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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Infectious Diseases and
Pharmacology: An Interprofessional Update

12-Night Iceland & Ireland Cruise
Round-trip Amsterdam, The Netherlands
July 07 - 19, 2023
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20.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
20 ACPE Credits
20.0 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
This educational activity will provide guidance to improve the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases. This interprofessional activity includes clinical topics, updated guidelines, and pharmacological principals and practice. Leaners will leave this activity with new skills and strategies to work with the interprofessional healthcare team to prevent and improve outcomes in patients. Interactive learning will include photo-based quizzes and Jeopardy
  1. Update in new antimicrobial agents
    • Be familiar with new antimicrobial agents as well as updated indications
  2. Antimicrobial prophylaxis for prevention of infective endocarditis
    • Know key criteria for endocarditis prophylaxis as well as appropriate regimens
  3. Infectious disease word association and image review
    • Recognize key words suggestive of common and uncommon diseases
  4. Update C difficile infection management
    • Know recommended treatment modalities for C difficile infection
  5. Update in intraabdominal infections
    • Prescribe appropriate empiric antimicrobials for intraabdominal infections. Know which antimicrobials are acceptable empiric therapy and which should not be
  6. Skin and soft tissue infections
    • Select appropriate antimicrobial therapy based on likely pathogens for presentation
  7. infectious diseases in international travelers
    • Know relatively common diseases travelers may encounter
  8. Infectious in patients on TNF inhibitors
    • Know principles of managing infections and immunizations of patients on TNF inhibitors
  9. Update HIV infection
    • knowledge of antiretrovirals, opportunistic infections, adverse effects of medications.
  10. Our experience with CoV2
    • Know the history of CoV2, effective treatments, non-effective medications, and national history
  11. Antimicrobial stewardship and infectious disease challenges in Individuals diagnosed with mental illness
  12. Adverse drug reactions, high alert medications and Beers list considerations in vulnerable patients
  13. Navigating the prescribing journey: drug interactions and FDA Box warnings
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

Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Michael J. Tan, MD, FACP, FIDSA
Summa Health Medical Group Infectious Diseases 
Professor of Internal Medicine
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Michael J. Tan, MD is Professor of Internal Medicine at Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) in Rootstown, Ohio. At NEOMED, he is co-course director of the Infection and Immunity Course and Vice-Chair of the Infectious Disease Section of the Principles of Medicine Course.  Dr. Tan is Lead Physician for Summa Health Medical Group-Infectious Disease at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio where he is also Clinical Physician, Infectious Diseases and HIV as well as Medical Director for the Summa Health Clinical Research Center.

Dr. Tan is board certified in infectious disease and internal medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the Northeastern Universities College of Medicine (now NEOMED) and completed his residency training at Summa Health System. He then completed a fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Dr. Tan is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). He is Regent for the American College of Physicians and immediate past-Governor for the Ohio Chapter of the ACP.

Dr. Tan’s primary research interests include participation in multi-centered controlled trials of new and novel treatments for Clostridium difficile infection, skin and soft tissue infection, and pneumonia. He is co-editor of Tan JS, File TM Jr., Salata RA, Tan MJ (eds.) Expert Guide to Infectious Diseases, 2nd edition (2008, ACP Press) and Rosenthal KS and Tan MJ (eds.) Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology 3rd edition (2010, Mosby). Dr. Tan is listed in Best Doctors in America (2010 to present).

Tammie Lee Demler, PharmD, BS Pharm, MBA, RPh, BCGP, BCPP

Tammie Lee Demler, PharmD, BS Pharm, MBA, RPh, BCGP, BCPP
Recipient of the "2019 Teacher of the Year Award" State University of New York at Buffalo - School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Winner of the "2019 Niagara Education Award of the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier".


Clinical Associate Professor
The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Clinical Assistant Professor
University at Buffalo School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
D'Youville College School of Pharmacy
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist and Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director
New York State Office of Mental Health
Buffalo, New York

 Tammie Lee Demler received her Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science degrees at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. 

Dr  Demler is a dually Board-Certified Specialist in both Psychiatric and Geriatric Pharmacy and is currently the Director of Pharmacy Services and Pharmacy residency training at the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. 

She holds numerous academic appointments, including Clinical Associate Professor for SUNY Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, D'Youville College School of Pharmacy, University of Florida School of Pharmacy, and Clinical Instructor for the Erie County Community College Pharmacy Technician Certification Program.

She  collaborates with both the National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) to develop board examinations that establish the minimum competencies expected for new practitioners for practice in an ever changing clinical environment. Prior to embarking on her academic and institutional career, Dr. Demler's clinical practice focused on ambulatory care in community pharmacy.

