Infectious Disease CME Caribbean Cruise - July 19-26, 2014
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Infectious Diseases

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
July 19 - 26, 2014

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

Course Fees:
$695 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$450 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
Family Physicians, Internists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to outline the management of infectious challenges in clinical practice.

Topics:

  • Antibiotic Selection in Penicillin/Cephalosporin Allergic Patients
  • Immunization Update 2014
  • New Otitis Media and Sinusitis Guidelines: Same disease, but different recommendations?
  • Management of Difficulties to Treat Strep Disease: TSS, Carriers, Recurrent Disease
  • Quantiferon Gold or PPD – Role in Diagnosis of TB
  • Diagnosis and Managetnt of Bacteremia: Emphasis on Osteomyelitis, Septic Arthritis, Cellulitis
  • P.A.N.O.A.: Fact or Fiction, Management, Relationship to Rheumatic Fever
Additional Topics TBA

Objectives:

    Discuss when Chephalosporins or other Beta Lactams can be used in penicillin allergic patients.
  • Give rationale for using qudravalent influenza vaccine.
  • Give rationale for using Tdap routinely during pregnancy.
  • Explain drug selection for Otitis Media and Sinusitis.
  • Explain drug selection in patients who have failed initial therapy.
  • List how to diagnose strep carrier, and when Clindamycin or Rifipin should be used.
  • List indications for IVIG or Clindamycin for TSS.
  • Discuss differences in sensitivity and specificity for quantiferon gold vs PPD.
  • List ACE limitations for quantiferon gold.
  • List appropriate duration of IV antibiotics for staphylococcal bacteremia
  • Analyze different antibiotic classes for bacteremic patients.
  • Describe difference between PANDA and OCD.
  • Explain rationale for use of IVIG for PANDA.
  • List common infections in the diabetic patient
  • Define antimicrobial stewardship and the goals of hospital-based antimicrobial stewardship programs
  • Describe the clinical presentation and diagnosis of CDAD
  • List key factors in STD prevention in at risk populations
  • Identify common non-verneral genital dermatoses
  • Discuss updated S. aureus data
  • List factors in the development of wound infections
  • Discuss the epidemiology of urinary tract infections
  • Define primary and secondary syphilis
  • Identify and prevent common health issues encountered by travelers
  • Discuss intervention strategies for biofilm-associated infections
  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of common eye infections
  • Consider the impact of vaccination on adult disease
  • Utilize current guideline to manage community acquired pneumonia cases
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

John F. Toney, M.D., FACP, FIDSA - Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease & International Medicine; Director, START Program (Sexually Transmitted Awareness, Research, and Training); Director of Epidemiology, James A. Haley VA Hospital; Director of Clinical Research, Infectious and Tropical Diseases Section, Medical Service, James A. Haley VA Hospital.

Dr. Toney is a Professor at the USF Morsani College of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine, and the Director of Clinical Infectious Disease Research at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. His research focuses on clinical STD/HIV therapeutics, investigational anti-infectives, and investigational vaccines. He is a Principal Investigator with the Shingles Prevention Study (VA Cooperative Study CSP#403) herpes zoster vaccine, the largest study ever to investigate this disease and the largest VA vaccine study ever performed (38,546 subjects overall enrolled). This data assisted Merck in receiving FDA approval for the vaccine (Zostavax) in 2006. He is PI with the SPS CSP#403c Long-Term Persistence Substudy, investigating the 10-year overall durability of patients originally vaccinated in the original VA CSP#403 trial. His research is supported by grants from the VA and pharmaceutical company contracts.

He is the founding and current Medical Director of the Southeast Region STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, one of the CDC National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers. The Southeast Region STD/HIV Prevention Training Center (SEPTC - formerly the Florida STD/HIV PTC) is a joint project of the Florida Department of Health Bureau of STD Prevention and Control (BSTDPC), USF College of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine, and the CDC. The Center was created in 1988 in response to Florida's significant STD morbidity with initial CDC funding until 1992. The Center became a Florida state-funded BSTDPC collaboration effort in 1992 and at that time, was the only state-supported STD/HIV PTC in the nation. In May 2000, the Center was successful competed for CDC grant funding to become part of the CDC National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers, and was refunded again by the CDC after competitive grant submission in April 2006 (R30 Cooperative Agreement).

Blaise L Congeni, M.D. - Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Microbiology, Northeastern Ohio University, College of Medicine; Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases; Attending Physician, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio.

Dr. Congeni received his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his pediatrics residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center and C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and his pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. Dr. Congeni is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.

A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases Society of America, and American Society of Microbiology, Dr. Congeni has been named in the Best Doctors in America for more than a dozen years. He has been the recipient of numerous faculty awards, including Leibelt-Wheeler, 1999, Golden Apple Award for teaching excellence 5 times, honorary hooder by the graduating class 4 times and he was elected Master Teacher at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, class of 2000.

Dr. Congeni serves as an editorial board member for Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, and is a past editorial board member for Concise Reviews of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He has authored more than 60 abstracts, book chapters, and peer-reviewed medical journal publications, and he has served as a guest editor of Pediatric Annals once.

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 Jul 19
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Welcome Reception
Families and guests invited
July 19, 2014 6:00 - 7:00 pm Location TBA
-
5:00pm
Sun Jul 20
At Sea
Lectures 8:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-4:30pm
-
-
Mon Jul 21
Labadee, Haiti
8:00am
5:00pm
Tue Jul 22
Falmouth, Jamaica
10:30am
7:00pm
Wed Jul 23
At Sea
Lectures 8:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-4:00pm
-
-
Thu Jul 24
Cozumel, Mexico
8:00am
7:00pm
Fri Jul 25
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Sat Jul 26
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15am
 

Ports of Call
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.
Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.
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.
Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

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.

Oasis 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.
Cruise Pricing

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

CATEGORY
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas Owners Suite

Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Grand Suite

Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Junior Suite
Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 sq. ft.) . Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.
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Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas Oceanview w Balcony Stateroom
Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D8) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
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Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas Oceanview Stateroom
OceanView Stateroom (F) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
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Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas Inside Stateroom
Large Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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td> Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific 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.