Conference #1707
Challenges in OB/GYN


September 14 - 24, 2024
Italy, Greece, Malta, Turkey, Spain Cruise

Please call
1-925-969-1789
to Register
 
See Tuition information for pricing and attendance options.
 
No specific health and safety information
(See Health & Safety tab for complete info)

 
Sunday, September 15, 2024
 
8:15 AMOveractive Bladder Treatment: What’s Known, What’s New, and What’s Possible
(Rx = 40 minutes)
Holly E. Richter, PhD, MD, FACOG, FACS
 
9:15Opioid Use, Abuse, and Dependency During Pregnancy
(Rx = 35 minutes)
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, CPHQ, FACOG
 
10:30Diversity & Inclusion: What Does It Mean in Your Practice?
Linda Bradley, MD
 
11:30Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
1:15 PMContraception Bootcamp: There Is a Method for Everyone!
(Rx = 40 minutes)
Linda Bradley, MD
 
2:15Surgery in Older Women: How Old Is Too Old?
Holly E. Richter, PhD, MD, FACOG, FACS
 
3:15Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Saturday, September 21, 2024
 
8:00 AMThromboembolism in Obstetrics
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, CPHQ, FACOG
 
9:00Evidence-Based Management of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Pitfalls, Pearls, and Reality
Holly E. Richter, PhD, MD, FACOG, FACS
 
10:15Thrombophilia: Who & When to Screen & How to Treat
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, CPHQ, FACOG
 
11:15Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
1:15 PMEverything You Want to Know About the “F” Word: Fibroids, Facts, Fiction, and Fallacies
Linda Bradley, MD
 
2:15The Role of the Pessary in Treating Prolapse & Incontinence
Holly E. Richter, PhD, MD, FACOG, FACS
 
3:15Motivating the Unmotivated: Helping Your Patients Achieve Healthy Habits & Lifestyles
Linda Bradley, MD
 
4:15Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
Monday, September 23, 2024
 
8:00 AMCerebral Palsy: What We All Should Know
(Rx = 15 minutes)
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, CPHQ, FACOG
 
9:00Evaluation & Treatment of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
(Rx = 20 minutes)
Linda Bradley, MD
 
10:15Preterm Birth Risk Stratification & Management
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, CPHQ, FACOG
 
11:15Questions & Answers / Group Discussion
Faculty Panel & Audience
 
 
Rx = Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for nurses will be granted for these sessions
 

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

Our cruise conference on Challenges in OB/GYN is designed for physicians, certified nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician associates, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who manage preconception, pregnant, and postpartum patients. Covering a wide array of topics in obstetrics and gynecology, our expert faculty will discuss the latest evidence-based advancements in both obstetric and gynecologic, present emerging clinical data, and provide skills and strategies for application and implementation into your practice. This educational activity aims to increase learner knowledge, improve the competence and performance of all attendees, and contribute to their ability to work together as part of a coordinated healthcare team.

Topics for this year’s conference have been selected based on the educational needs underlying identified professional practice gaps. The gaps were derived from a variety of sources including evaluations and outcomes data from past participants, clinical expert input, Symposia Medicus’ online survey, and other medical and nursing data such as current clinical guidelines, research findings, and literature reviews.

The conference format includes didactic lectures, question and answer sessions, and case studies. Following a group of lectures, the question and answer sessions allow attendees to ask the faculty critical and challenging questions about caring for patients during various women’s healthcare situations.

An outstanding faculty has been assembled for this conference. Each faculty member was selected based on their individual area of expertise and ability to communicate current, evidence-based, and practical information to participants.

You are sure to enjoy our conference on Challenges in OB/GYN while sharing ideas and experiences with colleagues from across the country in the beautiful settings of Italy, Greece, Malta, Turkey, and Spain.
 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

As a result of participating in this conference, you should have increased knowledge and enhanced competence to…

  • Discuss what is known, what is new, and treatment modalities for overactive bladder (OAB) refractory to first-line treatments
  • Compare methadone, buprenorphine, and combined buprenorphine/naloxone therapies
  • List the tenets of implicit bias
  • Describe interventional radiologic procedures and minimally invasive procedures that are effective in the treatment of uterine fibroids

Enrollment for this conference is limited in order to provide the best possible learning environment.
Early registration is advised.

TUITION PRICING
 
  EARLY
If postmarked by
July 6, 2024
REGULAR
If postmarked after
July 6, 2024
 
Physicians $895 $995
 
Nurses, PAs, & All Others $795 $895
 
Discounts are available for retired healthcare providers, active U.S. military, residents, and groups of three or more. For more information, please contact Symposia Medicus prior to registering.
 
