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ULS: Updates in Pharmacotherapy, Polypharmacy, and Infectious Disease Management

7-Night Alaska Adventure Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
June 28 - July 05, 2024
Royal Caribbean's <em>Ovation of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

1 CEU
10.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

Early Booking Discount: Book before March 30th, 2024 to recieve these rates!
$945 $895 for Physicians & Dentists
$745 $695 for Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners
$545 $495 for Nurses, Students, Residents

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Session 1: Saturday, June 29th

Updates in Pharmacotherapy for Weight Loss, Drug Interaction Overview, and Polypharmacy

Registration/Check-in: 7:45am-8:00am
Educational Program: 8:00am - 1:30pm

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • Obesity and Weight Loss
    1. Review risk factors and criteria within obesity
    2. Describe appropriate patient populations for weight loss pharmacotherapy.
    3. Delineate key characteristics of various pharmacotherapy options including GLP-1 agonists.
    4. Apply knowledge within patient cases to select an appropriate pharma-cotherapy option.
  • Drug Interaction Overview
    1. Identify Common drug interaction mechanisms including cytochrome P450 enzymes.
    2. Identify relevant clinical drug interactions for common medications.
    3. Delineate assessment and management strategies for each drug interaction.
  • Polypharmacy in the Elderly
    1. Recognize factors leading to polypharmacy in the elderly.
    2. Define inappropriate medication for elderly patients.
    3. Describe tools to screen patients for polypharmacy.
    4. Delineate best practices in polypharmacy through patient cases.
Session 2: Wednesday, July 3rd

Updates in Infectious Disease

Registration/Check-in: 7:45am-8:00am
Educational Program: 8:00am - 1:30pm

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  • New Antimicrobials, Penicillin Allergy De-labeling, Shorter Durations of Therapy, and IV to PO conversion and new HIV PreP
    1. Review various new FDA-approved antimicrobials.
    2. Evaluate these agents critically for use in clinical practice.
    3. Review new drugs for prevention of HIV infection (HIV PreP) in high risk individuals.
    4. Discuss penicillin allergies including long-term implications.
    5. Describe process and recent data supporting intervention strategies to de-label patients.
    6. Describe disease states for which shorter durations of therapy data are growing.
    7. Review data for which IV to PO conversion is growing for complicated infections.

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

Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Georgia College of Pharmacy Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. Joseph's/Candler Health System, Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Bland has an affiliation with Merck Pharmaceuticals, Biomerieux Diagnostics, and La Jolla Pharmaceuticals.

Accreditation

University Learning Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. These programs are accredited for pharmacists.

NURSE PRACTITIONERS/NURSES: This course provides 10 contact hours (1.5 CEU) over three days, 5 hours per day, to fulfill the pharmacotherapeutics/ pharmacology requirements for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for certification renewal. The same hours submitted to renew certification may be submitted to a State Board of Nursing for relicensure. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts formally approved continuing education sponsored by organizations accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). University Learning Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). University Learning Systems is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider CEP11409).

PHYSICIANS:Application to American Academy of Family Physicians will be made. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1. CME programs approved by the AAFP are eligible for Category 2 credit (or Category 1-A under special circumstances) through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

CANADIAN PHYSICIANS: Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive up to 15 MAINPRO-M1 credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Prescribed credit from AAFP. Physician assistants may report the number of hours stated above of Category I credit for completing this program.

PHARMACISTS: University Learning Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of Continuing Pharmacy Education.

CONSULTANT PHARMACISTS: Some consultant pharmacist boards accept University Learning Systems courses for recertification either as is or with board approval. Please contact your board regarding course approval and ULS with any questions. CANADIAN PHARMACISTS: Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). This credit is applicable to health professionals who may require pharmacology credit.

SESSION 1: 5 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-24-xxx-L01-P, APPLICATION
SESSION 2: 5 CONTACT HOURS ACPE UAN 0741-0000-24-xxx-L01-P, APPLICATION

OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Contact your representative board regarding approval. CE Broker Tracking #: 50-11357. University Learning Systems is approved by Florida Boards of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing, Arkansas, District of Columbia, New Mexico, and West Virginia, Boards of Nursing, and the State Medical Board of Ohio.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Fri Jun 28 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jun 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 30 Sitka, Alaska
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Jul 01 Skagway, Alaska
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Tue Jul 02 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
5:00 am 10:00 am
Tue Jul 02 Juneau, Alaska
1:00 pm 9:00 pm
Wed Jul 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Jul 04 Victoria, British Columbia
5:00 pm 10:00 pm
Fri Jul 05 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

