Infectious Disease Review - Caribbean CME Cruise Conference - February 18-25, 2012
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Infectious Disease Review

7-Night Bahamas and Orlando Cruise Conference from New York, New York
February 18 - 25, 2012

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

Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:

• Define risk factors for complicated UTIs
• Discuss the new vaccination recommendations for 2011
• Outline the CDC prevention guidelines for STDs
• Discuss the increasing need for antiviral agents in the US today
• Recognize the increasing significance of fungal infections
• Outline three options for treating GAS carriers
• Describe emerging resistance to problem pathogens
• Summarize the guidelines for managing community-acquired pneumonia
• Review the history of MRSA
• List the characteristics of MSRA, the new C diff strain and SARS

This Live activity, Infectious Disease Review, with a beginning date of February 18, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.50 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
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 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 Diseases 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 , Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy Clinical Physician Infectious Diseases and HIV, Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio

Dr. Tan is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOMP). At NEOUCOMP, 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 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
PORTS OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sat Feb 18
New York, New York
-
4:00pm
Sun Feb 19
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00-5:00pm
-
-
Mon Feb 20
Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral)
12:00pm
10:00pm
Tue Feb 21
Great Stirrup Cay
11:00am
6:00pm
Wed Feb 22
Nassau, Bahamas
8:00am
6:00pm
Thu Feb 23
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon; 1:00-4:00pm
-
-
Fri Feb 24
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am-12noon
-
-
Sat Feb 25
New York, New York
8:00am
-

Ports of Call
Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop
Port Canaveral, Florida - Port Canaveral lies just 35 miles east of Orlando, along the 72 miles of pristine beaches known as Florida's Space Coast. Besides its close proximity to Orlando's theme parks, you'll find space-age attractions of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

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
DESCRIPTION
CEI RATE
BA
Oceanview Stateroom With Balcony With room for up to four guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate up to two more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view.
Accommodates: 4 Approx. Size: 198-221 sq. ft
$1,034
OC

Oceanview StateroomWith room for up to three guests, these Oceanview Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa to sleep one more, as well as a window that offers a great view and a sitting area.
Accommodates: 3 Approx. Size: 145 sq. ft.

$794
IE
Inside Stateroom Great for up to five guests, these staterooms come with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a pull down bed and a convertible sofa bed.
Accommodates: 5 Approx. Size: 172 sq. ft.
$639
All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
Call for 3rd/4th person in cabin
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $307.50 per person
Deposit $250 per person
Single Rates are Available - Request Details from our Staff
Air Fare Additional

Cancellation Penalties vary by cruise line and sailing date. Be sure to review these cruise line policies with our staff.
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.