Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts 5-Night Western Caribbean CME Cruise Conference Round-trip Port Canaveral, FL, October 30 - November 4, 2016
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Skin, Bones, Hearts & Private Parts

5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Port Canaveral, Florida
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas
October 30 - November 4, 2016

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.

Royal Caribbean's Stupendous Freedom of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

16 CME Hours
Course Fee - $595 for Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners

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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.
Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Agenda

Date Time Session Speaker Description
Nov 1 8 -10 am Non-Surgical Treatments for Arthritis: What Works and What Doesn't Frischknect Over 95% of Americans will develop degenerative joint disease at some time in their lives. Health care providers will continue to see many patients, both young and old, who complain of joint pains. Nonoperative treatments for arthritis abound. This presentation will address the myriad of current therapies now seen in the marketplace. Participants will be given the latest information on pharmacologic supplements, over the counter medications, prescription drugs, and injectables. Providers will be empowered to give appropriate information and prescribe effective treatments to their patients.
Nov 1 10am-12pm Oh My Aching Feet: Disorders of the Foot and Ankle Frischknect Ankle and foot disorders continue to be a common complaint of patients presenting to health care providers. These can be acute injuries or chronic pain. An understanding of ankle and foot anatomy is paramount in making correct diagnoses. This presentation reviews the anatomy in a simple and straightforward way. Appropriate physical examination techniques are demonstrated. Ankle and foot soft tissue problems are described. Fractures are demonstrated with X-rays. Current treatments and indications for referral to an orthopedist are thoroughly reviewed. Practitioners will be more confident in their ability to correctly diagnose and treat foot and ankle disorders.
Nov 1 12- 1 pm Lunch on your own - -
Nov 1 1- 3pm What Makes Dermatology Seem So Difficult? Monroe All medical providers struggle with dermatology, for a number of well-known reasons. This 2 hour session discusses those reasons, most of which revolve around two issues: 1) Just like the rest of medicine, dermatology is about differential diagnoses: what could this (lesion, rash, symptom) be? And 2) it's about the fact that one is unlikely to make diagnoses they've never heard of. So, a great deal of dermatology is about getting exposed to unfamiliar diagnoses, and their related differentials. Numerous examples are provided and discussed, as are specific strategies to become more proficient in dermatology.
Nov 1 3-5 pm Cutaneous Malignancies Monroe Extensive coverage of sun-caused skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, illustrating a wide range of clinical presentations with photos from my own practice of over 30 years, along with the real-life stories of the patients themselves. This section also includes most of the other kinds of "skin cancer" not related to sun exposure, such a metastatic cancer, hematologic cancers and those arising from ordinary tissue. The emphasis is on information the attendee can take back to their daily practice and use right away, and de-emphasizes the esoteric "zebras", however interesting they might be.
Nov 3 8-10 am Hip, Hip, Hooray: Orthopedic Hip Problems From Young to Old Frischknect Disorders of the hip are commonly seen starting in childhood, continuing through teenage years and down to old age. Among others, these include problems such as hip dysplasia, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, impingement syndrome, bursitis, tendinitis, fractures, soft tissue injuries, and arthritis. This presentation will review the diagnosis and treatments of these specific hip disease processes, and many more. Important medical history questions, examination techniques, and review of radiographs, will be extensively covered. Providers will be better able to diagnose and effectively treat patients of all ages with hip complaints.
Nov 3 10am-12pm Common Office Procedures: How Do I Do That Frischknect A variety of medical problems present to the primary care clinic that can often be treated without referral to a specialist. This presentation is designed to review a potpourri of common patient complaints that can be effectively treated in an office setting. These procedures will include among others: digital nerve blocks, fish hook removal, evacuation of a subungual hematoma, partial and complete ingrown toenail removal, reduction of nursemaid's elbow, abscess and felon drainage, and simple splinting techniques. Providers will learn how to perform these procedures and be confident in their ability to care for patients with these problems.
Nov 3 12-1pm Lunch on your own - -
Nov 3 1-3pm Skin Biopsy Principles for the Primary Care Provider Monroe Almost no one in primary care performs skin biopsies routinely, and there are reasons for that, as we discuss in this section. As a result, everyone, including patients and providers, are worse off, because accurate diagnoses are not made, patients go on suffering, and the providers miss a golden opportunity to build their derm skills. So, we discuss the why and how of doing skin biopsies, as well as how to process the tissue, and how to interpret the results. This section also includes the actual performance of the procedure, including the actual surgical aspects, as well as wound care and follow up.
Nov 3 3-5pm Cryosurgery in Primary Care Monroe Cryosurgery, the topical application of liquid nitrogen, is an extremely useful treatment modality in medicine. In this section, we discuss the various ways of applying the liquid nitrogen, what sorts of lesions to treat, how to treat them, and what lesions should not be treated this way. This discussion is appropriate even for the current user of cryosurgery units, who will learn some tips which will prove useful, and some pitfalls to be avoided.
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
Joe Monroe, MS, PA

Joe Monroe practices dermatology in private practice with Carlos Garcia, MD. in Oklahoma City. His career in dermatology began in 1985 after graduation from the University of Oklahoma Physician Associate program.

He obtained a Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies (with a concentration in dermatology) from the College of Medicine, University of Nebraska in 1997. He also writes and lectures on skin disease and related topics. He is the founder and former president of the SDPA. He was the sixth dermatology PA in this country and has watched those numbers grow to over 4000.

Scott Frischknecht, PA-C, DFAAPA

Scott Frischknecht graduated from the United States Military Physician Assistant Program in 1983. He practiced emergency medicine and family practice for several years, but has been in a busy orthopedic practice in Utah for the past 26 years.

Mr. Frischknecht has also been an instructor at the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program for 25 years and was named the "Instructor of the year" no less than twelve times. That annual award was eventually given his name. In his professional life, he was appointed by the Governor of Utah as the Chair of the State of Utah Physician Assistant Licensing Board.

He has also chaired the Government Affairs and Reimbursement Committee, and the Political Action Committee for the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Scott is a veteran of the first Gulf War, and served in the Army and Reserve for 24 years. He speaks at many local and national conferences every year. He and his wife, Kaye, have four children and four grandchildren. They enjoy skiing, golfing, travelling, and family activities.
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 16 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
Sun Oct 30 Port Canaveral, FL
- 4:30 pm
Mon Oct 31 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Nov 01 *At Sea
- -
Wed Nov 02 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Nov 03 *At Sea
- -
Fri Nov 04 Port Canaveral, FL
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Port Canaveral, Florida - Port Canaveral lies just 35 miles east of Orlando, along the 72 miles of pristine beaches known as Florida's Space Coast. Besides its close proximity to Orlando's theme parks, you'll find space-age attractions of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

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.

Freedom 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
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Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, private bathroom and a separate living area with a queen-size sofa bed. (594 sq. ft., balcony 204 sq. ft.)
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (401 sq. ft., balcony 104 sq. ft.)
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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. (297 sq. ft., balcony 94 sq. ft.)
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (199 sq. ft., balcony 65 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E3) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 66 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (G) - Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal King) and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) - Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal King) and private bathroom. (159 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (K) Quad- Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal King) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
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Large Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert to a Royal King) and private bathroom. (150 sq. ft.)
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Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.
* 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.