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Current Topics in Cardiology, Lipidology, and Women’s Health & Bioethics and End-of-Life Decision Making

7-Night Eastern Caribbean New Year's Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
December 28, 2024 - January 04, 2025
<em>Celebrity Apex</em>
Celebrity Apex

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
$595 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

  1. The Modern End-of-Life Care Medical-Legal Landscape
  2. Dying and the Patient With Decisionmaking Capacity
  3. When the Patient Lacks Decisionmaking Capacity (With or Without an Advance Directive)
  4. Palliative Care and Hospice
  5. Death by Neurological Criteria
  6. Futility: When Some Clinicians Favor Termination of Treatment But Others, or Family Members, Don’t
  7. Beyond Withholding & Withdrawing
  8. Case Discussions and Debriefing
Additional Topics and Objectives 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

Kathy L. Cerminara, JD, LLM, JSD

Kathy L. Cerminara, JD, LLM, JSD

Professor of Law Emerita
Shepard Broad College of Law
Nova Southeastern University
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Professor Kathy Cerminara bridges the medical and legal professions with her work on patients' rights in the end-of-life decision-making arena. She co-authors the nationally known treatise, The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decision making, and is a reviewer for several medical and medical-legal journals. Her scholarship most recently has focused on the intersection between end-of-life care, palliative care, and health care coverage policy. At the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, she is a full professor. She is also an affiliate faculty member at NSU's Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine.

Professor Cerminara teaches Health Policy & Bioethics, Bioethics and Law and Medicine seminars, Mental Health Law, and other health-law-related courses, in addition to Torts, Civil Procedure, and Administrative Law. She also created and was the initial director of the online Master of Science in Health Law program for non-lawyers.

Professor Cerminara has enjoyed nation and international recognition for her scholarship and service. Most recently, she was awarded the 2023 Distinguished Health Law Service Award from the Association of American Law Schools' Law, Medicine & Health Care Section. In 2017, she received a Scholars Award for innovative interprofessional work with the Broward County Mental Health Court. In 2013, she earned an American Health Lawyers Association 2012 Pro Bono Champion award for co-organizational work on Wounds of War: Meeting the Needs of Active-Duty Military & Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a symposium taking place at NSU law school on February 1, 2013.

Additionally, since 2012, she frequently has been a member of the International Scientific Committee for the International Academy of Law & Mental Health, based in Montreal, Canada. In that position, she has co-organized the stream of therapeutic jurisprudence presentations for four of the Academy's bi-annual Congresses: one in Amsterdam in 2013, one in Vienna in 2015, one in Prague in 2017, and one in Rome in 2019. In recognition of that work, in 2017, the International Society of Therapeutic Jurisprudence awarded her and her co-organizer the first-ever Wexler/Winick Distinguished Service Award in Prague.

Prior to joining the College of Law faculty, Professor Cerminara taught at the University of Miami School of Law and St. Thomas University School of Law, clerked in the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and practiced law with Reed Smith Shaw & McClay in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Professor Cerminara received her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and her LL.M. and J.S.D. from Columbia University. She is an affiliate member of the Health Law and Tort Trial and Insurance sections of The Florida Bar, a retired member of the Pennsylvania Bar, and a member of organizations such as the American Bar Association, and the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics.

Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, FASE, FASPC

Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA, FASE, FASPC

Director of Women Cardiovascular Health Research
Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology
Division of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Co-Editor in Chief
American Journal of Preventive 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 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 Credits TM 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.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

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 16 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Dec 28 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Dec 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Dec 30 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Dec 31 Basseterre, St. Kitts
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jan 01 Tortola, British Virgin Islands
7:00 am 2:30 pm
Thu Jan 02 Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep.
11:30 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jan 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jan 04 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.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands -  Besides being one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean, Tortola also has a fascinating cultural and historical side. For a glimpse into the island’s colonial past, visit the Virgin Islands Folk Museum. The restored house was once the family home of shipwright, Joseph Wilfred Penn and features a deep collection of Arawak and Carib pottery and stone tools, as well as plantation artifacts. Hike along the seven available walking trails in Sage Mountain National Park for stunning panoramic views of the island and the surrounding natural habitat. Snorkeling in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and a rum tasting at Callwood Rum Distillery are essential on a cruise to Tortola. Sample the delicious curries, spicy soups, and sumptuous shellfish dishes available in abundance at local restaurants and many snack shacks around the island.

