Topics in Endocrinology & Negotiating and Mediating Healthcare Disputes, Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference, round-trip Miami, FL: March 15 - 24, 2019
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Topics in Endocrinology & Negotiating and Mediating Healthcare Disputes

9-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Miami, FL
March 15 - 24, 2019

Sweet Navigator of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas

21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
21 Contact Hours
Up to 21 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program

Course Fees:
$1,095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$695 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, Attorneys, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Introduction to Health Care Conflicts
    • Describe different types of healthcare conflicts (ADR)
  2. Methods of Dispute Resolution in Healthcare
    • Define Methods of Dispute Resolution in Healthcare
  3. Negotiation Strategies
    • Explain positional negotiation and interest based negotiation
  4. Basic mediation techniques
    • Summarize basic mediation techniques
  5. Mediation of Provider Patient Complaints
    • Describe mediation strategies in resolving patient complaints
  6. Mediation of Medical Ethics Complaints
    • Summarize mediation strategies to address bioethics issues
  7. Mediation and Negotiation Strategies to Resolve Other Conflicts
    • Summarize the role of negotiation and mediation methods to resolve other healthcare issues
  8. Controversies in the Management of thyroid disease
    • Discuss management of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and subclinical thyroid disease
  9. New developments in the medical and surgical management of obesity Selecting diets and exercise programs for your patients
    • Explain the use of medications and surgery in the management of obesity
  10. Using insulin effectively in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
    • Describe the use of insulin in both types of diabetes
  11. How to choose the proper oral agent for your patient with Type 2 Diabetes
    • Describe the use of oral agents in the therapy of diabetes
  12. Diagnosing and treating lipid disorders in a timely fashion
    • Discuss the guidelines for diagnosis and management of dyslipidemia
  13. What is new in osteoporosis
    • List new developments in the therapy of osteoporosis
  14. Cases in metabolic bone disease
    • Determine the diagnosis and management of common metabolic bone diseases
  15. Common Pituitary and, Adrenal problems; diagnosis and management
    • Discuss common pituitary and adrenal disorders their diagnosis and management
  16. PCOS: Management throughout a woman's life span
    • Discuss the early diagnosis and continuing management at different periods in a woman's reproductive
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
Gregory Firestone, PhD

Gregory Firestone, PhD, is President of My Florida Mediator and previously served as Director of the University of South Florida Conflict Resolution Collaborative.

He has served continuously on standing alternative dispute resolution committees of the Florida Supreme Court for more than two decades (including seven years as Vice Chair of the Court's Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy Committee) and as Official Observer (on behalf of the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Academy of Family Mediators) to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Uniform Mediation Act Drafting Committee. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Family Court Review and most recently received the 2012 Florida Supreme Court Sharon Press Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution Award and 2011 Florida Academy of Professional Mediators Merit Award.

Dr. Firestone is a licensed psychologist (PY3033), mediator, mediation trainer and dispute resolution system consultant and has maintained a private mediation practice since 1984. Gregory Firestone is a practicing 1) Florida Supreme Court certified Appellate, Circuit Court, Dependency, and Family Mediator, 2) Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Advanced Practitioner, and 3) Diplomate Member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediator.

Dr. Firestone has lectured and published widely in the field of mediation and is coauthor of Mediation Works: Make it Work for You, a family mediation orientation video produced by the Florida Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center.

Veronica Piziak, MD, PhD
Program Director Endocrinology Fellowship
Division of Endocrinology
Baylor Scott and White, Temple Texas

Dr. Piziak received her undergraduate degrees and her PhD from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her medical degree from University Kentucky in Lexington. She completed her internal medicine residency at Akron general Medical Center in Akron Ohio and her fellowship training in endocrinology metabolism at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Piziak is presently the Emeritus Chief of Endocrinology, Director of the Diabetes section and Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship program at Baylor Scott and White in Temple Texas. She is a Professor of Medicine at Texas A&M University and a fellow of the American College of physicians.
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 21 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.

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.


MOC ABIM Accreditation
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 21 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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
Fri Mar 15 Miami, Florida
- 5:00 pm
Sat Mar 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 17 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Mar 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Mar 19 Kralendijk, Bonaire
9:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Mar 20 Willemstad, Curacao
8:00 am 11:00 pm
Thu Mar 21 Oranjestad, Aruba
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Mar 22 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Mar 23 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 24 Miami, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean SouthernCaribbean Itinerary Map
Ports of Call
Miami, Florida (Embark and Debark) - Florida's "Magic City" is one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. And, Miami truly is "international" owing to its large Cuban exile population and its role as the de facto gateway between much of Central and South America and Europe. Here you can discover music, cuisine and culture that demonstrate the renewing power of the mixing of cultures. Plan to spend a night or two, before or after your cruise to really get a feel for its soul. Night life in the city tends toward the high-end with ample opportunities to see Miami's cosmopolitan populace dressed to impress. Or experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach (plenty of night-life there, too, of course). Nearby, natural Florida can be experienced up close. Board an airboat and explore the Everglades, the "river of grass": and, yes, there will be alligators.
Kralendijk (Bonaire), Antilles - Kralendijk is the sleepy capital of Bonaire, an island in the Dutch Antilles. Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime greens. Famous for its diving - the island is surrounded by a Marine Park - Bonaire also offers such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean.
Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, in an area reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean and Celberity Cruises guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all readily available. Families can enjoy waterslides and an ocean floating "water park" (a kid-friendly "obstacle course" that's a lot of fun). Oh, and there's a great over-the-water zip-line and a gravity "coaster," too. You can also find Hatiain arts and craftwork for sale by the artists.
Miami, Florida - Florida's "Magic City" is one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. And, Miami truly is "international" owing to its large Cuban exile population and its role as the de facto gateway between much of Central and South America and Europe. Here you can discover music, cuisine and culture that demonstrate the renewing power of the mixing of cultures. Plan to spend a night or two, before or after your cruise to really get a feel for its soul. Night life in the city tends toward the high-end with ample opportunities to see Miami's cosmopolitan populace dressed to impress. Or experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach (plenty of night-life there, too, of course). Nearby, natural Florida can be experienced up close. Board an airboat and explore the Everglades, the "river of grass": and, yes, there will be alligators.
Oranjestad, Aruba - A Dutch jewel with a tropical touch. In Oranjestad, Aruba's capital, explore the colorful floating market and Nassaustraat, brimming with quaint shops. Head for the beach where water sports abound: snorkeling, rides on glass bottom boats and submarines. Or venture into the countryside to see the haunts of the huge green parakeet, the unique rock gardens of Casi Bari, the curious divi divi tree, forever bending in the tradewind breezes
Willemstad, Curacao - An isle of Dutch treats: gabled storybook houses, duty-free Delftware, the famous Curacao orange flavored liqueur

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.

Navigator 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
Grand Suite (GS) - 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.
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Junior Suite with Balcony (J4) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft.)
$1,894
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (4D) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 46 sq. ft. - balcony sizes may vary)
$1,114
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (5D) Triple - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 46 sq. ft. - balcony sizes may vary)
$1,104
1st & 2nd person

$264
3rd person
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (6D) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area with sofa, and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 46 sq. ft. - balcony sizes may vary)
$1,094
OceanView Stateroom (8N) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.
$754
Interior Stateroom (6V) Double - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
$584
Prices are Per Person, based on Double Occupancy and Subject to change
Port charges, taxes and fees $326.53
Deposit $450 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 below. 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.