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DMGCME Memorial Day Cruise

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Port Canaveral, Florida

Royal Caribbeans's Freedom of the Seas
May 25 - June 1, 2014

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.

Royal Caribbean's Stupendous Freedom of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(tm)
Course Fee - $595 for Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners

Course Fee Cancellation Policy
Written notice of cancellation must be received no later than one month prior to the conference for a course fee refund to be issued. A full refund, less a $75 processing fee will be provided to the original form of payment. Refunds will take two to four weeks to be processed.

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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.
Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
DATE Time Topic Speaker
Mon May 26 8:00am – 9:30am Exam of the Knee Mary Vacala, PA-C, ATC, MSPAS, DFAAPA
9:30am – 10:30am Exam of the Ankle Mary Vacala, PA-C, ATC, MSPAS, DFAAPA
10:30am – 12 Noon Exam of the Shoulder and Elbow Mary Vacala, PA-C, ATC, MSPAS, DFAAPA
12 Noon – 1:00pm Lunch on your own
1:00pm – 3:00pm Suspicious Lesions Risha Bellomo, MPAS, PA-C
3:00pm – 5:00pm Secrets of Dermatology for Primary and Acute Care Risha Bellomo, MPAS, PA-C
Wednesday, May 28 7:30am – 8:30am The Pediatric Elbow Mary Vacala, PA-C, ATC, MSPAS, DFAAPA
Friday, May 30 7:30am – 8:30am Vascular Tumors and Malformations Risha Bellomo, MPAS, PA-C
Saturday, May 31 8:00am – 9:30am Running Injuries Mary Vacala, PA-C, ATC, MSPAS, DFAAPA
9:30am – 11:00am Shoulder Fractures Mary Vacala, PA-C, ATC, MSPAS, DFAAPA
11:00am – 12 Noon Pediatric Fractures Mary Vacala, PA-C, ATC, MSPAS, DFAAPA
12 Noon – 1:00pm Lunch on your own
1:00pm – 3:00pm Infestations and Bites Risha Bellomo, MPAS, PA-C
3:00pm – 5:00pmtd> Oh, By the Way, I have Nail Disease Risha Bellomo, MPAS, PA-C
Session Descriptions
Suspicious Lesions

More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually. That means that one in five Americans will develop a skin cancer during their lifetime. Melanoma accounts for less than five percent of all skin cancers, but one person dies from melanoma every 57 minutes if left untreated or undiagnosed. Join us at Skin, Bones, Hearts and Private Parts to get detailed insight into the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of suspicious lesions. You won’t want to miss this lecture it could save a life

Secrets of Dermatology for Primary Care and Acute Care

Dermatology makes up almost 30% of a Primary Care and Acute Care Practice. Medical dermatology is a very detailed specialty and all rashes and lesions can look alike. This lecture will take your knowledge of dermatology to the next level. Join us to learn how to differentiate different lesions so as to not miss a skin cancer. Learn when to biopsy and when to refer. Trouble with rashes? This lecture will break it down into inflammatory, infectious and autoimmune etiologies. By attending Skin, Bones, Hearts and Private Parts you’ll be able to apply what you’ve learned and increase patient outcomes and patient education.

Vascular Tumors and Malformations

Vascular tumors and malformations has a great impact on our patient's self-esteem. Parents come to us with hopes of a quick resolution to their infant's congenital malformation. This lecture will provide incredible photos, understanding and hope to the practitioners who attend and their patients who are suffering. This is one you won't want to miss!

Infestations and Bites

Ever wonder about those creepy crawly skin conditions? If you dare, then join the DMGCME Memorial Day Cruise to learn how to recognize, diagnose and treat these infestations and bites. You will leave amazed!

Oh, By the Way, I Have Nail Disease

Nail disease is both frustrating for our patients and for us as practitioners. This lecture will give insight into several nail disorders and how to differentiate nail fungus from other nail disease. Learn how to improve the appearance of your patient's nails, set expectations, and improve patient outcomes.

Exam of the Knee

After a thorough history has been elicited, the physical exam of the knee is an important step in order to establish the differential diagnosis. This lecture will discuss basic exam techniques and special tests used in order to differentiate the most common diagnosis.

