University Learning Systems Primary Care Update - Alaska Cruise Conference, Round-trip Seattle, Washington July 23 - 30, 2016
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Primary Care Update - Alaska

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
July 23 - 30, 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.

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15 Live Contact Hours
Seminar Fees:
$845 for Physicians
$600 for Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, and Others

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, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Session 1 - Making Sense of the New Drug Delivery
Systems in Primary Care

Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Check In: 7:15 AM, Educational Session: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
ACPE UAN 0741-0000-016-016-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge; 5 Contact Hours

With the discovery of insulin, we are reminded never to give up hope. Against all odds, Dr. Banting and Best discovered what they called Iletin from pancreas. From there, the battles to procure, isolate, and purify what became known as insulin ensued. It took time, commitment and an understanding of chemistry and technology to save young people against sure death from Type 1 Diabetes. This 15-hour conference will not only look back at the struggles with insulin, but also look at how pharmacotherapy delivery systems today are changing the healthcare of our patients.

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the history of insulin and how it laid the framework for drug delivery systems.
  2. Discuss Banting and Best discovery of insulin and the intimate details of involving industry in the process.
  3. Identify new therapeutic agents recently introduced to the market and explain their drug delivery system.
  4. Discuss new devices to aid drug delivery: inhalers, injections, autoinjectors, new pen devices.
  5. Describe the most important adverse events and precautions of each new therapeutic agent.
  6. Discuss any evidence-based clinical trials that may be published about the medications to aid in therapeutic selection.
  7. Describe the connection between drug delivery systems and patient adherence.
Session 2 - An Evidence-Based Heart Failure Review:
New Pharmacotherapy

"You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in" Dr. Seuss


Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016d

Check In: 3:00 PM, Afternoon session, 3:15 PM - 6:00 PM, 2.5 hours

ACPE UAN 0741-0000-016-017-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge; 2.5 Contact Hours

This lecture will be a comprehensive review of the treatment of heart failure. It is an important topic in this series of discussions on new drug delivery as there are two new FDA treatment options. Both agents have different considerations concerning their pharmacotherapy and one is an injection. Patients with heart failure may now be getting multiple injections for the treatment of their disease.

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to:
  1. Discuss new pathophysiology findings surrounding heart failure and relate it to the shape of the heart.
  2. List the new American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology staging criteria for heart failure.
  3. Recognize which forms of heart failure affect predominantly the elderly and gender differences in heart failure type and prevalence.
  4. Identify differences in systolic and diastolic heart failure in terms of pathophysiology and approach to treatment.
  5. Identify the appropriate dose and important safety considerations for medications commonly utilized in patients with heart failure.
  6. Interpret historical and recent clinical trial findings and their impact on heart failure treatment recommendations.
  7. Identify medications that may exacerbate and/or precipitate heart failure.
Session 3 - Mabology 101: The Clinical Science Behind Monoclonal Antibodies

What do we need to know in primary care?


Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Check In: 3:00 PM, Afternoon session: 3:15 PM - 6:00 PM

ACPE UAN 0741-0000-016-018-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge; 2.5 Contact Hours

Monoclonal antibodies are a distinct new medication technology that many primary care practitioners have chosen to ignore learning about. This lecture will focus on the basics, so the clinician can assess efficacy, safety and cost. It is hoped that the learner will be able to discern their role in the use of these medications and offer patient education when needed.

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to:
  1. Describe the basic pharmacology behind monoclonal antibodies.
  2. Discuss how monoclonal antibodies are made.
  3. Discuss the nomenclature behind naming monoclonal antibodies.
  4. List examples of monoclonal antibodies and the conditions they treat.
  5. Outline in STEPS format (safety, tolerability, efficacy, price, simplicity) several monoclonal antibodies (i.e., certolizumab, denosumab, new cholesterol medications)
  6. Discuss the side effects of selected monoclonal antibodies.
  7. Discuss risk factors associated with these new technologies.
  8. List any general patient education.
Session 4 - A Comprehensive Discussion on the Opioid REMS Reality: Prescribing Mediations for Pain in the Future

Date: Friday, July 29, 2016

Check In: 7:15 AM, Educational Session: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

ACPE UAN 0741-0000-016-019-L01-P; Activity: Knowledge; 5 Contact Hours

The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the practitioner to prescription drug abuse and the tension associated with undertreatment versus harmful access of opioid medications. The FDA REMS program will be discussed as well as other techniques the prescriber can use to reduce aberrant behavior and abuse. Practical pain pharmacotherapy pearls and new drug delivery systems will also be addressed. The discussion will also develop the need for multiple adjuvant medications to enhance pain relief.

At the conclusion of this session, the participant shouldbe able to:
  1. Describe the FDA's concern and request for a new risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS) for prescribing opioids.
  2. Discuss the recent articles and concerns about the increase in mortality associated with opioid prescribing.
  3. Discuss appropriate prescribing of acute and chronic opioid medications.
  4. Distinguish between long-acting and immediate-release opioids, discussing unique delivery systems that make long-acting formulations risky for patients.
  5. Discuss measures to reduce deaths from opioid overdose and prescription drug abuse (i.e., inappropriate prescribing, adequate counseling, patient monitoring, patient misuse or abuse).
  6. Discuss other adjuvant medications that enhance synergy in pain relief.
  7. Discuss adjuvant medications and research data that build our confidence for the need of multiple therapies.
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
Kelly W. Jones, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, South Carolina.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Community Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.

