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Topics in Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Gastroenterology

Royal Caribbean's Stupendous Freedom of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

7-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip San Juan, Puerto Rico
December 9 - 16, 2018

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.

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.
Samuel Menahem, MB, BS, MD, MEd (Melb), MPM (Mon), FRACP, FACC, FCSANZ
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.

Grzegorz W. Telega, MD, MBA
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Medical Director
Pediatric Liver Disease and Liver Transplant Program
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dr Telega developed one of the most successful pediatric liver disease and liver transplant program in the country. He published scientific articles with the intention to influence the clinical medicine. Work on utility of percutaneous cholangiography affected diagnostic work up of biliary atresia.

Dr Telega developed standards liver/kidney transplant in polycystic liver kidney disease. He participated in the international project analyzing approaches of primary care providers to outpatient management of obesity, participated in the study evaluating utility of ultra-sonographic measurement of epicardial fat in management of obesity and metabolic syndrome.

He performed large scale epidemiological study on prevalence of type 2 diabetes. His projects stem from the questions facing physician scientist in clinical practice and help to provide more effective and more cost-efficient care.

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Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners. Attorneys, Psychologists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Celiac disease
    • Recognize presenting symptoms of celiac disease.
    • List conditions associated with increased risk of celiac disease.
    • Describe diagnostic process for celiac disease.
    • Identify benefits of gluten free diet in celiac disease.
  2. Liver profile
    • Describe presenting symptoms in pediatric liver disease.
    • Classify symptoms into pathophysiological groups.
    • List differential diagnosis for main pathophysiologic group
  3. Genetic and metabolic liver disease
    • List the most common genetic and metabolic liver disorders.
    • Summarize available therapeutic options.
  4. Autoimmune liver disease
    • List the most common autoimmune liver diseases.
    • Integrate screening and evaluation of autoimmune liver disease into primary practice
  5. Gastrointestinal emergencies
    • Apply systematic approach to the evaluation of gastrointestinal emergencies.
  6. Pediatric Constipation
    • Apply systematic approach to diagnosis of pediatric constipation.
    • Develop office based strategy for medical and behavioral treatment of constipation.
  7. Gastroesophageal reflux
    • Apply systematic approach to diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux.
    • Develop office based strategy for medical and behavioral management of reflux.
  8. Blue baby - Diagnosis and management
    • Exclude common and generally benign causes of cyanosis in the newborn
    • Consider and confidently diagnose cyanotic heart disease allowing for timely intervention and better outcomes.
  9. The Vomiting Baby
    • This session hopes to bring together the common and uncommon causes of vomiting in the young baby thereby allowing for recognition of those more serious cases warranting admission, and/or medical or surgical intervention.
  10. The Crying Infant - Infant Distress syndrome
    • While all babies cry, those that continuously do so present to the clinical 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.
  11. The Recognition of the "Very" Sick Child
    • Upon completion of the session participants hopefully will be able to recognise the very sick child and to institute appropriate and immediate treatment to ensure the best outcome.
  12. Communicating with your Patients - A Paediatric Perspective
    • This interactive session will allow participants to reflect on their own practice with the aim of achieving a therapeutic interview as described by Winnicott.
  13. Paediatric Cardiology - An Overview
    Part 1. Acquired Heart Disease
    Part 2. Congenital Heart Diseas
    • Following this presentation, participants should have an overall understanding of pediatric cardiology, recognise gaps in their knowledge and be more confident in making appropriate referrals.
  14. Recognising Heart Disease in Childhood - where there is little or no murmurs - Traps the Clinicians may wish to avoid
    • The question and answer session hopefully will alert participants to recognise the not so obvious but yet significant heart disease in childhood to allow for timely referral and treatment.
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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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 Dec 09 San Juan, Puerto Rico
- 8:30 pm
Mon Dec 10 At Sea
Lectures 8:00 am-12 Noon; 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
- -
Tue Dec 11 Willemstad, Curacao
8:00 am 8:00 pm
Wed Dec 12 Oranjestad, Aruba
7:00 am 11:00 pm
Thu Dec 13 Kralendijk, Bonaire
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Dec 14 At Sea
Lectures 8:00 am-12 Noon; 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
- -
Sat Dec 15 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sun Dec 16 San Juan, Puerto Rico
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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