CME Caribbean Cruise Conference - Internal Medicine - November 11 - 18, 2012
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Internal Medicine

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
November 11 - 18, 2012

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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NCL's Norwegian Dawn

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Course Fee
Physicians - $695
All Others - $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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
Preliminary Objectives for Activity:

• Review the classifications of mood disorders
• Define chronic fatigue
• List specific symptoms of hypogonadism
• Outline causes for erectile and ejaculatory dysfunction
• Discuss the differential diagnosis of migraines
• Define somatization
• Discuss panic disorder
• Consider the relationship between faith and healing
• Outline the most common sleep state disorders

  1. Natural Medicines: Finding trustworthy, evidence-based information and recommending safe and effective products
  2. Upon completion the participants will be able to:
    • Discuss at least one evidence-based, up-to-date source of information on natural medications (herbs, vitamins, and supplements).
    • Discuss at least one source of independent quality testing of natural medications.
    • Discuss one or two case presentations of the most commonly purchased natural medications used in the U.S.
  3. Natural Medicines for Osteoporosis: An evidence-based approach (with special emphasis on the calcium and vitamin D controversies)
  4. Upon completion the participants will be able to:
    • Describe several natural medications used for osteoporosis,
    • Summarize the evidence supporting or refuting the use of magnesium, calcium, vitamin D, and ipriflavones in osteoporosis.
  5. Natural Medicines for Osteoarthritis: An evidence-based approach (with special emphasis on the glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM controversies)
  6. Upon completion the participants will be able to:
    • Describe several natural medications used for arthritis symptoms,
    • Describe the evidence supporting or refuting the use of glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM in osteoarthritis.
  7. Natural Medicines for Menopause: An evidence-based approach (with special emphasis on the bioidentical hormone controversies)
  8. Upon completion the participants will be able to:
    • Describe several natural medications used for menopausal symptoms,
    • Describe the evidence supporting or refuting the use of bioidentical hormones for menopausal symptoms.
    • Describe the evidence supporting or refuting the use of black cohosh, soy protein, and flaxseed in menopausal symptoms.
  9. Natural Medicines for Hyperlipidemia: An evidence-based approach (with special emphasis on the niacin and red yeast rice controversies)
  10. Upon completion the participants will be able to:
    • Describe several natural medications used for hyperlipidemia symptoms,
    • Describe the evidence supporting or refuting the use of fish oil, niacin, red yeast rice, or stanols/sterols in hyperlipidemia.
  11. Natural Medicines for Headache: An evidence-based approach (with special emphasis on migraine prevention)
  12. Upon completion the participants will be able to:
    • Describe several natural medications used for headache,
    • Describe the evidence supporting or refuting the use of coenzyme Q10, feverfew, magnesium, and butterbur for headache.
  13. Natural Medicines for Depression: An evidence-based approach (with special emphasis on SAMe and St. John's wort)
  14. Upon completion the participants will be able to:
    • Describe several natural medications used for depression,
    • Describe the evidence supporting or refuting the use of SAMe, St. John's Wort, EPA, and fish oil for depression.
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
Dale A. Matthews, M.D., FACP
Dr. Matthews practices general internal medicine in Washington, DC and is a member of the clinical faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He conducts research and lectures nationally and internationally on the doctor-patient relationship and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of faith, religion, and prayer in clinical care and healing. He is the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998).

Dr. Matthews is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University (AB, 1976), where he majored in Romance Languages and Literatures with a special concentration in European Civilization. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1980, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut in Farmington in 1983. In the same year, he was named as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Yale University School of Medicine. At Yale, he studied clinical epidemiology and began his research career by examining patients' perceptions of physician performance in the hospital and outpatient setting.

He joined the faculty of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington in 1985 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He was a co-founder of the Connecticut Chronic Fatigue Study, one of the first major longitudinal studies of this perplexing condition. In 1989, he was named the George Morris Piersol Teaching and Research Scholar of the American College of Physicians.

In 1991, he accepted a position as Chief of Internal Medicine at the Minirth-Meier and Byrd Clinic in Arlington, VA. This position offered him an opportunity to integrate his religious faith with his skills in internal medicine and psychiatry and to develop his research interest in the spiritual aspects of medicine.

In 1993, he joined the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, where he continued to expand his clinical, teaching, and research interests. In the same year, he was named as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In 1997, he received an Exemplary Paper in Humility Theology Award from the John Templeton Foundation.

Dr. Matthews is also the author of a four-volume research work, The Faith Factor: An Annotated Bibliography of Clinical Research on Spiritual Subjects; three documentaries: Body, Mind, and Spirit, Shall We Pray?, and Healing Hands; an annotated, videotaped lecture on religion and medicine, The Faith Factor: Is Religion Good for Your Health?; a teaching videotape on the doctor-patient relationship, Bedside Manners; and over 65 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and other publications.

