N Emergency Medicine, 7- Night Italy, France, Monaco & Spain CME Cruise Conference, from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy To Barcelona, Spain: June 15 - 22, 2019
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Emergency Medicine

2nd title & speaker TBA

7-Night Italy, France, Monaco & Spain Cruise Conference
from Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy to Barcelona, Spain
June 15 - 22, 2019

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

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & 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 Physicians, Internists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics under development
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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Faculty
Kelly P. O'Keefe, MD, FACEP
Professor, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL
Program Director, EM Residency, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, FL

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Residency:Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania: 1 year internal medicine, three years emergency medicine (1990)
Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida (1986)
College: United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado (1982)

Experience: US Air Force Active duty 1978-1982, 1990-1999. Program Director for the Air Force for the Joint Military Medical Centers Emergency Medicine Residency in San Antonio, 1990-1995.
Department Director and Flight Commander. Emergency Medicine, 6th Medical Group, MacDill AFB, 1995-1999.
Medical Director of Adult Emergency Care Center at Tampa General Hospital 1999-2007.
Founding Program Director of the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Residency at Tampa General Hospital, 2001-2017.
Charter member of INDUS-EM group to bring emergency medicine residency training to India, 2005-2016.

Dr. O'Keefe has published multiple chapters in many major EM textbooks and is a long-time speaker for ACEP and other groups.

Areas of Interest: Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, Resident Education, Eye emergencies, International emergency medicine, home schooling.
Hobbies: Long distance road biking, tennis, baseball (go Red Sox!), music (plays bari sax in a blues/ rock band), snow skiing, weight training, wood working, world history.

2nd speaker: TBA
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.



Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

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.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Jun 15 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sun Jun 16 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Mon Jun 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jun 18 Florence/pisa(livorno) , Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Jun 19 Monte Carlo, Monaco
7:00 am 10:00 pm
Thu Jun 20 Cannes, France
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Jun 21 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
1:00 am 9:00 pm
Sat Jun 22 Barcelona, Spain
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy (Embark) - Ah, the Eternal City: Romance, culture, food, history, art 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. And, of course, there are world class museums for lovers of every art era and fine food is easily found (take a brief stroll away from the most heavy tourist areas to find the good stuff). No, you really 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 you embark on your cruise conference.
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.
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.
Monte Carlo, Monaco - The Casino, of course--if only to venture into the enchanting Salon Rose, with its nymphs on the ceiling. A drive along the scenic Corniche which takes you to Nice, undisputed capital of the Riviera.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
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.
Barcelona, Spain (Debark) -

Barcelona is a one of the world's great cities. Stroll down her tree-lined boulevards, the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia or the more touristed Las Ramblas. On the Passeig, shop a serious fashion district while marveling at examples of Mordenisme architecture, seemingly sculpted from the stuff of dreams (Gaudi's masterpiece of a family home, Casa Batlló is well worth a visit). If a trip on the Passeig hasn't convinced you of Gaudi's genius, a visit to La Sagrada Familia Cathedral will do the trick; this fantastic, soaring marvel will live on in your memory long after you've returned.

Not far from the Passeig and just north of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter (the Barri Gotic) provides an abundance of shopping opportunities for all tastes, and a bit of European history to boot - check out the tranquil Cathedral of Barcelona. To see a bit of local life a visit to a food market is a quick, fun detour: try Santa Caterina near the Cathedral or Mercado de La Boqueria, right off of Las Ramblas.

Barcelona's food is also a highlight: stop into a tapas bar and try a variety of delicacies. “Standard” restaurants of every style are available, too. And, there's music, too! Visit an underground jazz club or the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana; or stop by the Palau Dalmases for a stunning, flamenco performance (it's near the Picasso museum). Did we mention art? One of the largest collections of Picasso's art is found at the Museau Picasso, and a great collection of contemporary, figurative (i.e not abstract) painting and sculpture is housed at the European Museum of Modern Art just around the corner.

It's probably clear by now that you really can't get it all done in a day (even if all means "just the must-sees"). So, stay for a day or three in the Gothic Quarter or near Plaça de Catalunya and really get a feel for what makes Barcelona such a wonderful place. Partly it's the result of the "accidents" of its history and present: as the regional capital of Spain's prosperous Catalunya region, Barcelona has a "flavor" that is a bit of a mix between Spanish and French (it's located quite close to the French border). Yes, you can practice your Spanish here - it attracts Spaniards from throughout the country - but you'll also see and hear Catalan with it's own charm. You won't regret you time here.

