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Topics in Family Medicine, Pediatrics,
and Pediatric Cardiology

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

7-Night Greek Isles Cruise Conference
Round-trip Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
September 1 - 8, 2019

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

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.
Faculty
David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, FACP
Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity
Seton Hall - Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Vice President, Academic Affairs, Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC)
Co-Chief Academic Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH)

Dr. David Kountz is Vice President, Academic Affairs for JSUMC in Neptune, New Jersey and Co-Chief Academic Officer for Hackensack Meridian Health. He is also Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Diversity and Equity at the Seton Hall - Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, which is scheduled to matriculate its first class in the summer of 2018.

Dr. Kountz earned his AB at Princeton, MD at SUNY/Buffalo School of Medicine, and MBA from Georgian Court University. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Kountz was a member of the faculty at Hahnemann, Temple, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical Schools with progressive responsibilities prior to joining Jersey Shore in 2007.

Dr. Kountz serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Independent Medical Centers the Board of Trustees for Georgian Court University and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Group on Resident Affairs of the AAMC. Dr. Kountz has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, editorials and abstracts, as well as serving as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, or Co-Investigator on more than 20 grants, including a current grant with the Nicholson Foundation to address behavioral health needs in primary care settings. In 2002 Dr. Kountz was elected to the Stuart D. Cook, MD Master Educator Guild of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  1. The Blue Baby
  2. The Vomiting Baby
  3. The Crying Infant
  4. Communicating with your Patients
  5. Feeding Problems in the Toddler
  6. An Overview of Pediatric Cardiology Part 1: Acquired Heart Disease Part 2: Congenital Heart Disease
  7. Recognizing the Sick Child
Additional topics under 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.
Accreditation

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
DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Sun Sep 01 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
- 5:00 pm
Mon Sep 02 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Sep 03 Santorini, Greece
1:00 pm 10:00 pm
Wed Sep 04 Mykonos, Greece
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Sep 05 Athens (Piraeus), Greece
6:00 am 6:00 pm
Fri Sep 06 Katakolon, Greece
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Sat Sep 07 At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Sep 08 Rome, (Civitavecchia), Italy
5:00 am -
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