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Public Health Policy at Sea

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference from Tampa, FL
March 7 - 14, 2010

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's ms Ryndam

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Course Fees
14 Category 1 CME Credits
14 Contact Hours
14 CE hours for Psychologists
Physicians and Psychologists - $695.00
Other Professionals - $450.00
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-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
Physicians, Lawyers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists Nurses, Chiropractors, Health Care Mediators, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Program Purpose and Objectives

This program discusses the structure of the major public policy programs in US health care, the challenges and opportunities of the health care reform agenda and the "basics" of health care advocacy. The course provides a general overview of major public health care programs and policy similar to what a congressional health staff person may receive. The presentation weaves references, including web sites and objective sources of policy information throughout. The participants will emerge with a deeper understanding of health policy, opportunities for health care reform, the jurisdiction of relevant congressional and administrative offices, a basic "how-to" of health care advocacy and an extensive bibliography of objective sources of policy research.

Topics for discussion

1. Overview of Public Health Care Programs: Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, Indian Health Services, and VA systems;
2. Medicare Payment Policies: Outpatient, Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facilities
3. Medicaid and SCHIP: growing numbers and implication for practice in trying economic times; The health care safety net.
4. Locating current, reliable, and objective health policy information using Internet resources.
5. Health Care Reform Efforts: Medical Home, Health Information Technology, Universal Converge, Comparative Effectiveness, Quality measurement and reporting, Pay for performance
6. Advocacy 101: the process and engaging in it

Objectives:

At the end of these sessions, participants will be able to:
1. Compare and contrast the various structural components of the Federal and Federal/state public health care programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, and others, including financing, coverage and other factors.
2. Identify the different federal agencies and committees and their roles in health care.
3. Describe key features of the recent health care reform debate and analyze their impact on the health care delivery system.
3. Define and explain the key features of the medical safety net system.
4. Analyze 5 recent health policy trends and the impact they will have on the practice of medicine
5. Locate current, reliable, and objective health policy information using Internet health policy resources.
6. Analyze the potential impact of health policy trends on their own practices.
7. Explain how a bill becomes a law and how advocacy fits into the process.
8. Compare and contrast various methods of advocacy for their effectiveness
9. Develop a strategic plan to advocate for or against a health policy issue on a Federal level that incorporates an understanding of committees of jurisdiction, and the do's and don't of advocacy.
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
BARBARA L. KORNBLAU, JD, OTR/L, FAOTA, DAAPM, CPE, ABDA, CCM, CDMS

Dean and Professor of Nursing Director, Urban Health and Wellness Center (a hybrid Medicaid waiver & millage program for the uninsured) School of Health Professions and Studies University of Michigan.
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.

Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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 OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun Mar 7
Tampa, Florida
Welcome Reception 7pm - 8pm
-
5:pm
Mon Mar 8
Key West, Florida Class 9am - 11am
1:00pm
6:00pm
Tue Mar 9
At Sea Cruising
Class 9am - noon and 1pm - 4pm
-
-
Wed Mar 10
Puerto Cortes, Honduras
7:00am
8:00pm
Thu Mar 11
Santo Tomas De Castilla
7:00am
5:00pm
Fri Mar 12
Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00am
3:00pm
Sat Mar 13
At Sea Cruising
Class 9am - noon and 1pm - 4pm
Farewell Cocktails 7pm - 8pm
-
-
Sun Mar 14
Tampa, Florida
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.
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 policies vary by cruiseline and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your particular conference date.

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
K
Large or Standard Inside Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower
$479
J
Large or Standard Inside Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower
$499
I
Large or Standard Inside Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower
$519
E
Large OceanView Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All DD-category staterooms have partial sea views.
$599
DD
Large OceanView Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All DD-category staterooms have partial sea views.
$619
DA
Large OceanView Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
$639
D
Large OceanView Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower.
$659
C
Large OceanView Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub & shower. All DD-category staterooms have partial sea views.
$679
BA
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. .
$1379
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. .
$1429
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. .
$1529
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
3rd & 4th in Cabin are available - check with our staff
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees - $223.92 per person
Deposit - $350 per person


Staterooms

Verandah Suite

Ocean View

Inside Stateroom

Actual staterooms may not be identical to those pictured
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.