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2015 Otolaryngology Update at Sea
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7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
June 13 - 20, 2015

All Conference participants and families/guests must book their cruise within the group in order to attend the conference and to get group pricing and all group amenities for themselves and their guests. This can be done only through University at Sea®.

Please contact University at Sea directly by phone, email, or through the Registration Form link.
Phone: Toll-free in the US: 1-800-422-0711
From outside the US: 1-727-526-1571
Email: registrar@ContinuingEducation.NET


Plan to arrive evening prior to departure. June 12, 2015; pre-cruise hotel and travel arrangements available

Registration Cost

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 Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

Contact Hours: 14

Physician Conference Registration Fee: $400.00 (includes all social events)
Nurse, Residents, & Fellows Conference Registration Fee: $250.00 (includes all social events)
Adult Guest social events fee: $120.00
Children under 12 years of age social events fee: $70.00
(Collected by University at Sea)

Conference Registration fee is non-refundable after March 1st, 2015

As part of the registration process, please be prepared to provide a photocopy of your passport.

Questions regarding scientific program or speaker information: email Ivis Perez

Questions regarding all other matters regarding the cruise, reservations, etc.: email or call Continuing Education Inc.


Social Events (outside the normal cruise activities):

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort:
Day: Tuesday
Time: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Transportation provided: TBA
Description: Beach BBQ with Chicken and Vegan option, Ice Tea, Lemonade & Rum

Farewell Reception:
Day: Friday
Description:
Target Audience
This course is specifically designed for the busy general otolaryngologist in practice, otolaryngology resident in training, or otolaryngology nursing/physician assistants, wishing an update on the latest advances within the various disciplines of our specialty.

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
Otolaryngologists, Primary Care Physicians
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:

  • Common H&N Benign and Malignant Neoplasms and Neck Masses
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Otitis Media
  • Facial Esthetics
  • Voice Disorders
  • Pharyngotonsillitis
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Evaluation of Sleep Apnea in Adults and Children: Role of Surgery
  • Profound Hearing Loss: Indications for Cochlear Implantation
  • Office-based procedures in Otolaryngology
  • Dizziness; Evaluation and Treatment Options
  • Phonomicrosurgical Techniques for the Management of Common Vocal Disorders
  • Tinnitus: Evaluation and Treatment Options
  • Endoscopic Transnasal Procedures for Chronic Inflammatory and Neoplastic Disease of the Sinuses, Orbit, and Skull Base


Learning objectives:

At the completion of this course the participant should be able to:
  • Determine the limitations, risks, potential complications, for nasal and facial esthetics surgery, and formulate an appropriate surgical strategy that is consistent with realistic patient expectation.
  • Differentiate between chronic rhinosinusitis, and other nonrhinologic disorders causing patientsÂ’ symptoms, and propose a management strategy to maximize long-term medical control in a multidisciplinary fashion.
  • Assess the patient with otologic complaints, and differentiate between the different types of common noninfectious and infectious types of middle and external ear processes. Formulate appropriate medical and/or surgical treatment strategies.
  • Assess the patient with common H&N neoplasms, and know all the current diagnostic and treatment modalities available.
  • Assess patients with common causes of hoarseness and formulate an effective medical and/or surgical management strategy.
  • Contrast between the different etiologies of pharyngotonsillitis and its potential complications, to formulate a management strategy.
  • Assess the patient with swallowing complaints, and categorize the different etiologies, based on the affected anatomical level of the swallowing mechanism, in order to formulate an appropriate treatment strategy.
  • Evaluate patients with sleep apnea and formulate a strategy for medical versus surgical management
  • Determine the current indications, selection criteria, contraindications, expected outcomes, and complications associated with cochlear implantation.
  • Determine which patients are appropriate for a variety of in-office procedures, and know the proper preoperative preparation and surgical technique to use.
  • Propose a diagnostic and treatment strategy for dizziness and tinnitus.
  • Assess patients with draining ears and formulate a management strategy.
  • Formulate a management strategy for patients with a variety of voice disorders, including technical considerations and patient selection criteria for microphonosurgical procedures.
  • Formulate a surgical management strategy for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis failing medical management, in order to minimize complications, and maximize clinical outcomes
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

Course Director: Roy R Casiano MD

Professor and Vice Chairman
Director: Rhinology and Endoscopic Surgery Program Skull Base Program
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

Scientific Committee (Faculty of the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine):

Simon Angeli MD (Otology)
Fred Telischi MD (Otology)
David Rosow MD (Laryngology)
Lisa Grunebaum MD (Facial Plastic Surgery)
Zoukaa Sargi MD (Head and Neck/Microvascular Reconstruction)
Francisco Civantos MD (Head and Neck/ Microvascular Reconstruction)