ATTENDANCE OPTIONS 
 
For this conference, we are offering the below options for attendance:
 
In-Person: Attend in-person in the conference meeting room. Tuition includes continuing education and online access to educational session materials.
 

You can register and receive conference lodging group rates in the following ways:

  • Online via this website (unless otherwise directed) OR:
     
  • Call (925) 969-1789 Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm (Pacific Time), with
     Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover; OR
     
  • By mail; make check payable to Symposia Medicus and send along with registration form to:
    399 Taylor Blvd, Suite 102, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2287

Conference registration will be confirmed via email

Please call (925) 969-1789 for additional questions or information.

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS

After attending this conference, participants are entitled to a certificate of credit which will be available online. Successful completion of this activity is determined by attending the live activity, reviewing the educational session materials, and submitting the case studies test, evaluations, surveys, and verification of attendance form. Each participant should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

ACCREDITATION

This accredited continuing education activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME and ANCC Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

Symposia Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Symposia Medicus is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Physicians
Symposia Medicus designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This ACE activity was developed with standards to address California Assembly Bill (AB) 1195 cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and CA AB 241 implicit bias (IB) to reduce health disparities. Please refer to the accreditation page on our website for resources.

ACOG
Application has been made with the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ACOG) for cognates, Formal Learning. Please check our website for updated credit information.

AAFP
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. Please check our website for updated credit information.

Certified Nurse Midwives
The American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Associates
NCCPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician associates may receive a maximum of 18 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners/Nurses
The ANCC contact hours awarded for completion of this conference are 18.

Provider is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP2335, for 21.6 contact hours.

Pharmacists
The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Pharmacotherapeutic CEUs for Nurses
This activity is designated for a maximum of 3 pharmacotherapeutic credits towards meeting the requirement for nursing pharmacology continuing education. Sessions awarding pharmacotherapeutic credits are denoted with an Rx in the schedule. Please contact your state’s Board of Nursing for specific educational requirements as they may vary state to state.

 
Linda Bradley, MD - Conference Co-Chairperson
Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology & Reproductive Biology; Lerner College of Medicine; Vice Chair for Diversity & Inclusion, Cleveland Clinic Women's Health Institute; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
 
Donna Dizon-Townson, MD, CPHQ, FACOG - Conference Co-Chairperson
Intermountain Health; Associate Medical Director for Quality & Process Improvement in Obstetrics & Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Utah Valley Hospital, Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Utah Health Sciences; Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Holly E. Richter, PhD, MD, FACOG, FACS
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Urology & Geriatrics; Research Director, Division of Urogynecology & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery; Associate Director, Gynecologic Research Center for Women's Reproductive Health; Medical & Quality Officer, Ambulatory OBGYN Clinics, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

Consistent with ACCME and ANCC guidelines, it is the policy of Symposia Medicus to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities. Prior to the planning of this educational activity, all individuals in a position to influence and/or control the content of continuing education activities have been asked to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies within the past 24 months. Symposia Medicus will also ensure that any and all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies will be mitigated before the conference commences. Beyond disclosure and mitigation of relevant financial relationships, faculty are required to disclose when they plan to discuss pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices that are not approved by the FDA and/or medical or surgical procedures that involve an unapproved or “off-label” use of an approved device or pharmaceutical. Symposia Medicus is committed to providing learners with commercially unbiased continuing education activities. This information is intended to assist learners in forming their own judgments about the content presented. Disclosure information will be included in the educational session materials for this activity and speakers will provide a disclosure slide for each presentation, which they will also disclose verbally on site.

Symposia Medicus values the well-being of our attendees, faculty, and staff and collaborates with the conference venue to ensure the safety and protection of all on-site participants.

In recognition of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, proof of vaccination and/or face mask use requirements may change from the time of conference announcement and your registration, until the conference takes place. Current policies and attendance requirements for this conference are provided here, and we encourage you to refer to this information as needed, particularly as it gets closer to your on-site date, so that you can take any action you feel appropriate to be in compliance.

At this time, the following is in effect for on-site attendance:

HEALTH & SAFETY AWARENESS

We care about the health and safety of our conference attendees. As the event gets closer, Symposia Medicus will communicate any relevant health and safety policies and procedures implemented by us and/or the conference venue.

