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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Co-Provided with School of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook

Royal Caribbean's <em>Allure of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

June 24 - July 01, 2018

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 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.

Sharon A. Nachman, MD

Dr. Nachman received her MD from SUNY Stony Brook in 1983 and did her residency in Pediatrics at Schneider Children's Hospital at LIJ.

She did her clinical Pediatric Infectious Disease training at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and her post doctoral fellowship in Microbiology at the Rockefeller University in NYC. Since 1992 she has been continually funded by NIH for her work in clinical research with a focus on Pediatric HIV.

She has been recognized both nationally and internationally for her expertise in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Her projects have included studies involving pediatric vaccinations, international medicine and vector borne pathogens and HIV, with over 150 peer reviewed publications to date.

She is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Research at Stony Brook, while also serving as the Director of the Pediatric Infectious Disease division.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Program Purpose / Objectives

This series of lectures is designed to educate and update the primary care physician on current hot topics relevant to infectious disease in their office practice.

Upon completion, participants should be able to diagnose, treat and perhaps prevent many of the infections commonly seen.

Topics include:

  • Coverage of the newer antibiotics and antivirals used in the US

  • Controversies in pediatric ID (treatment of fever in infants, steroids in meningitis, use of probiotics)

  • Information of identification and treatment of specific pathogens (summertime rashes, MRSA, Lyme, Latent Tuberculosis, influenza) commonly seen such in clinical practice.

The two case reports are taken from classic presentations of illnesses seen in an office practice with discussion of the literature and treatment.

With more of our families traveling we will also discuss published guidelines (sinusitis, OM) travel advice including both antibiotics and vaccines indicated for the different regions of the world.

There will be time for questions related to these topics as well as open discussion regarding pathogens of interest to the attendees. This seminar will be relevant to family practitioners, pediatricians, infectious disease specialists, as well as other health professionals who manage pediatric patients.

June 25 8:00-9:00 am New Antibiotics
9:00-10.00 am MRSA
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:15 am Summertime Rashes
11:15-12:15 pm Sinusitis Guidelines
June 26 9:00-10:00 am Travel Advice for Families
10:00-11:00 am Antivirals
11:00-11:15 am Break
11:15-12:15 pm Case Report
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch
1:15-2:15 pm Tuberculosis
2:15-3:15 pm Treatment of Meningitis
3:15-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:30 pm Tick Bourne Infections
June 30 8:00-9:00 am Case Report
9:00-10:00 am Probiotics and Acute Gastroenteritis
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:15 am What are the Best Drugs to Treat Pneumococcal Infections
11:15-12:15 pm Lyme
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.

Cruise Itinerary

Sun Jun 24 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Jun 25 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jun 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jun 27 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jun 28 San Juan, Puerto Rico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Fri Jun 29 Labadee, Haiti
9:30 am 6:00 pm
Sat Jun 30 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 01 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Allure 24 June

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

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.

San Juan, Puerto Rico - 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.  

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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