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Women's Health for the Healthcare Team

10-Night Mediterranean Journey Voyage
from Athens, (Piraeus), Greece to Lisbon, Portugal
November 19 - 29, 2022
<em>Azamara Journey</em>
Azamara Journey
16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 Contact Hours

COURSE FEES

$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists
$750 for Physician Assistants
$750 for Nurse Practitioners
$595 for Nurses, Students & Others

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists,

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Over the past fifteen years there has been an international flurry of new knowledge generated from quality clinical trials and pharmaceutical research and development in all aspects of women’s health. For many healthcare providers, the realization of the need to stay closely informed came abruptly with concerns over our management of the symptomatic menopausal woman.

Even those of us in academia responsible for disseminating this new evidence to future physicians and specialists found it difficult to keep pace with the recent discoveries leading to better comprehension in the pathophysiology of certain female disorders. This would lead, for example, to new guidelines that were generated in cervical cancer screening and HPV-associated cancer prevention.

Topics and Objectives:
  1. The Evolution Of Cervical Cancer Screening
    • The healthcare provider will recognize the development of modern day cervical cancer screening, the role of high risk HPV in male and female lower genital tract, oropharyngeal, anal carcinogenesis, and the importance of promoting HPV vaccination
  2. Bridging The Perimenopausal Gap Without Estrogen
    • The clinician will address the concerns of perimenopausal women including their complaints of mood disturbance, vasomotor symptoms, insomnia, diminished sexual desire, vaginal atrophy
    • The clinician will offer patients a variety of behavioral, hormonal, nonhormonal therapeutic modalities during this perimenopausal window.
  3. The Adnexal Mass
    • The provider will describe the new model of ovarian carcinogenesis and the obstacles encountered in trying to develop ovarian cancer screening.
    • The participant will assess the malignant potential of a palpable mass in a woman using present day imaging and ovarian tumor markers and direct appropriate conservative, medical, or surgical intervention.
  4. The PCOS Look-Alikes
    • Participants will generate a differential diagnosis for females of various reproductive ages presenting with signs of hyperandrogenism and order appropriate laboratory, radiologic imaging and timely referral to an endocrinologist, gynecologic oncologist, or general surgeon.
  5. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
      li>Upon completion of this didactic activity, the attendee will identify patients with PCOS, initiate recommended metabolic screening endorsed by the 2013 Endocrine Society and employ treatment for signs of hyperandrogenism.
    • The participant will also prescribe risk reducing behavioral and pharmacotherapeutic measures for long term sequela of this disorder.
  6. Vulvar Pain Syndromes
    • The participant will give examples of the variety of infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic, and neurologic disorders that cause vulvar burning/ pruritus, and make timely decisions on proper treatment and need for biopsy.
  7. Management of The Pesky Vaginal Discharge
    • The participant will draw from historical and physical exam findings, culture and new quantitative PCR based assays to properly detect and treat a variety of recurrent infectious and non-infectious causes of vaginal irritative symptoms.
  8. Choosing the Right Contraception for the Right Patient
    • Communicate to patients the differences in contraceptive options with regard to mechanism of action, efficacy, side effect profiles, and utilization for medical uses
  9. Female Sexual Concerns
    • The attendee will openly discuss problems of a sexual nature with his/her patients, define the type of sexual dysfunction and offer behavioral, pharmacologic therapy or referral to sex therapist
  10. Reclassifying Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and the Role of Endometrial Biopsy
    • Attendees will adopt the PALM-COEIN classification system in defining the etiology of abnormal uterine bleeding in a nonpregnant woman of reproductive age. Additionally, participants will be able to select the most appropriate and cost effective imaging studies to confirm a specific disorder and direct endometrial biopsy based on patient specific risk factors.
    • The provider will recognize the potential role of new GnRH receptor antagonists, selective progesterone receptor modulators and the levonorgestrel-IUD in treating AUB-L
  11. What’s New with Fibroids?
    • With newly acquired insight as to the various pharmacologic agents including GnRH agonists/antagonists, tranexamic acid, the levonorgestrel-IUD, selective progesterone receptor modulators, and radiologic interventions such as uterine artery embolization and MRI-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery, available for symptomatic uterine fibroids, the participant of this CME will select the most appropriate management to meet the individual needs of his/her patients.
  12. Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea and the Female Athlete TriadE TRIAD
    • Screen patients for the Female Athlete Triad using updated Triad Consensus Panel recommendations and diagnose childhood, adolescent, and premenopausal osteopenia/osteoporosis.
    • Initiate early interventions including referrals to a sports dietitian, exercise physiologist, certified athletic trainer and mental health professional when indicated.
Please Note: The 16 hours for this program include 12 Live Lecture hours & 4 Self Study hours.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