Disclosure: Dr. Jones has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented
Accreditation
Physicians

American Academy Of Family Physicians (AAFP): This Live activity, Primary Care Update Alaska, with a beginning date of 07/23/2016, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.00 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..

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to   AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Doctors of Osteopathy: American Osteopathic Association (AOA): CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

Canadian Physicians:

Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada CFPC are eligible to receive MAINPRO-M1 credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA): AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Prescribed credit from AAFP. Physician assistants may report the number of hours stated above of Category I credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners:

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): Continuing education hours approved by AAFP and by ACPE meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria. This course provides Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for certification renewal. The same hours submitted to renew certification may be submitted to a State Board of Nursing for re-licensure.

National Certification Corporation (NCC): Recognizes any Nursing, Medical, Health Care or Other For Profit or Not for Profit Education Provider. Please contact NCC regarding approval.

Pharmacists:

University Learning Systems (ULS), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Session 1: ACPE UAN 0741-0000-16-016-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge; 5 Contact Hours
Session 2: ACPE UAN 0741-0000-16-017-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge; 2.5 Contact Hours
Session 3: ACPE UAN 0741-0000-16-018-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge; 2.5 Contact Hours
Session 4: ACPE UAN 0741-0000-16-019-L01-P, Activity: Knowledge, 5 Contact Hours

Canadian Pharmacists:

Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accreditedby the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).

Addiction Professionals:

University Learning Systems is NAADAC Approved Education Provider number 882. All contact hours or CEUs provided will be accepted towards National credentialing by the NAADAC Certification Commission and state licensing or certification bodies that accept NAADAC credit.

Other Health Professionals:

Please contact your respective board regarding approval. Contact University Learning Systems if you need help or documentation.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians: Please ensure that we have your NABP# and date of birth on file. ULS reports credit directly to CPE Monitor. You may download your statement of credit directly from CPE Monitor.

Additionally, this is the link to the course registration page: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=138127
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 Jul 23 Seattle, Washington, US
- 4:00 pm
Sun Jul 24 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jul 25 Juneau, Alaska, US
11:00 am 10:00 pm
Tue Jul 26 Skagway, Alaska, United States
6:00 am 8:15 pm
Wed Jul 27 Glacier Bay (Cruising)
6:00 am 3:00 pm
Thu Jul 28 Ketchikan, Alaska, US
7:00 am 1:00 pm
Fri Jul 29 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
7:00 pm 11:59 pm
Sat Jul 30 Seattle, Washington, US
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Glacier Bay - If you didn't know any better, you'd think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice.When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world.
Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier.
Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront. Port tips from our blog
Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.
Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar. Port tips from our blog
Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

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.

Crown Princess

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
(S2) - Premium accommodations and luxurious appointments are the signature of our expansive 460 to 687-square-foot Suites. Your Suite stateroom includes a spacious cabin and large 95 to 241-square-foot balcony, along with special suite-only benefits. Suites feature a separate seating area with a sofabed, walk-in closet, full bathroom and deluxe amenities.
These features and deluxe amenities are standard in a Suite stateroom:
Separate seating area with a sofa bed, Upgraded balcony furniture with room for four: two comfortable loungers, a table and two chairs, Complimentary mini-bar set-up CD/DVD player with access to a complimentary DVD library Walk-in closet with personal safe, Comfortable luxury pillow-top mattress, Twin beds, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Upgraded bathroom amenities and hair dryer, Two flat-panel satellite TVs, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Refrigerator, Writing desk and phone 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service Enhanced nightly turn-down service, A host of other benefits and amenities
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(MD) - The luxurious Mini-Suite offers approximately 323 square feet of comfort and a separate seating area with a sofa bed for lounging or sleeping a third passenger. The spacious balcony is approximately 57 square feet and the bathroom offers a combination tub and shower. Some Mini-Suites also have a pullman bed to accommodate a 4th passenger.
These features and fine amenities are standard in a Mini-Suite stateroom:
Welcome glass of champagne, Separate seating area with a sofabed, Balcony with patio furniture, Twin beds, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow, Two flat-panel televisions, Private bathroom with combination tub and shower, Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110-volt, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings Daily housekeeping service.
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(BD)- The spacious approximately 231-square-foot Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities and outstanding views from an approximately 45-square-foot private balcony. Some staterooms also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.
These features and fine amenities are standard in the Balcony stateroom:
Balcony with patio furniture, Twin beds, Private bathroom with shower, Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings, Daily housekeeping service, Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow
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(OF) - The Oceanview stateroom is approximately 179 square feet and features a picture window for memorable views. The Oceanview stateroom is richly appointed with fine amenities. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.
These features and fine amenities are standard in the Oceanview stateroom:
Picture window, Twin beds, Private bathroom with shower Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V AC electrical outlet with U.S. plug fittings Daily housekeeping service, Nightly turn-down service.
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(ID)- Interior The Interior stateroom is approximately 162 to 182 square feet and richly appointed with fine amenities. Some also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers. These features and fine amenities are standard in the Interior stateroom:
Twin beds, Private bathroom with shower, Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, 100% Egyptian cotton linens Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk, 110V AC electrical outlet with U.S. plug fittings Daily housekeeping service, Nightly turn-down service.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
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 . 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.