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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Pediatrics, Pediatrics Cardiology, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Royal Caribbean's <em>Oasis of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas
7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Round-trip Miami, Florida

March 22 - 29, 2020
14.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
14 ACPE Credits
14.0 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
2 Hours of Pharmacology for NPs
14.0 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.

Samuel Menahem, MB, BS, MD, MEd (Melb), MPM (Mon), FRACP, FACC, FCSANZ

Samuel Menahem, MB, BS, MD, MEd (Melb), MPM (Mon), FRACP, FACC, FCSANZ
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Monash University
Consultant Paediatrician/Paediatric Cardiologist 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.

Sam Selby, DO

Sam Selby, DO
Board Certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Board Certified Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Physician
Cook Children’s Fort Worth, TX
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Women’s Health
University of North Texas Health science center
Fort Worth, TX Dr. Samuel Selby is a board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. He practices full time in a freestanding pediatric hospital in Fort Worth Texas. He also is an adjunct clinical assistant professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. His interests and publication areas include sedation, capnography, ultrasound and medical education.

Our staff can assist you with all your travel arrangements.

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, PharmacistsPediatricians
Program Purpose / Objectives
  1. The Blue Baby - Diagnosis & Management
    • Following the presentation participants should be able to exclude common and generally benign causes of cyanosis in the newborn, and to consider and confidently diagnose cyanotic heart disease allowing for timely intervention and better outcomes
  2. The Vomiting Baby
    • This session hopes to bring together the common and uncommon causes of vomiting in the young baby thereby allowing for the recognition of those more serious cases warranting admission, and/or medical or surgical intervention.
  3. The Crying Infant - Infant Distress Syndrome
    • While all babies cry, those that continuously do so present to the clinician for diagnosis and effective management
    • The session will highlight the not uncommon causes that may be simply dealt with. It will also describe the complexity of the problem and its management especially if simple interventions have been carried out but with little improvement.
  4. Communicating with you Patients - A Pediatric Perspective
    • This interactive session will allow participants to reflect on their own practice with the aim of achieving a therapeutic interview as described by Winnicott.
  5. Feeding Problems in Infancy & Childhood
    • The session brings together the multiple considerations which may lead to feeding problems in the young thereby allowing the participants to more readily achieve early resolution.
  6. Pediatric Cardiology - An Overview 
    Part 1. Acquired Heart Disease
    Part 2. Congenital Heart Disease
    • Following this presentation, participants should have an overall understanding of paediatric cardiology, recognise gaps in their knowledge and be more confident in making appropriate referrals.
  7. The Recognition of the "Very" Sick Child
    • Upon completion of the session participants hopefully will be able to recognize the very sick child and to institute appropriate and immediate treatment to ensure the best outcomes.
  8. Pediatric Airway Illnesses: asthma, reactive airway management, croup and others.
    • Identify the pathology, presentation, and management of several common pediatric airway illnesses.
  9. Closed head and neck injury management: acute management through concussion clearance
    • Manage acute head and neck injuries. This includes knowledge of common types of injuries, their acute management and concussion clearance.
  10. Sentinel injuries: recognition and management of child abuse
    • Recognize and treat vulnerable pediatric patients at high risk of abuse.
  11. Pediatric anxiolsis, analgesis, and sedation management
    • Amelioriate pediatric pain and anxiety occuring during the office/hospital visit.
  12. Pediatric Dermatologic Problems: identifying the bad and benign
    • Identify many common and uncommon pediatric rashes and their clinical significance.
  13. Toxicology review: Management of common intentional and accidental
    • Identify commonly ingested drugs/toxins and their acute management.
  14. Pediatric Orthopedic injuries: overview and management
    • Identify and treat common pediatric orthopedic injuries.
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

Sun Mar 22 Miami, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Mar 23 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Tue Mar 24 Labadee, Haiti
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Mar 25 Falmouth, Jamaica
10:00 am 7:00 pm
Thu Mar 26 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Fri Mar 27 Cozumel, Mexico
8:00 am 7:00 pm
Sat Mar 28 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Mar 29 Miami, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.
Western Caribbean

Ports of Call

Miami, Florida - South Florida's exciting, international city is much more than the gateway to Latin America, it's one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Before departing from Miami, enjoy a tour that will highlight this "Magic City." Board an airboat and explore the wild Everglades‐be ready to see gators. Experience the one-of-a-kind art deco district in South Beach. Discover a cuisine and culture that fits perfectly with your South American adventure.

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