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Infectious Diseases

8-Day Cuba Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida
There is no impact to any of our cruises to Cuba in accordance with U.S. to Cuba travel regulations
May 20 -28, 2018

Oceania Cruises's  Sirena
Oceania Cruises's Sirena

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
5 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 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, Physician Assistants, Dentists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Update Adult Vaccines
    • List vaccine preventable infections and their burden of disease
    • List appropriate vaccines for adults
    • List strategies to increase uptake of adult vaccines
  2. Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • List the benefits of stewardship for individual patients and the healthcare system
    • List interventions of effective stewardship
  3. Update Respiratory Tract Infections
    • List common pathogens of RTIs
    • List appropriate management of RTIs
  4. Update UTIs
    • Differentiate asymptomatic bacteriuria from symptomatic UTIs
    • List appropriate antimicrobials for UTIs
  5. Update STDs
    • List appropriate diagnosis and therapy for common SRds
  6. Emerging Infections
    • Define and list recent emerging infections
    • Know how to manage a patient with Zika virus infection
  7. Infectious Disease Pearls
    • Review management of common examples of Infectious Diseases
  8. New Antimicrobial agents
    • Review new antimicrobial agents approved within the last two years and update pertinent label changes for selected agents
  9. Antimicrobial prophylaxis for prevention of Infective endocarditis
    • Review current guidelines for the use of antimicrobial prophylaxis in patients at risk for endocarditis
  10. Infectious issues in patients receiving TNF inhibitors
    • List infections associated with TNF inhibitors
    • Review appropriateness of vaccination in immunecompromised hosts
  11. Infections associated with international travel
    • Review commonly encountered infections associated with travel, including, Dengue, Chikungunya
    • Discuss strategies for pre-trip planning and post-trip evaluation
  12. Skin and soft tissue infections
    • Discuss common pathogens associated with skin and soft tissue infections
    • Review types of skin infections, necrotizing infections
  13. Update HIV and HCV for the Primary Care (1.0)
    • Discuss recommendations for HIV testing, treatment, concerns for primary care, post-exposure prophylaxis
    • Review new treatment options for patients with Hepatitis C infection
  14. Infectious Disease image and word association
    • Emphasize buzzwords and images suggestive of infectious disease processes
  15. C difficile diarrhea
    • Review a hypothetical case of c difficile and common challenges associated with treatment and testing.
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
Thomas M File Jr., MD, MSc, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP

Dr Thomas File is Chair of the Infectious Disease Division at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio and Professor of Internal Medicine, Master Teacher, and Chair of the Infectious Disease Section at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

After graduating from medical school at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1972, Dr. File received his Master of Science in medical microbiology from Ohio State University in Columbus, in 1977, where he also completed his fellowship in infectious diseases.

Dr File is Past President of the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow and past member of the Board of Directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and a member of the American Thoracic Society. He is a past Chairperson of the Standards and Practice Guidelines Committee of the IDSA and served as a member of guideline panels on community-acquired pneumonia, Hospital-acquired pneumonia, Influenza, and Sinusitis. He is a past-president of the Infectious Disease Society of Ohio.

Primary research interests that Dr File has pursued include respiratory tract infections, immunizations in adult, soft tissue infections, antimicrobial stewardship, and evaluation of new antimicrobial agents. A frequent lecturer nationally and internationally, he has published more than 250 articles, abstracts, and textbook chapters, focusing on the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of infectious diseases, especially on respiratory tract infections.
He received the Watanakunakorn Clinician Award from the IDSA in 2013.
He authors sections on community-acquired pneumonia, acute bronchitis, and hospital-acquired pneumonia in UpToDate. He is Editor-in-Chief of Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice.

Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical University
Physician Lead, Summa Health Medical Group-Infectious Disease
Akron, OH

Michael J. Tan, MD is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio. At NEOMED, he is co-course director of the Infection and Immunity Course and Vice-Chair of the Infectious Disease Section of the Principles of Medicine Course.

Dr. Tan is Lead Physician for Summa Health Medical Group-Infectious Disease at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio where he is also Clinical Physician, Infectious Diseases and HIV as well as Medical Director for the Summa Health Clinical Research Center.

Dr. Tan is board certified in infectious disease and internal medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the Northeastern University College of Medicine (now NEOMED) and completed his residency training at Summa Health System. He then completed a fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Dr. Tan is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). He is Governor for the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians and serves as Chair, Chapters Subcommittee for the College.

