Primary Care CME Baltic Cruise - June 14-26, 2014
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Primary Care

12-Night Baltic Cruise Conference
from Copenhagen, Denmark
June 14 - 26, 2014

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

15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
15 AAFP Prescribed Credits
15 Contact Hours
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Course Fees:
Physicians - $795
Other Professionals - $550

Cancellation Policy for Course
30-days-None; 7-29 days-50%; 7 days or less-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, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
Preventive Medicine:
1. Health Promotion: Encouraging a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit
2. Screening Tests in Primary Care: Applying the Latest Guidelines

Management of Common Symptoms in Primary Care
3. Chronic Fatigue: "Sick and Tired of Being Tired"
4. Sleep Disorders I: Hypersomnia
5. Sleep Disorders II: Insomnia
6. Headache I: Migraine
7. Headache 2: Tension-Type and Cluster Headaches
8. Male Sexual Disorders I: Hypogonadism
9. Male Sexual Disorders II: Erectile and Ejaculatory Dysfunction

Management of Common Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care
10. Mood Disorders: Overcoming the Blues
11. Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia: "Get Me Out of Here!"
12. Somatoform Disorders: Illness as a Way of Life

Strengthing the Clinician-Patient Relationship:

13. Becoming a Healer: Enhancing Clinician-Patient Communication
14. The Faith Factor: Practicing Spiritually-Sensitive Care

Preliminary Objectives. After this activity participants should be able to:
  • Assess the patient’s current state of physical, psychological, and spiritual health
  • Analyze the patient’s current dietary and exercise practices
  • Discuss an individualized health-promotion strategy for the patient
  • Describe the necessary characteristics of an effective screening test
  • Determine an individualized program of screening tests for the patient, based on age, gender, and medical status
  • Discuss the controversies regarding the usage and appropriate screening interval for common screening tests (e.g., Pap smear, mammography, colonoscopy, PSA)
  • Describe the exclusion and inclusion criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome and distinguish this syndrome from other types of chronic fatigue
  • Elicit and address the diagnostic beliefs of patients regarding the etiology of their fatigue
  • Apply specific principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy and graded exercise therapy in the treatment of patients with chronic fatigue
  • Assess patients with excessive daytime somnolence for associated medical illnesses (e.g., obstructive sleep apnea and narcolepsy)
  • Explain the appropriate use of stimulant medications for patients with excessive daytime somnolence.
  • Discuss non-pharmacologic methods for managing excessive daytime somnolence
  • Describe the four stages of sleep and identify sleep disorders associated with each stage of sleep.
  • Analyze the role of anxiety and depression in patients with insomnia
  • Discuss elements of a sleep hygiene program.
  • Explain the classification of headaches.
  • Discuss the appropriate use of brain imaging in evaluating patients with headache.
  • Describe the appropriate use of abortive and preventive medications in the treatment of migraine.
  • Describe the distinguishing clinical characteristics of tension-type and cluster headaches.
  • Explain the precipitating factors for tension-type and cluster headaches.
  • Discuss the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of tension-type and cluster headache
  • Elicit a thorough, non-judgmental sexual history
  • Describe appropriate laboratory and radiologic testing in the evaluation of male sexual problems
  • Discuss the effects, risks, and benefits of testosterone replacement
  • Describe normal erectile and ejaculatory functioning
  • Determine medical factors and concurrent use of medications which affect the patient’s erectile and ejaculatory function
  • Describe the effects, risks, and benefits of medications for erectile and ejaculatory dysfunction
  • Differentiate classic depressive symptoms from atypical depressive symptoms
  • Assess the patient’s risk of attempting suicide
  • Assess and overcome patient and clinician barriers to treatment of mood disorders
  • Elicit and assess symptoms of panic disorder and agoraphobia
  • Apply appropriate lifestyle modification and stress management skills, including muscle relaxation, breathing control, thought-stopping, and cognitive restructuring
  • Recognize and manage side effects of anxiolytic medications
  • Recognize the key symptoms, signs, and clinical presentation of somatizing patients
  • Define the concept of alexithymia (the inability of some patients to express emotion in verbal terms)
  • Develop an effective management strategy for somatizing patients
  • Distinguish the technical, biomedical aspects of clinician’s role from the personal and psychosocial aspects of care
  • Describe specific attitudes and values needed to create a healing environment with patients
  • Apply techniques for establishing and maintaining rapport with patients and enhancing clinician-patient communication
  • Elicit a spiritual history in an ethically-appropriate manner
  • Analyze the physiologic, psychological, social, and lifestyle effects of religious beliefs upon health outcomes
  • Describe the spectrum of possible interventions available for addressing patients’ spiritual needs
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
Dale A. Matthews, M.D., FACP,

Dr. Matthews practices general internal medicine in Washington, DC and is a member of the clinical faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He conducts research and lectures nationally and internationally on the doctor-patient relationship and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of faith, religion, and prayer in clinical care and healing. He is the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998).

