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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Current Topics in Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases for Primary Care

7-Night Eastern Caribbean & CocoCay Cruise
Round-trip Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
July 14 - 21, 2024
Royal Caribbean's <em>Wonder of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 (part II) MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
7.0 Hours of Pharmacology for Nurse Practitioners
16.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$795 for Physician Assistants
$595 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Concussion Compass: Navigating Diagnosis, Recovery, and Return to Play
    • Define your role in diagnosing and managing concussion
  2. Wilderness Medicine
    • Develop an understanding of how to provide healthcare in resource poor settings.
  3. The Red Flags in the Patient with Low Back Pain
    • Discuss an evidence based approach to the patient with low back pain ruling out high risk pathologies
  4. Splinting Strategies Unveiled: Engineering Stability, Enhancing Healing
    • Discuss the different types of splint materials, the pros and cons of each, and the essentials to application of each of the different types of splints
  5. Prescription for change - does this need antibiotics?
    • Create an evidence based approach to patients who present with infectious symptoms
  6. Foreign Body retrieval - get after it!
    • Develop an approach to the patient with a foreign body and it's retrieval
  7. Don't get bent out of shape - Reducing Dislocated Joints
    • Identify dislocated joints, assess for neurovascular injuries, and techniques to reduce the joints
  8. Respiratory Infections and Sports Participation
    • Create a standardized approach to patients with a respiratory infection and counseling regarding return to sport
  9. Update Adult Immunizations
    • List new recommendations for adult vaccines
  10. Antimicrobial Stewardship and update of new antimicrobials
    • List the benefits of stewardship; List interventions to improve antibiotic use. Understand when to use newer antibiotics
  11. Update on management of Respiratory Infections
    • List common pathogens of RTIs; List appropriate diagnosis and treatment of RTIs
  12. Update on the management of skin and soft tissue infections
    • Have a better understanding for use of antibiotics and when for need for surgery for skin infections
  13. Update management of UTIs and STIs
    • Describe difference of asymptomatic bacteriuria from symptomatic UTI; List appropriate antibiotics for STIs
  14. Emerging Infections: Includes COVID -19 and recdent outbreaks
    • Know when to recognize an infectious disease outbreak
  15. Infectious Disease Pearls and Case Discussions
    • Understand nuances of treating varous infectious disease cases
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.

Neha Raukar, MD, MS, CAQSM

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and Science
Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Vice Chair Academic Affairs and Faculty Development - Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

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

Sun Jul 14 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Jul 15 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Jul 16 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Jul 17 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Jul 18 Roatan, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Jul 19 Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 2:00 pm
Sat Jul 20 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 21 Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida - As the home of Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral is the launching point for all-out adventure in Central Florida. Its beaches offer a mix of family-friendly shores and secluded swaths of sand. And with Orlando’s theme park sprawl only an hour away, you can easily mingle with your favorite characters. Beyond the parks lie equally amusing gems packed with Old Florida character. Kayak past manatees in the Banana River Lagoon and zip line above alligators at Brevard Zoo. Discover notable art museums and Park Avenue’s ritzy charm. Orlando cruises give you access to trace the region’s roots at the Orange County Regional History Museum.

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.

CocoCay Map

Perfect Day at CocoCay

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Cozumel, Mexico - With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.

Roatan, Honduras - The island of Roatan is known for its glittering bays and colorful coral reefs perfect for outdoor adventures like snorkeling and scuba diving. Discover your inner pirate in Roatan, where you can taste local rum, swim among starfish at Starfish Alley, or sample fresh seafood at local restaurants.

The 40-mile-long island borders the second-longest barrier reef on the globe, which attracts many divers each year. Go horseback riding at Little French Cay or unwind in paradise at West Bay. Don’t forget to try conch fritters and rum cake during your visit.

Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

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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