Infectious Diseases Continuing Medical Education Cruise Conference: Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy, October 16 - 25, 2017
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Infectious Diseases Greek Isles CME Cruise Conference

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Oct 16 - Oct 25 - Civitavecchia
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Infectious Diseases

9-Night Greek Isles Cruise
Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia),Italy
October 16 - 25, 2017

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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
1½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & 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, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Lyme Disease
  2. Infections in returning travelers
  3. C. Difficile
  4. Diabetic Foot Infections
  5. Effects of the Human Microbiome on health and disease
  6. Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
  7. Overcoming antimicriobial resistance
Learning Objectives:
  1. Lyme:
    • Recognize symptons/signs of disease
    • Explain role/interpretation of testing
    • Optimize evidence based treatment of lyme
  2. Infections in returning travelers:
    • Recognize common presentations of infections in returning travelers
    • Appreciate importance of itinerary/ travel history in determining which infections are likely
  3. C. Difficile:
    • Discuss changing epidemiology of C. Difficile
    • Understand risk factor for acquiring infection
    • Explain current and future treatments and management of relapses
  4. Diabetic foot infections:
    • Discuss importance of diabetic foot infections
    • Recognize polymicrobial nature
    • appreciate the importance of multi-disciplinary approach to management and under-recognition of Osteomyelitis
  5. Effects of human microbiome
    • Explain the role of norma flora in maintenance of health
    • Discuss ways in which altered flora can contribute to immune problems and illness
  6. Emerging and re-emerging infections diseases:
    • Increase awareness of newly emerging and re-emerging infections and factors that contribute to their development in human populations
  7. Overcoming antimicrobial resistance
    • Understand global spread and gravity of multi-drug resistant organisms and risk factors for their emergence
    • Comprehend importance of antibiotic stewardship in slowing development of antimicrobial resistance
Additional topics under development
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 Greek Isles CME Cruise Conference

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Oct
16
Oct 16 - Oct 25 - Civitavecchia
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 MD, 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. 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 T. Stephan, MD, FACP
Chief of Infectious Diseases and Chief of Medical Specialties Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center

Dr. Stephan 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, which includes appointments on staff at St. Mary's Medical Center and Miller Dwan Medical Center as well as the Infectious Diseases outpatient clinic. Dr. Stephan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He did his Internal Medicine residency training and Infectious Diseases fellowship training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. Dr. Stephan retired after 23 years of military service, completing his service after 13 years of active duty in the Minnesota Air National Guard, as a Critical Care Internist and Infectious Diseases physician in the rank of Lt Colonel, and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, having deployed after 9/11 in support of U.S. forces.

Dr. Stephan has significant experience in Infectious Diseases practice, as well as clinical HIV research, and educational speaking. He has held academic appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda MD and Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center in St Louis, MO at the rank of Assistant Professor. He has given numerous talks on a variety of infectious disease topics both in the military and as a civilian clinician, and is highly sought after as a speaker within the Essentia Health system as a subject matter expert. He is also actively engaged in the education of Family Medicine residents in the Duluth Family Medicine Residency.
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
Mon Oct 16 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Tue Oct 17 *At Sea
- -
Wed Oct 18 Souda (Chania), Crete, Greece
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Oct 19 Mykonos, Greece
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Oct 20 Rhodes, Greece
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 21 Santorini , Greece
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Oct 22 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Oct 23 *At Sea
- -
Tue Oct 24 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Oct 25 Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy (Embark and Debark) - Ah, the Eternal City: Romance, culture, food, history and fashion. You'll have to plan your time carefully as the sights of Rome are captivating and seemingly endless: the Colosseum and Forum, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain and, of course the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.You can't fit it all in one day (or even a week, to be honest). Be sure to spend at least a couple days enjoying the many pleasures Rome has to offer before and/or after your cruise conference.
Athens (Piraeus), Greece - You'll climb the Acropolis, the site of ancient Athens, crowned by the immortal Parthenon. Its chiseled columns were raised by Pericles, Athens's great general. Rest your running shoes in the temple of Nike. A little shopping and souvlaki in the Plaka and you're practically an (ancient) Athenian!
Chania (Souda), Crete, Greece - Chania is the second largest city of Crete, and one of the most beautiful. It lies along the north coast of the island at the east end of the Gulf of Chania. Chania is the site of the ancient Minoan settlement the Greeks called Cydonia (Kydonia), which was mentioned in Virgil's Aeneid. The site has been continuously inhabited from Neolithic times-at least 5000 years. The city's rich history can be traced through historic buildings and monuments with Venetian, Turkish and Greek architecture.
Mykonos, Greece - For pure Mediterranean pizzazz, Mykonos can't be beat. Designer boutiques and beautifully bronzed Greek gods and goddesses lie on Mykonos' beaches. And Mykonos' famous five white churches look down on it all in oblivious serenity.
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.
Rhodes, Greece - The crusader Knights of St. John made Rhodes their headquarters. Explore the massive fortress of the Palace of Grand Masters, and peer into tiny rooms of the Inns which once housed the knights. See where the towering Colossus of Rhodes once stood -- it could be seen for miles at sea!
Santorini, Greece - The view from the top of Santorini is breathtaking. The harbor below is said to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis! Visit the ruins of Akrotiri and discover a recently unearthed Minoan town which was extinguished by a volcanic cataclysm in 1500 B.C.

