Hospitalist CME Cruise Conference to the Caribbean - Jan. 18-25, 2104 - Oasis of the Seas
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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine presents
Updates in Hospital Medicine 2014:
Evidence Based Reviews on the
Management of Hospitalized Patients

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
January 18 - 25, 2014

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This activity has been approved for 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Course Fees:

$695 for Physicians

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

To register for the course, the direct link for this CME activity web page is: www.HopkinsCME.edu 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
This activity is intended for internal medicine and family medicine physicians who primarily care for hospitalized patients. Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, fellows and allied health professionals are also invited to attend.
Program Purpose / Objectives

The Second Annual Updates in Hospital Medicine 2014 is a continuing medical education activity designed to provide a review of the most recent medical literature relevant to the care of hospitalized patients. Using an interactive, case-based format, the key highlights from all major areas of internal medicine and its specialties will be presented. Strong emphasis will be placed on how recent advances described in the medical literature can be incorporated into current clinical practice. An expert panel of distinguished academic physicians from around the country will present didactic lectures and address questions from the audience. This educational activity is affiliated with the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Objectives:

After attending this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Apply the latest developments and techniques, as well as critical decision-making, to identify the best clinical management of specific conditions encountered by hospitalists..
  • Assess the new techniques and technology that may lead to the adoption of new procedures, products or new training in specific areas.
  • Create a safer environment for patients by avoiding treatment complications to improve patient outcomes.
Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits

American Academy of Family Physicians

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

American Academy of Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 14.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Policy on Speaker and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the activity handout materials.

To register for this activity or for further information
Register Online (credit card and eCheck)www.HopkinsCME.edu
Register by Phone (credit card only)(410)502-9636
Register by Fax(866)510-7088
Confirmation/Certificates(410)502-9636
General Information(410)955-2959
E-mail the Office of CME cmenet@jhmi.edu
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

Lenny Feldman, M.D., SFHM, FAAP, FACP is an Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and a hospitalist in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as the program director for the Johns Hopkins Med-Peds Urban Health Residency, the track director for the Osler IM Urban Health Primary Care Track, as an associate program director for the Osler Internal Medicine Residency, and as the Director of the General Medicine Comprehensive Consultation Service. As a hospitalist, program builder, and a specialist in resident and hospitalist education, Dr. Feldman has focused his research on consult medicine, safe transitions, on-line education, and systematic reviews. Other interests include patient education, urban medicine, evidence-based medicine, and quality improvement. He is the editor-in-chief for SHM Consultative and Perioperative Medicine Essentials for Hospitalists and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

Nilam J. Soni, M.D., FHM, FACP, is an academic hospitalist and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. Dr. Soni has led various continuing medical education events through national and international professional societies, including the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American College of Physicians. He was the course director for Updates in Hospital Medicine 2013, and continues to serve as course co-director for 2014. Dr. Soni's academic interests have focused on clinical applications of portable ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided procedures and bedside diagnostic ultrasound, and he is the director of ultrasound and procedural education at his institution. His other academic interests include simulation-based education, evidence-based medicine, and global health.

Dan Dressler, M.D., MSc, SFHM, is a Professor of Medicine at Emory University's School of Medicine, and he has been a leader in the field of hospital medicine over the past decade. He is the current director of Internal Medicine Teaching Services at Emory University Hospital, Hospital Medicine Associate Division Director for Education, and Associate Program Director for the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program at Emory University's School of Medicine. He was founding Director of Hospital Medicine at Emory University Hospital and served in that position for 5 years prior to assuming the Associate Division Director role. He was recently awarded the Department of Medicine's Educator Impact Award. Within the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), he served on and chaired the Core Curriculum Committee and is co-editor of the Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine (Journal of Hospital Medicine, 2006). He served as SHM's 2011 Annual Meeting Course Director and on SHM's Board of Directors (2009-2012). He is co-editor of a new major textbook, Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, published in 2012.

Efren Manjarrez, M.D., SFHM is the Interim Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine and Associate Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of California School of Medicine in San Diego, and then completed a Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at the University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital. He co-founded one of the first Med Peds hospitalist groups in the US. He was the first Director of Hospital Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He completed a Faculty Development Program in General Internal Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill as well as receiving advanced training in quality Improvement at the Institute for Healthcare Research at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. His professional interests are the handoff of hospitalized patients, perioperative cardiac care, medical education, and quality improvement.

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 Jan 18
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Welcome Reception - Families and guests invited
January 18, 2014 7:30 - 8:30 pm Location TBA
-
5:00pm
Sun Jan 19
At Sea
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Mon Jan 20
Labadee, Haiti
8:00am
5:00pm
Tue Jan 21
Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00am
7:00pm
Wed Jan 22
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Thu Jan 23
Cozumel, Mexico
8:00am
7:00pm
Fri Jan 24
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Sat Jan 25
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:00am
 

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.

Oasis 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

ACCOMMODATIONS
CATEGORY
CEI RATE
Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas Owners Suite

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. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 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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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Grand Suite

Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 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 into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 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 (D8) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
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Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas Oceanview Stateroom
OceanView Stateroom (I) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)

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Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas Inside Stateroom
Large Interior Stateroom (M) - 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 $288.92
Deposit $250 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific conference.

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.