Exam of the Ankle

With increasing participation in sports, running and marathons foot and ankle injuries have become more prevalent. Many of these injuries are the result of an acute incident, and other are a result of repetitive overload and stress. This lecture will discuss the basic exam of the ankle with attention to specific tests for the more common injuries.

Exam of the Shoulder and Elbow

Shoulder and elbow pain are one of the most common complaints that present to the clinic. Narrowing the differential diagnosis for the shoulder joint is a complex yet simple task. This lecture is designed to familiarize participants with evidence based physical exam techniques for the shoulder and elbow.

The Pediatric Elbow

The differences between pediatric and adult anatomy is important to understand the various unique injuries that kids develop around the elbow. Children’s bone can absorb more energy before they break however they are weaker and more plastic. This lecture will cover various injuries sustained by the pediatric elbow.

Running Injuries

The running addiction has exploded. Each year more cities and towns have inaugurated races and running programs for athletes of all levels. The latest craze is the various Coach Potato to 5K programs for beginners. While these programs may be very enticing and motivational, they leave a lot to be desired when it comes to injury prevention.

Clinics across America are experiencing increased volumes of running injuries as a result of overuse, inadequate training, and poor biomechanics. As clinicians it is our responsibility to be aware of the most common presentation of running injuries. Expedient and precise diagnostic evaluations will enable the runner to prevent further damage and return to competition as soon as is safely possible. This lecture will cover the most common injuries and treatment options.

Shoulder Fractures

Fractures of the shoulder are a common occurrence. The clavicle is the most common fractured bone in shoulder behind the humerus and the scapula. A thorough H & P and proper x-rays will lead to an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment plan. This lecture will discuss the common fractures, evaluation, and treatment options.

Pediatric Fracture

Pediatric fractures are common, approximately 10-25% of all injuries. Young kids are not just little adults and need to be evaluated and treated differently. This lecture will cover common pediatric fractures, evaluation, treatment, and common pitfalls.

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
Risha Bellomo, MPAS, PA-C

Risha has over 20 years of healthcare experience. Risha graduated with Honors from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and chemistry and received her Master's Degree through the University of Florida's College of Medicine in Physician Assistant Studies. Over the last twelve years she has worked alongside Dr. Matt Leavitt with Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando, Florida. Risha is also founder & CEO of Bellomo Consulting and BCI Management & Communications, in which she develops medical educational programs and educational slide presentations, including psoriasis, rosacea, acne, patient educational seminars, cosmetic training seminars, photodynamic therapy workshops, regional educational dinners for dermatology Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. She is a national speaker and enjoys her time traveling around the United States educating her peers. Risha is the key cosmetic writer for the National Journal of Dermatology Physician Assistants and has been published multiple times in Skin & Aging, The Dermatologist and Advance for NPs and PAs. Risha was named Woman of the Year 2010/2011 by the National Association of Professional Women. In her spare time she enjoys playing video games and spending time with her two sons and her husband.

Mary Vacala, PA-C, ATC, MSPAS, DFAAPA

Mary has specialized in Orthopedic Sports Medicine for 25 years, is a national speaker at numerous medical conferences, and has served on the Olympic/Paralympic medical team for the past 2 decades. She was recently selected as the head ATC/PAC for the USA Men's wheelchair basketball team and will travel with them in all their competitions up to and including the 2016 Paralympic games in Rio, Brazil. Mary is a past president of the Georgia Association of PAs, and has served on the AAPA House of Delegates for several years. She has presented at national conferences and authored in the book Ballweg/Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice/5e.

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 May 25
Port Canaveral, Florida
-
4:30pm
Mon May 26
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Tue May 27
Labadee, Haiti
8:00am-
4:00pm
Wed May 28
Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00am
7:00pm
Thu May 29
George Town, Grand Cayman
8:00am
4:00pm
Fri May 30
Cozumel, Mexico
10:00a,m
7:00pm
Sat May 31
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Sun Jun 1
Port Canaveral, Florida
6:00am
-

Ports of Call
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.
George Town, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.
Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.
Port Canaveral, Florida - Port Canaveral lies just 35 miles east of Orlando, along the 72 miles of pristine beaches known as Florida's Space Coast. Besides its close proximity to Orlando's theme parks, you'll find space-age attractions of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

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.

Freedom 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

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Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 sq. ft.) . Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D1) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E1) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
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OceanView Stateroom (G) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (H) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (K) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $288.13
Deposit $250 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific conference.

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.