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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Infectious Diseases: 2021 Update

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12-Night British Isles
Round-trip Amsterdam, The Netherlands

July 30 - August 11, 2021
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 and Co-Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at Summa Health 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 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, antimicrobial stewardship, immunizations in adults, 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. In addtion a presentation will be devoted to COVID-19 .

Topics:
  1. Update Vaccines
    • List new recommendations for childhood and adult vaccines
  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: Focus on COVID-19
    • Define and list recent emerging infections; Know how to manage a patient with COVID-19
    • 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
Fri Jul 30 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- 5:00 pm
Sat Jul 31 Dover (London), England
7:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun Aug 01 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Aug 02 Cobh (Cork), Ireland
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Aug 03 Dublin, Ireland
7:30 am 10:00 pm
Wed Aug 04 Liverpool, England
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Aug 05 Belfast, Northern Ireland
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Fri Aug 06 Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Aug 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 08 Inverness/Loch Ness, Scotland
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Mon Aug 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Aug 10 Bruges,(Zeebrugge),Belgium
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Aug 11 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
British Isles

Ports of Call

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Amsterdam is a great city in which to discover the charms of northern Europe. The graceful canals of its central district are lined with beautiful gabled houses. It's many, grand art museums display masterpieces of Rembrandt and Vermeer and the largest collection of Van Gogh's work is found here. Fine food is also easy to find along with ample opportunities for shopping (including excellent vintage finds). This great city is well worth a day or two's stay before or after your cruise.

Dover (London), England - After seeing her fomous "white cliffs" as you arrive, you can take a quick trip to nearby Canterbury to see its medieval cathedral, where Thomas Becket met his tragic end. Or carry on to London for a day filled with whatever your heart desires. This is London, after all, of which Samuel Johnson famously said "Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." Whether its history, fashion, shopping, art, culture or food you're looking for, London's got it.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Cobh (Cork), Ireland - Cobh is just a short train ride to charming Cork, Ireland, whose hilly streets echo with the music of what is renowned to be Ireland's most talkative citizenry. Visit local artisans and witness their skills in the arts of weaving and cutting crystal. The charming English Market is a great place to get a taste of the local flavors (including the chance for an excellent meal at the Farmgate Cafe located within). Also, Cork's lovely art museum has many fine works by lesser known artists from the last few centuries.

Dublin, Ireland - Dublin, the fair city, invites you to wander the streets trod by Joyce, Yeats and Oscar Wilde. Drop in at pubs with mahogany bars and stained glass. In the Trinity College Library, feast your eyes on the illuminated 9th-century Book of Kells. Sample the world's most famous stout at the original Guinness Brewery. And, of course, there are plenty of shopping opportunities from a souvenir shillelagh to Waterford crystal.

Liverpool, England - Roll over Beethoven! Liverpool is the birthplace of the Beatles! And it won't take long to discover the amazing legacy of art, music and sport that influence this charming city. A short walk from your ship you'll find Albert Dock a bustling, converted maritime business center that now houses all sorts of entertainments (shopping, food, "The Beatles Story" and wonderful modern art at the Tate Liverpool. A bit further afield (but still quite walkable, if you're hearty), you'll find the Cavern Club, where the Beatles got their start.

Belfast, Northern Ireland - So much of Ireland's political history is tied up in Belfast that many visitors are surprised to find that it is also a modern city, blending old and new effortlessly as the troubles of its pass fade into history. A day trip away are the Giants' Causeway (a series of stone pillars that extends to Scotland) and the spectacular Antrim coast.

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland - Scotland's largest city, Glasgow's skyline is a kaleidoscope of architectural gems, encompassing the magnificent 12th century cathedral, the stunning Victorian cityscape and revolutionary Art Nouveau. Against this backdrop, the famed art galleries and museums of Glasgow have ensured that its cultural heritage stands alongside that of other major European cities. See works by some of the worlds greatest artists at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum housing a superb collection of paintings by, among others, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso.

Inverness/Loch Ness, Scotland - Inverness, aptly called the capital of the Highlands is a Gaelic word meaning "mouth of the River Ness", which flows out of Loch Ness, famous for its Monster!, into the Moray Firth, famous for its dolphins. Holidaymakers and locals alike, from all over the northern Highlands, take advantage of the excellent shopping, clubs and restaurants which have opened up in recent years, since Inverness city centre has modernised and blossomed.

Bruges,(Zeebrugge),Belgium - Bordering the delta of the Scheldt, and the Maas and Rhine rivers, Zeebrugge could be one of the most unique seaports you visit in this lifetime. Zeebrugge is blessed with a picturesque network of canals and fields peppered with graceful windmills. Zeebrugge serves as a gateway port to the historic city of Brussels.

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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