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Topics in Critical Care

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<em>Amadeus Silver II</em>
Amadeus Silver II
10-Night Blue Danube River Cruise ((1-night Bucharest hotel + 9-nights cruise)
from Bucharest, Romania to Vienna, Austria
August 15 - 25, 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.

Daniel H. Kett, MD

Daniel H. Kett, MD
ACMO for Critical Carel
University of Miami Hospital
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL  Daniel H. Kett, MD, is the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Critical Care at University of Miami Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Kett completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Kett has strong clinical and research interests in severe ICU related infections, including invasive candidiasis and healthcare associated pneumonia,and infection control practices in the ICU.

Dr. Kett is an investigator for the Mycoses Study Group, a large multidisciplinary group of researchers with a primary focus on studying serious infections, and is active in several projects related to fungal infections in critically ill patients.

Results of his research have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Chest, and the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Kett has presented at numerous scientific meetings and has been an invited lecturer at national and international conferences.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  • To evaluate the recent guidelines and how they should be implemented into the care of critically ill patients.
  • To apply new therapies for critically ill patients with various common ICU diseases such as ARDS, cerebral vascular disease and severe infections.
  1. Antibiotic Treatment Guidelines: Separating fact from fiction
    • Identify for the conference members the discrepancies between current guideline recommendations and the current literature on the subject
  2. Critical Review of the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign
      The Surviving Sepsis Campaign was recently updated. Realize the important points that impact patient care.
  3. Fungal Infections in the ICU
    • Currently different organizations vary in their recommendations on when to use the available anti-fungal therapies.
  4. ARDS Clinical Update
    • Upon completion of this lecture, clinicians should be able understand and implement cost effective infection control measures in their practice.
  5. Management of Embolic Stroke
    • Currently different organizations vary in their recommendations on treatment of CVAs and related complications. Critically review the management of acute embolic strokes.
  6. Infection control practices in the ICU: What is the evidence?
    • Upon completion of this lecture, clinicians should be able understand and implement cost effective infection control measures in their practice.
  7. Critical Care Controversies: Anemia and Transfusion in the ICUs
    • Identify the appropriate transfusion trigger in the critically ill and the risks associated with transfusion. Also discussion transfusion practices for massive transfusions.
  8. Antimicrobial Resistance and Associated Challenges: A Global Perspective
    • Identify the global problem of antibiotic resistance and how it will impact the care of our critically ill infected patient.
  9. Community Acquired Pneumonia: Real-world Data and Clinical Guidelines
    • Recognize the key bacterial pathogens for CAP and initiate appropriate initial therapy based on the patients presentation.
  10. Critical Review of the AHA CPR-ACLS Recommendations
    • Adapt the AHA CPR-ACLS algorithms to be closer to best practices.
  11. Critical Care Controversies: Is Oxygen Bad for Our Patient
    • Recognize where hyperoxia had been shown to be harmful in patient with critical illnesses and identify mechanisms that contribute to hypoxia's detrimental effects in the critically ill.
  12. Ethical cases in the Critically Ill
    • Accept how to best integrate non-standard advanced directives into the care of critically ill patients.
  13. Role of hypothermia in the Critically Ill
    • Separate the AHA Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) recommendations and what the clinical data actually supports.
  14. Treatment of acute DVT and PE in the critically ill
    • Demonstrate how the treatment of DVT and PE varies based on the severity of illness.
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

Sat Aug 15 Bucharest, Romania
- -
Sun Aug 16 Bucharest, Romania
- -
Sun Aug 16 Fetesti, Romania
4:00 pm 5:00 pm
Mon Aug 17 Danube Delta
- -
Mon Aug 17 Saint George Village
9:00 am 3:00 pm
Tue Aug 18 Hirsova
7:00 am 12:00 pm
Wed Aug 19 Svishtov, Bulgaria
8:00 am 9:00 am
Wed Aug 19 Nikopol
1:00 pm 4:00 pm
Thu Aug 20 Iron Gates, Romania
- -
Fri Aug 21 Belgrade, Serbia
9:30 am 4:30 pm
Sat Aug 22 Mohacs, Hungary
11:30 am 2:00 pm
Sat Aug 22 Kalocsa
7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sun Aug 23 Budapest
8:00 am 9:00 pm
Mon Aug 24 Bratislava, Slovakia
3:30 pm 7:00 pm
Tue Aug 25 Vienna, Austria
9:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Blue Danube River Cruise