Dr. Tan's primary research interests include participation in multi-centered controlled trials of new and novel treatments for Clostridium difficile infection, skin and soft tissue infection, and pneumonia. He is co-editor of Tan JS, File TM Jr., Salata RA, Tan MJ (eds.) Expert Guide to Infectious Diseases, 2nd edition (2008, ACP Press) and Rosenthal KS and Tan MJ (eds.) Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology 3rd edition (2010, Mosby). Dr. Tan is listed in Best Doctors in America (2010 to present).
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 aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/recert/ce_opps.
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.

Jesek Seminars is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. Nationally Approved From 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2020.
Provider ID 217771

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of Jesek Seminars and The University at Sea.
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 May 20 Miami, Florida, United States
- 5:00 pm
Mon May 21 Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue May 22 Cruising the Atlantic Ocean
- -
Wed May 23 Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu May 24 Cienfuegos, Cuba
12:00 pm 9:00 pm
Fri May 25 Cruising the Caribbean Sea
- -
Sat May 26 Havana, Cuba
7:00 am -
Sun May 27 Havana, Cuba
- 5:00 pm
Mon May 28 Miami, FL
8:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
Cienfuegos, Cuba - Situated in a beautiful bay in the heart of Cuba’s fertile agricultural region on the southern coast, Cienfuegos will quietly charm you with its French spirit, tranquil seaside setting and neoclassical architecture. Known as La Perla del Sur (the Pearl of the South), Cienfuegos was originally founded by French settlers and its city center is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Rich in educationally engaging diversions, its historic center features well-preserved 19th-century structures, gorgeous plazas and a layout inspired by the Spanish Enlightenment. Discover the ornate and eclectic Palacio de Valle and take in the stunning views as you explore Punta Gorda, the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset. Step back in time at Teatro Terry with a performance by local artists or discover nearby Trinidad, a remarkably well-preserved colonial town recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site and anchored by its impressive Plaza Mayor, an open-air museum of Spanish colonial architecture.
Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas - Enjoy the expanded white sandy beaches and the many activities we have to offer. Play in the water, go snorkel and see underwater delights, or get revved up on a waverunner adventure.
Havana, Cuba - Legendary nightlife, iconic music, and distinct culture. Take the unique opportunity to get to know fascinating local culture while discovering the timeless sights and sounds of nostalgic Havana. Mingle with locals and partake of the cafecito ritual at local cafés as you immerse yourself in a place untouched by time.

ITINERARY UPDATES

STATEMENT REGARDING U.S. CUBA POLICY CHANGES - 2:30 PM EST. FRIDAY, JUNE 16

We are pleased there is no impact to any of our cruises to Cuba as announced in the new U.S. policy toward Cuba today. Our guests are already enjoying curated people-to-people experiences under the approved categories of travel. We will continue to review the full and exact scope of the policy changes and any updated regulations during the implementation period which may take several months. Our cruises will continue to be delivered in accordance with U.S. to Cuba travel regulations and we will keep our guests and travel partners informed as we get any additional information. Up-to-date information regarding our itineraries to Cuba will continue to be updated here.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do the Cuba travel changes announced by President Trump impact my sailing?
At this time, there is no impact to any of our cruises scheduled to travel to Cuba. Booked and potential guests can continue to cruise with us to Cuba without impact to their cruise vacation.

Is there anything additional I need in preparation for my travel to Cuba?
At this time, requirements to travel to Cuba include a valid passport, acquiring the appropriate visa, and the completion of the Guest Certification for Authorized Travel to Cuba identifying which of the twelve (12) licenses you are traveling under.

Will Royal continue to operate People to People tours? At this time, they don’t anticipate any changes to the Shore Excursions program.

Will additional documentation be required to go on a Royal Caribbean tour?
At this time, requirements to travel to Cuba include a valid passport, acquiring the appropriate visa, and the completion of the Guest Certification for Authorized Travel to Cuba identifying which of the twelve (12) licenses you are traveling under.

How long after travel do I need to keep this documentation for?
Copy of the certification must be retained for at least 5 years from date of authorized travel.

What are the specific requirements to travel to Cuba?
  • US Citizens - visa required to enter Cuba will be facilitated by Royal Caribbean during embarkation at a cost of $75
  • Cuban Americans who left Cuba prior to January 1, 1971 - visa required is HE11 and this must be obtained prior to your cruise
  • Cuban Americans who left Cuba after January 1, 1971 - do not need a visa to travel to Cuba, however will need their Cuban passport and a One-Page Entry Request Application which must be obtained prior to your cruise
  • International travelers - if you are traveling from one of the eighteen countries listed below, you must obtain an A-1 visa prior to your cruise. Countries include: Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen
Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba - A tropical and energetic cultural epicenter, Santiago de Cuba is the country's second largest city and has played an instrumental role in the evolution of Cuban music, literature and architecture. Wedged between the looming Sierra Maestra mountain range and the aquamarine Caribbean Sea, the city offers a plethora of rich heritage and cultural diversions amidst a dramatic backdrop. Discover the city's fascinating history at Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca and the Cementerio Santa Ifigenia, where Cuban hero José Martí and Emilio Bacardí Moreau of the famed rum dynasty are both buried. Countless musicians have emerged from Santiago de Cuba including Miguel Matamoros of Trío Matamoros and Sindo Garay, and many say the heart of this thriving city lives in its music scene.

