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Topics in Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Royal Caribbean's  Harmony of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas

7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Fort Lauderdale, FL
February 24 - March 03, 2019

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

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.
Daniel B. Kessler, MD, FAAP
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona

Dr. Kessler is a board certified Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician with over 35 years of clinical experience. For 21 years he was the Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Children's Health Center of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

Prior to his recent retirement from clinical practice he was the Medical Director of the Children's Developmental Center at Southwest Human Development where he established a transdisciplinary evaluation program for young children with complex developmental and behavioral problems.

He also ran his private practice in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Daniel B. Kessler MD and Associates. Danny received his MD degree at New York University School of Medicine and completed his Internship and Residency Training both at NYU-Bellevue in New York and at Children's Hospital Boston where he did both an Ambulatory Pediatric Residency and completed fellowship training in Family Violence and then in Child Development with noted "baby doctor" T. Berry Brazelton MD.

From 1983 to 1990 Danny was the Director of the Division of Child Development and Behavior and the Carl C. Icahn Program for the Prevention of Child Abuse at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in NYC. In addition to his abiding interest in babies and the earliest relationships, Danny applied his expertise and experience in the evaluation of children with autistic spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and related co-morbidities, problems of learning and emotional adjustment, feeding and self-regulation.

In 1999 Danny coedited with his colleague Peter Dawson MD the book Failure to Thrive and Pediatric Undernutrition: A Transdisciplinary Approach with the expressed purpose of ending the use of the pejorative "Failure to Thrive" label. Recently Danny has been working with a distinguished multidisciplinary group through the organization "Feeding Matters" to revise our understanding of Pediatric Feeding Disorders. In 2013 Danny was honored by the Phoenix Business Journal as it's Health Care Hero in the Physician category. He has also been selected on numerous occasions as a Best Doc by Phoenix Magazine and Best Doctors of America.

Clinton Allen Musil, Jr., MD
Medical Director and Senior Vice President of Medical Services
Frontier Health, Inc.
Johnson City, TN
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate, Tennessee
Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners
Nashville, TN

Allen Musil has been practicing child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry for over 20 years. His education includes an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, a stint at Dallas Theological Seminary, and medical school at Quillen College of Medicine in Tennessee.

He completed a triple board residency and fellowship at the University of Kentucky and is board certified in general pediatrics, child-adolescent psychiatry, and adult psychiatry. He has worked as an emergency room pediatrician and medical director of both in and out patient child psychiatric services. He currently works as a child psychiatrist and medical director for Frontier Health in Johnson City, TN.

He is also a part time assistant clinical professor at East Tennessee State University and Lincoln Memorial University in both the departments of pediatrics and psychiatry. He has been appointed by TN Governor Haslam for participation on the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners. His expertise is in ADHD issues, mood disorders, and autistic disorders.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Pediatricians, Psychiatrists, Behavioral Psychologists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Everything you wanted to ask a developmental pediatrician, almost
    • Upon completion of this session participants should be able to summarize the basic distinctions between developmental pediatricians, psychologists and child psychiatrists.
  2. Autism: A Case Based Presentation (Early Identification)
    • Upon completion of this session participants should be able to describe the basic characteristics in young children on the autistic spectrum.
  3. ADHD: Treatment Protocol for Primary Care Providers
    • Upon completion of this session participants should be able to manage and follow children with ADHD.
  4. Preschool ADHD
    • Upon completion of this session participants should be able to employ a number of interventions to assist young children with ADHD
  5. Sleep Problems in Kids
    • Upon completion of this session participants should be able to apply this knowledge to assist parents in assuring safe and restful sleep for their children.
  6. Kids who are Mad, Kids who are Sad, Kids who are Bad
    • Upon completion of this session participants will be able to recognize common behavioral challenges in children.
  7. Pediatric Feeding Disorders: A New Conceptualization
    • Upon completion of this session participants will be able to recognize the diverse etiologies of feeding disorders in children and manage the appropriate referrals.
  8. Global approach to Child Psychiatry Diagnosis and Pharmacology (when to use a medication)
    • Be able to identify three primary reasons for starting a medication for mood or behavior
    • Identify what is the difference between a variant behavior/mood and a child mood or behavioral diagnosis.
  9. Treating Anxiety Disorders in the Busy Pediatric Practice
    • Objective: List 3 classes of medication commonly prescribed to treat childhood anxiety.
    • Describe appropriate use of "home bound" with mood disorders .
  10. Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Medications for Aggression
    • List three DSM V diagnostic criteria for DMDD and list three common treatments for DMDD
    • Become aware of the TRAY guidelines for aggressive youth.
  11. Bipolar Disorder in Youth/Mania! Medications for Mania
    • List four of seven criteria for child mania in a developmentally appropriate context.
    • List three medications effective in childhood mania.
  12. Treating Depression in the fast Paced Pediatric Office
    • List three appropriate target symptoms that SSRI's address when treating childhood depression.
    • Be able to understand why you choose one SSRI over another when treating childhood depression.
  13. SPECIAL TOPICS for the Pediatric Prescriber: "Cutting, Encopresis, School Refusal, and OCD".
    • Develop a treatment approach for self-harm, encopresis, school refusal and OCD.
    • List three medications FDA approved in children for OCD.
  14. Adolescent Brain Development: WHAT'S NEW!
    • Describe our current/new understanding of the adolescent phase of brain development.
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.

Approval: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 14 hours of continuing education credit. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given for partial attendance.

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 Feb 24 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Feb 25 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Tue Feb 26 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Feb 27 Falmouth, Jamaica
10:30 am 7:00 pm
Thu Feb 28 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 9:00am - 12 noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- -
Fri Mar 01 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Mar 02 At Sea - Cruising
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
- -
Sun Mar 03 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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