Womens Health CME Cruise Conference to the Baltic: May 11-18, 2013
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Women's Health

7-Night Baltic Cruise Conference
from Copenhagen, Denmark
May 11 - 18, 2013

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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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Course Fees
Physicians $695
Other Professionals $450

Course Fee Cancellation Policy
30 days or more - 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
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
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.

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
Sat May 11
Copenhagen, Denmark
-
5:00pm
Sun May 12
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12noon; 1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Mon May 13
Tallin, Estonia
9:30am
5:30pm
Tue May 14
St. Petersburg, Russia
7:00am
11:00pm
Wed May 15
Helsinki, Finland
10:00am
5:00pm
Thu May 16
Stockholm, Sweden
7:30am
4:30pm
Fri May 17
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12noon; 1:00 - 4:00pm
-
-
Sat May 18
Copenhagen, Denmark
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
Copenhagen, Denmark - 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.
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.

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.

Vision 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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE

Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 sq. ft.) . Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D2) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
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OceanView Stateroom (H) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $374.47
Deposit $400 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your 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.