Infectious Disease CME Cruise to the Baltic - May 11-23, 2014
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Infectious Disease Review

12-Night Baltic Cruise Conference
from Copenhagen, Denmark
May 11 - 23, 2014

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.

Holland America Line's Inviting ms Eurodam
Holland America's ms Eurodam

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

Course Fees:
$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$495 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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, Infectious Disease Specialists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to outline the management of infectious challenges in clinical practice including emerging infections and antibiotic/preventive choices.

Objectives:
  • List vaccine preventable infections and their burden of disease and potential lives saved
  • Know the schedule of adult vaccines
  • Explain benefit/risk ratio of adult immunization
  • List strategies to enhance uptake of adult vaccines
  • List objectives of antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP)
  • List benefits to patient and healthcare system
  • List principles and interventions of effective ASP
  • List most common pathogens of RTIs including sinusitis, pharyngitis, AECOPD and pneumonia
  • List diagnostic approaches to RTs
  • List appropriate empirical antimicrobial therapy of community-acquired RTIs as listed in updated guidelines
  • Explain the impact to patients and the healthcare system of antimicrobial resistance
  • List options of therapy of infections due to resistant pathogens
  • Differentiate uncomplicated from complicated UTIs
  • List appropriate antimicrobial therapy of UTIs as listed in updated guidelines
  • List manifestations of common STDs
  • List appropriate therapy of common STDs as listed in updated guidelines
  • Know when to test for HIV
  • Define and list recent emerging infections
  • Explain role of primary care in the management of emerging infections
  • List criteria for a pandemic
  • List newly approved agents and their indications
  • List manifestations of soft tissue infections
  • Differentiate common pyodermas from serious deep soft tissue infections
  • List appropriate therapy of skin and soft tissue infections in light of community-associated MRSA as listed in updated guidelines
  • List newly approved agents and their indications
  • Recite high risk cardiac conditions and procedures requiring infective endocarditis prophylaxis and appropriate regimens
  • List manifestations of soft tissue infections
  • Differentiate common pyodermas from serious deep soft tissue infections
  • List appropriate therapy of skin and soft tissue infections in light of community-associated MRSA as listed in updated guidelines
  • Recognize infectious disease presentations by visual presentation or constellations of symptoms
  • Optimize recognition, testing, and treatment of c difficile infection
  • Recognize commonly acquired travel related infections based on epidemiology and geography
  • Recite tactics to prevent infectious diseases in travelers
  • Understand what patients to test for HIV infection, be aware of complications associated with long term HIV infection and therapy
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
Thomas M File Jr. M.D., M.Sc., MACP, FIDSA, FCCP

Dr. Thomas File is Chair of the Infectious Disease Division at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, USA and Professor of Internal Medicine, Master Teacher, and Chair of the Infectious Disease Section at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio. After graduating from medical school at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1972, Dr. File received his Master of Science in medical microbiology from Ohio State University in Columbus, in 1977, where he also completed his fellowship in infectious diseases.

Dr. File is a Master of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), and a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is President-elect of the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and is a member of many other professional societies, including the American Society for Microbiology, the American Thoracic Society (ATS), and the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. He is a past Chairperson of the Standards and Practice Guidelines Committee of the IDSA and has also served as a member of the IDSA and ATS committees for guidelines on community-acquired pneumonia; and is a member of the IDSA guidelines panels for Hospital-acquired pneumonia, Influenza, and Sinusitis. He is a past-president of the Infectious Disease Society of Ohio, and is a past president of the Northeastern Ohio Task Force on AIDS.

Michael J. Tan, M.D., FACP, FIDSA

Dr. Tan is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). At NEOMED, he is co-course director of the Infection and Immunity Course and vice-chair of the Infectious Disease Section of the principles in Medicine Course. Dr. Tan is Medical Director of Summa Physicians Infectious Disease at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, where he is also a Clinical Physician, Infectious Diseases and HIV. Dr. Tan is board certified in infectious disease and internal medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the Northeastern Universities College of Medicine and completed his residency training at Summa Health System. He then completed a fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Dr Tan is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Fellow of the Infections Disease Society of America (IDSA). He is the Membership Chair and Vice President for the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians and has also been appointed to the ACP Membership Management Advisory Committee.

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 16 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.

AAFP LogoThis Live activity, Infectious Disease Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of 05/11/2014, 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.
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 May 11
Copenhagen, Denmark
Welcome Reception
Families and guests invited
May 11, 2014 7:30 - 8:30 pm Location TBA
-
4:00pm
Mon May 12
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Tue May 13
Tallin, Estonia
8:00am
4:00pm
Wed May 14
St. Petersburg, Russia - VISA REQUIRED
(Overnight stay onboard)
7:00am
-
Thu May 15
St. Petersburg, Russia - VISA REQUIRED
-
6:00pm
Fri May 16
Heksinki, Finland
8:00am
5:00pm
Sat May 17
Stockholm, Sweden - Overnight stay onboard
8:00am
-
Sun May 18
Stockholm, Sweden
-
5:00pm
Mon May 19
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Tue May 20
Warnemunde, Germany
6:00am
10:00pm
Wed May 21
Keil, Germany
8:00am
5:00pm
Thu May 22
Copenhagen, Denmark - Overnight stay onboard
Lectures 8:00am-10:00am
10:00am
-
Fri May 23
Copenhagen, Denmark
6:00am
-

