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Hospital Medicine and Neurology Updates

9-Night Greek Isles Cruise Conference
Round-trip Venice, Italy
July 28 - August 06, 2019

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 Constellation</em>
Celebrity Constellation


8 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs



Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists


  1. The neurological examination
    • Be able to understand the most important components of the neurologic exam.
    • Learn how to accurately conduct a brief neurologic exam./li>
  2. Headache
    • Be able to accurate diagnose various headaches.
    • Be able to identify correct treatment options for various headaches.
  3. Insomnia
    • Understand the pathophysiology of insomnia.
    • Appreciate the various causes of insomnia.
    • Understand the treatment options for insomnia.
  4. Sleep disorders
    • Appreciate the common types of sleep disorders.
    • Understand the various treatment options for various sleep disorders.
  5. Epilepsy
    • Be able to identify features of epileptic seizures versus other types of spells.
    • Understand the best treatment options for seizures and spells.
  6. Entrapment neuropathies
    • Understand how to recognize common entrapment neuropathies.
    • Appreciate the treatment options for common entrapment neuropathies.
  7. Neurologic emergencies
    • Recognize the presentation of the common neurologic emergencies.
    • Understand the urgent supportive treatment needed for these neurologic emergencies.
  8. Update in treatment of Clostridium Difficile colitis
    • Participants will be able to articulate best practice treatment strategies for mild, moderate and severe Clostridium difficile colitis
  9. Management of the Hospitalized Patient with COPD
    • Participants will be able to explain the new GOLD classification for patients with COPD and the corresponding best treatment practices.
  10. Update in Sepsis: Early Recognition and Treatment
    • Participants will be able to describe the 2016 Surviving Sepsis campaign best practices
  11. Opioid Epidemic Overview for the Hospitalist
    • 4. Participants will be able to articulate best practice treatment strategies for hospitalized patients in pain 
  12. Update in the Treatment of Heart Failure
    • Participants will be able to discuss the importance of the PARADIGM-HF study in the treatment of patients with heart failure.
  13. Hospitalists as Drivers for Hospital Quality and Safety
    • Participants will be able to describe several examples of how hospitalists can ensure quality and safety in the hospital setting.
  14. Hospitalists as Drivers for Value Based Care
    • Participants will be able to describe several examples of how hospitalists can improve value in the hospital setting.


PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference, participants must book their cruise through Continuing Education, Inc.. This ensures our company can provide full conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Note also, that participants' family and friends are welcome to book within our group to take advantage of our typically excellent cruise rates. Thank you for your cooperation.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.


Katherine A. Hochman, MD, FHM

Katherine A. Hochman, MD, FHM

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Chair, Quality
Assistant Chief of Service
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, NY

Katherine A. Hochman is currently the Associate Chair for Quality and the Assistant Chief of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City as well as a practicing hospitalist. She is the founder and former Director of the NYU Hospital Medicine program, which grew from 1 to 35 hospitalists under her leadership. 

Katherine serves on national and local committees on quality and patient safety. Her most recent research has focused on maximizing hospital operational efficiency. Katherine's interests include creating a culture of safety, enhancing teamwork and leadership. 

Aatif M. Husain, MD

Aatif M. Husain, MD

Department of Neurology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

I am currently a Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology at Duke University Medical Center. After completing medical school, I completed a neurology residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and two fellowships at Duke University Medical Center. I have been on faculty at Duke since completing my fellowships in 1997. Currently I am the Program Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine Fellowships at Duke.


 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 14 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.



Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 14 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 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.



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.

College of Family Physicians of Canada


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 14 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 14 (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.


