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Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Reflection
Celebrity Reflection

10-Night Italy & Greek Isles Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
August 31 - September 10, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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.

Dale A. Matthews, MD, FACP
Dr. Matthews practices general internal medicine with Executive Healthcare Services in Reston, VA. He conducts research and lectures on the doctor-patient relationship and the psychological and spiritual dimensions of medicine, including the role of religion, faith, and prayer in clinical care. He also teaches continuing medical education courses for Continuing Education, Inc. / University at Sea program.

He is the author of The Faith Factor: Proof of the Healing Power of Prayer (Viking, 1998), a four-volume research work ( The Faith Factor: An Annotated Bibliography of Clinical Research on Spiritual Subjects), three documentaries ( Body, Mind, and Spirit, Shall We Pray?, and Healing Hands ), an annotated, videotaped lecture (The Faith Factor: Is Religion Good for Your Health?), a teaching videotape on the doctor-patient relationship (Bedside Manners), and over 65 peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and other publications.

Dr. Matthews is a graduate of Princeton University (AB, cum laude, Romance Languages, 1976) and Duke University School of Medicine (1980). He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1983) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Program and Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at Yale University School of Medicine (1985).

He has served as a faculty member in the Departments of Medicine at Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and Georgetown University and has lectured at over 30 medical schools. In 1989, he was named the George Morris Piersol Teaching and Research Scholar of the American College of Physicians. In 1997, he received an Exemplary Paper in Humility Theology Award from the John Templeton Foundation. He has received the Vitals Patients' Choice Awards yearly from 2008-15 and Most Compassionate Doctor recognition from 2012-4. He was named a Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctor yearly from 2011-13.

Tim Munzing, MD
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP)
University Appointment - Full Clinical Professor - University of California, Irvine
Academic Position - Program Director, Kaiser Permanente Orange County Family Medicine Residency Program
Executive Curriculum Committee, helping to plan the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Timothy Munzing has been a family physician with Kaiser Permanente in Orange County (KP-OC), California for the past 32 years and holds the academic appointment of Full Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine.

For the last 28 years he has been the program director of the KP-OC Family Medicine Residency Program and now serves on the ACGMG Family Medicine Review Committee that accredits all Family Medicine residencies in the USA.

Tim received the 2017 Zervanos National Family Medicine Program Director of the Year Award present by the American Academy of Family Physicians and the 2017 Hero of Family Medicine Award from the California Academy of Family Physicians. Tim serves on Executive Curriculum Committee of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine being developed in Pasadena, CA.

Dr. Munzing is a Medical Expert for Opioid Prescribing for the Medical Board of California, DEA, and FBI. In 2017 his article "Physician Guide to Appropriate Opioid Prescribing in Noncancer Patients" was published in the peer-reviewed Permanente Journal.

His leadership background includes being a member of the National Residency Match Program Board of Directors, California Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors, American Academy of Family Physicians Residency Program Solutions consultant, and numerous other Boards and committees.

Dr. Munzing maintains a busy clinical practice with Kaiser Permanente. He has received numerous past awards including the Orange County Medical Association 2016 Physician of the Year.

Dr. Munzing has been an invited speaker at numerous venues, including at the AAFP Annual Scientific Assembly, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, The Prevent Cancer Foundation Colorectal Conference, as well as lecturing to residents and physicians in Rwanda, Egypt, Scotland, and Ecuador. Within the last year he has given workshops for state and federal law enforcement and prosecutors in California, Texas, and Virginia. He has given CME lectures over a dozen times in Italy, Scotland, Switzerland, and Russia.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Optimizing Results through Teamwork
    • Apply the characteristics of successful teams and tools to build teamwork and improve outcomes
    • Describe how teamwork can improve chronic disease metrics
    • List and explain stages of team formation
  2. Preparing Your Patients for a Successful Transition to their Golden Years
    • Improve the wellness of the elder patients seen
    • Address preventive measures for elder patients
    • Provide appropriate medication management for the elderly
    • Improve communication strategies in discussing advance directives with patients
  3. Medical Error Reduction: Optimizing Outcomes and Patient Safety
    • Discuss types of medical errors that can result in increased morbidity and mortality
    • Minimize potential cognitive error risks to result in improved outcomes and patient safety
    • Explain how diagnosis momentum can result in medical errors
  4. Travel Medicine: Prevention Goes International
    • Discuss the scope of US travelers abroad
    • Assess appropriately the medical risk to the traveler
    • List commonly needed Immunizations for travelers
    • Implement helpful travel preventative treatments
    • Utilize travel medicine related website resources
  5. Optimizing Patient Safety - Appropriate Opioid Prescribing
    • Appropriately evaluate a patient for Chronic Pain
    • Utilize general guidelines for prescribing Controlled Substances / Opioids, including the new CDC guidelines
    • Implement the use of multiple modalities in managing chronic pain
    • Explain the added risks when prescribing opioids in excess of 100 mg Morphine Equivalent Dosing (MED)
    • Implement strategies to improve patient safety and compliance with guidelines in prescribing opioids and other Controlled Substances
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.

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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
Fri Aug 31 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Sat Sep 01 Messina, Sicily, Italy
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun Sep 02 Valleta, Malta
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Sep 03 At Sea
- -
Tue Sep 04 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Sep 05 Rhodes, Greece
7:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu Sep 06 Santorini, Greece
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Sep 07 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Sep 08 At Sea
- -
Sun Sep 09 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:30 pm
Mon Sep 10 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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