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.
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
PRICING
PER PERSON
Edge Villa (EV) -
The second new suite category on Celebrity EdgeSM. These six, two-story luxury residences are the first of their kind in the fleet. Each offers a spacious 950 square feet of split-level splendor, plus one bedroom with Cashmere collection king-sized luxury mattress hand-crafted in Italy, and two bathrooms?perfect for up to four guests. The unique design of the Edge Villas seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living. With two stories of windows that look out over the terrace (featuring a three-feet-deep plunge pool and inviting lounge furniture) to the incredible ocean views beyond, it's an open and airy environment that truly invites the outside in, and vice versa. Edge Villas not only offer private outdoor terraces, but they also have direct access to The Retreat, an exclusive sanctuary for Suite Class guests. Step right out to The Retreat Sundeck and The Retreat Pool and bar, or retreat to your own private oceanfront villa. Additional suite amenities include European-style butler service, including assistance with unpacking and packing; in-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea, Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Cafe al Bacio, access to the private Retreat Lounge, dedicated private restaurant, Luminae@The Retreat, reserved exclusively for Suite Class guests, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Separate living room with dining and sitting area, two entertainment centers with televisions, walk-in closet, welcome bottle of Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine, bottled water on Embarkation Day, Daily Delectables rotation of savory and sweet snacks.
Occupancy: Up to 4 guests
Stateroom Size: 739 sq. ft.; Veranda: 211 sq. ft.

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AquaClass (A1) Our AquaClass staterooms are designed for anybody seeking well-being and relaxation. Exclusive to Celebrity Edge, your AquaClass Stateroom features an Infinite Balcony. With the touch of a button your doors will fold away and your entire living space will become your balcony.
-Two twin beds that convert to Cashmere collection king-sized luxury mattress hand-crafted in Italy, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a private verandah, sitting area with sofa, private bathroom with shower, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, premium mattress, luxurious duvet, plush pillow shams, stylish Euro pillows, sitting area with sofa, 32" LCD TV, direct-dial telephone and voicemail, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, individual safe, and hairdryer. These staterooms offer spa elements infused into the stateroom experience and priority seating in the chic AquaClass restaurant, Blu, unlimited access to the Canyon Ranch SpaClub? Persian Garden access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room, Personal Spa Concierge to arrange spa treatments, welcome bottled water, daily delivery of teas, plush Frette robe and slippers, special programming and wellness classes, and more.
Occupancy: 2 guests standard
Stateroom:201 sq. ft.; Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
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Concierge (C3) Two twin beds that convert to Cashmere collection king-sized luxury mattress hand-crafted in Italy, some staterooms have convertible sofa bed, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a private balcony, large sitting area, private bathroom with Hansgrohe massaging showerhead, custom blended bath products, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, complimentary use of bathrobes, minibar, 32-inch flat-screen TV, direct-dial telephone and voicemail, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, individual safe, hairdryer, and 24-hour room service. Celebrity's Concierge Class includes priority embarkation/disembarkation, express luggage delivery, personalized concierge service, complimentary shoeshine service, access to the exclusive Concierge Class Pre-departure lounge, main and specialty restaurant seating time preference, expanded room service menu, welcome sparkling wine, pillow menu, daily delivery of afternoon savories, plush bathrobes, fresh fruit, use of binoculars and golf umbrella, extra handheld hair dryer, and Celebrity tote bag.
Occupancy: 2 guests standard
Stateroom: 201 sq. ft.; Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
$2,574
Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E3)
King-sized bed from Celebrity's Cashmere CollectionSM, some staterooms have convertible sofa bed or upper bunk, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, luxurious duvet, plush pillow shams, stylish Euro pillows, private bathroom with shower, private Infinity Veranda which blurs the line between indorors and outdoors at the touch of a button, private mini-bar (additional charges apply), interactive flat-screen television, direct-dial telephone and voicemail, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, individual safe, hairdryer, and 24-hour room service. Private Infinity Veranda which blurs the line between indoors and outdoors at the touch of a button - your entire living space becomes the veranda, letting you walk right out to the water's edge. Edge StateroomsSM offer the latest technology that allows you to precisely adjust nearly every comfort feature in your stateroom. The in-room automation allows you to control everything from lighting, to shades, to temperature, and service with a simple touch screen.
Occupancy: 2 to 4 guests
Stateroom: 201 sq. ft.; Balcony: 42 sq. ft.
$2,524
Edge Single Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (ES)
Staterooms that go right to the water’s edge with the touch of a button. Infinite Verandas? that take your whole room right to the water’s edge, giving you open air access to the sea whenever you wish. Exclusive Cashmere Collection? bedding and mattresses handcrafted in Italy. With Celebrity Edge, the focus is always on modern luxury—even when you sleep.