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.

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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 DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
Junior Suite with Balcony (JS) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, private bathroom with bathtub and a sitting area with sofa bed. (282 sq. ft., balcony 74 sq. ft.)
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Superior Ocean-View with Balcony (D1) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, , private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. (189 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe Ocean-View with Balcony (E1) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (162 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe Ocean-View with Balcony (E2) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (162 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (G) -Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom. (169 sq. ft.)
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OceanView Stateroom (I) -Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area with sofa, vanity area and a private bathroom. (169 sq. ft.)
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Interior Stateroom (M) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, sitting area, vanity area, and a private bathroom. (160 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $360.12 per person
Deposit: $250 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.

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 . All information is subject to change.
* COMPETITIVE PRICING PROMISE: While we are not a 'cruise discounter,' we will match any price offered by the cruise line, directly to the general public, at the time of booking. This offers includes many short-term, promotional rates. All cruise line rates can be withdrawn by the cruise line at any time and are capacity controlled.
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.

before you cruise

4 Days / 3 Nights Rome Cruise Package

★ ★ ★ ★
Empire Palace Hotel



Via Aureliana 39
Rome, Latium, 00187

The Empire Palace Hotel enjoys a privileged place in Rome: within an easy stroll you could be in the Borghese Gardens, sipping a drink while people watching on the Via Veneto, browsing the antiques of Via Margutta or enjoying the spectacle of the Spanish Steps.

The Empire Palace opened it's doors in Rome in 1999.
Located in the city centre, close to the famous Via Veneto shopping and business district the luxury accommodation in Rome being offered could not immagine a better location. Three blocks from the USA Embassy, just a few minutes away from the Villa Borghese Gardens and 15 minutes walking distance to the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza del Popolo and Via Condotti - The Empire Palace Hotel is considered by many official guide books as one of the finest four star hotels in Rome.
  • Day 1: Rome
    • Upon arrival in Rome, transfer on your own to your hotel and check-in
  • Day 2: Vatican Day
    • After breakfast we will pick you up for a tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.
  • Day 3: Day of leisure in Rome
    • Optional tours available
  • Day 4: Rome Pier
    • Ciao Roma! Prepare for departure after breakfast. Meet your driver for a private transfer to the Rome Civitavecchia pier.
    Tour Includes:
    • 3 nights hotel (standard room) with daily breakfast
    • Vatican tour
    • Transfer from Rome hotel to pier

    *$755 per person, based on double occupancy‐inquire for triple and single occupancy room
    Gratuities and tourist tax are not included (Must be paid locally) ‐ collected at hotel 4-7 Euros per person, per day .
    *Rates valid from April 1 - October 31, 2017
    Hotel may be substituted based on availability at time of reservation
    Black out dates apply during trade shows, holidays and events.

    3 Days / 2 Nights Rome Pre or Post Cruise Package

  • Day 1: Rome
    • Upon arrival in Rome, transfer on your own to your hotel and check-in
  • Day 2: Vatican Day ‐ Ancient Rome
    • After breakfast we will pick you up for a tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Lunch. Afternoon group tour of Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and the Colosseum
  • Day 3: Rome Pier
    • Ciao Roma! Prepare for departure after breakfast. Meet your driver for a private transfer to the Rome Pier in Civitavecchia
    Tour Includes:
    • 2 nights hotel (Empire Palace), standard room, with daily breakfast
    • Vatican tour and Ancient Rome Group tour
    • Transfer from Rome hotel to pier
    *$632 per person, based on double occupancy‐inquire for triple and single occupancy room
    Gratuities and tourist tax are not included (Must be paid locally) ‐ collected at hotel 4-7 Euros per person, per day .
    *Rates valid from April 1 - October 31, 2017
    Hotel may be substituted based on availability at time of reservation
    Black out dates apply during trade shows, holidays and events.