Womens Health Continuing Medical Education Cruise Conference: Venice to Rome - Sep. 15-26, 2013
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Women's Health

11-Night Adriatic Cruise
from Venice to Rome, Italy
September 15-26, 2013

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12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
12 Contact Hours

Course Fee
$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists

$450 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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


This Live activity, Women's Health Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of July 1, 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.

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
Dr. Bruce Shephard, M.D.

Dr. Shephard is Affiliate 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, Berkley, attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his Ob-Gyn residency at the University of Miami, Florida.

A former McCain Fellow at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists, Dr. Shephard is principal author of “The Complete Guide to Women's Health,” and a frequent speaker and writer on women's health issues. He previously served as president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association. A 2009 selectee of Marquis' Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, he maintains a clinical practice in Tampa and serves as a Regional Physician Informaticist for BayCare Health System.

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 12 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 Sep 15

Venice, Italy (Overnight stay onboard)
-
-
Mon Sep 16
Venice, Italy
Lectures 4:00pm - 6:00pm
-
5:00pm
Tue Sep 17
Koper, Slovenia
8:00am
6:00pm
Wed Sep 18
Ravenna, Italy
7:00am
7:00pm
Thu Sep 19
Split, Croatia
8:00am
6:00pm
Fri Sep 20
Dubrovnik, Croatia
8:00am
6:00pm
Sat Sep 21
Kotor, Montenegro
8:00am
6:00pm
Sun Sep 22
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon; 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Mon Sep 23
Valetta, Malta
8:00am
6:00pm
Tue Sep 24
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Lectures 4:00pm - 6:00pm
7:00am
5:00pm
Wed Sep 25
Naples, Italy
7:00am
6:30pm
Thu Sep 26
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00am
-

Ports of Call
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.
Dubrovnik, Croatia - This ancient city is set on a peninsula and surrounded by a 1,000 year old protective wall. Said to be one of the prettiest spots in the world, visitng it's old-city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is like stepping back in time. Or into another world, Dubrovnik is the principal filming location for King's Landing from the blovkbuster book (and television series) "Game of Thrones."
Koper, Slovenia - Koper, the Old Town at least, is one big sight. From carved grey Istrian limestone to narrow intertwining streets leading to the main square, everything in Koper narrates a story of past and present moments. Be sure to see the hacienda-like Praetorian Palace, the seat of the city's governor during the Venetian Republic.
Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
Ravenna, Italy - Located on the Adriatic coast in North-East Italy, Ravenna was briefly the capital of the Roman Empire and later the Italian capital of the Byzantine Empire. During this time, incredible mosaics were constructed throughout the city. Described as a symphony of color in Dante's Divine Comedy, Ravenna's well-preserved mosaics are some of the finest remaining in the Western world.
Split, Croatia - The second largest city in Croatia, Split has many attractions but is best known for the many historical landmarks found within and around the walls of Diocletian's Palace and the 1700-year old harbour beneath it. The Old Town which comprises the palace is in a remarkable state of preservation. In addition, the Split-Dalmatia County has numerous museums, old churches and other archeological sites which make it an important cultural attraction. History, culture, scenic countryside and the sunny weather make Split a sought after destination for vacationers and water sports lovers.
Valletta, Malta - Tiny Malta abounds in forts and temples. In Valletta, wander through the ornate Grand Master's Palace of the Knights of St. John. Within the thick walls of Medina, the Silent City (no cars), visit the serene Baroque cathedral.
Venice, Italy - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice Port tips from our blog

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.

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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
Royal Suite - Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 538 sq. ft. Veranda: 195 sq. ft.
Celebrity Suite - Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 467 sq. ft. Veranda: 79 sq. ft.
Sky Suite – Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Two lower beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area, some with sofa bed and lounge chair. Entertainment center with television VCR and DVD player. Bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.

Stateroom : 251 sq. ft. Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
Concierge Class Stateroom – Call 800-422-0711 for Pricing
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Two lower beds convertible to queen. 20" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed . Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette® bathrobes Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & high-quality binoculars. Complimentary beach towel service.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
Deluxe OceanView Stateroom with Veranda - Call 1-800-422-0711 for Pricing
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Four pillows in every stateroom. Complimentary use of bathrobes. 100% cotton towels. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
*Some staterooms in category 2B are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
OceanView Stateroom –Call 1-800-422-0711 for Pricing
Large ocean view window. Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.

Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.
Inside Stateroom – Call 1-800-422-0711 for Pricing
Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
* Some staterooms in categories 9 & 10 are wheelchair-accessible.

Stateroom : 183 - 200 sq. ft.

Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing
Port charges, taxes & fees $383.90 per person
Deposit $400.00 per person



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.
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.