Essential Topics in Cardiology and Pulmonology Mediterranean CME Conference, from Rome, Italy, to Barcelona, Spain, June 19 - 30, 2015
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Essential Topics in Cardiology and Pulmonology:
2015 Update

11-Night Mediterranean Cruise Conference
from Rome, Italy to Barcelona, Spain
June 19 - 30, 2015

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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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, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  • PAD: Risk Factors and Treatment
  • ACS Guideline Update
  • Aorta Valvuloplasty and trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation
  • Venous Thromboembolism Awareness
  • Varicose Vein and Endovenous Laser Therapy
  • Update on Management of Hypertension
  • Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pleural Effusions
  • Chronic Cough
  • Hypothermia
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • COPD
  • Alveolar-Hypoventilation in Congestive Heart Failure
Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, the learner should be able to:
  • Discuss reversible and irreversible risk factors for PAD
  • Incorporate recent guideline recommendations into the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome
  • Discuss treatment options to prolong survival with aortic stenosis in non-open heart patients
  • Discuss risk factors for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
  • Discuss laser treatment for varicose veins in patients that have failed treatment with compression stockings
  • Discuss current guidelines for treatment of hypertension
  • Review primary and secondary prevention of congestive heart failure
  • Describe the most common signs and symptoms of IPF
    Discuss the diagnostic criteria for IPF
    Discuss the currently available treatment options for IPF
  • Discuss common presentations of patients with Pleural effusion
    Describe the way we analyze Pleural Effusions
    Discuss common causes of Pleural Effusions
  • Discuss the clinical approach in evaluation of chronic cough
    Discuss the current recommendations for treatment of chronic cough
    Discuss the common causes of chronic cough
  • Discuss the history of medically induced hypothermai
    Describe the protocols for initiating hypothermia
    Discuss the role of hypothermia in cardiac arrest and head trauma
  • Discuss the epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea
    Describe the procedure for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea
  • Discuss the epidemiology of COPD
    Describe the procedure involved in diagnosing COPD
    Discuss current treatment strategies for COPD
  • Discuss epidemiology of congestive heart failure
    Discuss the incidence of sleep disordered breathing in CHF
    Describe treatment options for sleep-disordered breathing in CHF patients
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
Arthur Andrews, MD, FCCP
Assistant Professor College of Medicine , Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa Florida.
Dr. Andrews attended Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - Robert Wood Johnson where he received his degree in Medicine in 1995. He completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Jacksonville Florida. Dr. Andrews, completed Fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester Minnesota. He completed 2 years of research in the areas of cigarette smoke extract and its effects on epithelial cells and also idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Dr. Andrews joined the staff at the University of South Florida subsequent to Fellowship training. He is Board certified in Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He has an outpatient clinic in Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine and a lung nodule clinic and also actc as Attending in the inpatient arena for Pulmonary Consultation Service and Critical Care service several months of the year and Bronchoscopy service several months per year. His current interests include interstitial lung diseases, bronchoscopy and sleep medicine. Bronchoscopy is currently his primary interest particularly the use of endo-bronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer and other malignancies as well as sarcoidosis. Publications are in the areas of COPD and interstitial lung disease and impact on sleep and bronchoscopy.

Merrill A. Krolick, DO, FACC, FACP
Dr. Krolick is board certified in cardiology, interventional cardiology and internal medicine. After graduating Cum Laude, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Dr. Krolick entered the study of medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York, where he earned his D.O. designation. After earning his cardiology fellowship from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Dr. Krolick became an attending physician in cardiology at Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia.
Dr. Krolick has a special focus on peripheral vascular disease and interventional therapy. Currently, he is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Morton Plant Hospital, Mease Dunedin and Countryside Hospitals. Dr. Krolick is the former president of the Pinellas County Chapter of The American Heart Association and is currently on the board of he Florida Medical Association of Pinellas County. He is director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at Largo Medical Center and is Head of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at HCA Largo Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor in Cardiology at the University of South Florida and an Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University.
He and his wife, Dana, have two children, Alex and Matthew. His younger son Matthen is in the Army and recently returned form a tour in Afghanistan.
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.


