Cruise & Learn on 9 Night Cruise | Cruise CME & CE Credit Hours

Gastroenterology and Sports Medicine

9-Night Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Cruise aboard Celebrity Equinox


Conference as low as $695
Cruise as low as TBD

Registration Deadline
March 11, 2021

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Willemstad, Curacao, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Oranjestad, Aruba

Live CE/CME at Sea | March 12-21, 2021

This program is presented by Continuing Education, Inc with support from University Learning Systems

Set sail for a 9-Night Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao Cruise aboard Celebrity Equinox, March 12-21, 2021. During at sea sailings, devote 3 days to learning during this exciting cruise, and have the rest of the time to yourself & all that this cruise has to offer.

This cruise departs from Port Evergaldes in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and includes stops in Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Willemstad, Curacao, Kralendijk, Bonaire and Oranjestad, Aruba.

Cruise Fees

All rates are per person based on double occupancy.

  • Contact Continuing Education, Inc for current cabin pricing 1-800-422-0711
  • Port charges, taxes, fees $355.93
  • Deposit: $450 per person.
    Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with University at Sea staff.

How to Book Your Cruise

Cruise Reservations Contact:
Continuing Education, Inc: 1-800-422-0711or click here.

All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the Continuing Education, Inc meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 or click here to reserve online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests.

Quick Facts

  • Cruise departs and returns to Port Everglades, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Passport required.
  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and include all meals/entertainment each evening.
  • Refundable deposit of $450 per person, is due at time of booking.
  • Rates listed below do not include port charges, government fees and taxes of $355.93
  • Travel insurance available for purchase; contact University at Sea. ULS recommends trip cancellation insurance.
  • Round-trip transfers are additional.
  • Other cabin categories are subject to availability.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.

Conference Registration

Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Pharmacists, & Dentists $1095

Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners $850

Nurses, Residents, Other $695

Conference Credit

21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

21 ACPE Credits

21.0 Contact Hours

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 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician 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.

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 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea ® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity is approved for a total of 21 contact hours of Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) credit.

Continuing Education, Inc. has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 14 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

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.

The management of GI illnesses is rapidly evolving. Practice guidelines have changed. New treatment options are available. This lecture series is designed to be a case based, practical, very interactive format in which the attendees will have an opportunity to share experiences.


After attending these sessions, the attendee will acquire new skills to:

  • Diagnose several common liver diseases
  • Recognize the overlap between Celiac Disease and several other GI illnesses
  • Describe the latest tools for evaluating GI bleeding
  • Explain the limitations of colonoscopy
  • Describe the clinical pitfalls in trying to distinguish dyspepsia from GERD
  • Devise a team approach for the successful treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Cite the uses and limitations of Probiotic therapy
  • Define the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention
  • Recognize the common and unusual sources of GI bleeding
  • Identify common sources of chronic diarrhea


Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests

  • Describe why fatty liver disease is becoming the number one source of cirrhosis and hepatoma in the U.S.

Celiac Disease or Something Else?

  • State how celiac genetic tests can best be used
  • Clinical Dilemmas in GI Bleeding
  • Identify the limitations of colonoscopy

Colon Cancer Prevention 2021

  • Define the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention

Dysphagia/Dyspepsia/GERD/ Barrett’s and the Primary Care Provider

  • Enumerate the yearly risk of developing esophageal cancer for those patients with Barrett’s Esophagus

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Tools for Successful Treatment

  • Select the “appropriate” workup for “Irritable Bowel Syndrome”

Probiotics: Fulfilling the Promise & Clostridium difficile (Clostridoides): What You Need to Know

  • Recognize the proven uses of probiotics

Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Diarrhea

  • Identify common sources of chronic diarrhea

Additional topics under development


Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACP

Associate Clinical Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Manchester campus), Manchester, CT

The Frank H Netter School of Medicine/Quinnipiac University, North Haven, CT

He is a graduate of Downstate Medical Center (NY) He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center (now a division of Northwell Health).

Dr. Buch is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Frank H Netter school of Medicine/Quinnipiac University.

Dr. Buch has been honored to speak at dozens of national conferences. He looks forward to learning with you!

Carlos R. Rodriguez, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM

Director Sports Medicine Fellowship

Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg, Florida

Assistant Director Family Medicine Residency Program

Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg, Florida

Assistant Medical Director AllSports Medicine Program

Johns Hopkins  All Children’s Hospital

Saint Petersburg, Florida

Affiliate Assistant Professor Department of Family Medicine

University of South Florida Morsani School of Medicine

Tampa, Florida

Carlos Rodriguez is the Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship and Assistant Director to the Family Residency Program at Bayfront Health Saint Petersburg.



Day Date Port Arrive Depart
1 12 March 2021 Port Everglades 4:00 PM
2 13 March 2021 Cruising
3 14 March 2021 Georgetown, Grand Cayman 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
4 15 March 2021 Cruising
5 16 March 2021 Willemstad, Curacao 11:00 AM 11:00 PM
6 17 March 2021 Kralendijk, Bonaire 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
7 18 March 2021 Orangestad, Aruba 10:00 AM 11:00 PM
8 19 March 2021 Cruising
9 20 March 2021 Cruising
10 21 March 2021 Port Everglades 7:00 AM

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About This Cruise

Cruise Departs From:
Port Everglades
1850 Eller Drive
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

About The Ship

“With new amenities not available on any other Celebrity ship, prepare to have your expectations exceeded as soon as you step on board (Equinox). Delight in your choice of ten exceptional dining venues. Enjoy craft beer and comfort food in the new Craft Social and sip refreshing frozen cocktails on the pool deck at Slush. A unique experience at sea, feel grass beneath your feet at the relaxing Lawn Club. Every imaginable comfort complimented by Celebrity’s unrivaled guest services promises an unsurpassed cruise experience no matter your destination. ”