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Pharmacology Update:
Clinical Priorities in Women's Health

8-Day Bahamas and Florida Cruise Conference
Round-trip New York, NY
May 30 - June 7, 2015

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.

Norwegian Cruise Lines's Fabulous Norwegian Gem
Norwegian Gem

Course Fees: 19.5 BRN CE Credits : $595
19.5 Contact Hours: $595
19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm : $995

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
Women's Health Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Midwives, Physicians
Program Purpose / Objectives
Following the lecture, discussion, you will be able to:
  • Understand the pharmacology of antidepressants and anti-anxiety agents.
  • Identify preferred agents for women considering pregnancy, currently pregnant, post-partum/lactating, or peri-or postmenopausal.
  • Describe the appropriate selection and use of antibiotics in women across the age continuum, including in pregnancy and lactation.
  • Understand the efficacy and safety of pharmacologic weight loss agents.
  • Identify medications to avoid or use based upon patient specific factors.
  • Review available PCOS recommendations and be able to apply patient-specific characteristics to determine the most appropriate treatment options for each patient with PCOS.
  • Review the available pharmacologic classes of agents for managing hypertension.
  • Discuss the most recent guideline recommendations for the management of hypertension.
  • Identify issues related to medication safety and selection for women.
  • Review the available pharmacologic agents for managing hyperlipidemia.
  • Discuss the most recent guideline recommendations for the management of hyperlipidemia.
  • Identify issues related to medication safety and selection for women with hyperlipidemia.
  • Understand factors that are involved with patient-specific medication decisions in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Review specific considerations in women with diabetes to drug therapy taking into account efficacy, onset of action, adverse reactions, and drug interactions.
  • Describe the pros and cons associated with various combination therapies, discuss facotrs effecting patient compliance.
  • Discuss recent advances in available anticoagulant agents.
  • Review issues specific to safe and effective anticoagulant drug prescribing in women.
  • Understand the safety and efficacy of agents used in the treatment of airway diseases such as asthma and COPD.
  • Describe pharmacologic options for smoking cessation.
  • Identify issues related to medication selection for women across the age continuum.
  • Review the scientific evidence to support the utilization of vitamin and nutriceutical supplementation in health maintenance.
  • Provide guidance in advising patients on the best nutriceutical choices for their individual medical needs.
  • List the immunizations and their respective indications that should be considered in adults.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits associated with immunization in adults.
  • Understand the efficacy and safety of agents to treat or prevent tension type or migraine headaches.
  • Identify preferred agents for women across the age continuum.
  • Understand the risk of developing medication overuse headache.
  • Describe the pharmacology and equianalgesia of agents to treat acute and chronic pain, including non-opioids, opioids, and adjunctive therapies.
  • Identify preferred agents for the pain of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
  • Understand new opioid formulations designed to abuse deterrence.
  • Discuss current recommendations for treatment of hyper-and hypothyroidism with consideration to patient-specific factors.
  • Compare and contrast the available medication options for management of hyper-and hypothyroidism.
  • Review current osteoporosis guidelines for monitoring, treatment and prevention and discuss the available treatment options.
  • Be able to make patient-specific therapy recommendations in the treatment of osteoporosis.
  • Discuss the clinical research surrounding the topic of HRT in post-menopausal women.
  • Review the risks and benefits of HRT.
  • Understand the options for managing HRT.
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
Dual Presentation :
Karen Whalen, BS Pharm., BCPS

Karen is a SUNY at Buffalo School of Pharmacy graduate and a has been a Board Certi? ed Pharmacotherapy Specialist since 1997. Her present clinical practice is as Drug Information Pharmacist, Clinical Ladder III at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse, NY. Karen is the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Preceptor for the Drug Information Longitudinal Experience. Her clinical experiences have been split between Ambulatory Care and Hospital Pharmacy Practice for greater than 28 years, specializing in the care of anticoagulation and solid organ transplantation patients. Karen is an active member of ASHP, ACCP, NYSCHP and the recipient of the CNY Chapter NYSCHP Pharmacist of the Year Award in 2007. Karen is a two-term member American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy Editorial Board.

Lisa Phillips, Pharm D., CACP, BAAP

Lisa is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy, St John Fisher College, Wegmans School of Pharmacy, Rochester, New York. She practices as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacotherapist at SUNY- Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY where she is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Lisa is a PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director, faculty for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency program and pharmacy student preceptor. She is an accomplished lecturer presenting on multiple topics with a focus in diabetic management and ambulatory care. Lisa brings her clinical experience working with advanced practice nurses to this presentation. She is an active member of ACCP, ASHP, AACP, and ISTH.

Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Continuing Education, Inc and ProEd Center. 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 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSES: 19.5 Hrs Nursing Credits. PEC is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 9890, Iowa #290, Kansas #LT0170-0261, for 19.5 Hours. Florida FBN #2219 for 19.5 Contact Hours. ACNM specialty credit has been applied for 19.5 CEU.
CME credits will be provided by University at Sea.
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 30
New York City
-
3:00pm
May 31
Cruising
Lectures:9:00am - 11:30am;
12:30pm - 2:30pm
-
-
Jun 1
Cruising
Lectures:9:00am - 12 Noon;
1:00pm - 4:00pm
-
-
Jun 2
Orlando (Port Canaveral)
Breakfast Q & A 8:00am
7:00am
9:30pm
Jun 3
Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
Breakfast Q & A 8:00am
10:00am
6:00pm
Jun 4
Nassau, Bahamas
Breakfast Q & A 8:00am
8:00am
6:00pm
Jun 5
Cruising
Lectures: 9:00am - 12 Noon;
1:00pm - 3:00pm
-
-
Jun 6
Cruising
Lectures: 9:00am - 1:00pm
-
-
Jun 7
New York (Disembark)
8:00am
-

Ports of Call
Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas - Enjoy the expanded white sandy beaches and the many activities we have to offer. Play in the water, go snorkel and see underwater delights, or get revved up on a waverunner adventure.
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
New York, New York - What can be said about America's greatest city? Whatever it is that interests you, you can find the best of it here. Food, shopping, nightlife and culture are everywhere you look. Even the buildings are works of art from American architecture's golden age.
Port Canaveral, Florida - Port Canaveral lies just 35 miles east of Orlando, along the 72 miles of pristine beaches known as Florida's Space Coast. Besides its close proximity to Orlando's theme parks, you'll find space-age attractions of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

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 Gem

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 with Two Balconies -The Owner's Suites with Double Balconies are great for up to four guests. They include a living room, dining room and separate bedroom with king-size bed. Along with a mini-bar, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and an amazing double balcony. Includes butler and concierge service. Approx. Size: 721 sq. ft.
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2-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony - With enough room for up to six 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. Approx. Size: 574 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (BA) - 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. Approx. Size: 203 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (BC) - 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. Approx. Size: 203 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (BD) - 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. Approx. Size: 203 sq. ft.
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for Pricing
Oceanview Picture Window (OC) - These Oceanview Staterooms have room for up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. You'll also have a big picture window to enjoy the amazing view. Approx. Size: 159 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Porthole Window - These Oceanview Staterooms have room for up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. You'll also have a porthole to enjoy an amazing view. Approx. Size: 159 sq. ft.
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Inside (IC) - 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. Approx. Size: 142-174 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Deposit $450 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.