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Neurology and Pain Management, and Coding

12-Night Black Sea and Holy Lands Cruise Conference from Piraeus, Greece
Septembe 29 - October 11, 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 Rotterdam
Holland America's ms Rotterdam

All social events are complimentary for guests traveling with conferee and whose cabins are booked in the meeting group.
21 CME Category 1 Credits
21 Contact Hours
Course Fee Physicians $795
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
TBA
Program Purpose / Objectives
Neurology Topics and Pain Management Topics
1. Practice of Neurology-Past, Present and Future
2. Pathophysiology of Pain
3. Neuropathic Pain
4. Regulatory and Ethical Issues in Pain Management
5. Chronic Pain Therapies
6. ParkinsonÂ’s Disease
7. Epilepsy and Other Seizures, an Overview
8. Anatomy physiology, imaging
9. Evidence based medicine
10. Chronic pain
11. Medical therapy
12. Headache
13. Low back pain
14. Neck pain
Coding topics
1. Compliance 2. Severity of illness
3. Key Componeints
4. Contributory components
5. Consultations
6. Mid level providers, locums
7. P4P
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
Edward M. Mendoza, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAN, FACPE
Dr. Edward M. Mendoza is an independent contractor and senior Physician Consultant of the Mendoza group. He has more than 29 years of experience in health care as a physician and consultant. He also has a Neurology private practice. Dr. Mendoza's consulting services include physician training, coder and case manager education, physician liaison training, clinical documentation quality reviews, clinical pathway development, and clinical cost management. Other present consulting experience is as a part time Vice President of Medical Affairs (Medical Director) at a tertiary care facility. He also assists with DRG and CPT proper coding projects and educational programs for HIM, UM, and QA personnel.

Dr Mendoza is board certified in Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Medical Management. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Academy of Neurology. He is a Certified Physician Executive. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science, received his Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and his Masters of Business Administration from the Executive Program of Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Dr. Mendoza is widely published in the medical literature including several books: International Healthcare, A Framework for Comparing National Health Care Systems, 3rd edition and Mastering the Reimbursement Process, 2nd Edition. He has been recognized in Modern Healthcare for his international expertise. He has spoken at numerous seminars, both nationally and internationally on clinical, international health care, and managed care topics. He has prepared and taught “Financing International Health Care Systems, Comparative International Health Care Systems, and Managed Care for Public Health” for the school of Public Health, Morehouse School of Medicine.

Shashidhar H. Kori, M.D.
Dr. Kori is board-certified in neurology, psychiatry, and pain management, specializing in the management of pain. He is currently the Director of Clinical Development of CDMA-Neurology/GI-Imitrex at GlaxoSmithKline.

Dr. Kori completed his medical education at Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore, India and his residency in Internal Medicine in India and at VAMC in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his residency in Neurology at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. He completed Fellowships in Neuro-oncology and Neuroimmunology and Immunobiology, and Cancer Pain Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York. He has held academic positions in Neurology, Neuro-Oncology, and Medicine, Neurology, and Anesthesiology at Duke University in Durham, NC, the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, FL, and at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.
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 21 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.
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.
Cruise Itinerary
DATE
PORT
ARRIVE
DEPART
Mon Sept 29
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
-
5:00pm
Tue Sept 30
Istanbul, Turkey
3:00pm
overnight
Wed Oct 1
Istanbul, Turkey
-
5:00pm
Thur Oct 2
Varna, Bulgaria
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri Oct 3
Odesa, Ukraine
8:00am
5:00pm
Sat Oct 4
Constanta, Romania
8:00am
5:00pm
Sun Oct 5
At Sea
-
-
Mon Oct 6
At Sea
-
-
Tue Oct 7
Haifa, Israel
8:00am
8:00pm
Wed Oct 8
Limassol Cyprus
6:00am
3:00pm
Thur Oct 9
Alexandria (Cairo), Egypt
6:00am
11:00pm
Fri Oct 10
At Sea
-
-
Sat Oct 11
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
7:00am
-

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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.

ms Rotterdam

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

Cancellations Penalties vary by cruise line and sailing date. Be sure to review these cruise line
policies with our staff.

CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
CEI RATE
K
Large or Standard Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. 183-207 sq. ft.
$2119
J
Large or Standard Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. 183-207 sq. ft.
$2179
I
Large or Standard Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. 183-207 sq. ft.
$2239
E
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft.
$2519
DA
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft.
$2659
D
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft.
$2729
C
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft.
$2799
B
Verandah Suites
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. 292 sq. ft. with verandah.
$4219
A
Verandah Suites
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, sitting area, private verandah, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows. 292 sq. ft. with verandah.
$4339
All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
3rd/4th 1120.00 per person
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $424.66 per person
Deposit $600.00 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.