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Palliative Medicine and End of Life Care:
2017 Update
Including Related Topics in Neurology

8-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 18 - 26, 2017

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.

Royal Caribbean's Stupendous Freedom of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
12 CE credits for Psycologists
4½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$650 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics
  • History of Palliative Care - setting the stage
  • Gap Analysis - quality approach to practice improvement
  • Palliative Care and Hospice - relationship and differences
  • Advanced Care Directives/Advanced Care Protocols - prognostic uncertainty and tools for family and patient conversations
  • Mental State - delirium, MCI and dementia
  • Can the Patient Hear Me? - awareness, unresponsiveness and coma
  • Pain Management and Palliative Care
  • Stroke - follow-up and prognosis
  • COPD, CHF, End Stage Renal Disease in Palliative Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's in Palliative Care
  • Brain Death - what is it and diagnosis
  • End of Life Symptomology and Management
  • Reimbursement and Coverage Strategies
  • The Plan for Monday - changes for ease of practice and improvement in care
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
Charles S. Mills, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDBC

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Medical Director, Palliative and Hospice Medicine, Elliot Health System, Manchester, NH
Medical Director, Manchester VNA and VNA of Southern NH Hospice
Medical Director, Inspiris/Optum Care of United Health, Massachusetts
Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Dr Mills is a board certified internist and palliative care specialist with over 35 years of medical experience and practice. He practiced for many years both clinically and with administrative positions at the former Fallon Clinic/Fallon Community Health System. It was here that he built a strong interest in and knowledge of the impact of health care systems and economics on the delivery of care. In these various rolls, he became a strong advocate for physician education to assist the evolution of the care models necessary for success in the developing health care market.

Dr Mills's extensive work in geriatrics in his clinical practice led to his growth in palliative and hospice medicine. Taking on a medical directorship at a local hospice, he gained practical knowledge of this field and went on to complete additional study in this area leading to his successful completion of board certification in 2008.

He is a zealous proponent of interactive learning processes and enjoys leading/mentoring invigorated medical education forums. He has lectured and taught broadly at both a community/ lay level, medical school level , residency/fellow level and at attending level of audience.

Joel M. Kaufman, MD, FAAN

Clinical Associate Professor of Clinical Neurosciences (Neurology), Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Active Staff, Department of Neurology, Rhode Island Hospital
Medical Director of the Neurology Resident Teaching Clinic, Rhode Island Hospital

Dr. Kaufman graduated from Boston University, majoring in mathematics, and from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his medical internship at Presbyterian Hospital at Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco (now California Pacific Medical Center) and his Neurology residency at Boston City Hospital (now Boston Medical Center). He then joined Fallon Clinic (now Reliant Medical Group) in Worcester, Massachusetts. From 1988 through 1996 he was Medical Director of Fallon Community Health Plan. In 1997 he became Executive Director of the Lifespan/Physicians Professional Services Organization, a position he recently left, and joined the faculty at Brown. He continues his clinical teaching activities at the Alpert Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital.

Dr. Kaufman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and active with the Academy, currently chairing the Payment Policy Sub-committee, the Value of Neurology Work Group, and the Payment Alternatives Team. He serves on the Medical Economics and Management Committee and the Quality and Safety Sub-committee. He is also serving or has served on many other professional boards and committees.

Dr. Kaufman's interests include physician advocacy, quality improvement in medical practice, provide-payer interaction, and clinical teaching.
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 aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
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 Feb 18 Fort Lauderdale, FL
- 5:30 pm
Sun Feb 19 *At Sea
- -
Mon Feb 20 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue Feb 21 San Juan, Puerto Rico
1:30 pm 9:00 pm
Wed Feb 22 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Feb 23 Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Feb 24 *At Sea
- -
Sat Feb 25 *At Sea
- -
Sun Feb 26 Fort Lauderdale, FL
5:30 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Embark and Debark) - 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.
Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.
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.
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.
San Juan, Puerto Rico - 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

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.

Freedom 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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed.(594 sq. ft., balcony 204 sq. ft.)
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (401 sq. ft., balcony 104 sq. ft.)
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (H) - Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal King) and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) - Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal King) and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (K) Quad- Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal King) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (N) - Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal King) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $321.50
Deposit $250 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.

Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
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.