Queen-sized bed from Celebrity's Cashmere CollectionSM, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, luxurious duvet, plush pillow shams, stylish Euro pillows, private bathroom with shower, private mini-bar (additional charges apply), interactive flat-screen television, direct-dial telephone and voicemail, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, individual safe, hairdryer, and 24-hour room service Private Infinity Veranda which blurs the line between indoors and outdoors at the touch of a button - your entire living space becomes the veranda, letting you walk right out to the water's edge. Edge StateroomsSM offer the latest technology that allows you to precisely adjust nearly every comfort feature in your stateroom. The in-room automation allows you to control everything from lighting, to shades, to temperature, and service with a simple touch screen.
Occupancy: 1 guest
Stateroom: 142 sq. ft.; Balcony: 42 sq. ft..
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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (1B)
Two lower beds that convert to Cashmere collection king-sized luxury mattress hand-crafted in Italy, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a private verandah, sitting area with sofa or convertible sofa bed, private bathroom with shower, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, premium mattress, luxurious duvet, plush pillow shams, stylish Euro pillows, sitting area with sofa, 32" LCD TV, direct-dial telephone and voicemail, private bar, complimentary use of bathrobes, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, individual safe, and hairdryer.
Occupancy: 2 guests standard
Stateroom: 201 sq. ft.; Balcony: 40 sq. ft.
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OceanView Stateroom (08) -
Two lower beds that convert to Cashmere collection king-sized luxury mattress hand-crafted in Italy, some staterooms have convertible sofa bed or one upper bunk, large window, sitting area with sofa, private bathroom with shower, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, complimentary use of bathrobes, minibar, 20-inch interactive flat-screen TV, direct-dial telephone and voicemail, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, individual safe, hairdryer, and 24-hour room service.
Occupancy: 2 guests standard Stateroom : 200 sq. ft.
$2,024
Interior Stateroom (11) -
Two lower beds that convert to Cashmere collection king-sized luxury mattress hand-crafted in Italy, sitting area with sofa, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, premium mattress, luxurious duvet, stylish Euro pillows and plush pillow shams, 32" LCD TV, private bathroom, dial-direct telephone and voicemail, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, individual safe, and hairdryer.
Occupancy: 2 guests standard
Stateroom Size: 202 sq. ft.
$1,324
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $294.51
Gratuities of $94.50 (for all Non-Suite staterooms) per person must be pre-paid; for all Suite staterooms, Gratuities must be pre-paid at the rate of $119.00 per person .

Deposit $250 per person
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

* 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.
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before you cruise

4 Days / 3 Nights Rome Cruise Package


Hotel Imperiale or similar



  • Day 1: Arrival
    • Arrive at Rome's airport or at Civitavecchia pier. Private transfer to your hotel. Check in at your centrally located hotel. Overnight.
  • Day 2: Vatican Tour
    • Morning tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter&apost's Basilica. Includes pick up at hotel. Tour will end in Vatican area after 4 hours.
    • Free afternoon and overnight.
  • Day 3: Ancient Rome
    • Afternoon tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Includes pick up at hotel. Your will end in Colosseum area after 4 hours.
  • Day 4: Departure
    • Private transfer to the airport or pier
    Included:
    • 1 private transfer from airport to hotel or vice-versa
    • 1 private transfer from hotel to pier or vice-versa
    • 1 half day group tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with skip the line tickets
    • 1 half day group tour of Ancient Rome including Colosseum and Roman Forum with skip the line tickets
    • 3 - night hotel accommodation with breakfast. Hotel Imperiale or similar

    Rates per person low season - November 12, 2018 / February 28, 2019
    • Sharing Double Room $683

    Rates per person high season - March 1, 2019/ July 15, 2019 - September 1, 2019/ November 10, 2019
    • Sharing Double Room $861

    Rates per person medium season - July 16, 2019/August 31, 2019
    • Sharing Double Room $760

    **Black -out dates apply**
    **Weekend Supplement (Friday/Saturday) $40 per person per night** SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
    A 20% advance deposit is required.

    PRIVATE TRANSFERS OPERATED FROM 08.00PM TO 07.00AM ARE SUBJECT TO A 30% NIGHT SURCHARGE. HOTEL RATES ARE DYNAMIC AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE, LOCAL TOURIST TAX TO BE PAID AT HOTEL BETWEEN 4 AND 7 EURO PER PERSON PER NIGHT.

    All deposits are refundable if a cancellation occurs up to 45 days prior to the beginning of the first service in your reservation. In case of cancellation before the 45th day prior to the first day of service, There will still be a $50 per person handling fee. For cancellations after the 45th day prior to the first service date, there is no refund.

    Final and full payment is due before the 45th day prior to the beginning of the first service in your reservation. Modifications are allowed without any additional charge however always subject to hotels and supplier availability and to price changes.

    Prices are subject to increase due to any increase in our cost, such as, but not limited to: increase in air, land fares, fuel cost, and currency fluctuation. We reserve the right to revise the price and re-invoice in case of price increase of 5% or more at the time final payment is due.