Event Date/Time: Jul 07, 2012 End Date/Time: Jul 14, 2012
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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢
13.5 AAFP Prescribed Credits
14 Contact Hours
Course Fees:
Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $450
Plus the cost of the cruise

Target Audience:
Internists, Family Physicians, Infectious Disease Specialists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

Program Purpose / Objectives:

Course Objectives
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.