Women’s Health CME Cruise Conference to the Caribbean - March 4 - 11, 2012 - Continuing Medical Education
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Women's Health

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
from Tampa, Florida
March 4 - 11, 2012

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.

Holland America's ms Ryndam

All social events are complimentary for guests traveling with conferee and whose cabins are booked in the meeting group.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
15 Contact Hours
14 AAFP Prescribed Credits
Course Fees
Physicians - $695.00
Other Professionals - $450.00
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
OB/GYN physicians, Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to provide a review of clinical conditions encountered by the Family Physician and address common gynecological problems.

Preliminary topics:
1. Evaluation of infertility
2. Sexual activity at the menopause
3. The state of ART
4. Understanding polycystic ovarian disease
5. The normal clitoris and causes of its acquired enlargement
6. Medical reimbursement
7. Dispensing Health Information: Medical Writing, the Internet and More
8. Managing the Abnormal Pap Smear: Current Guidelines
9. Appropriate Use of Prescription and Non-prescription Drugs in Pregnancy
10. STDs: 2010 Guidelines
11. Management of DUB Using Endometrial Ablation
12. Newer Hormonal Alternatives in Managing Menopausal Symptoms
13. Update on Hormonal Contraception
14. Breast Cancer
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Understand current evaluation and treatment of infertility
2. Understand assisted reproductive technologies
3. Evaluate sexual dysfunction at the menopause
4. Assess patients for suspected polycystic ovarian syndrome
5. Understand the embryology of genital anatomy, and the causes of clitoral enlargement
6. Understand ICD9s, CPTs, and RVUs as they affect medical reimbursement
7. Assess, utilize and provide objective health information from a range of internet sources
8. Utilize an evidence-based algorithm for managing abnormal pap smears
9. Identify which drugs to avoid, which to use, and which to consider during pregnancy
10. Utilize current, 2010, CDC guidelines in managing STDs
11. Apply current endometrial ablation techniques to the needs of a particular practice setting
12. Apply current hormone therapy guidelines to menopausal patients on an individual basis
13. Evaluate various contraceptive options to provide individualized contraceptive counseling to patients
14. Ascertain the role of lymphatic mapping and SLN biopsy; complete lymph node dissection after a positive SLN biopsy; partia breast radiation; nipple sparing mastectomy; and mammoprint 70-gene assay

This Live activity, Women's Health Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of March 4, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 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.
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

Bruce D. Shephard, M.D.
Dr. Shephard is Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his Ob-Gyn residency at the University of Miami, Florida.

Dr. Shephard is principal author of “The Complete Guide to Women's Health.” and a frequent speaker and writer on women's health issues. A 2009 selectee of the Marquis' Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, he maintains a clinical practice in Tampa and recently served as president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association.

Barry Verkauf, M.D., M.B.A., CPE

Dr. Verkauf is Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in new Orleans, Louisiana. he also earned a Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Florida, in Tampa, Florida. He completed an internship at Tulane University Department of Surgery, Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Residencies in Gynecology and Obstetrics and Pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was also a fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology.

When in private practice in Tampa, Florida, Dr. Verkauf initiated the first in vitro fertilization program on the west coast of Florida. He is Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He is a Certified Physician Executive by the American College of Physician Executives. He serves as a reviewer for several journals and has authored textbooks in clinical medicine and the business and history of medicine. Dr. Verkauf is a charter member of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, the Society for Reproductive Surgery, and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.

Douglas Reintgen, MD specializes in melanoma and breast cancer research and treatment and is internationally known surgical oncologist, researcher, lecturer and Professor of Surgery at the University of South Florida. In 1979 he graduated from the Duke University Medical School followed by a residency in general surgery at Duke. In 1987 Dr. Reintgen accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa and the Program Leader of the Cutaneous Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center. He was also named the Assistant Program Leader for Breast Cancer at Moffitt and very quickly these two programs grew in prominence regionally and nationally. Moffitt Cancer Center eventually became an NCI-designated Cancer Center, the only one in the State of Florida during this tenure. Eight years ago he went to Lakeland to build a new Cancer Center and in a short time had recruited 14 full time adult oncology faculty and over 100 employees. Lakeland Regional Cancer Center (LRCC) currently runs 45 clinical trials and enrolls 10% of our patients on clinical trials with 5 full-time research nurses. While at LRCC he established a translational research laboratory with independent funding from the Susan Koman Foundation. Dr. Reintgen has been the visiting professor at 21 Universities throughout the world. Recently he has returned to the University of South Florida as Director of Cancer Initiatives and Professor of Surgery

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 Mar 4
Tampa, Florida
-
5:00pm
Mon Mar 5
Key West, Florida
Lectures 9:00am-11:00am
1:00pm
6:00pm
Tue Mar 6
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Wed Mar 7
Belize City, Belize
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu Mar 8
Mahogany Bay, Honduras
7:00am
5:00pm
Fri Mar 9
Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00am
3:00pm
Sat Mar 10
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Sun Mar 11
Tampa, Florida
7:00am
 

Ports of Call
Belize City, Belize - From the thriving, pulsating Caribbean capital of Belize, paradise calls. The longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere (175 miles long and second only to Australia's Great Barrier Reef) is dotted with cayes teeming with a dazzling array of colorful fish and tropical plants. Inland, find dense virgin jungles, tumbling jade-green rivers and verdant valleys. An eco-tourist's paradise.
Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!
Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.
Mahogany Bay, Honduras - Located just 40 miles northeast of mainland Honduras, Roatan Island is a Western Caribbean paradise. Enjoy the ease of Mahogany Bay's new state of the art cruise ship terminal; relax on a soft sand beach; and explore the Carambola Botanical Gardens and nature trails in search of iguana, parrot, and archaeological sites dating back to Mayan times.
Tampa, Florida - A myriad of attractions awaits you during your stay in the Tampa area: the active nightlife of Tampa's Ybor City, it's Aquarium, and Busch Gardens for those with kids (even Walt Disney World is within striking distance). Magnificent beaches are a short ride away (Ft. DeSoto being a rare jewel of a beach without hotels and "McMansions" crowding out nature), then there's the Dali museum in St. Petersburg's hip, food-and-art-centric Downtown. To the south, in quieter Sarasota, you can visit the palatial mansion and art museum of the king of the circus: John Ringling. It's a great vacation destination, in itself. Be sure to plan a couple days before or after your cruise to soak it in.

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

STATEROOMS

DETAILS

Deluxe Suite with Veranda (S) – $2,679

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, a large sitting area, dressing room, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, no-host mini-bar and walk-in closet. Deluxe Suites include all the Superior Suite amenities, plus complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary champagne and bottled water provided in suite upon embarkation, premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers, gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, cocktail party with ship officers, priority boarding for tender ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, and exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only.

A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Veranda Suite or Penthouse Veranda Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

488-700 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (A) - $1,479

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (B) - $1,379

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda

OceanView Stateroom (C) - $879

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.

OceanView Stateroom (D) - $839

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.

OceanView Stateroom (DA) - $799

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.

OceanView Stateroom (E) - $719

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.

OceanView Stateroom (EE) - $679

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.

Inside Stateroom (K) - $579

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

143-207 sq. ft.

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - $315
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $252.92 per person
Deposit $350.00 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for this specific conference.



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.