Our cruise conference on Current Issues in Women’s Health has been designed to provide physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses with information on current women’s health issues, as well as offer practical management techniques that can be applied immediately in your practice.
The goal of this conference is to provide a comprehensive update and review on current issues in women’s health. Emphasis will be placed on practical application of evidence-based presentations. In addition to didactic lectures, ample time has been allotted for participant feedback and interaction.
Topics for this conference have been selected based on extensive target audience needs assessment data resulting from professional practice gaps. These gaps are identified by a variety of sources including feedback and evaluations from past participants, clinical expert input, Symposia Medicus’ online survey, and other medical and nursing data.
An outstanding faculty has been assembled for this conference. Faculty members are committed to providing participants with current and practical information. Each member was selected based on their individual area of expertise and their ability to communicate first-hand, practical information with participants.
After participating in this conference, you should have increased knowledge of, and be more competent to…
• Describe appropriate amounts of vitamin D for cardiovascular and bone health
• Diagnose and manage female patients with sexual dysfunction
• Manage patients with abnormal uterine bleeding
• Provide appropriate contraceptive methods
• Use new guidelines for cervical cytology screening
This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME and ANCC essentials and standards relating to continuing medical and nursing education.
Symposia Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Symposia Medicus is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Each participant should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Certificates of credit will be given to participants on-site at the conclusion of the conference.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Application has been made with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for cognates, Formal Learning.
Application for CME credit has also been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Determination of credit is pending.
Nurse Midwives / Physician Assistants
The American College of Nurse Midwives and the American Academy of Physician Assistants accept Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The ANCC contact hours awarded for the completion of this educational activity are 22.
Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP2335, for 26.4 contact hours.
Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority
A maximum of 2 hours in pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority may be earned by attending the educational conference. Sessions awarding pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority are denoted with an Rx in the schedule.
Each registrant will receive an extensive conference syllabus containing pertinent information on each topic presented. The syllabus is available on paper (black and white type/photos) or on a flash drive (full color). Please make your syllabus choice on the conference registration form. By requesting your syllabus on a flash drive, you will not receive a paper syllabus. If you request the flash drive syllabus and bring your laptop to the conference, be aware that there are no electrical outlets at the conference tables. Make sure your laptop is fully charged each day.
Extra copies of the syllabus, whether on flash drive or paper, are available for purchase by writing, with payment ($60 for paper, $25 for flash drive) to: Symposia Medicus, 399 Taylor Blvd., Suite 201, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287 (please refer to syllabus #1230 and indicate type of media preferred).
CRUISE RATES, DEPOSITS AND FINAL PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS
All cruise rates quoted are (U.S. dollars, cruise-only) per person, based on double occupancy. The price of your cruise includes ship accommodations, meals, 24-hour room service, some beverages, and all theme shows onboard the ship.
A deposit for all cabin occupants is due to Symposia Medicus at the time of booking ($450.00 per person for cabin categories S2-Sky Suite to 10-Interior and $900.00 per person for cabin category RS-Royal Suite). Final payments are due to Symposia Medicus by Friday, July 13, 2012. Payments not received by the due date are subject to cabin cancellation with no refunds.
Celebrity Cruises® provides complimentary electronic cruise documents (eDocs). You will receive cruise documents in portable disk format (PDF) by e-mail approximately two weeks or more prior to sailing. You can request printed cruise documents instead of the eDocs for a fee of $35.00 per cruise document booklet. Please indicate your preference when you book your cabin on the registration form in this brochure.
CRUISE RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:
|| See “Conference Registration Information”
|Cruise Fees (Port Charges)
||$78.52/per person (subject to change)
||See “Gratuities Aboard Ship Information”
||See “Airline Travel Information”
|Optional CruiseCare® Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program
Your cruise rate also does not include: air transportation and transfers, shore and land excursions, meals ashore, alcoholic and certain other beverages, photographs, telephone calls, meals at ship specialty restaurants, purchases from the ship stores or items of a personal nature such as medical services, laundry, massages, spa treatments, hairstyling or manicures.
Celebrity Cruises® reserves the right to impose a fuel supplement on all guests if the price of West Texas Intermediate fuel exceeds $65.00 per barrel. The fuel supplement for 1st and 2nd guests would be no more than $10.00 per guest, per day, to a maximum of $120.00 per cruise; and for additional guests would be no more than $5.00 per guest, per day, to a maximum of $60.00 per cruise.
You will be able to view documentation information at the cruise website, www.celebritycruises.com, after you are registered and receive a reservation number.
