CME Cruise Conference - Neurology and Pain Management - Western Caribbean Cruise - December 2 - 9, 2012
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Pain Management

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
December 2 - 9, 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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All social events are complimentary for guests traveling with conferee and whose cabins are booked in the meeting group.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Course Fees
Physicians and other doctoral level degrees - $695.00
Other Professionals - $450.00
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-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, Nurses, PAs, NPs
Program Purpose / Objectives

Preliminary Objectives for Activity. At the conclusion of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between Sensitivity and Specificity when it comes to evidence based medicine
  • Review the occurrence of chronic pain in America
  • List some adverse effects of pain
  • Describe the use of x-rays and imaging in pain
  • Discuss rational pharmacotherapy in pain management
  • Review ways to positively interact with difficult patients
  • Appreciate the complexities of the physiology of pain
  • Apply physiologic principles to the other lectures in the series
  • Realize the significance of the pain experience in patients' lives
  • Be familiar with the various pharmacological classes and treatments involved in the treatment of acute and chronic pain
  • Apply knowledge of non-pharmacologic approaches to the treatment of pain
  • Comprehend and apply the risk screening when considering the use of scheduled medications
  • 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
Chris Kottenstette, PA-C, is President and CEO of Your Care, a Healthcare Consulting and Systems Integration Company; President and Founder of the PAs in Pain Medicine Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA); Founding Member of the Board of Advisors for the American Society of Pain Educators; and a Past-President of the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants. His skills in Quality Management earned him an appointment to the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2003.

Currently, he uses his expertise in both clinical and advanced diagnostic and interventional medicine as a practicing Physician Assistant with Denver Pain Management, in Denver, Colorado treating a variety of painful conditions. He speaks regularly on topics of pain medicine, has expertise in legal and regulatory medicine, and has lobbied for legislative change both locally and nationally. He has a special interest in Medical Information Technologies and in Total Quality Management as it relates to Healthcare. Mr. Kottenstette graduated from the Utah Physician Assistant Program (UPAP) at the University of Utah Medical School in Salt Lake City, Utah



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 has been 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
Sun Dec 2
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:00pm
Mon Dec 3
At Sea
Lectures 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Tue Dec 4
Labadee, Haiti
7:00am
4:00pm
Wed Dec 5
Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00am
7:00pm
Thu Dec 6
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Fri Dec 7
Cozumel, Mexico
8:00am
7:00pm
Sat Dec 8
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
-
-
Sun Dec 9
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15am
 

Ports of Call
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.
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.
Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
Owner's Suite

Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 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.

Call for Availability
Grand Suite

Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 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
Two twin beds (can convert to Queen), . private balcony, private bathroom with tub, sitting area with table and sofa. (287.4 sq. ft., balcony 78.6 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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OceanView Stateroom with Balcony
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 53.8 sq. ft.)
Call for Availability
Central Park View Stateroom with Balcony
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 53.8 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom
Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
Call for Availability
Interior Stateroom
Two twin beds (can convert to Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
Call for Availability
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $295.15
Deposit $250.00 per person

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



Staterooms


Junior Suite


Large OceanView with Verandah


Large OceanView


Inside Stateroom

Actual staterooms may not be identical to those pictured.
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.