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Topics in Infectious Diseases and Nephrology

7-Night
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
July 07 - 14, 2018

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Royal Caribbean's <em>Harmony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

COURSE CREDITS & HOURS

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 Contact Hours

PROGRAM PURPOSE

Topics:
  1. New antimicrobial agent review and antimicrobial prophylaxis for prevention of endocarditis
  2. Intra-abdominal infections and diverticulitis
  3. Infectious issues in patients receiving TNF inhibitors
  4. Skin and soft tissue infections
  5. C difficile diarrhea
  6. Antimicrobial stewardship and its role in primary care
  7. Infectious disease image and word association
  8. Urinalysis - A Window into the Body
    • Describe methods of urine collection.
    • Interpret physical and dipstick examination of urine.
    • Identify microscopic elements in urine sediment
    • Solve clinical cases with abnormal urinalyses
  9. Understanding Diuretics
    • Describe classification and mechanism of action of diuretics
    • Review clinical uses and adverse effects
    • Define diuretic adaptation and resistance
  10. Acute Kidney Injury
    • Review definition, epidemiology, course and burden of AKI
    • Recognize common causes of AKI and identify risk factors
    • Discuss the medical management of AKI in the hospitalized patient
    • Illustrate with case presentation
  11. Poisonings in Nephrology
    • Discuss different medications and poisonings seen in clinical practice
    • Review the clinical presentation of these poisonings
    • Describe the management of these poisonings
  12. Disorders of Water Balance
    • Define osmolality and tonicity
    • Describe approach to hypo and hypernatremia with case presentations
    • Review steps and pitfalls in management of hyponatremia
  13. Renovascular Hypertension
    • Review the pathophysiology of renovascular hypertension
    • Describe patients at risk for developing ischemic nephropathy
    • Describe diagnostic evaluation of renal artery stenosis
    • Discuss management of patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis
  14. Chronic kidney Disease - A Call to Action
    • Facilitate timely testing and intervention in patients at risk for CKD.
    • Apply appropriate clinical measures to manage risk and increase patient safety in CKD.
    • Comanage and refer to nephrologists, when appropriate, to improve outcomes in CKD.

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 INFORMATION

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.
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.
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

Faculty

Mohanram Narayanan, MD, FACP, FNKF, FASN, FRCP(C)

Mohanram Narayanan, MD, FACP, FNKF, FASN, FRCP(C)

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Texas A&M HSC COM
Director, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
Chief, Section of Clinical Transplantation 

Dr. Narayanan received his medical degree at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India, and completed residencies in Internal Medicine at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, India and at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. He completed clinical fellowships in Nephrology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Illinois, and at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Geriatric Medicine and is a Certified Specialist in Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension.

Dr. Narayanan is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center-College of Medicine and Baylor Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas, where he serves as Director, Division of Nephrology-Hypertension and Medical Director of the Abdominal Transplant Program.

A fellow of the National Kidney Foundation, the American Society of Nephrology, the American College of Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Narayanan&apos's clinical practice focuses on all aspects of Nephrology as well as kidney and pancreas transplantation. 

A frequent lecturer, presenter, and author, Dr. Narayanan's work has been published in several peer reviewed journals including the American Journal of Kidney Disease, American Journal of Transplantation, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Hemodialysis International, Investigative Radiology, and Journal of the American Society of Nephrology , among many others. He is also the Principal Investigator for several industry sponsored clinical trials. Dr. Narayanan serves on the editorial board of the journal Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease and is a reviewer for the American Journal of Transplantation .

Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Summa Health Medical Group Infectious Diseases 
Professor of Internal Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

Michael J. Tan, MD is Professor of Internal Medicine at Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio. At NEOMED, he is co-course director of the Infection and Immunity Course and Vice-Chair of the Infectious Disease Section of the Principles of Medicine Course.  Dr. Tan is Lead Physician for Summa Health Medical Group-Infectious Disease at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio where he is also Clinical Physician, Infectious Diseases and HIV as well as Medical Director for the Summa Health Clinical Research Center.

Dr. Tan is board certified in infectious disease and internal medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the Northeastern Universities College of Medicine (now NEOMED) and completed his residency training at Summa Health System. He then completed a fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Dr. Tan is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). He is Regent for the American College of Physicians and immediate past-Governor for the Ohio Chapter of the ACP.