CRUISE CANCELLATION AND NAME CHANGE POLICY
Per Celebrity Cruises’® policy, a full refund (except amounts paid for CruiseCare® Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program, which is non-refundable) will be made for written cancellations received by Symposia Medicus no later than July 15, 2012. Passengers who cancel after this date, for any reason, are subject to the following per person cancellation fees.
• By July 15 - Full refund
• July 16-August 23 - $450.00 or $900.00 (Category RS Only)/per person cruise deposit
• August 24-September 7 - 50% of total cruise price
• After September 7 - No refunds can be made
Name changes require the prior approval of Celebrity Cruises® and are subject to additional fees. Cruise tickets are non-transferable. No name changes are allowed by Celebrity Cruises® after Friday, September 21, 2012 due to security reasons.
CRUISECARE® CANCELLATION PENALTY WAIVER PROGRAM (OPTIONAL)
CruiseCare® insurance is optional but if purchased, must be for all cabin occupants.
With the optional CruiseCare® Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program, Celebrity Cruises® will waive the non-refundable cancellation provision of your cruise ticket contract, and pay you the value of the unused portion of your pre-paid cruise cost should you or your traveling companion(s) need to cancel your cruise for one of the CruiseCare® stated reasons such as sickness, injury or death of yourself, a traveling companion, or immediate family member. In addition, should you or your traveling companion(s) need to cancel for “any other reason,” you may be eligible for CRUISE CREDITS - up to 75% of the non-refundable, pre-paid cruise cost to be used toward a future cruise.
Celebrity Cruises’® CruiseCare® rates vary depending on the cost of your cruise fare and cruise fees. Below is a chart showing the cost per person for CruiseCare® insurance. Prices are subject to change and may increase.
For more information or if you have any questions concerning CruiseCare®, please call Celebrity Cruises’® CruiseCare® Help Line at (800) 797-4516.
|Rates based on per person cost of cruise fare and cruise fees
||CRUISECARE® INSURANCE RATES
|$0 - $500
$501 - $1,000
$1,001 - $1,500
$1,501 - $2,000
$2,001 - $2,500
$2,501 - $3,000
$3,001 - $3,500
$3,501 - $4,000
$4,001 - $4,500
$4,501 - $5,000
$5,001 - $5,500
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
Passports are REQUIRED for every passenger including children. If you do not have a passport, please allow a minimum of 4-6 weeks to receive it after you complete and mail the application. Your passport cannot expire before March 29, 2013.
It is the sole responsibility of the guest to identify and obtain all required travel documents and have them available when necessary. These appropriate valid travel documents such as passports, visas, inoculation certificates, and/or family legal documents are required for ship boarding and country entry and/or re-entry into the United States and other countries. Based on nationality, many countries require an entry visa.
Guests who do not possess the proper documentation may be prevented from boarding their flight or ship or from entering a country, and may be subject to fines.
Note: No refunds will be given to individuals who fail to bring proper documentation.
For additional passport and visa requirements visit the U.S. Department of State’s website at travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis_pa_tw_2223.html or the Embassies (Consular Service Office) of each country on the sailing itinerary.
MINIMUM AGE TO CRUISE
Children must be at least twelve months old by September 29, 2012, to go on the cruise. Denial of boarding for children who do not satisfy this minimum age requirement may also result in the denial of boarding for one or more guests sailing with that child. No refunds will be given as a result of the denial of boarding to an underage child or other accompanying guests.
AIRLINE TRAVEL INFORMATION
If you purchase Air Transportation through Celebrity Cruises® Air/Sea program (ChoiceAir℠):
The ChoiceAir℠ Program allows you to purchase airline tickets at the best available prices. You can book directly on the website at www.celebritycruises.com/ChoiceAir or through the ChoiceAir℠ Support Desk at 800-533-7803 after you are registered and receive a reservation number.
By using ChoiceAir℠, you can:
• Choose your preferred airline, specific itineraries, and seat assignments.
• Add frequent flyer numbers, request airline special assistance and purchase ground transfers at the time of booking.
• Book a maximum of eight traveling companions from up to four different cruise bookings in the same ChoiceAir℠ itinerary.
• Use different credit cards to pay for each person booked.
There is a non-refundable service charge of $15.00 per person for domestic and $25.00 per person for international airline tickets. Any changes or cancellations may be subject to non-refundable service charges and additional airfare costs.
Note: Infant fares (under two years old) cannot be booked online. You must call the ChoiceAir℠ Support Desk at 800-533-7803 or the airline directly to add your infant to the booking.
