Live Caribbean Cruise CME | March 31 - April 7, 2019

7 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise with Holland America

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Conference as low as $495

Cruise as low as $629

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires December 5, 2018.

Destinations
Ft. Lauderdale, Turks & Caicos, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Bahamas.

Join us for an Eastern Caribbean Cruise CME Experience!

Set sail with us aboard Holland America's newest ship, Nieuw Statendam from March 31 to April 7.  This live CE, CME, CNE experience, Primary Care Overview 2019,  will devote three five-hour days to learning, leaving the rest of the time for relaxation. Attendees will earn 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU) of live AAFP/AMA PRA Category 1™, ACPE, and pharmacology CE/ CME credit.

Caribbean Cruise CME:  The cruise departs from Port Everglades/Ft. Lauderdale and includes stops in the Turks & Caicos, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, and The Bahamas. We feature small class sizes and clinical faculty from premier medical & pharmacy schools.

This live CE / CME experience is accredited for MDs, PAs, Pharms, Pharm Techs, NPs and Nurses!

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Itinerary

 

DayDatePortArriveDepart
131 March 2019Port Everglades/Ft. Lauderdale4:00 PM
21 April 2019At Sea
32 April 2019Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos8:00 AM3:00 PM
43 April 2019San Juan, Puerto Rico1:00 PM11:00 PM
54 April 2019St. Thomas, USVI8:00 AM5:00 PM
65 April 2019Cruising
76 April 2019Half Moon Cay, Bahamas8:00 AM3:00 PM
87 April 2019Port Everglades/Ft. Lauderdale7:00 AM

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Cruise Fees

All rates are per person based on double occupancy.

  • Interior Stateroom  (J) $629
  • Interior Stateroom  (I) $649
  • Ocean View Stateroom (E) $929
  • Ocean View Stateroom (D) $949
  • Ocean View Stateroom (C) $969
  • Balcony Stateroom (VD) $1129
  • Balcony Stateroom (VC) $1159
  • Balcony Stateroom (VB) $1189
  • Balcony Stateroom (VA) $1219
  • Vista Suite (A) $1629
  • Neptune Suite (SA) $3929
  • Other categories subject to availability.
  • Port charges, taxes, fees $310.00

Refundable Deposit: 20% of cruise fare, 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/University at Sea: 1-800-926-3775 or click here.

Final payment due by December 5, 2018

All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 . This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Conference attendees who book outside of this group will be charged a $300/cabin surcharge at time of registration.

Quick Facts

  • Cruise departs and returns to Port Everglades/Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Passport required.
  • Refundable deposit of 20% cruise fare per person is due at time of booking.
  • Rates listed below do not include port charges, government fees and taxes of $310.00
  • Travel insurance available for purchase; contact Continuing Education Inc/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.
  • Attendees who book outside of group will be charged $300/cabin surcharge at point of registration.

Conference Registration

Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Dentists
*Discounted Advanced Registration – $895
Regular Registration – $945

Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Pharmacist Technicians
*Discounted Advanced Registration – $695
Regular Fee – $745

Nurses, Residents, Students
*Discounted Advanced Registration – $495
Regular Fee – $545

*Discounted Advanced Registration Deadline: December 5, 2018

Registration Details

Conference registration includes workshop attendance, handouts and refreshments during the meetings and documentation of continuing education credit*.

Spouses, family and friends are welcome and do not need to register unless they attend the educational sessions. Special conference fees are available for non-professional accompanying persons who wish to attend one or more session (no special receipt, certification or credit issued).

Conference Credit

University Learning Systems ACPE Pharmacy CE

University Learning Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. All programs are accredited for pharmacists and pharmacist technicians.

  • Session 1: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-007-L01-P, 0741-0000-19-007-L01-T, Activity: Application
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-008-L05-P,  0741-0000-19-008-L01-T, Activity: Application
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-009-L01-P, 0741-0000-19-009-L01-T,  Activity: Application

Physicians:

This Live activity, Primary Care Overview 2019, with a beginning date of 03/31/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 15.00 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.  AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

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Conference Policies

Infectious Disease/Antibiotic Stewardship: New Antibiotics, Complicated Infections and MRSA
Date: Monday, 4/1/2019

Breakfast on your own
Check-in: 7:45 AM
Educational Session: 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

New Antimicrobial Update: Has help truly arrived? 

