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Infectious Diseases-Co-Provided with SUNY School of Medicine

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Aug
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Aug 11 - Aug 18 - Seattle
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Infectious Diseases
Co-Provided with School of Medicine,
SUNY at Stony Brook

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
August 11 - 18, 2017

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

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 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, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
August 12
09:00 am -10:00 am - Adult Immunization old and new recommendations
10:00 am -10:15 am - Break
10:15 am -11:15 am - Cellulitis diagnosis and treatment
11:15 am -12:15 pm - Influenza, Zika, and Ebola -what is all the fuss about

12:15 pm -01:15 pm - Lunch

01:15 pm - 02:15 pm - Urinary tract Infections
02:15 pm - 03:15 pm - Upper and lower Respiratory Infections
03:15 pm - 03:30 pm - Break
03:30 pm - 04:30 pm - Tuberculosis and Malaria, global diseases we cannot eradicate
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm - Is my food safe?
August 16
09:00 am - 10:00 am - Mad cow disease and other Prion mediated diseases
10:00 am - 10:15 am - Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am - Hepatitis C a success story
11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Fungal infections
12:15 pm - 01:15 pm - Lunch
01:15 pm - 02:15 pm - Emerging antibiotic resistance a real threat
02:15 pm - 03:15 pm - Nosocomial Infections
03:15 pm - 03:30 pm - Break
03:30 pm - 04:30 pm - Lyme disease and other tick mediated diseases
04:30 pm - 05:30 pm - AIDS epidemic - where do we stand?
This seminar will provide information about current approaches for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of common infectious diseases. Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the recommendations and rationale behind treatment of common infections
  • Identify individuals at high risk for influenza and develop a strategy for diagnosis and management of these patients in their practice
  • Recognize the pathophysiology of community acquired pneumonia, urinary tract infections and cellulitis and select appropriate treatment options
  • Discuss new emerging pathogens in community-based practices and define treatment options for these emerging infectious diseases
  • Explain clinical manifestations and therapies for Lyme, Ehrlichia, Babesia and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Understand the manner that nosocomial infections present and how they can be avoided
  • Become aware of the progress made in treatment of Hepatitis C and understanding of the pathogenesis of prion mediated disease.
This seminar will be relevant to the practice of family physicians, internists, pediatricians and others who manage infectious diseases.
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.
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Infectious Diseases-Co-Provided with SUNY School of Medicine

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Aug
11
Aug 11 - Aug 18 - Seattle
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
Bettina Fries, MD
Professor and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine,
Stony Brook Medicine

Bettina Fries, MD, a nationally recognized physician-scientist in the field of microbiology, joined Stony Brook Medicine in August 2014 as Professor and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine. At Stony Brook, Dr. Fries works with faculty within the Departments of Medicine, as well as Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, to lead the education and clinical missions of Infectious Diseases and expand research. She oversees a Division that provides services to some 300 patients per month.

Dr. Fries came to Stony Brook from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. There she led infectious disease research, particularly in the area of fungal infections, within the College's Global Health Center. She also practiced as a physician specializing in infectious diseases at the Montefiore Medical Center.

She has received numerous extramural grant support, including 10 straight years of support by the National Institutes of Health. The focus of her research is on the pathogenesis of chronic infection by the pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans, as well as investigations on efficacy of anti-infective antibodies that serve both therapeutic and diagnostic purposes.

Born in California but raised in Germany, Dr. Fries went to University in Marburg and graduated with a medical degree from the University of Freiburg. She also completed a medical doctoral thesis at The Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology in Freiburg. She came to the US on a Deutsche Forschungs Gesellschaft research fellowship award and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for two years before arriving in New York City to begin her clinical training, including internship, medicine residency and Infectious Disease fellowship at Albert Einstein and Montefiore. She began her faculty career at Albert Einstein as Instructor and rose to the rank of Professor in 2013.

Dr. Fries has remained committed to the education of residents and fellows in infectious diseases. When at Montefiore, she was Director of the Medical Science Pathway Track in the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at Montefiore. She served as the Associate Program Director of the Montefiore Internal Medicine Residency Program. In this capacity, Dr. Fries was responsible for the education of more than 50 residents throughout their training period. She continues to work with trainees at Stony Brook.

