Topics in Travel Medicine and Palliative Care
7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
April 21 - 28, 2018
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
$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.
Staff Physician, The Cleveland Clinic Medical Center, Solid Tumor Oncology, Division of Palliative Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Kevin D. Dieckhaus, MD, FIDSA
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Director of Global Health & International Studies
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030-8076
Kevin D. Dieckhaus, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine, the Director of Global Health and International Studies, and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UConn School of Medicine.
Dr. Dieckhaus completed his Medical Schooling at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Internal Medicine training at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Connecticut. He is the clinical lead physician for the Infectious Diseases clinical services at UConn Health, and is the director of International Travel Medicine and Immunization Services at UConn Health Center, a program that provides pre-trip counseling, preventative interventions for over 1500 travelers per year.
He is the primary grantee for the University of Connecticut's Ryan White AIDS support services and New England AIDS Education and Training Center. He is a member of the global health clinical competency subcommittee of the Consortium of Universities in Global Health.
Dr. Dieckhaus has developed linkages with numerous international partners to promote medical trainee learning in immersive cross-cultural settings. He is the medical director for the Clare Nsenga Foundation, a 501-c3 charitable organization that operates a rural medical clinic and associated public health‐related outreach programs in Kisoro, Uganda, where numerous medical trainees have participated in clinical medicine, public health programs, and community/global health research in Kisoro.
Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.
- Overview of a Travel Medical Service
- Describe trends in international travel
- Identify resources available for the travel medicine clinician
- List the components of a core travel medicine evaluation
- Vector-borne illness
- Identify travel activities that are associated with exposure to vector-borne illnesses
- Formulate strategies for prevention of mosquito and tick-borne infectious diseases
- Food and Water-borne illness
- Identify patients at risk of food and water-borne illness
- Formulate strategies for the prevention of food and water-borne illnesses including
- Vaccination strategies
- Behavioral interventions
- Use of medications and antibiotic therapy
- The Patient with Pre-Existing Medical Conditions
- Identify how international travel may exacerbate or confer added risk to patients with underlying co-morbidities
- Develop strategies for minimizing travel related illness in patients with medical co-morbidities
- Travel-Related Environmental Exposures
- Identify environments that confer increased risk of travel-related morbidity
- Formulate behavioral strategies for mitigating risk related to environmental exposures
- Describe appropriate vaccination and medication prescribing to minimize risk related to environment
- Travel-Related Activities
- Identify patient activities that are likely to lead to travel-related illness
- Describe appropriate strategies for minimizing risk related to patient activities and behaviors while traveling
- The sick returned traveler
- Recognize the most common travel-associated conditions to present after returning from international travel
- Describe the assessment of the patient returning from travel with: a. fever, b. skin rash, and c. diarrheal syndromes
- Identify patients at risk of epidemiologically important illnesses including MERS and Avian Influenza
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.
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.
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.
|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Sat Apr 21||San Juan, Puerto Rico
|Sun Apr 22||Philipsburg, St.Maarten
||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Mon Apr 23||Basseterre, St. Kitts
||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Tue Apr 24||St. John's, Antigua
||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Wed Apr 25||Castries, St. Lucia
||9:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Thu Apr 26||Bridgetown, Barbados
||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Fri Apr 27||At Sea
|Sat Apr 28||San Juan, Puerto Rico
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.