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Primary Care Mediterranean Cruise 2020

Royal Caribbean's <em>Allure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas
7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise
Round-trip Barcelona, Spain

May 10 - 17, 2020
8 Live Contact Hours (.8 CEU)
8.0 Contact Hours
Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Dentists
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $895
Regular Registration - $945
Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners
*Discounted Advanced Registration - $695
Regular Fee - $745

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

*Discounted Advanced Registration Deadline: February 1, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Faculty

Jose Luis Hinojosa, MD, MHA, CIME

Medical Director and Family Physician at Dodge City Medical Center, Dodge City, KS., Official Team
Doctor of US TaeKwonDo National and Olympic Teams, 1993-1998.

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

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Session 1: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 7:45 AM Check In/Registration, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM Educational Program (5 hrs)<
Topic to be determined
Lunch on your own 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM<

Session 2: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 2:15 PM Check In/Registration, 2:30 - 5:30 PM Educational Program (3 hrs)

Topic to be determined

Session 3: Friday, March 13, 2020, 7:45 AM Check In, 8:00 AM-1:30 PM Educational Program (5hrs)

Topic to be determined
Lunch on your hown 1:30 PM 2:15 PM

Session 4: Friday, March 13, 2020, 2:15 PM Check In, 2:30-5:15 PM Educational Program (2.5hr)>
Topic to be determined
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.
Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.

Cruise Itinerary

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun May 10 Barcelona, Spain
- 6:00 pm
Mon May 11 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Tue May 12 Marseille, France
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed May 13 La Spezia, Florence/Pisa Italy
8:30 am 8:30 pm
Thu May 14 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
7:00 am 8:00 pm
Fri May 15 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Sat May 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun May 17 Barcelona, Spain
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Western Mediterranean

Ports of Call

Barcelona, Spain -

Barcelona is a one of the world's great cities. Stroll down her tree-lined boulevards, the magnificent Passeig de Gràcia or the more touristed Las Ramblas. On the Passeig, shop a serious fashion district while marveling at examples of Mordenisme architecture, seemingly sculpted from the stuff of dreams (Gaudi's masterpiece of a family home, Casa Batlló is well worth a visit). If a trip on the Passeig hasn't convinced you of Gaudi's genius, a visit to La Sagrada Familia Cathedral will do the trick; this fantastic, soaring marvel will live on in your memory long after you've returned.

Not far from the Passeig and just north of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter (the Barri Gotic) provides an abundance of shopping opportunities for all tastes, and a bit of European history to boot - check out the tranquil Cathedral of Barcelona. To see a bit of local life a visit to a food market is a quick, fun detour: try Santa Caterina near the Cathedral or Mercado de La Boqueria, right off of Las Ramblas.

Barcelona's food is also a highlight: stop into a tapas bar and try a variety of delicacies. "Standard" restaurants of every style are available, too. And, there's music, too! Visit an underground jazz club or the magnificent Palau de la Música Catalana; or stop by the Palau Dalmases for a stunning, flamenco performance (it's near the Picasso museum). Did we mention art? One of the largest collections of Picasso's art is found at the Museau Picasso, and a great collection of contemporary, figurative (i.e not abstract) painting and sculpture is housed at the European Museum of Modern Art just around the corner.

It's probably clear by now that you really can't get it all done in a day (even if all means "just the must-sees"). So, stay for a day or three in the Gothic Quarter or near Plaça de Catalunya and really get a feel for what makes Barcelona such a wonderful place. Partly it's the result of the "accidents" of its history and present: as the regional capital of Spain's prosperous Catalunya region, Barcelona has a "flavor" that is a bit of a mix between Spanish and French (it's located quite close to the French border). Yes, you can practice your Spanish here - it attracts Spaniards from throughout the country - but you'll also see and hear Catalan with it's own charm. You won't regret you time here.

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, Palma offers pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. The historic district of the city is a great stop for an inexpensive good meal, a visit to a wonderous cathedral (for those seeking peace, consider visiting the quiet of the Saint Francis cathedral rather than its more touristed big brother. Shopping abounds in this european vacation spot as well as a very beautiful, small modern art museum with free entrance. Or take a day excursion to visit charming and quiet Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

Marseille, France - Marseille offers an unexpected view of a mosaic of buildings and National Heritage Sites from the terraces of Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica that towers above and watches over the city.

Alongside the port the towers of Saint Victor Abbey house crypts that already existed when Christianity was introduced into Provence. The columns of the Palais de la Bourse, the noble facades of the Prefecture and the fountains of the Palais Longchamp are part of the triumphant architecture from the 19th Century that is scattered throughout the city and that gave Marseille renewed splendour.

In the old quarter the houses are built on the sunny slopes ; the clock in the Accoules Bell tower, which was the old Sauveterre tower, still marks the hours of life around the Town Hall, while beyond the dome of the Vieille Charite hospice, Pierre Puget's masterpiece, stands out against the sky. The small streets of the Panier quarter lie a little further on.

La Spezia, Florence/Pisa Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.

Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
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