Pharmaceuticals CME Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Ft. Lauderdale - March 28-April 5, 2015
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Update on Indications, Interactions and Complications in the Use of Pharmaceuticals

8-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas
March 28 - April 5, 2015

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 Amazing Independence of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
13.75 AAFP Prescribed Credits
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$550 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
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
Pharmacists, Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives

Drug Abuse and Misuse (3 hrs)

  • Identify the dangers associated with the nonmedical use of prescription and OTC medications.
  • Recognize the patient characteristics and techniques that may suggest the possibility of diversion/mis-use.
  • Identify ways to prevent medication abuse in your patients and drug diversion within your practice.
  • Compare and contrast challenges with Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and behind the counter status.
  • Discuss the use of marijuana (and its active ingredients) for various medicinal purposes.

Understanding Patient’s Approaches in Self-Care (2hrs)

  • Define self-care and describe patient’s attitude about self-care.
  • Outline strategies for assessing and counseling patients on the use of OTC products in self-care.
  • Describe patient’s attitudes about monitoring devices and diagnostics for self-care.
  • Identify new personal health care technologies and the impact they may have on patient outcomes.

Optimizing Medication Adherence and Outcomes (2hrs)

  • Define medication compliance, adherence, and persistency.
  • Identify strategies to promote medications adherence among all healthcare providers.
  • Describe the impact of poor adherence on clinical and economic outcomes for patient and stakeholders.
  • List common sources for miscommunication in health care that can lead to potentially serious medical errors.
  • Describe the necessary points within the medication use system in which technology can be employed to reduce medical errors and enhance patient outcomes.

From Pharmacogenomics to Personalized Medicine (2hrs)

  • Describe the benefits and limitations of genetic testing and use in managing medications in specific patients.
  • Discuss the use of new technologies such a laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) by the general public.
  • Identify new personal health care technologies and the impact they may have on patient outcomes.
  • Recognize various gene-drug (biomarker-drug) pairs with pharmacogenomic applications.

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Update and Key Product Approvals (3hrs)

  • Identify key brand to generic approvals as well as prescription to over-the-counter approvals.
  • Compare and contrast key recent drug approvals with those already used for specific conditions.
  • Discuss important patient counseling and therapeutic monitoring considerations for new drugs approvals.
  • Describe the challenges associated with biosimilars and biologics and their interchangeability.
  • Outline the FDA's role in post-marketing safety surveillance for medical and pharmaceutical products.

Creating Highly Effective Health Care Teams (2hrs)

  • Describe the benefits and limitations of collaborative practice models in various patient care settings.
  • Recognize the importance of aligning incentives in a “pay for performance” model that includes all providers.
  • Describe the elements necessary (patient data) necessary to support improvements in health outcomes.
  • Discuss the rationale for collaborative models of care that deliver enhanced patient and economic 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
George E. MacKinnon, Ph.D., R.Ph. Dr. MacKinnon is the Founding Dean and Professor of the College of Pharmacy at Roosevelt University in Chicago. His previous appointments include the positions of Department Chairman, Associate/Assistant Dean, and Vice-President for Academic Affairs with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, pharmaceutical industry researcher, tenured faculty member, and assistant hospital pharmacy administrator. Over the years he has been active in developing collaborative practice models with physicians and pharmacy practice faculty as well as establishing post-graduate training programs for pharmacists.

Dr. MacKinnon completed his pharmacy education at the University of Wisconsin Madison and completed two years post-graduate residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. He earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Loyola University in Chicago.

Karen MacKinnon, R.Ph. Karen MacKinnon is presently practicing pharmacy as a community practitioner. Her previous appointments have included, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University Colleges of Pharmacy and Director of Professional Laboratories in two new colleges of pharmacy. She has practiced in institutional (St. Louis University Hospital and St. Josephs Hospital) and community pharmacy practice.

Ms. MacKinnon received her pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison and completed her post-graduate training at Meriter Medical Center in Madison.
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.

This Live activity, Update on Indications, Interactions and Complications in the Use of Pharmaceuticals Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of 03/28/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACPE Credits for Pharmacists are Pending Approval


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 Mar 28 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - 5:30pm
Sun Mar 29 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
- -
Mon Mar 30 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00-4:00pm
- -
Tue Mar 31 Philipsburg, St, Maarten 8:00am 6:00pm
Wed Apr 1 Bassaterre, St. Kitts 7:00am 5:00pm
Thu Apr 2 San Juan, Puerto Rico 7:00am 2:00pm
Fri Apr 3 Labadee, Haiti 10:00am 6:00pm
Sat Apr 4 At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
- -
Sun Apr 5 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 5:30am  

Ports of Call
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.
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.
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.

Independence 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

ACCOMMODATIONS
CATEGORY
CEI RATE

Owner's Suite (OS) - 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.

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Grand Suite (GS) - 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 with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 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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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony( D2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 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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Interior Stateroom (M) - 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
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your 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.

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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.