Infectious Diseases: CME Cruise Conference to Tahiti - October October 12 - 19, 2013
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Infectious Diseases

7-Night Tahiti and Society Islands
from Papeete, Tahiti
October 12 - 19, 2013

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

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

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
Family Physicians, Internists, Infectiou Disease Specialists, PAs, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to review the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases.
  • Describe the infections associated with animal bites and their initial management.
  • Discuss the current epidemiology of HIV and the use of antiretroviral agents in prevention
  • .
  • Explain the difference in diagnosis and management of latent and active tuberculosis infections
  • Describe the clinical manifestations seen with gonorrhea infections and their proper treatment
  • Describe the clinical manifestations and management of early syphilis
  • Discuss the role of surveillance and vaccination in control of influenza epidemics.
  • Define “medical tourism”
  • Discuss the use of various systemic antifungal agents available
  • Differentiate between asymptomatic bacteruria and urinary tract infection
  • Discuss the current management strategies in the treatment of Clostridium difficile colitis
  • Explain the risk factors associated with surgical site infections and measures to prevent them
  • Discuss some emerging infections and reasons they may be occurring
  • Discuss methods to reduce medical conditions / complications during travel.
  • Discuss the current treatment strategies in chronic active hepatitis C infection.
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 M.D., 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. He serves as faculty in the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education Training Center and has previously provided numerous lectures for the regional Florida STD/HIV Prevention Training Center and the USF CHART-India program which expands HIV education to clinicians in India. He has previously served as the Chief of Staff at the Hillsborough County Health Department for four years. In 2006 he has come to serve as the Medical Director of Kindred Hospital Central Tampa and now is President of the Medical Staff at that facility. 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.

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
Sat Oct 12
Papeete, Tahiti - Begin your journey to a paradise in the capital of Tahiti, the largest and most populated of the French Polynesian islands. Here you'll embark Paul Gauguin . This luxurious yet casual, ultra-deluxe vessel will be your home for the next week. With an endless choice of things to do, from relaxing poolside with a book to playing the slots in the casino, you will never be bored. Embarkation is at 3:00pm; ship sails at 10:00pm
Sun Oct 13
Raiatea - You will have the day to explore the island that was once the cultural, religious, royal and political heart of Polynesia, and, according to legend, and lore, as well as Tahiti's most significant archeological sites. Ancient Polynesians built maraes, or temples, of stone in many sizes. The maraes provided a physical space for the spirit of the gods to occupy during ritual ceremonies, as did the carved wooden tikis for which the region is famous. Be sure to visit Taputapuatea, a national monument and the most important marae in the Society Islands. We will bid adieu to Raiatea just before dinner and set sail with the compass set for Motu Mahana.
Mon Oct 14
Taha’a (Motu Mahana) - Motu Mahana, an islet adjacent to Taha'a, is our very own South Seas paradise featuring white sand beaches with swaying palms, crystal-clear waters and gentle breezes. As an exclusive Paul Gauguin event, guests will spend a full day exploring this idyllic, isolated island, and relaxing with a delicious barbecue lunch and Polynesian entertainment featuring strolling musicians and singers.
Tue Oct 15
Bora Bora - Immediately recognizable by the basalt tombstone of Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, this half-atoll, half-mountain is surrounded by a spectacular lagoon and a series of smaller islands. Ancient Polynesians called it Parapora, or “firstborn,” because they thought it was the first island created after Raiatea.
Wed Oct 16
Bora Bora - Immediately recognizable by the basalt tombstone of Mount Otemanu rising from the ocean, this half-atoll, half-mountain is surrounded by a spectacular lagoon and a series of smaller islands. Ancient Polynesians called it Parapora, or “firstborn,” because they thought it was the first island created after Raiatea.
Thu Oct 17
Moorea - Covered in an abundance of fresh fruits and flowers, spectacular mountain peaks, peaceful multi-hued lagoons and palm-fringed beaches – Moorea's awesome beauty is unsurpassed. During your visit, you might wish to shop for local crafts, embark on a dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist and witness these fascinating animals in their amazing natural habitat, or try out some of the local pineapples – said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia. An overnight here affords us two full days on Bora Bora's gorgeous sister island.
Fri Oct 18
Moorea/Papeete - Explore more of this peaceful oasis. Perhaps you will choose to trek on the “Trails of the Ancients” or snorkel one of the world's most beautiful lagoons. At the end of the afternoon, we cruise to our home port in Papeete, docking for the night.
Sat Oct 19
Papeete - Cap off your epic journey where it all began. You won't be the same as when you first set sail – these exotic isles are said to touch people in magical ways. If you want to explore more of this side of paradise, perhaps you will choose our pre- and post-cruise hotel programs in Huahine, Bora Bora, Moorea, Taha'a and Papeete. Disembark by 1:00pm

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.

m/s Paul Gauguin

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
PER PERSON
Owner's Suite Stateroom: 457 sq. ft. Veranda: 77 sq. ft.
$10,176.00
single
$18,902.00
Grand Suite Stateroom: 332 sq. ft. Veranda: 197 sq. ft.
$9,816.00
single
$18,182.00
Veranda Suite (A) Stateroom: 296-300 sq. ft. Veranda: 53-58 sq. ft.
$7,881.00
single
$14,312.00
Veranda Suite (B) Stateroom: 249-256 sq. ft. Veranda: 47-56 sq. ft.
$6,801.00
single
$12,152.00

Balcony Suite - Stateroom: 186-229 sq. ft. Veranda: 37-75 sq. ft.

$5,811.00
single
$10,172.00
Window Suite - Stateroom: 200-225 sq. ft.
$4,666.00
single
$6,032.00
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Government Fees & Taxes $89.00 per person
Deposit 20% of the Cabin Charges

Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line, destination and sailing date.
Please check with one of our cruise consultant for policies applicable to this cruise.
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.