Ports of Call

Bucharest, Romania - is the capital and largest city of Romania, as well as its cultural, industrial, and financial centre. Economically, Bucharest is the most prosperous city in Romania[13] and is one of the main industrial centres and transportation hubs of Eastern Europe. The city has big convention facilities, educational institutes, cultural venues, traditional "shopping arcades", and recreational areas

Danube Delta - is the second largest rver delta  in Europe, after the Volga Delta , and is the best preserved on the continent

Hirsova - During breakfast arrive in the small Romanian city, Hirsova. Explore the famous ancient Roman Ruins of Carsium, and the Lipovan Church, a unique structure which stands high above the city. In the distance you can see the Cliffs of Danube, the Black Sea Coast, and on a clear day, even Constanta, the oldest continually inhabited city in Romania.

Constanta is an important cultural and economic center, home to the famous Genoese Lighthouse, the Archaeology Park, and the Great Mahmudiye Mosque. This evening, enjoy dinner as the vessel continues to Bulgaria.

Svishtov, Bulgaria - Svishtov is a town in northern Bulgaria, located in Veliko Tarnovo Province on the right bank of the Danube river opposite the Romanian town of Zimnicea. The city is protected by a small mountain, which defines the soft climate in the region all year round. Several mineral springs are situated in close vicinity to Svishtov.

Iron Gates, Romania -  The Iron Gates of the Danube River originally consisted of four narrow gorges and three wide basins spread over several miles of the river dividing Romania and Serbia. The Danube enters the territory of Romania at the famous Iron Gates (Portile de Fier) and it ends its 670 mile journey through the country in the Black Sea. Before meeting the Black Sea, the Danube forms one of the most spectacular wetlands in the world, the Danube Delta - a unique 2,100-square-mile wildlife reserve - home to more than 300 species of birds and about 160 kinds of fish, both fresh and salt-water species.

Belgrade, Serbia - - meaning 'White City' - is the capital of the Republic of Serbia. Various styles of architecture dominate the city while its recent resurgence as the leading hub in south-eastern Europe makes it a must-see destination.
Bratislava, Slovakia - Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and the country's largest city. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia on both banks of the Danube River. Bratislava has a very pleasant medieval inner city with narrow, winding streets, a hill-top castle next to the river Danube, and many historic churches and buildings to visit. The old town is centered on two squares, Hlavne namestie (main square) and Hviezdoslavovo namestie (Hviezdoslav square, named after a famous Slovak poet).

Mohacs, Hungary - Mohács is a city of 20,000 habitants in the southeastern part of Baranya County, on both sides of the river Danube. The settlement lies in the junction of the main roads number 56 and 57, and it is connected with the county town, Pécs by a railway station. Mohács attracts tourists – besides the historical memories due to the cultural programmes, the world famous “Busójárás” (a popular custom at the end of winter), the summer festivals, and the fest of the area’s wines.

Budapest - Home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Buda Castle quarter in Castle Hill, and Heroes' Square, Budapest offers and unmatched combination of culture, tradition and even a secret labyrinth of caves and caverns under the city. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river (B)

Bratislava, Slovakia - Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title of "Coronation City of Kings" as you'll discover during your walking tour. Or join a culinary host to sample traditional Slovakian specialties, as well as learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli with an opportunity to taste your own creation. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L, D).

Vienna, Austria - Vienna is a unique blend of the historic and the modern with a wealth of architecture and artistic and musical heritage. Many of the world's most important composers, including Beethoven and Mozart, have lived and performed behind Vienna's Baroque façades. In addition to this Baroque splendor, there are excellent examples of Art Nouveau architecture .

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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