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Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders - Live CME Cruise Conference

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Sep 03 - Sep 10 - Civitavecchia
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Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders: 2017 Update

7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
September 03-10, 2017

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Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
2½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, ENT, Nurses, PAs, NPs
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. The ENT Exam in Adults and Children
    1. Demonstrate how to perform a normal H&N exam
    2. Identify normal variants in the H&N anatomy
  2. Guidelines for the Management of Tonsillitis and Sleep Apnea in Children
    1. Explain the indications for tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
    2. Formulate a management plan for tonsillitis and OSA
  3. Diagnosis and Management of Neck Abscesses Illustrate the normal anatomy of neck spaces
    1. Differentiate the etiology and different locations of neck abscesses
    2. Examine the role of CT and drainage
  4. Diagnosis and Management of Foreign Body Aspiration and Caustic Ingestion
    1. Differentiate the different etiologies and pathophysiology of foreign body aspiration
    2. Examine the management and etiology of caustic ingestion and complications
  5. Management of Angioedema and Airway Emergencies Illustrates the various procedures of securing the airway in case of an emergency
    1. Explain the etiology, pathophysiology, and management of Angioedema
  6. Differential Diagnosis and Testing for Hearing Loss
    1. Illustrate the various diagnostic modalities in identifying hearing loss
    2. Differentiate between different common causes for hearing impairment
    3. Formulate preventive and therapeutic measures for hearing loss
  7. Guidelines for the treatment of Acute and Chronic Otitis
    1. Examine the current definitions and formulate appropriate treatment options for acute vs chronic otitis media
    2. Differentiate between otitis media with effusion and other causes of otitis media
    3. Examine the indications and analyze the expected outcomes from ventilating tubes in children vs other treatment options.
  8. Differential Diagnosis and Management of the Draining Ear
    1. Differentiate between the different etiologies of a draining ear; otitis externa, otitis media, tube otorrhea, etc.
    2. Determine the appropriate management algorithm for patients with a draining ear
  9. Neck Masses in Children: When is it a Congenital Neck Mass
    1. Assess children presenting with neck masses
    2. Formulate a management plan for children with neck masses.
  10. Guidelines for Management of Thyroid Nodules
    1. Develop a management plan for patients presenting with thyroid nodules
    2. Distinguish between thyroid nodules and malignancy
  11. Management of Voice Disorders and Vocal Cord
    1. Explain the normal voice physiology
    2. Differentiate between the most common causes of hoarseness
    3. Formulate an appropriate management plan when encountering a patient with hoarseness
  12. Guidelines for the Management of Reflux Disease
    1. Differentiate upper airway and pharyngeal manifestations of laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR)
    2. Formulate an appropriate treatment plan for LPR
  13. Differential Diagnosis and Management Chronic
    1. Differentiate between the most common causes of chronic cough
    2. Formulate an appropriate workup and treatment plan for patients with persistent cough
  14. Guidelines for the treatment of Acute and Chronic Rhinosinusitis
    1. Explain the normal physiology and anatomy of the nose and paranasal sinuses
    2. Differentiate between the various common etiologies of acute and chronic rhinosinusitis
    3. Formulate a treatment plan for acute vs chronic rhinosinusitis
  15. Guidelines for the Management of Allergic and Non-allergic
    1. Determine the current classification and clinical manifestations of allergic rhinitis
    2. Differentiate the pathophysiology and treatment plan for patients with allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, and vasomotor rhinitis
  16. Differential Diagnosis and Management of Nose
    1. Demonstrate the common office or emergency room supplies, equipment, and techniques needed to evaluate acute nose bleeds.
    2. Differentiate between the different common causes for nose bleed and formulate a management plan
  17. Difficulty Swallowing: Differential Diagnosis and Workup Analyze normal vs abnormal swallowing in adults
    1. Differentiate the most common etiologies and formulate an appropriate workup for dysphagia
  18. Headache: Differential Diagnosis and Guidelines for Management Distinguish between the most common causes of headache
    1. Formulate the appropriate treatment plan for headaches
  19. Differential Diagnosis and Management of Nasal Distinguish between the most common causes of nasal obstruction
    1. Formulate the appropriate workup and treatment plan for patients with nasal obstruction
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.
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Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders - Live CME Cruise Conference

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Sep
03
Sep 03 - Sep 10 - Civitavecchia
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
Roy Casiano, MD, FACS,
Professor and Vice Chairman
Director: Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Program
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida
After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Wabash College (Crawfordsville, Indiana) in 1978, Dr Casiano received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, Indiana) in 1982. He then completed his Otolaryngology residency at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine in 1988, after which he joined the faculty at the University Of Miami Department Of Otolaryngology. During his years of service in the department, he has earned the highest rank of tenured Professor and Vice Chairman, where he has mentored over 80 otolaryngology residents and 13 rhinology and endoscopic skull base fellows to date, all of which are currently serving in some capacity as a rhinologist and faculty member at various academic medical centers throughout the country.

Dr Casiano is an internationally recognized expert in the field of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery. From 2014-2015 he had the honor to serve as President of the American Rhinologic Society, one of the most prestigious medical societies in the world. He continues to direct one of the most world-renowned training programs in the country, and is frequently invited as a guest speaker to numerous national and international meetings. His clinical and research interests have resulted in over 160 peer reviewed research publications, book chapters, or textbooks in the area of rhinology and endoscopic skull base surgery.

Dr Casiano continues to be an active member of the American Rhinological Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and Pan American Association of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology in 1988, Dr Casiano participates in numerous national committees of the American Academy. Additionally, he has participated as a faculty member in the annual American Board of Otolaryngology National Board Exam, as an oral examiner. He has served as Associate Editor for the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Journal, and is active on the editorial review boards for a number of peer review journals in Otolaryngology (Laryngoscope, Allergy and Rhinology Journal, International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology, Archives of Otolaryngology, and Otolaryngology Head and Neck Journal).

Dr Casiano has had the honor of receiving the American Academy of Otolaryngology Distinguished Service Award twice, for his contributions to his field. He has served as Secretary General, as well as past President, of the Panamerican Association of Otolaryngology. In 1992, he developed a unique 1 month International Panamerican Rhinology "Minifellowship" Program at the University of Miami, which has trained hundreds of young international otolaryngologists (mostly from Latin Americans) to perform endoscopic sinonasal and skull base surgery. Many have become leaders in the field, in their own countries, teaching the next generation of young endoscopic sinus surgeons. Currently, this Rhinology Minifellowship Program in Miami remains widely popular for young otolaryngologists throughout Latin America and Spain.

Ramzi T. Younis, MD, FACS, FAAP
Professor and Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida

Dr. Younis is currently the Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Miami Department Otolaryngology University of Miami. He has built a world-wide reputation for his clinical and research activities. His primary areas of expertise are sinus diseases, sinus surgery, airway reconstruction, ear infections, and management of snoring and sleep disorders in children. He is one of only a few surgeons who can perform delicate endoscopic procedures in pediatric patients with rare head and neck tumors such as teratoma or juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma. Dr. Younis has published 49 scientific articles and 25 textbook chapters. He is also the Editor of a unique book on Sinus Disease in Children. Before joining the University of Miami, Dr. Younis was the Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Yale University and thereafter Interim Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Mississippi, Jackson Mississippi.
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 aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
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 Sep 03 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Mon Sep 04 Cannes, France
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Sep 05 Ajaccio, France
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Sep 06 Barcelona, Spain
10:00 am 8:00 pm
Thu Sep 07 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Sep 08 Cagliari, Italy
12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sat Sep 09 *At Sea
- -
Sun Sep 10 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy (Embark and Debark) - Ah, the Eternal City: Romance, culture, food, history and fashion. You'll have to plan your time carefully as the sights of Rome are captivating and seemingly endless: the Colosseum and Forum, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain and, of course the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.You can't fit it all in one day (or even a week, to be honest). Be sure to spend at least a couple days enjoying the many pleasures Rome has to offer before and/or after your cruise conference.
Ajaccio, Corsica, France - Corsica is an island of rocky outcroppings and sandy beaches, with secret trails that lead inland over fields and through lazy villages. In Ajaccio, visit Napoleon Bonaparte's house, birthplace of Corsica's famous son. Buy a wedge of tangy cheese at the market, and in the mountains, delight in the scent of sun-warmed thyme.
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy - Traces of ancient settlements are found all over the island of Sardinia: neolithic ruins at Nora; Phoenician, Cathaginian and Roman relics near Cagliari; and Arab, Genoese and Iberian heritage evident in architecture dating back to the Middle Ages. Cagliari, the capital, climbs a hillside overlooking the aptly named Gulf of Angels. In the old Castello Quarter, the streets are narrow and shaded and the buildings are old, but the beaches of Sardinia are wide and expansive, basking in the Mediterranean sun.
Cannes, France - When Lord Brougham, Chancellor of Britain was forced to make an unscheduled stop in Cannes on his journey to Italy, he was captivated by the natural setting of the village. Each winter he returned to Cannes which began a tourism industry as England's wealthy flocked to spend their holidays here. Today the rich and famous come from all over the world to participate in the elite Cannes Festival, which honors filmmakers from the world over.
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, these islands offer you pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. Visit Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

