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12-Night British Isles Cruise
Round-trip Amsterdam, Netherlands
August 11 - 23, 2017

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
2 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 or by registering online. This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Thank you for your cooperation.
Vera Hupertz, MD was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY (1974-1978) and received her BS in Biology. She attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY and graduated in 1982 with MD. Internship and residency was completed at Rainbow Babies & Children's (RB&C) Hospital, Cleveland, OH by 1985 and Pediatric Gi and Hepatology fellowship by 1988. She maintains 3 board certifications which include: Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, and Pediatric Transplant Hepatology.

Vera stayed on as Staff Physician at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and achieved the level of Associate Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She was made Medical Director of the Pediatric Liver Transplant Team, and was co-director of the Residency Training Program at RB&C. In addition to the above, I developed a residency curriculum for Chronic Care to be used at Health Hill Hospital (now Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation).

She became a staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in July of 2000 and currently has a joint appointment with the Department of Transplant Surgery. She is Medical Director of Pediatric Liver Transplantation. She is Vice Chair of Quality Improvement for the Children's Hospital and Pediatric Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Current interests are liver disease (especially neonatal disease) and liver transplantation, as well as inflammatory bowel diseases.

Michael Macknin, MD graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his PL-1&2 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed his pediatric training with a general pediatric fellowship and outpatient chief residency at Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Macknin is currently a Professor of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and provides general pediatric care on the main campus at Cleveland Clinic and at Huron Hospital. He has been on the pediatric faculty at Harvard University, The University of Chicago, Pennsylvania State University, and The Ohio State University. He is a former Chairman of General Pediatrics at Cleveland Clinic and directed medical student clerkships for 20 years.

Dr. Macknin has published on a wide variety of general pediatric topics including the common cold, teething, bedtime cereal, injury prevention, enuresis, and otitis. Dr. Macknin is on multiple best doctors lists including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly. He has won numerous teaching awards, including housestaff teaching awards from Cleveland Clinic, and Rainbow Babies and Childrens,and received the Master Educator award from the Cleveland Clinic. He is currently a physician advisor for 14 Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine students, is the Cleveland Clinic Principal Investigator for the National Children's Study, and is on the editorial board of Pediatrics in Review.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Behavioral Psychologists, Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
The purpose of this CME activity is to review commonly encountered conditions found among children and adolescents.

Following attendance at this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Determine the most practical approach to addressing recurrent abdominal pain in children
  • Be able to discuss the various presentations of IBD beyond the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Be able to describe the approach to a patient with elevated liver enzymes
  • Be able to apply the correct evaluation approach to patients with suspected foreign bodies
  • Be able to discuss possible future approaches to the treatment of celiac disease through medications
  • Be able to analyze the correct approach to pediatric patients with possible gastroesophageal reflux
  • Be able to explain the pathophysiology of common gastrointestinal problems thus helping with appropriate treatment approaches.
  • Explain the different presentations of allergic gastrointestinal disease
  • Describe keys to proper diagnosis of otitis media
  • Explain how many upper respiratory infections are too many
  • Identify appropriate treatment for eneuris, including, medications, alarms and tests
  • Discuss broad health impact of Vitamin D
  • Discuss which injuries are most common and at what ages they occur.
  • Discuss latest immunizations recommendation, and identify patients at risk for vaccine injury
Conference Sessions generally take place on days at sea (as itinerary allows), giving you plenty of time to enjoy your meals, evenings and ports of call with your companion, family and friends.

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

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

Questions? Call us at 800-422-0711.
We can assist you with all your travel arrangements. We'd be happy to help you plan your flights, hotels or tours before and/or after your cruise conference.
Cruise Itinerary
Fri Aug 11 Amsterdam, Netherlands
- 5:00 pm
Sat Aug 12 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 13 Inverness / Loch Ness Scotland
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Mon Aug 14 Edinburgh, Scotland
9:00 am -
Tue Aug 15 Edinburgh, Scotland
- 6:00 pm
Wed Aug 16 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 17 Liverpool, England
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Aug 18 Belfast, Northern Ireland
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Sat Aug 19 Dublin, Ireland
9:00 am 9:15 pm
Sun Aug 20 Cork (Cobh), Ireland
9:00 am 7:00 pm
Mon Aug 21 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Aug 22 Zeebrugge (Bruges/Brussels/Antwerp), Belgium
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Aug 23 Amsterdam, Netherlands
6:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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