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Selected Topics in Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology for the Primary Care Provider

9-Night Baltic Cruise
Round-trip Copenhagen, Denmark
August 28-September 6, 2015

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

Course Fees:

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

$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, Physicians Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Infectious Disease topics:

  1. Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
  2. Gastroenteritis and diarrheal infection
  3. Healthcare-associated Infections
  4. Infections Involving the Eye
  5. Bite Infections
  6. Adult Immunizations – an Update
  7. Curbsite Consults – An ID Potpourri
Infectious Diseases Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course the participants should be able to:


  1. Recognize and manage infections associated with commonly encountered SSSI .
  2. Recognize the predisposing conditions and bacteria associated with the occurrence of gastrointestinal infectious diseases.
  3. Discuss the evolving risks associated HAI and with resistant bacterial infections.
  4. Recognize the clinical manifestations and describe the management of common eye
  5. infections.
  6. Recall the common potential infections associated with animal and human bites.
  7. Discuss the importance of obtaining a patient’s adult vaccine history and administer appropriate immunizations recommended by CDC.
  8. Appreciate the collegial “ID curbside” patient discussions and how they should be framed.


Rheumatology topics:

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis-Diagnosis and Management 2014
  2. Psoriatic Arthritis: What’s New in the Management of the Skin and Joints
  3. Spondyloarthropathies
  4. Gout and Crystal induced Arthropathies
  5. Fibromyalgia: What it is and what it is not
  6. Osteoarthritis
  7. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): Clinical Vignettes


Rheumatology Learning Objectives :

Upon completion of this course the participants should be able to:


  1. Discuss the new American College of Rheumatology /EULAR diagnostic criteria.
  2. Understand the application of the new serologic tests.
  3. Analyze the use of biologic agents and their mechanism of action in the management of RA.
  4. Differentiate between the various forms of psoriatic arthritis.
  5. Describe the available treatment modalities for the skin and the joints.
  6. Discuss the rheumatic and systemic manifestations of this group of diseases.
  7. Describe new diagnostic and treatment options.
  8. Apply principals for the management of ankylosing spondylitis.
  9. Explain the epidemiology of gout.
  10. Analyze the clinical features of gout and pseudgout.
  11. Determine treatment options.
  12. Appreciate the contentious arguments surrounding this controversial disorder.
  13. Discuss current opinions on its patho-physiology.
  14. Assess this condition and explain how it can be managed.
  15. Discuss the biomechanical and epidemiological basis of OA.
  16. Determine the medical management of OA via lifestyle and pharmacologic intervention.
  17. Review the current diagnostic criteria of SLE.
  18. Assess when to refer a patient with SLE to a rheumatologist.
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

John F. Toney, MD, FACP, FIDSA -
Director of Healthcare Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Programs
James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

Dr. Toney is the Director of Healthcare Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Programs at the James A. Haley Veterans' Administration Hospital in Tampa, Florida and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease and International Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Toney is a past President of the Florida Infectious Diseases Society. His research interests include investigational anti-infectives and investigational vaccines. He was a Principal Investigator with the VA CSP #403 Shingles Prevention Study shingles vaccine trial (and the additional CSP 403 Short- and Long-term Persistence Substudies), and current PI with an investigational Clostridium difficile Toxoid Vaccine trial.

Dr. Toney received his Medical Degree as a member of the Charter Class from the Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia, in 1981 and completed his Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the USF College of Medicine. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Professor Howard Amital, MD MHA
Head of Department of Medicine 'B'
Sheba Medical Center
Tel-Hashomer 5262100
Chair of Internal Medicine
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel-Aviv University, Israel

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
Aug 28
Copenhagen, Denmark
-
5:00pm
Aug 29
Berlin (Warnemuende), Germany
7:30am
10:00pm
Aug 30
At Sea
Lectures: 10:00am - 1:00pm;
2:00pm - 6:00pm
-
-
Aug 31
Tallinn, Estonia
9:00am
5:30pm
Sep 1
St. Petersburg, Russia
8:00am
-
Sep 2
St. Petersburg, Russia
-
7:00pm
Sep 3
Helsinki, Finland
7:00am
4:00pm
Sep 4
Stockholm, Sweden
8:00am
4:00pm
Sep 5
Cruise The Stockholm Archipelago
Lectures: 10:00am - 1:00pm;
2:00pm - 6:00pm
-
-
Sep 6
Copenhagen, Denmark
7:00am
-

Ports of Call
Copenhagen, Denmark - 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.
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.
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.

Norwegian Star

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
ACCOMMODATIONS
PER PERSON
3-Bedroom Garden Villa - These Villas can accommodate up to seven guests. With three bedrooms, each with a king- or queen-size bed and luxury bath and shower, you have plenty of space to revel in. Also includes a living room, dining room as well as a private garden with hot tub, outdoor dining area and terrace to enjoy the beautiful view from. Includes butler and concierge service.
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Deluxe Owner's Suite - The Deluxe Owner's Suite sleeps up to six guests and offers a world of comfort with a living room, dining room, bedroom with king-size bed and some offer a separate children's bedroom. Guests will have an unforgettable experience in this suite with a convertible sofa, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and a wall of windows to enjoy the great view. Includes butler and concierge service. Approx. Size: 667 - 732 sq. ft.
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Owner's Suite -The Owner's Suites with Double Balconies are great for up to four guests. They include a living room, dining room and separate bedroom with king-size bed. Along with a mini-bar, luxury bath with whirlpool tub and an amazing double balcony. Includes butler and concierge service. Approx. Size: 721 sq. ft.
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2-Bedroom Family Suite with Balcony - With enough room for up to six people, these Penthouses are perfect if you want to bring the whole family. Includes a living area, dining area, separate bedroom with queen-size bed as well as a separate children's bedroom and a large private balcony so you can all enjoy the amazing view. Includes butler and concierge service. Approx. Size: 574 sq. ft.
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Balcony Stateroom (BC) - With room for up to three guests, these staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a pull out sofa to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a private balcony with an amazing view.
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OceanView Stateroom (OG) - These staterooms have room for up to four guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests. You'll also have a port-hole to enjoy an amazing view.
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Inside Stateroom (IE) - These staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. With room for up to four, you'll have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and additional bedding to accommodate up to two more guests.
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $417.78
Deposit $500 per person

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; 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: