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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Infectious Diseases and Immunizations:
A Comprehensive 2020 Update

<em>Celebrity Constellation</em>
Celebrity Constellation
9-Night Best Of Italy Cruise
from Venice, Italy to Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
July 30 - August 08, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14.0 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.
Faculty

Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Summa Health Medical Group Infectious Diseases 
Professor of Internal Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Michael J. Tan, MD is 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 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 Universities 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 Regent for the American College of Physicians and immediate past-Governor for the Ohio Chapter of the ACP.

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).

Thomas M File Jr., MD, MSc, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP

Thomas M File Jr., MD, MSc, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP
Chair, Infectious Disease Division, Summa Health
Akron, OH
Professor, Internal Medicine
Master Teacher
Chair, Infectious Disease Section Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Rootstown, Ohio 

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 Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Past President of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). He is a Master of the American College of Physicians, 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 several guideline panels. 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 adults, 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 and antimicrobial stewardship. He received the Watanakunakorn Clinician Award from the IDSA in 2013 and the John P Utz Leadership award from NFID in May 2017. 
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

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Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purposes of the lectures are to provide up to date and evidenced-based information regarding the diagnosis, management and prevention of various infectious diseases that are clinically relevant to the practicing physician.

Upon attending the presentations and participating in case discussions, the attendees will have a better understanding of appropriate preventative vaccines and diagnostic methods, awareness of newer antimicrobial agents, and better appreciation of therapeutic principles to provide better care for patients with infections. Emphasis will be placed on issues of vaccine hesitancy, anti-vaxers, and strategies to increase vaccine uptake (especially in light of the increase cases of measles in 2019).

Topics:
  1. Update Vaccines
    • List new recommendations by CDC for childhood and adult immunization
  2. Issues of vaccine hesitancy, Anti-vaxers, and strategies to address them
    • List causes of vaccine hesitancy and strategies to increase vaccine update
  3. Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • List the benefits of stewardship
    • List interventions to improve antibiotic use
  4. New Developments in management of Respiratory Infections (RTIs)
    • List common pathogens of RTIs
    • List appropriate diagnosis and treatment of RTIs
  5. Update UTIs
    • Describe difference of asymptomatic bacteriuria from symptomatic UTI
    • List appropriate antibiotics for UTIs
  6. Emerging Infections
    • Define and list recent emerging infections
    • Know how to manage a patient with Zika
    • List criteria for pandemic
  7. Infectious Disease Pearls and Case Discussions
    • Understand nuances of treating varous infectious disease cases
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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Thu Jul 30 Venice, Italy
- -
Fri Jul 31 Venice, Italy
- 2:00 pm
Sat Aug 01 Kotor, Montenegro
11:00 am 8:00 pm
Sun Aug 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Aug 03 Messina, Sicily
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Aug 04 Naples, Italy
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Aug 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 06 Portofino, Italy
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Fri Aug 07 La Spezia, Florence/Pisa Italy
6:00 am 5:30 pm
Sat Aug 08 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Best Of Italy

Ports of Call

Venice, Italy - Venice is possibly the most romantic place you'll ever visit. It seems almost redundant to describe the charms of Venice. The cafes of St. Mark's Square, Palazzo-lined canals plied by gondolas, the elegant Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore: Venice is one impossibly beautiful sight after next. A great collection of Renaissance era art is housed at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Or, if you prefer modern art, Venice is home to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. And, if you want to enjoy a truly special meal while here, visit one of the excellent restaurants of the Associazione dei Ristoranti della Buona Accoglienza.

Still not sure how you'll entertain yourself? Here's the New York Times' take on how to get the most out of your time in Venice (published June 12, 2014) 36 Hours in Venice

Kotor, Montenegro - Though small, this city is vibrant and shining and its people are happy to share their city with all who come.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Messina, Sicily - A beautiful sheltered harbor is your gateway to Taormina, a small town at heart despite its major tourist attraction: the sublime Teatro Greco, offering panoramic views of the coastline and snow-capped Mt. Etna.

Naples, Italy - Capital of Southern Italy, the largest city of Campania, Naples is the third most populated city in Italy (after Rome and Milan), with over a million inhabitants, and is the most important industrial center and trading port for the South. Naples itself can provide a day's fun and entertainment, if its somewhat rundown appearance doesn't dissuade you. Or, join a tour of incredible Pompeii, frozen in time since A.D. 79 when Mt. Vesuvius brought an end to that then-thriving city. Or, take a quick ferry across the bay to the flowery Isle of Capri. Or, (yes, there's more) visit fabulous Sorrento, vacation spot for the well to do.

Portofino, Italy - Portofino, picturesquely situated in a narrow cove at the southeastern tip of a promontory might be the most beautiful place you'll ever see. A tiny port on Italy's northern coast, enchanting Portofino has long been popular with artists, actors and important people thanks to its beautiful setting. Abundantly blessed with agreeable climate and luxuriant vegetation, this "Pearl of the Mediterranean" should have a place on everyone's "bucket list." Fortunately for we in the know, it still remains unspoiled. 

La Spezia, Florence/Pisa Italy - In Florence view the timeless treasures: the lofty Duomo, Giotto's bell tower, Michelangelo's David, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio over the Arno. In Pisa, see the famous Tower, still standing, if crookedly, after 650 years.

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy - Now that you've finished your cruise take advantage of the abundance of things to do in Rome. Ah, the Eternal City: Romance, culture, food, history and fashion. You'll have to plan your time carefully as the sights of Rome are captivating and seemingly endless: the Colosseum and Forum, the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain and, of course the Vatican and the Sistine Chapel.You can't fit it all in one day (or even a week, to be honest). Be sure to spend at least a couple days enjoying the many pleasures Rome has to offer before returning home from your cruise conference.

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.
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