Endocrine and Psychiatry Updates for Primary Care Cruise Conference Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico, December 31, 2016 - January 7, 2017
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Endocrine and Psychiatry Updates for PCPs

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico

December 31, 2016 - January 7, 2017

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 Classic Celebrity Summit
Celebrity Summit

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 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.

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, Psychiatrists, Dermatologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Dental Staff
Program Purpose / Objectives
Psychiatry Updates:

  1. Performing a time efficient psychiatric review of systems in primary care: A Step By Step Review.
    1. Describe efficient strategy for assessing psychiatric illness and review of systems to make an accurate diagnosis
  2. Overcoming pitfalls in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder
    1. Recognize key criteria that differentiate unipolar depression from bipolar disorder
    2. Utilize tools to successfully screen and recognize patients with bipolar disease
  3. Improving patient outcomes in Major Depression: Recognition and Treatment of Cognitive and Residual Symptoms
    1. Recognize the impact of residual symptoms and cognitive dysfunction on optimal patient outcomes
    2. Develop strategies in the primary care setting to minimize long term side effect burden in an effort to increase adherence to MDD treatment
  4. Adult ADHD: Impact and Outcomes in Primary Care
    1. Recognize common comorbidities associated with ADHD in adults
    2. Utilize screening tools to diagnose and manage Adults with ADHD more effectively
  5. Obesity and Binge Eating Disorder: A Unified Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment
    1. Recognize the prevalence of Binge Eating Disorder
    2. More effectively screen and treat patients for Binge Eating Disorder
  6. Identifying and Treating Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care - Impact on Patient Health
    1. Recognize the impact of untreated anxiety disorders on patient health
    2. Utilize a stepwise approach to the screening, diagnosis and treatment of patients with Anxiety
  7. Is Non-Ionizing Radiation a Real Threat to Our Health? Examining The Evidence
    1. Discuss the evidence for the impact of non-ionizing radiation on human beings
    2. Describe current safety standards for equipment emitting ionizing radiation (cell phones, microwave ovens, routers, etc) and how to protect ourselves from potential harm
Endocrinology Updates

  1. Protecting the Heart in DM: What's Old, What's New, What's the Future!!!
    1. Recognize the importance of C-V risk management in the patient with Type 2 DM
    2. Describe the mechanism of action and capabilities of PCSK-9 therapies
  2. Initiating the Injectables: No Endocrinologist Needed
    1. Demonstrate increased comfort with initiation and titration of basal /bolus insulin
    2. Describe how to effectively utilize injectable incretin therapies
  3. What's New in Type 2
    1. Discuss the mechanism and use of SGLT-2 RX
    2. Understand new long term safety and outcome data of SGLT-2 class of drugs
  4. Update on Hypothyroidism
    1. Discuss the appropriate utilization of thyroid function studies
    2. Appropriately manage a patient with Hypothyroidism
  5. Diagnosis and Treatment of Hyperthyroidism
    1. Discuss the differential diagnosis of the hyperthyroid patient
    2. Recognize the various management options for thyrotoxicosis
  6. Calcium Disorders: The Highs and Lows
    1. Recognize the differential diagnosis and work of the hypercalcemic patient
    2. Demonstrate understanding of new treatment options of hypoparathyroidism
  7. Wax Museum Endocrinology: The Adrenal and Pituitary
    1. Describe the appropriate evaluation for Cushing's syndrome and Adrenal insufficiency
    2. Discuss the evaluation of other pituitary disorders
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
C. Brendan Montano, MD
Director
CT Clinical Research
Cromwell, Connecticut

Dr Montano practices Internal Medicine with a special interest in Psychiatry. He is Director and Principal Investigator at Connecticut Clinical Research, a neuroscience research center in Cromwell, CT. He has served as an associate clinical instructor at the University of Connecticut Medical School and is an attending physician at Middlesex Memorial Hospital, Middletown, CT. As a physician in the department of medicine at Middlesex Hospital, Dr. Montano has a special interest in preventive medicine and mood disorders (depression and anxiety) as well as bariatric medicine. He has participated in numerous clinical trials and has published research on these subjects and related areas.

Robert Busch, MD, FACE
Robert Busch,MD, FACE is Director of Research at the Albany Medical College Community Endocrine Group.

He has been a Principal Investigator in over 20 clinical trials and publishes extensively . He is on the Board of Trustees at the Albany College of Pharmacy. He has enthusiastically enjoyed teaching physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, and pharmacy and medical students for the past 30 years .
Accreditation

NACE has been resurveyed by the ACCME and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of Continuing Medical Education for Physicians.

AMA Credit
The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The National Association for Continuing Education is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.   AANP Provider Number 121222.   This program has been approved for 14.0 contact hours of continuing education.

NACE will also seek approval from the American Academy of Family Physicians for 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 Dec 31 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 6:00 pm
Sun Jan 01 *At Sea
- -
Mon Jan 02 Philipsburg (St. Maarten)
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Jan 03 Fort-de-France, Martinique
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Jan 04 Roseau, Dominica
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jan 05 Basseterre, St Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jan 06 St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Jan 07 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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
Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.
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!
Fort-de-France, Martinique - An intoxicating blend of French perfume and creole spices surround this island paradise. Chase butterflies in the lush tropical foliage or follow the promise of haute shopping for the latest couture.
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.
Roseau, Dominica - Ecotourists love Dominica's waterfalls, lakes, freshwater swamps and hiking trails. Roseau's brightly painted buildings recall an earlier time in the Caribbean. The 40-acre botanical gardens were founded in 1891 as an annex to London's famous Kew Gardens.

