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Essential Topics in Neurology: A Comprehensive Review and 2019 Update

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7-Night Paris, Normandy & River Seine Cruise Conference
from Paris, France to Paris, France
April 03 - 10, 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.

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COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Up to 12.5 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
12.5 Contact Hours
5 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

COURSE FEES

TARGET AUDIENCE

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Topics:
  1. The Neurological Exam
    • Cite the key elements of the neurological examination
  2. When to Worry About a Headache
    • List the symptoms and signs which indicate a life-threatening headache
  3. Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Name the major patterns of peripheral neuropathy and how to categorize them clinically
  4. Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
    • Describe an algorithm to help individuals with chronic neuropathic pain management
  5. Somatic Symptoms and Conversion Disorder
    • Identify how to identify somatization in medical patients and communicate important aspects of the condition without alienating the patient
  6. Back and Lower Limb Pain
    • Name the factors which point to neurologic vs. musculoskeletal and sclerotomal low back and lower limb pain
  7. Differential Diagnosis of Spells
    • Identify the feature of transient neurologic symptoms which suggest stroke vs. seizure vs. autonomic vs. other causes of spells
  8. Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
    • Cite the major differences between mild cognitive impairment and dementia
  9. Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Expound the underlying nature of concussion and how to determine when a concussed individual can return to normal activities of daily living
  10. Acute Management of Stroke
    • Recognize the proper steps to take when an acute cerebrovascular event is suspected
  11. Autonomic Disorders
    • Describe how problems with the autonomic nervous system present and can be classified
  12. Neurologic Infections Including Zika Virus
    • List key neurology infections and detail their presenting symptoms and evaluation
  13. Disorders of Muscle
    • Recite the major categories of muscle disease and how these might present in general medical practice
  14. Movement Disorders
    • Describe movement disorder emergencies such as neuroleptic malignant syndrome and serotonin syndrome

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

Faculty

Benn E. Smith, MD, FAAN, FANA

Benn E. Smith, MD, FAAN, FANA

Associate Professor 
Department of Neurology 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

Accreditation

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 12 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 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Accreditation Council for 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 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician 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).

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.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

ANCC

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 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

 MOC ABIM

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.5 (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.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Wed Apr 03 Paris, France
Check in from 4:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Thu Apr 04 Conflans
1:30 am 5:00 pm
Fri Apr 05 Rouen
8:00 am 5:30 pm
Sat Apr 06 Le Havre, France
3:30 am -
Sun Apr 07 Le Havre, France
- 9:00 am
Sun Apr 07 Caudebec -En-Caux
3:00 pm 10:00 pm
Mon Apr 08 Les Andelys
8:00 am 9:00 am
Mon Apr 08 Vernon
11:30 am 1:30 pm
Mon Apr 08 Poissy
Captain's Gala Dinner
7:30 pm 8:30 pm
Tue Apr 09 Paris, France
3:00 am -
Wed Apr 10 Paris, France
- 8:00 am
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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PORTS OF CALL

Paris, France - For most, Le Havre is the gateway for a day-visit to Paris. Survey the city of lights from the Eiffel Tower or from a cruise of the Seine. And there is the food (oh, the food). Wander through the beautiful architecture of St. Germain or the Latin Quarter and find a bistro to settle into with a bottle of wine and experience the culinary delights that only the French seem able to offer. And, then there are the absolutely stunning museums (Musee du Louvre, Musee de l'Orangerie, Musee d'Orsay, and the Musee d'Art Moderne). Or, if shopping is for you, Paris has it: from souvenirs and t-shirts to high fashion, small antiques and fine art, you can find something that'll catch your eye. But, pace yourself; you're not going to get all this done in a day: pick your battles, whet your appetite and plan a return trip.

If the journey to Paris sounds like too much for you (about three and a half hours each way by auto, two and half by train), Le Havre itself is a beuatiful little French city where you can find great food, charming streets and beautiful architecture. It also has a nice not-too-big Museum of Modern Art with an excellent collection of France's many great expressionist painters.

Conflans - At the confluence of the Oise and the Seine rivers, Conflans is a treasure trove of beauty. The immediate area is home to Napolean & Josephone Bonaparte's Château Malmaison and served as the inspirational landscape for many masters of Impressionist painting: Cezanne, Pissarro, Daubigny and, of course, Van Gogh - who painted more than a canvass a day here, during his 70 day stay at the end of his life. You can visit his attic room at Auberge Ravoux or pay homage at his burial site. At the Bonapart's Château, you can see what they intended to be "the most beautiful and curious garden in Europe."

Rouen -  Rouen, often called the "Ville musée" (Museum Town). If you enjoy museums, visit one of the many art, history, and antiquities museums scattered through the city. Visit the cathedral that inspired Claude Monet and the modern Church of Joan of Arc with its magnificent 16th-century stained-glass windows. See the "Gros Horloge," the astronomical clock, and the Parliament of Normandy. Also in Rouen is the &apost;Place du Vieux Marché&apost;, the site where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. This afternoon venture down the romantic "Abbey Trail" for a view of countless churches, castles, and abbeys.

