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Current Topics in Critical Care and Pulmonology

9-Night Argentina, Rio & Sao Paulo
from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 04 - 13, 2023
<em>Celebrity Infinity</em>
Celebrity Infinity
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

Program Purpose: Topics will evaluate recent guidelines and how they should be implemented into the care of patients. Strategies to apply new therapies for critically ill patients with various common ICU diseases such as ARDS, cerebral vascular disease and severe infections will be discussed.

  1. Critical Review of the 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.
  8. Critical Review of the AHA CPR-ACLS Recommendations 2023
    • Support the need for standards and guidelines regarding training and response for BLS and ACLS
    • Expand on the current AHA algorithms by reviewing the most recent literature.
  9. Antimicrobial Resistance: A Global Issue
    • Understand that without effective antimicrobials, the success of modern medicine in treating infections would be at increased risk
  10. Covid-19 critical illness: A Case-Based Discussion & Evidence Review
    • Apply evidence-based practice in the care of seriously ill patients with COVID
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.
Faculty

Daniel H. Kett, MD

Daniel H. Kett, MD
ACMO for Critical Care
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.

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
Tue Apr 04 Buenos Aires, Argentina
- -
Wed Apr 05 Buenos Aires, Argentina
- 6:45 pm
Thu Apr 06 Montevideo, Uruguay
8:45 am 7:00 pm
Fri Apr 07 Punta del Este, Uruguay
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Sat Apr 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Apr 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Apr 10 Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Tue Apr 11 Ilhabela, Brazil
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Apr 12 Buzios, Brazil
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Apr 13 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
5:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Buenos Aires, Argentina - The capital of Argentina throbs with creative energy. In this melting pot of cultures—native American, Spanish colonial, Italian, French, British, and more—the local Porteños greet you warmly with a kiss. Connoisseurs of culture find 300 theaters and 160 museums. Explore the French neoclassical Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, near the port, or Teatro Colón, an opera house with interiors as beautiful as the acoustics, in the Centro. You'll shop till you drop in Buenos Aires, a leader in design. Find clothing, jewelry, and art at lavish Galerías Pacifico, near the port, or browse the fashionable Recoleta quarter for exclusive boutiques. Shop elegant Calle Florida, bustling with bustling with office workers by day and street performers at night. Look for native leather, antiques, and crafts. Eat and drink like a king on your cruise to Argentina, from elegant 19th-century bars to contemporary cafés and restaurants. Discover maté, the local tea, and don't miss the renowned steaks and excellent Malbec wines. Find pizza, pasta, and ice cream on every corner. For dessert, try alfajores, chocolate-covered double-decker cookies filled with dulce de leche.

Montevideo, Uruguay - Montevideo is a thoroughly modern city with a rich artistic tradition, the reach of the rural estancias is all around you. If ever there were a time you were inclined to indulge, delicious steaks are the specialty of the house in virtually every restaurant.

Punta del Este, Uruguay - The Saint-Tropez of Latin America is a favorite summer playground of southernmost South America. Sail the calmer waters or lounge on the beach along a 20-mile shoreline. And witness the big waves breaking at la Brava.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Sao Paulo (Santos), Brazil - Hop on a tour of Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, about 50 miles away. The Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo and Ibirapuera Park, site of a number of architecturally significant buildings, are popular stops, while the Jardins District is a mecca for shopping. Santos offers a relaxed environment. Gonzaga Beach resembles a resort on the French Riviera. Also lovely is Enseada Beach, in Guaruja, just across the estuary from Santos. Coffee lovers will enjoy a visit to Santos' Museu do Cafe (Coffee Museum), housed in a former palace

Ilhabela, Brazil - Ilhabela literally means 'beautiful island' and indeed it is, with its volcanic peaks, beautiful beaches, tropical jungle and a staggering 360 waterfalls. The UNESCO-protected biosphere is home to toucans and capuchin monkeys, shipwrecks and mountains, making it a favorite destination for divers, hikers, surfers and beach-bums alike.

Buzios, Brazil - This peninsula beach resort, made popular in the 1960s by Brigitte Bardot, boasts more than 20 beaches, with those to the west experiencing calmer water than the east-facing Praia's, which are ideal for surfers and windsurfers. Boating, scuba diving and surfing are the most popular activities here, with excellent schools for novices wishing to learn. When the sun dips, enjoy delicious, fresh seafood at one of the popular pay-by-the-kilo restaurants before drinking and dancing the night away at one of the town's popular bars or nightclubs.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Christ the Redeemer, one of the modern Seven Wonders of the World, stands atop the Corcovado peak. Survey the city from a platform below the 125-foot statue or hop on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and get a different perspective of Rio and the Christ. Feel a rush to your senses from the awesome activity on world-famous beaches Ipanema and Copacabana. If the quiet side of Rio is what you seek, a visit to the lush botanical garden—home to some 8,000 species—will delight you!

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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