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Infectious Diseases

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8-Day Cuba Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida
May 20 -28, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 CE Credits
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, 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 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.
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).

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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.

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.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

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.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

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.

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
Sun May 20 Miami, Florida
- 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 (La Habana), Cuba
7:00 am -
Sun May 27 Havana (La Habana), Cuba
- 5:00 pm
Mon May 28 Miami, Florida
8:00 am -
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