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
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Fri Jun 19 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - 4:00pm
Sat Jun 20 Naples, Italy 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Jun 21 Palermo, Sicily, Italy 8:00 amn 4:00pm
Mon Jun 22 La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia 7:00am 5:00pm
Tue Jun 23 At Sea
Lectures:
- -
Wed Jun 24 Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy 7:00am 7:00pm
Thu Jun 25 Calvi, France 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jun 26 Monte Carlo, Monaco 8:00 am 11:00 pm
Sat Jun 27 St Tropez, France 8:00 am 11:00pm
Sun Jun 28 At Sea
Lectures:
- -
Mon Jun 29 Barcelona, Spain 8:00 am Overnight onboard
Tue Jun 30 Barcelona, Spain 6:00am -

Ports of Call
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy (Embark) - Ah, the Eternal City: Romance, culture, food, history 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.You 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.
Calvi, Corsica, France - Rumored to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Calvi is a small and stunningly beautiful beach resort town on the Island of Corsica (known to be the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte). Visit Notre Dame de la Serra Chapel and take in 360° views of the bay and surrounding mountains; explore the centuries-old fortress Citadel of Calvi, a remarkable example of Genoese architecture; and relish time relaxing on one of Corsica's secluded white sand beaches.
La Goulette (Tunis), Tunisia - Stroll Tunis' spirited medina where close-packed souks offer silver, perfumes, spices, carpets and other treasures at fire sale prices. Sharpen your haggling skills here—it's anticipated! At the edge of the Sahara, the Phoenician city at Carthage now lies in windswept ruins, but once was the glorious rival of Rome.
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.
Palermo (Sicily), Italy - Palermo is the capital of Sicily in the province of the same name, and is located on the northwestern coast of the island in a marvelous inlet by Monte Pellegrino, described by Goethe as "The most beautiful promontory in the world."

Wandering through the streets of Palermo is taking part in a giant parade of witnesses to several different civilizations intimately fused together. Individual centuries and periods in history can be seen in the existing buildings and areas; admiring these masterpieces is similar to losing yourself in something timeless and unchanging, the current inhabitants disappear, and are replaced by perpetual memories, traditions and legends.
St. Tropez, France - The fashionable French Riviera resort of St. Tropez enchants visitors from the world over. The beauty was noted by writer Guy de Maupassant at the end of the 19th century and by painter Paul Signac, who shared his knowledge of St. Tropez's inspiring landscapes with his other artist friends, including Matisse. Its real claim to fame came after Brigitte Bardot stared in the film "And God Created Woman" in 1956. The port is named after a Roman soldier from Pisa who was killed after declaring his Christian faith. His well-preserved body floated ashore and many pilgrims came to pay homage to his burial site, which was given the name of St. Tropez.
Barcelona, Spain (Debark) - Barcelona is a one of a kind, world-class city. While away the day exploring the beautiful, tree-shaded Las Ramblas. Or, marvel at its fantastic Art Nouveau architecture, with dozens of buildings that seem to have been sculpted from the stuff of dreams, like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. For the more worldly, shop for exquisite Lladro ceramics, chic spanish fashions or enjoy a cuisine that many say has rival's the French for the title of world's best.

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
PRICING
PER PERSON

Pinnacle Suite (PS)-Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1,159 sq. ft.
  • Use of the Neptune Lounge, exclusively available to guests cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, and providing worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge
  • Personal concierge service and One-Touch 24-hour Concierge.
  • Priority boarding for tendered ports of call
  • Special disembarkation service
  • Priority dining and seating requests
  • Complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation
  • Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise
  • Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night
  • Cold hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
  • Cocktail party with ship's officers
  • Exclusive daily breakfast service
  • High tea service in suite on request

Pinnacle Suite Floor-Plan

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Neptune Suite (SC)– 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

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Signature Suite (SS) – 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
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OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VC)
- 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 you 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.
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OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VD)
- 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 you 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.
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OceanView Stateroom(E) - 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.
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Inside Stateroom (K) - 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.
143-207 sq. ft.
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Inside Stateroom (L) - 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.
143-207 sq. ft.
Please call 800-422-0711 for best pricing.

3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please call 800-422-0711 for best pricing.
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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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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.