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 Summit

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

Royal Suite (RS) - When you stay in a Royal Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of European-style butler service. This includes 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 Café al Bacio. Separate living room and dining area and a veranda with whirlpool and luxurious lounge seating.
Stateroom Includes: Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1, Twice daily service (makeup and turndown), daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets.
Dining: 24 hour complimentary room service
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Services: European-trained butler service to help you pack/unpack, make your spa appointments, dinner reservations, shore excursions and so much more, priority check-in, priority debarkation, reserved theatre seating (on formal nights only), full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service, afternoon canapés and tea service, complimentary daily in-suite espresso and cappuccino, priority tender service, shoeshine service.
Amenities: Luxury bath amenities, plush bathrobe, slippers, Extra handheld hair dryer, additional custom bath products, nail kit, shower gel, mending kit, pillow menu, dual iPod/iPad docking station, welcome Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine with a commemorative label featuring exclusive art work from the ArtCenter/South Florida artists, daily fresh fruit platter.
Special amenities for Royal Suite include: Separate whirlpool bathtub, whirlpool on private veranda, Stateroom setup of one bottle of vodka and one bottle of scotch with accompanying mixers, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, separate living room with dining and sitting area, two entertainment centers with televisions, walk-in closet.
Stateroom:538 sq. ft.Veranda:195 sq. ft.

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Celebrity Suite (CS) - When you stay in a Celebrity Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of European-style butler service. This includes 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 Café al Bacio.
Stateroom Includes: Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1, Twice daily service (makeup and turndown), daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets.
Dining: 24 hour complimentary room service
Services: European-trained butler service to help you pack/unpack, make your spa appointments, dinner reservations, shore excursions and so much more, priority check-in, priority debarkation, reserved theatre seating (on formal nights only) Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service, afternoon canapés and tea service, complimentary daily in-suite espresso and cappuccino, Priority tender service, Shoeshine service.
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Amenities: Luxury bath amenities, plush bathrobe, slippers, Extra handheld hair dryer, additional custom bath products, nail kit, shower gel, mending kit, pillow menu, dual iPod/iPad docking station, welcome Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine with a commemorative label featuring exclusive art work from the ArtCenter/South Florida artists, daily fresh fruit platter.
Stateroom: 467 sq. ft. Veranda: 85 sq. ft.

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Sky Suite (S2) When you stay in a Sky Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of European-style butler service. This includes 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 Café al Bacio.
Stateroom Includes: Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1, Twice daily service (makeup and turndown), daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets.
Dining: 24 hour complimentary room service
Services: European-trained butler service to help you pack/unpack, make your spa appointments, dinner reservations, shore excursions and so much more, priority check-in, priority debarkation, reserved theatre seating (on formal nights only) Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service, afternoon canapés and tea service, complimentary daily in-suite espresso and cappuccino, Priority tender service, Shoeshine service.
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Amenities: Luxury bath amenities, plush bathrobe, slippers , extra handheld hair dryer, additional custom bath products: nail kit, shower gel, mending kit Pillow menu, dual iPod/iPad docking station , welcome Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine with a commemorative label featuring exclusive art work from the ArtCenter/South Florida artists, daily fresh fruit platter.
Stateroom:300 sq. ft.Veranda:79 sq. ft.
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AquaClass (A1) -These veranda staterooms offer spa elements infused into the stateroom experience and priority seating in the chic AquaClass restaurant, Blu. These spa-inspired staterooms, offer unlimited access to the AquaSpa Persian Garden as well as a host of other soothing extras. If you love the spa, there's no finer way to travel.
Stateroom Includes: Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1, twice daily service (makeup and turndown), daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets.
Dining: 24 hour complimentary room service, exclusive access to Blu, a specialty restaurant featuring "clean cuisine" that also serves complimentary, full-service breakfast every day, upgraded room service menu
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Services: Daily delivery of bottled water and tea, priority check-in, express luggage delivery, priority disembarkation based on travel needs, complimentary shoeshine service.
Amenities: Complimentary access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room, aromatherapy diffuser, Pillow menu, additional bathroom amenities, including shower gel, facial spray and lip balm, plush bathrobes, slippers, On-demand wellness programming including meditation and yoga.
Stateroom:195 sq. ft. Veranda:54 sq. ft.
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Concierge Class Stateroom (C2) - Spacious accommodations complete with special privileges like priority check-in, personalized Concierge service, priority seating time preferences in the main dining room and specialty restaurants, upgraded room service menu, evening hors d'oeuvres, plush bathrobes, and veranda with lounge seating.
Stateroom Includes: Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1, Twice daily service (makeup and turndown), daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets.
Dining: 24 hour complimentary room service
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Services: Priority check-in, express luggage delivery, personalized Concierge service, priority disembarkation based on your travel needs, Complimentary shoeshine service, access to the exclusive Concierge Class Pre-departure Lounge
Amenities Welcome Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine with a commemorative label featuring exclusive art work from the ArtCenter/South Florida artists, pillow menu to suit your sleeping preferences, daily delivery of Afternoon Savories, plush bathrobes, fresh fruit , custom-blended bath amenities, use of binoculars and golf umbrella, extra handheld hair dryer, Celebrity tote bag.
Stateroom: 191 sq. ft. Veranda: 41 sq. ft.

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Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (2B) - Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" 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. Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
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OceanView Stateroom (07) - 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. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service. Stateroom : 170 sq. ft.
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OceanView Stateroom (08) - 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. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service. Stateroom : 170 sq. ft.
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Inside Stateroom (11) - 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. Stateroom : 183 - 200 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $257.24
Deposit $250 per person

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.