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Vietnamese American Medical Association presents Common Challenges in Primary Care Medicine

7-Night Australia Cruise Conference
from Brisbane, Australia
July 27 - August 3, 2014

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.

P & O's Pacific Jewel

Conference Registration Fee
Physicians - $395; All others - $295

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, Nurses, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Adult & Childhood Immunization; Travelling Prophylaxis
  2. Adults & Children: ADHD in Primary Care
  3. Vitamin D Deficiency—the Epidemic
  4. The Low T Problem—Is it real?
  5. HRT—should you prescribe it?
  6. Pre-Op Clearance—what should PCPs do?
  7. Review Screening Guide Lines for various Common Cancers
  8. Chronic Kidney Disease—the new classification
  9. Simple Approach to Acid-Base Balance
  10. IBS—Is it still a diagnosis of exclusion?
  11. Updates on Viral Hepatitis A, B C—new Screening Guideline
  12. GERD & UGI Maladies
Objectives:
  1. Participants will be updated on vaccine schedules.
  2. Participants should be able to evaluate symptoms of ADHD, prescribe appropriate medications and monitor treatment progress.
  3. Participants should be able to assess patients at risks for Vit D defiency, screen appropriate population, and prescribe treatments.
  4. Participants should know prevalence of low Testosterone, who to screen, know how to evaluate and treat patients with hypogonadism.
  5. Participants should be able to review current literatures on HRT, discuss risks and benefits of hormone treatments to their female patients.
  6. Overview of Pre-op clearance parameters, determine which patients are at risks for what procedures, what precautions to undertake.
  7. Participants should be able to describes screening guides to patients.
  8. Participants should be able describe various stages of renal insufficiency, avoid nephrotoxic drugs, and know when to refer to nephrologist.
  9. Overview of Acid-Base Disorder, attendees able to describe various etiologies for Acid-Base problems.
  10. Participants should be able to describe symptomatology of IBS, know the red-flags, which patients need colonoscopies.
  11. Participants should be able to discuss various Hepatitis, know the new screening guidelines for Hep B & C, and know the latest drugs available for treatments.
  12. Participants should be able to describe & treat common upper GI disorders, and what imaging studies to order and who needs referrals.
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
Jonathan Quach Lam, M.D.
Course Director; President, Vietnamese American Medical Association; Private Practice, Family Healthcare Associates, Arlington, Texas

Loc T. Le, M.D., FACP
Clinical Assistant Professor in Medicine, University of Maryland, School of Medicine; Senior Partner, Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates, PA, Baltimore, Maryland

Dang D. Nguyen, M.D., FACP, FASN
Clinical Nephrologist, Nephrology and Hypertension Division, Weill Cornell Medical College,  New-York Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, New York, New York
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
Sun July 27 Brisbane, Australia - 2:00pm
Mon July 28 At Sea Cruising
Scientific Sessions
- -
Tue July 29 Airlie Beach 7:00am 3:00pm
Wed July 30 Yorkey's Knob (Cairns) 9:00am 5:00pm
Thu July 31 Port Douglas 8:00am 5:00pm
Fri Aug 1 Willis Island
Scenic Cruising
- -
Sat Aug 2 At Sea Cruising - -
Sun Aug 3 Brisbane 6:00am -

Ports of Call
Airlie Beach, Australia - The town of Airlie Beach, often referred to as the "Gateway To The Whitsundays", radiates a certain bohemian charm, with a blend of cosmopolitan and contemporary Australian style. Facing north on the eastern coast of Australia, Airlie Beach is blessed with late afternoon sun in the winter and cool, refreshing breezes in the summer. The coastal village of Airlie Beach serves as the ideal launching pad to explore the majestic Whitsunday islands, vast areas of untouched natural forests and the idyllic Great Barrier Reef.
Brisbane, Australia - The cool and casual capital of Queensland offers all the glitz and glam of a big city without the big city airs. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River and surrounded by rolling hills, this urban oasis sure is easy on the eyes. Whether you're headed uptown, downtown or out of town, you'll be sure to encounter your fair share of first-ever experiences. Scale the legendary Story Bridge, take a sandboarding tour on North Stradbroke Island. Or if you'd like to connect with your inner Aussie, try your hand at sheep shearing at the Australian Woolshed.
Cairns, Australia - When you're in the city of Cairns, the islands, rainforest and reef of tropical North Queensland are never too far away. Take the opportunity and snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef, a remarkable diving site filled with vibrant coral islands and marine life. Enjoy the oceanfront energy of the Cairns Esplanade and browse the restaurants, shops and bars. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you white-water raft down the nearby rivers and take in the natural beauty as you travel to the butterfly-fringed village of Kuranda. Don't miss a day trip to the magical Daintree Rainforest, considered the planet's oldest surviving tropical rainforest.
Port Douglas, Australia - Fishing village charm meets aquatic amusement and jungle intrigue in Port Douglas. And if you think this sounds like the perfect setting for your Australian adventure, wait 'til you experience it firsthand. Take a dip in the warm tropical waters. Sip a fruity drink at one of the many seaside cafes. Or relish the heart-pumping thrill of reef, river and rain-forest exploration.
Willis Island, Australia (Cruising) - Willis Island, located east of Australia just beyond the Great Barrier Reef, is the only permanently inhabited island in Australia's Coral Sea Islands Territory. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has a weather monitoring station on the island, staffed by three people, who make up the island's human population. Thousands of masked, brown and red footed boobies - a seabird that looks like a dressed up seagull - keep them company.

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.
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 ACCOMMODATIONS PER PERSON
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Mini Suite - Twin beds that convert to queen. Private Balcony, Private ensuite,Flat Screen TV, Desk and Chair, Fridge.
Accommodates: 4
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Balcony - Twin beds that convert to queen. Private Balcony, Private ensuite, Flat Screen TV, Desk and Chair, Fridge.
Accommodates: 3
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Balcony - Twin beds that convert to queen. Private Balcony, Private ensuite, Flat Screen TV, Desk and Chair, Fridge.
Accommodates: 2
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Ocean View Stateroom - Two twin beds that convert to queen. Flat Screen TV, Desk with chair, Private ensuite, Fridge, Window or porthole
Accommodates: 4
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Ocean View Stateroom - Two twin beds that convert to queen. Flat Screen TV, Desk with chair, Private ensuite, Fridge, Window or porthole
Accommodates: 2
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Interior Stateroom - Two twin beds that convert to queen. Flat Screen TV, Desk with chair, Private ensuite, Fridge. 17.3 sq m
Accommodates: 4
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Interior Stateroom - Two twin beds that convert to queen. Flat Screen TV, Desk with chair, Private ensuite, Fridge. 17.3 sq m
Accommodates: 2
Please Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
$200 per person non-refundable deposit due at time of booking
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Prices include all taxes and fees

IMPORTANT NOTE: Should currency exchange rates fluctuate more than 5%, prices for deposited staterooms may be subject to increase anytime before final payment
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.