectively in the Treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
    • Describe the use of insulin in various forms of diabetes
  11. New Developments in the Medical and Surgical Management of Obesity
    • Explain the use of food plans, exercise, medications and surgery in the management of obesity
  12. Management of Dyslipidemia: What is New
    • Discuss the diagnosis and management of dyslipidemia
  13. Common Adrenal and Pituitary Problems: How to Spot Them in your Practice
    • Discuss the most common adrenal and pituitary problems, diagnosis and therapy
  14. Metabolic bone disease:sorting out the causes to decide effective therapy
    • Describe the diagnosis and therapy of calcium disorders.

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

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD, FACP

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD, FACP

Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine Texas A & M, Temple, Tx.
Senior Staff Endocrinologist, Baylor Scott and White; Temple, Texas
Director Diabetes Education Section, Baylor Scott & White, Temple, Texas

Dr. Piziak received her undergraduate degrees and her PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her medical degree from University Kentucky in Lexington. She completed her internal medicine residency at Akron general Medical Center in Akron Ohio and her fellowship training in endocrinology metabolism at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Dr. Piziak is presently the Emeritus Chief of Endocrinology, Director of the Diabetes section and Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship program at Baylor Scott and White in Temple Texas. She is a Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University and a fellow of the American College of physicians.

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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.

 MOC ABIM

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Wed Jan 29 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 5:00 pm
Thu Jan 30 Nassau, Bahamas
8:00 am 2:00 pm
Fri Jan 31 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Feb 01 San Juan, Puerto Rico
1:00 pm 11:00 pm
Sun Feb 02 St. Thomas, U.S. V.I.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Feb 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 04 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Feb 05 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 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.

Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The vibrant capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan offers something for every traveler — world-famous beaches with crystal clear waters, incredible cuisine, rugged natural beauty and a rich history that goes back 500 years. With its ancient fortresses and colorful colonial-era buildings, San Juan makes it easy to feel as though you’ve slipped into the past. Life moves at a slower pace along the sunny cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, and salsa beats seem to waft perpetually from open windows. If you’re craving a hike, head to El Yunque National Forest. And if you’re more in the mood to unwind, set your sights on the beautiful shores of Isla Verde or El Condado. Mealtime is also an adventure, with so many delicious options to try — from mofongo and pastelon to chillo frito and alcapurrias. Pair every bite with a piña colada — Puerto Rico’s national drink.

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.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - All Bahama Islands are full of tropical wonders and sun-kissed beaches. But Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s private island in the Bahamas is an absolute stunner. When you feel the sugar-white sand on your toes or see its brilliant blue lagoon, you’ll understand why cruise travelers love Half Moon Cay. True bucket-list excursions, secluded cabanas, and stunning beaches make it ideal for any type of vacation.

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a CURRENTLY ACTIVE Program.

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STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Prices displayed below are for the entire cruise, include meals and nightly entertainment. They are the price per-person, based on double occupancy of the stateroom.

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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Neptune Suites, SB 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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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 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 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, SA Suite/Deluxe 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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Outside

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, DA 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 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, 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, EE 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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Lanai Staterooms (Some Accessible), CA Outside 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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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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Interior Staterooms, K Interior Staterooms (K)
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
Approximately 141 sq. ft. 
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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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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $380.00 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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before you cruise

Cambria Suites

141 SW 19th Court
Dania Beach, FL 33004

If you're looking to enhance your cruise vacation from Fort Lauderdale, FL, come in a day early and stay at Cambria Hotel & Suites Fort Lauderdale, Airport South & Cruiseport .
A 4-mile drive from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, this relaxed hotel is also 9 miles from the Port Everglades cruise terminal, and 7 miles from Gulfstream Park's casino and sports venues.

Low preferred rates available through Continuing Education Inc./University at Sea ® :

Date Price
*January 1 - April 3, 2021 *$139.00
April 4 - October 2, 2021 *$89
October 3 - December 31, 2021 *$119.00
*Black Out Dates: Feb. 12-14, 2021 & Oct 28-31, 2021
The above rates are based upon availability and subject to change. All rates are subject to applicable sales and occupancy tax, currently 13%.

INCLUDED IN THE RATE:
  • WIFI in sleeping rooms and public spaces
  • Complimentary Airport Transportation from 5:00am to 12 Midnight.
  • Self-Parking at no charge while staying at the hotel, extended stay parking is $8.00 per day per vehicle
INCLUDED CAMBRIA:
  • King or Queen Bed
  • In Room Coffee Maker
  • Microwave and Refrigerator
  • Sofa Bed
  • Flat Screen
  • In room save
Check-In/Check Out

Check in time is 3:00pm and checkout is 11:00am

**Available at Cambria, Gourmet Bistro serving an Ala Carte Breakfast. tax.
Full service Bar & Restaurant also opens for Cocktails and Dinner at 5pm. Restaurant and bar options are subject to COVID19 safety regulations.

Fort Lauderdale Marriot Harbor Beach Resort & Spa

3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316 USA

Discover our vibrant beach hotel in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa invites guests to embrace beachfront living in style. Nestled along a quarter-mile stretch of pristine private beach, our hotel effortlessly blends laid-back tropical tranquility with signature Marriott service. Enjoy our perfect location near the shops, dining and nightlife of Las Olas Boulevard. Benefit from or close proximity to Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

After a busy day of travel, rejuvenate in our updated guest rooms and suites, many of which feature private balconies to soak in waterfront views. Dive into our lagoon-style pool, spend the day jet skiing and snorkeling, or pamper yourself at our luxury spa. Showcasing an array of unique restaurants, our resort offers ample opportunities for culinary adventures.

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