 

CONFERENCE CABIN INFORMATION

We have arranged conference group rates through Celebrity Cruises®. We have a limited number of cabins in the categories, and at the rates, listed below. Cabins at our group rates are limited and on a first come, first served basis, and are only available until Friday, June 21 2024. PLEASE RESERVE EARLY as cabins may sell out and/or rates may increase. After Friday, June 21, 2024, all remaining cabins are released back to the cruise line and are on a space and rate available basis.

Rates are (U.S. dollars, cruise-only) PER PERSON, based on double occupancy, and DO NOT include taxes & port fees of $120.64 per person (subject to change), air transportation, ground transfers, or the optional CruiseCare® Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program fees. See Cruise Rates Do Not Include section of the brochure for more details.

Please note the rates stated below include cruise fees (port charges) of $350.00 per person and Classic Beverage Package, Gratuities, and Unlimited Basic Wi-Fi for all cabin occupants.
 

Category I1
Prime Inside (no veranda)
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $2,749
3rd/4th PER PERSON RATE - $1,549
CABIN SQ. FEET - 181
VERANDA SQ. FEET - N/A

Category O2
Ocean View (no veranda)
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $3,249
3rd/4th PER PERSON RATE - $1,549
CABIN SQ. FEET - 200
VERANDA SQ. FEET - N/A

Category V1
Prime Veranda
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $3,649
3rd/4th PER PERSON RATE - $1,549
CABIN SQ. FEET - 192
VERANDA SQ. FEET - 54

Category C2
Concierge Class w/ Private Veranda and Concierge Class Amenities
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $3,749
3rd/4th PER PERSON RATE - $1,549
CABIN SQ. FEET - 192
VERANDA SQ. FEET - 54

Category SS
Sunset Sky Suite w/ Private Veranda, Suite Amenities, and Personal Butler Service
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $5,949
3rd/4th PER PERSON RATE - $2,549
CABIN SQ. FEET - 300
VERANDA SQ. FEET - 79

Category CS
Celebrity Suite w/ Private Veranda, Suite Amenities, and Personal Butler Service
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $7,949
3rd/4th PER PERSON RATE - $2,699
CABIN SQ. FEET - 394
VERANDA SQ. FEET - 105

Category RS
Royal Suite w/ Private Veranda, Suite Amenities, and Personal Butler Service
1st/2nd PER PERSON RATE - $8,649
3rd/4th PER PERSON RATE - $3,199
CABIN SQ. FEET - 590
VERANDA SQ. FEET - 153
 

Other cabin types may be available upon request.

If you require a triple (3 people) or quad (4 people) cabin, please note that not all cabins can accommodate 3 or 4 people.

Please call us at (925) 969-1789 for availability and rates.
 

Detailed cabin descriptions and amenities are available at http://www.celebritycruises.com

CRUISE RATES, DEPOSITS, AND FINAL PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS

All cruise rates quoted are per person, based on double occupancy (U.S. dollars, cruise-only). The price of your cruise includes ship accommodations, meals (except for specialty restaurants), 24-hour room service (all room service orders will be charged $9.95 room service fee – except if you order off Continental Breakfast menu, the fee is waived and it’s complimentary if you are in a suite), standard beverages (coffee, tea, milk, poured water and juices, iced tea, and lemonade), use of the fitness center, and most activities and entertainment onboard the ship.

By booking, you will receive a Classic Beverage Package, Gratuities, and the Basic Wi-Fi Package for all cabin occupants.

Please note: The cruise line may offer promotional rates (for different cabin types other than what we have contracted in this brochure), however, our per person cabin rates are typically the lowest available.

A deposit for all cabin occupants is due to Symposia Medicus at the time of registration ($250.00 per person for cabin categories I1 to C2 and $500.00 per person for cabin categories SS to RS).

Final payments are due to Symposia Medicus by Friday, June 21, 2024. Payments not received by the due date are subject to cabin cancellation with no refunds.

Celebrity Cruises® provides complimentary electronic cruise documents (eDocs). You will receive cruise documents in portable document format (PDF) by email approximately two weeks (or more) prior to sailing.
 

CRUISE RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:

Conference Tuition
 
See “Conference Registration Information”
 
Taxes & Port Fees
 
$120.64/per person (subject to change)
 
Gratuities
 
See “Gratuities Aboard Ship”
 
Air Transportation
 
See “Airline Travel Information”
 
Ground Transportation
 
See “Ground Transportation”
 
(Optional) CruiseCare® Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program | | See “(Optional) CruiseCare® Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program”


Cruise rates also do not include: shore and land excursions, meals ashore, alcoholic and certain beverages (unless cabin is booked through Symposia Medicus, where you’ll receive a Classic Beverage Package), photographs, telephone calls, meals on ship at specialty restaurants, purchases from the ship stores, and spa or beauty salon treatments.

