Medical Ethics & Legal Medicine - CME Caribbean Cruise Conference - March 9 - 16, 2013
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Medical Ethics & Legal Medicine

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
March 9 - 16, 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.

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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
14 APA Credit Hours
14 CLE Credits

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

Course Fees:
Physicians, Attorneys, Dentists, Psychologists - $695
Other Professionals - $450

Cancellation Policy for Course
30-days-None; 7-29 days-50%; 7 days or less-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, Attorneys, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Seminar on


MEDICAL ETHICS & BIOETHICS
1. Bioethics, Professionalism, and Communication
2. Fetal Interests, Abortion and Stem Cell Research
3. End of Life Decisions, Aid in Dying & Assisted Suicide

REGULATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE
1. HIPAA, EMTALA, and Other Federal Mandates
2. Licensing, Credentialing, Privileging and Impairment Issues
3. Fraud and Abuse AND Criminal Negligence

LAW OF HOSPITALS, NURSES AND MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATIONS
1. Hospital and Nursing Liability
2. Liability of MCOs

MEDICAL LIABILITY & MALPRACTICE MOCK TRIAL
1. Medical Negligence: Causes, Prevention and Defenses
2. Medical Records and Spoliation of Evidence
3. Capacity, Competency, Informed Consent and Informed Refusal
4. Expert Medical Testimony
5. MOCK TRIAL: Liability in Selected Specialties

14 CLE Credits have been applied for with the Florida Bar
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
Michael M. Raskin, MD, MS, JD, MPH, MA, MBA, FCLM
Neuroradiologist, University Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Miami School of Medicine
Legal Counsel to the Florida Radiological Society

Dr. Raskin is a Past President of the American College of Legal Medicine and a certified specialist in Legal Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence by the American Board of Legal Medicine. He is a frequent lecturer at national medical and legal medicine conferences. Dr. Raskin is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine, School of Law, and School of Public Health. His internship was in internal medicine on the Harvard Medical Service at Boston City Hospital, where he was a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed a four year residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Diagnostic Radiology and fellowship in Nuclear Medicine, remaining on the medical faculty at the University of Miami as an Assistant Professor of Radiology. In addition to earning an MBA degree, he earned a Master of Science in Sociology as well as a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Sciences.

Dr. Raskin is dual credentialed in both medicine and law, and a member of the Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar, and licensed to practice medicine in Florida and California. Currently, he is Legal Counsel to the Florida Radiological Society on legislative issues. Dr. Raskin is Board Certified in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Neuroradiology, and Legal Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, American College of Nuclear Medicine, and American College of Legal Medicine.

Currently, he is a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Miami School of Medicine and practices Neuroradiology at the University Medical Center in Tamarac, Florida. Dr. Raskin is author of over 46 peer-reviewed articles in medical journals, 25 chapters in medical textbooks, and two medical monographs. He has presented more than 75 papers at national and international meetings. Dr. Raskin is Past President of the Florida Radiological Society and recipient of the Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement.

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.

Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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 Mar 9
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:00pm
Sun Mar 10
Nassau, Bahamas
7:00am
2:00pm
Mon Mar 11
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00-5:00pm
-
-
Tue Mar 12
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
9:00am
6:00pm
Wed Mar 13
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu Mar 14
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12:00pm; 1:00-4:00pm
-
-
Fri Mar 15
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm
-
-
Sat Mar 16
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15am
-

Ports of Call
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!
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.
Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.

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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
D8
Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
Call for Pricing
F
OceanView Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size)and sitting area (179 sq. ft.)
Call for Pricing
H
OceanView Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size)and sitting area (179 sq. ft.)
Call for Pricing
N
Large Interior Stateroom - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (172 sq. ft.)
Call for Pricing
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing
Port Charges, taxes & fees $291.06 per person
Deposit $250.00 per person
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.