CME Western Caribbean Cruise Conference - March 11 - 18, 2012
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Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Co-Sponsored with School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference from Tampa, Florida
March 11 - 18, 2012

This conference has already sailed, but that doesn't mean you have to miss the boat! Click here to see our complete schedule of upcoming programs.

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BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Course Fee Physicians $695
All Others - Course Fee $450
Course Fee Cancellation Policy
30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 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.
Target Audience
Internists, Family Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
This series of lectures is designed to educate and update the primary care physician on current hot topics relevant to infectious disease in their office practice. Upon completion, participants should be able to diagnose, treat and perhaps prevent many of the infections commonly seen. Topics include some of the newer antibiotics and antivirals used in the US in 2012, as well as specific pathogens commonly seen such as Influenza, HPV and infectious rashes as well as those seen less frequently such as TORCH infections and Lyme. The two case reports are taken from classic presentations of illnesses seen in an office practice with discussion of the literature and treatment. With more of our families traveling we will also discuss travel advice including both antibiotics and vaccines indicated for the different regions of the world. Lastly we will discuss MRSA, a pathogen hitting our communities and children in ever increasing numbers. This seminar will be relevant to family practitioners, pediatricians, infectious disease specialists, as well as other health professionals who manage pediatric patients.

Program
March 12
9:00-10:00 am New Antibiotics
10:00-11:00 am Review of Antivirals
11:00-12:00 pm Rashes
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00--2:00 pm Travel Advice for Families
2:00-3:00 pm HPV
3:00-4:00 pm Influenza
4:00-5:00 pm Case Report

March 13
7:30-8:30 am Immune Deficiencies

March 17
9:00-10:00 am MRSA
10:00-11:00 am Lyme
11:00-12:00 pm Tuberculosis
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-2:00 pm TORCH Infections
2:00-3:00 pm Case Report
3:00-4:00 pm Journal Club
Objectives: This series of lectures is designed to educate and update the primary care physician on current hot topics relevant to infectious disease in their office practice. Upon completion, participants should be able to diagnose, treat and perhaps prevent many of the infections commonly seen. Topics include some of the newer antibiotics and antivirals used in the US in 2012, as well as specific pathogens commonly seen such as Influenza, HPV and infectious rashes as well as those seen less frequently such as TORCH infections and Lyme. The two case reports are taken from classic presentations of illnesses seen in an office practice with discussion of the literature and treatment. With more of our families traveling we will also discuss travel advice including both antibiotics and vaccines indicated for the different regions of the world. Lastly we will discuss MRSA, a pathogen hitting our communities and children in ever increasing numbers. This seminar will be relevant to family practitioners, pediatricians, infectious disease specialists, as well as other health professionals who manage pediatric patients.

Topics:
  • New Antibiotics
  • Review of Antivirals
  • Rashes
  • Travel Advice for Families
  • HPV
  • Influenza
  • Case Report
  • Immune Deficiencies
  • MRSA
  • Lyme Disease
  • tuberculosis
  • TORCH Infections
  • Journal Club
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.
Faculty
Sharon A. Nachman, M.D.
Dr. Nachman is a graduate of the SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Schneider Children's Hospital, a Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship at New York Medical College and a physician scientist training grant at Rockefeller University.

Dr. Nachman has led the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stony Brook University Medical Center since 1990. She is the Chair of the Complications Scientific Agenda Committee of the IMPAACT network funded by NIAID and serves as Stony Brook's Principal Investigator for their NICHD funded clinical trial unit.

She currently serves as an Executive Board Member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society for Microbiology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. In addition, she is the Director of the Office of Clinical Trials and the Associate Dean for Research at the SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine.

Dr. Nachman has published extensively on multiple topics relevant to pediatric infectious diseases as well as maternal and pediatric HIV clinical research and is a nationally and internationally renowned speaker. She is a member of the National Medical Honor Society, and has received numerous local and national honors.

Accreditation

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing 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.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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
DATE
PORT OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun Mar 11
Tampa, Florida
-
4:00pm
Mon Mar 12
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
-
-
Tue Mar 13
Roatan, Honduras
9:00am
5:00pm
Wed Mar 14
Belize City, Belize
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu Mar 15
Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00am
5:00pm
Fri Mar 16
Cozumel, Mexico
8:00am
6:00pm
Sat Mar 17
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am – 12:00pm, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
-
-
Sun Mar 18
Tampa, Florida
8:00am
-

Ports of Call
Belize City, Belize - From the thriving, pulsating Caribbean capital of Belize, paradise calls. The longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere (175 miles long and second only to Australia's Great Barrier Reef) is dotted with cayes teeming with a dazzling array of colorful fish and tropical plants. Inland, find dense virgin jungles, tumbling jade-green rivers and verdant valleys. An eco-tourist's paradise.
Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!
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.
Roatan, Honduras - Roatan Island, Honduras is an adventure traveler's vacation paradise with its blue skies, clear turquoise water and year-round moderate climate. Go scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins or, ashore, take a canopy tour, ride horses, explore tropical scenery, shop for island crafts, walk the beach and view butterfly and floral gardens.
Tampa, Florida - A myriad of attractions awaits you during your stay in the Tampa area: the active nightlife of Tampa's Ybor City, it's Aquarium, and Busch Gardens for those with kids (even Walt Disney World is within striking distance). Magnificent beaches are a short ride away (Ft. DeSoto being a rare jewel of a beach without hotels and "McMansions" crowding out nature), then there's the Dali museum in St. Petersburg's hip, food-and-art-centric Downtown. To the south, in quieter Sarasota, you can visit the palatial mansion and art museum of the king of the circus: John Ringling. It's a great vacation destination, in itself. Be sure to plan a couple days before or after your cruise to soak it in.

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.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the CEI meeting group through Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® at 800-422-0711 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.
Cruise Pricing

Prices below are for the full cruise including meals and evening entertainment

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
BB
Balcony Stateroom - With room for up to three guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view.
$609
OB
OceanView Porthole Window - These staterooms have room for up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. You'll also have a porthole to enjoy an amazing view.
$429
IE
Inside Stateroom - These staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. With room for up to four, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests.
$279
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $ 270.12 per person
Deposit $250 per person


Cancellation Polices vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific cruise conference.

PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE: Although subject to change at any time, the listed prices are generally available up to about 90 days before sailing; at that time they convert to typically higher, market rates. Rates offered directly by the cruise line and quoted by our agents are also subject to change at any time, can be withdrawn at any time and are capacity controlled.
CANCELLATION PENALTY POLICY WILL APPLY: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance to cover the unexpected.
FUEL SUPPLEMENT: Cruiselines may implement a fuel surcharge depending on the price of crude oil.
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.

TravelSafe.comPlease visit TravelSafe.com for travel insurance information.

Cruise Line cancellation policies are strictly enforced. For that reason, we urge all of our travelers to carefully consider whether travel insurance is a good value for them.

Certainly, if you have reason to think that "something might come up" that might force you to cancel, travel insurance is worth the cost of the premium. Examples we've seen in the past include ill or frail family members and changes in employment causing relocation.

If travel insurance is the right choice for you, we recommend TravelSafe. To visit their site and explore your options click here or on the link above. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.