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Hyatt Regency Sarasota * | Sarasota, USA
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Specialty: , Emergency Medicine, Immunology
Dates: From Mar, 31, 2014 to Apr, 4, 2014
Location: Sarasota, USA
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 695 to 845 USD
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Hyatt Regency Sarasota *

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American Medical Seminars, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


AMA American Medical Seminars, Inc. designates these live activities for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  Non US-Licensed Physicians: The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in these CME activities are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
AAFP These live activities have been reviewed and are acceptable for up to 
20 Prescribed Credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ACEP These activities have been approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 20 Hours of ACEP Category I Credit.
ACOG The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has assigned 
20 Cognate Credits to these programs.
AAP Where indicated: This continuing medical education activity has been reviewed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is acceptable for a maximum of 20 AAP Credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
AAPA AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of the number of hours indicated of Category I credit for completing this program.
CFPC Members of The College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive up to 20 Mainpro-M1 Credits for attendance at this meeting/event due to a reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.
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Following this course, the participant should be able to appraise the epidemiology and classify commonly presenting infectious diseases; differentiate among the various serious infections requiring immediate therapy; apply appropriate use of laboratory studies and determine when to refer to a specialist. This activity is expected to result in improved competence in making an appropriate diagnosis and providing effective treatment and referral or follow-up care with the overall goal of improving patient outcomes. 

The emphasis will be on aligning physician behavior with current guidelines and evidence-based medicine, as indicated within each topic’s specific objectives, with a focus on diagnosis, treatment and when to refer. Since Infectious Diseases is a specialty field of medicine that affects all areas of Primary Care to include: FM, IM, EM and Pediatrics, this course was designed to cover the spectrum of Infectious Diseases essential to all practitioners at the level of a practicing physician.


Valerianna Amorosa, M.D. Perelman School of Medicine at the University
of Pennsylvania Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine; Chief of Infectious
Diseases, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
William T. Ayoub, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. Geisinger Medical Group, Geisinger Health System Director, Department of Rheumatology, State College, PA
Robert A. Belfer, M.D., F.A.A.P. Perelman School of Medicine at the University
of Pennsylvania Professor of Clinical Pediatrics; Director, Children's
Emergency Department, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia at
Virtua, Voorhees, NJ
Vandana Y. Bhide, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., A.B.I.H.M.
Mayo Clinic Florida Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Program, Instructor and Physician, Division of Hospital
Internal Medicine, Jacksonville, FL
Lawrence H. Brent, M.D. Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Associate Professor of Medicine; Head, Division of
Rheumatology and Director, Einstein Arthritis Center,
Einstein Medical Center, Einstein Healthcare Network,
Philadelphia, PA
Andrew Chang, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.A.E.M. Albert Einstein College of Medicine Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine;
Attending Physician, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Stephen C. Eppes, M.D., F.A.A.P. Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE
Robert S. Fawcett, M.D., M.S.Ed.
Penn State Hershey School of Medicine Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community
Medicine; Associate Program Director, Family Medicine
Residency Program, York Hospital, York, PA; Certificate of
Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine
Lisa R. Ferentz, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.-C., DAPA The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and
Education, Inc. Founder and President; Clinical Social Worker, Private
Practice and Clinical Social Work Consultant, Baltimore, MD
Kevin S. Ferentz, M.D. University of Maryland School of Medicine Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family and
Community Medicine; Staff Physician, Baltimore Medical
System, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Michael A. Gibbs, M.D., F.A.C.E.P. University of North Carolina School of Medicine,
Charlotte Campus Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chair, Department of
Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center,
Charlotte, NC
Stephen J. Gluckman, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A. Perelman School of Medicine at the University of
Pennsylvania Professor of Medicine; Medical Director, Penn Global
Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Michael P. Goldfinger, M.D., F

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1000 Blvd. of the Arts
Sarasota, Florida
Phone (941)953-1234
Toll Free (800)233-1234
Please note: If you have any problems making your reservations through the Hyatt’s 1-800#, please call our office Toll Free at 866-267-4263 or Direct at 941-388-1766 and we will be happy to make those reservations for you.
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You may make reservations and receive the Exclusive Discounted Rates for American Medical Seminars, Inc. attendees in any of the following ways:

1.  To make your hotel reservations on-line, click here and follow the instructions.
2.  You may register by mail by clicking here and completing the reservation form and mailing it to:
  American Medical Seminars, Inc.
  P.O. Box 49947
  Sarasota, FL 34230
3.  Call the Hyatt directly at 800-233-1234. Please Note: if you have any problems making your hotel reservations, please call our office directly and we will be happy to assist you.
4.  Call our office Toll Free at 866-267-4263 and any of our staff members would be happy to make your reservations for you.

Exclusive Discounted Rates for American Medical Seminars, Inc. Attendees are Year Round, Subject to Availability.
By staying at this hotel, you will also help AMS, Inc. meet its contractual obligations; thereby, helping us keep future hotel guest room rates and registration fees reasonable.
EFFECTIVE DATES   AMS Rate   6th Night & Beyond Bonus Rate*

11/3/13 - 1/18/14   $169.00   50% off remaining nights ($84.50)
1/19/14 - 4/26/14   $209.00   25% off remaining nights ($156.75)
4/27/14 - 6/28/14   $169.00   50% off remaining nights ($84.50)

Daily rate, single or double occupancy are subject to 12% tax. Credit card guarantee required.

* The “6th Night & Beyond Bonus Rate” is limited to a maximum of five nights at the 50% or 25% discount. AMS rates (standard contracted rates and/or the 25% or 50% discounted rate) are only guaranteed for three nights prior to the program start date and three nights beyond the conclusion of the program (subject to availability). For those attending consecutive multiple programs further restrictions may apply regarding the 25% or 50% discounted rate and reservations must be made through our office by calling toll-free at 866-267-4263.
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Phone: 866-267-4263 (TOLL FREE) or 941-388-1766

Fax: 941-365-7073

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