Infectious Disease CME Cruise to South America and the Panama Canal March 11-26, 2012
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Infectious Disease Review

South American Cruise from Valparaiso, Chile
March 11 - 26, 2012

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21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
21 Contact Hours
Course Fee
Physicians - $895
All Others - $550
Course Fee Cancellation Policy - 30 days or more - None; 7-29 days - 50%; less than 7 days - 100%
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
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to update practitioners on new antimicrobials and the current recommendations for managing commonly encountered or emerging diseases

Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize recent trends in endocarditis diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
  • Apply updated information to the understanding of C. difficile and other infections of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Improve understanding of common and uncommon skin and soft-tissue infections
  • Apply evidence-based information to the management of selected infections encountered in office practice
  • Update understanding of this sometimes perplexing syndrome and apply it to the clinical setting
  • Summarize recent guidelines regarding current management of patients with CAP
  • Review the current status of antibiotic resistance, including VRE and MRSA
  • Integrate recent developments concerning M. tuberculosis infections into outpatient practice
  • Summarize our understanding of this Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as it relates to the primary care physician
  • Incorporate these infectious disease management tips into everyday practice
  • Enhance understanding of selected mycoses
  • Recognize the importance and scope of the tremendous progress made in combating and even eradicating infectious diseases worldwide
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
Jerry D. Smilack, M.D.

Dr. Smilack is board-certified in internal medicine and in infectious disease. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Mayo College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also a consultant to the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Dr. Smilack completed his medical education at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and an Internship at Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He completed residencies in internal medicine at Ohio State University Hospital and Brooke General Hospital Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Smilack fulfilled fellowships in infectious disease at Brooke General Hospital, Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas and at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Smilack is widely published including peer reviewed literature, book chapters and abstracts. He has given numerous invited presentations and lectures.

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 21 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
Sun Mar 11
Valparaiso, Chile
-
7:00pm
Mon Mar 12
La Serena (Coquimbo), Chile
9:00am
4:30pm
Tue Mar 13
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon
-
-
Wed Mar 14
Arica, Chile
8:00am
8:00pm
Thu Mar 15
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 1:00-4:00pm
-
-
Fri Mar 16
Lima, (Callao) Peru
7:00am
6:00pm
Sat Mar 17
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00-4:00pm
-
-
Sun Mar 18
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Mon Mar 19
Manta, Ecuador
7:00am
5:30pm
Tue Mar 20
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon
-
-
Wed Mar 21
Panama Canal (Cruising)
6:00am
6:00pm
Thu Mar 22
Colon, Panama
7:00am
5:00pm
Fri Mar 23
Cartagena, Colombia
9:00am
5:00pm
Sat Mar 24
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00-4:00pm
-
-
Sun Mar 25
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Mon Mar 26
Ft Lauderdale, Florida
7:00am
-

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
ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
C3
Concierge Class - Floor-to-ceiling windows lead to a private verandah spacious enough for lounging or dining. Verandah Suites have two lower beds which are convertible to one queen-size bed, whirlpool bath, separate shower stall, sitting area, No host mini-bar and refrigerator. A variety of firm, medium and soft pillows. Oversized bath towels. Approximately 389 square feet including verandah.
$CALL
2B
OceanView with Verandah- 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed, bathtub with shower, sitting area, private balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows. Approximately 254 sq. ft. includes verandah
$CALL
O6
OceanView Stateroom - two lower beds which are convertible to one queen-size bed. Private bathroom with shower. Approximately 185 square feet
$CALL
09
Interior Stateroom - two lower beds which are convertible to one queen-size bed. Private bathroom with shower. Approximately 185 square feet
$CALL
All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
Call for 3rd/4th person in cabin
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $734.82 per person
Deposit $500 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.


Cancellation policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your particular conference date.



Staterooms


Concierge Class


OceanView with Verandah


OceanView Stateroom


Inside Stateroom

Actual staterooms may not be identical to those pictured.
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.