Primary Care Update CME Cruise Conference to the Caribbean - July 8-15, 2012
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Primary Care Update 2012
Common Illnesses and Injuries
from Emergency Care through Rehabilitation

7-Night Eastern Caribbean from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
July 8 - 15, 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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BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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

Course Fee:
Physicians - $695
All Others - $450

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, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Purpose: To review acute and rehabilitation care for a variety of common illnesses and injuries.
  1. Acute Stroke Management
    Objective: Review and discuss acute stroke/TIA guidelines
  2. Subacute and chronic management of the Stroke Patient
    Objective: Differentiate functional recovery vs Neurological recovery.
  3. Acute Chest Pain
    Objective: Understand limits of EKG and lab.
  4. Rehab Interventions for Post M.I./C.A.B.G.
    Objective: Implementing a cardiac rehab Program.
  5. Concussion
    Objective: Understand literature and initial management
  6. Post Concussion Syndrome and Rehabilitation
    Objective: Understanding and implementing present guidelines for return to sports/work.
  7. Acute Swollen Joint
    Objective: Define appropriate interventions.
  8. Arthritis and Other Musculoskeletal Disorders
    Objective: Discuss varying treatment options that enhance function and quality of life.
  9. Acute Non-oncological /Non-traumatic Pain
    Objective: Design patient specific plan when acute intervention is necessary.
  10. Rehab Management of Chronic Benign Pain
    Objective: Presentation of interventions in addition to medications.
  11. Chronic Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    Objective: Discuss home and long-term management goals and treatment options for the chronic pulmonary patient.
  12. Acute Respiratory Distress
    Objective: Cite and discuss relevant literature to develop more uniform practice interventions.
  13. Bariatric Dilemmas
    Objective: Discuss the present literature about exercise interventions.
  14. Acute Dilemmas in Bariatric Patients
    Objective: Formulate plan based on present literature.
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
David H . Baras, M.D.,
Dr. Baras is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(PM&R) and a Fellow in the American Academy of PM&R since 1985.Besides maintaining an active practice, he continues to be a Clinical Preceptor for the University of South Florida College of Medicine(since 1994) teaching first and second year medical students.

After Dr. Baras received his undergraduate degree from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, and then graduated with his medical degree, as a Chartered Member, from St. George's University School of Medicine in 1981.Dr. Baras completed his residency in PM&R at UCLA/V.A. Wadsworth Medical Centers in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Baras has been the "Arthritis Walk Chair" for his local Arthritis Foundation as well as past Medical Director of Bayfront Rehabilitation Center in St. Petersburg, Florida and Outpatient Medical Director of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Largo ,Florida where he developed programs and services for various medical and rehabilitation topics including Stroke,Fibromyalgia,Chronic Pain,Pain Management,Sports Injuries, Foot Disorders and Arthritis.

Presently, because of his expertise in Functional Lost and Disability, Dr. Baras is constantly asked to perform Independent Medical Examinations with special attention to motor vehicle accidents.

Mark Barasz, M.D., FACEP,
Dr. Barasz is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and a Fellow in the American Academy of Emergency Medicine for over 25 years. He has practiced and taught Emergency Medicine in various settings from a level 1 trauma center to a 60,000 patient visit community hospital Emergency Department. He was chosen to receive the teacher's service award for Upstate Emergency Medicine Residency in 2004 as well as the Upstate Hospital President's teaching award.

Dr. Barasz received a biomed-MD degrees from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute of Technology and Albany Medical College in 1975. This was the first joint biomed-MD class for both these schools which required the students to finish both undergraduate and medical school in 6 years. He completed his residency in Family Medicine in 1978 and in 1980 started his 30 plus years emergency medicine at St Joseph Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York..

Dr. Barasz was the past Emergency Department Medical Director at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse. During his time there, Upstate Hospital with St. Joseph Hospital developed an Emergency Medicine residency for which his emergency department acted as the community arm for the EM residents. He lead a team of physicians and mid level providers which developed an occupation medical practice, an urgent care practice, an observation medicine practice, the first emergency department ultrasound program,. and oversaw the growth of the department from 35,000 patient visits to over 52, 000 patients per year.

Presently, Dr. Barasz continues to practice Emergency Medicine.
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, "From Emergency Care through Rehabilitation: Selected Common Illnesses and Injuries 2012 Update for Primary Care Providers" with a beginning date of July 8, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.50 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
DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun Jul 8
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
-
5:00pm
Mon Jul 9
Nassau, Bahamas
7:00am
2:00pm
Tue Jul 10
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon
-
-
Wed Jul 11
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
9:00am
6:00pm
Thu Jul 12
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri Jul 13
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12noon, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
-
-
Sat Jul 14
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon
-
-
Sun Jul 15
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7:00am
-

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.

Allure 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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
OS

Owner's Suite - 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 - 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 -floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your private veranda, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a living area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 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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D7
Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony - Two Twin Beds convertible to a Queen. 182 sq.ft. Balcony 50 sq.ft.
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OceanView Stateroom - Two Twin Beds convertible to a Queen. 179 sq.ft.
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Large Interior Stateroom - Two Twin Beds convertible to a Queen. 172 sq.ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $283.04 per person
Deposit $250.00 per person

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



Staterooms


Junior Suite


Large OceanView with Verandah


Large OceanView


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.