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1st International Conference on Medical Ethics, Healthcare Systems & Global Business Issues At Sea

Miami, Florida | Miam, USA
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Title: 1st International Conference on Medical Ethics, Healthcare Systems & Global Business Issues At Sea
Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Dates: From Jun, 6, 2015 to Jun, 13, 2015
Location: Miam, USA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 295 to 595 USD
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Accredited Continuing Medical EducationAccreditation: 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 Creditstm. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing EducationContinuing 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.

Jesek Seminars is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2014-12/31/2016.
Provider ID 217771

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of Jesek Seminars and The University at 

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
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  1. Patient confidentiality and consent (1 hour)
    1. Potential compromising situations where patient confidentially can unintentionally be breached:
      1. In hospitals
      2. In clinics
      3. In social settings
    2. Consent issues for and about different clients – minors, adults, and elderly
    3. Voluntary versus Implied consent
    4. Potential risks caused by office staff
    5. 5W&H (i.e., who, what, when, where, why, & how) of consent
  2. Medical tourism (1 hour)
    1. Cautions and precautions
    2. Rules and regulations
    3. Cultural and behavioral aspects
  3. Ethics and marketing of health services (2 hours)
    1. Perceptions of health services marketing
    2. Value of health services marketing
  4. Social media and medical ethics (1 hour)
    1. Interference in medical care
    2. Violation of patient privacy
    3. Liability issues
  5. Increasing interference of technology in patient care (1 hour)
    1. Cell phones
    2. Personal computers/tablet PCs
    3. Texting
  6. Patient data maintenance (1 hour)
    1. The 5W&H of patient data access
    2. Situations of unauthorized patient data access
  7. Impact of inter-personnel conflict on patient care (1 hour)
    1. Physician-physician
    2. Physician-nurse
    3. Nurse-nurse
    4. Department-department
    5. Professional disparagement and its impact on patients and care delivery
  8. Professional behavior and communication by medical office staff (1 hour)
    1. Types of communication
    2. Non-verbal communication
    3. Impact on patient
  9. Code of ethics (2 hours)
    1. Review and comparison of code of ethics for:
      1. American Academy of Physician Assistants
      2. American Association of Medical Assistants
      3. American Association for Respiratory Care
      4. American Dental Association
      5. American Dental Hygienists Association
      6. American Hospital Association
      7. American Medical Association
      8. American Nurses Association
      9. American Pharmacists Association
      10. American Physical Therapy Association
    2. Strategies for developing codes of ethics
  10. Gatekeepers for ethical integrity (1 hour)
    1. Conflict of interest
    2. Whistle-blower
    3. Impaired healthcare provider
    4. Discrimination
      1. Workplace
      2. Patient
  11. Legal liabilities and cases pertaining to interns and internships (1 hour)
    1. Contracts
    2. Job descriptions
    3. Restrictions
    4. Review of sample contracts and job descriptions
  12. Mental health issues in today’s society and lifestyle (1 hour)

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.

The conference will have Continuing Education sessions as well as Academic Paper Presentation sessions. Select papers from the conference presentations may be invited for review and considered in the journals that the conference has relationships with: Hospital topics (the oldest journal in Health Care Administration field ), Health Care Manager (HCM), International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing (IJPHM).

All conference attendees are encouraged to submit papers / abstracts for presentation in the "Academic Conference Presentation" part of the conference.

All conference registrants are invited to attend and participate in both the Academic and Continuing Education portions of the conference. 

Course Director: Ashish Chandra, MBA, PHD

Professor Ashish Chandra is a Professor of Healthcare Administration, School of Business at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), Houston, Texas, USA where he teaches healthcare ethics, healthcare marketing, and healthcare systems courses to graduate and undergraduate students. He also served as the Chair of the Healthcare Administration Department for over four years at UHCL. Prior to joining the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2007 he was an associate professor and program coordinator of the graduate Healthcare Administration program in the School of Business at Marshall University, West Virginia, USA where he was a faculty from 2000-2007 and before that he was Assistant Professor of Social and Administrative Science in the School of Pharmacy, Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, USA. All together Dr. Chandra has over 20 years of university level teaching experience in the U.S.

