Gastroenterology CME Southern Caribbean Cruise, Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 26 - April 2, 2016
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Gastroenterology

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
March 26 - April 2, 2016

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
The purpose of this activity is to give participants an update in the diagnostic and therapeutic developments in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Evaluation of Abnormal Liver Tests
    • Interpret Liver Function Tests in context of chronic liver disease
  2. Screening and Evaluation of Chronic Hepatitis B in the Community
    • Recognize the prevalence of HBV infections in the community
    • Apply basic screening tools for diagnosis of HBV infections and interpretation of serologic tests
  3. Treatment Guidelines for Hepatitis B
    • Apply management guidelines in treatment consideration of chronic HBV infection
  4. Evaluation and Management of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection
    • Recognize patients at risk of disease progression and utilize guidelines for treatment selections
  5. Update in non-Alcoholic Liver Disease
    • Evaluate risk factors associated with NAFLD
    • Assess and manage NAFALD using current practice guidelines
  6. Management Considerations in End-Stage Liver Disease
    • Recognize patients at risk of disease progression and hepatic decompensation
  7. Drug-Induced Liver Injury (DILI)
    • Assess the cirrotic patient
    • Discuss management and treatment issues in decompensated patients
    • Recognize DILI and differentiate from other acute liver injury
    • Identify basic types of DILI
    • Discuss management of DILI
  8. Screening for Colorectal Cancer
    • Utilize current guidelines, identify high risk patients, and understand factors that cause screening to fail
  9. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Distinguish the different forms of IBS.
    • Increase physician’s knowledge of the different treatments for IBS, chronic abdominal pain and Narcotic Bowel Syndrome
  10. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Improve the compliance of patient with their IBD therapy.
    • Recognize complications of the new therapies for IBD
  11. Esophageal Disease
    • Distinguish the etiologies, diagnosis, and treatment options in patients with chest pain and heartburn
  12. Ulcer Disease
    • Prevent and treat ulcer disease based on different potential etiologies
  13. Common Medical Problems in Patients with Chronic Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Discuss guidelines for preventive care of patients with chronic Gastrointestinal disorders
  14. Chronic and Recurring Diarrhea
    • Design a cost effective approach to the assessment and management of chronic diarrhea
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
Martin H. Poleski, MD,CM, FACP, AGAF
Professor of Medicine, Duke University; Director of Endoscopy and Chief of Gastroenterology, Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Martin H. Poleski received his Medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He did his Internal Medicine training in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, and his Gastroenterolgy Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City. . He was program director of the Fellowship program in Gastroenterology and Hepatology; and Directory of the Inflammatory Bowel Center at the Scripps Clinic Medical Group in La Jolla, California.

He is currently Professor of Medicine at Duke University, Director of Endoscopy and Chief of Gastroenterology at one of Duke University's teaching hospitals, Durham Regional Hospital. Dr. Poleski's main interests currently are the early diagnosis of colon cancer and the treatment of Inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Poleski has participated in numerous clinical studies in these diseases, as well as other illnesses.

Keyur Patel, MD, FRACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Toronto Health Network
Adjunct Associate Professor Of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Dr. Patel received his Bachelor of Medicine degree in 1989 from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. He completed his Residency and Internal Medicine fellowships in the United Kingdom and Perth Teaching Hospitals, Western Australia.

Dr. Patel completed his clinical fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Perth Teaching Hospitals, Western Australia in 2001. He completed a 3 year post-doctoral research fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research in viral hepatitis at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, San Diego, CA and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham NC.

In 2007, he completed a post-doctoral degree (DM) in Pathogenesis of Hepatitis C and Fibrosis through the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. He was on faculty at Duke University 2004-2015, and an Associate Professor of Medicine (with Tenure) since 2013.
He is now at the Toronto Western Liver Clinic and University of Toronto Health Network. He has served as Principal Investigator on numerous clinical trials in hepatitis B and C infection, and as a reviewer for many of the principal journals in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
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
Sat Mar 26 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Sun Mar 27 St.Croix, U.S.Virgin Islands
8:00 am 5:30 pm
Mon Mar 28 Basseterre, St.Kitts
8:00 am 5:30 pm
Tue Mar 29 Philipsburg, St.Maarten
8:00 am 5:30 pm
Wed Mar 30 Roseau, Dominica
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Mar 31 Bridgetown, Barbados
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Apr 01 *At Sea
- -
Sat Apr 02 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Embark and Debark) - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
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.
Bridgetown, Barbados - An island some say is more British than Britain. Here, cricket is the national sport and afternoon tea goes without saying. But Barbados is true blue Caribbean as well, with classic sand beaches, and wild monkeys in the jungle.
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.
Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.
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.
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands - St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is a tropical dreamland complete with stunning beaches, clear aqua-blue ocean water, a small rain forest and rolling green hillsides. The Danes purchased St. Croix in the 1700s at which time the slave trade and sugar cane fields thrived. Today, the Danish influence is still apparent in the island's architecture and language. Most of the sugar mills lie in ruins. Yet you can still get a taste of the island's history in freshly squeezed sugar cane juice or Cruzan Rum.

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.

Adventure 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
Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service.(559 sq. ft., balcony 90 sq. ft.) 
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service.  (349 sq. ft., balcony 100 sq. ft.).
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area.
(264 sq. ft., balcony 75 sq. ft.)
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Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (D1) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (179 sq. ft., balcony 52 sq. ft.)
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Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (D3) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (179 sq. ft., balcony 52 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (E1) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (164 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (E2) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (164 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.)
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Family Ocean View Stateroom (FO) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, additional bunk beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed, and a private bathroom with shower. Stateroom can accommodate up to 6 guests. ((265 sq. ft.)
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Ocean View Stateroom (I) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $251.68

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

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.