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Family Medicine

7-Night United Arab Emirates & Muscat, Oman
Round-trip Dubai, United Arab Emirates
December 30, 2019 - January 06, 2020

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Royal Caribbean's <em>Jewel of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
10 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

COURSE FEES

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Topics:
  1. Prevention and Treatment of Motion Sickness
    • List 3 symptoms of motion sickness
    • Describe the 3 types of behavioral interventions
    • Recite 3 types of medications use for Motions Sickness
  2. Incidentaloma's How to approach these findings?
    • Differentiate the different sites of incidentalomas
    • Explain the work up for Thyroid , Pulmonary and Pituitary Incidentalomas
    • List the 3 Red flags related to Thyroid, Pulmonary and Pituitary findings
  3. Hey Doc ! By the way : Common OTC treatment of every day Dermatologic Problems In daily Practice
    • Describe 3 most common skin complaints in the office setting
    • List 3 over the counter treatments that are used for these skin conditions
  4. Common Knee and shoulder complaints in the office setting : how to give injections to treat knee and shoulder complaints
    • Demonstrate a rapid shoulder and knee exam
    • List the contraindications to a steroid injection
  5. Use of the Medical Interpreter to maximize the office visit
    • Describe at least 5 tips for using a medical interpreter
    • List 3 Medical Interpreter Resources
    • Explain at least 2 benefits of using a trained interpreter
  6. Current Guidelines on the evaluation of the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • Describe what constitutes and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
    • List the 3 main risk factors for AAA
    • Apply the screening requirements for AAA
  7. Efficacious use of antiemetics in the office setting
    • List the 3 primary neurotransmitters involved in nausea and vomiting
    • Discuss the 4 categories of antiemetics used in the ambulatory
  8. Update on U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations
    • Review of the new USPSTF recommendations for cervical & prostate cancer screening, behavioral counseling for healthful diet and physical activity, obesity screening
  9. How to create outpatient antibiotics stewardship program
    • Grasp the necessary steps to establish Stewardship program through reviewing the core elements, CDC recommended interventions and implementation strategies.
  10. Adult Immunization Update
    • Discuss adult immunization recommendations with emphasis on Zoster (shingles) vaccine, Human Papilloma Virus, pneumococcal vaccine and influenza vaccine.
  11. Update on Hypertension Guidelines
    • Compare various hypertension guidelines & Identify best practices for implementation of key recommendations.
  12. Appropriate choice of drugs in type 2 diabetes
    • Evaluate the various available choices of different classes of anti-diabetic treatment & how appropriately one can choose for each patient
  13. Management of Hyperlipidemia for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction
    • Set a practical approach to evaluate hyperlipdemia cardiovascular risks and setting proper plan in management
  14. Update on current CDC guidelines for screening & treatment of STD
    • Discuss ways to take sexual history ,screen and treat common STD

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.
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.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Faculty

Osman El-Labban, MD

Osman El-Labban, MD

Family Medicine Consultant
Head of Family Medicine Department at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai & Ex Co-director of family medicine residency program at Dubai Health Authority (DHA)
American University of Beirut Graduate, Beirut , Lebanon
Fellowship of Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP) in U.K.
Arab Board in Family Medicine specialty
Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, Keele University U.K.
Graduate Certificate in women Health, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Healthcare Leadership Certificate, Cornell University, USA

Lecturer &amp; clinical trainer at Dubai Medical College for Girls, Dubai, UAE
Lecturer &amp; Clinical trainer at the Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain
Examiner in Royal College of General Practitioners examination in Dubai, UAE
Member of the Lebanese order of physicians 
Member of the Emirates Medical Association 
Overseas Associate member of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 

Known public speaker &amp; strong believer in the great potential of family physicians role in community 
WHO&#39;S WHO International (Professionals) membership 1999
 

Dr. Osman’s  interest in medicine started early in his life and developed with days till his graduation as family physician from American University of Beirut (A.U. B.) in 1985, which allowed him to reflect this interest through outmost caring & commitments to his patients.

