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Focus on Outcomes: Pharmacogenomics, Medication Optimization and Collaborative Care & Clinical Principles of Geriatrics

7-Night San Juan, Tortola & St. Kitts New Year's Cruise
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
December 31, 2023 - January 07, 2024

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.

<em>Celebrity Ascent</em>
Celebrity Ascent

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
6 Hours of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
16.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$795 for Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
$595 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

PROGRAM PURPOSE

  1. Navigating challenges in patients diagnosed with mental illness: cardiovascular, QTc prolongation and metabolic disease.
    • Describe the cardiovascular challenges associated with managing patients diagnosed with mental illness
    • Identify treatment regimens to optimize patient care
  2. Addressing medication safety challenges: Navigation FDA boxed warnings and adverse drug reactions
    • Identify both emerging and ongoing medication safety issues related to pharmacologic management to better prepare providers to address treatment challenges in older patients and those diagnosed with mental illness
  3. Examining the overlap of diagnostic and pharmacologic treatment challenges in physical and mental health; addressing the consequences of insomnia, depression and related comorbidities
    • Identify the treatment challenges that are commonly seen as comorbid conditions in the general population such as insomnia, depression and other related medical and psychiatric illnesses
  4. Addressing the challenges that patients with movement disorders have
    • Identify risk factors that lead to falls and how to mitigate adverse outcomes
    • Describe the characteristics of different movement disorders
  5. Navigating physical challenges that can have behavioral consequences
    • Recognize physical conditions that can lead to behavioral problems
  6. Metabolic disease and current recommendations for primary prevention and treatment
    • Review what metabolic syndrome is
    • Identify what the current recommendations are for primary prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference or participate in conference events, participants, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or register online.

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

Claudia J. Lee, MD, BS Pharmacy, RPh, FACP

Claudia J. Lee, MD, BS Pharmacy, RPh, FACP

Board Certified Internal Medicine
Clinical Instructor, Jacobs School of Medicine
Chairperson, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Buffalo Psychiatric Center New York State Office of Mental Health

Dr. Claudia J. Lee graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. John’s University’s pharmacy program and completed her medical school training at the State University of New York at Buffalo. After finishing her internal medicine residency in Buffalo, she worked in private practice for several years before being appointed to be a medical specialist at the New York State Office of Mental Health at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. While at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, she has been involved in multiple medical committees, including the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, for which she is currently the chairperson, the Falls Committee, and the Antimicrobial Committee.

Dr. Lee is a clinical instructor for the Jacobs School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine. She has been a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Geriatrics Society for many years.

She enjoys teaching students from many disciplines, including medical students, pharmacy students, and physician assistant students. Her being a preceptor for the pharmacy residency program at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center has resulted in multiple original research papers.

Dr. Lee has extensive experience working on a geriatric unit and enjoys taking care of challenging patients with psychiatric diagnoses, dementia, delirium, and a history of frequent falls. She is often a guest on community TV and radio shows in Western New York. In her spare time, she enjoys giving historical tours.

George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh, FASHP

George E. MacKinnon III, PhD, MS, RPh, FASHP

Founding Dean and Professor of Pharmacy
School of Pharmacy
Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. George E. MacKinnon III began responsibilities as Founding Dean of the School of Pharmacy at the Medical College of Wisconsin October 1, 2015. His primary academic appointment is as Professor of Pharmacy Administration with secondary appointments within the School of Medicine in the Institute for Health and Equity (Division of Population Health Improvement), Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center.

Dr. MacKinnon received both his BS (Pharmacy) and MS (Hospital Pharmacy) from University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. He completed two-years of post-graduate clinical pharmacy residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, earning his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago.

Over the past 30 years he has held academic appointments in medicine and pharmacy engaging in clinical practice, research, teaching, and academic administration. His previous appointments include Founding Dean of Pharmacy & Vice Provost for Health Sciences at Roosevelt University Chicago, Vice President of Academic Affairs with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and Director of Global Health Economics & Outcomes Research of Abbott Laboratories, in Chicago.