You will be able to view your reservation, book shore & land excursions, and air transportation through Celebrity’s Flights By Celebrity Program, on the cruise website, http://www.celebritycruises.com after you are registered and receive confirmation with a reservation number.
 

PREGNANCY POLICY

Celebrity Cruises cannot accept guests who will be more than 23 weeks pregnant at any time during the cruise. All guests are required to sign a health questionnaire upon check-in to ensure they are aware of our pregnancy policy.
 

MINIMUM AGE TO CRUISE

Children must be at least six months old by September 14, 2024, to go on the cruise. Denial of boarding for children who do not satisfy this minimum age requirement may also result in the denial of boarding for one or more guests sailing with that child. No refunds will be given as a result of the denial of boarding to an underage child or other accompanying guests.
 

DRINK PACKAGES

By booking, you will receive a Classic Beverage Package (valued at $455 per person) for all cabin occupants (includes gratuities).

The Classic Beverage Package includes: unlimited fountain and can sodas (Coca Cola products), bottled juices (cranberry, tomato, pineapple, and apple), fresh juices, premium teas and coffee (Lavazza and Cova), smoothies, non-premium bottled water, certain types of beer and wine, as well as non-premium spirits and cocktails. Note: this package covers any alcohol beverage up to $10/per serving.

If you do not book your cabin through Symposia Medicus, you can purchase a beverage package directly through Celebrity Cruises. Please note that if you do not have a beverage package all beverage purchases will incur a 20% service charge.
 

DINING ABOARD SHIP

When you make your cruise reservations, you can request either 6:00pm Main Dining, Flexible Select Dining (see details below), or 8:30pm Late Dining. Please inform us if you or your guests have any special food or dietary requirements and inform us of other cruise passengers (not guests in your cabin) with whom you would like to sit. Your final dining assignment will be indicated in your eDocs unless your preferred dining time is not available, in which case you will be waitlisted. If you are waitlisted, you can go to the Guest Relations Desk once you get onboard the ship to see if you can change your dinner seating time.

The Flexible Select Dining is a flexible dining option. With this option, you can be seated for dinner in the main dining room at any time between 6:00-9:30pm, or you can make reservations to dine at any time that you choose within that time frame. Reservations can be made up to July 11, 2024 or can be made on the ship.

If you reserve a suite, your dining will be in Luminae, you are automatically booked for Main Dining. If you have any requests or changes you will make them with your butler.

For more information on dining options for this ship, please visit
https://www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-ships/celebrity-equinox/eat-and-drink
 

ROOM SERVICE

A Room Service fee of $9.95 will be charged per each room service order (complimentary for suite guests). If you order off the Continental Breakfast menu, the fee is waived.

This is a fixed cost, so you will pay the same fee whether ordering one dish for one person in a stateroom or ten separate items for four people in a stateroom.

Please Note: A 20% gratuity is additional and will automatically be added to the check.

Breakfast Room Service Menu is available from 6:00-11:00am each day of the cruise except disembarkation day.

All-Day Room Service Menu is available from 11:00-6:00am.
 

GRATUITIES ABOARD SHIP

If you book through Symposia Medicus, your gratuities (valued $126-161 per person) are included.
 

INTERNET

By booking, you will receive free unlimited Wi-Fi in your cabin.

This is the basic Wi-Fi package, which allows you to browse the web, send emails, and text family and friends via select messaging apps. It’s a great value option for staying connected while you’re on vacation, but please note that you won’t be able to email large files, share photos or videos on social media, use streaming apps, or make video calls.
 

CRUISE POLICIES

  • Deposit due at time of booking is $250 per person for cabin categories I1 to C2 or $500 per person for cabin categories SS to RS
     
  • Final payment is due to Symposia Medicus by Friday, June 21, 2024
     
  • Triple and/or quad cabins are limited and not all cabins can accommodate 3 or 4 people. Additional cabin guest charges noted above do not include $120.64 taxes and port fees (subject to change).
     