Ports of Call
Copenhagen, Denmark - Denmark's capital is sophisticated, saucy and friendly. Stroll the fairytale world of Tivoli Gardens to take in bright lights, castles that out-Disney Disney. See the city's 200- year-old Royal Palace, the lively Old Harbor - Hans Christian Andersen lived here. Salute the Little Mermaid, symbol of this light-hearted city.
Helsinki, Finland - Shaped by its bays and isles, it's one of Europe's most scenic capitals. Hear a Sibelius concert, tour across the Arctic Circle to Lapland, land of Santa Claus, reindeer and the Midnight Sun. Buy a birchbark basket.
Keil, Germany - Keil (Hamburg), Germany When most people think of cities, they picture bustling streets, vibrant markets and endless entertainment. And as Germany's second-largest city, Hamburg features all these urban essentials. But with some 1,400 parks and gardens and over 2,300 bridges (more than Amsterdam and Venice combined) Hamburg mixes rural rejuvenation with metropolitan flair.
St. Petersburg/Moscow - In Peter the Great's "Window on Europe", head for the fabulous Hermitage, with its renowned art collection from Raphael to Rembrandt, Titian to Tintoretto. Take in a concert--folkloric or grandly operatic. Make a flying trip to Moscow to view monuments from Soviet and pre-Soviet days: Red Square, the Kremlin, St. Basil's Cathedral, Lenin's Tomb.

*Visas are included with most shore excursions. If you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own, however, a visa will be required; obtaining one can take some time, so please begin the visa process immediately.
Stockholm, Sweden - So much to see in this charming city, sprawled on 18 islands, often called the "Venice of the North." Cruise the sparkling waterways. Navigate narrow medieval streets. Watch the snappy changing of the guard at the Baroque Royal Palace. Shop for elegant gifts--glassware, stainless steel. Work up an appetite so you can do justice to the lavish smorgasbords
Tallinn, Estonia - Medieval walls and towers still stand tall in Old Town. Stroll and shop along cobblestone streets, walk up to the Baroque palace, drop in at Alexander Nevsky Cathedral to find inspiration in the gleaming mosaics and icons.
Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany - In Berlin history awaits: Checkpoint Charlie, Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag. Browse lively Kurfurstendamm for delicate hand-painted porcelain, a snack of beer and bratwurst.

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.

ms Eurodam

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

Pinnacle Suite (PS) –
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.


Bedroom with 1 king-size bed, oversize whirlpool bath & shower, living room, dining room, dressing room, private verandah, pantry, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, mini-bar, refrigerator, guest toilet, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 1,159 sq. ft.
  • Use of the Neptune Lounge, exclusively available to guests cruising in a Neptune or Pinnacle Suite, and
    providing worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments
    throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge
  • Personal concierge service and One-Touch 24-hour Concierge.
  • Priority boarding for tendered ports of call
  • Special disembarkation service
  • Priority dining and seating requests
  • Complimentary bottled water provided in suite at embarkation
  • Complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise
  • Gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night
  • Cold hors d’oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request
  • Cocktail party with ship’s officers
  • Exclusive daily breakfast service
  • High tea service in suite on request
Neptune Suite (SC)–
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 king-size bed, a large sitting area, dressing room, 1 sofa bed for 2 persons, no-host mini-bar and walk-in closet. Deluxe Suites include all the Superior Suite amenities, plus complimentary laundry, pressing and dry cleaning throughout your cruise, complimentary champagne and bottled water provided in suite upon embarkation, premium duvet, oversize bath towels and soft, cotton bathrobes and slippers, gorgeous corsages and boutonnieres for the first formal night, hors d'oeuvres served before dinner each evening on request, binoculars and umbrellas for your use on the cruise, cocktail party with ship officers, priority boarding for tender ports of call, special disembarkation service, priority dining and seating requests, and exclusive daily breakfast service for suite guests only.

A very special amenity exclusively for guests cruising in a Deluxe Veranda Suite or Penthouse Veranda Suite, the industry-leading Neptune Lounge features a private place to relax, socialize with other suite guests and enjoy the personalized service of a concierge. The fleet-wide lounges provide worktables, large screen television, library, sofas and chairs, refreshments throughout the day and wi-fi for a small charge. One-Touch 24-hour Concierge Service is available when the Neptune Lounge is closed.

Signature Suite (SS) – Call for Availability
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathroom with dual sink vanity, full-size whirlpool bath, shower and additional shower stall, large sitting area, private verandah, 1 sofa bed for 1 person. Suites also include a variety of firm, medium and soft pillows, no-host mini-bar for easy entertaining, personalized cruise stationery, over-sized bath towels, one-touch telephone concierge service, fresh flowers, and a complimentary DVD library.

398 sq. ft. with veranda
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VB) - Call for Availability
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VC) - Call for Availability
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VD) - Call for Availability
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
OceanView Stateroom with Veranda (VE) - Call for Availability
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Floor-to-ceiling window/sliding glass door leading to your personal veranda, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, whirlpool bath and shower, sitting area, no-host mini-bar, floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes all the stateroom amenities, plus signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed featuring plush Sealy Posturepedic® Euro-Top mattress and finely woven cotton linens, luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerhead, 5x magnifying lighted make-up mirror and salon-quality hair dryer, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

284-398 sq. ft. with veranda
OceanView Stateroom (D) - Call for Availability
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.
OceanView Stateroom (E) - Call for Availability
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.
OceanView Stateroom (F) - Call for Availability
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

Picture window, 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

185-197 sq. ft.
Inside Stateroom (L) - Call for Availability
Mariner rates and special promos may apply.
Please call for best pricing.

2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub and shower, luxurious beds featuring Sealy® Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, deluxe waffle weave and terry cloth bathrobes for use during your voyage, 100% Egyptian cotton towels, premium massage showerheads, 5X magnifying make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers, fragrant soaps, lotions, shampoo and other bath amenities from Elemis Aromapure, complimentary fresh fruit on request, flat-panel TV and DVD player, ice service, shoeshine service and nightly turndown service.

143-207 sq. ft.
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $534.63 per person
Deposit $600 per person

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise
* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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.