If you make your own air arrangements you must allow a minimum of four hours from the time your flight arrives in Rome to the time the ship departs (at 5:00pm). Going home you should allow at least four hours between when the ship disembarks in Rome and your plane departs (ship docks at 4:30am and disembarks starting at 6:30am). The four hours allow you time for ship clearance, customs clearance (if applicable) and airline security. You can also request to be the first group off of the ship by going to the Guest Relations Desk as soon as possible once you board the ship and letting them know that due to a tight airline schedule you need to be included in the first group off the ship.
If you choose to make your own air travel arrangements, you can purchase Celebrity Cruises® transfers to/from the ship. Once you have arrived and collected your luggage at the airport, you will be met by a Celebrity Cruises® representative outside the Baggage Claim area who will assist you with transportation to the ship. When you return from your cruise and have claimed your luggage, a Celebrity Cruises® representative on the pier will direct you to your transportation to the airport. Note: The transfers are only available on the scheduled day of ship embarkation (September 29, 2012) and disembarkation (October 11, 2012).
In order to reserve the ground transportation with Celebrity Cruises®, your flight into the Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) International Airport must arrive no later than 1:00pm on Saturday, September 29, 2012 and your departure flight home on Thursday, October 11, 2012 must leave no earlier than 10:30am.
All requests must be made to Symposia Medicus by Friday, July 13, 2012. Your flight itinerary must be provided in order to confirm your transfers.
If you have a tight connection regardless of how you arranged your air and ground transportation, visit the Guest Relations Desk once onboard the ship and let them know you would like to be in one of the first groups to depart the ship on Thursday, October 11, 2012.
DINING ABOARD SHIP
When you make your cruise reservations, you can request either the 6:15pm Main, 8:45pm Late or Flexible Select Dining (see details about Flexible Select Dining below) dinner seating (Note: The 6:15pm Main dining fills early and your time of dinner seating cannot be guaranteed). Please inform us if you or your guests have any special food or dietary requirements and inform us of other cruise passengers (not guests in your cabin) with whom you would like to sit at dinner for main and late seating only. Your final dining assignment will be indicated in your eDocs unless your preferred dining time is not available, in which case you will be waitlisted. If you are waitlisted, you can go to the Guest Relations Desk once you get onboard the ship to see if you can change your dinner seating time.
The Flexible Select Dining is a flexible dining option. With this option, you can be seated for dinner in the main dining room at any time between 6:15-9:30pm, or you can make reservations to dine at any time that you choose within that time frame. Reservations can be made on the ship and are strongly encouraged.
On your cruise, you can expect three formal and nine smart casual dress nights. Complimentary room service is also available 24 hours a day.
WHAT KIND OF CLOTHING TO PACK
You will need the following types of clothing on the cruise: formal evening, smart casual, shipboard/daywear, and shore excursion.
Formal Dining: Cocktail dress, long gown, dressy pantsuit, suit or jacket with slacks, or tuxedo.
Smart Casual, Shipboard/Daywear: Jeans are allowed in lounges and bars during the day however, not in main or specialty restaurants. Shirts must have sleeves and you can bring a pair of sneakers or rubber-soled shoes for deck walks/sports and swimsuit for pools and spa.
Shore Excursion Attire: Comfortable shoes, sweaters and hats.
Note: The following attire is not allowed in the main or specialty restaurants: T-shirts, swimsuits, robes, bare feet, tank tops, baseball caps, and pool wear.
GRATUITIES ABOARD SHIP
Non-suite cabin gratuities are $138.00 per person, Concierge Class gratuities are $144.00 per person and Suite gratuities are $180.00 per person. All gratuities must be pre-paid and will be included in your final cruise balance. This covers your cabin steward, head waiter, and assistant waiter. Beverage service personnel are acknowledged with a 15% service charge which will be added to all bar bills/wine checks onboard.
YOUTH ACTIVITIES/BABYSITTING FOR CHILDREN
Celebrity’s “X®-Club” are complimentary youth activities, which are closely supervised and take place daily for four age groups:
• ShipMates℠ (ages 3-5) – Note: Children must be 3 years of age and toilet trained (No pull-up diapers).
• Cadets℠ (ages 6-8)
• Ensigns℠ (ages 9-11)
• X Club Teens (ages 12-14 and 15-17)
Youth activities are directed and organized by a special staff of youth counselors. Staff members are highly qualified and specially trained in the fields of child psychology, child development, education or recreation.
Babysitting is available for a fee of $8.00 per hour (subject to change) for up to two children within the same family, and can be arranged in-stateroom. Babysitting services are available through the Guest Relations Desk onboard the ship. Requests must be made 24 hours in advance. Children must be a minimum age of one year, and there can be no more than two children per babysitter. Service is not guaranteed and is subject to personnel available.