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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

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

Royal Caribbean's <em>Oasis of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

December 13 - 20, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
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

Sharon A. Nachman, MD

Dr. Nachman received her MD from SUNY Stony Brook in 1983 and did her residency in Pediatrics at Schneider Children's Hospital at LIJ.


She did her clinical Pediatric Infectious Disease training at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and her post doctoral fellowship in Microbiology at the Rockefeller University in NYC. Since 1992 she has been continually funded by NIH for her work in clinical research with a focus on Pediatric HIV.

She has been recognized both nationally and internationally for her expertise in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Her projects have included studies involving pediatric vaccinations, international medicine and vector borne pathogens and HIV, with over 150 peer reviewed publications to date.

She is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Dean for Research at Stony Brook, while also serving as the Director of the Pediatric Infectious Disease division.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Objectives:

This series of lectures is designed to educate and update the primary care physician on current hot topics relevant to infectious disease in their office practice. 

Upon completion, participants should be able to diagnose, treat and perhaps prevent many of the infections commonly seen. 

Topics include:
  • Coverage of the newer antibiotics and antivirals used in the US
  • Controversies in pediatric ID (treatment of fever in infants, steroids in meningitis, use of probiotics)
  • Information of identification and treatment of specific pathogens (summertime rashes, MRSA, Lyme, Latent Tuberculosis, influenza) commonly seen such in clinical practice.
The two case reports are taken from classic presentations of illnesses seen in an office practice with discussion of the literature and treatment.

With more of our families traveling we will also discuss published guidelines (sinusitis, OM) travel advice including both antibiotics and vaccines indicated for the different regions of the world. 

There will be time for questions related to these topics as well as open discussion regarding pathogens of interest to the attendees. This seminar will be relevant to family practitioners, pediatricians, infectious disease specialists, as well as other health professionals who manage pediatric patients.

Program:
 
DATE TIME TOPIC
December 14 8:00-9:00 am New Antibiotics
  9:00-10.00 am MRSA
  10:00-10:15 am Break
  10:15-11:15 am Summertime Rashes
  11:15-12:15 pm Sinusitis Guidelines
December 15 9:00-10:00 am Travel Advice for Families
  10:00-11:00 am Antivirals
  11:00-11:15 am Break
  11:15-12:15 pm Case Report
  12:15-1:15 pm Lunch
  1:15-2:15 pm Tuberculosis
  2:15-3:15 pm Treatment of Meningitis
  3:15-3:30 pm Break
  3:30-4:30 pm Tick Bourne Infections
December 18 8:00-9:00 am Case Report
  9:00-10:00 am Probiotics and Acute Gastroenteritis
  10:00-10:15 am Break
  10:15-11:15 am What are the Best Drugs to Treat Pneumococcal Infections
  11:15-12:15 pm Lyme
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
Sun Dec 13 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Dec 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Dec 15 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Dec 16 Basseterre, St Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Dec 17 Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Fri Dec 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Dec 19 Coco Cay, Bahamas
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Sun Dec 20 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Eastern Caribbean

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Basseterre, St Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis - Basseterre is the capital of the Caribbean island federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. It’s the gateway to popular Saint Kitts beaches like South Friars Bay. At the city’s heart, Independence Square has an Italian-inspired fountain. Just off the Circus traffic circle, with its Victorian Berkeley Memorial Clock Tower, is the National Museum. In the stately Old Treasury Building, it explores the islands’ colonial past.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. - Named after a Danish Queen, Charlotte Amalie has one of the most breathtaking deepwater harbors in the world. The key sights of Charlotte Amalie are located within the town centre, making it easy to combine sightseeing with St. Thomas’ fantastic shopping opportunities. Eighteenth century architecture provides the perfect backdrop for walking tours and shopping here in the "Duty Free Capital of the World." For a dose of history, visit Emancipation Park, the American-Caribbean History Museum, or Bluebeard the pirate's castle at Magen’s Bay. If tropical bliss is what you're after, head to any of Charlotte Amalie’s pristine beaches, where the warm water, white sands and palm trees will lull you into deep relaxation!

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

PERFECT DAY COCOCAY

Perfect Day Cococay

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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