Dr. Tan’s primary research interests include participation in multi-centered controlled trials of new and novel treatments for Clostridium difficile infection, skin and soft tissue infection, and pneumonia. He is co-editor of Tan JS, File TM Jr., Salata RA, Tan MJ (eds.) Expert Guide to Infectious Diseases, 2nd edition (2008, ACP Press) and Rosenthal KS and Tan MJ (eds.) Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology 3rd edition (2010, Mosby). Dr. Tan is listed in Best Doctors in America (2010 to present).

Accreditation

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

 Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Credit Designation for Physicians: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the 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.

 

ANCC

Credit Designation for Nurses: Continuiung Education, Inc. designates this continuing nursing education activity for 14 contact hours.
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 CreditsTM as needed.  Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ROYAL COLLEGE MOC

 

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Credit Designation for Pharmacists: This knowledge-based activity is approved for 14 hours of pharmacy continuing education credit.

ITINERARY

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sat Jul 07 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Sun Jul 08 Nassau, Bahamas
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Mon Jul 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jul 10 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jul 11 Basseterre, St. Kitts
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jul 12 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Jul 13 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jul 14 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Harmony of the seas

PORTS OF CALL

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

Nassau, Bahamas - Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven— and you can explore its colorful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins, or spot colorful coral on a glass-bottom boat.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

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.

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING PER PERSON

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

Suite/Deluxe

Junior Suite with Balcony, J4 Junior Suite with Balcony (J4)
These suites offer a comfortable bedroom with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, a small sitting area with sofa that converts to double bed, and a  private balcony.

Stateroom: 287 sq. ft.  Balcony: 80 sq. ft. 
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Spacious AquaTheater Suite with Large Balcony - 2 Bedrooms, A1 Suite/Deluxe Spacious AquaTheater Suite with Large Balcony - 2 Bedrooms (A1)
Master bedroom has a King size bed with Duxiana Mattress. Second bedroom has two twin beds that convert to Royal King and two Pullman beds. Vanity with chair in each bedroom, living area with double sofa bed, dining room, marble entry, entertainment center. Two bathrooms, master with tub. Expansive balcony with table and chairs.

Stateroom: 823 sq. ft. Balcony: 772 sq. ft.
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AquaTheater Suite with Large Balcony - 2 Bedrooms, A2 Suite/Deluxe AquaTheater Suite with Large Balcony - 2 Bedrooms (A2)
Master bedroom has a King size bed with Duxiana Mattress. Second bedroom has two twin beds that convert to Royal King and two Pullman beds. Vanity with chair in each bedroom, living area with double sofa bed, dining room, marble entry, entertainment center. Two bathrooms, master with tub. Expansive balcony with table and chairs.

Stateroom: 739 sq. ft. Balcony: 695 sq. ft.
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Spacious AquaTheater Suite with Large Balcony -1 Bedroom, A3 Suite/Deluxe Spacious AquaTheater Suite with Large Balcony -1 Bedroom (A3)
Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. One bathroom with tub, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa bed. Private balcony with seating area and private dining.

Stateroom: 562 sq. ft. Balcony: 589 sq. ft.
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AquaTheater Suite with Large Balcony -1 Bedroom, A4 Suite/Deluxe AquaTheater Suite with Large Balcony -1 Bedroom (A4)
Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. One bathroom with tub, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa bed. Private balcony with seating area and private dining.

Stateroom: 562 sq. ft. Balcony: 631 sq. ft.
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Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom, GS Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 1 Bedroom (GS)
Grand Suites offer a comfortable bedroom, a living area, private balcony and extra perks for guests.
Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed & One double sofa bed.

 Stateroom: 371 sq. ft. Balcony: 105 sq. ft.
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Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms, GT Suite/Deluxe Grand Suite - 2 Bedrooms (GT)
These large suites offer two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living area with a sofa bed.
Two sets of Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed, One double sofa bed, Two Pullman beds.

Stateroom: 580 sq. ft. Balcony: 238 sq. ft.
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Junior Suite with Balcony, J3 Suite/Deluxe Junior Suite with Balcony (J3)
These suites offer a comfortable bedroom with two twin beds that convert to Royal King, a small sitting area with sofa that converts to double bed, and a  private balcony.

Stateroom: 287 sq. ft.  Balcony: 80 sq. ft.
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Crown Loft Suite, L1 Suite/Deluxe Crown Loft Suite (L1)
Two-decks-high stateroom with panoramic views. Master bedroom with Royal King size bed and bath on second level. Bath with shower on main level. Private balcony with chairs, dining area with dry bar, table/desk. Living room sofa converts to double bed.

