Gastroenterology CME Eastern Mediterranean Cruise, from Rome, Italy: May 29-June 8, 2015
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Primary Care: Gastroenterology Update

10-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Conference
Round-trip from Rome, Italy
May 29-June 8, 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 AAFP Prescibed Credits
14 Contact Hours
14 APA Credit 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 physicianÂ’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, 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 co–authored 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
Fri May 29 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - 5:00pm
Sat May 30 Messina (Sicily), Italy 10:00am 7:00pm
Sun May 31 At Sea
Lectures:
Lectures:
- -
Mon Jun 1 Mykonos, Greece 7:00am 6:00pm
Tue Jun 2 Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey 7:00am 6:00pm
Wed Jun 3 Rhodes, Greece 7:30am 6:30pm
Thu Jun 4 Santorini, Greece
7:00am 6:00pm
Fri Jun 5 Athens (Piraeus), Greece 6:00am 6:00pm
Sat Jun 6 At Sea
Lectures:
Lectures:
- -
Sun Jun 7 Naples, Italy 7:00am 6:30pm
Mon Jun 8 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 5:00am -

Ports of Call
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy (Embark and Debark) - 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 and/or after your cruise conference.
Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey - Ephesus, one of the world's finest archeological sites, awaits. Here you will walk the Arcadian Way, view the facade of the Library of Celsus and visit the Amphitheatre.
Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.
Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.
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.
Rhodes, Greece - The crusader Knights of St. John made Rhodes their headquarters. Explore the massive fortress of the Palace of Grand Masters, and peer into tiny rooms of the Inns which once housed the knights. See where the towering Colossus of Rhodes once stood -- it could be seen for miles at sea!
Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

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 Reflection

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
Royal Suite - Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
When you stay in a Royal Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of European-style butler service. This includes assistance with unpacking and packing. In-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea. Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Café al Bacio. Separate living room and dining area and a veranda with whirlpool and luxurious lounge seating.
Stateroom Includes: Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1, Twice daily service (makeup and turndown), daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets.
Dining: 24 hour complimentary room service
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Services: European-trained butler service to help you pack/unpack, make your spa appointments, dinner reservations, shore excursions and so much more, priority check-in, priority debarkation, reserved theatre seating (on formal nights only), full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service, afternoon canapés and tea service, complimentary daily in-suite espresso and cappuccino, priority tender service, shoeshine service.
Amenities: Luxury bath amenities, plush bathrobe, slippers, Extra handheld hair dryer, additional custom bath products, nail kit, shower gel, mending kit, pillow menu, dual iPod/iPad docking station, welcome Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine with a commemorative label featuring exclusive art work from the ArtCenter/South Florida artists, daily fresh fruit platter.
Special amenities for Royal Suite include: Separate whirlpool bathtub, whirlpool on private veranda, Stateroom setup of one bottle of vodka and one bottle of scotch with accompanying mixers, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, separate living room with dining and sitting area, two entertainment centers with televisions, walk-in closet.
Stateroom:590 sq. ft.Veranda:158 sq. ft.
Celebrity Suite - Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
When you stay in a Celebrity Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of European-style butler service. This includes assistance with unpacking and packing. In-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea. Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Café al Bacio.
Stateroom Includes: Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1, Twice daily service (makeup and turndown), daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets.
Dining: 24 hour complimentary room service
Services: European-trained butler service to help you pack/unpack, make your spa appointments, dinner reservations, shore excursions and so much more, priority check-in, priority debarkation, reserved theatre seating (on formal nights only) Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service, afternoon canapés and tea service, complimentary daily in-suite espresso and cappuccino, Priority tender service, Shoeshine service.
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Amenities: Luxury bath amenities, plush bathrobe, slippers, Extra handheld hair dryer, additional custom bath products, nail kit, shower gel, mending kit, pillow menu, dual iPod/iPad docking station, welcome Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine with a commemorative label featuring exclusive art work from the ArtCenter/South Florida artists, daily fresh fruit platter.
Stateroom: 395 sq. ft. Veranda: 104 sq. ft. .
Celebrity Sky Suite (S1) - Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
When you stay in a Sky Suite, you'll enjoy the luxury of European-style butler service. This includes assistance with unpacking and packing. In-suite lunch and dinner service. Afternoon tea. Evening hors d'oeuvres and complimentary in-suite espresso and cappuccino from Café al Bacio.
Stateroom Includes: Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1, Twice daily service (makeup and turndown), daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets.
Dining: 24 hour complimentary room service
Services: European-trained butler service to help you pack/unpack, make your spa appointments, dinner reservations, shore excursions and so much more, priority check-in, priority debarkation, reserved theatre seating (on formal nights only) Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service, afternoon canapés and tea service, complimentary daily in-suite espresso and cappuccino, Priority tender service, Shoeshine service.
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Amenities: Luxury bath amenities, plush bathrobe, slippers , extra handheld hair dryer, additional custom bath products: nail kit, shower gel, mending kit Pillow menu, dual iPod/iPad docking station , welcome Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine with a commemorative label featuring exclusive art work from the ArtCenter/South Florida artists, daily fresh fruit platter.
Stateroom:300 sq. ft.Veranda:79 sq. ft.
Concierge Class Stateroom (C3) – Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Spacious accommodations complete with special privileges like priority check-in, personalized Concierge service, priority seating time preferences in the main dining room and specialty restaurants, upgraded room service menu, evening hors d'oeuvres, plush bathrobes, and veranda with lounge seating.
Stateroom Includes: Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1, Twice daily service (makeup and turndown), daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets.
Dining: 24 hour complimentary room service
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Services: Priority check-in, express luggage delivery, personalized Concierge service, priority disembarkation based on your travel needs, Complimentary shoeshine service, access to the exclusive Concierge Class Pre-departure Lounge

Amenities: Welcome Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine with a commemorative label featuring exclusive art work from the ArtCenter/South Florida artists, pillow menu to suit your sleeping preferences, daily delivery of Afternoon Savories, plush bathrobes, fresh fruit , custom-blended bath amenities, use of binoculars and golf umbrella, extra handheld hair dryer, Celebrity tote bag.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.

Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (2B) - Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Four pillows in every stateroom. Complimentary use of bathrobes. 100% cotton towels. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
*Some staterooms in category 2B are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
OceanView Stateroom (08) –Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Large ocean view window. Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.

Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.
Inside Stateroom (11) – Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
* Some staterooms in categories 9 & 10 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 183 - 200 sq. ft.

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing

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.