Current Topics in Stress and Mental Health in Adolescents, Men, Women and the Clinicians Who Treat Them, Caribbean Cruise Conference, from Fort Lauderdale, FL: August 18 - 25, 2018
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Current Topics in Stress and Mental Health in Adolescents, Men, Women and the Clinicians Who Treat Them

7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
August 18 - 25, 2018

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Royal Caribbean's  Harmony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 Contact Hours
6 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

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, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Attorneys
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Physiological and Psychological effects of Stress and The Mind/Body Connection for Patients and Staff
    • Describe the Physiological and Psychosocial effects of stress and demonstrate knowledge of how the relaxation response impacts the mind and body
  2. Managing Patient Expectations and Improving the Patient Experience
    • Identify techniques to improve overall patient care.
  3. Management of Difficult Patients
    • Apply techniques to manage difficult patients encountered in clinical practices.
  4. Psychological Aspects of Delivering Good and Bad News to Patients
    • Develop and improve clinician skills in discussing good and bad news with patients.
  5. Physician (staff) burnout and the role of the Mental Health Professional in Education and Support of the Medical Staff
    • Utilize specific educational strategies and training techniques to help reduce practitioner stress, prevent burnout, and improve overall patient care.
  6. Counseling Interventions-What Really Works
    • Describe the most effective counseling interventions.
  7. Didactic and Experiential learning of Mind/Body techniques
    • Identify and practice at least three relaxation techniques to reduce stress
  8. Depression
    • Identify specified subtypes of clinical depression
    • Appraise the differential diagnosis as well as related risk and determine appropriate treatment options.
  9. Bipolar Disorder
    • Cite the epidemiology and subtypes of bipolar illness, weigh distinguishing clinical features, and identify potential risks as well as benefits of effective treatments.
  10. Mood Disorders & the Peri-Partum
    • Discuss mood disorders related to the peri-partum as well as the role of psychotropic medication during pregnancy, delivery and post-partum.
  11. Anxiety Disorder
    • Describe the features of anxiety and trauma related disorders and evaluate the various roles of potential interventions.
  12. Mental Illnesses in Youth
    • Explain concepts related to the origins of mental illness
    • Describe features of key mental illnesses in youth and analyze biopsychosocial approaches to treatment.
  13. Substance use disorders
    • Summarize the addiction crisis and current substance use disorders
    • Review co-occurring psychiatric illnesses
    • Learn to approach these conditions using screening and motivational interviewing.
  14. Case Presentations
    • Review a series of clinical cases which highlight and underscore key clinical concepts presented during the conference.
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
Elizabeth A. Grill, PsyD
Associate Professor of Psychology
The Center for Reproductive Medicine & Infertility
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, New York

Dr. Elizabeth Grill is Director of Psychological Services at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Medicine, and Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

She is also an Assistant Attending Psychologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Grill is experienced as a counseling psychologist and medical researcher with a special focus on stress and the mind/body connection, the emotional aspects of infertility, IVF treatment, third party reproduction, oncofertility, fertility preservation, and sexual dysfunction.

She served as Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group and served two terms on the Content Review Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Grill sits on several professional boards and is an editorial reviewer for peer reviewed journals. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, has lectured worldwide to patient and medical audiences and has participated in media interviews related to the emotional aspects of reproductive medicine.

Karl Gregory Sieg, MD, FAPA, MRO
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Orlando, Florida

Medical Director of Behavioral Health
Cigna Healthcare
Orlando, Florida

Dr. Sieg received his medical degree and then his completed residencies in Psychiatry as well as Child & Adolescent Psychiatry all at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas.

He is currently board certified in child, adolescent, adult, addiction, geriatric & forensic psychiatry and is a certified medical review officer. Having now been in practice for over 30 years, Dr. Sieg has authored numerous scientific articles and has had past involvement in clinical research.

He maintains memberships with the American Psychiatric Association, the Florida Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law, and the American Medical Association. Along with his academic endeavors and private practice, Dr. Sieg currently serves as Medical Director of Behavioral Health for Cigna Healthcare.
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.


Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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 Aug 18 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Sun Aug 19 Nassau, The Bahamas
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Mon Aug 20 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Tue Aug 21 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Aug 22 Basseterre, St. Kitts
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Aug 23 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12 noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Fri Aug 24 *At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Sat Aug 25 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Fort 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.
Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!
Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop

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.

Harmony 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

AquaTheater Suite (A2) - Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. One bathroom with tub, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa bed. Private balcony with seating area and private dining.
Stateroom: 604 sq. ft., Balcony: 631 sq. ft.

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Owner's Suite (OS) - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs.< br> Stateroom: 556 sq. ft. Balcony 243 sq. ft.
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Crown Loft Suite - This category is inclusive of our Royal Suite Class program:
  • Exclusive Experiences: Your Royal Genie and Concierge craft moments just for you.
  • Inclusive Amenities: Complimentary services and amenities make every last detail unforgettable.
  • Unparalled Accommodations: Retreat to the most spacious luxury suites at sea.
All staterooms and suites come complete with private bathroom, vanity area, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone. Crown Loft Suite w/Balcony Two deck high stateroom with panoramic views. Two Bathrooms with shower on main and second level. Master bedroom with Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, size bed on second level. Private balcony with chairs, dining area with dry bar, table/desk. Living room sofa converts to double bed
Stateroom: 545 sq. ft. Balcony: 114 sq. ft.
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Grand Balcony Suite - Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Full bathroom with tub and two sinks. Living room with sofa that converts to double bed. Private balcony with seating area and private dining.
Sleeps up to 4.
Stateroom: 371 sq. ft. , Balcony: 105 sq. ft.
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Junior Balcony Suite (J4) - SBedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Full bathroom with tub. Sitting area with sofa. Private balcony.
Sleeps up to 4.
287 sq. ft., balcony 80 sq. ft.
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OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (8D) - Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa, full bathroom and private balcony.
182 sq. ft. Balcony 80 sq. ft.
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Boardwalk View Stateroom with Balcony - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom. Boardwalk view.

Stateroom: 182 Sq. Ft. Balcony: 50 Sq. Ft..
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Central Park View with Balcony Stateroom (2J) -Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area, and a private bathroom.
It's your garden. It's your starlight string quartet. It's your perfect bit of ambience right outside your door.
Stateroom: 182 Sq. Ft. Balcony: 50 Sq. Ft.
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Ocean View Stateroom (2N) - Mid-DoubleTwo twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area.
179 sq. ft.
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Interior Stateroom (4V)- Double - Upper-: Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, private bathroom and sitting area.
149 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, and Subject to change.
Port charges and Fees $334.93
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 .
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

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.

before you cruise

Cambria Suites



141 SW 19th Court
Dania Beach, FL 33004

If you're looking to enhance your cruise vacation from Fort Lauderdale, FL, come in a day early and stay at Cambria Hotel & Suites Fort Lauderdale, Airport South & Cruiseport .
A 4-mile drive from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, this relaxed hotel is also 9 miles from the Port Everglades cruise terminal, and 7 miles from Gulfstream Park's casino and sports venues.

Low preferred rates available through Continuing Education Inc./University at Sea ® :

Date Week-Days Price
*January 1 - April 30, 2019 Midweek/Weekend *$179.00
May 1 - September 30, 2019 Midweek
Weekend
$95.00
$105.00
October 1 - December 31, 2019 Midweek
Weekend
$119.00
$139.00
*Black Out Dates: Feb 14 - 18, 2019 and Oct 31- Nov 4, 2019
The above rates are based upon availability. All rates are subject to applicable sales and occupancy tax, currently 1 2%. Rates are based on availability.

INCLUDED IN THE RATE:
  • WIFI in sleeping rooms and public spaces included
  • Complimentary A irport Transportation from 5:00am lo 12 Midnight.
  • Self-Parking at no charge, extended stay parking is $8.00 per day per vehicle
INCLUDED CAMBRIA:
  • King or Queen Bed
  • In Room Coffee Maker
  • USB Port
  • In room safe Flat Screen TV Coffee Maker
**Available at Cambria,Gourmet Bistro serving a hot breakfast buffet with made to order items available at $9.95 per person plus tax.
Full service Bar & Restaurant also opens for Cocktails and Dinner at 5pm.