Event Date/Time: Apr 04, 2009 End Date/Time: Apr 18, 2009
Registration Date: Apr 03, 2009
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Description

Target Audience
ID Specialists, Primary Care Physicians, Internists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners

Program Purpose / Objectives
To update practitioners on new antimicrobials and the current recommendations for managing commonly encountered or emerging diseases, travel medicine and potential biowarfare exposure. Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:
• Review rules of travel
• Recognize common travel syndromes
• Identify value of Malarial prophylaxis
• Relate that lifestyle, social interactions, travel and food processing all contribute to the emergence of new pathogens
• Deduce that the emergence of new pathogens can to some extent be prevented by attention to ecology and antibiotic prescription
• Update the practicing healthcare provider with the history of influenza
• Update the practicing healthcare provider with the presentation of influenza
• Describe the pathophysiology of influenza
• Identify common pathogens encountered in influenza
• Summarize pandemic prevention strategies as well as public health and personal guidelines for the prevention of disease transmission
• Describe the presentation of pneumonia and SARS
• Explain the pathophysiology of pneumonia and SARS
• Identify common pathogens encountered in pneumonia
• Relate how to manage the patient with pneumonia both as inpatient and outpatient basis
• Recognize the historical significance in our understanding of nosocomial infections is the reduction of mortality
• Explain the epidemiology of nosocomial infections
• Review the management of common nosocomial infections
• Distinguish smallpox from other rashes
• Recognize inhalation anthrax
• Review the nature of biologic weapons

Venue

Cruise the Far East
Thailand
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Additional Information

14 Category 1 CME Credits Fees: Physicians - $695 Other Professionals - $450 Cancellation Policy for Course