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Infectious Disease

7-Night Eastern Mediterranean Cruise Conference
September 6 - 13, 2009

All social events are complimentary for guests traveling with conferee and whose cabins are booked in the meeting group.

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.

Royal Caribbean's Sweet Navigator of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas

14 Category 1 CME Credits
13.50 AAFP Prescribed Credits
14 Contact Hours
Continuing Education Program for Physicians
Course Fee Physicians $695
Other Healthcare Professionals $450
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
Internists, Family Physicians, Infectious Disease Specialists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Statement of Purpose: The purpose of this CME activity is to outline the management of infectious challenges in clinical practice including emerging infections and antibiotic/preventive choices.

Course Objectives
Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
• Recommend appropriate treatment for Upper Respiratory Infections
• Review the epidemiology of infective endocarditis
• Discuss etiologic agents of gastrointestinal infections focusing in Clostridium difficile
• Identify risk factors associated with community-acquired Pneumonia
• List negatives of a Herpes Zoster vaccine
• Review clinically important microbes that have become resistant to antimicrobials
• Review clinical features of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Determine who should be screened and treated for asymptomatic bacteriuria
• Recognize and treat Coccidioidomycosis infections

AAFP Acceptance
This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.50 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nursing Contact Hours: Continuing Education, Inc., is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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
PORTS OF CALL
ARRIVE
DEPART
Sun Sep 6
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
-
5:00pm
Mon Sep 7
Sicily (Messina), Italy
10:00am
6:00pm
Tue Sep 8
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Wed Sep 9
Athens (Piraeus), Greece
7:00am
7:00pm
Thu Sep 10
Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey
7:00am
7:00pm
Fri Sep 11
Heraklion (Iraklion), Crete
7:00am
2:00pm
Sat Sep 12
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Sun Sep 13
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
4:00am
-

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.

Navigator 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

Cancellation Penalties vary by cruise line and sailing date. Be sure to review these cruise line policies with our staff.

CATEGORY
DESCRIPTION OF ACCOMMODATIONS
CEI RATE
Q
Inside
Twin beds convertible to Queen, minibar
$Please Call
I
Ocean View
Twin beds convertible to Queen, minibar
$Please Call
E1
Deluxe Ocean View
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area with sofa, and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (184 sq. ft., balcony 46 sq. ft.)

$Please Call
Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
Port Charges, taxes & fees $219.64 per person
Deposit $250.00 per person
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; this link allows you to price out the insurance plan you prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer. The cruise lines also offer travel insurance and we'd be happy to help you go that route if you'd prefer.

What Our Travel Insurance Can Cover:

  • Trip Cancellation & Interruption
  • Baggage/Personal Effects Loss & Dealy
  • Missed Connection
  • Medical Expense/Emergency Evacuation
  • Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation
  • Accidental Death
  • On-Call 24 Hour Assistance Services
  • Some plans even include cancel for any reason