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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Family Medicine & Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics

7-Night Alaskan Explorer
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
June 13 - 20, 2020
Holland America's <em> Eurodam</em>
Holland America's Eurodam
14 CE Credits for Psychologists
14 ASWB ACE Credits
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
14.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees

Target Audience
Psychologists, Social WorkersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, PharmacistsPediatricians
Program Purpose / Objectives
Up to 20% of children in the United States have a developmental, behavioral or emotional disorder at any given time, as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. Between 37% and 39% of children will have a developmental, behavioral or emotional disorder diagnosed by 16 years of age, regardless of geographic location in the United States.

These talks are designed to update providers on some of the most common neurodevelopmental problems facing children today including ADHD, ASD, FASD and anxiety, and provide practical guidance to incorporate new office-based strategies that include screening children for developmental, behavioral and emotional problems, prenatal alcohol exposure, and social determinants of health and providing brief counseling. Lastly, these talks are designed to help pediatric providers gain comfort and skill in prescribing psychotropic medications to children for problems including ADHD and anxiety disorders.

  1. Dermatologic Emergencies and Urgencies
    • Better Identify patients with life threatening skin disorders
  2. Office Evaluation of Abdominal Pain
    • Interpret the subtle symptoms and signs of serious abdominal pain
  3. "Serenity Now": Caring for Addicts and their Families
    • Recognize opportunities to intervene in helping patients and their families who suffer from addiction
  4. A Brief Look at the History of Medicine: Can the Dead Teach the Living?
    • Discover that challenges we currently face today are not so new.
    • Identify competent and compassionate approach to challenging clinical scenarios
  5. The Latest UTI Guidelines - What's New?
    • Diagnose and treat those with urinary tract infections
  6. The Secret in the Care of the Patient - Without Getting "Your Hands Cut Off"
    • Discover how to avoid malpractice by choosing good practices which will be clearly identified using concrete examples
  7. Diagnostic Dilemma's: What Does This Patient Have? Case Files
    • Diagnose those with protean symptoms or signs, with an emphasis on life threatening, catastrophic disorders
  8. ADHD update
    • Use behavioral screening tools to identify children with behavior and emotional problems
    • Apply evidence-based strategies to diagnose and treat children with ADHD including the use of psychotropic medication
  9. ASD update
    • Use screening to identify children with possible ASD
    • Demonstrate increased comfort in managing children with ASD in primary care settings
    • Demonstrate increased comfort in prescribing psychotropic medications for children with ASD
  10. Evidence based-positive parenting: Developing positive behaviors
    • Apply evidence-based positive parenting strategies as a part of routine well-child care
    • Identify specific places during the well-child visit to include discussion of evidence-based positive parenting strategies.
  11. Evidence based-positive parenting: Managing challenging behaviors
    • Apply evidence-based positive parenting strategies as a part of routine well-child care
    • Identify specific places during the well-child visit to include discussion of evidence-based positive parenting strategies.
  12. Office Based Strategies to Help Anxious Children
    • Increase techniques that can be used in the office to work with parents of anxious children
    • Identify office-based strategies to help children cope with anxiety
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.

Carol Cohen Weitzman, MD

Carol Cohen Weitzman, MD
Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics and Child Study Center
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Richard Colgan, MD

Richard Colgan, MD
Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Maryalnd School of Medicine
Director Maryland Area Health Education Center
Director Executive Health
Dr. Colgan’s career has been marked by a number of significant leadership initiatives and awards for teaching excellence, many coinciding with his 20-year tenure at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. As a professor of family and community medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he also serves as executive vice chairman. Dr. Colgan has served as lead investigator on many research projects, including the Medical Student Experience with Primary Care Physicians, the Patient Centered Medical Home, and Care for the Underserved in Maryland, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. He has authored more than eighty publications.

Dr. Colgan has been listed in Best Doctors in America, was chosen by the School of Medicine’s student body as its nominee for the Association of American Medical Colleges’ annual humanism award, and was inducted into the school’s Humanism Honor Society as well as Alpha Omega Alpha. In 2008, he was awarded the American Medical Student Association’s Golden Apple clinical faculty teaching award by the University of Maryland School of Medicine class of 2008.

Dr. Colgan is a colonel in the Maryland Defense Force, serving the state of Maryland as a volunteer physician in the 10th Medical Regiment. He is the author of two books: Advice to the Young Physician: On the Art of Medicine and Advice to the Healer: On the Art of Caring, both published by Springer. He was recently selected to direct the Maryland Area Health Education Center, the School of Medicine’s “Mini-Med School” and “Mini-Med School for Kids” programs, providing medical information to members of the local community. He also is the Director of the School of Medicine’s Executive Health Program.

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

Sat Jun 13 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sun Jun 14 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Mon Jun 15 Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage
- -
Mon Jun 15 Juneau, Alaska
1:00 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Jun 16 Glacier Bay
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Wed Jun 17 Sitka, Alaska
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu Jun 18 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 1:00 pm
Fri Jun 19 Victoria, British Columbia
6:00 pm 11:30 pm
Sat Jun 20 Seattle, Washington
7:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of America's most vibrant cities. Stroll its bustling waterfront (including Pike Place Market), visit the Space Needle, and find a great coffee-shop to enjoy in this coffee-loving city (the home of Starbucks). One of America's tech centers (Amazon and Microsoft are both headquartered here), the city is abuzz with the interesting people attracted to the opportunities to be found there. There is more than enough to see and do here to keep you busy for a day or two. If you have a little extra time, Seattle is a great place to visit.

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Scenic Cruising Stephens Passage - Stephens Passage is a channel in the Alexander Archipelago in the southeastern region of the U.S. state of Alaska. It runs between Admiralty Island to the west and the Alaska mainland and Douglas Island to the east, and is about 170 km (105 mi) long. Juneau, the capital of Alaska, is near the north end, on Gastineau Channel.

Glacier Bay - If you didn't know any better, you'd think Glacier Bay ostentatious for the way it flaunts its ice.When a monumental chunk of ice splits off a glacier and thunders into the sea the impact shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. You hold your breath as you catch the moment on film. Then you wait for it all to happen again. And it does: Glacier Bay has more actively calving tidewater glaciers than anyplace else in the world.

Sitka, Alaska - Step back to the days of Russian Alaska as you watch lively performances of the New Archangel Dancers and view holy paintings of the Czarists' days.

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

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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