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Infectious Disease

7-Night Western Mediterranean Cruise Conference
from Barcelona, Spain
September 25 - October 2, 2011

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.

Norwegian Cruise Lines's Stupendous Norwegian Epic
NCL's Norwegian Epic

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
Course Fees:
Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $450
Cancellation Policy for Course
30-days-None; 7-29 days-50%; 7 days or less-100%

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
Family Physicians, Internists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Course Objectives
Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize recent trends in endocarditis diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
  • Apply updated information to the understanding of C. difficile and other infections of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Improve understanding of common and uncommon skin and soft-tissue infections
  • Apply evidence-based information to the management of selected infections encountered in office practice
  • Update understanding of this sometimes perplexing syndrome and apply it to the clinical setting
  • Summarize recent guidelines regarding current management of patients with CAP
  • Review the current status of antibiotic resistance, including VRE and MRSA
  • Integrate recent developments concerning M. tuberculosis infections into outpatient practice
  • Summarize our understanding of this Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as it relates to the primary care physician
  • Incorporate these infectious disease management tips into everyday practice
  • Enhance understanding of selected mycoses
  • Recognize the importance and scope of the tremendous progress made in combating and even eradicating infectious diseases worldwide
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.


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
Sun Sep 25
Barcelona, Spain
-
6:00pm
Mon Sep 26
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12:00pm,
1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Tue Sep 27
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
7:00am
7:00pm
Wed Sep 28
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
7:00am
7:00pm
Thu Sep 29
Naples, Italy
7:00am
7:00pm
Fri Sep 30
At Sea Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12:00pm,
1:00pm - 5:00pm
-
-
Sat Oct 1
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
6:00am
6:00pm
Sun Oct 2
Barcelona, Spain
5:00am
-

Ports of Call
Barcelona, Spain - Barcelona is a one of a kind, world-class city. While away the day exploring the beautiful, tree-shaded Las Ramblas. Or, marvel at its fantastic Art Nouveau architecture, with dozens of buildings that seem to have been sculpted from the stuff of dreams, like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. For the more worldly, shop for exquisite Lladro ceramics, chic spanish fashions or enjoy a cuisine that many say has rival's the French for the title of world's best.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy - Plan your time here carefully, as the Eternal City's sights are endless: the Colosseum, the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican and so much more.
Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.
Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain - Floating gemlike off Spain's Mediterranean Riviera, these islands offer you pearls, pottery and perfectly sublime sandy beaches. Visit Valldemosa, where George Sand and Frederic Chopin spent a romantic winter in 1838.

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 Epic

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
CEI RATE
IA
Mid-Ship Inside Stateroom With two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and pull down beds to accommodate two more, these Mid-Ship Inside Staterooms can accommodate up to four guests. They also feature a separate bathroom with shower. And because they are mid-ship staterooms,
you’ll have easy access to everything on board.
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BF

Balcony Stateroom These Balcony Staterooms have room for up to three guests and feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony with an incredible view. They include a separate bathroom with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, a sitting area
and additional bedding to accommodate one more.

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BC
Mid-Ship Balcony Stateroom These Mid-Ship Balcony Staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony. With room for up to three they include a separate bathroom with shower, two lower beds that convert into a queensize bed, a sitting area and additional bedding to accommodate one more. These Balcony Staterooms are mid-ship, so you’ll have easy access to all the delicious dining and exciting activities on board.
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All Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to Change
Call for 3rd/4th person in cabin
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $231.97 per person
Deposit $250 per person
Single Rates are Available - Request Details from our Staff
Air Fare Additional
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