Emergency Medicine Mediterranean Cruise Conference from Rome to Venice - April 15-26, 2014
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Emergency Medicine

11-Night Mediterranean Explorer Cruise Conference
from Rome, Italy to Venice, Italy
April 15 - 26, 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.

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16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 AAFP Prescribed Credits
16 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists

$550 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 from sailing-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, Dermatologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Advanced ECGs – Shocking Arrhythmia
  2. New Street Drugs of Abuse
  3. Acute Pain Management
  4. Headaches that Kill
  5. Severe Skin Infections – Peeling It All Apart
  6. Vascular Emergencies – Code Reds to Care About
  7. Commonly Missed Orthopedic X-Rays
  8. Advanced ECG interpretation – Ischemia
  9. ACLS Update 2013
  10. Anaphylaxis in the office
  11. Approach to syncope/presyncope
  12. Hypertension in the office: urgency or crisis?
  13. Can’t breath – An evidence-based approach to acute asthma, COPD, and pulmonary edema
  14. Office survival kit
Objectives:
  • Identify subtle ECG changes to detect early MI
  • Recognize the importance of history in the identification of an acute MI
  • Use proper strategies to reduce the amount of missed MIs
  • Recognize the importance of the basic maneuvers (CPR and defibrillation)
  • Describe the limitations of ACLS drugs
  • Determine the importance of post-arrest care
  • Discuss the management of anaphylaxis in the ED
  • Recognize how the management can be safely initiated in the office
  • Elaborate a strategic approach to investigating the allergic patient in the office
  • Recognize the importance of history in the diagnosis of the etiologies of syncope
  • Apply risk stratification tools to help manage the syncope patient
  • Discuss and elaborate an efficient strategic approach to investigations
  • Elaborate the classification of hypertensive emergencies
  • Discuss the algorithmic approach to managing hypertensive crisis in the ED and the office
  • Elaborate a list of appropriate therapies for the office
  • Elaborate a strategic approach to managing acute dyspnea
  • Elaborate a list of therapies for the management of acute asthma, COPD, and pulmonary edema
  • Recognize when advanced measures are needed
  • Recognize the barriers to equipping the office for survival
  • Elaborate a list of equipment for the survival toolkit
  • Gain an awareness of and recognize Brugada Syndrome, prolonged QT, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndromes in syncope patients
  • Remember to always check the rhythm… even when STEMI is glaring
  • Recognize subtle presentations of Complete Heart Block
  • Learn about New Street Drugs, such as Bath Salts, Spice, Salvia, etc. and discuss their management in acute overdoses
  • Learn about new ways in which abusers are using old drugs and their problems (ie. Fentanyl patches, Levamisole in cocaine, OxyNeo)
  • Discuss strategies for administering analgesia in the ER
  • Recognize that Demerol (meperidine) and Codeine are outdated drugs with many side effects
  • Introduce Ketamine as both analgesia and dissociative agent for Procedural Sedation
  • Refreshing knowledge and clinical presentation of dangerous headaches such as Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Temporal Arteritis, Cerebral Venous Thrombosis, Carotid/Vertebral Artery Dissection, Pseudotumour Cerebri
  • Discussing new evidence and controversial approaches to investigation of the Thunderclap Headache
  • Learn to look for subtle features of Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Distinguishing the management of TENS, SJS, and Erythema Multiforme
  • How to manage minor skin infections like Erysipelas, Furuncles and MRSA infections
  • Understand that vascular emergencies are great masqueraders and have a wide range of clinical presentations
  • Remember to consider vascular causes for many somatic complaints such as chest pain, back pain, limb ischemia and neurological abnormalities
  • Learn to recognize serious injuries that may have negative / normal Xrays such as Scaphoid fracture, DRUJ injury, Lisfranc injury and Maisonneuve injury
  • Learn to recognize subtle Xray findings of occult pneumothorax, scapholunate dissociation, Triquetrum fractures, etc.
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
Vukiet Tran, M.D., FCFP, MHSc, MBA, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine Division, DFCM, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

Dr. Tran has been in practice in both family medicine and emergency medicine for 13 years and has lectured extensively at local, regional, national and international levels. Dr. Tran has been an ACLS instructor for more than 10 years and is a POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound) instructor for more than 4 years. His interests are in ultrasound in emergency medicine, cardiovascular emergencies, ECG interpretation, emergency radiology, professional development, and healthcare business innovation.

