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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

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

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, Florida
December 01 - 08, 2019
Royal Caribbean's <em>Oasis of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
14.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersNurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants
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


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


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


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


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


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


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.
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

William McDowell Anderson, MD

Professor of Medicine
Dept. of Internal Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
USF Health Morsani School of Medicine
Program Director for the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Training Program USF
Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
The James A. Haley VA Hospital, Tampa, FL
Medical Director, Sleep Center
Tampa General Hospital

Stephen Raskin, MD, FACC

Stephen Raskin, MD, FACC
Steve Raskin is a practicing clinical cardiologist and is currently is the Director of the Sutter Eastbay Medical Foundation Lipid Clinic in Oakland, California. He has practiced cardiology for nearly 40 years and in addition has served as a mentor at the University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco Combined Medical School Program and as Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF.

He has participated in many important clinical trials and served as principal investigator of many pivotal cardiology trials including the Beta Blocker Heart Attack Trial, Cardiac Arrhythmia Suppression Trial (CAST) and many of the first acute myocardial infarction thrombolytic trials (GUSTO program).

He obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin followed by internship and medical residency at the Boston City Hospital. Cardiology fellowship was completed at Mt. Zion-University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Raskin is a member of AOA and is board certified in cardiology, clinical lipidology and cardiovascular computed tomography. He is an avid photographer and ocean sailor completing two transpacific crossings and was cardiology consultant to the Swedish America’s Cup ARTEMIS Sailing Team.

He is the Chief Medical Officer of MedChefs, a company dedicated to improving health by providing a novel e-solution to foster a healthy lifestyle and nutrition pattern.

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.

Cruise Itinerary

Sun Dec 01 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Dec 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Dec 03 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Thu Dec 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Dec 06 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Wed Dec 04 Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Dec 07 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Dec 08 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Western Caribbean

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades--be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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