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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Pediatrics and Pediatric Gastroenterology

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

January 13 - 20, 2019
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
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

Vera Hupertz, MD

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

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.

Target Audience
Nurses, Nurse PractitionersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, PharmacistsPediatricians
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Chronic abdominal pain in children: A pediatric headache
    • Determine the most practical approach to addressing recurrent abdominal pain in children
  2. Inflammatory bowel disease in children: Not just little adults.
    • Be able to discuss the various presentations of IBD beyond the gastrointestinal tract.
  3. 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
  4. Gastrointestinal foreign bodies
    • Be able to apply the correct evaluation approach to patients with suspected foreign bodies
  5. Common gastrointestinal problems from diarrhea to constipation
    • Be able to explain the pathophysiology of common gastrointestinal problems thus helping with appropriate treatment approaches.
  6. Gastroesophageal reflux and when or if to treat
    • Be able to analyze the correct approach to pediatric patients with possible gastroesophageal reflux.
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.
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 Jan 13 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- 4:00 pm
Mon Jan 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Jan 15 Labadee, Haiti
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed Jan 16 Falmouth, Jamaica
10:30 am 7:00 pm
Thu Jan 17 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Jan 18 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Jan 19 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jan 20 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
6:15 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas Map

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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