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Topics in Adult and Pediatric Medicine

Royal Caribbean's Wonderful Voyager of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas

8-Night Australia Cruise Conference
Round-trip Sydney, Australia
November 13 - 21, 2017
Optional: 2 Night Pre-Cruise Hotel in Sydney

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

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.
Course Fee Cancellation Policy:
30 days from sailing-None; 7-29 days-50%; Less than 7 days-100%

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.
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Monash University
Consultant Paediatrician/Paediatric Cardiologists in Teaching Hospitals and in Consultant
Private Practice in Melbourne, Australia
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
Fellow of the Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand

Professor Samuel Menahem from Melbourne Australia is a Consultant Paediatrician with extensive experience in General Paediatrics and Neonatology. In addition he has researched and published widely on the interface of Child Psychiatry and Paediatrics and has trained as a Child Psychotherapist. He has a subspecialty of Paediatric Cardiology extending from the foetus to the adult with congenital heart disease.

He has held Consultant appointments at the Royal Children's Hospital both as a Physician and Cardiologist, and at Monash Medical Centre as a Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Cardiologist. He has previously headed the General Paediatric Unit and the Paediatric Cardiology Unit and was Foundation Co-Director of the Foetal Cardiac Unit at the latter institution. He continues to hold consultant appointments as a Paediatrician and Cardiologist at a number of teaching and private hospitals.

Professor Menahem has an illustrious academic career. He graduated as top of his year from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. He gained his specialist qualification to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians after completing his residency at the previous Prince Henry's Hospital, Melbourne. His Membership was subsequently elevated to a Fellowship of that College. He also is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

He completed a research Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Melbourne and also a Masters in Education (Higher education) from the same university, and a Master of Psychological Medicine from Monash University. He has held academic appointments at the University of Melbourne and Deakin University and remains a full professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Monash University being a member of a number of its Departments. He continues to teach and mentor students and graduates from all three universities. He has also been a Visiting Professor and/or Examiner to institutions overseas and has presented and lectured at National and International Meetings. He continues to be active especially in clinical research and has an extensive publication list.

Professor Menahem now spends most of his time in private consultant practice and continues to conduct teaching clinics in rural Victoria. Although his referral base is from the surrounding areas with a dedicated referral pattern, his reputation has extended far and wide with referrals from other parts of Melbourne, country areas and even interstate. Many of his patients have stayed with him since infancy into adult life including a number of women with congenital heart disease who he has successfully cared for during their pregnancies. His consultations are always conducted using a holistic approach.

Barry P McGrath, MBBS, MD, FRACP
Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Deputy Chair, Australian Medical Council Board of Examiners

Barry McGrath is a physician and formerly Professor of Vascular Medicine at Monash Health, Victoria. His academic career spans a 36-year period as a full-time clinical academic and research leader in cardiovascular medicine.

He has supervised 12 PhD students, 12 postdoctoral fellows and is author/co-author of 6 books and 235 refereed journal articles. He has been a leader in medical education in Australia and is currently Chair of the Clinical Assessment Committee for the Australian Medical Council. He is a proud grandfather of nine lovely kids.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. The Blue Baby
  2. The Vomiting Baby
  3. The Crying Infant
  4. Feeding Problems in Toddlers
  5. An Overview of Pediatric Cardiology
  6. Recognizing the Sick Child
  7. Communicating with your patients
  8. Out of Office Blood Pressure Monitoring
  9. Cardiovascular Risk Management
  10. Insulin Resistance and Vascular Disease
  11. Peripheral Arterial Disease
  12. Understanding Heart Failure
  13. Heart Failure Management
  14. Venous Incompetence
Learning Objectives:
  1. Following the presentation participants should be able to exclude common and generally benign causes of cyanosis in the newborn, and to consider and confidently diagnose cyanotic heart disease allowing for timely intervention and better outcomes
  2. This session hopes to bring together the common and uncommon causes of vomiting in the young baby thereby allowing for the recognition of those more serious cases warranting admission, and/or medical or surgical intervention.
  3. While all babies cry, those that continuously do so present to the clinician for diagnosis and effective management. The session will highlight the not uncommon causes that may be simply dealt with. It will also describe the complexity of the problem and its management especially if simple interventions have been carried out but with little improvement.
  4. The session brings together the multiple considerations which may lead to feeding problems in the young thereby allowing the participants to more readily achieve early resolution.
  5. Upon completion of the session participants hopefully will be able to recognize the very sick child and to institute appropriate and immediate treatment to ensure the best outcomes.
  6. This interactive session will allow participants to reflect on their own practice with the aim of achieving a therapeutic interview as described by Winnicott.
  7. Following this presentation, participants should have an overall understanding of paediatric cardiology, recognise gaps in their knowledge and be more confident in making appropriate referrals.
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

Optional: 2 Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package in Sydney

Nov 13 Sydney, Australia - 06:30 pm
Nov 14 Cruising - -
Nov 15 Brisbane, Australia 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Nov 16 Cruising - -
Nov17 Willis Island (Cruising), Australia 2:00 pm 3:00 pm
Nov 18 Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Optional tours to Great Barrier Reef
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Nov 19 Cruising - -
Nov 20 Cruising - -
Nov 21 Sydney, Australia 6:30 am -
*Optional- 2 Night Pre - Cruise Hotel Package in Sydney

Travelodge Wynyard, Sydney, Australia

Travelodge Hotel Sydney Wynyard is ideally located adjacent to the Wynyard railway station and is a stones throw away from many major Sydney attractions including The Opera House, Harbour Bridge and historical The Rocks area.

* Nov 11:: Travelodge Wynyard Hotel Sydney, Australia
* Nov 12: Travelodge Wynyard Hotel Sydney, Australia
Rates starting at *USD$182 per night, based on double occupancy
*Prices and availability are subject to change.


Must See In Sydney

Climb the Iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge

  • Nicknamed "the coathanger", the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a great engineering feat, originally opened in 1932. Visitors are free to walk or cycle across this vast structure that spans Sydney Harbour.
  • Walk Sydney's Magnificent Bondi to Coogee Trail

  • There are several beaches near Bondi that are just as beautiful, including Tamarama, Bronte and Coogee. To appreciate this amazing piece of coastline, join the Bondi to Coogee Walk which links all these beaches and showcases Sydney's finest ocean views.
  • Sail on Sydney's Beautiful Harbour

  • Taking a ferry ride to Manly remains one of Sydney's signature travel experiences.

  • Great Barrier Reef Tour

    Explore the worl's largest coral reef, relax on the Whitsunday Islands and wonder at the dense rainforests of the world-heritage listed Wet Tropics. The 2,300-kilometre Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. Home to diverse marine life of the most vivid colours, experiencing the Reef is a life-changing adventure, whether you do it in luxury or on a budget. See the Reef by scuba, snorkel, glass-bottom boat, jet ski, semi-submersible, sail boat, from the air or even skydive to completely immerse yourself in this wonder of the world.

    For more information , please call 1-800-422-0711 or 1-727-526-1571 and talk to one of our agents.

    Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
    independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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