Puerto Plata, Dom. Rep. - In Puerto Plata, you’ll be greeted by verdant mountains, pristine beaches, and nature-filled adventures. Go for a swim at the awe-inspiring 27 Waterfalls complex. Hike through the lush, protected jungle of El Choco National Park, enjoying the park’s two lagoons. Swim with dolphins at World Ocean, the largest manmade dolphin habitat in the world, or grab a kayak and head out on the water at Manatee Reserve.

For history buffs, tour the Fortress of San Felipe and travel back in time to Spanish occupation. Don’t leave the Domincan Republic without sampling locally distilled rum or delicacies like la bandera and mofongo.

Celebrity Apex

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

Edge Stateroom w/ Infinite Veranda, E2 Edge Stateroom w/ Infinite Veranda (E2)
The Edge Stateroom is one of the largest veranda staterooms at sea. These incredible staterooms take the standard veranda stateroom, and, with the touch of a button, blur—even erase—the boundaries between inside and outside living space. Your entire living space becomes the veranda, letting you walk right out to the water’s edge. This brilliant innovation gives you luxurious open-air access to the sea, whenever you wish. The in-room automation allows you to control everything from lighting to shades, temperature, and service with a simple touch screen. It’s world-class service at a touch of a button. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. 202 sqft with 42 sqft veranda. 

$2,439.00
per person

Price above includes Gratuities, WiFi, and Drinks.

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and let us help find the best value for you.
AquaClass Stateroom, A2 AquaClass Stateroom (A2)
AquaClass staterooms are thoughtfully infused with wellness elements throughout, Savor clean cuisine, including new healthy options, at your exclusive restaurant, Blu. Plus, you’ll enjoy access to the SEA Thermal Suite, a spa concierge, a complimentary fitness pass, preferential rates on spa packages, healthy room-service menu options, and aromatherapy diffuser. Focus on nourishing your mind, body and spirit. 202 sqft with 42 sqft veranda. 

$3,239.00
per person

Price above includes Gratuities, WiFi, and Drinks.

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and let us help find the best value for you.
Concierge Class Stateroom, C2 Concierge Class Stateroom (C2)
In Concierge Class Staterooms, little details make a world of difference. Featuring services, amenities, and exclusive events, step inside and discover a room that’s so much more than a room—it’s an experience. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. The in-room automation allows you to control everything from lighting to shades, temperature, and service with a simple touch screen. It’s world-class service at the touch of a button. 202 sqft with 42 sqft veranda. 

$2,749.00
per person

Price above includes Gratuities, WiFi, and Drinks.

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and let us help find the best value for you.
Prime AquaClass Stateroom, A1 Balcony Prime AquaClass Stateroom (A1)
AquaClass staterooms are thoughtfully infused with wellness elements throughout, from verandas that allow you to walk right out to the water’s edge to a Cashmere Collection mattress and pillow menu. Prime AquaClass staterooms are well-appointed personal retreats located in the most-desirable locations on the ship. Savor clean cuisine, including new healthy options, at your exclusive restaurant, Blu. Plus, you’ll enjoy access to the SEA Thermal Suite, a spa concierge, a complimentary fitness pass, preferential rates on spa packages, healthy room-service menu options, and an in-room yoga mat. Focus on nourishing your mind, body and spirit. Sleeps 2. 201 sqft with 42 sqft veranda.
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Prime Concierge Class Stateroom, C1 Balcony Prime Concierge Class Stateroom (C1)
Concierge Class Staterooms, where the little details make a world of difference, are now even better. Featuring services, amenities, and exclusive events, step inside and discover a room that’s so much more than a room—it’s an experience. Prime Concierge Class staterooms are well-appointed, personal retreats located in the most desirable locations on the ship. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs. The in-room automation allows you to control everything from lighting to shades, temperature, and service with a simple touch screen. It’s world-class service at the touch of a button. Sleeps 2-4. 201 sqft with 42 sqft veranda.
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Prime Edge Stateroom w/ Infinite Veranda, E1 Balcony Prime Edge Stateroom w/ Infinite Veranda (E1)
Prime staterooms are located in the most desirable locations on the ship. The Prime Edge Stateroom is one of the largest veranda staterooms at sea. These incredible staterooms take the standard veranda stateroom, and, with the touch of a button, blur—even erase—the boundaries between inside and outside living space. Your entire living space becomes the veranda, letting you walk right out to the water’s edge. This brilliant innovation gives you luxurious open-air access to the sea, whenever you wish. The in-room automation allows you to control everything from lighting to shades, temperature, and service with a simple touch screen. It’s world-class service at a touch of a button. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. 202 sqft with 42 sqft veranda.
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Edge Single Stateroom w/ Infinite Veranda, ES Balcony Edge Single Stateroom w/ Infinite Veranda (ES)
Perfect for solo travels, the Edge Single Stateroom w/ Infinite Veranda merges inside and outside space. These rooms have a Cashmere Collection luxury queen-sized bed, a full-sized veranda, and plentiful storage space, as well as a smart TV, individual safe and mini-fridge. 131 sqft with 45 sqft veranda.
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Deluxe Porthole View w/ Veranda, P1 Balcony Deluxe Porthole View w/ Veranda (P1)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door which opens out to a private porthole-view veranda. These staterooms are centrally located for easy access to all decks, and have a more traditional sliding-glass door to the balcony rather than the Infinite Veranda of other staterooms. 242 sqft.
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Deluxe Porthole View w/ Veranda, P2 Balcony Deluxe Porthole View w/ Veranda (P2)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door which opens out to a private porthole-view veranda. These staterooms are centrally located for easy access to all decks, and have a more traditional sliding-glass door to the balcony rather than the Infinite Veranda of other staterooms. 242 sqft.
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Sunset Veranda Stateroom, SV Balcony Sunset Veranda Stateroom (SV)
Sunset Verandas, located at the aft of the ship, are perfect for sunset views. The most spacious of all the Edge series verandas, they have a floor-to-ceiling window and a sliding glass door which leads out to the personal veranda. This is a more traditional balcony, rather than the Infinite Veranda featured in Edge staterooms. King-sized Cashmere Collection luxury mattress. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Plentiful storage in your bathroom and wardrobe. 228 sqft with 89 sqft veranda.
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Outside

