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

Royal Caribbean's Magnificent Oasis of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, FL
December 1 - 8, 2019

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

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.
Jack Fuhrer, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Associate Dean of Admissions, School of Medicine
Medical Director, Designated AIDS Center, SBUMC

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
Objectives: This seminar will provide information about current approaches for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of common infectious diseases. Upon completion, participants should be able to understand the recommendations and rationale behind treatment of common infections. This course is designed to explore major areas in infectious diseases which are impacting generalists. Our major areas of focus will include:

  • Review of acute infectious diseases that are encountered by the primary care practitioners and hospitalist. This will include reviews of adult immunizations, pneumonia, skin/soft tissue infections, urinary tract infections, Clostridium difficile.
  • Update on major changes in therapy for hepatitis C which have revolutionized clinical care for this common disease. New regimens introduced in the past year have made practical outpatient, non-toxic treatment.
  • The CDC has released new changes in national guidelines for sexually transmitted infections, with new treatment strategies especially for antibiotic resistant gonorrhea and pelvic inflammatory disease, as well as new pre-exposure guidelines for HIV (PrEP).
  • New and emerging diseases, and discuss new emerging pathogens in community-based practices.
  • Review on nosocomial infections with discussion on prevention and antibiotic stewardship.

December 2
9:00 am -10:00 am Update in Adult Immunization
10:00 am -10:15 am Break
10:15 am -11:15 am Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
11:15 am -12:15 pm Respiratory infections: URI and Community-Acquired Pneumonia
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Urinary tract Infections
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Update on Clostridium difficile Infection
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Global Health Trends: Tuberculosis and Malaria
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm What is New with Zika and Other Emerging Infectious Diseases
December 5
9:00 am - 10:00 am Update on Sexually Transmitted Diseases
10:00 am - 10:15 am Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am Hepatitis C Treatment Strategies
11:15 am - 11:45 pm HIV Update
11:45 am - 12:15pm Infectious disease consideration of anti-TNF agents
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Emerging antibiotic resistance and Antibiotic Stewardship
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Nosocomial Infections
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Fungal infections: new drugs and new guidelines
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Tick-borne Diseases Update
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.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim 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.

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 Dec 01 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Dec 02 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Tue Dec 03 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Dec 04 Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Dec 05 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12 noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Fri Dec 06 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Dec 07 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Sun Dec 08 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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