Infectious Diseases Continuing Medical Education Cruise Conference: from Copenhagen, Denmark to Stockholm, Sweden, June 16-26, 2016
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Infectious Diseases

10-Night Scandinavia-Russia Cruise
from Copenhagen, Denmark to Stockholm, Sweden
June 16-26, 2016

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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
1½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs for NPs

Course Fees:

$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, & Doctors of Pharmacy

$550 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
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics and Learning objectives under development
Topics:

  1. Lyme Disease
  2. Infections in Returning Travelers
  3. Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  4. Diabetic Foot Infections
  5. Effects of the Human Microbiome on Health and Disease
  6. Overcoming Antimicrobial Resistance
  7. Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
  8. Infections Associated with Animal Bites
  9. HIV/AIDS - Epidemiology and Antiretrovirals for Prevention
  10. Tuberculosis
  11. Syphilis
  12. Influenza
  13. Ebola
  14. Current Issues in Infectious Diseases
Learning Objectives:
  1. Lyme: Recognize symptoms/signs of disease, explain role /interpretation of testing, optimize evidence based treatment of Lyme
  2. Infections in Returning Travelers: Recognize common presentations of infections in Returning Travelers, appreciate the importance of itinerary/travel history in determining which infections are likely .
  3. C. Difficile Colitis: Discuss changing epidemiology of C. Difficile, understand risk factors for acquiring infection, and explain current and future treatments and management of relapses.
  4. Diabetic Foot Infections: Discuss the importance of Diabetic Foot Infections, recognize Polymicrobial Nature, appreciate the importance of multi-disciplinary approach to management and under-recognition of Osteomyelitis
  5. Effects of Human Microbiome: Explain the role of Normal Flora in maintenance of health, discuss ways in which altered flora can contribute to immune problems and illness.
  6. Overcoming Antimicrobial Resistance: Understand global spread and gravity of multi-drug resistant organisms and risk factors for their emergence, comprehend importance of antibiotic stewardship in slowing development of antimicrobial resistance.
  7. Emerging and Re-emerging Infections: Increase awareness of newly emerging and re-emerging infections and factors that contribute to their development in human populations.
  8. Describe infections associated with animal bites and their initial management.
  9. Discuss the current epidemiology of HIV and the use of antiretroviral agents in prevention.
  10. Explain the difference in diagnosis and management of latent and active tuberculosis infections.
  11. Describe the clinical manifestations and management of early syphilis infection.
  12. Discuss the role of surveillance and vaccination in the control of influenza epidemics.
  13. Discuss the current recommendations in the prevention of ebola in healthcare workers caring for patients with ebola.
  14. Discuss important events and/or advances in the area of Infectious Diseases that have occurred in the past 1-2 years.
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
Jose A. Montero MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.

Dr. Jose Montero received his medical degree from the University of South Florida. He completed his Internal Medicine residency in 1996 at Duke University Medical Center. Upon finishing his fellowship training in Infectious Diseases, he joined the faculty at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Montero is an Associate Professor of Medicine and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Montero has been involved in many activities mostly emphasizing his abilities both as a clinician and educator. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In 2004, he was appointed to the President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).

Dr. Montero's main interests include hospital acquired infections as well as HIV. He is an avid proponent of antimicrobial stewardship, and initiated the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Tampa General Hospital in 2010.

Kevin T. Stephan, MD, FACP
Chief of Infectious Diseases and Chief of Medical Specialties Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center, 400 East Third Street, Duluth, MN 55805

Dr. Stephan currently serves as Chief of Infectious Diseases and Chief of Medicine at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center and is an Infectious Diseases physician for the Essentia Health East System, which includes appointments on staff at St. Mary's Medical Center and Miller Dwan Medical Center as well as the Infectious Diseases outpatient clinic. Dr. Stephan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He did his Internal Medicine residency training and Infectious Diseases fellowship training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. Dr. Stephan retired after 23 years of military service, completing his service after 13 years of active duty in the Minnesota Air National Guard, as a Critical Care Internist and Infectious Diseases physician in the rank of Lt Colonel, and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, having deployed after 9/11 in support of U.S. forces.

Dr. Stephan has significant experience in Infectious Diseases practice, as well as clinical HIV research, and educational speaking. He has held academic appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda MD and Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center in St Louis, MO at the rank of Assistant Professor. He has given numerous talks on a variety of infectious disease topics both in the military and as a civilian clinician, and is highly sought after as a speaker within the Essentia Health system as a subject matter expert. He is also actively engaged in the education of Family Medicine residents in the Duluth Family Medicine Residency.
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
Thu Jun 16 Copenhagen, Denmark
- 5:00 pm
Fri Jun 17 Warnemunde, Germany
7:00 am 9:30 pm
Sat Jun 18 Cruising
- -
Sun Jun 19 Tallinn, Estonia
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Jun 20 St.Petersburg, Russia
7:00 am -
Tue Jun 21 St.Petersburg, Russia
- 6:00 pm
Wed Jun 22 Helsinki, Finland
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Jun 23 *At Sea
- -
Fri Jun 24 Riga, Latvia
7:00 am 4:30 pm
Sat Jun 25 Stockholm, Sweden
11:00 am -
Sun Jun 26 Stockholm, Sweden
- -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Copenhagen, Denmark (Embark and Debark) - 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.
Pre and Post-Cruise Hotel Packages in Copenhagen
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.
Riga, Latvia - Riga is the capital of the rolling green land of Latvia. The city's well-preserved Old Town includes sections of Riga Castle built in 1330 for the Knights of the Sword. Nearby, a picturesque row of houses known as the Three Brothers features the oldest house in Latvia.
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.

Serenade 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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area with sofa bed. (282 sq. ft., balcony 74 sq. ft.)
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Superior Ocean-View with Balcony (D1) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, , private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. (189 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe Ocean-View with Balcony (E1) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (162 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe Ocean-View with Balcony (E2) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (162 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (G) -Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom. (169 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) -Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom. (169 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, and subject to change.
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $503.35
Deposit $450 per person


Important Note: Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities. Appropriate symbols within the rooms on the deck plans describe differences from the stateroom descriptions . All information is subject to change.
* 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.