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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association
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Family Medicine and Travel Medicine

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Equinox
Celebrity Equinox

7-Night Western Caribbean Holiday Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
December 28, 2019 - January 4, 2020

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.
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.

David Weiland, Jr, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Largo Medical Center
HCA West Florida; Largo, Florida

Dr. David Weiland is a graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University and serves as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. At Bayfront, he works closely with the medical staff where he combines physician feedback with strategy, technology and innovation to set standards in hospital-based care.

He has more than a decade of experience as a medical educator, formerly serving as assistant director of Bayfront's Family Practice Residency Program. He also served as the Medical Director for the Suncoast Hospice in Pinellas County Florida.

He completed his medical training at the University of South Florida and served as Chief Resident of internal medicine before entering private practice in 1992. He continues to present and publish nationally on a series of Palliative Care and other medical issues.

He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Recently, he has promoted the integration of palliative care consult services into Pinellas county community hospitals to increase the access of pain and symptom management services to those struggling with chronic life threatening illnesses.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
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.

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.

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 Fort 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 George Town, Cayman Islands
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Jan 03 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jan 04 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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