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.

Jewel 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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area with sofa bed. (282 sq. ft., balcony 74 sq. ft.)
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Superior Ocean-View with Balcony (D2) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, , private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. (189 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
$1,069
Deluxe Ocean-View with Balcony (E1) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (162 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe Ocean-View with Balcony (E2) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (162 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (H) -Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom. (169 sq. ft.)
$719
OceanView Stateroom (I) -Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom. (169 sq. ft.)
$699
Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)
$764
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $277.13 per person
Deposit: $250 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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.

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4 Days / 3 Nights Rome Cruise Package

★ ★ ★ ★
Empire Palace Hotel



Via Aureliana 39
Rome, Latium, 00187

The Empire Palace Hotel enjoys a privileged place in Rome: within an easy stroll you could be in the Borghese Gardens, sipping a drink while people watching on the Via Veneto, browsing the antiques of Via Margutta or enjoying the spectacle of the Spanish Steps.

The Empire Palace opened it's doors in Rome in 1999. Its' 113 rooms make it one of the largest hotels in Rome's city centre.
Located in the city centre, close to the famous Via Veneto shopping and business district the luxury accommodation in Rome being offered could not immagine a better location. Three blocks from the USA Embassy, just a few minutes away from the Villa Borghese Gardens and 15 minutes walking distance to the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza del Popolo and Via Condotti - The Empire Palace Hotel is considered by many official guide books as one of the finest four star hotels in Rome.
  • Day 1: Rome
    • Upon arrival in Rome, transfer on your own to your hotel and check-in
  • Day 2: Vatican Day
    • After breakfast we will pick you up for a tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.
  • Day 3: Day of leisure in Rome
    • Optional tours available
  • Day 4: Rome Pier
    • Ciao Roma! Prepare for departure after breakfast. Meet your driver for a private transfer to the Rome Civitavecchia pier.
    Tour Includes:
    • 3 nights hotel (standard room) with daily breakfast
    • Vatican tour
    • Transfer from Rome hotel to pier

    *$755 per person, based on double occupancy‐inquire for triple and single occupancy room
    Gratuities and tourist tax are not included (Must be paid locally) ‐ collected at hotel 4-7 Euros per person, per day .
    *Rates valid from April 1 - October 31, 2017
    Hotel may be substituted based on availability at time of reservation
    Black out dates apply during trade shows, holidays and events.

    3 Days / 2 Nights Rome Pre or Post Cruise Package

  • Day 1: Rome
    • Upon arrival in Rome, transfer on your own to your hotel and check-in
  • Day 2: Vatican Day ‐ Ancient Rome
    • After breakfast we will pick you up for a tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Lunch. Afternoon group tour of Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and the Colosseum
  • Day 3: Rome Pier
    • Ciao Roma! Prepare for departure after breakfast. Meet your driver for a private transfer to the Rome Pier in Civitavecchia
    Tour Includes:
    • 2 nights hotel (Empire Palace), standard room, with daily breakfast
    • Vatican tour and Ancient Rome Group tour
    • Transfer from Rome hotel to pier
    *$632 per person, based on double occupancy‐inquire for triple and single occupancy room
    Gratuities and tourist tax are not included (Must be paid locally) ‐ collected at hotel 4-7 Euros per person, per day .
    *Rates valid from April 1 - October 31, 2017
    Hotel may be substituted based on availability at time of reservation
    Black out dates apply during trade shows, holidays and events.