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Gastroenterology and Sports Medicine

9-Night Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 12 - 21, 2021

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<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
21 ACPE Credits
21.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
$695 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The management of GI illnesses is rapidly evolving. Practice guidelines have changed. New treatment options are available. This lecture series is designed to be a case based, practical, very interactive format in which the attendees will have an opportunity to share experiences.

After attending these sessions, the attendee will acquire new skills to:
  • Diagnose several common liver diseases
  • Recognize the overlap between Celiac Disease and several other GI illnesses
  • Describe the latest tools for evaluating GI bleeding
  • Explain the limitations of colonoscopy
  • Describe the clinical pitfalls in trying to distinguish dyspepsia from GERD
  • Devise a team approach for the successful treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Cite the uses and limitations of Probiotic therapy
  • Define the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention
  • Recognize the common and unusual sources of GI bleeding
  • Identify common sources of chronic diarrhea


Topics:
  1. Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests
    • Describe why fatty liver disease is becoming the number one source of cirrhosis and hepatoma in the U.S.
  2. Celiac Disease or Something Else?
    • State how celiac genetic tests can best be used
  3. Clinical Dilemmas in GI Bleeding
    • Identify the limitations of colonoscopy
  4. Colon Cancer Prevention 2021
    • Define the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention
  5. Dysphagia/Dyspepsia/GERD/ Barrett's and the Primary Care Provider
    • Enumerate the yearly risk of developing esophageal cancer for those patients with Barrett's Esophagus
  6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Tools for Successful Treatment
    • Select the "appropriate" workup for "Irritable Bowel Syndrome"
  7. Probiotics: Fulfilling the Promise & Clostridium difficile (Clostridoides): What You Need to Know
    • Recognize the proven uses of probiotics
  8. Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Diarrhea
    • Identify common sources of chronic diarrhea
Additional topics under development

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

Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACP

Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACP

Associate Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Farmington, CT
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Manchester campus)
Manchester, CT
The Frank H Netter School of Medicine/Quinnipiac University
North Haven, CT

Dr. Peter Buch is a clinical gastroenterologist with 37 years of teaching experience. Teaching is his passion and his style is case based, practical, interactive and fun.

He is a graduate of Downstate Medical Center (NY) He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center (now a division of Northwell Health).

Dr. Buch is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Frank H Netter school of Medicine/Quinnipiac University.

Dr. Buch has been honored to speak at dozens of national conferences. He looks forward to learning with you!

Carlos R. Rodriguez, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM

Carlos R. Rodriguez, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM

Director Sports Medicine Fellowship
 Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg, Florida
Assistant Director Family Medicine Residency Program
Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg, Florida
Assistant Medical Director AllSports Medicine Program
Johns Hopkins  All Children’s Hospital
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Affiliate Assistant Professor Department of Family Medicine
University of South Florida Morsani School of Medicine
Tampa, Florida

Carlos Rodriguez is the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship and Assistant Director to the Family Residency Program at Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg. He is also Assistant Medical Director of the sports medicine program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.   He received his BA in Biology from Harvard University in 1989. He completed his medical degree at the Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, IL in 1993.  Following medical school Dr Rodriguez completed a General Surgery Internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. He then joined the United States Navy where he served as General Medical Officer from 1994 to 1997. After completing his active duty commitment he remained in the United States Naval Reserve until 2002 when he was Honorably Discharged.

Dr.  Rodriguez completed his Family Medicine Residency Program at The Medical Center of Central Georgia/Mercer University School of Medicine in 2001 where he served as Chief Resident during his final year and received the Resident Teacher Award.  He then proceeded to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Bayfront Medical Center. After finishing the fellowship program Dr Rodriguez remained in the Tampa Bay area in private practice and later joined Community Health Centers of Pinellas where he served as Director of the Family Medicine Department.

He has served as a team physician and provided medical coverage for many of our local sports. These activities include the Tampa Bay Rays, Eckerd College and University of South Florida sports, St. Anthony’s Triathlon, Saint Petersburg Parrots (Hockey), Seminole High School, Indian Rocks Christian School, Saint Petersburg Pelicans (Rugby) and the Tampa Bay Storm. He also covers local club sports for the Chargers Soccer Club and the Tampa Bay Jr. Lightning League. He is the medical director of the Sprint Tri-Athlon series in Saint Petersburg. He is also a licensed professional ringside physician and provides medical coverage for professional boxing and mixed martial arts in Florida.

Dr. Rodriguez has published sports medicine articles in FP Essentials, Florida Family Physician and ACSMs Health and Fitness Journals. He is an editorial member of the AAFPs FP Essentials. He is also in the faculty for University at Sea providing sports medicine CME courses.

Dr. Rodriguez is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, the Pinellas County Medical Association, and the Association of Ringside Physicians.

Dr. Rodriguez is married and has three children. His oldest daughter attends Florida State University. He enjoys playing basketball and tennis but loves to spend his spare time watching his children participate in sports.

