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Updates in Hospital Medicine 2013:
Evidence-based Reviews on the Management of Hospitalized Patients

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
February 3 - 10, 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.

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Silhouette
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This meeting is affiliated with the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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

ACCREDITATION AND CREDIT DESIGNATION

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

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other health professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.

Course Fee Physicians and doctoral level degrees - $695
Other Professionals - $450

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

This program is designed 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 participate.

Program Purpose / Objectives
Course Description:

The Updates in Hospital Medicine 2013 course is a continuing medical education 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. The didactic lectures are scheduled during the days at sea in 3-4 hour blocks to allow participants sufficient time to absorb the educational content while enjoying the cruise. Updates in Hospital Medicine 2013 will take place onboard the Silhouette, one of Celebrity CruisesÂ’ newest and most luxurious ships, as it cruises through the eastern Caribbean Sea.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Gain knowledge on the latest developments and techniques as well as critical decision-making that will help identify the best clinical solution for specific problems in each anatomic area.
  • Receive education about new areas (techniques and technology), which may lead to the adoption of new procedures, products, or new training in specific areas;
  • Gain comprehensive information on complications (avoidance and treatment) and patient safety to promote better practices and improved patient outcomes, creating a safer environment for patients by avoiding complications and problems.

A wide array of literature from major medical journals in internal medicine and its specialties will be presented.

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.
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Faculty
Nilam J. Soni, M.D., FHM is an academic hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Soni has led various continuing medical education events through national professional societies, including the Society of Hospital Medicine, and he is the course director for Updates in Hospital Medicine 2013. 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 the procedure service at his institution. His other academic interests include simulation-based education, evidence-based medicine, and global health.

Dan Dressler, M.D., MSc, SFHM is an Associate 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 Associate 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.

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.
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
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note our shore excursions are operated independently of the cruise line.

DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun Feb 3
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
-
4:30pm
Mon Feb 4
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:15am - 5:15pm
Reception 5:30pm - 6:30pm
-
-
Tue Feb 5
San Juan, Puerto Rico
3:00pm
10:00pm
Wed Feb 6
Philipsburg, St Maarten
9:00am
6:00pm
Thu Feb 7
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri Feb 8
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:30am - 12:30pm
-
-
Sat Feb 9
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:30am-12:45pm
-
-
Sun Feb 10
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Embark and Debark) - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque. Port tips from our blog
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.
St. Maarten - The smallest island in the world ever to have been partitioned between two different nations, St. Martin/St. Maarten has been shared by the French and the Dutch in a spirit of neighborly cooperation and mutual friendship for almost 350 years.

All the same, each side has managed to retain much of the distinctiveness of its own national culture. The French tend to emphasize comfort and elegance. The beaches are secluded, the luxury resorts provide lavish accommodations, and the restaurants offer some of the finest dining experiences anywhere in the Caribbean.

The latest French fashions can be found in many of the shops, and the smell of fresh croissants and pastries mixes everywhere with the spicy aromas of West Indian cooking. Small cafes and charming bistros add a decidedly Gaelic and cosmopolitan flair to the place. On the whole the atmosphere remains very relaxed.
St. Thomas, U.S. V.I. - Arguably the island with the best shopping and the best beaches. Shop duty-free Charlotte Amalie 'til you drop. Or dive into the beach scene at beautiful Magens Bay, Coki Point, or Turtle Cove, nesting ground of the endangered hawksbill sea turtle.

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 Silhouette

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

Sky Suite with Veranda – Call for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin. Living room with queen sleeper sofa and vanity. Mini refrigerator. And 40" LCD TV.
All Suites Include: One complimentary dining reservation per suite for cruises of up to seven nights. Two complimentary dining reservations per suite for cruises of eight nights or longer. Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine. fresh fruit & flowers. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast. lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres. daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service. Celebrity tote bag. Delivery of requested board games. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Fresh cut flowers. Complimentary beach towel service.
*Some staterooms in category S2 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 300 sq. ft. Veranda:79 sq. ft.
Aqua Class Stateroom - Call for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two lower beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Staterooms located close to the Spa, the Solarium and the Persian Garden. Priority seating in Blu, a specialty restaurant created just for AquaClass guests that also serves complimentary healthy continental breakfast daily. Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette® bathrobes Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella and high quality binoculars. Daily deliveries of bottled water and teas. A Personal Spa Concierge to arrange AquaSpa treatments. Special programming and wellness classes. Free, unlimited access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room.

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

Concierge Class Stateroom (C3) - Call for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV . Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed . Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette® bathrobes Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella and high quality binoculars.
* Some staterooms in category C3 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (2B) - Call 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.
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (2D) - Call 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 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.
* Some staterooms in category 8 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.
Inside Stateroom (12) - Call 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 - Pleae Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $274.16 per person
Deposit $250.00 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for this 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.