Le Havre, France - Although the harbor of Le Havre was greatly destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt and continues to be an important port city in Normandy. Explore the Normandy coastline with a walk along Ètretat’s cliff-top paths for a view of steep chalk rocks with impressive needle-like formations, which have inspired many well-known artists. Nearby, is the city of Honfleur, where the Seine meets the Atlantic. This harbor town is regarded as a jewel on the Côte Fleurie and is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

Les Andelys - Today, your vessel anchors in the little town of Les Andelys in the shadow of Chateau Gaillard, the one time home to Richard the Lionheart. Relax in town or venture farther afield to nearby Giverny, home to Impressionist Claude Monet, until his death in 1926. The beautiful surroundings and vivid flora, were inspiration for some of his most famous works. Return to the ship in Vernon for lunch. Round out your Normandy experience with a visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles. Originally a small hunting lodge, the palace was extended to its current size by the "Sun King" Louis XIV and is now one of Europe's largest palaces. Onboard, the Captain's Gala Dinner is a wonderful finish to a fantastic day.
Stay Les Andelys :  8am - 9am
Stay Vernon:  11.30am - 13.30pm
Excursions
 Excursion to Giverny & Monet's House and Garden with picture stop at Château Gaillard :

Step into the past with a short drive to the white stone remains of the English king’s stronghold: Château Gaillard. It was built at the end of the 12th century on a limestone promontory, overlooking the Seine. You’ll be rewarded with stunning views of the river and surrounding countryside. Completed in one year, Richard Lionheart exclaimed: “How beautiful she is, my one-year-old daughter. What a gaillard (well-fortified) castle.” Behind these walls, Blanche and Marguerite, the adulterous daughters-in-law of Philippe le Bel, king of France, atoned for their sins.

After a short picture stop you continue to Giverny, a village nestled in the heart of the Vexin, and a source of inspiration for one of the foremost Impressionist painters. When Claude Monet glanced out of the window of his train and caught sight of the village of Giverny, he decided then and there that this was where he wanted to live and work. And so he did, from 1883 until his death in 1926. The beautiful surroundings, vividly colored flora and gentle atmosphere of the place became one of the biggest sources of inspiration for his work. Enter the intimate world of this great epicurean. Your guide will share stories of the affection Clemenceau had for his friend, the exchanges and verbal jousts with contemporaries Berthe Morisot, Marie Cassatt and Paul Cézanne. Tour the blue living room, the studio living room, the dining room and kitchen – rooms which reflect the personality of Monet.

Duration: approx. 4 hours

Walking grade: II: The excursion by bus is followed by a moderate walking tour. You may need to climb some stairs.

Excursions
 Excursion to Château de Malmaison

West of Paris, surrounded by a beautiful green setting, the Château de Malmaison invites you into the intimate life of Josephine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. The “small” mansion that Josephine purchased in 1797 was just a run-down estate in desperate need of care and devotion when she set her eyes on it while her husband Napoleon was off fighting in Egypt. And that is precisely what Josephine brought to the property, transforming it into a “source of riches for all of France”. Napoleon Bonaparte took there many major decisions for France from 1800 to 1802. Josephine continued to live in the Château of Malmaison even after her divorce and did not cease to develop it until her death, turning the rooms and park into a real gem of the First Empire period.

Your Guide will lead you in the discovery of their daily life during the consulate and First Empire. Discover the music room and the council room shaped like a military tent where receptions, dances and country-style games took place. You will also visit Josephine’s bedroom where she died in 1814, passing through the Marengo room and its weapons that belonged to Napoleon.

Enjoy some free time in Josephine’s cherished gardens. She cultivated a nostalgia for the luxurious island of her childhood. Upon her arrival at the Château de Malmaison, she wanted to replicate the landscape of her native land Martinique with its rich flowers and birds. She called upon Europe’s best gardeners and soon bundles of flowers arrived from all over the continent. Daffodils, hyacinths, camellias and tulips still flourish in her garden. The property achieved enduring fame for its rose garden, where Josephine grew all varieties of roses known at the time.

Duration: approx. 4.5 hours

Walking grade: II: The excursion by bus is followed by a moderate walking tour. You may need to climb some stairs.
 

Paris, France - In the early morning, it is once more "Bienvenue" to the French capital. Explore the sights of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the bustling Champs-Élysées. Another interesting area to explore is quirky artists'district of Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur, located on the highest hill in northern Paris. On your last evening, enjoy an illuminated Paris from the ship or the streets, where you can fully see the "City of Lights" in all her glory.

Caudebec -En-Caux - Visit some of the most important places in recent history the Normandy landing beaches. See Ponte du Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American military cemetery in Colleville, and the remains of the artificial harbor in Arromanches. If you prefer, explore the rural you can explore the rural charms of the Normandy region. Visit the historic towns of Caen and Bayeux, following the footsteps of William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy, and the subsequent King of England, discover the richness of Calvados and the famous cheese of Pont l'Évêque.

Vernon -

Between Paris and Rouen is an endearing little town on the Seine. There are streets of half-timbered houses, countryside châteaux, and numerous sights that you may just recognise from somewhere else.

That’s because they were painted by one of history’s greatest artists. Claude Monet lived just across the river and along with his friend Pierre Bonnard, is an inescapable presence in Vernon. He immortalised many of the town’s landmarks, and the museum one of Vernon’s “hôtels particuliers” contains two of his works.

At Vernon you could use impressionism as a uniting theme for all your activities: Visiting galleries, taking river tours and attending workshops, all retracing Monet’s steps.

Poissy -

Poissy is a town west of Paris, only 20 minutes by train from the capital but with many worthwhile sights of its own.

Way back it was a royal city, and the birthplace of Kings Louis IX and Philippe III. The Colloquy of Poissy was a huge event that happened here in 1561, an unsuccessful meeting to settle differences between the Huguenots and the Catholics.

Now the town is known for manufacturing, with factories for Peugeot-Citroën and Siemens sequestered in the “Technoparc”. There’s a still a distinct aristocratic presence around Poissy, with royal and noble properties a few minutes away in Chambourcy, Saint-Germain-en-Laye and Maisons-Laffitte.

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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.