Primary Care: Gastroenterology - CME Alaskan Cruise Conference - June 17-24, 2011
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Primary Care: Gastroenterology

7-Night Alaskan Cruise Conference from Vancouver, British Columbia
June 17 - 24, 2011

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 Millennium
Celebrity Millennium

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours.
Course Fee
Physicians $695
Other Healthcare Professionals $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
Primary Care Physicians, Family Medicine Practitioners, Nurses, PAs
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this activity is to give participants a diagnostic and therapeutic update in the field of gastroenterology.
• Preliminary Objectives for Activity
• Explain the acronym “BEERVOMIT” when describing acute pancreatitis
• Discuss celiac disease pathogenesis
• Review prevention of antibiotic associated diarrhea
• Discuss the pathogenesis of Eosinophilic Esophagitis
• List emerging tests for colorectal cancer screening
• Describe the current “Therapeutic Pyramid” for Crohn's disease
• Define Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Explain the history of Barrett’s esophagus
• Discuss the use of probiotics in G disorders
• Outline the epidemiology of diverticular disease
• List the goals of therapy for chronic Hepatitis B
• Discuss the management of portal hypertension related complications
• Review the associated disease states of microscopic colitis
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
Neil Stollman, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine University of California, San Francisco; Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland,California

Taft. P. Bhuket, MD, Vice-Chief of Staff, Chief of Gastroenterology ,and Director, Endoscopy Unit, Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital, Oakland, CA.
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 17
Vancouver, British Columbia
-
5:00pm
Sat Jun 18
Inside Passage (Cruising)
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm,
1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Sun Jun 19
Ketchikan, Alaska
Lectures 3:00pm - 5:00pm
7:00am
3:00pm
Mon Jun 20
Icy Strait Point, Alaksa
8:00am
6:00pm
Tue Jun 21
Juneau, Alaska
7:00am
8:30pm
Wed Jun 22
Skagway, Alaska
7:00am
4:00pm
Thu Jun 23
Hubbard Glacier Cruising
Lectures 1:00pm - 5:00pm
7:00am
11:00am
Fri Jun 24
Seward, Alaska
4:00am
-

Ports of Call
Hubbard Glacier - Marching to the beat of a different drum, Hubbard Glacier is advancing while the rest of Alaska's ice rivers are receding rapidly. In 1986, Hubbard galloped forward, closing off Russell Fjord to create an entirely new lake. The phenomenon quickly passed and was followed by a short retreat, but the glacier is once again on the move and Russell Fjord is headed for another spell as an inland body of water.
Icy Strait Point, Alaska - Immerse yourself in secluded beaches, old-growth forests and Alaskan adventure - the best of Southeast Alaska is yours, including some of the best whale-watching and bear viewing opportunities anywhere.
Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier.
Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront. Port tips from our blog
Seward (Anchorage), Alaska - Ice free the year round, Seward was a natural choice as the ocean terminal and supply center during the construction of the Alaska Railroad (1903-1920). Today, it is the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park and home of the Annual Silver Salmon Derby, the biggest fishing event in Alaska. Port tips from our blog
Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar. Port tips from our blog
Vancouver, British Columbia - Sophisticated. Culturally diverse, this beautiful port city brims with attractions. From Vancouver's cosmopolitan downtown to the historically renovated Gastown district and exotic Chinatown, Vancouver displays varied urban scenes. Nestled near the city center is Stanley Park, resplendent with its deep forest, totem poles, and scenic promenades.

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 Millennium

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

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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
12
Interior Stateroom - Two lower beds convertible to queen (except as noted) 170 sq. ft
$580
11
Interior Stateroom - Two lower beds convertible to queen (except as noted) 170 sq. ft
$600
08
Ocean View Stateroom - Window, Two lower beds convertible to queen (except as noted) 170 sq. ft
$780
07
Ocean View Stateroom - Window, Two lower beds convertible to queen (except as noted) 170 sq. ft
$790
2C
Ocean View with Veranda - Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, Sitting area with sofa,Vanity, 20" multi-function, interactive television, Veranda with lounge seating (191 sq. ft + Veranda: 41 sq. ft.).
$1230
3C
Concierge Ocean View with Veranda - Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, Sitting area with sofa,Vanity, 20" multi-function, interactive television, Veranda with lounge seating (191 sq. ft + Veranda: 41 sq. ft.).

$1329

 

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port charges, taxes & fees $389.41
Deposit $250.00 per person
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.