CME Mediterranean Cruise Conference - Autism, ADHD, and other Pediatric Behavior Disorders - July 23-August 3, 2012
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Autism, ADHD, and other Pediatric Behavior Disorders

11-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Conference from Rome, Italy
July 23 - August 3, 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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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
13.5 AAFP Prescribed Credit(s)
14 Contact Hours

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Course Fees
Physicians - $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
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Statement of Purpose: To update practitioners and their office personnel on current diagnosis and management of behavioral conditions and issues in children and adolescents.

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

  • Evaluate the needs of children with chronic developmental disabilities
  • List the clinical features of autism
  • Review the effect of ADHD on multiple areas of impairment
  • Debate the issues involved in ADHD medications.
  • Review the multiple complications premature infants face
  • Manage the complex care of patients with Cerebral Palsy
  • Discuss current approach to managing the care of patients with cognitive or intellectual disabilities
  • Assess the changing needs of patients and families dealing with neurodegenerative disorders
  • Recognize the unique impact environmental health has on pediatric patients
  • Discuss the need for training of pediatric residents in the treatment of pediatric patients with chronic disorders
  • Formulate an effective method for managing the behavior of children


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
Raun D. Melmed, M.D. Co-founder and Medical Director, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, Phoenix, Arizona; Director, Melmed Center, Scottsdale, Arizona; Adjunct faculty, ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona; Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Translational Genomics Institute, Phoenix, Arizona.

Raun D. Melmed, MD, is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and co-founder and Medical Director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. He is also Director of the Melmed Center in Scottsdale, Arizona and is an Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Translational Genomics Institute in Phoenix. Dr. Melmed earned his medical degree at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, completed his internship at Tel Hashomer Hospital in Israel, his residency in Pediatrics at Brookdale Hospital in New York and a fellowship at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston, where he was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Melmed is a member of the Society for Behavioral Pediatrics and the Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and he is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is board certified in Pediatric and in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

The author of more than 50 publications, he has made presentations nationally and internationally. His most recent book is titled Autism Early Intervention and he also authored Succeeding with Difficult Children. Dr. Melmed has set up nationally recognized physician training programs for the early identification of infants and toddlers with developmental and behavioral concerns and more recently authored a program geared toward the early screening for autism spectrum disorders. He is currently an investigator of studies involving family linkage studies, proteomics and gene expression in autism as well as being principal investigator of studies of novel psychopharmacological agents in the treatment of autism, Fragile X and ADHD.


Leslie Rubin, M.D., Research Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine; Co-director, Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, Emory University; President, Institute for the Study of Disadvantage and Disability; Medical Director, Developmental Pediatrics Specialists
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.

Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

This Live activity, Autism, ADHD and Other Pediatric Behavior Disorders Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of July 23, 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.
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
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note our shore excursions are operated independently of the cruise line.

DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Mon Jul 23
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
-
5:00pm
Tue Jul 24
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Wed Jul 25
Santorini, Greece (tender required)
2:00pm
10:00pm
Thu Jul 26
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Fri Jul 27
Istanbul, Turkey
7:00am
overnight
Sat Jul 28
Istanbul, Turkey
overnight
1:00pm
Sun Jul 29
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
10:00am
7:00pm
Mon Jul 30
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
7:00am
6:00pm
Tue Jul 31
Mykonos, Greece
7:00am
6:00pm
Wed Aug 1
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
-
-
Thu Aug 2
Naples/Capri, Italy
7:00am
6:30pm
Fri Aug 3
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
4:30am
-

Ports of Call
Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.
Istanbul, Turkey - Istanbul, the only city in the world built on two continents, stands on the shores of the Istanbul Bogazi (Bosphorus) where the waters of the Black Sea mingle with those of the Sea of Marmara and the Golden Horn. Here on this splendid site Istanbul guards the precious relics of the three empires of which she has been capital; a unique link between East and West, past and present.
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey - Ephesus, one of the world's finest archeological sites, awaits. Here you will walk the Arcadian Way, view the facade of the Library of Celsus and visit the Amphitheatre.
Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

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. Two twin beds convertible to queen-size. 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 - Call for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two twin beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels
* Some staterooms in category 2B are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq.ft. Veranda: 54 sq.ft.
OceanView Stateroom - Call for Pricing
Large ocean view window. 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 category 8 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.
Inside Stateroom - Call for Pricing
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 safe. 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 $395.57 per person
Deposit $450.00 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.