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Infectious Diseases

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
January 21 - 28, 2017

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Royal Caribbean's Wonderful Adventure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas

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

Course Fees:
$795 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$650 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.
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:

  1. Lyme Disease
  2. Infections in Returning Travelers
  3. Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  4. Diabetic Foot Infections
  5. Effects of the Human Microbiome on Health and Disease
  6. Overcoming Antimicrobial Resistance
  7. Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
  8. Infections Associated with Animal Bites
  9. HIV/AIDS - Epidemiology and Antiretrovirals for Prevention
  10. Tuberculosis
  11. Syphilis
  12. Influenza
  13. Ebola
  14. Current Issues in Infectious Diseases
Learning Objectives:
  1. Lyme: Recognize symptoms/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 the importance of itinerary/travel history in determining which infections are likely .
  3. C. Difficile Colitis: Discuss changing epidemiology of C. Difficile, understand risk factors for acquiring infection, and explain current and future treatments and management of relapses.
  4. Diabetic Foot Infections: Discuss the 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 Normal Flora in maintenance of health, discuss ways in which altered flora can contribute to immune problems and illness.
  6. 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.
  7. Emerging and Re-emerging Infections: Increase awareness of newly emerging and re-emerging infections and factors that contribute to their development in human populations.
  8. Describe infections associated with animal bites and their initial management.
  9. Discuss the current epidemiology of HIV and the use of antiretroviral agents in prevention.
  10. Explain the difference in diagnosis and management of latent and active tuberculosis infections.
  11. Describe the clinical manifestations and management of early syphilis infection.
  12. Discuss the role of surveillance and vaccination in the control of influenza epidemics.
  13. Discuss the current recommendations in the prevention of ebola in healthcare workers caring for patients with ebola.
  14. Discuss important events and/or advances in the area of Infectious Diseases that have occurred in the past 1-2 years.
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 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, 400 East Third Street, Duluth, MN 55805

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
Sat Jan 21 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Sun Jan 22 Philipsburg, St.Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Jan 23 Basseterre, St. Kitts
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Jan 24 St. John's, Antigua
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Jan 25 Castries, St. Lucia
9:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Jan 26 Bridgetown, Barbados
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jan 27 *At Sea
- -
Sat Jan 28 San Juan, Puerto Rico
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Ports of Call
San Juan, Puerto Rico (Embark and Debark) - In days of yore, the waters near Puerto Rico teemed with pirate ships commanded by the likes of Sir Francis Drake. Aye, they are long gone, but in their wake they have left an island of national treasures: La Casa Blanca, built in 1501 for the island's first governor, Ponce de Leon; the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan; the tropical rain forests of El Yunque. Port tips from our blog
Basseterre, St. Kitts - The island England zealously defended from Brimstone Hill, the "Gibraltar of the West Indies." In Basseterre, a mini-London, there's Piccadilly Circus to shop and a gingerbread version of Big Ben by which to check the hour.
Bridgetown, Barbados - An island some say is more British than Britain. Here, cricket is the national sport and afternoon tea goes without saying. But Barbados is true blue Caribbean as well, with classic sand beaches, and wild monkeys in the jungle.
Castries, St. Lucia - Watch natives fashion boats from gum trees, write postcards in a Creole cafe. Shop for black coral carvings and exquisite silk-screened fabrics.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - An island under two flags. Sample the Dutch treats of Philipsburg: chocolate, cheese, delftware. On the French side linger over bouillabaisse, shop for Parisian perfumes.
Saint Johns, Antigua - An enterprising man, Codrington had come to Antigua to find out if the island would support the sort of large-scale sugar cultivation that already flourished elsewhere in the Caribbean. His initial efforts proved to be quite successful, and over the next fifty years sugar cultivation on Antigua exploded. By the middle of the 18th century the island was dotted with more than 150 cane-processing windmills--each the focal point of a sizeable plantation.

Today almost 100 of these picturesque stone towers remain, although they now serve as houses, bars, restaurants and shops. At Betty's Hope, Codrington's original sugar estate, visitors can see a fully-restored sugar mill.

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.

Adventure 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

STATEROOM DETAILS
PRICING
PER PERSON
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 sq. ft., balcony 90 sq. ft.)
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Grand Suite (GS) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed), and concierge service. (349 sq. ft., balcony 100 sq. ft.).
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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.
(264 sq. ft., balcony 75 sq. ft.)
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Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (D1) - 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. Rates vary from deck to deck. (179 sq. ft., balcony 52 sq. ft.)
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Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (D2) - 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. Rates vary from deck to deck. (179 sq. ft., balcony 52 sq. ft.)
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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom 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. Rates vary from deck to deck. (164 sq. ft., balcony 51 sq. ft.)
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Family Ocean View Stateroom (FO) - Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, additional bunk beds in separate area, separate sitting area with sofa bed, and a private bathroom with shower. Stateroom can accommodate up to 6 guests. ((265 sq. ft.)
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Ocean View Stateroom (I) - 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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Interior Stateroom (N)- 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. (150 sq. ft.)
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Prices are Per Person, Double Occupancy, Subject to change
Port Charges, Taxes & Fees $261.99
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; 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