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Primary Care Update: Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
February 1 - 8, 2009

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

14 Category 1 CME Credits
14 Contact Hours Fees:
Course Fees: Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $450.00
Cancellation Policy for Course
30-days-None; 7-29 days-50%; 7 days or less-100%

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, Internists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to equip healthcare practitioners with evidence based strategies to use in clinical practice for managing obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome.
Objectives: “At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:
• List the health benefits of modest weight loss.
• Discuss the genetic influence on obesity.
• Recognize the role of adipose tissue in energy storage and expenditure.
• Discuss the role of pharmacotherapy in the management of obesity.
• Develop individualized weight-management plans for patients.
• Describe strategies for staying involved in the long-term management and follow-up of obese patients.
• Identify therapeutic and lifestyle interventions to avoid onset of metabolic syndrome in children and adults.
• Discuss medical/legal considerations in the management of the obese patient.
• Describe the assessment, diagnosis, and management of depression and sleep apnea.
• Discuss strategies for weight management in:
• The obese postmenopausal patient.
• The obese diabetic patient.
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
Duane C. Eichler, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida.
Frances Sahebzamani, Ph.D., ARNP, Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Research, Department of Family Medicine, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida
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 Center’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
PORTS OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun Feb 1
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Welcome Reception 7:30-8:15pm
-
5:00pm
Mon Feb 2
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (tenders required - no air to this port city)
8:00am
4:00pm
Tue Feb 3
At Sea: Lectures 8am-noon
-
-
Wed Feb 4
Oranjestad, Aruba: Lectures 8-11am
noon
11:59pm
Thu Feb 5
Willemstad, Curacao
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri Feb 6
At Sea: Lectures 8am-noon
-
-
Sat Feb 7
At Sea: Lectures 8am-noon
Farewell Reception 5:15-6pm
-
-
Sun Feb 8
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Farewell Reception 5:15-6pm
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 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

Cancellation 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.
$584
J
Large or Standard Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. 183-207 sq. ft.
$604
GG
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft. All GG-category staterooms have fully obstructed views.
$709
G
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft. All G-category staterooms have a partial sea view.
$729
D
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft.
$769
C
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 185 sq. ft.
$789
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.
$884
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.
$944
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.
$1004
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.
$1064
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, floor-to-ceiling windows. 389 sq. ft. with verandah.
$1434
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.
$2184
All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
3rd/4th 285.00 CALL
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $217.00 per person
Deposit $350.00 per person
Single Rates are Available - Request Details from our Staff
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $217.00
Air Fare Additional
Cruiseline has added $35.00 Fuel Surcharge per person to above prices
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.