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Primary Care: Gastroenterology Update

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
September 8 - 15, 2013

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.

Royal Caribbean's Incredible Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

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

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fee

$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists

$450 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

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
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.
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¬ís 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, M.D.,CM, FACP, AGAF, Professor of Medicine, Duke University; Director of Endoscopy and Chief of Gastroenterology, Durham 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, M.D.,FRACP, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Dr Keyur Patel received his Bachelor of Medicine degree in 1989 from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. He completed his internship in the United Kingdom and residency and Internal Medicine fellowships at Fremantle and QE II Medical Centers in Perth, Western Australia. Dr. Patel completed his clinical fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Perth Teaching Hospitals, Western Australia in 2001. He completed a three-year post-doctoral research fellowship in Clinical and Translational Research in viral hepatitis at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, San Diego, California and Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina.

In 2004, Dr. Patel was awarded the inaugural American Association for Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Sheila Sherlock Clinical and Translational Research award to pursue research interests related to proteomics, genomics, and non-invasive fibrosis markers in hepatitis C infection. In 2007, he completed a post-doctoral degree (DM) in Pathogenesis of Hepatitis C and Fibrosis through the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. He has coĖauthored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals and books, and has submitted over 100 abstracts to both national and international meetings. In addition, he has served as Principal Investigator on numerous clinical trials in hepatitis C infection, and as a reviewer for many of the principal journals in 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
Sun Sep 8
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:00pm
Mon Sep 9
At Sea Crusing
Lectures 9:00am - 12noon; 1:30pm - 4:30pm
-
-
Tue Sep 10
Labadee, Haiti
8:00am
5:00pm
Wed Sep 11
Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00am
7:00pm
Thu Sep 12
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Fri Sep 13
Cozumel, Mexico
8:00am
7:00pm
Sat Sep 14
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon
-
-
Sun Sep 15
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15am
-

Ports of Call
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.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 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.
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.

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.

Allure 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
ACCOMMODATIONS
PER PERSON
Owner's Suite (OS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, shower and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs. (569 sq. ft., balcony 246 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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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa. (371 sq. ft., balcony 114 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 (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, sitting area with table and sofa. (287 sq. ft., balcony 78 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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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D4) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D8) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Central Park View Stateroom (CV) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Central Park view bay window. (194 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (N) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $290.51
Deposit $250 per person

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