Neurology and Pain Management – November 9-21, 2009 – Continuing Medical Education Cruise Conference
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Neurology and Pain Management with an optional session on Regulatory and Reimbursement Issues

12-Day Southeast Asia Explorer Cruise Conference
November 9 - 21, 2009

This is a Special Mariner Society sailing. Here is a personal invitation from:
Jo Ann Taylor, CTC
Manager, Mariner Society



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 Volendam
Holland America's ms Volendam

All social events are complimentary for guests traveling with conferee and whose cabins are booked in the meeting group.
Up to 21 CME Category 1 Credits with optional session; 14 CME Category 1 Credits without optional session
Up 21 Contact Hours with optional session; Up to 14 Contact Hours without optional session
Course Fee Physicians $695
All Others - Course Fee $450
Optional session on Regulatory and Reimbursement Issues- $250
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./University at Sea, or a licensed affiliate,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, Neurologists, Pain Management Specialists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
These are preliminary topics and will be updated with input from the faculty

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
Regulatory and Reimbursement Topics
1. Compliance
2. How to Respond to Injuries
3. Documentation Issues
4. Medical Necessity: Time vs Key Components
5. Pay for Performance
6. Consultations
7. RAC Issues
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.
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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 Vice President of Clinical development at MAP Pharmaceuticals since July 2007. He has more than 30 years of clinical and research in Neurosciences. Prior to Joining MAP he was Senior Director of Clinical Development at GlaxoSmithKline. In this role, Dr. Kori oversaw the design and execution of clinical studies and coordinated responses to FDA for migraine and pain products in development. In addition, he served as liaison to the external scientific and medical community, including leading headache specialists, participated in the development of new chemical entities and managed R&D support for innovative products. Dr Kori has 24 years of Academic Medicine experience at major universities in the country( Sloan kettering Cancer Center, NY, Case Western Reserve U in Cleveland, Moffitt Cancer Center, and Duke University), with extensive experience in clinical patient care( Founded and Directed several major Pain Programs in the country), Teaching( voted Best Teacher of the Year 4 times ), Research( more than 90 publications, several grants, described two new syndromes and devised a new questionnaire), and Administration( Director of Residency Program, Vice Chairman of a department, Director of Several Clinical Programs, Chief of a Dept ). He also served as President or Borad of Director or Committee Chair of several national professional societies (AAN 11,000 members, ASN 600 members, AAPI 9,000 members), Chaired several national professional seminars and symposia. He has delivered invited lectures in more than a dozen countries, was Visiting Professor at 10 universities, was on Editorial Board or Medical Reviewer for 7 professional journals, and had several media exposures ( appeared in several national TV programs, Radio programs and quoted in several national publications ).
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.
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 Nov 9
Hong Kong, China
-
11:59pm
Tue Nov 10
At Sea
-
-
Wed Nov 11
Sanya Hainan, China (visa required)
7:00am
5:00pm
Thu Nov 12
Da Nang Vietnam (visa required)
7:00am
5:00pm
Fri Nov 13
At Sea
-
-
Sat Nov 14
Phu My, Vietnam (visa required)
6:00am
6:00pm
Sun Nov 15
At Sea
-
-
Mon Nov 16
Bangkok, Thailand
8:00am
Overnight
Tue Nov 17
Bangkok, Thailand
-
5:00pm
Wed Nov 18
Koh Samui, Thailand
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu Nov 19
Sihanoukvile, Cambodia (visa required)
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri Nov 20
At Sea
-
-
Sat Nov 21
Singapore
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 Volendam

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. 182 sq. ft.
$1349
J
Large or Standard Inside Stateroom
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower. 182 sq. ft.
$1414
EE
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 197 sq. ft.
$1549
E
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 197 sq. ft.
$1619
DD
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower, partial oceanview. 197 sq. ft.
$1689
DA
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 197 sq. ft.
$1759
D
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 197 sq. ft.
$1829
C
Large OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower 197 sq. ft.
$1899
B
Deluxe Verandah OceanView Staterooms
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.
$3449
AA
Deluxe Verandah OceanView Staterooms
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.
$3579
S
Deluxe Verandah OceanView Staterooms
2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, whirlpool bath & shower, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, floor-to-ceiling windows.
$6449
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All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
3rd/4th 339.00 per person
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $329.87 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.