Live Canada & New England Cruise CME | October 5-12, 2019

7 Night Canada & New England Cruise with Holland America

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Conference as low as $495

Cruise as low as $1159

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires July 9, 2019

Destinations
Boston, MA. Bar Harbor, ME, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Syndey, Nova Scotia, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Quebec City, Quebec and Montreal, Quebec.

Join us for a Canada & New England Cruise CME Experience!

Set sail with us aboard Holland America's ms Veendam October 5-12, 2019.  Optimizing Patient Outcomes: Opioids, MTM and Drug Prices will provide  10 hours live  AAFP/ AMA PRA Category 1™,  ACPE and pharmacology CE/ CME, leaving the rest of the time for relaxation and scenic cruising.

Canada & New England Cruise CME:  The cruise departs from Boston, MA and includes stops in the Bar Harbor, ME, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Canada, Quebec City, Cruising the Gulf of St. Lawrence and will disembark in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We feature small class sizes and clinical faculty from premier medical & pharmacy schools. This live cruise is accredited for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners.

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Itinerary

 

DayDatePortArriveDepart
15 October 2019Boston4:00 PM
26 October 2019Bar Harbor, ME7:00 AM4:00 PM
37 October 2019Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada9:00 AM6:00 PM
48 October 2019Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada10:00 AM6:00 PM
59 October 2019Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada8:00 AM6:00 PM
610 October 2019Cruising Gulf of St. Lawrence
711 October 2019Quebec City, Quebec, Canada7:00 AM5:00 PM
812 October 2019Montreal, Quebec, Canada7:00 AM

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Cruise Fees

All rates are per person based on double occupancy.

  • Interior Stateroom (L) $1159
  • Interior Stateroom  (J) $1199
  • Interior Stateroom  (I) $1219
  • Ocean View Stateroom (E) $1419
  • Ocean View Stateroom (D) $1479
  • Ocean View Stateroom (C) $1499
  • Lanai Stateroom CA) $2159
  • Verandah Stateroom (VQ) $3059
  • Vista Suite (B) $3259
  • Vista Suite (A) $3309
  • Neptune Suite (SA) $4809
  • Other categories subject to availability.
  • Port charges, taxes, fees $485.00

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 July 9, 2019

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 from Boston, MA and disembarks in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 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 $485.00.
  • 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
*Discounted Advanced Registration – $695
Regular Fee – $745

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

*Discounted Advanced Registration Deadline: July 9, 2019

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.

  • Session 1: 2 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-026-L01-P,  0741-0000-19-026-L01-T, Activity: Knowledge
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-027-L01-P,  0741-0000-19-027-L01-T, Activity: Knowledge
  • Session 3: 3 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-19-028-L01-P, 0741-0000-19-028-L01-T, Activity: Application

Physicians:

This Live activity, Optimizing Patient Outcomes: Opioids, MTM and Drug Prices, with a beginning date of 10/05/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  10.00 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.  CME programs approved by the AAFP are eligible for Category 2 credit  (or Category 1-A  under special circumstances) through the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

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Conference Policies

Pharmaceutical Pricing: Optimizing Patient Care  with  Today’s Drug Prices

Date: Monday, 10/6/2019

Check-in: 4:15 PM
Educational Session: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

  • Estimate the costs to develop a new chemical or biologic medication in the US and what the costs for selected marketed brand name, generic, and biologic medications;
  • Describe the role(s) of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM’s) and the Pharmaceutical Industry in drug pricing;
  • Describe the reasons that the cost of many medications are increasing at a rate that is much higher than the Consumer Price Index over the last 10 years;
  • Develop appropriate alternative, cost-effective, evidence-based drug regimens utilizing the specific preferred formulary options or generics when they may be less cost to the patient than preferred co-pays.

Pharmacy Technicians:

  • Estimate the costs to develop a new chemical or biologic medication in the US and what the costs for selected marketed brand name, generic, and biologic medications;
  • Describe the role(s) of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM’s) and the Pharmaceutical Industry in drug pricing;
  • Describe the reasons that the cost of many medications are increasing at a rate that is much higher than the Consumer Price Index over the last 10 years.

Expert Speaker

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C. Wayne Weart  Pharm. D., BCPS, FASHP

Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, Department of
Family Medicine, Medical
University of South Carolina, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pharmacy & Outcome Sciences, South Carolina College of
Pharmacy, MUSC Campus, Charleston, SC

Dr. Weart has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

 

Medication Therapy Management

Date: Friday, 10/10/2019

Breakfast on your own

Check In: 7:45 AM
Educational Session:  8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

This case based seminar will focus on the safe, effective and affordable use of evidence-based pharmacotherapy comparing new agents against existing agents and the high-level knowledge required to help patients and providers optimize therapeutic outcomes for individual patients. Participants will be given a set of typical patients from a primary care practice setting.

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Evaluate multiple primary care patient cases exhibiting commonly seen medical problems.
  • Demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques for a diverse range of patients.
  • Interpret patient-specific case data, issues, and medication therapies to identify medication-related problems.
  • Suggest goals of therapy for each medical condition and medication-related problem identified.
  • Formulate plans to resolve medication-related problems.
  • Analyze pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes when reviewing an elderly person’s medication regimen.
  • Recommend appropriate, evidence-based, cost effective therapies to replace inappropriate therapies to improve patient outcomes.
  • Effectively communicate recommendations to other health care providers.

Pharmacy Technicians:

  • Review multiple primary care patient cases exhibiting commonly seen medical problems.
  • Demonstrate motivational interviewing techniques for a diverse range of patients.
  • Review patient-specific case data, issues, and medication therapies and identify medication-related problems.
  • Describe appropriate, evidence-based, cost effective therapies to replace inappropriate therapies to improve patient outcomes.
  • Effectively communicate recommendations to pharmacists or health care providers.

Expert Speaker

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C. Wayne Weart  Pharm. D., BCPS, FASHP

Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, Department of
Family Medicine, Medical
University of South Carolina, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pharmacy & Outcome Sciences, South Carolina College of
Pharmacy, MUSC Campus, Charleston, SC

Dr. Weart has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

The Opioid Crisis

Date: Friday, 10/10/2019

Lunch on your own

Check In: 2:15 PM
Educational Session: 2:30 PM – 5:45 PM

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the current data on the use and abuse of opioids in the US.
  • Assess patients accurately with pain for consideration of an opioid trial.
  • Establish realistic goals for pain management and restoration of function.
  • Initiate and titrate opioid treatment (IR and ER/LA) safely and judiciously, maximizing efficacy while minimizing risks.
  •  Monitor and re-evaluate treatment continuously; discontinue safely when appropriate.
  • Counsel patients and caregivers about use, misuse, abuse, diversion and overdose.
  • Educate patients about safe storage and disposal of opioids.

Pharmacy Technicians:

  • Describe the current data on the use and abuse of opioids in the US.
  • Distinguish between use, misuse, abuse, and diversion.
  • Demonstrate safe storage and disposal of opioids.

Expert Speaker

C-Wayne-Weart-PharmD-BCPS-FASHP

C. Wayne Weart  Pharm. D., BCPS, FASHP

Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, Department of
Family Medicine, Medical
University of South Carolina, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pharmacy & Outcome Sciences, South Carolina College of
Pharmacy, MUSC Campus, Charleston, SC

Dr. Weart has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

About The Ship

” Grandly proportioned and recently enhanced, Veendam combines 21st-century amenities and elegant spaces graced by a multi-million-dollar art and antiques collection.” Your on board adventure can include dining at specialty restaurants, enriching activities and world class entertainment. All of this while you cruise to beautiful ports of call in New England and Eastern Canada.