  • Please see Cruise Cancellation and Name Change Policy section for cancellation Information
     
  • © 2018 Celebrity Cruises Inc. Ships’ registry: Malta and Ecuador

CRUISE CANCELLATION AND NAME CHANGE POLICY

Per Celebrity Cruises’® policy, a full refund (except amounts paid for CruiseCare® Cancellation Penalty Waiver Program, which is non-refundable) will be made for written cancellations received by Symposia Medicus no later than Friday, June 21, 2024. Passengers who cancel after this date, for any reason, are subject to the following per person cancellation fees.

  • By June 21: Full refund will be given
     
  • June 22 – August 9: $250.00 or $500.00 per person cruise deposit will not be refunded
     
  • August 9 – August 23: 50% of total cruise price will not be refunded
     
  • After August 23: No refunds will be made

Name changes require the prior approval of Celebrity Cruises® and are subject to additional fees. Cruise tickets are non-transferable. For security reasons, no name changes are allowed by Celebrity Cruises® after Friday, August 9, 2024.
 

(OPTIONAL) CRUISECARE® CANCELLATION PENALTY WAIVER PROGRAM

CruiseCare® insurance is optional, but if purchased, must be for all cabin occupants. This can be added at the time of booking or up until the final payment deadline of Friday, June 21, 2024.

To view more comprehensive information on this insurance policy, please visit https://www.celebritycruises.com/cruise-insurance. For more information or if you have any questions concerning CruiseCare®, please call Celebrity Cruises’® CruiseCare® Help Line at (800) 797-4516.

Celebrity Cruises’® CruiseCare® rates vary depending on the cost of your cruise fare and cruise fees (port charges). Below is a chart showing the cost per person for CruiseCare® insurance. Prices are subject to change and may increase.
 

Rates based on per person cost of cruise fare and cruise fees (port charges)
CRUISECARE® INSURANCE RATES (Subject to change)
 
$0 - $250 $39/person
$251 - $500 $49/person
$501 - $750 $69/person
$751 - $1,000 $79/person
$1,001-$1,250 $109/person
$1,251-$1,500 $119/person
$1,501-$2,000 $149/person
$2,001-$2,500 $199/person
$2,501-$3,000 $239/person
$3,001-$3,500 $289/person
$3,501-$4,000 $339/person
$4,001-$4,500 $389/person
$4,501-$5,000 $439/person
$5,001-$5,500 $489/person
$5,500-$6,000 $539/person

***Celebrity Cruises will no longer directly offer Cruise Care to residents of New York State. Celebrity Cruises has an alternative option for guests from New York or any state. To check the link, go to: https://www.travelcruisecare.com/
 

CONFERENCE CANCELLATION POLICIES

  • Conference cancellations must be made in writing (via email or mail) to Symposia Medicus and a refund, less a 10% processing fee, will be given. No refunds will be made if cancellation is received after July 6, 2024; however, tuition, less 10% processing fee, may be applied to a future Symposia Medicus conference.
     
  • All cancellations must be emailed to cruiseinfo@symposiamedicus.org by the dates stated above.
     
  • In the unlikely event of conference cancellation by Symposia Medicus, full tuition and, if reservation was made with Symposia Medicus, cabin payment refunds will be made. Symposia Medicus will not be responsible for refunding travel or any other expenses.

Each registrant will have online access to educational session materials. The educational session materials will be available for download approximately one week prior to the conference (you’ll receive an email with instructions).

If you are unable to attend this conference, you may purchase an electronic copy of the educational session materials one week after the conference. Please email publications@symposiamedicus.org for more information.

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION

Passport Books (not Passport Cards) are REQUIRED for every passenger including children and infants. If you do not have a passport, please allow a minimum of 4-6 weeks to receive it after you complete and mail the application. Your passport cannot expire before March 14, 2025.

It is the sole responsibility of the guest to identify and obtain all required travel documents and have them available when necessary. These appropriate valid travel documents such as passports, visas, inoculation certificates, and/or family legal documents are required for ship boarding and country entry and/or re-entry into the United States and other countries. Based on citizenship, many countries require an entry visa.

Guests who do not possess the proper documentation may be prevented from boarding their flight or ship, or from entering a country, and may be subject to fines.

Note: No refunds will be given to individuals who fail to bring proper documentation.

For additional passport and visa requirements, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html or Embassies (Consular Service Office) of each country on the sailing itinerary or Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration website at http://www.cic.gc.ca/.
 

