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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Royal Caribbean's <em>Majesty of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas
5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

September 16 - 21, 2019
12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
12 ACPE Credits
8 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
12.0 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.

Trevor Mills, MD, MPH

Trevor Mills, MD, MPH
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California Health
Chief of Emergency Medicine
Veterans Affairs 
Northern California Health Care System.  Dr. Mills, is an academic emergency physician at the University of California Davis and the Chief of Emergency Medicine at the VA Northern California Heath Care System. 

His undergraduate education was at the University of Oregon and he subsequently attended medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. His lifelong interest in Trauma, including the treatment and prevention of injuries, was sparked in his EM residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, and his time as an attending at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Commitment to the study of inquiry prevention paved the way for his Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas Houston. 

He currently resides in Davis California, with his wife and family.

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

Thomas M File Jr., MD, MSc, MACP, FIDSA, FCCP
Chair, Infectious Disease Division, Summa Health
Akron, OH
Professor, Internal Medicine
Master Teacher
Chair, Infectious Disease Section Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
Rootstown, Ohio 

Dr Thomas File is Chair of the Infectious Disease Division at Summa Health System 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 Vice 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, immunizations in adults, antimicrobial stewardship, 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.

Program Purpose / Objectives
The purposes of the lectures are to provide up to date and evidenced-based information regarding the diagnosis, management and prevention of various infectious diseases that are clinically relevant to the practicing physician. Upon attending the presentations and participating in case discussions, the attendees will have a better understanding of appropriate preventative vaccines and diagnostic methods, awareness of newer antimicrobial agents, and better appreciation of therapeutic principles to provide better care for patients with infections.

Included will be a discussion of issues of vaccine hesitancy, anti-vaxers, and strategies to increase vaccine uptake (especially in light of the increase cases of measles in 2019).

Trauma is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States, and a systematic, evidence based, team approach can save lives, decrease disability and improve outcomes. In addition an evidnece based approach will lead to better utilization of resources and cost savings. In addition I will also provide up to date information on the Treatment of neurological emergencies, that will help with team managment of the stroke or suspected stroke patient, including how to take care of these patients in a system that may or may not be a designated stroke center.

The patient with the red eye can have minor or serious pathology, a quick approach to making the correct diagnosis will be discussed. Finally, abdominal pain can be a spectrum of disease processes, this lecture will help the clinician quickly narrow the diagnosis and chose the right imaging options.

  1. A Novel Approach to the Red Eye
    • Quickly identify and treat the common causes of the red eye
  2. DecisionmakingrulesinTrauma
    • Utilizesimpledecisionmakingrulestomoreefficientlytreattheinjuredpatient
  3. Updatesintheevaluationofneurologicemergencies
    • Developastrategyfortheapproachtothepatientwithanew neurological complaint
  4. VisualPerlesinTrauma
    • Usevisualperlestoexploredifficultdiagnoses
  5. Evaluating the patient with abdominal pain
    • Learn an objective approach to the patient with abdominal pain
  6. HeroicproceduresintheED
    • Utilizeuptodatetechniquesfortheperfomanceofdifficultprocedures
  7. Update Adult Immunization
    • List New recommendations by CDC for adult immunizations.
    • List barriers to vaccine uptake
  8. Antimicrobial Stewardship
    • List benefits of Stewardship
    • List interventions to improve antibiotic use
  9. New developments in management of respiratory tract infections (RTIs)
    • List common pathogens of RTIS
    • List appropriate diagnostic studies and treatment of RTIs
  10. Update Sexually transmitted Infections (STIs)
    • List diagnosis and treatment for common STIs
  11. Infectious Associated with Opioid Use
    • List infections associated with opioid use
  12. Emerging Infections
    • Define and list recent emerging infections; Know how to manage a patient with Zika; List criteria for pandemics
  13. Infectious Disease Pearls and Case Discussions
    • Understand nuances of treating various 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.
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

Mon Sep 16 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Tue Sep 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Sep 18 Key West, Florida
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Sep 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Sep 20 Nassau, Bahamas
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Sep 21 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Key West, Florida - A distinctly American town with the look and feel of the Caribbean, Key West unlocks myriad attractions. Ride the Conch Train to the famous sights: Ernest Hemingway's home, the Audubon House, and the "Little White House", where President Truman spent many a working vacation. Hop a catamaran to America's only living coral reef to snorkel with dolphins. Or climb into the open cockpit of a World War II biplane for an unforgettable aerial tour of the Keys.

Nassau, Bahamas - The captivating capital of the 700 Bahamian islands. Attractions include forts to explore, coral reefs to snorkel and a fascinating straw market to shop

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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