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Gastroenterology, Family Medicine, Legal Medicine, and Medical Ethics

8-Night Greek Isles Cruise
Round-trip Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
August 20 - 28, 2023
Royal Caribbean's <em>Odyssey of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Odyssey of the Seas

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
16.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$795 for Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
$595 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

  1. Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests
    • Describe why fatty liver disease is becoming the number one source of cirrhosis and hepatoma in the US
    • Manage the treatment of fatty liver
  2. Celiac Disease, or Something Else?
    • State the usefulness of celiac genetic testing
  3. Clinical Dilemmas in GI Bleeding
    • Identify the risk factors that leads to GI bleeding
  4. Colon Cancer Prevention 2018
    • Define the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention
  5. Dysphasia/Dyspepsia/GERD and the Primary Care Provider
    • Describe the difference between dyspepsia and GERD
    • Develop a clinical approach when PPIs fail
  6. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Tools for Successful Treatment
    • Select the "appropriate" workup for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  7. Probiotics: Fulfilling the Promise
    • Recognize the proven uses of Probiotics
  8. 10 Reasons Doctors Get Sued
  9. Sherlock Holmes Methods to Prevent Malpractice Lawsuits
  10. Your Chart Notes are the LIFEBOAT for your Workers Comp and MVA Injured Patients
  11. Death With Dignity Ethical Options in America and Ethical Management Options for the Terminally Ill
  12. How To Increase Your Practice Efficiency By Proper Coding
  13. Medical Fraud/ HIPAA Updates
  14. How to Be An Excellent Expert Witness for Your Patients
  15. The Devil's Lettuce: Advising Parents on Marijuana Effects on Adolescents

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!

Paul D. Blaylock, MD, JD, FCLM

2018: Named as one of "U. of Tennessee's 100 Greatest Graduates"
2019: Honored in Memphis as " U.Tenn. Medical School's Outstanding Alumnus." 
 

Dr. Blaylock is a past ACLM Board Member, lecturer and winner of the Jefferson Cup and President's Award. Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Legal Medicine, Dr. Blaylock has worked in Emergency Medicine Level I/II Trauma Center for 31 years in Portland, Oregon. He has also worked as a Defense Trial Attorney for 25 years.

Nominated Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Tennessee Medical School (2007, 2008), Dr. Blaylock has also been on the Alumni Board of Governors for the University of Tennessee Medical School since 2007. Dr. Blaylock has worked on emergency medicine Disaster Teams in Mexico City, Guatemala, Ground Zero in New York City, and Hurricane Katrina disaster sites.

Dr. Blaylock has served as Adjunct Professor of Law at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark as well as Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine at OHSU in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Blaylock worked with Providence Medical Group as Medical Director, Tanasbourne Immediate Care (2005 - 2009).
 

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 16 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 16 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 16 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16 (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 Aug 20 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Mon Aug 21 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- -
Tue Aug 22 Santorini, Greece
Lectures: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm 11:00 pm
Wed Aug 23 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Aug 24 Mykonos, Greece
6:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Aug 25 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- -
Sat Aug 26 Messina, Sicily
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Aug 27 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Aug 28 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Extraordinary architecture, millennia of turbulent history, magnificent basilicas concealing unimaginable riches, and ornate fountains splashing at the heart of sun-drenched piazzas are just some of the many reasons to visit Rome. Art greets you on every corner, from elaborate statues to delicate frescoes. Stroll the ancient center and history comes to life as you explore the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Roman Forum. Enjoy Italian café culture in Trastevere, where you can wander the narrow streets and soak up a sense of la dolce vita, or throw a coin into the baroque Trevi Fountain to guarantee your return to this vibrant, intoxicating city.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Santorini, Greece - Here on the island of Santorini, you'll find a classic Greek seascape‐whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo.

Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey - Ephesus, one of the world's finest archeological sites, awaits. Here you will walk the Arcadian Way, view the facade of the Library of Celsus and visit the Amphitheatre.

Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.

Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

Royal Caribbean's Odyssey 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.

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Suite/Deluxe

Junior Suite with Balcony, J4 Junior Suite with Balcony (J4)
Junior Suite Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed. Bedroom area and sitting area with sofa. One bathroom with tub.
Stateroom: 301 sq. ft. Balcony: 81 sq. ft. 
$3,229.00

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We always check for available promos and discounts when you are ready to book and will offer you the best price.
Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom, GS Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (GS)
1 Bedroom Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed. Living room with sitting area and writing desk. Private balcony with seating area and private dining. One bathroom with tub and two sinks (access from living room and bedroom). 

Stateroom: 388 sq. ft. Balcony: 109 sq. ft.
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Balcony

 Oceanview with Balcony, 4D Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed.
One double sofa bed
Size Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft. 
$1,710.00

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Obstructed Oceanview with Balcony, 1E Balcony Obstructed Oceanview with Balcony (1E)
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed.
One double sofa bed
Obstructed ocean view
Size Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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 Oceanview with Balcony, 7D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (7D)
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed.
One double sofa bed
Size Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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 Oceanview with Balcony, 8D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (8D)
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed.
One double sofa bed
Size Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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 Spa Oceanview with Balcony, S4 Balcony Spa Oceanview with Balcony (S4)

Your Spa Stateroom is your private retreat for relaxing and recharging.  From a range of calming in-room amenities to upgrated features like lush bath products, luxurious bedding and more; every detail is focused toward your relaxation and well-being. 
Included with the Spa Staterooms:

  • Priority when booking spa treatments
  • Upgraded carpet & balcony cushioned balcony furniture
  • Upgraded mattress and pillows
  • Upgraded jetted shower head
  • Upgraded toiletries
  • Welcome gift of fresh fruit on embarkation day
  • Refreshments delivered daily
    • Water, coffee & tea
  • King-size down feather pillows
  • Cozy slippers and luxurious robes
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Succulents
  • Tranquil artwork
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Oceanview Stateroom (1N) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa.
Stateroom: 119 sq. ft. 
$2,956.00

Third/Fourth $1,588.00

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We always check for available promos and discounts when you are ready to book and will offer you the best price.
Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa.
Stateroom: 119 sq. ft. 
$1,545.00

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Spacious Oceanview Stateroom, 1M Outside Spacious Oceanview Stateroom (1M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa.
Stateroom: 187sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview Stateroom, 2M Outside Spacious Oceanview Stateroom (2M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa.
Stateroom: 187sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • Sitting arear with one double sofa bed

Stateroom: 166 sq. ft. 
$1,259.00

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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • Sitting arear with one double sofa bed

Stateroom: 166 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • Sitting arear with one double sofa bed

Stateroom: 166 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 $96.44 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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