Preventive Cardiology CME Mediterranean Cruise Conference from Venice, Italy - Spet. 12-24, 2013
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Preventive Cardiology

12-Night Mediterranean Cruise Conference
from Venice, Italy
September 12-24, 2013

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)™
14 Contact Hours
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Course Fee:

$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists

$450 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Preliminary Topics for Activity
  • Obesity and Co-morbidities
  • Lowering Triglycerides and Raising HDL: How to do it and is it of value?
  • Lipids in Children & Adolescents: Challenges and Solutions
  • Cost Effective Strategies for Assessing and Treating Cardio-metabolic Risk: Role of Biomarkers
  • Advanced Lipid testing – Case Based Discussion
  • Familial Hypercholesterdemia – Genetics, Diagnosis, New Therapies
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Cardiac Risk: Management of Insulin Resistance Syndrome
  • Preventive Medicine Form A to Z
  • Reaching Blood Pressure Goals – A Focus on Isolated Systolic and Resistant Hypertension
  • The Impact of Recent Clinical Trials on Preventive Cardiology in the Office – Let’s make the Cardiologist and Lonely as the Maytag Repairman
  • Defeating Dementia – What Can We Do?
  • Travel Medicine – Staying Well Away from Home
  • Is Something Fish Here? The Facts about Marine Oils and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • Case Studies on Reducing Cardiovascular Residual Risk
At the completion of this educational activity participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the significance of addressing triglycerides and non-HDL abnormalities for reducing cardiovascular risk
  • Identify medical factors, medications, insulin resistance as secondary causes of obesity and how to workup, address and treat these conditions
  • Discuss practical approach to work up pediatric patients with dyslipidemia and discuss use of pharmaco therapy in youth and adolescents,
  • Discuss outcomes data for CRP, ApoB, LDL-P, and cost effective approach to treatment of residual risk
  • Describe the concept of concordance and discordance of LDL Cholesterol versus LDL Particle or ApoB and apply to management
  • Describe work up and diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia and explain treatment approach inclusive of new therapies
  • Diagnose PCOS and describe the approach to management
  • Discuss state-of-the art Cardiovascular and Global Preventive Medicine Patients
  • Differentiate Methods to Diagnose and Treat Resistant Hypertension
  • Apply Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular Prevention Goals
  • Explain Diagnostic, Treatment and Prevention Strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dementia
  • Analyze patients’ requirement for prevention and treatment of travel-related health problems
  • Assess the pros and cons of omega-3 fatty acids for cardiovascular disease prevention and global health
  • Discuss office-based treatment strategies for maximal reduction of cardiovascular residual risk
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
Wayne L. Peters, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Medical Director, Healthmark LLC and Director of Clinical Preventive Medicine, Colorado Heart & Body Imaging, Denver, Colorado.

Tara Dall, MD, is board certified in Clinical Lipidology and is one of the few United States physicians treating pediatric Dyslipidemia. In 2006 She formed the Cholesterol & Lifestyle Center, with the goal of aggressive detection and treatment of artherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

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
ARRIVE
DEPART
Thu Sep 12
Venice, Italy (Overnight stay onboard)
-
-
Fri Sep 13
Venice, Italy
Lectures 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
12:00pm
Sat Sep 14
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Sun Sep 15
Katakolon, Greece
8:00am
4:00pm
Mon Sep 16
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
8:00am
5:00pm
Tue Sep 17
Cruising the Dardanelles
-
-
Tue Sep 17
Istanbul, Turkey (overnight stay onboard)
4:00pm
-
Wed Sep 18
Istanbul, Turkey
-
4:00pm
Thu Sep 19
Mitilini (Lesbos), Greece
11:00am
6:00pm
Fri Sep 20
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey
7:00am
6:00pm
Sat Sep 21
Thira (Santorini), Greece
7:00am
4:00pm
Sun Sep 22
Argostoli, Greece
11:00am
6:00pm
Mon Sep 23
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12noon; 1:30pm-3:30pm
-
-
Tue Sep 24
Venice, Italy
7:00am
-

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!
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.
Katakolon, Greece - Explore the site of the very first Olympic Games! Ancient Olympia is a short drive from Katakolon to see where the sacred flame is still lit every Olympic year. Wonder at the ruins of the awesome Temple of Zeus.
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.
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.
Venice, Italy - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice 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.

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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
Neptune Suite with Veranda (SQ) – $17,849
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, and walk-in closet. Approximately 506–590 sq. ft. including verandah

Suite amenities include: use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge and personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, cocktail party with ship’s officers, priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, high tea service in suite on request.

Neptune Suite with Veranda (SC)– $14,699
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, and walk-in closet. Approximately 506–590 sq. ft. including verandah

Suite amenities include: use of the exclusive Neptune Lounge and personal concierge service, complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, cocktail party with ship’s officers, priority boarding for tendered ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, exclusive daily breakfast service, high tea service in suite on request.

Signature Suite with Veranda (SA) – $5,499
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows leading to your private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Approximately 273–456 sq. ft. including verandah.

Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, over-sized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library.

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VQ) - $3,299
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows leading to your private verandah. Approximately 213–379 sq. ft. including verandah

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VD) - $2,699
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows leading to your private verandah. Approximately 213–379 sq. ft. including verandah

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

OceanView Stateroom (E) - $1,799
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Approximately 169–267 sq. ft.

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

OceanView Stateroom (F) - $1,759
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub, shower. Approximately 169–267 sq. ft.

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

Inside Stateroom (MM) -
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, shower.
Approximately 141–284 sq. ft.

Stateroom amenities include: bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, massage showerhead, magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities, complimentary fresh fruit on request, ice bucket and serving tray for in-stateroom beverages, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $416.49 per person
Deposit $600 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
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.