He is a member of numerous national organizations including the Christian Medical and Dental Society and the American College of Physicians. He has served on review boards for over a dozen professional journals and was the founding editor of Faith and Medicine Connection. He has been a member of several national advisory boards and committees, including the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Humility Theology Information Center of the John Templeton Foundation, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-Primary Care Version of the American Psychiatric Association, and the Bayer Institute on Health Care Communication. He was the director of the Physical Health Panel for the Scientific Progress in Spiritual Research project of the National Institute for Healthcare Research.

Dr. Matthews has lectured at over 30 medical schools across the United States and has been featured in numerous national newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Washington Post Magazine, USA Today Weekend, Hartford Courant Sunday Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, Reader's Digest, Prevention, Guideposts, Good Housekeeping, McCall's, and Christianity Today. He has appeared on many national television and radio programs, including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, Fox Evening News, CNN Early Prime Time, 700 Club, One-on-One with John MacLaughlin, and National Public Radio (The Diane Rehm Show and All Things Considered).


Walt Larimore, M.D.
Dr. Larimore is one of America's best-known family physicians and medical journalists. He earned his M.D. degree at Louisiana State University, with AOA Honors, while his Family Medicine residency, with an emphasis in Sports Medicine, was at the Duke University Medical Center, where he was named one of the top twelve Family Medicine residents in the nation. He also completed a Queen's Teaching Fellowship in Nottingham, England.

After his training, Dr. Larimore practiced for four years in the Smoky Mountains before moving to Central Florida, where he practiced for sixteen years. From 1993-1994, he served as the President of the Florida Academy of Family Physicians. In 1996, he was named America's Outstanding Family Medicine Educator by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

The Larimores relocated to Colorado Springs in 2001. Besides practicing Family Medicine, Dr. Larimore is also an author, educator, and medical journalist.

As a medical journalist, from 1996 to 2001, Dr. Larimore hosted over 850 episodes of the daily, live Ask the Family Doctor show on Fox's Health Network, being awarded the prestigious Gracie Award by the American Women in Radio and Television. From 2002 to 2004, Dr Larimore hosted the Focus on your Family's Health syndicated radio and TV features.

Dr. Larimore is a frequent guest about family health topics on a wide variety of television and radio programs and has appeared on The Today Show, CBS's Morning Show, several Fox News programs, and CNN's Anderson Cooper 360. He provides medical commentary for radio stations in Chicago, Orlando, Baltimore, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Tampa, Albuquerque, and Ft. Wayne.

Dr. Larimore has written or edited over twenty books and over 600 articles in a variety of medical journals and lay magazines. His most recent health book is 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, an undated and revised version of his award-winning book 10 Essentials of Highly Healthy People.

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

DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun Nov 11
Tampa, Florida
-
4:00pm
Mon Nov 12
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Tue Nov 13
Roatan, Bay Islands
9:00am
5:00pm
Wed Nov 14
Belize City, Belize
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu Nov 15
Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri Nov 16
Cozumel, Mexico
8:00am
5:00pm
Sat Nov 17
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Sun Nov 18
Tampa, Florida
8:00am
 

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.

Norwegian Dawn

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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
SC
2-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony - With enough room for up to five people, these Penthouses are perfect if you want to bring the whole family. Includes a living area, dining area, separate bedroom with queen-size bed as well as a separate children's bedroom and a large private balcony so you can all enjoy the amazing view. Includes butler and concierge service. 574 Sq Ft
Please call for pricing
SJ
Family Suite - Bring the whole gang because this suite sleeps up to six guests. It features a queen-size bed that converts to two lower beds, a sofa bed and additional bedding to sleep two more. Everyone can hang out in the living and dining area and there is a luxury bath with shower. Butler and concierge available. 409 Sq Ft
Please call for pricing
MA
Mid-Ship Mini-Suite with Balcony - These Mini-Suites sleep up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed as well as a sitting area, private balcony, luxury bath with shower and additional bedding to sleep two additional guests. Because these are mid-ship Mini-Suites, you'll have easy access to everything fun and exciting on board. 283 Sq Ft
Please call for pricing
BB
OceanView with Balcony - With room for up to three guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view. 203-262 Sq Ft
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OF
Mid-Ship OceanView Porthole Window - With room for up to four guests, these Oceanview Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests, as well as a porthole that offers a great view. These are mid-ship staterooms, which means you'll be right near everything fun and exciting on board. 159 Sq Ft
Please call for pricing
IF
Interior Stateroom - These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for you to cruise. With room for up to four, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. And of course you'll have access to room service and all kinds of other great amenities on board. 142 Sq Ft
Please call for pricing
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $281.28 per person
Deposit $250.00 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.