CME Cruise Conference - Internal Medicine - March 20-27, 2011 Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the Allure of the Seas
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Internal Medicine

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Royal Caribbean's brand new Allure of the Seas
March 20 - 27, 2011

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.

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BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Course Fee
Physicians - $695
All Others - $450
Course Fee Cancellation Policy
30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 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
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Internists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Practice Enhancing Points: Tools to put into practice
Elegant Simplicity as productive play
PEP Talks about the "Good Stuff"
Preliminary Topics for Activity

  • Dr Youel's TLC Urgency Syndrome: Lowering the Risk. Therapeutic life changes: Tender Loving Care for US
  • LDL: Why not <70 for Everybody?
  • Abdominal Obesity: The A, B, C, and D's of Steady, Substantial, Sustained Weight Control. It's simpler than you think
  • Blood Pressure Management: Why do some do so well?
  • Diabetes Mellitus: Is Glargine for Everybody
  • Metabolic Screening: What Makes Sense in Primary Care?
  • The Seamless Medical Record: Do you see what I see? The Computer-Empowered Medical Practice
  • Fun Facts: Cardiology. The RAPID read of the EKG
  • Fun Facts: Hematology. Mining for Hidden Gold in the CBC
  • Cleaning up our Medication Mess: Polymedication and our risky and costly choices
  • What do you know for sure? Do you have a learning plan? Drug and Disease Designators and Specifiers
  • The Eye of the Eagle: Dermatology Rediscovered. The Quick Look, Link-and-Lock Doc
  • Pharm Phun Phacts: 10 Mega-controlling Facts


Preliminary Objectives for Activity
  • List the Causes of 2/3 of the US health care budget that requires only TLC
  • List and describe the A-B-C-Ds of steady substantial, sustained weight loss
  • Define medically effective exercise and how to achieve it
  • Know the evidence for setting an LDL goal of <70 for everybody
  • Know the evidence for sub-typing in the management of hyperlipidemia
  • Choose which two lipid lowering agents would you not want to be without and provide the evidence-based rationale for your choice
  • Define the Metabolic Cluster
  • Know the clinical usefulness of this dysmetabolic syndrome
  • Formulate a practical plan for using this diagnosis in your practice
  • List the A-H alphabet of excuses for eating too much
  • Know the evidence-based medical role of prescribed diet pills
  • Know the evidence-based medical role of bariatric surgery
  • Know the mathematical relationship between radius and flow
  • Know the evidence-based algorithm for the A-B-C-D anti-hypertensive
  • List the essentials for improved hypertension control in your practice
  • Know the ADA definition of pre-diabetes
  • Know the ADA algorithm for medication management of DM-2
  • Know the evidence for the more frequent use of insulin versus oral anti-diabetics and for glargine insulin over other insulins
  • List the criteria for metabolic screening
  • Define the indication for abdominal CT as a screening test
  • List the pre-screening you do and decide if you wish to change
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of the electronic medical record
  • Define Youel's lean, clean problem list machine and Youel's agenda-initiated office visit
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of formal performance measures
  • Know the rationale for Youel's RAPID read of the EKG
  • Know what the computer read EKG is most likely to miss, but you get
  • List the A-B-C-D's of negative dromotropes and the clinical implications
  • List normal numbers for the white blood cell count differential
  • List 3 causes of eosinophilia, other than allergies and parasites
  • Know the formula for differentiating non-iron deficiency microcytosis
  • Differentiate poly-medication from poly-pharmacy
  • Know the mathematical relationship between the number of medications and the risk of medication interactions
  • List the two most important means of limiting poly-medication
  • Define Youel's criteria for whether you know a fact or not
  • Define drug and disease designators and specifiers
  • Formulate a customized life-long learning plan
  • List Youel's 6 S's of safe lesions, dermatological or otherwise
  • List Youel's 6 L's of Dermatologic Diagnosis
  • List the six major types of malignant melanoma
  • List Youel's 10 Mega-controlling facts
  • Describe the clinically relevant clinical pathway of Mega-mechanism #1
  • Describe the clinical pathway of at least one other mega-mechanism
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
David Bruce Youel, M.D.
Full time practice of Primary Care Internal Medicine; Board Certified, Internal Medicine; 25 Years experience in medical board preparation; Author of 20 board preparation books

Dr. Youel has held numerous senior positions in major U.S. medical schools, including Assistant Dean, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, Residency Director, Director of Continuing Medical Education
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.


ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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 20
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:00pm
Mon Mar 21
Nassau, Bahamas
7:00am
1:00pm
Tue Mar 22
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12:00pm,
1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Wed Mar 23
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
9:00am
5:00pm
Thu Mar 24
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
7:00am
5:00pm
Fri Mar 25
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Sat Mar 26
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm
-
-
Sun Mar 27
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop
St. Maarten - The smallest island in the world ever to have been partitioned between two different nations, St. Martin/St. Maarten has been shared by the French and the Dutch in a spirit of neighborly cooperation and mutual friendship for almost 350 years.

All the same, each side has managed to retain much of the distinctiveness of its own national culture. The French tend to emphasize comfort and elegance. The beaches are secluded, the luxury resorts provide lavish accommodations, and the restaurants offer some of the finest dining experiences anywhere in the Caribbean.

The latest French fashions can be found in many of the shops, and the smell of fresh croissants and pastries mixes everywhere with the spicy aromas of West Indian cooking. Small cafes and charming bistros add a decidedly Gaelic and cosmopolitan flair to the place. On the whole the atmosphere remains very relaxed.
St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. - Arguably the island with the best shopping and the best beaches. Shop duty-free Charlotte Amalie 'til you drop. Or dive into the beach scene at beautiful Magens Bay, Coki Point, or Turtle Cove, nesting ground of the endangered hawksbill sea turtle.

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.

Allure of the Seas

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 Polices vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific conference.

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
M
Large Interior Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen), (172 sq. ft.)
$910
L
Large Interior Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen), (172 sq. ft.)
$930
H
Ocean View Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen), (179 sq. ft.)
$1030
F
Ocean View Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen), (179 sq. ft.)
$1090
C2
Central Park View Stateroom with Balcony - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen), (182 sq. ft., balcony 52 sq.ft.)
$1140
JS
Junior Ocean View Suite with Balcony - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen), Private bathroom with tub, sitting area with table and sofa, (287 sq. ft., balcony 80 sq.ft.)
$1940
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port charges, taxes & fees $274.36 per person
Deposit $250 per person
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.