Critical Care CME Cruise to Hawaii - August 15-22, 2015
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Critical Care for Primary Care Providers

7-Night Hawaiian Islands Cruise Conference
Round-trip Honolulu, Hawaii
August 15 - 22, 2015

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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 AAFP Prescribed Credits
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:
$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$550 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Attorneys
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:

1. Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines: Separating fact from fiction

2. Treatment of Severe Sepsis in 2013: Back to the basics

3. Fungal Infections in the ICU

4. ARDS Clinical Update

5. Management of Embolic Stroke

6. Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia: Focus on the critically ill

7. Infection Control Practices in the ICU

Objectives:
  • Critically assess the strength of recommendations of guidelines for antibiotic treatment.
  • Describe the limitations of guidelines as it pertains to the care of critically ill patients.
  • Critically assess the strength of recommendations of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.
  • Review the discrepancies between proposed guideline changes and the current literature on severe sepsis.
  • Identify the risk factors for developing a severe candida infections in the ICU.
  • Develop a treatment algorithm for the different therapies (Echinocandins, Fluconazole, Voriconazole, Amphotericin B and Liposomal Amphotericin) be used in the treatment of severe fungal infections.
  • Review the morbidity and mortality associated with ARDS.
  • Critically review the current literature recent ventilator and pharmacologic interventions in patients with ARDS
  • Describe the pathophysiology and impact of stroke.
  • Discuss the best practices and guidelines for acute ischemic stroke management.
  • Describe the different risk factors for HIT and gain an understanding as to why it is so difficult to diagnose HIT in critically ill patients
  • Comprehend the morbidity and mortality associated with HIT
  • Review the role of different anticoagulation therapies in the treatment of HIT
  • Summarize the various guidelines for infection control in the ICU
  • Explain the importance of early identification of patients at risk for life-threatening illness and the need for early intervention
  • Recognize early signs and symptoms of critical illness
  • Discuss community acquired pneumonia management issues
  • Define types of advance directives used to guide care
  • Discuss examples that outline the decision-making process used in medical ethics
  • Outline settings and monitoring for initiation of mechanical ventilation
  • Recognize disorders of blood flow and oxygenation
  • Explain the use of acid-base status as a monitor in the seriously ill patient
  • Diagnose and treat ventilator associated pneumonia
  • Recognize signs of a threatened airway

This Live activity, Critical Care for Primary Care Providers, with a beginning date of 08/15/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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
Daniel H. Kett, M.D.,

Daniel H. Kett, MD, is the director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital and a professor of Clinical Medicine at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and his medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Kett completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Kett has strong clinical and research interests in ICU related infection control practices and in the treatment of severe ICU related infections, including healthcare associated pneumonia invasive candidiasis. Dr. Kett is an investigator for the Bacteriology and Mycoses Study Group, a large multidisciplinary group of researchers with a primary focus on studying serious infections, and is active in several projects related to fungal infections in critically ill patients. Results of his research have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Chest, and the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Kett has presented at numerous scientific meetings and has been an invited lecturer at national and international conferences.

Mark Rumbak, M.D.,

Dr. Rumbak is a Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Occupational Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida. He is the Director of Bronchoscopy & Chief in the Clinical Research Unit, Pulmonary & Critical Care at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Rumbak is from Johannesburg, South Africa, where he went to medical school and did his residency and Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical care medicine. He came to the US IN 1987, spent five years at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, and then came to the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr Rumbak's main interest is interventional pulmonary medicine, including pulmonary arterial hypertension. He is the Governor for Florida for the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a full professor and is on staff at four hospitals including the James A Haley Hospital, Tampa General Hospital and Florida Hospital, Tampa.
Accreditation

