Topics in Womens Health Continuing Medical Education Cruise Conference: Round-trip Copenhagen, September 5 -14 ,2016
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Topics in Women's Health

9-Day Baltic Cruise
Round-trip Copenhagen
September 05 - 14, 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.

Norwegian Cruise Lines's Great <em>Norwegian Star</em>
Norwegian Star

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
3 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
Course Fees:

$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, & Doctors of Pharmacy

$550 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
OB/GYN physicians, Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. The Evolution of Cervical Cancer Screening.
    • The Health Care Provider will understand the development of modern day Cervical Cancer Screening, the role of HPV in male and female lower genital tract, Oropharyngeal, Anal Carcinogenesis, and the importance of promoting HPV vaccination.
  2. Non-Hormonal Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms.
    • The clinician will be better prepared to address the concerns of Perimenopausal Women including their complains of Mood Disturbance, Vasomotor Symptoms, Insomnia, Diminish Sexual Desire, Vaginal Atrophy. He/She will be able to offer patients a variety of Behavioral, Hormonal, Nonhormonal Therapeutic Modalities during this Perimenopausal window.
  3. The Adnexal Mass: Benign or Malignant?
    • The provider will understand the new model of Ovarian Carcinogenesis and the obstacles encountered in trying to develop Ovarian Cancer Screening. The provider will be able to assess the malignant potential of a palpable mass in a woman using present day imaging and Ovarian Tumor Markers and direct appropriate conservative, medical or surgical intervention.
  4. Evaluation of the Incontinent Female Patient.
    • Attendees will be better able to differentiate among the types of Female Urinary Incontinence and provide appropriate counseling on causes and treatment options available including Behavioral Modification, Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, Drug Therapy and Urogynecological / Neurological referral.
  5. Non-Surgical Treatment of the Patient with Genital Prolapse.
    • Upon the conclusion of this discussion the provider will be familiar with the symptoms associated with Female Pelvic Floor Disorders, the proper evaluation and terminology of Female Genital Prolapse and be able to direct Non-Surgical treatment including use of Vagina Support Devises (pessaries) or make appropriate Urogynecological referral.
  6. Vulvar Pruritis and Vulvar Pain Disorders.
    • Participant will better understand the variety of Infectious, Inflammatory, Neoplastic, Neurologic Disorders that cause Vulvar burning and Pruritis and make timely decisions on proper treatment and need for biopsy.
  7. Addressing Female Sexual Concerns.
    • After participation in this session the Health Care Provider will be more confident in his or her ability to have open discussion with patients over problems of sexual nature, define the type of sexual dysfunction and offer behavioral, pharmacologic or referral to Sex Therapist.
  8. Menopause and Hormonal Therapy
    • Describe the evolution of understanding of the effects of menopausal hormone therapy
    • Compare the effectiveness, risks, and benefits of hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms
  9. Osteoporosis in Women
    • Discuss controversies related to postmenopausal osteoporosis regarding:
      • Screening
      • Treatment
      • Prevention using calcium and vitamin D supplementation
  10. Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding
    • Evaluate excessive uterine bleeding using a systematic approach
    • Enumerate treatments for excessive uterine bleeding of various etiologies
    • Diagnose PCOS based on common clinical presentations and minimal diagnostic testing
  11. Vaginal Discharge
    • Describe the usual characteristics of vaginal discharge associated with common etiologies
    • Apply point-of-care and laboratory testing in the evaluation of vaginal discharge
    • Enumerate appropriate therapies for common causes of vaginal discharge
  12. Breast Concerns
    • Identify common breast concerns and appropriate management
    • Summarize risks and benefits of breast cancer screening
  13. Chronic Fatigue
    • Discuss the limitations to knowledge of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of chronic fatigue
    • Explain the rationale for the recent proposal to introduce the term Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID)
    • Describe a systematic approach to evaluation of patients complaining of chronic fatigue
    • Describe pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options for management of patients with chronic fatigue
  14. Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Describe the typical presentations and enumerate treatments for dysmenorrhea
    • Recognize appropriate evaluation and treatment options for IC/BPS
    • Describe evaluation and treatment of chronic pelvic pain as a complex neuromuscular psychosocial disorder
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
Frank B. Marsalisi, MD, FACOG
Director of Gynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders, OB/GYN Residency Program, Bayfront Health, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dr. Frank Marsalisi is the Director of Gynecology and Pelvic Floor Disorders at the Bayfront Health Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program in St. Petersburg, Florida. Originally from New York, he preceded his medical degree from Michigan State with two years of hypersensitivity diseases research. After completing his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of South Florida, he went on to fulfill his four-year commitment with the National health Service Corp as Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Ruskin Migrant Community Health Center in Ruskin, Florida. While at Ruskin, he was made a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida.

Throughout his residency training and postgraduate career, Dr. Marsalisi has been the recipient of many prestigious university and national teaching awards, including the University of South Florida's Distinguished Professor Award and the John Turlich Medical Student Teaching Award, the Council on Resident Education in Ob/Gyn National Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Bayfront Health's Teaching Faculty of the Year award for several consecutive years. He has been a speaker on women's health issues for University at Sea since 2012, and he has been honored as being one of the "Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists in America" by the Consumer Research Council of America. He is a medical community leader on the Board of the Pinellas County Medical Association and is a Pinellas county delegate to the Florida Medical Association.

