Infectious Disease CME Cruise Conference from Hong Kong to Singapore Oct. 23-31, 2012
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Infectious Disease

8-Night Southeast Asian Cruise Conference
from Hong Kong to Singapore
October 23 - 31, 2012

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.

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

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

Fees: Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $450.00

Cancellation Policy for Course
30-days-None; 7-29 days-50%; 7 days or less-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
Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, NPs, PAs
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Infectious Complications of Aesthetic Medicine
  2. Vaginitis/Cervical Cancer
  3. STDs
  4. Case Studies in STDs
  5. MRSA: Asian Perspective
  6. Pneumonia: Asian Perspective
  7. Influenza: Our Greatest Public Health Hazard
  8. HIV Update
  9. Infectious Hepatitis
  10. Tuberculosis
  11. Travel Medicine for Physicians
  12. Nosocomial Infections: A Threat to Emerging Nations
  13. Bioterrorism
  14. Sepsis


Key Applications:
  • Apply update guidelines in treatments of STDs.
  • Recognize and treat atypical infections associated with aesthetic medicine and cosmetic procedures.
  • Utilize new diagnostic criteria and treatment options for MRSA infections, pneumonia, and influenza.
  • Educate patients how to prepare for international travel.
  • Apply new treatment guidelines and diagnosis of TB, HIV, and Hepatitis
  • Recognize and diagnose life-threatening bioterrorism infections, nosocomial infections, and sepsis
Objectives:
  • Determine history of cosmetic procedures and decisively diagnose and treat associated infections
  • Diagnose and treat sexually transmitted disease
  • Discuss infectious disease case studies
  • Diagnose and treat MRSA
  • Discuss new therapeutic options and length of treatment for pneumonia
  • Appropriately recommend influenza vaccination and treatment
  • Discuss management, drug interactions and various disease patterns of HIV
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of Hepatitis B,C and D along with testing and prevention modalities
  • Be able to accurately diagnose TB and effectively isolate patients and administer therapy to patients’contacts
  • Combine different medications to fight MDR infections
  • Identify the presenting symptoms of the most common biological weapons agents
  • Properly diagnose sepsis and treat appropriately
  • Diagnose vaginitis
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
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 Infectious 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.

This Live activity, Cruise: Infectious Diseases, with a beginning date of October 23, 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.
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
Tue Oct 23
Hong Kong, China
-
6:00pm
Wed Oct 24
Xiamen, China
11:00am
8:00pm
Thu Oct 25
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am – 12noon, 1;30pm – 4:30pm
-
-
Fri Oct 26
Manila, Philippines
8:00am
6:00pm
Sat Oct 27
Boracay, Philippines
8:00am
6:00pm
Sun Oct 28
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00pm – 5:00pm
-
-
Mon Oct 29
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
7:00am
4:30pm
Tue Oct 30
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 8:00am – 12noon
-
-
Wed Oct 31
Singapore
8:30am
-

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.
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

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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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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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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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (E2) - 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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OceanView Stateroom (H) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)
$825
Large Interior Stateroom (J) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
$675
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $268.48
Deposit $500 per person
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.