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: 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 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the 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
Sat Aug 15 Honolulu, Hawaii
- 7:00pm
Sun Aug 16 Kahului (Maui), Hawaii (overnight) 8:00am -
Mon Aug 17 Kahului (Maui), Hawaii
Lectures 4:00pm-7:00pm
- 6:00pm
Tue Aug 18 Hilo, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
8:00am 6:00pm
Wed Aug 19 Kona, Hawaii
Lectures 5:00pm-7:00pm
7:00am 5:30pm
Thu Aug 20 Nawiliwili (Kauai), Hawaii (overnight)
Lectures: 8:00am-10:00am
10:00am -
Fri Aug 21 Nawiliwili (Kauai), Hawaii
Lectures 1:00pm-6:00pm
- 2:00pm
Sat Aug 22 Honolulu, Hawaii 7:00am -

Ports of Call
Hilo, Hawaii - Gaze up from this charming town and see snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano. It's just one of the scenic marvels in this exotic greenhouse of lush tropical plants, towering banyan trees, thundering falls and enough flowers to fill a rainbow. Arid deserts, steaming fissures and volcanoes that blow their tops are just as impressive.
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii - Combine the languid allure of the tropics with big-city sophistication, then add the spirit of aloha, and you've got Honolulu. This Pacific crossroads features museums, dazzling beaches, historic Pearl Harbor and spectacular sunrises over Diamond Head. Gardenias and jasmine blanket the air with a heady fragrance, and pink sunsets cast a magical glow over fabled Waikiki Beach.
Kona, Hawaii - The sun-blessed Kona coast stretches 80 miles along macadamia nut orchards, famous coffee plantations and some of the most important sites in Hawaiian history. The coast is famous for water sports, and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament is a world-renowned annual event.
Maui, Hawaii - Once the center of the notorious Yankee Pacific whaling fleet, today Lahaina's historic grog shops and ship chandleries have been transformed into fashionable boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Other popular optional shore excursions: a humpback whale search; Haleakala Crater, so vast it could swallow Manhattan, skyscrapers and all; the heavenly road to Hana and the seven sacred pools.
Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii - The Garden Isle, Kauai receives the most rainfall of all the Hawaiian Islands, which leads to lush vegetation and elegant hibiscus blossoms, as well as a huge canyon carved by wind and water erosion. Marvel at the narrow paths worn by the ancient Menehunes into the cliffsides of the steep Na Pali Coast, unmarred by roads and unapproachable except by foot trail or helicopter.

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.

NCL’s Pride of America

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

STATEROOMS
DETAILS
PER PERSON
2-Bedroom Deluxe Family Suite - Large Balcony, Living room, two separate bedrooms (one with a king-size bed and walk-in-closet and one with two lower convertible beds) a pullman sofa, two TVs, two bathrooms one with bath and shower. Butler service and concierge available. Approx. Size: 650-607 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite w/ Large Balcony - Living room, dining room, private balcony with hot tub, two separate bedrooms one with king-size bed and walk-in-closet, a double sofa bed, CD/DVD library, two TVs, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower and guest bathroom. Butler service and concierge available. Approx. Size: 676 - 957 sq. ft.
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Family Balcony - The whole family will have plenty of room in these staterooms. With enough space for up to four, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, as well as a convertible sofa in the sitting area and one pull down bed. Not to mention a private balcony with a great view. Approx. Size: 178 sq. ft.
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Large Balcony - Two lower beds and a sofa bed. The large balcony offers an incredible view. Approx. Size: 227 sq. ft.
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Balcony (BF) - These staterooms are forward or aft and are located on a high deck. They can sleep up to three guests and include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony and an amazing view. Approx. Size: 178 sq. ft.
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Oceanview (OA) - These staterooms have room for up to four guests. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a picture window with an obstructed view. Approx. Size: 144 sq. ft..
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Obstructed Oceanview - These staterooms have room for up to four guests. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, additional bedding to sleep two additional guests and a picture window with an obstructed view. Approx. Size: 144 sq. ft..
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Inside Stateroom (ID) - An Inside stateroom is the most affordable way for you to cruise. These staterooms can sleep up to four guests, with two pull-down beds and two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed. Approx. Size: 132 sq. ft.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
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.