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Infectious Diseases

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
January 18 - 25, 2014

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 Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

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

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 from sailing-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
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives

Topics and Objectives:

1. Infections Associated with Animal Bites - Describe the infections associated with animal bites and their initial management.

2. HIV/AIDS epidemiology and antiretrovirals for prevention - Discuss the current epidemiology of HIV and the use of antiretroviral agents in prevention.

3. Tuberculosis - Explain the difference in diagnosis and management of latent and active tuberculosis infections.

4. Gonorrhea - Describe the clinical manifestations seen with gonorrhea infections and their proper treatment.

5. Syphilis - Describe the clinical manifestations and management of early syphilis.

6. Influenza - Discuss the role of surveillance and vaccination in control of influenza epidemics.

7. Medical Tourism - Define “medical tourism”.

8. Lyme Disease – Lack of recognition of the manifestations of Lyme; confusion surrounding obtaining and interpreting test results; appropriate management of Lyme disease based on evidence based guidelines.

9. Tick-Borne Infections – Failure to recognize tick-borne infections; confusion in diagnosing and treating these infections.

10. Clostridium difficile – Failure to understand the increasing incidence and severity of Clostridium difficile infection; confusion over optimal management of relapsed infection.

11. Diabetic Foot Infections – Failure to appreciate polymicrobial nature; failure to recognize osteomyelitis; difficulty in choosing optimal antibiotics.

12. MRSA/Multi-drug Resistant Infections – Lack of recognition of increasing frequency of Infections due to these organisms; failure to appreciate newly described infections.

13. Emerging and Re-emerging Infections – Failure to appreciate newly described Infections and previously known infections that are increasing in frequency.

14. Overcoming Antimicrobial Resistance – Failure to understand the seriousness of the worsening drug resistance problem; underappreciation of importance of antibiotic stewardship.

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.

Kevin Stephan, MD, FACP

Dr. Kevin T. Stephan, MD, FACP 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. He is board certified in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Stephan is also a Critical Care Internist in the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, in the rank of Lt Colonel. He is dual board-certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Stephan was the Director of the HIV Program for the United States Air Force, where he spearheaded evaluation, treatment, and research protocols involving HIV infected service members, as well as international HIV prevention efforts in Africa involving various US governmental agencies and NGOs. He has authored or co-authored over 25 peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Stephan's current interests include appropriate antibiotic stewardship and curbing antibiotic resistance, tick-borne infectious diseases, skin and soft tissue infections, respiratory infections, emerging infectious diseases, MRSA and other drug-resistant infections, Clostridium difficile, infections of orthopedic and other prosthetic devices, and infections in immunocompromised patients.
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
Sat Jan 18
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Welcome Reception - Families and guests invited
January 18, 2014 7:30 - 8:30 pm Location TBA
-
5:00pm
Sun Jan 19
At Sea
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Mon Jan 20
Labadee, Haiti
8:00am
5:00pm
Tue Jan 21
Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00am
7:00pm
Wed Jan 22
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am-12noon, 1:00pm-5:00pm
-
-
Thu Jan 23
Cozumel, Mexico
8:00am
7:00pm
Fri Jan 24
At Sea Cruising
-
-
Sat Jan 25
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:00am
 

Ports of Call
Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.
Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.
Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

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.

Oasis 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

ACCOMMODATIONS
CATEGORY
CEI RATE
Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas Owners Suite

Owner's Suite (OS) - Queen-size bed, private balcony, separate living area with queen-size sofa bed, private bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and bidet, and concierge service. (559.7 sq. ft., balcony 90.4 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

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Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas Grand Suite

Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349.8 sq. ft., balcony 100.1 sq. ft.). Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

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Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area. (264.8 sq. ft., balcony 75.3 sq. ft.) . Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

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Superior OceanView Stateroom with Balcony (D8) - Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (182 sq. ft., balcony 50.8 sq. ft.) 
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Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas Oceanview Stateroom
OceanView Stateroom (I) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (178.7 sq. ft.)

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Royal Caribbeans Oasis of the Seas Inside Stateroom
Large Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds (can convert Queen), private bathroom and sitting area. (150.7 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $288.92
Deposit $250 per person
Cancellation Policies vary by cruise line and sailing date. Please check with our staff for your specific conference.

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