Faculty

Frank B. Marsalisi, MD, FACOG

Frank B. Marsalisi, MD, FACOG

Director of Gynecology
Bayfront OB/GYN Residency Program
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
Orlando Health Inc.

Dr. Frank Marsalisi is the Director of Gynecology  at the Bayfront OB/Gyn Residency Program , Bayfront Health St. Petersburg -Orlando Health Inc.. Originally from New York, he preceded his medical degree from Michigan State University with two years of research with publication in Hypersensitivity Diseases at USV Pharmaceutical and the Upjohn Company. 

After completing his Obstetrics and Gynecology residency as Chief resident at the University of South Florida, he went on to fulfill his four-year commitment with the National Health Service Corp as Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Ruskin Migrant and Community Health Center in Ruskin, Florida. While at Ruskin, he was made a Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida and received the U.S. Public Health Service Regional Health Administrator's Award.

Throughout his residency training and postgraduate career, Dr. Marsalisi has been the recipient of many prestigious university and national teaching awards, including the University of South Florida's Distinguished Professor Award and the John Turlich Medical Student Teaching Award, the Council on Resident Education in Ob/Gyn National Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and many Bayfront Health Teaching Faculty of the Year awards.

He has been honored as being one of the "Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists in America" by the Consumer Research Council of America, and in 2017 he was recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd to be among the"Leading Physicians of the World"

He is a medical community leader serving on the Board of his county medical association and is a delegate to the Florida Medical Association. He has been a speaker on women's health issues for the University at Sea since 2012.

Accreditation

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the 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.

 

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 16 contact hours.
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 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education


Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 16 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Nov 19 Athens, (Piraeus), Greece
- 5:00 pm
Sun Nov 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Nov 21 Valletta, Malta
8:00 am 10:00 pm
Tue Nov 22 Trapani, Italy
11:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Nov 23 Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Nov 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Nov 25 Cartagena, Spain
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Nov 26 Malaga, Spain
8:00 am 10:00 pm
Sun Nov 27 Gibraltar
7:30 am 2:00 pm
Mon Nov 28 Lisbon, Portugal
1:00 pm -
Tue Nov 29 Lisbon, Portugal
- -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

PORTS OF CALL

Athens, (Piraeus), Greece -

Athens (Piraeus), Greece

Athens brought the world drama, history, poetry, and philosophy. Once home to the world's most powerful and civilized empires, Athens is now the world's foremost archaeological playground. The towering columns of the Parthenon still stand in homage to the virgin goddess Athena.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.

Trapani, Italy - Bright stone buildings, Phoenician fortifications and centuries of monuments - these are just a few of Trapani's delights. The scythe-shaped town extends out to sea with Mount Erice towering above and the Tower of Ligny, a majestic landmark. Under Arab rule, Trapani was a thriving port for the production of salt, tuna, and coral. The city became famous in the 16th century for the beautiful pieces produced by Trapanese coral artisans. A lovely collection of their work can be seen in the Pepoli Museum.

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy - Cagliari is a capital rich in art, culture, and Sardinian pride whose medieval heart is a fascinating fortified district. Outside the city discover pre-historic monuments, ancient ruins, gorgeous beaches and enduring local traditions.

Cartagena, Spain - History here runs deep, back to ancient Carthage. Along Cartagena's narrow streets you'll also find a mix of old churches, Baroque palaces, 19th-century mansions and Modernist architecture plus lively restaurants, cafes and bars.

