Primary Care Update: Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity - CME Cruise Conference - July 7 - 17, 2012- Continuing Medical Education to the Mediterranean From Rome, Italy
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Primary Care Update: Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity

10-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise Conference
from Rome, Italy
July 7 - 17, 2012

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)™
13.5 AAFP Prescribed 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
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.

This Live activity, Primary Care Update: Cardiac Health, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity and Related Disorders Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of July 7, 2012 has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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, Ph.D. is a Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Molecular Medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) Health Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Eichler also maintains an active joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Pediatrics working with the faculty in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes. He has been an educator of physicians at USF since June, 1977, and directs an active research program which seeks to better understand some of the pathogenic processes which cause cardiovascular disease. Currently this research is supported by a RO1 Grant from the National Institutes of Health, Heart, Lung & Blood Institute.

Dr. Eichler is a dedicated and gifted teacher and has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the prestigious James Krivanek Award, awarded annually to an outstanding teacher at USF, and the Outstanding Preclinical Professor Award, awarded annually by students of the Morsani College of Medicine. He is the first recipient of the Outstanding Lifetime Educational Excellence Award for 2010 -2011. Dr. Eichler has mentored numerous high school students and teachers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and medical students. As a Course Director, Dr. Eichler was responsible for the development and implementation of several interdisciplinary courses for medical students (Molecular Biology & Human Genetics; Human Molecular Genetics & Biochemistry; Molecular, Cellular & Genetic Basis of Medicine; Molecular Medicine) taught jointly by faculty from several departments. Most recently he served as Director of an interdisciplinary and integrated course for first-year Medical Students entitled Molecular Medicine. This course was highly rated by both students and participating faculty, which can be attributed in large part to Dr. Eichler's exceptional commitment, leadership and attention to detail.

Dr. Eichler has established an exemplary record in the area of service. He was the driving force behind the development of an active interdisciplinary Health Science Center Obesity Group. He organized a highly successful national Conference on Obesity and served as its Director for seven years. The success of the Conference on Obesity also gained attention and support from the State of Florida, Department of Health, American Heart Association, and Tampa General Hospital. Moreover, Dr. Eichler has been actively involved in community outreach programs for the university and USF Health as a frequent featured speaker on Obesity, and in particular, Childhood Obesity for local community groups, local high schools and the USF Health Mini-Medical School (2001 and 2004).


Frances Rankin, Ph.D., ARNP, ia an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine at USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida.

Dr Rankin is an Adult and Geriatric nurse practitioner and Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing. She is the Interim Director of the Doctorate in Advanced Nursing Practice (DNP) Program of the USF College of Nursing and has been in practice with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, Division of Family Medicine and the Family Medicine Public Sector Medicine program since 1995. She is co-developer and director of the USF Prediabetes Treatment Center with Dr. H.J. Brownlee, MD and Chair, Division of Family Medicine. She completed her doctoral studies at USF in Interdisciplinary Aging Studies. Dr. Rankin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and currently serving as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network, Florida's advanced practice professional organization. Dr. Rankin has been a volunteer for the Brandon Outreach Clinic, a community-based free clinic for the uninsured and underserved in Hillsborough County since 1995 and serves as a current Board member.
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
Sat Jul 7
Rome, Italy (Civitavecchia)
Lectures 2:00pm-4:00pm
-
5:00pm
Sun Jul 8
Florence/Pisa, Italy (Livorno)
7:00am
8:00pm
Mon Jul 9
Monte Carlo, Monaco
7:00am
5:00pm
Tue Jul 10
Barcelona, Spain (overnight stay onboard)
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
12:00pm
-
Wed Jul 11
Barcelona, Spain
-
6:00pm
Thu Jul 12
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
8:00am
6:00pm
Fri Jul 13
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12:00pm; 1:00-5:00pm
-
-
Sat Jul 14
La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia
8:00am
5:30pm
Sun Jul 15
Palermo, Sicily
7:00am
5:00pm
Mon Jul 16
Naples, Italy
8:00am
6:00pm
Tue Jul 17
Rome, Italy (Civitavecchia)
7:00am
-

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Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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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

STATEROOMS

DETAILS

Deluxe Suite with Veranda (SA) – Call for Pricing

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, a large sitting area, dressing room, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, no-host mini-bar and walk-in closet. Deluxe Suites include all the Superior Suite amenities, plus complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary champagne and bottled water provided in suite upon embarkation, premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers, gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, cocktail party with ship officers, priority boarding for tender ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, and exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only.

A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Veranda Suite or Penthouse Veranda Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

488-700 sq. ft. with veranda

Superior Suite with Veranda (SS) – Call for Pricing

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal verandah, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, oversized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library.

398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VC) - Call for Pricing

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VD) - Call for Pricing

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom (C) - Call for Pricing

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.

OceanView Stateroom (D) - Call for Pricing

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.

Inside Stateroom (G) - Call for Pricing

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.


143-207 sq. ft.

Inside Stateroom (L) - Call for Pricing

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.


143-207 sq. ft.

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please call for pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $380.50
Deposit $600 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for this 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.