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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Sugar Surfing Family Cruise

Royal Caribbean's <em>Liberty of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Galveston, TX

June 28 - July 05, 2020

Course Fees:

There is NO registration fee for the Sugar Surfing Workshop or meetings.

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.

Stephen W. Ponder MD, FAAP, CDE

Stephen W. Ponder MD, FAAP, CDE
Pediatric Endocrinologist and 2018 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year

Dr. Ponder focuses on all areas of pediatric endocrinology, including clinical research. The Diabetes Housecall program began in 2006 and is the future of diabetes healthcare delivery as rates of diabetes skyrocket and providers struggle to keep up with clinical demands on their time and expertise.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Program Purpose / Objectives

Sugar Surfing™ for Families

Stephen W. Ponder MD, FAAP, CDE and Kevin L. McMahon

Sugar Surfing was created and written to explain and disseminate Dynamic Diabetes Management practices which were already being practiced by many persons with type 1 diabetes, but often done without the awareness of diabetes health care providers or diabetes educators. As continuous glucose management (CGM) technologies became more widely used, Sugar Surfing methods and strategies became more popular and acceptable.

Our mission is clear: to promote and disseminate the concepts of Dynamic Diabetes Management across the world, as opposed to solely "static" approaches to self-care. We have been successful so far and continue to reach and help those in need. Of course your generous support through donations or simply sharing our links , posts and website addresses, continue to make a difference.

Sugar Surfing Workshops are interactive, fun and visual. They typically require 3 to 4 hours (including a 30 minute intermission). Well behaved and attentive children and teens are welcome to attend.

Local workshop organizers are the key to setting up a Sugar Surfing Workshop.
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

Sun Jun 28 Galveston, TX
- 4:00 pm
Mon Jun 29 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jun 30 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:30 pm
Wed Jul 01 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:30 am 6:00 pm
Thu Jul 02 Falmouth, Jamaica
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jul 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jul 04 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 05 Galveston, TX
6:30 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Western Caribbean

Ports of Call

Galveston, TX - Galveston is famous for its seafood, tropical scenery and breathtaking Victorian architecture. This magnificent island also boasts of 32 miles of beautiful beaches and great sportfishing.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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