Seattle, Washington - Sailing out on a cruise from Seattle? Make sure you spend a few a days in the beautiful Emerald City. If you’re a nature lover, this jewel in the Pacific Northwest is the perfect place for you to explore ahead of your cruise vacation. Though it offers plenty of metropolitan delights — think great restaurants, bars, a ton of shopping and lots (and lots) of hip coffee shops — Seattle is a big city with a wild, great-outdoors soul. It’s surrounded by ancient forests, sprawling public parks and, of course, the misty Puget Sound, where you can slow-moving tugboats, sleek kayaks and the occasional pod of whales. Head to Discovery Park for beautiful views of the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges or visit the Olympic Sculpture Park near Elliott Bay. And if you’re craving a drink and a tasty bite to eat, head to one of Seattle’s many rooftop bars and take advantage of those extra-long northern summer days while you sip local brews and expertly crafted cocktails.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Sitka, Alaska - Sitka truly offers the best of Alaska. Its small-town appeal stems from a unique blend of Russian, Tlingit and American history. Its snow-capped peaks and volcanic Mount Edgecumbe pose among the state’s most postcard-worthy scenes. And its rare wildlife astounds, from Saint Lazaria Island’s orange-beaked puffins to Alaska Maritime Refuge’s 40 million seabirds. This is off-the-path Alaska, where you can kayak Sitka Sound alongside swimming sea otters or fly-fish for the world’s biggest halibut. Whether it’s hiking Baranof Island trails or listening to tribal stories passed down for generations, in Sitka the midnight sun never sets on adventure.

Skagway, Alaska - The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Victoria, British Columbia - Though Toronto and Vancouver are the more famous Canadian destinations, it’s high time for the sophisticated and beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia (BC) to have its big moment. The quaint charm and English manners of Victoria will take you back in time to the days of British occupation in the 19th century. Victoria is known as “the garden city” for its lushness and its commitment to keeping the city beautiful. Head to Butchart Garden or Beacon Hill Park to enjoy nature during your time in port.

Of course, a little history lesson is another must while on a cruise to Victoria, BC. Tour the expertly maintained Craigdarroch Castle and the Parliament Buildings, or stop in the Royal BC Museum, a natural history museum dedicated to the history of human settlement in the region. There’s also the Emily Carr House, a museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous painter, Emily Carr. Victoria exudes an intellectualism where art galleries and afternoon tea await you, but so do long bicycle rides along the seafront. Stylish cafes and restaurants are modernizing the city, all while maintaining its signature look: something straight out of a postcard.

Non-Americans/Canadians, please Click Here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise, which visits Canada

Juneau, Alaska - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.

Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

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

Oceanview with Balcony, 4D Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft. 

$1,828.00
per person



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Oceanview with Large Balcony, 1C Balcony Oceanview with Large Balcony (1C)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 81 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 with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Obstructed Oceanview with Balcony, 1E Balcony Obstructed Oceanview with Balcony (1E)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 198 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Large Balcony, 2C Balcony Oceanview with Large Balcony (2C)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 81 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 with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Obstructed Oceanview with Balcony, 2E Balcony Obstructed Oceanview with Balcony (2E)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 198 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Studio Oceanview with Balcony, 2F Balcony Studio Oceanview with Balcony (2F)
Single full size bed, full bathroom and private balcony. Single occupancy stateroom, no single supplement required. Stateroom: 119 sq. ft. Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 3D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (3D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Large Balcony, 4C Balcony Oceanview with Large Balcony (4C)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 81 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 with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 6D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (6D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 7D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (7D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony. Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 8D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (8D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.
Stateroom: 177 sq ft., Balcony: 55 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa.
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. 

$1,059.00
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Spacious Oceanview, 1M Outside Spacious Oceanview (1M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa. Stateroom: 214 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (1N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa. Stateroom: 182 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview, 2M Outside Spacious Oceanview (2M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa.
Stateroom: 214 sq. ft.
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Spacious Oceanview, 3M Outside Spacious Oceanview (3M)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa.
Stateroom: 214 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4U Interior Stateroom (4U)
High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom.
Stateroom: 166 sq. ft. 

$910.00
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Interior Stateroom, 1U Inside Interior Stateroom (1U)
High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom.
Stateroom: 166 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 2U Inside Interior Stateroom (2U)
High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom. Stateroom: 166 sq. ft.
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Studio Interior, 2W Inside Studio Interior (2W)
Full size bed and full bathroom. Enjoy Virtual Views of real-time scenery via your flat-screen television. Single occupancy stateroom, no single supplement required. Can sleep up to 1. Stateroom: 101 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 3U Inside Interior Stateroom (3U)
High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom. Stateroom: 166 sq. ft.
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Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $277.40 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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