  • Review various new antimicrobials that have been FDA-approved.
  • Discuss pros and cons of these agents.
  • Evaluate these agents critically for use in clinical practice.
  • Compare the possible role of these agents through cases.

Difficult Cases in Infectious Diseases: Are you up for the challenge? 

  • Differentiate pharmacotherapy options for complicated infections.
  • Develop a plan to manage these infections.
  • Propose treatment options for resistant Gram-negative pathogens.

Update in the Treatment of MRSA Acute Bacterial Skin/Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI) 

  • Discuss the epidemiology of ABSSSI including MRSA.
  • List agents commonly used in the management of ABSSSI.
  • Summarize guidelines for management of ABSSSI.
  • Select an appropriate treatment based on patient ABSSSI presentation.

Expert Speaker

Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor,  University of Georgia College of Pharmacy; Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System,  Savannah, Georgia.

Diabetes/ Bariatric Surgery/ Dosing in Obesity

Date: Wednesday, 4/3/2019

Breakfast on your own
Check-in: 7:15 PM
Educational Session: 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

Diabetes Pharmacotherapy Update: Focus on the Integrating Newer Agents into Clinical Practice:

  • Prepare a brief overview of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical implication of diabetes mellitus.
  • Compare current recommended therapies for diabetes through cases.
  • Describe the role of older agents in clinical practice.
  • Evaluate the role of newer agents in the management of diabetes through cases.

Bariatric Surgery: Getting to the Gut of the Matter:

  • Analyze the role of bariatric surgery in the management of patients with morbid obesity.
  • Describe the complications and medication-related changes evident post-bariatric surgery.
  • Evaluate the roles of the team in the care of patients undergoing bariatric surgery procedures.
  • Evaluate appropriate drug therapy through case studies.

Drug Dosing in Obesity: A Huge Problem for Patients and Providers Alike:

  • Describe the obesity epidemic in the United States.
  • Discuss pharmacokinetic changes in obese patients related to challenges in dosing.
  • Evaluate drugs most affected by obesity through case studies.

Expert Speaker

Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor,  University of Georgia College of Pharmacy; Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System,  Savannah, Georgia.

Update in the Management of Headaches and Seizure Disorders,  Polypharmacy and the Elderly

Date: Friday, 4/5/2019

Breakfast on your own
Check-in: 7:45 AM
Educational Session: 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

What a Headache! Clinical Review of Different Headaches with Corresponding Treatments:

  • Review briefly risk factors, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of cluster, tension, and migraine headaches.
  • Describe various treatment and preventative strategies of each type of headache when applicable.
  • Illustrate appropriate treatments through patient cases

Seize the day! Update in the Management of Epilepsy:

  • Summarize different seizure types requiring therapy.
  • Review briefly current available options for epilepsy treatment.
  • Describe newer treatments in the management of epilepsy.

Polypharmacy and the Elderly: Minimizing Untoward Effects through Prudent Prescribing:

  • Summarize factors leading to polypharmacy in the elderly.
  • Define inappropriate medications for elderly patients.
  • Describe tools to screen patients for polypharmacy.
  • Describe best practices for limiting adverse drug events in “necessary” medications.
  • Illustrate possible polypharmacy interventions using case studies.

Expert Speaker

Christopher M. Bland, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS

Clinical Associate Professor,  University of Georgia College of Pharmacy; Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System,  Savannah, Georgia.

 

About The Ship

Launched in 2018, Nieuw Statendam is”setting a new standard for 21st-century elegance”. The second of Holland America’s Pinnacle-class ships, your on board adventure will include delicious dining options, world class entertainment and endless activities. All of this while you cruise to beautiful ports of call in the Eastern Caribbean.