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Family Medicine

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference from Seattle, Washington
June 29 -July 6, 2008

Physicians receive CME Category 1 Credits toward the AMA Physicians Recognition Award

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.

Holland America Line's Classic ms Westerdam
Holland America's ms Westerdam

All social events are complimentary for guests traveling with conferee and whose cabins are booked in the meeting group.
14 CME Category 1 Credits
14 Contact Hours

Course Fee Physicians $650
All Others - Course Fee $395
Course Fee Cancellation Policy - 30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

IMPORTANT: Dear Conferee. The ships provide many amenities for our meeting group. Private rooms, Dining arrangements, Cocktail Receptions and more. It is required that all participants and their families book within the meeting group at Continuing Education, Inc. 1-800-422-0711 in order for the ship to provide these amenities. All guests are included in complimentary meeting events. We very much appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

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.
Target Audience
Primary Care Physicians, Family Practitioners, Sports Medicine Specialists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to review the evaluation and management of office orthopedic and sports medicine related issues pertinent to primary care physicians

Preliminary Topics for Discussion
This course will include hand-on experience in casting/splinting and the use of joint injection models.

Evaluation and Examination of the Shoulder
Evaluation and Examination of the Knee
Evaluation and Examination of the Foot/Ankle
Evaluation and Examination of the Hand/Wrist
Evaluation and Examination of the Low Back
Joint Injection/Aspiration
Casting and Splinting
Pre-participation Physical Examination
Sports Dermatology
Evaluation and Management of Concussion
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.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Faculty
Arnold Ramirez, MD,
Arnold M. Ramirez, M.D. is a family physician and sports medicine specialist in the Tampa Bay area. He currently serves as the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and Center for Sports Medicine at Bayfront Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and received his medical degree in 1995 at the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School. He completed his medical residency in Family Medicine in 1998 and fellowship in Sports Medicine in 1999 at Bayfront Medical Center. Ramirez has also completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at Michigan State University in 2003. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Ramirez also holds academic appointments at the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine as Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and at Florida State University College of Medicine as Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health. He has served as team physician for the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning and currently serves as team physician for the University of South Florida and Eckerd College. Dr. Ramirez has been recognized several times as one of the “Best Doctors in America” as chosen by his peers. Outside interests include hockey, golf, and music.

Cesar Arguelles, MD, Assistant Director, Southern Illinois University Family Medicine Residency Program

Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nursing Contact Hours: Continuing Education, Inc., is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing CenterÂ’s Commission on Accreditation.
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We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE
PORT
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun June 29
Seattle, Washington
-
4:00pm
Mon June 30
At Sea
-
-
Tue July 1
Glacier Bay Scenic Cruising
10:00am
7:00pm
Wed July 2
Juneau, Alaska
7:00am
8:00pm
Thu July 3
Sitka, Alaska
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri July 4
Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00am
1:00pm
Sat July 5
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
6:00pm
Midnight
Sun July 6
Seattle, Washington
7:00am
-

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Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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ms Westerdam

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.
Cruise Pricing

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

CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
CEI RATE
J
Large or Standard Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. 183-207 sq. ft.
$1049
G
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower (obstructed view)
$1319
D
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 197 sq. ft.
$1469
C
Large Outside Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All DD-category staterooms have partial sea views. All HH-category staterooms have fully obstructed views. G and H cabins may have portholes instead of windows. 197 sq. ft.
$1509
VD
Deluxe Verandah OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. 249 sq. ft.
$1659
VC
Deluxe Verandah OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. 249 sq. ft.
$1699
VB
Deluxe Verandah OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. 249 sq. ft.
$1739
VA
Deluxe Verandah OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows. 249 sq. ft.
$1789
SS
Superior Verandah Suites
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person, DVD player, floor-to-ceiling windows. * 389 sq. ft. with verandah.
$2149
SA
Deluxe Verandah Suites
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah,1 sofa bed for 2 persons, DVD player, floor-to-ceiling windows. * 510 sq. ft. with verandah.
$3199
All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
3rd/4th 369.00 per person
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $350.69 per person
Deposit $350.00 per person
Single Rates are Available - Request Details from our Staff
Air Fare Additional
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.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.