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Topics in Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics and Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Royal Caribbean's <em>Harmony of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

February 24 - March 03, 2019
14.0 CE Credits for Psychologists
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
14.0 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
9.9 Contact Hours

Course Fees:

$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants
$695 for Nurse Practitioners
$495 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

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

Daniel B. Kessler, MD, FAAP

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

Clinton Allen Musil, Jr., MD
Medical Director and Senior Vice President of Medical Services
Frontier Health, Inc.
Johnson City, TN
Chairman Department of Psychiatry
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee
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
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPsychiatrist, PsychologistsPhysicians, Physician Assistants, PharmacistsPediatricians
Program Purpose / Objectives
Topics:
  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.
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 Feb 24 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Feb 25 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
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
- -
Fri Mar 01 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Mar 02 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 03 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
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Ports of Call

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - There is an abundance of things to see and do in the Ft. Lauderdale area: visit the newly redesigned Ft. Lauderdale Beach and cafes, stroll the historic Riverwalk, shop the luxurious stores on Las Olas Boulevard or adventure to the Everglades for an intriguing air boat excursion.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Labadee, Haiti - This tropical paradise, reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, features pristine beaches, walking trails and breathtaking vistas. Labadee is the perfect setting for parasailing, wave runners and the kayak tour, all available on your own private island.

Falmouth, Jamaica - Step off the ship and step back in time. You might not think so at first glance but little Falmouth was an economic and shipping powerhouse and center for dramatic social change during the English Colonial Period. Founded and named Martha Brae Point in 1769 by local English planter, Thomas Reid, Falmouth became the transshipment hub for the sugar plantations covering the hills of the North Coast of Jamaica. Edward Barrett, a wealthy English planter, strongly influenced the early development of Falmouth. From the wharfs of Falmouth, sugar, molasses, rum and coffee were sent to England while ships carrying African slaves and all the necessities of 18th century colonial life dropped anchor in the bustling port town. You'll return with sun kissed skin, timeless memories as well as interesting historical tidbits to share with friends, like this one: Falmouth received piped water before New York City.

Cozumel, Mexico - The Conquistadors first saw Mexico from the shores of Cozumel while searching for gold. Today, visitors to the island continue to seek out gold and silver jewelry in the shops of San Miguel while having a great time in its many local bars and restaurants. Plus, the waters around Cozumel's sheltered coral reefs make this one of the best snorkeling areas in the world.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

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.
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