Boon H. Chang M.D., C.C.F.P.(EM), Lecturer, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto.

Dr. Chang is dual board certified in both family medicine and emergency medicine. He is currently practicing in both an urban and rural emergency medicine setting. Dr. Chang is also certified by the Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Society (CEUS) and is an ATLS Instructor Candidate. He has taught at all levels of medical education. His interests are in medical education and wilderness medicine.

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 16 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.

AAFP Accredited CME This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14 Prescribed credit hours by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This Live activity, Emergency Medicine Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of 04/15/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 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.
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
Tue Apr 15
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
-
4:00pm
Wed Apr 16
Messina, Sicily, Italy
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
12 Noon
8:00pm
Thu Apr 17
Valletta, Malta
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri Apr 18
At Sea
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon; 1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Sat Apr 19
Argostoli, Greece
8:00am
5:00pm
Sun Apr 20
Kerkira, Corfu, Greece
Lectures 3:30pm - 5:30pm
8:00pm
4:00pm
Mon Apr 21
Kotor, Montenegro
8:00am
11:00pm
Tue Apr 22
Dubrovnik, Croatia
8:00am
11:00pm
Wed Apr 23
Korčula, Croatia
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu Apr 24
Split, Croatia
Welcome Reception
Families and guests invited
7:30 - 8:30 pm Location TBA
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri Apr 25
Venice, Italy
8:00am
Docked Overnight
Sat Apr 26
Venice, Italy
6:00am
-

Ports of Call
Argostoli, Greece - Situated on the largest of the Ionion Islands on Kefalonia, Argostoli is perfect for nature and history lovers. Tour the ruins of St. George Castle, see loggerhead turtles feeding and take in sweeping views atop its cliffs.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.
Corfu, Greece - Corfu greets you with sunny beaches, miles of cypress groves and the opulent villas of 19th century European royalty.
Dubrovnik, Croatia - This ancient city is set on a peninsula and surrounded by a 1,000 year old protective wall. Said to be one of the prettiest spots in the world, visitng it's old-city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is like stepping back in time. Or into another world, Dubrovnik is the principal filming location for King's Landing from the blovkbuster book (and television series) "Game of Thrones."
Korčula, Croatia - Forts and fishing villages, beaches and bazaars, sailing harbors and seashores- When Marco Polo set out to explore the East in 1271, these are the treasures he left behind in his hometown. Some elements have changed little in red-roofed, sun-drenched Korčula.
Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.
Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.
Split, Croatia - The second largest city in Croatia, Split has many attractions but is best known for the many historical landmarks found within and around the walls of Diocletian's Palace and the 1700-year old harbour beneath it. The Old Town which comprises the palace is in a remarkable state of preservation. In addition, the Split-Dalmatia County has numerous museums, old churches and other archeological sites which make it an important cultural attraction. History, culture, scenic countryside and the sunny weather make Split a sought after destination for vacationers and water sports lovers.
Valletta, Malta - Tiny Malta abounds in forts and temples. In Valletta, wander through the ornate Grand Master's Palace of the Knights of St. John. Within the thick walls of Medina, the Silent City (no cars), visit the serene Baroque cathedral.
Venice, Italy - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice Port tips from our blog

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

STATEROOMS
DETAILS
Neptune Suite (SA) –
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call 800-422-0711 for best 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

Neptune Suite (SC)–
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call 800-422-0711 for best 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.

Signature Suite (SS) – $2,629
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 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, over-sized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library.

398 sq. ft. with veranda
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VB) - $1,779
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

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 (VC) - $1,749
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

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) - $1,719
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

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 (D) - $1,599
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

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 (E) - $1,559
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

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 (F) - $1,539
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

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 (L) - $1,319
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

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.
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - $949
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $405.89 per person
Deposit $600 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
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.
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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.