Malaga, Spain - Málaga is the gateway to the Andalusian countryside and the Costa del Sol, some of the region’s most impressive beaches. It also is home to a number of magnificent palaces, including the Moorish Alcabaza and Gibralfaro.

Gibraltar - As long as the Barbary Apes remain, the British will rule Gibraltar‐this is the tradition that has held for 350 years. These pesky primates are a favorite with visitors despite their incessant chatter and light-fingered ways. Ride to the top of the Rock for great views over the Strait of Gibraltar‐on a clear day you'll see Africa.

Lisbon, Portugal - Make your own discoveries in the city that launched the Age of Discovery. Cross the River Tagus on its soaring suspension bridge. Wander the maze of streets in the Alfama, the old Moorish quarter, dominated by the medieval Castle of St. George where peacocks strut and shriek. Stroll the Baixa, shop for elegant shoes.

Azamara Journey

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.

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

Balcony

Club Veranda, V3 Club Veranda (V3)
Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, 40” flat-screen TV, veranda, refrigerator with mini-bar, thermostat-controlled air conditioner, direct-dial telephone with voice mail, writing desk, in-room safe, and hand-held hairdryer. Stateroom: 175 sq. ft. Balcony: 40 sq. ft. 
$3,590.00
Agent will check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking
Club Veranda, V1 Balcony Club Veranda (V1)
Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, 40” flat-screen TV, veranda, refrigerator with mini-bar, thermostat-controlled air conditioner, direct-dial telephone with voice mail, writing desk, in-room safe, and hand-held hairdryer. Stateroom: 175 sq. ft. Balcony: 40 sq. ft.
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Club Veranda, V2 Balcony Club Veranda (V2)
Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, 40” flat-screen TV, veranda, refrigerator with mini-bar, thermostat-controlled air conditioner, direct-dial telephone with voice mail, writing desk, in-room safe, and hand-held hairdryer. Stateroom: 175 sq. ft. Balcony: 40 sq. ft.
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Club Deluxe Veranda, VX Balcony Club Deluxe Veranda (VX)
Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed. Comfortable sitting area with 40” flat-screen TV, veranda, refrigerator with mini-bar, thermostat-controlled air conditioner, direct-dial telephone with voice mail, writing desk, in-room safe, and hand-held hairdryer. Stateroom: 175 sq. ft. Balcony: 46-64 sq. ft.
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Outside

Club Oceanview Stateroom, 06 Club Oceanview Stateroom (06)
Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, some staterooms feature sofa bed, 40” flat-screen TV, veranda, refrigerator with mini-bar, thermostat-controlled air conditioner, direct-dial telephone with voice mail, writing desk, in-room safe, and hand-held hairdryer. Stateroom: 143 sq. ft. 
$2,990.00
Agent will check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking
Club Interior Stateroom, 11 Club Interior Stateroom (11)
Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, 40" flat-screen television, refrigerator with mini-bar, thermostat-controlled air conditioner, direct-dial telephone with voice mail, writing desk, in-room safe and hand-held hairdryer. Stateroom: 158 sq. ft. 
$2,590.00
Agent will check for lower promo pricing at the time of booking
Club Oceanview Stateroom, 04 Outside Club Oceanview Stateroom (04)
Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, some staterooms feature sofa bed, 40” flat-screen TV, veranda, refrigerator with mini-bar, thermostat-controlled air conditioner, direct-dial telephone with voice mail, writing desk, in-room safe, and hand-held hairdryer. Stateroom: 143 sq. ft.
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Club Oceanview Stateroom, 05 Outside Club Oceanview Stateroom (05)
Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, some staterooms feature sofa bed, 40” flat-screen TV, veranda, refrigerator with mini-bar, thermostat-controlled air conditioner, direct-dial telephone with voice mail, writing desk, in-room safe, and hand-held hairdryer. Stateroom: 143 sq. ft.
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Club Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed Views), 08 Outside Club Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed Views) (08)
Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, some staterooms feature sofa bed, 40” flat-screen TV, veranda, refrigerator with mini-bar, thermostat-controlled air conditioner, direct-dial telephone with voice mail, writing desk, in-room safe, and hand-held hairdryer. Stateroom: 143 sq. ft.
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Club Interior Stateroom, 09 Outside Club Interior Stateroom (09)
Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, 40" flat-screen television, refrigerator with mini-bar, thermostat-controlled air conditioner, direct-dial telephone with voice mail, writing desk, in-room safe and hand-held hairdryer. Stateroom: 158 sq. ft.
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Club Interior Stateroom, 12 Outside Club Interior Stateroom (12)
Two lower beds convertible to one Queen size bed, 40" flat-screen television, refrigerator with mini-bar, thermostat-controlled air conditioner, direct-dial telephone with voice mail, writing desk, in-room safe and hand-held hairdryer. Stateroom: 158 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $694.49 per person.
Deposit $750.00 per person
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%
Azamara Cruise Lines Cancellation Penalty Policy:
Days Prior to Sailing Cancellation Schedule Date
999 to 121 $75.00 per Guest Date of Deposit
120 to 91 25% per Guest July 22, 2022
90 to 61 50% per Guest Aug 21, 2022
60 to 31 75% per Guest Sept 20, 2022
30 to 0 100% per Guest Oct 20, 2022

