Primary Care Update: Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity - CME Cruise Conference - March 6 - 13, 2011- Continuing Medical Education to the Caribbean from Ft Lauderdale, FL
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Primary Care Update: Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

7-Night Caribbean Cruise Conference from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 6 - 13, 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 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, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida.
Frances Rankin, PhD, 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.


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 6
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
-
4:30pm
Mon Mar 7
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12:00pm,
1:00pm - 4:00pm
-
-
Tue Mar 8
San Juan, Puerto Rico
2:00pm
10:00pm
Wed Mar 9
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
8:00am
6:00pm
Thu Mar 10
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00am
6:00pm
Fri Mar 11
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Sat Mar 12
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm
-
-
Sun Mar 13
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Embark and Debark) - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque. Port tips from our blog
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.
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.

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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
12
Interior Stateroom - Two beds convertible to queen-size, 170 sq. ft.
$690
11
Interior Stateroom - Two beds convertible to queen-size, 170 sq. ft.
$710
08
Ocean View Stateroom - Two beds convertible to queen-size, picture window, sitting area with sofa
170 sq.ft.
$840
2C
Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Veranda - Two beds convertible to queen-size, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, sitting area with sofa, vanity, veranda with lounge seating, 170 sq.ft., veranda 38 sq.ft.
$910
C3
Concierge Class - Two beds convertible to queen-size, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, sitting area with sofa, vanity, veranda with lounge seating, many extras and amenities, 191 sq.ft., veranda 42 sq.ft.
$1090
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port charges, taxes & fees $ 248.10
Deposit $250.00 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.