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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

10th MEHS: Medical Ethics in the COVID-19 Era ~AND~ Business Aspects of Medicine to Improve Workplace Environment and Enhance Patient Care

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Galveston, TX
December 11 - 18, 2022
Royal Caribbean's <em>Allure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
Attendees Registration Fee
(Cruise Pricing is Additional and Listed Separately)
Physicians, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Dentists, Pharmacists, Healthcare Executives, and Faculty
Seeking up to 14 CE Credits / CE Contact Hours
Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, CRNAs, Chiropractors, Physical/Rehab/Occupational/etc. Therapists, and other Non-Physician healthcare providers
Seeking up to 14 CE Credits / CE Contact Hours
Nurses, Nursing Home / Home Healthcare Practitioner, Residents*, Current students*, and former students* of Dr. Chandra or Dr. Stroube
*proof/verification required
Seeking up to 14 CE Credits / CE Contact Hours
Non-CE Earning: Faculty / Corporate Members to participate in the Academic Conference and can attend CE Sessions, but will not recieve CE Credit $295.00
Non-CE Earning: Students / Guests to participate in the Academic Conference and can also attend CE sessions, but will not recieve CE Credit $195.00

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Continuing Education Program:
Medical Ethics in the COVID-19 era, AND, the Business Aspects of Medicine to Improve Workplace Environment and Enhance Patient Care
TOPICS to be covered:
  • Ethical Principles, Moral Philosophies, COVID-19 and Medical Ethics
  • The Workplace Environment and its impact on Patient Care
  • Employee Conflict Management and its relationship to Patient Care
  • Business Research Techniques and Aspects to Improve Patient Care
  • Social Sciences, Marketing Research Techniques, and Business Strategies to Improving Patient Care
  • Designing and developing patient satisfaction assessment tools
  • Managing communication with different stakeholders
  • Ethical Issues Pertaining to Patient Confidentiality and Consent
  • Gatekeeper for ethical integrity
  • Impaired healthcare providers - issues,
  • challenges, and strategies to address them
  • There will be interactive CASE STUDIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Pre-Conference study materials, including, cases and assignments, will be sent to all pre-registered CE attendees prior to the start of the event and at least by November 15, 2022. Cases/Assignments (Assignment 1) provided prior to face-to-face lectures will be discussed in class on Day 1 of CE session

Date Port Arrive Depart
December 11 Galveston, TX-   4:00 PM
December 12 Cruising - CE Session 8:00 AM–11:00 AM (3 hours in person) Lunch and Take Home Assignment Completion Time (3 hours allocated for self-paced exercise; CE Meeting 2:00pm - 4:00pm (2 hours in person)
4 Hour take-home assignment, due December 17
December 13 Cruising - Academic Session 9:00am–12 Noon (3 hours in person)    
December 13 Roatan, Honduras
9:00am 12 Noon: Academic conference sessions (face to face)
8:00 AM 5:00pm
December 14 Roatan, Honduras 8:00 AM 5:00pm
December 15 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico 8:00am 5:00pm
December 16 Cozumel, Mexico 7:00 AM 4:30pm
December 17 Cruising
In-person CE Session 9:00am – 11:00am
December 18 Galveston, TX 7:00am  
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.
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.

Ashish Chandra, MBA, PhD

Ashish Chandra, MBA, PhD
Professor Ashish Chandra is a Professor of Healthcare Administration, College of Business at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), Houston, Texas, USA where he also served as the Department Chair for over four years at UHCL. All together Dr. Chandra has over 20 years of university level teaching experience in the U.S. He is a well-recognized healthcare administration academician internationally and serves on the academic advisory board of several educational institutions in Turkey and India. He has also provided over a dozen Management Development Program, Faculty Development Programs, and professional consulting services to several healthcare and business organizations in the United States, India, Turkey, and aboard cruise ships. He actively served on the board of directors of several professional and community organizations in the United States. Over the past four years he has served as the Course Director and Speaker of five Continuing Education Programs for health professionals.

Dr. Chandra is a prolific researcher and has 75 publications in refereed journals, two edited books, ten book chapters, and over 250 publications in conference proceedings. He is an Executive Editor of the journal Hospital Topics (the oldest journal in healthcare administration field - almost 95 years in existence). He has served as the President of FOUR major international academic organizations - the Business and Health Administration Association; the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators; the MBAA International; and the Federation of Business Disciplines. He has also served as the Program Chair of over a dozen major international conferences, held in U.S., India, Turkey, and U.K. as well as aboard cruise ships in the Caribbean, Alaska, Baltics, and Mediterranean.

Professor Chandra has received numerous awards and recognition related to teaching, research, and service throughout his career, including the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award by the National Society for Leadership Success; 2015 Outstanding Professor Award given by the University of Houston - Clear Lake Alumni Association; 2012 American College of Healthcare Executives Service Award; 2011 Outstanding Educator Award from the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators; to name a few. He also has the distinct honor of being the Commencement Speaker at the December 2018 graduation ceremony of the University of Houston – Clear Lake.  The URL link to Dr. Chandra’s commencement speech is below. Please cue to minute 32 of the video link in case you just want to see Dr. Chandra’s speech.
URL to speech https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpwOooexSYA&t=2984s

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.

Cruise Itinerary

Sun Dec 11 Galveston, TX
- 4:00 pm
Mon Dec 12 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Dec 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Dec 14 Roatan, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Dec 15 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Dec 16 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:30 pm
Sat Dec 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Dec 18 Galveston, TX
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

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

Roatan, Honduras - The island of Roatan is known for its glittering bays and colorful coral reefs perfect for outdoor adventures like snorkeling and scuba diving. Discover your inner pirate in Roatan, where you can taste local rum, swim among starfish at Starfish Alley, or sample fresh seafood at local restaurants.

The 40-mile-long island borders the second-longest barrier reef on the globe, which attracts many divers each year. Go horseback riding at Little French Cay or unwind in paradise at West Bay. Don’t forget to try conch fritters and rum cake during your visit.

Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico - Past meets present in Costa Maya. Cruise to Costa Maya and find ancient Maya ruins and mysterious jungles just begging to be explored, as well as private beach clubs and trendy restaurants— all in one place. It’s 250 square miles of paradise packed with entertainment and history, all just 30 miles south of Cancun. The Great Maya Reef just off the coast is the second largest in the world— it’s a must-snorkel spot. Or you can kick back at the port village of Mahahual with an ice-cold michelada— a spicy beer cocktail— in hand. For a culture fix, head to the Kohunlick ruins to see the famous Temple of the Masks.

Cozumel, Mexico - With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.

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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