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Topics in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology

Royal Caribbean's Incredible Allure of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
October 7 -14, 2018

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
14 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
3 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs

Course Fees:
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists & Doctors of Pharmacy
$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
Pediatric Institute Vice Chair of Quality & Safety
Medical Director of Pediatric Hepatology and Transplantation
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics CWRU

Dr. Hupertz 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 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.

David Alan Burke, DO, FAAP
Clinical Faculty, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH

Dr.Burke attended medical school at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. He did his Pediatrics Residency at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and he has been practicing Community Pediatrics for Cleveland Clinic since 2000.

He lives in Wooster, Ohio with his wife and 11 year old son, and he enjoys running, hiking, backpacking and multiple outdoor sports.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Early Peanut Introduction: Translation to Clinical Practice
    • Apply updated peanut introduction guidelines in counseling families with infants
  2. Childhood Hypertension
    • Demonstrate an office strategy to accurately measure BP and diagnose hypertension
  3. Lipid Disorders in Children
    • Define the types of dyslipidemia in children
  4. Update on Meningococcal Disease in Adolescents
    • Ascertain a practice approach to current ACIP Men B recommendations
  5. Approach to Children & Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria
    • Define & describe gender dysphorias
  6. Quality Improvement in Pediatric Practice
    • Utilize a quality improvement approach to implementing change and assessing results
  7. Approach to Transitioning Adolescents and Young Adults
    • Define a plan to help families transition their adolescents from pediatric to adult practice
  8. Chronic abdominal pain in children: A pediatric headache
    • Determine the most practical approach to addressing recurrent abdominal pain in children
  9. Inflammatory bowel disease in children: Not just little adults
    • Be able to discuss the various presentations of IBD beyond the gastrointestinal tract
  10. Liver issues?: When to look for it, how to diagnose it, and what happens then
    • Be able to describe the approach to a patient with elevated liver enzymes
  11. Gastrointestinal foreign bodies
    • Be able to apply the correct evaluation approach to patients with suspected foreign bodies.
  12. Common gastrointestinal problems from diarrhea to constipation
    • Be able to explain the pathophysiology of common gastrointestinal problems thus helping with appropriate treatment approaches.
  13. Gastroesophageal reflux and when or if to treat
    • Be able to analyze the correct approach to pediatric patients with possible gastroesophageal reflux.
  14. Celiac disease: from diagnosis to treatment
    • Be able to discuss possible future approaches to the treatment to celiac disease through medications.
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.

MOC Accreditation Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 14 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provide's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

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
Sun Oct 07 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Oct 08 Nassau, The Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Oct 09 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Oct 10 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Oct 11 Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Oct 12 Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Oct 13 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Oct 14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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