Critical Care CME Mediterranean Cruise visiting Barcelona, Rome and Naples - Sept 18-23, 2014
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Rheumatology and Critical Care

5-Night Mediterranean Cruise Conference
from Barcelona, Spain

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
September 18 - 23, 2014

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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
13.75 AAFP Prescribed Credits
14 Contact Hours
Course Fees:

$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists

$450 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & 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, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses
Program Purpose / Objectives
Rheumatology Topics:
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnosis and Management in 2014 · 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
Critical Care Topics:
  • Recognition and Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient
  • New Devlopments in the Management of Pulmonary Hypertension
  • The Ethics of Futility – What is futile care and how do we approach management of the critically ill patient in whom ongoing care is futile
  • Intra-abdominal Hypertension (IAH) – What this means in the critically ill patient and how do we manage mechanical ventilation for the patient with IAH
  • The Problem with Evidence-based Medicine
  • Strategies to Manage the Difficult Airway
  • Shock
Rheumatology Objectives: 
  • Discuss the new American College of Rheumatology /EULAR diagnostic criteria
  • Understand the application of the new serologic tests
  • Analyze the use of biologic agents and their mechanism of action in the management of RA
  • Differentiate between the various forms of psoriatic arthritis
  • Describe the available treatment modalities for the skin and the joints
  • Discuss the rheumatic and systemic manifestations of this group of diseases
  • Describe new diagnostic and treatment options
  • Apply principals for the management of ankylosing spondylitis
  • Explain the epidemiology of gout
  • Analyze the clinical features of gout and pseudgout
  • Determine treatment options
  • Appreciate the contentious arguments surrounding this controversial disorder
  • Discuss current opinions on its patho-physiology
  • Assess this condition and explain how it can be managed
  • Discuss the biomechanical and epidemiological basis of OA
  • Determine the medical management of OA via lifestyle and pharmacologic intervention
  • Review the current diagnostic criteria of SLE
  • Assess when to refer a patient with SLE to a rheumatologist
Critical Care Objectives: 
  • Recognize the parameters that define a critically ill patient and will be able to describe a general approach to the acute care of these patients.
  • Describe the main elements of the pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension and describe some of the treatments available.
  • Develop the tools to define futile care and be able to discuss the approach to management of terminal critically ill patients.
  • Understand the  approach to the recognition and treatment of intra-abdominal hypertension, as well as an approach to optimal ventilation when IAH is present.
  • Rccognize some of the pitfalls and the place evidence-based medicine (EBM) in perspective.
  • Develop strategies to deal with the expected and unexpected difficult airway –have a clear idea of the range of options available when encountering the difficult airway.
  • Define shock and differentiate between the different types of shock.


This Live activity, Rheumatology and Critical Care Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of 09/18/2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.75 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.

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.

Prof. Rubinow 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). He 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.

Prof P.V. van Heerden, MBBCh, MMed(Anaes), PhD, DA(SA), FFARCSI, FANZCA, FCICM, FJFICMI, Associate Professor of Anaesthesiology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Director, Medical Intensive Care Unit Hadassah University Hospital, Ein Kerem Jerusalem, Israel

Professor van Heerden's aim throughout his medical career has been to maintain balance between the clinical and academic aspects of his work. His main contribution as an academic in the area of education, outside of his university activities, has been as a strong advocate of the specialty of intensive care medicine, working hard in organisations that promote the development of the specialty and education of intensive care specialists. He served on the board of the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine for 10 years as communications officer, treasurer, vice censor, censor and Dean.

He effectively steered the board of the Joint Faculty during the process of establishing the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand. He served as the inaugural president of the new college from 2008-2010. This is a body which oversees the training of over 700 intensive care specialists in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Canada, the UK and Ireland. The CICM also looks after the continuing professional development and welfare of over 700 intensive care specialists.

Professor van Heerden has also served on the boards of other august bodies such as the board of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia (ANZCA) and the Committee of Presidents of the Medical Colleges of Australia and New Zealand (CPMC) powerful organisations that oversee specialist training in Australia and New Zealand.
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
Sep 18
Barcelona, Spain
-
7:00pm
Sep 19
Cruising
Lectures:
-
-
Sep 20
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
7:00am
8:00pm
Sep 21
Naples, Italy
7:00am
8:00pm
Sep 22
Cruising
Lectures:
-
-
Sep 23
Barcelona, Spain
5:00am
-

Ports of Call
Barcelona, Spain (Embark and Debark) - 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.
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.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

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.

Oasis 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 ACCOMMODATIONS PER PERSON
Owner's Suite (OS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, shower and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs. (569 sq. ft., balcony 246 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 (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa. (371 sq. ft., balcony 114 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 (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert to Queen). Private bathroom with tub, sitting area with table and sofa. (287 sq. ft., balcony 78 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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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D7) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. 182 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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Central Park View Stateroom (C2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), central park view, sitting area, and a private bathroom.
(182 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (H) -Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (N) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $190.08
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.
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.

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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.