Ocean View Stateroom, O2 Ocean View Stateroom (O2)
Staterooms with a large window and sitting area where you can kick back and relax after a day that has been as busy or relaxing as you like. Enjoy in-room automation that allows you to control everything from lighting to temperature and service with a simple touch screen. You can even choose a setting that will tuck you in and gently wake you in the morning. It’s world-class service at the touch of the button. 200 sqft with large porthole window. 

$1,899.00
per person

Price above includes Gratuities, WiFi, and Drinks.

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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom, DO Outside Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom (DO)
With ample living space, bigger bathrooms, and more drawer space, Deluxe Inside Staterooms will become your home away from home while on board. Relax at sea after a day that’s as busy or laid-back as you wish. Enjoy in-room automation that allows you to control everything from lighting to temperature and service, all from a simple touch screen. It’s world-class service at the touch of a button.
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Prime Ocean View Stateroom, O1 Outside Prime Ocean View Stateroom (O1)
Staterooms with a large window and sitting area where you can kick back and relax after a day that has been as busy or relaxing as you like. Prime Ocean View Staterooms are located in the most-desirable locations on the ship. Enjoy in-room automation that allows you to control everything from lighting to temperature and service with a simple touch screen. You can even choose a setting that will tuck you in and gently wake you in the morning. It’s world-class service at the touch of the button. Sleeps 2-4. 200 sqft with large porthole window.
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Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom, PO Outside Panoramic Ocean View Stateroom (PO)
Panoramic Ocean View Staterooms have a large, floor-to-ceiling window instead of the porthole windows seen in other ocean view staterooms. Large sitting area, Samsung smart TV, and luxury king-sized bed. 212 sqft.
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Inside

Inside Stateroom, I2 Inside Stateroom (I2)
Interior staterooms. Two double beds convertible to king, with smart TV and plentiful storage space. Relax at sea after a day that’s as busy or laid back as you wish. Enjoy in-room automation that allows you to control everything from lighting to temperature and service with a simple touch screen. You can even choose a setting that will tuck you in and gently wake you in the morning. It’s world-class service at the touch of a button. 181 sqft. Some rooms may also have a trundle bed. 

$1,709.00
per person

Price above includes Gratuities, WiFi, and Drinks.

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and let us help find the best value for you.
Deluxe Inside Stateroom, DI Inside Deluxe Inside Stateroom (DI)
With ample living space, bigger bathrooms, and more drawer space, Deluxe Inside Staterooms will become your home away from home while on board. Relax at sea after a day that’s as busy or laid back as you wish. Enjoy in-room automation that allows you to control everything from lighting to temperature and service with a simple touch screen. You can even choose a setting that will tuck you in and gently wake you in the morning. It’s world-class service at the touch of a button. Sleeps 2-4. 202 sqft.
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Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $125.60 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: Although subject to change at any time until held with a deposit or full payment, listed prices generally remain available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. 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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