Linda Speer, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Toledo, Ohio.

Linda M. Speer (aka French), is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Toledo's College of Medicine and Life Sciences since November 2006. She is a 1988 graduate of Universidad Austral de Chile's Medical School, ranking first in her class. After graduation she worked as a primary care physician in the Chilean health care system for two years, the experience that led to her commitment to primary care medicine.

Upon return to the United States in 1990 she completed her specialty training at the Oakwood Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Dearborn, MI. She stayed on as a faculty member in the program until 1999 during which time she advanced her skills in evidence-based medicine, women's health, curriculum development, and academic and clinical administration. From 1999-2006 she was Associate Chair in the Department of Family Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, first as Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs and later Senior Associate Chair.
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
Mon Sep 05 Copenhagen, Denmark
- 5:00 pm
Tue Sep 06 Berlin, Germany
7:30 am 10:00 pm
Wed Sep 07 *At Sea
Lectures: 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
- -
Thu Sep 08 Tallinn, Estonia
9:00 am 5:30 pm
Fri Sep 09 St. Petersburg, Russia
VISA REQUIRED-Ovenight stay onboard
8:00 am -
Sat Sep 10 St. Petersburg, Russia
- 7:00 pm
Sun Sep 11 Helsinki, Finland
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Sep 12 Stockholm, Sweden
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue Sep 13 *At Sea
Lectures:9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
- -
Wed Sep 14 Copenhagen, Denmark
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Copenhagen, Denmark (Embark and Debark) - Denmark's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor - Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.
Pre and Post-Cruise Hotel Packages in Copenhagen
Helsinki, Finland - Shaped by its bays and isles, it's one of Europe's most scenic capitals. Hear a Sibelius concert, tour across the Arctic Circle to Lapland, land of Santa Claus, reindeer and the Midnight Sun. Buy a birchbark basket.
St. Petersburg/Moscow - In Peter the Great's "Window on Europe", head for the fabulous Hermitage, with its renowned art collection from Raphael to Rembrandt, Titian to Tintoretto. Take in a concert--folkloric or grandly operatic. Make a flying trip to Moscow to view monuments from Soviet and pre-Soviet days: Red Square, the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Tomb.

*Visas are included with most shore excursions. If you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own, however, a visa will be required; obtaining one can take some time, so please begin the visa process immediately.
Stockholm, Sweden - So much to see in this charming city, sprawled on 18 islands, often called the "Venice of the North." Cruise the sparkling waterways. Navigate narrow medieval streets. Watch the snappy changing of the guard at the Baroque Royal Palace. Shop for elegant gifts--glassware, stainless steel. Work up an appetite so you can do justice to the lavish smorgasbords
Tallinn, Estonia - Medieval walls and towers still stand tall in Old Town. Stroll and shop along cobblestone streets, walk up to the Baroque palace, drop in at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to find inspiration in the gleaming mosaics and icons.
Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany - In Berlin history awaits: Checkpoint Charlie, Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag. Browse lively Kurfurstendamm for delicate hand-painted porcelain, a snack of beer and bratwurst.

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.

Norwegian Star

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
3-Bedroom Garden Villa - These Villas can accommodate up to seven guests. With three bedrooms, each with a king- or queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower, you have plenty of space to revel in. Also includes a living room, dining room as well as a private garden with hot tub, outdoor dining area and terrace to enjoy the beautiful view from. Includes butler and concierge service
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Deluxe Owner's Suite - The Deluxe Owner's Suite sleeps up to six guests and offers a world of comfort with a living room, dining room, bedroom with king-size bed and some offer a separate children's bedroom. Guests will have an unforgettable experience in this suite with a convertible sofa, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and a wall of windows to enjoy the great view. Includes butler and concierge service.
Accommodates: 6
Total Approx. Size: 667 - 732 sq. ft..

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Owner's Suite with Two Balconies - The Owner's Suites with Double Balconies are great for up to four guests. They include a living room, dining room and separate bedroom with king-size bed. Along with a mini-bar, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and an amazing double balcony. Includes butler and concierge service.
Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 721-900 sq. ft.
Balcony Size: 150 sq. ft.
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Mini Suite with Balcony (MB) -All the space you need. Relax in your separate sitting area. Indulge in your luxury bath. Or step out onto your private balcony and breathe in the fresh air while taking in amazing views.

Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 283 sq. ft. Balcony size: 54 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony - (BB) With room for up to three guests, Norwegian Star staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view.

Accommodates: 3
Total Approx. Size: 203-303 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Picture Window (OB) -With room for up to four guests, these Norwegian Star Oceanview Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests, as well as a picture window with a great view. These are mid-ship staterooms, which means you'll be right near everything on board.
Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 159 sq. ft.
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Oceanview Porthole Window (OF)-With room for up to four guests, Norwegian Star Oceanview Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests, as well as a porthole that offers a great view. These are mid-ship staterooms, which means you'll be right near everything fun and exciting on board.
Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 159 sq. ft.
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Mid-Ship Inside (IE) -Great for up to four guests, these staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. Because these are mid-ship staterooms, you'll have easy access to everything fun and exciting on board.
Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 142 sq. ft
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Inside (IC)-These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way for you to cruise. With room for up to four, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests.

Accommodates: 4
Total Approx. Size: 142 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $394.47
Deposit $450 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.
* 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.