National Invited Speakers:

Simon Angeli MD
Bradley Goldstein MD
Mario A. Landera, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Xue Zhong Liu MD
David Rosow MD
Jose Ruiz MD
Zoukaa Sargi MD
Pablo Stolovitsky MD
Giovana Thomas MD


International Invited Speakers:

Brazil:
Washington Almeida MD
Antonio C Cedin MD
Arthur Grinfeld MD
Marcos Mocellin MD

Canada:
Jennifer Anderson MD

Chile:
Gonzalo Nazar MD

Colombia:
Juan Manuel Garcia Gomez MD

Mexico:
Victor Manuel Belalcazar MD
Luis H. Govea MD
Jose Luis Mayorga MD
Jose Juan Garcia Parra MD
Fernando Ramirez MD

Venzuela:
Jaqueline Alvarado MD
Juan A. Chiossone MD
Teolinda De Morales MD

Description

Hard hitting, 15 minute lectures are provided by world-renowned otolaryngologists, considered to be the best in their respective sub-specialties. Hot topics in all sub-specialties will be covered; i.e., laryngology, otology, rhinology, endoscopic skull base surgery, H&N surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, and facial plastics. There will be a special focus on controversial issues, techniques, and treatments currently available. There is ample time for Q&As during the sessions, as well as “off-line” discussions during the entire cruise. This is a great “refresher” course for any otolaryngologist who wants to get caught up on the latest technological and therapeutic advances in otolaryngology.

It is also a unique, once in a life-time experience for the whole family on one of the best cruise lines in the world, known for their excellent service, and beautiful ports of call, in the crystal clear, turquois-blue waters, and sandy beaches of the Caribbean. Slide handouts will be provided in a complementary flash drive.

Attention: Official languages for this conference are English and Spanish. Simultaneous English and Spanish translation will be provided for all participants who desire a head phone.

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 June 13 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Plan to arrive at 12:00pm. Lunch will be served on board.
Arrive at the port 3 hours prior to departure 5:00pm
Sun June 14 Nassau, Bahamas 7:00am 2:00pm
Mon June 15 At Sea Cruising:
Rhinology Update: 8:00 am-12 pm
Afternoon free on board
- -
Tue June 16 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 10:00am 7:00pm
Wed June 17 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8:00am 5:00pm
Thu June 18 At Sea Cruising:
Laryngology/H&N Update: 8 am - 12 pm
Lunch 12 pm - 1 pm
Otology Update: 1:00pm 5:00pm
- -
Fri June 19 At Sea Cruising:
Facial Plastics Update: 8 am - 12 pm
Afternoon free time on board
- -
Sat June 20 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 6:15am -

Ports of Call
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!
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.
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
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.

Oasis 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

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $334.90
Deposit $250 per person

Cancellation Policies :

  • Cancellations between 03/30/ 2015 - 4/17/2015, incur a charge of $250 per person.
  • Cancellations between 04/18 - 05/15/2015 incur a 50 % charge of total fare per person.
  • Cancellations between 05/16 - 05/29/2015 incur a 75 % charge of total fare per person.
  • Cancellations between 5/30 - 6/13/2015, there is a charge 100 % of total fare per person.
STATEROOM ACCOMMODATIONS PER PERSON
Owner's Suite (OS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, shower and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs. (569 sq. ft., balcony 246 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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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa. (371 sq. ft., balcony 114 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 with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, sitting area with table and sofa. (287 sq. ft., balcony 78 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 (D4) Quad - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D5) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D6) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D7) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D8) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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Boardwalk Balcony (B1) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Balcony overlooking the boardwalk. (182 sq. ft.)
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Boardwalk Balcony (B2) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Balcony overlooking the boardwalk. (182 sq. ft.)
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Promenade (PR) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Balcony overlooking the boardwalk. (193 sq. ft.)
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Central Park View Balcony Stateroom (C1) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Central Park view balcony. (194 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (F) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Central Park View Balcony Stateroom (C2) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Central Park view bay window. (194 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom Quad (H) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (L) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Central Park View Stateroom (CV) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Central Park view bay window. (194 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (N) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
To ensure that you get the best price at time of booking, we will pass on to you any promotion being offered by f Royal Caribbean for this particular sailing .

Cancellation Policies : Cancellation Policies :

  • Cancellations between 03/30/ 2015 - 4/17/2015, incur a charge of $250 per person.
  • Cancellations between 04/18 - 05/15/2015 incur a 50 % charge of total fare per person.
  • Cancellations between 05/16 - 05/29/2015 incur a 75 % charge of total fare per person
  • Cancellations between 5/30 - 6/13/2015, there is a charge 100 % of total fare 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.