CME Western Europe Cruise Conference from Rome to Amsterdam - May 11-21, 2012
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Rheumatology and Orthopaedics

10-Night Western Europe Cruise Conference
from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
May 11-21, 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.

Holland America Line's Inviting ms Eurodam
Holland America's ms Eurodam

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Course Fees:
Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $450
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
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
Internists, Family Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Preliminary Topics
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis and Management in 2012
  • Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis and the Spondylo-arthropathies
  • Gout and Crystal Induced Arthropathies
  • Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Medical Management
  • Fibromyalgia: Diagnosis and Management - What it is and what it is not.
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical Vignettes in Diagnosis and Management
  • ACL Current Concepts
  • Knee Instability and Arthritis
  • OA Bracing in the Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Pain
  • Total Hip Replacement Current Trends
  • Total Knee Replacement Current Trends
  • Thromboprophylaxis in Orthopedic Surgery
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
Alan Rubinow, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Medicine, Hadassah University Medical Center, Ein-Kerem, Jerusalem

Dr. Alan Rubinow MD was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a graduate of the Hadassah - Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel. Following his residency in Internal Medicine he trained in Rheumatology and Allergy in the Division of Arthritis at the Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Massachusetts. His main research interest during his seven year tenure in Boston was amyloidosis, particularly the hereditary and familial forms of the disease.

He is American Board certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Allergy/ Clinical Immunology. Dr. Rubinow is Associate Professor of Medicine and Senior Physician in the Department of Medicine and past chairman of the Rheumatology unit. He is past Chairman of the Israel Rheumatology Society and past Chairman of the Board of Examinations in Rheumatology.

He has been visiting professor at many international universities and medical schools where he was involved in teaching at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels: Indiana University School of Medicine (1994), University of Western Australia in Perth (2004) Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York City (2005), University of Cape Town, South Africa (2007) and University of Florence, Italy (2008).

Prof. Rubinow was a member of the Board of Directors of Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI). He is the author of over 140 publications and chapters in books.

In 1998 Prof. Rubinow was the recipient of the Feldman Foundation Fellowship and was Associate Visiting Professor of Medicine in the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Stanford University. He is a member of the Hadassah Medical Center Helsinki committee (Institutional Review Board) for research on human subjects, member of the ethics bureau of the Israel Medical Association and advisor to the Ombudsman in the Ministry of Health.

Wayne A. Pisesky, B.Sc., M.Sc., M.D., FRCS(c),
Dr. Pisesky is Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He has served as the Team Physician of the Canadian National Freestyle Ski Team. He received his Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Medical Degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He completed his medical training with an internship at the Edmonton General Hospital and residencies in the department of surgery, division of orthopedics in Vancouver. He also completed a Spine Fellowship at Shaughnessy Hospital; a Sports Medicine Fellowship at University of British Columbia Hospital; and a Arthroplasty Fellowship at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. He has practiced in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia since 1984 as an Orthopedic Surgeon with an interest in Sports Medicine. He has been involved in primary care research for the prevention of thrombosis in Orthopedics, as a PI, for Phase 2 & 3 multicenter research projects. He has been a chief Medical Officer at various world cup events in Freestyle skiing, Disabled skiing, and Nordic skiing. He is a member of The Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine and has been certified as a “Doping Officer” in Canada with the regulation of Drugs in Sports. He has been a Lecturer with University at Sea since 2003 giving lectures on Sports Medicine Topics.
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 OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Fri May 11
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
-
7:00pm
Sat May 12
Monte Carlo, Monaco
9:00am

11:00pm

Sun May 13
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Mon May 14
Barcelona, Spain
7:00am
5:00pm
Tue May 15
Alicante, Spain
8:00am
3:00pm
Wed May 16
Gibraltar, British Territory
10:00am
4:00pm
Thu May 17
Lisbon, Portugal
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri May 18
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12noon; 1:30pm-4:30pm
-
-
Sat May 19
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon
-
-
Sun May 20
Zeebrugge (Brussels) Belgium
8:00am
5:00pm
Mon May 21
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Here in Amsterdam, you can decide whether the real masterpieces are the gabled houses that flank graceful canals, or the van Goghs, Rembrandts and Vermeers that cover the walls of the city's grand museums.
Barcelona, Spain - Barcelona is a one of a kind, world-class city. While away the day exploring the beautiful, tree-shaded Las Ramblas. Or, marvel at its fantastic Art Nouveau architecture, with dozens of buildings that seem to have been sculpted from the stuff of dreams, like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. For the more worldly, shop for exquisite Lladro ceramics, chic spanish fashions or enjoy a cuisine that many say has rival's the French for the title of world's best.
Cadiz, Spain - This 3,000-year-old town is your portal to Seville, home of flamenco and the exquisite Alcazar Palace; and Jerez, sherry capital at vine-covered bodegas; From Cadiz you can taste the sherries of Jerez and visit an Andalusian equestrian school, or drive through cork plantations to see the marvelous city of Seville with its Alcazar Royal Palace. Cadiz itself boasts a 13th-century cathedral and ancient castle walls.
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.
Gibraltar, British Territory - As long as the Barbary Apes remain, the British will rule Gibraltar‐this is the tradition that has held for 350 years. These pesky primates are a favorite with visitors despite their incessant chatter and light-fingered ways. Ride to the top of the Rock for great views over the Strait of Gibraltar‐on a clear day you'll see Africa.
Lisbon, Portugal - Make your own discoveries in the city that launched the Age of Discovery. Cross the River Tagus on its soaring suspension bridge. Wander the maze of streets in the Alfama, the old Moorish quarter, dominated by the medieval Castle of St. George where peacocks strut and shriek. Stroll the Baixa, shop for elegant shoes.

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.

ms Eurodam

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

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check our staff for this specific conference.

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
SA
Deluxe Verandah Suite Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen bed, bathroom with dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 2 person, floor-to-ceiling windows
$4,139
SS
Superior Verandah Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen bed, bathroom with dual-sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath & shower & additional shower stall, large sitting area, dressing room, private verandah, floor-to-ceiling windows
$3,139
VC
Deluxe Oceanview Verandah Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen bed, bathtup & shower, floor-to-ceiling windows, sitting area, private verandah
$1,739
VD
Deluxe Oceanview Verandah Staterooms - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen bed, bathtup & shower, floor-to-ceiling windows, sitting area, private verandah
$1,639
C
Large Ocean View Stateroom - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen bed, shower, floor-to-ceiling windows
$1,439
D
Large Oceanview Stateroom - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen bed, shower, floor-to-ceiling windows
$1,429
F
Large Oceanview Stateroom - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen bed, shower, floor-to-ceiling windows
$1,359
G
Large Oceanview Stateroom - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen bed, shower, floor-to-ceiling windows (partial sea views)
$1,339
L
Large or Standard Interior Stateroom - 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen bed, shower
$1,139
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $347.26
3rd/4th in Stateroom $339.00 per person
Deposit $450.00 per person Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing dates.
Please check with our staff for this specific conference.


Staterooms
Deluxe Verandah Suite


Superior Verandah Suite


Verandah Stateroom


OceanView Stateroom


Inside Stateroom

Actual staterooms may not be identical to those pictured
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.