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

Celebrity's Beautiful Celebrity Solstice
Celebrity Solstice

7-Night Alaska Cruise Conference
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
July 26 - August 2, 2019

14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours

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

BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.

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
Chief, Developmental Pediatrics
Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital
Phoenix, Arizona
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine
Residency, Pediatrics - Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC
Fellowship, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics - University of Maryland

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

Dr. Blitz has more than 25 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 programs including the Developmental Clinic at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center (1997-present), the Developmental Center for Foster and Adopted Children at St. Joseph's Hospital (2001-2009), and the Developmental Clinics at Phoenix Children's Hospital (Fragile X Clinic, Pediatric Down Syndrome Program, ADHD Diagnostic Clinic, and Autism Diagnostic Clinic, from 2009-2017). Over the previous 3 years, she and her team at Phoenix Children's created Early Access to Care- Az, a learning collaborative for pediatricians, early intervention and school personnel across the state of Arizona, focused on early diagnosis of Autism and medical home care to children with Autism.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, along with being chosen as a Fellow of Zero-To-Three, the nation's leading resource on development in the first three years of life (1989). Dr. Blitz has served on many local and state committees, including being an Arizona trainer on Early Brain and Child Development. Most recently was appointed to the Governor's Advisory Committee on Autism, the Children's Health Committee of First Things First, the Arizona Telemedicine Council, the AHCCCS Telemedicine Policy Committee, and participated in the Developmental Screening Committee and Advocacy Committee of the AzAAP, as well as 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 (2002), YWCA Woman of the year in Science and Research (2004), Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award (2012), Mercy Maricopa RISE Award in Health and Innovation (2017), and many "Top Doctors" awards (Phoenix Magazine 2011-2017, US News and World Report 2013-2017, Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine 2017, Castle Connolly Arizona Top Doctors 2012-2017, and Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors 2013-2017).

Dr. Blitz's clinical interests include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X Syndrome, Down syndrome, the special needs of foster and adopted children, in utero alcohol and drug exposure, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and comorbidities, learning disabilities, the care of premature infants, and children with multiple developmental disabilities.

David Colvin, MD, FAAP
Medical Director
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Procedural Sedation
Pediatric Transport
Swedish Medical Centers
Seattle, WA

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.

Target Audience
Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
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
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.

Accredited Continuing Medical Education Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .

Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.

US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.

ANCC Accredited Continuing Nursing Education
Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.

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 Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska - Scenic Cruising
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, Canada
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Aug 02 Seattle, Washington
6:00 am -
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.
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