Professor Chandra is one of the foremost authorities in healthcare and medical ethics, healthcare marketing, and medical tourism. Dr. Chandra is a prolific researcher and has almost 70 publications in journals, six book chapters, and over 200 publications in conference proceedings. He has conducted research and published numerous articles related to healthcare ethics, healthcare marketing and management issues. He actively serves or has served on the board of directors of several professional high profile professional and community organizations including: The American College of Healthcare executives-Southeast Texas Chapter, The Asian Healthcare Leaders Association, and the Community Health Charities of Texas. He has served as the President of four major international academic organizations in the United States - 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 eight major conferences international conferences and has served on the conference planning committee for over a dozen conferences.

Professor Chandra holds a Bachelor of Science (Statistics), Master of Management Studies (Marketing), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science Applications from the often ranked as one India’s top 10 universities, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (India), as well as an MBA (General Business/MIS), and Ph.D. (Majoring in Social and Administrative Sciences/Healthcare Administration) from the University of Louisiana-Monroe, USA. He also successfully completed 60-hour leadership training workshop entitled “Leaders in Action,” has actively participated in several leadership training workshops offered by the American Council on Education, and has earned over 50 hours educational credit hours from the American College of Healthcare executives in the past seven years. 

Professor Chandra has received numerous awards and recognition related to teaching, research, and service throughout his career, including the American College of Healthcare Executives Service Award; the Outstanding Educator Award from the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators; Marshall University Distinguished Artists and Scholars Award - Senior Division (the highest research award at Marshall University); the Management Educator Medallion, awarded by the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) School of Nurse Anesthesia and the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute; Lewis College of Business Alumni Outstanding Innovation in Teaching Award, Marshall University; Outstanding Researcher Award, Lewis College of Business, Marshall University; the Bright Idea Award sponsored by Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University and the NJPRO Foundation; to name a few. He has also received over fifteen best paper awards at conferences or conference tracks, including three McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Awards. He is an Executive Editor of the journal Hospital Topics and actively serves on the editorial board of several journals. He has over 60 journal article publications, has chapters or contributions in six books, and over 200 papers/abstracts published in conference proceedings. He has also made several keynote presentations at conferences and institutions.

Professor Chandra is a well-recognized healthcare administration academician internationally. He serves on the academic advisory board of several educational institutions in Turkey and India. He has also provided professional consulting services to several healthcare and business organizations as well as accreditation and program review related consulting services to several institutions in the United States. Among the healthcare institutions he has provided professional consultancy include well recognized universities and programs, state public health departments, large hospital based educational programs, physician group practices, radiologic clinics, hospice care facilities, independent health professionals, to name a few. He has also provided training workshops related to several human resources management, marketing and marketing research, and business strategy development related topics at institutions in U.S. and India.

Other Speakers: 


Dr. Nigam is a prominent psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience, primarily practicing psychiatry in Pennsylvania. Currently, he has a general practice in psychiatry in Child and Adolescent Services at Western PA Psych Care in Beaver, PA. He is also an Honorary Faculty at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Nigam is a Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and also holds certification from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Physician & Surgeon. He is a participating member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Psychiatry Association. Dr. Nigam’s research has been published in Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. He has been an active speaker on topics related to mental health issues and drugs related to mental health for several pharmaceutical companies.

Bill Stroube, MBA, PHD

Bill Stroube is a Professor of Health Services Administration and director of the health services administration graduate and undergraduate programs at the University of Evansville, USA. Before joining the faculty in 1998, he spent twelve years in management positions in the pharmaceutical industry, and eight years at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Stroube maintains an active research program, and has authored and co-authored over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His research and teaching interests include international health care issues, health care marketing and strategy, health care regulatory issues, medical ethics, and public health. He is a member and officer of several professional societies. He is past president of the Division of Biology and Medicine of the American Nuclear Society, and is past president of the international Business and Health Administration Association. He has served on the organizing committee for the past six International Conferences on Health Care Systems, including serving as General Conference Chair for the eighth conference in England in 2014. 

