Pain Management - CME Caribbean Cruise Conference - April 14 - 21, 2012
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The Pain of Treating Pain in 2012

7-Night Eastern Caribbean from Miami, Florida
April 14 - 21, 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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BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
13.5 AAFP Prescribed Credits
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
Primary Care Physicians, Neurologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
1) Anatomy and Physiology
2) Epidemiology and terminology
3) Pharmacology
  • Opioids
  • Muscle Relaxants
  • Antiepileptics
  • Antidepressants and anxiolytics
  • Others, e.g., canabinoids
4) Concomitant symptoms
5) Sleep disturbances
6) Co-morbidities that should be evaluated
7) Behavorial
8) Other pain treatments
9) Specific disease states
10) Interventional approaches to treatment
11) What is new in potential pain treatments
12) REMS, down side of opioids, opioid side effects
13) The complexity model in the treatment of chronic pain

This Live activity, "The Pain of Treating Pain in 2012 Cruise Conference" with a beginning date of April 14, 2012 has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.5 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Objectives:
Upon attending this series of lectures the attendee will:
1) Appreciate the complexities of the physiology of pain
2) Apply physiologic principles to the other lectures in the series
3) Realize the significance of the pain experience in patients' lives
4) Be familiar with the various pharmacological classes and treatments involved in the treatment of acute and chronic pain
5) Apply knowledge of non-pharmacologic approaches to the treatment of pain
6) Comprehend and apply the risk screening when considering the use of scheduled medications
7) Build on the information presented in the lecture series to change practice behaviors when dealing with chronic pain patients

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
John Francis Peppin, D.O., F.A.C.P., current practice in pain, palliative, and internal medicine at The Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass; Associate Medical Director, Hospice of the Bluegrass; Director of the Center for Bioethics, Pain Management and Medicine; Director of the Clinic Research Division of the Pain Treatment Center of the Bluegrass; Clinical Associate Professor in the Clinical Title Series, Pharmacy Practice and Science Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Sloan B. Karver, M.D.
Dr. Sloan Beth Karver was previously Assistant Professor of Oncological Sciences at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. She obtained Board Certification by the Hospice and Palliative Care Board in 2004 and became a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2008. In addition she holds certifications in Family Medicine. She has extensive Hospice experience having previously served as the Chief Medical Officer of a not-for-profit Hospice. In addition, Karver was the past president and current board member of Project GRACE.

She recently was the lead investigator on the “Methylnaltrexone for Opioid-Induced Constipation in Advanced Illness” which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine this past year and has presented the study in the United States, Argentina, Peru, Brazil and Chile among others.

She was instrumental in starting a palliative care research program at Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as accrediting and expanding the palliative care fellowship with the University of South Florida. She is a published author on end-of-life issues, as well as pain and symptom management. Dr. Karver lectures nationally and internationally on the same topics.
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
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Apr 14 Miami, Florida - 4:30pm
Sun Apr 15 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 7:00am-12noon
- -
Mon Apr 16 San Juan, Puerto Rico 3:00pm 11:00pm
Tue Apr 17 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 8:00am 5:00pm
Wed Apr 18 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00am 5:00pm
Thu Apr 19 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 12noon - 5:00pm
- -
Fri Apr 20 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 7:30am - 11:30am
- -
Sat Apr 21 Miami, Florida 7:00am -

Ports of Call
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Embark and Debark) - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque. Port tips from our blog
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!
Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.
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.

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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.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOMS

DETAILS

Sky Suite with Veranda – Call for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin. Living room with queen sleeper sofa and vanity. Mini refrigerator. And 40" LCD TV.
All Suites Include: One complimentary dining reservation per suite for cruises of up to seven nights. Two complimentary dining reservations per suite for cruises of eight nights or longer. Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine. fresh fruit & flowers. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast. lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres. daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service. Celebrity tote bag. Delivery of requested board games. Dual voltage 110/220 AC. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Fresh cut flowers. Complimentary beach towel service.
*Some staterooms in category S2 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 300 sq. ft. Veranda:79 sq. ft

Aqua Class Stateroom - Call for Pricing

Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two lower beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Staterooms located close to the Spa, the Solarium and the Persian Garden. Priority seating in Blu, a specialty restaurant created just for AquaClass guests that also serves complimentary healthy continental breakfast daily. Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette® bathrobes Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella and high quality binoculars. Daily deliveries of bottled water and teas. A Personal Spa Concierge to arrange AquaSpa treatments. Special programming and wellness classes. Free, unlimited access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.

Concierge Class Stateroom - Call for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV . Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed . Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette® bathrobes Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella and high quality binoculars.
* Some staterooms in category C3 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq.ft. Veranda: 54 sq.ft.
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda - $860
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV . Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed . Complimentary 24-hour room service. Four pillows in every stateroom. Complimentary use of bathrobes. 100% cotton towels. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
*Some staterooms in category 2B are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq.ft. Veranda: 54 sq.ft.
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda - $830
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV . Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed . Complimentary 24-hour room service. Four pillows in every stateroom. Complimentary use of bathrobes. 100% cotton towels. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
*Some staterooms in category 2B are wheelchair-accessible.
* 2C Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms have partially obstructed veranda views, and 2D Deluxe Ocean View Staterooms have obstructed veranda views

Stateroom: 194 sq.ft. Veranda: 54 sq.ft.
OceanView Stateroom - $780
Large ocean view window. Ttwo twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
* Some staterooms in category 8 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.
Inside Stateroom - $700
Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television..Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual saf. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
* Some staterooms in categories 9 & 10 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 183 - 200 sq. ft .
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Pleae Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $262.64 per person
Deposit $250.00 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for this 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.