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Infectious Diseases and Sports Medicine

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7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
April 1 - 8, 2018

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.
Faculty
Kevin T. Stephan, MD, FACP
Chief of Medical Specialties and Chief of Infectious Diseases
Essentia Health St Mary's Medical Center
Duluth, MN

Dr. Stephan currently serves as Chief of Infectious Diseases and Chief of Medicine at Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center and is an Infectious Diseases physician for the Essentia Health East System, which includes appointments on staff at St. Mary's Medical Center and Miller Dwan Medical Center as well as the Infectious Diseases outpatient clinic. Dr. Stephan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He did his Internal Medicine residency training and Infectious Diseases fellowship training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. Dr. Stephan retired after 23 years of military service, completing his service after 13 years of active duty in the Minnesota Air National Guard, as a Critical Care Internist and Infectious Diseases physician in the rank of Lt Colonel, and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, having deployed after 9/11 in support of U.S. forces.

Dr. Stephan has significant experience in Infectious Diseases practice, as well as clinical HIV research, and educational speaking. He has held academic appointments at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda MD and Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center in St Louis, MO at the rank of Assistant Professor. He has given numerous talks on a variety of infectious disease topics both in the military and as a civilian clinician, and is highly sought after as a speaker within the Essentia Health system as a subject matter expert. He is also actively engaged in the education of Family Medicine residents in the Duluth Family Medicine Residency.

Randolph Taylor II, MD, CAQSM
Faculty, Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program
Sugar Land, TX

Dr. Taylor earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor completed both his internship and residency in family medicine at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He attended Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, FL . Here he completed his primary care sports medicine fellowship. Dr. Taylor has served as the team physician for the University of South Florida volleyball team and Eckerd College athletics. Currently, he serves as a ringside physician for USA boxing and professional boxing and mixed martial arts events. He is a team physician for Houston Baptist University, as well as Finish Line Medical Captain for the Houston Marathon. He provides medical coverage for high school and community sporting events.

Dr. Taylor found his way into medicine through a combination of a strong interest in science and a love of sports. His diverse background includes providing inpatient, outpatient and battlefield medical care as a staff physician to soldiers, their families and veterans during his military service. While on active duty, Dr. Taylor completed a combat tour in Iraq supporting Operation New Dawn. He was also the medical director for the Warrior Transition Battalion at Ft. Campbell, KY. Dr. Taylor was honorably discharged at the rank of Major from the United States Army.

Dr. Taylor is current faculty member at Memorial Family Medicine Residency program, located in Sugar Land, TX. He is interested in concussion management and ultrasound guided therapy for treating musculoskeletal injuries.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners. Attorneys, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. Lyme and other tick-borne diseases
    • Recognize manifestations of common tick-borne illnesses- management using evidence based guidelines
  2. Infections in returning travelers
    • Recognize the most common types of infectious encountered in returning travelers
    • Diagnose and treat these conditions
  3. C difficile infection
  4. Understand evolving epidemiology
  5. Diagnosis and management of C difficile infection including relapses
  6. Diabetic foot infections
    • Recognize the increasing prevalence, microbiology, and treatment of diabetic foot infections
  7. Effects of the human microbiome on human health and disease
    • Appreciating role of bacterial flora on health and disease
  8. Emerging infectious diseases
    • Appreciate how human activity and behavior puts us at risk for new or recurrent infectious diseases including zoonotic and vaccine-preventable illnesses
  9. Overcoming antimicrobial resistance
    • Appreciate importance of antibiotic stewardship in protecting our existing antibiotic stockpile
    • Understanding how prescribing behaviors can increase or decrease antimicrobial resistance
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.
Accreditation

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.


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.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

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.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

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
Sun Apr 01 Fort Lauderdale, FL
- 4:30 pm
Mon Apr 02 Key West, Florida
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Apr 03 Cruising
- -
Wed Apr 04 Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Apr 05 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Apr 06 George Town, Grand Cayman
10:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Apr 07 Cruising
- -
Sun Apr 08 Fort Lauderdale, FL
7:00 am -
EXCLUSIVE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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