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Cruise Conference Planning For Your Association

Emergency Medicine & Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

7-Night Western Caribbean & Coco Cay Cruise
Round-trip Port Canaveral, Florida
December 03 - 10, 2023
Royal Caribbean's <em>Wonder of the Seas</em>
Royal Caribbean's Wonder of the Seas
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
$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
  1. Pediatric Anxiety and Depression: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment
    • Describe mental health and mental illness
    • Recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety/depression
    • Outline evidence-based interventions for anxiety and depression
    • List other strategies caregivers can use to help their child with mental illness
  2. Biofeedback: What is it and how can it help the kids I treat?
    • Define biofeedback
    • Describe relaxation strategies to practice while using biofeedback
    • Identify barriers/challenges to biofeedback
  3. Essentials of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Youth
    • Define CBT
    • Identify key components of CBT
    • Recognize common thinking errors
    • Describe basic CBT techniques
  4. Best Practices in Gender Affirming Care
    • Reviewing affirming terminology & language
    • Explaining gender development
    • Discussing social & medical interventions
  5. Managing Chronic Pain in Youth: A Biopsychosocial Approach
    • Recognize differences between acute and chronic pain conditions
    • Describe how psychology is used in the treatment of chronic pain
    • Understand non-pharmacological pain management strategies
    • Gain an appreciation for this population and working with these families
  6. Recommendations and Parental Strategies for Kidsí Screen Time
    • Recognize recommended screen time limits throughout development
    • List 5 risks of excessive and unmonitored screen time
    • Describe 5 strategies parents can use to regulate screen time
  7. Surveillance and Screening of Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Identify signs that a child may have ASD
    • Understand ASD diagnostic criteria
    • Become familiar with screening instruments for ASD
  8. Male Urological Emergencies
    • Discuss time-related caveats in management of testicular torsion and renal colic
  9. CNS infections
    • Discuss timing and alternatives to lumbar puncture in cases of suspected CNS infections
  10. Allergy and Anaphylaxis
    • Appreciate the role of early epinephrine administration and early airway management in acute anaphylaxis and angioedema
  11. Abdominal pain and trauma
    • Identify the limitations of physical exam and imaging studies in excluding some important abdominal pathologies
  12. Airway Management
    • Discuss importance of preparation and pretreatment for successful airway management
    • Manage airway in a variety of emergencies
  13. ENT emergencies
    • Recognize and manage certain ENT emergencies with focus on rational and safe care
    • Effectively manage common maladies such as epistaxis and recognize uncommon ones such as mucor
  14. Anticholinergics and organophosphates
    • Discuss approach and management of intentional and iatrogenic anticholinergic and cholinergic toxicity
    • Enable recognition of appropriate toxidromes, decontamination, and resuscitation
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.

Boris Garber, DO

Boris Garber, DO
Attending Physician MetroHealth Medical center Cleveland, Ohio
Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine Cleveland, Ohio After completing an Emergency Medicine Residency in Stony Brook Medical center in Stony Brook NY, he worked in community Emergency medicine in central Illinois for three years, then was hired to Metrohealth Medical center in 2005.

He is an attending physician in MetroHealth Medical center, faculty in the EMS fellowship, Fellow of American College of Emergency Physicians, Assistant Professor in Case western Reserve School of medicine, and Medical Director for Cuyahoga County College paramedic program.

Will Frye, PhD, BCB, ABPP

Will Frye, PhD, BCB, ABPP
Pediatric Psychologist, Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida; Assistant Professor, part time, Johns Hopkins University Will Frye, PhD, BCB, ABPP is a Pediatric Psychologist at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital (JHACH) who specializes in evidence-based treatment of youth with chronic pain and complex medical conditions. He has an Assistant Professor, part time, faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Frye earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Auburn University. He completed a pre-doctoral internship in pediatric psychology at Children’s Mercy Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship in chronic pain at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Frye’s research interests include the experience of patients living with chronic illness, parental impact on pain response, pain catastrophizing, and improving access to care

Dr. Frye provides clinical care to patients at JHACH through the interdisciplinary chronic pain clinic, inpatient consultation, outpatient psychology services, and the intensive inpatient Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Rehab Program. He also leads Camp Wellness at JHACH, which is an outpatient half-day pain management program. Dr. Frye has additional areas of clinical specialty including program development and biofeedback.

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

Sun Dec 03 Port Canaveral, Florida
- 4:30 pm
Mon Dec 04 Coco Cay, Bahamas
7:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Dec 05 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Wed Dec 06 Cozumel, Mexico
7:00 am 6:00 pm
Thu Dec 07 Roatan, Honduras
8:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri Dec 08 Costa Maya, Mexico
7:00 am 3:00 pm
Sat Dec 09 *At Sea - Cruising
- -
Sun Dec 10 Port Canaveral, Florida
6:00 am -
*Tentative course schedule, actual class times may differ.

Ports of Call

Port Canaveral, Florida - As the home of Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral is the launching point for all-out adventure in Central Florida. Its beaches offer a mix of family-friendly shores and secluded swaths of sand. And with Orlando’s theme park sprawl only an hour away, you can easily mingle with your favorite characters. Beyond the parks lie equally amusing gems packed with Old Florida character. Kayak past manatees in the Banana River Lagoon and zip line above alligators at Brevard Zoo. Discover notable art museums and Park Avenue’s ritzy charm. Orlando cruises give you access to trace the region’s roots at the Orange County Regional History Museum.

Coco Cay, Bahamas - Located in the middle of the Caribbean's bright blue water lies the secluded island of CocoCay. With its white-sand beaches and spectacular surroundings, CocoCay is a wonderland of adventure. Reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, this tropical paradise has recently been updated with new aquatic facilities, nature trails and a ton of great places to just sit back, relax and enjoy a tropical drink.

CocoCay Map

Perfect Day at CocoCay

At Sea - Cruising - Cruising

Cozumel, Mexico - With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.

Roatan, Honduras - The island of Roatan is known for its glittering bays and colorful coral reefs perfect for outdoor adventures like snorkeling and scuba diving. Discover your inner pirate in Roatan, where you can taste local rum, swim among starfish at Starfish Alley, or sample fresh seafood at local restaurants.

The 40-mile-long island borders the second-longest barrier reef on the globe, which attracts many divers each year. Go horseback riding at Little French Cay or unwind in paradise at West Bay. Don’t forget to try conch fritters and rum cake during your visit.

Costa Maya, Mexico - Exploring the dense tropical vegetation and wide sandy bays of the Costa Maya, it's easy to imagine the days when sacrifice and slavery, rite and ritual were rampant in the Mayan culture. Even today, the countless ruins of temple walls, stairs and secret pathways exude magic and mystery. And when your archaeology lesson is complete, glorious stretches of coral sand may inspire you to build your own empire-of sand castles, of course!

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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