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St Petersburg, Florida 33703
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Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology, and
Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
June 06 - 13, 2021

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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<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
Up to 7 (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

COURSE FEES

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

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

The overall purpose of these seven lectures is to provide clinicians in general adult medicine with useful, updated information of management of their patients with risk factors for cardiovascular disease. We will cover evidence based information on the ideal diet for patient with coronary artery disease and those at risk.

We will discuss the epidemic of obesity and the effect of the cardiometabolic syndrome on the cardiovascular system. We will provide the clinician with the newest information on the evaluation and management of hypertension and on the new class of drugs for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia-PCSK9 inhibitors.

We will explore issues and treatment strategies for patients who could benefit from statins but who are intolerant of these medications. We address a very common issue for midldle-aged men, erectile dysfunction. We will discuss prevalence, mechanisms and potential therapies for ED. Finally we will review evidence based guidelines for the pre-operative evaluation of adult patients with and without cardiovascular disease.

Topics
  1. Obesity and Cardiometabolic syndrome
    • Describe the pathophysiology of the cardiometabolic syndrome
  2. The Mediterranean diet and other heart healthy diets
    • Describe the evidence supporting the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet
  3. Hypertension-new treatment recommendations
    • Outline the major changes in the new AHA/ACC guidelines regarding the treatment of hypertension
  4. Erectile Dysfunction-The hard evidence
    • Explain the prevalence and the pathophysiology of erectile dysfunction.
    • Describe three treatment strategies for ED
  5. Statin intolerance-the tricks of the trade
    • Describe the prevalence of statin intolerance
    • Describe three treatment strategies for statin intolerance
  6. Alirocumab and Evolocumab–PCSK9 inhibitors
    • Explain the pharmacologic mechanism of PCSK9 inhibitors in the treatment of hypercholesterolemia
  7. Pre-Operative evaluation for noncardiac surgery
    • Explain the risk stratification for patients anticipating noncardiac surgery
Additional topics under development

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference or participate in conference events, participants, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or register online.

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

George P. Rodgers, MD, MACC

George P. Rodgers, MD, MACC

Dr. Rodgers received the Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Cardiology Award in 2017

Associate Professor of Medicine 
Associate Chief of Cardiology 
The University of Texas Dell Medical School
Austin, TX.
 

Dr. Rodgers is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Associate Chief of Cardiology for Education at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. He led the development of the cardiovascular curriculum for the new medical school. Dr. Rodgers teaches medical students, residents and cardiology fellows on a regular basis. Beyond medical education, he has a particular interest in prevention the early detection of heart disease, team-based care and innovative value based care for the safety net population.

Dr. Rodgers received his medical education at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He completed his fellowship training in cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He began his cardiology practice in Austin in 1989. Dr. Rodgers has been very active in the American College of Cardiology over the last 25 years. He has served as the Chair of the Board of Governors, the Board of Trustees and as Co-chair Leadership Council of the Cardiovascular Team.

He has also served on a number of other committees and writing groups within the College He received the Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Cardiology Award in 2017. This year he was awarded Master of the American College of Cardiology.

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.

College of Family Physicians of Canada

 

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has a reciprocal credit reporting agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Prescribed credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of certified credits, and Elective credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of non-certified credits.

Members of the CFPC may claim up to 50 credits per five-year cycle from Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 credits. Any additional credits are eligible as non-certified credits.

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 7 (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
Sun Jun 06 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Jun 07 Nassau, Bahamas
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Tue Jun 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jun 09 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jun 10 Cozumel, Mexico
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jun 11 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Jun 12 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 13 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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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 - Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven— and you can explore its colorful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins, or spot colorful coral on a glass-bottom boat.

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.

Cozumel, Mexico - With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Past meets present in Costa Maya. Cruise to Costa Maya and find ancient Maya ruins and mysterious jungles just begging to be explored, as well as private beach clubs and trendy restaurants— all in one place. It’s 250 square miles of paradise packed with entertainment and history, all just 30 miles south of Cancun. The Great Maya Reef just off the coast is the second largest in the world— it’s a must-snorkel spot. Or you can kick back at the port village of Mahahual with an ice-cold michelada— a spicy beer cocktail— in hand. For a culture fix, head to the Kohunlick ruins to see the famous Temple of the Masks.