Dr. Matthews is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University (AB, 1976), where he majored in Romance Languages and Literatures with a special concentration in European Civilization. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1980, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut in Farmington in 1983. In the same year, he was named as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at Yale University School of Medicine. At Yale, he studied clinical epidemiology and began his research career by examining patients' perceptions of physician performance in the hospital and outpatient setting.

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 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. 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.

AAFP LogoThis Live activity, Primary Care Review Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of 06/14/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.00 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.
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 Jun 14
Copenhagen, Denmark
-
4:00pm
Sun Jun 15
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Mon Jun 16
Tallinn, Estonia
8:00am
4:00pm
Tue Jun 17
St. Petersburg, Russia - VISA REQUIRED
Overnight stay onboard
7:00am
-
Wed Jun 18
St. Petersburg, Russia - VISA REQUIRED
-
6:00pm
Thu Jun 19
Helsinki, Finland
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri Jun 20
Stockholm, Sweden - Overnight stay onboard
8:00am
-
Sat Jun 21
Stockholm, Sweden
-
5:00pm
Sun Jun 22
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Mon Jun 23
Warnemunde, Germany
6:00am
10:00pm
Tue Jun 24
Kiel, Germany
Farewell Reception
Families and guests invited
7:30 - 8:30 pm Location TBA
8:00am
5:00pm
Wed Jun 25
Copenhagen, Denmark - Overnight stay onboard
10:00am
-
Thu Jun 26
Copenhagen, Denmark
6:00am
-

Ports of Call
Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor - Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.
Helsinki, Finland - Shaped by its bays and isles, it's one of Europe's most scenic capitals. Hear a Sibelius concert, tour across the Arctic Circle to Lapland, land of Santa Claus, reindeer and the Midnight Sun. Buy a birchbark basket.
Keil, Germany - Keil (Hamburg), Germany When most people think of cities, they picture bustling streets, vibrant markets and endless entertainment. And as Germany's second-largest city, Hamburg features all these urban essentials. But with some 1,400 parks and gardens and over 2,300 bridges (more than Amsterdam and Venice combined) Hamburg mixes rural rejuvenation with metropolitan flair.
St. Petersburg/Moscow - In Peter the Great's "Window on Europe", head for the fabulous Hermitage, with its renowned art collection from Raphael to Rembrandt, Titian to Tintoretto. Take in a concert--folkloric or grandly operatic. Make a flying trip to Moscow to view monuments from Soviet and pre-Soviet days: Red Square, the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Tomb.

*Visas are included with most shore excursions. If you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own, however, a visa will be required; obtaining one can take some time, so please begin the visa process immediately.
Stockholm, Sweden - So much to see in this charming city, sprawled on 18 islands, often called the "Venice of the North." Cruise the sparkling waterways. Navigate narrow medieval streets. Watch the snappy changing of the guard at the Baroque Royal Palace. Shop for elegant gifts--glassware, stainless steel. Work up an appetite so you can do justice to the lavish smorgasbords
Tallinn, Estonia - Medieval walls and towers still stand tall in Old Town. Stroll and shop along cobblestone streets, walk up to the Baroque palace, drop in at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to find inspiration in the gleaming mosaics and icons.
Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany - In Berlin history awaits: Checkpoint Charlie, Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag. Browse lively Kurfurstendamm for delicate hand-painted porcelain, a snack of beer and bratwurst.

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

STATEROOMS

DETAILS

Neptune Suite (SA)
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Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 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, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, oversized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library. 398 sq. ft. with veranda

Signature Suite (SS) $4,599

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 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, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, oversized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library. 398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VB) $3,189

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 284-398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VC) $3,159


Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 284-398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VD) $3,129


Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 284-398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom (D) $2,579


Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 185-197 sq. ft.

OceanView Stateroom (E) $2,539


Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 185-197 sq. ft.

Ocean View Stateroom (F) $2,519


2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 143-207 sq. ft.

Inside Stateroom (L) $2,099


2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service. 143-207 sq. ft.

Prices are Per Person, based on Double Occupancy and Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - $799
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $539.55 per person
Deposit $350 per person

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

* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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.