Dr. MacKinnon has engaged in significant curricular pharmacy innovation (e.g., accelerated graduation and non- traditional pathways, integrated curricula, and interprofessional education) and post-graduate training development. He taught one of the first required courses in health economics and outcomes assessment and is Editor of the textbook, Understanding Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomic. His research interests align in expanding pharmacist care models (e.g., primary care, pharmacogenomics, immunizations).

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 16 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 16 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 Credits TM 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.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) has a reciprocal credit reporting agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Prescribed credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of certified credits, and Elective credits can be claimed as the equivalent number of non-certified credits.

Members of the CFPC may claim up to 50 credits per five-year cycle from Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 credits. Any additional credits are eligible as non-certified credits.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 16 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Dec 31 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Mon Jan 01 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jan 02 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Meeting 8:00AM - 12:00PM
3:30 pm 11:30 pm
Wed Jan 03 Tortola, British Virgin Islands
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Jan 04 Basseterre, St. Kitts
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jan 05 *At Sea - Cruising
Meeting 9:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
- -
Sat Jan 06 *At Sea - Cruising
Meeting 9:00AM - 12:00PM, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
- -
Sun Jan 07 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

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.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

San Juan, Puerto Rico - The vibrant capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan offers something for every traveler — world-famous beaches with crystal clear waters, incredible cuisine, rugged natural beauty and a rich history that goes back 500 years. With its ancient fortresses and colorful colonial-era buildings, San Juan makes it easy to feel as though you’ve slipped into the past. Life moves at a slower pace along the sunny cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, and salsa beats seem to waft perpetually from open windows. If you’re craving a hike, head to El Yunque National Forest. And if you’re more in the mood to unwind, set your sights on the beautiful shores of Isla Verde or El Condado. Mealtime is also an adventure, with so many delicious options to try — from mofongo and pastelon to chillo frito and alcapurrias. Pair every bite with a piña colada — Puerto Rico’s national drink.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands -  Besides being one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean, Tortola also has a fascinating cultural and historical side. For a glimpse into the island’s colonial past, visit the Virgin Islands Folk Museum. The restored house was once the family home of shipwright, Joseph Wilfred Penn and features a deep collection of Arawak and Carib pottery and stone tools, as well as plantation artifacts. Hike along the seven available walking trails in Sage Mountain National Park for stunning panoramic views of the island and the surrounding natural habitat. Snorkeling in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and a rum tasting at Callwood Rum Distillery are essential on a cruise to Tortola. Sample the delicious curries, spicy soups, and sumptuous shellfish dishes available in abundance at local restaurants and many snack shacks around the island.

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.

Celebrity Ascent

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference or participate in conference events, participants, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.

Register your interest and receive a full quote at 800-422-0711 (US/Can) or direct/int'l tel: +1-727-526-1571 or by registering online.
STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Balcony

