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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Essential Topics in Neurology: A Comprehensive Review and 2019 Update

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<em>Amadeus Diamond</em>
Amadeus Diamond
7-Night Paris, Normandy & River Seine Cruise Conference
from Paris, France to Paris, France
April 03 - 10, 2019
12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Up to 12.5 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
5 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
12.5 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

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.

Benn E. Smith, MD, FAAN, FANA

Benn E. Smith, MD, FAAN, FANA
Associate Professor 
Department of Neurology 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, AZ

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. The Neurological Exam
    • Cite the key elements of the neurological examination
  2. When to Worry About a Headache
    • List the symptoms and signs which indicate a life-threatening headache
  3. Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Name the major patterns of peripheral neuropathy and how to categorize them clinically
  4. Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
    • Describe an algorithm to help individuals with chronic neuropathic pain management
  5. Somatic Symptoms and Conversion Disorder
    • Identify how to identify somatization in medical patients and communicate important aspects of the condition without alienating the patient
  6. Back and Lower Limb Pain
    • Name the factors which point to neurologic vs. musculoskeletal and sclerotomal low back and lower limb pain
  7. Differential Diagnosis of Spells
    • Identify the feature of transient neurologic symptoms which suggest stroke vs. seizure vs. autonomic vs. other causes of spells
  8. Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
    • Cite the major differences between mild cognitive impairment and dementia
  9. Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Expound the underlying nature of concussion and how to determine when a concussed individual can return to normal activities of daily living
  10. Acute Management of Stroke
    • Recognize the proper steps to take when an acute cerebrovascular event is suspected
  11. Autonomic Disorders
    • Describe how problems with the autonomic nervous system present and can be classified
  12. Neurologic Infections Including Zika Virus
    • List key neurology infections and detail their presenting symptoms and evaluation
  13. Disorders of Muscle
    • Recite the major categories of muscle disease and how these might present in general medical practice
  14. Movement Disorders
    • Describe movement disorder emergencies such as neuroleptic malignant syndrome and serotonin syndrome
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

Wed Apr 03 Paris, France
- 8:00 pm
Thu Apr 04 Conflans
1:30 am 5:00 pm
Fri Apr 05 Rouen
8:00 am 5:30 pm
Sat Apr 06 Le Havre, France
3:30 am -
Sun Apr 07 Le Havre, France
- 9:00 am
Sun Apr 07 Caudebec -En-Caux
3:00 pm 10:00 pm
Mon Apr 08 Les Andelys
8:00 am 9:00 am
Mon Apr 08 Vernon
11:30 am 1:30 pm
Mon Apr 08 Poissy
7:30 pm 8:30 pm
Tue Apr 09 Paris, France
3:00 am -
Wed Apr 10 Paris, France
- 8:00 am
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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Ports of Call

Paris, France - For most, Le Havre is the gateway for a day-visit to Paris. Survey the city of lights from the Eiffel Tower or from a cruise of the Seine. And there is the food (oh, the food). Wander through the beautiful architecture of St. Germain or the Latin Quarter and find a bistro to settle into with a bottle of wine and experience the culinary delights that only the French seem able to offer. And, then there are the absolutely stunning museums (Musee du Louvre, Musee de l'Orangerie, Musee d'Orsay, and the Musee d'Art Moderne). Or, if shopping is for you, Paris has it: from souvenirs and t-shirts to high fashion, small antiques and fine art, you can find something that'll catch your eye. But, pace yourself; you're not going to get all this done in a day: pick your battles, whet your appetite and plan a return trip.

If the journey to Paris sounds like too much for you (about three and a half hours each way by auto, two and half by train), Le Havre itself is a beuatiful little French city where you can find great food, charming streets and beautiful architecture. It also has a nice not-too-big Museum of Modern Art with an excellent collection of France's many great expressionist painters.

Conflans - At the confluence of the Oise and the Seine rivers, Conflans is a treasure trove of beauty. The immediate area is home to Napolean & Josephone Bonaparte's Château Malmaison and served as the inspirational landscape for many masters of Impressionist painting: Cezanne, Pissarro, Daubigny and, of course, Van Gogh - who painted more than a canvass a day here, during his 70 day stay at the end of his life. You can visit his attic room at Auberge Ravoux or pay homage at his burial site. At the Bonapart's Château, you can see what they intended to be "the most beautiful and curious garden in Europe."

Rouen -  Rouen, often called the "Ville musée" (Museum Town). If you enjoy museums, visit one of the many art, history, and antiquities museums scattered through the city. Visit the cathedral that inspired Claude Monet and the modern Church of Joan of Arc with its magnificent 16th-century stained-glass windows. See the "Gros Horloge," the astronomical clock, and the Parliament of Normandy. Also in Rouen is the &apost;Place du Vieux Marché&apost;, the site where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. This afternoon venture down the romantic "Abbey Trail" for a view of countless churches, castles, and abbeys.

Le Havre, France - Although the harbor of Le Havre was greatly destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt and continues to be an important port city in Normandy. Explore the Normandy coastline with a walk along Ètretat’s cliff-top paths for a view of steep chalk rocks with impressive needle-like formations, which have inspired many well-known artists. Nearby, is the city of Honfleur, where the Seine meets the Atlantic. This harbor town is regarded as a jewel on the Côte Fleurie and is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

Les Andelys - Today, your vessel anchors in the little town of Les Andelys in the shadow of Chateau Gaillard, the one time home to Richard the Lionheart. Relax in town or venture farther afield to nearby Giverny, home to Impressionist Claude Monet, until his death in 1926. The beautiful surroundings and vivid flora, were inspiration for some of his most famous works. Return to the ship in Vernon for lunch. Round out your Normandy experience with a visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles. Originally a small hunting lodge, the palace was extended to its current size by the "Sun King" Louis XIV and is now one of Europe's largest palaces. Onboard, the Captain's Gala Dinner is a wonderful finish to a fantastic day.

Paris, France - In the early morning, it is once more "Bienvenue" to the French capital. Explore the sights of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the bustling Champs-Élysées. Another interesting area to explore is quirky artists'district of Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur, located on the highest hill in northern Paris. On your last evening, enjoy an illuminated Paris from the ship or the streets, where you can fully see the "City of Lights" in all her glory.

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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