Rheumatology CME Cruise Conference to the Caribbean February 17 - 24, 2013
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Rheumatology for Primary Care Practitioners
Co-Sponsored with School of Medicine,
SUNY at Stony Brook

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
February 17 - 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 Fees
Physicians and doctoral level degrees - $695.00
Other Professionals - $450.00
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
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives

Objectives:

  • describe patients at high risk for NSAID gastropathy and minimize that risk
  • convey the risks vs benefits of NSAID therapies to patients
  • diagnose and manage osteoarthritis patients effectively
  • recognize the importance of early diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • recognize the pros/cons of biological treatment of your RA patients and be familiar with unique adverse reactions
  • anticipate potential peri-operative problems in the rheumatic disease patient
  • identify the multitude and typical rashes associated with the diagnosis of various rheumatic diseases
  • distinguish among the rheumatic syndromes associated with underlying and occult neoplasia
  • recognize the atypical and typical rheumatic syndromes that present among the geriatric population
  • diagnose vasculitis syndromes in your patients and to distinguish among the numerous mimics of vasculitis
  • identify your patients who are at risk for osteoporotic fractures and minimize the effects of glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis
  • be familiar with the potential rheumatic presentations of patients with various endocrinopathies and recognize the multitude of possible rheumatic complications seen in patients with renal failure
  • evaluate and manage effectively the patient with chronic myofascial pain/fibromyalgia and communicate the risk and benefits of the latest FDA approved agents for FMS
  • diagnose and effectively manage gout and describe the risks and benefits of the recently FDA approved urate lowering therapy

Topics:
  • Minimizing NSAID Gastropathy
  • Understanding the NSAID Black Box Warning , Thrombotic Controversies and Other ADRs
  • Osteoarthritis: Tips in Diagnosis
  • Effective Management of Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Early Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis
  • Current Therapies in Management of RA
  • Biologic Therapies: Understanding and Monitoring the Hazards –Cases and Peri-Operative Management
  • Rashes and Rheumatic Diseases – Part 1
  • Rashes and Rheumatic Diseases – Part 2
  • Rheumatic Manifestations of Neoplasia - What Not to Miss!
  • Geriatric Rheumatology: Taking Care of the Elderly Musculoskeletal Problems
  • Vasculitis - How to Diagnose and Recognize Mimics/ Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Glucocorticoid Induced Osteoporosis - How to Minimize; Newer Agents for Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatic Manifestations of Endocrinopathies and Renal Failure
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 Todd Kaell, M.D., FACP, FACR, FAAP, Clinical Professor of Medicine SUNY at Stony Brook; Chief of Rheumatology St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center Port Jefferson, NY

Dr. Alan T. Kaell is the Senior Fulltime Partner in Rheumatology Associates of Long Island (RALI), a nine member private practice dedicated to the evaluation and management of patients with rheumatic diseases and metabolic bone problems.

He completed his MD with honors at Brown University's 7 year MD program in 1978. Internal Medicine residency training was at University of Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital. He completed his clinical and research fellowship in rheumatic diseases at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell Medical Center in NYC in 1983.

Dr. Kaell is currently Clinical Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook, the Director of Clinical Research for Rheumatology Associates of Long Island, Chief of Rheumatology at St. Charles Hospital & Rehabilitation Center, and co-director of the Osteoporosis unit of RALI. He voluntarily teaches PMR residents and Rheumatology Fellows for over the past 28 years. In addition, he serves on the national editorial board for the Journal of Pharmacy and Therapeutics. He was the national co-chair of the American College of Rheumatology's Behavioral Rheumatology Study Group for 2000-2004. He is an appointed founding member of the New York State, Department of Health Osteoporosis Advisory Council. He has been named by Castle and Connolly as Best Doctor and New York Magazine in nearly every year since its inception.

He is also a principal investigator of over 60 Phase ll, III and Phase IV clinical and pharmaceutical trials focusing on Rheumatoid Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, NIH and Fetzer research grants. He has authored numerous research articles and chapters on various rheumatic diseases including: Lyme disease, neoplasia, chronic pain, and fibromyalgia. He teaches and lectures at the local, national, and international levels on osteoporosis and rheumatological topics.
Accreditation

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim 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
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note our shore excursions are operated independently of the cruise line.

DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun Feb 17
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
-
4:00pm
Mon Feb 18
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Tue Feb 19
Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos
8:00am
3:00pm
Wed Feb 20
San Juan, Puerto Rico
1:00pm
8:00pm
Thu Feb 21
Philipsburg (St. Maarten), AN
8:00am
3:00pm
Fri Feb 22
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Sat Feb 23
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (tender required)
8:00am
4:00pm
Sun Feb 24
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Embark and Debark) - 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
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.
Grand Turk - Grand Turk is a picturesque island with a relaxed pace and a warm, friendly atmosphere. There are no fast food chains and no sprawling resorts.In addition to the amazing year around diving, with Oasis Divers you have seasonal attractions such as the North Atlantic humpback whales during the winter and manta rays in the summer, you're sure to be amazed.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - When was the last time you whiled away the day on a private Caribbean island? Here's your chance. The island is ours; the day is yours to sun, swim, and sail. Enjoy!
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.

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

Deluxe Suite with Veranda (SA) – Call for Pricing

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, a large sitting area, dressing room, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, no-host mini-bar and walk-in closet. Deluxe Suites include all the Superior Suite amenities, plus complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary champagne and bottled water provided in suite upon embarkation, premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers, gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, cocktail party with ship officers, priority boarding for tender ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, and exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only.

A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Veranda Suite or Penthouse Veranda Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

488-700 sq. ft. with veranda

Superior Suite with Veranda (SS) – Call for Pricing

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 (VA) - Call for Pricing

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) - Call for Pricing

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 (C) - Call for Pricing

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 (D) - Call for Pricing

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) - Call for Pricing

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 (F) - Call for Pricing

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.

Inside Stateroom (J) - Call for Pricing

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) - Call for Pricing

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, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - $799
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $267.59 per person
Deposit $500 per person

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

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.