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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, and Dermatology

12-Night India, Sri Lanka, & Thailand Cruise
from Singapore, Singapore to Mumbai (Bombay), India February 07 - 19, 2025
<em>Celebrity Millennium</em>
Celebrity Millennium
20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
20 ACPE Credits
20.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics and Objectives Under Development
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.

Stephen P. Stone, MD, FAAD

Stephen P. Stone, MD, FAAD
Professor, Division of Dermatology, SIU School of Medicine
Chair, AAD Individual Giving Committee Dr. Stephen P. Stone is professor and Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Dermatology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois.
Dr. Stone graduated from Tufts University, and received his medical training at New York University School of Medicine. After serving with the U.S. Navy, he completed a residency in dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Stone then moved to Springfield, Illinois where he maintained a private practice for more than two decades before moving to his current university position. 

He has received numerous honors and citations throughout his distinguished career including Honorary Membership in the AAD, selection for" Best Doctors in America", "Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care" and "Who's Who in America'. He is past Editor-in-Chief of Dialogues in Dermatology, the AAD's monthly audio journal and served as the 67th president of the Academy from March 2006 through February 2007. 

His interests in dermatology include psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases, acne, occupational dermatology, and skin cancer. He has been involved as an investigator or subinvestigator in more than 40 clinical studies, more than half involving treatment of psoriasis.

Dr. Stone has given more than 220 lectures and Grand Rounds presentations outside of his university, including such international venues as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and Guangzhou, China, the Icelandic Dermatology Association, in Reykjavik, Iceland, the Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira Dermatologia, Curitiba and Salvador, Brazil, the Philippine Dermatological Society Annual Meeting in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, the Canadian Dermatological Association, Dermatrends III in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Hong Kong, the International Congress of Dermatology, in Prague, Czech Republic, and the World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver BC, Canada, Kalambakas, Greece, and Taupo, New Zealand.

Mark Eisenberg, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA

Mark Eisenberg, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA
Dr. Eisenberg is a James McGill Professor of Medicine at McGill University and a Staff Cardiologist at the Jewish General Hospital. He is an Associate Member of the McGill Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Eisenberg is Director of the McGill MD-PhD Program, as well as Director of the Cardiovascular Health Services Research Group of the Jewish General Hospital and a Senior Investigator at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community Studies.

Dr. Eisenberg was born in Rochester, New York. He completed a BA in Chemistry in 1980 at Cornell University, followed by an MD at the University of Rochester. After completing his MD, Dr. Eisenberg did a residency in internal medicine at McGill University, a Masterís of Public Health at Harvard University, a research fellowship in echocardiography and epidemiology and a cardiology fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco. In 1995, Dr. Eisenberg completed an interventional cardiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.

In 2008-2009, Dr. Eisenberg spent a year in Israel as a visiting professor in the Department of Human Metabolism and Nutrition at the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Hebrew University, Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine. During this sabbatical, he also completed an International Masterís of Health Leadership at McGill University.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Eisenberg has published over 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals and participated in multiple collaborative works. In addition, Dr. Eisenberg has authored four books.

Louise Pilote, MD

Louise Pilote, MD
Dr. Louise Pilote is a Professor of Medicine at McGill University and the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at McGill University. She holds a James McGill Chair and a research scholarship from the Fonds de Recherche en Santé du Quebec. She is a practicing Internist and epidemiologist at the Montreal General Hospital.

Dr. Pilote received her MDCM from McGill University. She then obtained an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Pilote's research focus includes cardiovascular epidemiology, outcomes research, and health services research. She is the principal investigator for the GENESIS: an intercapacity enhancement team on gender and sex determinants of cardiovascular diseases funded by the Canadian Institute of Health research and the Heart and Stroke Foundation as well other studies related to access to care for patients with heart disease, and pharmacoepidemiology studies of cardiac medications. She has published over 200 manuscripts.