Concierge Class Stateroom, C2 Concierge Class Stateroom (C2)
Enjoy benefits such as priority check-in, a welcome lunch, and dedicated service throughout your journey. 201 sq. ft. with 42 sq. ft. veranda. 
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Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, E2 Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E2)
An innovative design that merges inside and outside space, Infinite Verandas allow you to enjoy open-air access to the sea. Bring the outside inside with the touch of a button. Two double beds convertible to King. 201 sq. ft. with 42 sq. ft. veranda. 
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Prime AquaClass Stateroom, A1 Balcony Prime AquaClass Stateroom (A1)
A fully immersive, next-level wellness experience, located on the most desirable locations on the ship. Dine at your exclusive restaurant, Blu. Plus, you’ll enjoy access to the SEA Thermal Suite, a spa concierge, fitness amenities, and more. Sleeps 2. 201 sq. ft. with 42 sq. ft. veranda.
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AquaClass Stateroom, A2 Balcony AquaClass Stateroom (A2)
A fully immersive, next-level wellness experience. Dine at your exclusive restaurant, Blu. Plus, you’ll enjoy access to the SEA Thermal Suite, a spa concierge, fitness amenities, and more. 243 sq. ft. with 42 sq. ft. veranda.
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Prime Concierge Class, C1 Balcony Prime Concierge Class (C1)
Meticulously thought-out, these staterooms feature services, amenities, and exclusive events. Prime Concierge Class Staterooms are well-appointed, personal retreats located in the most desirable locations on the ship. 201 sq. ft. with 42 sq. ft. veranda.
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Prime Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda, E1 Balcony Prime Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda (E1)
An innovative design that merges inside and outside space, Infinite Verandas allow you to enjoy open-air access to the sea. Bring the outside inside with the touch of a button. Two double beds convertible to King. 201 sq. ft. with 42 sq. ft. veranda.
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Edge Single Stateroom w/ Infinite Veranda, ES Balcony Edge Single Stateroom w/ Infinite Veranda (ES)
Sized for solo travelers, but with a full-size veranda. 142 sq. ft. with 42 sq. ft. veranda.
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Deluxe Porthole View w/ Veranda, P1 Balcony Deluxe Porthole View w/ Veranda (P1)
Centrally-located stateroom with floor-to-ceiling porthole view and private veranda. 201 sq. ft. with 40 sq. ft. veranda.
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Deluxe Porthole View w/ Veranda, P2 Balcony Deluxe Porthole View w/ Veranda (P2)
Centrally-located stateroom with floor-to-ceiling porthole view and private veranda. 201 sq. ft. with 40 sq. ft. veranda.
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Sunset Veranda, SV Balcony Sunset Veranda (SV)
The most spacious of all Edge verandas, the Sunset Veranda class is located at the aft of the ship, allowing for stunning sunset views. Two double beds convertible to King. 228 sq. ft. with 89 sq. ft. veranda.
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Outside

Ocean View Stateroom, O2 Ocean View Stateroom (O2)
Take in the stunning views while you relax in your luxurious stateroom. Two double beds, convertible to King. 200 sq. ft.  
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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom, DO Outside Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom (DO)
With ample living space, bigger bathrooms, and more drawer space, Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms will become your home away from home while on board. 238 sq. ft.
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Prime Ocean View Stateroom, O1 Outside Prime Ocean View Stateroom (O1)
Staterooms with a large window and sitting area where you can kick back and relax. Prime Ocean View Staterooms are located in the most-desirable locations on the ship. 200 sq. ft.
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Panoramic Oceanview Stateroom, PO Outside Panoramic Oceanview Stateroom (PO)
Enjoy ever-changing vistas through floor-to-ceiling windows, plus more space than a standard Ocean View Stateroom. Located forward and mid-ship. 212 sq. ft.
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Inside

Inside Stateroom, I2 Inside Stateroom (I2)
Two double beds convertible to King, with plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe. 181 sq. ft.  
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Deluxe Inside Stateroom, DI Inside Deluxe Inside Stateroom (DI)
With ample living space, bigger bathrooms, and more drawer space, Deluxe Inside Staterooms will become your home away from home while on board. 202 sq. ft.
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Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $126.00 per person.
Deposit $250.00 per person

Cruise pricing is presented per person, based double occupancy of the stateroom, per standard industry practice. Pricing presented above is listed accordingly to allow easy comparison for the stateroom categories displayed. Our agents always provide 'total cost' pricing disclosing all particulars before you make any commitment.

3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please call to secure the best possible pricing

COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: We will match any price currently offered by the cruise line; this promise includes their short-term, promotional rates. As a value-added organizer of meetings at sea, however, we do not seek to compete with 'cruise discounters,' 'travel clubs,' or 'distressed inventory' sales operations.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Market Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time prior to depositing on your stateroom. Those rates are capacity and revenue controlled and can be withdrawn without notice.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: We recommend Travel Insurance to protect your investment from unexpected, late cancellations.
Cruise Cancellation Policy:Late Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please congirm the policy applicable to this cruise with one of our agents.
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
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: During periods of unusual oil price volatility, cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge at any time prior to sailing.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Please note, this insurance protection is available to the residents of the United States only,
that coverage limits are per person and that limits can vary by State.

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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