Event Date/Time: Oct 23, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 31, 2012
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14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢
13.5 AAFP Prescribed Credit(s)
14 Contact Hours
Fees: Physicians - $695
Other Professionals - $450.00
Plus the cost of the cruise

Program Purpose / Objectives

1.Infectious Complications of Aesthetic Medicine
2.Vaginitis/Cervical Cancer
4.Case Studies in STDs
5.MRSA: Asian Perspective
6.Pneumonia: Asian Perspective
7.Influenza: Our Greatest Public Health Hazard
8.HIV Update
9.Infectious Hepatitis
11.Travel Medicine for Physicians
12.Nosocomial Infections: A Threat to Emerging Nations

Key Applications:
•Apply update guidelines in treatments of STDs.
•Recognize and treat atypical infections associated with aesthetic medicine and cosmetic procedures.
•Utilize new diagnostic criteria and treatment options for MRSA infections, pneumonia, and influenza.
•Educate patients how to prepare for international travel.
•Apply new treatment guidelines and diagnosis of TB, HIV, and Hepatitis
•Recognize and diagnose life-threatening bioterrorism infections, nosocomial infections, and sepsis

•Determine history of cosmetic procedures and decisively diagnose and treat associated infections
•Diagnose and treat sexually transmitted disease
•Discuss infectious disease case studies
•Diagnose and treat MRSA
•Discuss new therapeutic options and length of treatment for pneumonia
•Appropriately recommend influenza vaccination and treatment
•Discuss management, drug interactions and various disease patterns of HIV
•Discuss the pathophysiology of Hepatitis B,C and D along with testing and prevention modalities
•Be able to accurately diagnose TB and effectively isolate patients and administer therapy to patients’contacts
•Combine different medications to fight MDR infections
•Identify the presenting symptoms of the most common biological weapons agents
•Properly diagnose sepsis and treat appropriately
•Diagnose vaginitis
This Live activity, Cruise: Infectious Diseases, with a beginning date of October 23, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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