Event Date/Time: Jul 08, 2011 End Date/Time: Jul 18, 2011
Registration Date: Jul 07, 2011
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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 an inpatient and outpatient basis
• Recognize the historical significance in our understanding of nosocomial infections in 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

Conference Sessions generally take place during the days at sea (as cruise itinerary allows) to avoid conflicts with Ports of Call or evening entertainment.


Additional Information

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢ 14 Contact Hours Course Fee Physicians $695 All Others - Course Fee $450