Emergency Medicine CME Caribbean Cruise Conference from Ft. Lauderdale aboard Royal Carribeans Oasis of the Seas - Dec. 1-8, 2012
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Emergency Medicine Update

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
December 1-8, 2012

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

Royal Caribbean's Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
14 Contact Hours
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Course Fee Physicians $695
All Others - Course Fee $450

Course Fee Cancellation Policy
30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Target Audience
This seminar should be of interest to a wide variety of practitioners, including emergency physicians, family practitioners, internists and those who manage patients in emergency situations.

The scientific program should also be of interest to Nurse Practioners, PAs, and Nurses.
Program Purpose / Objectives

Program

Dec. 2
2:00-4:00 pm What to do When a Patient Nearly Stops Breathing
4:00-6:00 pm Diagnosis and Treatment of Chest Pain
Dec. 6
1:00-2:00 pm WhatÂ’s New with ACLS, CPR Guidelines from AHA
2:00-3:00pm Respiratory Emergencies and Pneumonia
3:00-4:00pm Pulmonary Embolism and DVT
4:00-5:00pm Serious Soft Tissue Infections and Shock
5:00-6:00 pm Office Emergencies
Dec. 7
8:00-9:00am Environmental Emergencies
9:00-10:00am Toxindromes
10:00am-12noon Toxicology Case Scenarios
12:00-1:00 pm Medical Jeopardy

Objectives: To provide an update and review of emergency medicine topics for physicians caring for patients with acute emergencies. Emphasis will be placed on clinical decision-making and the role of new, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to emergency care, as well as, clinical diagnosis and management of the acutely ill patient. Upon completion of this seminar, participants should be able to: manage difficult airway problems; utilize various airway techniques for airway management; use the latest techniques for diagnosing myocardial ischemia and infarction; utilize the most current resuscitation modalities with cardiac arrest, perform appropriate workup and management for patients with shortness of breath related to pulmonary embolisms and pneumonias.

Participants will be able to use the pneumonia severity index as a tool to manage community acquired pneumonia and identify those patients most at risk vs. those that can be discharged. Also, participants should be able to describe toxidromes by identifying clinical signs and symptoms that help diagnose toxicological emergencies and review what is new in toxicology management; manage and recognize emerging severe skin infections and toxic shock syndromes.

Participants will also be informed and prepared to deal with new emerging infectious diseases and environmental injuries. Also, participants will be able to apply the latest recommendations of the American Heart Association regarding Advanced Cardiac Life Support in any practice setting. For those who teach medicine, you will be able to employ the teaching techniques that are associated with measurable outcomes.

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
Frederick M. Schiavone, M.D., F.A.C.E.P., Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education School of Medicine; Designated Institutional Official (DIO), Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Dr. Schiavone is a Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Schiavone received his medical degree from the University of Bologna, Italy. He served as the Residency Program Director and Director of Medical Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine and is currently the Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education in the School of Medicine at Stony Brook. Dr. Schiavone trained at the State University of New York at Downstate in Internal Medicine and then further trained in Emergency Medicine at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

He served as the Associate Dean for both Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education for eight years where he was involved in competency based education and outcome measures that dealt with making the transition from medical student to resident. His role as Vice Dean for Graduate Medical Education encompasses the oversight of all the accredited and unaccredited residency training programs at Stony Brook University Hospital and School of Medicine. He is the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for Graduate Medical Education for the Stony Brook University Hospital system. This position also involves curriculum design and evaluation, and implementation of competency outcome measures to evaluate the quality of medical education from the first to the last year of resident/fellowship training.

He is a graduate of the Harvard Macy Leadership Program as well as the Graduate Medical Education Leadership Development Program, sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges. He received the medical education grant, Enhancing Education Clinical Transaction, co-sponsored by the AAMC and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published in several emergency medicine handbooks and chapters in textbooks.
Accreditation

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim 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
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note our shore excursions are operated independently of the cruise line.

DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sat Dec 1
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:00pm
Sun Dec 2
Nassau, Bahamas
Lectures 2:00pm-6:00pm
7:00am
2:00pm
Mon Dec 3
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Tue Dec 4
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
9:00am
6:00pm
Wed Dec 5
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu Dec 6
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00pm-6:00pm
-
-
Fri Dec 7
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 1:00pm
-
-
Sat Dec 8
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15am
-

Ports of Call
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!
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop
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.

Oasis 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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
OS

Owner's Suite - Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

Call for Availability
GS

Grand Suite - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

Call for Availability
JS
Junior Suite with Balcony - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 sq. ft.) . Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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D5 Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony -floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your private veranda, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a living area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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H OceanView Stateroom -picture window, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a living area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
Call for Availability
N
Large Inside Staterooms - two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
Call for Availability
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
Call for pricing 3rd & 4th in Cabin,
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees - $284.03 per person
Deposit - $250 per person

Cancellation policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your particular conference date.



Staterooms


Junior Suite


Large OceanView with Verandah


Large OceanView


Inside Stateroom

Actual staterooms may not be identical to those pictured.
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.