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.

Sirena

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

STATEROOMS DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON

Penthouse Suite
Our collection of 322-square-foot Penthouse Suites has been completely transformed with splendid new décor and exquisite new furnishings in serene shades of the sea and sun. Spacious enough for private in-suite dining the living area features a refrigerated mini-bar and vanity desk, and the granite-clad bathroom is large enough for an indulgent full-size bathtub. Relax on the beautifully furnished private teak veranda.
In addition to Suite & Stateroom Amenities: Priority Noon ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery, 24-hour Butler service, priority online specialty restaurant reservations, unlimited access to Canyon Ranch SpaClub® private Spa Terrace, laptop computer with wireless Internet access, FREE Internet Package beginning with Winter 2015-16 voyages, exclusive discounts on Internet usage plans, variety of Bulgari amenities, complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag , cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda, complimentary shoe shine service, complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation
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Concierge Veranda (A3)
Located in the most desired of locations, Category A Concierge Level Veranda Staterooms offer an unrivaled combination of luxury and value. A wealth of amenities and a host of exclusive privileges (listed below) elevate the experience to the sublime. You will even have the services of a dedicated Concierge.
These luxurious accommodations feature a wealth of amenities, including many of those found in our Penthouse Suites. These tasteful 216-square-foot staterooms offer a private teak veranda, refrigerated mini-bar and plush seating area, as well as the added luxury of exclusive Concierge Level amenities and privileges.
CONCIERGE LEVEL PRIVILEGES:
In addition to the amenities included with the other cabins, Concierge Level Cabins include:
Priority Noon ship embarkation with priority luggage delivery, Complimentary welcome bottle of Champagne, Priority online specialty restaurant and shore excursion reservations, Unlimited access to Canyon Ranch SpaClub® private Spa Terrace, FREE Internet Package, Exclusive discounts on Internet usage plans, variety of Bulgari amenities, complimentary Oceania Cruises logo tote bag, cashmere lap blankets, perfect for relaxing on your veranda, complimentary shoe shine service, complimentary pressing of garments upon embarkation.

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Veranda (B2)
Our 282-square-foot Veranda Staterooms are the largest at sea. Featuring a comfortably furnished private veranda, our most requested luxury, each stateroom also includes a plush seating area, refrigerated mini-bar, spacious closet and a marble and granite-clad bathroom with a bathtub/shower and separate shower.

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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom (C2)
With the curtains drawn back and the natural light streaming in, these newly redecorated 165-square-foot staterooms feel even more spacious. A generous seating area, vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar and breakfast table are perfectly complemented by the rich hues and stylish fabrics of the new décor.
Prestige Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 1,000-thread-count linens, refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water replenished daily, complimentary 24-hour room service Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service, plush cotton towels, thick cotton robes and slippers, Bulgari amenities, handheld hair dryer, flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming, DVD player with extensive 24-hour room service menu.
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Interior Stateroom (F)
Beautifully renovated with style and flair, these delightful private retreats boast 160 square feet of luxury. Highlights include a comfortable seating area, vanity desk, refrigerated mini-bar and plenty of storage. The ingenious use of space is complemented by the rich new decor. Inside Stateroom Amenities: Prestige Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises Exclusive, with 1,000-thread-count linens, Refrigerated mini-bar with free and unlimited soft drinks and bottled water replenished daily, Complimentary 24-hour room service, Signature Belgian chocolates with nightly turndown service, Plush cotton towels, thick cotton robes and slippers, Bulgari amenities, handheld hair dryer, Flat-screen television with live satellite news and programming, DVD player with extensive 24-hour room service menu.
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Prices are Per Person based on Double Occupancy .
Port charges and taxes $699 per person
Prices are subject to change.
Deposit: $750 per person
Amenities Included:
‐Pre-Paid Gratuities
‐$150 Per Stateroom Spa or Shipboard Credit
Prices are subject to change.
Additional: Visa: $75 per person

Not all staterooms within each category have the same furniture configuration and/or facilities.

* 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; 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