Stateroom: 545 sq. ft. Balcony: 114 sq. ft.
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Crown Loft Suite, L2 Suite/Deluxe Crown Loft Suite (L2)
Bedroom area with two twin beds that convert to Royal King. One bathroom with tub, large closets, sitting area with table and sofa bed. Private balcony with seating area and private dining.

Stateroom: 545 sq. ft. Balcony: 114 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite, OS Suite/Deluxe Owner's Suite (OS)
These luxurious suites offer separate living areas, private balconies and a mini bar. Two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Private bathroom with tub and two sinks, marble entry, large closets, living area with table and sofa. Private balcony with table and chairs. 

Stateroom: 556 sq. ft. Balcony: 243 sq. ft.
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Star Loft Suite, TL Suite/Deluxe Star Loft Suite (TL)
Contemporary, two-floor connecting lofts with private balcony, dining area and more.
 Master bedroom and bathroom on second level. Bedroom has a King size bed with Duxiana Mattress. Stairway to second level. Bathrooms with shower for two. Private balcony with dining area. Dining area with dry bar. Living room sofa converts to double bed. Closets on each level.

Stateroom: 722 sq. ft. Balcony: 410 sq. ft.
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Villa Suite - 4 Bedrooms, VS Suite/Deluxe Villa Suite - 4 Bedrooms (VS)
Enjoy four bedrooms two bathrooms with tub, private balcony and living area.
Two King size beds with Duxiana Mattress,  two sets of two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, one double sofa bed, four Pullman beds.  

Stateroom: 1,142 sq. ft. Balcony: 476 sq. ft.
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Balcony

Oceanview with Balcony, 7D Oceanview with Balcony (7D) Triple
Enjoy beautiful views of exotic ports, landscapes, seas and skies from your private balcony.
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa and a  full bathroom .
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft. 
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Oceanview with Balcony, 8D Oceanview with Balcony (8D)
Enjoy beautiful views of exotic ports, landscapes, seas and skies from your private balcony.
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa and a  full bathroom . 

Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft. 
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Central Park View with Balcony, 1J Central Park View with Balcony (1J) Triple
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom.

Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 52 sq. ft. 
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Central Park View with Balcony, 2J Central Park View with Balcony (2J)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom.

Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 52 sq. ft. 
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Ultra Spacious Oceanview with Large Balcony, 1A Balcony Ultra Spacious Oceanview with Large Balcony (1A)
Private balcony, two twin beds that convert to Royal King. Sofa converts to double, one Pullman beds, private bathroom and sitting area.


Stateroom: 271 sq. ft. Balcony: 82 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Large Balcony, 1C Balcony Oceanview with Large Balcony (1C)
Enjoy beautiful views of exotic ports, landscapes, seas and skies from your large private balcony.
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa  and a full bathroom .

Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 80 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 1D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (1D)
Enjoy beautiful views of exotic ports, landscapes, seas and skies from your private balcony.
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa and a  full bathroom .
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Boardwalk View with Balcony, 1I Balcony Boardwalk View with Balcony (1I)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom.


Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 52 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Large Balcony, 2C Balcony Oceanview with Large Balcony (2C)
Enjoy beautiful views of exotic ports, landscapes, seas and skies from your large private balcony.
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa and a  full bathroom .

Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 80 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 2D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (2D)
Enjoy beautiful views of exotic ports, landscapes, seas and skies from your private balcony.
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa and a full bathroom .
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Boardwalk View with Balcony, 2I Balcony Boardwalk View with Balcony (2I)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom.


Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 52 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 3D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (3D)
Enjoy beautiful views of exotic ports, landscapes, seas and skies from your private balcony.
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa and a full bathroom .
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 4D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (4D)
Enjoy beautiful views of exotic ports, landscapes, seas and skies from your private balcony.
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa and a full bathroom .
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Boardwalk View with Balcony, 4I Balcony Boardwalk View with Balcony (4I)
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, boardwalk view balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom.

Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 52 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 5D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (5D)
Enjoy beautiful views of exotic ports, landscapes, seas and skies from your private balcony.
Two twin beds that convert to Royal King, sitting area with sofa and a  full bathroom .
Stateroom: 182 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft.
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Oceanview with Balcony, 6D Balcony Oceanview with Balcony (