Rheumatology, Chronic Pain, Sleep and Nutrition, CME Alaska Cruise - Round-trip Seattle, Washington: August 16 - 23, 2019
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Rheumatology, Chronic Pain, Sleep and Nutrition

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
August 16 - 23, 2019

Royal Caribbean's  Ovation of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

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

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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
Topics:
  1. Sleep in Primary Care: Wake up to the importance of sleep
    • Recognize how important and common sleep disorders are
  2. Natural remedies for chronic pain
    • Identify the importance of using optimal sleep and natural remedies to treat to help treat chronic pain.
  3. The Ketogenic Diet
    • Recognize the benefits of the Ketogenic diet.
  4. Sleep Apnea Diagnosis and Management: Why primary care is crucial
    • Describe the importance of OSA diagnosis and management.
  5. Sleep related movement disorders
    • Discuss and review sleep related movement disorder RLS and PLMD.
  6. Circadian Rhythm Disorders: Master the body clocks to improve health
    • Describe the body clocks and their importance to health.
  7. Functional properties of Vinegar: Weight loss, DM II, CV disease, Cancer, RLS, decrease inflammation
    • Identify the health benefits of vinegar therapy.
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
Professor Howard Amital, MD MHA
Head of Department of Medicine 'B'
Sheba Medical Center
Tel-Hashomer 5262100
Chair of Internal Medicine
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Howard Amital is a professor of Medicine at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine of the Tel-Aviv University. He is the head of Department of Medicine 'B' at the Sheba Medical Center at the Sheba Medical Center, in Tel-Hashomer. For the past two years he is also the chair of Internal Medicine at the Sackler faculty of Medicine at the Tel-Aviv University. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, and his fellowship at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Prof. Amital conducts clinical and basic research and speaks at international Rheumatology conferences such as the EULAR (European League against Rheumatism) and the ACR (American College of Rheumatology). He has authored over 270 scientific peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and reviews. His papers mainly focus on autoimmunity research primarily in new avenues for the development of therapeutic peptides in RA, roles of vitamin D, use of biological therapy, pain and comorbidities of fibromyalgia and epidemiological studies based on Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) databases.

Domingo Rodriguez-Cue, MD
Medical Director
Martin General Hospital Sleep Center, Williamston, NC
Integra Sleep, Raleigh, Clayton, and Chapel Hill, NC
Wilson Sleep Associates, Wilson, NC
Former Associate Professor, Eastern Carolina University School of Medicine

Dr. Domingo Rodriguez-Cue was born in Havana, Cuba. Inspired by his father, who was also a physician, he went to Medical School at San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic. He did general surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital in NJ and subsequently transferred to East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He completed a rural residency program and then a faculty development fellowship. Dr. Cue was featured in Peter Jennings's world news tonight American Agenda program on TeleMedicine use in rural practice.

He trained students and residents with ECU for 4 years, and then went into private practice in Williamston, NC. He was chief of staff for 7 years and practiced holistic family medicine, including ICU, ER, OBGYN and newborn care. With a strong focus on diet and exercise, he felt he needed to focus on the third pillar of health, which is sleep. He underwent his sleep training at Atlanta Sleep School at Northside Hospital. He became board certified in Sleep Medicine in 2009. He is also board certified in Family Medicine, but mostly practices sleep medicine. He is the medical director of the Sound Sleep Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina, and practices at 6 locations throughout the state.

Dr. Cue is also a sleep consultant for CareHere on site Wellness and interprets sleep studies for several of their industrial and private clinics. His sleep practice is 40 % pediatrics with a focus on movement disorders, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, circadian rhythm disorders and insomnia.

He interprets Level I polysomnograms and also Level II-IV home based tests. Along with prescribing CPAP therapy, Dr. Cue also works closely with dentists to provide oral appliances for his sleep apnea patients. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He specializes in non pharmacologic approaches to insomnia and movement disorders.

He lectured at the 2013 North Carolina Academy of Sleep Medicine summer meeting on the association between sleep apnea and cancer. He also presented at the Carolina Sleep Society Meeting in 2015. One of his areas of interest is how the fusion of modern technology is interacting with every day sleep. Heis an avid user of actigraphy to help treat patients with circadian dysrythmias and movement disorders. His focus will be on common sleep disorders in primary care and achieving optimal sleep for your personal well-being.
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.



Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

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.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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.


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 Aug 16 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Aug 17 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon
Lectures: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Sun Aug 18 Alaska Inside Passage - Scenic cruising
- -
Sun Aug 18 Juneau, Alaska
12:00 pm 9:00 pm
Mon Aug 19 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 8:30 pm
Tue Aug 20 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - Scenic cruising
Lectures: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
7:00 am 12:00 pm
Wed Aug 21 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures: 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Thu Aug 22 Victoria, British Columbia
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Aug 23 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Seattle, Washington (Embark) - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier, Alaska - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.
Inside Passage - This is one of the most famously beautiful passages in all the world. It features virtually everything you came to Alaska hoping to see, including rain forests, glaciers, fjords and white-capped peaks. All of which create a setting that's perfect for viewing whales and sea lions.
Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, you can pan for gold at Gold Creek and taste salmon baked on an alderwood fire, mush sleddogs, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier at the park. This charming small city also hosts an excellent zipline course. And for the less adventurous, the Red Dog Saloon is near the dock.
Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar. Port tips from our blog
Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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.

Ovation 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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Junior Suite with Balcony (J4) - TAll staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone.
Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Full bathroom with tub. Sitting area with sofa that converts to double bed. Private balcony.
Sea Class Exclusive:
  • Dinner at Coastal Kitchen
  • Royal Caribbean Classic Bathrobes for Use Onboard
  • Luxury Pillow Top Mattress
  • Luxury Bathroom Amenities by L'Occitane


Stateroom: 267 Sq. Ft.
Balcony 81 Sq. Ft.
$2,362
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (6D) - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.

Stateroom: 198 Sq. Ft.
Balcony 55 Sq. Ft.
$1,642
OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (7D) Quad - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.

Stateroom: 198 Sq. Ft.
Balcony 55 Sq. Ft.
$1,684
1st & 2nd person

$264
3rd & 4 th person
Spacious OceanView Stateroom (2N) - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, full bathroom and sitting area with sofa. Alcove with large forward-view panoramic window with seat and lounge chair.

Stateroom: 214 Sq. Ft.
$863
Interior Stateroom with Virtual Balcony (4U) -High-definition screen that spans nearly floor to ceiling, providing real-time views of the ocean and destinations. Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, and full bathroom
Views: Real-time ocean views and destinations via a high-definition screen.

Stateroom: 166 Sq. Ft.
$693
Prices are Per Person based on Double Occupancy . Prices are subject to change.
Port charges and taxes $416.32
Deposit: $250 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.
Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
* 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.