Event Date/Time: May 24, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (GMT) End Date/Time: May 31, 2013 / 5:30 am - (GMT)
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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ 14 Contact Hours Course Fees: Physicians - $695 Other Professionals - $450 Plus the cost of the cruise Target Audience Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants Program Purpose / Objectives The purpose of this CME activity is to update practitioners on new antimicrobials and the current recommendations for managing commonly encountered or emerging diseases Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to: •Recognize recent trends in endocarditis diagnosis, treatment, and prevention •Apply updated information to the understanding of C. difficile and other infections of the gastrointestinal tract •Improve understanding of common and uncommon skin and soft-tissue infections •Apply evidence-based information to the management of selected infections encountered in office practice •Update understanding of this sometimes perplexing syndrome and apply it to the clinical setting •Summarize recent guidelines regarding current management of patients with CAP •Review the current status of antibiotic resistance, including VRE and MRSA •Integrate recent developments concerning M. tuberculosis infections into outpatient practice •Summarize our understanding of this Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as it relates to the primary care physician •Incorporate these infectious disease management tips into everyday practice •Enhance understanding of selected mycoses •Recognize the importance and scope of the tremendous progress made in combating and even eradicating infectious diseases worldwide Conference Sessions generally take place during the days at sea (as cruise itinerary allows) to avoid conflicts with Ports of Call or evening entertainment.