AIRLINE TRAVEL INFORMATION

If you purchase Air Transportation through Celebrity’s Flights by Celebrity® Program:

Celebrity’s Flights by Celebrity Program allows you to purchase airline tickets at the best available prices. After you are registered and receive a reservation number, you can book directly on the website at https://www.celebritycruises.com/ca/find-your-reservation/flights-by-celebrity or by calling (800) 533-7803 and speaking with an air agent (service fees may apply). Any changes or cancellations may be subject to non-refundable service charges and additional airfare costs.

By using Celebrity’s Flights by Celebrity® Program, you can:

  • Receive the lowest fares on available flights
  • Choose your preferred airline and specific itineraries
  • Receive assured arrival to the ship if any delays or cancellations occur
  • Receive 24-hour assistance with flights

Note: Infant fares (six months to two years old) cannot be booked online. You must call the Celebrity’s Flights by Celebrity® Program Support Desk at (800) 533-7803 or the airline directly to add your infant to the booking.
 

IF YOU PURCHASE AIR ARRANGEMENTS ON YOUR OWN:

If you make your own air arrangements, you should allow a minimum of three hours from the time your flight arrives in Rome to the time you must check-in at the ship (by 2:30pm). Note: Ship check-in begins at 11:30am and concludes at 3:30pm. Going home, you should allow at least three hours between when the ship disembarks in Barcelona and your plane departs (disembarkation starts at approximately 7:00am). The three hours allow you time for ship clearance, customs clearance (if applicable), and airline security. You can also request to be one of the first groups to depart the ship by going to the Guest Relations Desk as soon as possible once you board the ship and letting them know that due to a tight airline schedule, you need to be included in the first group off the ship.
 

GROUND TRANSPORTATION

If you choose to make your own air travel arrangements, you can purchase Celebrity Cruises® transfers to/from the ship. Transfers are only available on the dates/times below:

  • Ship embarkation of September 14, 2024
    Your flight into Rome must arrive no later than 1:30pm
     
  • Ship disembarkation of September 24, 2024
    Your departure flight from Barcelona must leave no earlier than 10:00am

Once you have arrived and collected your luggage at the airport, you will be met by a Celebrity Cruises® representative outside the Baggage Claim area who will assist you with transportation to the ship.

When you return from your cruise and have claimed your luggage, a Celebrity Cruises® representative on the pier will direct you to your transportation to the airport.

Note: The transfers are only available on the scheduled day of ship embarkation (September 14, 2024) and disembarkation (September 24, 2024) based on flight times.

Transportation must be booked with Symposia Medicus by Friday, June 21, 2024. Your flight itinerary must be provided in order to confirm your transfers.

SYMPOSIA MEDICUS PRESENTS AN EXCITING CRUISE CONFERENCE

Extraordinary architecture, millennia of fascinating history, magnificent basilicas concealing unimaginable riches, and ornate fountains splashing at the heart of sun-drenched piazzas are just some of the many reasons to visit Rome. Experience the famous beaches and warm Grecian hospitality on the idyllic islands of Santorini and Mykonos. When at port at Piraeus, see the amazing Parthenon in Athens or just relax and grab a chair at a seaside restaurant or café and sample some local fare. As you cruise to Valletta, Malta, the city is immediately striking. It’s a cultural hub for Baroque art, museums, and historic sites. Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, limestone architecture pops against the year-round temperate sun. In Barcelona, you’ll find stunning architecture, delectable cuisine, and vibrant cultural experiences at every turn. Get to know Barcelona’s many distinct neighborhoods, including the Old Town or Ciutat Vella, where you’ll find museums, cafes, and shopping.

Celebrity Equinox® is now making even more waves in the cruise world. Slip into new eXhale® bedding featuring CashmereSM Mattresses that will surround you in luxury—literally. It’s the very essence of premium cruising. And after some extensive upgrades, that’s more true than ever before. Every imaginable comfort, complemented by Celebrity’s unrivaled guest services, promises an unsurpassed cruise experience wherever your destination takes you.

Celebrity Equinox is about modern touches aimed at a crowd that enjoys craft beer and top-shelf mixed drinks, restaurant experiences that punch up to gourmet, and entertainment that trends more toward aerialists and magicians than big musicals or raucous parties.

Celebrity Equinox is sailing with Starlink - the world’s most advanced broadband satellite internet, to bring you high-speed connectivity for a better onboard experience.

Symposia Medicus and the conference faculty hope you join us aboard the Celebrity Equinox® for this cruise conference of a lifetime.

ONBOARD INFORMATION

For more information about clothing to pack, youth activities, shore excursions, and more, please visit http://www.celebritycruises.com