Dr. Demler has authored and co-authored numerous original research articles and expert reviews for print media. She is a regular contributor to U.S. Pharmacist and reviewer for Pharmacist's Letter

Prior to launching Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice, Dr. Demler authored a chapter on insomnia in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy's (ACCP's) Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment. She also has provided expert pharmacotherapeutic consultation for other books such as the Side Effects of Drugs: Annual Volume 36 and Clinical Consult to Psychiatric Nursing for Advanced Practice . She has presented medication continuing education programs internationally and nationally, and is an Academic Educator for the New York State Medicaid Prescriber Education program sponsored by the New York Department of Health. 

Dr. Demler served as President of both the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York and the Pharmacists Association of Western New York. Dr. Demler is also a local media personality, hosting her own weekly TV talk show as well as a weekly community affairs radio segment. She has won a number of prestigious national, state, and local awards acknowledging both her professional and community-based contributions.

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
Fri Jul 07 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- 5:00 pm
Sat Jul 08 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jul 10 Akureyri, Iceland
9:00 am 8:00 pm
Tue Jul 11 Isafjordur, Iceland
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Jul 12 Reykjavik, Iceland
8:00 am -
Thu Jul 13 Reykjavik, Iceland
- 1:00 pm
Fri Jul 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sat Jul 15 Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland
11:00 am 8:00 pm
Sun Jul 16 Belfast, Northern Ireland
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jul 17 Cobh (Cork), Ireland
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Jul 18 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jul 19 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Amsterdam is a great city to discover the charms of northern Europe. The graceful canals of its central district are lined with beautiful gabled houses. It's many, grand art museums display masterpieces of Rembrandt and Vermeer and the largest collection of Van Gogh's work is found here. Fine food is also easy to find along with ample opportunities for shopping (including excellent vintage finds). This great city is well worth a day or two's stay before your cruise.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Akureyri, Iceland -  Akureyi, Iceland's second largest city—affectionately known as the Capital of North Iceland—is one of the country's most important ports and fishing centers. Today, Akureyi is creating something of a buzz for its cool café scene, growing gourmet movement and bustling nightlife. But don't let that fool you. The atmosphere here is always laidback. From a fabulous summer festival program (energized by the near 24-hour daylight), to some of the best winter skiing you could wish for, Akureyi is a great base for exploring Eyjafjörður, Iceland's longest fjord, all year round.

Isafjordur, Iceland - Marvel at the stunning natural beauty of Iceland on an Isafjordur cruise, where you’ll find a small town surrounded by snow-capped mountains, pristine water, and jaw-dropping vistas. As the largest settlement in the Westfjords, Isafjordur is the ideal place to discover northern Iceland’s unspoiled terrain and spot wildlife, including whales, seals, and arctic foxes, in their natural habitat. Go birdwatching on the nearby island of Vigur. Visit the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, or head to Dynjandi, a group of waterfalls known as the jewel of the region. During your time in Isafjordur, you’ll witness dramatic landscapes you won’t soon forget.

Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland's capital and largest city is located on the country's southwest coast at the head of Faxafloi Bay. Settled in 877 AD, Reykjavik has grown into an important seaport and center of government and education with theatres, museums and observatories. Interestingly, this modern city still chooses to use water from nearby hot springs to heat all of its buildings.

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland - Scotland's largest city, Glasgow's skyline is a kaleidoscope of architectural gems, encompassing the magnificent 12th century cathedral, the stunning Victorian cityscape and revolutionary Art Nouveau. Against this backdrop, the famed art galleries and museums of Glasgow have ensured that its cultural heritage stands alongside that of other major European cities. See works by some of the worlds greatest artists at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum housing a superb collection of paintings by, among others, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh and Picasso.

Belfast, Northern Ireland - So much of Ireland's political history is tied up in Belfast that many visitors are surprised to find that it is also a modern city, blending old and new effortlessly as the troubles of its pass fade into history. A day trip away are the Giants' Causeway (a series of stone pillars that extends to Scotland) and the spectacular Antrim coast.

Cobh (Cork), Ireland - Cobh is just a short train ride to charming Cork, Ireland, whose hilly streets echo with the music of what is renowned to be Ireland's most talkative citizenry. Visit local artisans and witness their skills in the arts of weaving and cutting crystal. The charming English Market is a great place to get a taste of the local flavors (including the chance for an excellent meal at the Farmgate Cafe located within). Also, Cork's lovely art museum has many fine works by lesser known artists from the last few centuries.

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