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Topics in Infectious Diseases

12-Night Patagonia & Argentina Cruise
from Valparaiso, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina March 23 - April 04, 2023
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16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
10 Credits are live, and 6 are pre-classroom.
16.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$1095 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$850 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Critical Review of the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign
    • The Surviving Sepsis Campaign was recently updated. Realize the important points that impact patient care.
  2. Fungal Infections in the ICU
    • Currently different organizations vary in their recommendations on when to use the available anti-fungal therapies.
  3. ARDS Clinical Update
    • Upon completion of this lecture, clinicians should be able understand and implement cost effective infection control measures in their practice.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Critical Care Controversies: Transfusion in the ICUs
    • Identify the appropriate transfusion trigger in the critically ill and the risks associated with transfusion.
    • discuss transfusion practices for massive transfusions.
  7. Ethical cases in the Critically III
    • Understand how to best integrate non-standard advanced directives into the care of critically ill patients.
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.

Thomas M File Jr., MD, MSc, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP

Thomas M File Jr., MD, MSc, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP
Chair, Infectious Disease Division
Co-Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Summa Health, Akron, OH
Professor, Internal Medicine; Master Teacher; Chair, Infectious Disease Section
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED); Rootstown, Ohio
Past President, Infectious Diseases Society of America Thomas M File Jr., MD MSc MACP FIDSA FCCP

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 a past 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.

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

Thu Mar 23 Valparaiso, Chile
- 6:45 pm
Fri Mar 24 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Mar 25 Puerto Montt, Chile
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sun Mar 26 Chilean Fjords
- -
Mon Mar 27 Strait of Magellan
- -
Tue Mar 28 Punta Arenas, Chile
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Mar 29 Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Mar 30 Cape Horn, Chile
6:00 am 8:30 am
Fri Mar 31 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Apr 01 Puerto Madryn, Argentina
8:00 am 4:00 pm
Sun Apr 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Apr 03 Montevideo, Uruguay
10:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Apr 04 Buenos Aires, Argentina
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Valparaiso, Chile - An inviting maze of cobblestone streets and 17 tram-equiped hills make Valparaiso a joy to wander. From here, fly to lively Santiago or to Easter Island, where the massive, enigmatic stone moai stand guard.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Puerto Montt, Chile - Puerto Montt, in the style of its Bavarian settlers, features homes with steeply pitched roofs and elaborate balconies. A trip inland through the Lake District, former stronghold of the Auraucanian Indians, leads to fragrant eucalyptus and pine forests, pristine lakes and snow-capped volcanoes

Chilean Fjords - These are some of the most magnificent fjords in the world. As your eyes work their way up the jagged walls of mammoth glaciers, you may be rewarded with an Andean condor sighting. On the ocean's surface, the Magellan penguins always put on a good show.

Strait of Magellan - This 350-mile journey is a bucket-list experience for most cruisers. Named for the 16th century Portuguese explorer and navigator, Ferdinand Magellan, the Strait of Magellan connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in the far Southern Patagonia region of Chile. On a Strait of Magellan cruise, you'll encounter the raw beauty of Tierra del Fuego plains in the distance, the imposing Amalia glacier, stunning Seno Eyre fjord, humpback whales, colonies of Magellanic penguins, and much more. You are certain to leave with amazing memories, and pictures, of the breathtaking scenic highlights as you make your way through this corner of the world.

Punta Arenas, Chile - Punta Arenas, set on rolling, wind-scoured hills, is Chilean big sky country. It's also the takeoff point for Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park and a flightseeing tour over Antarctica. From here, we follow in Darwin's wake, sailing the Cockburn and Beagle channels past several mighty glaciers.

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina - Dramatic Ushuaia is the southernmost town in the world. Domineering peaks loom on three sides; the fourth opens to the Beagle Channel, where sea lions bellow and mountains drop straight into the sea. From here it's on to Cape Horn, and new respect for ancient mariners.

Cape Horn, Chile - Tierra del Fuego, Land of Fire, is the most isolated place in the Americas, and Cape Horn is its southernmost point. Named after the Dutch town of Hoorn in 1616, its craggy cliffs and windswept shores are stark, with a rugged beauty that creates a dramatic setting for the collision between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. And, depending on the time of year, you’ll either encounter “hold on to your hat” waves, or gentle currents on a Cape Horn cruise. Visit Cabo de Hornos (Cape Horn) National Park and discover this lush UNESCO protected ecosystem. Created in the 1940s this 155,906-acre national park is home to diverse flora and fauna.

Puerto Madryn, Argentina - The vibrant Puerto Madryn is a must-see town for a variety of reasons, like its quirky Welsh influence, its geographic proximity to the stunning Valdes Peninsula, some of the best whale and dolphin watching in the world, and much more. In fact, a Puerto Madryn cruise is a jumping off point for some of the most significant animal conservation efforts of modern day, making it a perfect stop for nature and wildlife lovers alike.

Discover the natural beauty of Puerto Madryn and the surrounding Chubut region. This seaside city offers classic beachy activities like swimming, snorkeling, and diving in a region of Patagonia that is both luxurious and down to earth.

Montevideo, Uruguay - Resting on the southernmost point of the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay's capital is a charming city. Tour the Establecimiento Juanico winery with buildings dating back to 1849. Wander the Plaza Independencia or take in the scenery at Estancia La Rabida.

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Seductive and profoundly nostalgic, only Buenos Aires could have given birth to the tango. An overnight stay gives you time to savor the city's fading, beloved European heritage, its creative intensity, the elegance of its citizens, and its famous night-owl social life.

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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