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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Family Medicine and Travel Medicine

<em>Celebrity Equinox</em>
Celebrity Equinox
7-Night Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

December 28 - January 04, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
14 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

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.

David Weiland, Jr., MD

David Weiland, Jr., MD

David Weiland, Jr, MD, currently serves as the hospital's Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Weiland is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine and joins Largo Medical Center with more than two decades of healthcare experience. Dr. Weiland served as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Bayfront Medical Center, Medical Director for Suncoast Hospice and ER physician at the Bay Pines VA Health System and the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa. He was in private practice at the Downtown Medical and Diagnostic Center in St. Petersburg.

"Largo Medical Center is fortunate to have the knowledge and expertise that Dr. Weiland brings to our leadership team," said Anthony Degina, CEO, Largo Medical Center. "He is an asset in assisting the hospital and its medical staff to expand services and continue to improve quality outcomes."

Dr. Weiland received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts. He earned his medical degree and completed residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Through the years, he has served on numerous boards and committees including the Pinellas County Medical Association, the Florida Medical Association and the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education. Dr. Weiland is a frequently requested speaker and also lectures internationally with University at Sea .

Kevin D. Dieckhaus, MD, FIDSA

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 Farmington, CT
  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.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. 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
    • Describe the role of "routine" vaccination in travelers
  2. 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
    • Describe international regulations for Yellow Fever vaccination
  3. 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, and
      • Use of medications and antibiotic therapy
  4. The Traveler 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
  5. 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 environmental exposures
  6. 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
  7. 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:
      • Fever
      • Skin rash, and
      • Diarrheal syndromes
    • Identify patients at risk of epidemiologically important illnesses including MERS and Avian Influenza
Additional topics under development
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

Sat Dec 28 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 3:30 pm
Sun Dec 29 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Mon Dec 30 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Dec 31 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Jan 01 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Jan 02 Georgetown, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jan 03 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jan 04 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Celebrity Silhouette Map

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.

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Georgetown, Grand Cayman - The premier attraction here is Seven Mile Beach...white as snow, soft as talc. Name your game and you'll find it here: Snorkeling, swimming, sailing, windsurfing over rippling waves, or gliding under them in a passenger submarine. Or perhaps shopping is your game. Duty-free bargains abound: crystal, perfume, jewelry fashioned of silver and prized pink coral.

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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