Celebrity Equinox

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference or participate in conference events, participants, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or by registering online.
STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Balcony

Sunset Veranda Stateroom, SV Sunset Veranda Stateroom (SV)
Sunset Veranda staterooms are located at the rear of the ship, offering stunning evening views. Complimentary robe and tote bag. Interactive TV, private safe, and custom blended bath products.  
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Prime AquaClass Stateroom, A1 Balcony Prime AquaClass Stateroom (A1)
Prime staterooms are located in the most desirable locations on the ship. Two twin beds that are convertible to queen-size (unless stated otherwise) and sitting area, private mini-bar, interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies, private safe, and dual voltage 110/220AC outlets. Stateroom: 194 square feet, Veranda 54 sq. ft.
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AquaClass Stateroom, A2 Balcony AquaClass Stateroom (A2)
AquaClass Staterooms have: Expanded room service breakfast menu, Specialty restaurant Blu serving complimentary, healthy breakfast daily and complimentary dinner nightly. Aromatherapy diffuser, Euro Face towel, facial spray, lip balm, and pillow menu. Daily delivery of flavored tea. Plush, 100% cotton bathrobes and slippers. Double occupancy. 194 sq ft with 54 sq ft veranda.
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Prime Concierge Class Stateroom, C1 Balcony Prime Concierge Class Stateroom (C1)
Personalized Concierge service. Priority check-in Exclusive embarkation day lunch. Destination Seminar. Exclusive pre-departure lounge. Priority debarkation. Main & specialty restaurant seating time preferences. Welcome sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Daily delivery of afternoon savories. Stateroom: Prime staterooms are in more desirable locations on the ship. 204 sq ft. veranda 42 sq ft.
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Concierge Class Stateroom, C2 Balcony Concierge Class Stateroom (C2)
Personalized Concierge service. Priority check-in, exclusive embarkation day lunch, destination seminar, exclusive embarkation day lunch. Priority debarkation. Main & specialty restaurant seating time preferences. Welcome sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Daily delivery of afternoon savories. 204 sq ft with 42 sq ft veranda.
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Deluxe Veranda Stateroom, DV Balcony Deluxe Veranda Stateroom (DV)
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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Sunset Concierge Class Stateroom, SC Balcony Sunset Concierge Class Stateroom (SC)
Two twin beds that are convertible to queen-size (unless stated otherwise) and sitting area, private mini-bar, interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies, private safe, and dual voltage 110/220AC outlets. Stateroom: 194 square feet, Veranda 54 sq. ft.
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Prime Veranda Stateroom, V1 Balcony Prime Veranda Stateroom (V1)
Prime staterooms are located in the most desirable locations on the ship. Two twin beds that are convertible to queen-size (unless stated otherwise) and sitting area, private mini-bar, interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies, private safe, and dual voltage 110/220AC outlets. Stateroom: 194 square feet, Veranda 54 sq. ft.
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Veranda Stateroom, V2 Balcony Veranda Stateroom (V2)
Two twin beds that are convertible to queen-size (unless stated otherwise) and sitting area, private mini-bar, interactive Samsung flat-screen television system to view and select shore excursions, order room service, and watch movies, private safe, and dual voltage 110/220AC outlets. Stateroom: 194 square feet, Veranda 54 sq. ft.
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Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $370.93 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

Cruise pricing is presented per person, based double occupancy of the stateroom, per standard industry practice. Pricing presented above is listed accordingly to allow easy comparison for the stateroom categories displayed. Our agents always provide 'total cost' pricing disclosing all particulars before you make any commitment.

3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please call to secure the best possible pricing

COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: We will match any price currently offered by the cruise line; this promise includes their short-term, promotional rates. As a value-added organizer of meetings at sea, however, we do not seek to compete with 'cruise discounters,' 'travel clubs,' or 'distressed inventory' sales operations.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Market Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time prior to depositing on your stateroom. Those rates are capacity and revenue controlled and can be withdrawn without notice.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: We recommend Travel Insurance to protect your investment from unexpected, late cancellations.
Cruise Cancellation Policy:Late Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please congirm the policy applicable to this cruise with one of our agents.
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
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: During periods of unusual oil price volatility, cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge at any time prior to sailing.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Please note, this insurance protection is available to the residents of the United States only,
that coverage limits are per person and that limits can vary by State.

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

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.

https://www.riversidehotel.com

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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