Nephrology for Primary Care Providers Caribbean Cruise Conference Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL - January 23 - 30, 2016
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Selected Topics in Nephrology, Primary Care, and Women's Health

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
January 23 - 30, 2016

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Holland America Line's Classic ms Westerdam
Holland America's ms Westerdam

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$550 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
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, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Nephrology Topics and Learning objectives:

  1. Clinical Approach to the patient with Kidney Disease: Hematuria, Proteinuria, and an Elevated Serum Creatinine
    • Review the differential diagnosis of hematuria and proteinuria
    • Predict the site of kidney pathology from the urinalysis and urinary sediment
    • Review current approaches to estimating glomerular filtration rate
    • Describe the stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD)
    • Predict long term outcomes for selected kidney diseases
  2. Pathogenesis and Treatment of Diabetic Nephropathy
    • Review the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy and progressive kidney damage
    • Describe experimental maneuvers which reduce kidney damage
    • Discuss therapeutic strategies for slowing the progression of diabetic kidney disease
    • Discuss optimal blood pressure targets for cardio/renal protection
  3. Renal Artery Stenosis, Renovascular Hypertension , and Ischemic Nephropathy
    • Define the terms “ renal artery stenosis”, “renovascular hypertension “, and “ ischemic nephropathy”
    • Review the pathophysiology of renovascular hypertension
    • Describe diagnostic maneuvers utilized to detect renal artery stenosis
    • Describe patients at risk for developing ischemic nephropathy
    • Discuss management strategies and renal revascularization ( surgical or endovascular) for patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis
  4. Resistant Hypertension : Back To The Future
    • Define “ resistant Hypertension”
    • Review the causes of resistant hypertension
    • Describe the clinical clues to secondary causes of hypertension
    • Characterize neurohumoral and hemodynamic aberrations responsible for resistant hypertension
  5. Cardio Renal Syndrome
    • Define cardio renal syndrome
    • Categorize the types of “ cardio renal syndrome”
    • Describe mechanisms whereby cardiac disease causes renal impairment
    • Review the pathogenesis of hyponatremia in heart failure
    • Discuss treatment approaches for treating cardio renal syndrome
  6. Clinical Approach to Acid Base Disorders
    • Define the terms: acidosis, alkalosis, acidemia, and alkalemia
    • Distinguish metabolic from respiratory acid –base disorders
    • Describe and quantitate the compensatory response to each acid –base disorder
    • Review the differential diagnosis ( clinical causes) of the acid –base disorders
    • Understand treatment considerations for the acid –base disorders
  7. Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders
    • Delineate the risk factors for hyponatremia
    • Review the pathophysiologic abnormalities in patients with hyponatremia
    • Describe the causes of hyponatremia
    • Discuss therapeutic strategies for patients with hyponatremia
Primary Care and Women’s Health topics and learning objectives:
  1. Headache in primary care – from presentation to management
    • Describe the economic impact of headache on patient and society.
    • Differentiate among various headaches
    • Identify appropriate imaging modalities and when to order
    • Identify indications for specialist referral
  2. Sleep disorders
    • Discuss the physiology of normal sleep cycle
    • Classify sleep disorders
    • Compare the different types of sleep disorder diagnosis and management
    • Evaluate OSA for primary care providers
  3. Highlights of 2015 for primary care
    • Highlights of 2015
  4. Polycystic ovarian disease and hyperandrogenism
    • Define PCOS
    • Develop a patient tailored plan
    • Counsel patients on life style modifications and medications adherence for optimal results
  5. Men’s Health updates
    • Identify diseases that are more common in men than women
    • Develop better strategies to communicate with male patients
    • Review guidelines for prostate cancer screening
    • Identify health issues with men having sex with men
  6. Alzheimer’s disease
    • Identify the various types of memory
    • Discuss clinical manifestations of AD at different stages
    • Identify appropriate interventions both pharmacology and environmental
  7. Abnormal uterine bleeding
    • Describe the different etiology of vaginal bleeding
    • Review the FIGO criteria
    • Develop a patient tailored plan for the different causes
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
Marc Pohl, MD
The Ray W. Gifford, Jr. M. D,. Endowed Chair in Hypertension
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Marc A. Pohl is currently a consultant and former Head of the Section of Clinical Nephrology and Hypertension at the Cleveland Clinic, and holds the Ray W. Gifford, M.D. Endowed Chair in Hypertension.

After graduating from Amherst College, Dr. Pohl received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and then interned and did medical residency training at University Hospitals of Cleveland, followed by senior residency in medicine and nephrology fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital , Boston University Medical Center, and Boston City Hospital. He also served as Head of the Dialysis and Transplantation Section of the Kidney Disease Control Program , of the Regional Medical Programs of the USPHS from 19681970. Dr. Pohl has been affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1973.

Dr. Pohl has been a coinvestigator in a number of major clinical trials , including the U.S. Collaborative Study of Adult Nephrotic Syndrome, the Lupus Nephritis Collaborative Study Group, the North American Adult Nephrotic Syndrome Study, and the Collaborative Study Group . He is the author or co-author of more than 100 articles, and numerous abstracts and book chapters. Dr. Pohl actively participates as a faculty member of many national and international symposia and postgraduate courses in nephrology and hypertension and is widely recognized for his excellence in teaching and commitment to graduate and post graduate medical education.

Dr. Pohl belongs to the American Society of Nephrology, the International Society of Nephrology, the American Heart Association and its Council for High Blood Pressure Research, the American Society of Hypertension ,and the National Kidney Foundation.. He is a past Chairman of the Post Graduate Education Committee of the American Society of Nephrology and recently served as Co Director of the American Society of Nephrology Board Review Course and Update from 20092011.

Khelda Jabbar, MD, MPH<
South Shore Hospital
Quincy, MA
Former Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Chief of Medicine
South Shore Medical Center/part of South Shore Health System Norwell, MA

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
Sat Jan 23 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
- 4:00 pm
Sun Jan 24 *At Sea
Lectures: 8:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
- -
Mon Jan 25 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
8:00 am 3:00 pm
Tue Jan 26 San Juan, Puerto Rico
12:00 pm 11:00 pm
Wed Jan 27 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jan 28 *At Sea
Lectures: 8:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
- -
Fri Jan 29 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas T
8:00 am 3:00 pm
Sat Jan 30 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (Embark and Debark) - 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.
George Town, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.
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!
Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Jamaica is for lovers and lovers of nature. Here you may drift lazily down the Martha Brae on a gondola made of bamboo. Stroll gardens studded with koi ponds. Sip a Planter's Punch on the porch of a working plantation's great house. Whatever you do, don't miss Dunn's River Falls, where the cool water from the rain forest cascades over natural stone steps to the sea.

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 Westerdam

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
PRICING
PER PERSON
Neptune Suite (SA) - 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
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Neptune Suite (SC)- 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
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Signature Suite (SS)- 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, over-sized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library.
398 sq. ft. with veranda
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OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VB) -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
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OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VC)- 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
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OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VD) -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
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OceanView Stateroom (C)-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.
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OceanView Stateroom (D)- 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.
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OceanView Stateroom (E)- 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.
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Inside Stateroom (K)- 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.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing
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 below. All information is subject to change.
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.