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

Fri Feb 07 Singapore, Singapore
- 8:00 pm
Sat Feb 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Feb 09 Penang, Malaysia
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Feb 10 Phuket, Thailand
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Tue Feb 11 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Feb 12 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Feb 13 Hambantota, Sri Lanka
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Feb 14 Colombo, Sri Lanka
7:00 am 4:30 pm
Sat Feb 15 Cochin, India
2:00 pm -
Sun Feb 16 Cochin, India
- 5:00 pm
Mon Feb 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Feb 18 Mumbai (Bombay), India
6:30 am -
Wed Feb 19 Mumbai (Bombay), India
- -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Singapore, Singapore - This diamond-shaped island just off the coast of Malaysia gleams with skyscrapers in its business district, but as you delve more deeply into this city-state, you'll uncover a delightful mix of cultures, religions, ancient treasures along with traces of its British colonial perios that combine to form a unique, Singaporean identity. The cultural fusion is perhaps best expressed in Singapore's unofficial language, Singlish, a unique patois of English, Chinese and Malay.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Penang, Malaysia - Often called the "Pearl of the Orient," this northern gateway to Malaysia is the country's oldest British settlement. Although best known for its breathtaking beaches, sites such as Khoo Kongsi, a well-preserved ancestral Chinese clan house, and the Butterfly Farm, the world's first tropical live butterfly exhibition are among the must-sees on the list for this amazing destination. You can also visit one of two great Buddhist temples here: Kek Lok Si Temple, which includes a a tortoise sanctuary or Wat Chayamangkalarm, home to an enormous statue of the reclining Buddha.

Phuket, Thailand - Phuket is Thailand's largest and most visited island, known for its stunning scenic beauty and gorgeous beaches lined with palm trees, plus fabulous coves and bays. Water sports include sailing, diving, and snorkeling. Golf enthusiasts will love the championship courses, while nature lovers will be thrilled by the tropical forests and waterfalls. Tour historic mansions and top off the day enjoying the extensive nightlife.

Hambantota, Sri Lanka - Explore an abundance of natural beauty and rich culture in southern Sri Lanka on a cruise to Hambantota. This conveniently located cruise port puts you in the perfect place to discover the joys of this Indian Ocean jewel. You’ll find dazzling exotic blooms at the Mirijjawila Botanic Gardens. Glide through the emerald-green winding waterways of the Walawe River on a rainforest safari where you can discover many varieties of mangroves, bird species, deer and water buffalo. Take in a cricket match at the town’s Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, or join an adventurous trek to search for leopards and elephants in the wild in Yala National Park. You’ll discover the best of natural beauty and Sri Lankan hospitality on a luxury cruise to Hambantota with Celebrity Cruises.

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Old world meets new in the capital of Sri Lanka. Stroll past colonial architecture and lush gardens in the Fort district, shop a traditional marketplace in Pettah, then step into the modern era at Colombo's many stylish restaurants, galleries and museums. From the city, it's a short trip to visit an elephant orphanage or ornate Buddhist temple.

Cochin, India - The "Queen of the Arabian Sea," Cochin is one of the finest natural harbors in the world. Once a hub for the India spice trade, this port city has welcomed traders and travelers to its shore for more than 600 years. As a result, you’ll find an interesting mix of cultural influences on your Cochin cruise. Stroll Fort Kochi beach at sunset, framed by the Chinese fishing nets, visit St. Francis Church, where Vasco de Gama was buried, or the 400-year old Paradesi Synagogue. And, take in a Kathakali dance performance that will leave you spellbound. You won’t have to look far for lovely keepsakes and souvenirs, Cochin street markets are brimming with wonderful spices, trinkets, and bright silks. Similar to its architecture, there’s also a variety of international cuisines to explore – from upscale European-style restaurants and wine bars to authentic Indian restaurants and fresh seafood at the outdoor restaurants on Tower Rd.

Mumbai (Bombay), India - Mumbai, a metropolis of almost 18 million people, ranges from upscale to urban, cosmopolitan to traditional, and is always fascinating. The city’s colonial heritage brings a wealth of diverse religious traditions together with Muslims, Zoroastrians, Christians and Hindus living side by side. This cultural hub enjoys a constant flow of music, dance, and drama. Mumbai is home to India’s thriving film industry. Most of the Bollywood films are produced here than anywhere. Head to the Prince of Wales Museum on your Mumbai cruise and discover some of India’s most fascinating historic treasures. Or venture to the Caves of Elephanta to explore Hindi craftsmanship. You can explore everything from exclusive international boutiques to small authentic markets. Visit the famous Mangaldas Market where you’ll find authentic Indian spices, fabrics, and antiques. And be sure to sample delicious exotic street foods like kebabs and vada pav.

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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