7-night Western Mediterranean Cruise RT Rome, Italy October 19-26, 2023

Symphony of the Seas

Interior Stateroom  Category 4V $629
Ocean View Category 4N :  $769
Ocean View Balcony 4D $974

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires July 15, 2023

Rome, Naples, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Provence (Marseilles), Florence/Pisa


Western Mediterranean Cruise CME | Symphony of the Seas®


This program in its entirety provides 10 contact hours (1.0 CEU) over two day, of live AAFP/ AMA PRA Category 1 , ACPE and pharmacology CE/ CME credit . Bonus: Choose any 5 hour ULS recorded or live stream course at no charge.

  • Part 1: Advances in the Management of Diabetes: Updates in Therapy (5 Hours)
  • Part 2: Advances in the Management of Diabetes: Understanding and Addressing Barriers (3 Hours)
  • Part 3: Advances in the Management of Diabetes: Interactive Case Discussions (2 Hours)

Presented By

Dr. Jennifer M. Trujillo | Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, BC-ADM
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.


Get ready for a perception remixing, memory maxing mic drop — the new Symphony of the Seas® is all that and more. It’s your favorite onboard hits, including the ten-story test of courage, Ultimate Abyss℠ and twin FlowRider® surf simulators, plus revolutionary new firsts, like glow-in-the-dark laser tag. And deck-defying attractions aren’t the only things to look forward to when you sail onboard this Oasis Class ship. Symphony of the Seas® is also loaded with delicious new ways to tempt your taste buds — like the gameday game changing Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade — and larger-than-life ways to stay, like the Ultimate Family Suite. Go get your thrill on. 

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Cruise Fees

All rates are per person based on double occupancy.

Interior Stateroom  Category 4V $629
Ocean View Category 4N :  $769
Ocean View Balcony 4D $974

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:
University at Sea: 1-800-926-3775 or click here.
Final deposit due July 15, 2023
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 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. Conference attendees who book outside of this group will be charged a $300/cabin surcharge at time of registration.

Quick Facts

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy
  • Per Person CRUISE plus Taxes & Fees $330.58
  • Cruise line reserves the right to impose a fuel surcharge up to $10/day.
  • Rate includes: 5 Star ship, all meals-unlimited gourmet dining, and entertainment each evening.,
  • Passport required
  • Refundable deposit of $250 per person is due at time of booking.
  • Attendees who do not book with Continuing Education Inc/University at Sea will be charged $300/cabin surcharge at point of registration.
  • Airfare and roundtrip transfers are additional.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Final payment due by June 15, 2023

Conference Registration

Per Person  Conference
subject to change
Discounted advanced registration
Up To  July 15, 2023
Physicians & Dentists $895 $945
Physicians Assistants, Pharmacists,

Nurse Practitioners

$695 $745
Nurses, Residents, Students $495 $545

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. These programs are accredited for pharmacists.


  • Session 1: 2. Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-23-00x-L01-P,  Application
  • Session 2: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-23-00x-L01-P,  APPLICATION
  • Session 3: 3 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-23-00x-L01-P,  Application

NURSE PRACTITIONERS/ NURSES: This course provides 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU) over three days, 5 hours per day, to fulfill the pharmacotherapeutics/ pharmacology requirements for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Category 1 Continuing Education Hours  for certification renewal. The same hours submitted to renew certification may be submitted to a State Board of Nursing for re-licensure. American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts formally approved continuing education sponsored by organizations accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). .

PHYSICIANS: Application for CME credit  is planned. 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).

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Prescribed credit from AAFP. Physician assistants may report the number of hours stated above of Category I credit for completing this program.

CONSULTANT PHARMACISTS: Some consultant pharmacist boards accept University Learning Systems courses for recertification either as is or with board approval. Please contact your board regarding course approval and ULS with any questions.

CANADIAN PHARMACISTS: Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).  This credit is applicable to health professionals who may require pharmacology credit.

CANADIAN PHYSICIANS: Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive up to 15 MAINPRO-M1 credits for participation in this activity due to reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.

OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: Contact your respective board regarding approval

Conference Policies

Session 1: Saturday October 21, 2023 7:45 AM – 8:00 AM Registration/ check-in 8:00 AM – 1:30PM  Educational Program  (5 hrs)

Part 1: Advances in the Management of Diabetes: Updates in Therapy

  1. Review recent updates to the standards of care recommended by the American Diabetes Association.
  2. Describe recent clinical evidence for new diabetes medications and their implications for patient care.
  3. Evaluate the use of wearable devices (automated insulin delivery systems and continuous glucose monitors) in the management of diabetes.
  4. Formulate comprehensive management strategies for type 2 diabetes using guideline recommendations, patient characteristics, and glucose data.


Jennifer Trujillo PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CDCES, BC-ADM Professor Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Jennifer Trujillo PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CDCES, BC-ADM

Session 2: Saturday October 21, 2023, 2:30 PM -5:30 PM Educational Program (3 hrs)

Part 2: Advances in the Management of Diabetes: Understanding and Addressing Barriers
1. Discuss current utilization patterns of new diabetes medications and established barriers to their use.
2. Describe strategies for overcoming barriers to appropriate management of type 2 diabetes.
3. Develop a plan to initiate and intensify diabetes therapy, including setting expectations for therapy and identifying/managing side effects.