His patients can feel how easily he can gain rapport with them, allowing them comfortably to approach him for any health problem, and on how much he cares for their safety. In addition, he has  the talent of explaining health problems in a very simple way that helped him to be a popular public speaker and writer of medical articles aiming to educate general public.

He started his career by working in the staff clinic of A.U.B., untili he moved to primary healthcare department of Dubai Health Authority(DHA)  to be the first family physician in Dubai in 1986.

In DHA, he could prove himself and attain different posts as doctor in charge for different health centers, member of executive committee of the department and up to co-director of the family medicine residency program In DHA. During these years, he succeeded in different endeavors, which varied from managerial, clinical, to academic, all of which helped him in building his reputation, fame and identity as one of the pioneer family physicians in UAE.

The opportunity came few years ago to move to the private sector, when he joined Al Zahra hospital Dubai where he could achieve further success by establishing the family medicine department in the hospital, allowing him to serve as a role model of the family physician with various potentials in the hospital settings.

He has  been chosen among the top 25 family physicians in Dubai & has achieved the first rank leader of the team of the year 2017 at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai.

The future still promises for more challenges ….  By employing his accumulated expertise over 30 years, he is still seeking an opportunity to broaden his responsibilities in both clinical & managerial fields of healthcare, where he will be then steer a bigger team of physicians who can provide a higher standard of healthcare and excellence.

Farouq Alzurba, MD

Farouq Alzurba, MD

Family Medicine Consultant
Fellow, American Academy of anti-Aging Medicine
Adviser in Quality Management and Accreditation
Ex Director of Quality & Organizational Excellence at Dubai Health Authority
Ex Medical Director at Health Med Centre
Ex Chairman of Arab Group for the study of Diabetes
Reviewer/Referee in many medical journals
Ex lecturer and training in the Family Practice Residency Program in Bahrain, Arab
Gulf University, College of Health Sciences in Bahrain, and Dubai Medical College UAE

Dr Farouq Alzurba is an alumnus of King Edward Medical College. He is a Family Medicine Consultant, a fellow of Aesthetic Anti-aging Medicine certified by the American Academy of anti-Aging Medicine and an Advisor on Quality Management and International Accreditation. Dr Farouq has 45 years of clinical and administrative experience in the public sector in Palestine, Bahrain, and Dubai. His last post in DHA, Dubai was the Director of Quality & Organisational Excellence. In addition to that, he was the Medical Director of a medical centre in the private section in Bahrain since 2015, mainly responsible for the overall management of the clinic in addition to responsibilities related to seeing patients. Moreover, he has a vast academic experience as he served as a trainer and lecturer in the Family Practice Residency Program (FPRP) at the College of Health Sciences, Arabian Gulf University (AGU) in Bahrain and Dubai Medical College in UAE.

Dr Zurba’s special clinical interest lies is in diabetes and wellness promotion; whereas his administrative interest is in Leadership, Total Quality Management (TQM) and Healthcare Facility Accreditation. Dr Zurba has a profound experience in Government Excellence Programs, Organisational Self-Assessment and Individual Performance Plans. He served as a senior advisor and consultant in United States Air Force Academy in Colorado for Multi Media Centre for 4 years during the period from 2001 to 2004.

Dr Zurba’s interest in primary health care has been further explored and strengthened by his research in minor surgery, psychiatry and notably into diabetes. Back in 1985 he established the Update Primary Health Care Journal in Bahrain and acted as the Chief Editor during the period from 1985 to 2005. His efforts and contributions have been recognised by being appointed as the Chairman of the Arab Group for the Study of Diabetes and its Editorial Board. Further he was a referee in WHO East Mediterranean Journal EMRO during 1980 to 2005. Last but not least Dr Zurba published numerous papers, internationally, and booklets, locally, on various medical topics and awareness.

Dr Zurba obtained his M.B.B.S. in 1974 from King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Punjab University. He got certified as Family Physician by the American University of Beirut in 1984 and later on as Fellow in Aesthetic Anti-Aging Medicine in 2015. Dr Zurba is a big fan of technology and design applications for photography and web designs (www.zurba.com). Dr Zurba is married and has 3 sons and 7 grandchildren.