Dr. Stroube has extensive international experience leading student groups through several health care systems. Since 2000 he has taught classes in various formats in England, China, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. He was presented the University of Evansville Outstanding Teaching Award at the 2008. Dr. Stroube holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Murray State University, an MBA in finance from the University of Maryland, and a PhD in analytical and nuclear chemistry from the University of Kentucky.

Joseph S. Coyne, MPH, DrPH

Dr. Coyne is Professor of Health Policy & Administration and also the Director, Center for International Health Services Research & Policy, at Washington State University, USA. He has over 30 years of healthcare experience in international health finance, health information technology, and mergers/acquisitions/joint ventures. He has served as a financial advisor to Kaiser Health Plan, Adventist Health System, Chase Bank, Stanford Medical Center, Rush Medical Center, and Beijing Association of Teaching Hospitals. From 1999-current, he has served as a healthcare finance faculty member at Washington State University, in the Department of Health Policy and Administration, and from 2004-current as the Director of the Center for International Health Services Research & Policy. From 1990 – 1999, he served as co-founder and Senior Partner with Healthcare DataBank, Inc. From 1989-1990, he was Chief Operating Officer with Heals Health Plan. Dr. Coyne is a founding member of both the National Healthcare Services and National Healthcare Reinsurance Company Board of Directors. He is an active researcher and has more than fifty journal article publications as well as several publications in conference proceedings. Dr. Coyne has a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and earned MPH and DrPH degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Coyne was recently honored to present the Chris Selby-Smith Oration address “Who is Going to Manage Health Care Systems in the Future?” at the Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE) Symposium in Sydney, Australia.
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The Haven Deluxe Owner's Suite with Large Balcony - Located in The Haven, these Suites offer amazing ocean views, a wet bar and an extra-spacious wraparound balcony . They include a king-size bed, additional bedding that accommodates two and one and a half bathrooms. Accommodates: 4 Approx. 
Size: 932 sq. ft.
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The Haven Owner's Suite with Large Balcony Enjoy amazing ocean views and an extra-spacious balcony. These Suites include a king-size bed, additional bedding that accommodates two, and one and a half bathrooms. Located in The Haven. 
Accommodates: 4. 
Approx. Size: 572 sq. ft
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The Haven 2-Bedroom Family Villa with Balcony - Perfect for the family, these Villas are located in The Haven and feature an extra-spacious balcony, two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, the other with a double sofa bed and two bathrooms. 
Accommodates: 5-6.Approx. Size: 543-545 sq. ft.
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Mid-Ship Balcony (BB) - These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and are aft-facing, so the view from your private balcony is amazing.
Accommodates: 2-3 Approx. Size: 250-516 sq. ft

Port Charges,Taxes, Fees & gratuities are included.
Balcony (BC)- Take in the amazing views from these staterooms that include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and additional bedding that can accommodate two guests. 
Accommodates: 3-4. Approx. Size: 207 sq. ft.

Port Charges,Taxes, Fees & gratuities are included.

Oceanview with Large Picture Window -(OC)Located mid-ship, you will have easy access to everything. These staterooms feature a large picture window and two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed. Accommodates: 2.
Approx. Size: 161 sq. ft.

Port Charges,Taxes, Fees & gratuities are included.
Inside Stateroom (IC) - These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed. Door opens to center interior corridor 
Accommodates: 2-4. Approx. Size: 135 sq. ft.

Port Charges,Taxes, Fees & gratuities are included.
Inside Stateroom (IF) - These staterooms include two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed. Door opens to center interior corridor 
Accommodates: 2-4. Approx. Size: 135 sq. ft.

Port Charges,Taxes, Fees & gratuities are included.
Studios - Private keycard access complex comprised of staterooms specifically designed and priced for the solo traveler. Featuring a full-size bed, a one-way window to the corridor, and separate areas for your bathroom, sink and shower, in 100 square feet of living space. Includes access to the private Studio Lounge. No single supplement required.
Accommodates: 1. Approx. Size: 99 sq. ft
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3rd, 4th person in room : $901.38

Prices are Per Person, based Double Occupancy (except Studio), and Subject to change.
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees and gratuities are included. Insurance is not included, but is highly recommended.

Deposit: $250 per person

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University at Sea®

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St Petersburg, 



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