Nationally, Dr. Fries is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America. She is a regularly invited reviewer for journals and grants, including as a charter member of the AIDS-Associated Opportunistic Infections and Cancer Study Section of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Dr. Fries has published close to 60 original scientific manuscripts and 20 review articles or book chapters. She is also a regularly invited speaker to various international and national conferences.
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
Fri Aug 11 Seattle, Washington
- 5:00 pm
Sat Aug 12 *At Sea
- -
Sun Aug 13 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Aug 14 Cruising Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska
6:00 am 10:00 am
Mon Aug 14 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Aug 15 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Aug 15 Inside Passage, Alaska
6:30 am 10:30 pm
Wed Aug 16 *At Sea
- -
Thu Aug 17 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Aug 18 Seattle, Washington
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Juneau, Alaska - In Alaska's capital, taste salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, flightsee the Juneau Ice Field, and walk right up to the Mendenhall Glacier.
Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront. Port tips from our blog
Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.
Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar. Port tips from our blog
Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Amidst the pure silence, you'll sail past translucent blue icebergs silhouetted against a most dramatic backdrop of waterfall-laced rock walls ascending thousands of feet into the sky. This classic fjord, Tracy Arm extends over 30 miles and once seen, it is never to be forgotten.
Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

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.

Celebrity Solstice

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

STATEROOMS DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Royal Suite (RS) -
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
Stateroom : 538 sq. ft. Veranda: 195 sq. ft.
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Celebrity Suite (CS)
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Separate living room with dining and sitting area. Two entertainment centers with plasma-screen televisions and VCR or DVD player. Music center. Walk-in closet with vanity table. Bath, including tub with whirlpool jets. Glass enclosed sitting area (connecting door to adjacent suite). Butler at your service. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
Stateroom : 467 sq. ft. Veranda: 79 sq. ft.
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Sky Suite (S2) –
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Two lower beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area, some with sofa bed and lounge chair. Entertainment center with television VCR and DVD player. Bath with shower/tub combination and washbasin. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Priority check-in. Priority tender service. Welcome bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit. Assistance with packing and unpacking. Full in-suite breakfast, lunch & dinner service. In-suite afternoon tea service. Complimentary espresso & cappuccino (in suite). Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Main & specialty restaurant seating preferences. 100% Egyptian cotton oversized bath towels. Plush Frette® bathrobes. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & binoculars. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
Stateroom : 251 sq. ft. Veranda: 57 sq. ft.
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AquaClass (A1) -These veranda staterooms offer spa elements infused into the stateroom experience and priority seating in the chic AquaClass restaurant, Blu. These spa-inspired staterooms, offer unlimited access to the AquaSpa Persian Garden as well as a host of other soothing extras. If you love the spa, there's no finer way to travel.
Stateroom Includes: Our signature friendly, personalized service with a guest to staff ratio of nearly 2:1, twice daily service (makeup and turndown), daily ice service in stainless steel ice buckets.
Dining: 24 hour complimentary room service, exclusive access to Blu, a specialty restaurant featuring "clean cuisine" that also serves complimentary, full-service breakfast every day, upgraded room service menu
Stateroom features: Interactive Samsung flat-screen television system, private safe, dual voltage 110/220AC outlet.
Services: Daily delivery of bottled water and tea, priority check-in, express luggage delivery, priority disembarkation based on travel needs, complimentary shoeshine service.
Amenities: Complimentary access to the Persian Garden and Relaxation Room, aromatherapy diffuser, Pillow menu, additional bathroom amenities, including shower gel, facial spray and lip balm, plush bathrobes, slippers, On-demand wellness programming including meditation and yoga.
Stateroom:195 sq. ft. Veranda:54 sq. ft.
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Concierge Class (C3)
Veranda with lounge seating. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Sitting area with sofa. Two lower beds convertible to queen. 20" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed . Early embarkation and debarkation. Priority check-in. Sparkling wine, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival. Main and specialty restaurant seating preferences. Expanded room service breakfast menu. Evening hors d'oeuvres, daily. Pillow menu, Plush Frette® bathrobes Hansgrohe® massaging showerhead. Extra handheld hair dryer. 100% cotton oversized bath towels. Complimentary shoeshine service, use of golf umbrella, & high-quality binoculars. Complimentary beach towel service.
Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 42 sq. ft.
$1,854
Oceanview Stateroom with Veranda (2B)
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Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Veranda with lounge seating. Two beds convertible to queen-size. Sitting area with sofa. 32" LCD TV. Vanity. Some staterooms may have a trundle bed. Complimentary 24-hour room service. Four pillows in every stateroom. Complimentary use of bathrobes. 100% cotton towels. Bathroom accessories & hair dryer. Complimentary beach towel service. Plentiful storage space in your bathroom & wardrobe.
Stateroom: 194 sq. ft. Veranda: 54 sq. ft.
$1,704
OceanView Stateroom (08) -
Large ocean view window. Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
Stateroom : 177 sq. ft.
$1,354
Inside Stateroom (11) -
Two twin beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed. Considerable closet space. Private bathroom with shower stall. Sitting area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. 32 inch interactive LCD television. Direct-dial telephone. Hair dryer. Mini bar. Individual safe. 100% cotton towels and linens. 24 hour room service.
Stateroom : 183 - 200 sq. ft.
$924
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
3rd/4th in Stateroom - Please Call for Pricing
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $447.76
Deposit $250 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 .
Course Fee Cancellation Policy: 30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100% All information is subject to change.
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.