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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Topics in Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics and Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology

7-Night Alaska Dawes Glacier Cruise
Round-trip Seattle, Washington
August 04 - 11, 2023
<em>Celebrity Solstice</em>
Celebrity Solstice
16 CE Credits for Psychologists
16 ASWB ACE Credits
16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
16 ACPE Credits
16.0 MOC (Part II) points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program
16.0 Contact Hours
Course Fees
$995 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy, & Dentists
$795 for Physician Assistants
$595 for Nurses, Residents, Students & Others

Target Audience
Psychologists, Social WorkersPhysicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, PharmacistsPediatricians
Program Purpose / Objectives

A fast-paced, practical approach to medications for behavior and mood issues from birth to age 18 in the primary care setting. Emphasis on when and when not to medicate, and practical medication decision-making with both old and new child psychiatry medications. Lectures will place an emphasis on symptom treatment, not diagnosis. After attending the program, you will vastly have a more comfortable approach to child psychopharmacology! Medications for ADHD, aggression, depression, anxiety, ODD, autism, and even child bipolar disorder, will be covered. Dr Musil is board certified in both general pediatrics and child and adolescent psychiatry, with over 30 years of experience in both. He understands how primary care providers approach these issues

  1. Primary Care Approach to Child Psychiatry Diagnosis and Pharmacology (when to use a medication)
  2. Treating Anxiety Disorders in the Pediatric Office
    • List 3 classes of medication commonly prescribed to treat childhood anxiety
    • Describe appropriate use of "home bound" with mood disorders
  3. What is Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (medications for aggression)?
    • List three DSM V diagnostic criteria for DMDD and list three common treatments for DMDD
    • Become aware of the TRAY guidelines for aggressive youth
  4. Bipolar Disorder in Youth/Mania (medication for mania)
    • List four of seven criteria for child mania in a developmentally appropriate context
    • List three medications effective in childhood mania.
  5. Adolescent Brain Development
    • Describe our current/new understanding of the adolescent phase of brain development
  6. Special topics: Cutting, Encopresis, School Refusal
    • Develop a treatment approach for self-harm, encopresis, school refusal and OCD
    • List three medications FDA approved in children for OCD
  7. Treating Depression in the Pediatric Office
    • List three appropriate target symptoms that SSRI's address when treating childhood depression
    • Be able to understand why you choose one SSRI over another when treating childhood depression
  8. Childhood OCD Diagnosis and Treatment
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.
Faculty

Daniel B. Kessler, MD, FAAP

Daniel B. Kessler, MD, FAAP
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona
  Dr. Kessler is a board certified Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician with over 35 years of clinical experience. For 21 years he was the Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the Children's Health Center of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.

Prior to his recent retirement from clinical practice he was the Medical Director of the Children's Developmental Center at Southwest Human Development where he established a transdisciplinary evaluation program for young children with complex developmental and behavioral problems.

He also ran his private practice in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Daniel B. Kessler MD and Associates. Danny received his MD degree at New York University School of Medicine and completed his Internship and Residency Training both at NYU-Bellevue in New York and at Children's Hospital Boston where he did both an Ambulatory Pediatric Residency and completed fellowship training in Family Violence and then in Child Development with noted "baby doctor" T. Berry Brazelton MD.

From 1983 to 1990 Danny was the Director of the Division of Child Development and Behavior and the Carl C. Icahn Program for the Prevention of Child Abuse at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in NYC. In addition to his abiding interest in babies and the earliest relationships, Danny applied his expertise and experience in the evaluation of children with autistic spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and related co-morbidities, problems of learning and emotional adjustment, feeding and self-regulation.

In 1999 Danny coedited with his colleague Peter Dawson MD the book Failure to Thrive and Pediatric Undernutrition: A Transdisciplinary Approach with the expressed purpose of ending the use of the pejorative “Failure to Thrive” label. Recently Danny has been working with a distinguished multidisciplinary group through the organization “Feeding Matters” to revise our understanding of Pediatric Feeding Disorders.

