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Common Medical Symptoms:
Deciphering the Cause and Determining the Management

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
November 23 - 30, 2013

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.

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity Reflection

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fee

$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists

$450 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to review and discuss common general medical and musculoskeletal symptoms related to specific disease states, and to provide guidelines for their diagnosis and management. Topics will be chosen to benefit the family physician, general internist and sports medicine physician in an ambulatory care setting.
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • List the common presenting symptoms of hypothyroidism
  • Define Hashimoto’s Disease the most common cause of hypothyroidism
  • Summarize the current recommendations for the management of hypothyroidism
  • Identify patients at risk for type 1 and type 2 diabetes and in specific population groups
  • Analyze and distinguish the various agents and their mechanisms of action utilized in the treatment of diabetes
  • Summarize the treatment goals for different populations of patients with diabetes
  • List the available classes of insulin therapies and their proper use in specific patient groups
  • Debate the rationale of combination therapy in treating specific patient groups
  • Prescribe insulin therapy for patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and correlate the studies supporting each clinical case
  • Identify risk factors which contribute to the difficult patient encountered in clinical practice
  • Determine strategies for dealing with difficult patients
  • Realize that many “difficult patients” have undiagnosed (and untreated) psychiatric diagnoses
  • Delineate the evaluation of the patient with a possible concussion syndrome
  • Describe the appropriate evaluation of a patient with a concussion syndrome
  • Prescribe the proper return-to-play (or return-to-work) recommendations following a concussion syndrome
  • Define the proper risk stratification of patients at-risk for (or with) CAD
  • Enumerate further testing and evaluation of patients to further define risk stratification of a specific patient
  • Recommend individual specific evaluations for the patient presenting with defined risk factors (age, family history, symptoms, etc.)
  • Explain the proper evaluation of an athlete or employee with a specific musculoskeletal injury
  • Differentiate specific findings which indicate a more serious injury
  • Recommend a program for return-to-play (or return-to-work) after common musculoskeletal injuries
  • Identify the cause and management of various sports-related dermatologic findings on exam
  • Discuss the participation and management of an athlete with various medical conditions which may affect their level of participation or the types of sports they may participate
  • Describe the most common causes of dizziness and provide an appropriate workup for the patient
  • Discuss the common causes of low back pain
  • Discuss the common causes of altered adrenal function, its evaluation and management
  • Discuss the causes of thyroid dysfunction, their evaluation and management
  • Describe the most common causes of heat-related conditions and their managemen
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
George D. Harris, M.D., MS, University of Missouri- Kansas City School of Medicine Professor, Assistant Dean Year 1 and 2 Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship Associate Director

Dr. Harris received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1982 and completed a three-year residency in the Department of Family Medicine through the University of Florida and Jacksonville Health Education Program.

Presently, he has dual appointments in the School of Medicine, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Community and Family Medicine and Professor, in the Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine.

He is the Course Director for the Fundamentals of Medicine series (I-IV) in years 1 and 2 as well as the Hospital Team Experience course at UMKC School of Medicine. He is also the Associate Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He authored or helped author over 70 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and posters. He currently serves as a Team Physician for the University of MissouriKansas City NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletic Program and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Dr. Harris has lectured at national, state, and local meetings since 1997 on various topics in sports medicine, exercise testing, diabetes, women's health topics and cardiovascular disease.

He was named to Kansas City Super Doctors in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. He was listed in the Consumers' Research Council of America Guide to America's Top Family Doctors for 2006. He was awarded as an honorary member of the Mortar Board National Honor Society in March, 2012.

Dr. Harris is a member of The Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD) of the Health Resources and Services Administration; appointed by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services. He also serves as a member of the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors and is the Co-Chair for the Member Services Commission. He has recently been appointed to the Society of Teachers for Family Medicine (STFM) National Clerkship Curriculum Editorial Board and has been a member of the State of Missouri Diabetes and Pregnancy Collaborative Workgroup under Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Dr. Harris a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and a member of the American College of Clinical Endocrinologists. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and has his subspecialty Certification of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine and Adolescent Medicine.

Russell D. White, M.D.

Dr. Russell White received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine in 1974 and completed a three-year residency in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Missouri Medical Center-Columbia.

Today he is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine where he is Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and Medical Director of the Sports Medicine Center. He helped author the American Diabetes Association's Consensus Statement on Activity and Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes and is currently a member of the American Diabetes Association's Technical Writing Committee for Exercise and Activity in Type 1 Diabetes. In addition, he helped author the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine's Position Statement for the Management and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Competitive Athletes.

He served as a Crew Chief for the United States Olympic Committee from 1996-2004, was Director of Medical Coverage for the Men's NACC South Regional Basketball Tournament in 1998, the Men's NCAA Final Four Basketball Tournament in 1999 and was an original team physician with the Tampa Bay Rays professional baseball team from 1997-2005. He has served as Medical Director for the Annual Hospital Hill Run in Kansas City since 2007 and currently serves as the Head Team Physician for the University of MissouriKansas City NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletic Program.

A past Editorial Board member of Clinical Diabetes and Insulin Dr. White has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and is co-editor of the textbook Exercise Testing for Primary Care and Sports Medicine Physicians. He has served as an ad hoc reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Diabetes, Diabetes Care, eMedicine, Insulin, Journal of Family Practice, The Lancet and webMD.

He has lectured at national meetings since 1986 on sports medicine, exercise testing, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In 2002 he was named to the list of the five Top Florida Doctors in Sports Medicine and was named to Kansas City Super Doctors in 2007, 2008, 2009. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 he was named to the Kansas City Super Doctors in Sports Medicine. He was listed in the Premier Who's Who Registry of Outstanding Professionals in 20092010; listed in the Guide to America's Top Family Doctors 2010 Edition; Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare in 2011 and Named to Who's Who in America 2012 66th edition.

Dr. White is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and a member of the American College of Clinical Endocrinologists. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and has his subspecialty Certification of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine, Adolescent Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.

He enjoys woodworking and jazz music. He and his wife, Dara, have been married 42 years and are Lifetime MS 150 Riders.
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 Nov 23
Miami, Florida
-
4:30pm
Sun Nov 24
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00-5:00pm
-
-

Mon Nov 25

San Juan, Puerto Rico
3:00pm
10:00pm
Tue Nov 26
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
8:00am
5:00pm
Wed Nov 27
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu Nov 28
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12noon; 1:30-4:30pm
-
-
Fri Nov 29
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon
-
-
Sat Nov 30
Miami, 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
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!
Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

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.

Celebrity Reflection

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

Celebrity Reflection Royal Suite

Royal Suite (RS) - Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 538 sq. ft. Veranda: 195 sq. ft.

Celebrity Suite (CS) - Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 467 sq. ft. Veranda: 79 sq. ft.

Sky Suite (S2) – Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Two lower beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area, some with sofa bed and lounge chair. Entertainment center with television VCR and DVD player. Bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 251 sq. ft. Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
Concierge Class Stateroom (C3) - Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Two lower beds convertible to queen. 20" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed . Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette® bathrobes Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels. Complimentary beach towel service.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (2B) - Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 20" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Four pillows in every stateroom. Complimentary use of bathrobes. 100% cotton towels. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
*Some staterooms in category 2B are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
OceanView Stateroom (08) - Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Large ocean view window. Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa, inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
* Some staterooms in category 8 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.

Inside Stateroom (10) - Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
* Some staterooms in categories 9 & 10 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 183 - 200 sq. ft.

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $271.70
Deposit $250 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.