Neurology, Pain Management, and Compliance CME Cruise Conference - July 28-Aug 6, 2011
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Pain Management/Neurology/Compliance

9-Night Baltic Capitals Cruise Conference from Copenhagen, Denmark
July 28 - August 6, 2011

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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
Course Fees
Physicians $695
Other Professionals $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
Pain Management Specialists, Neurologists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics to be presented:

Dr. Kori
Pain, Psychological Factors and Central Sensitization
Neuropathic Pain
Regulatory Issues and Ethics in Pain Management
Clinical Epilepsy
Chronic Pain Therapies
Reducing Placebo Response
Changing Concepts in Pain
Management of Cancer Pain

Dr. Mendoza
CVA
Movement Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson's Disease
Coding and Compliance
Sleep Disorders
Management of Headache

Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:

• Discuss the future direction of the practice of Neurology
• Identify patients with major risk factors for stroke
• Review current treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease
• Describe the pathophysiology of pain
• Explain pain mechanisms in neuropathic pain
• Discuss regulatory and ethical issues in pain management
• Discuss the roll of opioids in pain management
• Explain complications and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
• Review the current treatments for Parkinson’s Disease
• List current classification of seizures
• Explain the effect of placebo response on clinical studies
• Assess patients for the different types of movement disorders
• Explain the use of epidural injections in chronic pain therapy
• List the negative results of inadequate sleep
• Recommend appropriate management of headaches
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

Edward M. Mendoza, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAN, FACPE
Dr. Edward M. Mendoza is an independent contractor and senior Physician Consultant of the Mendoza group. He has more than 29 years of experience in health care as a physician and consultant. He also has a Neurology private practice. Dr. Mendoza's consulting services include physician training, coder and case manager education, physician liaison training, clinical documentation quality reviews, clinical pathway development, and clinical cost management. Other present consulting experience is as a part time Vice President of Medical Affairs (Medical Director) at a tertiary care facility. He also assists with DRG and CPT proper coding projects and educational programs for HIM, UM, and QA personnel.

Dr Mendoza is board certified in Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Medical Management. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Academy of Neurology. He is a Certified Physician Executive. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science, received his Doctor of Medicine from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and his Masters of Business Administration from the Executive Program of Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Dr. Mendoza is widely published in the medical literature including several books: International Healthcare, A Framework for Comparing National Health Care Systems, 3rd edition and Mastering the Reimbursement Process, 2nd Edition. He has been recognized in Modern Healthcare for his international expertise. He has spoken at numerous seminars, both nationally and internationally on clinical, international health care, and managed care topics. He has prepared and taught Financing International Health Care Systems, Comparative International Health Care Systems, and Managed Care for Public Health for the school of Public Health, Morehouse School of Medicine.

Shashidhar H. Kori, M.D.
Dr Kori is Vice President of Clinical Development at MAP Pharmaceuticals since July 2007. He has more than 30 years of clinical and research in Neurosciences. Prior to Joining MAP he was Senior Director of Clinical Development at GlaxoSmithKline. In this role, Dr. Kori oversaw the design and execution of clinical studies and coordinated responses to FDA for migraine and pain products in development. In addition, he served as liaison to the external scientific and medical community, including leading headache specialists, participated in the development of new chemical entities and managed R&D support for innovative products.

Dr Kori has 24 years of Academic Medicine experience at major universities in the country (Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Moffitt Cancer Center, and Duke University), with extensive experience in clinical patient care(founded and directed several major pain programs in the country), Teaching (voted Best Teacher of the Year 4 times), Research (more than 90 publications, several grants, described two new syndromes and devised a new questionnaire), and Administration (Director of Residency Program, Vice Chairman of a department, Director of Several Clinical Programs, Chief of a Department).

He also served as President, Committee Chair, and was on the Board of Directors of several national professional societies. Dr. Kori chaired several national professional seminars and symposia and has delivered invited lectures in more than a dozen countries; was Visiting Professor at 10 universities; was on Editorial Board or Medical Reviewer for seven professional journals, and had several media exposures (appeared in several national TV programs, radio programs and quoted in several national publications).

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
Thu Jul 28
Copenhagen, Denmark
-
5:00pm
Fri Jul 29
Berlin (Warnemunde), Germany
7:30am
10:00pm
Sat Jul 30
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12:00pm,
1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Sun Jul 31
Tallinn, Estonia
9:00am
5:30pm
Mon Aug 1
St. Petersburg, Russia
Overnight stay onboard
8:00am
-
Tue Aug 2
St. Petersburg, Russia
-
7:00pm
Wed Aug 3
Helsinki, Finland
8:00am
5:30pm
Thu Aug 4
Stockholm, Sweden
7:00am
6:00pm
Fri Aug 5
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12:00pm,
1:00pm - 4:00pm
-
-
Sat Aug 6
Copenhagen, Denmark
5:00am
-

Ports of Call
Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor - Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.
Helsinki, Finland - Shaped by its bays and isles, it's one of Europe's most scenic capitals. Hear a Sibelius concert, tour across the Arctic Circle to Lapland, land of Santa Claus, reindeer and the Midnight Sun. Buy a birchbark basket.
St. Petersburg/Moscow - In Peter the Great's "Window on Europe", head for the fabulous Hermitage, with its renowned art collection from Raphael to Rembrandt, Titian to Tintoretto. Take in a concert--folkloric or grandly operatic. Make a flying trip to Moscow to view monuments from Soviet and pre-Soviet days: Red Square, the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Tomb.

*Visas are included with most shore excursions. If you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own, however, a visa will be required; obtaining one can take some time, so please begin the visa process immediately.
Stockholm, Sweden - So much to see in this charming city, sprawled on 18 islands, often called the "Venice of the North." Cruise the sparkling waterways. Navigate narrow medieval streets. Watch the snappy changing of the guard at the Baroque Royal Palace. Shop for elegant gifts--glassware, stainless steel. Work up an appetite so you can do justice to the lavish smorgasbords
Tallinn, Estonia - Medieval walls and towers still stand tall in Old Town. Stroll and shop along cobblestone streets, walk up to the Baroque palace, drop in at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to find inspiration in the gleaming mosaics and icons.
Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany - In Berlin history awaits: Checkpoint Charlie, Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag. Browse lively Kurfurstendamm for delicate hand-painted porcelain, a snack of beer and bratwurst.

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 Sun

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

Cancellation Penalties vary by cruise line and sailing date. Be sure to review these cruise line policies with our staff.
CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION
CEI RATE
IC
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom Great for up to five guests, these staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a pull down bed and a convertible sofa bed. Because these are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything on board.
Accommodates: 5 Approx. Size: 172 sq. ft.
$1,039
OF

Mid-Ship Oceanview Porthole With room for up to three guests, these Oceanview Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa to sleep one more, as well as a porthole that offers a great view and a sitting area.
Accommodates: 3 Approx. Size: 145 sq. ft.

$1,209
BD
Oceanview Stateroom With Balcony With room for up to four guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate up to two more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view.
Accommodates: 4 Approx. Size: 198-221 sq. ft
$1589
All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
Call for 3rd/4th person in cabin
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $399.65 per person
Deposit $450 per person
Single Rates are Available - Request Details from our Staff
Air Fare Additional
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.

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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.