Women’s Health CME Mediterranean Cruise from Rome, Italy to Venice, Italy: April 14-25, 2015
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Family Medicine: Women's Health

11-Night Mediterranean Cruise Conference
from Rome, Italy to Venice, Italy
April 14 - 25, 2015

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

Course Fee:
Physicians - $795
All Others - $550

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

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
Primary Care Physicians, OB/Gyn, Family Medicine, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Explain evidence-based approaches to disease management
  • Provide an update on some of the newer treatment regimens for diabetes
  • Review the role of unstable coronary artery plaque as a cause of acute cardiac death
  • Discuss the more frequent incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease in individuals with migraine with aura
  • Review the medications that are associated with osteoporosis
  • Analyze the role of calcium and Vitamin D for bone health
  • Recognize the risk of sexually transmitted infections after a single unprotected sexual encounter
  • Review the role of expedited partner therapy in the treatment and prevention of STDs
  • Discuss the risk factors and clinical presentations of cardiovascular disease in women compared to men
  • Identify the America Diabetic Association diagnostic guidelines for the diagnosis of Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, the Joint National Committee on Hypertension (8) guidelines for blood pressure and the National Cholesterol Education Program III guidelines for lipid treatment in women
  • Appreciate the clinical nuances and differences between mono-polar and bipolar depression
  • Provide an overview of the benefits and limitations of the various medication classes presently available to treat mono-polar and bipolar depression disorders
  • Review the similarities and differences between migraine, tension, cluster, and sinus headache in adults and children
  • Discuss the pharmacologic therapies for migraine including “abortive” and “preventative” therapy
  • Recognize the prevalence and risk factors associated with osteoporosis
  • Emphasize the lifestyle and therapeutic options for the prevention of osteoporosis
  • Review the clinical features of the more common sexually transmitted diseases
  • Discuss the rational use of pharmacologic agents for the treatment of common STDs, excluding AIDS, following the most recent guidelines of the Center of Disease Control
  • Understand the recent controversies in hormonal contraception
  • Describe changes in the management of an abnormal Pap test
  • Formulate a strategy for menopausal therapy
  • Define a medical approach to abnormal uterine bleeding
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.
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Faculty
H. James Brownlee, MD, Medical Director of Monsour Executive Wellness

H. James Brownlee, Jr., MD, is a Professor and the Medical Director of the Monsour Executive Wellness Center. He was previously Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine for nearly 20 years.in Tampa, Florida, from 1992-2011.

Dr. Brownlee earned medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York, he then went on to complete his residency training through the Williamsport Hospital Family Practice Residency Program in Pennsylvania. He completed his teaching fellowship in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Miami in Florida, followed by a geriatric fellowship at the Geriatric Education Center of the University of North Carolina. Dr. Brownlee is board certified in Family Medicine.

He is a member and fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Brownlee's accomplishments are:

  • Awarded the Educator of the Year, 2009 by the Florida Academy of Family Medicine Physicians.
  • Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors, Inc. since 2000
  • Osler Award for Best Faculty Role Model, presented by the 1996 graduating class at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
J. Kell Williams, MD, Professor and Director, Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida

J. Kell Williams, MD is current Professor and Director of the Division of Gynecologic Specialties at the Morsani College of Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He grew up in the Detroit area and obtained a BS in Zoology from the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine where he also completed his OB/GYN Residency. After a few years in private practice, he joined the full-time faculty at Wayne State and in 1982 accepted his current position in Tampa.

Dr. Williams serves of ACOG's National Continuing Medical Education Committee and the District XII (Florida) Advisory Council. He has been a member of the Florida ACOG Advisory Committee continuously since 1987, serving as the Junior Fellow Advisor for 20 years.

Dr. Williams is a Past President of the Florida OB/GYN Society and serves on numerous state and national committees. Early in his career his primary academic interest was in obstetrics, having completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of South Florida. Subsequent to that, Dr. Williams has concentrated his academic efforts toward gynecology and primary care for women and is published in the areas of cancer detection, menopausal therapy, contraception, and evidence-based medicine.

Over the last 15 years Dr. Williams has given invited lectures on contraception and menopause in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Demark, Brazil, and Singapore.

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.

This Live activity, Family Medicine: Women's Health Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of 04/14/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14 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.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
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Cruise Itinerary
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Tue Apr 14 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - 4:00pm
Wed Apr 15 Cruising Strait of Messina - -
Wed Apr 15 Messina, Italy 12 Noon 8:00pm
Thu Apr 16 Valletta, Malta 8:00am 5:00pm
Fri Apr 17 At Sea
Lectures:
- -
Sat Apr 18 Argostoli, Greece 8:00am 5:00pm
Sun Apr 19 Kerkira, Corfu, Greece
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
8:00am 4:00pm
Mon Apr 20 Dubrovnik, Croatia 10:00am 11:59pm
Tue Apr 21 Kotor, Montenegro 8:00am 6:00pm
Wed Apr 22 Korcula, Croatia 8:00am 5:00pm
Thu Apr 23 Split, Croatia 8:00am 5:00pm
Fri Apr 24 Venice, Italy 12 Noon Overnight onboard
Sat Apr 25 Venice, Italy 6:00am -

Ports of Call
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy (Embark) - Ah, the Eternal City: Romance, culture, food, history and fashion. You'll have to plan your time carefully as the sights of Rome are captivating and seemingly endless: the Colosseum and Forum, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain and, of course the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.You can't fit it all in one day (or even a week, to be honest). Be sure to spend at least a couple days enjoying the many pleasures Rome has to offer before you embark on your cruise conference.
Argostoli, Greece - Situated on the largest of the Ionion Islands on Kefalonia, Argostoli is perfect for nature and history lovers. Tour the ruins of St. George Castle, see loggerhead turtles feeding and take in sweeping views atop its cliffs.
Corfu, Greece - Corfu greets you with sunny beaches, miles of cypress groves and the opulent villas of 19th century European royalty.
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."
Korcula, Croatia - Korcula is an island of impressive landmarks, quaint villages and lush vineyards. You'll discover numerous maritime villages built around inviting coves and along steep hillsides, with exotic names like Smokvica, Pupnat and Blato. The largest settlement on the island, Blato, is located virtually in the middle, uphill and inland from Kor?ula Town
Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.
Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.
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 (Debark) - 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
Post-Cruise Hotel Packages 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
PRICING
PRICING
PER PERSON

Pinnacle Suite (PS)-Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1,159 sq. ft.
  • Use of the Neptune Lounge, exclusively available to guests cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, and providing worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge
  • Personal concierge service and One-Touch 24-hour Concierge.
  • Priority boarding for tendered ports of call
  • Special disembarkation service
  • Priority dining and seating requests
  • Complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation
  • Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise
  • Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night
  • Cold hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
  • Cocktail party with ship's officers
  • Exclusive daily breakfast service
  • High tea service in suite on request

Pinnacle Suite Floor-Plan

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Neptune Suite (SC)– 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

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Signature Suite (SS) – Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, over-sized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library.
398 sq. ft. with veranda
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OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VA)
- 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 you 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.
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OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VC)
- 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 you 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.
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OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VD)
- 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 you 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.
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OceanView Stateroom(C) - 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.
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OceanView Stateroom(D) - 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.
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OceanView Stateroom(E) - 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.
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Inside Stateroom (J) - 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.
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Inside Stateroom (K) - 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.
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Prices are Per Person based on Double Occupancy . Prices are subject to change. 3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please call 800-422-0711.
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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.
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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.