In 2013 Danny was honored by the Phoenix Business Journal as it’s Health Care Hero in the Physician category. He has also been selected on numerous occasions as a Best Doc by Phoenix Magazine and Best Doctors of America. In 2018 he became a consultant to the Autism Center of Excellence at Touchstone Behavioral Services in Phoenix, Arizona and he continues to provide consultation in developmental and behavioral pediatrics in legal and educational settings when asked to do so.

Clinton Allen Musil, Jr., MD

Clinton Allen Musil, Jr., MD
Medical Director and Senior Vice President of Medical Services
Frontier Health, Inc.
Johnson City, TN
Chairman Department of Psychiatry
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, Tennessee 

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Lincoln Memorial University
Harrogate, Tennessee 
Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners
Nashville, TN  Allen Musil has been practicing child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry for over 20 years. His education includes an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, a stint at Dallas Theological Seminary, and medical school at Quillen College of Medicine in Tennessee.

He completed a triple board residency and fellowship at the University of Kentucky and is board certified in general pediatrics, child-adolescent psychiatry, and adult psychiatry. He has worked as an emergency room pediatrician and medical director of both in and out patient child psychiatric services. He currently works as a child psychiatrist and medical director for Frontier Health in Johnson City, TN. 

He is also a part time assistant clinical professor at East Tennessee State University and Lincoln Memorial University in both the departments of pediatrics and psychiatry. He has been appointed by TN Governor Haslam for participation on the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners. His expertise is in ADHD issues, mood disorders, and autistic disorders.

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

DATE PORT OF CALL ARRIVE DEPART
Fri Aug 04 Seattle, Washington
- 4:00 pm
Sat Aug 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Aug 06 Ketchikan, Alaska
7:00 am 4:00 pm
Mon Aug 07 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
5:30 am 10:00 am
Mon Aug 07 Juneau, Alaska
1:30 pm 10:00 pm
Tue Aug 08 Skagway, Alaska
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Tue Aug 08 Alaska Inside Passage
6:30 pm 10:30 pm
Wed Aug 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Thu Aug 10 Victoria, British Columbia
5:30 pm 11:59 pm
Fri Aug 11 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, 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

Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan sits at the southern end of Alaska’s Inside Passage— a gateway to the wild landscapes and seascapes of Misty Fjords National Monument. The canned salmon capital of the world, it’s a hub for fishing and outdoor sports. It’s also home to three tribes of Northwest Coast Indians, making it a great place to get a taste for the local culture. You’ll see it in the colorful, hand-carved totems that line the city’s streets and parks, and in the unique stilted homes that cling to Deer Mountain’s slopes. If you want to get up close and personal with nature, venture into the Tongass National Forest, the largest in the United States. Or head to Ketchikan Creek Waterfall for amazing views of downtown Ketchikan and a glimpse at the yearly salmon runs.

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 - The tiny town of Skagway still looks like it did during the Klondike Gold Rush over 100 years ago— and today it remains an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. An old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street reveals well-preserved buildings, including the state’s oldest hotel. You can see engraved walrus tusks at the Corrington Museum, or get lost in riveting historical reenactments around town. If outdoor adventure is more your thing, there are plenty of ways to amp up the adrenaline, from sledding with Alaskan Huskies on Laughton Glacier to rafting Lynn Canal, the longest fjord in North America.

Victoria, British Columbia - Though Toronto and Vancouver are the more famous Canadian destinations, it’s high time for the sophisticated and beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia (BC) to have its big moment. The quaint charm and English manners of Victoria will take you back in time to the days of British occupation in the 19th century. Victoria is known as “the garden city” for its lushness and its commitment to keeping the city beautiful. Head to Butchart Garden or Beacon Hill Park to enjoy nature during your time in port.

Of course, a little history lesson is another must while on a cruise to Victoria, BC. Tour the expertly maintained Craigdarroch Castle and the Parliament Buildings, or stop in the Royal BC Museum, a natural history museum dedicated to the history of human settlement in the region. There’s also the Emily Carr House, a museum dedicated to the life and works of the famous painter, Emily Carr. Victoria exudes an intellectualism where art galleries and afternoon tea await you, but so do long bicycle rides along the seafront. Stylish cafes and restaurants are modernizing the city, all while maintaining its signature look: something straight out of a postcard.

Non-Americans/Canadians, 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.
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