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 21 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 21 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 21 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Fri Mar 12 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Sat Mar 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 14 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Mar 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Mar 16 Willemstad, Curacao
11:00 am 11:00 pm
Wed Mar 17 Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Mar 18 Oranjestad, Aruba
10:00 am 11:59 pm
Fri Mar 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Mar 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 21 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Cruise

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.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - Grand Cayman is where the high life meets island life. Snorkel with stingrays in Stingray City. Treat your inner foodie at eateries established by acclaimed top chefs like Michael Schwartz, or chow down on conch fritters by the seashore. You can even soak up some rays at one of the beaches voted best in the world, Seven Mile Beach. And do it all in the same day.

Willemstad, Curacao - Curaçao is a treasure trove of cultural attractions, rich history, and natural scenery — from desert landscapes and rugged cliffs to 38 spectacular, and mostly secluded, beaches. Sint Anna Bay separates the two sides of the capital of Willemstad. Punda, the original settlement, is a tidy grid filled with shops and unique markets, restaurants and open-air cafes. Not to mention the famous tropicalized Dutch architecture in vibrant hues. Otrobanda (literally, “the other side”) is a maze of narrow streets and even narrower alleyways. And at only 40 miles long, a wide variety of island adventures are within easy reach during your Curaçao cruise.

Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles - Kralendijk is the sleepy capital of Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Antilles. Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime greens. Famous for its diving - the island is surrounded by a Marine Park - Bonaire also offers such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean.

Oranjestad, Aruba - A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes

Celebrity Equinox

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.

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Suite/Deluxe

Penthouse Suite, PS Penthouse Suite (PS)
The retreat includes stunning accommodations, a private restaurant, and exclusive lounge and sundeck that rivals a high-end resort. Sleeps up to 6. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms. 1378 sq ft. with 197 sq. ft. veranda. 
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Royal Suite, RS Royal Suite (RS)
Unwind in a luxuriously large living and dining area featuring floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, a primary bedroom featuring the luxury king-size mattress, a primary bathroom with a large soaking tub, a separate shower, and double sink vanity, and a spacious private veranda. No matter where you are in this suite, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the sea. Sleeps up to 4. One bedroom, one bathroom. 687 sq ft. with 72 sq. ft. veranda. 
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Aqua Sky Suite, AS Suite/Deluxe Aqua Sky Suite (AS)
The Aqua Sky Suite offers a blend of expansive views and intimate luxury. Enjoy exclusive access to Luminae and the private lounge, unlimited access to the Persian Garden, complimentary dining at Blu, and a personal spa concierge. Sleeps up to 4. 319 sq. ft. with 79 sq. ft. balcony.
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Celebrity Suite, CS Suite/Deluxe Celebrity Suite (CS)
These two-room suites feature a large living area with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, private veranda, and a primary bedroom with a king-sized bed. Sleeps up to 4. 460 sq. ft. with 51 sq. ft. veranda
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Sky Suite, S1 Suite/Deluxe Sky Suite (S1)
The Sky Suite offers a blend of expansive views and intimate luxury. Enjoy exclusive access to Luminae and the private lounge. Sleeps up to 4. 319 sq. ft. with 79 sq. ft. balcony.
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Sunset Sky Suite, SS Suite/Deluxe Sunset Sky Suite (SS)
The Sunset Sky Suite offers a blend of expansive views and intimate luxury. Enjoy exclusive access to Luminae and the private lounge, and beautiful panoramic views at the rear of the ship, perfect for viewing sunsets. Sleeps up to 4. 319 sq. ft. with 79 sq. ft. balcony.
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Ultra Deluxe Veranda Stateroom, UV Suite/Deluxe Ultra Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (UV)
Ample indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. Relax in a spacious lounge and enjoy amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience. Your personal veranda lets you greet the day, enjoy fresh sea breezes, and soak in breathtaking sunsets. Each veranda stateroom includes world-class amenities that all contribute to your modern luxury experience.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $355.93 per person.
Deposit $450.00 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.


2500

before you cruise

Riverside Hotel

620 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 3330

Relax in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, where world-class restaurants, hopping nightclubs and enchanting courtyards frame the city's only hotel on the trendy Las Olas Boulevard‐the Riverside Hotel.

Seasons Classic Room Standard Executive Tower Standard Executive Tower Balcony
October 1, 2020 - December 25, 2020 Tues-Sat: $139
Sun/Mon $119
Tues-Sat: $169
Sun/Mon $149
Tues-Sat: $189
Sun/Mon $169
December 26, 2020-April 11, 2021 Tues-Sat: $209
Sun/Mon $189
Tues-Sat: $249
Sun/Mon $229
Tues-Sat: $269
Sun/Mon $249
April 12 - May 23, 2021 Tues-Sat: $139
Sun/Mon $119
Tues-Sat: $169
Sun/Mon $149
Tues-Sat: $189
Sun/Mon $169
May 24 - September 30, 2021 Tues-Sat: $109
Sun/Mon $99
Tues-Sat: $139
Sun/Mon $129
Tues-Sat:$159
Sun/Mon $149

These rates are subject to availability. Rooms are based on single or double occupancy, per night, plus 13% tax.
Children under 18 are complimentary when sharing a room. Each additional person 18 years of age and older will be charged an additional $15.00 per room, per night.
Any requests for a rollaway bed are $15.00 per bed, plus tax, per night. Maximum guest room occupancy is four persons.
Should the preferred rate not be available, the best available rate will prevail.

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.

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