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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care, Developmental Pediatrics, and ADHD

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
July 26 - August 02, 2019
<em>Celebrity Solstice</em>
Celebrity Solstice
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
2½ Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
14.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. Medical home care of children with autism / autism
  2. Elimination disorders: Enuresis and encopresis
  3. Developmental and Behavioral outcomes of children with chronic disease / disorder
  4. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome / Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  5. ADHD
  6. Complementary and Alternative Treatments in children with special health care needs
  7. Sleep problems
  8. Pediatric Shock and Sepsis
    • Review current concepts as well as controversies in Pediatric shock and sepsis.
  9. Pediatric Airway Management
    • A review of the differences in anatomy and physiology that distinguish the pediatric airway from adult.
  10. Sedatives and Analgesics
    • Review of mechanisms of action of common medications by classification
  11. Vasoactive Medications
    • This is a review of the commonly used vasoactive medications in the pediatric ICU as continuous infusions.
  12. Ventilator Management
    • Review basic invasive ventilation managment and transition to more advanced modalities.
  13. Pediatric Poisoning and Intoxication
    • Intentional and unintentional intoxication with discussion of basic toxidromes and acute management.
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.
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.

Robin Krause Blitz, MD, FAAP

Robin Krause Blitz, MD, FAAP
Senior Medical Director, Special Needs Initiative of UnitedHealthcare
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Phoenix, Arizona

Robin K Blitz, MD, is a board-certified developmental-behavioral pediatrician, the Senior Medical Director for the Special Needs Initiative at UnitedHealthcare, and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix.  She earned her medical degree from The Ohio State University and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, followed by a fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at the University of Maryland. 

Robin Blitz has more than 26 years of experience in providing care for children with special needs, educating healthcare providers, residents, medical students, educators, and families, as well as creating and directing different patient-centered programs to serve children with ASD, ADHD, Down syndrome, Fragile X, and in foster/adopted homes.
She also directed the Early Access to Care-Az, a learning collaborative focused on early diagnosis and medical home care to children with Autism.

She is a fellow of the AAP and SDBP.  She was chosen as a Fellow of Zero-To-Three (1989) and an Arizona trainer on Early Brain and Child Development.  She has served on many local and state committees, including the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Autism, the Children’s Health Committee of First Things First, and the Arizona Telemedicine Council.  She participated on committees with the AzAAP, the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group and the Fragile X Clinical and Research Consortium. 

She has received multiple awards including the Betty Kerr Volunteer of the year, YWCA Woman of the year in Science and Research, Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award, Mercy Maricopa RISE Award in Health and Innovation, and many local, state and national “Top Doctors” awards.   

Robin Blitz’s clinical interests include the special needs of foster and adopted children, prenatal alcohol and drug exposure, Down syndrome, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), ASD, Fragile X Syndrome, ADHD, learning disabilities, the care of premature infants, and children with multiple developmental disabilities. 

David Colvin, MD, FAAP

David Colvin, MD, FAAP
Chief of Pediatrics
Medical Director Pediatric Critical Care Services
Swedish Medical Centers Seattle

Volunteer Clinical Faculty Seattle Children's Hospital David A. Colvin, MD, FAAP is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. Originally from Seattle, WA, he holds a bachelors of science in Microbiology from the University of Washington where he also pursued post-baccalaureate work in medical ethics. He received his doctor of medicine from the American University of the Caribbean school of medicine. Following general pediatric residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine Reno, David served as fellow in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. His research focused on cancer stem-cell biology in the labs of Dr. Michael Clarke and Dr. Irving Weissman. 

After fellowship, Dr. Colvin returned to the Las Vegas area where he is clinical faculty at the University of Nevada Reno. He has served as residency site director for Sunrise Children's Hospital, Clerkship director for both pediatric and emergency medicine residencies in pediatric critical care medicine at Sunrise Children's Hospital and Medical Director for Pediatric and Neonatal Transport. Dr. Colvin's graduate education experience includes physician-as-educator training at Stanford University, the design and implementation of an individualized curriculum in critical care medicine for general pediatric residents, international lectureships and invited lectures for the American Academy of Pediatrics. Currently, Dr. Colvin resides in Seattle with his wife and children, where he continues to work in pediatric critical care medicine at Swedish Medical Center. David's interests include cycling, duathlons and civil aviation. 

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.

Cruise Itinerary

Fri Jul 26 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Jul 27 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Jul 28 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Jul 29 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
6:00 am 10:00 am
Mon Jul 29 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jul 30 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Wed Jul 31 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 01 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Aug 02 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, stroll the bustling waterfront, visit the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew, a glass of Washington wine and world-famous coffee.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Ketchikan, Alaska - Immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture as you view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier - One of Alaska's lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. As you drift through its 30 -mile-long stretch, you can't help but be awed by the sorrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls. Drifting icebergs, deep blue waters and a spectacular tidewater glacier only add to this natural spectacle's appeal.

Skagway, Alaska - A frontier town perfectly preserved as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Gateway to the Trail of '98, which you may explore by helicopter or vintage railcar.

Victoria, British Columbia - Stroll through the charming downtown of this very British city, with its double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woolens, tea and china. Or, just outside the city, visit the lush flora and fauna of Butchart Gardens.

Non-US/Canadian individuals, please Click here to determine if you'll need a visa to board this cruise which visits Canada.

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.
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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