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Pain Management
&
Endocrinology

7-Night Canada Cruise
Round-trip Boston, Massachusetts, US
September 27 - October 04, 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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Royal Caribbean's <em>Brilliance of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
10 ¾ 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 2020 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 from the Endocrine Society.

It is estimated that more than 100 million adults in the United States experience chronic pain and that over 20 million experience moderate to severe also known as "high impact" chronic pain. It is therefore not surprising that pain is the most common reason for a person to visit a health care provider. We will cover key timely topics in pain management focused and enabling the participant to become more comfortable with the assessment and treatment of various chronic pain conditions.

Topics:
  1. Nutritional, Medical and Surgical Management of Obesity
    • Discuss the use of appropriate food plans and medications and selection of surgical procedures that will benefit particular patients
  2. Management of Thyroid Disease
    • Discuss populations that should be screened for thyroid disease
  3. Metabolic bone disease: When and How to Treat
    • Recognize when patients should start and stop bisphosphonate therapy.
  4. Using Insulin Effectively in the Treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
    • Design appropriate insulin therapy for various types of patients
  5. Selecting the Best Medications for Your Patient with Type 2 Diabetes
    • Discuss the place of various oral agents and new injectables in the management of Type 2 diabetes
  6. Management of Dyslipidemia: New Guidelines
    • Discuss new guidelines for the management lipid disorders
  7. Spotting adrenal and pituitary problems in your practice
    • Recognize primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency and prolactinomas
  8. Managing Headache Does Not Have to Be a Headache
    • Identify and treat common headache disorders
  9. Interventional Pain Management for the Non-Pain Specialist
    • Identify common interventional pain management treatments and recognize when a referral should be made for these
  10. Is it Ever Appropriate to Prescribe Opioids on a Long-Term Basis for Non-Cancer Pain?
    • Better understand the role of chronic opioid therapy for chronic non-cancer pain
  11. How Do I Taper My Patient from Opioid Therapy?
    • Institute a rational approach to tapering opioid therapy when appropriate
  12. Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
    • Identify and treat common musculoskeletal conditions associated with chronic pain
  13. Established and Emerging Treatments for Neuropathic Pain
    • To identify common neuropathic pain conditions and institute treatment for these
  14. An Overview of Non-Opioid Pharmacotherapy for Acute and Chronic Pain
    • To identify common classes of non-opioid medications for chronic pain and to be able to utilize these for treatment

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

Charles Argoff, MD

Dr. Argoff is Professor of Neurology at Albany Medical College and Director of the Comprehensive Pain Center at Albany Medical Center.

He was previously Director of the Cohen Pain Management Center at North Shore University Hospital and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Pain Society and the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

In 2012 he received the American Pain Elizabeth Narcessan Award for Outstanding Educational Achievements and the previous year the Academic Pain Educator of the Year Award from the American Society of Pain Educators.

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.

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
Sun Sep 27 Boston, Massachusetts, US
- 5:00 pm
Mon Sep 28 Portland, Maine
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Sep 29 Bar Harbor, Maine, US
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Sep 30 Saint John, New Brunswick
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Oct 01 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Oct 02 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Oct 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Oct 04 Boston, Massachusetts, US
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Canada Cruise

PORTS OF CALL

Boston, Massachusetts, US - Before cruising out of Boston, take in the sights. Meander the streets to find historic wonders and modern neighborhoods; stores and restaurants with old-time character; and gracious green spaces as well as a beautiful waterfront. Take a trip back to the American Revolution—explore the Freedom Trail and see legendary figures come alive at building and attractions, including the Paul Revere House and Old South Meeting House, and in Lexington and Concord just outside Boston. Each Boston neighborhood has its own personality. Catch street performers in Cambridge’s Harvard Square, do a food tour of the North End’s Little Italy, and then admire the 19-century architecture of Beacon Hill.

Portland, Maine - Portland is Maine's business, financial and retail capital and the largest city in the state. Seascapes and cityscapes blend harmoniously in Portland, perched on a peninsula, jutting out into island-studded Casco Bay.

The metropolitan hub of Maine's south coast region, Portland is a progressive, lively city incorporating the character of yesteryear into a modern urban environment. Historic architecture blends gracefully with the new as you stroll along her working waterfront or the cobblestone streets of the restored Old Port section of the city.

Bar Harbor, Maine, US - Located on Mount Desert Island in Maine, Bar Harbor is the quintessential New England coastal town. This picturesque and charming town is full of scenic and walkable streets lined with restaurants and boutiques. Dining on lobster is a must, as is a scoop or two at one of the town’s homemade ice cream shops. Boat tours explore the waters and islands that surround Bar Harbor, with seasonal opportunities to see wildlife—including whales—and lighthouses along the way.

Saint John, New Brunswick - Founded by Loyalists escaping the Revolutionary War in 1785, Saint John has emerged as a thriving port city. Its restored historic waterfront and surrounding natural beauty have made Saint John a wonderful destination.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - Located on a rocky inlet on the Atlantic Ocean, Halifax—Nova Scotia’s provincial capital—is defined by its maritime geography. It's a spirited mix of world-class history and nautical-themed museums alongside bunkers and fortresses that guarded the harbor, plus striking public art and sights, funky shops and excellent pubs serving up folk music (and good pints).

Royal Caribbean's Brilliance 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.

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.


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

Royal Suite, RS Royal Suite (RS)
Bedroom with king-size bed, and private bathroom with tub, double sink and bidet. Private balcony, living room with queen-size sofa bed and baby grand piano. Stateroom: 1,001 sq. ft. Balcony: 172 sq. ft. 
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Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom, OS Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (OS)
Queen-size bed, bathroom with whirlpool tub, double sink and bidet. Separate living area with a double sofa bed. Stateroom: 532 sq. ft. Balcony: 57 sq. ft. 
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Junior Suite with Balcony, J3 Junior Suite with Balcony (J3)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed and private bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 299 sq. ft. Balcony: 66 sq. ft. 
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Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom, GS Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (GS)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with double sofa bed. Bathroom with tub and double sink. Concierge service. Stateroom: 385 sq. ft. Balcony: 106 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom, OT Suite/Deluxe Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom (OT)
Two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to Royal King (one room with third and fourth Pullman beds), two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub), living area with double sofa bed, private balcony, and concierge service. Stateroom: 584 sq. ft. Balcony: 151 sq. ft.
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Balcony

Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 3B Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (3B) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 204 sq. ft. Balcony: 45 sq. ft. 
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Obstructed Oceanview with Balcony, 2E Obstructed Oceanview with Balcony (2E)
Obstructed View: Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft. 
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 1B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (1B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 204 sq. ft. Balcony: 45 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 1D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (1D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 2B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (2B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 204 sq. ft. Balcony: 45 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview with Balcony, 4B Balcony Spacious Oceanview with Balcony (4B)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 204 sq. ft. Balcony: 45 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony , 4D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 271 sq. ft. Balcony: 131 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (5D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Oceanview Stateroom (1N) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview Stateroom, 8N Oceanview Stateroom (8N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
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Ultra Spacious Oceanview, 1K Outside Ultra Spacious Oceanview (1K)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, additional bunk beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed, and private bathroom with shower. Stateroom: 265 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview, 2M Outside Spacious Oceanview (2M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 3N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (3N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 4N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (4N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 258 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 1V Interior Stateroom (1V) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
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Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Studio Interior, 2W Inside Studio Interior (2W)
Full size bed and full bathroom. Single occupancy stateroom, no single supplement required. Can sleep up to 1. Stateroom: 108 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 6V Inside Interior Stateroom (6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 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 $363.69 per person.
Deposit $250.00 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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