Accreditation

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians 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).

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

 

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 14 contact hours.
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 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 14 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Mon Dec 30 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- -
Tue Dec 31 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- 5:00 pm
Wed Jan 01 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Thu Jan 02 Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jan 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jan 04 Muscat, Oman
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Jan 05 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2:00 pm -
Mon Jan 06 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Dubai Emirates

PORTS OF CALL

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Dubai is located in the northeast United Arab Emirates and is the capital of the state of Dubai. It is on the west side of the creek; the East part of the town is known as Dayrah. Located at the crossroads between East and West, the emirate's long-standing trading tradition has for centuries brought visitors from throughout the Middle East and neighboring regions. Now modernized, Dubai continues to attract many with its international facilities and its exotic, yet cosmopolitan lifestyle. Dubai has the best prices in the Arab Gulf states for gold, electronics, perfumes, and more. Dubai is a tax-free city.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - The discovery of oil transformed a fishing village into a thriving capital city. Modern Abu Dhabi features futuristic skyscrapers and luxury hotels as well as heritage museums, spectacular mosques, and traditional bazaars.

Sir Bani Yas, United Arab Emirates - Sir Bani Yas is a natural , the capital of the  It lies 9 km (5.6 mi) offshore from Jebel Dhanna, which serves as a crossing point to other islands such as 
Located just off the shore of the  Sir Bani Yas was originally home to largest wildlife reserve. 
Thanks to decades of conservation work and ecological investment, it is now home to thousands of large free-roaming animals and several million trees and plants.
A bird sanctuary as well as a wildlife reserve, Sir Bani Yas showcases nature through activities such as adventure safaris, kayaking, mountain biking, archery, hiking and snorkeling.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Muscat, Oman - Muscat  is the capital and largest city of Oman.  The rocky dominate the landscape of Muscat.
The city lies on the Arabian Sea along the Gulf of Oman and is in the proximity of the strategic Straits of Hormuz . Low-lying white buildings typify most of Muscat's urban landscape, while the port-district of Muttrah, with its corniche and harbour, form the north-eastern periphery of the city. Muscat's economy is dominated by trade, petroleum and porting.

Royal Caribbean's Jewel 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.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Suite/Deluxe

Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom, OT Owner's Suite - 2 Bedroom (OT)
All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone.
These large suites offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living area with a sofa bed.
Two sets of two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
One double sofa bed
Two Pullman beds
  • Stateroom: 584 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 191 sq. ft.
 
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Junior Suite with Balcony, J3 Junior Suite with Balcony (J3)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private balcony, sitting area with sofa bed and private bathroom with tub. Stateroom: 299 sq. ft. Balcony: 66 sq. ft. 
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Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom, OS Suite/Deluxe Owner's Suite - 1 Bedroom (OS)
Queen-size bed, bathroom with whirlpool tub, double sink and bidet. Separate living area with a double sofa bed. Sleeps up to 4 people. Stateroom: 512 sq. ft. Balcony: 66 sq. ft
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Balcony

Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Oceanview with Balcony (5D) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview with Balcony, 6D Oceanview with Balcony (6D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom. Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview with Balcony, 1D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (1D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 4D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area, private balcony and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 179 sq. ft. Balcony: 41 sq. ft.
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Outside

Oceanview Stateroom, 2N Oceanview Stateroom (2N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview Stateroom, 3N Oceanview Stateroom (3N) Quad
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview Stateroom, 1N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (1N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 4N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (4N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom.
Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom, 8N Outside Oceanview Stateroom (8N)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Inside

Interior Stateroom, 4V Interior Stateroom (4V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft. 
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Interior Stateroom, 1V Inside Interior Stateroom (1V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 2V Inside Interior Stateroom (2V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 3V Inside Interior Stateroom (3V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom, 6V Inside Interior Stateroom (6V)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King and private bathroom. Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $274.22 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30+ days before sailing date - 75% Refund ; 7-29 days before sailing date - 50% Refund; Less than 7 days before sailing date - No Refund

Cruise Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date. Please check with one of our agents for policies applicable to this cruise.

* 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.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


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