Internal Medicine and Endocrinology CME Cruise Conference Round-trip Rome, Italy: May 28-June 4, 2015
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Topics in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology
with a focus on Internal Medicine

7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome, Italy
May 28 - June 04, 2015

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12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
12 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$550 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others
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
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:

  1. Sleep Disorders: Insomnia and Excessive Daytime Somnolence
  2. Headache: Migraine, Tension-Type, and Cluster Headaches
  3. Male Sexual Disorders I: Hypogonadism
  4. Male Sexual Disorders II: Erectile and Ejaculatory Dysfunction
  5. Health Promotion: Encouraging a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit
  6. Screening Tests in Primary Care: Applying the Latest Guidelines
  7. Enhancing Clinician-Patient Communication: Becoming a Healer
  8. The Faith Factor: Practicing Spiritually-Sensitive Care.
  9. Obesity Medicine
  10. DM
  11. Thyroid
  12. Osteoporosis / Vitamin D
Learning Objectives:

    1. Assess patients with excessive daytime somnolence for associated medical illnesses (e.g., obstructive sleep apnea and narcolepsy).
    2. Describe the four stages of sleep and identify sleep disorders associated with each stage of sleep.
    3. Discuss elements of a sleep hygiene program.
    1. Explain the classification of headaches.
    2. Describe the appropriate use of abortive and preventive medications in the treatment of migraine.
    3. Discuss the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of tension-type and cluster headache.
    1. Elicit a thorough, non-judgmental sexual history.
    2. Discuss the effects, risks, and benefits of testosterone replacement therapy.
    3. Describe the effects, risks, and benefits of medications for erectile and ejaculatory dysfunction.
    1. Assess the patient’s current state of physical, psychological, and spiritual health.
    2. Analyze the patient’s current dietary and exercise practices.
    3. Discuss an individualized health-promotion strategy for the patient.
    1. Describe the necessary characteristics of an effective screening test.
    2. Determine an individualized program of screening tests for the patient, based on age, gender, and medical status.
    3. Discuss the controversies regarding the usage and appropriate screening interval for common screening tests (e.g., Pap smear, mammography, colonoscopy, PSA).
    1. Distinguish the technical, biomedical aspects of clinician’s role from the personal and psychosocial aspects of care.
    2. Describe specific attitudes and values needed to create a healing environment with patients.
    3. Apply techniques for establishing and maintaining rapport with patients and enhancing clinician-patient communication.
    1. Elicit a spiritual history in an ethically-appropriate manner.
    2. Analyze the physiologic, psychological, social, and lifestyle effects of religious beliefs upon health outcomes.
    3. Describe the spectrum of possible interventions available for addressing patients’ spiritual needs.

Additional learning objectives under development
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, MD, 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.

Damon Tanton, MD
Medical Director, Clinical Practice, Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute and Florida Diabetes and Endocrine Center.

Dr. Tanton is an endocrinologist and obesity medicine specialist who currently serves as the Medical Director for Clinical Practice for the Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute and the Florida Diabetes and Endocrine Centers. In this capacity, he is responsible for both inpatient and outpatient endocrinology and diabetes operations across seven Central Florida campuses. He is also involved in the American Diabetes Association as the President of the Community Leadership Board, and he has spent time as the Endocrinology Consultant to the Orlando Magic.

Previous to his current position, he spent five years building Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine @ Celebration Health , where he was the Co-Director of the Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute and Faculty for the Florida Hospital Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. Prior to his time at Celebration Health, he was an endocrinologist in the United States Air Force, from which he separated in 2008. During his time in the military, he had the opportunity to travel to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (deployment) and Bolivia (medical mission).

Dr. Tanton enjoys speaking and teaching, and he has been fortunate to lead discussions and conferences across the United States and around the world.

On a personal front, he has been married for 17 years to his wife, Iris, and they have three children. From September until July, his family lives in Barcelona Spain, as his middle son plays soccer for the academy system there. As such, he travels to Europe 6-7 times a year to visit and re-connect. He is currently learning how to fly (Cessna 172's), and he enjoys playing tennis and chess during his time away from the office.

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 12 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
DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE DEPART
May 28
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
-
8:00pm
May 29
Naples, Italy
7:00am
8:00pm
May 30
Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am-12 Noon
Lectures: 1:00-5:00pm
-
-
May 31
Barcelona, Spain
5:00am
6:00pm
Jun 1
Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Lectures: 3:30-6:30pm
8:00am
4:00pm
Jun 2
Provence, (Marseilles), France
Lectures: 8:00-9:00am
9:00am
6:00pm
Jun 3
Florence/Pisa (La Spezia), Italy
8:30am
8:30pm
Jun 4
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy (Embark and Debark) - Ah, the Eternal City: Romance, culture, food, history and fashion. You'll have to plan your time carefully as the sights of Rome are captivating and seemingly endless: the Colosseum and Forum, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain and, of course the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.You can't fit it all in one day (or even a week, to be honest). Be sure to spend at least a couple days enjoying the many pleasures Rome has to offer before and/or after your cruise conference.
Barcelona, Spain - Barcelona is a one of a kind, world-class city. While away the day exploring the beautiful, tree-shaded Las Ramblas. Or, marvel at its fantastic Art Nouveau architecture, with dozens of buildings that seem to have been sculpted from the stuff of dreams, like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. For the more worldly, shop for exquisite Lladro ceramics, chic spanish fashions or enjoy a cuisine that many say has rival's the French for the title of world's best.
La Spezia, Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.

Or, you could stay closer to port and visit Cinque Terre ("The Five Cities") coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Italy's greatest jewels. These five small villages dotting the coast are free of car traffic and are reached only by a railway, hiking trails, or a pedestrian ferry. Small, winding paths connect many of the villages, and a light amount of hiking will afford you some spectacular views of cliffs, coastline, and stone terraces.
Marseille, France - Marseille offers an unexpected view of a mosaic of buildings and National Heritage Sites from the terraces of Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica that towers above and watches over the city.

Alongside the port the towers of Saint Victor Abbey house crypts that already existed when Christianity was introduced into Provence. The columns of the Palais de la Bourse, the noble facades of the Prefecture and the fountains of the Palais Longchamp are part of the triumphant architecture from the 19th Century that is scattered throughout the city and that gave Marseille renewed splendour.

In the old quarter the houses are built on the sunny slopes ; the clock in the Accoules Bell tower, which was the old Sauveterre tower, still marks the hours of life around the Town Hall, while beyond the dome of the Vieille Charite hospice, Pierre Puget's masterpiece, stands out against the sky. The small streets of the Panier quarter lie a little further on.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, these islands offer you pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. Visit Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

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.

Allure 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

STATEROOM
ACCOMMODATIONS
PER PERSON
Owner's Suite (OS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, shower and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs. (569 sq. ft., balcony 246 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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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa. (371 sq. ft., balcony 114 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 to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, sitting area with table and sofa. (287 sq. ft., balcony 78 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 (D5) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D7) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Central Park View Stateroom (CV) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Central Park view bay window. (194 sq. ft.)
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Central Park View Stateroom with Balcony (C1) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, central park view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50 sq. ft.
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Large Interior Stateroom (L) - 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
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.
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.