Jennifer Trujillo PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CDCES, BC-ADM Professor Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Jennifer Trujillo PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CDCES, BC-ADM

Monday October 23, 2023 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Educational Program  (2 hrs)

Part 3: Advances in the Management of Diabetes: Interactive Case Discussions

  1. Apply knowledge within patient cases to optimize the management of type 2 diabetes.
  2. Optimize pharmacotherapy for a patient with diabetes using glucose data.
Jennifer Trujillo PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CDCES, BC-ADM Professor Department of Clinical Pharmacy
Jennifer Trujillo PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CDCES, BC-ADM


  1. Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy  Departs At 8:00 PM
  2. Naples (Capri), Italy  From 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  3. Cruising  Day At Sea
  4.  Barcelona, Spain  From 5:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  5. Palma de Mallorca, Spain  From 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  6. Provence (Marseilles), France From 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  7. Florence/Pisa (La Spezia), Italy From 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM
  8.  Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy Arrives At 7:00 AM


About This Cruise


It’s easy to see why Barcelona is the most-visited city in Spain. As the capital of the country’s Catalonia region, this cityscape’s cultural mosaic pieces together a 2,000-year-old hodgepodge of sun-drenched beaches, cutting edge architecture, and a world-renowned dining and drinking scene. Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí left his modernist handprint all over the city, while medieval treasures linger in historic Gothic Quarter squares. Get lost in the whimsical gardens of Park Güell or savor a chef-led Catalan cooking class. Browse art collections dedicated to Picasso and Miro— or ride a cable car to the top of Montjuïc Hill, relishing citywide views along the way.


The Spanish island of Mallorca offers towering mountains and dramatic cliffs rising over clear, blue water — but its hidden gem is Palma de Mallorca, the island’s capital and largest city, where you’ll find quaint historic streets, Gothic castles and gastronomic delights. Cruise to Palma de Mallorca and check out one-of-a-kind Palma Cathedral: The 14th-century Gothic spires of exterior contrast the modernist interior designed by in the early 1900s by Gaudi. See the circular courtyard and Arab-inspired arches of Castell de Bellver, and take in the fresh scent of the miles of pine forest that surround it. Or rent bikes and pedal east to Palma Beach, where you can soak in the sun on the white sands and clear waves.


France’s oldest city, Marseille blends ancient charm with Provencal beauty. In the morning, head to the fish market Quai des Belges, where trade has been going on for more than 2,600 years — stroll along the promenades and 18th-century warehouses, and grab a cafe au lait and a melon tarte from one of the cafes on the ground floor. Cruise to Provence and check out the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde: Built in the 19th century in a neo-Byzantine style, its golden statue of the Virgin and Child dominates the Marseille skyline. Then, take in the modern architecture and Mediterranean cultural artifacts at the MuCEM art museum, or see the craggy limestone cliffs of Calanques National Park, a half-hour drive outside the city.


From 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM
The northern Italian port city of La Spezia, on the border of Liguria and Tuscany, offers an ideal gateway to two of the country’s most famous cities: Pisa and Florence. Just one hour by car or train will bring you to Pisa, where you can check out the white-stone arches of the city’s famous leaning tower and its sister-structure, the Pisa Cathedral. Or spend your day in Florence, about two hours away by train: Climb to the top of the famous Duomo (“dome”), the nickname for the Italian Gothic Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral, for stunning 360-degree views of the city. Cruise to Florence to stroll through the San Lorenzo market with an espresso in hand and take in the smells of local spices and truffles as you people-watch.


From 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
With 28 centuries of celebrated history, Rome holds the edge when it comes to unrivaled adventures. The city that sparked the world’s largest empire is very much alive today with a jumble of ancient ruins, world-renowned art and vivacious street culture. Here you can live la dolce vita, recalling the glory days of Ancient Rome and twirling forks full of pasta in a trattoria. Ride past centuries-old basilicas in a three-wheeled Ape Calessino, or stand in awe of paintings by Italian masters at Villa Borghese. Whether it’s Vatican City’s spiritual allure, Trastevere’s backstreet charms, or the Colosseum’s embattled legacy— The Eternal City endures with endless adventures.


From 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
With a skyline defined by towering Mount Vesuvis, Naples is a bustling Italian city brimming with beauty. Experience its rich neoclassical architecture at sites like Gesu Nuovo Church, with its lavish interior adorned with detailed frescoes, statues and gold inlay. Go even deeper into history at the San Gennaro catacombs, where Naples’ first bishops were buried in the second century A.D. Walk along the Miglio Sacro (“Holy Mile”) and people-watch your way through the cafes and shops of the Sanita district with a zuccherato (sweetened espresso) in hand. Jump onboard a Naples cruise and take the short bus ride to the base of Mount Vesuvius — it’s an easy 20- to 30-minute hike will take you to the summit — and tour the ruins of Pompeii afterward.