Included:
  • An AzAmazing Evening Shore Event (on every voyage 7nts or longer, with the exception of Transatlantic)
  • Unlimited Standard Drink Package: Spirits, Beers, Wines, Bottled Water, Specialty Coffees, Teas, Soft Drinks
  • Pre-Paid Gratuities
  • Self Service Laundry
  • Shuttle Service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations
  • Terry bathrobes and slippers
  • Tote Bag
  • Complimentary shoe-Shine Service
  • Turndown treats
  • Fresh - Cut Flowers
Plus. Even more inclusions for Suite traveling guests:
  • English Butler Service
  • Dine in your suite from restaurant menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Priority Check in and departure
  • Unpacking and packing of luggage
  • Mini Bar
  • Complimentary Garment pressing for two items
  • Welcome sparkling wine and fruit basket
  • One 375ml bottle each of vodka, rum, gin, and scotch whisky
  • Daily Savories between 4-6 pm
  • One Free bag of laundry service per suite
  • Unlimited Complimentary specialty restaurant dining
  • Afternoon tea service in-suite
* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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.

Chubb Travel Protection Overview

Standard Plan Benefits Travel Basics Travel Essentials Travel Choice
Trip Cancellation 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption 100% of Trip Costs
($100,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
150% of Trip Costs
($150,000 maximum)
Trip Interruption - Return Air Only $500 $750 $1,000
Trip Delay $500 ($100 per day) $750 ($150 per day) $1,000 ($200 per day)
Missed Connection NA $250 $500
Baggage & Personal Effects $750 ($50 deductible) $1,000 $2,500
Baggage Delay $200 $300 $500
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense* $15,000 ($50 deductible) $25,000 $50,000
Emergency Evacuation & Repatriation of Remains $150,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Accidental Death & Dismemberment NA $10,000 $50,000
Assistance Services Included Included Included
Additional Benefits (if purchased within 15 days of Initial Trip Payment; Day 1 is the date the Intial Trip Payment is made)
Pre-Existing Medical Condition Exclusion Waiver Included Included Included
Trip Cancellation/ Interruption due to Financial Default Included Included Included
Accident Sickness Medical Expense Excess Coverage Primary Coverage Primary Coverage
Baggage & Personal Effects Excess Coverage Excess Coverage Primary Coverage
Flight Accident $25,000 $50,000 NA
Missed Connection NA Additional $250 Included in base plan
Optional Benefits (if selected byt the Applicant and required premium is paid)
Medical Coverage Upgrade Included in base plan Included in base plan Additional $50,000
including Emergency Evacuation* Additional $150,000 Additional $500,000 Included in base plan
Car Rental Collision Coverage $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible) $35,000 ($250 Deductible)
Flight Accident Amount selected up to $500,000 Amount selected up to $500,000 NA
*Coverage, pricing and availability may vary by state
*Additional Benefits change not available for CA, CO, KS, MN, MO, MT, NH, NY, PA, TX or WA residents at this time.


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