Sun Jul 28 Venice, Italy
- 6:00 pm
Mon Jul 29 Split, Croatia
9:00 am 4:30 pm
Tue Jul 30 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jul 31 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Aug 01 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Aug 02 Rhodes, Greece
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Aug 03 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Aug 04 Olympia (Katakolon), Greece
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Aug 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Aug 06 Venice, Italy
6:30 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Greek Isles


Venice, Italy - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Split, Croatia - The second largest city in Croatia, Split has many attractions but is best known for the many historical landmarks found within and around the walls of Diocletian's Palace and the 1700-year old harbour beneath it. The Old Town which comprises the palace is in a remarkable state of preservation. In addition, the Split-Dalmatia County has numerous museums, old churches and other archeological sites which make it an important cultural attraction. History, culture, scenic countryside and the sunny weather make Split a sought after destination for vacationers and water sports lovers.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Athens (Piraeus), Greece - As the capital of Greece and one of Europe’s most bustling cities, Athens is powered by 5,000 years of history. At night, the city of Athens glows from afar, light reflecting off the ancient ruins. Today travelers flock from around the world to experience its history while on cruises from Athens. After all, the art, theatre, architecture, and philosophy of Athens had ripple effects through the fabric of entire civilizations.

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.

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 - Here on the island of Santorini, you'll find a classic Greek seascape‐whitewashed houses accented by sea-blue roofs. This is a treasure trove for both professional and amateur archeology buffs, with sites that include tombs that date back to the 9th century and the sanctuary of Apollo.

Olympia (Katakolon), Greece - Experience ancient history and modern charm in Katakolon, a vibrant cruise port on the Greek coast. From here, you can catch a glimpse of Olympia, the birthplace of the original Olympic games and a shrine to the ancient Greek gods. Cruise to Greece and walk through the Olympia complex to get a historical tour of architectural styles, from the classical ruins to the red-tiled roofs of the traditional homes. Then, stroll through the Katakolon's lively center to discover unique local galleries and shops, and grab a seat at an oceanfront taverna with a glass of white wine and a dish of locally caught calamari.

Celebrity Constellation

PLEASE NOTE: To attend the conference, participants must book their cruise through Continuing Education, Inc.. This ensures our company can provide full conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Note also, that participants' family and friends are welcome to book within our group to take advantage of our typically excellent cruise rates. 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.

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

Because this program is sailing soon, full payment of the fare is due at time of booking.

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

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.

PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Because this sailing is departing soon, no fares are displayed above; Call us to request a quote of current, market rate fares. Those fares, the same as offered directly by the cruise line, are subject to change at any time until held with a deposit or full payment of the fare. Market rates are capacity and revenue controlled, do fluctuate, 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.


Before and After your cruise

Venice Pre Cruise Package
3 days/2 nights

Hotel Bonvecchiati or similar

  • Day 1: Arrival
    • Private transfer from airport or pier with assistance and water taxi to your hotel. Check in and overnight.
  • Day 2: Discover Venice
    • Venice Absolute Tour includes St. Mark's Basilica and Doge Palace. Sundays only Doge Palace.
  • Day 3: Departure
    • Private transfer with assistance to the pier or airport

    • 1 private transfer from airport to hotel or vice-versa
    • 1 group tour including entrance to Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica (Note on Sunday the Basilica is not accessible there will be a $5 discount on the tour)
    • 1 private transfer from the hotel to the pier or vice-versa
    • 2 - night hotel accommodation with breakfast,/li.
    • Hotel Bonvecchiati or similar

    Rates per person low season - November 12, 2018 / February 28, 2019
    • Sharing Double Room $664

    Rates per person medium season - July 16, 2019/August 31, 2019
    • Sharing Double Room $766

    Rates per person high season - March 1, 2019/ July 15, 2019 --- September 1, 2019/ November 10, 2019
    • Sharing Double Room $850
    **Weekend Supplement (Friday/Saturday) $40 per person per night**
    **Black -out dates apply** SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
    A 20% advance deposit is required.


    All deposits are refundable if a cancellation occurs up to 45 days prior to the beginning of the first service in your reservation. In case of cancellation before the 45th day prior to the first day of service, There will still be a $50 per person handling fee. For cancellations after the 45th day prior to the first service date, there is no refund.

    Final and full payment is due before the 45th day prior to the beginning of the first service in your reservation. Modifications are allowed without any additional charge however always subject to hotels and supplier availability and to price changes.

    Prices are subject to increase due to any increase in our cost, such as, but not limited to: increase in air, land fares, fuel cost, and currency fluctuation. We reserve the right to revise the price and re-invoice in case of price increase of 5% or more at the time final payment is due.


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